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» Anyone going to Bath UK anytime soon?
Apr 30, 2016 - 8:08 PM - by doctorchopper
Anyone going to Bath UK anytime soon? Need 2 axles collected for my vintage J**P, they are big and heavy but the seller can help load them, a van will be needed.
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» yamaha majesty 125 battery size
Apr 30, 2016 - 7:34 PM - by tippdec
Hi everyone. I just bought a new battery for my 2001 majesty 125 but it's too big to fit in the battery compartment. It's a yuasa ytx9-bs and according to halfords it should fit. Can any majesty owners can shed some light on which is the correct battery. Thanks.
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» Chancers on donedeal
Apr 30, 2016 - 6:47 PM - by lj2009

Seriously these are like 40 from China at last he admits they're but still some cheek.
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» 1916 Rebel and his motorcycle
Apr 30, 2016 - 12:57 PM - by stevo8225
Interesting read:

Maybe someone on here knows who won the raffle.
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» 08 zx 10 green
Apr 30, 2016 - 12:52 PM - by soggyblade
Anybody missing one its 08 LS REG PARKED IN NEWCASTLE back of baldonnel locks intact seems strange where its left.
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» Getting insurance
Apr 30, 2016 - 8:55 AM - by Mr.KneeDown
Hi lads,

looking to change over my insurance from my ninja 250r after a bit of an accident yesterday.

looking at 400s, hoping to pick up something I could restrict and do my test on also(A2). like the look of cbr400s and vfr400s so gave Liberty(my current insurer) a call. the lady started going on about how they can't quote me on these bikes til I'm 21, restricted or not.

My question being, are they not legally required to quote me if I'm eligible to drive the bike? even if the throw me a f*ck off quote of 10,000 or something?
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» Sports tourer for 5k
Apr 30, 2016 - 6:01 AM - by wheelieking
Well lads,

My ZZR does not suit my Mrs for touring, I'm too far forward and her knees are too high up.

I have 5k to spend, something like a fazer, z1000sx I'm thinking, preferably not a twin but I am open to options.

I'd like something I can have a bit of craic on too so 1000cc up.

Something were in sitting up, plenty of wind protection, and if it has a bit of luggage and a can is be chuffed.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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» 600rr Not starting?help
Apr 29, 2016 - 11:27 PM - by Gsx-r
Hi been awhile since i posted looking for help starting my 600 rr,been parked up around 8 months and recently went to get it back on the road again and its giving issues.

replaced battery for new battery and replaced the plugs for new irdiums. Also drained tank and replaced with new fuel. Now since then i had it running for a while and drove it around for around 20 mins then it conked while ticking over and wouldnt start again.

what i have noticed is sometimes when i turn igntion on the fuel pump doesnt prime and sometimes it does when it does i try start it and it sounds like it wants to start but doesnt.

Could problem be the fuel pump?

didnt try see if plugs are wet but tried the turn throttle fully for 15 seconds and try again... [Read More]
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» Killarney bikefest....
Apr 29, 2016 - 9:55 PM - by evertel
is it worth a visit?
Booked a week from june 4-11 up the road in Killorglin, so thinking of heading to the fest on the Sunday.
Is it worth the effort?
Will be down on the bike anyway so thinking it could be a bit of craic.
29 Replies | 791 Views
» White numbers/codes on engine. ??
Apr 29, 2016 - 9:23 PM - by Para
We bought a nice, clean bike recently, 2008, low miles. Everything looks great until we start diging deeper and we found out white numbers on cylinder head and on other parts of the engine.

What do you think ? Was it left there after some serious service work or was some parts replaced ? We are bit worried now.

Thanks for help.
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» Swing-arm marks repair
Apr 29, 2016 - 9:00 PM - by killer
I have an aluminium swingarm with a couples of big marks in it from the rear foot pegs bottoming out..! Decent size goujes..!

Anybody any ideas how to repair them and smooth it out..?

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» 132d2098 tax disc found
Apr 29, 2016 - 7:26 PM - by shanec
Just found a tax disc for reg number 132d2098 on the side of the road.two months tax left so must be useful.
I can be contacted on 0857064683 all weekend
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» Poxy weather !
Apr 29, 2016 - 7:15 PM - by r1 sean
It's not looking good for mondello on Sunday ,any tips for the wet weather track days ?
5 Replies | 325 Views
» Halfords
Apr 29, 2016 - 6:11 PM - by patmck
Some good deals in Halfords over holiday weekend extra discount when u get to checkout picked up garmin 390 for 268
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» zxr400 ignition problem (neutral light not working properly)
Apr 29, 2016 - 5:23 PM - by Sergiu
Right lads ,

So my baby recently started to have some problems showing the neutral light after coming to a stop in 1st gear, you wuld put it in neutral at traffic lights. It goes into neutral but it won't show the green light on. This makes that the bike won't start again from the ignition if i turn it off. So i have to play aroudn with it forward and backwards tryin to get it in 2nd gear then back 1st untill the green light is on again. Also i tryed to play with the clutch cable adjuster.

I've asked a mechanic and he rekons it's the switch ( some electronic sensor yolke) or I need a new clutch cable.

Ps : sometimes revs get stuck around 2k... [Read More]
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» ZZR 1400 Mushrooms.
Apr 29, 2016 - 2:52 PM - by wheelieking
well lads,

I think I may have gotten shafted.... has anyone paid north of 200 for a set of mushrooms for a ZZR1400 06 - 10 model??

Apparently they are twice the price because they come with a bracket so the fairing does not need to be cut??

Any idea's??
6 Replies | 278 Views
» RD 1 Longcross (hare and hound) on sunday
Apr 29, 2016 - 1:15 PM - by doctorchopper
Round 1 of CCM racings Longcross is on Sunday in Blessington. Free for spectators, should be a good day out. Racing starts at 10. its in Blake's Quarry, Tinode Blessington. It will be sign posted from N11 how to get to the Parc Ferme.
0 Replies | 70 Views
» Guy Martin confirmed for KDM Hire Cookstown 100
Apr 29, 2016 - 11:04 AM - by Admin
Guy Martin has been confirmed* as a late entry for the KDM Hire Cookstown 100 this weekend.

Martin, who is expected to face stiff opposition from Dan Kneen on the Yamaha R1, Derek Shiels' BE Racing Suzuki and William Dunlop on the MSS Kawasaki, in a press statement earlier this morning said ;

"I won't be signing autographs, sorry but it's just getting ridiculous at this stage and really affecting my mojo, thats why I haven't won a TT, my regression hypnotherapist said it's bad karma from the stalkers, and they're responsible for my dog running away too, especially when you've got bald intruder types from An Ri Dubh following
... [Read More]
12 Replies | 799 Views
» Motocross Championship back at desertmartin for round 3
Apr 29, 2016 - 9:19 AM - by Admin
The 2016 Irish Motocross Championship arrives back in Ulster again on Saturday 7th May at the Grand Prix circuit of Desertmartin as the Cookstown Club host round 3 of 7.

Click the image to open in full size.

The Stephen Russell Motocross/CCM Racing/Apico International supported Championship is proving a hit with the riders after two rounds with close racing and good entries.

In the Premier MX1 Class, round... [Read More]
0 Replies | 70 Views
» Chain Snapped When changing gear????
Apr 29, 2016 - 8:40 AM - by SEO1221
I was driving down the road the road Yesterday, Just turning a corner and was giving her a little rev, I toke off grand, But when i went to chanege gear the chain snapped the exact same time as i tried to change gear. I tried changing gear with the chain off, nothing, it stays in neutral. Did i bloW the gearbox or something along the lines?

Im at college, And i cant get near the bike till later, And its recking my head all morning!!
21 Replies | 793 Views
» Front vs Back brake
Apr 28, 2016 - 10:42 PM - by R.M
I very rarely use back brake unless in traffic or doing U turn.
Think this is cos I have this feeling that the rear wheel will lock up, as I never get any feedback from rear brake (on any non abs bike I've had)

What's the general ratio ye lads use? 80/20.
I know it all depends on conditions, angle of bike etc, but the rear brake never gives me confidence.
43 Replies | 1,603 Views
» Ibt
Apr 28, 2016 - 10:37 PM - by murf
Hi all anybody know where the cheaps ibt training around
1 Reply | 138 Views
» Bike Racing Phoenix park 1982
Apr 28, 2016 - 10:17 PM - by Emerald Biker
Hi all, I came across this old program in my garage the other day. Some very interesting names in it. Some of the older guys on here may remember some of the names.
Attached Files
6 Replies | 330 Views
» Rear brake disk warped
Apr 28, 2016 - 8:36 PM - by Alex>
Hi guys,

Rear brake disk on my Hornet is warped and I'm looking for a replacement.
Original honda parts are quite dear so I'm looking for alternatives.

Louis ie has TRW/Lucas on discount both standard and wavy - are they any good?

Also wavy vs standard, is there any difference apart from looks/price?
5 Replies | 176 Views
» Xjr ??
Apr 28, 2016 - 6:10 PM - by gixermad
Well a mate of mine is trying to find out if the clocks off an 1999 yamaha xjr1300 will fit a 04 or when if the did change?
2 Replies | 140 Views
» Quick 50e on Saturday morn, need help!
Apr 28, 2016 - 5:20 PM - by dec11
Has anyone experience in getting seized pin calipers out?

Went to do pads and low and behold the feckers are seized solid, wedged a few spade ends in and tried a drill which just jammed so I reckon heat is the only way to get them out and I'm worried I'll wreck the seals by using a blow torch.

Can't get a mech available and need it down this morning.

Can anyone in Dublin area help me?
12 Replies | 678 Views
» Ducati Monster 620 Wiring Loom
Apr 28, 2016 - 3:16 PM - by DUKEDAN
Does anybody know if a wiring loom out of a 2002 monster 620 would be a direct fit for the 2005 model, I want to be sure before I commit to the purchase as the electrics on the bike at this stage have my head melted.

Is there anything I need to know before purchasing?

Also I have been told there is an Immobilizer in the clocks. Can anybody confirm this as I also need a new set of clocks but don't want to have to replace the ECU and Ignition at the same time as I have been told they all have to match ?
4 Replies | 151 Views
» KTM Mechanics, who do you choose?
Apr 28, 2016 - 1:52 PM - by Trail_Blazer
You talk to a lot of folks and you get a lot of different opinions, I'm just wondering what the thoughts are on here for guys with KTMs, who do you go to or who would you recommend for your servicing and mechanical needs?

I know M50 are there I'm not saying anything about them good or bad I have heard reports from both sides on them and I've been in with them a few times myself I'm just wondering is there a magical KTM wizard dressed in orange out there who does good work on the Austrian yokes. When ya find a good mechanic it's like winning the lottery ya adopt him/her into the family nearly!

Cheers all. ... [Read More]
30 Replies | 805 Views
» Anybody traveling from Kerry to Dublin/Wicklow?
Apr 28, 2016 - 12:15 PM - by 1stuey1
I need something collected from Kerry and I wont be able to make it down myself in the next week, just thought I would see if someone was coming from that direction to Dublin/ Wicklow? Will throw ya a few bob
5 Replies | 300 Views
» Tandon imp 1953 with Villiers engine 6E
Apr 28, 2016 - 11:28 AM - by Arti
I'm looking for people who were dealing with this kind of bike before, pictures of the bike , on the internet there is just few pictures and very little information about it ,please help! Regards Arti
7 Replies | 224 Views
» Reminder AXA VJMC Classic Motorcycle Show this Sunday 1st May
Apr 28, 2016 - 10:33 AM - by VJMC
Click the image to open in full size.

Hi here are a few details - Sunday May 1st 10:30 am - 4:30 pm Admission 8, Kids under 15 go free when accompanied by an adult, free parking, motorcycle stunt show (Irish freestyle stunt riders), Food, candyfloss!!!!!!!

Loads of special displays - Ducati display, BMW display, 2 stroke... [Read More]
9 Replies | 385 Views
» Wiring
Apr 28, 2016 - 7:25 AM - by bryang
Lads I'm going to wire a few bits and pieces to the bike ( sat nav, USB port and heated gloves) and I want them on a switched live. I've been watching Del Boys garage and so I've seen his vid on wiring and I'm going to give it a go. Any advice on where to get power at the front for the heated gloves.? I presume a light or speedo wire would have enough to charge a USB port but not the gloves?
Any advice on where to get a bit of juice appreciated, cheers
9 Replies | 273 Views
» Batterys
Apr 27, 2016 - 7:57 PM - by Susan The Oxygen Thief
Was there a thread about batteries a while ago? anyway need new battery for my storm, whats the best type to get ie gel r acid, and did i read somewhere about normal chargers not working on gel, also wheres the best place to buy, thanks
16 Replies | 414 Views


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