Archive for March, 2012
This 2005 Aprilia Tuono came into us with a Power Commander PC III already fitted. It was running terribly, and using petrol like water… Our experience with these particular Aprilias – Tuonos and RSVs – has taught us that the generic Power Commander map, while it did a great job on the bike it was [...]
A brace of Ducati S2 1000R Monsters bought up from London, by two competitive riding mates. Both were in for full ECU remapping and Dyno set-up, but were set up differently, one with Arrow cans and the other with Mivv. As yet we’ve never seen a Mivv system make any gains or work well in [...]
A 16,000 mile service – according to the official Honda schedule – doesn’t really comprise of much, basically valve clearances. But we take a slightly different view, and went through this CB1300 from stem to stern. All the fluids were changed (brake fluid does lose its performance after a few years, and although slight is [...]
This bike came to us with a Power Commander PC III that the owner had purchased – and also a stubby exhaust can. It was noisy, we’ll give it that; when we ran it on the Dyno we had to put a baffle in it just so our ears wouldn’t bleed… The pipe with baffle [...]
This 2004 Kawasaki ZX-10R came in with an intermittent running fault that dropped it onto three cylinders. It had been in and out of the supplying dealer on numerous occasions, with no result, so in the end made its way to us. We did some simple tests to confirm that the problem was a real [...]
A proper blast from the past; a 1992 Yamaha FZR1000 EXUP that’s owned by a chap who’s doing an all-encompassing motorcycling course at Merton college down in London. Part of his studies is to get a Dyno graph and explain it – so he (quite rightly…) thought he might as well get his own bike [...]
It’s not all engine tuning and ECU remapping here – sometimes it’s the simple things that customer’s need doing to their bikes that can make all the difference to their riding enjoyment. This Honda VTR1000 is a case in point; the chap who owns it has been a customer of ours for several years and [...]
A KTM 990 SMT with a real road trip ahead of it… to South Africa! The customer who owns it phoned up, and went through the list of things he didn’t like about it, all the usual stuff; snatchy on/off throttle response and holding a constant throttle in traffic was tricky. He’d been to his [...]
Sometimes life just isn’t fair; the owner of this Suzuki GSX-R1000K5 club races it but had to bring it in to us so we could the swap crankcases over. Why, you might say? Because of the legacy that surrounds club racing, of a lot of stolen bikes and parts being used, a lot of clubs [...]
A bit of a sad tale surrounds this Suzuki GSX-R1000K3 trackbike, which is owned by a good customer of ours, who’s been coming to us for years. Anyway, he blew up the engine in fairly major style and decided that the cheaper option was to source and slot in a replacement motor rather than rebuild [...]
2010 Triumph Sprint ECU Reprogram
The issues with this bike mainly concern power and power delivery off the bottom especially two-up. It’s been back to the dealer and had the latest factory tune, but the owner wants a little more. First job? Isolate the Lambda sensor and cap off the emissions unit. The bike was then put on the Dyno and we reprogrammed the stock ECU; fuelling at the bottom end has been richened up, taking away the ‘hunting’ snatchiness. Fuelling all the way through the rev range has been optimized and the ignition curve trimmed.
2009 Yamaha R1 Road to Race
To upgrade to race spec we’ve fitted an Öhlins rear shock and MCT have modded the front forks. The engine’s been out and we’ve adjusted the cam timing, ported and skimmed the cylinder head and we’re fitting a set of BSD Performance adjustable bellmouths. It’s also having a YEC race loom and ECU, plus quickshifter.