Hi guys, my name is Taras and I'm completely new here.
I'm looking for advice on a bike with a budget of about 2-2,5K Eur for evening and weekend rides (no commuting needed). Wanna travel around the island with possible short trip to Wales.
What would you go for?
I had a 3-wheel scooter (Gilera Fuoco 500) for about 4 years/40 000kms and Honda CBF600S for a year/8 000kms and have full bike license
Going through donedeal ads, found several options:
-honda vfr800 (non vtec) ... [Read More]
My cheap HJC lid is a load of shite, I'm just about ready to feck it into the nearest field. The rumbling / booming if I sit above 100km/h is driving me cracked, even with earplugs I've got ringing ears once I got home.
So anyway I was thinking about a Shoei Qwest if it fits. Wasn't planning on putting the coinage into a new lid at the moment though so I'd be a tad unhappy if it doesn't solve my problem.
Is there anywhere around that'd let you take a lid for a quick spin or take it back if you don't like it?
I've a carbed sv650, I'm in the middle of doing a few bits to clean it up. I added a viper slip on (sounds lovely) but fear it may of fecked with my fuelling or something. It has started to pop and backfire a lot at idle about 1,500rpm. I'm pretty sure it's not a leak on the exhaust checked the links and can thoughly. Bike starts fine little bit of choke if cold, most of the time I don't need any to start it. It also runs fine through the Rev range and on decel makes a little pop if I let of the throttle quickly, which ive read is normal. Plugs seem good too.
What could be causing the popping at idle it really is very annoying, anyone experienced this before?
Looking for some advice with regards to tightening a clutch basket, have to tighten to 130nm, don't particularly want to buy a specific tool if i can help it. have done one before by locking the rear wheel in 6th gear on a bandit but it was only 90nm iirc.
could it damage the gearbox by using this method? bike is a zxr 400 so gearbox wouldn't exactly be used to this much torque in normal operation.
would buy the tool but i don't see me using a specific tool like that very often, or is there a universal tool available?
A lot of people prefer to change the whole c&s but I think if you just replace the sprockets as they need it you will get alot more miles off your chain.
A well looked after chain should do 20k miles, more if using a auto oiler 30-35k miles. If you ignore your chain and I see alot of bikes that do they will only last the life of a tyre and at 160+ xlabour for a set its an expensive cost.
The front sprocket generally has 3 times less teeth than the rear (15t-45t) so it wears 3 times more quickly. its quick and cheap maintenance and a front sprocket costs less than 20euro so its well worth the money and prolong's the life of the chain.
I know most of ye know this but for anyone that does not know and thinks you need to replace the whole lot I said... [Read More]
Well the itch had to be scratched. The VFR was a great all rounder, but after owning the X11 for 5 yrs, the grunt just wasn't there in the VFR.
Came across the beaut (I've christened her "The Wasp") & said to my self "you have to own a litre sportsbike at least once in your life.
The power is sensational. I keep looking for more gears cos there's so much pull in 6th, I think I must be in 2nd or 3rd. It corners like it's on rails & is as light as a feather. TBH I had to take a break every hour or so to let the arse thaw out. There also a lovely drone/whine from it. Couldn't be happier at the moment. Must get meself a paddock stand now. First bike I#ve owned without centre stand.
I was polishing my bike today after fitting a sprocket and when I was polishing the front wheel I stood up and snapped the fecking clutch lever. with me head Cast bloddy iron it looks like its made from.
the bike is my only transport.
Im stuck out in belgooley and if anyone nearby has one spare pls let me know, or anyone heading out to tyners tomorrow that would not mind a rear passenger Id appreciate it. I dont know if he has one but Ill give him a bell in the morning.
Sorry for asking now lads but me head is wrecked.
Its a lever for a hydrolic clutch bandit 12 and the last time one snapped on me i could not get one locally and had to buy from online.
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For any of you guys who have been waiting a long time for a Rospa test just to let you know that Michael Ganly has just been appointed as the new Roadar examiner in Dublin so hopefully things will get moving along soon!
As above, heading over to southern 100 in July.
What's the crack with securing the bike on the ferry. Is there staff to do that or do you have to tie the bike down yourself?
Do they have pads to protect the seat? Never been on a boat with bike before, so a total greenhorn.
Entry Forms now avaliable for the Enniskillen 100 Short Circuit meeting,sat 12th Sept 2015. This event proved a unqualified success last year,and recieved very positive feedback from competitors and spectators alike. Remember the Date! 12 Sept 2015;St Angeleo, Enniskillen.
Visited 3 shops this evening trying to get some.Need to rebuild my calipers to have the bike for this weekend.Has anyone got some spare they could spot me,or tell me any shops doing it in sth dub?D16 area would be even better,cheers
anybody on here know what value the RVF is going for i plan on upgrading next year but doubt id have the money to keep the RVF so may have to sell it to upgrade though itd probably break my heart to get rid of it. wont be till next summer but just want to get some opinions so i know what to expect.
Its 1994 clean and well looked after i have it fully serviced already and will service again before i sell it.
Hi lads I recently bought a k5 gsxr 600 race bike and I'm looking for a spare front wheel for my wets I can't seem to find one anywhere to buy ...is there anyone on here selling one or do u know of any other front wheel that will fit it any help appreciated thanks
A number of high profile World Superbike riders are heading for the next round of the championship in Misano this weekend with their lap of the iconic TT Mountain Course still fresh in their memory.
Four of the leading contenders, Chas Davies, Sylvain Guintoli, Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes, enjoyed a parade lap around the iconic 37¾ mile circuit in the break between races last Wednesday as part of the 2015 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy.