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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??? 


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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 10 hours 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 2 days ago ago by ranorthe

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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 2 days ago ago by ranorthe

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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 5 days ago ago by jaffa90

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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 6 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 8 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 9 days ago ago by kcmc

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Replacing all bulbs with LED (including Headlight) - Connections, AC -> DC Conversion?

Dear MCN Experts Team!I am the proud owner of the Vietnamese version of the Honda ANF Innova 125i. While it might not inspire bike envy in most, it treats me well and I love it to bits.At the moment I am in the middle of converting the lighting system. I have found LED replacements for the winkers, brake/tail light, parkers, and headlight. While I understand that there may be those who dislike LED headlights, there is very little policing of laws regarding modifications here and I am convinced that the bulb will be an upgrade from the current one (single ...

  • Created 03 September 2014 17:55 by sblogz
  • Last comment 11 days ago ago by sblogz

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Powervalve stiff after rebore

Hi all, does anyone have experience of filing down powervalves after a rebore. After having a .5mm oversize piston fitted my right powervalve only is rather stiff to spin freely or connected to the shaft and its baffling me. The left one seems fine, i have used my spare set right one but still the same. I really dont want to peg the valves open or buy a new cylinder thats plated. Any ideas what i could do on this anyone?

  • Created 09 September 2014 15:02 by calisi72612
  • Last comment 11 days ago ago by kcmc


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