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» original honda hornet gas tank size
May 26, 2017 - 5:03 AM - by kuri77
Since I'm renting two 2009 Honda Hornet 600s for our trip to Ireland I wanted to find someone who has one to ask a few questions. Anyone on this site got one? I tried to register on the Hornet forum and to get in you have to know the answer to the title question. Anyone know that info?
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» New bike!
May 26, 2017 - 3:06 AM - by robortk
Bought a 05 FZ6n, very clean and lovely to drive,

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» twist fuel petcock outlet
May 25, 2017 - 9:57 PM - by sharpbikes
is it possible to heat and turn the output pipe on a zx6 fuel tap, couldnt get a zx7 (one on the bike had no output and was bodged) one and ended up getting a zx6 one but the outlet points down and i need it to point to the side as its fouling the frame. dont want to damage the pipe and not sure if its interference fit or welded.
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» Operation Slow down
May 25, 2017 - 2:54 PM - by Simba
I just got this in my inbox from the PSA

"A national speed enforcement operation, ‘Slow Down’, will be conducted by An Garda Síochána over the 24 hour period from 7 a.m. on Friday 26th May to
7 a.m. on Saturday 27th May 2017. Visit our website for further information PSA News on "Operation SlowDown."

So keep your eyes open....and speed down ...ahem
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» Faugheen 50 - start planning
May 24, 2017 - 11:41 PM - by KevFitz
Saturday 22nd, Sunday 23rd July
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» Tractors, farmers, careful out there
May 24, 2017 - 11:15 PM - by Emerald Biker
Hi folks, out for a run today and the amount of tractors on the roads was unreal. Silage time again and they are everywhere....huge yokes loaded down with silage and they flying it. Met about 30 or so and about a third of them on mobiles .....taking up the whole road and not a notion of what's going on around them as far as other road users is concerned.
So watch out people and take care
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» Zx10r fork oil change
May 24, 2017 - 11:06 PM - by RubaDub
Gonna do a fork oil change on my zx10.

A couple of questions for those gifted spanner men

Is it a case of removing the fork legs, remove the caps, drain and pump. Measure the fluid and replace the same amount of oil?

Second question... I'm going to replace oil with a slightly lighter than standard. Any one suggest where and what I should look at?.
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» cd175
May 24, 2017 - 3:10 PM - by gerry o sullivan
Any cd 175 parts about looking for a good set forks?? give this a try before i go on flea bay
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» What's needed for mondello
May 24, 2017 - 1:14 PM - by Movemarrow
Hi folks,

I'm contemplating the possibility of going to mondello for a training day with the cbr. I haven't got leathers or biking boots but the got the waterproofs with CE armor in it. I was wondering if they'll let you in with that? Any advise on that I'd need to enjoy my day on tracks?

Thanks a lot and safe riding
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» lend of Ohlins Fork Cap tool
May 24, 2017 - 12:21 PM - by The talented Chasey Lain
Hi lads

Need to do the fork seals on my ohlins forks but they have a cap that needs a special ohlins tool to loosen. Anyone have one i could borrow for a few days?
they are FG fork internals.

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» National Slowdown day 26th May
May 24, 2017 - 11:09 AM - by RosieJoe
National Slowdown day from 7am 26th to 7am 27th May. The Gardaí will be out in force so take it handy.
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» BMW F700GS touring screen options
May 24, 2017 - 10:57 AM - by wacky1
Lads, can you recommend a decent screen for touring on F700? I know a taller screen can introduce more noise and buffeting and it's not easy to find one which works for all.

After reading about it on other forums and online reviews I'm even more confused

Do you know of any shop around Dubland where they actually have those things in stock?

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» ISAM Entry Forms Mondello 24-25th June
May 23, 2017 - 11:44 PM - by slipstreamer
Entry forms now available for the ISAM Irish Championship/Masters Superbike event on 24/25th June, download form the ISAM club website
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» Indian Scout
May 23, 2017 - 10:31 PM - by jic44
Anybody bought one of these yet? Any thoughts on them?
I called into the new Indian shop in swords last friday and took a short test ride on one of these and I was seriously impressed. Good power for what it is and handled reasonable well too. I was surprised by how good it was I was expecting more of an agricultural harley type of machine. Build quality looked ok but just wondering has anyone had one any period of time. Any issues with them?
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» Levers
May 23, 2017 - 6:22 PM - by jp biker
lm looking for a set of levers for a zx6r
what are you using ? and where too get them ?
ASV any use ?
the stock 1s are too big

Also where too get a decent kawasaki tank pad ?
(not a maxi pad ) nor chinese shite

and finally wheel decals or rim tape in orange ?

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» Best place to service bike in Kerry?
May 23, 2017 - 1:03 PM - by HuijgensMar
Haven't been on here in ages and haven't been on my Fazer in ages either, 3 years to be exact but am itching to get back on it over the next few weeks. Bike is in family garage in Kerry where it's been laying up for the last 3 years on centre stand. It was ridden about 4 times in those 3 years and the last time the battery died (last year) and even after riding the bike, charging it, the following day it wouldn't start so took the battery out and replaced it myself and bike start fine now. I would like to have an experienced mechanic give the Fazer a once over though to make sure all is ok before I bring it the long journey up to Galway.
Anyone recommend anyone in particular? I brought it up to Paudi Fitz in Killarney few years ago and found him quite good but just... [Read More]
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» BMW GS1200 Triumph Tiger 800 - opinions please
May 23, 2017 - 12:32 PM - by Boots2008
I'm looking to pick up something a bit more pillion and touring friendly than my trusty SV, but it also needs to be a bit of fun for when I am riding on me tod. Two bikes I am looking at currently are a nearly new BMW GS1200 Triple Black and a nearly new Triumph Tiger 800 XRT. Both are well loaded with goodies but have a €4.5k price difference, the Beemer being the pricier of the two.

Looking for opinions from owners of both bikes - what do you like/love/hate about them? What upgrades (if any) to the bike have you done that really improved it? Would you buy another one? Do you get that buzz of excitement before heading out for a spin on a sunny Sunday morning (that's a deal breaker for me!)?

I'll hang onto my SV as it still puts a smile on my face every... [Read More]
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» Pitbike racing
May 23, 2017 - 9:53 AM - by manbearpig
Hey Lads,

Anyone on the site do pitbike racing. Seems all the rage in the UK but nothing here really.

I'd love to do buy a trackbike and go racing but I just can't afford it at the minute. I also don't have much space for a trailer and spares etc etc.

I was looking at pitbike racing - looks like great craic. Anyone from the forum involved in this that can give me a bit of advice on how to get into it, where to buy etc etc.

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» Ducati 1299 Superleggera
May 23, 2017 - 8:40 AM - by Frankkilty

Only 500 being made. All sold.
6 Replies | 495 Views
» WP Fork Tools - Dublin
May 22, 2017 - 9:36 PM - by armstrongracer
I'm doing a re-fresh on some KTM 950sm forks (same as early Superdukes) is there anyone in Dublin area who has the tools to losen the caps for me. That model need a pin wrench or the KTM tool. Cheers.
3 Replies | 257 Views
» How ugly is this?
May 22, 2017 - 8:42 PM - by My First Suzuki
Trike sacrilege

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15 Replies | 552 Views
» 400,600,or750 for Mondello Trackdays?
May 22, 2017 - 5:59 PM - by Japcati
Ok so im seriously considering a track bike,as Im kinda hooked with the trackday thing now.

Mondello is too short n twisty a circuit for the litre bikes,thats what most people and Mondello Instructors are saying to me.

So whats the best bike to go for......400,600 or 750?

And also whats a good solid reliable bike to go for too?

33 Replies | 1,444 Views
» RIP Kentucky KID
May 22, 2017 - 5:02 PM - by Sugule Ali
Unfortunately Nicky Hayden has passed away, the racing world has lost another great.
RIP Nicky
74 Replies | 1,995 Views
» AX100 Rewire Lighting Coil
May 22, 2017 - 3:23 PM - by petemotox
Hey folks,

My da's AX100 needs a lighting coil. She burnt the existing one to bits.

I've ordered coils from Japan and cmsnl only to have the orders cancelled/refunded because the part is out of production.

I could have swore that I read about rewiring them on here, does anyone know the craic? I just need to know the length/resistance of the wire required and get stuck in?

Cheers in advance!
6 Replies | 219 Views
» XVS 1100 Classic Clutch Cable
May 22, 2017 - 2:28 PM - by fran
I spent hours on the web looking for a Clutch Cable for the above bike, I was told all sorts would fit it but this cable only has adjustment on one end and is a USA import. I tried the USA 1100 forum to no great avail. I then gave megabikes a ring and within 3 mins. they were back to me having located a cable and will post it out. Top class service from Megabikes whose shop I had never been in. This is the sort of service that brings bikers back to a shop. Well done lads. 100% top class.
0 Replies | 72 Views
» Givi plate config/specs
May 22, 2017 - 12:45 PM - by Darith
The givi plate on my Deauville uses rails to attach to the grab rails. I would need to buy rails to attach to my new pan. Saw a plate on ebay that will fit directly onto the grab rails of my pan. I was wondering if my topbox will fit any givi plate or similar. I presume my perspective new pan givi plate will work with my current topbox? They are generally the same?
4 Replies | 136 Views
» Insurance numbers..
May 22, 2017 - 12:13 PM - by roryf
So.. that time of year..

6 years with AXA and renewal quote of €580.
Rang Carole Nash - €380

Called AXA back - best they can do it €470..

Bye bye AXA..
17 Replies | 682 Views
» Importing a bike from Uk
May 22, 2017 - 8:09 AM - by Rockster
Anyone know if the VRT people are looking for a new form - Certificate of Conformity when presenting a bike at a nct depot. Have been on the revenue site and they are saying its in force since sept 2016.
Having said that a mate of mine imported a bike a month ago and was asked for only the usual V5,receipt, identification etc.
Or does it depend on who you get on the day?
18 Replies | 508 Views
» chancy young wan.... What ye recommend?
May 21, 2017 - 11:21 PM - by Rh4000
So I'm going touring in Europe in September for 2 weeks and need to invest in a decent chancy young wan, what ye got or recommend, one of the lads uses this cheap one and says it's perfect and swears by it.....

I don't wanna spend a small fortune but want something decent
19 Replies | 769 Views
» Cost of full bike wrap
May 21, 2017 - 9:15 PM - by Hally_89
Hi lads,

Did a search but only found a topic back in 2010 which didnt answer my question. Now that my bike is sold I've been looking at a replacement. Have my eye on a Gtr but there is very few in the colour I want. Has anyone here every got a full bike wrap and how much did it cost? There's kits on done deal for €60 but it's DIY and if I am doing it I want a proper job so down the line it can be sold with the wrap or in its original colour.

6 Replies | 549 Views
» CB500 R 1996 Front Brake
May 21, 2017 - 6:55 PM - by christopher
Hi all,

I have recently serviced the front brake on my CB500, brake is much better now other than if I pull the lever very gently and slowly, i can pull it all the way back to the grip.

Obviously a master cylinder issue, I have stripped and looked at the new rubbers etc and all looks well. The brake is powerful in use.

I am reluctant to buy a new rebuild kit only to have the same issue (they're bloody expensive!) and then to have to replace the master cylinder.

Any idea as to what the best way forward might be


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» need a top yoke modified
May 21, 2017 - 11:52 AM - by b.c
Hi need to get a top yoke modified from taking 32mm forks to take 35 mm forks.
any recomendations on someone to do this?
4 Replies | 345 Views
» Back to the blade
May 21, 2017 - 8:31 AM - by levin
Missed my rr8 , have had a gsxr and zx10r since , but picked up this blade last week
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40 Replies | 1,254 Views


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