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Forum: Tyres 19-Feb-2004, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 836
Posted By BOLT
bolt

worth looking around race paddocks - you can often get a good set of sticky tyres for under 100 quid.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 08-Jan-2004, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 702
Posted By BOLT
dod u say there for a 748, cos they are the right...

dod u say there for a 748, cos they are the right colour for a council skip ....
Forum: Tyres 08-Jan-2004, 04:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,896
Posted By BOLT
Seen this many times on my race bike (and can be...

Seen this many times on my race bike (and can be much worse), caused by :

a) Riding too hard on cold tyres - use tyre warmers or do a couple of gentle laps to start with.
b) Rear suspension not...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 12-Sep-2003, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By BOLT
I have to say that i've struggled with the...

I have to say that i've struggled with the setup of my 998 since new, trying many (probably too many) combinations of everything. And whilst i'm not an expert, I race a 600 and so am not a...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 28-Aug-2003, 01:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,884
Posted By BOLT
not sure what the std tyres are on a 748s, but...

not sure what the std tyres are on a 748s, but if they are the same as i had on my 998, Pirelli Corsa's, i would ask them to upgrade them to Supercorsa's or 207rr's.

Shouldn't...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 19-Aug-2003, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,204
Posted By BOLT
Ray, I bought a dark double bubble for my 998 -...

Ray,

I bought a dark double bubble for my 998 - i think it was from Skidmarx - looks good and gets the airflow over my head - much more comfortable.

All I would say is that if you do change the...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 19-Aug-2003, 02:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,388
Posted By BOLT
Mallory (with Edwinas) - 1:00s , felt quick but...

Mallory (with Edwinas) - 1:00s , felt quick but race winner was clocking 54s !!

Donnington national - 1:22s

both on my GSXR 600 track bike.
Forum: Tyres 05-Aug-2003, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,028
Posted By BOLT
Custard, only my persoanl view, but std...

Custard,

only my persoanl view, but std Corsa's are probably the worst tyres i've had - the grip and feel was useless (on a 998). Damn back wheel used to frequently 'step out'...
Forum: Tyres 05-Aug-2003, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,002
Posted By BOLT
Rennsports are in fact exactly the same rubber as...

Rennsports are in fact exactly the same rubber as Pirelli SuperCorsas (same company ....), and i guess these Diablo's are an evolution of the Supercorsas .....
so they should be very very...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 05-Aug-2003, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 956
Posted By BOLT
what's this tax disc thingy ?

what's this tax disc thingy ?
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 05-Aug-2003, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By BOLT
Not sure if they do them for a Duke, but Gilles...

Not sure if they do them for a Duke, but Gilles rearsets are top class for quality and adjustability and looks - bit pricey though.

But as said previously, if your grinding your boots away, then...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 05-Aug-2003, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By BOLT
mines a std 998 and rev-limiter cuts in at 11,000...

mines a std 998 and rev-limiter cuts in at 11,000 rpm - often !
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 10-Jul-2003, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By BOLT
YLO998, h8 2 say it m8, but (and please take...

YLO998,

h8 2 say it m8, but (and please take this the right way) at 14st, best performance tip (as my mate keeps telling me at 13.5 stones) is to lose a couple of stone.

And the skinny gitt is...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 10-Jul-2003, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By BOLT
Price of a service

What's the going rate for a 12 month service on a 998 - any ideas ?

Just been quoted 350 + vat + bits... - a lot more than my Jap bike, but i guess i should expect that wiv me Duke.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 10-Jul-2003, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By BOLT
Guys, pre-load is NOT really about ride...

Guys,

pre-load is NOT really about ride height.

Pre-load affects the way the suspension (damping) reacts when the tyre hits a bump on the tarmac. Set to hard, then the wheel will...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 10-Jul-2003, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,069
Posted By BOLT
what about your local council depot - they call...

what about your local council depot - they call it 'skip' yellow.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 10-Jul-2003, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By BOLT
and dont forget tyre pressures , assuming decent...

and dont forget tyre pressures , assuming decent sports tyres, then i use 30psi in the dry , and 27psi in the wet.
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 30-Jun-2003, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 762
Posted By BOLT
Guys, i've never done the CSS, but...

Guys,

i've never done the CSS, but i'll throw my two penneth in anyway.

Drayton Croft run a race school at Mallory Park, on their GSXR 600's. You can pay a little extra and get 1 to...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 25-Jun-2003, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By BOLT
I agree with Antoyne I had a wheel bearing go...

I agree with Antoyne

I had a wheel bearing go on my car some years ago - a few miles later the wheel overtook my car !!

And it's relatively simple to fit the new ones if you have the right...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 25-Jun-2003, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 992
Posted By BOLT
Bike engines are designed to use...

Bike engines are designed to use antifreeze/water mixture as the coolant - simple as that. If you use straight water then you run the risk of corroding components in the coolant system, or even...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 25-Jun-2003, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By BOLT
swiss 998, try to imagine what the suspension...

swiss 998,

try to imagine what the suspension would do with no fluid in the forks / shock, just springs. The bike would 'bounce' up and down on the springs - like your misses on a...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 25-Jun-2003, 04:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,093
Posted By BOLT
you can get chunks out of the rear if you go too...

you can get chunks out of the rear if you go too hard before the tyre has had a chance to warm up properly. Make sure you 2 of 3 gentle-ish laps before gunning it. That way the tyre has chance to...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 23-Jun-2003, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 873
Posted By BOLT
Damo forget the Azaro's or 207's ........

Damo

forget the Azaro's or 207's ..... i've just put some Supercorsa's on my Race bike, and the grip and feel is phenomenal. Doubt they will last very long though.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 03-Jun-2003, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By BOLT
Yep - have to agree with Totto, but as well as...

Yep - have to agree with Totto, but as well as suspension, also worth considering tyres and pressures.

Swapping the original Pirelli's for 207RR's made my 998 turn in much quicker - made...
Forum: Tyres 23-May-2003, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 981
Posted By BOLT
Coloured 'rubbers' - that idea will...

Coloured 'rubbers' - that idea will never cath on !
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 19-May-2003, 05:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,586
Posted By BOLT
old yella, so where's the number plate ? ...

old yella,

so where's the number plate ? Plod told me that size 'was important'
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 16-May-2003, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By BOLT
M&P also do reasonably priced single sided...

M&P also do reasonably priced single sided stands - usually a few days for delivery...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 15-May-2003, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 849
Posted By BOLT
Cant Halfords help ?

Cant Halfords help ?
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 14-May-2003, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,168
Posted By BOLT
Is that just an excuse to get a red paintjob ?

Is that just an excuse to get a red paintjob ?
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 14-May-2003, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,111
Posted By BOLT
Lloydy, i've got a 998 and a Gsxr600 race...

Lloydy,

i've got a 998 and a Gsxr600 race bike, and i have to say that i don't really notice a difference.

Have you got standard footpegs on, or have you gor rearsets , with a dodgy linkage?
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 14-May-2003, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,416
Posted By BOLT
Lloydy, Andy B is right , 46mm, and spookily is...

Lloydy,

Andy B is right , 46mm, and spookily is the same size as the ball joint nut on an old mini, so most decent motor factors will have them (i.e. not Halfords).

Without trying to teach my...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 14-May-2003, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,168
Posted By BOLT
I did this myself to my 998, and it cost 50p for...

I did this myself to my 998, and it cost 50p for the diode.

Procedure is to connect a IN4001 diode from the +ve side of the neutral light to the 'Blue' wire side of the sidestand, with the...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 14-May-2003, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,168
Posted By BOLT
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