looking at my fazer 600 up close and looking at the service manual it seems my forks are 20mm higher than the handlebar holder.in the book they are flush ? and also in the book it shows how to adjust the rear shock but mine has no adjustment notches just a red spring with a fairly heavy nut that can be adjusted up or down ,but the thread is nearly the whole length of the damper,could this be an aftermarket shock? sorry for all the questions but im lost when it comes to bikes,,,was thinking of completely stripping the bike down and painting the frame, engine wheels etc
ok lads been thinking about getting one of the bike lifts for a while now and with xmas on the way i reckon i can get a donation towards one from herself and put the rest together myself, - so,
what are my options?
what would ye recomend ?
bear in mind that i have a couple of heavy bikes in the harley and the pan so it needs to be fairly sturdy, i'd prefer something wide so it wont topple over easily and with a wheel chock/clamp plus removable plate for the rear wheel etc., money is not endless so i want to spend UP TO 500euro if possible.
if anyone here is selling a second hand one twould do me fine but i've seen adds for new at 500ish so thats what im thinking, theres a couple on dungdeal at the minute, one in tralee and one... [Read More]
Anyone know who supplies Beta parts?
My mates young lad has a little Beta supermoto that the clutch is knackered on and he wants me to fix it. I'm not even sure which model it is. Any info Ive found seems to suggest its 50cc but he reckons its 80cc.
I'll stick up a photo and see if any of ŷe can identify it. I also have the vin if that helps.
Hey folks, does anyone know the ways and means of reclaiming tax and duty paid on an imported motorbike please?
I shipped my bike back 4 years ago from the US, and although I had owned it for about 8 months I got charged VAT and all that on it. They hit me for around 3 grand or thereabouts. At the time I thought I had no way to claim it back, but I've heard otherwise since. Now I have about a month or so to claim it back before the 4 year mark runs out, so in a bit of a panic.
Could anyone tell me the way to go about it please? Or even a company that does it for a fee or anything?
Any and all help is appreciated!
Well folks just got myself a new track bike for next year, question is it was racing this year so it had water in it and just wondering can you just empty the water and fill with coolant seen as cold snap coming and the shed ain't too warm cheers in advance
straight up lads , this van needs welding underneath for a doe , if ye cant assess the work yourself theres no point in lookin , youd havto know what your at , or have a mate , who will look / do the work .
i knew the welding was to be done before carrying out all the other work , a welder mate agreed to take it on , but got a full time job and other commitments , now cant do it ... [Read More]
Have recently done a few upgrades on the bandit to the extent that i fealt it necessary to tell the insurance company
Unlike normally they told me that i needed to get an engineering cert signed by the garage that installed the parts, in this case the rear shock.
Is it now the end of the days where you can do your own work without being questioned as to the safety of the work?
hello, firstly i would like to apologize for starting a new thread but after reading through as many threads as i could find on several boards i couldnt come up with a definite answer, so i was looking for some clarification.
i am in the process of completely restoring a 1991 3HE FZR 600, all of which is going to plan.. that is apart from the paperwork, which i never enjoyed.
as it stands i have 2 frames to choose from, one fairly rusty one with a V5 without the previous owners signature (payed for an online search and its not reported stolen) OR a recently painted frame without any log book or reg plate, but does have the frame number.
so here are my questions:
-with the frame with no documents, will i have to pay vrt?
Hey lads. Did a search and only found info on radiatorservices.ie and gave them a ring but they said they don't work on curved rads. Anyone out there can help me out?! Need to get this cleaned out and recore only if needed. Willing to travel to the right person. Or is the rad to far gone. Anything before having to replace it.
I was in the petrol station earlier today filling up with maxols finest when a squad cage pulled into the pump across the way from me and the boyos got out, prob to go get their donuts.
I watched them out of the corner of my eye while keeping my head down and averted, trying to make myself as inconspicuous as possible ( not easy with my gut ) avoided eye contact and attempted to look respectable, i then worried about going in to pay for the petrol, would they clock me?, could i get in and out without being spotted?
What the fuck am i doing !!!,
i'm fully fookin legal, got me licence, insurance, tax, decent tyres, lights , mirrors, every flaming thing, for fooks sake, talk about habitual behaviour, when i was a young chancer i had to... [Read More]
the Skerries road into Rush at the Palmer Road junction has muck all over it.
There's an entrance into a field on a bend. ...tractors pulled the muck out of the field onto the road.
Take it easy.
Put my bike away into storage for the winter up north this week, but not before taking it for one last blast. Long story short involving a blind bend and a cage driver doing 3mph, I shouldnt be still here today if im honest.
So I've decided I'm not gonna put the bike back on the road again because between my constant need to push too hard and the amount of idiot cage drivers, I am gonna get caught out sooner or later. So with that epiphany I'm gonna keep my thrills for the track... + my licence is probably gonna be gone soon if ye have read a few of my threads
Was just wondering would I be better to sell up my 07 zx6r and buying a trackbike with a complete... [Read More]
The West Cork MCC are running a new and exciting championship for 2015. Top points from 3 out of our 5 planned Road & Dirt events, to win the championship including price money. Theres a meeting next Thursday night the 27th November to regulate the championship at The Ash Tree Bar Bandon at 8.30pm. Input from contenders would be greatly appreciated