Bought meself used oxford heated grips on ebay for next to nothing, expecting them to arrive tomorrow or Thursday, seen as they are used ill have no instructions. Any tips for fitting them? How hard will it be to get the old grips off? Anything I should watch out for? Have the wiring figured out, more concerned with the actual fitting of the grips. Any help appreciated.
Would just like to pass my experience of the Caberg konda helmet.its a cool looking helmet but has serious build quality issues and I would be highly sceptical of its 5 star sharp safety rating.its had very little use ,its falling to pieces.the bolts that secure the flip mechanism fell out on one side and the other was loose,paint is very thin n easily chips,rubber bead flew off while driving the other week.good job I have my old shoei to fall back on
I've clocked up a few miles on my new K6 gsxr 1000 over the past few days and it's hard to fault it. Engine is perfect, loads of low down grunt and crazy in the high revs. Brakes are superb too and have plenty of feel so nothing I could do to improve them really as there are stainless lines fitted already. I'm just back from a long ride over fairly bumpy roads and it's got me wondering about aftermarket shocks. Are they worth the money for road use or only usefull on the track?
ITV have confirmed to MCN that, contrary to reports that BT Sport would be the exclusive right holders for MotoGP in the UK, they will also be showing a delayed highlights package on ITV Four during the week after a race.
The TV’s press office wouldn’t be drawn on any further details, simply saying that “a deal has in principal been agreed to allow ITV Four to show MotoGP highlights, subject to contract.”
The highlights package is likely to take a similar format to the MCE British Superbikes highlights already shown by the channel, where a one-hour highlights show is broadcast after every race weekend, as well as repeats on ITV 1 and access on the ITV Player.
With former MotoGP commentator Toby Moody signing yesterday to commentate alongside... [Read More]
So I have finally given up on getting my bike back on the road. I just don’t have the time or the space to work on it myself so I need to take it to someone to do it for me. I’m looking for recommendation for workshop in south Dublin, preferably near Firhouse, Tallaght M50 Honda?
Chain and sprockets
Rear swing linkages cleaned and re-greased
Valve clearances checked/adjusted if needed
Throttle bodies cleaned and balanced
Right hand switch gear inspected/cleaned out (C42 FI light appears randomly)
I have a new Detent Star and spring I purchased ages ago that I would like fitted
Change oil and coolant ... [Read More]
Had a sneaky day off today. Had arranged it for something else but it fell through so I ended up sitting in the house this morning looking out at what looked a sun shiny day. I haven't used the ktm for anything other then work since the Paddy and don't think I've had a day/ morning out on it just for fun so thought to myself "If not, why not?" so I suited up and headed for my usual play ground. Kilbride and Sally Gap. I found a few gates open to a few tracks so in I went. Nothinging to exciting as I was by myself but I had a little fun anyway. I got to the Gap and stopped to take it in. The photo rally came into my head then so I Googled the map. I saw that there was one of the points just under an hours ride away in wicklow called the minors cross. So I decided that I'd head... [Read More]
DUNLOP & KNEEN TO RIDE AT KDM SPONSORED COOKSTOWN 100
This year’s Cookstown 100 Road Races will again be headline sponsored by local company KDM Hire on April 25 & 26th, which is good news for local teams Tyco Suzuki and Burrows’ Engineering – who will be bringing leading International Road Racers William Dunlop and Dan Kneen to the Spring event.
KDM Hire is Northern Ireland’s leading equipment Rental Company, specialising in the hire of equipment to the construction, industrial, commercial and event sectors.
Managing director Keith McIvor commented: “KDM Hire are pleased to announce the continued sponsorship of the Cookstown 100 for 2014. The Cookstown 100’s short road circuit makes for a brilliant exciting event, drawing a large... [Read More]
So - I used the grease on Front Axle (not copper) as advised.
Also took off the back wheel to cleanup and grease it also - turns out the rear sprocket carrier bearing is fecked and needs replacing - anyone know of a Wheel Bearing place near Blackrock or around the docks I could get to at lunchtime ?
Bikes laid up so in cage today, otherwise I'd fly over to long mile road.
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