well thought i would update my experience on this thread.2 days ago i fitted my race exhaust made up by longlife and she starts first time now without any tricks! it already had the cat removed,the airbox mod,k&n air filter and the 20164 map(after looking it up thats the first tor map) so maybe my issue was due to the tor map and standard can!?
and as for the weather, come rain,shine,hail or snow im on the bike! 50 mile trip to swansea at -6 the other week bit the fingers a bit, but nothing a cuppa cant solve!