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» rizzla k8
Nov 28, 2014 - 9:57 PM - by Suzuki Man
Heading to look at k8 in the morning rizzla edition on done deal aanyone know the bike long long drive if she's not mint
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» honda 50
Nov 28, 2014 - 9:57 PM - by logsburn
hi guys anybody here or know anyone that would be able to locate me a logbook for a honda 50 . pls and thanks . not sure if i have even placed this in the rite place but any help would be great .
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» spray guy
Nov 28, 2014 - 7:29 PM - by dwyermcalaster
hi am looking for prof bike sprayer in dublin area only want to do bike once so looking for someone to recommend cheers in advance
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» removing cct 01 bandit 6
Nov 28, 2014 - 6:18 PM - by myfirstyamaha
was about to check cam chain tensioner on the bandit.
There a hose in in the way of the offside bolt.

Anyone know what this hose is and is it ok to remove?

any dos or donts?
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» Best place to get a new Battery
Nov 28, 2014 - 12:02 PM - by laurpat
Lads,

Where's the best place to get a new battery?

I'm looking for one for a Aprilia Pegaso...
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» GARDA V@N on N3 Citybound just past the large junction off M50.
Nov 28, 2014 - 9:41 AM - by ram666
As topic says.
Also, question..
This was Garda v@n, and I think I didn't slow down in time.. Do they have camera in front of v@n to take a pic of your numberplate?
Hope not
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» Signs I'm getting old....
Nov 28, 2014 - 8:29 AM - by FatherTed
Left the house this morning and rode about 100m down the road and I though....there's something not right. I reached up and smacked my head and realised I had just rode off with no helmet! Not since the 80's have I done that!

Early onset of dementia me thinks. It'a all ahead of ye lads!
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» suspension set-up??
Nov 28, 2014 - 12:18 AM - by myfirstyamaha
howdy ,
just wondering about the suspension on my (new to me) bandit 6.

It has 7 settings, 1 being softest and 7 being hardest.

What do people run there rear shock on ?

Its on Number 4 now,
i was thinking to put it up to the hardest but is there any pros/cons?

Btw - its Just Used For A daily Commute And A good Battering On Sunday Over The Gap
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» Plugged tyre but still losing pressure
Nov 27, 2014 - 11:03 PM - by gtiguy
Was going to work the other morning in the RDS. Word of warning, dont park around the back of the Shelbourne Hall as a load of dopey sloppy kints have screws all over the carpark. Must be from all the pallets. Anyway, got a puncture and fixed it with the DIY plug kit. Been loosing air since at a slow pace, would any of the bike shops have a more thorough way of sorting the puncture?? As in the rubber off the rim job , and patch from the inside?? Tyres nearly brand new and a PR3, dont want to be forking out another 150 quid
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» H4 HID's
Nov 27, 2014 - 8:45 PM - by Johnny mc
Anyone up on theses ? got a set off Geebay, ment to be "plug and play" the Dips Work but not the heads so I swapped wires around, the heads worked but then the dips would not work
16 Replies | 326 Views
» help!
Nov 27, 2014 - 6:54 PM - by deckob123
Hi lads, hoping maybe someone here can help,opened up tank today to put petrol in d sprint an noticed a lot of water build up on d rim of tank ,and d water started to seep in,I cleaned d drain in there before,any ideas how to stop it?? Thanks in advance Dec.
8 Replies | 274 Views
» Whats Wrong With This Picture?
Nov 27, 2014 - 5:54 PM - by Black Rabbit
Went to Motorcycle Live 2014 today & saw this on a display bike . . . .
So what's fundamentally wrong with this picture?
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» Blipping the throttle
Nov 27, 2014 - 4:49 PM - by 2shea
Blipping the throttle when knocking it down a gear, Just wondering does everyone here do this?
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» Cataluña by bike.
Nov 27, 2014 - 1:52 PM - by Austy T
I have committed to have another go of Barcelona marathon. I'm booking flights in the next few days,but my mind got to thinking,as it does. Has anyone evr driven to Barcelona. ? Is there much involved?
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» Declaring bike off the road???
Nov 27, 2014 - 11:12 AM - by mossy69
Declared it off de road last yr. Got a letter off de tax office sayin last chance to tax it, details gone to de garda, etc etc, was due de end of august. Question is... do i ve to declare it off de road every year??? Thought it was deemed off de road until u declare it back on r somethin to dat effect.
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» Anybody have a Honda NC700S
Nov 27, 2014 - 11:00 AM - by Kavo
I'm looking to buy one of these bikes but I'd have to go abroad or up north because I can't afford a new one. I only have the use of one arm so I need to feel the weight of a bike at standstill pushing it back a forward etc, I was over at the NEC on Monday and had a sit on it but they are bolted to a stand so I could not get the proper feel of it anyway has anybody got one around the Leinster area I'd love to meet up with you if I could cheers
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» IOM TT Ferry times
Nov 27, 2014 - 10:38 AM - by Sykes
The TT ferry times are mad this year. Leaving Dublin on the 9th at 10pm arriving in Douglas at 12.30am and coming back on the 13th leaving Douglas at 3am arriving into Larne at 5.30am?

Who makes these times up? What possible reason is there for not going out at 8am?
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» Hamilton to join Burrows Engineering Racing
Nov 27, 2014 - 6:49 AM - by Baylon McCaughey
Hamilton joins Burrows Engineering Racing

DUNGANNON based road racing team owner John Burrows has moved quickly to replace Dan Kneen who moved to pastures new after spearheading the team's 2014 Irish Superbike title winning efforts. This week Burrows can confirm that his rider for next year will be rising Ulsterman Jamie Hamilton who has a wealth of experience despite only being 23-years-old.

Hamilton will bring an impressive CV with him to Burrows Engineering Racing. His initial successes came in the short circuit arena where he captured the 2009 British Superstock 600 title. Ironically, the man who finished fourth in that championship tussle was Manxman Kneen and the two men are destined to lock horns again next year on a regular basis.
Since... [Read More]
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» Custom Seat?
Nov 26, 2014 - 11:42 PM - by Goodlad
Hey lads,

Any recommendations for where will make me a custom seat?

Im driving a Vstrom 1000 K9, its lowered and has a 650 seat on it. Pretty happy with getting my feet down now but jesus christ i slide around the seat a lot!

Anyone here got a custom seat made and is happy with it?
10 Replies | 276 Views
» Where to go for custom PC5 map?
Nov 26, 2014 - 11:22 PM - by Goodlad
As the title says lads. Im looking for some recommendations about where will slap my bike on a Dyno and get a custom map made?

Driving a vstrom and i know they run rich fro mthe factory. Good few flat spots which only got worse when i slapped on new exhausts. Loaded a dynojet map for my bike + exhaust. Its much improved but still not great. I can feel it chocking up as i accelerate. Its just not smooth so need a custom map made.
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» Full sump
Nov 26, 2014 - 9:26 PM - by scudster
Went to start the cbr last week and she laboured unusually and wouldn't start. Thought it was just the cold weather and not running it for a bit.
Then I checked the oil level and it was up over the sight glass. Balls!
I was planning on servicing and doing the valve clearances one of the days anyway so I drained the oil. Cant say I got much of a smell of petrol from the oil but my sense of smell mightn't be great and it did drain out pretty easily I thought even while cold.
No sign of any water/coolant in the oil either.
If she was carbed then id go straight for them to look for a leak but shes injected. Can this still happen to injected motors?
13 Replies | 420 Views
» New 1290 SMT....
Nov 26, 2014 - 7:56 PM - by evertel
Oh yeah, get in

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bike...-t-spy-photos/

Time to start saving!
10 Replies | 349 Views
» Riding through winter maintenance
Nov 26, 2014 - 12:03 PM - by BigDiggity
I'm trading the bandit up for an '08 F800GS. Had planned to store the bike for the winter but now that I'm changing to the F800 I think I'll keep it out.

I figured the F800GS would be a tougher machine for the winter and don't think I could cope with not going for a spin for 2 months... Will be my first winter on the bike though.

The bike will be kept (chained) in the driveway throughout the winter, but ill be hoping to get out at least once a week.

I'm going to order some ACF 50 and give the exposed bits a good coating. As the temperatures drop I presume its best to fill up the tank after each ride to stop condensation fouling the fuel.

Is it necessary to add a fuel stabiliser as well, if so how often?

Any other... [Read More]
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» sandblasting aluminium rims or elbowgrease ?
Nov 26, 2014 - 11:49 AM - by galway86
hi lads i started stripping down the fazer yesterday evening,i want to repaint the frame black it has a few rust spots on it.i also am gonna respray the wheels the engine and the exhaust downpipes .the fairings and tank are in great nick so no need touch that.my father does a lot of sandblasting,truck bodies,plant diggers that sort of crack.he uses a medium/coarse glass for blasting.i know the frame will be fine to blast with this but not so sure about the aluminium wheels i think itl be too severe,am i right should i just use paint stripper and wire brush and plenty elbowgrease same with engine.what about the exhaust down pipes they are chromeish,will vht stick to chrome or will i run the blaster on these aswel.i wont even ask my father about the aluminium ,he would try blast a ham... [Read More]
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» Brrr...
Nov 26, 2014 - 11:01 AM - by positron
So this is what winter proper feels huh? I had forgotten how real cold feels on the bike...! 2 degrees and fog - 7 vehicle incident at Kilmoon cross and I am glad I avoided that road today.

And later in town I saw a chill dude riding away a 125 cc something and he wasn't wearing any gloves what so ever. Balls/hands of steel.
17 Replies | 608 Views
» Honda st
Nov 26, 2014 - 3:11 AM - by tcnjames
Would the big millage put ye off it or is there anything that would put ye off them bikes http://www.donedeal.ie/motorbikes-fo...rcycle/8122330
27 Replies | 672 Views
» Honda reaches 300 Million Bikes
Nov 25, 2014 - 11:32 PM - by Gainzz
Honda has built its 300-millionth bike, a Goldwing.
http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-...ade/25929.html

Bow down to the King, the King of Kings.
8 Replies | 285 Views
» NEC show - bike pics (not 56k friendly)
Nov 25, 2014 - 11:17 PM - by batman_oh
Just bikes from me unfortunately - ones I was arsed with! The other fooker with me was taking all the pics of the other items on display!

Duc-Audis
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... [Read More]
26 Replies | 1,126 Views
» 100w bulb in a single lamp ?
Nov 25, 2014 - 10:49 PM - by myfirstyamaha
Was thinking about running a 100w bulb ?
I do alot of morning and evening riding.

Any experience with them?
are they even road legal or are they just for off road use?
12 Replies | 410 Views
» affordable alternitive to h2r
Nov 25, 2014 - 9:14 PM - by corkgsxr
8 Replies | 395 Views
» Seca 750
Nov 25, 2014 - 8:20 PM - by menapia dude
Lads I'm looking at painting a Seca from silver to Seca red where can I get the colour spec for the red thanks
2 Replies | 177 Views
» production twin rules
Nov 25, 2014 - 8:08 PM - by mulvey
Entering the production twin class next year, does anybody have a link for the rules and regs, what are you allowed modify, suspension, pipes, brakes??? Any help much appreciated.
12 Replies | 469 Views

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