Race Bikes

2009 Yamaha R6 Power Commander PC V set-up and fork service

Posted February 27th, 2013 in Advice, Power Commander, Race Bikes, Yamaha.

Owned by a young lad who’s just got into racing (he’s had enough of track days and wants a proper go…) his road going R6 is set to be his track tool for the first season. He bought it in for some preparation and our advice – which we always dish out to new racers […]

Honda CBR400RR race bike Dyno set up

Posted November 21st, 2012 in Honda, Race Bikes.

The owner of this tidy Honda CBR400RR race bike – Joe – wanted us to set his bike up, so left it with us. We did an initial run on the Dyno to see what was what; luckily, not much was wrong, just minor fuelling changes (tweaks on the needles) and a slipping clutch to […]

Adam Child’s (from MCN) Kawasaki ER650N racebike IoM TT prep

Posted May 9th, 2012 in Kawasaki, Race Bikes.

MCN’s Adam ‘Chad’ Child is doing the Northwest 200 and the Isle of Man TT this year for the first time, and bought his Kawasaki ER650 in for a bit of preparation. He’s doing the NW200 with a standard engine (which we’ve set up on the Dyno) and when he’s back we’ll fit the tuned […]

Suzuki GSX-R1000K5 crankcase swap

Posted March 5th, 2012 in Race Bikes, Suzuki.

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 […]

Suzuki GSX-R1000K3 replacement engine Dyno set-up

Posted March 1st, 2012 in Race Bikes, Suzuki, Workshop Tips.

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 […]

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 […]

Aprilia Tuono fuelling problem

Posted October 12th, 2011 in Aprilia, Race Bikes, Workshop Tips.

This Aprilia Tuono is raced by a customer of ours who is a very fast and competent road rider, who decided that maybe he was going a little too quick for the road and took up track days; a familiar story. Once he’d got bored with trackdays he decided to go racing in the Streetfighter […]

Ducati 1098 Cordona PQ8 Quickshifter fit

Posted September 26th, 2011 in Ducati, Quickshifter, Race Bikes.

The Ducati Performance Quickshifter is not a popular fitment these days to bikes like this 1098; it’s got some tricky set-up issues that interfere with the pick- up, and we’ve had Ducati dealers phone us for help with bikes with broken gearboxes due to the Quickshifter (so if you’re using one, be careful…). We fitted […]

2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R racebike head tune and Power Commander PC V Dyno set-up

Posted September 21st, 2011 in ECU Remap, Kawasaki, Race Bikes.

Bought as a fully prepared racebike this 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R spent a week or so in our workshop; the customer who owns and races it is a previous customer of ours, and felt it just wasn’t quite right – or performing as it should do – so asked us to have a good look at […]

Visordown’s Ducati 848 Challenge race bike

Posted August 31st, 2011 in Ducati, ECU Remap, Race Bikes.

Ben Cope of Visordown bought his Ducati 848 Challenge race bike in for a fettle recently; as it came in it was putting out 123bhp at the rear wheel, well shy of what it should and could for the class. We optimised the squish in the cylinder heads. dialled in the cams, fitted a 70mm […]