Category Archives: General Bike Chat

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Birmingham Motorbike show Chain and Sprockets

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Birmingham Motorbike show Chain and Sprockets

Heading over to the bike show in November and I was going to see if I could pick up a new Chain and Sprocket set among other things on my list :smileee: Do you reckon that there would be an issue bringing it home through security in the airport ? Anybody done this before ? I want to get a new Lid, jacket and bottoms, I heard that there are great bargains to be had over there


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Keeping engine clean ish

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Keeping engine clean ish

Hey,

trying to keep my engine as clean as I can and I’ve been looking at products to keep it clean… Some seems to spray WD40 or ACF50 … Don’t want anything sticky that can attract grime or crap off the road…


Curious as to what most of you use if any at all 😉


Cheers


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Red hot Austrian .

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Red hot Austrian .

Any one ever had a fire behind the front sprocket cover , the bikes a ktm 950,happened to me the other day didnt notice it until i got off and seen the cover all melted and a great big hole in it , any way took it off to stick on a replacement and found alot of old chain oil build up in there to the point where it is rubbing all the way around the chain and its charred to fuck in there .

Some kind of friction fire maybe , ?

Any one had this happen before ?


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Impact screwdriver cheap

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Impact screwdriver cheap

As above. Mr price Midleton selling impact screwdrivers for 4.99 euro.

Metal box and the usual 2x slot and 2x Philips.


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Duplicate key services in Ireland

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Duplicate key services in Ireland

Alright lads,


I have 1 key for the bike and 1 for the work van. I want to get duplicates incase the worst happens. They both have immobilisers so its not just key cutting but coding also.


Any recommendations as to where to get this done in Ireland? (Cork preferably :ninja:)


Cheers :thumbsup2:


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Sport bike reccomendation

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Sport bike reccomendation

Its time i got a proper bike again. I am currently using a burgman as a daily bike and its great but i want something fun. Specifically a sports bike.


Roughly a 4k budget. I am trying to decide between a jap 600/750 or an RSVR factory.


Looking for opinions on the Aprilia. I would like to try another twin having previously had a 749s. The problem with the 749 was it always wanted to be driven hard and was a pig at low speed.


Asking people with experience can the Aprilia be driven round town or is it a pig also.


Also how unreliable is one going to be?


Am i better off just getting a jap IL 4.


will be doing approx 6k a year mostly weekend stuff with some commuting and keeping the burgman as a daily.


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Help required. stranded uk biker in galway.

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Help required. stranded uk biker in galway.

Hi i stopped to help a guy and his wife on a broken down bmw gs 1200 today. They were on the way to killarney and intended getting ferry back to uk on thursday.

Bike cut out by gort. Resue van picked it up and was taking it to a compound locally. The owner and his wife i think were going to a bnb . anyone here know anyone in the galway area that could look at bike for them.? Bike is turning over but not firing.

Bmw gs 1200 2006.

I’m back in cork now but left my number with them.


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Yamaha mt09 Tracer GT or Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE?

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Yamaha mt09 Tracer GT or Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE?

So I’m getting a claim payout shortly and I’m undecided as to what to get….

I want to upgrade from my ’00 Honda Varadero 1000xl to a new bike. I’m on the fence between the ’19 Tracer GT and the ’19 Versys 1000 SE. Both have similar hp and specs but I’m leaning towards the Kawasaki.

Do you guys have any advice between the 2 and do you guys have any other recommendations? I’m looking for a “sit up and beg” style scoot instead of a crotch rocket… Nothing against them at all, I just don’t want to buy one.


Thanks


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