Archive for May, 2016

  • Early warning signs of shock and strut failure

    This article will help you to identify early warning signs of shock and strut failure This will assist you in diagnostic issues before they become large problems. Don’t forget Randburg Midas will be able to assist you will all your suspension needs! Contact us today (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Shock and Strut Warning Signs Shocks and struts do not need to be replaced at specific mileage intervals so understanding how to identify the warning signs associated with failing shocks and struts is integral to your safety and the safety of your passengers. Shocks and struts wear out over time and the implications of failure could be dangerous. New shocks and struts can make you stop up to 10 feet sooner, while providing increased vehicle stability and better driver control. Shock and Strut Warning Signs: Excessive Bouncing Coil springs are part of your vehicle’s suspension system. If your vehicle is designed with shocks, the coil springs are mounted between the wheels and the frame of the vehicle. Struts, on the other hand, are essentially a coil spring and shock absorber all in one piece. When you drive over a bump, your car bounces on the coil springs, regardless of whether you have shocks or struts. The shock absorbers in both cases keep your car from bouncing nonstop. So if you drive over a bump or a patch of rough road and your vehicle continues to bounce, it is an indication that you require a shock or strut replacement. Nose Dives/Rear End Squats Dipping Your car should be steady and stable at all times – whether you are braking, accelerating, or turning – so that you can maintain control as you drive. Shock and struts help keep the car steady. When braking, if the front end of your vehicle, otherwise known as the nose, of your car dives, it is an indication that your shocks and struts need to be replaced, or at least evaluated. Another sign that your shocks or struts require service is if the rear end of your vehicle “squats” when you accelerate. Additionally, if you make a turn and the vehicle dips drastically to one side, your shocks or struts may need to be replaced. Tire “Cupping” also known as Bald Spots If the struts or shocks on your vehicle are bad, the tires will literally bounce up and down as you drive. Each…

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  • Motul helmet and visor cleaner

    Ensure you have crystal clean vision with Motul helmet and visor cleaner! Randburg Midas carry the full range of Motul motorcycle care products. Order yours today (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. MC CARE ™ M1 Helmet & Visor Clean cleans the outside of the helmet and visor without leaving any marks. Anti-insect effect. Suitable for all helmets and for all visor technologies. Connect with us and share your photos of your goodies from Randburg Midas and tag #RandburgMidas Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Google+ | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest   Source: https://www.motul.com/za/en/products/oils-lubricants/m1-helmet-visor-clean

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  • Bosch iridium spark plugs

    In this video we take a look at what makes the Bosch iridium spark plugs a leader in the market. Randburg Midas stock Bosch spark plugs for all makes and models of cars! Our helpful staff are waiting to assist you (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. You don’t have to choose between high performance and long life in your iridium spark plug. Bosch Iridium is engineered to deliver both. Bosch original equipment design, materials and processes represent the best of OE technology. Connect with us and share your photos of your goodies from Randburg Midas and tag #RandburgMidas Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Google+ | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest

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  • The new Honda Africa Twin CRF 1000 L

    The new Honda Africa Twin CRF 1000 L is the most anticipated and discussed bike of 2016. Carl Kritzinger attended the international launch in the Western Cape and filed this report… Don’t forget to keep your adventure bike running in the hardest of condition, use Motul engine oil available from Randburg Midas (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. In 1986, the year of its birth, the Honda NXR750 “Africa Twin” won the Paris-Dakar rally raid. It was conceived with the sole purpose of winning this and other extreme overland races that were growing in popularity in the 80s. Almost overnight it became the benchmark for reliability and performance and dominated the series for the following four years. Using the knowledge gained in developing and racing the NXR750, Honda designed a production motorcycle capable of long-distance touring over varying and often unforgiving terrain. Thus, in 1988, the Africa Twin XRV650 RD03 was launched. This “consumer” Africa Twin was popular, but it did not receive all the praise it deserved. That’s because the late 80s and 90s was the era of the superbike. So, Honda ended production of its last Africa Twin, the XRV750 RD07A, in 2003. Little did they know that it would take the Twin just a few years to become a collector’s item, as the adventure scene exploded. If adventure bikes have become unaffordable, bloated and – dare we say it – soft, the new Honda seems to choose a different path. It appears lean and aggressive, but not intimidating. A dry mass of 208kg (dry, for the entry-level version) might sound heavy, but as soon as you get going, it feels as light as a 600cc. This is the result of the Twin’s near perfect weigh distribution and balance. Press the starter and the parallel twin, and not a V-twin as before, gives an impressive bark. Because of its 270-degree crankshaft the engine sounds and feels like a single-cylinder unit. This makes it the ideal power source for off-road riding as it provides good traction and enough torque at low revs. This all-new, compact 1000cc engine puts 70kW and 98Nm at your disposal, with a power curve that doesn’t intimidate. But there’s more than enough grunt to allow the Twin to fulfill its (dual) purpose. With a 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheel (with spokes and inner tubes) Honda’s intention is clear: the Africa…

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  • 6 year old stunt rider

    Meet the 6 year old stunt rider who is making waves and laying the way for future riders. His dad must be so proud! Cause you’re never too young to be awesome. Aj Stuntz (Aj Heinicke) is a young, up and coming professional stunt rider out of San Mateo, CA For more information on our impressive range of car care products and more, please contact us www.midasrandburg.co.za | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Connect with us and share your photos of your goodies from Randburg Midas and tag #RandburgMidas Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Google+ | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest

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