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Old 19-Jun-2009, 12:35 PM
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749 r, having those thoughts again.

I'm having those thoughts again, you know the ones. This time about a 749 r.
What they like in comparision to the 999bip handeling wise. I had an 04my one for 12 months a couple of years ago and was never really happy with the feel from the front, sold it on and went back to my 996. Tell me that just because they look similar they are nothing like the same to ride and it's all in my head.
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Old 19-Jun-2009, 06:00 PM
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Hmm,...after a bit of twiddling my old 999bip handled really well.They do tend to come out of the factory set pretty low at the rear.There are several set up guides around the 'net.The 749R uses Ohlins front and rear so you should be able to find the ideal set up.
I have never heard anyone complain about 749R handling.(unless something is radically wrong!)
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Old 19-Jun-2009, 09:14 PM
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Tried all sorts wth the t9, had the forks done (k-tech) and an ohlins put on the back. Up at the back, forks through the yolks, but still never got it so i was happy with it. Did about 10,000 mile while i had it so can't say i didn't try. lol.
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Old 20-Jun-2009, 12:08 AM
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Couple of pics of a friends yellow 749S and my 749R.











Just get one, There is a minter for sale at motorapido, 7495, 2300 miles lots of mods including magnesium headlight housing from the 999r.... Termi's, lots of carbon bits and slipper clutch plate and open cover already done.
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Old 20-Jun-2009, 06:57 AM
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Those bikes look fantastic.
The black paint on the yellow 'S' really works well.
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Old 20-Jun-2009, 09:56 PM
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Keefy, ditto, the black paint job on 749s looks superb.

Both excellent machines, but I prefer yellow (tin hat on!)

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Old 20-Jun-2009, 10:56 PM
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the red would look funny with black paint on carbon fairings... remove paint to reveal carbon? can it be done...? Not something i can be arsed doing as it looks good as it is... just wondering if it could be done.
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Old 20-Jun-2009, 11:00 PM
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some black and white pics









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the red would look funny with black paint on carbon fairings... remove paint to reveal carbon? can it be done...? Not something i can be arsed doing as it looks good as it is... just wondering if it could be done.

some done on my 'R'
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