can't say I've ever heard of any special blend of tar in scottish roads, "non-skid" sections sure, but not all roads have that sandpaper effect.
BUT scottish roads will wear out your tyres because they are F**KING AWESOME & you spend more time flicking the bike left/right rather than the straight up crap we have to do down here
disclaimer: not all english roads are bad, but I spend more time avoiding pot holes & taxi drivers than I do enjoying twisties
don't know about all the other stuff about dyno's etc. different people have different opinions, but opinions are like a$$holes, everyone has one
yea he said they wear your tyres faster because of some ground stuff they add in so they grip wet or dry...seems the scottish road workers know a thing or two
i can see where hes coming from with the ecu reset/flash whatever you call it, he says the japanese run the bikes leaner for emissions, so the ecu reset reconfigures it better, which is maybe why you hear ecu flashing being such a big thing on the R1's, but you'd expect yamaha to do that soon as they come in surely...who knows
on what he said im thinking maybe losing weight by turning all the bolts to titanium would add more hp through dropped weight compared to the same spent on an exhaust? anyone know?
a full complete titanium kit from pro bolt is £946.22, is that better spent towards Power commanders and slipons?
the kit replaces:
Rear Axle Nut
Swing Arm Nut
Front and Rear Brake Master Cylinder Banjo bolts
Bleed Nipples for both Front and Rear Calipers
Front and Rear Disc bolts
Front and Rear Caliper Mounting bolts
Front and Rear Caliper Pad Retaining Pins
Chain Adjuster Nut and bolt set
Engine Casing bolt kits
Fairing bolt kit
Front Axle pinch bolts
Handle bar pinch bolt set
Set of 6 sprocket studs and Nuts
Top and Bottom Triple Clamp Pinch bolts.
i read titanium can save 47% weight over most stainless steel but I don't know how much all the bolts on a fireblade weigh together...but i also read a kilo saved on a sportbike can add a bhp as the bike is moving less weight...maybe somebody can be that &nal and try find this out, weigh out all the bolts as you change them