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Everything posted by KirriePete

  1. Some bikes are complete barstewards to get into neutral, my old NTV Honda just wouldn't go unless the engine was off, or you snicked in before the bike had stopped, or (my favourite) you revved it over 3,000rpm. Get used to it would be my advice.
  2. Yeah, sounds like it ain't charging properly. Everything switched off you should get 12.5 to 13 volts across the battery, with the engine running that should rise to 14-14.5 volts as the revs rise. If it doesn't you should look at the connections back to the reg/rec first, make sure they're clean and tight, then work back through the charging system. My money's on the reg/rec being duff.
  3. Did you really not recognise Bro'ty Castle John? Strewth mate, your memory must be going faster than I thought, all those 2 stroke fumes probably. BTW, was that you this afternoon about 1-ish on the yellow DT heading into Dundee on the Broughty road? Oh yeah, welcome Ryan, who you got sorted for your Mod1 & 2 training? Not that I'm pitching any sales talk your way, but ..... http://www.scotriders.co.uk/
  4. I normally go with "nipped up", "ooof!" and "oh bollocks!".
  5. OK, stop everything, hold the bus, don't touch that dial! Just read this whole thread from the start again to find out if I'm missing something: Original post - You fitted new indicators (from China) and they didn't work properly. Your second post - The bulbs in the new indicators are dual filament 10/5W Your 4th post - They have a parking light option that you've ignored. Soooooooo ...... a parking light (daytime running light?) in the indicators is not something I normally see. Presumably the new indicators have 3 wires, one ground, one for the 10W and one for the 5W filament, (or maybe 2 wires for the filaments and ground is taken care of by the body of the indicator), yes? If they were mine I'd be wiring both filaments into the indicator circuit and leaving it at that, 15W indicators, sorted. Make sure you know which wire is which, cross connecting earth and 5 (or 10) would give "interesting" results! Can I ask why you changed indicators in the first place, and why you went for dual purpose jobbies instead of simple plain, old-fashioned winkers?
  6. You're not looking in the right place. Any car parts shop, Hellfrauds, motor factors, even your local petrol station will have shitloads of single filament indicator bulbs. You cannot use a dual filament bulb in a single filament socket, the bayonets won't line up and the contacts on the bottom are different (2 for a dual, 1 blob for single). Take your original bulb into your local motor factors and ask the bloke behind the counter for more like that one.
  7. Might flash a bit faster, unless the relay is a solid state jobby. Of course, if they've got 15 and 21 Watts on the shelf, take the 15s, it's just that 21 is more common (standard in pre-LED cars and so forth).
  8. They're dual filament stop/tail light bulbs! Single filament 12V 21W (possibly 10W) is what you need.
  9. KirriePete


    The rattle is likely to be the oil pump pin on the clutch, common issue with the Divvy. Ignore it, won't do any harm, but if it annoys you too much it's a relatively simple fix. Check out the Diversion owners forum for more info. You're welcome.
  10. Maybe I'm being too simplistic, but have you checked the polarity? Ordinary bulbs don't give a stuff which way the current flows, LEDs do. Just sayin' .....
  11. I'd go with a dry lube in dry dusty weather, wet lube in wet weather. Well, I say that's what I'd go with, but as I ride shafties I don't give a stuff.
  12. If you can get the number off the ignition lock barrel, a proper locksmith should be able to look it up and cut a key to match.
  13. Yes, you have blown the dip element. New bulb, job done.
  14. Get yourself a (free) account on Photobucket, then follow the instructions for uploading your piccies. Once done you just copy the IMG tags and paste them into your post here and "Hey presto!" we see your camera work. You're welcome.
  15. Not for that. As for any other 'creative fixes', who knows?
  16. First swap the plugs just to check if one of them is duff. If the plugs check out OK, work backwards over the dead circuit looking for a fault - cap, lead, coil, low tension feed etc. If you swap components one by one from the good side, you'll soon find the fault. As Simon says, it's possible that the throttle cable has snagged a low tension feed to the coil and just loosened it off enough.
  17. Don't pull away quick, pull away smoothly then, when the bike's upright on the fat part of the tyre, wind on the power.
  18. Uneven pad wear is usually down to the sliding pins sticking in the caliper body. I'd clean them up and give them a light coat of silicone grease.
  19. Single wire jobbies use the indicator body as the earth, so you just need to connect the twin wire earth lead to somewhere on the frame. In theory......
  20. Check the wattage on the bulbs. The relays are usually setup to work properly with 21W bulbs at each corner. If you've got 10W bulbs or LEDs the flash rate generally goes up. Either replace the bulbs with the correct wattage or get a solid state relay, they have a preset flash rate.
  21. My £800 Divvy 900 has served me well over the last 2 and a bit years, racking up 12000 miles a year between MOTs on just routine maintenance. Yes, I've put blue spots on the front, ripped out all the emissions pipework and replaced the end cans with a pair of Black Widows, but that's all the major changes. 70,000 miles and still running like clockwork. On the budget gear side of things, I just resoled my knackered RST boots using tread off an old car tyre. Total cost, £4 for a tube of glue and a couple of hours stripping the tread with an old machete. Loads of material left, the (free from a mate) Sidis are next......
  22. .... or just use Nikwax Techwash, available from camping shops, bike shops, even some Tescos carry it.
  23. What a dick! "Rev the engine to make them aware" , what's wrong with the horn? Do you really want to freewheel into a potential danger? "See someone maybe jumping a red light you gun it". Oh yeah, it always makes sense to increase the speed of a possible collision. See the hazard, check your mirrors and be ready to stop. "See someone coming up fast behind you, turn round and stare at them". Makes perfect sense to take your eyes off the road ahead, no? Why not just pull over and let the idiot go by to have their accident up ahead? He took forever to say think "What if?". Read the road ahead, spot potential hazards and think about how to save yourself if the excrement strikes the air conditioning. If you're not sure what to do or what you're looking for, get a lesson with a properly qualified instructor, not some guy with a Go-Pro and attitude.
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