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roadrunnermeme

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kawasaki ninja 300

Hi ..I thought I would ask to see if anyone else has experienced this ...I have recently purchased a new 2014 pearl white kawasaki ninja 300 . It has now covered just over 450 miles .. The front wheel is suffering badly with stone chipping. Has , or is anyone else experiencing this please ?There are no stone chips anywhere else on the bike and there are no signs of the same happening to the rear wheel .. !kawasaki do not appear to be that interested and have said it is due to "external Force !" ?They did say if I Pay %XA3210 ...

thanetman

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Yamaha XJ900F first big bike

Hi people; Been offered a 1992 XJ900F by a friend of mine for %XA3300 as first 'big bike' for when I get my full licence - I'm currently on CBT. Long story cut short is that the bike was running fine until two years ago  then got stripped apart by mutual friend to fix exhaust bolt and polish it up and that's how bike is at moment. It was running ok and luckily he didn't take engine apart!So big questions - how suitable are they as a first big bike Are they easy are they to handle in traffic and ...

  • Created 27 September 2014 15:55 by thanetman
  • Last comment 2 days ago ago by thanetman
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urbanbike

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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 sprockets.com  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??? 

hiperformance

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Labor cost

I'm real busy right now at work so I let a buddy run my vtx for a bit. Brought it back today and said there's a little 'tic' in the engine. Nope there a BIG TICK-A-TICK in all the valves.  Wondering what the book calls for for labor time to pull a 2002 vtx 1800c. The intake valve clearance is .080 so I'm expecting the cam and rocker need replacing. OH I need to tell you when I drained the oil only 2.5 qts came out... The rest must be hiding up in there somewhere because he ALWAYS checked the ...

  • Created 28 September 2014 00:44 by hiperformance
  • Last comment 3 days ago ago by jaffa90
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thanetman

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Faulty gearbox CG125

Evening all!Bought a Hongdou 125 (Honda CG125 clone) as a non runner to rebuild get back on the road after 22 years off it.  Gearbox has a problem in that you can only select 1st, Neutral or 2nd but if you turn the engine using the crankshaft bolt then you can go all the way through the gears, but on the next turn of crankshaft it can only select 1st,N,2nd again. Any ideas? I'm in an IVA so sadly I couldn't buy a brand new CBR125R like my niece so stuck with this for the moment! Tim

  • Created 11 July 2014 22:13 by thanetman
  • Last comment 5 days ago ago by thanetman
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bullets

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Honda Warraty / Servicing

Hi All,I have recently purchased a Honda CBF 125 for commuting to work, now due a 2,500 mile service and is only 1 year old.My thoughts were to get this bike serviced at a local M/C garage, 50% less than Honda. however does this affect the warranty?Mu understanding was, dealers cannot enforce this due to anti competition rules,   my local garage seemed to believe Honda would not play ball with any claim. Thanks in advance 

  • Created 23 September 2014 14:47 by bullets
  • Last comment 6 days ago ago by bryfor59
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curlycruz77

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lifan 250

I have a lifan 250, long story short i need to replace the engine and wanted to swap it for something bigger is there any engines that will fit in the same frame that has more cc's

  • Created 24 September 2014 23:39 by curlycruz77
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zuhairsam34

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HELP aprilia rs125

Hello guys,i have aprilia rs 125 its my new and first bike, and i have two issues with it, the first one that the exhaust is too smoky and also smell too much gas when i turn it on,the second one that i have a big problem that its too weak to go on Steep Hill, it always stop in the middle and its very hard to launch it again,i went to the dealer who i dont trust, he told me that he already cleared the carburettor well, and still the same problem after i took itany suggestions?!sorry for my ...

  • Created 24 September 2014 20:38 by zuhairsam34
  • Last comment 6 days ago ago by jaffa90
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Becky2990

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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 7 days ago ago by Steveyman
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kybikerguy

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stuck at red lights

A friend recently told me about a new product that trips red lights electronically. For me, getting stuck turning left at red lights happens very often, I used to scoot up and hope a car behind me would trip the light or just run the light. There are few products out that claim to do what this one does, and so far it has yet to fail me. My friend found it on kickstarter or go to the youtube video here Road Chameleon

  • Created 22 September 2014 16:15 by kybikerguy
  • Last comment 8 days ago ago by eatcs01
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