so im out of the country for a few weeks get home yesterday to 4 letters for the 4 bikes ive listed as off the road sayin i have till the 31st of august to re declare em but now im over the time limit i gota tax em all for 6 months just so i can declare they are off the road again
well i took the bandit for a long spin round to dublin and back to limerick yesterday down the motorway, on the way up all as grand, bike running well as ever, upon filling up and heading home i stopped again to fill up in birdhill and as i pulled off the motorway the bike began to splutter and misfire at low revs and die, and when i say die i mean while still moving, not the usual clutch in and die. now i keep the bike in very good order mechanically, carbs are spotless inside and out!
now when i got off the motorway in limerick i slowed again and same happened, at low speeds it coughed and spluttered and misfired, but above 50km it runs perfectly not an issue. it idles smoothly and only coughs during pulling off/moving from low speed at junctions. i tried running it in a... [Read More]
Take it very handy on the road between the kilternan hotel and the texaco station. They're doing that shite resurfacing where they pour on tar then dump heaps of chippings on top and let the cars clear it off. it's not very well signposted for the severity of the surface and how quickly it comes up. I.e. 80kms down to 30 very suddenly.
As per title, need a 1000x1200 window removed, it blocked up and insulated, no need plaster inside, ply will do.....drogheda area.......anyone interested or recommend anyone? Need done fairly soon(like in the next week)
Hi Guys and Gals, looking to get my Fork Seals done on the ole Blackbird, but got quoted a really good price from the above named, i have a garage that usually does mine bikes but money is really tight and in a tight corner, has anyone ever used them and if so whats the work like, i can see on their gaydar page some good reviews but i just want to be sure, any info would be great
I got pulled over on the 18th, for crossing a cycling lane. Anyway, I got pulled over with no L bib. I was wrong and was willing to accept my points.
Today I get a letter in the post, as I am underage I'm receiving a JLO for not wearing the bib!!!! It's a fucking joke! so 2 points and a fine isnt enough? I have never heard of a JLO for a minot traffic offense. Cunts
Came in from the UK yesterday, '13 Multi Strada S Touring......spent a few hours on it yesterday and had great fun. Must try and get the suspension sorted today, lovely and comfy in urban mode (Skyhook semi active suspenders) but reduced to 100hp, Sport mode is lovely in full fat 150hp but suspension is too hard so gonna combine the two soon and see what happens...
Lovely riding position and I'm spoiled with heated grips, panniers, traction, cornering ABS, etc. Even has a fuel guage, think its my first bike in years with one lol. Gonna change the tires alright, Rosso 2 on the... [Read More]
Would it be o.k to store a set of tyre for 12 months without affecting them negatively.
Thinking of buying a set of Maxxis from Cotters as they seem to be getting good reviews & the 190/55 is only 60. (front & rear 145)
Currently running Bridgestones & rear will need replacing in about 1k smiles.
I will stick on another rear Bridgestone & when that goes the pair will need replacing.
Has this happened anybody, it surely must have. I like to think I am personally safe when on the bike, so moments of madness when I think it's ok. Was always a bit of a risk taker, plenty broken bones and scars to prove my follies.
However every new biking year, I get just a little bit more uncomfortable with the risk of biking, it normally wears off as we get into the swing of the season.
Just this year, since the birth of mini-me, It's been in my mind. My father came off on the way home from Skerries(lives on a real country road, tipped wet grass in the middle) and recently some of ye will know the lad killed outside Mitchelstown by the Corbett Court. I didn't know him, but I pass the spot everyday.
Yesterday myself and my father went for a... [Read More]
Friend of mine had her 1989 Yamaha 225 Serow stolen while at The Manx GP on Isle of Man its Mainly white with a blue seat and frame . Asked her was plod much help but there were a few deaths there today (Sunday) so they had other things on their mind Understandably . Know its a long shot but its like photo attached
So the speedo cable on my baby vara went today, everything else works, rev counter etc. I read somewhere that to replace the speedo cable you must remove the fairings and the petrol tank as it goes into one main connection under the tank.
Would it be a big problem to just leave it? I really dont have the time, nor the skill to spend 2 hours fixing something so simple. And I recon a mechanic would be too expensive since its such a fussy job
Just about to set off from the Gambia tomorrow on the second leg of my Africa tour but started having problems yesterday.
Six or seven times in the space of 20 kms, the bike started losing power to the point where I could only drive at about 20 kms per hour.
Sometimes it kicked back into action after 5 - 15 seconds while driving and sometimes I pulled over, left it in neutral and it came back to life after 5 - 30 seconds. It only cut out once entirely, and again, started after leaving it for a minute.
There's a Nigerian mechanic here familiar with big bikes but it's possible he's not entirely trustworthy (Nigerians are famous for being scam artists all through west Africa, and there has been a domino effect of of problems since he fixed a... [Read More]