Advice

Bike tucked up safe in the garage with just a dribble of fuel in the tank? Oh dear… next time add Silkolene Pro FST

0 Comments Posted November 16th, 2016 in Advice.

Now we see the same problem time and time again coming through the workshop, especially in spring when people get their bikes out after a long storage… and that time is (nearly) upon us. The fuel left in has turned to varnish in the carbs or injectors, clogging them completely. They need stripping and cleaning; […]

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Ducati 996 top end sort out after long-range overheat…

0 Comments Posted October 26th, 2016 in Advice, Ducati.

This lovely Ducati 996 was dropped off here for a thorough sort out – it does big mileages and the owner had just run it down to Italy to World Ducati Weekend. On the way home this trip he noticed it was over heating but rode it all the way back… oh dear. We last saw this […]

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Autumn is here and the clocks change in 2 weeks!

0 Comments Posted October 17th, 2016 in Advice.

Autumn has arrived and in a couple of weeks the nights will draw in. We have seen relatively mild autumn/winter weather for the last couple of years but don’t be deceived, this the UK and we all know that you never can tell what will happen next! Don’t forget that if you are riding through this part […]

Kawasaki ZX10R 2016 update!

0 Comments Posted April 15th, 2016 in Advice, Kawasaki.

The improved 2016 Kawasaki ZX10R, unfortunately has to adhere to Euro 4 emissions rules and has been restricted in the mid range with the fly by wire throttle set up. We can remap the bike and remove the restriction, along with switching on the auto blipper, to aid down changes. With the ecu re-map, we […]

ECU remapping by post – not what we recommend…

0 Comments Posted March 2nd, 2016 in Advice, ECU Remap.

We have been getting a lot of enquiries lately from customers wanting to send us their ECUs in the post for us to remap. Although there are some companies in the United States who offer this service, we would not advise going down that route if you can bring your bike in for us to do […]

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Indulging yourself with the bike of your dreams…? Part 2

Posted January 8th, 2016 in Advice, Suzuki.

Ah, we love an ongoing saga! When this GSX-R1100 was in with us last time it was blessed with a whole load of problems. We resolved the ones we could there and then (see part 1) but the real horror – a sloppy rebore with Wiseco pistons – had to be left. It needed a new […]

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Indulging yourself with the bike you wanted as a kid? Cool. But scratch hard beneath the shiny paint to make sure it’s a goodun… Part 1

Posted January 6th, 2016 in Advice, Suzuki.

Beware of painted lovelies is how we should’ve titled this post when we first wrote it. We’re running it again because as we all get a bit older (ahem) we tend to look back on the bikes we wanted as kids, but couldn’t afford and now that we can, we do. But even 8 year old bikes […]

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MAKING THE MOST OF AUTUMN!

0 Comments Posted October 9th, 2015 in Advice.

With the days getting shorter and the nights drawing in, now is the time to give serious thought about checking your motorcycle over for the riding you will do over the next couple of months. Hopefully if the winter is as good as it was last year, you will be able to enjoy even more […]

Always check your VIN number to get the true year of manufacture!

0 Comments Posted July 21st, 2015 in Advice.

This Yamaha R1 was booked in by its owner stating that it was a 2005 reg bike and it needed to be re-mapped because an aftermarket exhaust had been fitted. We thought great, it can be reflashed via the ECU but on further inspection it was actually a 2002 model that had obviously been late registered. […]

Yamaha XJR1300 adapted Power Commander price…

Posted October 16th, 2014 in Advice, Power Commander, Yamaha.

Just recently we have been getting quite a few emails enquiring about the Power Commander we can adapt for the XJR1300. Most of the enquiries have been from outside the UK, where these beasts are very popular. Updating our website with current information is key, so to let all customers know the price of the […]