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Jun
29
comment My mechanic asks me to press the clutch padal while starting engine during winter
I think its becoming more common now stop/start technology is used. Every car I've had since the introduction of it has required a clutch press to start from cold (as well as starting after its stopped at lights on its own). Always just depressed the clutch anyway as its good habit - what if the previous driver doesn't leave it in neutral for you, or you're parked on a hill so you should leave in gear?
Jun
26
comment Why my bike shows petrol missing before 2000 RPM in all gears?
petrol missing? is it fuel injection or carburetors? if carbs then it sounds like a jet is clogged.
Jun
25
comment Why my bike shows petrol missing before 2000 RPM in all gears?
I think the missing is misfiring?
Jun
18
answered Mounting bar end mirrors on non-hollow bars?
Jun
16
comment Possible cause of sudden breakage of windsheild?
@Paulster2 I was trying to understand what shattered meant - as that could change what happened to it. for example a rock strong enough to chip a laminated windscreen could easily shatter a screen made of tempered glass instead. Not sure how the OP has ruled out that case though.
Jun
16
comment Possible cause of sudden breakage of windsheild?
Not necessarily, laminated glass will still crack but just wont fall out, additionally, the side windows in vehicles when they are smashed turn to small fragments of glass instantly and fall out of the frame. I suspect a large rock or item hit the windscreen and resulted in the cracks or hitting a pothole could have caused the windscreen to flex too much and crack
Jun
16
comment Possible cause of sudden breakage of windsheild?
by shatters do you mean the windshield was not laminated? i.e. it behaves in the same way as the side windows?
Jun
11
answered Individual wheels' toes are out of range but combination is within specs
Jun
9
comment 1982 Yamaha Virago 750
Lead Acid Batteries can be swapped with gel sealed units - I did exactly that on my 1994 Monster after the lead acid battery spilled itself over my engine after a regrec failure
Jun
9
comment Is the ECON button just a placebo?
I know but the system works in the same way, was just adding additional information for you and confirming your statements.
Jun
9
comment Is the ECON button just a placebo?
BMW 320D EfficientDynamics has Eco, comfort and sport. I regularly get over 73mpg (UK) / 61.03 mpg (US) 25.9482 Km/L on Eco on mine. It also changes how AirCon works and switches it off when accelerating to reduce engine load
Jun
8
comment Why aren't fuel pumps powered by drivebelt?
If the fuel pump doesnt turn until the engine is turning, then how would you pump fuel to the engine to get it turning? (primarily for injected cars)
Jun
8
comment Why would I feel disbalanced or thrown around when riding a motorcycle
how often do you check your tyre pressures? given the issue went with fresh tyres - what do the profile of the tyres look like? are they still rounded or do they have a flat spot in the middle?
May
29
comment What is the redline for different gears for Peugeot 107 2005 model?
Engine speed its governed by the redline, the gear does not affect the engine speed per se. What type of driving are you doing? racing? commuting? town/highway? basically you should use your ears and have a bit of mechanical sympathy. If it sounds wrong chances are it is.
May
20
comment Bent front fork on a bike
I doubt you'd be able to straighten it correctly or well enough to fix the seal leaking. You may be able to pick up a used set of forks on ebay (other auction sites are available) or alternatively you could purchase a set of fork stanchions only (the chrome parts) and get them replaced.
May
19
comment Slow acceleration and moving… Rpms won't go high
Could it be in limp mode?
May
19
comment Duke 390 Tyre rotation problem
Could also be the brake is seized on... what has changed between the bike running ok and now decelerating of its own accord.
Apr
27
comment Yamaha FZS Ver- 2.0 Engine Seizure
Theres a lot more that requires oil and could have sustained damage, bearings, half shells, piston rings, valves/rockers, cams all require oil to work correctly. Stripping the engine and inspecting each is the only way to correctly repair it.
Apr
24
comment Derbi Cafe 125 stalling when changing to 1st
It can be bypassed (as mine is) however that can lead to potentially catastrophic or comical events where the bike decides to trundle off on its own before falling over (speaking from experience).
Mar
21
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