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 Post subject: Hello I’m a newbie
PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:27 pm 
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Just picked up a 2014 forza last month, just want to say hello.


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Forza-on-Air wrote:
Just picked up a 2014 forza last month, just want to say hello.

Welcome, did you get a new one or used?

We really should have a section that tells newbie's some of the dumb things about the Forza that they need to know. Like that on empty you might have another 100 km in the tank or maybe none. The centre stand sucks if you have the bike leaning a little. Don't put anything in the middle of the underseat storage area. The helmets have to be only one way under the seat. Parts may be hard to get. Almost no one sells the factory oil. The bigger Citygrip fits the rear. Only Honda sells the stock tire. Some of the 2014's were put together wrong. There are recalls. The seat will not stay up. Tires wear out at 10,000 km on the back. The spark plugs are expensive. The body panels can be fragile. The Red ones are faster.

Some of the things I say are wrong, you decide. 65,000 km and counting.


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 Post subject: Re: Hello I’m a newbie
PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:56 am 
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I bought my forza used with only 250 miles, thanks for the info. Your right parts are hard to find, factory oil that I can’t find and my seat don’t stay up, other than that I like it lol


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Welcome, Forza-on-Air!

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The red ones are definitely faster; that's documented.

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In the US, red ones are definitely the fastest. It's the only color we can get.

There is a fix for your seat. Go down a bit in viewtopic.php?f=22&t=6936&hilit=+warranty and look for the hi-vis dog. Part number for the newer damper that actually works.

Another fix: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=6848&hilit=seat+support&start=0
Roll down to the post by MBMeyer. A clean and pretty inexpensive solution.

Or get a stick.

Use your trip meter to decide when to fill up with gas - the gauge is pretty much just decorative.

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GeorgeSK wrote:
In the US, red ones are definitely the fastest. It's the only color we can get.

There is a fix for your seat. Go down a bit in viewtopic.php?f=22&t=6936&hilit=+warranty and look for the hi-vis dog. Part number for the newer damper that actually works.

Another fix: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=6848&hilit=seat+support&start=0
Roll down to the post by MBMeyer. A clean and pretty inexpensive solution.

Or get a stick.

Use your trip meter to decide when to fill up with gas - the gauge is pretty much just decorative.




Thanks bro


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Welcome, Forza-on-Air!

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The red ones are definitely faster; that's documented.

Johnny



Thanks, just bought some dr pulley sliders to make it launch a little better. Good to know that Red is the fastest


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NO NO..the silver ones are more aerodynamic and go faster...proven in tests in the UK!!...where we dont have red ones!
Wecome...you will really enjoy the Bike ..even with the minor irritations. o_O

and loads of helpful information in thuis forum...if you search.


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NO NO..the silver ones are more aerodynamic and go faster...proven in tests in the UK!!...where we dont have red ones!
Wecome...you will really enjoy the Bike ..even with the minor irritations. o_O

and loads of helpful information in thuis forum...if you search.



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Forza-on-Air wrote:
I bought my forza used with only 250 miles, thanks for the info. Your right parts are hard to find, factory oil that I can’t find and my seat don’t stay up, other than that I like it lol


The Forza engine is pretty forgiving. It will run on almost any oil or any grade of gas. Super Premium gas does nothing for this low revving engine.

I have to order parts and tires well in advance. Thailand, Great Britain and Montreal are far from me.


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Forza-on-Air wrote:
I bought my forza used with only 250 miles, thanks for the info. Your right parts are hard to find, factory oil that I can’t find and my seat don’t stay up, other than that I like it lol


The Forza engine is pretty forgiving. It will run on almost any oil or any grade of gas. Super Premium gas does nothing for this low revving engine.

I have to order parts and tires well in advance. Thailand, Great Britain and Montreal are far from me.


Nice, thanks for the heads up and great info very Appreciative


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Any good website you guys recommend for exhaust system? And also recommendations on exhaust?


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Forza-on-Air wrote:
Any good website you guys recommend for exhaust system? And also recommendations on exhaust?


Exhaust systems are expensive and do almost nothing for the Forza 300. It is not a race engine.


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Forza-on-Air wrote:
Any good website you guys recommend for exhaust system? And also recommendations on exhaust?


Exhaust systems are expensive and do almost nothing for the Forza 300. It is not a race engine.



Ok thanks, I thought it will give you a little bit more hp.


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Welcome fellow Forza adventurer..
Your Exhaust question: I installed the Arrow Exhaust Nice unit from WWW. speedmob.com
I talked to Tim Calhoun 510.232.4040 He is very helpful and easy to do business with
Enjoy !!

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Southbed wrote:
Welcome fellow Forza adventurer..
Your Exhaust question: I installed the Arrow Exhaust Nice unit from WWW. speedmob.com
I talked to Tim Calhoun 510.232.4040 He is very helpful and easy to do business with
Enjoy !!


Cool thanks


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18g dr pulley sliders and polished variator ramp makes a big difference wow

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