Dynojet Power Commander V – 10% Off At Moto-Racing UK!

April 6, 2009

I just had to post this..

Moto-Racing UK are currently offering the Dynojet Power Commander V with 10% off for the 2009 range of bikes until midnight on the 8th April 2009.

The Power Commander V normally has a retail price of £313.38 but is on offer for £282.04!!! 😀

Just click on the logo’s at either the top or bottom of this post to be taken to their website 🙂

Dynojet Power Commander V

Power Commander V Basic Features

  • Reduced size from PCIIIusb (less than half of the size of PCIII)
  • USB powered from computer (9 volt adapter is no longer needed for programming)
  • 2 position map switching function built in (map switch not included)
  • Gear/Speed input (allows for map adjustment based on gear and speed)
  • Analog input (allows user to install any 0-5 volt sensor and build an adjustment table based on its input such as boost or temperature)
  • With gear position input connected the PCV is capable of allowing each cylinder to be mapped individually and for each gear (for example: on a 4 cylinder bike with a six speed transmission there could be up to 24 separate fuel tables).
  • Unit has a -100/+250% fuel change range (up from -100/+100%). This allows more adjustment range for 8 injector sportbikes
  • 10 throttle position columns (up from 9 on PCIIIusb)
  • Enhanced “accel pump” utility (increased adjustment and sensitivity ranges)

The models included in the offer are as follows.

2009 Kawasaki ZX6R

2009 Kawasaki ZX10R

2009 Suzuki GSXR600

2009 Suzuki GSXR750

2009 Suzuki GSXR1000

2009 Triumph Daytona 675

2009 Yamaha YZF R6

2009 Yamaha YZF R1

2009 Honda CBR600RR

2009 Honda CBR1000RR

Click here to visit moto-racing.co.uk to purchase items.

Dyno Your Bike For Just £15 At Demon Tweeks, Wrexham

March 8, 2009

moz-screenshot-3If you pop along to Demon Tweeks, Wrexham, on Saturday 14th March you will have the opportunity of running your bike on a dyno for the absolutely bargain price of £15 per run.

The Dynojet technicians will be there, with the latest dyno equipped race truck to provide power runs and advise you on the set up of your bike.

The store will be open from 8.30am until 5.30pm and they suggest getting there early to avoid being disappointed.

So, if you want to find out how your bike is performing, and you live within riding distance, I’d suggest you pop along and get your bike tested.

Link to Store – with address, map and directions

Photo courtesy of Demon Tweeks

Motorbike Modifications And Insurance Premiums

February 9, 2009

In previous posts I have talked about modifying your motorbike to make it a better fit for you, either by raising or lowering it.  If you have to do this, for whatever reason, there is one thing you must remember to do.. Inform your insurance company!

These days way too many riders are failing to advise their insurance companies of alterations, as they fear that it will greatly increase their insurance premiums.  But the reality is that some modifications make absolutely no difference to your insurance what-so-ever.

I told my insurance provider that my CBR400 was restricted after I bought it.  I had to restrict it as I passed my bike test on a 125cc motorbike and am limited to riding a motorbike with less than 33bhp for two years after passing my test.  It made no difference to my insurance at all, in all honesty I would have been surprised if it had, considering it was reducing the power output of the bike, not increasing it.

If you do find that you have to raise or lower your motorbike, it is definitely worth mentioning it to your insurance company as your motorbike will no longer be standard.  Chances are it won’t make any difference to your premiums either.  If you fail to tell your insurer and are then unfortunately involved in an accident in which your modification may have been a contributing factor, you may well find that your insurer will refuse to pay out on any subsequent claim. 

The worst case scenario is that the modification invalidates your insurance and you then find you have the police knocking on your door and charging you with having no insurance!

If you are in doubt, in any way, it is ALWAYS best to advise your insurers!

Many of the favourite modifications done to bikes make virtually difference to your insurance premiums, including adding aftermarket exhausts, crash bars and mushrooms, up-rated braking systems, huggers and a 5% increase in the engine capacity. 

Modifications which may result in a moderate increase in insurance premiums are changing the wheels, Dynojet and alterations to the suspension.

Expensive modifications, from an insurance premium point of view, include owning custom motorcycles, adding nitrous oxide injection and increasing the engine capacity by more than 5%.

At the end of the day is it really worth not telling your insurer? Yes, you may end up paying a bit more insurance, but at least you don’t risk not having an insurance claim paid out in the event of an accident.  Plus running the risk of possible convictions for your insurance being invalid.

Personally I would rather pay the extra money to be on the safe side.