RC 8 Replacement

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  1. Rc 8 man

    Rc 8 man New Member

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    Matt i got a 10 plate Factory with the 3 engine mappings as i had an RC8 with no electronic aids and prefer it like that, APRC is handy but i think its over rated and possible just another thing to go wrong. The power delivery is awesome, colinbr had a go on mine and it was setup for town throttle response and he loved it, also depends on you build.
     
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    stubby

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    I'm wincing at the lack of Crash bobbins and axle bobbins! :eek:

    ACE bike by the way and may well in contention when the time comes.
     
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    waiting to order crash bobbins and other exotica from AF1 racing in the USA, really decent stuff
     
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    Al thought you were looking at an RC8R?
     
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    Thanks - really useful. Tempted by a relatively low-mileage non-APRC "R" version. Time to set up MCN/eBay/etc searches :)
     
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    I'm game for that Saturday or Sunday? Colin you up for it? Finavon hotel again?
     
  8. glynn

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    Lovely bike mate, liking the Austin racing can too.
     
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    Love the gold wheels buddy, makes mine look boring lol - have you fitted a tail tidy? If so which one or do you know if the original tail/number plate assembly is easily removed and disconnected (ie track days)

    Cheers Si
     
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    Hi Colin, surely the dealer should know this? It's just that the one that's looked at it (A&D Motorcycles, Denbigh) are convinced it needs a "head service" valve/shim check? The noise does go when you rev it, even just slightly raising the revs.
    Thanks again buddy
     
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    The sound alone sold it for me lol !! The midrange is great and the top end awesome, but I believe these are massively over geared as standard and find that I'm never in higher than 4th even when cruising so will look at the common 15T (-1) on the front and 42T (+2) on the rear which also maintains the original length adjustment on the chain. The brakes are outstanding, even the rear is spot on!! Handling wise I would say similar to my 2011 blade and comfort just as good. Slightly smaller fuel tank and a little thirstier than the blade sees the reserve light come on around the 100 mile mark or sooner if ridden harder ..... as mentioned by RC the 3 engine maps are good, but again can't comment on the APRC or ABS versions but the reviews I've read suggest it works very well ...... DO IT !!! Lol
     
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    I think its the CAM Chain Tensioner (CCT) and the fact it goes when revs rise is more evidence of it being the CCT. Quick and easy fix.
     
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    Did you buy this of a guy down south Called Mick. He is a friend from another forum and has just sold an identical bike with the same mods.
     
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    Blade, no bought it from dealer in batley with original exhaust on mate
     
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    Oh ok. I presume Padgetts or Autorama.

    Lovely bike mate. I want to change the Blade next year and the RSV4 is top of my wish list. Test rode one last summer and I was genuinely blown away.

    The steering on corner entry is near telepathic levels :D
     
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    Padgetts mate, 10 plate with only 710 miles on it and 2012 running gear and carbon swing arm and frame covers :D


    2nd hand they aint cheap either, could have bought and brand new RC8R for that price
     
  18. Simon

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    Much appreciate the offer mate, unfortunately only 2 weeks ago bought an Evotech tail tidy with Rizoma indicators otherwise I would've had both ! Good luck with your sale, I'm sure they will go quick.
     

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