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by popkat
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Brake Judder
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: Brake Judder

rough up the discs with emery cloth, do the same to the pads. Also remove the brake lever, clean and grease the pivot and bolt. a dry lever can cause a grabby brake, i see it loads when doing mot's I find EBC pads generally fine for road use, good bite and progressive feel. on my VFR race bike I've ...
by popkat
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Travel advice - what do folks take?
Replies: 17
Views: 322

Re: Travel advice - what do folks take?

Good point about insurance, I checked with my insurance company last year and they said all policies cover riding abroad but it's basic cover only, that means third party cover only, I took the chance but they would have upped the cover for extra cost. worth checking it out. Al, he's going on a VFR8...
by popkat
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: feedback for sellers and buyers
Topic: Freeridenick
Replies: 12
Views: 1254

Re: Freeridenick

Got some parts for my VFR800 much appreciated Nick :thumbup:




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by popkat
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Travel advice - what do folks take?
Replies: 17
Views: 322

Re: Travel advice - what do folks take?

I would not bother with spare bulbs, they're bound to sell them in Austria (and probably Australia), but I would take spare clutch and brake levers (even cheapie ones from China). Nothing worse than a slow-speed or stationary drop that breaks a lever and leaves you stranded for a number of days whi...
by popkat
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: what have you done to your "bike" today
Replies: 19061
Views: 702480

Re: what have you done to your

WTF? [emoji849] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk is right. the only thing now thats the same is the tyres. and it cant be them. it run for two days and back to the same :eek2 :eek2 ... this has finished me this time,,,,, of to scotland in the morning on the aprilia to have a ball riding my bike.....
by popkat
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Travel advice - what do folks take?
Replies: 17
Views: 322

Re: Travel advice - what do folks take?

The huge c spanner and it's extension to adjust the chain, also a 17mm socket and ratchet for the adjuster bolt, probably need 1/2 inch drive to undo it, mark the bolt and swingarm so you know where to do it back up to if you do need to adjust the chain. Puncture repair kit, spare bulbs, hi viz vest...
by popkat
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: steering stem swap
Replies: 10
Views: 202

Re: steering stem swap

If welded grind that off yourself, any good car garage should have a press to pop the stem out. You can then take measurements and work out what you need to do. Then go to an engineering firm and ask them to make the stem you want fit the yoke you want, this may have to be by an interference fit sle...
by popkat
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Donington classic festival, this weekend
Replies: 17
Views: 337

Re: Donington classic festival, this weekend

I wouldn't be to harsh on yourself Malc, under the circumstances you did alright I'd say, Chris. Cheers Chris, I'm not really being harsh on myself just hoped to go better at least in the first 2 superstock races. I always want more it's why I spend everything I have and put up with the travelling ...
by popkat
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Donington classic festival, this weekend
Replies: 17
Views: 337

Re: Donington classic festival, this weekend

sound good craic malc :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: that splutter sounds like a vtr flooding the front carb before the pipes are cut and pointed downwards, do the VFRs suffer the same for the same reason? I thought the same Rob but the VFR's don't normally suffer that. It didn't do it thi...
by popkat
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Donington classic festival, this weekend
Replies: 17
Views: 337

Re: Donington classic festival, this weekend

I'll clarify those results, not quite as you see them as there's more than one class on track at the same time. Production (on my XJ600, not as good as the FZ600's that fill the grid :wink: ) Race 1 = 8th in class Race 2 = 8th in class Race 3 = 8th in class.. this one when the flag dropped I went up...
by popkat
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Donington classic festival, this weekend
Replies: 17
Views: 337

Donington classic festival, this weekend

Anyone going ?

I'll be in garage 11
White VFR750 #34 superstock class
Black XJ600 #34 Production class

https://doningtonpark.msv.com/DP-19-CRMC




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by popkat
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: We have a winner...
Replies: 18
Views: 544

Re: We have a winner...

thelens wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:22 pm
It’s just occurred to me..... popkat has earned the change to Topkat :D

:lol: :lol:

I was TopKat back in 2014, check signature under my posts, it'll make sense :wink:



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by popkat
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: We have a winner...
Replies: 18
Views: 544

Re: We have a winner...

Rock On Popkat [emoji3] What was the final key to getting the set up right. You were struggling quite a bit with the rear shock travel at castle Combe Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk A bit of carb work but mainly work on the rear shock, just set up stuff really, been making adjustments but not g...
by popkat
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Aftermarket cans too noisey?
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: Aftermarket cans too noisey?

Latest MOT rules on exhaust noise. 8.1 Noise 8.1.1 Exhaust noise If possible, you should assess the exhaust noise by revving the engine to approximately half the maximum engine speed. The engine should be warm before you carry out this check. It isn't possible to rev the engine on twist and go type ...
by popkat
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: My first racing experience: part deux
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: My first racing experience: part deux

Well done Nick, seeing improvements is good. Look at your overall race time rather then just best lap time (although a good lap time is nice to do), the race time will show your improvements more, consistent laps is what you want. I also start similar to Stephan, most people seem to rev really high ...