Thursday, 4 May 2017

Yamaha YBR 125 full service kit - full servicing pack inc spark oil filters etc

Ive recently been converted to using these serving kits as you get everything and save on postage

bargain prices too .

Buy Yamaha YBR 125 service kits here on Ebay uk

or try here for price comparison here Amazon UK





Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Motorcycle - Motorbike flat battery jump start battery boost pack ( portable , small )

Just bought an excellent and portable battery jump back , its real small so easy to take with you on a trip and it goes under tank just about to give you room to jump start the bike .

It also jumped my BMW car too so its very powerful .

Connect jump leads to the machine and first connect Positive cable to battery  + terminal then connect the negative to the - terminal , the machine will then self test to see if everything is safe to release power and will power up the green light .

its now providing power to boost the battery .

see video below of this in operation 

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Yamaha YBR 125 motorcycle battery maintenance

If in doubt just replace the battery , you can buy them quite cheap 

Yamaha YBR 125 parts in the USA 

First i like to test the battery on the bike .

Test at the battery posts and at the battery Positive and negative wire terminals to ensure you have good voltage at both and to ensure clean terminals .

then test again with engine running .

You should over 12v and them close to 14v at 6000 revs .

Battery , make sure its fully charged remove from bike and recharge dont just guess ,
and whilst doing this clean up the battery terminals and the negative and positive wiring terminals .

If you have a voltage meter you can do some basic tests.
When the engine has been off for at least 1-2 hours with ignition key turned off,
100% Charged 12.60 to 12.8v
75% Charged 12.4v
50% Charged 12.1v
25% Charged 11.9v

0% Charged less than 11.8v

I always clean the terminals of a battery on routine Maintenence too , and i always test ground wires for continuity but its best to test earths with a 4 amp test light to ensure adequate current flow .

sorry for photo best i could find but you get the idea test your grounds for minimum 4 amp current flow .

I remove battery and clean the outside , baking power is recommended to neutralise the acid and any spilled acid under the battery to stop corrosion .

Now test battery and top up electrolyte level 

remove all the top caps for each cell 

and check the level indicator on the front of the battery 
all mine were low so had to top them all up .

Use only Deionized water - as the level falls the acid becomes more
powerfull so you are adding water to dilute the acid to its correct strength 

so dont add acid .

I would now charge the battery to full capacity im not going to as i dont have time during this 
post but will later .

After charging or before you can test each individual cell to see if you have a faulty cell 

test between positive and first closest cell 

and then between cells 

You are looking for around 2v per cell to indicate excellent battery , id ignore my results 
as one its not an excellent battery to i just topped up the water levels and there it was totally
flat but you get the idea .


Last thing to check is a load test connect the battery back into the bike
and whist turning the bike over so on heavy electrical load test the voltage at the battery 

if you read less than 11v you have duff battery 11v and over indicates a good useable battery .

If in doubt just replace the battery , you can buy them quite cheap 

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Teng tools Screwdriver and Combination spanner set

Decided to update my tools and bought teng spanners and screwdrivers to begin with .

Must admit they feel great to hold and nicely packed inside own boxes which makes it easier to store and not to lose them .

Real good price too .

Teng tools screwdriver set Flat , PZ , PH 7 pieces

I bought from here real cheap on Ebay UK  or try on Amazon UK too for price comparison


Teng combi spanner set 12 pieces 8mm - 19mm

I bought from here real cheap on Ebay UK  or try on Amazon UK too for price comparison

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Silverline 10.8v impact driver impact wrench twin pack set

Silverline 10.8v impact driver impact wrench twin pack set 

Been watching the set for while now at £76 i thought it was worth a try , not realy expecting much but its very good .

It not 18v or 14v so dont be expecting miracles for a 10.8v driver , but for smaller parts and 13mm and less bolts / nuts its excellent and really speeds the work up .

I bough it it came pretty much fully charged the 2 units 2 x batteries and the charger all in a nice carry case .

Only cost me £80 maybe cheaper by now 

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Halfords advanced professional socket tool set 150 200 piece

Just bought an halfords advanced socket set i bought 200 piece but it comes in many sizes
from 50 - 200 pieces , i used to own 150 set and that was excellent too .

Love these kits everything you need nicely laid out and as long as you pack up after job you
will not lose anything as you will notice a missing spot , very very high quality tool
with a lifetime guarantee .

Everything you need and easy portable for back of boot in car and lifetime replacement if you actually manage to break any of the sockets .

I bought for bargain on Ebay UK here 

or you might find on Amazon here 

I bought for bargain on Ebay UK here