Looks like my helper (son) isnt available for the next track day as he`s playing a gig and getting pissed chasing dirty women the night before, and being a big girly wus who needs to eat more spuds, I`m not overly confident using my rear paddock stand on my own to throw the warmers on the big girl.
Myself and one of the lads got into a discussion(drunk) over the weekend about double bubble screens, I was saying there all the same as long as there a decent make, as in powerbronze, airblade etc where is he was full sure there all completely different even from the top brands.... Is he mad!?
Reason it came up is I'm getting one for the bike, was gonna get a powerbronze for 70 but can get an airblade for 65 so going with that!
Probably sounds ridiculous but ued be surprised how long it went on for, what do ya think, is it tit for tat?
Was thinkin of getting one of them handlebar mounted jobbies but am slightly confused now...
Do i need a 2 or a 3 wire switch?
from what i picked up from mr. Google , ive to connect a wire to each side of the indo, and another wire to flasher relay...
Do i need to buy another relay and put it inline or can i use original...
Am i on the right road?
im usually good at electrics but theres alot of stuff up on gooe and i am absolutely useless at reading wiring diagrams...
R6 2002 track bike. When the bike is hot, it wont start up. Have to half open the throttle for it to low rumble but wont fire up. Also just noticed oil is dripping from somewhere. Anyone know anything bout this or have experience with it?
The bike is a k6 gsxr 1000 when I turn the ignition on the fuel pump doesn't prime and the clock says check I've also got a line were it should display what gear I'm in. I've checked all fuses and I've used a volt tester ive power going everywhere apart from my tip over sensor. I tried but the bike into dealer mode to read the codes put I'm getting nothing so I tested it for power and I've nothing going there either. I'm lost for an answer
I just got a Yamaha R1 2004 after 7 years far from a bike.
I'm Italian, 40yo and resident in Ireland since 2008.
Just called CN for a quote and they said they couldn't make it because the R1 is in the risk category and, since I have no NCB, I'm too risky for them.
I tried to tell them that I have used bikes for more than 15 years without claims and I can contact my old italian insurance agency to provide them the NCB and they answered that they couldn't accept it for 2 reasons:
1) Older than 2 years
2) Not an Irish company NCB
WTF, I have full A license, even without experience (not my case) I'm eligible for an insurance for any bike.
The Isle of Man Motorbike community is organizing a tribute lap with a difference around the TT Mountain Course for Gary Carswell who recently lost his life following an accident during practicing at Jurby Motordome.
Gary, who was 46 was third in the 2004 Senior TT and had eight top ten finishes from 56 TT starts. He also won the 1997 Senior Manx Grand Prix and finished runner up in a further five MGP’s.
The event, which will take place on Saturday 23rd May, is aimed at bringing together bikers, friends and the local racing community to show their support for Gary and as a celebration of his racing career.
The organisers are stressing that it is not a ride out, or a race against time and that safety comes first, and are requesting that... [Read More]
Is there anywhere online keeping the races in downloadable format?
Haven't been watching yet this season but it would appear that I should be (have been avoiding the spoilers as much as possible), so need to catch up.
Had a great day yesterday at the drag race.. The sun was shining and it was a fantastic day all round.. Well organised event.. No real delays and plenty of runs for all the riders.. Well done to all involved and thanks for a great days racing..
i swapped my oul yoke for an zx6r and i checked the plugs on her last night and they are cr8e from my research they suppose to be cr9e i know the cr8e has another tip on it but im also wondering what is the difference between the 2 plugs are
howya. going looking at a 1998 bandit 6s tomorrow. anything I should look for. she needs c&s and has been idle for a good bit. a year or so. but the owner is a good lad so wouldnt be abused. the bike I mean.
Just got a quote from MCE which is 90 quid cheaper than my renewal from CN, so I'm just looking for any potential pit falls or problems anybody has had with MCE before I pull the trigger.
Thanks in advance
Put new rear sprocket on & torqued the old nuts to 88nm (did it gradual in criss-cross pattern).
One nut has threads completely gone, I'll be cutting it off. 2 more are in a bad way but got them off. I've new bolts ordered.
2 questions for ye. Would nyloc nuts that you'd find in a hardware shop stay on or should I get the original type?
Next thing is the 88nm, it seems a lot for the small sprocket bolts. I'm thinking of reducing it a bit but don't want the sprocket getting loose but also don't want to destroy anymore threads. What do ye think?
My race bike 2002 R6 has a cracked liner,
Any advice on my options greatly appreciated.
As far as I know options are
Buy an engine which scarce or perhaps repair my own.
Any info would be great.
Question is .....Does it qualify for Classic Road Tax....
It was last taxed in 2010,so I went online to retrieve the PIN number and it's coming up as 88
I thought I could tax it for about 24
Anyone know what the rates are...???
Rang tax office but keep getting talking machines.......
Thanks for any help.....
Not giving em 88 quid unless I have to.....
Hey guys, now that all monies are collected, I just wanna say thanks to everyone who bought a 2015 Bike Photo Of The Year Calendar. A tip of my peak to ye all and I hope ye're all happy with how it turned out. Thanks also to Brendan and Biker.ie for the forum and to all those whose photos were in the calendar for allowing us to use them. And also a big thanks to Paul (Bruce) for running the monthly competition and kudos to Ian (Puff the magic dragon) for it's sponsorship.
75 calendars were ordered in total and, as I got a good price on their printing, we raised 525 for DSI. If we do it next year (with more advanced planning), who knows, maybe we'll double that. Thanks again, Mick.
Have the standard srad headers on at the moment with a bolt on micron can! Dose anybody know is there an interchangeable link pipe on the Srad exhaust or is it a one full system from headers to can? As far as I can see its the one system, want to change the can to a link pipe and slip on can!
I read that the headers from a k1-k6 1000 fit straight on then just buy a link pipe and can to fit that but I'm not %100, anybody ever done this or known of it being done.
Great racing! Van De Mark is some pilot, V4's, Twins and inline 4's all slugging it out at the front, race 2 was class, Haslam got a bit desperate after being overtaken by last years fireblade, wtf happened lowes and guintoli - expected to be right in the thick of it, miles back.
Looking for bike rider male or female with own bike for summer adventure camping touring around Ireland on very tight budget. Person who has at least some outdoor and first aid skills[just to be on safe side, I had already few broken bones, so I think I know what I am talking about], who dont mind to bring his bike off road, no campsites, hotels and crap,but camping wild, can take hardship, basically adventures person. You dont really need brilliant off road skills [this is not a race] or some fancy bike. If everything would go good, maybe Europe trip next year :]? What you going to get out of it? unforgettable time in your life what money cant buy! I am over 30 years old, easy going appreciating little things, I use to ride alone in past, but lately thinking more about safety. Little... [Read More]