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Dec
4
comment What is the technical reason the engineer decided the motorcycle gear pattern as follows?
I believe many race bikes reverse the order (tap down to change up) to allow them to accelerate out of corners. Tapping down means you do not need to get your toe under the changer while while scraping the pegs.
May
31
comment Is it OK to skip gears?
No problems there, it's a close ratio box with a tall first gear. 60km/h in first would be about 7000 rpm. Double clicking the gear changer takes that down to about 3500 rpm - still within the sweet spot.
May
30
comment Is it OK to skip gears?
But does the a sequential gear box of a motorcycle work differently to the gearbox of a car? Unfortunately, my car is a piece of crap so skipping gears just brings frustration.
Apr
12
comment Motorcycle chewing through too many front tyres
There was no obvious issues with the tyre aside from cupping. As regards braking, the speed triple has front brakes that can stop a planet but rear brakes that couldn't slow a butterfly. This is the curse of sports bikes I suppose. I reckon I'll soften the front suspension and see what happens.
Apr
12
comment Motorcycle chewing through too many front tyres
Thanks for the link.
Apr
9
comment Can a motorcycle's brake lever be bent back into shape?
Triumph + Australian prices = $120 :-( That being said, I have not looked around at 3rd party options.
Apr
6
comment Can a motorcycle's brake lever be bent back into shape?
Cost is about $120 and I only replaced it a few months ago when someone tipped my bike. I might experiment with the old one and see what happens.