Hell of a way to start the week!
Both of us on the bike, 500m from the front door, stopped at the lights, both feet down, brake lever pulled in so the back of the bike is lit up like a Christmas tree,
next thing I know I'm kissing tarmac.
First thing she said, "How did I hit You?", the tone implying that I should not have been there. The attitude was one of "get out of my way", so I did something I wouldn't normally do, I left the bike under the front of her car until the Gardai arrived.
Thankfully it's mostly cosmetic damage, but I think the exhaust may have cracked a little as she's sounding a bit louder.
We are both ok, just a bit sore around the edges...... [Read More]
I'm in the process of planing an extended bike trip this summer and I'm wondering does anyone have any bits of advice?
The plan is to take a small cc machine through Europe(possibly a C90 or CG125). The budget will be tight so I will be camping cooking my own food ect. and if possible I'd like to document my travels.
Some of the many things I don't know are:
Do I need special insurance, licence or anything like that?
What should I go and see? For instance I might not be able to purchase a ticket to the MotoGP but I would like to go to to the town where it's being held an see what it's like. Would it be worth my while?
Are there any laptops/netbooks ye could recommend that could be bought... [Read More]
so last year found myself in hein gericke belfast and got a good deal on a goretex jacket and trousers,find them great apart from the fact the left hand cuff on the jacket has started to flitter! not happy,only done about 10000 miles in the year and i certainly didnt abuse it,had a 2 year warranty i believe but a fuk lot of use that is and they in recievership! so my question is would there be somewhere that could repair such a thing properly? wonder would it be beyond the realm of a local clothes repair shop,what with the gortex line and heavy outer material,cordura or something?
Clondalkin, Kilkenny, Castlecomer, Baltinglass, Clondalkin like. Met DV Genius sound lad! An a coupla heads in Hollywood, after what seems like a 100 years finally got a ride on a CX 500, oh an a Dulleville as well, which aint too dull imho.
The entries for the 2015 Nifty Fifty will open on Monday the 17th to the general public. The teams from 2014 have first option to take a place up to that date. The teams below are confirmed so far. All team captain from 2014 have had an entry option posted to them already. If you’re on a team from 2014 and don’t see it listed here you might want to get onto your team captain and give him a kick up the arse!
Manly racing are once again the team to beat in 2015. Word is FAST BIKES magazine are lining up a team that could win the Le Mans 24 hour never mind the Nifty Fifty!
I will post the details of where the winning chq’s for 2014 have gone when all the paperwork is complete!
Reigning MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez continues to the countdown to his title defence but is still recovering from a broken leg which could well hamper his performance at the Qatar opening round in a fortnight.
Marquez fractured his fibula in a dirt-track crash and acknowledges he will not be 100 per cent fit for the desert race but says he is on the right path to being able to at least try and compete at Losail.
Im lookin to get some bike leather and im 6ft 10 nd 16stone of pure passion im lookin forsizing I tried a 54 size leather jacket from dainese nd it was too short does any1 know what rough size wud fit me nd wer I can get some
I'm hoping that someone can give me a steer with an electrical problem please.
The taillight is working but the brake light is not coming on when the front or rear brake is pressed.
I did the obvious and changed the bulbs, but that didn't work.
I checked the power and it seems that there is no power going to one side of the bulb holder. So I checked the fuse board under the headlight and there is power in all the fuses. Although I can't see an obvious fuse for power to the tail/brake light.
Thanks for any suggestions and patience with a first time bike owner
Went out on the bike for a spin yesterday (only got it last month, been without bike 5 months at previous to that)
It's running on Dunlop Sportmax SportSmart Tyres.
I am running factory recommendations 36psi/36psi and when new, the bike comes with these tyres.
I felt it slipping a little in bends (Tyres don't look like they've been broken in mind you. Big chicken Strips)
I had the same bike back in September and was running Michelin Pilots (Multi compound version)
Never had this issue, Tyres were a lot better.
I'm thinking about dropping rear to 34 or even 32 psi
Does anyone else run non factory spec tyre pressures?
Just looking for opinions / experiences
Letters from Burt Munro Published in: New Zealand's Veteran and Vintage Motoring Magazine 'Beaded Wheels' #188 Feb - March 1991
Burt Munro corresponded over many years with his friend John Andrews in England, an American V-Twin enthusiast. John found Burt’s letters had no equal for showing the determination, ingenuity and persistence in trying to make, both the Indian and the Velocette go faster. This article is compiled from a letter to John dated 21st March 1970. it expresses Burt’s style and of his trials, tribulations and success in the quest for more speed.Well it is a bit hard to cram a brief history and spec of a bike I bike I bought new in 1920 for 140 pounds cash and have been developing since 1926. it has gone 3 ¼ m.p.h. faster each year for 44 years which is about... [Read More]
For the past few days my neutral light has been flickering on and off. Even though the bike is idling in neutral, when the light goes off the bike will cut out as if it is gone into gear. By moving the bike a small bit the light will flicker back on. Appreciate any help.