MCN ex­pert helps reader fix his ER-6F

Brakes, sus­pen­sion and fu­elling cured af­ter foren­sic check


MCN’s resident bike ex­pert Bruce Dunn has been work­ing with mo­tor­cy­cles for over 30 years: fix­ing, rid­ing and com­pet­ing on ma­chines of all shapes and sizes. That all means his depth and breadth of ex­pe­ri­ence is sec­ond to none and he’s ready and wait­ing to check over your bike.

Dr Know’s pa­tient this week is Sam In­grey’s 2011 Kawasaki ER-6f. Sam uses his Kawasaki for his com­mute from Did­cot, Ox­ford­shire, to West Lon­don and bought the mid­dleweight twin with just 1500 miles on the clock. Sam has now racked up a to­tal of 17,550.

Back when Sam pur­chased the bike, he was an A2 li­cence-holder, mean­ing he had to make some mod­i­fi­ca­tions in or­der to com­ply with the law.

He said: “The first thing I had to do to it was re­strict it. I bought a 35kw re­stric­tor kit and fit­ted it my­self. It was quite straight­for­ward and there was an ECU plug-in and a plate that sim­ply at­tached to the throt­tle body to pre­vent full throt­tle move­ment. “I have now at­tained my full li­cence and have re­moved it all to gain full power from the bike. One of the things I no­ticed straight away was a big im­prove­ment in mpg, which was a bit of a bonus as I got a faster bike with bet­ter fuel econ­omy. “As well as my com­mute into West Lon­don, I use the bike to attend foot­ball matches. I’m an FA ref­eree, so I put my ref­eree kit in a 40-litre bag and bungee it to the back of the ER and travel all over the place.” Sam has also added some prac­ti­cal ac­ces­sories to his bike, such as an aftermarket screen, how­ever there are still a few is­sues on which Sam needs Dr Know to give his opin­ion.

MCN reader Sam con­sults MCN’s Dr Know


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