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» Waterproof gloves
Nov 21, 2018 - 11:02 AM - by Otischop
Hello all,
What with the lovely weather we are having I just thought i'd ask what folk use and rate. Spent €240 on a pair of heated gloves that are not waterproof (brilliant buy)

Have a pair of Modeka gloves that are also pretty shit. Anyway any thoughts would be greatly appreciated, hands nearly fell of this morning
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» Paddock Stands - the good, the bad, the ugly ?
Nov 20, 2018 - 11:48 PM - by -alan-
Never had need for one before.

Reading loads of mixed opinions on them - is it worth spending the extra on the likes of Harris and the like, or does it make b*gger all difference for a road bike sitting in a garage most days ?

If it does make a difference, is there a sweet spot somewhere where you get a good quality one without having to ay through the nose ?
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» Shipping a bike germany to cork
Nov 20, 2018 - 6:08 AM - by twin piston
Has anyone done this lately. Looking at bmw r75.
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» Chain surface rust
Nov 19, 2018 - 10:50 PM - by jp biker
What would be the best option too remove
Chain surface rust ? Or just change the whole lot ?
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» BMW G650GS battery
Nov 19, 2018 - 9:48 PM - by 2shea
Anyone know what battery this bike takes? I'm going to pick one up tomorrow and it needs a new battery. It's a 2011 With ABS
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» Electrical issues and the aul' sv650
Nov 19, 2018 - 3:16 PM - by Phatty McFatt
Right lads, i know that problems in the electrics are unheard of in matters of sv650's but here's mine right now: finished work, started the engine with a bit of choke for good measure and allowed her to warm up for about 2 mins. Put my sexy leg over, sat my arse comfortably and got ready to go. As I switched on the lights i noticed the revv counter dancing a bit. Previous experience told me there's an issue with the supply of electricity but i figured it'll be grand since the engine was already running. Gave her a rev or two and as i was getting ready to shift into 1st and go she went dark.
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» KE 100 electrics
Nov 19, 2018 - 10:33 AM - by shauncreed
Putting the electrics back on my ke 100. My question might be a bit pointless as I know it needs a new battery but anyway.
I hooked up everything and took a few readings.
Bike Off and external charger off. 5v
Bike Off and external charger on. 6v
Bike On and external charger off. 4v
Bike On and external charger on. 5v

To be clear, bike on has the battery connected to the magneto. I'm getting a new battery this week but the 4v reading concerned me a little. I did fuck up as I forgot to rev the bike while reading to see a spike of voltage so maybe that accounts for the low voltage? Could this indicate magneto problems or am I jumping to conclusions? With the bike on and external charger off, she seemed to be able to drive the... [Read More]
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» Honda Key
Nov 18, 2018 - 9:55 PM - by 2shea
Bought a little CBF250 at auction. It was on of the RSA training bikes. But they have managed to loose the key. How do I manage to get a new cut?
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» Who's that Guy😁
Nov 17, 2018 - 11:05 PM - by DavyH
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» Best place for an S1000rr.....
Nov 17, 2018 - 12:50 PM - by Japcati
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» Chain and Sprocket
Nov 16, 2018 - 10:22 PM - by Aato
Hi guys, anyone know where's the best place to get a new chain and sprocket supplied + fitted and also a full service done in the Kildare/Laois area?
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» Front sprocket coming loose
Nov 16, 2018 - 9:03 PM - by Foxwaldo
Hello lads,

I had my chain and sprocket's changed in July by a mechanic close to where I live. While I was driving home from the shops the nut that holds the front sprocket came off.

I have been told that this should not have happened. I have no receipt from when it was done is there any action I can take to have my bike fixed or because I don't have the reciipt will I be told I'll have to pay?
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» Andrew Irwin gets works Honda seat for BSB 2019
Nov 16, 2018 - 6:00 PM - by Admin
Andrew Irwin has signed to ride for Honda Racing in the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike series.

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Irwin joins the Honda team after a promising debut season in the Superbike class with Be Wiser Ducati, which saw a best result of fourth place in the final round at Brands Hatch.

“Honda has such a pedigree and most of
... [Read More]
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» Motorcycle Live Bargains
Nov 16, 2018 - 5:55 PM - by WhyTea
Hi all,

Heading over to the NEC next Friday for the show. Since it's Black Friday I'm hoping there might be a few deals floating around. It then occurred to me that maybe those of you that are going over before that might come across some bargains worth posting up here for those of us following along later?
Anyone think it's a worthwhile idea?
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» Airbag Vests
Nov 16, 2018 - 3:59 PM - by tadhgR
Anyone here using airbag vests? Looking for suggested brands and reviews, especially from those who ride sports bikes. Heading over to Motorcycle Live tomorrow and I might pick one up if they're going for reasonable money.
8 Replies | 483 Views
» 2018 Macau GP: Hickman takes pole by 1min.10s
Nov 16, 2018 - 1:41 AM - by Admin
Peter Hickman claimed pole position for Saturday’s 52nd Macau Grand Prix with a superb lap of 1’23.904s on the Aspire-Hoe by Bathams Racing BMW in Friday’s second qualifying session putting him over a minute clear of the competition with team-mate Michael Rutter with Martin Jessopps (on the Ucumnow Group Ducati) joining him on the front row.

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With slightly overcast conditions and an air temperature of 24ºC, it was Rutter... [Read More]
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» Engine Paint
Nov 15, 2018 - 11:00 PM - by nateh
Hi my bandit is in desperate need of some new paint on the engine.

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Could anyone recommend what to use and if i should just sand it down and spray over I really don't want to take the engine out first bike and a bit of a big job for myself at the moment.

Last thing as well is I need a new key cut for the bike as it only came with the one could anyone a place that does them preferably in Dublin north.
5 Replies | 385 Views
» Sena Bluetooth
Nov 15, 2018 - 10:38 PM - by ciderking
Has anyone used Sena's integrated speakers

I know Sena stuff is top quality but reading reviews the speakers are smaller on this system. Just wondering if it's worth the money
4 Replies | 231 Views
» 400/4
Nov 15, 2018 - 9:41 PM - by britjap
Hi Guys when starting a 77 400/4 from cold should the choke lever be Pulled up or Pushed down Stupid Question I know.
6 Replies | 361 Views
» Over the 30 days to register my bike
Nov 15, 2018 - 4:27 PM - by xrv92
I am going to be over the 30 days to register my bike by 5 days. Does anyone know is there a penalty for been over.
31 Replies | 815 Views
» bmw k1600 gt
Nov 15, 2018 - 9:10 AM - by menapia dude
anyone got a 1600gt what are they like, was thinking of getting one over xmas or a gtr1400 ?
13 Replies | 655 Views
» Carb cleaner
Nov 14, 2018 - 8:29 PM - by haribo35
First time posting here.Just looking for advice on carb cleaner.Whats the best on the market?.Have a 01 CBR600f.Not having any issues with it but want to keep the carbs in tip top shape..Cheers
26 Replies | 647 Views
» 2000 Varadero xl1000 brake light problem
Nov 14, 2018 - 7:31 PM - by N1ghtr08d
Alright lads, so I have a Honda Varadero XL1000 and it recently developed a weird problem. The taillight works fine when the lights are on but the brake light doesn't work whether the lights are on or off.
I've replaced the bulbs with brand new ones and I've checked the fusebox under the seat and the fuses are all good. I recently replaced the rear turn signals with new LED ones and I soldered in proper resistors to balance the load and they all work fine and there is no loose wiring around/behind the brake light assembly.
I have no idea what may be going wrong, can anyone please help?
6 Replies | 207 Views
» Fixing rubber seal on helmet?
Nov 14, 2018 - 2:49 PM - by Caffeine
The rubber seal trim thing running on top of my schuberth c3 helmet's visor, to stop water from going in, has developed a hole in the middle.

I've tried a number of things, including superglue (baaad idea...) but none last or seal. What the hell can I put there that will work (I can ride in the rain for hours)
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» pinlock fogging
Nov 14, 2018 - 2:01 AM - by efanton
Getting home tonight was a bugger. Water got into the helmet and the pinsert fogged up. Only about an inch across the top of the pinsert was clear, just enough to get me home at a very sedate pace.

Took a good look at the helmet once I got home and the pinsert is not fitting flush with the visor the whole way round. for about 2 inches there's a very slight gap will will allow either water to get in or your breath to fog it up.

Is there any trick that I can use to fix this, or prevent fogging in the future.

putting a seam of vaseline around the edge came to mind, or applying bit of heat to warp the pinsert slightly so that its pushing against the visor.

The helmet is about a year old, Schuberth C4, and I would have thought that a... [Read More]
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» The perfect touring rig
Nov 12, 2018 - 10:31 PM - by motoxyogi
Still not sure if this needs to be in the joke section

Jesus wept and Massimo Tamburini is turning in his grave
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14 Replies | 885 Views
» My new bike, Z1000SX, wow some bike
Nov 12, 2018 - 10:30 PM - by xrv92
Here is some footage of my SX that I went over to the UK a few weeks ago to get. Taken with a DJI mavic air
16 Replies | 844 Views
» Restricting a 600cc for the stupid A2
Nov 12, 2018 - 6:33 PM - by motojojo
Well lads,
Finally bought myself a bike, only problem I'm facing now is the cheapest insurance is liberty and they need proof of restriction of the bike before they'll insure me, A2 licence, the joy of being 22...

Anybody gotten a bike restricted? Recommend any garages? I've seen a serious amount of people saying get a certificate off Ebay and shite like that but I've the test in about 3 months so it wouldn't break my heart having it restricted for the winter sure.

Cheers for any replies.
11 Replies | 588 Views
» Alpinestars Enforce jocks??
Nov 12, 2018 - 4:26 PM - by Rh4000
Anybody have it, looking at getting the Alpinestars enforce jocks? Want a decent waterproof textile jocks, reviews seem pretty good?

This one
1 Reply | 224 Views
» ZV plate question
Nov 11, 2018 - 10:21 PM - by Jack-The-Nodd
Anyone know if after having importing and re-registering a bike, can you change the reg from say 73 LK xxx to ZV xxx or vice versa?
Is it a case that once the reg has been applied then it cannot be changed?
Wondering if anyone ever tried this?

12 Replies | 533 Views
» Husqvarna 701/ktm 690 anyone
Nov 11, 2018 - 6:15 PM - by giles
Hi all. Have an itch to get a husky 701 or a ktm 690, plan would be to build it into a rally style bike over time as funds allow. Idealy a 701 with the newer engine but open to whats i find. Any opinions or thoughts are welcome. Anyone here have/had one? Im kinda lookn for a do it all, road and offroad, and i do realise that it will be found wanting on longer road runs, and might be a bit heavy off road but i tried i f800gs, which i liked but the itch is still there....
26 Replies | 909 Views
» Where to buy Tech-Cote ACS TC200?
Nov 11, 2018 - 2:19 PM - by tankas
Hey guys, any idea where i could find Tech-Cote ACS (Anti Corrosion Spray) TC200 around Dublin or online. Also XCP Rust Blocker would work as an alternative.

Source & reason:
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» Pics: Bike Pic of the Month November 2018
Nov 11, 2018 - 1:42 PM - by Bruce
Asking everyone to upload their entries to the Photo of the Month Competition Gallery

This is to avoid the issue of broken links messing up the voting thread and to ensure that the pics remain visible in the future...

Let me know if ye have any hassle - happy to upload pics for anyone having difficulty...

Or just post a link and I'll try to sort it out when putting the voting thread together...

Please enter the competition in the spirit which it is intended and use a picture taken in November.

Pictures must contain your own bike (can be taken by... [Read More]
38 Replies | 1,015 Views

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