It is interesting that you mention sensativity to setup Re: handlebars, etc. I am tall and have been running KX double high bars, a bend I love. No complaints with the bars, but I also have an SDG tall seat I am expiramenting with. It feels comfortable and is pretty tall as SDG tall models go (I have used them on other bikes and they did not seem to be all that much higher than stock: this one does) But I suspect that it exacerbates the bikes tendency to wash or push the front end in hard corners because the center of gravity of the rider is so much higher. This bike literally feels like it is going to hit the deck at any moment when pushed a little in corners unless you work really hard to do everything perfect , and that tires me out in a very short time.
my stock seat is going back on soon but I still feel there is a major issue with front end traction
You are the first person I have heard from to have this issue with a taller seat...on a 06-07
I want to say this again....The 06 does not have that bad of a issue turning. I think the drama factor is running a little high on this thread.
It only has a issue with me when I transition from a right to left or vice versa. The front gets light on me. Occasionally on hardpack with some loose stuff on it the front wants to wash a little. But on most all other conditions, Stock with a MS3 tires my 06 turns fine inside outside high speed etc.....
I tested Taller seats before clamps and this helped me get out of the dip in the middle of the stock seat and up on the rear of the tank allowing me to corner even more tighter corners. I have both a tall SDG and a Tall Soft Gutz Racing seat....This works much better than the stock seat. Many others have also found the same result.
I now have Applied 24mm clamps and now my bike is as close to perfect as it can be...which is better than any bike I have owned
To read some of you people on this thread saying the 06 does not turn....please sell your bikes and go away......or back to where you came from.....