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by jchesshyre
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What oil do you use
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: What oil do you use

by jchesshyre
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Workshop hourly labour rates
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Workshop hourly labour rates

Oh good well I'm glad it at least seems in the right ball park! Thanks. I just wanted to get it done and I fully trust the guy mechanically, but just haven't a clue about prices. I also never know if you're meant to haggle in these situations... I did also end up asking him to fit a rear tyre which ...
by jchesshyre
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Workshop hourly labour rates
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Workshop hourly labour rates

I never usually get anything other than tyres done by a garage, so I'm completely out of touch with what's a reasonable rate for the labour. However, my steering head bearings and front forks really needed doing and I just don't have the time at the mo to do them myself, so I got my local guy to do ...
by jchesshyre
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Headlight improvements
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Re: Headlight improvements

It's definitely improved, but I could also be still a lot happier with it... might investigate a 55/100W or similar. I was adjusting the headlight as its been a while since I'd done that. However I'd never fiddled with the horizontal adjustment before, though found it doesn't really seem to do that ...
by jchesshyre
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Headlight improvements
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Re: Headlight improvements

With a bit of dosh and an IR headlight and FLIR goggles https://www.scottcountry.co.uk/night-vision/goggles/armasight-flir-bnvd-40-night-vision-goggles/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldqRiGYD1QE https://cdn.qualitymobilevideo.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e9...
by jchesshyre
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Headlight improvements
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Re: Headlight improvements

Well last night I did a 130-mile ride in the dark and rain, a fair bit of which was on unlit A roads, so this was a good chance to assess how my headlight is now. As I said I have relays fitted but have changed to an Osram Night Racer 110 bulb now as well. What I've concluded is that my headlight is...
by jchesshyre
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Headlight improvements
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Re: Headlight improvements

"CB's headlight turns with the handlebars" Countersteering?? The CB's headlight turns with the handlebars whereas of course the Firestorm's doesn't, but I don't think this is it as obviously you don't turn the bars to go round corners. :D Thanks guys, I will ponder all this. I tried cleaning the re...
by jchesshyre
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Headlight improvements
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Headlight improvements

I've fitted relays to my headlight system which has obviously made it a lot brighter, but I still find on unlit roads that corners freak me out a bit in the dark if I don't know the road. My old CB500 ('98) only has a single H4 bulb as well, mounted in an old-school round reflector, but for some rea...
by jchesshyre
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How do 'you' know which cyl must be richer?
Replies: 10
Views: 550

Re: How do 'you' know which cyl must be richer?

Been running a set of billet, equal length, stacks for around 10yrs.....while this requires re-jetting you still end up with the staggered jetting for best performance. So the "real world" testing has shown the different stack lengths make no difference to the jetting requirements on this bike. Int...
by jchesshyre
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's annoyed you today??
Replies: 3330
Views: 121909

Re: What's annoyed you today??

Owww that's so fckn annoying when that happens.
by jchesshyre
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How do 'you' know which cyl must be richer?
Replies: 10
Views: 550

Re: How do 'you' know which cyl must be richer?

My assumption was that it is because in stock form the rear cylinder has a longer intake trumpet, meaning that the rear cylinder produces more torque at lower revs than the front cylinder does, and vice versa at higher rpm, and that this particular tune likes a slightly richer mixture. I've always t...
by jchesshyre
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy birthday 8541Hawk
Replies: 13
Views: 597

Re: Happy birthday 8541Hawk

Yes belated happy birthday Mike!
by jchesshyre
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Petcock woes
Replies: 11
Views: 554

Re: Petcock woes

Yup, the pattern repair kits are shite. I went through three before just buying a used complete tap for the same money.
by jchesshyre
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Speedo weirdness
Replies: 15
Views: 1056

Re: Speedo weirdness

Update: turns out it was the speedo sensor.
by jchesshyre
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Adding TCW-3 oil to your gas
Replies: 20
Views: 2408

Re: Adding TCW-3 oil to your gas

Just an interesting update on this. One of the claimed benefits of using TC-W3 as a fuel additive is reduced oil consumption due to improved piston ring sealing. I've been using it at a rate of 1:640 (ish - in reality I put 20 mL in a full tank) in my VTR and my CB500 for the last year or so. Now, b...