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» What do you wear?
Nov 26, 2018 - 8:46 PM - by Aato
Hi guy's, just curious to find out what you guys wear when riding in this cold/wet weather? I recently ordered new (first time) gear and I'm not too happy with the fit on the textile pants. They're super baggy and I was hoping to tuck them into my boots but no chance can I get them in. Also another thing is the padding on shins and knees's sits below my knee's even when fully adjusted to maximum height. On the other hand I was thinking of some kevlar jeans but not sure if they'd suit this weather? And lastly is it even worth thinking of leather pants in this weather or no?
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» [newbie] Chain wax general question
Nov 26, 2018 - 12:11 PM - by n2o88
Hi all, brand new rider here, this is possibly a silly question, please bear with me

Yesterday I've done my first cleaning&lubing on my motorcycle's chain (it's a 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650, the sport-tourer one).

I've cleaned the chain first with the WD40 Chain Cleaner. Then, after cleaning the rest of the bike, I've applied this WD40 Chain Wax (for wet conditions says the can).
I've read that with wax you're supposed to apply that after a short ride, so that the chain is warm, but I did the cleaning first, so I couldnt. Instead, i've put the wax on and left it sit overnight.
This morning I noticed that the chain appears... [Read More]
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» What a Kick in the NUTTS
Nov 26, 2018 - 11:42 AM - by The Road Runner
Just home after spending almost nine weeks in hospital , bike accident,....and the first call this morning was to my bike insurers.......I have fully comp cover, never made a claim in over 30 years or more, and was told when i asked about my gear that had to be cut off me at the scene, oh you are not covered for any motorcycle gear or helmet......approx 2,500 for me to replace .....Feeling very hard done by i have now asked for previous recordings of renewal phone conversations.

I cant remember it being offered as an extra, i thought fully comp covered everything..........if it was never explained to me verbally, do i have a case....or am i just fucked......
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» Sheils and Weeden team up for Burrows Racing in 2019
Nov 26, 2018 - 10:10 AM - by Admin
Derek Sheils and new signing Tom Weeden will spearhead an exciting and revamped Burrows Engineering Racing line-up in conjunction with Richardson Kelly Racing in 2019.

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Dubliner Sheils has a long and successful association with ex-racer John Burrows’ Dungannon-based outfit, while 24-year-old Weeden from Kent is the latest in a string of promising young riders to join the Burrows Engineering Racing ranks.

“We are embarking on a new venture next season... [Read More]
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» rocky road to..
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» New Aprilia/Moto Guzzi Dealer
Nov 26, 2018 - 6:44 AM - by Owen2737
Great news for Aprilia/Moto Guzzi owners in Ireland.New official dealership opening in Portadown in mid February.Full range available with test rides and full workshop facilities.Hope all goes well for them.Think they'll have a stand at the Belfast bike show.Aprilia make some great bikes but was always worried about lack of dealers in this country.Far as I know they are looking to set up in the south as well.
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» What has your biking extremities been weather wise?
Nov 26, 2018 - 1:17 AM - by R.M
Had a 320km spin today (NCW to Burren return) with a buddy of mine. Started off this [email protected] & it was 1C & didn't pass 8C all day.
Didn't suffer too bad, as had heated grips....wore 2 t-shirts under jocks & 2 pairs of socks. Toes were frozen though & cold got through me in the end.

During the summer I endured 38c in France in full gear (didn't want to ride on t-Shirt) Sweated bucket loads & drank loads of water. Bit of a mind thing the hydration lark. Always thinking...am I going to hallucinate if I don't keep hydrated, amongst any other worries you may have

What's the lowest / highest you've done & how did u mange best... [Read More]
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» Consummate lazy so and so needs to dispose of used oil..
Nov 25, 2018 - 7:37 PM - by RobbieBeGood
I have 30 odd litres of used oil which I need to dispose of in an ethically and environmentally correct manner.
Contained in their original 3 (or 4 litre promotional) containers which have built up in the lock-up for the last couple of years.
All containers bear the label 'Castrol' (so none of that awful Halfords/generic stuff)
Can anyone please tell me where around the Bray/ Wicklow area I could dispose of them?
Free is preferable with minimal cost coming a distant second.
I contemplated tipping it onto the local childrens play area as the wood chip play-grade ground covering is apparently highly absorbant, but with cc cameras everywhere these days, one can't be too careful.
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» Mystery Motorcycle Seat?
Nov 25, 2018 - 3:33 PM - by Jack-The-Nodd
I was doing a bit of early spring cleaning in the attic and came across this which I got in a job lot about 12 years ago, I've no use for it and was gonna fire it up on Fleabay but i'm not sure what's it off.

If I was a guessing man I reckon its from 1980s Honda CG125 or Suzuki GP100/125. Whatever its off it would seem to fit a bike with a rear fairing or hump behind the seat.

Its in really good shape with only a very minor nick in the covering a few mm long in one spot where it folds around the plastic base.

Any ideas what it might be for and what it might be worth?

[IMG]... [Read More]
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» 1994 Africa Twin gearbox noise
Nov 24, 2018 - 10:37 PM - by killer
Hi,
Have an Africa twin 750 RD07. Clutch release bearing was noisy. Changed it, but have lot of noise in first gear. Never drove any further than 100 yards.
I know they are incredibly noisy from reading on forums.

Never owned one or ridden one before.
Just wondering has anybody around Mullingar got one that I could compare to or find out whatís normal..!

Thanks
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» Quick action throttle - ffs
Nov 24, 2018 - 5:29 PM - by -alan-
Lads,

Changed the bike there. The new one has been fitted with a fast action throttle - about 1/4 turn of the twist grip from zero to wide-open.

I've a couple of hundred miles up on it, but dear gawd it's hard work. Coming into roundabouts, trying to ease off the front brake and gently back onto the throttle - about 1/4 mm too much, and the thing takes a buck-lep forward. Same coming out of T-junctions / garages etc - slip the clutch to move off, roll on a wee bit of throttle and next thing I'm kangarooing out onto the carriageway like a half-wit.

Tried using a taller gear for all the slow speed stuff, but it's still hard work - still too many occurrences of feeling the head thrown back when you get a bang more revs than what you expect.
... [Read More]
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» A few pics from Motorcycle Live
Nov 24, 2018 - 5:00 PM - by Japcati
Few pics and some bargains to be had......
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» Paddock stand pin question
Nov 24, 2018 - 3:55 PM - by PADDYOT
Folks,

I need to get a rear paddock stand for the KTM SDR.
Knocking around the shed, I already have a paddock stand that I used for the Hypermotard. If I just bought the correct size pin from say, R&G, would it fit in the stand I already have (its a Ducati make stand)? Are they a standard size do yis reckon? Has anyone else done this, just replaced the pin?

https://www.rg-racing.com/browsetype...r_Duke_R/PIN6/
1 Reply | 581 Views
» Gsx600f issue
Nov 24, 2018 - 2:30 PM - by Markomurray
Well having a problem with my gsxf .Was out for a spin last Sunday bike ran perfect no issues . Needed to move it today so I pulled it out and started and a oil like liquid mixed with petrol came pouring out of one of the overflow pipes and the left hand side crankcase on the engine were it was slightly damaged when I bought it has started waking oil aswell . Bike has not fallen it's been under a cover since i used it last sunday and hasn't been touched.
Can anybody please help me with this issue
Thanks
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» Load of e bikes popping up on AliExpress china.shite range
Nov 24, 2018 - 12:26 AM - by nednedned
Electric motorcycles citycoco electric scooter Racing electric bike 60km 2000W-8000W Lithium battery 72V/20A motorcycle e bike

https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/iW8c43e
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» 2002 honda deauville
Nov 24, 2018 - 12:17 AM - by martell
just wondering if anybody has nose cone (all around headlight) piece for a 02 deauville ? also the side infills ?
0 Replies | 289 Views
» UK Police get tough on 'Moped thieves'
Nov 23, 2018 - 6:31 PM - by PADDYOT
By ramming the scrotes off the road. At first I thought they were doing something about scummers robbing mopeds but it's actually scummers robbing and then using mopeds for the getaways.

https://news.sky.com/story/moped-thi...pdown-11561131
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» The Patron Saint of Bikers
Nov 23, 2018 - 4:54 PM - by Hughsie
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» Long distance essentials
Nov 23, 2018 - 12:48 PM - by Snurger
Howye lads, trying to do up a list of essentials for a long distance journey Im gonna take in June. What are the essential "must bring" touring items ? I know most of the obvious ones but I would be interested to see if anyone has some good hacks or ideas, cheers
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