Enjoying my Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

I've done about 5980 kilometers on my Honda CBR1000RR. I've moaned about the Honda Fireblade's under-damped suspension, low-down fueling glitches and weak back brake, but as yet done absolutely nothing about them – so they're hardly spoiling the motorcycle.

Last year I ran an Yamaha YZF-R6 and spent a lot of time fiddling with the fueling. A Power Commander went on and I spent a lot of time trying to fine tune the Yamaha. It was very on/off low down and lacked midrange, but then it was a peaky 600cc engine.

As for the low-down power delivery on the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade, that's more down to worldwide stronger emissions restrictions than Honda and it's easy to get around this restrictions. Suspension wise, all I've done so far is add a bit more rebound damping front and back. Next, I'm going to whack up the rebound to max, up the preload and perhaps add a touch more compression.
After trying almost every tire except the Bridgestone BT-015, I've had a pair fitted in time for a blast to Burapa Pattaya Bike Week. This was a decent test for my latest tinkering.

As for the back brake, it needs to wait some time until my financial situation improves. Dame what are imported Honda parts expensive.
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