18 months on

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    I can tell you the ride does get better, seat softer and engine smother.
    Once you get first service done and all those niggles fixed it’s a real difference.
    Wheels balanced, tick over adjusted, shock and forks set up and it rides brilliantly.

    I did rear end update and fitted foam tape under the seat, put some foam as well, less vibration now.
    Still the seat pad needs changing to something softer…


    Great update, It’s the seat vibration and extremely hard padding that spoils the overall experience a little, which I absolutely love by the way, a gel seat would be much better, I’m hoping CCM can offer me the gel pad they use in manufacture, so I can retro fit it to the seat, where did you find the rear end update Yorkshire Lad? I wonder if the 1st Service in 2 weeks will include the modification, if not I will try myself, is the foam fitted between the foam seat base and the carbon fibre rear end?
    advice appreciated.


    Had mine now for 9 months, 1400 dry miles later (bar one wet weekend) I’m still enjoying my flat tracker, mods over standard: 1. Removed the ugly rear number plate mount and relocated the plate to a side mount, fitted little led indicators onto the inside of the 71 numbered side panels, very neat and safe. 2. Carbon under-tray. 3. Stage 1 remap. 4. 40 tooth rear sprocket. 5. Fitted CCM small fly screen. 6. Changed the brown tape and grips for Renthal dual compound. 7. Modified the seat by inserting a dense 6nn foam sheet between the carbon base and seat base. 8. Made my own radiator guard from stainless steel mesh, rubber edging any black heat proof silicon adhesive
    The bike is now transformed, less vibration through the seat, more power, the longer gearing created by the 50 tooth rear sprocket makes 5th like the original 6th and the new 6th is like an overdrive, with the added power from the stage 1 tune the higher gearing is handled with ease and the bike loves cruising at 70 to 80 in 6th, a much more relaxed engine note, power seams to increase with miles, feels very quick up to 80mph, have had 105mph on a flat out test run (off road of course)
    The bike looks amazing, pulled off the blue and maroon stripes, they don’t look right, now have more carbon fibre to look at, the suspension is set to its softest settings, much improved, still firm, but ok, the rear spring cannot be any softer as the rear tyre hits the rear seat frame from time to time, how do I know? I find rubber on the frame, oh, the rear tyres, tooo soft, I’ve worn out the centre in 1400 miles, another 100 and I’m illegal, bought another at the cost of £142 delivered to my home, yet to have fitted.
    Still attracts more attention than 95% of bikes at my local bike cafe, and so it should, it looks the bollacks


    That’s 6mm dense foam and a 40 tooth sprocket, big numb fingers


    I´d gladly trade in my pristine 644 Flat Tracker and get a new Spitfire …. IF I could get it registered within the EU. I only managed to get the 644 registered with the limitation that it could never be transferred to another owner within the EU! Anyone with a solution to the problem?

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