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» Hobby tig welder advice
Sep 24, 2017 - 6:43 PM - by setter
Hi lads
Any of ye lads can recommend a decent/cheapish tig welder,i can weld stick and have welded stainless with tig,i would like to buy a hobby tig welder that i could hopefully weld aluminium in the future,looks to me i will need an ac tig but i dont want to spend 1000 plus,would only be light stuff,any ideas
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» Where to get a smaller reg plate made up
Sep 24, 2017 - 4:23 PM - by R1_Pete
Now that I have been fleeced by the VRT office and have a lovely 161D reg I'm looking to get a plate made up for my new toy.

The Uk reg that was on it was huge! Like a flag!! I want to get a smaller tidier plate.

I know.. it's a "show plate"!

I'm looking for roughly 7"x4" inches with just standard text.

Any suggestions for someone around Dublin who can make one up? Or someone online at a push.

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» Halo angle eyes
Sep 24, 2017 - 12:48 AM - by r1 sean
If I wanted to get them fitted who's the man to do so around the dublin area?
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Sep 23, 2017 - 10:18 PM - by BigDiggity
Hi Lads,

Just wanna give a big shout out and recommendation for Adventure Bike Training in Norfolk. I did the first day/level of training there yesterday.

Its run by Kevin and Debs Hammond, two of the nicest people you could possibly meet. Kevin is an absolutely brilliant instructor, extremely experienced having competed in a load of events and also travelled and led tours all over the world. He's a fully-trained and qualified BMW instructor too.

I had no previous off road experience. Because I ride an R1200GS, I chose to do the training on one of his R1200GS's kitted out with Conti TKC 80's.... Awesome tyres. The day started off in the yard riding on a muck and gravel surface, learning the correct standing body position, weight transfer, slow... [Read More]
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» Recommendation for starter motor rebuild
Sep 23, 2017 - 8:13 PM - by dufferman
Is there anyone good and reasonable in Dublin or should I buy a new one.

Any idea on rough idea of price.

Triumph tiger 1050 ones are pricey

Thanks v much lads
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» Fork advice needed
Sep 23, 2017 - 5:12 PM - by Anthony Byrne
Lads any opinions on the below.

Noticed the left fork had some rust on it today, when I looked closer it was a fair load.

Spent awhile cleaning it off but still bad enough, I'm not one for the bike looking fancy it does take a few knocks and to be honest I've only cleaned it once but it's only 18months old. Will the rust fuck up the seals?
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» From SV650S to......
Sep 23, 2017 - 3:07 PM - by GONKO
We'll lads, been on two wheels a few months and really love riding, even if it's to work, being on the bike is a joy. I have a very soft soo for sport bikes and the SS's in general. Now before anyone says anything, I will not be using the performance of it, if I get a super sport. I don't even use the potential of my current SV. I'm disciplined to ride within my limits(I'm used to pushing on a bit in cages owning an Integra and GS450h....i would not attempt it on two wheels yet) . I'd be sensible in that sense, plus have 2 kids to come home to. My question is, am I mad to consider this or should I really keep the sv. I do love the sv, but the looks of a gixxer or R6 etc really appeals to me.

I ride the M50 daily from palmerstown to lepordstown and it's a 30min one way to... [Read More]
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» Bike no propulsion or idle
Sep 23, 2017 - 3:57 AM - by adam500
Have an 05 Derbi gpr50 (with 80cc). Bought from city spares as a project.

New battery, new sparkplug, new ignition barrell.
No starter motor

Was trying to bump start. Bike will start (kind of), but does not drive, and will die out iff you let go of the throttle even slightly
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» Pcp finance
Sep 22, 2017 - 10:20 PM - by Paranoid android
I work in the motor business, a lot of garages are saying that the number of customes are slowing down doing business with him as they have all taken up Pcp finance and effecting his repair work , is this getting more prevalent in our 2 wheels as well ?I know this is effecting prices of second hand bikes already,
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» Big thanks Morrisonsbhp
Sep 22, 2017 - 9:09 PM - by robh650
Just wanted to thank Ian for today. He doesn't know me from adam but he went out way to help me. An absolute gent.
3 Replies | 271 Views
» Carb settings, 2000, Yamaha Tw125
Sep 22, 2017 - 2:55 PM - by gac88

Does anybody know how to set the carbs for a tw125.
I'm really struggling to get the bike running properly.
Any info. would be great.

Thank you.
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» 10 Years ago tonight....
Sep 21, 2017 - 11:45 PM - by kennedydpk
I suppose a lot of new members on here wouldn't have known our Philip, however a lot of should I say, the more established members, would remember him and it was tonight 10 years ago that we lost him as a result of an accident.

Hasn't time flown?

Here's to you son, hopefully you're still keeping an eye on all of us, and it's about time you sent me the Euromillions numbers for the next triple rollover.
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» GP 500 Mondello.
Sep 21, 2017 - 9:31 PM - by Dusty Rhodes

Seen this featured on an ole thread,,,,, does anyone know if there is a more up to date motorcycle sim out there that has the Mondello Park International Circuit??
0 Replies | 200 Views
» Main beam no working
Sep 21, 2017 - 7:41 PM - by efanton
Noticed that both my dipped headlights are not working last night. Hi beam works fine on both. Checked fuses for both hi beam and main beam and they are fine (both are 15 amp so I just swapped them around as a test)

So I'm left with a couple of scenarios

Both bulbs blew on the same day

switch on handle bar is faulty

there's a loose connection somewhere

or there's a relay blown somewhere.

Any one familiar with this problem? My bike is a GSX 600F

Will be picking up two new bulbs in Halfords Sunday (going to B&Q in Limerick anyhow), but it would be nice to know what the problem is before then as I commute on the bike 40 miles to and 40 miles from UCC... [Read More]
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» Just looking a couple answers from any mc members on here
Sep 21, 2017 - 6:28 PM - by Pikeybikey
Just here looking for a couple answers from a active mc member in the northwest,
I ride a lot, currently on a american import chopped shadow,
Just tryin to find out about any mc that i could see about pledging for, im 24.
Live in donegal but theres only a few mc i know of with chapters up this direction or somewat near,
Any ideas ?✌🤘
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» Maxiss pro max tires
Sep 21, 2017 - 6:23 PM - by Katanasteve
Experience with the maxiss tires Lads any reviews good or bad there cheap but can't afford much better at the min
14 Replies | 338 Views
» Help with aftermarket Gear Indicator
Sep 21, 2017 - 5:19 PM - by dvgenius
I was on a shopping spree ordering upgrade bits and bobs for my K2 GSXR 600. Gear indicator arrived yesterday its meant to plug straight into the diagnostics port on the bike but I'm not quite sure exactly which one it is on the bike though ive googled all day and it seems it's one of these 2 (image below).

The plugs on the bike are different to the plug on the Gear indicator so i went back to see the ad description for the gear indicator and it seems its actually for a k4 not a k2

Is there a way i can still make this work? Anyone have the know-how? Any bit of guidance welcome i don't mind snipping the wire on the gear indicator and connecting them directly to the plug... [Read More]
14 Replies | 330 Views
» Cheap n fast way of getting your bike to the IOM TT?
Sep 21, 2017 - 2:43 PM - by Japcati
Simple really....
2 Replies | 333 Views
» Tyre Leader
Sep 21, 2017 - 1:40 PM - by jimd10
Well lads ,has anyone used this crowd ? Seem cheap enough , what ye think ?
3 Replies | 293 Views
» Anyone with dodgey LED indicator flashing......heres a solution.
Sep 21, 2017 - 12:16 PM - by Japcati
Get rid of the dangerous balast resistors and quick connectors.....if you have them on your bike.

Solder the joints,heat shrink them and fit an LED Flasher relay.
Makes a safe and secure LED indicator setup and no more loose connections and faulty indicator flashing.
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» Where to purchase an Almax Chain?
Sep 21, 2017 - 11:31 AM - by tonytoc11
After having my bike very nearly stolen recently I decided to invest in an Almax 19mm chain from their website. They payment went through but they refunded it saying that they don't post to Ireland or NI.

How do I go about purchasing an Almax chain and lock or is there an equivalent that I can purchase here?
20 Replies | 453 Views
» Conundrum. .....
Sep 21, 2017 - 8:10 AM - by iano
Dunno is it worth fitting an extender onto a gsxr

Click the image to open in full size.
19 Replies | 863 Views
» Bike shop near canal road for motul oil
Sep 21, 2017 - 5:20 AM - by padraic2271
I'm in Dublin today for work and want to pick up some motul oil, are there any bike shops along my route from M4 to Canal road that sell it?
3 Replies | 232 Views
» Bike Theft and recommendation for tracker.
Sep 20, 2017 - 10:26 PM - by TomPetty
Hi folks,
With all the Bikes being robbed recently including one robbed from our basement in Dublin City Centre today - Was just thinking of getting some kind of GPS tracker for my own Fazer so that I could see where it located, if its robbed.
Any recommendations ?

Thanks Folks ...

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» loan of chain riveting tool
Sep 20, 2017 - 4:08 PM - by robh650
Hi I was wondering if anyone around the north cork has a lend of a chain riveting tool for an afternoon.
5 Replies | 275 Views
» Suspension
Sep 20, 2017 - 3:21 PM - by doohanno1
Anybody have a number for Colm Lynch who works on suspension.
3 Replies | 165 Views
» Tiny number plate
Sep 20, 2017 - 1:54 PM - by black pudding
Who makes the small number plates now?remember going into radiator services years ago to get one done but was wondering if there was anywhere closer to the north county and he was very dear if I remember right
12 Replies | 549 Views
» Michelin Tyre cashback....
Sep 20, 2017 - 12:07 PM - by evertel
Just a headsup that there's 35euro cashback on a set of Michelin Power RS or any of the Pilot Road 4's if you buy before the end of the month.
Got a set of PR4's last weekend in Cotters and was handed the flyer for the offer.
You have to give them your iban and bic numbers and a scan of the receipt, and then they'll lodge it to your account in a few weeks.
Big finicky and lets see if it actually arrives, but worth a try if youre in the market for a new set and those model's suit.
1 Reply | 220 Views
» textile gear repairs
Sep 20, 2017 - 12:02 PM - by red line
does anyone know where i can can get my textile gear repaired, need to get the Velcro replaced and two zips done too
4 Replies | 194 Views
» Rip frank (the tank ) Conlon clones co monaghan
Sep 20, 2017 - 8:29 AM - by diehard honda
Died Sunday 17 in cork doing what he loved a hillclimb thoughts are with his family and friends another man taken far too young he's surly gone through the pearly gates on the zx12 by now rip now friend
22 Replies | 1,170 Views
» Indicators not blinking
Sep 19, 2017 - 8:39 PM - by redking
Just getting into the biking business. The indicators on my honda cbf 125 are staying solid when turned on, no flashing. Any ideas?
12 Replies | 413 Views
» Bike trousers recommendation
Sep 19, 2017 - 5:49 PM - by redking
Hey there, I'm new enough to the biking scene, only had a few lessons so far. I just wanted some opinions on what to get for some protective trousers.
I wore kevlar jeans and they seemed fairly restrictive and not to my liking.
What would be a more freely moving and if possible waterproof solution?
13 Replies | 583 Views
» Vroom vroom or splish splash
Sep 19, 2017 - 12:33 PM - by Boots2008
This would give that new Kwakker a good run for its money!! Bit slow at coming back to the start line though!! :-)
4 Replies | 392 Views


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