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  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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    07-14-2009 09:38 PM Go to last post
  1. 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, Yesterday 11:35 AM
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    Yesterday 06:32 PM Go to last post
  2. 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
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    07-29-2014 01:43 PM Go to last post
  3. 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
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    07-28-2014 04:42 PM Go to last post
  4. 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
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    07-28-2014 03:44 PM Go to last post
  5. Anyone with a 2008 or up Yamaha R6?

    Does anyone here have or know someone with a 2008 or up Yamaha R6 (must be a Canadian model, not imported from the US)? I sent my ECU to someone in the states to be reflashed and now I am getting an error code 39. I have followed all the service manual diagnostics except for replacing the...

    Started by JrJones‎, 07-01-2014 07:08 PM
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    07-27-2014 10:54 PM Go to last post
  6. CLUTCH BASKET DAMPER SRINGS, where to purchase!??

    Hey y'all, well here goes nothing! lets hope someone can help me with this one. at season's end I encountered some issues with my oem clutch and I figured I should upgrade the lot to make sure its all good going forward. I replaced my clutch assembly with a YOYODYNE SLIPPER CLUTCH, EBC SRK...

    Started by bacchus40‎, 05-05-2014 01:13 PM
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    07-27-2014 05:56 PM Go to last post
  7. Chain Cleaning Question

    I've been doing a lot of reading about chain maintenance since I bought my bike. But I have a few issues I'd like some input on. The first problem I have is that I live in a Condo and vehicle maintenance is frowned upon. On top of that they are absolute sticklers about any leaks under a vehicle,...

    Started by spaynton‎, 06-26-2014 07:13 PM
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    07-24-2014 09:26 AM Go to last post
  8. Expert Advice Required.... BMW S1000RR Exhaust

    Can someone please tell me the following... 1) Is there any difference between the full race Akra system I could get online vs. the full race BMW Akra system? 2) Can I get a BMW dealer to flash this system as if it was the BMW system? 3). Is there any BMW dealer in the world who would...

    Started by Ghost‎, 07-03-2014 03:46 PM
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    07-23-2014 06:05 PM Go to last post
  9. 07 cbr600rr issues

    Here's the skinny: Last night take a burn up to cypress, my speedo goes blank for 5 seconds and turns back on. I reach the top and shut off the bike. Try to turn it back over to go home and I get nothing, just flickering of the gauge. Get an hesd light on and the fI light giving me a 51 code...

    Started by jtabo‎, 07-15-2014 08:33 AM
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    07-21-2014 02:10 PM Go to last post
  10. Sprocket and Chain install, anyone have chain tool for rent?

    Got my parts but not willing to drop $90 on a chain tool for a single afternoon use, does anyone have one I could rent or borrow? Would be much appreciated. Located in Langley.

    Started by rrennert‎, 07-10-2014 10:08 AM
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    07-21-2014 02:03 PM Go to last post
  11. Ceramic coatings for exhaust

    I have some new pipes for my Street Tracker project that I'd like to get coated. It looks like ceramic is going to be the way to go. There is a place in Abbotsford - Rocket Ceramcoat and the prices look quite reasonable. Anyone use their services ? Good or bad experience ? Any other ceramic...

    Started by David Morrow‎, 11-10-2010 10:52 AM
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    07-18-2014 08:59 PM Go to last post
  12. Suzuki parts back order

    How long does it take? I ordered some spokes and apparently there are no DR-Z400S spokes in North America. Which is strange since it's such a common bike.

    Started by Penguin‎, 07-10-2014 06:44 PM
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    07-14-2014 09:11 AM Go to last post
  13. 03 CBR600RR Headlight wiring

    So run into a frustating problem. Took off my streetfighter headlight as I got my stock headlight in the mail that I'm swapping back to. Pulled the bulbs, but couldn't get the H4 connectors out so had to cut the wires. Me being stupid I didn't take note on how the wires were set up, and now that...

    Started by rrennert‎, 07-12-2014 04:49 PM
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    07-13-2014 01:56 PM Go to last post
  14. Rear brakes

    Since buying my bike used, I noticed the rear brakes gave no feed back. IE when applying the rear brakes, I can't tell how much rear brake I am applying. With the front, you know when the pads are grabbing. I went and bled the rear brake thinking there might have been some air in there. But...

    Started by SumAznGuy‎, 06-15-2014 12:13 PM
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    07-11-2014 08:21 PM Go to last post
  15. RAM mounts

    Is there anyplace in the lower mainland that stocks the RAM Stem mount system? No, not PeeWee's Saturday night thing ..... the item linked below!:D http://www.ram-mount.com/CatalogResults/PartDetails/tabid/63/partid/082065077045066045049055054085/Default.aspx Yep, I could order online but...

    Started by Sikorsky‎, 04-04-2011 07:31 PM
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    07-11-2014 10:59 AM Go to last post
  16. flashtunes r6 eu vs usa ecu pin

    long story short i flashed a buddies 07 r6 ecu on his race bike...we made a mistake and used the usa program instead of eu....someone here had the same issue and changed the pin order as it is totally opposite for firing order....i am not finding much help online with pics or diagrams....he lives 4...

    Started by moeracing‎, 06-10-2014 07:51 PM
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    07-10-2014 07:17 PM Go to last post
  17. 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
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    07-10-2014 12:35 AM Go to last post
  18. Distinguish slip on from full?

    Ok this might be the dumbest question I will ask on this forum... What are some visual give-aways to spotting a full exhaust vs a slip on (without taking the fairings off)? Is it the connection between the muffler and the mid pipe and the absence/presence of the cat? To be clear, the pipe...

    Started by xvitax‎, 07-01-2014 10:55 PM
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    07-09-2014 07:34 PM Go to last post
  19. Had bikes in storage for 4 years, need advice prepping them for the road

    Roughly 4 years ago, my wife and I moved to Japan and put both our CBR 600's in storage. We're returning to Metro Van this August, but unfortunately, we won't be able to keep our bikes as we're moving to Ottawa. We have a 94 F2 CBR 600 and a 89 F CBR 600. Both ran just fine before we departed....

    Started by Jordo‎, 06-26-2014 08:16 PM
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    07-03-2014 08:32 PM Go to last post

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