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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.

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?
Aug
10
answered How can I check if my motorcycle's suspension is working correctly?
Jul
23
comment Yamaha XJ750 not starting
Petrol may not flow through the carbs if they are incorrectly set up, blocked/damaged from the cleaning but the starting fluid sprayed down the air inlets should still cause it to try to start.
Jul
23
comment Yamaha XJ750 not starting
Are you getting compression? has anything else been changed? it should at least splutter with starting spray unless something is drastically wrong - timing, ignition, compression. Any fuses blown?
Jul
23
comment Yamaha XJ750 not starting
what are the symptoms of it not starting when using starter fluid? does it stutter? or does it not fire at all? did you connect the High Tension leads to the correct plugs?
Jul
21
awarded  Yearling