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***Biker's Lounge Thread***

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by bakes0310, Feb 16, 2010.

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  1. Ghosteh

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 18, 2006

    Posts: 4,144

    Location: Liverpool

    Good god, Poole Quay was packed tonight. Got there at around 18:50, and had to go to the second parking area, as the first was rammed out lol. So nice and warm though, can't wait for it to get even warmer :D.

    Loving the Knox Handroids too, finding them really comfortable, feel so much better than my previous gloves. But as I paid close to £120 more than I did for my last gloves, I'd expect them too lol.
     
  2. kidloco

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    Joined: Nov 3, 2003

    Posts: 4,639

    Location: Up-Holland

    yep, went for a blast up to cat & fiddle tonight, great run. Weather was great, virtually nil traffic and only one cop :D. Loads of bikes though. I swore I wouldnt go back to the cat & fiddle again after seeing all the cameras they put up. But knowing how to play them, plus the fact they dont work properly yet made me go back, it really is one of the best roads in the country.

    Lets hope this weather holds out, 7-9pm, traffic is dead and its still nice and warm. happy days :cool:
     
  3. Ghosteh

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    Location: Liverpool

    Did you take short cut? :p. I've not been there since they put up the cameras, so I don't know how it's actually laid out heh.
     
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  4. kidloco

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    yeh, you just take it easy at the start, between the 1st 2 sets of cameras. Then you can play for a bit, just make sure you stop at the pub for a bit as the next set it just after that. Then a mile on turn right and come back the fun way, the route with all the undulations. This bit only has 2 sets of cameras at the very start, so as soon as you get past those you have the nice long stretch of great roads to play on.
     
  5. VFR_KID

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    Joined: Jul 3, 2008

    Posts: 3,250

    Location: Fife way up in Scotland

    Anyone ever used Avon Road Rider Tyres or Dunlop Gt501 or by any chance know anyone who has.

    Im getting scared of these Lasertec tyres. I can feel them sliding about even last night after a day of 17c temps and warming them up i could feel them twitching and sliding on the road. I know the back is only 130/80/18 and front a 110/90/16 and the bike is old but surely shouldn't be jumping around that much.
     
  6. Draeger

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 4, 2004

    Posts: 12,828

    Location: Falkirk, Scotland

    How old are they?. Maybe the rubber has "gone off" if they are a good age?.

    Can't help with the Avon or Dunlop advice as I've only ever used Michelin 2CT's in the past 4 or 5 years - I just canny see past 'em. :)
     
  7. kidloco

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    I always swear by Michelin as well, although now im getting used to the Pirelli Corsa 3 mine came with im quite liking them also.

    I have used both Avon and Dunlop tyres and hated them both. Avon was just vague as hell and the dunlops just slipped everwhere (both on a R1), this was around 6-7 years ago so they may have got better.

    As mentioned, if the tyre you have on is old (over 2 years) then it should be changed really as they go off. If its sliding around in the great weather we have had recently then there is something not right.
     
  8. VFR_KID

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    The front was only put on at Xmas the back may be worth changing due to age.

    Few guys have said the lasertec will go for miles but just not that great.

    On a better note has anyone watched this

    Joey Dunlop Remembered
     
  9. Wyvern971

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 6, 2004

    Posts: 1,921

    Location: London

    Cheers for the heads up :)

    I bought the Joey Dunlop TT Wins DVD at Christmas, watching that you can see why he was called King of the Mountain / King of the Roads
     
  10. VFR_KID

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    Location: Fife way up in Scotland

    I have to say he is probably my all time hero. Guys so humble.

    "The wee gray haired mauny"

    It takes balls to race motorcycles But REALLY big balls to road race and be good at it
     
  11. MADMAN69UK

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 26, 2005

    Posts: 875

    Location: Midlands

    So... I contacted the dealership this morning to enquire about the exhaust popping.
    They said that they've never had to re-map a Kwak with a Scorpion exhaust...

    They recommend I contact Scorpion directly to see if they have anything to say, so I just sent them an email :rolleyes:
     
  12. VFR_KID

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    I don't see what scorpion are going to say. Its not like exhausts have mechanical parts that could be malfunctioning.

    Bike engines are high strung. Most guys I know say if you put in a K&N Filter and exhaust you should be getting them power commanded anyway.

    as above its popping because the fuel to air mixture is incorrect. causing a mini explosion in the can.

    Would I not be right in saying its due to lack of back pressure?
     
  13. MADMAN69UK

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 26, 2005

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    Location: Midlands

    I have ney a clue :(

    Wondering where my nearest dyno testing centre is atm...

    My closest city is Derby.
     
  14. VFR_KID

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    Looking through google as well. Everyone that mentions after market exhausts and popping have been recommended a power commander. It is to do with the engine running lean as well.

    Not sure on Dyno in your area. Im sure one of the other chaps can help

    Or have a gander here

    http://www.dynojet.co.uk/tuningcentres.php?type=1
     
  15. fullspizz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Niptons Ridge

    There is a dyno place in Castle Donington, either at or near to the circuit.
    Usually advertise in the back of the bike mags.
    From Derby myself :)
     
  16. VFR_KID

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  17. MADMAN69UK

    Hitman

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    Location: Midlands

    Not having much luck finding that one.

    I did find THIS place, but it's out Notts way :rolleyes:
     
  18. MADMAN69UK

    Hitman

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    Ooo, sweet, I'll give that a looksee. Thanks :)
     
  19. VFR_KID

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    Could be out of range or no good.

    As Im not from your way I cannot comment. hopefully someone on here can shed some light that way.
     
  20. MADMAN69UK

    Hitman

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    Location: Midlands

    My dealer is at Clay Cross anyway, so it's not that far from there.

    I've just sent them a message asking if they'll be able to help. Fingers crossed :)
     
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