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» Current Poll
Which alarm ????????????
NCS EASY FIT Bike / Scooter alarm. Only 2 wire connections for simple DIY instal £11.99l - 9.09%
1 Vote
NCS Compact Motorbike Alarm and Immobiliser System £17.99 - 0%
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NCS C-11 Talking Motorbike Alarm and Immobiliser System **RUDE VERSION** £25.98 - 0%
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NCS C-11 Talking Motorbike Alarm and Immobiliser System £25.98 - 0%
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NCS V2 Motorbike Alarm and Immobiliser System £29.98 - 18.18%
2 Votes
NCS V2 Talking Motorbike Alarm and Immobiliser System £32.98 - 0%
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SPY “All In One” Motorbike Alarm and Immobiliser + Battery Backup £45.98 - 9.09%
1 Vote
Advanced V3 Motorbike Alarm and Immobiliser System £69.99 - 9.09%
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Advanced V3 Motorcycle Alarm and Immobiliser. Rechargeable remote version £72.99 - 9.09%
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Meta Def Com T Thatcham Category 2>1 Motorcycle Alarm / Immobiliser £84.99 - 0%
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Meta M357TV2 Thatcham Category MC1 Motorcycle Alarm / Immobiliser £109.99 - 45.45%
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» What's your screen saver pic
Apr 23, 2014 - 7:16 AM - by Chris Gray
One of my mates did this from one of my pics

Think it looks great

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» Gsxr 600 k2 track bike problem
Apr 22, 2014 - 11:34 PM - by gmaneire
Hi all. Was at the track day in Mondello Sunday had a great day. Bike went very well in the morning sessions. In the evening I felt like I was down on power up in the high revs. When I came back in after first evening session some of my friends who were watching on the pit wall asked why I wasn't opening the throttle fully on the straight. But I was opening it fully! It seems to be driving fine up to about 8k revs and lacks nd the punch from there on. It will hit the limiter but takes ages and seems tired from 8k revs onwards. It has a full yoshimura system and power commander. Just wondering is a mapping issue maybe? Or if anyone has come across anything similar? Took the bike for a spin this eve and same story so drove my buddies road Gsxr 600 to compare and the road bike was far far... [Read More]
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» Fairings respray - Who/Where?
Apr 22, 2014 - 10:15 PM - by Darkcloud
My new (to me) bike had a few wee scratches on the RH fairing (fell off side stand) when I picked her up (see below)

Where's best place to do a wee respray / touchup for me? Dublin area..
Anyone any idea of cost?
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» Chance to win a morning session in Mondello
Apr 22, 2014 - 9:37 PM - by hornet600
Just seen this on Puff's site

Spend €100 and a chance to win a morning session
Fair play Puff
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» Bike pickup near Brighton
Apr 22, 2014 - 9:27 PM - by micmur2001
Anyone with a van going near Brighton in the next couple of weeks? Need to have a bike collected and brought to Cork preferably - but could collect from Dublin. Happy to donate a few shekels.
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» Import bike from Austria
Apr 22, 2014 - 8:12 PM - by Sagi
Hi everybody I hope you can help me out here

I'm getting a BMW K75 shipped over from Austria, it's my dads old bike and he does not use it anymore.

I'm a bit lost regarding the correct procedure, I know I need To pay VRT first to get the bike registered in Ireland and get the number plates. I guess I can't get my insurance changed to the new bike before that has happened, neither can I pay the Motor Tax.

So obviously my first way is to the NCTS center. But how will I get the bike there? I'm not allowed to ride without insurance and I can hardly hop on the bike without licence plates and ride around town to get to the test center.

The bike will be shipped here from Austria, maybe it will still have the Austrian plates on it when it... [Read More]
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» Discs from a Bandit to a Gsx???
Apr 22, 2014 - 8:03 PM - by Rh4000
Any of genius on here be able to tell me if the front and rear brake discs off a mark 1,1997 bandit 12 will fit onto a 03 Gsx 1400, someone said they will but I'm unsure and can't check at present???
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» Track Days up North & Anglesea ?
Apr 22, 2014 - 7:23 PM - by Blade RR
Re trackdays up north, is there one crowd who run them or do you call to the track ( Kirkistown ) itself ?

Also, what about Anglesea? Would you need to stay a couple of days if going over for one day?

Whats the better track, more flowing ?


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» All New '5 stars' championship
Apr 22, 2014 - 7:08 PM - by johnwalsh61
All new '5 stars' championship

In conjunction with the two cork based motorcycle clubs and faugheen road race club we are delighted to announce a new mini championship taking in out sprint race on may 4th, the three cork hillclimbs and watergrasshill superpole

Classes as per our sprint race and a special award for fastest female rider, which is a bit sexist but the girls are getting the better side of it so that's ok

All rounds to count, awards for the top three in each class

We'll keep it simple first time out, no need to pre enter just get your entry's in in time for each event.
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» zx10r
Apr 22, 2014 - 7:07 PM - by Suzuki Man
did anyone view or does anyone know anything about the 09 zx10 that up on donedeal today in Dublin ,only 3500 klms on it seems very cheap at 6200 had a look today myself realy looks to be a minter,but seen the main singarm nut a bit buctherd or looks to have being taking of with a screwdriver instead of proper tool,why would this have being touched on a bike with such low millage
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» Shock absorber rebound adjuater
Apr 22, 2014 - 6:51 PM - by miglo bolloxed

I was playing with suspension setup over weekend and when tried to adjust rebound I noticed bolt was seized. I gave it good bath in wd40, left for few hours to let it work its magic but when eventually tried to turn the bolt it snapped :/

Is it repairable or am I looking into buying a new shock?
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» PR4's
Apr 22, 2014 - 6:30 PM - by roryf
Anyone tried the Michelin PR4's yet? I am a huge fan of the PR3's, and they look like a similar tread pattern, and supposed to last 20% longer.. think I will give them a try. Just wondering if anyone here has tried them yet..and if so.. opinions..
10 Replies | 223 Views
» Cookstown TV coverage???
Apr 22, 2014 - 5:46 PM - by Jelway7
anyone know if there will be highlights or any TV coverage of this weekends Cookstown 100 racing

and if so what time/dates/channel

in the past its been BBC NI

2 Replies | 126 Views
» Waterproofing spray in Aldi
Apr 22, 2014 - 4:33 PM - by 2shea
There is cans of textile / leather waterproofing spray in Aldi at the moment €2.50 a can.
5 Replies | 252 Views
» nice view of donegal
Apr 22, 2014 - 4:12 PM - by yam sandwich
Went for a spin on easter sunday up a mountain(as you do),i reckon you could see most of donegal and as far as scotland from up here.Also we took the easter egg with us(gaffer taped to mudguard on left bike)!

Click the image to open in full size.
11 Replies | 219 Views
» TT Rooms
Apr 22, 2014 - 3:05 PM - by T.L.M
Right lads due to a friends work commitments i have 3 single beds available for TTweek will do a good deal for anyone intrested, Noel
5 Replies | 218 Views
» North Wicklow / South Dublin Spraypainter
Apr 22, 2014 - 12:33 PM - by corky2004
Can anybody recommend a spray painter in North Wicklow / South Dublin?

How much can i expect to pay to get a tank re-sprayed?

I'll strip the tank down to the metal myself and then just need a spraypainter to put on a few layers of primer and a few coats of red paint, nothing fancy.

Also, is a special petrol proof lacquer needed for the tank or will standard lacquer be ok?
4 Replies | 192 Views
» Gsxr k7 750 c&s
Apr 22, 2014 - 12:04 PM - by Max Zorin, Zorin Industries
Alright Lads,

Anybody know what size the nut is fixing the front sprocket in place on a K7 750? gonna change mine this week and want to get the right sockets before I start. i'm guessing Renthal are the best to go for?

anything to look out for when doing it?

3 Replies | 85 Views
» VJMC Show Sunday 4th May 2014 NSC Swords
Apr 22, 2014 - 10:28 AM - by VJMC
Hi I just wanted to remind all that the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club will put on its 4th big classic show on Sunday the 4th May 2014, to be held in the National Show Center, Swords, (beside the Coachmans Inn or across from Dublin airport if you prefer)

€5 admission, also kids go free
Good quality food available at reasonable prices.
Loads of classic bikes and modern classics (not just Jap stuff), all sorts of things related to motorcycling and various types of bikes etc...
Many quality trade stalls and autojumble (the hall is full at present)
Prize giving, bike banter, old school show atmosphere etc....

Times = 10:30 a.m. - 4:30... [Read More]
5 Replies | 191 Views
» Bike Dilemma!
Apr 22, 2014 - 9:56 AM - by B4Dar
Hi all,

I'm a complete newbie to the biking world and I'm currently trying to select my first bike.

The type of bike that I would ideally be after is one that I won't grow out of as soon as I get used to riding bikes but would also suit my lack of experience.

From doing a bit of reading I have narrowed the broad horizon down to two different bikes, The Suzuki Bandit 600 and the Suzuki SV650, both obviously restricted.

Firstly I would like to hear peoples thoughts on having these bikes as a first bike? I would also like to hear of any other suggestions people might have.

I have absolutely no experience with either bike, so has anyone any experience riding these two bikes and if so which would you choose and why?
... [Read More]
25 Replies | 493 Views
» Whale tool
Apr 22, 2014 - 8:20 AM - by godofbiomechanics
Promised myself one for the next c&s install but i have a question on its use with soft links that have the small hole at the end to allow for conventional center spreading peening.

The whale leaves the soft link pins just like the factory peened ones but they didnt have the small hole to begin with. So, is this a concern? To me it seems an issue.

Available to buy here in good old Eire?
4 Replies | 231 Views
» taper vs ball headbearings
Apr 22, 2014 - 7:53 AM - by corkgsxr
Took out old ball headbearings and fitted new taper bearings. But they keep going loose regardless of how tight I go with the nuts.
They'd be fine hour spin later loose again.

the little tab is in place thats ment to stop loosening.

Iv go the proper c spanner to torque them but im not convinced that they were under torqued.

is it very easy to damage taper bearings?

Im gonna change them out if it doesn't stay tight after the run his weekend.

But do I go for new taper or go back to balls
16 Replies | 343 Views
» 954rr nose fairing
Apr 21, 2014 - 11:45 PM - by Marco Bosti
Im on the lookout for a front fairing/nose cone for my 954rr if anyone has one or knows of one going I have cash there waiting.
0 Replies | 43 Views
» Heavy clutch
Apr 21, 2014 - 11:41 PM - by Marco Bosti
Hows it goin lads im just wondering what I can do to make my clutch a bit lighter,
im on a 02 954rr and the clutch lever is so heavy that after just a short while my hand is killing me and it takes the fun out of driving the bike
So any advice or expert knowledge is very much appreciated
8 Replies | 253 Views
» Me new boike...
Apr 21, 2014 - 10:38 PM - by Nareik
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49 Replies | 815 Views
» helmet cams??
Apr 21, 2014 - 10:37 PM - by spooly
im looking for a good quality helmet cam that will handle a lot of vibration without paying big bucks for a go pro...suggestions???
15 Replies | 322 Views
» Hinks returns to racing !!
Apr 21, 2014 - 10:18 PM - by johnwalsh61
Yes indeed
Former multiple Irish superbike champion hilton hinks will be making a return to competition at the Kiltorcan thundersprint
Apparently fed up at no longer being the most famous motorcycle racer from tramore, hinks has decided to come out of retirement for one last attempt at regaining his legendary status. Also competing will be Ireland's fastest farmer Richie Ryan, if he can get someone to milk the cows on Sunday morning Ritchie will be along on his triumph. A number if Ireland's top road racers will also be out, some of them don't know it yet but I'll be putting a gun to their heads and calling in favours next weekend at cookstown. Derek McGee told me he had a supermoto so he's going to get forced into it and Paul Gartland is definatly on my hit list, best man... [Read More]
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» What year is this KX250
Apr 21, 2014 - 10:09 PM - by BM69
KX250 two stroke. Minter. I bought it a couple of years ago. Never use it and forgot what year it is
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» Wanted, Carbs for CBR 600 f2..
Apr 21, 2014 - 9:36 PM - by Johnny mc
Anyone got a set for sale lads , much??

1 Reply | 57 Views
» needed sv650 fork seals
Apr 21, 2014 - 9:25 PM - by paulor98
As above i need a set of fork seals for a 05 sv 650
needed before wed this week as they hav 2 b done b4 cookstown
at the weekend. Any help would b great!
2 Replies | 100 Views
» Easter Saturday Bishopscourt
Apr 21, 2014 - 8:38 PM - by The Nook

Just uploaded some images from Bishopscourt, Easter Saturday.

Some great racing and looking forward to the next event. Well done to all competitors. 👍

Check images out here.

Hope you enjoy.

4 Replies | 148 Views
» seat upholsterer
Apr 21, 2014 - 8:25 PM - by paulh18
hi folks,
just wondering if anyone knows of a seat upholsterer. Got the seat redone last week by someone who came recommended but i am not happy with the result to say the least. Thanks in advance, P.
17 Replies | 256 Views


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