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» liberty refused to amend/quote me on 750cc
Jan 22, 2016 - 3:53 PM - by richiet90
So rang liberty to sort out insurance on a gsxr I wanted to buy, first off they said I didnt have a license for a bike bigger than 125cc , which I do ive provision A did ibt on 750cc, next she said im not over 25. Which I also am. Then she said hold a minute til she checks out something. Boom my credit went was on hold so long. rang back and new fella went through same shit and they couldn't give me a reason as to why they wouldn't quote me just said there is a block on the bike. Tried a cbr 600 f3 same story. Dont know what to do as I wanted a 600 or bigger to do my test on. They will insure me on a 400cc but not much help to me as far as the driving test is concerned. I dont hav my ncb yet but policy is up in june. Adalade said they would cover me on an bike once I hav my ncb. But I... [Read More]
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» road racin.
Jan 22, 2016 - 3:01 PM - by joe williams
Motors tv . 5.45 pm . Road racin series .another follows.
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» Getting new crank shaft + conrod, piston kit and cylinder replate
Jan 22, 2016 - 2:50 PM - by mcljot
Hi folks, first post here. Looking for the best place to get parts for a full 2 stroke rebuild, somewhere in Ireland would be nice. Keep it in the economy and all.

So far my pricing has brought me the following:

Cylinder replate has to be UK seemingly, Langcourt want 130 for the replate which seems OK. Plus 20 to post it back to me. Then they want 174 for a piston, top bearing and gasket which seems steep?

Not sure where to go for the crank, still need to split the case and see exactly what's what. Are the Wiseco crank kits any use?

Names of any places I could contact would be great, or any experience of... [Read More]
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» Total Recall.
Jan 22, 2016 - 1:04 PM - by Dirtyshirt
Honda VFR1200 this time.

They don't make em like they used to....
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» Philips X Treme Vision / Osram Night Racer or Night Breaker bulbs
Jan 21, 2016 - 11:59 PM - by Duke RR
Anyone using any of these bulbs?

Thinking of any of these three...

Philips X Treme Vision / Osram Night Racer or Night Breaker bulbs.

Seem to be good, just looking for feedback if you've used or using.

24 Replies | 707 Views
» Help needed!....CAD Drawing
Jan 21, 2016 - 9:59 PM - by Finn
Attached Files
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» Nifty Fifty modifications
Jan 21, 2016 - 4:31 PM - by ninky_nonk
Been working on my c90 and found this.

A chap from the website has made a nice aerodynamic screen for his c90. Might be a worthwhile addition for any of you nifty fifty racers.

Click the image to open in full size.

Apparently he just made it from perspex acrylic. Cheap mod if you can get the bottom of an old screen for fitting.
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» Dot 4 plus
Jan 21, 2016 - 3:15 PM - by rhinos
I've 2 bottles of this dot 4+ here left over from a cage service a while back.

From what I can Google it seems to have a higher boiling point than regular dot 4 but nothing else is different.

I know the book says to use dot 4 but would there be any harm done using the dot 4+, anyone any experience with that?

I'm not being a cheap bustard just a lazy one, might save me a trip to the shops

Click the image to open in full size.
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» Philip Island progress and results
Jan 21, 2016 - 10:15 AM - by mad maxx
Just been on to the Brother Pat Griffin ( they had free practice today) and he tells me all the bikes are giving trouble except his TZ 250 which he described as fuckin awesome
His katana is a handful and the gearing was miles off and he blew an oil cooler
All fixed and he didn't miss a session
Nearly everyone has problems and the spanners are busy
Hopefully they will have better luck tomorrow
BMA might have more info later
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» What should voltage be across battery when bike is running?
Jan 21, 2016 - 8:47 AM - by grahambo2005
Hey all

What should the voltage be across the battery when bike is running?

I just got a new battery a week or 2 ago and its dead too.
Think alternator is fooked.

Im thinking its should be 14.4 volts approx when running right?

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» Anyone for SIDECARS. Riders or Passengers
Jan 20, 2016 - 10:22 PM - by ab_irl
Well lads trying to get organised early and properly after last years fiasco where lads were disappointed.
Click the image to open in full size.

As far as I know the Mondello Training day is Sunday 6th of March. (I have to get this confirmed).

A lot of lads have expressed an interest in having a go either riding or being a passenger/monkey.

We only have a limited number of bikes that lads will be able to... [Read More]
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» bmw hand grips
Jan 20, 2016 - 8:54 PM - by Nedbass
Anyone replaced the hand grips on a r1200gsa??
34 Replies | 767 Views
» 2 Stroke 125 Not starting
Jan 20, 2016 - 8:14 PM - by adam500
Bout to sell my NSR125 on friday, but only if I can get it started.

Bike was running fine starting almost every morning, just to keep it busy. Went on holidays for 4 days, came back and boom....not starting.

Side stand up - check
Petrol - check
Killswitch - check

Tried starting in neutral/1st/2nd etc.

Sometimes bike sounds like it wants to start ( Very short, slight sound of ignition,
But mostly just makes a loud buzzing noise, ( like someone using a zipper)

All lights/electronics working fine

Im thinking flat battery.

Let me rephrase, Im hoping Flat battery......

IF its battery, should connecting the battery to a car battery, (BUT NOT... [Read More]
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» spray painting
Jan 20, 2016 - 7:42 PM - by pat bashford
looking for someone to do spray painting thanks
6 Replies | 407 Views
» aftermarket fairings
Jan 20, 2016 - 3:35 PM - by sully19
Hi lads I am thinking of rebuilding my k3 750 gixxer and was thinking of using aftermarket fairings to get it back together as the street fighter look is not for me,can anyone give me solid advice on if it would be worth it in the long run,thanks.
9 Replies | 385 Views
» something for the airheads , bmw engine specs
Jan 20, 2016 - 3:17 PM - by chopper
Type Air-cooled horizontally-opposed transverse twin, with pushrod
operated overhead valves.

Dimensions Bore Stroke Capacity - Actual
R45 70.0mm (2.76") 61.5mm (2.42") 473.1cc (28.86 cu in)
R50 67.0mm (2.64") 70.6mm (2.78") 497.6cc (30.35 cu in)
R60 73.5mm (2.89") 70.6mm (2.78") 598.8cc (36.53 cu in)
R65, R65LS 82.0mm (3.23") 61.5mm (2.42") 649.2cc (39.60 cu in)
R75 82.0mm (3.23") 70.6mm (2.78") 745.3cc (45.46 cu in)
All 800cc models 84.8mm (3.34") 70.6mm (2.78") 797.1cc (48.62 cu in)
... [Read More]
7 Replies | 290 Views
» For att Fledermaus DukrRR, RedMist, RoadRunner & other dreamers
Jan 20, 2016 - 12:20 PM - by bogman
This guy is slightly enthusiastic.
29 Replies | 893 Views
» AFAM Chain and Sprockets
Jan 19, 2016 - 10:24 PM - by VTWIN
What is the AFAM brand like. Is the quality there? Looking to change the gearing on the Aprilia and was thinking of buying from AFAM.

Thanks Kenneth
9 Replies | 536 Views
» Yer man on the back doesn't look happy
Jan 19, 2016 - 8:19 PM - by bryang
14 Replies | 644 Views
» Cam cover bolt replacement.
Jan 19, 2016 - 7:53 PM - by mpp
I'm looking to replace the cam cover bolts on an old Kawacker project that I'm at, is it ok to replace the high tensile bolts with stainless ones? My guess is that it would be ok but I'd like to hear the opinions of people who are more knowledgeable about this sort of thing. Also the 24 OEM bolts would cost 60 + p&p which is just nuts. Apologies if this has been covered before.
21 Replies | 416 Views
» Pata R1 sbk
Jan 19, 2016 - 7:45 PM - by taillift

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» Quickshifters to fund racing
Jan 19, 2016 - 5:20 PM - by Andrei "The Russian"
Hey lads.
I am currently making quickshifters to order if anyone is interested in one.
Im not looking to make a business out of this, just to fund a couple of rounds racing this season if it works out.
Will suit carburated or fuel injected bikes.
Same quickshifter can be set up to work for Race (pull) or Road (push) shift.
Sensitivity and kill times are fully adjustable (kill time adjustable on the fly, between 40 and 100ms in 1ms steps).
Two LED's indicate the state of the quickshifter at all times.
I will make custom gear linkage for every one free of charge (all i need is the original linkage for measurements and threads spec only).
Everything designed by myself. All of the actuator/sensor components are professionally manufactured (to... [Read More]
61 Replies | 2,455 Views
» Demo Bikes
Jan 19, 2016 - 1:35 PM - by karltimber

looking at a few bikes on with low enough milage (6k km+), very clean etc but they were demo bikes, in dealerships.

any pro's or con's with these ?


26 Replies | 1,078 Views
» 03 Fazer 600 Clutch Noise
Jan 19, 2016 - 1:14 PM - by Stiofan
Been reading that the Fazer is noisey in general, and mine fits that for sure, but lately a new noise has come about when idling. If I pull in the clutch it goes away instantly.

This wasn't there 500 miles ago, so just wondering if it'll get progressively worse and or damage the engine? Is there an easy fix? Looks to be just a cable, but the adjuster on the lever is at max. Is it just cable stretch and if so, is it easy to remedy?
2 Replies | 177 Views
» Guy Martin done with motorbikes "i'm no hutchy "
Jan 19, 2016 - 12:20 PM - by Admin
Tyco BMW will be without Guy Martin at this year’s Isle of Man TT Races, as he sets his sights on tackling the world’s toughest mountain bike race – the Tour Divide.

The team’s main focus for the International North West 200 in May and the Isle of Man TT in June will be with 11-time TT winner Ian Hutchinson, who was an impressive treble winner on the island in 2015 and is now looking forward to campaigning Tyco BMW S 1000 RR machinery.

Martin has no plans to road race prior to his Tour Divide attempt and the Tyco BMW team is not actively looking to replace the Lincolnshire man at the aforementioned events.

Martin said: "I’m done with motorbikes, they're too fucking dangerous so I'm sticking to the pushbike,... [Read More]
35 Replies | 2,119 Views
» For Interceptor , it lives it lives
Jan 19, 2016 - 12:47 AM - by GreenRex
Another Smoker saved from the junk heap. After two years and a visit from Dave(Interceptor) to Sunny Phoenix, I finally got off me arse and got this thing at least starting and running. These Toomey Pipes sound pretty good, still need to do some work on carburation ( bought a replacement set) , but its getting there

8 Replies | 658 Views
» Eagles legend
Jan 18, 2016 - 11:09 PM - by dean fzr,

Another legend gone
15 Replies | 438 Views
» Indicator Fault?
Jan 18, 2016 - 9:13 PM - by kango
Heya folks,
So basically I have The mini oxford arrow Indicators on my Bandit 650.... today the front right and the rear Left stopped working. Later on this evening it was just the rear left that isn't working. Checked the Fuse, which is perfect but switched it out just incase. The rear left indicator has a wet rust on the inside of the housing....should I replace the unit or chance just cleaning it out and putting a new bulb in. Newbie here so wanted solid advice of the Veterans
Thanks in Advance
1 Reply | 153 Views
» Ducati 959 quicker than the SP fireblade
Jan 18, 2016 - 8:27 PM - by Admin
7 Replies | 578 Views
» Bike to Bike comms
Jan 18, 2016 - 6:58 PM - by scunnin17
3 of us heading off to Austria during the summer. Looking for info on the best bike to bike comms without breaking the bank. Any advice appreciated.

13 Replies | 495 Views
» Battery upkeep
Jan 18, 2016 - 6:24 PM - by Theevildonkey
Reading a vast amount of contrary info regarding battery upkeep. Anybody know a site that gives no nonsense instructions based on somewhat verifiable science ??
14 Replies | 546 Views
» New to motocross, needs lots of advice
Jan 18, 2016 - 5:29 PM - by highwaytohell
Hi all.

I'm interested in getting an off road bike for hare and hound, grass track events etc. I've use of land I could use it on also. I've no experience of the scene so all advice needed and appreciated. Questions needing answers are what bike would u recommend, what gear do I need to buy to start with, I know a helmet but what else. Not rushing into this so it may be end of year or next year before I take to going to an event. Is there someone in the clubs I could contact with the patience for a long phone call.

Thanks in advance.
18 Replies | 661 Views
» Auto spark Dublin ?. - Gixxer intermittent issue
Jan 18, 2016 - 4:57 PM - by Elsie
Anyone recommend a good sparks Dublin or surrounds to check the wiring on the gixxer. Intermittently the digital part of my clocks on my K6 go blank and the rev counter goes to 10 thou rpm and sticks without actually increasing the revs . Everything else on the clocks is fine when this happens.Can be fine for ages then just disappears. Checked the connector block at the left side fairing , all looks fine. Someone here suggested the speed sensor switch ??. Bike is mint , unmolested original so there has no messing with the wiring before.

Doing my tits in as its impossible to explain to a copper that the speedo has an intermittent problem !!
7 Replies | 324 Views


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