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did 440km on my new 06 last sunday-a mix of suburbs and country. at a glance: gearbox-very stiff upchanging but strangely smooth changing down-hope it improves a lot!! throttle-bloody heavy when at a steady cruise but not a problem when rolling on. screen-very good protection though rattles a bit when fully lowered. heat-it was a moderate summers day, probably around 25 celcius-could feel the heat on my calves, left leg more. easy enough to get onto centestand but care needed when rolling off with tank full-im only medium-sized 5"10". i left seat on lowest position of two as delivered-looks like a bit of a hassell to change. performance-of course its tight but i think the smoothness and quietness dampens some of the exhiliration i felt on my last bike-2000 bandit 1200. the 06 has higher gearing but itr still pulls cleanly from 1500rpm. 2000=60kmh 3000=80kmh 4000=125kmh. instruments are easily read-one gripe (never thought id complain about this) : turn-signal idiot-lights are too small and not bright enough. oh yeah yamaha said they adressed the heavy throttle issue on the 06-guess mine must have slipped thru. one more thing-anyone put nitrogen into their tyres? is it worthwhile? ride safe
 

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Must get plenty of exercise. LOL



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Thanks for the ride report. Each one of these helps. Curiosity is killing the cat. Sounds like a throttle rocker or c-clamp, vista cruise, etc might be in order. I bet the transmission will loosen up.

Sounds like a smooth bike. I bet it will be less top heavy than my Connie. :ale:
 

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Newton, one question about the heat: Did you have the the side panels adjusted in or out? Let us know if that has any effect on the heat on the calves.
 

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Try unhooking one of the throttle springs. If like the earlier models, it will still have two more to return the throttle.
 
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