Thin models is another of those what are known as "repeater news" stories.
They keep repeating them every few months of couple of years and nothing changes.
Other repeater news items are putting sweets by the tills in supermarkets and that its wrong, but it never changes.
Another is too much waste through excess food packaging which never changes.
Eating fruit and vegetables every day helps keep you healthy.
Pap to engage the masses.
Technical and tyres
Gunga google it ..... I know it's not a lot of hours but not sure ... But I do know there are people selling the shims on e bay for about two quid posted .... I know this as I've just had to re shim the fzr ....i got 8 shims for 14 quid delivered..... Better than the seventy quid from Yamaha .... Hotcams shim kits are available for less than 100 quids also
Main dealers only try to flog you new shims and are pricey .... You and ya mate would be better off going halves on a shim kit and a decent 0-25 mm micrometer to measure the shims .... Oh and I'd suggest a set of draper expert feeler guages .... They've got loads more feelers than the cheap ones
@oscarthegrouch Neither is mine......... but I have built up a huge collection of NOS parts for the X1...... including Exhaust, Seat, All Panels, Tank, Mudguards, Clocks, Lights and pretty much every other Important bit........just got to get the new Shed......... and stop going on this bloody site...!
Legal and insurance
@vaughann that's all very good, however the batteries in my crystal ball also have a problem in that they are heavily discharged regularly by people posting questions about things on bikes, if I was a vet I would probably like to know what sort of animal / breed I was dealing with.
So in an effort to assist you is the light a shaped one fitted into a fairing?
OR is it a headlamp fitted to a naked bike?
What make of bike is it?
What model is it?
We know it's a 2014 but that does not mean much as it could be old stock 2013.
Buying and selling
Hi there, I'm new to the forums but looking for some advice on what to get next. Currently have a 1990 ZZR600D but looking for something a little more modern come January.
I have narrowed this down to a early-mid 2000's Yammy R6 or a early-mid 2000's Kwaka zx-6. Mainly looking to find out from people who have owned either of these things like riding position, comfort ect...
It will be used near enough everyday for commuting and distance journeys (400 miles) on rare occasion.
Any insight given will be much appreciated and thank-you in advance.