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» Swingarm horizontal play
Feb 01, 2021 - 9:17 AM - by strontium_dog
What kind of side to side movement (if any) would be acceptable in a swingarm (ZRX1200)?

I had the rear of the bike off the ground and just thought I would check to see what it was like and there was some side movement, not much but it was there.

Is there any way to nip them up?
10 Replies | 202 Views
» Points with Carole Nash
Jan 31, 2021 - 7:27 PM - by iano
Do they hammer ya for having 6 points?
2 Replies | 218 Views
» Auld man cave
Jan 31, 2021 - 5:48 PM - by Pumbaa the warthog
Well lads, been doing a lot of thinking during this damp lockdown and both of us came to the conclusion that I need somewhere cosier and cleaner for the bikes, I'm sick of feckin condensation, so I'm doing a renovation job on an old byre, I'm going to put a new corrugated roof on, using the non drip sheets, block up the two existing doorways, raised timber floor, dry line the inside, plenty of sockets, lights and natural light with clear roof lights and windows where the doors were, cut a new doorway on the south side, beside the current windows. I will be able to store my bikes and keep the workshop in the garage. Anyone else fed up with rust in your joints? 😉
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» Brake Pads
Jan 31, 2021 - 2:01 PM - by Technician
HH or GG for the street/commuting?

Won't ever be on track.

Warm up time, pad life etc?
14 Replies | 202 Views
» Reasons why my bike is cornering badly?
Jan 30, 2021 - 11:12 PM - by KTMkenny
Just got one of those Tracer 900 yokes.

The bike gets to about 10 degrees then suddenly wants to fall into the corner. Tipping in.

Have to fight it by counter steering with quite alot of force. It's destroying my grins.....

Front tire is worn, with a little bit of a flat spot.

Ordered a new one.

What else could be causing it?
30 Replies | 791 Views
» Xjr 1200 shims
Jan 30, 2021 - 3:17 PM - by menapia dude
Folks checked all the gaps on the 94 xjr 1200 with 120k on her

The middles circles are the gaps which seem very very tight

The number above and below the circles are what the shims that came out of her

The top and bottom numbers with faint circles is what I think the new shims need to be

So opinions needed please and advice

Where best and quick place to buy the shims

Done compression test number 1 was low would this have anything to do with no gap in shims ?

You can also see the recommended tollerences which is written too and bottom

Doing this for a good friend of mine foc ,

Also low enough compression in 2 and 3 where 4 was good

My... [Read More]
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» Xjr 1200 shims
Jan 30, 2021 - 3:15 PM - by menapia dude
Folks checked all the gaps on the 94 xjr 1200 with 120k on her

The middles circles are the gaps which seem very very tight

The number above and below the circles are what the shims that came out of her

The top and bottom numbers with faint circles is what I think the new shims need to be

So opinions needed please and advice

Where best and quick place to buy the shims

Done compression test number 1 was low would this have anything to do with no gap in shims ?

You can also see the recommended tollerences which is written too and bottom

Doing this for a good friend of mine foc ,

Also low enough compression in 2 and 3 where 4 was good

My... [Read More]
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» Returning to bikes
Jan 30, 2021 - 12:00 PM - by Hightower
2021 - Hoping to return to bikes! As the username suggests, I'm TALL

Recommend any bikes?

Was looking at GSX 1400, XJR 1300, ZRX 1200, CB 1300, XJ 900, FJR 1300 - ( No PANS )
20 Replies | 390 Views
» Goldwing
Jan 29, 2021 - 11:22 PM - by hawkman
Is there anybody in Ireland that is breaking a 1500 Goldwing,?
I could do with a few small bits, .
1 Reply | 102 Views
» BMW Motorrad Ireland
Jan 29, 2021 - 1:07 AM - by 2shea
I see BMW Motorrad Ireland are giving out new T-Shirts with all sales and services of their boxer powered machines.

I think you get 2 if you have a GSA.

Part of some new campaign apparently......
29 Replies | 735 Views
» New Hayabusa to be revealed next week.
Jan 28, 2021 - 11:04 PM - by RobbieBeGood
47 Replies | 1,115 Views
» Ktm m50
Jan 28, 2021 - 6:53 PM - by jeo77974
https://www.donedeal.ie/view/27094835 KTM 690 790 Duke

Canít seem to make head nor tails of this add

But 9 grand for an obviously crashed wreck must be good business in these guys eyes.

The place looks more like a front than a bike shop, their second hand bike prices seem a joke and their reviews are awful.

Surely the worst dealership for bikes Ireland has to offer?
27 Replies | 584 Views
» 300,000 mile CBR600
Jan 28, 2021 - 2:10 PM - by PJ
Original clutch he says!

12 Replies | 345 Views
» Get Lost.
Jan 27, 2021 - 8:06 PM - by woodsman
Anyone using one of these , how do you find it? Seems quite simple and uncomplicated like me.
Can I buy one in Ireland?
19 Replies | 413 Views
» Honda vs Oxford Heated Grips
Jan 27, 2021 - 8:32 AM - by TuneR
Anyone with experience of the above on which is better? I like riding in the cold but my hands don't and currently don't need new gloves. I like the fact the Honda is very tidy and has only one button compared to the massive controller off the Oxford.

18 Replies | 304 Views
» N I bike
Jan 27, 2021 - 7:53 AM - by bikewise
Thinking of buying a second bank bike up the north, it is a few years old and has more than 6k on the clock. I've done this before but it was before brexit. Does anyone have a clear understanding of how it works now in respect to vat and excise duty and vrt.
Bike was originally sold in northern ireland and manufactured in uk.
Not looking for opinions but facts, thanks in advance.
33 Replies | 666 Views
» Shiny New Trumpet
Jan 26, 2021 - 6:29 PM - by evok
New RS looks fantastic. Big increase in power as well

Had the last a 2012 Speed Triple back in the day...cracking bike and well put together

18 Replies | 334 Views
» V-Strom 650 XT opinions?
Jan 26, 2021 - 2:17 PM - by Technician
I see Suzuki are offering a manufacturers discount of Ä1000 off the XT version of the 650 Strom through it's dealer network at the moment. Brings the price down to Ä9950.

As far as I can tell this model was introduced in 2018 so it might be a run-out effort? Did anyone on here pick one up in the last couple of years? Interested in your thoughts, especially if you bought an NC750 instead

Hafta say, they're easy on the eye alright.
6 Replies | 207 Views
» LED lights
Jan 25, 2021 - 11:42 AM - by 2shea
Lads, anyone upgrade there headlights to LED bulbs or is it just for show?

I seen a set over the weekend and seemed to have a very good out put.

Ä 4,22 43%OFF | Two pieces LED H1 H3 H7 H4 H13 H11 9004 880 9007 Auto S2 Car Headlight Bulbs 72W 8000LM 6500K for 9V to 36V 200M lighting range
26 Replies | 419 Views
» norton commando 750 1972 interstate
Jan 25, 2021 - 9:10 AM - by menapia dude
folks what would be the value of this bike, it has 10k on the clock, she is from Canada ?
9 Replies | 224 Views
» Bike cover
Jan 25, 2021 - 8:28 AM - by 2shea
Quick one lads, what's the best cover to get at the moment and wheres the best place in Ireland to buy it? Good solid, wind and waterproof that will fit over big adventure style bikes.
10 Replies | 215 Views
» Aprilla RS250 Manual
Jan 24, 2021 - 8:48 PM - by menapia dude
Folks a friend is rebuilding his Aprilla RS250, any of ye got a link for a manual so I can download and print off for him thanks
2 Replies | 92 Views
» Tyred of your old rubber?
Jan 24, 2021 - 2:50 PM - by Technician
Couldn't see if we had a running thread for tyre reviews, recommendations, and deals.

Anyone like to throw up some opinions based on personal usage and mention the bike you're reviewing against?

I'll put my hand up and say I didn't realise Bridgestone had brought out a 'new' version of their BT-016, a tyre so underwhelming you wouldn't know whether to pat it on the head or euthanise it. But apparently the BT-016 PRO Hypersport is quite a decent tyre and at a great price point
13 Replies | 360 Views
» ZV or Year?
Jan 24, 2021 - 2:43 PM - by Technician
Having passed VRT assessment I got the go-ahead to register the Kwacker in the coming week.

As I used my Dublin address for the assessment I'll be allocated a 90-D-XXXXXX number, 6 figures and likely to be a bit meh.

The chap at the vrt centre said I could have ZV if I liked, only have to choose when I actually do the registration.

Opinions? I'm leaning towards ZV myself, and ordering a nice black plate.
33 Replies | 404 Views
» Heated Gloves recommendations
Jan 24, 2021 - 1:21 PM - by duck67
Any recommendations folks?
Have factory hot grips on my 2015 V Stom and they are brutal, I'm gonna get heated gloves...
Just looking recommendations thanks...
17 Replies | 268 Views
» YZF750R carb jet issue
Jan 23, 2021 - 8:40 PM - by jasonmac87
In a bit of bother with the yzf, itís a 95 yzf 750r, was ultrasonically cleaning them, so I completely disassembled them down to nothing, all the jets are mounted into a jet holder, so when I removed the main jet there was another jet below it, the main jet is a screw in type, I was unable to remove the jet below the main as it was seized, ending up sheering the head off it,I got a replacement jet holder, I am unable to find out what the jet is called that I need, this holder has 4 jets in it, the carbs are mikuni, have contacted Yamaha and they havenít a clue. I have the parts diagram and Haynes manual. Doesnít show up in either
Any idea what the jet is? Thereís no numbers on it either.

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» Classic bikes
Jan 23, 2021 - 2:21 PM - by Pumbaa the warthog
Well lads, I'm seriously thinking about buying a Jap classic this year, not one that needs work but a proper restored or original one, I know it's not going to be cheap but that's what the credit union is for, I'm talking about the 70's early 80's so the obvious candidates are z900, cbx1000, cb750, etc but are they too outrageous now? My favourites would be Z1r, gs1000, z1300.
There's probably more that I can't remember, what do ye auld fellas think? Am I mad? What bikes from that era still give you a grin?
28 Replies | 333 Views
» I love man titty!
Jan 22, 2021 - 4:14 PM - by johnny b
Isle of Man TT

So 2021 is called off but I reckon 2022 will be fucking epic numbers wise since its been canceled for 2 years and people are going nuts doing nothing.

What are the chances that some big sponsors will have hit some hard times due to lack of bussness via covid and brexit.

Also will you need a visa to get to the island? (I hope I am taking the piss!)
4 Replies | 269 Views
» Fairings.. what's the best one you've used ?
Jan 21, 2021 - 3:04 PM - by -alan-
Am at that stage of life (or maybe lockdown) where Im seriously thinking of getting a bike for touring. Have made it as far as Spain from here on an old school naked bike - the 1130 VRod, but the novelty of the wind blast at 70 mph and no protection when it really did start to bucket down with rain wears thin.

Have owned an ridden a fair few sportsbikes with full fairings, the brother's 1100 Pan..I iked the weather and blast protection from the Pan and the fact that you sat completely in what felt like a bubble of still air behind the screen (you could ride with the visor up easily enough). What I didn't like was looking through the perspex - like looking through the windscreen in a cage, ( and one with no wipers).

I know the looking over/through is entirely... [Read More]
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» gunson compression tester adaptors
Jan 21, 2021 - 9:08 AM - by menapia dude
folks i want to test the compression on an old xjr 1200, i have a gunson compression tester but it only goes down from 18mm to 14mm, is it possible to get an adaptor that does 10 and 12 mm
5 Replies | 157 Views
» Dream garage. YouTube
Jan 20, 2021 - 8:24 PM - by nednedned
3 Replies | 202 Views
» Postage Charges at at The DOOR
Jan 20, 2021 - 3:28 PM - by The Road Runner
Just heard from a pal, he bought a helmet in mid December as a Christmas pressie ONLY got it a few days ago......delivered finally by DPD, with extra charges of 66 euro...........SO be aware ordering anything from the UK....

Not a high end lid..so you can imagine charges if it had been.:bikerie

Recently Noticed quite a few U.K. REG BIKES Coming up for Sale HERE, PLEASE BE VERY CAUTIOUS.....Because of extra charges at VRT centre up to 30% on top ..
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» Austrian museum fire
Jan 18, 2021 - 9:30 PM - by DavyH
A pretty significant loss ,it had a huge amount of irreplaceable bikes

10 Replies | 280 Views


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