Yamaha Star Stryker Chopper

Returned yamaha motorcycle introduced with a touch of dark, Yamaha Star Stryker Chopper. The Stryker is a synergy of raked-out, custom-inspired styling and modern performance at an attractive price That starts $ 10.990.
Powering this machine is a liquid-cooled 80 cubic-inch (1304cc) V-Twin engine. The engine sports 100 x 83mm bore/stroke measurements. Each piston compresses fuel to a relatively high 9.5:1 ratio and both cylinders wear a four-valve cylinder head operated via a solo overhead camshaft.

Specification 2011 Yamaha Star Stryker Chopper
  • Engine: 1304cc liquid-cooled V-Twin, 8-valve
  • Bore x Stroke: 100 x 83mm
  • Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
  • Fuel Delivery: Fuel-injection
  • Clutch: Wet multi-plate, cable actuation
  • Transmission: 5-Speed
  • Front Suspension: Soqi 41mm inverted fork
  • Rear Suspension: Soqi shock absorber
  • Front Brake: 320mm disc, 4-piston caliper
  • Rear Brake: 310mm disc, 2-piston caliper
  • Front Tire: 120/70-21
  • Rear Tire: 210/40-18
  • Seat Height: 26.4 in.
  • MSRP: $10,990 - $11,240
  • Colors: Raven, Impact Blue, Reddish Copper

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still busy, and lots of work to do......

The RSC90 is costing me a lot of time, in finding the right camshaft, carb settings and ignition timing.
I Have had my second event with a standard camshaft, this didn't do bad, however the carb settings were still of...or were they....
Only fault with the standard cam was a worn out hole for the pin that alligns the advancer. This caused the pin to come out and grind against the housing, causing aluminium flakes to mess up the points.
And that was another racing weekend down the drain.

So we decided to put the 90 on the dyno, although the dyno wasn't 100% functional, we could do unlimited testing.


After 4 runs we really didn't have an idea about the carb settings, but in hindsight something must be wrong with the ignition. (probably the coil)
No really clear runs, but at one point we had a max of roughly 10.6 HP at the rear wheel.
I think not bad for a 100cc, now just to get it running correctly so it will become rideable without constantly feathering the throttle.
(The coil has been sent out for testing.)

But then.... a big crunch and strange mechanical sounds.
some oil on the outside of the engine cover, I suspected the clutch.

Back home we opened up the motor, it wasn't so much the clutch, as the lack of...

Aha, there is the rest of it.

And some debris cought the dipstick, now I have to figure out the level again, probably the least of my worries.


So I have some work to do, the engine is out, we're going to take it appart completely to clean it from bits of clutch. and then install a slightly newer style S90 clutch which has just a bit more material so I hope it will be stronger.
And only 2 days to go before it should be on the track again.

Aprilia RS4 125

Aprilia RS4 125, equipped with Quickshifter technology, a technology that serves to accelerate the movement of the gear shift in accordance with arrangements rpm or peak power. RS4 Aprilia 125 CDI comes with a DOHC engine 4-stroke single cylinder with a power of 16.04 hp. 2011 price of £ 3.999.

2011 Aprilia RS4 125 price harga dan spesifikasi, akan diluncurkan di inggris bulan juli mendatang dengan teknologi baru disebut QuickshifterEngine Specifications of 2011 New Aprilia RS4 125:
Displacement: 124.80 ccm (7.62 cubic inches)
Engine type: Single cylinder, four-stroke
Power: 16.04 HP (11.7 kW))
Compression: 12.5:1
Bore x stroke: 58.0 x 47.0 mm (2.3 x 1.9 inches)
Valves per cylinder: 4
Fuel system: Injection
Fuel control: DOHC
Ignition: CDI
Lubrication system: Wet sump
Cooling system: Liquid
Gearbox: 6-speed
Transmission type,
final drive: Chain
Clutch: Multi-plate in oil bath.
Driveline: Primary drive: Gearbox: 63/19 (3.31). Final drive: Chain: 17/40 (2.35).

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Ducati 848 EVO Base

Style of motorcycle of this does appear manly. Ducati 848 EVO Base always look nice with three color choices of Dark Stealth, Artich White, and Red. The following are the specifications of the Ducati 848 EVO Base:
Engine Type: Longitudinal Twin

Performance
Horsepower (bhp): 140 bhp
Torque (Ft Lbs): 72.3 lbs
Redline RPM: N/A RPM

Transmission
Number Of Speeds: 6
Transmission Brands: N/A
Transmission Types: Manual

Wheels
Rear Wheel Diameter: 17
Front Wheel Width (in): 3.5
Rear Wheel Width (in): 5.5

Tires
Front Tire Speed Rating: Z
Rear Tire Speed Rating: Z
Tire Brand: Pirelli

Brakes
Front Caliper Pistons: N/A
Rear Caliper Pistons: N/A
Rear Brake Rotor Width (mm): N/A

Seats
Seat Height (mm): 830
Seat Material: N/A
Seat Type: Two-Piece

Exterior
Body Material: Plastic
Frame: Steel / Magnesium
Hand Grip Material: N/A

Instrumentation

Speedometer: Standard
Tachometer: Standard
Fuel Level Warning: Standard

Bags & Storage
Tank Bag: Not Available
Saddle Bag(s): Not Available
Lockable Storage: Not Available

Fuel Economy
US MPG (City): N/A
US MPG (Combined): N/A
US MPG (Hwy): N/A

Suspension & Steering
Front Suspension Brand: Showa
Front Suspension Type: Inverted Fork
Rear Suspension Type: Single Sided Swing Arm

Other Specs
Fuel Capacity (gal): 4.1
Number Of Speakers: N/A
Adjustable Handlebars: N/A

Read more: http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/2011/ducati/848_evo/specifications/05/index.html#ixzz1NjzipqP6

2010 Suzuki GSX-R750

If you are interested with 2010 Suzuki GSX-R750, and maybe you are looking to buy this bike, I understand that you may want to know before buying a 2010 Suzuki GSX-R750, Yups ... surely you intrigued the Engine and Transmission, Features & Benefits.
Engine and Transmision
  • Engine: 750 cc (45.8 cu. In), 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC
  • Bore Stroke: 70.0 mm (2.756 in) x 48.7 mm (1.917 in)
  • Compression Ratio: 12.5 : 1
  • Fuel System: Fuel Injection
  • Lubrication: Wet sump
  • Ignition: Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
  • Transmission: 6-speed constant mesh
  • Final Drive: RK525ROZ5Y, 116 links
Chassis and Dimensions
  • Suspension Front: Inverted, telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
  • Suspension Rear: Link type, coil spring, oil damped
  • Brakes Front: Disc brake, twin
  • Brakes Rear: Disc brake
  • Tires Front: 120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless
  • Tires Rear: 180/55ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless
  • Overall Length: 2040 mm (80.3 in)
  • Overall Width: 715 mm (28.1 in)
  • Overall Height: 1125 mm (44.3 in)
  • Seat Height: 810 mm (31.9 in)
  • Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in)
  • Wheelbase: 1405 mm (55.3 in)
  • Curb Weight: 198 kg (437 lbs)
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 17.0 L (4.5/3.7 US/Imp gal)

Jackets for motorcyclists

Wearing a jacket while riding a motorcycle is very important, because it is very good for maintaining the condition of our bodies when traveling far. and I am reminded also for bikers, do not ever underestimate the wind when you are on a motorcycle, here are some jackets that are important to bikers, while certain scenes.

Retro Motorcycle Jacket by IconRetroClassic Motorcycle Jacket by FieldsheerClassicRacing Motorcycle Jacket by AlpinestarsRace
Summer Motorcycle Jacket by DaineseSummerTouring Jacket by CortechTouringSport Motorcycle Jacket by ShiftSport


for more information you can see HERE

2011 Top 10 Hottest Bikes

This is the most popular motorcycle in 2011, which color the motorcycle world, and of the 10 motorcycles that are, as follows:
  • Aprilia Tuono V4R 
  • Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200
  • BMW K1600GT and GTL 
  • Ducati Diavel 
  • Honda CB1000R
  • Honda CBR250R 
  • Kawasaki ZX-10R 
  • MV Agusta F3 
  • Suzuki GSX-R600 and GSX-R750 
  • Triumph Tiger 800 and Tiger 800 XC
you can see Picture 10 most popular motorcycles in 2011 HERE

Harley-Davidson headquarters in Singapore

Harley-Davidson Motor Company inaugurated the new headquarters in Singapore as the operational command of the Asia-Pacific region because the region is considered a very good market potential, including Indonesia. Evidence of the seriousness of the Milwaukee motorcycle manufacturer from working on his new market, on his new headquarters there is division sales, marketing, development and other dealers.

"This office is a strength as well as evidence of weapons of Harley-Davidson (HD) in the Asia-Pacific and introduce the ideology of the brand closer to consumers here. We want to sit in a better position to support consumers in this area," said Matt Levatich, President and Chief Operating Officer of Harley-Davidson Motor Company, as reported by Motorcycle news.

HD ambition to create new markets while expanding into new areas, because it predicted sales moge shot 40 percent outside the U.S.. Last year alone, the contribution of retail sales outside the U.S. recorded 35.5 percent of the total, even the Asia-Pacific region accounted for 9.4 percent.

Dave Foley, Vice President and Managing Director of Harley-Davidson Asia Pacific added, the presence of HD in this area is not new news. Since 1912, HD has been selling the unit as a whole (completely built up) to Japan. Even Australia is most consistent with a sales network that never closed since it was first operated in 1918.

Source : otomotif.kompas.com

Day 2: Stella Forever

So I woke up at 6 am to head to the studio to pick up a few paints, brushes, rollers, bucket and a ladder. Before heading off to London/ Waterloo to paint my dearest character Stella Forever, whom is girl who has long hair and mistaken for a mermaid. Her flowing lines and shapes which describes her looks, but her as person she is very unpredictable.
This took me 4 hours to paint. 

"Seeing some other drawings of the artist at his website – www.sniffsniff.co.uk – 
(Please Google it. It’s fascinating enough to click) I found, it was not necessary to be Japanese but his own style, even his another drawing of western woman having same kind of rather smooth, somewhat innocent, naive faces — may be originated from his own memories of childhood – hence having no element of eroticism. I like the art which appeals to my subconscious – and make me puzzle but more importantly – gave a kind of soothing, – listening a far distant lullaby like feeling." 

Read the rest of what he wrote in responce in seeing me paint this mural on his blog. 

Words - Kinetorori Mamura 
Blog - www.yoshizen.wordpress.com/







The process: Still going through a really rough patch with a few things but managed to drag myself out of bed after 3 hours laying in bed thinking about things and where I went wrong. Took a few cheeky wee photos of how i put it together and how my work pretty much stands up from its surroundings. Making me think is this media for me sometimes due to the usual characters you get creating "street art" or tagging. Even though I use paint brushes too along with spray cans. I dont tag letter, but my work on the street still is associated with street art. So wonder if its the right impression i want to give being an mixed media artist sometimes in the UK. I know it would be more excepted in the States or Mexico, which Im aiming to move to in the next few years. 

But for now I guess I got to balance the two, my big pieces and small intricate ink paintings, story pencil illustrations I do. Maybe i wasn't ment to be an artist and maybe follow my other carreer path as a curator. 






No matter how many times I ask myself- Why am i an artist? I can only come to the conclusion with: 

'it makes me happy and feel it helps to stay in control myself when going through dark times. Sometimes it does over take my life but maybe thats my purpose in life for now. Even if I don't have the opportunity to show her and make proud of me. I guess i can only hope I like my work
myself. Stella Forever will have a friend in the next piece I do of her, he will be a guy who really takes control of the relationship and bosses her around. 

Got a load of emails to reply to now. So if you want to ask me anything drop me an email and i will get back to you.

Thats all folks and will be with you all soon, with new material

Rubbertoes xx


Vespa and Piaggio of Collection

Vespa is also not a regular motorcycle, but it has a high niali and has become antiques in museums Vespa and Piaggio are located in Pontedera, a small town located between Florence.
The following is a collection of Vespa and Piaggio of the first models in 1909 up to the year 50s :





Source : http://kkawan.blogspot.com/2011/05/mari-kita-lihat-koleksi-vespa-di-museum.html

MV Agusta F4 RR 312 in 1078

MV Agusta F4 RR 312 in 1078 known as the most beautiful motorcycle in the world, serving a unique design on the body of this motorcycle, and provide comfort along the way, here are the parts that exist in the MV Agusta F4 RR 312 1078:
  1. ART AND POWER IN 190 HP
  2. DESIGN – ITALIAN PRIDE
  3. EQUIPMENT EBS AND SLIPPER CLUTCH 
  • New decals and color schemes
  • Smoked screen from the F4 CC
  • Smaller exhaust tail pipes with the end piece cross section resembling a “slice of salami”
  • New suspension calibration
  • Sachs steering damper from the F4 CC
  • Brembo monoblock (one-piece) brakes
  • 1,078cc engine
  • Slipper clutch
  • New close ratio gearbox
  1. 1078cc ENGINE 
  2. FRAME A UNIQUE RIDING EXPERIENCE 
  3. BREMBO MONOBLOCK BRAKES
  4. AVAILABLE COLOR OPTIONS:
  • Racing Red / Silver
  • Pearl White / Gloss Black
  • Black / Anthracite Gray

Source : http://www.mvagustausa.com/web-mvagusta/08_F4_1078RR.html

Working on new pieces/murals in the studio!!

Hey everyone, 

its been a wee while i know. It's been a bit hectic past 2 weeks over at my end. Going through a really rough patch at the moment so tried to not stay in my bed sobbing too much and literally had to be dragged out of bed to go to the studio and paint. Especially when i got a new body of paintings to produce and zine 'The Fall Of Huracan Ramirez'. The timing could had not got worse in my state of mind. Been slowly sorting my life out and get it back on track with reality. 

Took a few cheeky shots of the studio where Im getting my swagger on and letting loose some sharp shapes with my paints. Doing a series of wood canvas's from various parts of my story 'The Fall of Huracan Ramirez'. Along with a few paintings and ink illustrations of Stella Forever and her adventures.

Not forgetting painting along with all that a massive mural on the studio wall that will look pretty intense once finished. It has a lot of work needed still but here are some of the progression shots.











Enjoy and also will see the progression of my jeans/trainers gaining more and more paint in duel time. Will have this mural all finished up and everything in the next week or so once Ive started sketching 'The Fall Of Huracan Ramirez' zine. Got so much to storyboard still.

Thats all folks for now, hopefully ill be abit more happier in my next post.
Rubbertoe's xx

Firefighter motorcycle

If there is a fire in a place inaccessible to fire trucks, or traffic jams road conditions, don't worry... especially in Liverpool existing firefighter motorcycle, this bike can accommodate up to 50 liters of water and chemical foam, equipped with a water pump which can spray water as far as 11 meters. of course the fire department motorcycle was sold very expensive at around 30,000 pounds. woooww very expensive. Currently only two firefighters motorcycle.

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SUZUKI GSX1250FA

The GSX1250FA which is fantastic from Suzuki, with design and special features, and also convenient to travel far.The GSX1250FA activated by, a compact liquid-cooled, fuel injection, 1255cc engine, DOHC, even wet with bore and stroke 79.0 mm x 64.0 mm.

Boldly styled and impressively powerful, the GSX1250FA is prepared to provide excitement whether you’re out touring, commuting or if you’re simply out having some fun. The GSX1250FA, with its sportbike DNA, is a machine that can define a weekend, but can also be relied on every day of the week. The fully faired GSX1250FA has a fuel injected double overhead camshaft (DOHC) powerplant packing 1255cc of power at your service. Delivering a wide spread of power, starting low down in the rev range, the six gear transmission takes full advantage of this torque, resulting in extra smooth acceleration and inspiring power delivery…a perfect combination for long distance rides. The GSX1250FA. Exciting, stimulating and tailored for sporting comfort. It’s an all-around performer and an exceptional value.

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YFZ450R SE

This 4-wheeled motorcycle, specifically for sports lovers, this special edition model is like to get just as many looks just sitting in camp YFZ450R SE include an attractive color with the following specs:

Engine
  • Type 449cc, liquid-cooled w/fan, 4-stroke; DOHC titanium 5-valve
  • Bore x Stroke 95mm x 63.4mm
  • Compression Ratio 11.6:1
  • Fuel Delivery Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI) , 42mm
  • Ignition Digital TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
  • Starting System Electric
  • Transmission 5-Speed Manual Clutch
  • Drive Train 2WD; Sealed O-Ring Chain, Eccentric Adjustment
Chassis
  • Suspension / Fron : Independent double wishbone, w/ Kashima coated piggy back shocks, High/Low speed compression, rebound and threaded preload adjustment, 9.8-in travel 
  • Suspension / Rear : Cast aluminum swingarm w/ piggyback High/Low speed compression, rebound and threaded preload adjustment, 11.0-in travel 
  • Brakes / Front Dual ventilated hydraulic disc, twin piston
  • Brakes / Rear Wave-style ventilated hydraulic disc, twin piston
  • Tires / Front AT21x7-10 Radial
  • Tires / Rear AT20x10-9 Radial
Dimensions
  • L x W x H  : 70.7 x 48.8 x 41.9 in
  • Seat Height : 31.9 in
  • Wheelbase  : 50.0 in
  • Ground Clearance  : 4.5 in
  • Fuel Capacity  : 2.6 gal
  • Wet Weight  : 405 lb
Other
  • Lighting    : Dual 30W Krypton multireflector Headlights and 3.9/0.5W LED Brake light
  • Warranty  : 6 Month (Limited Factory Warranty)

Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS

Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS is a great motor Naturalife Greenworld amazing and gallant impression, I am interested in this bike, and I tried to find info Challenge Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS, yupz .... I find info about this great motorcycle, from its features and its price.

2011 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS - USA Specifications
Price: $15,599 USD
  • Engine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four with VVT
  • Displacement: 1,352cc
  • Bore x stroke: 84.0 x 61.0mm
  • Maximum torque: 102.0 lb-ft @ 6,200 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 10.7:1
  • Fuel injection: Digital Fuel Injection w/ 40mm throttle bodies
  • Ignition: TCBI with Digital Advance
  • Transmission: Six-speed
  • Final drive: Tetra-Lever shaft drive
  • Rake / trail: 26.1 degrees / 4.4 in.
  • Front tire: 120/70 ZR-17
  • Rear tire: 190/50 ZR-17
  • Front suspension / wheel travel: 43mm inverted, telescopic fork with adjustable rebound damping and spring preload / 4.4 in.
  • Rear suspension / wheel travel: Tetra-Lever with stepless rebound damping adjustment and remote spring preload adjuster / 5.4 in.
  • Front brakes: Dual floating 310mm petal discs with four-piston calipers (optional ABS)
  • Rear brake: Single 270mm petal disc (optional ABS)
  • Fuel capacity: 5.8 gal.
  • Seat height: 32.1 in.
  • Wheelbase: 59.8 in.
  • Overall length: 87.8 in.
  • Overall height windscreen lowered / raised: 50.8 in. / 57.7 in.
  • Overall width: 39.4 in.
  • Curb weight: Concours 14 ABS: 688.0 lbs.
  • Color: Atomic Silver / Flat Super Black
  • Warranty: 36 Months

been busy

Late update, as I've been busy with too many bikes and things simultaneously, allmost causing my head to explode at some point, from an overload of information.

The RSC90 had its first event....and a lot of bugs showed themselves needing to be sorted out.
The front forks were too stiff, causing the numberplatebracket to bend en hit the front fender.
The rev counter wouldn't go past 5.000RPM because of vibrations.
Carb settings were way off..
or maybe not, as the camshaft is wrong.

The bike felt really!! strong upto about 5.000RPM but after that, there was almost nothing.
So I borrowed some camshafts from Ralph and my dad started measuring.

After that, a load of graphs to compare, and lucky for me, my dad can read these like a book.

including the original S90 camshaft, we now have data on four different profiles, one cam looks nice for racing use, now I hope Ralph let's me use it......
One of my camshafts would be okay for the 122cc engine I plan on building, if it is possible to rotate the camshaft about 10 degrees, creating different timing.

I plan on riding next sunday with a standard S90 camshaft, maybe I can then get the carb figured out. And test the modifications to the front forks, rev-counter stay and so on.

For those of you who like pictures, this is the RSC in action.
click on the picture to see the album of the photographer.