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by popkat
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: This bike looks familiar (BTT?).
Replies: 31
Views: 876

Re: This bike looks familiar (BTT?).

In Bideford, I never saw it and have never seen it on the road except for when BTT owned it last time.. Don't recognise the location in the picture either, It's not a big place so suprised not seen it about.



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by popkat
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 121bhp!
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: 121bhp!

Add says power increased with top end rebuild, date on dyno graph is August 1999 when the bike was 5 months old, doesn't add up to me, I think it's just an old very optimistic dyno and wouldn't expect any more power than any other storm with pipes.



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by popkat
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: K Tech Fork Internals.
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: K Tech Fork Internals.

They are crap mate, I made that mistake, their valves are an old design that not even suspension specialist places use, if they did they would modify them (with some difficulty) You would be better off getting Maxton to fit their own which are far superior and built to your requirements. The k-TECH ...
by popkat
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Peugeot boxer
Replies: 0
Views: 186

Peugeot boxer

Anyone got one or drive one ?
I'm thinking of changing my van for one a little bigger, currently have a mwb Transit on a 10 plate, looking at the 16 onwards boxer either 2.2 or 2.0 bluehdi engine in the professional trim.
interested if anyone has driven both Transit and boxer in similar specs.




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by popkat
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: My season over
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: My season over

Good job racing your old VFR Popkat. Th last V4 I had on a track was in 1983 on my VF400, that also had a case of splutters on a back straight yet never did that on the road. Sorry if I'm teaching you to suck eggs but have you checked that the tank is venting freely? The bike pulls fine on the stra...
by popkat
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: My season over
Replies: 7
Views: 345

My season over

Snetterton last weekend was the last round of the CRMC championship. On the VFR in superstock class I ended up 3rd overall, went into Snett 12 point behind, If I could win both races that's all I could do, as it happened I did win the first race on Saturday in the dry.. On Sunday the weather was rea...
by popkat
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Pimp Your Ride
Topic: From 107 to 128
Replies: 193
Views: 22024

Re: From 107 to 128

The only difference from my setup the last time I was at Cadwell was +1 on the rear sprocket, which I thought was noticeable at Three Sisters but I wasn't sure if I was imagining it. I definitely wasn't. Acceleration was better and gearing for Coppice/Charlie's was better, although I'm still not su...
by popkat
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Things I've learned from long distance riding
Replies: 11
Views: 671

Re: Things I've learned from long distance riding

I don't find the leg room a problem on the VFR800 but my arms, neck and between my shoulder blades start hurting after about 150 miles. I couldn't do the miles you did on one, although I used to be able to do it.. I can do the miles on the right bike though, last year on my MT10 I did 2 days of 350-...
by popkat
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: CRMC Mallory Park this weekend 31/1st.
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Re: CRMC Mallory Park this weekend 31/1st.

An up and down weekend, Starting with the VFR, first race it rained quite hard about 30 mins before the race, then stopped about 10 mins before, had a look at the track and there was lots of spray coming off the bikes, a quick wheel swap as the the Racetecs are no good for wet or damp, no wets allow...
by popkat
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: CRMC Mallory Park this weekend 31/1st.
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Re: CRMC Mallory Park this weekend 31/1st.

lloydie wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:23 pm
See you Sunday . Good luck [emoji106]

Look forward to it mate :thumbup:




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by popkat
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: CRMC Mallory Park this weekend 31/1st.
Replies: 7
Views: 445

CRMC Mallory Park this weekend 31/1st.

For anyone coming along I'll be in one of the garages :thumbup:

bikes #34




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by popkat
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Brake Judder
Replies: 14
Views: 670

Re: Brake Judder

Just a quick update. As recommended, I roughed up the disc and pads, cleaned the lever pivot and also lightly lubed the slider pin. And...all problems have disappeared! It'll be interesting to see if the problem returns. If it does, would that suggest that binding is causing the glazing (both the p...
by popkat
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Brake Judder
Replies: 14
Views: 670

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: 958

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...