(adding this bit since i realised after all that i hadnt : I ride a 2009 Triumph Sprint ST 1050) Ok, so i just got my bike back today, uprated springs and valves, all tuned up (129hp, 83ftlb), got the 18 tooth sprocket on the front (down from 19), the corbin seat on... and went for a ride. What a mind blast compared to what it was before. The bike itself is slightly lower to the ground, then my position is set lower again by the corbin seat, all told making the handling far more responsive if a bit of a curve to learn after not being quite so squished - wasnt expecting them to lower the bike... Then... i decided what the hell and just gunned it off the line. Holy crap the front came up easy :busting:, didnt even have to clutch it up. I would need to clutch it to get the wheel high enough to hold it up on balance, but for a first try, it felt like i was 90 degrees to the ground hahaha. Im sure it was only ~30cm, but the ease of it now... and what fun . Scared me a few times when powering out of a corner - the front wanted to lift which made the front skip a little. Wasnt just the bike skipping a beat... Now to really learn throttle control... Suffice to say im happy with the mods ive made to the bike, only a couple aesthetic ones to do now and ill post up some pics when shes finished . Ill be splitting on the rear wheel in no time... :angel: in the t-shirt, shorts and thongs i was wearing today while riding. Pretty sure ill lose points before long, just a gentle squirt off the line and im doing 80 in a couple seconds... And... at risk of turning this into a nodding thread, hence attempting to hide this but still having to share the occassion... i was nodded at for the first time in the ~8 months ive lived here today. I didnt nod back though [-( disgusted it took so long.