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MCE Mondello comp
by ToolMan
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Insurance disc?
by bryang
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Today 12:06 AM
pre 97 racing
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Today 12:02 AM
New RSA Ad on RTE
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Yesterday 11:35 PM
Breaking 2005 R6
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Yesterday 10:49 PM
Got me a Triumph 800xc again
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KTM 990 Superduke
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Trip to Wales.
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streetfighter blade 96-99
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954 Fireblade
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Restrction finally over
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One & Two piece leathers
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s/s r6 need for armoy
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Some super4 parts
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Engine casing paint
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bike gear
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Sv650 reArsets and throttle
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harris rear stand
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Waiting times for Test
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Suggestion to improve site
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Rear Paddock Stand
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Eurolambretta video
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Anyone have experience with...
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» Current Poll
How many attempts to pass your bike test
1st Attempt - 81.32%
148 Votes
2nd Attempt - 14.29%
26 Votes
3rd Attempt - 1.65%
3 Votes
Ah FFS.....I'm taking the bus - 2.75%
5 Votes
Total Votes: 182
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» Where to buy aftermarket main jets in Ireland??
Jul 22, 2014 - 9:38 PM - by Johnny mc
For CBR 600 f2 140 in at moment, Running shoite unless I block one of the Air ducts(in other thread)

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» lights intermittently failing
Jul 22, 2014 - 9:17 PM - by sub zero
hows things lads

im having a slight issue with the lights on my mc22 cbr250. was driving home a couple of nights ago in the dusk and was switching between fulls and dims. got flashed by a few cars and was wondering what the fcuk was up - was nearly home when I realised that hitting the switch to change from fulls to dims was turning the lights off altogether! it didn't happen every time - it was an intermittent thing. can anybody shed any light on what might be wrong? suggestions appreciated.

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» New RSA Ad on RTE
Jul 22, 2014 - 8:18 PM - by mad maxx
Due to the high numbers of motorcycle fatalities in 2013 and again this year the Road Safety Authority has devised two short adverts to be used in broadcast and online to Highlight the issue.

Motorcyclists are vulnerable road users. They are vulnerable as they are often invisible, especially to drivers. The two new short adverts are called ‘Hide and seek’ and ‘Magician’

In ‘Magician’, we see a young boy filming his dad who is performing a magic trick for the camera. He says he’s going to make himself disappear. But instead of a flash of smoke, or the use of mirrors, he simply sits onto the motorbike behind him. This is all it takes to make him disappear.

In ‘Hide and seek’, we see a girl... [Read More]
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» s/s r6 need for armoy
Jul 22, 2014 - 7:54 PM - by willie maher
testing r6 in mondello week end silly mistake caused bike to crash . so wont be fixed in time , darryl tweed from ballymoney is riding 400 and we need 600 he is a good pilot is running 2nd in champship if some one would like to help out contact willie maher of maher racing , 086 0651594 thank you
1 Reply | 127 Views
» Bike rental in Milan or Rome?
Jul 22, 2014 - 7:33 PM - by Earache
A couple of friends of mine wanna pick up some rental bike sin either Rome or Milan for a trip. Anyone know of any decent rental places that you might have used in the past?

They'll both want BMW GS or Honda ST1300 types of tourers.


(edit - yeah, I know how to Google, just looking for personal experiences)
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» Moato biking circus Doon.
Jul 22, 2014 - 7:21 PM - by robszombie
Lads, this is back again this year & for a good cause. Good two days entertainment & racing for the family. Info from CCM.
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» Recommend a good spray Painter
Jul 22, 2014 - 6:28 PM - by thetraveller
Any one recommend a good Paint Sprayer anywhere around the Dublin area.Want to get the black panniers & top box to match the colour of the bike.

1 Reply | 92 Views
» Square Norton
Jul 22, 2014 - 5:29 PM - by My First Suzuki
Here's something I haven't seen (or imagined) before, Norton frame & Squariel engine......

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3 Replies | 100 Views
» Insurance disc?
Jul 22, 2014 - 4:55 PM - by bryang
I'm doing the test next week and in the check list it said " valid insurance disc". I only have a cert. Do you usually get a disc for a bike? I'd hate to fail on not having the paperwork in order.
7 Replies | 224 Views
» Kennaugh thrown out of Brands Superstock 1000 results
Jul 22, 2014 - 12:59 PM - by Big Man Andy
They don't take no shit when it comes to regs over the water!

Kennaugh thrown out of Brands Superstock 1000 results - See more at:

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» MCE Trackday Spare spot tomorrow
Jul 22, 2014 - 11:47 AM - by rachymc
Is anyone going to this in the morning or looking to go that would be able to help a young lad out? He has a spare spot to offer but has no way of gettin his bike down there and hes mad to do it.

He's based in skerries if anyone would be able to help him out, he'd be over the moon if he got to meet his heroes
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» MCE day 22nd - Tyre Warmers
Jul 22, 2014 - 10:50 AM - by Kaos Theory
Me again

Have scrubs sorted for the trackbike, set of Bridgestone R10s, looking to borrow a set of tyre warmers for tomorrows trackday (I'm out in the afternoon session) as I've just remembered I gave my set to a mate 3 years ago & he set them on fire.

Obviously if I break'em I pay fer'em, looking to get back into trackdays properly after a 3 year break so slowly rebuilding all the bits and pieces that go with it.
1 Reply | 124 Views
» Hamilton aiming to ride at Ulster GP
Jul 22, 2014 - 10:50 AM - by Admin
Jamie Hamilton is confident he can shake off the injuries he suffered in his crash at the Skerries 100 to mount a challenge at the Ulster Grand Prix.

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Hamilton, 23, broke his pelvis, cracked his sternum, dislocated his shoulder and suffered bruising to his lungs following his Skerries accident.

"When I start reading the list of injuries I realise I probably shouldn't be standing here," said Hamilton.

"I... [Read More]
3 Replies | 151 Views
» 350 km/h electric bike
Jul 22, 2014 - 7:50 AM - by kwackquack
probably be bloody expensive but sounds good on paper anyway
13 Replies | 248 Views
» KTM 990 Superduke
Jul 22, 2014 - 7:49 AM - by mab
Just sold my GS1200 and fancy getting an 07/08 KTM 990 Superduke. Think they look class. Anybody on site have one, how do you rate it, do you want to sell it etc.
Not too many about, might head up to McCallans to take a look but was hoping to see one in the flesh around Dublin.
Thanks in advance.
17 Replies | 454 Views
» Engine casing paint
Jul 22, 2014 - 1:13 AM - by sean61
The bloody bike rolled off the side stand on me over the weekend
Luckily the crash bung took the worst of it but the paint on the engine case got chipped and there is a small scrape on the tail. Could have been worse in fairness but it spoils an otherwise clean bike so I'd like to get it fixed! How would I find paint that's a match for the engine case? There's some chipped off the far side of the engine as well (not from the fall) that I'd like to fix while I'm at it and it would be fairly noticeable if it were two different shades of black.

Also, should I just leave the tail alone or is there anyone who would be able sand off the scrape and match the paint so it looks... [Read More]
3 Replies | 156 Views
» Büse bike gear from Germany?
Jul 21, 2014 - 7:30 PM - by Gitzy
Anyone got anything from their range, are they any good?
I've just had a pair of waterproof gloves and Kevlar jeans delivered from FC-Moto (about 6 weeks after I'd ordered the fuckin' things and without the A* boots I'd ordered )
The gloves seem very well made and quite good quality for the price but the 'jeans' are basically textiles, nothing like what I'd expected to be honest but they too seem fairly well made.
10 Replies | 278 Views
» Where was Fran? Who let that happen?
Jul 21, 2014 - 4:14 PM - by OnlyFoolsonRSs
I'm not one for making rash uninformed comments but what's going on? No Fran Scully at Mondello, that's not good for our sport!
13 Replies | 889 Views
» Hutchinson to make Ulster GP return
Jul 21, 2014 - 3:30 PM - by Admin
Ian Hutchinson will make his return to the Ulster Grand Prix at Dundrod from 13 to 16 August as the Milwaukee Yamaha team's sole representative.

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The five-time winner will ride his regular British Superbike machine in the 'big bike' races and will also take in the two Supersport 600cc outings.

The Yorkshireman, who will celebrate his 35th birthday on the week of the event, was a hat-trick winner in 2010.

He endured a difficult... [Read More]
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» Aprilla to moto gp for 2015 & Laverty
Jul 21, 2014 - 3:15 PM - by Shifter

According to Spanish newspaper Marca Aprilia are planning to participate in MotoGP™ next year, as opposed to a previously proposed 2016 arrival date.

With significant technical changes in the premier class coming into effect as of 2016, Marca report that Aprilia want to accelerate their MotoGP project in an attempt to be competitive as soon as possible. The Italian manufacturer is reported to have a prototype machine with a seamless transmission and pneumatic valve engine being developed on the base of the ART machine ridden by Aleix Espargaro in 2013.

The publication also... [Read More]
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» 25% off Hel website
Jul 21, 2014 - 2:27 PM - by rhinos
For brake lines etc.


Robbed off the fazer forum I am on.
5 Replies | 223 Views
» Females at Armoy
Jul 21, 2014 - 12:43 PM - by Baylon McCaughey
ROAD Racing is often thought of as a man’s sport but times are changing and this year at the Armoy Road Races, there are no less than six female road racers planning to compete across four races.

Leading the offensive is renowned female road racer, Maria Costello MBE from Northampton. She will be riding a Kawasaki ER6 in the Roadside Garages Kia Super Twin 650cc race. Maria who has championed female road racing for some 20 years is no stranger to the Armoy circuit being placed a very credible 10th in last year’s races.

Also returning to Armoy this year is Yvonne Montgomery from Carryduff on a Kawasaki ZXR who will be riding in the 400cc Race.

he remaining four female riders are all newcomers, well known... [Read More]
24 Replies | 886 Views
» 98 Deauville has started backfiring
Jul 21, 2014 - 11:30 AM - by tdvit
Hi There

My bike has started backfiring and it tends to be when I am slowing down?

Any ideas? I recently had it serviced in cotters and it had been running fine since then.

5 Replies | 269 Views
» BSB race two at Brands Hatch... Hopkins?
Jul 21, 2014 - 9:13 AM - by ridelikeaturtle
The rain-shortened race two restart, and John Hopkins moved from 10th to 5th in the first three corners, he was moving right up the order bigtime, passing riders on the outside... then inexplicably dropped back to 15th, with no word about it from the commentators.

He finished the race in an uneventful 10th place, while his teammate Waters rode off w/the win.

Any idea what happened there? Electrical issue? Tyres fell off a cliff?
13 Replies | 379 Views
» Contemplating an fjr1300
Jul 21, 2014 - 5:28 AM - by originalhandy
Looking at this,

Does anyone have any experience with then, all input taken.
11 Replies | 456 Views
» Macna waterproofs are s##t
Jul 20, 2014 - 10:11 PM - by tuono1
Bought a set of Macna waterproofs about a year ago, after about a month one of the plastic clips the adjustable strap goes through on the jacket broke,tried to get jacket replaced but shop said supplier would not replace jacket as I no longer had the receipt, but did get me the plastic clip foc, which is fair enough. Couple of weeks later the other clip broke, I just put up with it. After using the pants about six times the plastic waterproof seal on the pants started lifting so the pants got the bin, replaced with what I should have gotten first "Richa rain warrior" pants. Then yesterday coming from Killarney where it was absolutely pissing it down the jacket starts letting in water all down the left arm, will be replacing with Richa jacket to match the Richa pants that do what... [Read More]
3 Replies | 260 Views
» Anyone have experience with Loctite Form-A-Thread, or equivalent?
Jul 20, 2014 - 8:51 PM - by Fr_Jack
As above, the key word being "experience". I have stripped threads to repair that I would rather not helicoil.
27 Replies | 537 Views
» Few pics from the Kerry/Clare/Galway spin
Jul 20, 2014 - 7:56 PM - by Airmax is gay
Great turn out today, met in Tralee and headed for Tarbert for the ferry. Across into Clare and Ennistymon to meet the Galway lads. Never realised there was so few bikers in Galway when only four oul fellas on Dullvilles turned up! After a while, when they stopped muttering about the price of Werthers Originals and young people with no manners, they recommended Monks bar in Ballyvaughan for a bowl of seafood chowder. Beautiful it was too. 'Cptr then remembered he hadn't taken his heart tablets so had to go racing home, leaving his dentures on the table. Myself and the Kerry heads headed in search of father Teds house, and I annoyed the shit out of the owner by parking my loud bike outside his front door in an attempt to get a good entry for pic of the month. Off we went then through... [Read More]
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» Photos : Irish Championship - July 2014
Jul 20, 2014 - 7:15 PM - by Big Man Andy
Few from today.

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63 Replies | 1,340 Views
» Restoring a Honda RVF 400 NC35
Jul 20, 2014 - 4:31 PM - by Puff, the Magic Dragon
Bike is an 1995 Honda RVF400 NC35 going to do my best to restore it and put a few little neat touches to it as I go.

Going to do a bit most days as I want to use it to and from work.

Little back ground on the bikes condition before starting work on it.
It being 19 years old and learner legal these things get a hard life.
Mechanically this bike sounds and runs 100% everything works as it should but it does need a good bit of work.

On inspection it had one leaking fork seal, exhaust with some rust and corrosion at the very bottom that has been repaired with some heat wrap stuff, I will be doing a proper job on that this week.

Front fairing are made by Tyga (going on eBay tonite) and back plastics are the things from the... [Read More]
19 Replies | 558 Views
» Sat nav on an R6 with steering damper
Jul 20, 2014 - 4:05 PM - by Dub Duke
Has anyone fitted a savnav to an R6 or other sportsbike that has a steering damper?

Can't see what fitting would work, or indeed what nav.

Any pics of mountings?
7 Replies | 298 Views
» Do you know of one of these FOR SALE..
Jul 20, 2014 - 2:55 PM - by The Road Runner
A mate is mad for one of these...k9 in this colour scheme only... if you want a quick sale cash ...
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» cbr 250 mc22 flat spot on the rev range between 4k and 6k
Jul 19, 2014 - 8:54 PM - by dex9mm
Hi folks any thoughts or sloutions welcome
So I have a cbr 250 mc 22 1994 I purchased about a month ago sitting up till today
new battery in her yesterday
stainless arrow end can seems to be the only mod on her
So my question is when out for a quick spin to the garage about five miles round trip there was a noticeable dip at around 4k to 6k like she was starved of petrol but there was juice in her
I assume there could be numerous reasons for this but just looking for things I can check myself before rolling to a garage
28 Replies | 406 Views


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