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Forum: Two Wheeled Discussion   05-25-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By Laverdaman
If you are fortunate enough for your bike to have...

If you are fortunate enough for your bike to have a centre-stand there are cheaper alternatives (at least here in the UK).
Forum: Ninja 250R   03-20-2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,862
Posted By Laverdaman
It's probably more economical to scour Ebay and...

It's probably more economical to scour Ebay and the like for another power unit altogether than to attempt a rebuild.
Forum: Ninja 650R, ER6   03-11-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,998
Posted By Laverdaman
You can tour on any bike except perhaps on a...

You can tour on any bike except perhaps on a dragster or trials iron. I toured around Scotland doing 1800 miles in 12 days carrying a tent and 'throw-overs' on a 7-year-old used Z200 that cost me...
Forum: Kawasaki News   02-25-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,377
Posted By Laverdaman
1960 Bianchi 175 Tonale/Triumph T20SH Tiger Cub...

1960 Bianchi 175 Tonale/Triumph T20SH Tiger Cub Sports/ BSA 441 Shooting Star/Triumph 650 Thunderbird with Watsonian Monza sidecar/Triumph Tiger 100R/Triumph T100 Daytona/Norton 750 Commando...
Forum: ZZR600 & ZX-6R Old School   01-11-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,481
Posted By Laverdaman
If you have a bearing stockist anywhere near you...

If you have a bearing stockist anywhere near you it's worth taking the fuel tap and the existing 'O' ring to them and ask if they have a new ring that will fit, if they have and it's quite likely, it...
Forum: Pictures, Movies and Humor   01-02-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 16,333
Posted By Laverdaman
Great stuff from Chris Rea...............been a...

Great stuff from Chris Rea...............been a fan of his for 30+ years......ace.
Forum: KLR & KLX   01-02-2016, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,373
Posted By Laverdaman
This is a fairly common outcome when the oil is...

This is a fairly common outcome when the oil is not changed at the recommended interval or less. Honda 250 single cylinder bikes XL250/CB250RS through the'80's/'90's are known for this to happen as...
Forum: Ninja 650R, ER6   12-21-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,951
Posted By Laverdaman
A friend of mine used to race a 900 'bevel'...

A friend of mine used to race a 900 'bevel' Ducati to which he fitted a larger section rear tyre than the original recommended and it destroyed the handling. It would appear that you can 'overtyre' a...
Forum: Everyone Else   12-01-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,121
Posted By Laverdaman
I've dealt with Cradley Kawasaki myself several...

I've dealt with Cradley Kawasaki myself several times and had the same excellent service. Highly recommended for Kawa parts here in the UK.
Forum: New Member Introductions   11-22-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By Laverdaman
Excellent idea, professional advice before you...

Excellent idea, professional advice before you shell-out.
Forum: New Member Introductions   11-19-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By Laverdaman
Any 'crack' in an engine crankcase is bad news,...

Any 'crack' in an engine crankcase is bad news, if it's easy to put right, why has he not done it. If the bikes going for next-to-nothing it's possibly worth having, if it's anything like proper...
Forum: Two Wheeled Discussion   11-10-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 38,075
Posted By Laverdaman
How about this for an imaginative...

How about this for an imaginative scenario..............Honda under pressure from Repsol, the Spanish fuel company, their major sponsor, to still field two Spanish riders next year or the year after...
Forum: Two Wheeled Discussion   11-10-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 38,075
Posted By Laverdaman
Very well put sir, a lot of fine rides and wins...

Very well put sir, a lot of fine rides and wins soiled by a very questionable final two rounds. Waiting in anticipation for 2016.
Forum: Two Wheeled Discussion   11-10-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 38,075
Posted By Laverdaman
Sadly I have to agree, Danni has always been 'The...

Sadly I have to agree, Danni has always been 'The Nearly Man', a far better rider and competitor than his results have shown.
Forum: Two Wheeled Discussion   11-09-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 38,075
Posted By Laverdaman
Just watched the 'highlights' TV programme of the...

Just watched the 'highlights' TV programme of the Valencia Moto GP here in the UK....the new World Champions ?...Lorenzo+Honda+Marquez and what an empty victory that was. More than half the TV...
Forum: ZZR600 & ZX-6R Old School   10-25-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,536
Posted By Laverdaman
Buy a small dispenser of Graphite off the net it...

Buy a small dispenser of Graphite off the net it costs peanuts, for lock lubrication, don't use WD40 or liquid lubricants, muck sticks to it and glues it up.
Forum: Ninja 650R, ER6   09-14-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,709
Posted By Laverdaman
After seeing that, an engine swap seems the way...

After seeing that, an engine swap seems the way to go. Best of luck.
Forum: Everyone Else   09-11-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 43,096
Posted By Laverdaman
Yep, rural Staffordshire.

Yep, rural Staffordshire.
Forum: Ninja 650R, ER6   09-08-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,709
Posted By Laverdaman
It's not unusual for manufacturers to quote oil...

It's not unusual for manufacturers to quote oil capacities for a 'dry' engine i.e. totally empty of lubricant. Engines are only ever 'dry' when brand new or after a total rebuild. I had a Laverda...
Forum: Ninja 650R, ER6   08-09-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,208
Posted By Laverdaman
It might seem very basic and obvious but are your...

It might seem very basic and obvious but are your wheels in alignment ?, and as posted earlier worn tyres (tires), even slightly, can have a significant and disproportionate bearing on handling.
Forum: 2007-2008 ZX-6R   08-04-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,866
Posted By Laverdaman
I've always used what in the UK is called a...

I've always used what in the UK is called a 'G-Cramp', works every time just make sure that there's adequate spare volume in the Master Cylinder reservoir to accommodate the fluid being pushed back,...
Forum: Ninja 650R, ER6   07-16-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,207
Posted By Laverdaman
55 ?, I'm 71 (just) and saw 100mph plus on my...

55 ?, I'm 71 (just) and saw 100mph plus on my ER6f three days ago. You're only old when you admit it......so dont !. Buy whatever bike does 'it' for you no matter what it is.
Forum: Ninja 650R, ER6   07-06-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,779
Posted By Laverdaman
I've got a Wilbers rear suspension unit on my...

I've got a Wilbers rear suspension unit on my ER6F, much less 'bounce' with better damping and what's more if you're a bit short in the leg department as I am (30" inside length) they 'do' them in...
Forum: Two Wheeled Discussion   06-13-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,051
Posted By Laverdaman
Isle of Man 'Lightweight' (Supertwins) TT won by...

Isle of Man 'Lightweight' (Supertwins) TT won by Ivan Lintin on ER6 with a new lap record of 120.8mph. The first 15 finishers were ER6's including an Italian 'Paton' with an ER6 engine.
Forum: Everyone Else   06-09-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 43,096
Posted By Laverdaman
I'm in Stafford.............

I'm in Stafford.............
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