Mod 2 easier than Mod 1, truth please?

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Re: Mod 2 easier than Mod 1, truth please?

Post by Paulapotch » Wed May 31, 2017 3:00 pm

I'm on the Fazer 600. Touching the kerb is great. The road on the other hand is a bit of a worry. Trying to get TOH to get it lowered. Anyone else struggle too? How do you cope with it and the weight of the bike? Tips gratefully received x
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Re: Mod 2 easier than Mod 1, truth please?

Post by Paulapotch » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:35 am

Oops. A short update. TOH had his Fazer 600 MOT'd and it's now hailing the streets with me on it! I feel a little bit short on it as I'm touching the ground with my toes and I feel quite wary when I come to a steep camber either side. I'm trying to convince him to have it lowered for me so I can feel more confident. I've sold my 125 so I'll pay but it's his 'baby' (yes, he's trusting me with his very first bike!) I did drop it too. Only picked it up Friday and after a nice long run to Brecon on Saturday, I rode it into his yard, turned the corner too slow and it went over.

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Re: Mod 2 easier than Mod 1, truth please?

Post by Paulapotch » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:40 am

. . . cont. Only a scratch on the engine and the indicator light cover needed replacing so all in all not bad. However, I felt terrible. :oops: It is his baby after all. He said give it a couple of weeks to decide but I'm already thinking it's a yes to lower it. I'll feel less nervous and that can only be a good thing right. Anyway I'm out there now so beware everyone :thumb: Thanks everyone, You're a great bunch xx

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Re: Mod 2 easier than Mod 1, truth please?

Post by Tango » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:41 pm

Lust racing do lowering kits......and they're reasonably easy to fit......I think you'd only notice the change in handling if you were pushing it hard on a track...... 8-)
http://www.lustracing.co.uk/suspension/ ... -kits.html
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Re: Mod 2 easier than Mod 1, truth please?

Post by Paulapotch » Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:23 pm

Tango wrote:
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:41 pm
Lust racing do lowering kits......and they're reasonably easy to fit......I think you'd only notice the change in handling if you were pushing it hard on a track...... 8-)
http://www.lustracing.co.uk/suspension/ ... -kits.html
Thanks Tango. I'll keep that in mind if TOH allows me to defile his little baby in the near future :thumb:

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Re: Mod 2 easier than Mod 1, truth please?

Post by tigger004 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:10 am

As for lowering, when my wife passed her test she used my vfr800 which i lowered for her and she was fine but disliked the weight on her wrists. She bought a lovely honda cbf600 and was in the same situation as you with top toes, as time went by she started saying I'll ride pillion, it wasn't long before she had practically stopped riding.
I caught on to this and found it was making her not want to ride, suggested she change her bike, she's tried super low sportster and even a dyna ( not the bikes she had envisaged) but she's happy to tour fully loaded now and would probably be comfortable on a taller bike now her skills have improved,
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Re: Mod 2 easier than Mod 1, truth please?

Post by Paulapotch » Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:27 pm

tigger004 wrote:
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:10 am
As for lowering, when my wife passed her test she used my vfr800 which i lowered for her and she was fine but disliked the weight on her wrists. She bought a lovely honda cbf600 and was in the same situation as you with top toes, as time went by she started saying I'll ride pillion, it wasn't long before she had practically stopped riding.
I caught on to this and found it was making her not want to ride, suggested she change her bike, she's tried super low sportster and even a dyna ( not the bikes she had envisaged) but she's happy to tour fully loaded now and would probably be comfortable on a taller bike now her skills have improved,
Good luck with however you proceed, just think on this story

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Thanks for the tip. That's what I'm afraid of. I don't want to stop now after all the training and tests so I'll persevere to encourage him to lower it. Failing that, I'll wait until my car is paid for and buy my own lowered bike! Simples! I will definitely think of your story. It's not the end of the world but I will get there no matter what! :cheers:

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Re: Mod 2 easier than Mod 1, truth please?

Post by Paulapotch » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:43 pm

Hey All! A quick update. The Fazer has now been lowered and I feel a lot better on it. Much more confident. I'm never going to be doing twisties at 45 degrees (although I did say I'd never ride a big bike and I'd never filter, but...!) We're heading to the Steelhouse Festival in Ebbw Vale on 28th July on the bikes. Bit nervous because of the steep gradiant, the gravel and the panniers but it's a new challenge I suppose. Therefore, all's well and enjoying the ride!!! Thanks everyone :cheers:

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Re: Mod 2 easier than Mod 1, truth please?

Post by Doofa57 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:06 am

Paulapotch wrote:
Wed May 17, 2017 7:03 pm
Hey all. Just an update. Did Mod 2 today and PASSED! I had 6 minor faults but it's a pass and I'm so happy that I don't have to go through that part of the process again! A pass is a pass after all :) I'm waiting for my other half to get his Fazer 600 back on the road (It's currently in the garage getting it road worthy as we speak!) I have to see if I can actually reach the floor first or maybe I'll need to get it lowered but I'm still on a high. Thanks everyone for your help and tips :thumb:
xx
Well done I have passed my cbt about 6 mo th ago just thinkig about DAS

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