lads have being looking online but cant find the answer.
torqueing up the rear axle on a bandit 600,what would be the amount required ?
is it a bad idea just too tighten it up too tight ?
any ideas ???
Hi all,i had a thread on here 2/3 weeks ago asking could I drive a bike with a bigger engine than a 125cc with restrictors on it on a full A1 licence..........needless to say I was told no but I learnt a lot from the replies about the A2 and A licence and how I could go about getting them.......I decided to go for the A2 licence for now as I can get it quickly but the A licence is defo in the near future.............Anyway I have done the theory test and applied for the A2 learner permit,and I have booked the required IBT course for April 24-25th that will get me the full A2 licence so hopefully by early May i'll have that.
Now I have being driving a Honda Varadero 125cc for the past 4 years and I have to say it is by far the best 125cc drive I have driven down the years... [Read More]
Looking for some advice, I am considering putting crash bungs on my 09 Fazer, have read that a slow speed spill can put too much force on the frame above the crash bung and crack the frame as there is no webbing in the frame at that point, anyone have any experience of this?
My other option is SW Motech engine bars which look like a hell of a lot of steel around the engine.
Hello all, new here .. just got new ('04 new to me) 1150rt. She's sounding a bit rough, tickover is low sometimes cutting out when idling.
Quick google tells me lots about stick coils failing (did I say twin spark ?) causing it to run rough as only one spark firing.
Tried metering cable to main spark and getting 12V ok, tried disconnecting cable (ie disabling plug ??) engine sounds just the same .... repeated this on other side and same result.
Would ye think it might be reasonable to assume neither main spark firing hence both stick coils gone ??
All help appreciated ....
It may be common knowledge but I will pass it on. I you hold a full motorcycle licence(A) and pass your first car test (B) you do not have to display an N plate. My son recently passed his car test and has held a full motorcycle licence for 20 years his tester told him this so he checked with the RSA who confirmed it.
I know there was a thread here recently regarding what gear to wear when out on the bike. I'm sure some will disagree with me but today while I was sitting outside a local shop a bike pulled in for petrol. He was wearing a shell type jacket, track suit bottoms, runners and no socks. To me that is just plain stupid!
I couldn't see the bike and he was not local. If nothing else he must have been freezing - plenty of sunshine but a cold wind.
Just wanted to vent here and share my experience using the above lads. My honda VFR rectifier went dead on me there after 40k. Had to push start the bike and barely got it over the line to these lads. Used them because they were close to where i work. Bike went in and was told the rectifier was fried and had also knackered the battery. The battery was less than 2 years old and was able to start the bike and keep going for a day or two after taking it out and putting it on a trickle charge for 4 hours. Anyways, got confronted with the bill and was told that all in all for the new rectifier and battery and labour it came to 480 euro!
To top it off, it took 3 phone calls to actually get them to give me the price over the phone.
Alright lads, a mate wants to buy a vespa for commuting to work and theres a serious lack in Ireland plus they are mad money. I never realised how expensive they are, uk seems a much better selection and option.
Can anyone tell me what the process is, do you drive it back and VRT it at the docks or where?
We would be trying to get it brought back in a van cause not a chance am i driving a 125 scooter from London to Dublin haha, could anyone recommend a company to bring it back, do any lads go regularly?
Am thinking of changing my bike looking for something light and fun ,was looking at an Mt07 on dungdeal with 20000 miles on it looks clean havent seen it in the flesh ,mileage is high for 2 year old but shouldnt be a problem just wandering if anyone on here has any experience with them.
Love the cruiser but miss the fun of back roads.
Not sure is this is on here already or not but I couldn't see it.
Derek Sheils is holding a fund raising trackday this Friday, im told there are still a few places still available and the weather is gonna be awesome.
It's the international track and tuition will be given on the day by experienced riders like Derek himself. Price is 160euro
There will be tyre service on site and a limited number of Dunlop race tyres.
Many from the site booked in?
God knows I need the seat time after the long winter, very rusty
I'm trying to put a bmw f650 that was off the road for a few years back in action' I took carbs off bike and cleaned everything out andreplaced all rubber o rings new diaphrams etc, I couldn't get one pilot screw to budge, the top which takes a flat head screwdriver was bodged at some stage of its life, I took the other one off /two carbed single cylinder engine/ and replaced o-ring and cleaned etc, I took a chance and re-assembled everything bike fired up fine and ran for a short while but keeps cutting out, I read on the bmw f650 forum that this is usually down to air mixture and pilot screws need to be adjusted accordingly, my problem is the siezed one in my carb. I am putting this out there in the hope that someone has had a similar problem and how to get the screw out, I already... [Read More]
What's the procedure if the number plate is missing and can't be found, how do I get the original number? I have the frame number and it is an Irish reg bike, what or who do I contact? I thought if the frame number is on a cert then the reg number could be traced but...........
Michael Dunlop: My depression secret and the struggle to keep a roof over mum's head - the bailiff came and said banks had claimed back the house
Exclusive: In day two of our edited extracts from the sensational autobiography of bike racer Michael Dunlop he tells for the first time of his depression as his world fell apart and he struggled to save the family home
At the end of 2013 I decided to hang up my helmet - for good. My walking away from the roads was nothing to do with money and everything to do with money. Aye, I was p****d off at Honda but I realised they were the tip of the iceberg. The things on my mind would sink the Titanic.
Why do some sellers blank out the no plate? I recently sold a bike through donedeal and had the no plate visable in at least 2 of the pics. I had no reason to blank it.
Is it to stop people doing a reg check for finance probs or are they ex write offs?