Been thinking about changing from the transalp lately, I miss having a more sporty type bike (a 2005 636 was my last road bike) having the sv trackbike I was thinking about an aprilia mille, but then I spotted this http://www.donedeal.ie/view/10156924 the info is non existant but is that not a bit cheap for a 954, can a half decent one be had for that kind of money? I know its apples and oranges but any opinions as to the better of the 2 bikes?
Myself and a friend are heading to Mondello tomorrow to do track day, he has just realised his battery is completely fucked, will jump start off another battery but wont run once leads are removed, has anyone that is going in the morning a spare they can lend or sell him? The battery is very small, we have tried various ones from our mates bikes but none fit
A day of ups and downs - some fantastic racing and great to see Lee Johnston bag a few wins and a commanding win also from Derek McGee on the Supertwin.
The big downer was the loss of Andy Lawson in the 2nd Supersport race, RIP Andy.
I registered a 1983 GSX 550 yesterday and was charged 126e to do it. I was under the impression that over 30 years was free? Also had to take the bike of the trailer and prove that it could "move under its own propulsion".
This required some creative use of jump leads and was a general pain in the ass.
The blackbird had leaking fork seals so I went at them and bought new bushes while I was at it as they were cheap enough. Anyway, I stripped them completely and cleaned and dried everything and reassembled exactly to the Honda manual using 10wt oil but now that it's all back together I find the front-end really sensitive. I took it out for a drive and find the front seems to be picking up every slight bump in the road - it's like it's bobbing up and down except on the smoothest of surfaces. If I'm travelling behind something I can see the headlight reflection bobbing up and down as I follow behind - I can only imagine what it looks like to traffic coming from the other direction. Is 10wt oil too heavy or what?
Please if you possibly can sign on to marshal at Manx Grand Prix 2015 then do so. We need every single marshal we can get. You DON'T need experience.
You WILL get all the help you need or want
It is FUN
You WILL meet great people ( hopefully not me on track)
Sign on you know it makes sense
You can do it online..............even if you only do one or two sessions your help will make a difference
Hi lads, I did 6000k in the last month on a big euro trip ,about 3 weeks ago I checked the oil and it was ok, bike was going great the whole trip, left it sitting for a few days and when i started it there was a knocking, checked the oil and it was way down , found no sign of any leak nor a spot where it is parked. I put nearly 2 litres into it before it was right again. Could the bike be burning this much oil?
I'm thinking run this topped up oil for 10 mins and then do an oil and filter change, is this the right thing to do?
Cheers for any advice
I will be heading to France/Spain in a few weeks and I want to take something that will get me to a tyre shop should I get a flat; something that will fit under the seat and that won't explode in hot temps and leave a mess or a burning wreck..
Varadero 125 has been great so far, but I am clueless about when to fill up etc.
So I'm trying to figure out how the reserve and on switch works, as in how it actually switches the petrol. I know theoretically how it works but when I look at it it's a different story. Where does the petrol actually leave to get to the engine? I attached a link to the underside of the tank.
The way I've been doing is when I can't see the petrol inside I lash in a fivers worth.
I've been sniffing around these new Honda's for a while now and Honda started selling the S and CTX version in Ireland this year so I had a few bob and no bike (thanks to a poxy cager last year) and decided to go for the CTX.
Now some of you may know I'm like One arm bandit from this site but my right arm is bolloxed anyway I went to Moto4U in Rathfarnham and spoke to Bruce about buying the bike a transferring the front brake and throttle to the left side, I talked... [Read More]
Yes, it's nearly that time of year again.
The YMSA World Motograss Championship 2015 will be taking place the weekend of 29/30th August at the Halfway track, Ballinhassig, Co. Cork.
This is great craic for competitors and spectators.
Classes for autos, 65s, 85s, MX1, MX2, evos/twinshocks, O40s...
Overnight camping, catering & entertainment.
Just looking for any tips / advise / feedback from anyone that might be handy at or know some handy at working with plastics.
The story: I have a Honda Bros 400. Many owners will know is that they where very popular with couriers and as such where ridden hard. One of the first issues (things to go) is the rear seat cowling getting cracks and the lugs / mounts getting destroyed!
My bike is in decent shape other that the tailpiece is missing mounts and a lug. I was lucky enough to find a breaker with a cowling that has most of the mounts and lugs however one of each is broken off (the pieces of which I have thankfully). Very hard to find parts for this bike in decent shape from breakers so I'm thinking I only have one shot at getting... [Read More]
well lads, I'm wondering if anyone could shed some light for me, change the discs and pads(front) on the xj diversion today and put all new fluids etc into her, my problem comes were when I brought it for a spin I could hear the wat sounded like the pads rubbing against the disc, bearing in mind I'm a total novice at this stuff would that be known as the bedding in period or have I done something really wrong?
Thank you for any input in advance
bought a zxr 400 last week as a project bike for the track so far I just have the fairings changed
Just looking for some information on what I should be doing to it am new to this like what should I strip what should I add and how do I go about upping the hp while keeping the engine standard thinking about investing in a race tuned engine if one comes about at the right cost cheers in advance
A mates 2004 cbr 600 won't start. There's a strong smell of fuel from exhaust but it won't fire up. He recharged the battery last night but still no joy. He reckons the HISS light was never flashing before and it is now. I know its supposed to flash (well it does on my VFR anyway) so that shouldn't be the problem. I'm calling to have a look with him tomorrow and I'd manage to troubleshoot most electrical problems but haven't a clue about immobilisers. Is there any known fault with these?
Scottish mate of mine is arriving into Rosslare next week after having toured around Europe for a while. He's on a KTM 990 Adventure and may require a new rear tyre by the time he comes off the ferry.
So is there a decent bike shop on the way up from Rosslare towards Laragh (where he's staying) that he could get a tyre fitted? 'Twould save him having to go all the way into Dublin city to get it sorted.