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Hello all,

 

I've met with an accident earlier, made a right turn not realising that the road was oily and thus skidded on my right side of the bike.

 

Went to a workshop earlier and the mechanic told me that my fork/Steering wheel is slightly aligned. Is there any workshop in the west side that specialises in such alignment work for motorcycle? Or all motorcycle workshop can provide such services?

 

Would really appreciate if you guys can let me know which are the workshops that provides such services at a good market rate and if theres anything I can do from my end to solve the problem.

 

Many thanks!

 

Regards,

 

Rick

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I'm interested too! If there is could someone invite me? :D

 

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Seems like the current R15 whatsapp group is inactive. I'll create a group so guys leave your name and phone number here! Preferably for R15 V1/V2 owners!

 

Please add me in to the whatapps group.

Adrian Tan 93973233

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      If more braking was needed, the rear brake was brought into play, but we rarely found a need to do so, except when really gunning it for corners on our usual test loop up the mountain and down again. In any case, after several hard corners with lots of downshifting and full-handed grabbing of the front lever, we noticed the lever coming back to the bars slightly more, but there was no deterioration in braking performance.
      What we did note is the frugality of the YZF-R15 – not surprising really, given the engine capacity. Riding around town, we got a best of 2.5 litres per 100 km while highway riding returned even better numbers at 1.9 litres per 100 km, or in more common terms, 40km/litres.
      Inside the cockpit a premium touch – for this market segment – is the monochrome LCD panel that displays all the necessary information the rider needs. Complemented by LED lighting front and rear, the panel includes a gear indicator and average fuel consumption, features usually found in higher end motorcycle instrument displays.
      So, who needs a Yamaha YZF-R15, at S$14,000 including COE and taxes, but before insurance - Well, aside from the lack of ABS, which we did not really expect at this price point, the YZF-R15 is positioned as a sports bike.
      One thing is for sure, the YZF-R15 will teach the rider a lot about making the most of the power available. Carrying corner speed is paramount on the R15, and conservation of energy, or in this case, forward momentum and cornering lines, will be lessons hard learnt.
      This means the intended market is the young rider with a fresh Class 2B licence. Or a senior rider who wishes he was 18 again, hanging outside the convent school gate waiting for his girlfriend to show up. Either way, it’s one well worth considering.
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    • By ZrayZaiden
      I saw one under my block. And I saw a few around Singapore. Anyone got owned MT-15? Can give review for it?
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      Hi all. I’m still on my p-plate, and I was wondering if anyone can help me. I am riding a R15 V3, all parts are stock. Heard from a friend that the brand “Devil” exhaust pipe is street legal for my bike. Can anyone tell me how do I check if it is really street legal? If it is, what’s the whole process of changing my stock pipe to the Devil pipe?
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