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Bike Talk / Re: Bored, bored, bored!
« on: February 11, 2019, 07:58:40 PM »
By Friday there’s just a puff of dust coming out of the end....
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Bike Talk / Bored, bored, bored!
« on: February 11, 2019, 01:43:19 PM »
Who else is dying for the better weather to come along so we can ride our bikes more often? Today, we have a weather warning for high winds. Tomorrow, there's snow forecast.  :undecided:

What are you doing to keep from going insane till you can get the bikes out? :shocked: Give me some ideas.

Bike Talk / Re: I’ve finally bought one.....
« on: February 11, 2019, 10:07:10 AM »
Looks like a fun toy. Enjoy!  :moto:

Bike Talk / Re: the 2019 Alzo SP vs the 2019 Moz RR
« on: February 01, 2019, 03:00:23 PM »
I’d have an Alzo over a MOz any day.

I'm picturing him draped over you like molten cheese on a sandwich. Thanks for that.

Bike Talk / Re: S1000 XR versus KTM Superduke GT
« on: February 01, 2019, 01:42:12 PM »
have you never ridden a bike or drove a car and something that you initially didn't like actually turns out to be less significant...and on the flip side something you hadn't realised on a test ride becomes very significant.
I remember you saying more-or-less that back in August. That initially you found the riding position on the XR weird, having come off something less sitty-uppy. But then you got used to it and appreciated all of the other qualities of the bike. The same might have happened to me if I'd had it for longer than a day.

Bike Talk / Re: 10 year challenge
« on: January 31, 2019, 02:08:53 PM »
1989 - Manco trike

(Not my exact one but the same model with the Briggs & Stratton lawnmower engine. Feel the POWER!  :moto:

1999 - Kawasaki KR-1

Bike Talk / Re: S1000 XR versus KTM Superduke GT
« on: January 31, 2019, 01:58:35 PM »
Buying new or used???

The 19MY Superduke GT is very different to the older one with both issues Alzo mentions addressed.

Big bikes are awesome. Depends if you’re a v twin winner or IL4 loser really  :rofl:
I haven't ridden the KTM but I rented the XR for a day last summer here in Austria while the Euro tour guys were over. I didn't get along with it. Technically, it's a very accomplished machine but something about it and me didn't agree. Particularly when going down to hairpins, the autoblipper on downchanges seemed to shoot me towards the corners I was braking for, and the linked brakes nearly caught me out once when I didn't realise they were linked and I was applying some front and back brake and the rear locked up two or three times and squirmed around as I was trying to get it turned. I was heading worryingly close to a tunnel entrance wall even though I wasn't going particularly fast.  :icon_pale: There was very little engine braking too.

I liked the quickshifter, the engine was very smooth and hugely powerful if a bit characterless (I prefer some naughtiness and burbling on the overrun etc). But I've a feeling I would prefer the KTM. I thought I would love the XR but I was wrong. The only way to really know is to try them yourself.

Bike Talk / Re: Any idea
« on: January 30, 2019, 09:08:17 PM »
Sounds like it isn't BS/CE approved.
From that website via Google translate: "Because this helmet is a Japanese standard, it can not be used overseas."

Pretty sure Arai will make all their helmets to the same standard. Whether that is BS/CE/Snell.

Aye, most likely. It’s just that it has probably not been through the approval process.

Bike Talk / Re: Any idea
« on: January 30, 2019, 08:48:02 AM »
Sounds like it isn't BS/CE approved.
From that website via Google translate: "Because this helmet is a Japanese standard, it can not be used overseas."

Bike Talk / Re: 10 year challenge
« on: January 22, 2019, 03:46:33 AM »
2009: 2005 ZX-6R C1
2019: 1998 CB SevenFifty (custom) and 2004 R1

Mechanical / Re: Oxygen sensor
« on: January 08, 2019, 01:05:50 PM »
Why it wasn’t picked up and rectified the first time when it was in DMC Birmingham is beyond me they had it for 7 weeks and failed to notice what DK Motorcycles noticed and rectified in a few hours.

Just goes to show missing the simple causes of a fault will lead you down the wrong and more complicated fault diagnoses path.
Yeah, exactly! With my Renault, it went back to Arnold Clark in Glasgow several times, they replaced the whole ECU of the car (costing me nearly £400 about 13 or 14 years ago). But when I got the car back and the problem recurred, they had had the car for so long, and they only store removed parts for 7 days, they couldn't put the old one (that wasn't the cause of the problem) back on. They claimed they'd 'hooked it up to the computer' and it showed a fault so even if there was another problem, they said that still had to be replaced. Of course, they had no proof for this.

Eventually, I sold it to a friend who knew about the problems (intermittently, the central locking and immobiliser wouldn't work so you'd be locked out and unable to start the car), he took it to another garage and they found a dodgy connection.

Mechanical / Re: Oxygen sensor
« on: January 08, 2019, 12:40:23 PM »
Well they found corrosion between the exhaust and the sensor and they also found a corroded connection and water in the sensor.

They’ve cleaned it up and greased it for protection (maybe a design issue as it’s already had a new sensor allegedly)

I rode it back down the M6 in the pissing down rain last night and it was fine I was half expecting the EFI light to come back on.

Hopefully that’s the end of it now it had its first service while it was there also and no further problems were found this time lol.
Glad it's sorted! :thumbleft: I was thinking a few days ago that my money was on a dodgy connection because it sounded similar to some woes I had with a Renault for a while.

Mechanical / Re: Oxygen sensor
« on: January 08, 2019, 12:25:29 PM »
Went back to a different dealer fixed within a day and possible root cause found and rectified.

Hopefully that’s the fault put to bed this time.
So, what was the problem in the end?

Bike Talk / Re: Fresh day
« on: January 03, 2019, 10:33:42 AM »
Still think that's a gorgeous bike. Nice one, Kit! Mine are going to stay in the garage for a while yet. There's too much snow and ice about here at the moment.

Bike Talk / Re: Track bike
« on: December 10, 2018, 08:06:45 AM »
Good luck with the Spanish purchase!

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