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buffeting issues

buffeting issues

hi just wondering has anyone good advice about buffering when diveing in the wind,was in glendalough yesterday ,lovely day but fook comeing home this morning was a fight too keep bike straight :rolleyes2:
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wanted fork stanchions W650

wanted fork stanchions W650

Hi lads,
Anyone know the best place to get fork stanchions for the W650 ?
Decided to make a start on sorting it out after my little bump :bag:
thanks.
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Tyco BMW's Guy Martin, Alastair Seeley and William Dunlop have their final shakedowns

Tyco BMW's Guy Martin, Alastair Seeley and William Dunlop have their final shakedowns

Tyco BMW’s Guy Martin, Alastair Seeley and William Dunlop have had their final shakedowns on the S1000RR superbikes that they will ride at the North West 200 next week.  The Tyco trio tested alongside Michael Dunlop at Kirkistown with the Ballymoney man testing the Milwaukee Yamaha R1 and his Supersport spec R6 as well as having his first outing on his MD Racing Superstock R1.  “That’s the first time the Superbike has turned a wheel.” Martin said after a day of testing in the sunshine at the Co Down track.  “It is a bloody handful!”

The Lincolnshire man, who recently won the feature races at the Scarborough Spring Cup and the Cookstown 100 on a superstock version of the German machine,  said he was getting to grips with the BMW.  “Its a little bit here and a little bit there at the moment.” he said.  “Everything we have done today has made a difference and we are not a million miles away now.”

William Dunlop had already enjoyed brief outing on his Superbike spec S1000RR during an earlier test at Kirkistown. After some problems with his quickshifter and a low speed tumble, the 29 year old posted his fastest ever lap of the Co Down short circuit on Thursday.  “We still have a lot to do but we are definitely in the ball park now.” he declared afterwards.

Dunlop won the Tandragee 100 feature race last weekend on his stock S1000RR and although he said the Superbike and stock versions “worked differently” he said there was “very little difference” between the two models.  “We will only know when we see the speed trap times at the North West whether there is much difference .” he said.

12 times North West winner Seeley was the fastest rider on track during the test and the British Superstock t**le challenger was unfazed by the extra power of the new Superbike.  “We decided to run with the traction control switched off today to give us a better feel for what the bike is doing.” he said after the test.  “It definitely has more speed when you get it wound up towards the end of the back straight.”

Michael Dunlop declared himself “a million times better than we were this morning” with his new R1 Yamaha after the Kirkistown outing. The 2014 double North West winner was almost as fast on his stock version of the R1 as he was on the superbike in spite of the fact the Milwaukee machine was running a new Phase 3 state of tune engine at the test. The team opted not to use a new suspension link that was available.  With both the Tyco and Milwaukee squads struggling to find a set up with their new machinery this season the start of practice at the North West 200 next Tuesday promises to be a fascinating encounter.

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Anyone heading to Le Mans this week?

Anyone heading to Le Mans this week?

Taking the rosslare-cherbourg ferry on Thurs,anybody on the same boat?Wouldnt mind tagging along with someone who knows the route down.Cheers
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Next bike?

Next bike?

My bike history so far, I had a 00 fazer 600 hated it, cbr600 loved it and for the last year I had a zrx1200, also loved it but you knew it was a 2 ton beast!

I’d love a sports bike or something that’s a pleasure to ride, I don’t do big miles, 1k a year, only 10 mins to work and the odd weekend spin.

The lack of clean sports bikes on the market atm but I’ve been looking at a z1000 on DD 2003, yay or nay? Gonna try get a spin on one during the week but I’m hearing they don’t handle?

http://www.donedeal.ie/motorbikes-fo…z-1000/9117686

I’m not gonna rush on something if it ain’t right or had a history! Passed off a k3 yesterday that looked mint on DD but I’d kick myself knowing it had been on its side!

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Top Box theft – real issue or not?

Top Box theft – real issue or not?

Hey guys

I’m living in dublin and I was wondering if it’s safe to get a top-box to leave helmet/jacket in it. Are some d-bags breaking into them on a regular basis or is it safe?

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scott oiler … without the expense!

scott oiler … without the expense!

Well im just after fitting a new chain and sprocket kit and i wanna try keep them "new " so was looking into getting a scott oiler..
But not after seeing the f***in the price of them :woots:
Start searchin for a diy chain oiler and came across this video…

Jolly’s DIY Chain Oiler:

Best one ive seen, really nice ideas with the cables ties.

Although he could work on his camera skills :lbhbh:

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Wanted : R125 Exhaust System

Wanted : R125 Exhaust System

Looking for an aftermarket exhaust system for my 2009 R125,
If you know something and or have any thought please post them.
Cheers,
T.
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