Was going to work the other morning in the RDS. Word of warning, dont park around the back of the Shelbourne Hall as a load of dopey sloppy kints have screws all over the carpark. Must be from all the pallets. Anyway, got a puncture and fixed it with the DIY plug kit. Been loosing air since at a slow pace, would any of the bike shops have a more thorough way of sorting the puncture?? As in the rubber off the rim job , and patch from the inside?? Tyres nearly brand new and a PR3, dont want to be forking out another 150 quid
Hi lads, hoping maybe someone here can help,opened up tank today to put petrol in d sprint an noticed a lot of water build up on d rim of tank ,and d water started to seep in,I cleaned d drain in there before,any ideas how to stop it?? Thanks in advance Dec.
I have committed to have another go of Barcelona marathon. I'm booking flights in the next few days,but my mind got to thinking,as it does. Has anyone evr driven to Barcelona. ? Is there much involved?
Declared it off de road last yr. Got a letter off de tax office sayin last chance to tax it, details gone to de garda, etc etc, was due de end of august. Question is... do i ve to declare it off de road every year??? Thought it was deemed off de road until u declare it back on r somethin to dat effect.
I'm looking to buy one of these bikes but I'd have to go abroad or up north because I can't afford a new one. I only have the use of one arm so I need to feel the weight of a bike at standstill pushing it back a forward etc, I was over at the NEC on Monday and had a sit on it but they are bolted to a stand so I could not get the proper feel of it anyway has anybody got one around the Leinster area I'd love to meet up with you if I could cheers
DUNGANNON based road racing team owner John Burrows has moved quickly to replace Dan Kneen who moved to pastures new after spearheading the team's 2014 Irish Superbike title winning efforts. This week Burrows can confirm that his rider for next year will be rising Ulsterman Jamie Hamilton who has a wealth of experience despite only being 23-years-old.
Hamilton will bring an impressive CV with him to Burrows Engineering Racing. His initial successes came in the short circuit arena where he captured the 2009 British Superstock 600 title. Ironically, the man who finished fourth in that championship tussle was Manxman Kneen and the two men are destined to lock horns again next year on a regular basis.
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As the title says lads. Im looking for some recommendations about where will slap my bike on a Dyno and get a custom map made?
Driving a vstrom and i know they run rich fro mthe factory. Good few flat spots which only got worse when i slapped on new exhausts. Loaded a dynojet map for my bike + exhaust. Its much improved but still not great. I can feel it chocking up as i accelerate. Its just not smooth so need a custom map made.
Went to start the cbr last week and she laboured unusually and wouldn't start. Thought it was just the cold weather and not running it for a bit.
Then I checked the oil level and it was up over the sight glass. Balls!
I was planning on servicing and doing the valve clearances one of the days anyway so I drained the oil. Cant say I got much of a smell of petrol from the oil but my sense of smell mightn't be great and it did drain out pretty easily I thought even while cold.
No sign of any water/coolant in the oil either.
If she was carbed then id go straight for them to look for a leak but shes injected. Can this still happen to injected motors?
hi lads i started stripping down the fazer yesterday evening,i want to repaint the frame black it has a few rust spots on it.i also am gonna respray the wheels the engine and the exhaust downpipes .the fairings and tank are in great nick so no need touch that.my father does a lot of sandblasting,truck bodies,plant diggers that sort of crack.he uses a medium/coarse glass for blasting.i know the frame will be fine to blast with this but not so sure about the aluminium wheels i think itl be too severe,am i right should i just use paint stripper and wire brush and plenty elbowgrease same with engine.what about the exhaust down pipes they are chromeish,will vht stick to chrome or will i run the blaster on these aswel.i wont even ask my father about the aluminium ,he would try blast a ham... [Read More]
I was coming in the ennis road this afternoon about 3.30 ish, tipping away about 90mph on thoul F650, passing cages etc, not going mental just a bit quicker than the traffic when i noticed a cage coming up behind me fairly lively, i kept passing stuff, moving in and out of the fast lane as necessary, took the cage a few minutes to catch up with me but when he got fairly close i noticed the bubblegum machine on his roof !!, ah shite its a feckin squad cage, thought i was done for sure.
I slowed down a bit and they passed me by, the banner (fine bird) in the passenger seat waving me to slow down and mouthing the words "slow down",
I nodded politely and backed it off a bit, fair play , they couldve done me for dodgy driving even if they couldnt prove my speed, i was... [Read More]
Quite the adventure I'd say, from another forum, shortest way ( via freeway 3110 miles)
Met these guys from Houston on a recent trip to the PCH. They rode their Groms from Miami to San Francisco. I met up with them at Half Moon Bay. They were on the road for 28 days with couple day stops in Denver and Las Vegas. These weren't little guys, either.
I followed them from HMB to SF with the intention of getting a hotel were they were staying, and doing a bit of partying to celebrate the end of their adventure. No dice, hotels were booked for 2 weeks advance by the SF airport. I got their numbers and told them I'd keep in touch. Very nice dudes. I asked how they felt now that it's all over. They looked a bit
Thoughts , just for track days. Looking at a couple of candidates . Any known weaknesses in anyone of these.? I'm 6ft 1" I want to stick with 600's as I have no interest in being a throttle hero and they are cheap as chips . I have some track only candidates that are already built as track bikes in the 2800 Euro range.
Example here http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/mcy/4712851511.html
I am biased towards the ZX6 ( I wonder why ) but really... [Read More]