Hayabusa Update
Hayabusa Update
I’ve not posted about my Hayabusa for sometime and as it is my main go to bike I feel this is a little unfair!!
1996 Yamaha TRX850
1996 Yamaha TRX850
So I was working hard to reduce the amount of bikes in the garage…………….. and then I accidentally buy a TRX850.

 

Triumph Speed Four – Previous Owner was a Muppet

I have been working on the Speed Four getting it ready for the track……… if that is going to happen (watch this space) and I have found several issues that needed addressing. To be honest I haven’t seen such a long list of dodgy stuff on a visually OK bike before. The list is as follows: • Tyres well under inflated when I picked the bike up – I must remember to start taking a tyre pressure gauge with me when I pick up bikes.

• Front Axle Clamp Bolts only finger tight – Only there to stop the axle moving, which is unlikely but they are there for a reason

• One brake caliper bolt was not like the others (Triumph brake …

Buell 1125CR

So I have had my Buell 1125CR a little while and I am very happy with it, but it is a little different from when it rolled out the Buell factory so I thought I would describe some of the things that make it a little special. Starting from the back and moving forward.

Tail Piece – The standard plastic tail piece has been removed and replaced with a much more simple number plate holder.

Rear Indicators – The standard rear indicators have been replaced with some very simple incandescent indicators, they had to be incandescent to to make them to flash at the correct rate. Buell does not do anything…

The State of Some Bikes!!!

Me and R-bert have bought several bikes in the last couple of years and some of them have been in woeful condition, even though they had, in some cases, a current MOT.

I thought I would write about the worse cases to give you a heads up so that you can keep an eye out for this sort of thing when you are buying your next bike!

Flick through the below horror stories and see how many you’ve come across yourself. The sad thing is that with a little bit of TLC even rough bikes can be made to work well again, it’s not just about the money!

Yamaha R1

This bike only had some mild problems, the bike was pretty …