hope I can get my hands on a '16 and have a go on it, really want to know how it compares to the '15's first hand.
Update on issues - the bike has been dripping oil from the shift shaft seal from day one. It's just a drip, but I took it back for warranty today. The front tire isn't holding air consistently, but that's hopefully just the rim liner out of alignment.
Also, a steering damper needed. The traction control works well, but any little bump or rise causes the front end to and bob and shake a bit under acceleration - it pulls REALLY hard.
That actually makes more sense, that was my initial suspicion so I checked the bolts over the clutch slave cover and they felt loose so I cinched them a bit - but didn't want to over-tighten without the correct spec. It did seem to leak less when I tightened them.My POS is leaking oil from the clutch slave, already been to the shop once and is still leaking. Not real happy about that on a bran new bike. :-(
That actually makes more sense, that was my initial suspicion so I checked the bolts over the clutch slave cover and they felt loose so I cinched them a bit - but didn't want to over-tighten without the correct spec. It did seem to leak less when I tightened them.
I need to call my mechanic in the morning. Not happy to hear that this is a known issue, but at least I know.
On another note, can anyone tell me which model shares the upper fork clamps with the FS450? I'm looking to install a steer damper, but nobody seems to list the new bike for fitment.
Thanks Skully,FC and FS are virtually the same bikes, couple of components are different like the clutch, suspension, triple clamps, etc but they share more similarities than differences.
Think of all that pollution that 4-500 motorcycles will create driven on an average of 2,500 miles per year. About the same as Air Force One or Marine One belches out on a single trip. Did they take away charcoal lighter fluid away from you Canuckians? We get to light our BBQs with flint here in CA.And Canada, because our countries SUCK when it comes to toys. Why must our governments take away all the fun toys?!?!?!
Unless you live in Europe or Australia, that's most likely not accurate. I see a ton of SMs alone in Germany, Finland, Austria, etc and they have plated bikes that we can't even order here. Including the "track" bikes. We have nazis running the EPA so we are forced to comply with their draconian practices.not getting this part. FS isn't street legal, anywhere. it's a track only bike.