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» Confused with all the types of dirt bikes
Aug 14, 2018 - 9:27 PM - by seantobin43
Hi

I thinking of buying a dirt bike because I often go off with my friends and we drive around woods and mountains.

So what I want is a 4 stroke bike between 250-350cc

Budget is €3000 and might stretch it to €4000

Also I only want to buy my bike from a dealer

Do it really matter if I buy a motocross or a enduro?
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» Visiting NW200 (from Australia)
Aug 14, 2018 - 7:53 AM - by The Mekon
I am seeking some information on visiting the NW200 (I know there is a website). My wife & I hope to visit Ireland in May next year, She wants to see a friend in Dublin, and I want to see some races at the NW200.
We may take a cottage in Ireland/N Ireland and then either use a car or train to reach destinations. Is this feasible for the NW200? and how near to Coleraine/Port Stewart would we need to be to get there for a day's racing?
20miles, 50miles, 70 miles? I take it you do not need to book stand ticket to see some of the racing - or is it best to do so?

Any guidance would be really appreciated.

Thanks John
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» Bike prices in Ireland
Aug 13, 2018 - 11:46 PM - by Michael_Barwick
Hello,
I have been looking to buy a scooter or a 125cc bike in a few months after saving some money. I thought the cost of tax and insurance will get the price up to 1500-2000 in total for the first time rider in Ireland for sure.
And i get my collegues at work telling me to get a zerox, that i can find them for like 300e. They werent taking the piss, they genuinely said that.
I obviously asked, where can i get an zerox for 300e, they just said dude look on donedeal.
I work in a mechanic shop and one dude is a biker, they seem pretty serious.
So im just wondering, is there a trick i dont know of? Or do they just sell like hot cakes?
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» Fabrice Miguet has died
Aug 13, 2018 - 5:50 PM - by Admin
Ulster Grand Prix organisers have this afternoon announced that veteran French road racer Fabrice Miguet has died following a crash on Saturday.

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Mr Miguet, aged 49, was from Normandy and a regular competitor at the Ulster and Isle of Man TT.

Clerk of the Course Noel Johnston said: “Fabrice Miguet has now passed away due to the injuries he sustained at the Ulster Grand Prix on Saturday.

... [Read More]
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» Steps for import a bike from NI
Aug 13, 2018 - 3:56 PM - by DimNbk
Hi all, finally got a bike(kawa zxr400-L5) brought it home with full signed V5C.

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If I understand correctly my next steps will be:

1)Fill the v5c/4 to v5c/8
2)Send v5c/11 export form(filled by ex-owner) to notify DVLA
3)Pass NCTS
4)Register in the Republic
5)Insure

Or I have to get v5c on my name and only then proceed with export/import story?

Thanks
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» VFR Headlight Bulbs
Aug 13, 2018 - 3:29 PM - by baseplate
I need to replace a headlight bulb on my VFR 800FI. Can I use a standard H4 bulb from a motor factor or do I need a motorbike specific bulb.
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» Noobie Question about rev needle and accelerating
Aug 13, 2018 - 2:10 PM - by maxjam
So im accelerating on the Deauville.... (when you stop laughing and rolling around on the floor, continue reading please) .... but anyway, wanted to know if this is normal?

Ill go to change gear,
select gear, twist the throttle and release the clutch to accelerate, the needle will initially spike up to 5/6000 rpm for a couple of seconds but the bike isn't accelerating, then needle will drop back a few thousand revs and the bike will kick in... is this normal or should I get it checked out? Im a new rider and just getting used to the bike.

I thought that if i'm in a gear and twist, that the back wheel should respond immediately, not this spike and drop ?

Advice welcome.
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» Cummins and Johnston to team up with Padgetts
Aug 13, 2018 - 11:10 AM - by Admin
Padgetts Racing will field an impressive two-rider line up at this year’s Classic TT with Conor Cummins and Lee Johnston contesting two races for the Batley-based outfit.

Cummins will again campaign a 750cc Yamaha OW01 in the RST Superbike Classic TT Race while Johnston will have his first taste of two-stroke racing around the Mountain Course riding a 250cc Honda in the Dunlop Lightweight Classic TT Race.

Manxman Cummins has ridden the OW01 for the last two years, finishing a fine fourth in 2016 and backing this up with sixth in 2017 and he has also lapped at an impressive 122.216mph on the ex-Rob McElnea machine.

Johnston will ride a similar 250cc Honda to that ridden to victory by Bruce Anstey in each of the last two years, when he also... [Read More]
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» Hickman king of the roads with wins at three internationals
Aug 13, 2018 - 9:21 AM - by Admin
Peter Hickman admitted his win in the Superbike race at the 2018 Ulster Grand Prix felt a bit ‘strange’ with the victory being awarded after just two laps of the race had been completed.

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Rain brought the race - scheduled for seven laps - to come to an abrupt end and as the weather worsened, the remaining races were cancelled.

It meant Hickman, like other riders, had three of his races cancelled over the course of the two days... [Read More]
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» Heel pain?
Aug 12, 2018 - 9:35 PM - by Caffeine
I seem to increasingly be experiencing heel pain when riding long enough. I changed the insoles of my forma boots to in theory something better but the pain remains (bottom of heel, near sole)

Can't figure if it's from middle of foot on pegs, or toes, or something completely different.

Any ideas?
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» UGP highlights: BBC 1 10.30 pm Sunday
Aug 12, 2018 - 1:11 PM - by ENGLISH
Highlights of the Ulster Grand Prix.

Will be worth watching but with more than a hint of sadness considering all the bad news we have had this year with the the road racing , including the UGP.
6 Replies | 428 Views
» BMW service North Dublin??
Aug 11, 2018 - 3:51 PM - by Brother Thadeus
Is Joe Duffy the best/only option??
7 Replies | 624 Views
» DRZ400 or CB600 fa7
Aug 11, 2018 - 1:56 PM - by Steo
Hi guys

I dont post much here but enjoy reading the website. What would be better, a DRZ or a hornet 600 for a daily 20 min commute each way (not motorway). I dont have a lot of storage space (just a small garage) and would like a bike as light as possible for getting around traffic.

I used to do a bit of motorway riding to the west, but lately I only do that 2 or 3 times a year now.

At the moment I have a 07 hornet (I cant update my profile) which is very nimble and light (Especially compared to the vulcan 800 i was using before), but im going to view a DRZ later today. I hear they are a lot of fun.

What do you think? Any advice would be appreciated. ... [Read More]
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» Pics: Bike Pic of the Month August 2018
Aug 11, 2018 - 8:27 AM - by Bruce
Usual rules apply...

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

Pictures must contain your own bike (can be taken by you or by someone else of you on your bike).

One picture only.

Please, no b&w, no photoshopping or enhancements of any kind...

This months's winner will again receive a €50 voucher for Cotters - thanks lads

https://www.cottermc.com/

... [Read More]
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» Results: Bike Pic of the Month July 2018
Aug 11, 2018 - 8:16 AM - by Bruce
5th place with 14 votes...

No.24 Japcati
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4 Replies | 346 Views
» Looking for a wizzard casting spells on older bikes
Aug 10, 2018 - 8:58 AM - by Phatty McFatt
As title says, i am looking for reccomendations. I need the carbs serviced and valve clearences done on the old lady i recently got. Dublin city or north county Dublin preferred, but willing to travel if its worth it. Bike's a 92 Vulcan en400. I might put money in a full restoration, but i first need to check that she has the heart for it. A while ago someone mentioned Chopper but i couldnt find a way to get in touch. Many thanks in advance
4 Replies | 457 Views
» Kirkistown Private Trackday video
Aug 10, 2018 - 7:33 AM - by kezzer998
Great craic in Kirki on Tuesday.First time up there in over a year,love the place.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhJJQCHr_T0
5 Replies | 288 Views
» Ulster Grand Prix
Aug 08, 2018 - 8:32 PM - by Vjmc.Cork
Looks like MD won't be at Dundrod this weekend.
Lots of rumors about his future,must be tough for him and his family.
https://www.bbc.com/sport/northern-i...ource=bookface
Hopefully we have a good weekend and everyone gets to go home.
31 Replies | 2,823 Views
» So you thought Harley riders were mostly a shower of w*nkers..
Aug 08, 2018 - 10:41 AM - by -alan-
Seems you could be right..

https://cleantechnica.com/2018/08/07...orcycle-plans/

"HD turned its marketing in the early ’80s to a toxic stew of machismo and white nationalism dog whistles. It fostered a culture of ugly male entitlement.

And it got a lot of white, middle-aged accountants and lawyers to buy into being weekend assholes, regardless of how careful they were to be useful members of society the rest of the week. The demographic of Harley Davidson riders are proud of having inefficient, incredibly loud and hideously expensive bikes. Wretched excess. Strong overlap with the rolling coal
... [Read More]
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» shim od sizes
Aug 07, 2018 - 4:09 PM - by acdc
Can anyone give me a bit of info here.
I want to buy some shims and on wemoto there are 8 uk pounds each which is very expensive for a tiny bit of metal so

I am looking at shim packs with 3 of each size and 140 total shims in the box.
It lists all the bike it will do and gsxr's and busas etc but that box is 80usd and 15 shipping and 15 approx import tax.
They are American made by Hot Cams.
i dont trust the chinese ones on ebay even there are expensive at 3.90 each but there is another American made box of shims but half the amount of the Hot Cams ones and has
44 shims of all sizes and costs 35USD with free shipping US only so I can use the addresspal an post usa address as straight delivery is 30usd.

My question is this pack does... [Read More]
22 Replies | 680 Views
» Abolishing Daylight Saving
Aug 06, 2018 - 5:21 PM - by efanton
The time for submissions for abolishing day light saving (putting the clock back in winter) has nearly expired.

Dont know about the rest of you, but personally I think putting the clocks back during winter is ludicrous. Having that extra hour of daylight in the evenings would make a huge improvement to road safety, especially bikers.
As a biker that commutes the whole year round on my motorcycle abolishing the daylight saving would be very welcome.

You can fill out a very short online questionnaire that will take no more that two minutes. If enough EU citizens vote then we can force this change.

... [Read More]
26 Replies | 1,515 Views
» Training day mondello
Aug 05, 2018 - 11:02 PM - by foggyfagan
How many more training days are left this year? Is there anywhere i can see the dates.. cheers
11 Replies | 686 Views
» 600 bandit
Aug 05, 2018 - 5:59 PM - by Cnq85
Any one know any bike mechanics galway bike lost power and just cut out
10 Replies | 459 Views
» fleabay grips Q
Aug 05, 2018 - 12:12 AM - by Airman
Just curious for the sake of clicking one box or the other.
Looking to get the grips below (OM Obsolete)
22mm Left & 24mm Right (Throttle sleeve)

Image on the right calls out 22 & 24mm dimensions .. £20

Image on left calls out 22mm Handlebar - but shows 'channels' or splinds on one grip - leading me to think this is OK for Throttle as the splind type design will stretch 2mm (And its a Motorcycle grip which you'd think would deal withe the sleeve. this Pair is £6.

I recon the left is a Chinese copy of the right Chinese copy
Anyone buy from fleabay that might know if these generally fit L & R
or... [Read More]
7 Replies | 327 Views
» Opinions please
Aug 04, 2018 - 4:52 PM - by mjfitzpa
Hi all I’m back biking after a 26 year lay off I purchased a bmw r1200gs it was all going great , took to it again no problem. Put couple thousand miles on it but was worried about it having no history of been serviced for some years although the guy I bought it from said it was done . Anyway I decided to bring it to a bmw workshop and asked him to service it and change the oil in final drive . He recommended not to change oil in it as bearing was worn and it would leak but he had final drives for sale and he could fit one of them we agreed a price and he done the work . When I paid him and picked up the bike he told me the abs sensor wasn’t a match but to give him a few day he’d sort it with his tech guy, 3 weeks later he said leave bike in for a few hour to sort it . That was three... [Read More]
47 Replies | 3,160 Views
» Ivan Lintin
Aug 03, 2018 - 10:18 PM - by ENGLISH
Good to see that Ivan is awake and starting to make some progress.
5 Replies | 611 Views
» Motorcycle Battery
Aug 03, 2018 - 8:32 PM - by Officer Dangleberry
I am looking for a battery for a 1998 ST1100 Police model

Currently has a BTX14 12V 12AH which won't even take a charge. Tried a smalll charge with a digital charger but no luck.

Looking for one preferably in the Dublin area or quick online delivery
Attached Files
13 Replies | 681 Views
» Exchanging oem led Indos for aftermarket won’t work!
Aug 02, 2018 - 9:49 PM - by N11 EXPRESS
So the bike has leds all round and I bought a set of aftermarket led indicators assuming it would be a straight swap, but that’s not the case.
When I connect up the new indicator it won’t work and the oem one on the front stops blinking.
I thought that because the bike came standard with led headlights and Indos that the wiring was set up for leds. Does the oem indicators have resistors built into them or something?
33 Replies | 988 Views
» Motorcycle taxi's for pope
Aug 02, 2018 - 6:55 PM - by aspergillis
7 Replies | 633 Views
» Buying a bike thats never been taxed
Aug 02, 2018 - 6:27 PM - by BM69
Buying a 2009 bike which has never been taxed from new. Its has been registered and has a number plate but no log book. It has some RF form with the current owners details.
This week the owner sent the RF form to Shannon with a signed letter from me stating that I have purchased the bike on that date.
I have not paid for the bike yet until it arrives in my name but I am egar to collect it.

How long before I get the paperwork back from Shannon?
Has anyone got a number for Shannon where they will actually pick up the phone. The number online sends you around in circles and no-matter what option you choose you cannot get through to anyone.
Im just looking for clarification from them around the sale as I have never purchased a bike with no log... [Read More]
5 Replies | 610 Views
» MotoGP: 2018 MotoGP title 'still possible' for Dovi
Aug 02, 2018 - 9:50 AM - by Admin
Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso still thinks there is hope for him to catch and pass Marc Marquez for the 2018 MotoGP title.

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The Italian is 77 points, or three race wins, behind the man he pushed right to the edge in 2017 but reckons that with so many races to do, the chase is not over yet.

“There are many points at stake, so
... [Read More]
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» MotoGP: Honda Boss ' Lorenzo is not a demi-god '
Aug 02, 2018 - 9:50 AM - by Admin
Repsol Honda team boss Alberto Puig appears to be banking on Jorge Lorenzo’s MotoGP championship-winning past instead of his form with the Ducati over the past 18 months.

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Save for a brace of wins, Lorenzo has struggled with the GP18 but still landed a plum seat next to Marc Marquez at HRC as replacement for compatriot Dani Pedrosa.

... [Read More]
4 Replies | 488 Views

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