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600 vs 1000 sportsbike for commute

Hi all!I am looking to buy a new sportsbike and am trying to weigh up the financial benefits of running a 600cc vs 1000cc.I do not own a car and use my bike all year round including my 30+mile daily commute, and at least one night a week a ride out.I am currently running a GSXR 1000 K4 and have nothing but praise for it, about as practical as a superbike can be in my view.Looking around I can't really see much difference in running costs between 600's and 1000's. For example, tax would be the same unless the bike ...


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Triumph ST 1050 Problem

My Triumph is reluctant to start, then does not run sweetly for first minute or two, then's fine.  New battery 2 months ago, kept on "smart" charger spins the engine well.  Several good doses of injector cleaner and new plugs have made no difference.  Any suggestions? 

  • Created 09 July 2014 21:36 by Monxton
  • Last comment 10 days ago ago by Dabbsy

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Dealer sold me a Cat C bike!

18 months ago I bought a Suzuki Bandit from Jordans Bikes of Leeds. I have now found out that it has been a Category C insurance claim. Should the dealer have informed me of this situation?  

  • Created 20 July 2014 20:53 by balders64
  • Last comment 10 days ago ago by jaffa90

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Speed Triple 09 Starting Problems

Tested battery 14.6 idling. Went for a 70 mile ride and tried to restart as soon as I got home. Nothing. Half turns over and nothing more. Got it on bulk charge now but sure there battery is ok. Triumph garage didn't know what the problem is. This happens nearly every time I stop for petrol but it can be jump started. Edit: It's charged for a feeling minutes and starts again no problem. Any advice would be much appreciated. 


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Need Expert Opinion on new helmet

Looking at the Airoh j106 or the Givi X.01US rider, in PA (no helmet law State)Any opinions on which helmet is better welcome.THANKS!!

  • Created 19 July 2014 17:11 by sjoebarry

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Next bike after a Hornet 600

I have had my hornet for 3 and half years and want something different. I want another naked bike but im not sure which. I don't ride ridiculously fast on ride out, I don't exceed 100. I do most of my riding in country roads and enjoy throwing the bike around and want a good handling bike. Im torn between getting a fz6 or moving onto something a with a bit more grunt.I really like the top end rush of the hornet but im finding the rear shock (its a 98) is now very worn and the bike is pogoing around a bit hence looking for a change. I want ...

  • Created 19 July 2014 14:56 by cairnsie13

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NC 30 Valve stem seals

Ok so just pulled apart an VFR 400 NC30 to clean the carbs out and whilst at it inspect the engine plugs etc only to discover a small amount of oil sat around probably half of the inlet valve's when looking down the inlet tract the bike has been poorly recently and missing a bit so it was time for a good look and i'm guessing the exhaust valves are going to be the same story leaking down when left overnight also the valves which are leaking down oil are very badly coked with carbon and gritty shite which must ...


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exup vavle

hi just purchased a 91 fzr1000 exup to finish off didn't know much about the exup vavle so here gos the vavle has beem removed and the side welded up the bike runs crap upto about 3000 revs then kicks in also at mid range have been advised to put a aftermarket systm on without the vavle just wandering why if no vavle in place why does it run crap I would have thought that with no vavle it would run ok as it would act as a straight through system any help would be gratfulld


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hi got a 99 gsx750f just wandering if there was a brake upgrade ie donor calipers cheers


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Sparking issues pls help

Hi guys wondering if anyone could help... I'm a owner of a dtr 125. The issue I've got it. It only sparks when ignition is off.I've now noticed that if I unplug 1 of the connectors on the cdi unit there's a spark... With the ignition on... But still won't start cheers

  • Created 18 July 2014 07:19 by Mac999
  • Last comment 13 days ago ago by kcmc

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