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Offline connie14boy

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT
« Reply #45 on: April 26, 2019, 09:30:48 pm »
Well envious for sure.  max' is getting twice the tire life out of the same tires as me and I only weight 25lbs more than he does.
I think my tool bag needs to go on a diet.  ;D

(this is where connie14boy jumps in to tell me to lose the donkey dong bazooka to get double the tire mileage)

No, I guess your likin' your black donkey dong bazooka too much to switch and reap all the rewards.

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT
« Reply #46 on: April 27, 2019, 12:55:32 am »
No, I guess your likin' your [stock muffler] too much to switch and reap all the rewards.

Can't answer for Marty, but other than a loss of a few pounds, to me, there are no rewards;  just expense and increased noise :)  But, to each, his own.
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT
« Reply #47 on: April 27, 2019, 09:16:43 am »
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Can't answer for Marty,....

Apparently you can...in this instance anyway.

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT
« Reply #48 on: April 28, 2019, 08:34:21 am »
I thought the same about the expense and weight comment. The looks of the stock exhaust was my motivation for changing it out. Shaved a lot of weight, looks better, sounds better, and performs better... although, I don’t think there is enough gains to register on the butt dyno without the ECU flash along with it.

For anyone that read my earlier posts about the exhaust being a little louder than I wanted, I tried it with the baffles (DB killers) back in and really only notice it being slightly quieter. Not enough to matter, so I took them back out.
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT
« Reply #49 on: April 28, 2019, 09:00:08 am »
I thought the same about the expense and weight comment. The looks of the stock exhaust was my motivation for changing it out. Shaved a lot of weight, looks better, sounds better, and performs better... although, I don’t think there is enough gains to register on the butt dyno without the ECU flash along with it.

For anyone that read my earlier posts about the exhaust being a little louder than I wanted, I tried it with the baffles (DB killers) back in and really only notice it being slightly quieter. Not enough to matter, so I took them back out.
That's what I'm talkin' about- The V&H CS-1 slip on along with SISF's Mountain Runner flash makes this bike the king of the ST class, and gets rid of 15 lbs. of fugly muffler (dong).

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT
« Reply #50 on: April 28, 2019, 09:58:10 am »
I thought the same about the expense and weight comment. The looks of the stock exhaust was my motivation for changing it out.

Nothing wrong with changing it if you don't like the way it looks.  Personally, I think the stock muffler looks fine, as long as the bags are on (mine never come off).  With them on, it matches and balances out fine.  With them off, well, it does look huge.

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Shaved a lot of weight, looks better, sounds better,

Weight- on an  820 pound loaded bike, 10 to 15 pounds is around 1.4%.  Way more than the variation in what I put in the panniers from ride to ride.  Looks- subjective, see above.  Sound- subjective... stock sounds fine; don't need/want anything louder or "different" sounding.

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and performs better... although, I don’t think there is enough gains to register on the butt dyno without the ECU flash along with it.

Changing the muffler does nothing anyone could ever notice, regardless of FI changes or flashing.  Perhaps 2-3hp but only at 6K+ RPM at WOT, which is pretty meaningless.  Now, if you wanted to change the headers and also go dual-pipe, and flash appropriately to match, that has some actual performance significance.... but will also be a weight gain and cost a hell of a lot more.

It really is just a cosmetic change.  But, if that is what floats your boat, go for it!
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT
« Reply #51 on: April 29, 2019, 04:10:11 am »
And now we have an Exhaust Thread....... smh......  ::)

 :offtopic: :offtopic: :offtopic:

So..... if you guys have gotten the exhaust gasses all blown out of your systems, how about deleting your post about it so that this thread can get back on the Original Topic......

Now if a MOD would like to remove the Not On Topic Post (including this one), that would work for me as well.  ::) ::) ::)
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT
« Reply #52 on: April 29, 2019, 07:32:19 am »
Nothing wrong with changing it if you don't like the way it looks.  Personally, I think the stock muffler looks fine, as long as the bags are on (mine never come off).  With them on, it matches and balances out fine.  With them off, well, it does look huge.

Weight- on an  820 pound loaded bike, 10 to 15 pounds is around 1.4%.  Way more than the variation in what I put in the panniers from ride to ride.  Looks- subjective, see above.  Sound- subjective... stock sounds fine; don't need/want anything louder or "different" sounding.

Changing the muffler does nothing anyone could ever notice, regardless of FI changes or flashing.  Perhaps 2-3hp but only at 6K+ RPM at WOT, which is pretty meaningless.  Now, if you wanted to change the headers and also go dual-pipe, and flash appropriately to match, that has some actual performance significance.... but will also be a weight gain and cost a hell of a lot more.

It really is just a cosmetic change.  But, if that is what floats your boat, go for it!

Methinks thou dost protest too much.

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT
« Reply #53 on: April 29, 2019, 09:03:28 am »
..... how about deleting your post about it so that this thread can get back on the Original Topic......

ahhhh....no.

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT
« Reply #54 on: April 29, 2019, 03:10:54 pm »
Methinks thou dost protest too much.

Perhaps :)
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT
« Reply #55 on: April 29, 2019, 05:35:36 pm »
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT
« Reply #56 on: June 20, 2019, 03:06:30 pm »


I have the same low battery and rear tire pressure until the bike heats up, then it works perfectly. Most probably will have to change the battery by winter time, whenever it’s too cold for riding. I will then revisit the process again. Also, for whomever is interested, this link would help a lot in order to find the right battery for this kind of work:

https://console5.com/store/panasonic-cr2032-3v-lithium-battery-with-solder-tabs-pins.html

 

I would not recommend that battery for the TPMS. It can work but it's easier to use https://www.digikey.com/products/en?x=0&y=0&lang=en&site=us&keywords=P660-ND  because you can make the tabs fit into the holes, then simply add a dot of solder and done. See pictures at http://forum.cog-online.org/concours-14-zg1400-general-chat-and-tech/better-replacement-tpms-batteries/
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