EEK!!! First Ever Set Of Brand New Tyres!

July 27, 2009

Well, it finally had to happen.. I had to change the tyres on my bike at the weekend.. It wasn’t that the tread was getting low, but because the tyres had squared off 😦

The tyres were on the bike when I bought her, and I have no idea how many miles they had done prior to that, but over the last 16 months I did almost 4700 miles on them, so they have lasted really well 🙂

Roadtec-Z6So I had a pair of Metzeler Roadtec Z6’s fitted at the weekend, £220 fitted at S&M motorcycles in Banbury..

Rear – 160/60 ZR17M
Front – 120/60 ZR17M

I managed to get out for a short run about town on Saturday, looking for some bolts for my boyfriends Gixxer carbs, to start scrubbing them in, but with him being on call for work wasn’t able to get out yesterday….. And today it’s flipping raining, with rain forecast for most of the rest of this week, by the looks of things 😦

Oh well, maybe I can go out and ride round carefully between the rain showers 🙂

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HyperPro Ride Height Adjuster Kits – Suzuki Models

July 18, 2009

The manufacturers of motorcycle always design their machines for the ‘average’ rider, but unfortunately there is no such thing.  Now if you are looking at buying yourself a Suzuki you may find that you absolutely love a particular model but the ride height is either a little high or low for you to feel comfortable and safe.

Thanks to companies such as HyperPro you can still have the bike you want as you can adjust the ride height so that the bike is a perfect fit for you.  The HyperPro Ride Height Adjuster Kits can make the motorbike up to 40mm lower or 30mm higher.

Made from high grade aluminium, the HyperPro Ride Height Adjustment Kits are designed to safely adjust the ride height of the bike.

The kits come supplied with full fitting instructions but, as always, if you are not sure you will be able to do the job it may be best to take your bike into your nearest bike workshop and have them do it for you.

Don’t forget that if you are adjusting the ride height of the bike you may also need to adjust other things such as the length of the side stand as well as the front fork set up.

If you are a female rider looking at buying a motorcycle and you are unsure of which model to go for, then these entries may help you, or at least give you an idea of what sorts of bikes other girls are riding.

Girls and Modern Sports Bikes

Bikes Girls Can Ride

Choosing Your First ‘Big’ Bike

I have also produced entries on the following motorcycle manufacturers so you can see what other kits are supplied by HyperPro.

Honda

Kawasaki

Yamaha

BMW

Here is a link to the HyperPro website where you can find PDF files which show you by how much you can raise and lower each model of motorcycle by.  This link is for the Lowering Kits they supply, and this is for the PDF list of Height Raising Kits.

HyperPro Ride Height Adjustment Kits are available for the following models of Suzuki Motorbikes

Please note, I do not sell these kits.  You will need to contact your local bike shop/dealer/garage to purchase one.

DR-Z 400 S ’00> (Lowering Kit)
DR-Z 400 SM ’00> (Lowering Kit)
GS 500 E `89> (Lowering Kit)
GSF 600 N BANDIT `95-`99 (Lowering & Raising Kit)
GSF 600 S+N BANDIT ’00> (Lowering & Raising Kit)
GSR 600 `06 (Lowering Kit)
GSX 600 F `98> (Lowering & Raising Kit)
GSX-R 600 `96-`00 (Lowering Kit)
GSX-R 600 ’01-’05 (Lowering Kit)
GSX-R 600 `06> (Lowering Kit)
GSX-R 600 ’06-’07 (Lowering Kit)
RF 600 R `93> (Lowering Kit)
RF 600 R `93-`97 (Lowering & Raising Kit)
DL 650 V-STROM `04> (Lowering Kit)
GSF 650 (S) BANDIT `05> (Lowering Kit)
SV 650 ’03> (Lowering Kit)
SV 650 N `99-`02 (Lowering & Raising Kit)
SV 650 S `99-`02 (Lowering & Raising Kit)
GSX 750 F `98> (Lowering & Raising Kit)
GSX-R 750 ’00-’05 (Lowering Kit)
GSX-R 750 ’06-’07 (Lowering Kit)
GSX-R 750 W (T>) `96-`99 (Lowering Kit)
RF 900 R `94> (Lowering & Raising Kit)
DL 1000 V-STROM ’02> (Lowering Kit)
GSX-R 1000 ’01-’04 (Lowering Kit)
GSX-R 1000 `05> (Lowering Kit)
SV 1000 N ’03> (Lowering Kit)
SV 1000 S ’03> (Lowering Kit)
GSF 1200 BANDIT `95-`99 (Lowering & Raising Kit)
GSF 1200/S BANDIT ’00> (Lowering Raising Kit)
GSF 1250 BANDIT `07> (Lowering Kit)
GSX-R 1300 HAYABUSA `99> (Lowering & Raising Kit)


My 33bhp Licence Restriction Ends In February 2010

July 15, 2009

And I’m already window shopping for my next bike 🙂

I had already kinda decided what I wanted next and after sitting on one a couple of weeks ago to see if I fitted ok, I have made my mind up that it is definately the bike for me….

One of these….. 🙂

2002 Fireblade, Red

As far me me fitting on the bike, bearing in mind I’m 5′ 3″ tall, I can easily get the balls of both feet on the floor 🙂 the weight of the big blade is about the same as my CBR400, so that won’t be a problem and it felt very comfortable to sit on 🙂 🙂

Best I start saving up for one 🙂

One thing though, I’m gonna have to do something with the exhaust, as and when I get one… It’s flippin HUGE!!!!!!!!!


Yikes!!!

July 13, 2009

I was coming into Banbury on my way home from work this afternoon and this dozy woman decided she wanted to be in the same lane as me….. Normally not a problem, right?

Well…. This time it was.. She decided to change lanes WITHOUT checking her blind spot, where I was and almost drove straight into me!!!!!!

Luckily for me, she realised I was there at the last minute and pulled back over.. It was definately lucky for me as there was traffic coming in the opposite direction and I literally had no where to go to get away from her!

Judging by the look on her face when she realised I was there, methinks she may have shat herself!!!!


Time To Spend Some Money On My Baby..

July 11, 2009

Motorcycle workshopWell, it’s like this..

I’ve had my bike now for 16 months and the time has come to spend some money on her as a few things need to be sorted out….

Firstly a new chain and sprocket set.. Unfortunately I have a link seizing up on me, so it’s time to replace the lot.. I did a bit of hunting around on the interweb and managed to find an X-ring DID chain and sprocket set for the absolutely stunning price of £76.94 on ebay from Hunters Motorcycles 🙂 It’s been paid for and should be with me very soon..

She also needs a new set of tyres.. Now as far as the tyres on my baby are concerned I cannot complain one bit.. They were on the bike when I bought her and looked fairly new and since then I have done over 4500 miles on them.. There is still more than enough tread on them but they have squared off and so tip me into corners suddenly, rather than me leaning over nicely.. So they have been ordered so they can be replaced..

New fork seals are needed as the right hand one is on it’s way out and has just started leaking a little, so S & M Motorcycles of Banbury is pricing them up for me.. And they will be replaced at the same time as the tyres are done 🙂

Now that may look like a scary shopping list (it did to me at first!!!) … but….. I’ve only spent £50 odd for parts, other than normal servicing costs, for my bike since I bought her so I really can’t complain at all 🙂


HyperPro Ride Height Adjustment Kits – Yamaha Models

July 8, 2009

As I seem to be working my way through the different bike manufacturers and listing which models you can buy a HyperPro Ride Height Adjustment Kit for I thought I would do the Yamaha motorcycle models next.

With one of their lowering kits you can lower your bike by 30 to 40 millimetres while with a height rising kits you can make your motorbike 20 to 30 millimetres higher. This could make all the difference to you feeling safe and comfortable on the bike of your choice.

Made from high grade aluminium, the HyperPro Ride Height Adjustment Kits are designed to safely adjust the ride height of the bike.  Full fitting instructions are supplied with the kits but if you are unsure in any way about fitting the kit, then it is best you take your bike to your nearest bike workshop and have them do it for you.

Please note that when lowering or raising the ride height of your machine you may need to adjust things such as the length of the side stand and also you may need to make adjustments to the front forks.

Here is a link to the HyperPro website where you can find PDF files which show you by how much you can raise and lower each model of motorcycle by.  This link is for the Lowering Kits they supply, and this is for the PDF list of Height Raising Kits.

If you are a lady rider looking to get a bike and are unsure of what bikes you may be able to ride, please check out the following posts as they should give you more information on the bikes you will be able to ride.

Bikes Girls Can Ride

Girls And Modern Sports Bikes

Choosing Your First ‘Big’ Bike

Also check out the following posts which cover the other models of bikes you can get the HyperPro Adjustment Kits for:

Honda

Kawasaki

Suzuki

BMW

Here is a link to the HyperPro website where you can find PDF files which show you by how much you can raise and lower each model of motorcycle by.  This link is for the Lowering Kits they supply, and this is for the PDF list of Height Raising Kits.

Yamaha Ride Height Adjuster Kits

Please note, I do not sell these kits.  You will need to contact your local bike shop/dealer/garage to purchase one.

DT 125 R/X `91-`05 (Lowering Kit)
MAJESTY 250 SV `98> (Lowering Kit)
MT-01 `05> (Lowering Kit)
XG 250 TRICKER `06 (Lowering Kit)
FZ-6 FAZER `04-’06 (Lowering Kit)
FZ-6 FAZER `04-’06 (Lowering Kit)
FZR 600 GENESIS 89-93 (Lowering Kit)
FZR 600 R `94-`95 (Lowering & Raising Kit)
FZS 600 FAZER `98> (Lowering Kit)
MT-03 ’06> (Lowering Kit)
YZF 600 R6 `98-`02 (Lowering & Raising Kit)
YZF 600 R6 ’03-’05 (Lowering Kit)
YZF 600 R6 `06-`08 (Lowering Kit)
YZF 600 THUNDERCAT `96-`03 (Lowering & Raising Kit)
SZR 660 `96> (Lowering Kit)
XT 660 R `04> (Lowering Kit)
XT 660 R `04> (Lowering Kit)
XT 660 X SUPERMOTO `04> (Lowering Kit)
XT 660 Z TENERE ’08> (Lowering Kit)
XT 660 Z TENERE ’08> (Lowering Kit)
YZF 750 R `93-`98 (Lowering & Raising Kit)
YZF 750 SP `93-`94 (Lowering & Raising Kit)
YZF 750 SP `95> (Lowering & Raising Kit)
TDM 850 `91> (Lowering Kit)
TDM 900 ’02> (Lowering Kit)
XJ 900 S DIVERSION `95> (Lowering Kit)
FZ-1 FAZER `06> (Lowering Kit)
FZR 1000 EXUP `89-`95 (Lowering Kit)
FZS 1000 FAZER ’01-’05 (Lowering & Raising Kit)
FZS 1000 FAZER ’01>(Lowering Kit)
YZF 1000 R1 `04> (Lowering Kit)
YZF 1000 R1 `07-`08 (Lowering Kit)
YZF 1000 R1 ’07> (Lowering Kit)
YZF 1000 R1 ’07> (Lowering Kit)
YZF 1000 R1 ’07> (Lowering Kit)
YZF 1000 THUNDERACE `96> (Lowering & Raising Kit)
BT 1100 BULLDOG ’01> (Lowering  & Raising Kit)
V-MAX/ VMX 1200 `93> (Lowering Kit)
FJR 1300 ’01-’05 (Lowering & Raising Kit)
FJR 1300 `06> (Lowering & Raising Kit)


Totally Unrelated To Bikes – But Good News Anyway!

July 3, 2009

After 6 months, 2 weeks and 5 days I finally managed to get a job 🙂

To say I’m over the moon is an understatement!  I start on Monday 6th July at 9am and I’m going back to working in an office doing the admin and accounts.

I’m so looking forward to Monday morning now 🙂