First impressions, well, first the good:
Great chassis and suspension setup right out of the box, I was sure I was gonna be looking at some spring rate changes at both ends but I may be able to dial this to suit with just rear preload and front clickers, the geometry is really dead on now and far more stable than my nox.
The front brake is hair trigger and reminds me of a superbike front brake, almost zero travel at #4 and superb feel and power.
Now the bad:
The emmisions garbage has screwed the motor to the point where it needs to be removed just to get the thing to run cleanly, I'm getting the same midrange sputter and really it doesnt even like to idle. The amount of power that's being choked off is astounding, I read the jetting specs and they are way off, the thing is so lean when I pulled back into the garage the rear plastic on the pipe side was smoking, it would definately melt if ridden like this.
I also plan to swap the 16t front sprocket for a 15t that comes stock on the TE version, put in the engine ice, possibly remove the thermostat from the radiator or at least relieve it a bit to flow more.
Thank god I got my order in for the pipe, it will be the final step in restoring this motor to the power level it is capable of.
I wont be riding it anymore until everything is done, it's just too lean.
Also who ever thought of those cheezy rubber footpegs? Tossing those for the cleated mx versions.
Now to hunt for the jetting specs from the NOX