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Stripped threads
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Parts VFR 800 Blackbird 929...
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» Current Poll
Would you take a child over 10 on the back of your bike?
Yes, you would take him. - 49.66%
73 Votes
No, that's mental. - 17.69%
26 Votes
Not on a sports bike. - 32.65%
48 Votes
Total Votes: 147
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» Accommodation in Paris with parking
Apr 21, 2015 - 7:16 AM - by scunnin17
Heading to the GP in Le Mans with a pit stop in Bruges and Paris along the way. Anyone have any recommendations for accommodation in Paris with bike parking?

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» Using a rear paddock stand single handed
Apr 20, 2015 - 11:16 PM - by docjonty
Looks like my helper (son) isnt available for the next track day as he`s playing a gig and getting pissed chasing dirty women the night before, and being a big girly wus who needs to eat more spuds, I`m not overly confident using my rear paddock stand on my own to throw the warmers on the big girl.

I really dont want to drop her.

Any tips/hints to avoid paddock embarrassment ?
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» Double bubble screens... They all the same??
Apr 20, 2015 - 10:21 PM - by Rh4000
Myself and one of the lads got into a discussion(drunk) over the weekend about double bubble screens, I was saying there all the same as long as there a decent make, as in powerbronze, airblade etc where is he was full sure there all completely different even from the top brands.... Is he mad!?

Reason it came up is I'm getting one for the bike, was gonna get a powerbronze for €70 but can get an airblade for €65 so going with that!

Probably sounds ridiculous but ued be surprised how long it went on for, what do ya think, is it tit for tat?
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» hazard warning lights
Apr 20, 2015 - 10:14 PM - by myfirstyamaha
Was thinkin of getting one of them handlebar mounted jobbies but am slightly confused now...
Do i need a 2 or a 3 wire switch?
from what i picked up from mr. Google , ive to connect a wire to each side of the indo, and another wire to flasher relay...
Do i need to buy another relay and put it inline or can i use original...

Am i on the right road?
im usually good at electrics but theres alot of stuff up on gooe and i am absolutely useless at reading wiring diagrams...

Cheers in advance.
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» No start when hot
Apr 20, 2015 - 7:58 PM - by twist
R6 2002 track bike. When the bike is hot, it wont start up. Have to half open the throttle for it to low rumble but wont fire up. Also just noticed oil is dripping from somewhere. Anyone know anything bout this or have experience with it?
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» Help please bike not starting
Apr 20, 2015 - 5:33 PM - by gsxrd
The bike is a k6 gsxr 1000 when I turn the ignition on the fuel pump doesn't prime and the clock says check I've also got a line were it should display what gear I'm in. I've checked all fuses and I've used a volt tester ive power going everywhere apart from my tip over sensor. I tried but the bike into dealer mode to read the codes put I'm getting nothing so I tested it for power and I've nothing going there either. I'm lost for an answer
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» Pulling my hair out....
Apr 20, 2015 - 5:11 PM - by R.M
Removed the front visor from bike to give it a good cleaning inside and when I removed one of the bolts it bounced out hit the footpath & ended up in the lawn.

Must has taken me 45mins to locate it. Rummaging around in the grass. It was like something out of "Honey I shrunk the kids" film. Hope the neighbours weren't looking out the window.
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» Can the agency refuse to insure a bike?
Apr 20, 2015 - 4:43 PM - by metallo
I just got a Yamaha R1 2004 after 7 years far from a bike.
I'm Italian, 40yo and resident in Ireland since 2008.

Just called CN for a quote and they said they couldn't make it because the R1 is in the risk category and, since I have no NCB, I'm too risky for them.

I tried to tell them that I have used bikes for more than 15 years without claims and I can contact my old italian insurance agency to provide them the NCB and they answered that they couldn't accept it for 2 reasons:

1) Older than 2 years
2) Not an Irish company NCB

WTF, I have full A license, even without experience (not my case) I'm eligible for an insurance for any bike.

Any suggestion?
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» Manx motorcycle community organising lap of TT course in honour of Gary Cars
Apr 20, 2015 - 4:40 PM - by Admin
The Isle of Man Motorbike community is organizing a tribute lap with a difference around the TT Mountain Course for Gary Carswell who recently lost his life following an accident during practicing at Jurby Motordome.

Gary, who was 46 was third in the 2004 Senior TT and had eight top ten finishes from 56 TT starts. He also won the 1997 Senior Manx Grand Prix and finished runner up in a further five MGP’s.

The event, which will take place on Saturday 23rd May, is aimed at bringing together bikers, friends and the local racing community to show their support for Gary and as a celebration of his racing career.

The organisers are stressing that it is not a ride out, or a race against time and that safety comes first, and are requesting that... [Read More]
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» MotoGP downloads
Apr 20, 2015 - 3:04 PM - by Spoonman
Is there anywhere online keeping the races in downloadable format?
Haven't been watching yet this season but it would appear that I should be (have been avoiding the spoilers as much as possible), so need to catch up.
3 Replies | 201 Views
» Drag race halfway cork..
Apr 20, 2015 - 2:50 PM - by rgv2
Had a great day yesterday at the drag race.. The sun was shining and it was a fantastic day all round.. Well organised event.. No real delays and plenty of runs for all the riders.. Well done to all involved and thanks for a great days racing..
8 Replies | 285 Views
» who uses the wrong spark plugs in their bike
Apr 20, 2015 - 2:41 PM - by Fabs
i swapped my oul yoke for an zx6r and i checked the plugs on her last night and they are cr8e from my research they suppose to be cr9e i know the cr8e has another tip on it but im also wondering what is the difference between the 2 plugs are
7 Replies | 337 Views
» Track Day Amateur Photos 20 April 2015
Apr 20, 2015 - 2:16 PM - by f7dante
Got few shots from morning session across all the groups for anyone who's interested. Which bike and leathers and I'll have a look.
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» bandit 600s
Apr 20, 2015 - 2:02 PM - by grumpy1
howya. going looking at a 1998 bandit 6s tomorrow. anything I should look for. she needs c&s and has been idle for a good bit. a year or so. but the owner is a good lad so wouldnt be abused. the bike I mean.
7 Replies | 188 Views
» Insurance (again)
Apr 20, 2015 - 1:47 PM - by SVSean
Just got a quote from MCE which is 90 quid cheaper than my renewal from CN, so I'm just looking for any potential pit falls or problems anybody has had with MCE before I pull the trigger.
Thanks in advance
7 Replies | 249 Views
» Stripped threads
Apr 20, 2015 - 1:17 PM - by OYO
Put new rear sprocket on & torqued the old nuts to 88nm (did it gradual in criss-cross pattern).
One nut has threads completely gone, I'll be cutting it off. 2 more are in a bad way but got them off. I've new bolts ordered.
2 questions for ye. Would nyloc nuts that you'd find in a hardware shop stay on or should I get the original type?
Next thing is the 88nm, it seems a lot for the small sprocket bolts. I'm thinking of reducing it a bit but don't want the sprocket getting loose but also don't want to destroy anymore threads. What do ye think?
7 Replies | 257 Views
» Pre injection R6 with cracked liner
Apr 20, 2015 - 11:49 AM - by Enda 73
Hi all,
My race bike 2002 R6 has a cracked liner,
Any advice on my options greatly appreciated.
As far as I know options are
Buy an engine which scarce or perhaps repair my own.
Any info would be great.
5 Replies | 229 Views
» Laverty finishes 17th in Argentina
Apr 20, 2015 - 10:00 AM - by Admin
Eugene Laverty finished out of the points for the third race in a row as he ended the Argentina MotoGP round in 17th position on his Aspar Honda.

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The Toomebridge rider qualified 14th for the race but finished 43.4 seconds behind winner Valentino Rossi.

"Unfortunately not the result I was hoping for but onwards and upwards," said Laverty on Twitter after the race.

"Once again zero grip in the race. Missed a huge opportunity... [Read More]
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» Road Tax
Apr 20, 2015 - 9:43 AM - by Mr Snuffleupagus
Hi guys,recently acquired a 1990 CBR 1000f

Question is .....Does it qualify for Classic Road Tax....

It was last taxed in 2010,so I went online to retrieve the PIN number and it's coming up as €88
I thought I could tax it for about €24
Anyone know what the rates are...???
Rang tax office but keep getting talking machines.......
Thanks for any help.....
Not giving em 88 quid unless I have to.....
2 Replies | 340 Views
» Oil or diesel - Kinsale > Cork
Apr 20, 2015 - 8:00 AM - by SUGS
Nearly on every right bend - slippery as fuck. Not sure if its diesel or engine oil. Trying to reach Cork CoCo now.
1 Reply | 143 Views
» Calendars for DSI. A thank you.
Apr 19, 2015 - 11:15 PM - by eirehead
Hey guys, now that all monies are collected, I just wanna say thanks to everyone who bought a 2015 Bike Photo Of The Year Calendar. A tip of my peak to ye all and I hope ye're all happy with how it turned out. Thanks also to Brendan and for the forum and to all those whose photos were in the calendar for allowing us to use them. And also a big thanks to Paul (Bruce) for running the monthly competition and kudos to Ian (Puff the magic dragon) for it's sponsorship.

75 calendars were ordered in total and, as I got a good price on their printing, we raised €525 for DSI. If we do it next year (with more advanced planning), who knows, maybe we'll double that. Thanks again, Mick.

... [Read More]
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» Srad 750 exhaust question!
Apr 19, 2015 - 10:46 PM - by Rh4000
Have the standard srad headers on at the moment with a bolt on micron can! Dose anybody know is there an interchangeable link pipe on the Srad exhaust or is it a one full system from headers to can? As far as I can see its the one system, want to change the can to a link pipe and slip on can!

I read that the headers from a k1-k6 1000 fit straight on then just buy a link pipe and can to fit that but I'm not %100, anybody ever done this or known of it being done.

Cheers boyos
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» Big bang r1
Apr 19, 2015 - 8:39 PM - by Spanky
Need some help anyone got a big bang r1, what are they like, power, handling, brakes.
6 Replies | 558 Views
» Moped lost top speed suddenly
Apr 19, 2015 - 8:28 PM - by rmartinho
Hi all,

I'm a first time user of this forum... so for that, thank you all very much for the replies :)

Well, I have a Suzuki Moped 49cc standard that could go up to 55km/h... but in few days it starts to go slower... now the max speed is 39km/h and no more...

Any thoughts on what could be causing that?

Thank you all!!
29 Replies | 823 Views
» Did someone say Rossi wont cheat???
Apr 19, 2015 - 8:23 PM - by jic44
Here's @ you!!
39 Replies | 1,455 Views
» Italian job " HOWTH"
Apr 19, 2015 - 8:12 PM - by BUZZI
Made a balls of posting it earlier ..( put it in the wrong section). SORRY

any way. The Italian job Howth style this afternoon.

Loads of Ducatai.." And my aul Guzzi ". Met at Howth and had a spin out to Skerries

Perfect day.
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» My new GSX 1400
Apr 19, 2015 - 5:28 PM - by steny365
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Click the image to open in full size.... [Read More]
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» WSBK Assen
Apr 19, 2015 - 2:08 PM - by Admin
Great racing! Van De Mark is some pilot, V4's, Twins and inline 4's all slugging it out at the front, race 2 was class, Haslam got a bit desperate after being overtaken by last years fireblade, wtf happened lowes and guintoli - expected to be right in the thick of it, miles back.

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» camping touring
Apr 19, 2015 - 1:47 PM - by lukus
Looking for bike rider male or female with own bike for summer adventure camping touring around Ireland on very tight budget. Person who has at least some outdoor and first aid skills[just to be on safe side, I had already few broken bones, so I think I know what I am talking about], who don’t mind to bring his bike off road, no campsites, hotels and crap,but camping wild, can take hardship, basically adventures person. You don’t really need brilliant off road skills [this is not a race] or some fancy bike. If everything would go good, maybe Europe trip next year :]? What you going to get out of it? unforgettable time in your life what money cant buy! I am over 30 years old, easy going appreciating little things, I use to ride alone in past, but lately thinking more about safety. Little... [Read More]
18 Replies | 714 Views
» ductai in motogp ?
Apr 19, 2015 - 1:23 PM - by Lazyboy63
hey guys been always wondering why the factory ducati team get the same tyre choice as the open class teams? and also what tyre choice are the open teams restricted too?
2 Replies | 161 Views
» Well done Kevin Keyes
Apr 19, 2015 - 10:51 AM - by Sugule Ali
Great to see Kevin #55 on the top step in the KTM cup at brands hatch this morning, new lap record as well
10 Replies | 377 Views
» where to get spoked wheels rebuilt in dublin
Apr 19, 2015 - 12:11 AM - by ow31
have rims spokes and hubs, just need someone to lace them up.
any info would be much appreciated
8 Replies | 245 Views
» gave the bike a quick service
Apr 18, 2015 - 10:48 PM - by 2strokey
oil / filter , plugs , air filter only needed cleaning , roll on summer
12 Replies | 490 Views


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