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Yamaha XJ6 Engine Management Light

Yamaha XJ6 Engine Management Light

Hi
I’m a bit confused, I have a 2009 Yamaha XJ6, It’s running perfect but if I hold it at high revs for a km or 2 the engine management light comes on and then when i slacken off it’ll go off after about 1 km. Anybody any ideas?
Thanks
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For Sale : InterPhone 5/5s holder

For Sale : InterPhone 5/5s holder

For all tubular handle bar setups
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Update on serious NW200 Superstock incident

Update on serious NW200 Superstock incident

A FEMALE spectator and rider Stephen Thompson remain critical following an incident in Saturday’s opening Superstock race at the North West 200. 

Two riders, Horst Saiger and Thompson, along with a female spectator were involved in a incident on the second lap of the Superstock race between York corner and Mill Road Roundabout. 

The female spectator was airlifted to the Royal Victoria hospital in Belfast. Thompson was transferred to the same hospital. In an update issued today, both the spectator and Thompson are said to be ‘in a critical, but stable condition’. 

Saiger was taken to Causeway hospital and is believed to have only minor injuries. 

More updates when available. 

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My first "touring" experience…

My first "touring" experience…

Not really sure if you can call it touring though…headed off thursday morning got back this morning.

The planned route was stick to the wild atlantic way and the coast as much as possible from cork city to galway city, taking our time and enjoying the spin. I was on my vfr 750 rc36 and the buddy on his superduke.

Day 1: We loaded up the bikes left cork at 10:30 thursday morning. I used oxford 48litre soft pannier that I got in Lees for 65quid and an aldi tankbag which was perfect. Got tools, wallet, phone, sunglasses in case, two bottles of water, disc lock, gopro and mounts, visor cleaner and cloth. For 17bucks, couldnt go wrong! In the panniers then I managed to fit the hi vis, and waterproof overalls, spare gloves and undergloves and a couple of balaclavas. All the clothes then in the second bag. The buddy used a 35litre tail pack he got from Lees for 45 bucks and an aldi tank bag. Both were more than Ideal for what we needed em for!

So we headed for kinsale-timoleague-clon and headed down to leap for the grub! Weather was spot on!

Click the image to open in full size.Wild Atlantic way by adam forde

Click the image to open in full size.Wild Atlantic way by adam forde

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Left Leap and headed further west, and got absolutely p!ssed on from schull to crookhaven, ands then all the way back to Durrus. Had a richa waterproof overpants and it was spot on. Also had a waterproof jacket I got from Lidl about 7 years ago for a festival and it fitted over the leather jacket and didnt let a drop in! Best 30quid I ever spent! Zipped all the way up to the neck too and wasnt at all restricting.

Click the image to open in full size.Wild Atlantic way by adam forde

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Got back to Bantry, skipped sheeps head because the weather was woeful, but by the time we got to Bantry it was drying up and the sky over by Glengarrif looked to be clearing.

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We were staying in the folks caravan in eagle point so we went over and dropped off some gear and got out of the waterproofs (well i did….the buddy had to stay wet) I was really surprised by the protection of the vfr, on the zed id of been soaked but the boots were well protected from the rain and stayed bone dry. Same with the legs. The only part of me exposed were my hands, shoulders and head, and even then I wouldnt really notice they were exposed unless I started thinking about it. Dropped the gear and headed off around the beara peninsula. And there wasnt a cloud in the sky for most of it. We were haunted!

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Flew back around through allihies and into kenmare, back the Caha Pass into glengarrif and set up shop with a bbq and a few beers for the night.

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front wheel chock

front wheel chock

Any recommendations, anyone, or are they all much of a muchness….cheers
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MotoGP 2015 Championship standings after Le Mans

MotoGP 2015 Championship standings after Le Mans

IT MAY have been Movistar Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo who won at Le Mans, but its his team-mate Valentino Rossi who still remains at the top of the Championship standings by 15-points. 

Andrea Dovizioso has moved down one to third in the standings despite finishing third in France whilst Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez sits in fourth after finishing fourth. 

Cal Crutchlow remains in 7th after crashing out with fellow Brit’s Bradley Smith and Scott Redding in 7th and 13th respectively. 

Brother Pol and Aleix Espargaro have 4-points between them as they are now 8th and 9th respectively. 

The next MotoGP round takes place in Mugello, Italy at the end of this month. 

1.Valentino RossiYamaha102
2.Jorge LorenzoYamaha87
3.Andrea DoviziosoDucati83
4.Marc MarquezHonda69
5.Andrea IannoneDucati61
6.Cal CrutchlowHonda47
7.Bradley SmithYamaha46
8.Pol EspargaroYamaha 35
9.Aleix EspargaroSuzuki31
10.Maverick ViñalesSuzuki27
11.Danilo PetrucciDucati25
12.Yonny HernandezDucati20
13.Scott Redding Honda13
14.Hector BarberaDucati13
15.Dani Pedrosa

Honda

10
16.Nicky Hayden

Honda

8
17.Loris Baz

Yamaha Forward

6
18.Jack Miller

Honda

6
19.Hiroshi Aoyama

Honda

5
20.Alvaro Bautista

Aprilia

3
21.Eugene Laverty 

Honda

2
22.Stefan Bradl

Yamaha Forward

1

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Source: MotoGP 2015 Championship standings after Le Mans

MotoGP 2015 Le Mans race results

MotoGP 2015 Le Mans race results

JORGE Lorenzo, one of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s rider finished nearly four seconds ahead of his team-mate Valentino Rossi at the French Grand Prix.

Lorenzo started from third place on the grid and quickly pulled out on an advantage which he held for the entire race. Team-mate Valentino Rossi finished in second with Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso in third.

Despite starting from pole position, Marc Marquez appeared to have an issue in the first half of the race, but fought back with Andrea Iannone to claim fourth place, fifth for the Italian.

Marquez’s team-mate Dani Pedrosa crashed out in the early stages on his return to racing, but was able to remount and see if his arm pump issue has been solved over race distance.

Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Bradley Smith finished in sixth, whereas fellow Brit Cal Crutchlow crashed his CWM-LCR Honda at Turn 6 after losing the front. Adding another Brit to the pile, Scott Redding also crashed out of French Grand Prix after just three laps.

Spaniard Pol Espargaro, Yonny Hernandez, Suzuki’s Maverick Vinales and Danilo Petrucci completed the top ten.

Race results:

1. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 43:44.143
2. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 43:47.963 (+3.820)
3. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team 43:56.523 (+12.380)
4. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team 44:4.033 (+19.890)
5. Andrea Iannone ITA Ducati Team 44:4.380 (+20.237)
6. Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 44:5.288 (+21.145)
7. Pol Espargaro ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 44:19.636  (+35.493)
8. Yonny Hernandez COL Pramac Racing 44:23.744 (+39.601)
9. Maverick Viñales ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar 44:25.714 (+41.571)
10. Danilo Petrucci ITA Pramac Racing 44:26.932 (+42.789)
11. Nicky Hayden USA Aspar MotoGP Team 44:37.779 (+53.636)
12. Loris Baz FRA Athina Forward Racing 44:44.760 (+1:00.617)
13. Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Racing 44:48.415 (+1:04.272)
14. Eugene Laverty IRL Aspar MotoGP Team 44:49.402 (+1:05.259)
15. Alvaro Bautista ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini 44:49.658 (+1:05.515)
16. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team 45:5.050 (+1:20. 907)
17. Alex De Angelis RSM Octo IodaRacing 45:5.806 (+1:21.663)
18. Marco Melandri ITA Factory Aprilia Gresini +1 lap 

DNF. Jack Miller AUS CWM LCR Honda
DNF. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing
DNF. Cal Crutchlow GBR CWM LCR Honda
DNF. Scott Redding GBR Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS
DNF. Mike Di Meglio FRA Avintia Racing
DNF. Aleix Espargaro ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar
DNF. Stefan Bradl GER Athina Forward Racing

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Source: MotoGP 2015 Le Mans race results

NW200 Saturdays race results

NW200 Saturdays race results

ALASTAIR Seeley has now equalled Robert Dunlop’s record of 15 wins on the 8.9 mile Triangle course, formerly known as the North West 200, despite numerous red flags.

The 35-year-old from Carrickfergus battled the tough weather condition to win the Supersport race and Superbike event.

 “I have been coming here since I was child and Robert and Joey Dunlop were heroes of mine.” Seeley said.

“To be with those guys is totally awesome and to equal Robert’s record is very special to me.” Seeley said after winning the Superbike race on the Tyco BMW S1000RR.

Proving he’s back to full fitness, Ian Hutchinson fought hard on-board his PBM Kawasaki ZX-10R alongside Seeley to take second with Valvoline Padgett’s Honda’s Bruce Anstey finishing third.

The Superbike race gave Seeley the record, but the 600cc battle saw Lee Johnston and newcomer Glenn Irwin fight it out over five laps with Seeley making a controversial move at Juniper Hill chicane to take his first win of the day on Saturday.

Johnston lost second place to Irwin who has made an incredible debut at the North West 200. Johnston over a chiane and was then penalised by ten seconds which meant the Gear Link Kawasaki rider, Irwin, took second.

Veteran KMR/SGS Kawasaki teammates Jeremy McWilliams and Ryan Farquhar put on another epic battle in the Supertwin race. McWilliams celebrated his 50th birthday last month and fought his way round the 8.9 mile course to take the win from Farquhar and Hamilton.

The Superstock race saw Seeley lose out to Johnston after he snatched the lead in a last lap move at Juniper. The ECC/Burdens BMW racer made it a clean sweep for local racers as he took the chequered flag ahead of Seeley and Hutchinson.

The final race of the day, the feature Superbike event, was abandoned due to gusts of 40mph making racing unsafe.

Unfortunately there were various red flags throughout the course of Saturday with one incident deemed serious. The opening Superstock race had to be cancelled after a serious accident involving racers Stephen Thompson, Horst Saiger and a female spectator.

Superbike race results – 5 laps:

1. Alastair Seeley BMW – Tyco BMW Motorrad Racing 22:15.677 Ave. 120.505mph
2. Ian Hutchinson Kawasaki – PBM Kawasaki 22:15.982 (+0.305) 120.478mph
3. Bruce Anstey Honda – Valvoline Racing by Padgetts 22:16.220 (+0.543) 120.456mph
4. Lee Johnston BMW – ECR/Burdens 22:17.598 (+1.921) 120.332mph
5. Michael Rutter BMW – Penz13.com Bathams by BMW 22:19.200 (+3.523) 120.188mph
6. John McGuinness Honda – Honda Racing 22:20.644 (+4.967) 120.059mph
7. William Dunlop BMW – Tyco BMW Motorrad Racing 22:27.467 (+11.790) 119.451mph
8. Guy Martin BMW – Tyco BMW Motorrad Racing 22:29.984 (+14.307) 119.228mph
9. David Johnson BMW – Ice Valley by Motorsave Trade 23:00.199 (+44.522) 116.618mph
10.  Keith Amor BMW – Rig Deluge Road Racing 23:15.092 (+59.415) 115.373mph

Superstock race results – 5 laps:

1. Lee Johnston BMW – ECR/Burdens 22:17.138 Ave. 120.374mph
2. Alastair Seeley BMW – Tyco BMW Motorrad Racing 22:17.330 (+0.192) 120.356mph
3. Ian Hutchinson Kawasaki – PBM Kawasaki 22:17.557 (+0.419) 120.336mph
4. Michael Dunlop Yamaha – MD Racing 22:18.299 (+1.161) 120.269mph
5. William Dunlop BMW – Tyco BMW Motorrad Racing 22:31.884 (+14.746) 119.061mph
6. Martin Jessopp BMW – Riders Motorcycles 22:32.157 (+15.019) 119.036mph
7. James Hillier Kawasaki – Quattro Plant Muc-Off 22:57.494 (+40.356) 116.847mph
8. Keith Amor BMW – Rig Deluge Road Racing 22:57.592 (+40.454) 116.839mph
9. Conor c**mins Honda – Jackson Racing 22:58.322 (+41.184) 116.777mph
10. David Johnson BMW – Ice Valley by Motorsave Trade 23:05.793 (+48.655) 116.147mph

Supersport race results – 6 laps:

1. Alastair Seeley Suzuki – Tyco by TAS Racing 27:53.011 Ave. 115.509mph
2. Glenn Irwin Kawasaki – Gearlink Kawasaki 27:55.578 (+2.567) 115.332mph
3. Lee Johnston Triumph 675 – ECR/Burdens 28:03.660 (+10.649) 114.779mph
4. William Dunlop Yamaha – CD-IC Racing 28:07.038 (+14.027) 114.549mph
5.  Keith Amor Honda – Rig Deluge Road Racing 28:27.955 (+34.944) 113.146mph
6. Dean Harrison Yamaha – Mar-Train Racing 28:28.334 (+35.323) 113.121mph
7. John McGuinness Honda – Jackson Racing 28:29.951 (+36.940) 113.014mph
8. James Hillier Kawasaki – Quattro Plant Muc-Off 28:41.255 (+48.244) 112.272mph
9. Ben Wilson Kawasaki – Gearlink Kawasaki 28:44.761 (+51.750) 112.043mph
10. Michael Rutter Kawasaki – Gearlink Kawasaki 28:45.678 (+52.667) 111.984mph

Supertwin race results – 4 laps:

1. Jeremy McWilliams Kawasaki – SGS / Manx Gas by KMR 19:58.361 107.367mph
2. Ryan Farquhar Kawasaki – SGS / Manx Gas by KMR 19:58.793 (+0.432) 107.328mph
3. Jamie Hamilton Kawasaki – Cookstown BE Racing 20:09.979 (+11.618) 106.336mph
4. Christian Elkin Kawasaki – McKinstry Racing 20:29.298 (+30.937) 104.665mph
5. Jamie Coward  Aprilia 550 – Scott Racing Motorcycles 21:08.555 (+1:10.194) 101.426mph
6. Michael Russell Kawasaki – Emerald Road Racing 21:11.921 (+1:13.560) 101.157mph
7. Ian Morrell Suzuki 21:18.962 (+1:20.601) 100.600mph
8. Maria Costello Kawasaki – ESM/Hol-Taj 21:21.469 (+1:23.108) 100.404mph
9. David Madsen Mygdal Kawasaki – Full Factory Winnerswear 21:36.150 (+1:37.789) 99.266mph
10. Graham English Kawasaki – Tiva Engineering 21:36.235 (+1:37.874) 99.260mph

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Source: NW200 Saturdays race results