The Workshop

February 26, 2021

Recomend me a machine shop nearby

Recomend me a machine shop nearby Howdy, Not a bike related post but the tools are the same. Can anyone recommend an engineering shop on Dublin southside – Sandyford area, that could drill two 12 mm holes and put a 45 degree bevel into a hard plastic? I could attack it with my […]

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February 26, 2021

Tyre pressure – rule of thumbL hot v cold ?

Tyre pressure – rule of thumbL hot v cold ? (Not sure if Ive asked this before, if I have apologies) Read this a while back: Bike Tyre Pressure Setting – 10% rule MY manual recommends 32 PSI front solo. I run 36. I found this out by testing as follows: […]

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February 22, 2021

Temp gauge not working

Temp gauge not working So my temp gauge isn’t working. A few places to look for the problem I think but looking for opinions… Fuse – do single gauges have individual fuses? I don’t have a fuse box diagram so I’m flying blind. Coolant sensor – as it’s an old girl I’m […]

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February 21, 2021

best bike lift ?

best bike lift ? right lads im in the market for a bike lift but want a good strong one so im looking at the sealey MC454 https://www.toolden.co.uk/p/sealey-h…EaAmKjEALw_wcB or the unicraft MHB 455 https://www.donedeal.ie/tools-for-sa…80?campaign=14 anyone got eather of these ? or any other options ? Source: best […]

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July 30, 2020

07 Yamaha R1 – Rough Idle

07 Yamaha R1 – Rough Idle I have a 2007 Yamaha R1 and the idle has gone pretty crappy after a recent track day. The bike runs perfectly above about 3,000 RPM. At idle though it’s pretty rough. When it’s cold the idle is a little higher and sounds perfect. Then when […]

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June 29, 2020

Painting and flairing repairs.

Painting and flairing repairs. Any one in the kerry/cork/limerick area with a good turn around time,doing this type of work.If not,any recommendations. Tryed Guy on DD kilkenny, no longer does it. Any ideas ! Source: Painting and flairing repairs.

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June 22, 2020

Warranty that will cover Ireland?

Warranty that will cover Ireland? Hi there, Does anyone have any details of a warranty that will cover a second hand motorbike in Ireland? I see a lot of the UK dealers offer them with second hand bikes but they only cover Northern Ireland. Is there anyone offering warranties that cover down South? […]

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June 18, 2020

Spongy brakes?

Spongy brakes? How are we people? Just thought that I would reinforce the old trick of tying back your brake lever overnight after bleeding your brakes, especially if you have a bit of a spongy lever. Did it last night on my FJR 1300 after replacing the front hoses, lever was coming back […]

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