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» Convex and flat race visors--whats the difference?
Nov 27, 2015 - 2:57 PM - by Japcati
Just looking at Crossans website and looking at the range of visors they have for sale.
Some are convex and some are flat.

Stupid question here,but whats the difference in the 2 types,does it affect what you see out of the visor??
4 Replies | 67 Views
» Laverty crashes
Nov 27, 2015 - 1:58 PM - by bushman
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» MotoGP black Friday 99 Cent
Nov 27, 2015 - 9:30 AM - by kwackquack
MotoGP website is doing video pass for 99c until March, something for the winter maybe.
Just note that in the email confirmation it says it will auto renew so if you don't want it afterwards you will have to cancel or could get caught out for a good few quid
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» A thank you to the South Ring Road (Cork) driver today
Nov 26, 2015 - 9:12 PM - by CorkBandit
Not sure he's on this but for the odd chance just wanted to say a sincere thank you.

Broke down on the N40 just after the first flyover and a fella in from what I can remember an Opel or Caddy van pulled in front of me to help me out. He said he rides too so hopefully he sees this..
2 Replies | 348 Views
» Banjo bolt brake light switch
Nov 26, 2015 - 8:53 PM - by Japcati
Where can I get one of these banjo bolt brake light switches in Leinster or Dublin.

Need it urgently and has to be M10 x 1.25 thread pattern.
Anyone able to help me out?

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» Good motorway bike suggestions
Nov 26, 2015 - 9:31 AM - by GaryMunster
I'm looking for advice for a bike..

I have a 15km motorway spin commute to work every day. I want something sportsey looking with good protection from the wind. Also want to have fun on weekends on country roads. Have a budget around 4ish or so

I like the look of street triple but doesn't look like much protection on them, So now thinking an R6..

Any suggestions on possible other bikes?

(I'm living in Holland so only looking for ideas and not offers )
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» Going to WSBK 2016
Nov 26, 2015 - 7:45 AM - by The talented Chasey Lain
Hey lads

I want to take my dad to a round next year, preferably towards the first half as I have a few weddings abroad etc towards the middle and end of summer. We've done donnington before so planning somewhere else in Europe.
He loves the buzz and walking around the paddocks as much as the racing itself so somewhere with a good mix of that as well as lots of good vantage points and opportunities to get a bit close to the track would be great. Reasonable flights and access to accomadation too, I know I'm not asking for too much :)

ive checked the calendar and in the forst 6 rounds there Aragon, Assen and then Imola. Any experience with any of these or should I wait for later rounds?

Cheers lads
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» Supermoto's
Nov 25, 2015 - 11:18 PM - by rossla
Can any of the supermoto heads here tell me the fuel range of a xt660 or fmx650 or the likes? Strongly thinking of getting one.. and what would they be like for long spins?
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» Gunk on Clutch Casing
Nov 25, 2015 - 10:21 PM - by pandy
I have a 2007 yamaha yzf 250.

Had to do some some bits to it so stripped off the side casing to get at the clutch.

There was a smallish amount of gunk on the casing. Its wasnt the texture of the mayo type you get with a headgasket. It would nearly remind you of vaseline. The rest of the casing was very clean.

im not loosing any coolant ive noticed from the system. Bike is well mantained never noticed water in the oil.

Was thinkn of doing waterpump n seal to be sure its not water getting in.

any opinions ??
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» Aprillia Tuono V4 APRC
Nov 25, 2015 - 9:39 PM - by Sykes
Has anyone had one of these? What are they like?
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» Nice 2 stroke twin!
Nov 25, 2015 - 7:35 PM - by Dusty Rhodes
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» Fake Brembo Master Clyinders (Adverts)
Nov 25, 2015 - 7:31 PM - by Robbiesv
As the title says, The Pictures are all from Alixpress

Also fake Ohlins steering damper

Alixpress links
... [Read More]
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» Bike rack Footpath parking fine stuck out - No Signs No fines!
Nov 25, 2015 - 3:41 PM - by noporno
Don't mean to be self important by starting new thread but I do think this is worth sharing as there seems to be a lot of opinions on this- but here are real facts/outcome of a real legal challenge.

I just contested a fine in cork district court for a footpath parking penalty I received while parked in a bike rack in cork. Warden was fairly smug about dishing it out too even though the bike was posing no obstruction. I Wrote an appeal but the county council just replied with a 2 sentence "shut up and pay up" generic response. I didn't budge and got a summons to district court to explain why I hadn't shelled out €60 notes.

Got to court and the judge struck the case out in my favour (Wahey!!) on the basis of the following:

I... [Read More]
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» AGV K3...good lid or better out there for same money?
Nov 25, 2015 - 3:18 PM - by Japcati
Looking at the AGV K3 range of lids today with the built in sun visors.

Price is around 400 euro for a Rossi rep or a nice green white and red multi coloured.

Are AGV a good make of lid or is there better makes to be had for the 400 euro price range?

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» Flywheel puller m33x1.5 needed
Nov 25, 2015 - 2:00 PM - by GrahamW
Anyone have a lend or has one for sale, or even knows somewhere that has stock on hand of them? i need a m33x1.5 for my ktm LC4 engine but its meant to be a common size in suzukis and a few other brands as well. Just thought id ask before going out and buying one online. cheers
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» M8 Exit 8, R688 Cashel to Clonmel - Mud and clay
Nov 25, 2015 - 11:34 AM - by DAK
Lads, Maize being drawn out of a field on the R688 close to Cashel.

Lots of wet mud and clay on the road and roundabouts. The lads are sweeping the road as best they can but they are wet so only so much they can do. Keep it handy if around there.
3 Replies | 180 Views
» John McGuinness talking through his incredible outright TT record
Nov 25, 2015 - 9:10 AM - by Admin
Click the image to open in full size.

John McGuinness talking through his incredible outright record breaking lap from this year’s PokerStars Senior TT is just one of many highlights on the Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy stand at this year’s Motorcycle Live show at the NEC in Birmingham.

John will be revealing all his tricks of the trade as he commentates live to stunning big screen on board footage and he’ll be joined by... [Read More]
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» 2015 r1 recall
Nov 24, 2015 - 11:57 PM - by chopper

from that site ...

"If you are the owner of a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 of YZF-R1M, your motorcycle might be part of an upcoming “stop sale” recall that affects the bike’s gearbox.
The soon-to-be-announced recall affects only a limited number of units, but centers around the gearbox on some R1’s having components of inadequate strength, which could cause the transmission to seize under extreme shifting, and thus result in a crash.
According to our sources, the recall focuses on the second-gear wheel and pinions, which might break under extremely high stress and/or improper... [Read More]
28 Replies | 1,003 Views
» Wellnuts
Nov 24, 2015 - 9:36 PM - by Alkers
Dropped the bike the other day, smashing the screen. Replaced it there but one of the wellnuts went missing, anyone know where I can pick one up in Dublin in the next day or two?
6 Replies | 286 Views
» looking to trace my old bikes
Nov 24, 2015 - 8:57 PM - by jaselliott
This is a long shot,0ne is a kaswaski s2 1972 reg no is 2831 zh. i had it many years,and the other one is a honda 175 slooper izu316. James elliott
6 Replies | 456 Views
» What Shop Websites Do You Guys Use To Suss Out Gear?
Nov 24, 2015 - 8:51 PM - by Phaedrus
Admin - unsure whether to post this in "Useful Links" or here. Feel free to move.

What www shops give a good idea of what's out there, particularly for clothing - helmets, jackets, pants, boots, gloves? I like FC Moto & SportsBikeShop, and Cotters is pretty decent, but other than those, the only others that I've come across are US-based (Twisted Throttle & RevZilla).

Not necessarily looking for who's cheapest, just trying to see what's out there other than the age-old standards.
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» Any bike shops doing "black friday" deals?
Nov 24, 2015 - 7:53 PM - by Japcati
As above,any shops here in Ireland doing black friday deals on helmets,clothing and bike stuff?
17 Replies | 878 Views
» R1200GS advice/opinions
Nov 24, 2015 - 5:51 PM - by Mossy
Thinking of trading in the 1000RR for GS and start heading off on weekends away here.

Going to test drive one this week, just looking for opinions here - It will be used for 2 up alot and luggage for small trips at first and eventually a big one around the US when money allows.

Any advice welcome as I have only ever had sports bikes.
31 Replies | 914 Views
» Any cork head missing a supermoto?
Nov 24, 2015 - 2:57 PM - by Kingisabella
Only caught my eye as I passed it, I can see the make and model in front of me but it's not coming out! Yellow & black, smaller cc bike I would say, maybe broken down and dumped, in which case I've a toolbox in the boot and will be passing around 17:30 if that's any good to the owner, or if it's stolen pm me for details of where to retrieve it...reported to gardai
10 Replies | 726 Views
» Passed by test yesterday!
Nov 24, 2015 - 10:25 AM - by ripexz
Finally got around to doing my A2 test and passed it without any problems, although embarrassingly enough I got a grade 2 for not knowing one of the road signs at the start

Showed up at the Ballincollig test centre around 20 minutes early, the tester said he was about to cancel it cause it just started raining, getting dark (test was scheduled at 15:30) and lots of leaves around but he said since I'm here already I can go for it. :)

He took me to the usual spots for u-turn, walking speed stuff, and the estate with all the little turns (those practicing for the test or who have done it should know what I'm on about) ... [Read More]
24 Replies | 445 Views
» second bike?
Nov 24, 2015 - 9:50 AM - by faherty g1
Howdy folks,i'll be looking for a second bike in a few months and i can't seem to settle on a particular one.I origionally bought an nsr 80 a few years back which i never rode, flogged it and forgot about motorcycles or getting into them.
Recently though i picked a honda xr 125 and learned to ride it and it turnes out it's alot of fun.Bikes i have been looking at online are cb 600f,fazer,bandit,bros 400 and gs 500 which of these would be a good town bike ?and be capable of the odd sunday spin..ohh and put a smile on my face in the process.I have also selected these particular bikes as i've seen them all well priced at 1500 or less in some cases.
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» Kneen signs for Mar-Train Racing
Nov 24, 2015 - 8:00 AM - by Admin
Isle of Man rider Dan Kneen has signed for the Lisburn-based Mar-Train team for the 2016 road racing season.

Kneen, 28, will race for the team at the North West 200, Isle of Man TT and Ulster Grand Prix meetings.

"I just wish it was the beginning of the season now. The bikes are definitely good enough for the job," said the Manx man.

Kneen's career to date has included a victory at the 2014 Ulster Grand Prix at Dundrod.

The 2014 campaign also saw him winning the Irish Superbike Championship while he has achieved a dozen top-10 finishes at the Isle of Man TT.

"He has won at the Ulster Grand, he lapped the TT at 130mph last year and was running top sixes before mechanical issues at the North West 200 so he is... [Read More]
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» Buying bike with Northern plates
Nov 23, 2015 - 9:58 PM - by nero2000
what do i need to get from the seller to register the bike to south ?
6 Replies | 388 Views
» Richa Artic or ???
Nov 23, 2015 - 7:31 PM - by Nareik
New gloves needed. Looking at Richa Artic. Anyone had these a while??

Good reviews but that was on new gloves.

Dont mind spending a bit extra and getting Richa Cold protect gtx or Ice Polar gtx if worth spending the extra
18 Replies | 559 Views
» Panigale 1299S / 1199R track bike
Nov 23, 2015 - 7:13 PM - by Admin
Looks like an 1199R from the different fork caps, but I'd imagine you could pull the electro adjusters off the ohlins suspension on the much cheaper 1299S to err.. legally enter races, be great to have a team like that where you fcuk up and they just laugh and sort it out, the termi exhaust alone must be €4,000.

... [Read More]
18 Replies | 786 Views
» Motorcycling Ireland - 2016 Road Racing Dates
Nov 23, 2015 - 4:51 PM - by NODSTER
Road Racing Dates 2016

Kells Road Race 18th & 19th of June

Skerries Road Race 1st & 2nd of July

Walderstown Road Race 9th & 10th of July

Faugheen Road Race 23rd & 24th of July

West Cork Road Race 20th & 21st of August

Killalane 10th & 11th of September

(posted today on their nosebook page)
5 Replies | 464 Views
» Former MotoGP champion Casey Stoner returns to Ducati
Nov 23, 2015 - 4:01 PM - by ridelikeaturtle
... and so it shall be. How long before he's on the grid? 2016?

Former MotoGP champion Casey Stoner returns to Ducati

"Ducati confirm return of Casey Stoner as brand ambassador and MotoGP test rider."
26 Replies | 1,002 Views
» Headlight bulbs,whats ones for good night vision?
Nov 23, 2015 - 3:10 PM - by Japcati
Looking to change the headlight bulbs in the 996 and R1 to better ones for better night time vision.
Whats a good make of bulb to fit?

What are these Orsam night breakers like?
Are these the bulbs that look kinda blueish ice white at night time?

And wheres the chea[pest place to get them?

19 Replies | 550 Views


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