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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. Quick oil change question

    Last year before I put the bike away for winter I did an oil change and all the other fun things. I am planning on starting her up for the 1st time since winterizing today. I will let her run for about 30 min so thats fine. Question I have is, should I change oil and filter out before I start...

    Started by cvrle1‎, 04-09-2014 03:51 PM
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  2. 03 R6 Error code 13 and 15 HELP!!

    Hey guys so I'm having troubles with my 03 R6 stunt bike and its really getting on my nerves any help would be greatly appreciated! so basically it all started on the weekend I was at the lot practicing first time i been out in over a year due to a injury my bike sat for that whole year i never...

    Started by belair66‎, Today 12:54 AM
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    Today 01:47 PM Go to last post
  3. Chain breaker/riveter

    So I will be chainging my chain this weekend and need to pick up a breaker/riveter. Right now I am trying to decide between the motion pro or the RK tool. Anyone have experience with either of them? I found some people mentioning the motion pro to be poorer quality.

    Started by foxrace‎, Today 12:36 PM
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    Today 01:07 PM Go to last post
  4. Reflectors

    Just a quick question. I've had a read through the Motor Vehicale Act Regulations section on Reflectors (quoted below). Based on this I interprit it as only requiring a single reflector on the rear of the motorcycle. My bike came with various reflectors on the bike in addition to the rear one. I...

    Started by spaynton‎, 03-25-2014 10:20 AM
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  5. Crf 450 2004 fork seal question

    A mate of mine recently purchased one of these toys , and needs to do seals/oil on both forks. What are good places to do this type of work, and how much does it cost. Thanks

    Started by areknocun‎, Yesterday 07:15 PM
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  6. 2000 GSXR 750 Engine Knock Problem To Fix or No?

    Hello fellow riders, my beloved 2000 GSXR 750 has served my well the past 5 years but has recently developed an engine knocking problem, the bike makes an extremely annoying knocking sound and is unable to generate power over 3000 rpm. I was told that it was a connecting rod issue and it's possible...

    Started by Stan‎, 04-10-2014 12:57 AM
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    04-14-2014 09:59 PM Go to last post
  7. License plate light

    I need to find a simple plate light. I had some of those bolt lights but they fell apart after 2 years. I was thinking something simple like an led strip but not sure where to find something like that. I could get something from ebay I guess but I prefer to find something locally.

    Started by XdtesZombie‎, 04-06-2014 09:53 AM
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    04-14-2014 08:24 PM Go to last post
  8. Cool Yamaha R1 2009-2014 recall notice headlight coupler melt

    Hello fellow bcsb'ers, Just got a recall notice in the mail March 2014 about all yamaha 2009-2013 YZF-R1 "R1" and some 2014 YZF-R1 "R1" models ... in case anyone has one. Here's the details thought I'd pass it around... ...

    Started by integra298‎, 03-30-2014 07:16 PM
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    04-11-2014 10:45 PM Go to last post
  9. 07 R1 Ignition Coil Error

    I replaced all the spark plugs on my bike and after putting the ignition coils and connecting the leads the bike displays error 35. I looked up the error and it says its a problem with Ignition Coil 3. I had problems removing the coil and replaced it with a new one. Still the same problem. ...

    Started by Fotura‎, 04-08-2014 10:58 PM
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    04-09-2014 11:19 PM Go to last post
  10. Question Recommend a shop for Intruder1400 carb tuning, re-jet, possible dyno?

    I just bought a 94' Intruder 1400.... bit of a long story, previous owner totally neglected it, sat in the rain outside 4yrs... what a mess. Anyway, after much work.... still has slight popping and hesitation at high rpm WOT. Pod filter elements and cobra brand mild baffle side exhaust. So...

    Started by westvan_dude‎, 04-03-2014 12:39 PM
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    04-08-2014 09:24 PM Go to last post
  11. slipping clutch? post replacing.

    I previously had issues with my bike it was sticky and jerky so i thought it could be the clutch. After replacing the friction plates and springs my jerky issue did not go away. After replacing my chain and sprockets it fixed it. Now when i go hard on the throttle in first and second gear at...

    Started by adnoh‎, 03-30-2014 10:06 AM
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    04-08-2014 09:01 AM Go to last post
  12. Problem getting going!

    My bike is having problems starting up. It does start after some internal effort. I have it on a ctek charger, stored indoors, on it over the winter, and charger reports battery being fully charged. It has lots of Seafoam in the gas tank over the winter. It cranks and cranks, so I think I can...

    Started by 4wheelsLESS‎, 03-12-2014 07:55 PM
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    04-06-2014 10:33 AM Go to last post
  13. What's this wire for?

    Riding home tonight, I looked down at the side of the bike and this wire was unplugged. some background 06 CBR1000rr It wraps around the head tube plugged in under the tank cover on the left side, it came unplugged on the right side (I surmise also from under the tank cover) covered in...

    Started by IllA4-1.8T‎, 04-01-2014 09:55 PM
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    04-05-2014 05:48 PM Go to last post
  14. Shorai lithuim ion battery died

    Hey all, I recently bought a Shorai lithium ion battery for my 675 Street Triple: http://www.baysideperformance.ca/index.php?main_page=product_info&manufacturers_id=257&products_id=31301 It turns out my R/R was on recall and the battery died on me due to this. I am trying to figure out if...

    Started by pahoogawoo‎, 03-25-2014 04:56 PM
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    battery, ion, lithium, shorai, tender
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    04-04-2014 11:56 AM Go to last post
  15. Exhaust questions

    Hello. Anyone try going from a system with 2 cans to 1? What kind of changes did you feel - less torque, more hp, ???..... I'm thinking because why would you need more than one when firing orders are different. If they are wouldn't sharing 1 can be better than having the added weight of 2? Of...

    Started by bababoy‎, 03-25-2014 05:44 PM
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    03-25-2014 09:20 PM Go to last post
  16. Any issues using a braided brake line on the front with combined brakes?

    A piston controlled by the rear brake pedal and the rest controlled by the front lever, would there be any issues or would I simply not get that big of a difference in braking performance?

    Started by Penguin‎, 03-22-2014 02:59 AM
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    03-23-2014 08:01 AM Go to last post
  17. FZ6 bar swap to FZ1 bar

    Hey guys, I've been trying to resolve an issue but so far i've had no luck. According to a thread about replacing the FZ6 bars for FZ1 bars, there's one step that i have a hiccup on. http://pnwriders.com/mechanical-technical/180132-how-fz6-bar-conversion-w-grip-heaters.html When putting on...

    Started by njoytheride‎, 03-20-2014 06:06 PM
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    03-22-2014 12:17 AM Go to last post
  18. Rear wheel alignment after replacing tire

    How do you guys do it?I've eyeballed it as close as possible I could for parallelism.My chain appears arrow straight, but I'm just wondering if there's an easier way you guys do it.It's a 2012 R6I figured going from the axle bolt centre to the swing arm pivot and measuring side to side, but is...

    Started by Fergie‎, 03-19-2014 01:12 PM
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    03-21-2014 06:59 AM Go to last post

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