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» Yamaha Raptor - Problems
Aug 30, 2014 - 10:42 AM - by pryrates

I am looking at a friends Raptor with thoughts of buying. Would be a very good price with good trailer.

It dropped a valve 4 years ago. That was fixed and runs fine now from cold. Makes good power and doesn't seem to be going through oil.

Problem is since the repair it has started from cold but very slow when warm. I was thinking valve clearances wern't done properly when the engine was split.

If anyone has any thoughts and rough estimates on best case and worse case scenario in terms of cost to see if it is worth taking on I'd appreciate it.
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» Three pin plastic block
Aug 30, 2014 - 10:30 AM - by BUZZI
My electric block melted on the front head light.while I was away.did a temporary fix on it to get me home. But now looking to replace it.
It's inside the front head light housing. The light is a standard three pin light
I haven't put a stronger light in or anything. The bulb is a duel purpose bulb is a normal head light and high beam combination. The block just plugs into the head light with three spades that fit in the other side of the block. ..
Simple fitting ( after ya get the head light out of the front faring / screen..)

Just no clue where to buy one...
I'm in Dublin north side So any help would be greatly appreciated,
Thanks in advance, ... [Read More]
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» just no helping some people
Aug 30, 2014 - 6:28 AM - by FuzzyWuzzyWazza
This guy is being a major ass
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Aug 30, 2014 - 6:25 AM - by Rory353
Please keep your eyes open for black CBR250. Dublin.
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» Leather waistcoat
Aug 30, 2014 - 6:22 AM - by keeper
Hi all, any one know where you can buy leather waistcoats in Waterford have to pick one up for a mate on my home from work today, don't fancy driving all over the place looking for one, thanks
3 Replies | 152 Views
» warning Don't get drunk in Isle of man
Aug 30, 2014 - 12:34 AM - by FlatOut
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» Cool Oldie
Aug 29, 2014 - 10:47 PM - by My First Suzuki
Don't have any info on this bike but it sure is cool......

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» White stuff in my engine :bag:
Aug 29, 2014 - 9:25 PM - by Kealan
Click the image to open in full size.

Any idea what it is? Cause for concern?
It has the consistency of salt, no smell off it.
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» Cotters track day 29th September
Aug 29, 2014 - 7:44 PM - by andy_rr
I see Cotters are running another track day on the 29th of September. Does anyone know if this is anything to do with the Bridgestone day that is supposed to be coming up or is this just a day they are running themselves? Thanks
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» Win a one Piece Alpinestars Orbiter suit
Aug 29, 2014 - 4:29 PM - by onadab62
Win a one Piece Alpinestars Orbiter suit courtesy of Adelaide Insurance and Megabikes.

First prize: Orbiter suit
Second Prize: Full Day on a Mondello Park Track Day
Third Prize: Half Day on a Mondello Park Track Day

To enter visit Mondello.TV/live.
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» Larkin College.
Aug 29, 2014 - 8:38 AM - by qwinner
Guys anyone do that basic bike maintenence course in Larkin College? There is a beginners, advanced or project three different levels I myself am thinking of doing beginners just wondering has anyone ever done it?
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» Carlow choices
Aug 29, 2014 - 8:00 AM - by jimmer123
Driving to Carlow tomorrow morning and I have two choices N7 then the M9. Motorways on my bike naked hornet arent fun at all. Tiny little screen at front of bike I catch all the wind being 6ft3
Or I could take the N81 and N80 where I think I will get much more protection from crosswinds etc

What's the thoughts
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» 75% off Tools Sat 6th Sept. 10am - 3pm
Aug 29, 2014 - 7:41 AM - by flinzer
Some of you might be interested, warehouse clearance day.
Don`t ask me what will be on offer, I don`t know but they do a wide range of tools, bearings etc. you might get a bargain
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» Garda Speed Cameras
Aug 28, 2014 - 11:58 PM - by keep 'er lit
Just wonderin what the story is, seen 2 last couple of weeks at the rest stop on the limerick/galway motorway just before it ends on the gort turn off. First time was 2 gards standing beside a garda cage and seen one sat and the gard was on a deauville with a camera on a stand off the pannier, he had no lid on so long story short if you are speeding whats the story, do they radio on for another gard or can they send you a letter in the post
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» Alastair Seeley Day, Mondello
Aug 28, 2014 - 11:23 PM - by gerry64
Had a great day at Alastair Seeley School. Thanks to all the Mondello staff and stewards/marshals and a special thanks to Alastair Seeley
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» At a bit of a loss can anyone help?
Aug 28, 2014 - 9:54 PM - by Trebob
Right so here go's, I had a bang on Sunday. Basically a woman in a cage done a uturn on me with no indicators warning nothing just swung out. She admitted liability for it So as I jammed on both brakes on a pretty steep downhill road my inexperience led me to loose the front and send her down the road tbh that's what probably saved me as I didn't hit the cage as hard while sliding. If I had of stayed up I really doubt I'd be in good shape.I walked away pretty much ok a sprain in the wrist and a couple of bruises, the gear done it's job. All and all very lucky.

Damage to bike seems to be cosmetic, but I can't be 100% sure without it being looked at by a professional.

Can anybody recommend somewhere on the northside to get it looked at, also can anybody with a... [Read More]
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» congrats to mick jordan leightweight winner manx gp
Aug 28, 2014 - 9:29 PM - by gixer1127
over the moon for mick,some spin over the mountain n to win by 10s,a true gent well done bud
3 Replies | 162 Views
» Vintage or Classic tax rates
Aug 28, 2014 - 9:25 PM - by Emerald Biker
Hi all, just got my motor tax renewal form in the post which includes a renewal pin. They looking for €88.00. surely this is not correct for a 1976 Honda 400/4. How do I change this? Do I need to go to the motor tax office?
7 Replies | 324 Views
» Paint job
Aug 28, 2014 - 8:47 PM - by Frankkilty
Just wondering for a few guesstimates on prices.

I'm thinking of giving the bike a facelift and am considering getting the tank, mudguard and 1.5 foot long, three inch high side panels repainted.

How much would this coat roughly and the tank has a ding and some deep (to the metal) scratches.

Thanks for any suggestions of painters unit around Dublin.
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» 2014 vfr 800f
Aug 28, 2014 - 7:56 PM - by thecrutch
Have the lend of a new vfr 800 for a couple of days
Been on the road for the last hour in the pisses of rain on the twisty diesel spilled roads of armagh monaghan and north cavan, have to say I'm well impressed
More info and oics later
Any questions ask away
16 Replies | 524 Views
» :national motorcycle museum trophies stolen during burglary-reward offered.
Aug 28, 2014 - 5:13 PM - by The Boss


At around 11.00pm last evening (27/08) the inner foyer of the National Motorcycle Museum was broken into and a large amount of the Museum’s trophies & TT replicas stolen.
Each of the Museums trophy cabinets was smashed causing substantial damage to the displays.
Many of the trophies and TT replicas have little “scrap” value but are unique and irreplaceable as part of this countries Motorcycling Heritage.
Because of the historical importance of these trophies the National Motorcycle Museum will be offering a substantial award of £20,000 for information which leads to the safe recovery of these important... [Read More]
6 Replies | 332 Views
» Good mechanic North County Dublin
Aug 28, 2014 - 4:19 PM - by aidox
Hey folks

Who do you get to service your bikes? Not the simple jobs like oil and plugs.

My 99 Deauville needs (I think) the carbs balanced and might need the top bearing done as well.

I have mechanic friends but want someone good and experienced to do the carbs and will probably get them to do other stuff.

I'm based in Swords any recommendations would be appreciated.

I ride the bike daily so someone who'll do it over the weekend would be ideal

Thanks lads!
9 Replies | 289 Views
» Michelin Pilot Power...
Aug 28, 2014 - 2:57 PM - by Johnny mc
Bought the above^ four months ago,she is Fooked already only about 1000miles on it No wonder it was only a €100 , I need to stop been a tight fooker.
13 Replies | 447 Views
» ISB Round at St. Angelo Circuit 13th September
Aug 28, 2014 - 2:09 PM - by Raymy3
TO ALL 125 Production class riders, from a post on arsebook by Baylon McCaughey:

Calling 125 production riders!! Yous havent got too many races this year so far, I've got yous going at the Enniskillen event, ( go to Cookstown 100 website for entry forms) . Your race depends on the no of entries!!. Dont want to hear any more whining about not getting out, but so far VERY FEW of yous have bothered to enter!!!!,lack of entrants= NO RACE!!!, Re Post and share with the interested parties.
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» Back on the bike
Aug 28, 2014 - 2:08 PM - by flyingdutchman
It's been a while but I'm back on two wheels. Lot more guys around here now on bikes and more ride outs being organised local to me so here we go again. Been reading up on the various posts on the site and I'm happy to see nothings changed really

For some reason I kept being drawn back to a TDM so that's what I got. This one is a 1999 4TX model with 12K miles.
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» What's the best tyre for trackdays on me road bike!
Aug 28, 2014 - 1:10 PM - by batman_oh
Seeing as similar things are asked about a billion times this months Performance Bikes has a test of all the major tyre companies sportier road tyres (not the full on trackday things) with Jeremy McWilliams posting lap times on a ZX10R.

Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa was the winner with the Metzler M7RR in second. Shockers were the Bridgestone S20 Evo being 6 seconds a lap off the Pirelli and the Michelin Pilot Power Supersport a further second behind that in last.

Just for info
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» Bruff show
Aug 28, 2014 - 12:48 PM - by ScaldyOnionBag
Any body going to this?
might go see can I get into some ould ones jocks
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6 Replies | 279 Views
» Almost 2,000 complete memorial lap for Joey Dunlop
Aug 28, 2014 - 12:10 PM - by Admin
"Almost 2,000" bikers have taken part in a memorial lap of the Isle of Man TT course to honour the event's all-time leading winner Joey Dunlop.

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The annual tribute started from the TT grandstand before the bikers were led around the course under police escort.

Dunlop, 48, died at a race in Estonia in July 2000, weeks after... [Read More]
1 Reply | 183 Views
» Spark plug broke in head
Aug 28, 2014 - 11:22 AM - by thered
Any advice on getting the remaining bit out. the treded bit is left in the head it a Suzuki sv650 curvy. I was using a torque wrench to tighten it been careful its an ngk cr8E any ever have a similar problem.

Any advice would be welcome. Might be a cheap sv on dung Deel this evening
9 Replies | 426 Views
» U Turn In Test
Aug 28, 2014 - 10:50 AM - by nonimike
Hi all , it may seem like a silly question , but when instructed to do a u turn in the test , do u have to do it from a static position ? i.e. you pull out and immediately do the u turn , or can you actually be moving and then do the turn ?

Also , has anyone done the test in Tralee recently ? I've heard they now have a permanent tester on a bike . Any tips or advice would be greatly welcomed .

Many thanks .
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» Zips in boots
Aug 28, 2014 - 9:03 AM - by ascalon
I have a comfy pair of RST race boots and the zip is buggered in one.

Is it a) possible and b) economically viable to have a zip replaced?

Anyone do it in the greater Dublin or commuter belt area?


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» 2 points on me licence....
Aug 28, 2014 - 8:44 AM - by evertel
Pulled over this morning going down Naas Road past red cow, doing near 100kmph, cop jeep behind me. Bang to rights on the speed part, but they wrote it down as driving without due care and attention, 2 points for that.
For me it was just speeding, I wasnt driving without due care, I indicated to change lane at every occasion, only overtook in the overtaking lane etc

Bit harsh I think!
And as for the usual 'if you want to get cheeky' remark the minute I opened my mouth, by God they'd do your fecking head in with that crap.

Ah well.
34 Replies | 1,144 Views


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