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nichols,

no, but w/ all the threads about stalling, IMO this isn't a good idea. a lightened flywheel allows the engine to reach maximum rpm quicker, but at the expense of smooth idle. on the track a smooth idle is not a priority but when you're stopped at a traffic light it's nice to have a little extra mass on your flywheel. especially with a v-twin, which never idles as smoothly as an in-line-4. ever notice how your ducati someimes loses 1 or 2 hundred rpms at idle, and then recovers? with a lighter flywheel that's a stall moment.

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Once the stalling problem is resolved, I think it may be something I will look into. I enjoyed it on my 999. Plus it was a cheap upgrade that made the occasional track day better. I did have a problem in stop and go traffic at first, but got used to it very quickly. Any good places to ride near Philly? I am moving back to Jersey in May. It will be good to be back at sea level again. Have spent the last 5 years at 5500+ in New Mexico. I got my 1098 a few weeks ago and haven't been able to ride because of a surgery. I can't wait to get it out on the road.
 

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nicols,

i keep all my bikes garaged in hopewell, nj. lots of great county roads to ride in hunterdon co, nj, and across the bridges in northern bucks co, pa. about 50 of us meet every sunday morning at 9:00 am, at the brass rail, at the corner of rts. 518 and 31, just west of hopewell. another group meets a little further up the river at meals, on rt. 29, in stockton, just by the bridge.

where in the great state of nj will u be moving to?

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I put one on my 916 and I didn't like it at all. I think it provides little or no performance advantage but just makes it harder to launch. I noticed it revved faster when in neutral, but no advantage anywhere else.
 

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Fort Dix...u fly jets?

that's down in the pine barrens. flat as a pancake down there. roads straight as an arrow for miles and miles. not great for riding but real cool if u want to see how fast ur 1098 goes! ur about an hour south of good riding roads. contact me when you get to fort dix if you want to ride. we ride every weekend it doesn't rain.
 
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