I'm acquiring parts and tools to do my first tire change. The FAQ says spoke weights are hard to use but doesn't go into any more detail. I'm kind of a purist and am leaning toward using spoke weights instead of the stick-on kind. What are the issues with them? Anyone prefer them, and why?
Thinking of putting new single-sided Scorpion exhaust onto my 05 F650GS.
Does anyone have any information about the relative weights of the different materials (Stainless, Titanium and Carbon) and how much I'd save over stock?
Also, will I need to refit the original to pass MOT emissions test?
The right hand bar weight on my 03 Dakar is loose, yet the bolt is firmly in (can't move it!). It vibrates as I'm going along and can freely rotate.
Any tips for tightening it up or do they all do that so that the throttle can turn?
Yesterday I had an early morning ride upto the Lake District, took a break at the parchute centre at Cark (full fry up breakfast, sod the do gooders, it tasted great and does you a world of good), then decided to have a bit of fun around the twistys.
Everything was going well until I...