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Received my Honda E-cushion energy seat earlier this week and finally got around to installing it on my '08. The OEM seat was OK but after 10 years of sitting out in the sun and occasional rain while at work, etc., it started cracking and I decided to replace it. I like the "CBR" on the cover.

I rode it to work today. It felt pretty nice but I haven't had a chance to take it for a long ride yet, although I never complained about long rides with the OEM seat.

Nice seat.
 

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I have two cbr1000rr both are 2008. One is my daily drive and the other will be a track bike. Just started to take the track bike apart to prepare for track.
Yellow and black will be set for track.


 

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Installed T-Rex frame sliders, front axle sliders and a Scorpion GP slip on and removed the servo cables. Servo buddy is here, so I will be removing the servo motor completely.

Is it my idea, or is the bike SO MUCH BETTER in low RPMs without the flapper? To me, it does have more go on low RPMs, and I’m thinking the servo was hindering low RPM drivability and was there for sound reduction only.

Above all, the bike looks so much better and cleaner, and a few LBs off don’t hurt either.

Also changed the 2 year+ old oil that came in the new bike at 300mi to be on the safe side. Will still do another change after 600mi.



Also wrapped the rear hugger in red CF vinyl wrap. My 1st wrap ever, not perfect on some edges, but it looks good (obviously not in the pic).
 

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Installed a Scorpion GP slip on and removed the servo cables. Servo buddy is here, so I will be removing the servo motor completely.

Is it my idea, or is the bike SO MUCH BETTER in low RPMs without the flapper? To me, it does have more go on low RPMs, and I’m thinking the servo was hindering low RPM drivability and was there for sound reduction only.

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Looks great, I'm sure it sounds great too! But yeah its is just your idea...or a placebo effect...always happens when putting on a slip on. The bike runs better with the exhaust flapper, from down low, up through the midrange. Less hesitation and surging, much better steady cruising throttle, and better acceleration. Just my .02

Open to correction though!
 

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Installed a Scorpion GP slip on and removed the servo cables. Servo buddy is here, so I will be removing the servo motor completely.

Is it my idea, or is the bike SO MUCH BETTER in low RPMs without the flapper? To me, it does have more go on low RPMs, and I’m thinking the servo was hindering low RPM drivability and was there for sound reduction only.

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Looks great, I'm sure it sounds great too! But yeah its is just your idea...or a placebo effect...always happens when putting on a slip on. The bike runs better with the exhaust flapper, from down low, up through the midrange. Less hesitation and surging, much better steady cruising throttle, and better acceleration. Just my .02

Open to correction though!
The only way I guess is to see an actual dyno and the low RPM graphs. But I can say for sure there is nothing as far as less smoothness or hesitation down low with the slip on. It could be no difference at all, but definitely not worst.
 

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The only way I guess is to see an actual dyno and the low RPM graphs. But I can say for sure there is nothing as far as less smoothness or hesitation down low with the slip on. It could be no difference at all, but definitely not worst.
I wish someone would do the dyno test, and put this debate to bed!
 

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Changed out the tires to road threes and love them.
Yes, I think they're great, too. I got over 17,300 miles out of a set and just replaced them with PR4's this past summer. They probably could have made it to 20k miles but the rubber was 5 years old and I figured it was time for new tires.
 

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I had PR3’s on my Street Triple, did also 3 track days on them. Shredded them to the shoulders and I was pleasantly surprised how well they did at the track. However, I did start finding their limitations for the track the better I got. No blame here. I put Q3+ on the Street Triple and that is some good rubber, obviously not to last long.

The PR3’s have 3.5K on them by me, unknown how many more since they came with the used Street Triple, 3 track days, and look about 70% new.
 

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Removed servo motor completely and plugged servo buddy. As it is right now, Tail tidy, tank grips and rear sliders pending.


 

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Since track day ain’t gonna most probably happening tomorrow with all this rain, might as well do some cosmetic stuff.

 

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Since track day ain’t gonna most probably happening tomorrow with all this rain, might as well do some cosmetic stuff.

The black Blades do look good, even better with the red accents :)

Is the black finish easy to keep clean?
 

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Bike looks sweeet. Are they canceling the TD? If not, ever run full wetts? Quite an experience going fast in the rain. 0:)
Won’t be cancelled unless there is a load of standing water on the track.
Yes, I’m sure, but at this point I’m not up to the task of swapping for wets. Maybe down the road.
 

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The black Blades do look good, even better with the red accents :)

Is the black finish easy to keep clean?
The matte black is VERY easy to keep clean. My Tiger is also matte black, and the non glossy surface gets no oily residue and fingerprints, and wipes off easily with a spray on detailer.
 

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The matte black is VERY easy to keep clean. My Tiger is also matte black, and the non glossy surface gets no oily residue and fingerprints, and wipes off easily with a spray on detailer.
I've had a '15 ZX-14R matte since new, and it's been super-easy to keep clean. I've only used the Honda spray wax on it, which works perfectly. I much prefer the matte on your moto though, color-wise. >:)
 

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New Shock

I installed a "new" to me rear shock from a 2015 CBR1000 in my 2009 model. Shock had 5000miles on it, compared to mine which had 32000 and i got it for about $70 :)

Since the new shock weighs a lbs or so more than the old one, I decided to also replace my stock batterie with an antigravity Lithium Ion battery to compensate :grin2: That saves me about 5lbs or so.

Can't wait for spring :crying:
 

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