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Members Directory / New Members / 58l givi trekker outback top box to big
« Last post by dylrob on May 24, 2017, 07:56:29 PM »
Is the 58l box to big in  anybody's experience?
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Your Bikes / Re: My new bike
« Last post by mikegr1 on May 23, 2017, 01:25:52 PM »
very nice,
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Your Bikes / My new bike
« Last post by anthonyp on May 22, 2017, 09:28:25 PM »
A photo of my new ride, only had her a few days
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General Motorbike Discussion / Re: Long commute
« Last post by Lampie on May 21, 2017, 07:24:25 PM »
paddockstand = nice @ home

Mostly I use the centerstand when I'm away from home...
uneven terrain, or with strong wind, it's more stabel than jiffy
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General Motorbike Discussion / Re: Long commute
« Last post by albi1788 on May 20, 2017, 08:27:49 PM »
Cheers, was going to do the centre stand option. But was convinced to go down the paddock stand route???
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Classified Ads / Re: Sargeant Seat for Sale
« Last post by dylrob on May 20, 2017, 07:54:26 PM »
take it its not for sale
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General Motorbike Discussion / Re: Long commute
« Last post by Lampie on May 20, 2017, 06:25:34 PM »
I had my GSX650F 2008  for 8,5  years,  did a 126900km without big issues and normal maintenance.
Now  it's parked in my garage for my son.
Just fill it up and start the engine

It's a good startersbike, quite heavy, but you'll get used to that.


Go for the centerstand (optional)
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General Motorbike Discussion / Long commute
« Last post by albi1788 on May 20, 2017, 11:23:00 AM »
Hi all,

Brand new to motorcycles and forums, so bear with me....I have recently been bit by the bug to ride a motorbike at the age of 44. Other than riding a few scramblers as a young'un, I have just completed my CBT/Theory test. I have my DA lessons lined up for next month. I have also purchased a 2016 GSX650FA (new) in readiness of passing (fingers crossed) I will be using the bike as a commuter, riding up to 100 miles a day. My question is, I know cars can do 100,000 miles plus in a life time of commuting quite well (dependent on vehicle) however, as I'm new to the world of motorbikes, will the GSXF stand up to this daily distance???
 :icon_scratch:
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The Workshop / Downshifting problem
« Last post by ocool on May 19, 2017, 02:51:59 PM »
Hi! My gearbox randomly stucks when downshifting from 5th to 4th and from 3rd to 2nd. It does it only after intensive and longer riding. When it's cold everything is OK  Last night I did inspection for something loose in the gear shift change mechanism, but everything looks tight and neat. When we spin the rear tyre and try to change gear we spotted that the small lever with the bearing stays in the shown position and the shift drum gets stucked and needs some help to spin (chech the position on the attached photo). The bike is only 1900 miles since 2009 and it last owner did only 80 miles last year with it. The last oil change was May 2016 and we noticed some corrosion on the metal plates on the clutch, which leads us to think that the bike was not driven regularly just as preventive maintenance. I'm thinking of couple of possible problems - issue with the shift drum shafts (corroded or poluted), issue with the shift forks (bent but I have no idea how you can bend this thing...), or something else really stupid, for which we have no clue... Before taking out the engine and open the gearbox just want to make sure that we're not missing something. Any ideas? It makes the sticking problem very rare and usually it does it just once, but last weekend it really was bad after some aggressive riding it didn't want to go from 5th to 4th no matter what. I had to turn off the engine, put the bike on the stand for 10min and wait to cool dow a little bit, and than I managed to get into lower gear. But after few miles it started again sticking between 5th and 4th... This time with a little bit harder kick was going into 4th gear.
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The Workshop / Re: Radiator repair?
« Last post by PaterAnt on May 13, 2017, 08:03:01 AM »
A company at Silverstone, Docking Engineering will re-core a radiator.
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