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by MikeZ
Jul 4th, '20, 16:12
Forum: Off-Topic Banter
Topic: No need to worry about the virus anymore!
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: No need to worry about the virus anymore!

Lol no you'll get sunburn
by MikeZ
Jul 2nd, '20, 15:57
Forum: Ride Outs
Topic: Coast & country Somerset Rideout 2nd August
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: Coast & country Somerset Rideout 2nd August

I might be up for this one, both Keinton Mandeville and Trowbridge are <1hr away from me and it won't be too early by the time you get there.
by MikeZ
Jul 1st, '20, 20:43
Forum: Latest Information
Topic: Any jobs going?
Replies: 27
Views: 328

Re: Any jobs going?

Sorry to hear about your job. But with your attitude you should be ok. Best of luck.
by MikeZ
Jul 1st, '20, 15:41
Forum: Jokes / Funny Stuff / Games
Topic: Is that your KTM parked outside?
Replies: 14
Views: 305

Re: Is that your KTM parked outside?

Gsxr outside. . "Is that where the new hedge is going to be?"
by MikeZ
Jun 24th, '20, 17:31
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil Leak
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: Oil Leak

I was under the impression gearbox oil is the same from the engine, its bloody new in colour so again making me think its one and the same. The final factor on that will most likely be I don’t have a bike lift. You could well be right, your setup could easily be different to the older shaft Yam's. ...
by MikeZ
Jun 23rd, '20, 12:35
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil Leak
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: Oil Leak

Unless they've changed the design since the old xs1100 days, the main oil is separate to the middle gearbox oil. Used to have a separate white dipstick for the middle gearbox oil level. But if the seal is gone based on what we've seen you've done previously and your background, you'll have no proble...
by MikeZ
Jun 19th, '20, 13:25
Forum: Bike Banter
Topic: Metzeler Sportec M5 pair deals
Replies: 13
Views: 369

Re: Metzeler Sportec M5 pair deals

Oponeo are good. Price always close. Delivery within couple of days. Never had a tyre from them even near 12months old.
by MikeZ
Jun 14th, '20, 20:52
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New lock or key for garage metal cabinet
Replies: 10
Views: 255

Re: New lock or key for garage metal cabinet

If you can get the barrel out then any similar type of key can be used, just modify the key and the slides, it takes a bit of time but doesn't cost anything. Obviously if key is cheap then no problem. If u can get a blank key then you can make it fit.
by MikeZ
Jun 12th, '20, 09:24
Forum: Say hello
Topic: Morning all
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: Morning all

Hi and welcome from Bristol
by MikeZ
Jun 11th, '20, 10:48
Forum: Bike Banter
Topic: Can I Buy A Hayabusa If I’m A Beginner
Replies: 15
Views: 385

Re: Can I Buy A Hayabusa If I’m A Beginner

Nicely found thanks for that
by MikeZ
Jun 9th, '20, 15:06
Forum: There are no stupid questions
Topic: Copper or no copper
Replies: 12
Views: 586

Re: Copper or no copper

As said above, generally on more modern calipers and pads it's a no. I use sparingly on the pistons on my old (pre-divi) xj600 because large steel pistons act straight onto the back of steel pads which don't have stainless cover, and the bike is generally used when there's salt on the road then left...
by MikeZ
Jun 9th, '20, 14:50
Forum: Say hello
Topic: Hi Everyone
Replies: 9
Views: 559

Re: Hi Everyone

Hi and welcome from Bristol
by MikeZ
Jun 9th, '20, 13:52
Forum: Bike Banter
Topic: Can I Buy A Hayabusa If I’m A Beginner
Replies: 15
Views: 385

Re: Can I Buy A Hayabusa If I’m A Beginner

It's registered as a Warrior 125cc, if real it was pushed there - notice no final drive.
by MikeZ
Jun 8th, '20, 19:44
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: engine carbon cleaning
Replies: 11
Views: 311

Re: engine carbon cleaning

But surely with a modern ish bike engine it's a bit of a waste of time. When i stripped my xs1100 engine (at about 80k miles) to check small and main bearing play (back in the 90s) there was very little carbon. Mordern fuels, oil, and engines run cleaner now. If you're concerned just endoscope the c...
by MikeZ
Jun 4th, '20, 12:34
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: ZX10R steering lock stuck on
Replies: 22
Views: 628

Re: ZX10R steering lock stuck on

Or get someone to look at it. Depending on your mechanical ability it may seem like brain surgery when it's actually just a case of removing a splinter. I agree, if you feel able to do the mechanical bit then have a go. Unless the ecu and the physical lock 'broke' at exactly the same time, which as...