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» ISAM Entry Forms Mondello 24-25th June
May 23, 2017 - 11:44 PM - by slipstreamer
Entry forms now available for the ISAM Irish Championship/Masters Superbike event on 24/25th June, download form the ISAM club website www.irishsidecars.com
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» Indian Scout
May 23, 2017 - 10:31 PM - by jic44
Anybody bought one of these yet? Any thoughts on them?
I called into the new Indian shop in swords last friday and took a short test ride on one of these and I was seriously impressed. Good power for what it is and handled reasonable well too. I was surprised by how good it was I was expecting more of an agricultural harley type of machine. Build quality looked ok but just wondering has anyone had one any period of time. Any issues with them?
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» Levers
May 23, 2017 - 6:22 PM - by jp biker
lm looking for a set of levers for a zx6r
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ASV any use ?
the stock 1s are too big

Also where too get a decent kawasaki tank pad ?
(not a maxi pad ) nor chinese shite

and finally wheel decals or rim tape in orange ?

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» Best place to service bike in Kerry?
May 23, 2017 - 1:03 PM - by HuijgensMar
Howdy,
Haven't been on here in ages and haven't been on my Fazer in ages either, 3 years to be exact but am itching to get back on it over the next few weeks. Bike is in family garage in Kerry where it's been laying up for the last 3 years on centre stand. It was ridden about 4 times in those 3 years and the last time the battery died (last year) and even after riding the bike, charging it, the following day it wouldn't start so took the battery out and replaced it myself and bike start fine now. I would like to have an experienced mechanic give the Fazer a once over though to make sure all is ok before I bring it the long journey up to Galway.
Anyone recommend anyone in particular? I brought it up to Paudi Fitz in Killarney few years ago and found him quite good but just... [Read More]
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» BMW GS1200 Triumph Tiger 800 - opinions please
May 23, 2017 - 12:32 PM - by Boots2008
I'm looking to pick up something a bit more pillion and touring friendly than my trusty SV, but it also needs to be a bit of fun for when I am riding on me tod. Two bikes I am looking at currently are a nearly new BMW GS1200 Triple Black and a nearly new Triumph Tiger 800 XRT. Both are well loaded with goodies but have a 4.5k price difference, the Beemer being the pricier of the two.

Looking for opinions from owners of both bikes - what do you like/love/hate about them? What upgrades (if any) to the bike have you done that really improved it? Would you buy another one? Do you get that buzz of excitement before heading out for a spin on a sunny Sunday morning (that's a deal breaker for me!)?

I'll hang onto my SV as it still puts a smile on my face every... [Read More]
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» Pitbike racing
May 23, 2017 - 9:53 AM - by manbearpig
Hey Lads,

Anyone on the site do pitbike racing. Seems all the rage in the UK but nothing here really.

I'd love to do buy a trackbike and go racing but I just can't afford it at the minute. I also don't have much space for a trailer and spares etc etc.

I was looking at pitbike racing - looks like great craic. Anyone from the forum involved in this that can give me a bit of advice on how to get into it, where to buy etc etc.


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» Ducati 1299 Superleggera
May 23, 2017 - 8:40 AM - by Frankkilty
220bhp

https://youtu.be/tQcFOMYODDw

Only 500 being made. All sold.
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» WP Fork Tools - Dublin
May 22, 2017 - 9:36 PM - by armstrongracer
I'm doing a re-fresh on some KTM 950sm forks (same as early Superdukes) is there anyone in Dublin area who has the tools to losen the caps for me. That model need a pin wrench or the KTM tool. Cheers.
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» How ugly is this?
May 22, 2017 - 8:42 PM - by My First Suzuki
Trike sacrilege

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» 400,600,or750 for Mondello Trackdays?
May 22, 2017 - 5:59 PM - by Japcati
Ok so im seriously considering a track bike,as Im kinda hooked with the trackday thing now.

Mondello is too short n twisty a circuit for the litre bikes,thats what most people and Mondello Instructors are saying to me.

So whats the best bike to go for......400,600 or 750?

And also whats a good solid reliable bike to go for too?

Thanks.
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» RIP Kentucky KID
May 22, 2017 - 5:02 PM - by Sugule Ali
Unfortunately Nicky Hayden has passed away, the racing world has lost another great.
RIP Nicky
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» AX100 Rewire Lighting Coil
May 22, 2017 - 3:23 PM - by petemotox
Hey folks,

My da's AX100 needs a lighting coil. She burnt the existing one to bits.

I've ordered coils from Japan and cmsnl only to have the orders cancelled/refunded because the part is out of production.

I could have swore that I read about rewiring them on here, does anyone know the craic? I just need to know the length/resistance of the wire required and get stuck in?

Cheers in advance!
Peter
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» XVS 1100 Classic Clutch Cable
May 22, 2017 - 2:28 PM - by fran
I spent hours on the web looking for a Clutch Cable for the above bike, I was told all sorts would fit it but this cable only has adjustment on one end and is a USA import. I tried the USA 1100 forum to no great avail. I then gave megabikes a ring and within 3 mins. they were back to me having located a cable and will post it out. Top class service from Megabikes whose shop I had never been in. This is the sort of service that brings bikers back to a shop. Well done lads. 100% top class.
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» Givi plate config/specs
May 22, 2017 - 12:45 PM - by Darith
The givi plate on my Deauville uses rails to attach to the grab rails. I would need to buy rails to attach to my new pan. Saw a plate on ebay that will fit directly onto the grab rails of my pan. I was wondering if my topbox will fit any givi plate or similar. I presume my perspective new pan givi plate will work with my current topbox? They are generally the same?
4 Replies | 128 Views
» Insurance numbers..
May 22, 2017 - 12:13 PM - by roryf
So.. that time of year..

6 years with AXA and renewal quote of 580.
Rang Carole Nash - 380

Called AXA back - best they can do it 470..

Bye bye AXA..
17 Replies | 627 Views
» Importing a bike from Uk
May 22, 2017 - 8:09 AM - by Rockster
Anyone know if the VRT people are looking for a new form - Certificate of Conformity when presenting a bike at a nct depot. Have been on the revenue site and they are saying its in force since sept 2016.
Having said that a mate of mine imported a bike a month ago and was asked for only the usual V5,receipt, identification etc.
Or does it depend on who you get on the day?
18 Replies | 465 Views
» chancy young wan.... What ye recommend?
May 21, 2017 - 11:21 PM - by Rh4000
So I'm going touring in Europe in September for 2 weeks and need to invest in a decent chancy young wan, what ye got or recommend, one of the lads uses this cheap one and says it's perfect and swears by it.....

https://m.aliexpress.com/item/1615424492.html

I don't wanna spend a small fortune but want something decent
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» Cost of full bike wrap
May 21, 2017 - 9:15 PM - by Hally_89
Hi lads,

Did a search but only found a topic back in 2010 which didnt answer my question. Now that my bike is sold I've been looking at a replacement. Have my eye on a Gtr but there is very few in the colour I want. Has anyone here every got a full bike wrap and how much did it cost? There's kits on done deal for 60 but it's DIY and if I am doing it I want a proper job so down the line it can be sold with the wrap or in its original colour.

Cheers
6 Replies | 532 Views
» CB500 R 1996 Front Brake
May 21, 2017 - 6:55 PM - by christopher
Hi all,

I have recently serviced the front brake on my CB500, brake is much better now other than if I pull the lever very gently and slowly, i can pull it all the way back to the grip.

Obviously a master cylinder issue, I have stripped and looked at the new rubbers etc and all looks well. The brake is powerful in use.

I am reluctant to buy a new rebuild kit only to have the same issue (they're bloody expensive!) and then to have to replace the master cylinder.

Any idea as to what the best way forward might be

Thanks

Chris
1 Reply | 125 Views
» need a top yoke modified
May 21, 2017 - 11:52 AM - by b.c
Hi need to get a top yoke modified from taking 32mm forks to take 35 mm forks.
any recomendations on someone to do this?
thanks
4 Replies | 320 Views
» Back to the blade
May 21, 2017 - 8:31 AM - by levin
Missed my rr8 , have had a gsxr and zx10r since , but picked up this blade last week
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37 Replies | 1,068 Views
» Xt660 opinions welcome
May 21, 2017 - 7:58 AM - by empeehaitch
Well lads I'm thinking of getting an Xt660, I like the look of the X model, any opinions welcome on pros and cons. Thanks in advance
13 Replies | 568 Views
» my new to me yoke
May 20, 2017 - 10:21 PM - by croaker 1000 k1
its not a black and white pic..... its a black and green one
20 Replies | 641 Views
» Brake light always on on Hornet
May 20, 2017 - 5:50 PM - by BiggusDaveus
Well lads,

It's been a while since I've been on the forums but I have an issue with my Hornet.

I came back from an extended (8 month) trip to France and took the bike out of storage. Being the great bike they are she fired up with no issues and I took her for a spin.

I then noticed that one of the rear indicators had become disconnected (broken wires) so I ordered a new set from Motorbike.ie (arrived very promptly!! Plug ) and did a simple plug and play swap for them. They are working grand, perfect blink rate etc etc. It was a simple swap as there were... [Read More]
7 Replies | 327 Views
» nuts and bolts
May 20, 2017 - 12:39 PM - by wheelieking
Well lads, where is the best place to get a tub of spare nuts, bolts washers etc in black all shapes and sizes.

thanks,
7 Replies | 430 Views
» android apk moto gp.etc
May 20, 2017 - 9:51 AM - by algpz500
http://i4pro.co.uk/website/Android_i4sprts.htm

using this for a while great quality
5 Replies | 380 Views
» XJR1300 Fuel Gauge Stopped Working
May 20, 2017 - 9:14 AM - by halfabusa
Hi Lads,

So the fuel gauge stopped working on me the other week, haven't really delved too deep into it yet, just checked the connections at the back of the gauge and seems to be getting power.

It's a 2002 SP model with the analogue clocks. No fancy digital stuff.

Any suggestions were to start. Don't have a Haynes manual so not even sure where the fuel float connections would be.

Cheers
4 Replies | 181 Views
» zx10 or gsxr1000
May 20, 2017 - 1:57 AM - by pudzey
Hi folks ,

Sorry for wrecking yer bulbs again

2 Last previous threads where " What litre sportsbike to buy ?", and "2004-2014 R1 vs gsxr1000 vs cbr1000rr vs zx10r"

Have it down 100% my next bike will be a 2004-2008 zx10r or gsxr1000 , but need help .

What would be best suited for smaller rider ( 5"8) , build and reliability, maintenance costs ? comfort doesn't matter too much .

Heart is with the kwacker , but brain is with the gsxr .

Just looking for some pro's and con's on both models to make up the mind .

any help or input greatly appreciated ... [Read More]
13 Replies | 499 Views
» Jaywalking what's the story?
May 19, 2017 - 10:26 PM - by Hondapanfan
I am not big on Americanisms so ill use my own language, what's the crack with pricks walking out in front of bikes in Dublin? Behind a cop bike earlier and some tool came close to a bang of it after walking out, then I was on Camden street and I was tapping along and this fat cunta kintay pushing a hand truck keeps walking after I saw him coming through two taxis and beeped him.
It crossed my mind quite strongly to kick him or give him a box in the head, but who would be made out to be the bad one then? So I kept going.
Is it illegal to walk under traffic in Ireland? Does anyone ever get done? I was away recently and everyone waited for green man regardless of empty road.
45 Replies | 1,489 Views
» Moped gang attack biker with fire extinguisher Read more at https://www.liveleak.com/
May 19, 2017 - 9:01 PM - by stevo8225
https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=842_1495209755

Scumbags

at least they didn't get the bike
28 Replies | 1,002 Views
» Anybody seen Marushin helmets in the flesh - or bought one ?
May 19, 2017 - 5:40 PM - by -alan-
Been looking at the RS1/RS2 carbon helmet.

Click the image to open in full size.

https://www.fc-moto.de/en/Marushin-RS2-Carbon-Helmet

They're 5 star rated on the Sharp test, damn light at just over 1kg - and often come up on deals from the big web-sellers.

The vents look a bit 'budget', so was wondering what the rest of the lid is like in real life. I can't imagine they're going to feel like a high end Shoei or Arai at that price,... [Read More]
5 Replies | 402 Views
» Tyre fitting Dublin?
May 19, 2017 - 2:05 PM - by Scout12
Anyone know anywhere cheap and cheerful that would fit (or sell and fit!) and front tyre for a Marauder? Have some serious cracking issues and need it done soon as, but can't find anywhere that fits for motorbikes. Cheers!
7 Replies | 340 Views
» zx6r
May 18, 2017 - 5:09 PM - by jp biker
lads what are they like ?
and pros or cons on them ?
07 model
thanks
5 Replies | 403 Views

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