The yanks showing their targeted viral weapons.
Technical and tyres
@EBStudio Sorry to hear this isn't going well so far. Don't get discouraged. It sounds like you're moving in the right direction. Don't adjust the throttle cable to keep it running, that's a clever idea but not a good one. We can come back to that later if needed.
As soon as you have that voltmeter, test your battery and kindly report the result. Telling us previously that "all is well" after charging the battery may have mislead us. If your electric starter can happily spin the engine after an engine stall, that indicates to me that the stalling is not battery related.
All that brings us to the carburetor (assuming it has one), and the intake system. As stated, clogged idle (pilot) fuel jets can cause this behavior. An air leak downstream from the carb will act the same way. I don't know your bike but I've also seen engines that run weird without the right air cleaner installed. Does your bike have a choke lever? If so, will applying partial choke keep the engine running? Let us know, we need that happy ending.
I've been looking for m2m leathers and been asking around...there is little in the way of current reviews for Scott Leathers.. 2015-16.
I mailed them at the end of Nov 15 and never got a reply, I e mailed them again Wed 3rd Feb 2016...no reply as of Friday 5th...called the office number listed on their outdated (2006) website, let it ring approx 20 times...no answer machine, so couldn't leave a message. Gave up at that point and hung phone up.
I will call them once on Monday, I'm actually curious now if they are still trading, I discussed this on our S1000RR Forum, couple of the guys had exactly same issues, zero communications...Not sure I want to give them any of my money, can you imagine if you had a complaint... one call they get, that's it. The other lads went elsewhere...NOT impressed so far.
If a company is that bad at handling comms in this day and age then they really don't deserve my business tbh...
ONE CALL... let's see if anyone picks up the phone. Let you know how I get on.
@HOSBUSA True. Shame i was in the car with no roof.
Legal and insurance
Thanks for the replies guys. I have had insurance on a fireblade in germany inside of 2 years so all might not be lost - although I doubt many companies take overseas NCB.
As to the project - I'd be doing a mild setup making less power than a modern superbike - more as a tinkering/engineering project than anything. Of course I bet most insurers wouldn't view things that way.
Touring & travel
You don't say where you are coming from but a couple of ideas for the route up that we have done are.
Penrith - Alston (Hartside café) - Brampton - Longtown - Gretna.
If you fancy a longer journey at that point try - A75 past Dumfries to Crocketford, then up to New Galloway then Ayr, or even better New Galloway back to Newton Stewart the up to Girvan - Ayr.
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