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Tyre pressure guages, what to believe?

 I had a new tyre fitted and when I got home to check with "pencil type" guage it showed 25psi.  I did a check because  the steering did feel a little unusual. My bike needs 32psi.So I've been back to the dealer who were very helpful they did work on the tyre and upon return I whipped out my pencil tyre pressure guage in front of the manager, I asked "what the tyre was inflated to?" he say 32 psi, I did the test and it was 37psi So he went into ...


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2007 Kawasaki ER6F Electrics

I've got an ER6F and until now it has been very reliable. I commute in all weathers and it has been bulletproof.After recent heavy rain and lack of use (3 days without being run and stored outdoors uncovered) it struggled to start.On the 4th attempt it suddenly dropped all electrical power and hasnt shown signs of life since.Some people have suggested it might be the battery but the loss of power was instant, almost like someone had hit the kill switch (no, I have checked that) but I would expect battery issues to be more gradual?Anyone any thoughts?

  • Created 14 August 2014 10:22 by craiggingell
  • Last comment 14 hours ago ago by jaffa90

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Faulty new bike

Anyone know where i can go with this problem, purchased a new Triumph STR ABS last june, it had a damaged tank which was replaced under warranty 5 months later so its been on the bike for about 8-9 months now, seat rubbed through tank and it was replaced again at the 6k service, the one they replaced it with is bad quality and so another warranty claim has been approved but they have none in stock and no idea when they will have them, during this time i have also had various other warranty claims, subframe, alarm, seat, head ...

  • Created 19 August 2014 17:41 by bruce4079
  • Last comment 18 hours ago ago by ACIC

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Yamaha xt 125 hard to start

Hello,I'm new around here and i have some difficulties with my backup motorcycle. It's a Yamaha XT 125 2006. It's very hard to start when cold no matter if i kickstart it or use the electric starter. The engine has to spin a lot before it starts and after it does it get's warm very hard like in 10 minutes at idle with the choke on or in a few kilometers with choke on and throttle gassed up so iot doesn't stop.The compression is 12, spark plug new and brownis at colour, carburetor clean and level checked up and all ...

  • Created 19 August 2014 08:58 by metalghost
  • Last comment 2 days ago ago by kcmc

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Suzuki Marauder GZ125 spluttering/cutting out

I wonder if anyone could give me a hand diagnosing this problem. I'm unlucky enough to be on my third 125 within a year, having had to get rid of a couple as the problems cost more to fix then they were worth. At the moment I have a GZ125 and it's not without it's faults. At the moment it's tending to hate third gear and when I try to change it up from first (about 10mph) to 3rd (About 25mph) it will intermittently begin to splutter and drastically loose power or just shut down altogether. ...

  • Created 09 August 2014 22:54 by Sparrows
  • Last comment 4 hours ago ago by kcmc

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triumph tiger 955 not charging

My tiger died on me while riding,dials etc went first,then fan engine overheated and i stopped,battery dead,fitted spare battery same thing happened after about 40 miles,is this alternator or regulator problem?

  • Created 17 August 2014 16:03 by theandywild
  • Last comment 4 days ago ago by smidget

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I can't find the fuse box..HELP.

I recently bought a Lifan 125-king to fix for a bit of fun..I replaced the headlight and then the bike would not sounds like the starter motor is sparking just not turning over..I now can';t locate the fuse box haha.


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Need to get some new gloves as my current ones are worn out. Been looking for a short cuff glove this time and although I've been browsing all day I still am looking! So far I like the look for the Knox Orsa and Alpinestars Celer gloves, got a budget of about %XA380 and want something worth the money. Was thinking about the Knoxs' because they don't have velcro.

  • Created 03 August 2014 01:36 by Baver96
  • Last comment 4 days ago ago by philehidiot

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ignition wiring

hi guys, im new to the forum and new to riding, so please be just passed my CBT and want to get out on the road,  i was given a lexmoto a month ago being told it used to run but didn't any more. ok to cut a long story short, can someone please answer my questions? i have power from the loom to the ignition junction box, but no ignition.1) i have 4 wires coming from loom, but only 3 from ignition to loom. is this normal? 2) could the previous owner have messed up the wiring?3) can i buy ...

  • Created 15 August 2014 11:07 by bikerjane
  • Last comment 5 days ago ago by charlie79

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Decisions, decisions

Howdy,I'm looking at getting a bike when I return to the UK (currently out in Cyprus and I wouldn't dream of riding regularly here as I don't have a deathwish!!)I'm 6ft 8 and trying to make my mind up as to what kind of bike I want. Budget isn't too much of a drama, but i'm stuck between getting an Adventure/Sit-up-and-beg bike or a cruiser/bagger/chopper/custom?I've managed to narrow my shortlist down to 19 bikes (9 adventure bikes and 10 cruisers), oh, and I need to be able to out-do my Dad on his Yamaha XVS 1300!Any fellow lanky-riders out there ...

  • Created 16 August 2014 21:00 by Medic7
  • Last comment 5 days ago ago by jaffa90


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