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» Suzuki announce prices for 2017 (in Dollars though)
Jan 18, 2017 - 12:13 PM - by grahambo2005
Just had a quick read of this

Bike I'm interested in: GSXR-1000*

The new GSXR is coming in at
GSXR-1000 $14,599 ~ €18,000
GSXR-1000 ABS $14,999 ~ €18,500 -- Not available until 2018
GSXR-1000R $16,999 ~ €21,000

Difference between GSXR-1000 and GSXR-1000R:
Quick Shifter
Launch Control
SHOWA BFF suspension front and rear

I think this is a very poor strategy by Suzuki
I don't think I'd stretch the extra 3k for the R model given that I'd probably never use the Launch control or make proper use of the... [Read More]
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» Guy Martin returns to the TT
Jan 18, 2017 - 9:03 AM - by kwackquack
just seeing on MCN that Guy Martin returns to the TT for 2017 on a Factory Honda alongside John McGuinness
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» Bandit 600 warming up time?
Jan 18, 2017 - 8:28 AM - by Ruhrpott1977
Hi Guys,

I am usually leaving my bike (carbs) warming up in the driveway for approx 5 minutes so I can drive away without stalling the bike (or putting to much strain on the engine me thinks..).
What experience do you have with warming up the bike?

Would it be ok if I started the engine left the choke on and drive off straightaway?

Got complaints from a neighbour this morning....
I dont mind him because he is a noisy cunt anyway (was drinking and shouting with his mates till 4am this morning)....

However I dont really want to piss off other neighbours (one of them - a retired biker - actually loves the sound of my scorpion can).

Any suggestions?
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» Lend of a trailer
Jan 18, 2017 - 1:49 AM - by ars
Is there anyone in the Dublin area that would have a bike trailer to lend for a few hours this Saturday? Would pay you a deposit and give you a few bob. Wanna bring the non-running FJR over to D15 to fix a suspected blown head gasket as I have neither the will nor ability to do it myself.
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» Re: Importing Irish bike TO U.K
Jan 17, 2017 - 9:43 PM - by BigDiggity
Hi Lads,

I've gotten a job over in the UK, moving over there in a couple of months.

Has anyone ever imported an Irish bike to the UK?

I've my Tiger 800 up for sale because it seems the easiest and cheapest option, to sell it, so I can clear off my loan and buy something over there.

Just wondering if there's much expense and hassle involved in exporting/importing a bike to the UK. Is it the same as coming this way or worse?

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» Old Carbs
Jan 17, 2017 - 1:55 PM - by willdee
Hi All,,
just wondering,,, does anybody have a old set of slingshot mikuni carbs, that i could get my hands on for spare parts,, cleaning up my own and would like to take part an old carb bank first,, just to see/understand them before i start mine,,
Cheers and thanks in advance
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» For when I win the lotto.
Jan 17, 2017 - 11:55 AM - by PJ
This would be the first place I'd visit:

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» Should I get annoyed?
Jan 17, 2017 - 9:36 AM - by DavidM123
Riding in this morning- stopped at the lights and some plank in a BMW goes in front of me and stops!
When I used to cycle a push bike, there was an unwritten rule that you never passed anyone at the lights- once moving - no problem but not when they we stopped.
Normal practice on motorbikes seems to be the same but there's always one- and generally on a BMW!

I even overtook him straight away so it wasn't that I was delaying him- he just wanted to be the "leader"!

So question is - is there a normal practice at lights?

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» scumbag smashed my bike, what will happen if anything
Jan 16, 2017 - 1:25 PM - by acdc
at 11am today I was in Cork City Center in a chemist and the lady said I did not see your bike Alan so I turned abound and I could not see it either.

I went out and it was lying on the ground smashed.

There were 2 main withnesses , one was an old fella cleaning the chemist window and the other was a lass that works in the chemist.

Its fucking 11am and cameras all over the place and one pointing directly at my bike.

I picked her up, smashed oil p switch cover the bar end destroyed, the headstock felf fucked and petrol was pissing from the overflow. Paint work scratched but tis a bad paint scheme on her so that did not bother me too much.

Am I plugged the casing till I got her home.

The young lass in... [Read More]
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» Leaking fuel tap
Jan 16, 2017 - 12:18 PM - by Katanasteve
The tap on katana the seals have failed and I think fouled the plugs as she turns over than dies after 20-30 seconds can I reuse those plugs if cleaned cause there 55 quid for pair standard plugs on old katana. Only changed 1500 miles ago.
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» katana front master cylinder
Jan 16, 2017 - 8:14 AM - by menapia dude
folks what other models use the same master cylinder as my 82 katana 1100
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» cork bike show
Jan 15, 2017 - 7:46 PM - by croaker 1000 k1
just wondering is the cork bike show held in the silver springs on this on some thread about bike events being cancelled due to insurance costs..... anyone know??
16 Replies | 725 Views
» knee slider patch
Jan 15, 2017 - 5:45 PM - by faz1
anybody know where to get leather patches with velcro backing to go on where the knee sliders go on trousers, saves all the crap sticking to the velcro. Not in the habit of wearing knee sliders at this stage! Thanks
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» Exhaust repairs
Jan 15, 2017 - 5:29 PM - by taillift
The end can on the race bike has a few very minor dings in it
That are bugging me,does anyone out there repair such a thing??can it be done even??
Did a quick search but no joy,
It's an arata titanium can btw👍
5 Replies | 330 Views
» Better Lights on a r1200 GS
Jan 15, 2017 - 5:08 PM - by KP100
I want more. I have to commute every moring now from Naas to the wrong end of duberland.. I have a set of cree fogs which are great , but the previous owner did not do a great job of wiring. To turn them on I have to plug them into the aux socket. No relay or switch.
The bike has a canbus system so I have to wire everything from the battery.

These are cheap, but look ok. Any opnions?

11 Replies | 503 Views
» Ging Racing Supporters Club 2017
Jan 15, 2017 - 12:12 PM - by slipstreamer
Hi all

Instead of a fundraiser this year we have setup a Supporters Club to help fund this years racing. Details can be found on our website
A members pack will be issued to all that join and we will hold monthly raffles during the racing season for members.

Thanks to all who have joined already....
Attached Files
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» something to do over winter
Jan 15, 2017 - 8:57 AM - by TonySX
Been missing some decent weather and looking forward to Spring (yeah OK I'm a soft part timer) but I have just got round to having a travelogue of one of my trips published in paperback format (it was available from August as an ebook).

Its now available and there's some info about it here if its of any interest:


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» What can you put on brake callipers to keep them looking good
Jan 14, 2017 - 11:42 PM - by goose81
I saw a video on YouTube where a mechanic sprayed silicone spray on callipers to keep them looking nice after he had services them. I don't have silicone spray and am reluctant to spray anything near them in because it will go on the disc, I was thinking about spraying a piece of paper towel with a tiny bit of wd40 and lightly brushing the outside of the calliper with it.

Does anyone have a better suggestion or experience with using silicone spray to keep them looking nice?
12 Replies | 635 Views
» Leathers racing patehes
Jan 14, 2017 - 10:02 PM - by DOLPH LUNDGREN
Hey all,

Who in Ireland makes number and name patches for leather one piece suits?

1 Reply | 313 Views
» Gearshifter fell off the bike
Jan 14, 2017 - 9:06 PM - by Japcati
Any help from you guys here.
Lightec gear shifter fell off the bike while riding through town.

Im presuming its some sort of threaded connector bolt/rod thats fallen out.

Anyone know where I could get said replacement part?
No fun riding in 1st gear and on the clutch all the time.

Click the image to open in full size.... [Read More]
15 Replies | 899 Views
» Sam Sunderland first Brit to win Dakar Rally
Jan 14, 2017 - 7:41 PM - by vifferman
(Following from and

Sam Sunderland has completed the 12th and final stage of this year’s Dakar Rally on his KTM 450 factory bike to provisionally win the event.
A rider who’s been through hell and back to achieve his dream, Sunderland missed the race in 2016 due to a broken leg. He had yet to finish the race on his two previous attempts. But 2017 has been his year, and today is is day.

Sunderland (Red Bull KTM) finished the Rio Cuarto - Buenos Aires Stage with no problems, starting with a 30m lead over his team-mate, Matthias Walkner. All he had to do to secure his position was to keep a good pace.
Mattias Walkner (KTM) occupies the second position, while Gerard Farres Guell (KTM) is the third. However, there were only... [Read More]
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» Road tax
Jan 14, 2017 - 5:01 PM - by jp biker
Where can I check if my tax is valid ?
Tried my and it say my tax disk has being issued.
On my tax disk it 04 16, does that mean it valid until 04 17 ?
any ideas ?

18 Replies | 904 Views
» CR 125 engine bore replating .
Jan 14, 2017 - 2:03 PM - by zoomzoom1
Hi all, my 2002 CR125 is in need of a replating and I cant find anybody in Ireland that can carry out this work ? would anybody know of such service available please, thanks guys
8 Replies | 419 Views
» where is the clutch fluid reservoir in an 06 Goldwing
Jan 13, 2017 - 10:29 PM - by patchadams
I want to change the fluid in an 06 Goldwing. I can't seem to trace the reservoir and I suspect its under the engine. I have the manual but for some reason it won't tll me where it is (maybe I'm reading the wrong pages).
I'm not keen to take off panels to look and find it's not there, and then wonder where it really is.
Anyone any ideas?
9 Replies | 556 Views
» Solid hand guards for a CBF250
Jan 13, 2017 - 8:08 PM - by IrishTrepper
Is there a solid hand guard (like what's on a KTM or something) to block the wind but that fits on a CBF250 or are they all universal, something to block the wind, don't want to get a pair of those mitten looking things on there if I can help it. Thanks.
8 Replies | 316 Views
» Money in the bank!!
Jan 12, 2017 - 11:12 PM - by DavyH
An interesting topic I think. Came up on the facebanger there but went off topic like steamy shite off a shovel.

So the criteria is: 2k to spend on any bike of any vintage,what would you consider a future classic,and worthy investment.

I reckon a surefire one is a clean,and original as possible Mk1 Bandit 12,they're right on the money at the moment.

I don't own one,and admittedly I wouldn't have looked twice at them for a long time,but in recent years they've grown on me as a bike that's more then the sum of its parts,a well looked after one is a proper laugh. So they are becoming few and far between in an unmolested state,I think that's really gonna drive the prices up over the coming years.
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» Brakes/rear master cylinder question gsxr
Jan 12, 2017 - 10:53 PM - by goose81
Thought I would throw this out to the floor before I go tearing it apart.

The below is in regards to the rear brake only

I installed braided brake lines to the bike there (k7 gsxr 600) , I decided to rebuild the caliper at the same time and then on a whim said I would do the master cylinder aswell.

For the caliper I bought a complete rebuild kit with seals etc, for the master cylinder just took it apart for inspection before rebuilding.

I bled the brake earlier and basically it does work but the pedal is nearly bottoming out before its actually braking.

To throw another factor into the mix my aftermarket exhaust bracket sits up tight to the rubber cylinder that covers the spring on the inside of the brake lever,... [Read More]
4 Replies | 325 Views
» Thought TeamIreland were competing at this event!!!
Jan 12, 2017 - 8:54 PM - by Baylon McCaughey
Taken from BIKESPORT NEWS ; Former MotoGP star Jeremy McWilliams believes the competition will be hotter than ever at this year’s Phillip Island Classic but believes Team Great Britain are in a position to thump the Australians for a Phillip Island Classic but believes Team Great Britain are in a position to thump the Australians for a third consecutive year. McWilliams, who has racked up a total of 219 official laps around the 4.445km seaside circuit since his Island Classic debut in 2011 told “I guess it’s always the same feeling on the lead up to the Island. I’m excited to be racing again at such a great event but the pressure to stay competitive is always sobering when I look at how fast the opposition is.” The 52-year-old star is not kidding when he says how fast... [Read More]
7 Replies | 688 Views
» will tralies/quads/track bikes/mowers etc require insurance .
Jan 12, 2017 - 4:17 PM - by chopper
some lad sued over a tractor knocking him off a ladder and now it looks dodge for all off roaders with no insurance .
theres soo many questions if this comes in .
i can see there being alot of quads up on donedeal.
looks like the racings half fucked and now the offroading scene will be taking a huge blow . its all going downhill fast lads .insurance is fucking it all
15 Replies | 823 Views
» How to start bike with broken choke?
Jan 12, 2017 - 4:08 PM - by knightrider
Hey so the bike will not start without the choke, is there any tricks of the trade to start it without the choke? If I get it home I can have a proper look at it, looks like issue is at the other end might have to remove the tank any advice at all would be cool
15 Replies | 614 Views
» bike repair carlow
Jan 12, 2017 - 3:44 PM - by jimmey
hi all anyone in carlow area working on bikes need fork seals done on yamaha would do them myself only for a shoulder injury and want to get bike ready for later on
6 Replies | 296 Views
» Annual trackday raffle for DSI.
Jan 12, 2017 - 2:43 PM - by PJ
Running my raffle again this year but the funds are going towards my RevUP4DSI fund.
Usual rules apply. Winner will be the bonus ball in the main lotto draw on the Sat night AFTER all numbers are paid for.
Thanks very much in advance to all who buy a number. Each number is €20.
PM for paypal details.
Best of luck.

5. Reamonn Cribbin.
9. DukeRR.
10.RosieJoe. (PAID)
12. Davie Reilly.
13. Manbearpig
17. Rubadub. (PAID)
18. Brian Forde.
... [Read More]
25 Replies | 631 Views
» Great site folks not bad price either
Jan 12, 2017 - 11:04 AM - by menapia dude
4 Replies | 518 Views


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