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Somebody Help! Starting troubles!

Hi, I'm new to MCN but feel like I might get a half decent answer from here; local bike garage keeps fobbing me off...I have a Kymco KR Sport 125 - please dont roll your eyes, I'm saving for a big boy bike! Throughout the summer I have no issues starting her up, even at the crack of dawn. When the slightly colder mornings hit, I have a great trouble turning her over! Checked the battery to be shown 12.4V on my voltmeter. All electrics work, just immense trouble starting. The motor will spin a few times and sound promising, ...

  • Created 20 September 2014 21:34 by KimmyKR
  • Last comment 13 hours ago ago by KimmyKR

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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 16 hours ago ago by eatcs01

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Replacement Fairing

I'm having trouble replacing the fairing on my ZRX1200S, is there any fairings that will fit my ZRX without too much modifying?

  • Created 18 September 2014 22:28 by THFC2807
  • Last comment 3 days ago ago by THFC2807

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Oil leak between head and engine

Hi. I'm not sure about all the correct terms etc but here goes.I have a xr 125 with 16000km on the clock. It has a kind of oil leak between the upper part of the engine and the lower part. what can cause this? how do i fix it (if possible) and does it damage my engine if i leave it like that?In this image the leak would be just above the spark plug's black connector.!

  • Created 18 September 2014 14:33 by KelperHonda
  • Last comment 4 days ago ago by ranorthe

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written off

Hi, I have just done an hpi check on a bike that I won on eBay and due to collect on Sunday and it has com back as written off. The seller claims to have owned the bike for 10 years and that matches the report. I have told him I was going to do the check and that I need a picture of the van on the frame of the bike and issue date of the v5 to register the guarantee. He seems willing to comply but I have not yet told him about my findings. What could written ...

  • Created 18 September 2014 15:22 by rowmadcon
  • Last comment 4 days ago ago by rowmadcon

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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 4 days ago ago by James600zx

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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
  • Last comment 4 days ago ago by ranorthe

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how to remove the cat c marker?

Hi all,i recently had a accident and the insurance wrote the bike off as a cat c, they paid out minus salvage costs so i could keep the bike, i have since repaired the bike and had a fresh mot put on now looking to sell it but the dvla say there is no marker on it but the hpi check shows it as a cat c write off on the date of the accident.what is the correct way to get rid of this marker or sell it with the marker?thanks in advance for your time.cheersshaun

  • Created 18 September 2014 14:40 by scorrer11
  • Last comment 11 hours ago ago by Dabbsy

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Mod 2 Test

Hi, I have just recently failed my mod 2, I have re booked for another test but im starting to really panic as it seems so hard to pass. I failed as my examiner took me down a very tight road in which I had to turn left and the size of the road was so small I went onto the right hand side of the road. I also had a few other minors, I cant get any more training before the test so I just have to go for it, but they pick you up on the smallest of ...

  • Created 17 September 2014 11:53 by Becky2990
  • Last comment 5 days ago ago by Becky2990

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I recently did a BikeSafe day with Surrey Police. Great value for money good training and I'd strongly recommend it for anyone wanting to develop their riding.

  • Created 17 September 2014 21:42 by Dblizz


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