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There are pros and cons of each, remember you can easily spin or lock up the rear wheel, and in fact the rear wheel may be far less often at the correct speed. So the decision on this stems from physical connectivity it's much easier to connect from the front wheel to the odometer which is on the handlebars than to route from the rear wheel, up under the ...


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Fixing a bent motorcycle wheel is situational. If you are on a 125 to 200cc motorcycle using it for commuting purpose and will be driving under the speed limit, I would not be worried and its absolutely fine to reuse a bent wheel. provided the bend was minimal , if its extensive then changing would be a wiser option. If you are on a 600 to 1000cc super ...


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The front wheel is used in most cases with mechanical speedometers (though there are exceptions) because it's just easier (and probably cheaper) to couple the front wheel to the mechanism. Additionally, a mechanical speedometer uses a cable. The longer it is, the less reliable and accurate it becomes, thus the speedometer takes the speed from the nearest ...


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Its not a rule of thumb that the Speedometer is connected to the front wheel. There are many Suzukies and hondas in my country that have the speedometer connected to the rear wheel. As Rory stated, the only reason I guess is due to the convenience factor since the front wheel is closer to the cockpit.


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I've had great success in the past selecting a 12 sided socket that almost just say fits over the head of these types of bolts. Hammer it on so it's fully covering the head and sitting squarely then attach a ratchet and turn it out. This method has never once failed me. You do have to select an old socket however.


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Why the Quick-Shifter? Since these are called quick-shifters we'll dub slow-shifting the traditional way of shifting gear. When you slow-shift you usually close the throttle, disengage the clutch, act on the gear shifting pedal, engage the clutch and reopen the throttle. Now, this is a time-consuming process (a few hundreds of milliseconds) which might be ...


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Did you ever wonder why an open ended wrench is angled at exactly 15° ? That's so you can turn a nut a little bit, flip the wrench over, turn it a little bit more, and get the job done! You mentioned that you can turn the wrench 1/8th of a turn. That's plenty! In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if the mount was designed to accommodate the 15° wrench flip ...


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I would use my mig welder to weld a steel rod onto the head. You could weld a T shape on the end of the rod for something to hold. After removing each one, just cut the bolt off the end and repeat. The heat usually helps to free the bolt too. Make sure you protect anything nearby that could be damaged by sparks.


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Your clutch might be bad If your clutch is slipping then the RPM's of the bike can go up but the bike doesn't accelerate as the clutch slips. Many times a clutch will start slipping when the engine is at a higher power output. If you are operating under higher RPM's in higher gears, this is when the greatest load is on the clutch, chances are you are ...


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IMO, it is not I'm considering 3 types of rim. Carbon Fiber Billet Forged Aluminum Alloy Cast Aluminum Alloy All three material types do not lend themselves to flexibility. The brittle nature of the material would crack, perhaps not even visibly. But, I have to be honest here I have straightened cast motorcycle wheels using a small jack and a ...


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My buddy recommends using Irwin Easy Outs. these to remove from inside the hex And these to remove from the outside Impact drivers are always recommended. If that doesn't do it, vise grips could, but could also cause more damage. Also getting some penetrating lube on them will help if you haven't already.


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From the picture it looks as if your brushes are completely worn out. If there's no other fault, that is (theoretically) an easy and cheap fix. It appears however that getting brushes for this particular starter isn't as easy as it normally should be. For more information have a look at this thread: http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,11947.0.html as ...


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Cut a small slot in one edge of the periphery (muffler abrasive whizzer tool), and hammer a chisel in that slot to move the socket head capscrew in the loosening (CCW) direction. You needed to replace it anyway... Also, you CANNOT use too much PB blaster, Kroil, or whatever your favorite liquid penetrating oil is. Rap the head lightly with a hammer a few ...


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All of my competition cars have had speedos, some of which didn't work at all. I have never once been in a race and had time to take my eyes off what was happening around me to look at the dials. This is why competition cars tend to equip their dashboards with bright lights which come on when attention is required. The times a speedo is useful is during ...


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Heat is the key to loosen the bolts off - I use a butane torch, if you have access to oxy torch, they can be carefully used too. Keep it local to the bolt as it can affect the rotor magnets which may or may not be an issue for you if you are replacing the actual rotor). Then for the knackered bolt heads, find a sacrificial Torx bit or the right size to jam ...


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No, you do not need to remap your ECU This doesn't have anything to do with your air fuel ration and ignition timing. You are simply changing the gear ratio for your final drive. Making the sprocket larger will make all of your gears a bit shorter and reduce your top end speed. I typically do this on most of my motorcycles as it makes for better city ...


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The only curved bore designs I am aware of are toroidal I have been unable to find a match to the drawing, not even close. I took a hard look at steam engines as well. Here is an example of a toroidal design Here is a modern mock up of a similar design.


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You could take the screw out of the center of the knob. Remove it, then put it on only to shut off or turn on the fuel.


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Copy paste from the Pirelli USA website: PIRELLI ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT & REPLACEMENT LIMITED WARRANTY MOTORCYCLE TIRES What Is Warranted and Who Is Eligible Under the Warranty? Pirelli Tire LLC (Pirelli), 100 Pirelli Drive, PO Box 700, Rome, GA 30161-7000, warrants to the original purchaser that all Pirelli Original Equipment and ...


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I assume you mean that when the engine is cold, it requires the choke, but then if you stop and try to restart, then you have to turn off the choke. This is by design. The choke is a tool to allow a cold engine to run by enriching the fuel/air mix through restricting (or choking) the air supply - once the engine is warmed up, this is not needed any more. ...


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You will need to make several changes to the frame Currently your rear subframe is bossed and strengthened considerably as all of the absorbed energy from road undulations is transferred from your swingarm to the rear subframe, underneath your seat and tail section. With a cantilever swingarm you will need a rear single shock mount point. You would need ...


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Changing your rear sprocket won't give you more mid range or change the engine power curve in any way. It will alter the torque at the rear wheel at all RPMs. The bike should accelerate faster through the gears but you will also loose out on top speed. You don't need to get dyno tuned just for changing a sprocket. He may however have been implying that to ...


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You have a lot of questions. I won't be able to answer them all. I will say I have this motor sitting in my shop and have owned a few of these, TL/SV based. Should I be adding any lubricants to anything? Yes, use assembly lube. It's not a disaster if you don't. Assembly lube would typically apply connecting rod and main bearings but it won't hurt ...


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STA-BIL advertises gasoline integrity for 24 months It seems you have exceeded the advertised lifetime of 24 months by 12. Action Items Drain all fuel from the gas tank, fuel lines and fuel pump Inspect inside of fuel tank for rust and/or varnish from evaporated fuel You may need to clean your fuel injectors, you may not. Clean various components with ...


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These symptoms are typically caused by one or more blocked jets in the carburettor. Small particles of grit can block any one of the jets in carburettors. The fuel still gets to the engine through the other jets but the efficiency is much degraded. The number and size of the jets varies by model. I have no experience with Yamaha motorbike carbs but I ...


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Your oil pressure is lower I think the big issue with lugging is a considerably lower oil pressure along with high load. You don't want your connecting rod breaking the hydrodynamic lubrication layer of oil between your connecting rod and crank pin thereby causing damage to the bearing and the pin. This could cause permanent engine damage. Doing this at ...


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I'll start with the bad news - if it's the CD100 model without electric start then it's a no-go unless you replace the engine (I'm inferring this from your statement "customize my old bike with a self start"). You won't be able to retro fit a starter to it as the cases and internals will not be configured for one. However, if the engine does have electric ...


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On a regular clutch, the inner hub that drives the gearbox is a single casting. Clutch plate pressure is solely applied via the outer pressure plate and springs. On a slipper clutch, the inner hub is composed of two pieces that engage via dogs (the same way a bike gearbox/transmission works). The dogs have a flat driving face and a ramped face. Under normal ...


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There are companies that can recondition these, at least here in the UK. I have had one of mine done before in a couple of days. I assume they must use common components due to the fast turn around.


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You have a nikasil coating on your cylinder walls You can't just bore, hone and assemble. You have to have a nikasil coating applied to the cylinder walls before reassembly. Your model year of BMW has the nikasil coating. I would not simply hone your cylinders, attempt to the coating, it may be required to put then next overbore size of piston in. If ...



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