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» Ouch! Marquez nasty highside Valencia
Nov 14, 2020 - 10:04 PM - by vifferman
Probably not going to feel it immediately, but that's going to sore tomorrow

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» Triumph Explorer 1200
Nov 13, 2020 - 4:14 AM - by 2shea
Looking for a new machine, was originally after a Tenere 1200 or Honda VFR crosstoure.

A few people have mentioned the Triumph Explorer to me as a alternative.

I had a test ride on one a few years back and thought it was a awesome engine/bike.

But being an English motor I'm worried it might sh$t itself at some point. I have read that some of the early versions had an issue with complete engine failure.

Just looking for opinions and advise from any current or past owners.

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» New Bike Day ... YAYYYYYYY
Nov 11, 2020 - 10:03 PM - by Dawn Keeballs
SO ive had the Gen 3 S1000rr since mid 2018 so she was due to go back early next year but started eyeing up the new model and took the demo out from duffys two weeks ago ...... Wowzers !! Pretty much better in everyway ...

SO collected this on Saturday just gone

is 202 M Model so has the carbon fibre wheels and few small difference to the base model ... Absolutely love it.

49 Replies | 1,189 Views
» 800 euro Ducati Panigale model kit.
Nov 11, 2020 - 5:37 PM - by RobbieBeGood
Or you could probably put the 800 toward a Panigale front mudguard..
6 Replies | 221 Views
» Plasma Cutters in Lidl
Nov 11, 2020 - 12:37 PM - by The Thread Rapist
A few in Lidl Santry this morning.
Might be handy for some folk here......

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» Small hole in tank
Nov 10, 2020 - 9:19 PM - by menapia dude
Folks I have a small hole 1.5mm dia in my tank ,can’t weld it as u can see by pics what is best solution,

Use araldite in through hole first which I may apply with a wire as first hole is only 4mm to suit bolt

So was going to try fill this small hole with araldite and then use tank cleaner and then a tank sealer, tank is mint

What are ur thoughts the 😂

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» Skittery bums.
Nov 10, 2020 - 5:00 PM - by woodsman
Got anything in the shed that doesn’t belong but works perfectly. Have great use out of this baby changing unit, has a ice soft top for leaving a fuel tank on and handy space for all sorts. Wheels around and it’s light as a feather.
15 Replies | 438 Views
» Old H2 triple engine
Nov 09, 2020 - 7:45 PM - by strokeofgenius
Hello lads,Im looking for advice on getting an old 750 triple h2 engine shipped to the Uk for gearbox repair.The gearbox parts are hard to get and the fella in the uk I had in mind has the bits aswell as a lifetime of experience fixing these.Obviously I'd rather have someone here fix it but I've never heard of anyone that specialises in these here.
4 Replies | 228 Views
» Kawasaki Z H2 opinions
Nov 09, 2020 - 10:49 AM - by menapia dude
well folks anyone got a z h2 im thinking of buying a year old one in new year ?

and can someone tell me what is the extra cost on duty as vrt is 1250 or there abouts, but she has under 6k on clocks, how much more would i have to pay ?
17 Replies | 441 Views
» Handle Bar Risers?
Nov 09, 2020 - 9:17 AM - by strontium_dog
For some reason or another the riding position on my ZZR14 causes me to get pins an needles in my hands when riding at low speeds. It's a bit strange as it's not really too extreme, anyway I was thinking of getting some handlebar risers. I haven't tried them before and was wondering if they're a good job or if there are any gotchas, also any recommendations?
15 Replies | 334 Views
» Classic efe nearly there, has to be the best looking bike made 😜
Nov 08, 2020 - 3:21 AM - by menapia dude
Folks just got her back from paint, cracking job all decals airbrushed, just waiting on exhaust for a spin.enjoy the porn

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» Those were the days
Nov 07, 2020 - 11:37 AM - by Jack stowage
Came across this in the attic clearout...anyone know how many are still around...answers on a postcard please to....

I know Eddie Doyle and Laycock are still knocking around ....

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13 Replies | 379 Views
» They don't make em like they used to..
Nov 06, 2020 - 8:19 PM - by hedzball

Look at this absolute beauty
4 Replies | 269 Views
» New Husqvarna SM. In Italy. Which one?
Nov 06, 2020 - 8:14 PM - by scorpy
I'm in the enviable position of working in Italy most of the year. I've been here years and I've just got enough spare to get 2 wheels for the few days I get free while here. I'm up near the Alps with some great roads to choose from and in fairness a great support network of bike shops and garages to choose from.

I've been riding Sumos for a long time and knowing the roads around here, the traffic and the cops, I'm not inclined to go back to full Superbike.

Autoscout is throwing me a few choices. I'm sold on the Husqvarna but not sure about the size. What do guys think of them?

Top one is an SM630 2010. €4750 Middle one is an SM510 2008 €3000. Bottom one is 510 2008 with only 6300km at €2600. I'm not thick enough to believe the KMs on any... [Read More]
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» Ride the Bean?
Nov 05, 2020 - 11:28 AM - by Dirtyshirt
Has anyone been following "Ride the Bean" on youtoob?
What started out as anothe biker vlog quickly turned into surgery 101 after what appeared to be a straightforward, if nasty offroad "off".

Makes you think, how quickly things can go wrong. Be careful out there folks.
Not posting any links, dont want to post crash videos.

That said, she may be a nurse, but she also comes across as a right pain in the hole.
39 Replies | 709 Views
» Pick up in Cork
Nov 04, 2020 - 1:58 PM - by Pumbaa the warthog
I know it's a long shot in this climate but I have a bike to pick up in County Cork and I'm in Sligo, anyone passing that journey ish, even some of the way would be a help with the county restrictions? Nothing ventured nothing gained, thanks lads.
33 Replies | 771 Views
» Stuck cylinder head
Oct 31, 2020 - 11:58 AM - by thecelt

Sorry but head is stuck on I'm not sure how to remove without damaging it any tips would be appreciated
11 Replies | 283 Views
» New Triumph Trident.
Oct 31, 2020 - 8:03 AM - by woodsman
Triumph looking to take a slice of the mt07 pie with their budget street triple.
8 Replies | 222 Views
» Cleaning parts
Oct 30, 2020 - 3:56 PM - by Pumbaa the warthog
Well lads, any of you got an ultrasonic cleaner? What size is it, how good is it, is it worth getting, what brand is good, what brand is shite, all the usual info, thinking of getting one from santy, it might save some sore knuckles and fingers.
11 Replies | 286 Views
» T baggers
Oct 29, 2020 - 5:14 PM - by Jack stowage
If it has wheels the yanks will race it.....

6 Replies | 210 Views
» Kawasaki kh 100 wheels why?
Oct 27, 2020 - 9:00 PM - by menapia dude
Folks the bro in law is doing up a 93 kh 100 ex

Can someone tell me why everyone is wanting to buy his wheels off him what’s the deal ?
11 Replies | 377 Views
» Classic bike import
Oct 26, 2020 - 7:03 PM - by banjaxed
Hi folks, looking at importing a 1986 bike from the UK and have often done this before usually free because of the age and high mileage , but this one has 0 miles on the clock . Anyone done this before know what I can expect to pay? Also looking for recommendations for transportation, Thanks
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» Langen Two Stroke
Oct 25, 2020 - 9:23 AM - by Scythe
Price means that it’ll be unjustifiable for a lot of people but was interesting to see the effort being put into a two stroke these days.
Design hasn’t sold me, a bit “too much”.

What do ye think?

Site: https://langenmotorcycles.co.uk/
Sound: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RwB5_lL8wyU
12 Replies | 289 Views
» 1989 cbr 250 r jap import weak spark
Oct 23, 2020 - 6:02 PM - by menapia dude
Folks , mate of mine just bought a rough 250r

He has a weak spark what causes this ?

Taken into account that he has bypassed the broken ignition, he has lights on the dash clocks are broken, he got replacement cdi might be a euro spec one, he is jumping it without a battery, ,

He is as rough as the bike is,
So what thing or things can cause weak spark

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» Aerosol paint ?
Oct 23, 2020 - 7:23 AM - by menapia dude
folks i want to touch up the bike motor, can i get a ral number in to a aerosol can, who does this in wexford ?
4 Replies | 210 Views
» Brake pads
Oct 22, 2020 - 11:54 PM - by joe williams
Hello all , just wondering on brake pad recommendations for track days on the fzr 46 , whats the preference ? Dual carbon or sinterd ? She has r6 blue spots, maybe some pre injection boys can help me out , been looking at sbs , any thoughts ??
13 Replies | 307 Views
» correct engine paint code for slingshot 1988 ?
Oct 22, 2020 - 3:14 PM - by menapia dude
folks any of ye got the ral number for the dark grey on the motor of 88 gsxr 750 slingshot ?
11 Replies | 204 Views
» boody long resto.
Oct 21, 2020 - 3:51 PM - by allsorts&oddjobs
Hi lads,

I bought a Z650 off Menapia dude ( an absolute gent ) on here back in august 2016 , it was an unfinished project that had a powdercoated frame and a big box full of assorted bits, lots of other big lumps, rust, dust and cobwebs ! like a big jigsaw thatyou had to paint yourself before assembly
anyhoo, its now finished, i dont have any before pics cos they were on a phone that shat itself a couple of years ago, but anyway, here tis.
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» The need for valve clearances
Oct 21, 2020 - 1:48 PM - by evok
Was listening to a podcast (Front End Chatter with S.Hargreeves of Performance bikes back in the day) on the new ducati multistrada and apparently the upcoming version has done away with the desmo valve system and reverted to spring activated valves
They claim that valve clearances will only have to be done at 60,000km whhc is great

Question--why don't cages need to get valve clearances done??
32 Replies | 818 Views
» slingshot nearly ready for clear coat
Oct 20, 2020 - 9:57 AM - by menapia dude
Folks the 88 Slingshot coming along nicely body work ready for clear coat,should be on the road for xmas , great help from Anto in Priory Motorcycles folks.

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46 Replies | 818 Views
» World Superbikes .. { spoiler }
Oct 17, 2020 - 11:11 PM - by FlatOut
G'wan Jonathan ...

6 in a row .. Ye mad bastard .. I'd delighted , over the moon ....

[ I'm a fan boi , sry ....}
21 Replies | 584 Views
» Wheel Alignment..a different way to do it ?
Oct 17, 2020 - 5:21 PM - by -alan-
Found this online ages ago. Was footerin around cleaning and lubing the chain today and thought Id try it.

There are as many ways to align the rear wheel as there are mechanics who do it. Here's mine, perfected over 60 years of riding, and a decade of racing. Once proficient it usually takes only five minutes, and does not require any special tools.

Preliminary alignment:

1: Set the slack as you want it, concentrating on the chain side primarily. Just try to set the brake side close, but don't get obsessive about it.

2: On a center stand of any sort (OEM, Phobstand, swingarm stand, a floor jack on the left with a block of wood under the side stand, or hang it from the rafters. It doesn't make a difference using this
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