Thanks all - I won't let that put me off then! Reason for asking is that there is a (remote) possibility that I might get hold of some rearsets for the SP3 that have this pattern. If I do, then I'll change the 916 as well so I don't have to change brain when I change bike (especially as it's essentially free on the 916?!).
Mood: All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing
Just done the change myself in anticipation of rather more track riding than of late. So far only managed one quick blat up the road, but it seemed easy enough to get me head into upside down mode. Not sure what it will be like when the red mist descends though. One positive benefit is the shift is definately much quicker and smoother.
DC told me when he swapped over, he put a little sticker on the clocks saying "Down = fast. Up = slow". Seemed to work for him.