How often should you have to tighten chain?

How often should you have to tighten chain? I’ve noticed the chain is stretching more often lately, tightened up the chain slack 3 times in the last 3 months. It seems to becoming a monthly thing now. Is it a sign something is giving way? Source: How often should you have to tighten chain?

XT660X issues with engine response and stiff clutch

XT660X issues with engine response and stiff clutch Lads, I have a Yamaha XT660X about a year now. It am having a couple of issues but overall I really like it. The problems are: – There is like a half second to a second delay from the initial twist of the throttle and…

great mechanic

great mechanic just thought I’d give a recommendation to a mechanic I just used. Ken from Autocycles – off a side street on Mount Street (near Oil Can Harrys). I was in the habit of dropping the bike back to the shop where it came from for a service. I recently starting feeling something…

Need 4mm x 8mm Stainless Steel Pop Rivets, where to get them?

Need 4mm x 8mm Stainless Steel Pop Rivets, where to get them? Hi All I need 4mm x 8mm Stainless Steel Pop Rivets I had a look in Halfords but they don’t have them Grange Builders providers only have Galvanized riverts Where could I go to get Stainless steel ones? I’m…

Need help from experienced engine tinkerers

Need help from experienced engine tinkerers What causes low vacuum at idle? Stock spec is around 600-660hPa MAP. Engine is supercharged but was still getting stock spec MAP at idle as boost came on later in revs. Suddenly one day on starting it develops an idling problem (bogs rich and dies). Engine starts ok if…

Caswell tank sealer

Caswell tank sealer Anyone used this on a plastic tank? The ktm has developed a leak in the fuel due to ethanol…loads of similar cases with ktm/ducati/aprillia Some get great results with this and others fail..think the trick is to rough up the inside of the tank Source: Caswell tank sealer

Brembo rcs 19 ?

Brembo rcs 19 ? Ok I fitted the new master cylinder a week or so ago ,just noticed when you lock the steering the mirror nut hits the lever and starts to brake !I tried to move the mc and no luck ,any one else come across this issue or know of a solution? …

Tyre size change – what effect wlll it have

Tyre size change – what effect wlll it have Time for me to put some new tyres on the GSX 600F Will be going with the Metzler Roadtec 01’s At the moment front is 120/70 ZR 17 Back is 150/70 ZR 17 According to the manual these are the correct sizes for the bike…