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» The perfect touring rig
Nov 12, 2018 - 10:31 PM - by motoxyogi
Still not sure if this needs to be in the joke section
https://www.ebay.com/itm/253942716356

Jesus wept and Massimo Tamburini is turning in his grave
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» My new bike, Z1000SX, wow some bike
Nov 12, 2018 - 10:30 PM - by xrv92
Here is some footage of my SX that I went over to the UK a few weeks ago to get. Taken with a DJI mavic air
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPUG5w9pfKE&t=109s
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» Restricting a 600cc for the stupid A2
Nov 12, 2018 - 6:33 PM - by motojojo
Well lads,
Finally bought myself a bike, only problem I'm facing now is the cheapest insurance is liberty and they need proof of restriction of the bike before they'll insure me, A2 licence, the joy of being 22...

Anybody gotten a bike restricted? Recommend any garages? I've seen a serious amount of people saying get a certificate off Ebay and shite like that but I've the test in about 3 months so it wouldn't break my heart having it restricted for the winter sure.

Cheers for any replies.
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» Alpinestars Enforce jocks??
Nov 12, 2018 - 4:26 PM - by Rh4000
Anybody have it, looking at getting the Alpinestars enforce jocks? Want a decent waterproof textile jocks, reviews seem pretty good?

This one

https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/mot...nt_prod/259285
1 Reply | 141 Views
» ZV plate question
Nov 11, 2018 - 10:21 PM - by Jack-The-Nodd
Anyone know if after having importing and re-registering a bike, can you change the reg from say 73 LK xxx to ZV xxx or vice versa?
Is it a case that once the reg has been applied then it cannot be changed?
Wondering if anyone ever tried this?

JTN
12 Replies | 421 Views
» Husqvarna 701/ktm 690 anyone
Nov 11, 2018 - 6:15 PM - by giles
Hi all. Have an itch to get a husky 701 or a ktm 690, plan would be to build it into a rally style bike over time as funds allow. Idealy a 701 with the newer engine but open to whats i find. Any opinions or thoughts are welcome. Anyone here have/had one? Im kinda lookn for a do it all, road and offroad, and i do realise that it will be found wanting on longer road runs, and might be a bit heavy off road but i tried i f800gs, which i liked but the itch is still there....
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» Where to buy Tech-Cote ACS TC200?
Nov 11, 2018 - 2:19 PM - by tankas
Hey guys, any idea where i could find Tech-Cote ACS (Anti Corrosion Spray) TC200 around Dublin or online. Also XCP Rust Blocker would work as an alternative.

Source & reason: https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocia...tectant-review
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» Pics: Bike Pic of the Month November 2018
Nov 11, 2018 - 1:42 PM - by Bruce
Asking everyone to upload their entries to the Photo of the Month Competition Gallery

https://www.biker.ie/gallery/upload....le=1&album=578

This is to avoid the issue of broken links messing up the voting thread and to ensure that the pics remain visible in the future...

Let me know if ye have any hassle - happy to upload pics for anyone having difficulty...

Or just post a link and I'll try to sort it out when putting the voting thread together...

Please enter the competition in the spirit which it is intended and use a picture taken in November.

Pictures must contain your own bike (can be taken by... [Read More]
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» Results: Bike Pic of the Month October 2018
Nov 11, 2018 - 1:33 PM - by Bruce
Joint 2nd place with 23 votes each...

No.6 Motomong
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No.9 harleyt
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8 Replies | 297 Views
» S1000rr - grand yoke or hape-o-shite
Nov 11, 2018 - 11:35 AM - by sodbuster
Looking at maybe buying one after Christmas, but have heard some people complain about electric trouble..

people that have experience with them, are they reliable or would I be getting myself into a world of trouble with one? Looking around 2013-2014 ish..
8 Replies | 770 Views
» 2003 sv650
Nov 11, 2018 - 8:34 AM - by lemonhead
Hey guys I have a 2003 sv650. After the really heavy rainfall last Wed I turned the ignition on, i heard the fuel pump but when I pressed the start button it was completely dead. I think I figured out the problem I took the clutch switch out and put a piece of wire in between the 2 connections and the bike started no problem. Is there any issue bypassing the clutch permanently on the sv (I thought I read somewhere it might be if you have fuel injection which the 2003 model is but can’t remember exactly &#128580 . I tried using contact on the connections as well. Also I am aware that the bike will now start even in gear, any help welcomed 👍
9 Replies | 249 Views
» Found this - Hows your observation skills
Nov 11, 2018 - 12:46 AM - by Airman
Click the image to open in full size.

On the floor of the workshop.
I've seen it before but can't remember what from.
33 Replies | 1,347 Views
» Filtering in Traffic??
Nov 10, 2018 - 5:09 PM - by DUKEDAN
Well Lads got stopped the other day by some Cu*t of a Road Policing Gaurda who stopped me for Filtering on the n11 in rushour traffic and fined me €80, is it not legal to filter ?

He was also shitting on about how my exhaust was illegal and how i was lucky he didnt impound the bike for testing on noise pollution , Scorpion can on a cbrr600, Are they illegal ?

I intend to fight this in court but would like some clarification first on whether its legal or not before doing so
32 Replies | 1,675 Views
» Macau GP
Nov 10, 2018 - 2:17 PM - by BIvy
A host of Irish riders will converge on Macau in south China for the 52nd running of the famous road race, which gets underway next week. Magherafelt man Paul Jordan will make his debut at the event on the Dafabet Devitt Racing Kawasaki, when he will be joined by fellow Macau Grand Prix newcomer Dominic Herbertson.


The pair both rode for the team at the Ulster Grand Prix after Ivan Lintin was ruled out for the remainder of the season, with the Lincolnshire man suffering serious injuries in a crash at the Southern 100, which sadly claimed the life of James Cowton. Saintfield’s Davy Morgan will also return to the Far East for the seventh time on his DM71 BMW, while southern Irishmen Derek Sheils (MGM by Penz13 BMW) and Michael Sweeney (MJR BMW) will be aiming for... [Read More]
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» Anyone missing a sportsbike?
Nov 09, 2018 - 11:55 AM - by sidegrinder
anyone missing a sportsbike in the Dublin Area would do well to park up around the tolka valley / tesco /far south area of Finglas, they are literally parading them. gixers, I think a cbr 600, some older bigger tank sportsbikes. they may have them parked up in the estates around rivermount. best of luck.
31 Replies | 1,512 Views
» Tank repair/paint
Nov 09, 2018 - 12:10 AM - by croaker 1000 k1
How's it going lads and lassies.. Anyone around co Limerick ish that can clean the inside of a petrol tank.. Slight bit of rust from lying idle in the shed and spraying it black...nothing fancy just a half decent job.
12 Replies | 309 Views
» Z900 high & rising Idle issue 3-5K
Nov 08, 2018 - 10:50 PM - by Airman
She started !!
Then went up and up... to nearly 5K RPM on half choke.

New Plugs gapped
Valve clearances done.
Air screws out 1.5 std turns on each carb x 4
No leaks. (That I can see)
Float heights 99%
Throttle back set on butterfly
Correct slack on throttle cables.
Carb Sleeves set 0.6mm up from closed
Needle clip at mid position 3 of 5
Jets 2 years old ish - running fine.
The idle screw is backed out loose.

Started fine after a few turns after being apart for nearly a year. rough though.. so the plan was to do the timing. Boyer fitted.
At ~ 1000 its too erratic to see... [Read More]
14 Replies | 438 Views
» send to uk addresspal ?
Nov 08, 2018 - 9:12 PM - by joe williams
Anyone done this ?? I have a 6kg parcel i want to send to uk .
Any info ?
12 Replies | 424 Views
» Chrome moly tubing
Nov 08, 2018 - 11:28 AM - by DavyH
Lads I'm looking for a bit of 20mm stock, need about 800mm of it, anyone have an offcut hanging about the parish?
0 Replies | 155 Views
» Irwin 'immediately comfortable' with Kawasaki ZX10R at Guadix
Nov 08, 2018 - 10:20 AM - by Admin
Glenn Irwin yesterday made his debut for the Quattro JG Speedfit Kawasaki British Superbike squad on the first day of testing at Guadix and said he feels immediately comfortable on the ZX-10RR.

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Irwin gets to grips with a four-cylinder British Superbike for the first time

The young Irishman has switched from the booming Panigale V-twin to a four-pot for the first time in three years and 2019 will be his first in the Bennetts British Superbike series on a multi-cylinder... [Read More]
4 Replies | 400 Views
» A2 to A Progressive Access
Nov 07, 2018 - 11:07 PM - by f4fwildcat
Just want to know if anyone has gone through the process of getting the A learner permit after holding a full A2 license for 2 years.

I've been looking at the NDLS website and I'm assuming that I'm going to be following what they wrote on documentation needed for adding a category to a learner permit. I've not seen anything else in terms whats needed to get the permit. If anyone has any experience of this and could give me a more definite answer than whats on the NDLS site that would be brilliant.

The link below is what I've found in terms of adding the category, I'd assume I'm going to be fine with what they wrote or is there more I need to consider?

... [Read More]
10 Replies | 323 Views
» Old machine startups
Nov 07, 2018 - 9:42 PM - by nednedned
1 Reply | 253 Views
» Booster Pack
Nov 07, 2018 - 3:21 PM - by efanton
looking to buy a booster pack to jumpstart the bike when like I clown I leave the heated grips or lights on overnight

Must have smaller size crocodile clips so that they fit down in to the battery well, and ideally small enough to carry as luggage in a top box for when I go on trips.

can anyone recommend something thats reliable, and reasonably priced (ideally under €50).
16 Replies | 787 Views
» Nitriding BSA followers
Nov 07, 2018 - 12:33 AM - by Daithia10
Anyone know anywhere I can get a set of BSA cam followers Nitrided in Ireland? Thanks, Dave
0 Replies | 122 Views
» HRC-backed Moriwaki take over Honda's WorldSBK effort
Nov 06, 2018 - 7:00 PM - by Admin
Moriwaki will run Honda’s WorldSBK effort from 2019 onwards with help from Althea

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Ten Kate have been removed as the team responsible for running Honda’s WorldSBK effort and replaced with a joint Moriwaki/Althea effort for 2019 onwards with serious HRC support.

A switch away from the Dutch operation has been rumoured for some time, with Midori Moriwaki in evidence at the Portimao round in September but the official... [Read More]
0 Replies | 208 Views
» Live TV coming for Isle of Man TT in 2019?
Nov 06, 2018 - 4:50 PM - by Admin
Next year’s Isle of Man TT could be the first to be watched live around the globe as a new broadcast deal looks set to revolutionise the way fans interact with the 112 year-old event.

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Michael Dunlop at St Ninian's crossroads in Senior TT Race: Photo credit Dave Kneen

Two Hollywood-based companies have formed a new Isle of Man company – Global Motorsports Ventures – to develop content for TV, film,... [Read More]
14 Replies | 566 Views
» Anyone in Cork to Undercut/racecut Gears?
Nov 06, 2018 - 4:32 PM - by rebelBusa
Hi Guys,

The Busa has started to experience the dreaded 2nd gear slip so I'm pulling the engine and gonna split the crank case. From my research it seems that it might be either of: Worn Dogs on 2nd Gear cogs: Bent shift forks: or Bent shift fork shafts. Or all of the above. I'll have a look before deciding what to do.

I am tempted to undercut 2nd gear cos it's the only gear in the Hayabusa that isn't undercut, so I have the following options:

1. But a new undercut transmission from the US. Big bucks €600 approx
2. Take out 2nd gear and get it undercut. More work and higher possibility of failure.
3. Buy now 2nd gear cogs and have them undercut. Half the price of a transmission but more work.

So, doesn't anyone... [Read More]
7 Replies | 459 Views
» sv650s s3 (2004) Rear caliper
Nov 06, 2018 - 1:50 PM - by Moto Jack
Has anyone got for sale?
0 Replies | 102 Views
» Rossi to retire at Valencia??
Nov 06, 2018 - 1:23 PM - by Admin
Rumours were rife in Malaysia that Yamaha’s waning star rider Valentino Rossi might not see out his full two-year contract after a disappointing end to his season for 2018.

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Rossi has pointed the finger of blame for his underwhelming performance at Yamaha MotoGP project leader Kouji Tsuya ;

"He make me run
... [Read More]
9 Replies | 653 Views
» Laguna Seca off the WorldSBK calendar for 2019
Nov 06, 2018 - 12:40 PM - by Admin
WorldSBK riders will not get their annual visit to California in 2019 as the Laguna Seca round has been abandoned due to dismal viewership figures in the sun soaked state.

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The circuit announced that no WorldSBK race will take place there next season but hopes the series will return in 2020 when Jonathan Rea is expected to retire.

“ The MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship series
... [Read More]
2 Replies | 223 Views
» wanted 2002 honda deauville
Nov 06, 2018 - 1:27 AM - by martell
any body out there with fairings and screen for a 2002 deauville ?colour green if possible will collect and pay good money
1 Reply | 190 Views
» Honda CB-1, won't turn on temporarely if engine stopped on first try in a day
Nov 05, 2018 - 5:48 PM - by oivan
Hey,

Since couple months ago, my Honda CB-1 400 1989 started to act.

When turning on ignition, I have to have choke to fully on and rev properly as soon as I hit ignition. Few revs + choke fine keep it on --> all good.

But.., If I won't keep pistons going with revs at the start on with engough choke next few min, engine can stop.

It's not a problem if that stops, I believe it's normal in the beginning to properly heat up with a choke on old bikes.

But! problem is... when trying to turn on second time after engine stopped suddenly, she won't start. And this is not battery issue, I've chaned it couple months ago, and charged it recently.

She would start half an hour later or so...

I'm... [Read More]
2 Replies | 247 Views
» Black reg plates
Nov 05, 2018 - 4:53 PM - by Jaskin71
Hi all, as title said. Why would bike from 1996 will have black reg plate?

Cheers Jiri
24 Replies | 924 Views

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