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Cbr 600 jellymould preload

Hey everyone I am taking my mrs pillion on my 1990 cbr600 quite a lot and realized that the bike was set up by the previous owner for his frame (tiny compared to me) Me and my partner both weigh around 12-12.5 stone and I know this is relatively close to the recommended max weight limit (think about 25lbs off it)So I am going to raise the pre load to its max as I spend about 70% of the time taking her pillion it seems to make sense to leave it set up for both of us.How exactly do I do ...

  • Created 21 August 2013 12:28 by KaiDekA
  • Last comment 241 days ago ago by jaffa90

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Hi all,Anyone know how easy (or difficult) it is to put either a ZX-9R B model front end, (forks and yokes) or an uprated ZX-7R front end on to a C model ZX-9R please?


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Stuck Suspension - ST Sprint

Hi, I passed my test in June last year and brought a 2005 1050 sprint ST.  As I%X92ve learnt a few things I%X92d like to tension the rear suspension a little (I have panniers etc. fitted for long M6 commutes).  However, when coming to adjust the suspension I found it to be stuck solid (even trying to use a socket wrench).  I%X92ve been advised by my local Dealer (Triumph) that there is every chance it will snap off should I try to move it now it%X92s seized.   I%X92ve starting applying a little wd40 which I intend to do a regular intervals ...


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Rear Suspension bush has excessive play

Hi all,my k2 SV650s has just failed it's MOT due to this excessive play. The guy at the garage was rubbish and had no useful information except 'it may be just a nut that need tightening'. My question is this - is this likely to be an issue I can solve myself with a tool kit and day off, or do I need to book it in and spend?the handling has not felt particularly different since I bought it, though it's done 12k this year and it's my first bike so I have no comparison!Any advice gratefully received :-)

  • Created 13 May 2013 21:33 by jmccomas
  • Last comment 340 days ago ago by smidget

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rear end problem

Ive been trying to adjust my suspension settings as the bike never feels as sharp and precise/predictable as i want it to be but one serious fault ive been trying to tune out is a problem at the back end ive noticed going through fast slight bends when on the power and leaned over just a little the back end will start bobbing up and as someones jumping up and down on the end of the bike, this is at the manufacturers recommended settings tryed stiffening the damping and compression but get the same issue any advice??? 

  • Created 04 May 2013 12:20 by srmccrea91
  • Last comment 345 days ago ago by Dabbsy

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GSF 600 Forks compatiability

Hi, Hoping some one can help, my front forks on my 2004 gsf 600 bandit are rusted and could prob do with swapping. I put 30k on her this year, I can not find any k4 forks on ebay and a like, but can find tones of K1 forks, I was just woundering how compatble they are? Are the widths and such the same and the mountings for brake discs?Or Do I need to wait get my self some K4 ones?Thanks

  • Created 29 April 2013 14:45 by WesleyJ
  • Last comment 351 days ago ago by smidget

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I have a front end knock which I cannot find the sourse of.  When I am riding in slow traffic it is most noticable.I have fitted new brake pads and had new head race bearings fitted, but still no solution.  My fork seals and new fork oil were replaced reletively recently too.I am being told this is common, and it may be something to do with my fork internals.Can you help?

  • Created 16 April 2013 10:36 by lar1852
  • Last comment 351 days ago ago by Nippy N

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What brake discs ??

I have a 2004 R1 as standard (ish)Im thinking of replacing the discs, pads and hoses for something better.Im not a hardcore track day nutter just a Sunday rider of sorts so i dont want to spend a fortune.  That being said i would like to notice a difference.What should i look for ? Any particular brands to go for or any to avoid?And whats the idea of the wavy disc?Neil

  • Created 24 April 2013 08:07 by neilyp
  • Last comment 359 days ago ago by eatcs01

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Parity with cars ?

Why are motorcycle parts so bloody expensive, when compared with car parts ? I own an FJR 1300, and was quoted, wait for it..........%XA3884.34p for a genuine oem rear shock !!!! Even after market shocks come in around %XA3450 !!!! Nice one least Dick Turpin wore a fookin mask.

  • Created 30 March 2013 00:15 by LEO61
  • Last comment 2 years ago ago by Dabbsy

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Honda CBF 500 ABS 2008 rear suspension

Hey there,I wanted to adjust my rear suspension yesterday to position 4 from 3 to make it a little harder as i carry a pillion I checked in the handbook and also a mechanic showed me quickly how to do it and theoreticaly I should hook in the spanner and turn, job done.... now when i started turning it was quite hard and after couple minutes trying i manged to turn just that not the adjustment bit turned  but the whole suspension started turning i was wondering if this is going to be a major issue or if ...

  • Created 16 April 2013 06:45 by DeSchu
  • Last comment 2 years ago ago by jaffa90


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