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Thanks my friend that is what I was thinking, I have to order thinner valve shims! oh boy I bought the bike with 6000 km didn't they see that it was out of specs at 600miles service? It is impossible so much valve seat wear (0.05mm) at just 12000 km! They saw it but they didn't fix it!

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Are you gonna do it by yourself ? (Adjust the valves I mean)
 

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FINALLY got to put the Pirelli Diablo Rosso III on the front to match the rear (both stock sizes), and change out the stock fork oil. Oil was still pretty clean looking, but pushing 8k miles was definitely needed. Also added a little more preload to the front by adjusting the caps on the rod a bit higher on the threads (around 10mm), so there was more pressure on the springs when reassembled..... Put over 200 miles on her on Sunday, feels so much more stable & compliant. Definitely ready for the North Carolina Tennessee mountains next week. :cool:
 

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Finally got around to installing the Healtech Quick Shift sensor I had from my Grom, onto the Duke ($85 for the HT vs $165 for the PT sensor). Since the HT and PT have different plugs for the sensor, I was able to source the connectors & pins at work to make a jumper harness, so I didn't have to splice wires to connect it :cool:. Unfortunately it was nasty weather when I got done wrapping it up, so I have not been able to test it yet.

Anyone know if the PT uses a negative or positive trigger? Had to turn it on in the PT unit from the PC & those were the options available.

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PT uses "Positive Trigger" mode, and the HT Sensor works if installed on the shift rod. Did not work putting it on the pinch bolt for the pivot arm on the motor like I had it on my Grom.
 

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Finally got around to installing the Healtech Quick Shift sensor I had from my Grom, onto the Duke ($85 for the HT vs $165 for the PT sensor). Since the HT and PT have different plugs for the sensor, I was able to source the connectors & pins at work to make a jumper harness, so I didn't have to splice wires to connect it :cool:. Unfortunately it was nasty weather when I got done wrapping it up, so I have not been able to test it yet.

Anyone know if the PT uses a negative or positive trigger? Had to turn it on in the PT unit from the PC & those were the options available.

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PT uses "Positive Trigger" mode, and the HT Sensor works if installed on the shift rod. Did not work putting it on the pinch bolt for the pivot arm on the motor like I had it on my Grom.
Successful trip to the mountains & nearly 500 miles of 95% twisty roads racked up. My girl did pretty good for her 1st time on roads like that. I was wanting to go much quicker than she was willing to, so we went slower than I normally ride up there. :cool: The Pirelli tires held up fantastically, no slips whatsoever. Stock size rear tire is tough to get rid of the chicken strip for sure,, would have been easy if I was allowed to go my pace ;-)

Considering it was my 1st time on roads like that with the Duke, I am happy with how it all went. Bike handled perfectly with the R1 rear shock & freshened forks w/ Motul 10w oil & a tad more spring preload (could use more or proper springs for my weight). Zero sketchy moments & I got to chase a Ducati for a few miles b4 my girl got upset I was leaving her.
 

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Today I adjusted my clutch at the handle bar. Not sure if the clutch cable was messed at the case since I just got the bike. Its a 2017 with 3K. Clean and stock. Also fixed the clutch lever pivot pin as it was messed up.
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