Balancing or synchronising the carburettors on a multi-cylinder motorcycle is an important part of machine set-up. Out-of-synch carbs will cause an engine to cough, splutter and tick-over erratically at the best of times. But no fear, the balancing
Jump to our descriptive step by step guide for clean carbsWith more and more bikes now coming with fuel-injection the art of fettling carburretors is gradually being forgotten, so here's a reminder. It's only in the last five years that fuel
1 Get all the necessary bodywork/tank/side panels out of the way and put them somewhere safe. Now loosen the jubilee clips that hold the carb to the inlet manifold and airbox.2 Undo and disconnect all the fuel lines and electrical connectors
Carb icing the likely cause of R44's power lossPICTURES FROM the wreckage of the helicopter crash that killed multiple TT winner Steve Hislop were submitted as part of a presentation by the Air Accident Investigation Branch on the third day
The Scot Honda team’s recent withdrawal from MotoGP must be a concern for Dorna’s power brokers. Citing costs as the reason for the team’s exit, the news leaves a grid of just 17 MotoGP bikes for 2010. This makes the so-called premier class of motorcycle racing look more like a p...
Now then, Mr Leno. Have you always been such a petrol-head, or did you work on it?I’ve been around engines all my life. I worked at car dealerships when I was a kid. I worked for Mercedes Benz, Bentley and Rolls Royce, but then I realised you are never going to be able to buy one...
This beautifully shot short film alludes to a phrase by Robert M Pirsig, the author of Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance: "If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed". But is any Triumph s...
Triumph are set to reveal an updated version of their long running Speed Triple model later this year, as part of it’s 2011 range.New documents have been filed with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to certify the models new bike emissions
I found this Ducati on tinterweb and I love it. Its RAD02 Pursang name hardly trips off the tongue, but the bike is a thing of beauty in the eyes of this beholder.Based around a Multistrada 1100 engine, with Keihin FCR41 carbs, Ohlins front and rear
-cooled 294cc engine produced a modest 25bhp. I love the look of the engine and where it's positioned, with the single-carb sat in acres of space. I'm sure, even at the time, it was obvious they were never going to catch on. The one pictured below is up for a
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