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Matthew Duncan

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Matthew Duncan last won the day on March 5 2015

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About Matthew Duncan

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  • Birthday 08/07/1993

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  • Current Bike(s)
    Current : 1999 Susuki SV650s, 1982 Moto Guzzi V50 III ( restoring) BSA Bantam D7 and BSA B40 Previous: Generic Cracker 50cc, 2008 Hyosung XR125, 1997 Yamaha Xj600N Dream: Yammy XJ1300

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    Bikes, Beer, B00bs, and getting stuck into the guts of a engine :D

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  1. just an update if anyone reading, lubed the hell out of the switch and the key is turning nicely, clicking at each stop. must have just been completely junked up. in other news the starter seems to be goosed but new one ordered for a meer fiver off of ebay.
  2. Just actually noticed that the seat catch is operated by the key at the main ignition Aswell, but the key doesn't turn round far enough to unlatch it. How do I get it going without buying a new key/ignition?
  3. Long time no see! will be posting a few bits and bobs soon as im about to be putting my FZ6S S2 up for sale .... sad times! Recently just bought a 2002 Yamaha YN50 scooter for a mopen mayem race coming up - It currenly has a 70cc big bore kit, "race" exhaust, upgraded carb/air filter and apparently tuned reed valve..... nae idea about that cos i know nothing about 2 stroke smokers. Having a right problem getting the thing going. hooked up the battery for my fazer to it but scooter has no power whats so ever, or theres a problem with the wiring. Put a multi meter across the wires at the block, red, black, black and white, and brown and none of them seem to be getting any power atall. First thing i checken was the fuse and it seems fine. When i put the key in there seems to be alot of free play before it "Clicks". could it be that the barrel is goosed? Cheers Matt
  4. i was pissed when i did my test at 17 and was restricted to 33bhp for twa years, but i have to admit the new laws pretty much look like the goverment trying to stop as many people as possible, or stop them for as long as possible getting on bikes, along with squeezing every penny they can out of us, Next motorcyclists will be having to pay a fixed tax price, regardless if you have a 50cc scoot or a 1800cc monster, of £50000000 a month
  5. i have had my FZ6 for about a year and a half now, and it has has Leo Vince Evo II cans on it for the duration. At the weekend i had a shot of one of my mates Fz6, the naked one, and noticed that his pulls alot better through the revs. He has the same cans as me, but has a Powercommander and said the previous owner removed the AIS system? Firstly, I dont have a power commander. I had never noticed the flat spot between 3500-6000 rpm(ish) untill i had a shot of the other bike. So i know that i will deffo be buying one when i have the money, and getting it mapped. Secondly, what the hell is AIS? "AIS takes clean air from the air box where it is distributed and pulled (under vacuum) past the reed valves and in to the exhaust port where it mixes with the unburned fuel and ignites @ 1200 degrees it in the exhaust header. " (quote by 04UpInFlames). Well said. If you get allot of deceleration popping with a slip on or full system this removed will help reduce it. The AIS helps the bike put out "cleaner" emisions. Thats why a "racer" would have no need for it and if you get a after market pipe some choose to remove it." The FZ6 is hardly a race bike. Has anyone removed/blocked off this system before? or anyone be able to shed some light on if it needs to be done or not? as far as i can see it would be a "free mod" not having to buy anything to do it, just a case of taking various bits and bobs off. Hope someone can help! Thanks, Matt
  6. ooft. thank god for that! i paid my fine, so now its all sorted. Was getting ripped to shreds by my fowks saying how much of an idiot i am, so my old man checked the car and his van MOT's and they were both out aswell! lucky peckers just didnt get caught. Cheers guys
  7. So driving back from aberdeen to elgin to put my bike in the garage for winter, i got pulled over by the local plod. Turns out my bikes MOT had ran out in August! ouch. £100 ligther, i was allowed to go but cant seem to find out what i need to tell my insurance? Bobby said i need to declare it next time i insure a vehicle, but phoned MCE to let them know anyway and the boy on the phone said thats fine. Im just about to insure my car though so need to know what to put it down as. Cheers. Ps, appologise if this should be in "general"
  8. Thats where im from! but live in aberdeen through the week for work. Dont forget the Dava, one of the best roads we have! Where about you at Scotty? welcome to the forum.
  9. was aligned with verniers, then re checked with a steel rule after tightening, had the sprocket cover off and it was filthy inside - gonna take a proper look at the weekend - will keep yous posted. that file faireys are a pain in the arse, they made my numberplate really small one night....
  10. was doing a bit of chain maintenance last night, took my front sprocket cover off to clear out all the gunk! noticed that there was wear on the top of my links, as if they had been rubbing against something enough to be worn down? Anyone got any ideas? chain is at correct tention and was adjusted propely to spec at the weekend. I couldnt see/think of anything that it might have been rubbing against. Trying to put a photo on but its taking ages to email to my comp - hopefully get it up at lunch Thanks, Matt
  11. The DVLA shoukld let you, you can fill in a form v65 i think?
  12. So, nowadays if you want more performance you go to a shop and get a remapped CDI, powercommander, performance de-cat exhaust etc.. What are the old fashoned style tips to get the most out of an engine in your own garage? Stuff like valve lapping/polishing, Porting and Polishing.... the stuff that doesnt reley on fancy electronics and computer software. Just out of curiousity cos i have an old 125 engine that im looking to put into a go kart - and i know im not going to get 120 mph out it... thanks, Matt
  13. So, nowadays if you want more performance you go to a shop and get a remapped CDI, powercommander, performance de-cat exhaust etc.. What are the old fashoned style tips to get the most out of an engine in your own garage? Stuff like valve lapping/polishing, Porting and Polishing.... the stuff that doesnt reley on fancy electronics and computer software. Just out of curiousity cos i have an old 125 engine that im looking to put into a go kart - and i know im not going to get 120 mph out it... thanks, Matt
  14. if you contact the DVLA you can pay a fiver to get that info, then send a letter to the bloke
  15. Dropped it at Mulben twistys, The deer was on my FZ6! the SV is long gone haha
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