Monthly Archives: January 2016

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Wanted : Givi boxes for suzuki vstrom 650

Wanted : Givi boxes for suzuki vstrom 650

I am looking for set of boxes for a vstrom if any one has a set. I was thinking of small ones 22 litres. Bigger ones make it too wide.


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For Sale : Kawasaki ER6N

For Sale : Kawasaki ER6N

Bike Make : Kawasaki


Bike Model : er6n


Year : 2008


Price : € 3800


Mileage : 19955 KM


Colour : Black


Extras :


Crash protectors fitted

Oxford heated grips fitted


Overall Bike Condition : Excellent


Tyre/Chain/Sprocket Condition : V.Good


Service History/Receipts/Recent Service work : EXTREMELY well looked after for mileage.


Non Restricted/Shop Restricted/Factory Restricted : Non Restricted


Bike Location : Dublin


Irish/English Registered : Irish


Any Other Relevant Info : The usual test ride rules… no cash, no ride etc.


Contact details: PM me here please


Photos here, not sure how to put them in here directly!! http://www.adverts.ie/car/motorbikes…i-er6n/9707969


Source: For Sale : Kawasaki ER6N

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Twin accommodation required, 3rd for 3 nights

Twin accommodation required, 3rd for 3 nights

Hi and thanks for looking.

I am looking for a twin room for myself and my daughter for 3 nights.

Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th inclusive as we return on Monday 6th.

We would prefer to be in Douglas or not too far out.

Please let me know if you can help.

Many thanks

Ian

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KTM Adventure 990R or not?

Category : General Bike Chat

KTM Adventure 990R or not?

Hello all,


I’m considering making the jump up from a 650 versys to an Adventure 990R but am concerned about having no ABS,am I overthinking this or not? I’m going for KTM because of the seat height and don’t really like the current bmws.. Any advice would be appreciated


M


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Warning!!

Warning!!

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Tech3 duo fired up for 2016 as first test arrives

Tech3 duo fired up for 2016 as first test arrives

Monster Yamaha Tech3 Team duo Bradley Smith and Pol Espargaro will commence the first test of the year at the Sepang International Circuit on Monday as they look to hit the ground running for the forthcoming season.

Both riders will use the three day shakedown test to get back up to speed and become further accustomed to the new Michelin tyres, the 2016 electronic package and this season’s Yamaha YZR-M1 MotoGP bikes.

Bradley Smith aims to build on the successes of last year whereby he completed the season in 6th in the championship and as the leading satellite rider, and will seek to jump straight back into gear at the first test as he plans to go one step further in 2016. Whilst Pol Espargaro will launch into his preparation work on monday as he determinedly seeks to battle to finish as close as possible to the factory MotoGP riders in his third season in the premier class.

Pol Espargaro 
   
“It’s that time of year, which always gets me excited because it means the season is almost upon us and I can get back to doing what I love the most which is riding my Yamaha. The winter was enjoyable for me, plus Brad and I had good fun representing Yamaha in Thailand. There was some time to relax but I also trained hard so that I could be ready, mentally and physically, for next week and 2016. This year will be very important for me and my first feeling on this seasons Yamaha was promising, even though we didn’t run a long distance on it in Valencia. So now I’m eager to complete some more distance on it as well as continuing our work with the new Michelin tyres. The new electronics come into play in 2016 as well, so it will be interesting to see what we can do with all three of these factors, yet I feel confident about the season’s prospects. 2015 was a bit of a tricky one, but I am determined to start this year strongly and then continue on a positive wave.”

Bradley Smith 
 
“The wait is finally over and it goes without saying that I am really looking forward to jumping back on the Yamaha! It’s been a long time coming, but now I can thoroughly sample my new YZR-M1, the Michelin tyres and the electronics together. For sure it will be a challenge and we have some work to do so that we can be as ready as possible for 2016 but I trust the team and I know they are as eager as me to get going. I’ve enjoyed the off season and I have been training hard so that I’m in the best possible shape for this year. I look forward to seeing all of my crew again and then getting stuck in. There will be a lot of laps, but on Monday we go back to work and I can’t wait!”

Hervé Poncharal – Team manager : 

“We’ve all had the break that we needed and I’m sure it was good for everyone but now it’s time to pack our bags and head back to the track so we can get 2016 underway. This year will be a different adventure compared to the previous seasons due to the new Michelin tyres and the different electronics package which are both big changes in the sport. We are excited about this new challenge and we will need to put a lot of work in to ensure that Brad, Pol and everyone at the team leaves this test positively and ready for Phillip Island. This week will be a shakedown, yet I know the guys are raring to go and they will be ready to put all of their effort in as soon as the wheels start turning. We are positive about the forthcoming year and with a solid start in the testing, both guys can do a great job and fight where they want to be. It will be interesting for sure, so we’re all excited to be heading back to the Sepang International Circuit because we enjoy the sport as much as the fans!”



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Sticking an object to my motorcycle helmet.

Category : General Bike Chat

Sticking an object to my motorcycle helmet.

I have a Bluetooth device for my helmet and I need to fix the clip for the Bluetooth thingy onto the helmet. The clip will not fit underneath the rubber at the bottom of the helmet so I am left to consider using an adhesive of glue to fix it. I am well aware of the negative feedback in relation to using glue so I was just wondering if anyone has ever used a glue on a helmet or if a glue has ever damaged anyone’s helmet?


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Test riding a motorbike

Category : First time bikers

Test riding a motorbike

I was looking at a bike in a dealership at the weekend and was informed that I couldn’t take the bike for a test ride as I only have a learner permit (category A). The reason given was that the dealerships insurance would not cover a learner and that this is standard. I can understand that it’s too much of a risk of the insurance wouldn’t cover it but I was just wondering if this is really the norm, it’s a pain if you can’t take a bike for a ride before buying. I suppose the only other option is to go see bikes for sale privately to get to ride the bike you’re interested in. Any body have any feedback on this or suggestions?


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