On the Dyno

1999 Yamaha R6, with 4,000 miles on the clock and still on its original tyres, prepped and sorted!

Posted April 13th, 2015 in On the Dyno, Yamaha.

The owner of this R6 brought it down to us on a recommendation after he’d bought it – the original owner had done a 100 or so miles on it then put it in his living room, where it then stayed! It was then sold, and the new owner clocked up 4,000 miles or so. […]

2012 BMW S1000RR Dyno setup – an owner emails

Posted July 15th, 2013 in BMW, On the Dyno, Owner's Words.

Tim Gilbert dropped us an email after his BMW S1000RR received some Dyno setup time… Hi Gill Thanks again I’m so pleased with the bike so much smoother lower down and mid range roll on has improved loads to. It feels so smooth everywhere not snatching like it did before, no pops or bangs (I’ll […]

Honda Blackbird carb balance and Dyno check

Posted January 30th, 2013 in Honda, On the Dyno.

In for a checkover on the Dyno and an MOT this tidy Honda Blackbird just needed its carbs balancing and she was good to go; it hadn’t lost any power over the last 16 years and had no problem getting its ticket. Good, strong and well built motorcycle… Lovely job!

Harley-Davidson Dyna Glide Screaming Eagle exhaust setup

Posted November 26th, 2012 in Harley Davidson, On the Dyno.

We’ve been getting a few Harley Davidsons rolling through the workshop recently, and it’s nice to occasionally work on something a little different. An older Hog fitted with a Mikuni carb, this Dyna Glide had been kitted with a Dynojet kit to match the Screaming Eagle exhausts. The owner had no real knowledge of its […]

BiKE Magazine’s WK650 on the Dyno

Posted August 10th, 2012 in On the Dyno.

In a nutshell, this WK650 is a Chinese copy of Kawasaki’s ER-6n, bought in by BiKE Magazine for a Dyno run. And do you know what? We could be critical, and mention the shoddy levers and nastily-plated nuts and bolts but, it made 2bhp less than the ER-6n, and according to the BiKE boys it […]

1997 Kawasaki ZX-7RR & 2007 Kawasaki ZX-10R service and Dyno run

Posted April 27th, 2012 in Kawasaki, On the Dyno, Rare Groove.

This customer bought us two Kwaks – his ZX-10R and ZX-7RR. We gave the later bike a post-winter service, swapped out all the fluids and checked the strength of his anti-freeze, which he was worried about (all was fine, though; his was good for between -7° and -10° C, OK for the winters we’ve been […]

1998 Yamaha R1 Dyno check and service

Posted April 23rd, 2012 in On the Dyno, Rare Groove, Yamaha.

One of the first R1s to be registered in the UK – according to the owner – and in lovely condition still. It’s got 26,000 miles on the clock and is wearing a Dyna-Mite underseat exhaust. The owner bought it in for an interim (fluids) service, a new chain & sprocket kit and a run-up […]

1992 Yamaha FZR1000 EXUP Dyno run

Posted March 12th, 2012 in On the Dyno, Rare Groove, Yamaha.

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 […]

Honda Hornet 600 racebike pre-season Dyno shakedown

Posted February 2nd, 2012 in Honda, On the Dyno, Race Bikes.

We still see plenty of Honda Hornet 600s through our workshop; this one (which we’ve dealt with in the past…) was bought recently by ex-Hornet racer Andrew Bedford. He’s planning to do a few track days on it, and maybe a bit more racing in selected classes. Our job for him was to do a […]

Triumph Speed Triple Power Commander PC V remap with switchable performance/economy modes

Posted September 7th, 2011 in On the Dyno, Road Bikes, Triumph.

We have here one Triumph Speed Triple, a 15th Anniversary model no less. The customer who owns it has bought bikes into us previously and wanted an ‘economy mode’ map option sorting for his Trumpet. On went a Power Commander PC V (with map switch) and we did two maps for him set up on […]