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RE: starting issue

Hey guys, so I can bump start my bike fine but it won't start from the electric start. It has been getting harder to start these past few months and I have only been doing short runs. So my initial thought is dead battery, I needed to replace it at some point so bought another and fitted it today. Still won't start though. It's a 1990 cbr600fl here's a video of what it is doing. I am assuming starter motor has gone but I am not the most technically minded you should be able to view this as I have ...

  • Created 21 November 2014 18:05 by KaiDekA
  • Last comment 13 hours ago ago by jaffa90

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2012 Fireblade BPF Knock

My 2012 Fireblade has a front end knock when I ride over sharp bumps. It is still under warranty (just) and I have taken it to 2 Honda Dealers with this problem. They say that it is a feature of the Big Piston Forks (BPF) and all Fireblades do it. The headstock etc has been checked for movement and correct torque and are ok. The knock is loud enough to get your attention when riding - surely this cannot be right? I am not aware of other bikes with BPF having this problem. Any advice as to getting this resolved ...

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Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC

I'm looking to change the standard pirelli diablo supecorsa sp's (200 on the rear). I'd like something more suited to our mixed weather in the UK, ie good in dry + wet, and warm up quickly. The bike can recalibrate itself to 190, 50 or 55. I've used Dunlop Sportsmarts before on other bikes, but looking for advice. Thanks

  • Created 09 October 2014 12:15 by Mike P
  • Last comment 14 hours ago ago by importrider

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ZZR110 Idling and Starting Problem

Hi All,I'm a newb to this site and need some suggestions please.I have a 1998 ZZR1100 only 26000 miles that has a problem with starting and idling which seems at the moment to have stumped the shop I use. I have just today spent %XA3240 notes on a professional carb clean and set up  and some new iridium plugs and new air filter which hasnt solved the problem.One of the problems is this, the engine starts first time on about half choke and runs at about 2000 rpm. The revs begin to rise and I keep backing of the choke ...

  • Created 08 November 2014 18:46 by zzrsean
  • Last comment 17 hours ago ago by eatcs01

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Oil leak on Honda Varadero 125

HiI'm looking at buying a 2002 Honda Varadero 125.I noticed an oil leak. The owner didn't seem to know where it was coming from but wondered if anyone can shed any light.I just don't want to buy a bike that's going to cost me a bunch as soon as I hand the money over!I know it will be probably impossible to tell from attached pictures but any advice will be much appreciated.ThanksMichael

  • Created 20 November 2014 22:42 by mikey2424
  • Last comment 2 days ago ago by smidget

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BMW R1200 GS LC 2013 Engine Problem

Hi, I have an annoying ticking noise on my R 1200 GS LC 2013 The strangest thing about this is that the ticking noise only comes apparent when the engine is warm! To fix this ticking noise I have had the following done at BMW dealership Rayners Garage in Cardiff and still no joy 2 full ...

  • Created 20 November 2014 13:28 by Johnpaul001
  • Last comment 2 days ago ago by smidget

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Mod 1 in a friend motorcycle ?

Hi All,It is possible to take Mod 1 (Big Bike) of the practical test in a friend motorcycle ? Of course my friend will ride the motorbike to the test centre.Also, it would be possible to do Mod 2 y a different motorbike but same category ? Mod 1 will be a 650cc and Mod 2 in a 600cc ! The reason is, I want to do Mod 1 in my friend motorbike to save money not using my instructor ...

  • Created 19 November 2014 14:52 by matpat
  • Last comment 2 days ago ago by gingerB

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Chain maintenance on side stand?

Hi, I have nice new(ish) XJ6 with a side stand only. This has an under-slung exhaust box.  For cleaning lubing the chain, my bike maintenance guy suggests, rather than using paddock stand, I use a car jack to gently lift the back wheel, using the exhaust box as the jacking point. Somewhat nervous about this, mainly as to whether the exhaust is robust enough for this. Suggestions, comments welcome please...


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Yamaha Tricity

Does anyone know if there is a conversion available to convert the Yamaha Tricity to a trike?  We have had a MP3 for the passed 3 years that both my wife and I ride however she doesn't have a full bike licence and the LT MP3 works but it is getting a bit too heavy and the Tricity is around 100kgs lighter making this a good fit if possible to convert

  • Created 19 November 2014 18:02 by Vennwood
  • Last comment 3 days ago ago by Vennwood

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Noisy chain

Hi all, I replaced my chain and sprockets about 8000 mile ago it sounds as if chain is tight the chain is adjusted correctly and is kept well lubed. After taking my bandit 1200 for mot the guy said there is wear on front sprocket causing that noise as he turned wheel anti clockwise noise was not there. Can a front sprocket wear out before the rearRegards

  • Created 17 November 2014 12:32 by Irwin
  • Last comment 4 days ago ago by James600zx


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