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Re: Shoodaben Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #50 on: December 13, 2017, 02:57:31 am »
Over 45 years of riding and at least a dozen bikes in that time and only two accidents, both pretty bad. One on the Goldwing in 2014 and one on my Honda XL-175 in 1984. Collapsed a lung both times too. Right one on the Goldwing, left one on the 175. Bashed my left knee good both times, smashed my right shoulder good both times.

Just glad to still be able to ride. I probably ought to be dead after that last one.  :??:

And people say "And you still ride???"

My answer is "If you get in a car crash, do you quit driving? Or fall off a horse, quit riding?"

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Re: Shoodaben Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #51 on: December 13, 2017, 03:25:11 am »
Why am I suddenly hungry for turkey?
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Re: Shoodaben Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #52 on: December 13, 2017, 04:09:13 pm »
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Re: Shoodaben Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #53 on: December 13, 2017, 04:35:36 pm »
LSG, Your timing was impeccable. I wuz getting a little queasy;
                 Getting back to the subject..............

I was one of the Beta testers on this flash. (and all of Steve's previous Flashes)
   I was "particularly" impressed by this one.   
        Steve really did some MAGIC on the Mountain Runner.
   
Until now; I kept my mouth shut, and monitored the discussion's; {to see what the new guys think about the Mountain Runner}.
                    Most of what I've seen is comments on how hard it accelerates and how fast the bike goes.
                      "Heck", that wuz the EZ part.

I have to tell you; Ya'll are missing the point of this new Flash....

Steve's previous Flashes, {Particularly the EVO} "already" improved the power and acceleration. {Thank you Steve}  :allhail:
The purpose of this new Flash was to improve how the bike rides the curves....
   NOTE: The changes he made this time also make the bike easier to ride in normal circumstance's. {like commuting}.

ie; He did all of this by improving the initial Roll-on Smoothness, controlling the torque curve, and enhancing the engine braking.
      Ya'll will notice, there has been little discussion about this BIG THING!!!

Lastly; What ya'll "also" seem to be missing is;  these changes make "You" smoother.
           All the Old Guys {like me} already know this, but {B'cuz I'm a nice guy} I'll lay it out for you New Guys..
                           Smoother is Faster!!  Thinkaboutit..  ;)
 
Ride safe, Ted

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Re: Shoodaben Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #54 on: December 13, 2017, 04:49:43 pm »
I'll get back to you in 4 months or so on that mountain riding bit....inconvenience of this thing called Winter. Any hard cornering mountain riding that its. I don't think I missed the point...it is better, worth the price, and will only really start to shine in the coming months. IMHO.

Not new to riding but new to this Connie, and she definitely was a handful to try to keep smooth in the really tight stuff I found last summer. Already can feel the difference and know it will be an absolute win in the same conditions. Only problem then will be it highlighting the suspension weaknesses and my CC bill to Ohlins shall get outrageous.
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Re: Shoodaben Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #55 on: December 13, 2017, 07:21:35 pm »
I hear ya..
  Danged Winter..
      Heck, it snowed in Houston last week!
          Was 2 or 3 days before we could ride again!!   >:(

Ok, I've been a smarty eleck long e'nuff. Hope I didn't pz anyone off?
  My intention was to emphasize the improvements on this flash and stir some discussion.
       This thing is great!
  Hopefully this won't be a long winter for ya'll.

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Re: Shoodaben Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #56 on: December 13, 2017, 09:31:45 pm »
Ted you are spot on.  I didnt explain this part well and you are right that was the point and "Biggest" issue Steve was trying to work out.
  He told me that after riding up here at the national (Helen) he went  to work developing the EVO .
  Then he he started work on the Mountain Runner after listening to feedback from riders who ride these type of roads often.
  The end result is a tune that does just what you(Ted) said.
 I had a friend the other day say to me that he was impressed at how much better and smoother he sees me take the corners.
 I never brought up the flash or coherence this statement from him. He is a guy who I have ridden these roads with quiet a bit in the last year or two and we know each others riding styles well. So when he said that I knew its because the tune has helped me tremendously. Not because Im any better on my own .
  Ted is right smoother is faster and I have to add, I do feel safer too because of it.
   
 
 
 
 
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Re: Shoodaben Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #57 on: December 13, 2017, 10:11:07 pm »
LSG, Your timing was impeccable. I wuz getting a little queasy;
                 Getting back to the subject..............

I was one of the Beta testers on this flash. (and all of Steve's previous Flashes)
   I was "particularly" impressed by this one.   
        Steve really did some MAGIC on the Mountain Runner.
   
Until now; I kept my mouth shut, and monitored the discussion's; {to see what the new guys think about the Mountain Runner}.
                    Most of what I've seen is comments on how hard it accelerates and how fast the bike goes.
                      "Heck", that wuz the EZ part.

I have to tell you; Ya'll are missing the point of this new Flash....

Steve's previous Flashes, {Particularly the EVO} "already" improved the power and acceleration. {Thank you Steve}  :allhail:
The purpose of this new Flash was to improve how the bike rides the curves....
   NOTE: The changes he made this time also make the bike easier to ride in normal circumstance's. {like commuting}.

ie; He did all of this by improving the initial Roll-on Smoothness, controlling the torque curve, and enhancing the engine braking.
      Ya'll will notice, there has been little discussion about this BIG THING!!!

Lastly; What ya'll "also" seem to be missing is;  these changes make "You" smoother.
           All the Old Guys {like me} already know this, but {B'cuz I'm a nice guy} I'll lay it out for you New Guys..
                           Smoother is Faster!!  Thinkaboutit..  ;)
 
Ride safe, Ted

Let the FLAME's begin..    Buncha Rookies!!!   :rotflmao: :nananana:


My "rookie" impressions of the flash are just the remarks made by a 'beginner" and I obviously missed the whole point of Steve's improvements.  In the future I'll leave all truly valid impressions to the "old guys" that are "nice guys" to us "new guys".  Obviously, reading my previous, invalid impressions, I never mentioned "smoothness" of roll on or decel/engine braking, removed all the herky jerky and smooth power all the way thru the power band...oh wait, yes I did.  I have an innate love of the condescending, but that's just my "rookie opinion" that missed the whole point of Steve's great work. 
Ride safe, Motodoc

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Re: Shoodaben Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #58 on: December 13, 2017, 11:37:19 pm »
LSG, Your timing was impeccable. I wuz getting a little queasy;
                 Getting back to the subject..............

I was one of the Beta testers on this flash. (and all of Steve's previous Flashes)
   I was "particularly" impressed by this one.   
        Steve really did some MAGIC on the Mountain Runner.
   
Until now; I kept my mouth shut, and monitored the discussion's; {to see what the new guys think about the Mountain Runner}.
                    Most of what I've seen is comments on how hard it accelerates and how fast the bike goes.
                      "Heck", that wuz the EZ part.

I have to tell you; Ya'll are missing the point of this new Flash....

Steve's previous Flashes, {Particularly the EVO} "already" improved the power and acceleration. {Thank you Steve}  :allhail:
The purpose of this new Flash was to improve how the bike rides the curves....
   NOTE: The changes he made this time also make the bike easier to ride in normal circumstance's. {like commuting}.

ie; He did all of this by improving the initial Roll-on Smoothness, controlling the torque curve, and enhancing the engine braking.
      Ya'll will notice, there has been little discussion about this BIG THING!!!

Lastly; What ya'll "also" seem to be missing is;  these changes make "You" smoother.
           All the Old Guys {like me} already know this, but {B'cuz I'm a nice guy} I'll lay it out for you New Guys..
                           Smoother is Faster!!  Thinkaboutit..  ;)
 
Ride safe, Ted

Let the FLAME's begin..    Buncha Rookies!!!   :rotflmao: :nananana:


My "rookie" impressions of the flash are just the remarks made by a 'beginner" and I obviously missed the whole point of Steve's improvements.  In the future I'll leave all truly valid impressions to the "old guys" that are "nice guys" to us "new guys".  Obviously, reading my previous, invalid impressions, I never mentioned "smoothness" of roll on or decel/engine braking, removed all the herky jerky and smooth power all the way thru the power band...oh wait, yes I did.  I have an innate love of the condescending, but that's just my "rookie opinion" that missed the whole point of Steve's great work. 
Ride safe, Motodoc

Steve IS the Jedi C14 Master..   Opine of a Rookie!!!   :I missed the whole point:   :condescendingprick:

Motodoc, i'm pretty sure Ted wasn't trying to be condescending; in fact, Ted is one of the nicest guys in the forum, I can certify that. Don't forget, communication by text loses a lot of due to subjectivity of how the reader sees it, etc.
All i'm trying to say, is that I'm pretty sure he was just joking.

Cheers guys :)
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Re: Shoodaben Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #59 on: December 13, 2017, 11:54:58 pm »
Thanks JD: Your correct I was funnin' to move the discussion to the improvements.

Good point Motodoc. {You clearly stated it & I agree} some of the "Posters" are right on the mark..

That's why I sed;  Most of what I've seen is comments on how hard it accelerates and how fast the bike goes.
                           Ya'll will notice, there has been little discussion about this BIG THING!!!

I shoulda mentioned; I've been monitoring this discussion {and several others} on both Forums.
                                In all, the overlying expressions were; how hard it accelerates and how fast the bike goes.
                               
                                Steve spent a lot of time improving on his last Flash. {Which is already great}
                                I'm trying to help folks focus on the difference's.

Ride safe, Ted

PS: Stirring the pot sometimes works to bring out idea's..
      {and; ok, I admit it} Sometimes it's fun to pick on the "New Guys".. <evil grin>
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Re: Shoodaben Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #60 on: December 14, 2017, 01:35:59 am »
Poor Ted, now even the new guys are doggin' him  :o

Don't worry, I knew you were just messin' around, but then it's cus I know you  :'(   ;)

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Re: Shoodaben Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #61 on: December 14, 2017, 02:34:36 am »
Point taken.  Sometimes you have to fire back at the old guys.   >:D
Back to the thread, eh? :nananana:

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Re: Shoodaben Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #62 on: December 14, 2017, 02:53:05 am »
Put my MR-equipped C14 through its first paces, Sunday. Definitely smoother at low throttle, but with all the engine braking of before. More stable and confidant, coming out of turns. Thanks, Steve.

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Re: Shoodaben Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #63 on: December 14, 2017, 03:10:42 pm »
And fast...wicked FAST, right??? :)

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Re: Shoodaben Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #64 on: December 14, 2017, 10:47:22 pm »

         I was one of the Beta testers on this flash. (and all of Steve's previous Flashes)
   I was "particularly" impressed by this one.   
 
Ride safe, Ted

I'm crushed Ted, I put you up, feed you, lead you around on rides & you treat me like a red headed step child keeping secrets from me  :'(. You get the barn & cold ceral when you come back.

I hear ya..
  Danged Winter..
      Heck, it snowed in Houston last week!
          Was 2 or 3 days before we could ride again!!   >:(

Ride safe, Ted

When you had snow I had 65* & sunshine. I was riding  :nananana:.

Poor Ted, now even the new guys are doggin' him  :o

Steve

Bash away new guys. After all that's we keep Ted around  :rotflmao:!

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Re: Shoodaben Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #65 on: December 14, 2017, 11:23:23 pm »
Somehow,,, I think the topic has shifted from the Mountain Runner Flash to pick on Ted...   :'(
  Not sure why I got that idea??   :41:

Cliff, I did tell you I had one. You wuzn't listening. {again}   :P
I also told you I wuz having to test it in Houston, (which sux) and you could try it when I come up there..   :nananana:

NOTE: The barn & cold cereal is fine with me; as long as I get to ride Arkansas!!   :motonoises:

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Re: Shoodaben Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #66 on: December 14, 2017, 11:30:59 pm »


I'm crushed Ted, I put you up, feed you, lead you around on rides & you treat me like a red headed step child keeping secrets from me  :'(. You get the barn & cold ceral when you come back.



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  Ted came in right near the tail end of development, he was really miffed that you dog him so bad in the Arkansas curves, and he needed me to do some work on 5th gear for him specifically to be able to stay up with you. I am not a miracle worker, but I sure tried to speed him up, Cliff .  :motonoises:  Steve
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Re: Shoodaben Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #67 on: December 15, 2017, 01:15:42 pm »
Somehow,,, I think the topic has shifted from the Mountain Runner Flash to pick on Ted...   :'(
  Not sure why I got that idea??   :41:

Cliff, I did tell you I had one. You wuzn't listening. {again}   :P
I also told you I wuz having to test it in Houston, (which sux) and you could try it when I come up there..   :nananana:

NOTE: The barn & cold cereal is fine with me; as long as I get to ride Arkansas!!   :motonoises:

Ride safe, Ted

 My wife says I only half listen. Okay since I was ignoring you, uh I mean not listening you can sleep in the house & have hot meals  :).


  Ted came in right near the tail end of development, he was really miffed that you dog him so bad in the Arkansas curves, and he needed me to do some work on 5th gear for him specifically to be able to stay up with you. I am not a miracle worker, but I sure tried to speed him up, Cliff .  :motonoises:  Steve

I always ride slow when Ted's with me, just don't tell him that.

Okay, back to regularly scheduled programming. Sorry to OP & Steve for the slight derailment.  :-[

I'll be getting this flash done once my bike is current on service this winter. Waaay past due & I mean waaaaaay past. It should be in good tune before a reflash to make a fair judgement.

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Re: Shoodaben Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #68 on: December 15, 2017, 04:30:06 pm »
That's ok,,, I don't mind being {called} old and slow.
I admit it, I don't want to go to jail. {again}
That makes me a better representative of the other "honest" folks that are trying to decide which flash to buy.

For those of you that ride with your hair on fire,,,, this thing is fast, accelerates like a bullet!   :rotflmao:
For those of you that {like me} don't have a lot of hair to burn, this thing is smooth.. {great thru the curves and in traffic)
 [which {not mentioning any names} make's you faster {with more control in the curves} than the liars out there]    :nananana:

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Re: Shoodaben Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #69 on: December 16, 2017, 03:20:25 am »
 Well Steve I think you have broken through the rust on my wallet hinges with this flash. :)) I'll be in touch for particulars.

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Re: Shoodaben Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #70 on: December 16, 2017, 11:04:23 am »
Yep, mine is boxed up and ready for a trip to sunny Fla. Everybody wants fast, but I have to try REALLY hard for smooth. I would prefer it just happens. Don't forget the December discount, $35 off!
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Re: Shoodaben Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #71 on: December 18, 2017, 12:53:42 pm »
I rode up to Steve's on Saturday and got the MR flash.  Steve did all the work, I just had to wait anxiously.  I'm not a very aggressive rider like you other guys since the old lady is usually on the back but it definitely pulls better from at least 2000 up.  Smoother power but the biggest thing I noticed was the smoothness when you let off the throttle.  No jerky helmet banging.  Mileage is up but since I didn't notice what it was, I can't tell now except the average number continues to climb.  So get a tune for Christmas!

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Re: Shoodaben Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #72 on: December 18, 2017, 04:01:49 pm »
I rode up to Steve's on Saturday and got the MR flash.  Steve did all the work, I just had to wait anxiously.  I'm not a very aggressive rider like you other guys since the old lady is usually on the back but it definitely pulls better from at least 2000 up.  Smoother power but the biggest thing I noticed was the smoothness when you let off the throttle.  No jerky helmet banging.  Mileage is up but since I didn't notice what it was, I can't tell now except the average number continues to climb.  So get a tune for Christmas!

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Re: Shoodaben Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #73 on: December 19, 2017, 11:30:33 pm »
Well, I finally got another chance to ride today, I actually got an afternoon off and the temp was about 60.  This flash has smoothed everything out from top to bottom.  Smooth on and off throttle, smooth in and out of turns, the engine braking negates the brakes when riding at a sane speeds.  And yes, it's FAST!!! 
And...I got my decal on!   My life is complete. :)

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Re: Shoodaben Mountain Runner Flash
« Reply #74 on: January 15, 2018, 08:46:50 pm »
I got a chance to run the bike through the mountainous roads of Pennsylvania. The bike responds with terrific amounts of power!
After running the bike through different speeds, and gears. Lots of low end gear power. 4th gear is where the power is unleashed with great reserve for 5th and 6th. The engine braking is great!..its very responsive negotiating curves. Very smooth response.



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