another perfectly good motorcycle ruined.......

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Flash, aha, saviour of the.......




So, as the rain continues to beat down in Derbyshire. I check the calendar, yep, it’s June not fucking March.  I chucked the little ktm rc390 in the van and made the short journey up to nelly’s to sort out the fueling issue after fitting the nrp race can / arrow link/cat delete pipe.
 After a lot of digging on the forums I find that the little box of majik, [majik, not magic, too much time spent as a teenager drinking cider, smoking the occasional ‘recreational cigarette’ and reading too much alister crowley, I digress] anyhoo, back to the plot, the little box of majik is a ‘rapidbike’ fuel module that fools the lambda sensor into thinking that the bike is running lean, [which it is, dangerously lean in fact] so sends a message to the ecu to add more fuel, [totally against all the emission regulations of euro4/5]
  I must admit to a high degree of scepticism, hardly a surprise to long term readers of the blog, that a plug and play unit could possibly offer the gains that  are claimed, a couple of snips to remove tie-wraps, a bit of re-routing of cables to satisfy my ocd tendencies, Velcro the unit to the air box, turn on the ignition, press the button and the start the bike, unit shows green l.e.d light, bike warms up, closed loop signal to ecu, green flashing l.e.d, jobs a good ‘un.
    Trimmer dials set to recommended setting and bike settles to an even tickover, revs freely and the lean-running pops and bangs are vastly reduced, never going to get get rid after removing the cat but the bike feels loads better, not ridden it yet so the ‘backside dyno’ needs testing to the max. To say im  chuffed would be a vast under estimation.
      Loved it today, nelly is a great bloke, took so much time to explain to a geriatric old cunt the intricacies of modern fuel injection and the whole euro 4/5 legislation, a word of warning though bredren, the days of the internal combustion engine are over, silent, electric motivation power is the way forward, fossil fuelled filth fucked forever folks.......

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