Bike Tech & Mods
+ Post New Thread
Threads 1 to 23 of 23

Forum: Bike Tech & Mods

Need help? Want to help? Talk about your bike mods and how-to's!

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Tire reviews.

    I'm going to try a little experiment and set this up as a resource for you guys to post YOUR thoughts about the tires you buy and any links to sites with reviews that are online for general access. To help make it easier for folks to find the stuff I'd like you to follow the format I've shown...

    Started by TeeTee‎, 01-20-2003 11:50 PM
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 8
    • Replies: 106
    • Views: 40,733
    07-23-2013 09:17 AM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Supplies and Services Contacts

    Another useful sticky for you folks to help me populate. I'm looking for a one stop list of services and supplies that are helpful to our biking efforts. The usual non regular shop outlets like racing suppliers, wreckers, accessory places other than the regular bike shops (I'll fill in the...

    Started by TeeTee‎, 02-02-2003 05:06 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 58
    • Views: 18,979
    04-28-2013 03:39 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Anyone need a manual for their bike?

    I nearly shat myself when I saw this, I think every bike is on there... if it's a repost cry about it... http://www.bikechatforums.com/viewtopic.php?p=420640

    Started by skid-mark‎, 06-17-2005 10:17 AM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 6
    • Replies: 85
    • Views: 25,336
    03-26-2012 09:54 PM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: VFR VTEC Must Read Throttle Problems

    Anyone who owns a Honda VFR 800 VTEC really should read the following. I have been dealing with this saga for a year and it finally appears the answer is at hand. The starter valves are not synced properly at either the factory or the dealer, plus the service manual is very misleading! The...

    Started by Chumly‎, 04-13-2005 01:00 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 67
    • Views: 18,626
    12-20-2011 08:40 PM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Motorcycle luggage and touring accessories reviews

    Tankbags, saddle bags, tailbags combo bags. Hard or soft, magnetic or bubblegum hold downs. Let's hear about them all. Please use the following headings to keep it consistent for easier browsing by the others. You can either "quote" this message and delete the quote controls and this text or...

    Started by TeeTee‎, 01-27-2003 01:30 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 57
    • Views: 28,165
    08-15-2011 03:07 PM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Suspension 101

    Found this somewhere else and thought it was a great read. Enjoy. :thumbup _________________________________________________________________ Suspension 101. Introduction Unfortunately there is no literature that can give you the perfect machine setup. Also suspension setup is...

    Started by gixxstar‎, 10-10-2005 01:11 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 10,379
    09-19-2010 09:22 PM Go to last post
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Race Tires Reviews

    Kinda like the tire review with the sticky, but this thread is strictly for race / track-day only tires. I'm going to jack Bruce's format, hope he doesn't mind, cause it worked purdy good... Here's the format... -------------------------------------- Maker- Model- Size- Front- Rear- (if you...

    Started by lowprofile‎, 07-09-2003 10:54 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 7,833
    09-19-2009 03:36 AM Go to last post
  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: A call for Simple Servicing Procedures

    OK kiddies. Time to help me write another Article Forum item. I'm looking for definitive procedures for the simple regular or annual servicing for the backyard mechanics or wannabe's among us. I got the idea for this while writing up the procedure I use for cleaning throttle cable and...

    Started by TeeTee‎, 04-03-2003 10:03 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 15,132
    07-14-2009 09:38 PM Go to last post
  1. wheel cleaners..

    painted my wheels a pretty obnoxious colour and wondering what's the best or a good cleaner that will take off all the tar/dirt/etc without eating all the paint off and leaving a non obnoxious wheel..

    Started by mongoose‎, 08-26-2014 06:48 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 208
    Yesterday 08:54 PM Go to last post
  2. Horn bracket broken

    Hello, the horn bracket on my Honda 919 broke. Could someone point me to a place where I could buy another bracket? I checked ebay and found brackets, but not this one. I guess there are shops around that might be selling brackets (not specifically this one)? Ordering a 'part' for this seems...

    Started by swoop81‎, 08-24-2014 10:00 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 545
    08-25-2014 05:11 PM Go to last post
  3. 1/5 throttle insert

    has anyone here had this mod done on their zx10r ?

    Started by maninblack‎, 08-25-2014 01:53 AM
    1/5 throttle insert
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 98
    08-25-2014 01:53 AM Go to last post
  4. Neede Fairings for a Honda CBR 125 2008

    I am needing headlights, the little light under the windshield and top & front fairings for 2008 CBR 125, Pink would be nice but any will work, I have looked for them but can't find any, any good help would be nice.

    Started by CN rider‎, 08-04-2014 09:38 PM
    fairings
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 282
    08-18-2014 08:03 PM Go to last post
  5. 02 Yamaha R6 startup problem

    Hey guys, been awhile! My bikes been sitting in the garage for 5 years, now trying to get it started again. I've put in new tank of gas, new battery and when I try to start the bike it'll fire/sputter for 2 secs and die. I noticed that the down pipes 2 & 4 get hot but 1 & 3 is cold. So I...

    Started by hoking‎, 08-16-2014 04:00 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 220
    08-18-2014 12:32 PM Go to last post
  6. Bent rim repair

    so... fixing my 2006 GSXR 750 after crash, and noticed last night that my front rim is bent. and quite noticably. Its a stock rim - can be repaired at all? or am i looking at new replacement (or used)?

    Started by dbmemphis‎, 08-09-2014 09:05 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 412
    08-18-2014 11:22 AM Go to last post
  7. custom cables

    Anyone know where to get cables made up my coworker needs a clutch cable for a 64 triumph and can't find one.

    Started by XdtesZombie‎, 08-16-2014 04:12 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 245
    08-16-2014 10:50 PM Go to last post
  8. Super small battery for my XR650R

    I'm having an issue with my XR650R where the little lead acid battery that came with the bike doesn't have enough juice to consistently pull in the relay for the turn signals, even after a full charge. The HID headlight has no problem with the battery but the signal lights do, it's the weirdest...

    Started by carbonfibrerocket‎, 12-13-2011 10:53 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 10,367
    08-16-2014 03:32 PM Go to last post
  9. Steering damper resistance

    Hey dudes, got a new Hyperpro damper and I got a question about it. I feel the resistance even at the lowest setting is significant.......... was expecting it to move with next to no effort but thats not the case. Dont have a newton meter so cant tell ya exactly how much force is required but lets...

    Started by BROSKI‎, 08-09-2014 05:36 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 410
    08-15-2014 09:07 AM Go to last post
  10. Fairing stay and SS line

    guys/girls, need help with two things (2006 gsxr750): 1. how do you remove the speedo from upper fairing stay? i had taken the obvious bolt out but there are two large plastic tabs inside? see highlighted red - what do you do here? http://imgur.com/msaiVOU http://imgur.com/uYc3Xfi 2. (noob...

    Started by dbmemphis‎, 08-02-2014 11:19 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 364
    08-13-2014 04:23 PM Go to last post
  11. Question Any issues with custom straight pipe?

    Hey Guys, Trying to save some money and was just curious to know if anyone has removed the stock Catalytic Converter and got a custom straight pipe made using the stock headers, combined with a slip-on exhaust? I'm assuming I would need a Power Commander to go with it. BTW I have a 2006 R6 ...

    Started by kevinj604‎, 08-12-2014 01:22 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 570
    08-13-2014 08:32 AM Go to last post
  12. headlight legality..

    is there an actual law.. or better yet would you/do you get hassled for no high beam? reason i ask is my bike came with a crappy acerbis headlight thing, and i want to change it to something that is brighter so i can actually see father than 20 feet, the one i want only has one beam so no high...

    Started by mongoose‎, 08-11-2014 09:03 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 328
    08-12-2014 03:40 PM Go to last post
  13. Is my fender eliminator legal?

    Hey guys, I had a question. The fender eliminator I want to install on my bike has the plate like this: http://bellissimoto.com/images/cw.JPG However, someone told me that cops might hassle... So, Should I get one like this instead? http://houstonsuperbikes.com/images/F37719163.jpg Let...

    Started by bainstang‎, 08-05-2014 08:33 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 544
    08-08-2014 09:12 PM Go to last post
  14. Who sells individual fasteners?

    I need a couple M6X60mm bolts, Fastenal stocks them but they require that I purchase a whole box. Anybody know a good fastener shop that sells by the piece?

    Started by Penguin‎, 08-06-2014 08:57 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 340
    08-07-2014 08:10 AM Go to last post
  15. K7 GSXR 750 charging system problems

    Hey Guys, For the last few weeks, I've been having charging system issues on my K7. It all started with my HID light going out on me at 11 pm, over an hour from home. I traced that issue back to the ballast, and replaced the failed unit (warranty). I ride the bike locally a few other times...

    Started by Stewy‎, 07-31-2014 03:57 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 418
    08-06-2014 11:42 AM Go to last post
  16. Exclamation Fuel tank stay/prop length?

    Hey Guys, Can somewhere measure their GSXR fuel tank stay/prop? I seem to have lost mine and I'd like to cut a bar before I leave work today. They're like 15-16", yea?

    Started by Stewy‎, 08-05-2014 02:18 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 104
    08-05-2014 02:24 PM Go to last post
  17. Urgently in need of a pilot jet for a Mikuni VM26 carb.

    Hello does anyone know where I can get a 25 pilot jet for a Mikuni VM26 carb? I believe the pilot is a M28/1001 type. I am in Port Moody BC area. Thanks.

    Started by Beavinator‎, 08-02-2014 08:52 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 225
    08-02-2014 11:48 PM Go to last post
  18. Do I need a valve adjustment?

    I'm about to take my bike in for a checkup, it's been a few years of doing the regular stuff myself but I like to get it in the hands of a professional every once in a while. Imperial asked if I needed a valve adjustment, and honestly I don't know. The bike has over 80,000 on it, I've had it...

    Started by Squint‎, 05-30-2014 07:51 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 2,066
    08-02-2014 09:24 AM Go to last post
  19. 06-07 ZX10R problem(s)

    any member have the same bike here ? can you share some of the problem(s). I just got this bike , was okay after and oil and filter change done by a kawasaki dealer . Possible not related, FI warning and low oil warning on . poor throttle respond . anyone had similar experience ? thanks

    Started by maninblack‎, 07-31-2014 11:04 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 526
    08-01-2014 11:28 PM Go to last post
  20. best/cheapest place to get Honda HP Coolant

    as the title states i'm looking to flush my coolant and want to use OE honda hp coolant. i'd rather not go to the dealer because i know they will gouge me and i'm looking online as well. the only thing with online is they won't ship to me in canada from the USA because of the ORM-D fluid and...

    Started by jtabo‎, 07-30-2014 11:35 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 331
    08-01-2014 12:59 PM Go to last post
  21. ECM Needed for 2007 Suzuki GSX-R 600

    As the title says, I'm in need of an ECM for my bike (2007 Suzuki GSX-R 600). If anyone has one that I can even borrow that would be helpful. I'm trying to diagnose a problem I'm having but don't want to shell out $1000+ if that's not the issue. Please pass this along to anyone you know with a...

    Started by AtariAndrew‎, 07-14-2014 12:36 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 188
    08-01-2014 12:57 PM Go to last post
  22. yamaha sportbike fuel line MOD!! awesome

    hey y'all so i've been looking around for info in regards to fuel flow and requirements as i've been tuning my bike in readiness for recent modifications i recently installed my new Graves velocity stacks on my 2009 R1 and wanted to make sure my current maps are able to adjust fueling via...

    Started by bacchus40‎, 07-28-2014 02:28 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 291
    07-31-2014 04:53 PM Go to last post
  23. Racing fairing repair

    First time at mission on Friday and turn 2 put me on my as*. thanks god for air fence. Im trying to scavenge parts to repair the bike in time for PM on Sunday, but how do you guys repair fiberglass fairings? Never done or even know how to do it. Or could you recommend a place that can repair...

    Started by dbmemphis‎, 07-29-2014 12:42 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 225
    07-29-2014 01:43 PM Go to last post

+ Post New Thread

Forum Information and Options

Moderators of this Forum

Thread Display Options

Use this control to limit the display of threads to those newer than the specified time frame.

Allows you to choose the data by which the thread list will be sorted.

Order threads in...

Note: when sorting by date, 'descending order' will show the newest results first.

Icon Legend

Contains unread posts
Contains unread posts
Contains no unread posts
Contains no unread posts
More than 15 replies or 150 views
Hot thread with unread posts
More than 15 replies or 150 views
Hot thread with no unread posts
Closed Thread
Thread is closed
Thread Contains a Message Written By You
You have posted in this thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts