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Yamaha RX100 workshop manual

For our loyal 2st and in particular Yamaha Rx 100 owners, here is the workshop manual for the legendary Yamaha RX 100, enjoy :). Click here to download it…

March 26, 2009 How to

Five simple tips to improve fuel efficiency

With petrol prices up and inflation touching a new high, it’s time when even the enthusiasts ride a bit conservatively to get better mileage from their steeds. So here are five simple tips that you can use to improve your motorcycle’s fuel economy. Maintain recommended air pressure in tyres: This […]

August 5, 2008 Articles, How to

Performance Tuning – part 4 Power Transmission

The term ‘power transmission’ makes quite obvious what we are looking at. Transmitting all that power to the rear wheel. After all what is a bullet that leaves the gun but does not hit the target? Now the power we have made so far is at the crankshaft. It now […]

June 19, 2008 How to

Performance Tuning – part 3, Ignition

By now, your motorcycle would be having high compression, good port velocities, ideal exhaust path, and the perfect charge going in. But even air compressors do just that. Let us wean ourselves from them boring machines. Let’s have a blast! Logically, an engine should compress the charge, and then when […]

June 17, 2008 How to

Performance Tuning – part 2 Fluid Flow

Motorcycles are like human beings. No am not talking about girls and bikes and how unpredictable, moody yet lovable they can be. A motorcycle breathes air as fast as it needs, burns calorific fuel and throws out the waste as it goes. So just like you start panting for air […]

June 13, 2008 How to

Performance Tuning

Performance tuning is a subject that has been written about, argued upon, concluded upon, sworn upon, cursed upon, given up on and eventually, once in a while, savoured by generations of motorcyclists. Most of the people think that if they enlarge the exhaust port and install a free flow silencer, […]

June 10, 2008 How to
Cornering, a practical approach

Cornering, a practical approach

Take your bike out on an empty stretch of smooth, wide and straight road. Wondering what a straight road has to do with cornering? Well, this is where the corner starts, or in this context, I tell you how it happens. Keep a steady 65 to 70 on your speedo. […]

May 7, 2008 Articles, How to

Cleaning and Lubricating Motorcycle Chain

Chain is an essential part of a motorcycle and keeping it clean and lubricated ensures that you have a trouble free smooth ride, at the same time it helps increase the life of the chain as well. Cleaning the Chain While there are various ways of cleaning your motorcycles chain […]

May 7, 2008 Articles, How to