I've never been hit by one of my own pistons and it's something I'd rather avoid...
K-Tech have released their popular 25SSK front fork open cartridge system to fit all Showa Big Piston Forks.Here's what K-Tech have to say about them:These lightweight aluminium units are supplied to the same exacting specification as all other 25
Bob's R1 big-bore was never going to pass scrutineering CHECK out the size of the pistons for Bad Dog Cycles prototype 3500cc V-Twin monster. The Bad Dog 215 is a fuel-injected, sixty-degree air-and-oil-cooled 4-valve V-Twin, displacing 3500cc
At the time of writing, and to the very best of my knowledge, the world has yet to come to an end and doesn’t seem likely to over the next few days either. So the prophets of doom will soon have to cease their bleating and start picking on next year. Neither have we succumbed to ...
illustrated by the capacity variations of the design. Straight sixes have been made in every imaginable size, from the tiny Honda 250cc racers of the sixties, with thimble-sized pistons and internals more Hornby than Honda, to an incredible 10,920,000cc (yes
Brakes have been accelerating, at least in terms of their technology, in the past decade. Growing pistons, sprouting new mounting systems, gaining power assistance, and even some cast-in-steel certainties you could always depend on, like discs being
An engine's compression ratio is the ratio of the volume of gas in the cylinder when the piston is at the top of its stroke (top dead centre, or TDC) to the volume of gas when the piston's at the bottom of its stroke (bottom dead centre or BDC
lubricant such as copper grease, brake paste (if you can get hold of it), a bungee cord and an old toothbrush.There are two types of caliper found on bikes these days: opposed piston and sliding pin. Opposed piston calipers have hydraulically operated
. There's about 1mm of material left on these pads. We were just in time.6. These are the exposed caliper pistons It's a sliding pin caliper, so access is good. Opposed piston calipers found on sportsbikes can be tricky to get at.7. Use brake cleaner
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