‘How to’ & FAQ Articles

‘How to’ & FAQ Articles

General motorcycle articles on various FAQs (frequently asked questions), ‘How to’ write ups and instructions/guides for carrying out various service and modification tasks.

See also: R1200GS ‘How to’ & FAQs – click for BMW R1200GS specific articles

See also: MTS1200 ‘How to’ & FAQs – click for Ducati Multistrada 1200 articles

And don’t foget to have a look at the SV000 section where there’s articles that will be useful for / adapted to any bike.

Motorcycle Manuals & Parts Fiche – links to free online resources and downloads

HID Lights – Introduction

HID Lighting – Installation Guide

Cleaning Spoked Wheels

Make Your Own Heated Handlebar Grips

Meta 357T V2 Motorcycle Alarm installation instructions
Needless to say I’m not going to make these installation and operating instructions available to any old Tom, Dick or Bike Theif! Only available to members of MotorcycleInfo.co.uk that I know or can verify through ukGSer.com, SV-Portal.com or other forums I frequent.

Motorcycle Electrics, FAQ and ‘how to’

Motorcycle Engine Oil Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s / FAQs)

Suspension Setup Explained

Suspension Setup Notes

Suspension Linkage Check

VentureShield Paint Protection Film – care advice 

Just in case!…………use of any information from this site is totally at your discretion and you must take full responsibility for any unforeseen consequences or incident resulting from use of any such information found here. (i.e. I and all other contributors accept absolutely no responsibility or liability!) 
You should not assume any information here to be absolute fact as I cannot guarantee that to be the case although care has been taken in selecting content.  All information here has come from reliable sources and any information / instruction / recommendation I or others have quoted has been given in good faith ……..but no one is infallible!

You have been warned!


WARNING: A quote from the manual!
“Inexperienced mechanics or mechanics without the proper tools and equipment may not be able to properly perform the services described. Improper repair may result in injury to the mechanic and may render the motorcycle unsafe for the rider and passenger.”

Please isolate the bike’s battery before working on electrical systems or where there is a possibility of inadvertently shorting electrical connections.

Petrol (gas) fumes are highly flammable…….need I say more!