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by Boubepo
Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:21 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Electrical Problem - Bike Died on the Way to Work
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Electrical Problem - Bike Died on the Way to Work

I hope you don’t mind me asking this question here. I still have my trusty Honda Firestorm but this is a question about my Honda VFR Started her up this morning and the newish battery seemed a little low but she just about managed to start and I thought the 15 mile ride to work would sort any low ba...
by Boubepo
Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:08 am
Forum: The Workshop Knowledgebase
Topic: Electrical Problem - Bike Died on Way to Work
Replies: 0
Views: 288

Electrical Problem - Bike Died on Way to Work

I hope you don’t mind me asking this question here. I still have my trusty Honda Firestorm but this is a question about my Honda VFR Started her up this morning and the newish battery seemed a little low but she just about managed to start and I thought the 15 mile ride to work would sort any low ba...
by Boubepo
Mon Jun 20, 2022 7:54 am
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Electrical Problem - Bike Died on Way to Work
Replies: 0
Views: 301

Electrical Problem - Bike Died on Way to Work

Just in case you missed it in the "Workshop" section: https://www.vtr1000.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=45414

Thanks.
by Boubepo
Tue Nov 16, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Clutch Biting Point
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Clutch Biting Point

My Firestorm failed it's MOT today on the basis the clutch was slipping and the biting point is too far out. "Your clutch has gone mate" he told me I ride it up a mountain every day and it pulls like a train, I've honestly never noticed any slip and I know what a slipping clutch feels like...
by Boubepo
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Bleeding Brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 2151

Bleeding Brakes

Ok I'm cheating a little here as this question isn't about my FireStorm but my daughters Honda XR 125 {I hope that's okay? and I'm assuming this question could apply to a FireStorm] The bike has been standing for 2 or 3 years and the front brake calliper was totally seized and corroded, so Ive repla...
by Boubepo
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Show us where you live
Replies: 189
Views: 157954

Re: Show us where you live

Gibraltar/Southern Spain
by Boubepo
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Immobiliser Problem
Replies: 14
Views: 3208

Re: Immobiliser Problem

Thanks CheekyKev I agree with you completely - they are a pain in the butt and I'd rather be rid of it But being a lazy Hombre......... I was just looking for an easy option. I reckon bolting a new [secondhand) unit on could be done in under 30 mins Disconnecting 13 cables and making reconnections -...
by Boubepo
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Immobiliser Problem
Replies: 14
Views: 3208

Re: Immobiliser Problem

Thanks for all the helpful info I have a few days off next week so need to tackle it One other option which came to mind - was buying a second hand unit - disconnecting the cables from the secondhand one at the block connection and bolting the unit on as a straight replacement For £20 it has to be w...
by Boubepo
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Immobiliser Problem
Replies: 14
Views: 3208

Re: Immobiliser Problem

Managed to find this video which explains it - looks like 13 wires coming from the unit but 3 [pairs] are the boys to reconnect - What can possibly go wrong? ha! Watch this space! :cool2

by Boubepo
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Immobiliser Problem
Replies: 14
Views: 3208

Re: Immobiliser Problem

Hi, Thanks for the replies I've tried 2 newer batteries - plus the original but still nothing To be honest most bikes here in Spain get nicked by being thrown in the back of a van - So I've never seen it as much of a deterrent - Just a pain in the butt I would gladly disconnect it but is it as simpl...
by Boubepo
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Immobiliser Problem
Replies: 14
Views: 3208

Immobiliser Problem

I seem to have a problem with my Immobiliser It was already installed on the bike when I bought it - So in all honesty I know very little about it - I'd rather the bike didn't have it at all as it has generally been a pain in the butt But now the button on the ignition key fails to make contact [Ind...
by Boubepo
Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fan?
Replies: 5
Views: 1423

Re: Fan?

Thanks for all your help guys - I will do a voltage test on the wiring and if I can't get over the problem, I might try a [fan] switch on the handlebars It's something I need to get sorted as I live in Spain and the old CB has no engine cooling fins, I also get caught up in traffic at the Spanish/Gi...
by Boubepo
Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fan?
Replies: 5
Views: 1423

Fan?

A bit of a cheeky question this one because it's not on my FireStorm but on my 1993 CB1000 Super Four but I guess the same would apply to a Storm as it's a bit of a generic question My fan doesn't appear to be coming on - I changed the original fan switch when the fan stopped working, fitted a cheap...
by Boubepo
Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Carb Balancing?
Replies: 6
Views: 1438

Re: Carb Balancing?

I did actually swap the tubes from one to another and then swapped over from gauge 1 & 2 to 3 & 4 Not because I was being clever but mainly to check this new bit of kit [vacuum gauges] were fully working, along with the vacuum restriction valves - not sure that's the right term? but each gau...
by Boubepo
Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Sponge Air Filters?
Replies: 3
Views: 1309

Re: Sponge Air Filters?

Big thanks sirch345 I've ordered a pair of them