Hi guys. As 2016 fades out, making way for the bright lights of 2017, have you thought about how you're going to keep track of those important dates? You know, birthdays, anniversaries, hibernation schedule, the wife's menstrual cycle, Defender of the Fatherland Day. In the last couple of years, with your generosity, we've raised nearly a thousand Euro for DSI, and it'd be great if we could keep that going.
So, we'll be producing another calendar this year. Your support is greatly appreciated. I'll get them produced as soon as the result of the December competition is in and get them sent out asap after that. Again, where possible, I'll try to avoid postage costs by delivering myself or getting one of my elves (top men, one and all, you know who you are) to deliver them... [Read More]
folks im rebuilding a katana 1100 1982,i need to download a manual to make sure im putting her back correctly,anyone know where i can do this,i have bought a haynes manual but not great,im doing the headstock bearing at moment and the top yoke is not going together corectly i think,just want assurance thanks dudes
I dropped my bike last week, was tired typical Monday morning and the stand was not fully down so once i got off it dropped. No damage to the bike but the mirror snapped off. Its grand but the bracket connecting it to the bike snapped. Pic below. Anywhere (preferably online) I could pic one of these up...?
few pics, couple of old yokes out, no idea what they are!
For anyone thats half interested,
LMC Turkey Trial 11th December Belmont Estate Bray Co. Wicklow
The Turkey Trial will take place on Sunday the 11th of December.
Venue Belmont Estate, Bray Co. Wicklow by kind permission of Mr. David Brabazon
Regs and online entry will be available on www.trialsireland.com front page soon.
Last Trial before new year, this is non championship, and a team event, so should be a bit of craic, if anybody wants to come along and see what its all about (id bring wellies maybe)
There are 5 lines/grades sportsman,clubman,semi expert,expert and expert... [Read More]
So I just completed my first year racing and I must say I enjoyed every minute of it. I was chuffed with the results and ended up 2nd in the Southern Championship and 5th in the Masters. Delighted considering it was my first year.
I would definitely recommend it to anybody who is considering it to give it a go and don't look back, you will not be disappointed. The site here is full of great advice, help and knowledge so thanks to Admin and CO for keeping it running and everybody who contributes. If any newcomers for 2017 need any help feel free to PM me and I will help you as best I can just like members here helped me.
So I suppose I would just like to say big thanks to... [Read More]
Lads I'm cleaning a bike that bought as a winter project but there's a thin lair of brown shit on the engine and wheels that is proving to be a cunt to get off. I've used muc off spray, white spirits, petrol and a steam cleaner but this stuff is a stubborn pain in the arse. It's coming off but I'm at it fuppin hours, Any suggestions.
I have a bit of an issue with my 899, I was on a short trip around the south coast, and my clutch cable snapped. Managed to get to a hotel, where I am now rather than at home, by running multiple red lights etc. Now I contacted all the garages I could think of, and it will be Friday my the time a get a new cable.
My question is, I can drive fine and shift up and down the gears without the clutch (as if I have an option now) but how the fcuk do I get going from neutral when stopped?
I had to resort to starting the bike in first to get going which very rough and felt bad for the bike. What is the best way to get the damn thing going from a stop. I have to ride the bike so van etc is not an option, I have too much work to do this... [Read More]
New to proper biking (rode Vespa's for years) and recently bought myself an 88 Honda Bros. I find at speed, well, over 40km anyway, there is a whining from the console/front area which stops when I slow down or stop at lights.
Anyone else ever come across an issue like this and if so, how did you solve it? Not too bad at giving things a go if it isn't too complicated.
Coming home late other evening...got delayed....fog came down early....outside town straight road taking it handy and a fresian calf standing beside white line with back to me, scrubbed off almost all speed and went to avoid...SOB turned around just as I was about to pass him and hit front wheel full whack....Krunngggg...
Was only doing about 15kph when hit road but right leg trapped underneath bike, passer by (Martin) and friends were quick to lift bike off me....Ok just a few strained muscles....Ouch...
So...Am looking for some parts for as BMW 600F....Right indicator, Mirror, Hand guard, Brake lever.....Battered ego ... [Read More]
My wee strom wont charge I replaced the flywheel with a used one appeared to fix the problem stopped charging again i am told that the flywheel was modified does any one know when it was modified so the next time i get one it wont go again new one is 350 euro
So suddenly iv found myself with two project bikes, none fit for the road anytime soon would like/need a little runaround (a2 provisional ) I see the likes of the cbr 125 on dungdeal for under a grand and up the years, are they shite? Or any suggestions for something along the likes? The budget isn't too healthy any advice appreciated
Luke at Unlimited Industries designed a hoody for me recently and I'm very happy with the result.
I'm waiting for a few samples to be sent down in the next weeks or so.
Im aiming to sell some as a bit of a fundraiser for next year but also for a bit of fun, would be cool to see a few around
I spoke to Admin and incorporated a Biker.ie logo.
Also any item of clothing sold I will make a donation to Dsi.
This is the proposed hoody, he will also be doing jackets but I don't have a picture as of yet.
A few weeks ago, I had the bike cut out on me just as I pulled in to the carpark in work in the morning. Wouldn't restart, so I pushed it up to where I park up, and went in to work. After work, fearing it wasn't going to start, but optimistic that it would, I went out & it started up as easy as any other normal day - sweet! Got home no bother, though only a couple of miles.
Couple of days later, after nipping into town for a few bits, couple more miles, it cut out as I was waiting at traffic lights - again, no restart. Luckily, just around the corner from home, so pushed it back. Next day, restarted no bother.
Bit of searching and I found this article:
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Might be of interest to some folks: MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix has announced it will host Northern Ireland’s only launch of road racing star Ian Hutchinson’s autobiography on Saturday 3rd December at the new Charles Hurst BMW Motorrad Showroom on the Boucher Road in Belfast. Hutchy will participate in a live Q&A followed by book signings at 10.30am and again at 1.00pm, all fans are welcome to attend.
Its unclear if any of his Tyco BMW bikes will be on display.