Archive for June, 2012
Now this here ‘Blade is one of those bikes that seems to have evaporated over time – there just aren’t many around any more. We don’t see ‘em through here too often (though having said that we’ve had three this year…). There are very few options left in the way of exhaust pipes, and as [...]
The owner of this Kwak had fitted a Power Commander PC 3, K&N filter, 02 Eliminator and Canadian-made Pine exhaust can, and bought it in for a fettle on the Dyno. Now we’re always a little dubious about bits we haven’t personally tried. and proved, over the years, but for a 636 of this vintage [...]
The customer who owns this NC30 phoned us up recently; he’d been struggling to find anybody to touch it. In the heyday of these bikes we’d be doing one or two a week and built a good reputation for looking after them well. Usefully, we worked out then how to get them to pieces quite [...]
This Super Ten came to us directly from Yamaha dealer Len Manchester; looking to show the bike in its best light they wanted to pep up the performance a little. We fitted a full Arrow exhaust system (which went on beautifully), plus PC V, and then mapped it on the Dyno. We also had to [...]
The owner of this Ducati Hypermotard had been quoted (for a MicroTech replacement of the stock Siemens ECU and remap) £1200.00. We strapped it on the Dyno, plugged into the ECU and got busy… The remap we did sorted the fuelling out; the open exhaust pipe (a full Zard system, great quality, fitted well and [...]
This CBR1000RR came in with a PC V, 02 Eliminator and K&N filter, bolted on by the owner. Now these Hondas are tricky to fuel with an open pipe fitted; to be fair, Honda said so when the bike was first launched. Taking away the back-pressure of the standard system does dramatically change the engine’s [...]
We remap a lot of KTM V-Twins, and the following small insight maybe useful to anybody that’s made the change from a high-revving inline four to a V-twin motor recently… A customer – not one of our regulars – bought his 990 SMT for a full remap (we don’t have a pic of his bike [...]
Owned by one of the journo’s on BiKE Magazine, this Suzuki SV650 (used for trackdays this year) had been stood over winter and needed a little tidy up. He’d had the forks done at Maxton, and had a Maxton shock onboard, but had a standard rear linkage which had not been serviced for a long [...]
We’re mapping quite a lot of Bazzaz systems these days – it seems a lot of people can fit ‘em, but not many are actually experienced at setting ‘em up. It’s a good system and works well, so we’re happy to map them. The generic maps they come with are limited, and it really is [...]
This KTM 990 SMT came to us all the way from Norfolk. The owner wasn’t really concerned in any one particular area (like a lot are, usually with the on/off throttle delivery) but had ridden plenty of bikes over the years, and felt that it was something he should have looked at. In essence, he [...]
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.