[June 2015] Satellite controlled chain lubrication
We had excellent results with the Pro-Oiler automatic chain lubrication, reports of chains lasting more than 50K (miles) on Thunderaces where not uncommon.
In 2014 the Pro-Oiler company came up with a great addition to their kit: the GPS module!
In stead of installing a magnet and reed senor to measure speed, the Pro-Oiler now connects to satellites for gathering speed data. NICE!
[June 2007] Alternatives for fan switch
[march 18th] Corrosion Prevention in Progress
Here we are, mid-winter in Europe, but it seems like spring!
Nonetheless were we so bold to test a relative new anti-corrosion compound called ACF-50
It comes in spray cans, liter bottles and even 4 liter jugs.
As I got this tip from a guy in the UK where it was featured in MotorCycleNews
I first located a store to obtain my test can. I found Corrosion-Control Europe to be reliable and fast.
I treated my whole bike, and took care not to spill anything on the brake disks (as it is also a light lubricant) It forms a thin, opaque, non greasy layer that is hardly visible. It turns lightly corroded areas back to their original lustre and as we are almost into Spring it still prevents new corrosion from developing.
Check these before and aft pics of the footpeg area of my thunderace!
[July 2006] Replacing an instrument panel lightbulb
Lots of questions are asked about how to change a lightbulb the fast and easy way.
thunderacers.com shows you how to complete the job within 15 minutes!
Read all about it...
[October 8th.] Raising the Thunderace rear end
Nowadays the Thunderace is often regarded as clumsy, big and heavy.
Well, being as heavy as a ducati 998 is not exactly heavy is it?
Big ? yes, but so are the average riders of a thunderace.
Clumsy? Not necessarily, by raising the rear end with shorter dogbones you'll get improved ground clearance, and an agility that makes even a ballet dancer green with envy
read full article...
[July 10th.] Thunderace-club the Netherlands
As the Thunderace community gets organized we ar happy to welcome our latest member: The Dutch Thunderace Forum If you have a thunderace related site, you are invited to join our Thunderace Webring Developing our community. As for Forums, it is urged to limit these to only ONE forum per country/language, to keep contributions centralized.
[ October 18th.]
Bleeding the brakes
In some way it's always hard to get rid of all the air trapped inside the thunderaces brake lines. I recently discovered an item on E-bay called the automatic brake bleederWell, I found out this thing was a one-way valve. this way you don't have to tighten the bleeder bolt every time you release the lever, preventing air being sucked in again. On E-bay the thingy is sold for 8,95 Euro. I'm using the medical grade plastic valves, as seen on the photo. These things come CHEAP!. Want one too? Got 1,50 to spare? (1.00 GBP, 1.70 USD) fill in the form then and I'll put one in an envellope.