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» Information about Kevlar jeans.
Jun 24, 2017 - 1:06 AM - by Kazawhaki
Hey folks,
Just wanted to get some opinions and info about the different brands of Kevlar jeans. I don't know much about them. Is there much of a difference in terms of protection? What kind of safety standard should I be looking out for? Any brands I should avoid? Heard some poor reviews about Lidldealdi ones, Kevlar only in certain areas/impact points with plain denim in slide susceptible areas etc. Any advice greatly appreciated.
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» Delivery Irl to UK... Again
Jun 23, 2017 - 11:23 PM - by Airman
Who's the latest and greatest to bring a bike from South Here to the UK ?
Teds still around or have we moved on. Looking for ball park for buyer.
I'm not bringing it. The fun is only when its yours and you're taking it home
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» Single phase stator, 3 phase r/r?
Jun 23, 2017 - 9:11 PM - by Growler
First time taking the SRX for a decent spin and I discovered the single phase reg/rec is fucked. Definitely. Stator is fine, 50VAC at idle with no load, but reg/rec drags it down to almost nothing and too hot to touch. All connections are good. I had an unknown 3 phase one and hooked it up leaving the sense wire and one of the phases disconnected. It was raising the battery terminal voltage to about 16v at idle and 19v or so @ 2000rpm. Hooked up the sense wire to the ignition side of the battery and now it's holding 14.4v at all engine speeds. So it's working fine. Does anyone know for sure if this configuration is stable? Will pick up a single phase reg/rec if I have to, just don't want to fry stator.

Can't seem to find a definitive answer on the interweb so hope someone... [Read More]
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» which engine oil
Jun 23, 2017 - 8:30 PM - by fireBlade 97
howayas.I am going to get me engine oil,filter,plugs tommorow.and i was going to put motul 10w 40 in motul a good brand to put in the fireblade or would anyone recommend something diferent.
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» Supermoto/enduro
Jun 23, 2017 - 5:23 PM - by Quetzalcoatlus the Pterodactyloid Pterosaur
Been of the bike for nearly 4 years and going to back on 2 wheels hopefully by the end of July.

I have always ridden sports bikes but love the look of a super moto/enduro style bike.

What are this type of bike like for every day use. I would be doing Newbridge to maynooth 5 days a week. Mostly back roads for about 40 minutes each way and then just general astound the town stuff.

Wondering who is riding this type of bike and using it for the same kind of use I will be using it for.
What make and model do you have? Pros and cons etc

Any help or thoughts greatly appreciated
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» Uneven wear on a new D.I.D chain..
Jun 23, 2017 - 3:50 PM - by RobbieBeGood
Hello all. Fitted a new DID chain and sprockets to the Versys some months ago. After the initial couple of bedding in retensions I noticed a big tight spot. It's easily 12-15mm tighter than the rest of the chain. Thought it might become slacker as the chain continued to wear but now nearly 3000 miles later its still there. I'm not the most fastidious with chain maintainence but it's been reasonably well lubed in that time.
Whatya reckon? Is it just a bum chain? or maybe one of the counterfeit D.I.D. chains I heard were knocking about? Or will the tight spot eventually even out? Any suggestions welcome.
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» Hi everyone:)
Jun 23, 2017 - 2:20 PM - by Banditbuy
Hi folks, my name's James and I have a fairly standard bandit 600 for the last number of years. I've struggled along with a few pieces with it and I'm hoping over the next while, I could be of some help to someone now that I've it all sorted:)

I was wondering, with regard to dash cam footage, could someone report me or anyone else based on footage that they have captured or do the guards have to witness incidents themselves? Im new to the city so I'm trying to keep my nose clean :) thanks folks!
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» My Magnets tribute lid
Jun 23, 2017 - 1:28 PM - by Kaos Theory
Just gotten my RX7 back from being sprayed, Aidan's wife Nicky let me photograph his Arai & Sheoi so I could ask the painter to incororate elements from both lids into the design and to say I'm delighted is an understatement.

Its a Finnegan rep but with green flames as per Aidan's Arai with ghosted shamrocks from his Shoei in the flames.

The Vader and Trooper on the back represent the shenanigans we got upto over the years, not least the adventures we had on Valentia 2 Valencia, Bray 2 Brno & Rock 2 Rock raising money for DSI.

I miss the fucker every single day, and sometimes still find myself going for the phone to ask his opinion on something, or to just throw abuse at him.

Really, really happy with how this turned out,... [Read More]
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» Chain Tightening
Jun 23, 2017 - 11:19 AM - by IrishTrepper
I'm almost 100% sure my chain is loose, is tightening it something I should do myself or should I bring to a mechanic, don't want to be handing 60 quid over for loosening and tightening a bolt or something

4 Replies | 297 Views
» petrol-oil pre-mix in a 4 stroke engine
Jun 23, 2017 - 10:53 AM - by kwackquack
Hey Guys

using just about 1/2 L of 3% pre-mix in a 4 stroke that have been sitting for a a year or two should be ok shouldtn't it ?
Just as long a you fill more pure petrol in once it's got going, only problem I think is a bit of extra smoke right ?
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» Slight cager and biker disagreement!!
Jun 23, 2017 - 9:20 AM - by Kavo
Check out this footage of a road rage incident between biker and cager. Don't know what happened beforehand to make the bike lad so angry but after biker kicks cage the cager quite clearly tries to side swipe the biker and knock him off which sky news report as cager loses control after being kicked by bike Biker then gets on throttle and high tails it out of there rapid

Anyway check it out below you'll probably feel sorry for the innocent cager in the other lane that gets caught up in the whole mess
24 Replies | 896 Views
» 2 stroke rebore.
Jun 23, 2017 - 8:26 AM - by eyore
Another 2 stroke question lads, who is the best to go to for a rebore and hone of the barrel off the TY 250 we are rebuilding. Dosen't seem to be anyone on this side of the country
7 Replies | 188 Views
» AMB Transponder
Jun 22, 2017 - 11:50 PM - by VTWIN
Hi lads, bought a second hand Transponder today, old model orange one. Its like new so happy with it and dont need to pay subs every year.
Question is, do i need to register it, if so where?
Ill be using it for racing. Normally I rent ones but this was a good price.

5 Replies | 196 Views
» Fresh 2 stroke rebuild novice questions
Jun 22, 2017 - 10:47 PM - by scudster
Been restoring a wee TZR125 over the last while. She's up and running but still in need of some parts but it was possible have a brief spin up and down the estate. Done a few heat cycles as recommended in my Haynes manual before the quick run.
I pulled the plug after the short spin, not getting above around half throttle, it was blackish with a small bit or it a little oily. Click the image to open in full size.
Could this be down... [Read More]
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» Tyre pressure gauge?
Jun 22, 2017 - 8:43 PM - by PADDYOT

I bought a tyre pressure gauge in Halfords a couple of years ago for about €6.

1. It's small (about the size of one and a half matchboxes end to end) so it's easy to get onto the tyre valve.

2. It's small, so you could stick it in the tool pouch for longer trips if needed.

3. Digital readout to within 0.5psi - very easy to read at a glance.

1. It's utter shite. Gives widely varying random numbers and takes about ten attempts before getting any sort of similar readings, which I find hard to trust.

They have this mechanical type one for €8.40. Anyone have this one and is it any good?

... [Read More]
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» Skerries cricket club any good?
Jun 22, 2017 - 7:08 PM - by smas
Hi all,

Few of usually stay in skerries town on the Friday night. I see there's a band and BBQ at the cricket club. Any good for a change this year?
5 Replies | 321 Views
» Skerries entries
Jun 22, 2017 - 6:10 PM - by vfrrider
Will Mickey D be at Skerries ?
6 Replies | 432 Views
» Rant time
Jun 22, 2017 - 9:54 AM - by pritchi83
Is it just me or is anyone else pissed off with sitting behind idiots who sit in the overtaking lane at or under the speed limit. I have recently moved to Wicklow and commute everyday so I notice it more than ever now

I don't understand why people sit in the overtaking lane with an empty lane beside them. I don't like undertaking as that's how accidents happen by people getting confused. I have flash people before and they still don't move. I actually threw my hands up in frustration yesterday and then they moved over and then back out again even though the normal lane was empty!!

Traffic would move so much better if people learned how to do these simple things! Rant over
53 Replies | 1,563 Views
» 2017 Superbike Shoot Out - Courtesy of
Jun 21, 2017 - 11:35 PM - by Duke RR
Comparative Superbike in 2017 at Paul Ricard Circuit

June 21, 2017 - Aprilia RSV4RF vs BMW S1000RR vs Ducati 1299S Panigale vs Honda CBR1000RR SP vs Kawasaki ZX-10RR vs Suzuki GSX-R1000R vs Yamaha YZF-R1M. The seven new 2017 clash in Le Castellet. We the recount in detail to help you understand what is the best for you......

Click the image to open in full size.

After the
... [Read More]
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» Is it safe to ride on a plugged tyre?
Jun 21, 2017 - 6:21 PM - by knightrider
Got a flat on the rear tyre big dirty screw hanging out of it when I came out of work not a ounce of air in it. Lucky enough there is a garage around the corner so I got it plugged just to get me home. I'll have to get it done properly the weekend but just wanted to see what people think about plugging the tyre. How safe is it? Would you go far on it? How fast would you go?
I remember getting my first bike tyre plugged cos i had no money and it lasted me 5 months stupid really looking back
17 Replies | 695 Views
» Quick Shifter
Jun 21, 2017 - 4:28 PM - by fran
Hi all, I have an XVS 1100 Classic and some will say this bike is like a chair so why does he need a quick Shifter.
Right to start with I am classed as disabled, I have numerous ailments and none to be posted here, anyway has anyone here ever put one on their bike or can anyone recommend where to get one. I need one that will shift both up and down as my left leg has its limits as to how high it can go and although this is a short distance it is a feckin mountain with what I have, even any info about them would be very much appreciated.
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» Does she need new shoes?
Jun 21, 2017 - 4:11 PM - by hughcifer
Lads I'm looking for a bit of help. I'm fairly new to biking and picked up my first bike yesterday. The guy I bought if off said it was rarely used. The tires look like new but are very hard. A mate who is into bikes says they may need changing if the bike has been sitting unused for around 12 months.

Anyone shed a bit of light on this?
Attached Files
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» Bandit 600 ticking/clicking noise from the top left side of the engine
Jun 21, 2017 - 8:20 AM - by Pete84
Hi everyone.

I bought this motorcycle cheap and everything it is in reasonable condition. The one thing that's driving me crazy is this ticking sound. It gets loud like in the video when engine gets properly warmed up. I can barely hear on cold engine.
Also I don't know the mileage as the engine was replaced.

Any clue what this might be ? Does it sound like loose valves or more like a cam chain ? I hope it's nothing more serious than that.

14 Replies | 599 Views
» Sweaty bollocks weather
Jun 20, 2017 - 9:48 PM - by R.M
....too hot for me the last few days!!!
Better than the rain by all accounts, but for me, too hot!

How do the all weather riders cope?
38 Replies | 1,398 Views
» Dragstar vs XJ6
Jun 20, 2017 - 6:57 PM - by Sonics2k
Howya lads and lasses,

First of all, apologies if it's the wrong section, but I'd value your input.

I'm in the market for a bike (obviously) and I'm really conflicted.

There's two bikes I'm looking at, one is the Yamaha XJ6 and the other is a Yamaha Dragstar 650. Two very different bikes, but both look great.

The XJ6 is a 2009 going for €3895 (he upped the price by about €600). Now, there's a good chance this bike will be sold so I'll be looking at something like the Bandit/CB600 etc.

The Dragstar is going for €2,600 and year 2000. Little bit of rust on the exhaust connecting to the engine, but nothing too bad or serious.

I have an old old love for Cruisers, so the Dragstar has my attention. Any... [Read More]
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» Chain looks like rusted shit.
Jun 20, 2017 - 6:49 PM - by ridelikeaturtle
A friend's bike's chain - no seriously, the chain on mine ain't pretty but it don't look like this - has severe-looking rusty sideplates.

The chain is nearly new (2016 Triumph Tiger XRx), and he's got a Scottoiler. The rollers look fine, the chain is getting oiled no doubt. He lives in Blackrock (Dublin), not exactly on the seafront...

Could this be happening simply down to salty sea air? Is this a common thing for newer Triumph owners?

How would you clean this off - a bit of a scrub with diesel and a stiff brush?

How would you keep this from happening? Chain wax in addition to the Scottoiler? Or something else?
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» Picked up a gsxr1000 :)
Jun 20, 2017 - 11:15 AM - by pudzey
Hi all just a few pics of a k3 i picked up handy enough , showroom condition just abit of paint flaking on the swingarm is the only con .

Click the image to open in full size.

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Click the image to open in full size.... [Read More]
16 Replies | 460 Views
» Tax book
Jun 20, 2017 - 9:55 AM - by repsol 400
have a bike sold to a guy in North Ireland, do I just send the tax book to Shannon as per usual? Or give him the book
5 Replies | 400 Views
» Rail Road Racing
Jun 20, 2017 - 2:42 AM - by NODSTER
Followed many of Journalist Johnny Watterson's views on racing over the Manx Isle, here's another solid read
4 Replies | 421 Views
» Custom homemade diesel tractor
Jun 20, 2017 - 12:06 AM - by nednedned

Running demo near the end
9 Replies | 415 Views
» Anyone in Laois to tighten my chain???
Jun 19, 2017 - 10:57 PM - by Johny14586
Went for a short spin on my cbr400rr this evening and noticed the chain is really loose on it. Can anyone tighten it for me as its my first bike I havnt a clue about it. I'm not expecting a freebie either.

21 Replies | 804 Views
» Lovely smell of 2 stroke around rural Northern Portugal
Jun 19, 2017 - 9:47 PM - by Growler
Walking up through Norther Portugal last month I came across loads of these little strokers, still going strong. Ridden by farmers, labourers, fishermen etc. Often left propped up against a wall or hedge with the lid on the seat and key in d'ignition. Brought a smile to me face....

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.... [Read More]
17 Replies | 461 Views
» Evo
Jun 19, 2017 - 2:24 PM - by jp biker
well all and thoughts on a ducati evo 848 ???
pros or cons thanks

anybody know this 1 ?

23 Replies | 969 Views


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