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cc is nothing but the total displacement volume of a piston inside the cylinder. as cc increases, there will be more intake of air fuel mixture and output power ofthe engine will increase...


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In the end I ended up purchasing the considerably cheaper model, the one without the BB degination: Bridgestone Battlax 021 180/55 ZR 17 (73W) TL. Examining the tires (both, old and new) revealed no noticeable difference. The behavior of the bike seems unaltered by the change of the tire model. I say this having ridden around 7000 kms using the new tires. ...


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The "Don't drop your helmet" warning that comes with the helmet is pretty scary, but from the seat to the ground is a pretty short drop. If you were not riding on the freeway at the time, then it is unlikely you damaged the helmet. In "Motorcycle Accident Cause Factors and Identification of Countermeasures: Technical report (1981)", Harry Hurt thoroughly ...


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If we are talking street applications, then use an o-ring chain, which means 'degreasing' is unnecessary, just cleaning. I have never changed chains at less than 20,000 mile intervals, with one change out after 40,000 miles out of paranoia, though that bike has an oiler installed. All I do to clean is put the bike on a center stand or rear stand, then ...


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Paddock stand: fast, easy, cheap, totally portable, and doesn't require much storage space. Holds the bike upright in a very stable condition so you can easily work on it. Requires the front* and rear suspension to be intact to use. Have to bend over and crawl on the floor. * The front tire and forks must be installed unless you have a front stand (of which ...


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To have this discussion, it is important to understand a few different lead acid battery types: A wet flooded cell battery is a lead acid battery that, among other traits, makes use of case vents. This is one of the oldest battery technologies and is relatively high maintenance because the water in the battery will evaporate, requiring the owner to maintain ...


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The job of a helmet is to protect a rider's head from injuries. And how does it do it? the helmet has many layers/shells inside it. When you suffer a crash, the helmet absorbs the impact/shock by breaking the outermost shell and eventually nullify the effect to the maximum by the time the shock reaches your head. Which is why helmets are not made of metal or ...


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I'm not an expert on bike carbs, but if they are the same as car ones there will be two settings - one for mixture and one for idle. Once you have them balanced, you'll need to adjust these to get the right levels, while still keeping the pair balanced (i.e. increase the idle on both by the same amount, then check the balance, then decrease the mixture a ...


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Fixing a bent fork will rectify a lot of problems. Using a bent fork will certainly cause a lot of issues. Low handling, lack of confidence while cornering and a wobbling effect while at high speeds are due to the different settings for the rear suspensions. When both rear suspensions have entirely different settings it causes all the above mentioned ...


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Here's a simple answer. The engine produces energy which is measured in BHP (Break Horse Power). But the power has to reach the wheels so that the bike can move. The power reaching the Tyre will always be lower than the power produced by the engine (due mechanical losses and stuffs). And Lo behold WHP.. Wheel Horse power. And as always @Paulster@ is spot on. ...


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Motorcycle maintenance depends on your motorcycle. And depends on the maintenance job you intend to do. Do you really need a table life for lubing the chain or perhaps changing the Tyre ? How much money are you planning to spend on the lift/paddock/table-lift? Do you know how to fix the engine should there be anything wrong? Then a lift table is a lot more ...


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This website says it's a 3.7 gallon tank with a 0.9 gallon reserve. I'm thinking you aren't filling it to the top or even near the filler neck. If you have the filler handle nose stuck down in the tank, as soon as the gas covers the snout it's going to click off. Try pulling it out a little bit and filling it some more. If you can see space between the ...


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If the lubrication options don't work, the chain might need replacing. I made this mistake once... I over tightened the chain, and when for a ride, too much torque, suspension travel, etc.. stretched the chain in a few places and sort of bent a couple of the pins in the chain causing tight spots (and loose spots)... can't really repair it... chuck a new ...


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I'll bet its your regulator/rectifier... I had a 2009 DL with same symptoms. Took it to the correct mechanic, who diagnosed it due to a product recall on the reg/rec. Here's the link to the recall in Australia... 2008 - 2009 bikes. http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1000722


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I had a 70cc honda scooter that did the same thing. The voltage regulators on some of their bikes were pretty screwy... the lower the battery voltage, the higher the output voltage from the gen. I measured mine one time without a battery at over 20 volts output! The only solution is to get a battery, or try to find a more appropriate voltage regulator. ...


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This thread on a motorbike forum suggests that an H4 bulb will fit in an HS1 holder, but that the bike in their question has a plastic lens that could melt - yours may be the same? Does the alternator have enough power to run the higher-wattage bulb and recharge the battery? I would always use a relay when upgrading or adding lamps, Halogens work much ...


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Without knowing if the bike is 12v or 6v, assuming you don't want to buy a battery, get an LED bulb, they are less apt to blow. Also, does the bike have a voltage regulator?


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What makes a bike easy to learn to wrench on is small size, lack of complexity (small total number of parts) and low expense (so when you break it you're not out a fortune) and low performance (so your amateur repairs don't risk your life at 100MPH). Neither of the bikes you're looking at, cruiser nor tourer, are good to learn on. They are both going to be ...


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To my knowledge the reserve setting is for reserving that last bit of gas. If the bike starts to sputter, you're probably low on fuel,you can then switch reserve and have maybe another 50 miles of fuel left. I always set the valve to off if it won't be ridden within a days time. But the carb flooding is also a damn good reason to use it. Parking for a while ...


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I got this from Craig Hansen of http://www.hansensmc.com/ Stu, You can put in a acid battery, but most times the ABS system will fault on cold mornings. The BMW Gel battery doesn't normally doesn't have this issue.


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Axle nut is 27mm and the other side is hex head 24mm, this was on a 2002 - it should be the same from 2000 to 2007


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A typical lead acid battery require occasional maintenance. As the battery is recharged the acid outgasses. It essentially evaporates. This gas is corrosive and an explosion hazard if it concentrated in an enclosed container. Many motorcycles utilize a covered battery box. They may also use a drain hose to remove any acid fumes out of the battery and the ...


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No, it won't fit inside, so I see as you have four options: The first option is not a good option, nor is it overall a safe option (read: try at your own risk). What you can do is to leave your back hatch open and put just the front tire of the bike there, with the rear tire still on the ground, transmission in neutral. Then get PLENTY of rope and tie the ...


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It is also advisable to ensure that there is no water or water droplets in the fuel tank and the carburreter as well


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Normally each bike has different maintenance schedules. You can find info about recommended schedules in the user manual of your bike. Keep in mind that depending on the type of bike you can have very different maintenance. For example, the maintenance required on a 125ccm 4 strokes bike is very low and could be done on your own, while maintenance on a ...


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2-stroke bikes don't usually have a fuel meter. The premix is adjustable by the rider and your mileage may vary, so not much point in putting one on, since it wouldn't be very useful.


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How could you possibly know that the helmet had never been dropped from the moment of its manufacture until it came into your possession? Even once you do own it, can you really be sure it's never been dropped while you weren't looking? I guess what I mean to say is that if it's not safe to use a helmet after it's been dropped, there's a good chance ...



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