The Workshop

October 15, 2018

how many mins before ya step on it

how many mins before ya step on it So how many minutes is enough before high RPM riding. Last night my bike was idling for maybe 2-3 mins and then a 7 min ride or so before pulling on the dual carriageway and a friend of mine in a Corolla T Sport fancied his […]

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October 15, 2018

Temperature readings – 2005 ZX6R

Temperature readings – 2005 ZX6R So a few weeks ago I picked up the ZX6R as some may recall. Anyway, the temp gauge reads anywhere from 140-165F (60-74c) when on the move. When I stop, the bike starts to climb in temperature quite quickly. I’ve not see it go beyond 212F (100c), […]

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October 12, 2018

busa clocks and turn lights not working ?

busa clocks and turn lights not working ? busa clocks and turn lights not working, no tail light , the rear brake light went last week?? I checked all the connections for continuity and voltage and it was all ok so I suspect it could be just the dual led strip rear tail/brake light, […]

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October 11, 2018

Aprilia RSV 1000 R TOP KNOCK

Aprilia RSV 1000 R TOP KNOCK Evening all. Apologies in advance for rookie question. Slight top knock on 2007 model. Can head be removed with engine in situ to investigate or is it engine out? Obviously quite a cost difference between options. Any advice much appreciated. Shay Source: Aprilia RSV […]

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October 10, 2018

Fuel consumption up post service

Fuel consumption up post service I serviced the R6 – air filter (piper cross – previous std), new plugs, oil, oil filter + chain and sprockets. Bike sounds a bit raspier with the piper air filter, is smoother – probably plugs mainly and is going well. I’ve noticed that the fuel consumption […]

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October 9, 2018

2006 bmw r1200rt

2006 bmw r1200rt hi folks , went to mizen head on sunday but bike losing power when i gave it throttle in 4th 5th and 6th gears . it will not react to fast throttle and slows down but when you wind it slowly she seems to pick up speed then . its starting […]

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October 7, 2018

Fork leg – scratch or cracking ?

Fork leg – scratch or cracking ? Cleaning the right fork lower, spotted this: A sharp edged scratch – or crack – deep enough to catch a thumbnail, and which extends 6-7/8 of the way round the circumference of the tube. Not a great pic – apologies. Is there any way to […]

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October 5, 2018

Oiling air filter

Oiling air filter Just got a replacement air filter for my 450 , I pressumed it would come oiled but it didnt, I only do road miles and I have no air filter oil , will any other oil do, I have 80/90 gear oil, 10w40 car and bike and 5w30 , I’ve never […]

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