Monthly Archives: February 2017

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Ohlins paint code

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Ohlins paint code

I’m going to do my wheels the same as ohlins forks,is there a paint code?


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MZ TS 250/1 front brake modification (maybe)

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MZ TS 250/1 front brake modification (maybe)

Front brake on the above is renowned for being utter shite & that’s on a good day :bag: I’ve been reading up on various modifications that people have carried out because I need to do something to improve stopping power. Mods include grafting in a disc brake front end from another MZ model but that entails severe butchery & it isn’t worth the hassle IMO. There’s also another mod that entails fitting oversize linings to the brake shoes & then machining them to get the minimum clearance between the lining & the brake drum. Sounds feasible but I decided to start at the beginning with a new set of brake shoes from ost2rad.com The lining on the new shoes is slightly longer than the lining on the old shoes so hopefully that will improve braking (new shoes at left)
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For my next trick I ran a 16mm drill through the axle hole of the brake plate (axle is 15mm) to allow the brake shoes a little bit of room to self-centre when the brake is applied
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I made a shim to fit over the brake cam to push the brake shoes closer to the brake drum but I had to abandon that plan because the brake assembly wouldn’t fit in the brake drum with the shim fitted. At least now I know that there is very little clearance between the brake linings & the drum, which can’t be a bad thing
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The brake drum is in good nick, no pits or ridges
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I put everything back together so the next item on the agenda is a road test when I can get around to it. One peculiar thing that I noticed when I stripped the brake is that the wear on the old linings is at the trailing end rather than at the leading end. That will need further investigation after the first road test.


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Balor Demons Mcc 7th Hole In The Road Rally

Balor Demons Mcc 7th Hole In The Road Rally

Balor Demons Mcc are pleased to announce our 7th Hole in the Road rally on Saturday and Sunday the 17th and 18th of June. :cool3:


High Nellies pub, Garryhill, Co.Carlow

€10 in or €12 with patch

4 cans for €10

Excellent live bands on the night

Camping

Chip wagon

Rally stalls

Secure hard bike parking


All the usual craic and madness from what promises to be a brilliant night! I know its not for a while, just so ye can have it penciled in the calender nice and early:bikerie:










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WSB johny rae,new honda.

WSB johny rae,new honda.

From what i seen sunday from johnny rae in wsb it is hard to see anyone stoopping him going for 3 in a row.The ducati of chaz davies for me is the only one that can put it up to him.And i was really pissed off with how bad the new fireblade performed gutted for nicky hayden and bradl i know they only have the bike about two weeks just taught it would perform better any taughts fellow bikers:smileee:


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Irwin brothers racing in Thundersport

Irwin brothers racing in Thundersport

The Irwin brothers, Caolan and Rhys from Donegal will race in Thundersport this season with their own family team. They will also contest selected Masters races.


Caolan and Rhys are two of Ireland’s bext Motorcycle Racing prospects and deserving of the help of all of Irish Motorcycle Racing. If you would like to support them you can donate to their 2017 budget at https://www.pledgesports.org/project…others-racing/ and in return get some great rewards including free Masters tickets and season passes. There are three set options for donations or you can enter your own amount.


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Hobby Workshop Mullingar

Category : The Workshop

Hobby Workshop Mullingar

Hi guys,

I am based in mullingar, have been buying selling repairing cages and bikes for years, as a much loved hobby.


I currently have done some projects previously on here and do some work for mates etc etc.

My dilemma is if I buy anymore projects then I will be shot at home..!! I currently have 3.

But I thoroughly enjoy working on bikes as a hobby.


So what I am doing is offering my services. I am a qualified mechanic and mechanical engineer by trade. I do have a full time job, so do all my work at night times.

I know lots of you out there have jobs that you need doing and its hard to scratch together the money to get it done.


I have all the ways of working and am willing to offer my services for any repairs/servicing work that anyone would like done on their pride and joy. I am very particular about my bikes. My rates are nothing compared to full time garages with all their overheads.


As said this is something I love so if I can make just a few bob to help pay for the next upgrade on my bikes, then I am happy out..!


Also willing to do work for the dead and gone “barter system”… so if you feel you have a service that I can avail of then we may be able to come to a suitable arrangement…


Please feel free to get in touch.

Nigel

087 7015097


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Torque wrench

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Torque wrench

I’m looking to get a decent but not costing a fortune torque wrench any recommendations?


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Anyone up for a ride ?

Anyone up for a ride ?

I am new around here, and I’m looking for someone to show me some nice roads around Dublin. The weather looks nice enough … So … who’s in ?


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