I'm really enjoying long distance travelling with Europe this year and the plan is to do Mongolia and back in the next two years.
The bikes aren't a million miles apart with performance. The triumph has more with regards to electrics which is a little worry, too many electrics can bring their problems also looks a little more of a road bike with regards to the weight distribution over the front wheel but reads well on dirt.
The gsa I think is far more popular but maybe that's because of the marketing from BMW.
Was often thinking where are the next generation of bikers going to come from, as I have now nephews nieces age 17 plus ,and of them who would like to get into motorcycling are quoted insurance premiums of euro 2,300 plus on basic 100 cc or less . My question is , will the insurance companies decide the future of the next biker girls boys ? The bike manufacturers are doing their bit in deciding to build very appealing new learner bikes etc , sad but are they doomed already by red tape ? Ps not been paranoid...
How's it going lads just looking for some help. Sorry if this is in the wrong spot but my bike was taken from my backyard under lock and chain. if everybody could keep an eye out that'd be great
It was taken from the Farranree area of cork city.
Reg is 02-TS-4343 (tail tidy)
Its a 2002 Drz 400e with black excel supermoto wheels.
Its yellow on the front half and black on the back only one that colour in the city.
Its got the normal straight up front suspension with the black fork protectors.
if everybody in cork could keep and eye out for it itd be greatly appreciated
heres what it looks like: just change dung to the usual
Im thinking of buying a professional kit for wet blast cleaning complete engines, that way an engine can be blast cleaned without any dismantling, but a lot of people would be worried about abrasive getting in.
Ive done a couple of my own and Ive mastered how to blank everything off and the engines run fine, but would you pay good money for the service ?
Right lads following on from my stickey I ignition tread ( fuckin thing is getting worse) now the petrol tank is getting very sticky also.feels like the key is going too snap every time I try open it.
I'm using the red master key and I'm getting worried every time I use the key.
Can I put wd 40 in and on the petrol tank key hole ? Too loosen it up or on the inside part while locks the tank closed ?
Any ideas ???
Bike is bandit 6
Currently I am driving a '06 Yamaha Fazer naked with ~200kg and ~100hp. Now I think about getting a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6r +-2011 (~180kg and ~120hp). From the specs both cycles seems not too far away, but I think there is a big difference in power.
Is that true? If yes why is it like that? What is the main deference then?
Eugene Laverty (Milwaukee Aprilia) narrowly missed out on securing a spot in Tissot Superpole 2 at the Yamaha Finance Australian Round, as he makes his return to the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship paddock.
The Irishman, who has celebrated successful results aboard the Aprilia in the series in the past, has endured a tough start to his weekend, but was able to secure the 11th fastest time overall on Friday. A time of 131.287 put him just over a second behind the fastest man of Friday, Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing Ducati).
Progress has been made for Laverty, who explained: I only missed out... [Read More]
Been swapping bike mags for years. Currently favouring Bike or whoever has a decent subscription freebie tbh. Anyroads, I used to get the proper one through the letter box, but thought I'd get up to date and try the download gizmo. I'm on me second issue now and its shite, its all there but it don't seem real. Like downloading music and having no cd to chew on. Ffs you can't even eat yer takeaway off it.
So ... I'm in a tight spot here lads. I'll begin by introducing myself a little. I'm 18 still in secondary school and live in North Dublin.
I got a GS500 a few weeks back and just got my IBT completed at the beginning of this month. Now I'm looking for insurance and in all honesty it's not looking good...
I called up Carole Nash and first they quoted me 3000 euro... I negotiated a bit etc and then they called me back with a 1200 for Third party , fire and theft. I was expecting a bit less but whatever I thought , I'll call around and see what's up.
I call up Liberty and got straight up denied because the bike is too big for someone my age .. I hold a A2 licence which allows me to ride anything in the 35kw range and my GS is actually... [Read More]
Hi Folks. As the thread title suggests, I'm looking at getting something for doing some Irish Touring next summer with the Missus on Board. Neither of my current yokes are pillion friendly so I was thinking GSF or VFR. I briefly considered an R850 but their pig ugly so no thanks.
Would welcome any and all suggestions or comments on the 2 mentioned above.
I have a question for the techies out there, I have my Cardo Scala Q3 connected and working just fine with my Samsung Galaxy. Everything works great but I would like to know if you guys know how (if possible) could I invoke the "OK Google" command to my phone from the headset??
Basically I would love to be able to send commands like "take me to X" or "Play Music", etc without the need of stopping, taking out the phone and either setting the GPS or Music (for example).
I know there is a legal requirement to have a rear reflector ie safety issues etc but just curious if anyone here has either been pulled over/done for not having one, do you not bother with it if it's not on the bike when you bought it, do you always have one on all your bikes etc.
I was tidying up the tail of the blade today and I'm tempted to leave off mine as I'm never out on the bike at night
Hi folks i have a flight ticket for tt races from isle of man to dublin on the friday evening after the senior tt ,thats 9th june,flying to dublin at 18.35, i paid 235 euro for flight and it will cost about 80 to change name on ticket ,im open to offers on the ticket ,i can meet in cork or kerry and no texts please ,ph.0872833411
Would Engine Ice in a road going bike do any damage to the internals?
A well known Dublin Dealer told me that putting Engine Ice in a road bike is pointless and can actually fowl up the internals.
I thought Engine Ice would make a bike run cooler though?
So what do you all rekon?
I have a restriction system on the gixer that is a bit unconventional: there are two switches that turn on and off the restriction.
The problem is that, with the restriction switched off, the bike still doesn't run properly, when I go full on the gas it starts cutting out the power and coming back, and overall the bike seems less powerful than my SV650.
I checked air filter and seems ok, need to check spark plugs too. But I was thinking the restriction might have something to do with the problem.
Here some photos of the wires that come from the two switches:
took one out for a test drive yesterday, god its actually a nice bike and the journo reviews dont give it justice, went through the search function here and online , common issue is the dodgy fuelling besides that is there anything else to look out for? was offered one, will only be using it as a run around, its looks is either you like it or you hate it , im on the like side.......so im half tempted by it now. ......now it would be nice to hear from people who had experience owning and riding this bike and what are they like to live with.
Thanks in advance
A pal has asked me to thank the chap on the GS that stopped for him yesterday at the Bray turn off after he had run out of juice . Before ye start its a pure coincidence that this chap drives a Gsxr too , honestly.
This chap fired off to check if there was a petrol station near. In the meantime a chap in a van pulled in and they decided to follow the GS to the station. Anyhow between one thing and another they must have passed each other on the road. When my pal got back to the bike the GS rider had left a new jerry can full of juice by his bike and continued on his way.
folks i have a garage 30x20 with insulated panels all round,getting bad condensation on my bikes,i have an old dehumidifier fairly big the only spec is on the picture, what are they like on electricity as it works great bone dry this morning ?
Since when are motorcycles being clamped? The missus sent me a photo of a bike clamped on the street outside her house in Dublin 6 this morning. It was on double yellows in fairness but it was parked across from the guys house. I didn't even know bikes could be clamped until now!!
I have just installed an in line air pressure gauge at the spray gun but the needle won't go below 70psi ? The adjuster turns from 0-max.
Any suggestions . I want to paint a tank ! And need the right pressure at the gun . Road Runner, where are you ?
Just wanted to let you all know Franklin Motorcycles will open its new showroom and service centre begining of March. We will be at the bike show on stands B10 and B7 with all of our new brands and products. We will also have a special offer once the service centre is up and running for all who are interested.
All are welcome to come have a look and a coffee when we are open,