So had a slow speed low side on diesel on a roundabout. Bike was grand but the bloody crash bobbins broke the engine mount on the right hand side. Apparently this is a common enough problem with hornets when the bobbins are attached to the engine mounts. Anyone know if there's a way to fix this to mount new bobbins on?
so i am over in Germany for the next month and decided to make the most of their massive selection of bike parts to get an upgrade. i'm looking to get a set of blue spot calipers for the fzr. they are the ones on R1's and R6's but they also come standard on some other yamaha bikes. i'm thinking that if i look for them off another model they could be cheaper then ones off an R1 just because of its name. does anyone have a rough list of yamaha bikes that they came standard on to improve my chances of getting a bargain?
Anyone any advice for a home made coolant bottle?
Sprayed the original silver looks a lot better but I want something that looks a bit better.
Home made yoke if possible seen as I'm out of work and funds are tight.
Also if anyone has a rear brake lever I'd really appreciate it thanks
So I'm planning to get myself a second bike to do some track days The bike will be used 95% on the road out for 'spirited' spins, but one of the main reasons im getting it is to do some track days and to get a good feel for sport bikes.
Sportiest yoke I've had yet is a Street Triple which I would love to have again as I reckon it'd be great for the job, but the budget won't allow.
So I'm looking at the typical track-day bikes:
CBR 600 F3/4
Budget will be around 4k all in. (have to get a two-piece as well)
Does anyone know an agent /dealer in ireland anywhere....for a mate thats off 2 wheels for the minute for health reasons, i said i would ask here ....i know these are not everyones cup of tea , but he doesn't have a choice for the next year or two......i have tried to find one without success myself.......
My son is 12 and is driving me crazy asking to come on the bike with me for a spin. Is there a legal age restriction for a pilllon?? I have insurance for passenger but just want to make sure it's legal
Now that the IBT is all sorted, money in hand and insurance quotes obtained the bike hunt begins. When I say begins I mean started a few weeks ago, and so far no luck (dealing with some dealers I couldnt give the money away if I tried any harder, but that another story)!
The biggest problem Im having is deciding on a bike, a few recommendation might help based on the below (budget 5k):
Should I get a 600 so I can do the test on my own bike, or be reliant on a school bike?
I prefer a ridden position where you are over the front wheel, like KTM duke/Yamaha MT series or any sports bike (only ridden an R6 to date)
Should I buy new, as there doesnt seem to be a lot for sale at the moment (not the best time of year to be buying really I guess)
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Howdy, I'm going to try and put my XF650 (suzuki freewind) back on the road in Poland. The bike should be fine except it doesn't have a speedo anymore. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a cheap replacement. The bike won't do any significant mileage- I just need to be able to go down the local shop and get beer really.
Are there any available that can work off a magnet placed on one of the spokes (akin to bicycle ones)? I'm assuming the actual speedo sensor is well past its best since it's a weakpoint on these bikes. I'm looking to spend <50 euro.
Any help is much appreciated!
Michael Dunlop set the Vauxhall International North West 200 on fire Tuesday, after posting the fastest lap in the Superbike class on his Hawk Racing BMW in the last seconds of the session.
The Ballymoney man, who was having his first pure roads outing of the year after opting to race in the BSB series rather than at the early season Irish Nationals, was over half a second faster than arch rival, Alastair Seeley.
I need to replace an exhaust stud in an older air-cooled bike. The old stud fell out - threads stripped almost clean, and when I took the other one out, most of the internal thread seemed to come with it - you can see the aluminium coiled round filling the threads on the stud in the 2nd pic.
In terms of quality performers, Tyco BMW's Ian Hutchinson is the in-form rider coming into this year's Vauxhall International North West 200, and the Bingley ace will this week be looking to add to the huge tally of wins accrued by TAS Racing over the years at their home event.
Considering he has 11 career Isle of Man TT victories and is the only rider ever to have won five in a week on Mona's Isle, it would be fair to say that the little island in the Irish Sea has shown more favour to Hutchy than the North West to date.
Folks, try and avoid riding beside the LUAS works if you can. I picked up three self tapper screws passing the LUAS works beside Trinity college this morning. One minute I was fine, the next minute handling all over the place.
They are building some sort of wooden support and are using screw guns. I expect some fool is throwing screws around like confetti. It was only after plugging the first one I discovered the rest.
Just a quick question before I start all my touring Ireland stuff. Having only ridden in the UK and mainland Europe and never Ireland, I wanted to know if the, um, safety cameras (money machines in the UK) can log a UK reg and send me a NIP if a motorist misinterprets 100kph as mph?
Before any high horses arrive, this is purely an question to improve my general knowledge so I can preform better at quizzes. Obviously as we all know any speed above 55mph will result only in mass fatalities and general destruction.
, question for all the knowledgeable heads out there .
i have repaired a righthand xtread plug hole and re-fitted the head, but now i find the left header pipe dosent get warm ,never mind hot.both exhausts seem to be working from the silencers , any ideas .
Just got my first bike (a 02 Viagra 125) and enjoying it 100%. Mechanically the bike is sound, new battery, spark plugs, brakes. New oil filter (and oil change), chain and sprockets all in tip-top shape.
There's only 7k kilometers on the bike, it was laid up in a shed for the best part of 10 years, unfortunately it looks the worse for wear. There is some corrosion on the mufflers and and heavy pitting on the chrome of the handlebars. In addition the chain guard and wheel rims all show some levels of corrosion as well.
Ive done my best in terms of cleaning as best I can. I know I cant get rid of the pitting or corrosion.
If I was to replace them, where the best place to source parts. Looked on ebay but would prefer to buy locally if possible.
Dates: Tuesday 10 May to Saturday 14 May Coverage:
All practices and races live on the BBC Sport website and on BBC Radio Ulster; Highlights on BBC1 NI on Friday 13 May, Sunday 15 May and Monday 16 May.
Alastair Seeley has been the man of the moment at the North West 200 over the last number of years and most of the attention in the run-up to this year's event has naturally focused on him.
His hat-trick last year brought him level with the late Robert Dunlop on 15 victories and I am confident that he will secure at least the one win he needs to become the most successful rider ever at the event.
He is not unstoppable by any means but he has the track worked out, does his homework on... [Read More]