Technical and tyres
Hi I have been considering the engine replacement if I can do it, but unsure about how best to go about it. Studs to the manifold/exhaust system seem to be a bit stuck. but I'm guessing that if I am to start stripping down the bike, I would start by removing radiator 1st, as this would give me better access for tools etc.
I have tried to look into removing the head, but I'm stumped because of the 1 bolt on the front, that will just not shift. as I was hoping that if I could take a look inside the engine, that I may be about to see any worn gaskets.
So question is, what order would things need to be removed if I was to look at replacing the engine, as I could look into try to save up for one.
Most of us with some years of riding experience could write a book on this subject. Here's a brief summary to be going on with.
Why a one-piece? A two-piece is much more convenient and easier to live with. You haven't mentioned a budget - the leather kit I use is Scott's Venom jacket and trousers. It's well priced, very well made and still looks new after over a decade of use. I have had some Frank Thomas kit in the past but was disappointed with the quality. Remember that leathers are not waterproof!!
As for how long kit lasts - a lot of that depends on how you will look after it. Treat it well and most of the major brands should give you many years of service.
The most important think with kit, particularly helmets, if what it fits you properly. Don't buy online. Go to a retailer that you know is trusted and will sell you stuff that fits - not old stock that they want to shift.
My view on helmets is but one with as little furniture on it as possible. All helmets have (and need) vents but loads of fancy vents and spoilers only add noise and cost. The same applied to paint jobs. You are better off buying a superior model in a particular brands range rather than a more basic lid with a fancy race-replica paint job. Last years designs/models are usually good value - again, as long as they fit!
A good idea to spice up world superbore bikes is to put a sex doll on the back, or even better put the girl on the front. I followed the series from 1989 but it's a total bore now it's time may come around again but with GP racing as good as it is I doubt you will see superbore bikes as popular as it was in the 90's.
BSB & TT
Isn't it funny how they are 1200cc, with a bit of ballast, against 1000cc bikes. Am I the only one to notice how much faster down the straights the Duke is.
So why is the Panigale being replaced by a V-4 powered bike in 2019? But yes, Ducati has used the twin displacement advantage to quite a few Superbike titles.
Legal and insurance
Just got the "Driving Experience Declaration" form to fill in.
Is just asks -
How many years no claims do you have?
How long have you been driving for?
Insurance company from a price comparison site, Pink Pound Insurance Company.
What is the colour of your fridge?
Touring & travel
Decent day out in North Wales
Hi, just a footnote to your question, you can have 5 rider faults on the mod 1. So I cannot see how you failed for what your saying. You must have had a serious fault for something or not met the speed in one of the high speed exercises.