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Split link or Rivet link connector on chain?

Ive got a couple of bikes Enduro 450s reading online it seems that all larger cc bike chains have rivet links and small cc bikes split links. Is there a definitive limit with split links? I recently got a JT power transfer chain from chains and  and the 520 chain came with both a rivet link and a split link, so for my WR450 if i dont need to change chains quickly should I fit the rivet link for better strenght? but then I heard many road racers  also use split links??? 

  • Created 12 September 2014 15:44 by urbanbike
  • Last comment 5 hours ago ago by eatcs01

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Front wheel suspension

Hi to All,I found this site by accident, my good fortune.I am trying to get some clarification before upgrading my F and R suspension, basic stuff at this stage.The bike R1200R 2012 with ESA, 14 Kilometres , nice even rear tyre wear ( low tide like), Harsh front tyre wear with trailing edge lip on tread groove.I am a light weight 64 Kilos without all the gear, no track work, pleasure riding with a little old age heart flutter.The concern :The front tyre wear is a concern, just how to rectify or eliminate. I plan to ditch the ESA and ...

  • Created 17 September 2014 08:42 by R12Wilber
  • Last comment 5 hours ago ago by eatcs01

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1200 Bandit Exhaust Bolt Sheared Off

The exhaust bolt securing one of the inner downpipes (inner RH side looking from the front wheel) has sheared off flush with the block. The exhaust is now off.Has anyone in this sitauation managed to extract the bolt with the engine still in place ? If so how ?It is the bolt nearest to the frame but there is a clean line of sight so it may be possible to get tools in there to do the job.I am happy for a decent garage to do the work if they can do the work with the engine still in place. ...

  • Created 16 September 2014 21:29 by cw1200

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Honda CB1300 (ABS) 2009

Just came back from a ride and noticed when I turned bike off that there was a strange constant squealing noise along with a strong sulphurous smell coming from it, removed seat and cover which revealed steam/smoke coming from battery, which it seems was causing the smell and noise, battery was really really hot!!! I am right in thinking this would be caused by the reg/reg being knackered or could it be caused by something else?

  • Created 14 September 2014 15:25 by bryfor59
  • Last comment 21 hours ago ago by jaffa90

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Which would you choose and why?

Both bikes are pre-registered, 2 miles on clock etc etc.both reduced in price, same price,  2014 models and looking good for a 'know the guy' discount as well.choice is between :Kawasaki ER-6N or Yamaha XJ6n. I have looked at both reviews, ridden the ER a while ago, but I'm looking for some new opinions. Which would you go for and what's your reasoning?

  • Created 15 September 2014 19:55 by BikerToBe

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kawasaki gt550 locating pin

help.taking my shaftdrive apart there was no pin only a hole and could not see any fixture on the spline.what to do. thanks,ray

  • Created 14 September 2014 22:01 by rustychip
  • Last comment 3 days ago ago by smidget

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Final gearbox oil.

Hi  Can someone please help me.I have a Suzuki burgman 200. 11reg. My bike is due for a service, in the owners manual it list 1300ml engine oil and 150ml final gearbox oil. The engine oil change is straight forward but where/ how do i check the final gearbox oil. There are no visible sight windows or dipstick. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Ginnelli.

  • Created 11 September 2014 18:24 by Ginnelli
  • Last comment 4 days ago ago by Ginnelli

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Suzuki GSXR K3 750 noise

Hi,I have a Suzuki GSXR K3 750 which started with a tapping noise coming from the right side crank case. I first thought this to be the cam chain been loose due to the cam chain tensioner been faulty.After replacing this the noise was still present. In the end I got the right side crank case removed and found the crankshaft counter weight to be loose. 3/4 machined screws which had worked themselves out and could have potentially locked the engine up.After some research I found the same issue on a 2011 GSXR 600 in America. Can you please tell ...

  • Created 11 September 2014 22:05 by sutton1987
  • Last comment 6 days ago ago by kcmc

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Honda VFR 800-A

Hi,Bought a VFR 800-A 2 weeks ago and all was working fine when I got her home. Starting her up twice that same weekend for a few minutes only but no further rides because of a busy schedule.Went to take her for a ride today, all instrument and headlight etc come on but no joy when pressing the ignition other than a dimming of the lights. I'm new to biking and the only thing I can think of is that the battery has gone flat? The battery is 2 years old from new and done 10K.Any help or advice would be ...

  • Created 10 September 2014 21:10 by KSR1
  • Last comment 7 days ago ago by fogie

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honda transalp xl700

I am ready to renew both front and rear tyres, they are the original bridgstone's.the owners manual either list these or Metzeler tourance but as I only ride on road can I use road only tyres and if so will the tyre pressure be the same?ThanksMichael

  • Created 10 September 2014 16:43 by msturzaker
  • Last comment 7 days ago ago by jaffa90


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