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nice ride brother 😎. what rear bag do you have? also, your in the philippines?
Yes, it was a nice sunny ride! I am from Angeles City, Philippines. I bought the rear bag from Lazada. It is an expandable bag which can carry a helmet. It is sort of a backpack and strap-on-seat bag.
 

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Last time I took 'er out it was around the block and back in the garage. Steering is way heavy. Not a good feeling. Somethings up. Taking it in on the 12th to have it diagnosed. -prolly Covid haha!

That's been over a year ago.

It's been a long journey, long story, still in the fire but am getting stoked about riding the Zed again. No fire pun intended!



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Last time I took 'er out it was around the block and back in the garage. Steering is way heavy. Not a good feeling. Somethings up. Taking it in on the 12th to have it diagnosed. -prolly Covid haha!

That's been over a year ago.

It's been a long journey, long story, still in the fire but am getting stoked about riding the Zed again. No fire pun intended!



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If the steering is heavy, you need to regrease your steering head bearings. Not hard to do at all, looking at your picture you're already halfway there. Put a jack under your oil pan, remove the front stand, and you can remove your triple clamps to regrease your bearings. Mine were still in good condition (no pitting on the journal), but were very dry from the years of washing the bike, and the plastic bearing cap cover was broken. I cleaned the bearing with brake cleaner, pumped them pull of fresh grease and now they are super smooth. Only tool you will need is a steering stem / shock collar wrench and a manual to set the proper thrust / torque settings on the steering nut.

 

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Tnx Ung. " regrease your steering head bearings. " Easy? The thought of removing the triple clamps has me a bit wide eyed. ! I'm old. But yeah, I can prolly do it. Anytime I do any work I obsess over torque settings... as in triple ck everything is right. -I'm no trained mechanic -monkey see/read ... :)
 

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is that a 200? or stock 190 ...also, some go with 55 sides for better turn in. Had those on the Monster and it rode great in the canyons. Considering 55's on next set for the Zed. MP5's are great tires. and no, don't care so much about longevity. Running PP3's on the Zed but need a new front.
 

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Ironically coming back from Leez house this evening almost lost the front end on mine.... Round the big roundabout under the M4 at the top of the M32 - my favorite roundabout just come off the motorway so the tyres were warmed up, the pegs weren't even down and the front started to washout from under me (running supercorsa's at the moment) put my foot down as it started to tuck and managed to recover it.... Maybe time for a new set of tyres.... Although there's a little bit of tread on them - could have gone right over to a fresh bit of rubber maybe...

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Ironically coming back from Leez house this evening almost lost the front end on mine.... Round the big roundabout under the M4 at the top of the M32 - my favorite roundabout just come off the motorway so the tyres were warmed up, the pegs weren't even down and the front started to washout from under me (running supercorsa's at the moment) put my foot down as it started to tuck and managed to recover it.... Maybe time for a new set of tyres.... Although there's a little bit of tread on them - could have gone right over to a fresh bit of rubber maybe...

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glad the phoenix and you are okay. are you going to get the same model tire again?
 

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Nope... Going by my own ethos I'm gonna try something new... Either Bridgestone s22s or something dunloppy.!

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is that a 200? or stock 190 ...also, some go with 55 sides for better turn in. Had those on the Monster and it rode great in the canyons. Considering 55's on next set for the Zed. MP5's are great tires. and no, don't care so much about longevity. Running PP3's on the Zed but need a new front.
It's a 190. I'll maybe try the 55 next time around,I'm hearing quite a few enjoying it.
 

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Ironically coming back from Leez house this evening almost lost the front end on mine.... Round the big roundabout under the M4 at the top of the M32 - my favorite roundabout just come off the motorway so the tyres were warmed up, the pegs weren't even down and the front started to washout from under me (running supercorsa's at the moment) put my foot down as it started to tuck and managed to recover it.... Maybe time for a new set of tyres.... Although there's a little bit of tread on them - could have gone right over to a fresh bit of rubber maybe...

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Maybe just some cack on the road causing the reduced grip,usually tyres are the consistent bit,roads are more variable.
 
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