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Been working in IT since 1998, graduated University in 2003 and in 4 short years gone from Junior Dev to Head of Application Services. I've got a keen interest in all things web (.Net, CSS, xHTML, AJAX, ECMAScript) and do my best to keep on top of things.

Jul
15
comment How can I fix a slow indicator on a Honda Hornet?
Check the connectors/contacts for the indicators are clean and working correctly. the fast clicking is due to the relay not having enough load on it, when the indicators finally kick in they slow the relay clicking. I'd be suspecting bad contacts at the indicators (either the lamps or the bullet connectors on the wires themselves).
Jul
2
comment What type of tyres I should use in UK?
theaa.com/motoring_advice/safety/winter-tyres-in-the-uk.html <- you may want to add this link. Its odd that you will get charged more in some cases for making your car safer on the road.
May
2
comment Why is my motorbike's clutch slipping?
Did you use the correct oil? on my ducati synthetic oil is known to cause clutch slip, it needs to be semi-synthetic at most.
Apr
30
answered How do I fix my XF125GY 4-stroke engine misfires?
Apr
29
answered Does my car need a service?
Apr
4
comment New batteries with acid at 80% charge— if I run then tend, will it bring it up to 100%?
from experience of lead acid batteries going bang - its better to not be on the bike in the event of it going bang than on it. If the vents arent fully open and the charge rate is high because the battery is so low then it can create a hazardous situation. Also need to consider why the old battery is being replaced, is the reg/rec faulty and overcharging?
Mar
31
comment Motorcycle stood for over 12 months, turn over by hand first?
Has it got a timing belt or chain? if its a belt it may be worth replacing (depending on the age) My bike has two belts (v-twin) that require replacing at least every 2 years.
Mar
14
comment Hyundai Verna (Accent) handbrake light is on everytime
Isnt it dot4 fluid? In the uk I find dot4 is standard and anything else will cause a search to be had.
Mar
5
comment Battery dies frequently
have you checked for power drains? could be a stereo/head unit or lamp not being fully shut off thats draining the battery.
Feb
24
comment Kawasaki ZZR600 - Engine idles ok. Choke ok. Cuts out when open throttle. Possible causes?
You may be able to see water in the fuel filter if its clear and if you can get to it easily.
Feb
24
comment Kawasaki ZZR600 - Engine idles ok. Choke ok. Cuts out when open throttle. Possible causes?
Are any of the jets clogged? maybe running some carb cleaner through them would help. Have you checked for water in the fuel?
Feb
20
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
12
revised Why don't motorbikes have chain covers?
added 154 characters in body
Feb
12
answered Why don't motorbikes have chain covers?
Jan
16
answered In the -20F temperatures last week my temperature gauge was stuck under the 1/4 mark. Heating was also affected
Dec
6
comment Why do tires get bigger over the years?
Not sure cars are getting lighter - i think it depends on the class of car, take a VW golf, in the 80s it weighed ~ 900Kg, now its over 1300kg.
Nov
29
comment Did slamming on my brakes really fix them?
In europe we tend to suggest to people to apply firm but gentle braking for the first few miles to allow the pads to bed in correctly. We wouldnt normally advise people to make hard stops to seat the pads.
Nov
8
comment Suzuki GSR600 low idle revs and unstable
vacuum leak or dirty throttlebodies if its an injection could do it.
Sep
9
awarded  Custodian
Sep
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can I check if my motorcycle's suspension is working correctly?