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GSXR K7 Decals
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DR Moto R1
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X-lite 802R carbon puro....
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loosing faith in humanity
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ferry finally ireland to spain
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Photorally 2014
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Hay Wicklow biker here
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cb 1000r
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when schools are back ...
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noobs .. WATCH THE VID!!!
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Fuel cap problem!
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Thermostat / Water Temp Sensor.
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Good Surprises
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1st Time in Laragh - Cops?
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Anyone know this one?
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CBR 929 Bar riser Interest..?
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2007 Suzuki Bandit 650S
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European road trip - Part 4
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Paint stripper
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A warm hello from Greece
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Bros 650 thoughts?
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Renntec rack for VFR800 and RF900
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big bang / crossplane / bullshit
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Tools for sale and honda 90 forks
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1st September 2014 09:57 PM
how the f**k does this happen
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1st September 2014 09:25 PM
Where to buy aftermarket main jets...
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Fuse box repin tool sv650
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Cbr250rr mc22 youth rekindle...
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» Drink driving on bikes...
Sep 03, 2014 - 1:26 AM - by Endeavor
I wouldn't go near my pride and joy after a few beers, case closed.

The people who got me into biking many, many years back though, couldn't give a bollox. I have very fond memories of us screaming around on the back of cbr250rr's around Dublin,
infact the same dude nearly killed me on a backroad when we overshot a bend and ended up with our arses touching barbed wire in the green

Still have massive respect for the man as he proved to me that my brothers integera type r engined civic was shit
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» Am I allowed post this?
Sep 03, 2014 - 12:04 AM - by Endeavor
Dude jump off roof and is A OK...
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» DR Moto R1
Sep 02, 2014 - 11:09 PM - by bushman
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» when schools are back ...
Sep 02, 2014 - 9:16 PM - by TonySX
made the most of the change in the weather today
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» Fuel cap problem!
Sep 02, 2014 - 8:46 PM - by rcr
The fuel cap on my cousins fazer 600 wouldn't open last night, the key was turning and you could feel it slightly catch but not much else. The cap was opening a little, but was still locked.
We had to pry/pop it open and discovered the the catch is held on with 2 screws which had loosened ( allowing the cap to open a little but preventing the key from opening the lock).
The latch cover broke while prying the cap open and needs replacing,

Anyway long story short, a lot of bikes have the same set up so keep and eye of the two screws and ye could save yourself a lot of hassle, he was lucky and near his house when the issue raised it's ugly head, could easily have happen while on a long spin.
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» 'Shove MotoGP up yir Hole' : Silverstone
Sep 02, 2014 - 8:40 PM - by Admin
Silverstone has confirmed it will not be running the British MotoGP in 2015, leaving the way clear for the race to return to Donington Park.

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Managing Director Richard Phillips has said a deal for the Northamptonshire circuit to run the event on behalf of Circuit of Wales would have to make sense and he currently can’t make it stack up.

“We have invested heavily in the circuit and facilities here... [Read More]
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» X-lite 802R carbon puro....
Sep 02, 2014 - 7:13 PM - by evertel
Tried one of these on over at Silverstone at the weekend.
They offered it to me for 300 sterling + p&p.
Is that a good price? Cant see it cheaper anywhere myself.
Seen it here for 425 - free delivery, so wouldn't be a whole lot more than the UK lot after conversion and p&p. And I'd like to keep the money here in Ireland to be honest.

Anyone know where the date of manufacture can be found on an x-lite lid?
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» MotoGP returns to Donington Park in 2015
Sep 02, 2014 - 6:40 PM - by Admin
Donington Park will host the 2015 British MotoGP round after reaching an agreement with right holders Dorna and the Circuit of Wales.

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potential lineup for motogp 2015

The Leicestershire track has done a deal with the Circuit of Wales, which has a contract with Dorna but doesn't yet exist, to run the race next year and will also be in place should the track not be ready in 2016.

“Donington Park has a rich history and... [Read More]
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» Thermostat / Water Temp Sensor.
Sep 02, 2014 - 4:35 PM - by kenneddp
Howdy folks.

I'm having a bit of trouble with the engine temp readout on my 99 Yam R1. It constantly reads Lo as though the engine wasn't heating up. I'll get around to properly fixing it this weekend id say, but for the time being, is it driveable? I think I remember reading that the thermostat that controls the fan is separate to the sensor that feeds the readout. If it is, I'm happy enough for the next few days.

Anyone know if this is true?

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» trailrider vrs farmer (dangerous stuff)
Sep 02, 2014 - 4:28 PM - by yam sandwich
accidente moto enduro con cuerda al cuello:
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» Barn find and registering
Sep 02, 2014 - 3:16 PM - by grumpy1
right. questions for all you geniuses. bought a 1966 moto guzzi zigolo lately. hasnt seen road in 30 years and paperwork and reg. plate are lost. was told by cork co. co. to get on to shannon to get them trace using engine and frame numbers. But there lies the problem. press 1 for this press 2 for that but no answer to my problem anywhere and cant get a human being to talk to. What is the advice from the esteemed members on the forum? would like to get back the original number if possible. even tho tis kerry reg
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» new supercharged h2 ninja
Sep 02, 2014 - 2:18 PM - by póg ma thóin
be intresting to see the spec's off this yoke ..
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» Little bit of offroad in the old Bandon railway tunnel
Sep 02, 2014 - 1:50 PM - by bogman
Part of the West Cork line, foolishly abandoned in 1961, the tunnel is 1km long, curved so its pitched black inside, has 3 vent shafts, great place to takes your kids for Halloween if you want to frighten the crap out of them
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» Thanks to the Ducati rider for t -bagging me.
Sep 02, 2014 - 1:25 PM - by rdtz
Sunday last, as I was roasting in the sun in Laragh licking the ice cream of the flake in "99", the distinctive note of a little thumper came up the hill,a Desmo Ducati 250/350 single,as he disappeared out of sight and the note abated the equally distinctive smell of castor based oil wafted through the air.............. Nirvana!! ....... a magic moment
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» Motorcycle Electrical GO-TO GUY ??
Sep 02, 2014 - 12:38 PM - by The Road Runner
Im looking recommendations for the best bike electrical guy you know of , preferably a workshop within dublin or a short spin away.....much appreciated guys..........RR
5 Replies | 203 Views
» ‘We need to go back to the future, 1992 racing @ Donington next weekend’ - Brookes
Sep 02, 2014 - 10:00 AM - by Admin
Milwaukee Yamaha’s Josh Brookes Brookes says that this weekend’s Donington Park MCE British Superbike round is the last opportunity to get his setup nailed before Showdown starts at Assen.

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The Bringelly rider had a successful test at the Dutch track last week and was able to put in consistently fast laptimes on a varirty of settings but said he keeps coming back to one that appears to be the quickest.

"Donington Park is one of the last... [Read More]
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» Insurance
Sep 02, 2014 - 9:39 AM - by Donegal Mike
Have had 5 lessons at this stage and am looking into buying. I have identified three bikes so far that I like. BMW 1150, Varadero 1000 or my last choice would be the Deauville. As budget is limited (€3000 incl insurance) I have had to look into insurance as part of the cost. The Deauville is no problem. The insurance on the BMW is similar to Deauville but I have to do an assessment to qualify. So the first question difficult is such an assessment and do I have to do it on a BMW?
Next I looked into what I thought was a smaller bike...the Varadero1000 only to find it is much more expensive to insure due to 'power/weight ratio'. Since I also have a sneaking interest in the Honda Pan Euro I need to understand this power to weight thing so that I can estimate insurance myself.... [Read More]
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» Anyone know this one?
Sep 02, 2014 - 9:38 AM - by Jfarrell32
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» Sealing exhaust. High temp silicone rating?
Sep 02, 2014 - 8:56 AM - by Chickenhawk
I'm throwin on a new delkevic slip on. Seems simple enough but I'm unsure of what temp range silicone I should use to seal the joints. I could only find one that goes to 250*c in halfords. Is that enough or do I need higher? It's from the header pipes back on a cbr 600.
Thanks for any help or replys.
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» Roberts Cove Hill Climb 28th September 2014
Sep 01, 2014 - 10:23 PM - by Jac
Roberts Cove Hill Climb 28th September 2014

Seaside villages are used to the thunderous sound of waves crashing against rocks but on September 28th, the quiet seaside village of Roberts Cove outside Carrigaline, will awaken to the thunder of powerful motorcycles of allsorts competing in the annual Cork Motorcycle Racing and Vintage Club’s Hill Climb, which makes a return, after a number of years, to the scenic venue, popular with competitors and spectators. This event will attract motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the country to see who will be the fastest rider on the hill.

Riders will compete for class honours in five categories including Class A, the newly devised Classic Superbike class for motorcycles that are pre 1993 and where the combined age of... [Read More]
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» Bros 650 thoughts?
Sep 01, 2014 - 9:04 PM - by ngavin2001
Anyone own or previously owned one? What are they like in general?
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» cb 1000r
Sep 01, 2014 - 8:51 PM - by Suzuki Man
many lads on here own these what are they like to live with compare to a sports bike ,also what are they lie to try and sell incase I don't like it
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» Voting: Bike Pic of the Month August 2014
Sep 01, 2014 - 8:35 PM - by Bruce
Small entry this month so just vote for your 3 favourite pics and list them like so:

Do not vote for your own pic

This month's winner will again receive a surprise goodie bag kindly donated by Puff, the Magic Dragon at
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» CBR 929 Bar riser Interest..?
Sep 01, 2014 - 8:14 PM - by killer

I purchased a set of these from the states today to fit flat bars to my 929. I thought the slab kit was too expensive. These used the existing top slab, you only have to drill it to mount these.

My question is does anyone have interest in a set if I dropped them to my machinist to make a duplicate set...?
I couldnt find them here had to get them form the states.

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» Good Surprises
Sep 01, 2014 - 8:06 PM - by Kingisabella
So today was a good surprise! As some of ye know before christmas I binned the Z going around a corner...and i didnt quite have the $$$ to fix her back up to the way she was, and I was headed off to the States in June so when the sun came out I just got her road worthy with all her battle wounds on show and drove her on to make the most of the good weather before I left!

So at the end of June I went to live and work in the back ass of nowhere in Maine, and spent the last few weeks up and down the east coast (Shit sick of seeing a million harleys a day ) But there are some serious... [Read More]
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» Ceramic coating
Sep 01, 2014 - 7:54 PM - by Blagadán
Is there anyone in Ireland doing ceramic coating for high temp applications like downpipes & Manifolds?

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» Fuse box repin tool sv650
Sep 01, 2014 - 7:49 PM - by pillphil
Anyone know the name of the tool needed to repin the fuse box on an sv650?
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» french hill climb
Sep 01, 2014 - 7:11 PM - by juicer2006
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» electrical conundrum stick coils wont fire , any help?
Sep 01, 2014 - 7:10 PM - by 2strokey
any help from those with a good electrical knowledge would be great thanks .

ok , i recently got myself a cbr 600 fx , thats the first alloy framed carb model bike , i bought it as a non runner as the keys were lost and it has a hiss immobilizer,

breakers are looking 300 bucks , im not mean but the bike needs a fair bit of work along with this , and the fact its a carbed bike , i was hoping to get around this.

so seeing as i have a lot of f3 spares i thought i might be in with a shot with an f3 loom , this may still leave me with work to do with the air / carb plumbing / solenoids etc .. and also there could be timing issues , and the f4 also has a higher rev limit , and theres a fair different set up on the clocks but sure i said i would... [Read More]
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» Legal decibel limit for bikes on irish roads? Are the cops checking?
Sep 01, 2014 - 2:03 PM - by Barry Weiss
Any info around that would be awesome, thanks in advance.
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» Learned a valuable lesson about cutting exhaust
Sep 01, 2014 - 12:27 PM - by Barry Weiss
I wanted to share a fun incident that happened over the weekend, at least I can laugh about it.
I have a VStar 650 and over the past years I have been doing a lot of jobs on her, I try to do most of the work myself even if I don’t have a lot of tools no garage and not a lot of expertise to work on the damn thing. Most of the time things work out, sometimes they don’t, and they sure as hell didn’t work out yesterday.

After I had most on my to do list done as in converting the damn thing into a “bobber” taking mirrors off, front indicators etc now there are only two major things left, 1) getting rid of the floorboards and replacing them with forward control and 2) new exhaust.
I can live with the floor boards for a bit longer so I prioritized the exhaust, I am... [Read More]
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» 1st Time in Laragh - Cops?
Sep 01, 2014 - 9:29 AM - by ajhampto
Went over the mountain there for the first time on the new baby - some road that is! Sheep, cyclists, bikers in ledders, beards, and i think cops. Went over from Holywood to Laragh no bother, had it mostly to myself which was great. Was heading back over then around 12 and a fella coming towards me made a siren symbol (or what i thought to be a siren symbol), so i took it easy the whoel way.

I presume i got done on the way over, so just wondering where do they camp up? I'd say its like shooting fish in a barrel, especially on a day like yesterday!!
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