I wouldn't go near my pride and joy after a few beers, case closed.
The people who got me into biking many, many years back though, couldn't give a bollox. I have very fond memories of us screaming around on the back of cbr250rr's around Dublin,
infact the same dude nearly killed me on a backroad when we overshot a bend and ended up with our arses touching barbed wire in the green
Still have massive respect for the man as he proved to me that my brothers integera type r engined civic was shit
The fuel cap on my cousins fazer 600 wouldn't open last night, the key was turning and you could feel it slightly catch but not much else. The cap was opening a little, but was still locked.
We had to pry/pop it open and discovered the the catch is held on with 2 screws which had loosened ( allowing the cap to open a little but preventing the key from opening the lock).
The latch cover broke while prying the cap open and needs replacing,
Anyway long story short, a lot of bikes have the same set up so keep and eye of the two screws and ye could save yourself a lot of hassle, he was lucky and near his house when the issue raised it's ugly head, could easily have happen while on a long spin.
Tried one of these on over at Silverstone at the weekend.
They offered it to me for 300 sterling + p&p.
Is that a good price? Cant see it cheaper anywhere myself.
Seen it here for 425 - http://www.motorcycleshop.ie/x-lite-...uro-3022-p.asp free delivery, so wouldn't be a whole lot more than the UK lot after conversion and p&p. And I'd like to keep the money here in Ireland to be honest.
Anyone know where the date of manufacture can be found on an x-lite lid?
Donington Park will host the 2015 British MotoGP round after reaching an agreement with right holders Dorna and the Circuit of Wales.
potential lineup for motogp 2015
The Leicestershire track has done a deal with the Circuit of Wales, which has a contract with Dorna but doesn't yet exist, to run the race next year and will also be in place should the track not be ready in 2016.
“Donington Park has a rich history and... [Read More]
I'm having a bit of trouble with the engine temp readout on my 99 Yam R1. It constantly reads Lo as though the engine wasn't heating up. I'll get around to properly fixing it this weekend id say, but for the time being, is it driveable? I think I remember reading that the thermostat that controls the fan is separate to the sensor that feeds the readout. If it is, I'm happy enough for the next few days.
right. questions for all you geniuses. bought a 1966 moto guzzi zigolo lately. hasnt seen road in 30 years and paperwork and reg. plate are lost. was told by cork co. co. to get on to shannon to get them trace using engine and frame numbers. But there lies the problem. press 1 for this press 2 for that but no answer to my problem anywhere and cant get a human being to talk to. What is the advice from the esteemed members on the forum? would like to get back the original number if possible. even tho tis kerry reg
Part of the West Cork line, foolishly abandoned in 1961, the tunnel is 1km long, curved so its pitched black inside, has 3 vent shafts, great place to takes your kids for Halloween if you want to frighten the crap out of them ... [Read More]
Sunday last, as I was roasting in the sun in Laragh licking the ice cream of the flake in "99", the distinctive note of a little thumper came up the hill,a Desmo Ducati 250/350 single,as he disappeared out of sight and the note abated the equally distinctive smell of castor based oil wafted through the air.............. Nirvana!! ....... a magic moment
Milwaukee Yamaha’s Josh Brookes Brookes says that this weekend’s Donington Park MCE British Superbike round is the last opportunity to get his setup nailed before Showdown starts at Assen.
The Bringelly rider had a successful test at the Dutch track last week and was able to put in consistently fast laptimes on a varirty of settings but said he keeps coming back to one that appears to be the quickest.
Have had 5 lessons at this stage and am looking into buying. I have identified three bikes so far that I like. BMW 1150, Varadero 1000 or my last choice would be the Deauville. As budget is limited (€3000 incl insurance) I have had to look into insurance as part of the cost. The Deauville is no problem. The insurance on the BMW is similar to Deauville but I have to do an assessment to qualify. So the first question is...how difficult is such an assessment and do I have to do it on a BMW?
Next I looked into what I thought was a smaller bike...the Varadero1000 only to find it is much more expensive to insure due to 'power/weight ratio'. Since I also have a sneaking interest in the Honda Pan Euro I need to understand this power to weight thing so that I can estimate insurance myself.... [Read More]
I'm throwin on a new delkevic slip on. Seems simple enough but I'm unsure of what temp range silicone I should use to seal the joints. I could only find one that goes to 250*c in halfords. Is that enough or do I need higher? It's from the header pipes back on a cbr 600.
Thanks for any help or replys.
Seaside villages are used to the thunderous sound of waves crashing against rocks but on September 28th, the quiet seaside village of Roberts Cove outside Carrigaline, will awaken to the thunder of powerful motorcycles of allsorts competing in the annual Cork Motorcycle Racing and Vintage Club’s Hill Climb, which makes a return, after a number of years, to the scenic venue, popular with competitors and spectators. This event will attract motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the country to see who will be the fastest rider on the hill.
Riders will compete for class honours in five categories including Class A, the newly devised Classic Superbike class for motorcycles that are pre 1993 and where the combined age of... [Read More]
So today was a good surprise! As some of ye know before christmas I binned the Z going around a corner...and i didnt quite have the $$$ to fix her back up to the way she was, and I was headed off to the States in June so when the sun came out I just got her road worthy with all her battle wounds on show and drove her on to make the most of the good weather before I left!
So at the end of June I went to live and work in the back ass of nowhere in Maine, and spent the last few weeks up and down the east coast (Shit sick of seeing a million harleys a day ) But there are some serious... [Read More]
any help from those with a good electrical knowledge would be great thanks .
ok , i recently got myself a cbr 600 fx , thats the first alloy framed carb model bike , i bought it as a non runner as the keys were lost and it has a hiss immobilizer,
breakers are looking 300 bucks , im not mean but the bike needs a fair bit of work along with this , and the fact its a carbed bike , i was hoping to get around this.
so seeing as i have a lot of f3 spares i thought i might be in with a shot with an f3 loom , this may still leave me with work to do with the air / carb plumbing / solenoids etc .. and also there could be timing issues , and the f4 also has a higher rev limit , and theres a fair different set up on the clocks but sure i said i would... [Read More]
I wanted to share a fun incident that happened over the weekend, at least I can laugh about it.
I have a VStar 650 and over the past years I have been doing a lot of jobs on her, I try to do most of the work myself even if I don’t have a lot of tools no garage and not a lot of expertise to work on the damn thing. Most of the time things work out, sometimes they don’t, and they sure as hell didn’t work out yesterday.
After I had most on my to do list done as in converting the damn thing into a “bobber” taking mirrors off, front indicators etc now there are only two major things left, 1) getting rid of the floorboards and replacing them with forward control and 2) new exhaust.
I can live with the floor boards for a bit longer so I prioritized the exhaust, I am... [Read More]
Went over the mountain there for the first time on the new baby - some road that is! Sheep, cyclists, bikers in ledders, beards, and i think cops. Went over from Holywood to Laragh no bother, had it mostly to myself which was great. Was heading back over then around 12 and a fella coming towards me made a siren symbol (or what i thought to be a siren symbol), so i took it easy the whoel way.
I presume i got done on the way over, so just wondering where do they camp up? I'd say its like shooting fish in a barrel, especially on a day like yesterday!!