Rode the thing for the first time today. The break-in procedure is ambiguous at best. So I just rode the bike like I would ride it...
The bike has pocket fulls of power. I didn't open it up completely but with only the throttle-stop and pea-shooter removed it was pretty much a horse. The gearing seems tall for me. I rode some tight technical woods and occasionally got valve rattling a bit more than I would expect.
Having never had a water cooled dirt bike, I didn't know what to think when I heard "ssssss'ing" after shut down. --- Any comments about this please??? ---
I'm 5'6" and have had to get used to riding tall bikes so no comments there other than it's easier to put the kickstand down after climbing off the bike. The kick stand is tall! I also need to jump around a bit to get on and off the bike but ride and shut-up or be a puss and help mama clean the house!
Contrary to other comments the bike seems to turn well and feels well balanced. I found myself, without thinking, standing still to makes sharp turns. The bike feels somewhat like my TTR250 for lightness. Dropped it a few times (short legs), worried about the radiator (Unabiker rad guards
ordered) by worries unfounded. I aspire to be "C" rider at so this isn't a professional opinion!
I read about wheel
spin and yep, they were right! I'll learn to be more judicious on application of throttle.
Suspension needs work. I'm 200lbs nekkid. Seemed quite stiff though! My concern is the with proper shock and fork springs the bike will get taller. I won't!
I got the JD Jetting
kit this eve. I'll leave it out for now! I haven't ordered the pipe. I'll wait on that too!
Time to change the oil/filter and work on setting the bike up for me!
At this point, I'm happy with my decision. I hope that doesn't change!