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» 2018 BMW G310R and G310 GS launched, then recalled
Jul 18, 2018 - 7:40 PM - by Admin
BMW Motorrad has recalled 2,376 units of the G 310 R and the G 310 GS motorcycles in the US. The affected motorcycles are said to have an issue concerning the side stand and a part of the frame that is connected to the side stand. The recall has been done by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that states that prolonged use of the side stand might lead to breakage from the part of the frame holding it.

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BMW Motorrad India have launched the G 310 R and... [Read More]
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» Pinlock inserts - where to buy in Dublin?
Jul 18, 2018 - 12:24 PM - by ascalon
Need a new pinlock insert for me lid.

Is there anywhere in Dublin where I can just walk in and get one?

With shipping and stuff, I'd rather a local shop get the yoyos.

For a Shoei XR1100.

Cheers,

A
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» Miss the ring ding ding in racing
Jul 17, 2018 - 7:55 PM - by scorpy
For those who still remember the smell of a GP grid.

Sitting in a mostly empty bar somewhere in Australia in 1998, Rich Oliver spoke candidly.

The then factory Yamaha Superbike rider had as an audience a couple of motojournalists, and a lot of empty barstools.

While racing, Oliver was renown for his secrets in machine prep, training and even his racing lines. But, on that afternoon in Australia, perhaps it was the alcohol which loosened him up. Or it may have been the subject, one clearly very dear to him.

"On a Superbike, yeah it makes a huge amount of power, almost too much power, but if you look at the engine, it's this very large block of cylinders, a bank of carbs and everything that comes with it, huge radiators,... [Read More]
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» Where to buy main jets for mk1 bandit 600
Jul 17, 2018 - 2:19 PM - by myfirstyamaha
Seen them on ebay but theyre all from england and further,
Anyone on here have anything?
Not lookin for freebies will swap moneys, cheers

Also if my bike is running lean which main would I use, as far as I remember theres 95s in it? Maybe move to 105s?
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» Faugheen 50 News.
Jul 17, 2018 - 1:28 PM - by Sleazy Rider
Faugheen 50 Road Race Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd July 2018

Grids are full, with only limited room in the 125cc, 250cc/400cc Championships and they look fantastic! Its almost as if its the complete list of Irish Road Racing ranking from whose leading the Championship in each and every class from top to bottom! Practically every racer has confirmed entry. The list is too long for each class to include below, so I have just highlighted those few generally at the top of their classes.
Leading the charge in Faugheen this year in the National classes is Derek McGee,
Derek Sheils, Michael Sweeney, Paul Jordan, Thomas Maxwell, Kevin Fitzpatrick and circuit newcomer Davy Todd and not forgetting Club Members Brian McCormack and Graham Kennedy who will all be... [Read More]
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» Hesitation going back on throttle in high rpm??
Jul 17, 2018 - 7:54 AM - by myfirstyamaha
Hows things lads and ladys,
Am experiencing some hesitation when I go bk on the throttle in higher rpms , its like it wants to go but takes a second or 2
Could this be down to getting the carbs balanced or is it a job for a jetting kit?
Its as if its not getting enough petrol for a second or too much has been thrown in im not 100%

Cheers for any replies in advance
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» Just bought a 2012 ZZR 1400
Jul 16, 2018 - 10:35 PM - by padraic2271
I sold my 950 supermoto at the weekend with the intention of scaling down on the amount of bikes I have, the wife had picked out a new kitchen and all was well with the world...

That is until last night, over a few whiskeys and browsing ebay, I came across a 2012 ZZR1400 for ok money, now I've always had a soft spot for the original ZZR, and I came close to buying one of the 2012 models not long after they were launched as in my opinion there is something about them, the last of the big bikes in a world full of shrinking sportsbikes, so before I knew what had happened I had hit the 'buy it now' button.

I'm still trying to justify it to myself, and the wife Bikes are... [Read More]
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» Head machining recommendations?
Jul 16, 2018 - 9:03 PM - by jake361
I'm looking for someone to cut the valve seats on a drz400 head to match new valves.

Can anyone recommend someone in the country that could do this? Preferably a place that does regular work on bikes?

I've tried a couple local places so far (Wexford) and they've said they can't do it without lapping which can't be done on bike valves as the coating will be ruined.


Cheers 👍
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» Garage space
Jul 16, 2018 - 5:24 PM - by Duke 78
Hi Folks,

Any of you have a secure place can rent out for me bike. Hopefully for a reasonable price in Naas or it's surroundings.
PM me please.

Much appreciated

Danny
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» Photos : Walderstown RR 2018
Jul 16, 2018 - 4:43 PM - by Spanky
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Click the image to open in full size.... [Read More]
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» Broken Paddock Stand Bobbin Screw
Jul 16, 2018 - 3:10 PM - by Alialinejad
Hi All,

I've got broken bobbin screw in the swing arm. tried to drill it with a small drilling bit and use screw extractor. It was not as easy as saying!!!!!
Can anybody suggest any handyman or engineer who can pull the broken screw from swing arm for me?
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» Keeping gear fresh?
Jul 15, 2018 - 5:29 PM - by Lukasz
I couldn't find it anywhere on forum, what stuff you guys use for keeping inside if gloves, boots and say helmet fresh? I wore my brand new gloves like 4 times and between sun and little bit of rain they already start to smell bad, is there any solution some kind of spray or maybe steam cleaner to keep them fresh?
37 Replies | 1,192 Views
» Rebore service in Ireland. Any suggestions?
Jul 14, 2018 - 10:23 PM - by galwayducati
Currently rebuilding a 1977 Honda CB750 K7 and need to get the barrels rebored. Can anyone recommend a reputable engineers in Ireland to do this type of work? Google is not bringing up to many results.
19 Replies | 768 Views
» Tyre question..
Jul 14, 2018 - 9:25 PM - by willdee
Any of you good people's be able to answer me a question if a 1988 gsxr 750.. she needs new rubber.. and i was giving a set of track tyres still plenty of rubber left.. the rear is a 190 ... Question is will it fit or not.. ?????????
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» 2018 Walderstown 'Race of the South' this weekend
Jul 14, 2018 - 3:01 PM - by Admin
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More info on the clubs website here - location map to the midlands circuit here ;

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/53.4...!4e1!3e0?hl=en
21 Replies | 2,229 Views
» Honda VTR SP1
Jul 14, 2018 - 1:36 PM - by cbr250rr
Hi all, long time since I posted anything but just had to get my new bike out to everyone. It's a 2001 SP1 just received her this week and a big thanks to Ted's trucking for a brilliant service, cannot recommend Damien enough!!
The bike is spotless, got really lucky, it's like driving a new bike. What do ye think of the exhausts? Didn't like them at first but they are growing on me. I have the originals and cannot decide if the bike looks better with current exhausts r the originals?
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» Can I build a kit bike?
Jul 13, 2018 - 9:21 PM - by Meepmeep
Have any of you good people who are in NO way mechanically-minded ever built a kit bike?!

I know they're not as common as kit cars, but variations can be gotten.

I'm 100% not mechanically-minded but I think I'd enjoy putting the parts together following instructions. Like a LEGO project.

Anyone?
75 Replies | 2,087 Views
» Bike cover in Aldi 4.99
Jul 13, 2018 - 8:51 PM - by positron
Saw they had bike covers on the shelf reduced to a fiver - Aldi Drogheda.

I have a ten year one from Aldi/Lidl from years ago that was used on/off time to time, and nothing wrong with them, works well.
3 Replies | 430 Views
» Tubeless tyre on spoked rim
Jul 13, 2018 - 12:55 PM - by galway86
Can I fit a tube in a tubeless tyre on a spoked rim.
Is there anything I need to do differently.
I'm going to remove the rimlock and blank the hole because I don't think I'll be needing it . I'll be running the tyres on 20+ psi so shouldnt have any problems with slipping.
13 Replies | 468 Views
» Yamaha fz6 2006 parts
Jul 13, 2018 - 12:15 PM - by DJPscales
Alrite lads,

Had my first tumble this morning on the fz6, cracked a few bits and bruised me hole, bobbins saved most of it. Anyone on here have and fairings, (rear right panel and front fairing is cracked) I'm going to go city spares asap but wanted to check here before I finish work.
2 Replies | 194 Views
» Vehicle registration certificate after VRT?
Jul 13, 2018 - 12:10 PM - by Paravians
So for my new bike from the UK, I've done/paid the VRT, changed the insurance to the new plate number, registered it with motortax.ie and got my disc today.

I thought the Registration Certificate would have come with the motor tax disc but there was nothing. How do I obtain the Registration Certificate??

(sorry if it's been answered before or if it's a dumb question).
5 Replies | 336 Views
» Tyre slipping on rim
Jul 13, 2018 - 12:00 PM - by Southern Rider
My father has a 76 Honda CD175, has punctured twice in one week, the mechanic who looked at it thinks with the weather the tyre is slipping on the rim, and pulling the tube causing it to tear at the valve

Any idea on how to stop this, or is it just a case for a new tyre.

I should say the tyre on it has no use done whatever.
2 Replies | 317 Views
» What are the bikes used in Classic road racing?
Jul 13, 2018 - 10:22 AM - by Quello Serio
I don't know much about road racing, but having been to the Skerries races this year, I've decided (again) that old bikes are better than modern bikes. They look better, they sound better, they smell better.

Can anyone give some information on the bikes used in the 'Classic' races? They all look similar, like a Norton Manx. Is that what they are? Or Replicas?

They sound like 4 strokes, so why do they smell like two strokes?

They look like they are able to keep up with modern sportsbikes, which seems strange for such an old design.
7 Replies | 544 Views
» MotoGP: MotoGP Germany: Friday practice times and results
Jul 13, 2018 - 8:50 AM - by Admin
Ecstar Suzuki’s Andrea Iannone put the soft rear Michelin to good use in the closing minutes of today’s opening MotoGP free practice at the Sachsenring, stealing top spot from reigning champion Marc Marquez by almost four-tenths of a second.

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Marquez had led the entire session, putting in a 1’21.832 on the medium rear on his seventh lap which remained the benchmark until Iannine dropped his 1’21.442 on hid 18th lap of 24.

Movistar Yamaha’s... [Read More]
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» Skorpion endcan
Jul 12, 2018 - 10:19 PM - by sean o caoimh
Lads ,I've bought a used skorpion endcan for my Triumph tiger 800 2013. The pipe on the stock can is a smaller diameter, I'm thinking if I removed the gasket I
should be able to make the connection.
Would anybody have any experience of this situation .
6 Replies | 322 Views
» James Cowton has died
Jul 12, 2018 - 8:33 PM - by Owen2737
Yorkshire's James Cowton has succumbed to injuries sustained during the 600cc Challenge Race at the Isle of Man, organisers have confirmed.

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Mr Cowton was involved in a four-bike collision at Stadium Corner during todays Supersport race at the Southern 100. The incident has also left Ivan Lintin in a critical condition.

A statement from the organisers reads:
... [Read More]
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» MotoGP: Pedrosa retires
Jul 12, 2018 - 3:10 PM - by Admin
Pint sized Dani Pedrosa will step down from his MotoGP career at the end of a shitty 2018 season plagued with injuries, crashes and an underwhelming performance on the factory Honda.

Pedrosa says he did have some good options to continue into next season but was super pissed off with Jorge Lorenzo for taking his slot to run alongside Marq Marquez for the 2019 season at Honda, and that it was time to call it a day.

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... [Read More]
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» Road
Jul 12, 2018 - 6:35 AM - by Mossy
With the week that's in it, I watched it again.. had a couple whiskeys at the time, but I still think without I would have shed the same tears.

One part that caught me.. is Joey's and Robert's mam (May) still alive? If she is, god help that woman.. to bury two kids and then a grandson.. God bless her..
2 Replies | 607 Views
» Tracer 900 Suspension upgrade????
Jul 12, 2018 - 1:41 AM - by Budthewiser
Any Tracer 900 owners on here buy an upgrade kit for there suspension. I bought a tracer 900 a few months back but the front and rear suspension are only OK. I want a better feeling, there are upgrade kits but i'll have to remortgage my house to buy them. Any help would be appreciated.
4 Replies | 320 Views
» cutting standard exhaust
Jul 11, 2018 - 5:17 PM - by irishstormIRL
Howdy, looking for some advice, cutting up the stock exhaust on my 650 drag star and was wondering if i could grind of the support and the bar connecting them together without any pressure troubles, was going to wield a plate over the whole to cover it in, cheers :)


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» Fair play: Cotters MC
Jul 11, 2018 - 9:57 AM - by ascalon
Needed a quick job done due to a bit of ill-advised gunthering.

While doing another job, I managed to tear the rubber body of the valve on the back wheel of the VF.

Made it early to Cotters this morning and was happily waiting for the shop to open up, when the lads arrived 20 minutes early.

While getting themselves sorted out to open, they copped me in the car and asked what I was looking for and I said I needed a new valve in the wheel and they took it in on the spot. I barely had time to admire the gorgeous S1000RR outside the door before I was handed back the wheel. I was back in the car and on the way to work before 09:00.

Fair play, wouldn't have even asked for such service and was happy to come back and pick up later,... [Read More]
4 Replies | 630 Views
» 2018 Southern 100: times and race results
Jul 11, 2018 - 9:10 AM - by Admin
Qualifying sessions and races at the Southern 100 ;
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» Handle bar width for ktm 1290 super adventure s
Jul 10, 2018 - 11:40 PM - by cass
I've a narrow side access to my house and am looking to get exact width of the ktm super adventure S including the hand guards.

Most likely I'll have to take a con saw to 4 rows of bricks and cut then in half so the bike can fit.

Thanks
0 Replies | 141 Views

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