Monthly Archives: March 2017

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Question on Rear sprocket fitment CB1000R

Category : General Bike Chat

Question on Rear sprocket fitment CB1000R

Hi all ,


Looking for some help has anyone here ever fitted a JT rear sprocket to a 2009 CB1000R , the one I have has a flat side and a lip side ,the lip side has the markings on it so I presume that would mean the lip side would face outwards ,but the one I took of had the markings on the flat side which had the lip side facing in ,


I’m confused if anyone can shed some light on this for me ,


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Restoration for an oldie

Restoration for an oldie

Hi guys,

i just got a nice old 1969 deeper sidecar, it’s in quite good conditions but still needs some restoration.

Do you know anybody in Dublin that can help me?

Unfortunately I don’t have the tools that I used to have in Italy.

I would need to re-paint it and removing the rust off here and there, have a check on the electrical system even if it runs fine, checking the wheel balancing (at the moment it is a bit “wobbling”, checked the wheels and they look fine) and adding some little things here and there.


Thanks a lot.










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'95 XT600 – Starting/Running Problems

Category : The Workshop

’95 XT600 – Starting/Running Problems

Well lads,


Bought an XT about a week ago. Took her out into the fields the first day or 2 no problems – started and ran fine. So I decided to insure it and take it out on the road. Only made it about a mile out the road before she cut out.


All the symptoms of no fuel, namely loss of power and then cuts out. Turned the tap to reserve and tried cranking her no joy. Looked in the tank, plenty of fuel. Pulled the fuel line off the carbs, fuel flowing there too. Pushed it home, tried cranking it again with no luck. Found one of the carb inlet rubber clamps was after coming lose. Tightened that thinking it was a vacuum leak, it cranked a bit better but still struggled to start. Checked HT leads for a spark – there was a orange dullish spark not the blue bright type you’d expect. Pulled the carbs today, they were clean and in good shape and were full of fuel.


Jump started the bike and she eventually fired up. Took it out the road and it died again by the time I got to the first bend. I am now at a loss as to what might be causing it. Checked HT leads again and couldn’t see any spark. Possibly ignition coil pack?


Any ideas?:unsure2:


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The Mountain Road will be closed in April!!

The Mountain Road will be closed in April!!

Please note that the Mountain Road from Ramsey Hairpin to the Creg-ny-Baa will be closed for road maintenance from 8th April to 23rd April. I would like to raise this point because last year a similar closure happened and a fair number of bikers had booked to visit the Island and experience the race course before the TT. The travel agents never advised them about the road closure and they went home very unhappy as they could not try out the mountain.

So I you know any one traveling to the Island between those dates please pass on this message

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Superpole 2 start at Aragon for Milwaukee Aprilia

Superpole 2 start at Aragon for Milwaukee Aprilia

Milwaukee Aprilia are into Superpole 2 at Aragon on Saturday following a strong performance in Free Practice

Eugene Laverty had a busy day verifying a number of upgrades to the RSV4 RF, including a new engine specification and exhaust. Aftershowing solid progress in pace over the day’s two practice sessions, the team were able to finish Free Practice 2 in P9 and reach the pole position shootout for the third consecutive round.

Stand-in rider Julián Simón, riding a 1000cc bike competitively for the first time, produced an impressive performance to finish within 3 seconds of the frontrunners. He will take part in Superpole 1 after finishing P18, but is hopeful of further progress in Saturday morning’s Free Practice 3 session.

The action continues at #AragonWorldSBK on Saturday with Free Practice 3 at 08:45 local time (07:45 GMT), ahead of Superpole 1 & 2 at 10:30 (09:30 GMT) and Race 1 at 13:00 (12:00 GMT)

Shaun Muir, Team Principal
 
First of all it was a good job by Julián today. It’s his first time on a Superbike and the RSV4 RF, so to get within a couple of seconds from the front is promising and what we expected.

Eugene has had a lot of things to test today. We’re happy we got through to Superpole 2 with him, and there’s still a few things to work on for him. He still doesn’t have a bike he feels comfortable on over a race distance, but we’re certainly moving in the right direction.

We’ll work hard tonight on both bikes and come out fighting tomorrow morning. We’ll try to get a good base setting in Free Practice 3 ahead of qualifying, and hopefully make the top two rows.

Eugene Laverty #50 – FP1 – 1’51.535    :   FP2 – 1’51.054

It’s nice to make it through to Superpole 2 again, especially when the rain started at the end of FP2 and things got quite close. It’s easy to get caught out in mixed conditions but we timed the tyre change right.

In the morning we didn’t make as much progress with the bike as I expected, but we made some changes in the afternoon and it improved quite a lot.

We’ve still got work to do, but there is reason to be optimistic for the rest of the weekend. We’ve got hopes for a top 5 finish this weekend and I think that’s achievable if we have a good Superpole session tomorrow.

Julián Simón #3 – FP1 – 1’53.326   :    FP2 – 1’53.875

 I am amazed at the power the Aprilia RSV4 RF has compared to the 600cc I usually ride. It is my first time with these Pirelli tyres also, which I really like.

The first practice session was not so bad, and it was important that I learnt the bike and how to get the best from it. The second session had some difficult weather, but I think we made some useful steps.

We have Free Practice 3 in the morning to do more work, and I hope  can get a good Superpole result. For the race it would be really great to get some points, and I am going to make sure I enjoy it.



Source: Superpole 2 start at Aragon for Milwaukee Aprilia


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Harpic for yer Headers.

Category : General Bike Chat

Harpic for yer Headers.

Supposedly it works a treat……:thumbsup2:


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NEC bike show 2017

Category : General Bike Chat

NEC bike show 2017

In good form now as i have just booked 4 tickets flights etc to this years NEC bike show .Nothing special as most of ye here have prob been there loads of times , but this time my wife and my 2 boys who are now of the age where they read and steal my bike mags to see the newest bikes etc . We are all going as a family this time ! So happy and sorry if this a bit soppy and not a great thread but fuck me delighted as my boys becoming men !!


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