XT660X Wont start, no spark

XT660X Wont start, no spark

Drove the bike yesterday, no problems.


Went to go for a spin this morning but wont start.


Has petrol, in neutral, kill switch is off, side stand up.


Took the spark plug out, there is no spark.


Any ideas?


Change spark plug?


Source: XT660X Wont start, no spark

Insurance full disclosure?

Insurance full disclosure?

Alright lads, Just wondering when getting an insurance quote and you get asked “does your bike have any mods” how do you answer? and has it affected the quote/price? I’ve always said “No” to the question even though every bike I’ve had has had at least an after market exhaust.


Source: Insurance full disclosure?

Donington BSB: Friday practice times and results

Donington BSB: Friday practice times and results

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Bennetts British Superbike free practice one – conditions dry

1 45 Scott REDDING GBR Ducati – Be Wiser Ducati 1:06.527 30 30 107.09
2 25 Josh BROOKES AUS Ducati – Be Wiser Ducati 1:06.550 23 28 0.023 0.023 107.05
3 12 Luke MOSSEY GBR Suzuki – OMG Racing Suzuki 1:06.725 23 23 0.198 0.175 106.77
4 33 Keith FARMER GBR BMW – Tyco BMW Motorrad 1:06.810 31 31 0.283 0.085 106.64
5 60 Peter HICKMAN GBR BMW – Smiths Racing 1:06.912 20 26 0.385 0.102 106.47
6 95 Tarran MACKENZIE GBR Yamaha – McAMS Yamaha 1:06.992 13 17 0.465 0.080 106.35
7 6 Xavi FORES ESP Honda – Honda Racing 1:07.035 23 23 0.508 0.043 106.28
8 10 Josh ELLIOTT GBR Suzuki – OMG Racing Suzuki 1:07.196 20 22 0.669 0.161 106.02
9 21 Christian IDDON GBR BMW – Tyco BMW Motorrad 1:07.206 22 28 0.679 0.010 106.01
10 4 Dan LINFOOT GBR Yamaha – Santander Salt TAG Yamaha 1:07.215 26 28 0.688 0.009 105.99
11 22 Jason O’HALLORAN AUS Yamaha – McAMS Yamaha 1:07.222 26 28 0.695 0.007 105.98
12 81 Luke STAPLEFORD GBR Suzuki – Buildbase Suzuki 1:07.226 24 25 0.699 0.004 105.98
13 28 Bradley RAY GBR Suzuki – Buildbase Suzuki 1:07.378 26 27 0.851 0.152 105.74
14 80 Hector BARBERA ESP Kawasaki – Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki 1:07.395 19 25 0.868 0.017 105.71
15 46 Tommy BRIDEWELL GBR Ducati – Oxford Racing 1:07.427 12 19 0.900 0.032 105.66
16 2 Glenn IRWIN GBR Kawasaki – Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki 1:07.428 25 25 0.901 0.001 105.66
17 83 Danny BUCHAN GBR Kawasaki – FS-3 Racing Kawasaki 1:07.474 23 25 0.947 0.046 105.59
18 18 Andrew IRWIN GBR Honda – Honda Racing 1:07.581 16 19 1.054 0.107 105.42
19 77 James ELLISON GBR BMW – Smiths Racing 1:07.931 17 18 1.404 0.350 104.88
20 59 Matt TRUELOVE GBR Yamaha – Raceways Yamaha 1:08.067 29 29 1.540 0.136 104.67
21 7 Ryan VICKERS GBR Kawasaki – RAF Regular and Reserves Kawasaki 1:08.137 14 26 1.610 0.070 104.56
22 71 Claudio CORTI ITA Kawasaki – Team WD-40 1:08.403 11 27 1.876 0.266 104.15
23 23 David ALLINGHAM GBR Yamaha – EHA Yamaha 1:08.493 19 23 1.966 0.090 104.02
24 40 Joe FRANCIS GBR BMW – Lloyd & Jones Bowker Motorrad 1:08.504 12 22 1.977 0.011 104.00
25 8 Shaun WINFIELD GBR Yamaha – Santander Salt TAG Yamaha 1:08.969 20 21 2.442 0.465 103.30
26 74 Dean HIPWELL GBR Kawasaki – CDH Racing 1:09.187 19 21 2.660 0.218 102.97
27 90 Sam COVENTRY GBR Kawasaki – Team 64 Motorsports 1:09.356 20 28 2.829 0.169 102.72
QUALIFYING LAPTIME (107.5% of 1:06.527) = 1:11.516
28 20 Sylvain BARRIER FRA Ducati – Brixx Ducati 1:12.399 2 2 5.872 3.043 98.40

Pirelli National Superstock 1000 free practice one – conditions dry

1 47 Richard COOPER GBR Suzuki – Buildbase Suzuki 1:07.562 16 18 105.45
2 77 Taylor MACKENZIE GBR BMW – Bathams Racing 1:08.469 13 16 0.907 0.907 104.05
3 54 George STANLEY GBR Suzuki – BWSR/Hawk Racing 1:08.577 5 10 1.015 0.108 103.89
4 69 Chrissy ROUSE GBR Kawasaki – Morello Racing Kawasaki 1:08.608 9 20 1.046 0.031 103.84
5 55 Leon JEACOCK GBR Suzuki – Geo E Davies Racing 1:08.741 14 15 1.179 0.133 103.64
6 12 Luke HEDGER GBR Kawasaki – CPD Kawasaki 1:08.792 13 20 1.230 0.051 103.56
7 14 Lee JACKSON GBR Kawasaki – FS-3 Racing Ltd 1:08.809 16 16 1.247 0.017 103.54
8 16 Benjamin GODFREY GBR Suzuki – Jones Dorling Racing 1:08.985 17 19 1.423 0.176 103.27
9 67 Andrew REID GBR BMW – Tyco BMW 1:09.013 7 15 1.451 0.028 103.23
10 68 Tom NEAVE GBR Honda – Honda Racing 1:09.023 15 17 1.461 0.010 103.22
11 26 Levi DAY AUS Aprilia – IN Competition 1:09.084 15 15 1.522 0.061 103.13
12 22 Eemeli LAHTI FIN Kawasaki – STAUFF Quick Connect Superstock 1000 1:09.318 16 18 1.756 0.234 102.78
13 11 Joe COLLIER GBR Kawasaki – CPD Kawasaki 1:09.345 17 20 1.783 0.027 102.74
14 2 Tom WARD GBR Suzuki – Bradbury Racing powered by Robinsons Suzuki 1:09.418 18 19 1.856 0.073 102.63
15 5 Aaron CLARKE GBR BMW – KCB Motorsport 1:09.505 17 19 1.943 0.087 102.50
16 51 Brayden ELLIOTT AUS Suzuki – No Bull Racing CPE Motosport 1:09.545 18 18 1.983 0.040 102.44
17 8 Lewis ROLLO GBR Aprilia – IN Competition 1:09.775 17 19 2.213 0.230 102.10
18 28 Tim NEAVE GBR Kawasaki – Morello Racing Kawasaki 1:09.989 12 14 2.427 0.214 101.79
19 21 Tom TUNSTALL GBR BMW – Integro 1:10.146 19 19 2.584 0.157 101.56
20 80 Doug STAMPER GBR Suzuki – Allied Motorsport 1:10.204 15 19 2.642 0.058 101.48
21 7 Graeme IRWIN GBR Kawasaki – Team #109 Kawasaki 1:10.324 17 20 2.762 0.120 101.31
22 41 Milo WARD GBR Kawasaki – G&S Racing 1:10.333 15 16 2.771 0.009 101.29
23 24 James HENRY GBR Yamaha – TEL Racing 1:10.350 12 17 2.788 0.017 101.27
24 61 Max ALEXANDER GBR BMW – R&T Racing 1:10.407 17 18 2.845 0.057 101.19
25 30 Rob McNEALY GBR BMW – McNealy Brown 1:10.431 9 16 2.869 0.024 101.15
26 31 Sam COX GBR Suzuki – Echelon Consultancy 1:10.512 15 19 2.950 0.081 101.04
27 34 Jordan WEAVING RSA Suzuki – Jones Dorling Racing 1:10.624 6 8 3.062 0.112 100.88
28 10 Joe SHELDON-SHAW GBR Kawasaki – Via Moto Racing 1:10.817 12 17 3.255 0.193 100.60
29 36 James WHITE GBR Kawasaki – Team Afterdark 1:10.824 9 17 3.262 0.007 100.59
30 27 Bjorn ESTMENT RSA Suzuki – Everquip Racing/Catfoss 1:10.990 15 15 3.428 0.166 100.36
31 90 Michael AUSTIN GBR Kawasaki – MPA Racing 1:11.905 10 12 4.343 0.915 99.08
32 18 Jamie TIBBLE GBR Kawasaki – Team Tibble 1:11.929 16 16 4.367 0.024 99.05
33 93 Paul WESTERDALE GBR Suzuki – Westerdale Racing 1:12.260 18 19 4.698 0.331 98.59
34 85 Peter DILKS GBR BMW – Shakespeare Martineau 1:12.369 17 18 4.807 0.109 98.44
35 73 Ozzy MADEY IOM Kawasaki – Madey Racing 1:12.809 16 16 5.247 0.440 97.85
36 63 Nico CIPRIANO JEY Kawasaki – Nico Cipriano Racing 1:12.960 17 18 5.398 0.151 97.65
37 17 Jim WALKER GBR Suzuki – True Heroes Racing 1:13.324 11 15 5.762 0.364 97.16
38 92 Josh WOOD GBR Kawasaki – Wood/Belt Racing 1:13.740 7 14 6.178 0.416 96.61
QUALIFYING LAPTIME (110.0% of 1:07.562) = 1:14.318
39 62 Kevin SILVAIN GBR Yamaha – Croucher Needham 1:15.088 11 17 7.526 1.348 94.88
40 60 Christopher GREEN GBR BMW – Hollins Strategic Land/Go Green Racing 1:15.123 11 13 7.561 0.035 94.83
41 75 Alex OLSEN GBR BMW – Team IMR 5
#7 & #68 – 1 Lap time cancelled – Missed Chicane at turns 9/10.

Pirelli National Superstock 600 free practice one – conditions dry

1 28 Shane RICHARDSON NZL Kawasaki – Astro-JJR Racing 1:10.729 11 17 100.73
2 99 Ben LUXTON GBR Kawasaki – JR Performance Racing 1:10.898 16 16 0.169 0.169 100.49
3 57 Korie McGREEVY GBR Triumph – Century Racing 1:10.987 14 17 0.258 0.089 100.36
4 2 TJ TOMS GBR Kawasaki – G&S Racing 1:11.468 15 16 0.739 0.481 99.68
5 9 Aaron CLIFFORD IRL Yamaha – Clifford Racing 1:11.499 16 18 0.770 0.031 99.64
6 7 Liam DELVES GBR Kawasaki – Via Moto Racing 1:11.651 12 14 0.922 0.152 99.43
7 66 Cameron FRASER GBR Yamaha – Jones Dorling Racing 1:11.689 13 19 0.960 0.038 99.38
8 5 Kevin KEYES IRL Kawasaki – G&S Racing 1:11.714 16 16 0.985 0.025 99.34
9 4 Caolan IRWIN IRL Kawasaki – Ready 4 Racing 1:11.764 15 17 1.035 0.050 99.27
10 26 Adam HARTGROVE GBR Yamaha – Adam Hartgrove Racing 1:11.764 11 16 1.035 0.000 99.27
11 22 Eunan McGLINCHEY GBR Kawasaki – Team #109 Kawasaki 1:11.830 9 13 1.101 0.066 99.18
12 15 Simon REID GBR Yamaha – Simon Reid Racing 1:11.978 12 17 1.249 0.148 98.98
13 79 Storm STACEY GBR Kawasaki – STAUFF Quick Connect Superstock 600 1:12.112 15 18 1.383 0.134 98.79
14 34 Aaron SILVESTER GBR Yamaha – A & J Racing 1:12.160 10 19 1.431 0.048 98.73
15 6 Conor WHEELER GBR Yamaha – www.connorwheeler.co.uk 1:12.197 11 16 1.468 0.037 98.68
16 89 Taylor MORETON GBR Yamaha – Lloyd & Jones Parweld 1:12.353 14 15 1.624 0.156 98.47
17 32 Mark PIPER GBR Yamaha – Pied Piper Racing 1:12.452 17 18 1.723 0.099 98.33
18 46 Harry ROWLINGS GBR Triumph – BER / Steve Jordan Motorcycles 1:12.585 11 12 1.856 0.133 98.15
19 49 James ALDERSON GBR Triumph – R Alderson and Sons Racing 1:12.785 16 19 2.056 0.200 97.88
20 44 Ewan POTTER GBR Yamaha – Jones Dorling Racing 1:12.839 15 18 2.110 0.054 97.81
21 75 Charlie MORRIS GBR Yamaha – Ibbertson Motor Sport Racing – IMS 1:13.092 13 19 2.363 0.253 97.47
22 14 Louis VALLELEY GBR Yamaha – R&R Racing 1:13.542 12 12 2.813 0.450 96.87
23 42 Sam HOLME GBR Yamaha – Optimum Bikes Racing 1:13.570 17 18 2.841 0.028 96.84
24 18 Connor THOMSON GBR Yamaha – Cegra/Seton Tuning/33kV 1:13.815 15 19 3.086 0.245 96.52
25 11 Sam LAFFINS GBR Kawasaki – Sam Laffins Racing 1:13.996 7 11 3.267 0.181 96.28
26 21 Daniel BROOKS GBR Kawasaki – Daniel Brooks Racing 1:14.575 10 17 3.846 0.579 95.53
27 85 Jordan McCORD GBR Yamaha – AJM Sales Ltd/Reid Engineering 1:14.625 19 20 3.896 0.050 95.47
28 33 Zak CORDEROY GBR Kawasaki – Zak Corderoy Racing 1:15.748 3 3 5.019 1.123 94.05
29 17 Elliott WILLIAMS GBR Kawasaki – R&R Racing 1:16.816 8 9 6.087 1.068 92.74
QUALIFYING LAPTIME (110.0% of 1:10.729) = 1:17.801

Dickies British Supersport / GP2 Cup free practice one – conditions dry

1 1 1 Jack KENNEDY IRL Yamaha – Integro Yamaha 1:08.664 18 21 103.76
2 77 GP2 1 Kyle RYDE GBR Kalex – Kovara projects by RS Racing 1:08.765 24 24 0.101 0.101 103.60
3 34 2 Alastair SEELEY GBR Yamaha – EHA Yamaha 1:08.783 17 24 0.119 0.018 103.58
4 20 3 Tom OLIVER GBR Yamaha – SGR Racing 1:09.049 17 25 0.385 0.266 103.18
5 12 4 Brad JONES GBR Yamaha – Integro Yamaha 1:09.093 22 23 0.429 0.044 103.11
6 35 GP2 2 Sam WILFORD GBR Honda – IDWe Racing 1:09.247 17 24 0.583 0.154 102.88
7 86 5 Charlie NESBITT GBR Yamaha – Hisc/Rapid Fulfillment Racing 1:09.337 15 29 0.673 0.090 102.75
8 75 GP2 3 Jamie PERRIN GBR Chassis Factory – Nova Racing Transmissions/Go Racing 1:09.551 11 22 0.887 0.214 102.43
9 11 6 Rory SKINNER GBR Kawasaki – MSR 1:09.632 23 24 0.968 0.081 102.31
10 65 GP2 4 Josh OWENS GBR ABM Triumph – ABM Quattro Racing 1:09.685 24 24 1.021 0.053 102.24
11 44 7 Harry TRUELOVE GBR Yamaha – Truelove Property & Construction 1:09.710 21 25 1.046 0.025 102.20
12 66 8 Kurt WIGLEY GBR Yamaha – Sorrymate.com Racing 1:09.915 17 25 1.251 0.205 101.90
13 97 9 Bradley PERIE GBR Yamaha – Diamond H Racing 1:10.088 26 26 1.424 0.173 101.65
14 15 10 Ben WILSON GBR Kawasaki – Gearlink Kawasaki 1:10.530 20 20 1.866 0.442 101.01
15 99 11 Matt WIGLEY GBR Yamaha – Sorrymate.com Racing 1:10.818 20 26 2.154 0.288 100.60
16 18 12 Ross TWYMAN GBR Kawasaki – Gearlink Kawasaki 1:10.837 7 14 2.173 0.019 100.57
17 7 13 Richard KERR IRL Triumph – Campbell Motorsport 1:10.851 21 22 2.187 0.014 100.55
18 25 GP2 5 Thomas STRUDWICK GBR FTR Moto – Case FTR Moto / Spirit Motorcycles 1:11.282 22 23 2.618 0.431 99.95
19 9 14 Phil WAKEFIELD GBR Yamaha – PWR 1:11.285 20 22 2.621 0.003 99.94
20 50 GP2 6 Jorel BOERBOOM NLD Honda – JB50 Racing 1:11.622 24 25 2.958 0.337 99.47
21 6 15 Eugene McMANUS GBR Yamaha – E15 Racing 1:11.629 25 25 2.965 0.007 99.46
22 61 16 Ross PATTERSON GBR Yamaha – RPMMoto.com / Mayfair Homes Ltd 1:11.992 13 21 3.328 0.363 98.96
23 88 17 Aaron RIDEWOOD GBR Yamaha – Team Chubba Racing 1:13.012 14 15 4.348 1.020 97.58
24 98 GP2 7 Tomás DE VRIES NLD Chassis Factory – DAT Racing – Chassis Factory 1:13.383 17 23 4.719 0.371 97.08
25 47 GP2 8 Jake ARCHER GBR Kalex – Kovara projects by RS Racing 1:13.489 28 29 4.825 0.106 96.94
26 41 18 Alan NAYLOR GBR Yamaha – Donkey Box Racing 1:14.207 22 24 5.543 0.718 96.01
27 16 19 Dominic PETTIT GBR Yamaha – Team Camclad Contractors 1:15.315 16 20 6.651 1.108 94.59
QUALIFYING LAPTIME (110.0% of 1:08.664) = 1:15.530
28 60 20 Grant McINTOSH GBR Yamaha – Donkey Box Racing 1:16.442 19 21 7.778 1.127 93.20

British Talent Cup free practice one – conditions dry

1 4 Scott OGDEN GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:15.626 21 23 94.20
2 7 Charlie ATKINS GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:15.635 22 23 0.009 0.009 94.19
3 23 Cameron HORSMAN GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:15.710 20 23 0.084 0.075 94.10
4 22 Fenton SEABRIGHT GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:15.856 23 23 0.230 0.146 93.92
5 19 Charlie FARRER GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:16.387 15 23 0.761 0.531 93.27
6 2 Jack NIXON GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:16.529 15 22 0.903 0.142 93.09
7 15 Rhys IRWIN IRL Honda – British Talent Cup 1:16.680 20 23 1.054 0.151 92.91
8 10 Jack HART GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:16.952 21 22 1.326 0.272 92.58
9 3 Elliot PINSON GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:17.120 15 22 1.494 0.168 92.38
10 9 Brian HART GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:17.276 12 21 1.650 0.156 92.19
11 18 Jamie DAVIS GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:17.446 20 22 1.820 0.170 91.99
12 20 Scott SWANN GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:17.615 23 23 1.989 0.169 91.79
13 14 Corey TINKER GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:17.740 20 22 2.114 0.125 91.64
14 13 Harvey CLARIDGE GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:18.288 7 7 2.662 0.548 91.00
15 16 Harry LEIGH GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:18.622 17 22 2.996 0.334 90.61
16 21 Ross MAGUIRE GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:18.982 12 21 3.356 0.360 90.20
17 8 Edward O’SHEA GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:19.105 22 22 3.479 0.123 90.06
18 5 Osian JONES GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:19.114 20 21 3.488 0.009 90.05
19 6 Jamie LYONS IRL Honda – British Talent Cup 1:19.241 5 6 3.615 0.127 89.91
20 12 Torin COLLINS GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:19.620 22 22 3.994 0.379 89.48
21 17 Zak SHELTON GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:19.646 19 22 4.020 0.026 89.45
QUALIFYING LAPTIME (107.0% of 1:15.626) = 1:20.919
22 24 George HOPPER GBR Honda – British Talent Cup 1:21.281 21 21 5.655 1.635 87.65


Source: Donington BSB: Friday practice times and results

James Cowton Inquest

James Cowton Inquest

So it was all. down to an electrical connection coming loose going to the kill switch. .Power was switched off coming into a bend.

Kawasaki stated that they had never heard of such.a thing happening before.


What a tragic accident to a young man who was on the up before this tragedy at last year’s Southern 100 .


I had just left the area myself .moments before the crash. to be honest’I found that section of the course hard to watch.


Source: James Cowton Inquest