Is more better? Motorcycle dyno tuning and upgrades

Is more better? Motorcycle dyno tuning and upgrades

 

Is more better? We now live in a fast society, where more is better. But when it comes to your motorcycle that is definitely not the case. A question we are asked every day is “I fitted an exhaust system now is my bike running lean?” And my answer to that is noone knows untill it is tested on a dyno. Every bike is diffrent and every product has diffrent demands. Motorcycles may not need more fuel or more power.It may need less in some areas and more in others to create a smooth tractable power curve with more torque. That may not result in more peak power yet feel so much better to ride. And in some cases more power on a chart result in a dull performing motorcycle down low where the power is actually being used.

 

Modern and pre modern EFI motorcycles do not run on the edge of lean, most of the time they are rich at higher RPM and by installing an exhaust system they run much cleaner. In other cases a full exhuast system will loose peak power even after tuned. We have tested many Honda CBR650F’s and noticed no power gain from OEM to aftermarket exhausts. But then a Kawasaki ZX10R will gain 10BHP from a performance half system. Every bike is different and needs to be tested and evaluated. That is what we do on our Dynojet dyno. We run a “health check” to see if your motorcycle needs a tune before you spend the money on “more” upgrades to your engine that may result in a less of a performing bike. That is when you spend time and money on tyres and suspension so that you are the most confident rider you can be!

When selecting an exhuast system for a road bike we recommend a slip on or half system. As you may create some midrange lag from a full exhaust system. On a track or racebike a full exhaust system is the go. As you will be using mostly the top end of your power range.

Performance airfilters are a product that is hard to select. As for brand we tend to stick with DNA or BMC (stock foam on dirt bikes). And some models do not benefit from a aftermarket filter element and some do. Some create more power with the stock paper filter and some dont. Modern sports bikes have a airbox design that needs to create turbulence and some airfilters on the market just dont cut it. So please consult our technician’s for advise or back to back tests to compare before installation.

When selecting a tuning module or ECU flashing package, we recommend you call us first. As every bike is diffrent and we can recommend according to your needs and upgrades. Some bikes will benefit from a fuel module only such as Powercommander or Bazzaz and other bikes benefit from tuning direct to the ECU like with Woolich Racing or TuneEcu.

 

We offer many stages of performance packeges for the following –

•Ducati ECU dyno tuning and Powercommander install

•Harley Davidson and Victory motorcycle tuning using Screaming Eagle, Power Vision and Maximus custom dyno tuning

•All Japanese road and dirt bike dyno tuning. Using products such as Powercommander, Bazzaz, Woolich Racing software and more

•Triumph motorcycle tuning using Rexxer, Powercommander and TuneEcu

•KTM,Aprilia and BMW custom dyno tuning with packages using Rexxer, Rapidbike, Powercommander and much more

•We also tune carburettors too.

For any other questions please contact us on 93367278 or visit our center at 1/33 Slater Parade, Keilor East Melbourne.

 

 

 

Off road technical seminar course at Platinum Motorcycles

Off road technical seminar course at Platinum Motorcycles

Stay tuned on our Facebook and Instagram pages to hear about this years seminars, workshops and info sessions.

Here’s some snaps of from our 2017 MX/Enduro Technical Seminar where we had demonstrations and discussions on the do’s and dont’s of maintenance…

Honda CBR650F Yamaha MTO7 lams dyno tune derestriction

Honda CBR650F Yamaha MTO7 lams dyno tune derestriction

Here at Platinum Motorcycles we are now offering tuning for selected lams motorcycles that have been restricted from factory. We do so on our Dynojet dyno 250i.

These tunes are recommended for competition use only and are not designed for highway use.

All work is carried out by a trained technician.

ECU flash tunes and derestriction is available for the following models –

Honda CBR650F CB650F
Kawasaki Ninja 300
Kawasaki ER-6
Kawasaki Ninja 650
Yamaha MT07
Yamaha Xsr700
Suzuki Sv650
Suzuki Drz400sm (carb model)
Suzuki Gladius
Ducati 659 Monster
Triumph Street Triple 660

Aftermarket exhaust systems and a service is recommended on these models before tuning. We also carry out these tasks.

For a quote please call (03)93367278 or email info@platinummotorcycles.com.au

Mechanic using our inhouse Dyno Tuning system for servicing a motor cycle

Motorcycle & scooter servicing Melbourne

Looking to service your motorbike? Platinum Motorcycles caters to all your servicing needs! Located in Keilor East in Melbourne’s west, we are a fully equipped motorcycle workshop. Our trained mechanics have over 20 years experience in servicing and repairing on and off road motorcycles.

Making sure your warranty isn’t void and the service centre has the right computer diagnostics isn’t as easy as googling ‘best motorcycle mechanic Melbourne.’ However if you do we are sure to come up!

We can stamp your log book, view your ecm for fault codes and service data, bleed your ABS system and can also safely modify your bike…. all whilst using quality factory approved parts and keeping your warranty.

Brands we service –

•Honda motorcycles
•BMW motorcycles
•Kawasaki motorcycles
•Yamaha motorcycles
•Suzuki motorcycles
•Harley Davidson motorcycles
•Ducati motorcycles
•KTM motorcycles
•Aprilia motorcycles
•Hyosung motorcycles
•MV Agusta motorcycles
•TGB scooters
•SYM scooters

To book in your next service please call (03)93367278 or email info@platinummotorcycles.com.au

Platinum Motorcycles tyre centre – Keilor East

Platinum Motorcycles tyre centre – Keilor East

Choosing tyres for your motorbike can be daunting, let alone fitting them – you need a reliable source.

At Platinum Motorcycles we conduct a professional fitting and balancing service for your tyres.

We carry a wide range of road, race, dirt, ATV and scooter tyres.

Brands we stock include…
– Dunlop
– Pirelli
– Michelin
– Bridgestone
– Dragon

Don’t stock your brand of choice? Let us know, we can order it and have your tyres fitted in no time!

Platinum motorcycles also carry a wide range of tubes and tyre accessories.

Call Platinum Motorcycles on 9336 7278 or shoot us a email at info@platinummotorcycles.com.au.

Platinum Motorcycles, with over 15 years experience, is  your one stop workshop for all your on and off road motorcycle needs. Our services include RWC certificates, log book servicing, accident insurance quotes and repairs and breakdown service and towing. We also have a performance centre so your motorbike can perform at it’s best.

How to look after your road bike – Motorbike maintenance checklist

How to look after your road bike – Motorbike maintenance checklist

Maintaining your road bike can be quite overwhelming if you don’t have an understanding of the basics.

Reading your owners manual, getting to know your local motorcycle service centre, and having some basic tools and service care products is key to keeping on top of your bike’s maintenance.

In order to feel safe and confident on the road there are a few simple checks you can undertake.

Key points for pre-ride/ every 500km checks…

  • check all lights/ signals are operating
  • tyres – check pressure and inspect for wear
  • check engine oil level
  • coolant level – check this from your reserve bottle and fill to the max line
  • chain – clean, adjust and lubricate (in some cases your bike may have a belt or shaft)
  • brakes – check fluid level and brake pad wear
  • clutch free play/ slack (2-4mm)
  • throttle free play/ slack – make sure it returns and does not stick
  • check for loose bolts and parts that are not secured
  • check the position of controls and mirrors
  • ensure you have a fresh tank of fuel

Every motorbike is different, so along with these basic checks, it is important to follow  your maintenance schedule. If a bike is being used in harsh conditions/ competition use, then servicing and maintaining should be carried out more frequently.

Platinum Motorcycles director and head mechanic Louis recommends that if you don’t have the confidence, skills, or the right tools to carry out these checks, then please leave it to the experts.

Call Platinum Motorcycles for any further advice on  9336 7278 or shoot us a email at info@platinummotorcycles.com.au.

Platinum Motorcycles, with over 15 years experience, is  your one stop workshop for all your on and off road motorcycle needs. Our services include RWC certificates, log book servicing, accident insurance quotes and repairs and breakdown service and towing. We also have a performance centre so your motorbike can perform at it’s best.

How to maintain your dirt bike

How to maintain your dirt bike

Looking after your dirt bike has never been so critical.

Gone are the days of pulling out that old Honda XR250 and having it start on the second kick after 5 years of no use. Not only has fuel quality become poor, the more current your bike is the harder it is to maintain and let sit unused for a period of time.

Since 1998 when Yamaha first brought out their YZ400 that everyone wrote home about, offroad manufactuers have been having a technical war. From batteries that go flat, carburettors that clog up, injectors that get stuck, to adjusting valve clearances every 15 hours, not to mention engines that rev harder and hold less oil.

Selecting the right products such as oil, tyres, chains and engine components is the key to a well running bike. Being well researched on your model is so important.

Director and Platinum Motorcycles chief mechanic Louis Grech has made this simple checklist to go by when looking after your dirt bike. You can download, print it, and put it in the garage.

Off Road operational checklist

At Platinuimage Gm Motorcycles we keep up to date with issues that the dealer won’t share with you. Just give us a call on 9336 7278 or shoot us a email at info@platinummotorcycles.com.au.

Platinum Motorcycles, with over 15 years experience, is  your one stop workshop for all your on and off road motorcycle needs. Our services include RWC certificates, log book servicing, accident insurance quotes and repairs and breakdown service and towing. We also have a performance centre so your motorbike can perform at it’s best.

 

News and Updates

News and Updates

Platinum_17As many of you know, Platinum Motorcycles have been operating a facebook page where we keep people informed of our latest and greatest news.

As part of our continual improvement policy, now we will be adding this to our website too, in an effort to encourage people to regularly visit our website.

This will now be the first place we add news and special offers so if the offers are limited, you should check here first if you don’t want to miss out on any opportunities when they arrive.