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Old 15th October 2019, 20:14   #211
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Pretty sure the bike is lighter by a few kilos as well.
Yes, at least 2+ kilos lighter

In fact, I also removed the front number plate holder which is 1 kg plus.

Also removed the rear grab handles which both sides put together are around 3 kgs.

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Added the Pirelli Angel GT tyres front and back. Changed the rear profile from 190/50 to 190/55 and on the short ride home from the garage, the diff is obvious. Will post more feedback after tomorrow's ride....
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Oh man, I can now relate to all those people mentioning about switching to 55 profile tyres. The change is almost unbelievable, especially for someone like me going from a worn out 50 profile to a new 55 profile tyre. The bike now holds a line through the corner so easily, plus flipping the bike from one side to the other is also so much more easier. I would also add to the list of people who highly recommend switching to a 55 profile rear!!.
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Modern ECUs are getting better and better. Adding the filter, decat and now slip-ons, you would have taught that the bike will run lean. It is running perfectly fine as evidenced on some spirited riding this morning. This is the 2nd bike where I am seeing the bike not leaning out after making these mods.
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