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Looking great, and I love that most of the mods have been functional, if not also making your R9T look better, too! 馃憤

It's been the same with my R9T Pure. Almost every mod has been functional, but for me not performance improving (other than suspension mods). I might get to those kinds of mods eventually, but I'm pretty happy with the bike's performance, especially since I'm strictly a road rider who doesn't do track days, though I aspire to do them someday.

As for an exhaust, I love my SC-Project Conic titanium exhaust. It saved weight, looks great, and opens up the view to the rear wheel a bit more than the stock single exhaust can did. This one is a little shorter than the OEM single can was. I've kept the removable baffle in. I think it's just slightly louder than the stock exhaust but with a bit deeper/throatier sound. One big benefit is the slightly shorter can allows me to remove and reinstall the rear wheel without having to loosen or drop the can.
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Looking great, and I love that most of the mods have been functional, if not also making your R9T look better, too! 馃憤

It's been the same with my R9T Pure. Almost every mod has been functional, but for me not performance improving (other than suspension mods). I might get to those kinds of mods eventually, but I'm pretty happy with the bike's performance, especially since I'm strictly a road rider who doesn't do track days, though I aspire to do them someday.

As for an exhaust, I love my SC-Project Conic titanium exhaust. It saved weight, looks great, and opens up the view to the rear wheel a bit more than the stock single exhaust can did. This one is a little shorter than the OEM single can was. I've kept the removable baffle in. I think it's just slightly louder than the stock exhaust but with a bit deeper/throatier sound. One big benefit is the slightly shorter can allows me to remove and reinstall the rear wheel without having to loosen or drop the can.
Thanks Tim. Yeah suspension is definitely a great upgrade. Although the wheels make such a huge difference that if I could only have one or the other I think i'd go the wheels - but then, I would probably have to ride the old suspension again on the twisty roads i'm used to, to really remember and appreciate the benefits.

I rode the 9T on a proper ride in the hills - Kinglake, Healesville/Toolangi, Black Spur, Reefton Spur, return last week and I was once again blown away. The bike just feels amazing now. So much faster to change direction, pulls around corners so much easier and quicker and accelerates much quicker in any gear and any rpm.

Was riding with a mate who generally isn't slower than me and he couldn't stay with me at all on his Speed Triple - two or three corners and he'd be out of sight and dusted.

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Just got a Rapidbike Evo unit. Fitted last night and short ride today so not enough to allow it to autotune or make any large noticeable difference.

Looking at new tyres for the summer riding in the hills and to do another track day. Don't want to go too extreme and have a set of tyres that don't warm up enough on the street just to have better grip for 1 track day, but also don't want to get too excited and push road focussed tyres too hard and lose it on track. Decisions decisions. Considering either the new Pirelli Rosso 4 Corsas, Metzeler Racetek K3 (maybe too extreme and released 8 years ago ), or Bridgestone RS11's - not sure if too track focussed to be better than S22s on the road given their temperature range - also not sure how much heat they need to grip as well as something more road focussed like an S22.

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Well, I ended up fitting a set of the new Pirelli Rosso 4 Corsa's. I ended up fitting them myself to save $80- and used the cable-tie method for the rear tyre which worked amazingly well and made something i'd previously sometimes struggled with (rear tyre with levers) a 2min exercise. Levers for the front.

Waiting for a day of good weather to get out and try them. Maybe a track day on the 23rd of Oct.

Was going to use up the remaining tread on the S22s with one more ride in the hills but decided to just fit the new rubber because I had time and may not get a chance to ride again before the track day anyway.


S22 - great tyre for the R9T. 6000km.
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Accidentally double - posted. So here's a couple of pics after a wash recently. Still with old tyres - about 2 rides ago I believe. I got a set of front and rear Anderson stands for it finally. I no longer have to ratchet strap the bike from the rafters haha.

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Took the new Pirelli Rosso 4 Corsa's out for the first time today. I'm happy with them. They are quick steering, progressive and provide plenty of confidence/grip. The only faults are that the soft compound extends too close to the middle, harder compound, in my opinion and should have been left to the outer edges. It looks like it will wear very quickly and a step formed quickly between the compounds during the ride today.

You can see the rapid wear / step in the photos. It had mainly leveled out by the time I rode back home on the highway - last photo.

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Looks like some pretty 'spirited' riding if that's road not track.
Well played.
Tyres don't deserve any mercy.
Yeah road riding. I was actually being merciful with the throttle because I didn't want to wear them out too quickly. Did get knee down a few times though. Which is a little harder since raising the rear 47mm.
 

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Wow that's quick wear. What is the indention running along the length of the tire, about halfway between the center and outer edge? It shows up as a shadow that crosses the tread in the first two pics. Is that where the compound changes?
 

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I wanted to get the rosso 4 aswell for my next tyre but that might change my plans. that uneven wear looks really weird, have never seen such a step before
Just to clarify this is the Corsa, not the standard Rosso 4 - they are completely different in both compound and distribution of compounds.
 
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