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Discussion in 'New Members - G'Day!' started by Bandra, Jul 10, 2013.

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    Nice! There's plenty of people out there saying the 3-1 arrow is about the best bang for buck you could do on the <2013s. And I don't doubt them! It really sounds amazing on the youtube vids I've listened to. Perfect cacophony of intake noise, cam gear whine and exhaust.

    I'll think about getting the Arrows slip-on for my pending 2013 model. But by many accounts the stock exhaust is a big improvement already. I'll see when I take delivery.

    I don't like some of the neighbours in my apartment block (complete with underground echo-chamber... err... carkpark). I'll give it some consideration ;)
     
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    Hi Jim. That's definitely the thing I'll be concentrating on the most. The theory of illusory superiority leads most folk to think that we're all above average skill level, when the reality is that most of us couldn't ride a bike to its limits if we tried (queue the hero's in 3, 2, 1... :) ). But that's a good thing! Because if you look at it the other way, having the bike's capabilities being well above own own buys us some headroom. So, exactly as you say, you just have to trust that in a difficult situation you can throw the bike in and more often than not you'll walk away from it.

    Spent more than a day or two at Wakefield in the FD RX-7. Looking forward to taking the bike up. Costs were getting quite extreme for the car (brake pads, tires and fuel) for the day. How do you find them for the bike?
     
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    Welcome!!!!!
     
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    Bikes are cheaper if all goes well, fuel is about a tank 15 - 20L per day and brake pads last reasonably well. Tyres can last depending how hard you ride, if you get second hand race tyres they can last 3 or 4 days. So it depends how addicted you get, I self insured by buying a bike just for track, 3-4 grand is better than risking the street bike, especially as you can set it up properly.
     
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    Yeah, that's the problem... It's a slippery (costly) slope whichever way you go. I might just take the street bike up and have a bit of fun. Besides, wearing the chicken strips off the street tires gains a bit of cred, according to some :)
     
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    Check your insurance to see if you are covered for any *scratches* while at a track.
     
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    Yeah, insurance company may not be too impressed. The bike is only a few days old, so I'm not keen on scratching it either. But I have on order: front and back fork protectors, left and right side engine covers, frame sliders, tank protectors and bar sliders. Be a crime *not* to take it on the track now, right?
     
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    I haven't ridden consistantly for more than 40 years but just finished an 8 day dirt bike ride in Northern Vietnam. The old skills came back! Now I want to get legal. Phil on Russian Minsk in Vietnam 1200x1600.jpg
     
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    Very jealous, [MENTION=44732]horphi[/MENTION] !
     
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    Welcome to the forum. :cool:

    Google TuneECU and you will find lots of info about putting the map on your ECU yourself - you just need to buy a $10 ODB2 cable.

    I have the 06 Speed Triple - i changed the exhaust to a single low and put on the Arrow single low map and it was well worth it. Throttle was less snatchy and the performance was improved.

    triumph RAT has heaps of info about using TuneECU and applying your own map. The TuneECU community has uploaded heaps of maps aswell to match almost any mod (K&N filter, twin/single/low mount/high mount, throttle response, economy etc).

    Having the cable yourself also means you can troubleshoot issues at home - error codes etc. It wont void your warranty - a dealer can just wipe your map and apply a standard one back on.s
     
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    The '13 model is locked down, ECU-wise, so TuneECU no longer works. Nobody's cracked it yet. There's another app out there that can apparently at least read most of the settings, and do very limited things like reset the service light and trigger the ABS so you can bleed the ABS brake loop.
     
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