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» 600 carb clocks on a 750 fi ??
Aug 26, 2016 - 6:15 AM - by myfirstyamaha
Hi guys
ive a 750 srad just wondering does the 600 carbed clocks work on them??
Will i still get codes?

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» brake Pistons seized Galway
Aug 25, 2016 - 9:44 PM - by The Northern Southerner
Hey guys,

I have 2 front pistons seized in the brake caliper on my bandit.

Ive tried--

Air (160) psi and grease to remove them but they are stuck solid.
Anyone know of any place in galway that could unstick them?

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» tw 125
Aug 25, 2016 - 9:35 PM - by downey
picked this little yoke for a song a few weeks back,4 stroke 12 hp was lying idle for a year chain had rusted solid petrol tank had rusted through aswell, got a tank off flea bay cheap, stripped sanded and painted the bits that needed painting.bought it with the intention to just learn from takin it apart and chancin my arm at fixing it without the need of a bike shop and am happy to say ive learned lots and it hasnt been in a shop "yet" but seriously what a simple bike to work on ,the starter had seized so had that apart and the carb, it was surpisingly clean though,you would struggle to get 60 mph from it but its great craic ,even tried a bit of off roading up the vee today gave... [Read More]
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» White lithium grease in dublin
Aug 25, 2016 - 8:49 PM - by hornethead
Evening all
Anyone know where to get a tub of white lithium grease in Dublin, needs to be a tub of it and not a spray
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» Race farings
Aug 25, 2016 - 5:37 PM - by marsan
Hi lads
Where is best place to get race farings for cbr 600rr 2003 thanks
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» 2016 Classic TT: Lougher blowns up 250,000 MV then tries Hailwood RC181 replica
Aug 25, 2016 - 4:40 PM - by Admin
Lougher’s 250,000 MV Agusta triple holed a piston so it’s owner has wheeled out an RC181 instead…

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You can’t believe the stuff that happens at the Classic TT. The 250,000 MV triple that Ian Lougher was to race for collector John Chapman in Saturday’s 500cc Senior Classic race has blown up - hole in piston - but Chapman is replacing the bike with a replica of a 1966 Mike Hailwood Honda RC181.

That’s it - an RC181, the factory twin-cam... [Read More]
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» Classic TT 2016
Aug 25, 2016 - 8:49 AM - by Baylon McCaughey
Few wee snaps from the Island ;
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» Anyone know a mechanic or workshop that....
Aug 25, 2016 - 5:34 AM - by Nocturn_ie
Hey all....

Have posted a few times before.... currently riding a HD 883 Iron.

So... having discovered the umpteenth problem with her after only 18 months of ownership I've learned my lesson. Never again buy HD.

That said I can't sell her in her current condition. Which is she won't damned start!

So, am wondering if anyone knows of any mechanics or workshops willing to work on Harleys inside the Dublin area... have no alternative transport and please don't suggest the HD dealership. Have had bad experiences with them in the past.

Cheers and thanks in advance for any and all suggestions.
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» Kawasaki zx10r 2007 - looking for good mechanic!!! please help
Aug 24, 2016 - 11:59 PM - by goat14
my bike need a good mechanic. do someone know a really good mechanic in or nearby Galway??? please help

at the begining it was problem with the heating/cooling system i have change thermostat. right now i have found problem with the battery but the reason was the stator. i have order brand new and we will see how it will be working and charging after i will dill with this problem. another thing is i have leak of the coolant (dont know precisily where, maybe somewhere around pump) another thing is flashing fault time to time F1 - i dont know what it mean precisly and how to check it???
someone of my friends scared me telling that this could be problem with overheated engine. if this is thrue how to check condition of the engine? right now i dont remember tempherature... [Read More]
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» Southern Championship standings 2016
Aug 24, 2016 - 8:34 PM - by budgerman
Does anybody know where the current standings of the Southern Short circuit championship can be found?
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» Sdoc100 is a simple splash guard
Aug 24, 2016 - 8:20 PM - by The Fitz
This looks good and simple to use .
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» Dirty Nelly Broke down today
Aug 24, 2016 - 8:18 PM - by scorpy

I think Dirty Nelly is out to get me... lovely ride out on her in the sun for a bit, chugging along grand on the M7 and then total electrical failure.

Blew the 25A main fuze. And me like a tit without a spare.

First breakdown man had one, fitted, kick, starts...job sorted so (an hour later, mind you). In gear, 10 meters, total electrical failure. Damn, must be a short.

Breakdown man fecks off with a cage on the back and says another breakdown man will be along soon enough to recover her. In the meantime, me (being the far thinking person that I am) whips off the tank with me trusty allen set, peruses the nasty bends in the wires... [Read More]
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» promiscuous lady and things related
Aug 24, 2016 - 3:14 PM - by efanton
Currently using a samsung galaxy mini with google maps. Not the best combination so was wondering what other people use. Will be looking to replace the mobile, but I want to make sure I can repavce it with something that can be mounted neatly and be waterproof.

Is there a app out there that is biker friendly. Google will always give the shortest or most boring route. Surely there's an app out there that will work in Ireland and route you on those twisties we love, or the more scenic routes?

Also would be interested in what people use to to mount their mobiles.
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» 2016 MotoGP Rider Wages / Salaries
Aug 24, 2016 - 1:45 PM - by Admin
Today we take a look at the current lineup of MotoGP and the salary contracts they enjoy for riding in MotoGP class, most of the data is taken from trusted sources like Forbes, Guardian, BBC and CNN, excluding bonuses and perks for podium finishes, where even Dani Pedrosa is reported to have made more money from than his entire basic salary in 2015.


MotoGP rider Salaries for 2016 ;

Riders MotoGP Team Annual Salary
... [Read More]
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» Laverty returns with sights on 2017 WorldSBK title
Aug 24, 2016 - 12:42 PM - by Russell08
Eugene's 2017 WorldSBK comeback will be aboard a Milwaukee Aprilia bike.


It should be a good move for him if he gets to fight for the Chanpionship


Eugene Laverty: Why I'm leaving MotoGP

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Eugene Laverty has admitted to that his future lies away... [Read More]
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» Plastidip
Aug 23, 2016 - 9:10 PM - by positron
Anyone know where can I buy a can of plastidip? Thinking of turning my matt white helmet into matt black for a while... Amazon/eBay sellers won't ship to Ireland for some reason.
13 Replies | 520 Views
» Honda 50 trouble
Aug 23, 2016 - 8:29 PM - by harry9380
I have been doing up a 1975 Honda 50 I am having engine trouble I have change the piston valves clutch and rocker arms and all seals and gaskets I have set the valve clearance as per manual it is running very bad white smoke out the exhaust and no power what so ever
Please advise
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» Is my tyre good for doing the test on?
Aug 23, 2016 - 7:21 PM - by Userman
I have driving test on Monday next and I am not sure if my rear tyre is good enough to do it on? I don't want to be turned away on the day. What's your opinion? Should i change it?

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» Getting a good Horn
Aug 23, 2016 - 6:33 PM - by Hondapanfan
As a commuter I use the m 50 a lot and am fed up with people texting and drifting in on top of me. I'm looking to get a good horn something that gives a good loud BIP. Enough to wake someone from there techno slumber.
I bought a old style 'Aroooga' model T type horn but I have no space and its not as deafening as advertised.
Any suggestions? Maybe a shell from and old merc or something? Just enough to frighten a pedestrian ot wake a techno.drifter
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» Baffling baffle question
Aug 23, 2016 - 5:56 PM - by dvgenius
The new can is ear howlingly loud without baffle and not loud enough for me with baffle it's one of these types. Would halving the length of the baffle increase noise level slightly as a middle ground?

Can't find answers anywhere don't want to butcher it for nothing

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» Fc Moto have a decent sale on lids
Aug 23, 2016 - 5:42 PM - by acdc
and another 10% off with discount code FCMOTO10

I got a Caberg EGO Kuma for 63euro and a Held Vivien for the same. they were around 150 last week

some great shark lids on offer too

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» Seat repair
Aug 23, 2016 - 5:38 PM - by Blanka
The stitching's come undone at the front of my seat but the rest of the seat's in great nick so I'd like to get it fixed. I've tried a few boot and leather repair places and they couldn't to do it. Has anyone had a bike seat repaired recently in Dublin? Any recommendations?
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» valve stem seals for cd175
Aug 23, 2016 - 4:02 PM - by john o keeffe
sorry thats for a cd175
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» valve stem seals
Aug 23, 2016 - 3:59 PM - by john o keeffe
hi lads
need to know about the stem seals,in the parts manual it shows a small o ring first then the seal ,then the cap , i cant get the o ring anywhere? and cant see how it functions.anybody out there good enough to explain about the o ring, to me ?, would a standard o ring suffice, would it withstand the temperature. Also looking for any parts that are available
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» getting v5 from the uk??
Aug 23, 2016 - 11:51 AM - by Mick-R1
just wondering has anyone ever bought a bike here on uk plates without the v5 and how much effort is it to get a logbook for one? or if its even possible.
i know buying an irish bike without a logbook is simple enough to get sorted, dealer stamp and a commissioner of oaths signature, but need information on what way it works on an import without the book, or even if anyone has done it in the uk. thanks
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» Blast from the past on Sam Beckett Bridge.
Aug 23, 2016 - 10:13 AM - by ENGLISH
Even Sam couldn't capture the poetic sounds of the Kwacker triple crossing the bridge this morning.

A piece of 70's exotica, highlighting the utter mundaneness of modern society.

The whine of the three cylinder configuration coupled to the smell of two-stroke more fragrant than all the Americanos carried by the oblivious thirty somethings as they rushed to their desks.

If you are on here - fair play to you for commuting through the wet ,traffic filled streets of Dublin city. I did take a photo but refrained from putting it up for privacy reasons.
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» Testing for mondello on thursday not friday
Aug 23, 2016 - 9:29 AM - by thebleedinsymbol
Testing for the Monarch of Mondello ISB round this weekend is on THURSDAY AFTERNOON from 14.00 to 17.30. Not Friday.
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» Air filter foam replacement
Aug 22, 2016 - 11:39 PM - by Airman

Any good reason why the 'concertina' filter paper can't be replaced with this ^
inside an original rectangular filter housing and possibly a twist of the air screws.
70's bike so it's just plain flat around three walls of the housing.

I'd buy the filter no bother, but the postage is a rip off, I'd also go with an post or parcel motel, but for 1.56 for the foam ...
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» 2016 Manx GP / Classic TT: Practice times and Race results thread
Aug 22, 2016 - 9:10 PM - by Admin
Times and results from Monday’s practice sessions at the 2016 Classic TT

Motorsport Merchandise Superbike - conditions dry

1 3 Michael Dunlop Suzuki/Team Classic Suzuki 1 18:41.317 121.133
2 1 Steve Mercer Kawasaki/Mistral Racing 2 19:09.107 118.203
3 8 Ivan Lintin Kawasaki/Devitt RC Express Racing 1 19:11.136 117.995
4 7 Gary Johnson Suzuki/Team York Suzuki 2 19:12.994 117.805
5 2 James Hillier Kawasaki/Greenall Racing 2 19:15.179 117.582
6 12 Dean Harrison Kawasaki/Silicone Engineering 1 19:16.205 117.477
7 4 Michael Rutter Harris/Team Winfield 1 19:26.922 116.399
8 35 Conor Cummins Yamaha/Valvoline Racing by Padgetts Motorcycles 2 19:38.395 115.265
9 6 Dan Kneen Kawasaki/Mistral Racing 1 19:52.709... [Read More]
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» Re: Paint peeling on '14 Triumph
Aug 22, 2016 - 8:06 PM - by BigDiggity

The bike is a 2014 Triumph Tiger 800.

Just back from a trip across France and gave the bike a well deserved deep clean.

I was shocked to see this shit! The paint on the front-left side of the engine is starting to bubble and peel... The opposite side has started also but not as bad.

The bike only has 18,600km on it and i have it ACF-50'd every 6 months.

I've coated the exposed area in ACF50 to protect it.

How can I fix it or at least stop this from getting any worse???

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» Irishman Eugene Laverty finishes 6th at Czech Republic MotoGP
Aug 22, 2016 - 6:06 PM - by Admin
Eugene Laverty continued his excellent MotoGP campaign by finishing sixth in a rain-hit Czech Republic Grand Prix at Brno on Sunday.

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Eugene Laverty finished 13.8 seconds behind winner Cal Crutchlow in the Czech Republic

The Aspar Ducati rider from Toomebridge has moved on to 63 points and lies 11th in the 2016 standings.

Laverty has scored points in 10 of the 11 rounds this season with a best finish of... [Read More]
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» 2016 Classic TT: Donald to ride Egli-Vincent 500
Aug 22, 2016 - 4:10 PM - by Admin
Cameron Donald will be riding one of the more esoteric machines at this year’s Classic TT Races presented by Bennetts as he prepares for tonight’s first qualifying session on the Isle of Man.

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The Australian will be riding an Egli-Vincent but not the better known 1000cc 50 degree twin powered version but a 500cc single.

Swiss chassis designer Fritz Egli built his first examples around the Vincent 1000cc Black Shadow powerplant. As a racer... [Read More]
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