Very nice ride today, from West Bromwich to London then down to Eastbourne. Some idiots out but nothing that can't be dealt with. Cooked my tyres a bit on some twisties B-) Oops! Run out of tread completely on the centre of my rear tyre so I'm down at my dads to change it, will be putting on new front tyre, chain and sprockets this week and heading over to Belgium for the weekend on Friday. Can't wait! =D
Have fun, im getting new rear brakes this weekend so that i can go round the uk, but its The End of uni on friday, so no sleep, and then Summer Ball saturday, so riding could be fun.
has anyone taken the new test yeat? I'm woundering if its worth getting practice before. It's only a tenner if I fail but just the inconvenience. I'd like to know if its doable on my bike too.. any ideas? don't want to pay for a course, as I'm already a competant rider..
How did you come off?
At least you were wearing proper kit.
Hope your leg recovers quickly
small puddle of diesel on the road. trust me to hit it
I wounder how severe the high speed avoid is in the test? starting to think for the sake of £10 to book, I might just wing it as I'm having hard luck finding anyone who will just give me mod 1 practice..
glad you're not too battered dh
Need some engine help; very funny behaviour!
Ok, so about 2 weeks or so - maybe more, I ran out of juice. At least, I assume that was what it was - it started again with fresh juice and redex. Put 2 tanks through it no problem then riding back from uni t'other day it started behaving very straengly. Power was lumpy in the mid-range. Filled her up and noticed alot of condensation and water about the filler cap. Didnt suprise me because it had had a couple of nights in the rain. Presumed lumpyness was due to water in the fuel. Run it for about 20 miles since then and power is still very lumpy. Fine on idle, low revs is ok, medium revs are all over the place, particually with the throttle open wide, but also when trying to stick to an economical 35ish - in the middle of a gear. Sort of comes one minuet then seems to load up and die down then that will clear with a burst of power. Makes the bike a ***** to ride and I have no confidence in the bike to filter to the front of traffic lights any more. Cant be sure of getting away ok. At high revs then all is normal. After 20 miles I would have thought there would have been a change of fuel in the lines?
Any ideas? Proablly could do with a proper filter and water trap, might make things easier, but not sure thats the cause at the moment.
sounds like carbs. If you could fit an oil filter it might stop more dirt getting in and let whats in there come out.
Looking at the hanes manual for my twin cylinder getting to the carbs involves removal of the tank and air filter then getting to them. I remember moving the carbs on the bandit which is a 4 cylinder, that was a nightmare. I wouldnt recommend it without knowing what your doing and having all the tools near by.
I think with that my dad went to a car shop and got a filter that could be attached to the rule line under the tank (you cut the line fit the filter) and that helped a bit. Also check the sparks just in case (gap and cleanliness).