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Feb
20
comment Why don't motorbikes have chain covers?
I would also add that the bikes above are marketed in countries where they are used as family vehicles. Kids legs and wives dresses are often hanging over the side near the chain, so its a real safety thing.
Jan
28
comment Wobble in steering (not tyre)?
Yes, I heard a cracking/popping noise going around corners. I assumed it was the CV joins. Yes it has the 4WS
Dec
11
comment Motorcycle gear changes alternate between stiff and normal
@theUg yeah break in was fine - I followed the manual and kept revs under 4K for the first 1500klm. I did an oil and filter change a few weeks back to synthetic but the issues is the same.
Nov
30
comment Slight dent in motorcycle oil filter: bad for flow?
Yeah it probably is ok. But I stupidly did the damage after I put in the new oil and was putting on the protective cap over the filter (ironic I know) so I would have to replace the oil again to replace the filter. Haha you mean Griffith on the Gold Coast? My brother went there too
Oct
5
comment Motorcycle gears seem really stiff and hard to shift when cold
Thank for the response. I actually found it was the clutch cable - it was stretched and frayed. Replaced it and its all good!
May
22
comment Motorcycle: Fuel Injection light comes on after 5 mins of riding
2 Years. Should still be good to take in
Feb
25
comment Holden Commodore not moving
Maybe check the transmission fluid levels? It sounds like clutch isnt engaging with the engine.
Jan
27
comment Honda Prelude: digital fuel and temp gauges dimming and brightening repeatedly
@KromStern All the other lights are fine. The effect doesnt seem to be related with the engine speed, though it does seem to have a 'warm up period' of about 5mins where it is completely blank.
Jan
24
comment Honda Prelude: digital fuel and temp gauges dimming and brightening repeatedly
@hillsons I dont think so. It also dims right down to the point were it is only barely visible.
Jan
24
comment '92 Toyota Corolla with a oil leak
Perhaps the oil pump? Can you tell from where abouts in the engine it is dripping from (eg: front left side)
Jan
13
comment Brake lights on '94 Honda Prelude stuck on
Thanks - your are correct! For anyone else who is having trouble like this with this particular model of car, the switch is activated when released - ie when the brake is 'off' the switch is held down but when the pedal is pushed, the switch is released. I found that there was a plastic pad connecting the pedal to this switch. The plastic had disintegrated. I replaced mine with a small bolt of equal thickness.
Sep
24
comment What can cause the squeak sound in the front right when driving faster then 70 km/h
I might also add that a rock in the disc brake or worn brake pads may also cause squeaking near the wheel (even when not applying the brake).
Sep
17
comment Rough noise while accelerating
For all of them probably around $1000 (maybe a bit less). If you want to save cash you could just get the main essential belts replaced and not worry too much about the ones that power the aircon/power steering. I'm not sure this would be your propblem though - just a guess
Sep
17
comment Rough noise while accelerating
How long ago were the timing belts replaced (these are the rubber belts at the front of your engine that operate the valves as well as other features like water pump, power steering and air con. These should be replaced perhaps every 60K miles or so, so maybe yours are old?)
Sep
13
comment Motorcycle popping on acceleration
Im sure you did, but did you make sure you had the right spark plug? Some are 'hotter' or 'colder' then others. It may be that the fuel isnt igniting properly and flooding the engine
Aug
27
comment Motorcycle: Honda VTR 250 difficulty starting
Thanks - it was the battery
Aug
19
comment How to remove edges around body filler/bondo?
Thanks! ill look into that
Aug
17
comment Motorcycle: Honda VTR 250 difficulty starting
I tested the battery whilst the bike was running - got 12.9V. is this too low?
Aug
14
comment Motorcycle: Honda VTR 250 difficulty starting
Winter in Brisbane, Australia about 15 degrees Celsius in the morning when I start the bike. I've measured the voltage - its at just over 12volts with the engine off
Aug
14
comment Motorcycle: Honda VTR 250 difficulty starting
Yep - spark plugs are fine. Not sure how only the battery is - (2nd hand) at least 6 mnths old