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    2015 VFR800F Darkness Black
    1995 CBR600F3
    2010 Gas Gas 125 trials

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  1. Side Mirror Alternatives

    Hardly seems worth the effort for the amount of time you actually spend going through traffic that's close together I know most of the roads in California north of Vennis beach north, the lanes in the USA are so much wider than in the UK as is the distance between cars, I've never had a problem on the drag from the Mission district up Van Ness to Lombard filtering through the traffic and that's in the middle of San Francisco
  2. Trying to find touch-up paint

    This is where I managed to track down the gold wheel paint, they have the white in various sizes http://www.japartsweb.com/
  3. Dirty Brake fluid

    Discoloured hydraulic fluid is almost always a seal going, as it's so close to the master cylinder that's where I'd start looking
  4. My bike now is nothing like it was at that mileage, it revs so much more freely and hitting the VTEC is like hitting the pipes on a 2 stroke, reminds me of my TZ350 so much I still ride with one finger covering the clutch
  5. Chain Mileage

    The old standard way of trying to pull the chain off the rear sprocket still stands as the single simplest check on chain wear, if it moves it's finished
  6. Am I the only one who didn't know...

    +1 always have, always will John McGuiness used to switch the autoblipper off and do it himself, his brain was also hard wired to always do it
  7. The TC has saved my ass at least 4 times pulling away on gravel or in one case broken branches on the road blown down in a storm If you've never had it before you won't notice it until it kicks in
  8. How sensitive is the ABS?

    The front ABS rotor is bigger than the back, therefore more sensitive
  9. Brake Piston Damage Gen 8

    The problem is the Tokico pistons are rubbish, see my post above where Powerhouse refuse to stock them as "they rot like tin foil" Powerhouse do a replacement set of a vastly superior product for £119, this is for both sides The rear piston is a Nissin and doesn't suffer from this problem
  10. Warped rotors???

    Which came first, the lump or the groove in the pad? The latter from a transient stone chip is something I've had before Your rotors aren't wearing or you'd hear scraping all the time
  11. Dmr Suspension

    Possibly but tipping into corners is going to make more difference, it's semi instinctive to prepare for a corner, but leaving the tipping point later means you have longer on the brakes and you'll never run wide on the exit, Johnny Rea has it of to a tee, Sykes however doesn't ... If you watch them you'll see what I mean, when Rea gets it wrong he runs wide every time The suspension seems OK, where is the camera mounted Most road riders tip in to corners to early, newbies especially as they try to go faster and then run wide and think WTF was all that about If you use a track regularly then start by choosing a tipping in point that's comfortable then slowly move the point closer to the corner and carry a bit more speed, it'll gradually come to you, just don't over cook it finding the correct point for you This will put load onto the front in which case you'll benefit from the DMR units and the 2 together will reduce your lap times, which is what you're after When you fit then, write up and pics please
  12. Dmr Suspension

    Nice video, watched it twice, the track is in appalling condition, cracks everywhere, still no adverse camber, where is it? Who ever is riding the camera bike is tipping into the corners to early and running wide, also losing cornering speed in the first few laps If you watch the bike in front his tipping point is later and he seems to be carrying more speed Just IMHO as an ex racer
  13. Something different

    Those pipes look amazing, are they black chrome or the very expensive ceramic coating?
  14. No Fork Seal Protectors?

    Like these? They're currently on eBay for £9.95 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorcycle-Fork-Seal-and-Fork-Stantion-Protectors-Black-FKP01/331351352769?_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D5c01d8ddf4954203b8a213db3fd13c6d%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D331351352769&_trkparms=pageci%3Aa9b951ab-7092-11e7-ac15-74dbd18016d0%7Cparentrq%3A7591f9c815d0aa13c47e7ef6fff4a9bc%7Ciid%3A1
  15. Specifications and Differences

    I use my heated jacket just fine from the socket I had installed under the seat when I bought mine