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» Stiffening up the front end (so to speak..)
Jul 27, 2021 - 1:02 PM - by -alan-
The forks on the recently acquired PC800 are too soft. My 80kg alone uses up about 1/3 of the free travel - and if you hit a speed bump at anything other than a crawl it bottoms out. If you miss spotting a pothole and hit the thing at speed - well that's pretty brutal altogether.

A quick google confirms that they came out of the factory like that. It's never going to be a taut handling thing, but I'd like to do something to stop the thing taking such a bang every time it bottoms out.

Rather than go chasing stiffer springs and playing with the fork oil, I was looking for an easier fix - and one with a certain amount of adjustability, so I can play about with the preload to a degree.

One option seems to be to track down and fit (or make up) a set... [Read More]
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» JP Motorcycles
Jul 23, 2021 - 1:43 PM - by The Road Runner
Anyone know if hey are still in business...........nothing on Done Deal lately and not answering the phone......
20 Replies | 630 Views
» Ibt dublin
Jul 22, 2021 - 5:56 PM - by Brrm!Brrm!
As above,any recommendations who to go with for IBT in Dublin? (Tried the search function but &#129335

No preference north or south side,though I am based in rathfarnham/work near airport.

Edit: just seen the new riders section...
But fire away with any suggestions,thanks.
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» bike collection from Germany to Wexford
Jul 22, 2021 - 1:09 PM - by menapia dude
folks looking to get a vintage bike picked up near frankfurt germany and delivered to wexford ireland

i have posted up on clictrans and shipley any other good site to use ?, or are any of ye over there
8 Replies | 332 Views
» 1st August track day.
Jul 21, 2021 - 10:42 PM - by joe williams
Well lads , just wondering if anyone has a spot for the 1st of August track day their willing to sell , tried to book but its full up :baby
Left a message with mondello, said I would try here as well . Thanks .
11 Replies | 179 Views
» Hotel in Madrid
Jul 21, 2021 - 8:15 AM - by strontium_dog
Not a bike topic but just wondered if anyone could recommend a hotel in Madrid for a few nights in September. I don't know the city at all but someplace central and not mental money.

Gracias amigos
2 Replies | 105 Views
» Smashing weather, trip to bray
Jul 20, 2021 - 6:07 PM - by shellier46




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» Wanted wiring diagram for honda pan european st 1300 2002
Jul 19, 2021 - 6:35 PM - by mikey H
Hi all would anyone have pics for a honda pan european st 1300 2002 non abs wiring diagram thanks
1 Reply | 65 Views
» Wanted wiring diagram for honda pan european st 1300 2002
Jul 19, 2021 - 5:08 PM - by mikey H
Hi lads ,could anyone send on picks or of these thanks its the non abs model 2002 1300cc.
2 Replies | 73 Views
» Roads melting in that heat
Jul 19, 2021 - 12:07 PM - by chopper
I was out yesterday for a good spin and theres planty of roads getting dodgy with melted tar .
Be careful out there all
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» Out for a spin on the new (to me) rothar
Jul 18, 2021 - 5:31 PM - by -alan-
Never thought I'd catch myself on something like this..



Mine's the red yoke, that's the bror's beside it. Must be gettin' old

Carries a wee bit more than the Triumph mind you..

29 Replies | 399 Views
» Atgatt gone out the window
Jul 17, 2021 - 9:03 PM - by seano
I've never seen more bikes out and nearly all of them were at least down to the t-shirt and lots wearing shorts, out of probably 30 or 40 bikes I passed I can only remember a handful in gear. Was funny seeing the Gs crowd not being clad head to toe in Rukka gear
41 Replies | 916 Views
» Rain Suit: 1 Piece Vs. 2 Piece
Jul 16, 2021 - 10:06 AM - by Return of the Kwack
Hi All!

I'm thinking of treating myself to some waterproof overalls to throw on over the leathers when caught out in a shower. Was wondering if any of you have opinions/experiences on a 1 piece vs. 2 piece.

The main trade-off is probably between the 2 piece letting you down in the driving rain (leaking at the hip) and the 1 piece being a pain to get on/off?
18 Replies | 277 Views
» Road and occasional track day tyre
Jul 16, 2021 - 8:59 AM - by strontium_dog
Hi,

just wondering what's the latest greatest tyre for road and trackdays. Not too worried about longevity but it would need to be ok in the wet.

Cheers
18 Replies | 290 Views
» John McGuiness on Chris Harris podcast
Jul 14, 2021 - 7:51 PM - by the landshark
Might be of interest to some of ye.
Warning, may contain unmentionables.

https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR...ZDg1YzA4?ep=14
0 Replies | 69 Views
» Seat upholstery
Jul 14, 2021 - 7:22 PM - by Honda boi
Well lads

My gsx 1400 is in need of a seat upholstery badly.

My nuts get destroyed when I carry a pillion.
Seat is smooth as a babies arse.

Anywhere you recommend to get it done?

In Westmeath/Meath area
4 Replies | 143 Views
» Deep arse thrombosis
Jul 12, 2021 - 9:09 PM - by sirius
So I took the Strom on a wee spin at the weekend, 800+ kms, and I got a touch of the numb bum on a couple of occasions. I'm heading to France, hopefully at the end of next month for a few weeks and could do without the pain. Anybody use airhawk cushions or similar? Any recommendations.?
12 Replies | 357 Views
» Ferry to Scotland
Jul 11, 2021 - 8:20 AM - by Rockster
Anyone do the Belfast to Cairnryan sailing recently, just wondering is there any hassle coming in the UK side. In particular covid checks for vaccinations etc...
3 Replies | 283 Views
» Paint masking
Jul 11, 2021 - 4:23 AM - by scorpy
As with everything paint, take time. The best mask tape I've found so far is actually vinyl electrical tape

19 Replies | 426 Views
» Ducati 848 valve shims and belts
Jul 10, 2021 - 12:15 PM - by menapia dude
Folks anyone know a man who can do valve shims on Ducati 848 and the belts , IÂ’m in Wexford Adventure bikes in Gordy can do it but not for a month any local nuts do it near Wexford in next week or so

Thanks lads
0 Replies | 71 Views
» Wide fitting boots
Jul 08, 2021 - 9:15 PM - by Frankkilty
Right, decided to go all hipster and get myself a pair of work boot style boots for the bike to wear with my kevlar jeans.

I ended up buying a pair of Forma Legacy boots here. I got them a size up from my normal shoe size - i was warned to get a size up with italian brands. Anyway, they arrived this morning and they are too tight around the little toe area on both feet

Really i should be trying stuff on in the shop but none of the shops have stock at the moment so it's fc moto and louis.de.

I've also been looking at the ... [Read More]
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» Fairing Repair made easy
Jul 08, 2021 - 8:13 PM - by scorpy
We all have had that annoying little crack or even a major issue with a snapped plastic mounting tab and we have all heard of ABS welding which has its greater or lesser successes.

I recently saw some plastic repair tools for sale online but I hesitated to buy one because they were kinda expensive. But it got me thinking tonight while I was looking at a cracked TDR125 side panel that are hens teeth to find.

So I did this.



Remove the tip of the soldering gun, insert industrial staple, pull trigger, heat staple, press into plastic, release trigger, wait a couple of seconds... [Read More]
1 Reply | 147 Views
» Ordering Stuff from the UK - Customs Charges
Jul 07, 2021 - 1:02 PM - by dukeboy2
So, I've avoided ordering pretty much anything from the UK since the start of the year due to brexit (other than from Amazon, which works fine).

Normally I'd buy stuff from sportbikeshop and other online retailers but I've avoided it up to now just so I don't get surprsied by extra charges.

I ordered some case protectors from GB racing on monday and they were delivered today. (excellent service)

However, I got handed a bill for 90 euro by the delivery guy.

In fairness, gb racing had not charged any VAT so 62 euro of that charge was for Irish VAT

But the other 30 was made up of 9.55 for "customs charge" and 18.95 for "Other".

So should I just learn my lesson and not order... [Read More]
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» Fake site (Using Gmail address for "contact us") www.sepehruavz.com/
Jul 06, 2021 - 9:55 PM - by crispy
I was looking for a lock for the younglads bike and some Oxford stuff came up at "attractive prices" but the "contact us" page uses a Gmail and social media icons don't go to any social media accounts, just the relevant platforms. I'd hate to see anyone getting stung.

https://www.sepehruavz.com/contact_us.htm
6 Replies | 187 Views
» Thistles
Jul 04, 2021 - 12:56 AM - by ©-©
Herself and I are fortunate to be living in rural West Cork, beside a ‘dual-carriageway,’ grass-strip-along-the-middle, boreen, 600m or so from a small cove where I keep a little punt secured above the high-tide line.

Aboard my Africa Twin, retuning from town today, decided to go check out the punt, so carried on past the house, down the boreen to the cove, arriving there to see some family cars parked up, their kids having fun swimming in the clear blue sunlit sea.

Side-standed the motorcycle, went and checked out the punt, all Ok.

Back to the Africa Twin, set off up the slope of the boreen, just as an elderly, recently widowed neighbour came into view, taking her slow afternoon walk down to the cove. So, it being the polite, West Cork way... [Read More]
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» 21 years ago......
Jul 02, 2021 - 2:31 PM - by Jack stowage
..today....never forget...


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» Some "Wings" for the Silverwing
Jul 02, 2021 - 2:19 PM - by The Thread Rapist
.....and a bit of Leo Vince SBK titanium too.
Had some fun trying to track this down,as LV don't produce this titanium system anymore.

Some Dr Pulley sliders,Malosi springs,and a few more bits if shyte to adorn the Silverwing.
Should make it a bit more pokey....🤘




... [Read More]
3 Replies | 204 Views
» Unbelievable
Jul 01, 2021 - 6:55 PM - by Pumbaa the warthog
I was looking through the part numbers on the Robinsons foundry website and looked at the prices of the brake pads, I just want to know if I am seeing things lads?!

8 Replies | 297 Views
» Masters write up
Jun 28, 2021 - 10:03 PM - by Sleazy Rider
Derek Sheils took a race win on the Roadhouse Macau BMW at the opening round of the Dunlop Masters Superbike Championship at Mondello Park on Sunday.
Derek Sheils took a race win on the Roadhouse Macau BMW at the opening round of the Dunlop Masters Superbike Championship at Mondello Park on Sunday.
Only one race took place at the Co Kildare circuit in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but the organisers are hopeful of running a full five-round series this year as restrictions begin to ease.

However, the first round was held behind closed doors at Mondello, where Ahoghill’s Luke Johnston took the spoils in the first race on Saturday.

Johnston narrowly held of Irish road racing star and former champion Derek Sheils to take the win on the full... [Read More]
1 Reply | 109 Views
» And other beemer steamers?
Jun 28, 2021 - 7:18 PM - by dufferman
Lads would anyone have a loan of a gs1200 oil filler cap removal tool while i service the bike. I will return promptly. don't want to open in an unorthodox manner and damage.

One on order online but not due for a couple of weeks and would like to get on with oil change.

Thanks lads

24 Replies | 566 Views
» 10w30 oil
Jun 26, 2021 - 6:10 PM - by bandit blue
So had to change the oil cooler on my gsx 1400 bought oil halfords filled her up then realised they had given me 10w30 instead of 10w40 will this be OK or will I have to change it???
6 Replies | 304 Views

 

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