As above any one have em, what are they like in the wet. Need a new set of tyres currently running Dunlop sportsmart. Crossans dont stock Dunlops any more and thinking of trying something new. Although I've been using sportsmarts the last few years and found them great. But givin the time of year and I'll defo need a new set by spring looking for a great wet tyre for winter.
Cookstown short circuit rider, Richard Glasgow looks set to ride in the 2015 British Superstock 600 class which runs as part of the British Superbike Championship.
23 year old , Glasgow, who is an advisor in technical help in BT, will be riding for a new Team , to be known as KLR Kawasaki which is owned by Harry Corbett and Paul Crooks. Joining Richard in the team will be 18 year old apprentice mechanic Karl Corbett will also ride in the superstock 600 class for the team.
Team Manager Ian Moffitt went on to say -
The team is very lucky to have to great owners in Harry & Paul . Both want to give young riders a chance on short circuits but are realistic that many cannot afford to race in the championships due to the large costs. The idea behind the new team... [Read More]
Bike has 18k Miles. When accelerating hard, the bike seems to miss or under fuel up over 12k RPM. The power hesitates on and off. Some days it doesnt happen at all and it runs fine. I cant really see a pattern.
The bike has a power commander fitted with two separate maps. A 30BHP map and a full power map. The selection is made at starting while holding a push button. If the button isnt held it starts as a 30 BHP. If the button is held it starts as full power. I bought it like this.
Does this sound like a map issue and whats the best thing to do. I could remove the power commander completely and rewire it normally as a normal installation but would have to download and install a default map. Or I could remove the power commander... [Read More]
might be going to look at a bike in galway during the week its a non runner and need to transported back to dublin. Anyone know of any companies that do it. and what sort of price am i looking around ?
I've only had the gsxr a couple of weeks, and it was fine for the first few. Really lovely gear change, very smooth etc.
But only recently I've noticed that when the bike is up to temprature after a few miles, I can't for the love of Jaysus get my neutral light to come on at a traffic light.
I know where neutral is, I can have her in 1st gear and give a slight tap up and I know it's sorta in neutral. I can even let the clutch out all the way and the bike won't move. The neutral light won't light up, and the gear indicator is left blank.
Shifting up from 1st - 2nd now can be a bit notchy. If I am driving slow around a corner and changing up from 1st it can can go into neutral, and has me doing a nice rev bomb, and looking like an eejit! ... [Read More]
Am riding for just over a year now and seem to be handling it reasonably ok. This evening however , I was riding up the Dublin road into Celbridge and the low sun was directly in front of me and no matter what way I angled my head it was causing me a lot of problems. I have a clear visor . Can anybody recommend a visor or something I could stick along the top of it. . I ended up riding with one hand and shading my eyes with the other hand while tilting my head down a bit . Helmet is AGV grid.
I'm after putting rental handlebars on my fzr and I need throttle and clutch cables redone. I have asked a few bike shops up here(kildare) and they have said either 1) get the cables and we will fit them or 2) go onto eBay and buy a kit. Is there anyone on here or knows of someone were I can get cables made to suit, thanks lads
It's that time of the year, I want to wash my biker jacket again because I'm smelling like a homeless dude at the moment. I don't like putting it in the wash again cause it went in a couple of months ago. I know aldi done a run on waterproofing spray before,but I need to wash me jacket before people start putting coins in on top of me cups of coffee.
Can anyone recommend a good priced waterproof spray that doesn't smell too strong. Tnx
Had to rebuild the xt400 and its almost impossible to start.
Ive 120psi of compression and I have a good spark, good fuel in the tank and its reaching the carb, Its turning over but the plug doesnt seem to be wet and theres no smell of petrol.
The pisser is that she does sometimes catch and runs nicely in the garage, but the next day....nothing.
bought a zxr 400 l8 model planning on doing a few track days next year. Anyway when purchased the bike had been sitting up in a friends shed for almost 2 years bike hardly ever seen the track by the previous owner. I gave the bike a service new oil oil filter spark plugs break fluid drained the rad filled back up! Bike started fine first time. Didn't take it out for a run started it a few more times then it began to pick up revs on its own while idling. Then today went out started up running perfect when I rev her she cuts out straight away know she won't even start. Anyone have any insight has my head wrecked
here ya go
1980 shovelhead electra glide
80 cubic inches
10 thousand original miles
loud, rattly, leaky heap (not really) but I love it.
it's in nice shape for its age and has been well looked after.
Fun bike to mosey round on and goes really nice on the highways. ... [Read More]
My sv died a death few weeks ago, engine just gave up the ghost, It had 73000 miles on it and went *bang*... so I got myself something bit more suitable for commuting and general hooning about....
03 Strom 1000... Has a power commander, got a savage bash plate with it as well, just haven't fit that yet, centre stand, engine bars, stebel horn and a few more bits and pieces...!! Just have to... [Read More]
Evening gents. I am new to this forum as I've just joined. I own a beautiful 1972 yamaha xs 650 that I am currently riding/ restoring at the same time I am having carb issues and I'm looking for a carb rebuilding service near Dublin that can sort me out. Specifically I have a set of mikuni BS38s in need of the throttle shafts reamed as the butterfly is a bit wobbly causing a lean riding condition. If not can someone point me in the direction of someone with the know how and tools required for such a job. Also is there anyone with any ideas on new carb set ups for the yamaha xs650
I just recently bought R6 for track and I want to go for Mondello Track day this Monday (13th Oct).... looks like that the very last chance this year. Unfortunately I have no van/trailer yet and all of my friends cannot come this time. If anyone could pick me up (with the bike of course) from Maynooth I would be really grateful. I live in Maynooth, so its 30 min away from Mondello but also I can wait with the bike in Lucan if that suits you more. Like in the topic - bottle of whisky guaranteed but I am open for any other deal for it.
some advice would be much appreciated......
I left my bike outside of a hotel in Belfast last month and some drunken University student on his way home jumped on it and it fell over. Fortunately, the guy was held by hotel security until the police arrived and he was arrested for criminal damage. I was told the poor lad was balling his eyes out in the interview room with his mammy and his solicitor the next day, and the police suggested that if he paid for repairs, he'd escape a formal criminal record, to which he agreed. I was asked at the time to give an estimate of damage to which I gave a woeful underestimation and the other party were subsequently shocked when they got the estimate for repairs from me (from 3 motorcycle shops).
New Honda fireblade, Africa Twin, new Yamaha R1, new MV Agusta's and Ducati's too, and the BMW's we're still waiting on ?
This one is for Bogman, the new Triumph Tiger 800 for next yr in testing. It will come in 6 different guises with refined engine and bodywork and electronics with goodies. It will be available in 3 road and off road forms from XR to XRX Adventure etc. A good way to sell a bike to the masses, but they copied this idea of course. But the japs haven't woke up to it yet. Making a good bike better.