Filed Under (Tips and Review) by admin on 29-01-2011
trailer with which to haul your machine(s). The steady stream of four-wheelers trailering two- wheelers to Daytona Bike Week proves that, for a considerable number of us, Mother Nature’s elements are sometimes best enjoyed upon reaching our destination, rather than experienced while traveling toward it. Travel aside, motorcycle trailers are handy, even indispensable, for getting asickly motorcycle to the shop, or to avoid committing the better part of a day waiting while the dealer installs new tires and brake pads. Finally, we find atrailer is preferable to a pickup truck for motorcycle transport, especially when singlehandedly loading/unloading. The problem for many of us is where do we find the space to park this little- used device? No matter if it’s a flatbe Rod Haskins, owner of metal bender Maintenance &Fab in Richmond, California, isn’t a rider himself, but his research indicated a market existed for a sturdily built, full-sized motorcycle trailer that folded compactly when not in use. Learning of a dormant but clever design developed by an agricultural trailer company, Haskins struck a deal, made several improvements and the Stinger Trailer was born. Werecently spent some time with a Stinger and found it to be a clever product. The Stinger arrived folded and secured to a wooden pallet. Assembly was simple, and within 20 minutes we had the 180- pound trailer ready to tow. The trailer is not towable in the folded position—that’s for storage only. Aone-car garage, home to our full-sized Chevrolet, couldn’tnormally house a motorcycle trailer, too. But the folded Stinger squeezed in nicely
Filed Under (Honda) by admin on 20-12-2011
Front brakes: Dual disc Rear brakes: Single disc Speed and acceleration Top speed: 255.0 km/h (158.4 mph) Power/weight ratio: 0.5745 HP/kg Other specifications Further information Parts and accessories Check out parts and accessories from our partners. Ask questions Join the 97 Honda CBR 1000 F discussion group Insurance, loans, tests Search the web for dealers, loan and insurance costs, tests, customizing, etc. Related bikes List related bikes for comparison of specs Buying a bike starts at Bikez Get a list of related motorbikes before you buy this Honda. Inspect technical data. Look at photos. Read the riders’ comments at the bike’s discussion group. And check out the bike’s reliability, repair costs, etc. Show any 1997 Honda CBR 1000 F for sale on our Bikez.biz Motorcycle Classifieds. You can also sign up for e-mail notification when such bikes are advertised in the future. And advertise your old MC for sale. Our efficient ads are free. You are also welcome to read and submit motorcycle reviews. Rating sample for this Honda bike Value for money for the 1997 Honda CBR 1000 F: (67.1 out of 100) Click here for complete rating. You can also compare bikes.
Filed Under (Kawasaki) by admin on 13-12-2010
1. Big Piston Fork (BPF) and Öhlins Steering Damper Throwing out the anchors at track speed demands a fork that remains composed under pressure. The fully adjustable new Big Piston Fork (BPF) does just that by significantly reducing damping pressure while maintaining consistent damping force. The standard Öhlins Steering Damper is likewise adjustable to help you dial in the steering damping level you need. 2. Horizontal Back-Link Rear Suspension New rear suspension positions the shock and its linkage above the swingarm, leaving room beneath the bike for a larger exhaust pre-chamber. The move helps centralize mass for better transitional cornering response, while also improving overall suspension action and road holding. The piggyback-reservoir shock is fully adjustable, including both low- and high-speed compression-damping circuits. 3. Adjustable Footpegs Adapting the ZX-10R for a day at the track or a long street ride is easy, thanks to its new adjustable footpegs. Raise the footpegs to improve your cornering clearance on the track, or lower them for a more relaxed riding position on the street or highway. The total range of adjustment is 15mm. 1. 2. 3. SPECIFICATIONS Engine Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four Displacement 998cc Bore X Stroke 76.0 x 55.0 mm Compression Ratio 13.0:1 Fuel System DFI® with four 47mm Keihin throttle bodies with oval sub-throttles, two injectors per cylinder Ignition TCBI with digital advance and Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control (S-KTRC) Transmission Six-speed Final Drive Chain Rake/Trail 25.0deg / 4.33 in. Front Tire Size 120/70 ZR17 Rear Tire Size 190/55 ZR17 Wheelbase 56.1 in. Front Suspension / Wheel Travel 43mm inverted Big Piston Fork (BPF) with DLC coating, adjustable rebound and compression damping, spring preload adjustability / 4.7 in. Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel Horizontal Back-link with gas-charged shock and top-out spring, stepless, dual-range (low-/high- speed) compression damping, stepless rebound damping, fully adjustable spring preload / 4.9 in. Front Brakes Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Braking (KIBS), dual semi-floating 310mm petal discs with dual four-piston radial-mount calipers Rear Brakes KIBS-controlled, single 220mm petal disc with aluminum single-piston caliper Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal. Seat Height 32.0 in. Curb Weight TBD Overall Length 81.7 in. Overall Width 28.2 in. Overall Height 43.9 in. Color Choices Lime Green / Ebony, Ebony / Flat Ebony Warranty 12 Months Good Times™ Protection Plan 12, 24, 36, 48 months PERFORMANCE PARTS Kawasaki offers a full line of performance parts for your new motorcycle. COVER Constructed of water-resistant polyester and a unique shielded vent system that allows built-up moisture to vent. Reinforced grommet at the bottom hem allows the cover to be locked to the bike for added security. Heat resistant panels in the exhaust area. Oversized fit allows for easy installation and removal.
Filed Under (Honda) by admin on 24-11-2010
can fix it – let us help. The color combo that would have been featured here, had we not got rained on. As light as the morning precipitation was, a rainsuit seemed silly, and surely jeans and a leather jacket would be enough. However, at the crest of the peninsula, El Nino let his wrath be felt. A full-on downpour of Florida- like proportions dropped from the sky, without the benefit of gulf-stream warmth. Suddenly, wearing geeky-looking Gore-Tex seemed like a very good idea. Riding through six inch deep floodwaters at about 15 mph, the Aero kept a very even keel. The floorboards (first ever on a Honda) kept the feet drier than they would have been otherwise. After a brief stop at a military museum, we headed back to Honda’s HQ for a van ride to lunch at Hollywood’s House of Blues. Detail 101: Witness the huge chrome headlight/speedo assembly, with matching idiot lights set into the triple clamp. We couldn’t form much of a riding impression from our rain-soaked 30 mile jaunt, but we liked what we found. If you’re a big fan of the ACE 750, you’ll be a big fan of the Aero. Although the styling is not ground-breaking, it isn’t a carbon copy of you-know-who (hint: They’re based out of Milwaukee). The detail on the Aero is beautiful, with tasteful chrome accents and well-finished pieces. We hope to get the big 1100 back for a full test against Suzuki’s new Intruder 1500LC, Harley’s new Road King Classic, and all the other cruiser big boys some time this spring, after El Nino goes away … Manufacturer: Honda Model: 1998 Shadow Aero Price (two-tone): $9,995.00 Engine: liquid-cooled 45 degree V-twin, single crank pin Bore and Stroke: 87.5 x 91.4mm Displacement: 1099cc Carburetion: Two 36mm CV Transmission: 5 speed Wheelbase: 66.1 in Seat Height: 28.5 in Fuel Capacity: 4.2 gal with .8 gal reserve Claimed Dry Weight: 623 lbs
Filed Under (Toyota Manuals) by admin on 27-09-2011
are must be taken when installing this accessory to ensure damage does not occur to the vehicle. The installation of this accessory should follow approved guidelines to ensure a quality installation. These guidelines can be found in the “Accessory Installation Practices” document. This document covers such items as:- • Vehicle Protection (use of covers and blankets, cleaning chemicals, etc.). • Safety (eye protection, rechecking torque procedure, etc.). • Vehicle Disassembly/Reassembly (panel removal, part storage, etc.). • Electrical Component Disassembly/Reassembly (battery disconnection, connector removal, etc.). • The TIS Repair Manual can be referenced for additional details. Please see your Toyota dealer for a copy of this document. 1. Installation Review and Vehicle Preparation. (a) Review the entire instruction instructions provided before beginning the installation (b) Review the parts list/kit contents to ensure that all parts are present before beginning the installation. If any items are missing contact Technical Support at (800) 688-5912 before proceeding. (c) Remove any low-octane fuel from the vehicle. Ensure that ONLY 91 octane or higher unleaded gasoline is used. (d) Place the vehicle onto vehicle hoist. (e) Protect the vehicle with protection blankets over the fenders and front of the vehicle. (f) Disconnect and remove the battery. (g) When draining the cooling system into a clean container in Step 7