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» Moving back
Apr 28, 2017 - 8:48 PM - by woodbiker
Hi lads i hoping to move back to Ireland later in the year. I just trying to find out does anyone know if i have to pay VRT on my bike?

Thanks for the help in advance.
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» Ride to Work Day
Apr 28, 2017 - 8:06 PM - by Speedqueengalway
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» Sheils on pole for 2017 Cookstown 100
Apr 28, 2017 - 6:50 PM - by Admin
Cookstown BE Suzuki’s Derek Sheils has carried on at Cookstown where he lft off at Tandragee, taking pole for tomorrow’s KDM Hire Cookstown 100 with a fastest lap of 1’25.159ses for the 2.1-mile Orritor Circuit, half a second faster than the ‘Mullingar Missile’ Derek McGee with William Dunlop 0.051s further back in third getting in testing miles on the Temple Golf Club R1 Yamaha that he now has use of for the major international road races thanks to Tim Martin.

James Cowton was a terrific fourth fastest on his debut on the McAdoo Kawasaki Superbike. Continuing his quest for TT Mountain Course Licence points Guy Martin was ninth fastest with a lap time of 1’30.040s.

Dunlop was fastest in the Supersport class half a second clear... [Read More]
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» Looking for a garage space, mondello Masters.
Apr 28, 2017 - 6:26 PM - by Dan*
Looking for a garage space if any going.
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» Alastair Seeley's one off ride at Oulton Park
Apr 28, 2017 - 3:29 PM - by Admin
Tyco BMW have wheeled in Alastair Seeley to replace the injured Davide Giugliano at Oulton Park’s MCE British Superbike round this weekend.

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The Carrickfergus rider, who is campaigning the team’s S1000RRs at this year’s North West 200, isn’t on Supersport duty as his Spirit team takes a development break until Snetterton so will take the reins for both Superbike races.

... [Read More]
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» ZX-7R pros and cons?
Apr 28, 2017 - 2:49 PM - by sub zero

I'm considering buying a Kawasaki ZX-7R and was just wondering if anyone here who owns one or used to own one could give me a run down of the good and bad points of them, what are they like to live with day to day etc.

9 Replies | 274 Views
» What to look for when buying a second hand bike
Apr 28, 2017 - 11:01 AM - by Dandy Mott
Howyee lads...

Apologies for the noobish thread just looking for a bit of advice ahead of a proposed purchase as I'm not all that mechanically minded (to say the least). Anyway am looking at a bike tomorrow afternoon down in Tipp and just wanted to make sure I'm not missing anything when looking her over... so the things to ask/look for are:

- How many previous owners
- Where it came from originally
- Service history
- Users manual, log book, spare keys
- Ever been crashed/dropped - Look for scratches/dents etc
- Check the chain/sprockets
- Check the tyre tread depth etc
-Check for signs of rust
- Check brake fluid level etc
-Take for a test drive - make sure the steering is balanced, smooth... [Read More]
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» JMcG new Blade
Apr 28, 2017 - 10:43 AM - by eirehead
I know what everyone's thinking. Will it crack the 134!!
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» BSB Oulton Park....worth it or not?
Apr 27, 2017 - 9:57 PM - by Japcati
Weather looks crap for race day on Monday.
Is it worth it to head to Oulton for BSB Round 3?
Whats Oultan Park like?

8 Replies | 288 Views
» Filtering on big cruisers/bikes with panniers
Apr 27, 2017 - 4:36 PM - by the dessert fox
Was filtering past a mile of standing traffic this morning when an oncoming car swerved towards me, trying to force me in. Was on the white line. The bastard went by gesticulating angrily. What a prick.
Anyway it set me thinking about filtering with wider bikes, given that I'm in the market for something more age appropriate (see my Guzzi wanted ad) Obviously room is an issue between lanes, but what about outside? I have seen cruisers sitting in traffic, and that's just not my way of biking. Is it practical to push on through, is my question?
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» Top 10 coolest bikes according to Donedeal.
Apr 27, 2017 - 3:30 PM - by PJ
What is the world coming to:[Cool-MBikes-NL]

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» VRT pain in the G double E
Apr 27, 2017 - 2:24 PM - by oroura25
Howya folks,

I have to change over my lovely English reg to an Irish one and to do that, I've myself booked into the NCT centre for them to have a gander at it and say that 'yes, Alan, this is in fact, a motorcycle....'

I have my invoice for it, proof of address and the two forms to be filled out.

Should I put the baffles back into the exhausts I wonder?? I don't want to be sent home because the examiner has gone from being visually impaired to being audibly impaired as a result Could it be a requirement???

Tanks loves,

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» BSB 2017 - Byrne: It's quite simple, I might be too old for this shit
Apr 27, 2017 - 10:40 AM - by Admin
Defending MCE British Superbike champion Shane Byrne heads to Oulton Park with a straightforward message which is to return to winning ways to kick-start his 2017 campaign.

The Be Wiser Ducati rider has endured an abominable start to the season after being ruled out of the opening round with concussion at Donington Park, Byrne bursted his bollocks for a fourth position in race one at Brands Hatch Indy before crashing out in the second race which he felt, miserable and dejected after..

With just 13 points to his name and zero podium points after two rounds, Shakey already trails the top six Showdown spots by 23 points while BSB championship leader Leon Haslam has amassed a resounding 86 points already with 14 podium points.

With seven rounds until the... [Read More]
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» Steering Dampers
Apr 27, 2017 - 9:59 AM - by RTV

Before getting the R6 I was advised to put a steering damper right away and now that I've started pushing the bike a little bit more, I definitely see the point of adding one.

Now, the known brands are quite expensive at north of 500 yoyos for Ohlins and GPR. They're the best, I'm sure but.. do you have any experience with the alternative less known brands?

I've seen things like these UK chaps for half the price:

And of course, the Chinese mock offs on ebay that I wouldn't trust for just a few euros.

Any experiences and recommendations are... [Read More]
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» Advice on tool kit
Apr 27, 2017 - 8:55 AM - by Anthony Byrne
I'm heading to the UK on the bike for 4 days part of a charity gig I do, snowdonia, Lake District and lough lomond back through Belfast . Anyhow what's the bare minimum of tools to bring, I'm camping it so already have a bit of gear.
Also do any of you use slime for tubed tires

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» New colour wheels
Apr 26, 2017 - 4:40 PM - by r1 sean
Well after much hassle and the wrong paint, don't google ohlins paint code as it doesn't work ,I'm happy anyway .

Click the image to open in full size.... [Read More]
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» Tyre sizes for an older bike: where to buy?
Apr 26, 2017 - 10:50 AM - by -alan-

I've been looking for a set of tyres for the CB450.

The sizes are:

110/90 - 19" on the front (or 3.25 x 19)
120/90 - 18" on the rear (or 4.00 x 18)

My local man can't get them in the right sizes. A quick search on the internet shows they can be got, but aren't cheap.. c. 100 euro an end, plus fitting and balancing

Qn - are the web prices about right, or is that a bit over the odds ? there anybody round Dubland you'd suggest who might supply and fit them ?

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» new weapon
Apr 26, 2017 - 9:42 AM - by menapia dude
happy out with the diavel really light and plenty of power and it does handle well with the 240 rear just check the chicken strips
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» lc350 chassis only
Apr 25, 2017 - 9:15 PM - by shergar
hi was just wondering would anyone have or know of a yamaha 350 lc chassis lying around in a shed or barn not being used or needed . im hoping to do a special build down the road at some stage so all i need is the chassis nothing else , let me know what you might have for sale , cheers
3 Replies | 167 Views
» Count the Cunts on phones while driving
Apr 25, 2017 - 9:08 PM - by Blueb6
Let's play a game
Today I decided to count how many cunts on phones I saw on the way home from work, the route I took home was about 18km, a mix of town, country roads and villages and I spotted 6 with the phone up to the ear in that time
Just for the hell of it "count the cunts on phones while driving" for your next few trips and post here - distance and how many you see.

Don't take it too seriously tho tis only a bit of fun
38 Replies | 1,106 Views
» My new bike!!
Apr 25, 2017 - 8:47 PM - by N11 EXPRESS
Picked this up today and I am happy as a pig in shit it is an absolute lovely little thing to ride. I had only put 40 kms on it and I took it into a forest trail what a blast that was.I was always for sportsbikes but in the last couple of years I have not been enjoying it as much as I use too so I thought I give something like this a try and after one day riding around I'm a converted man. I had only seen pictures of these bikes and liked the look of them so much I went out and ordered one and I was not disappoint i was shocked at how big they are. I was caught out in a couple of snow... [Read More]
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» Lads, desperate to get in touch with ISM - anybody here able to help?
Apr 25, 2017 - 8:08 PM - by Scout12
Long story short, I've booked my IBT for mid-May, but I was told earlier today that there were openings for tomorrow and Thursday. Only just found out I could actually attend tomorrow and Thursday, but obviously it's waaaaay too late to get their customer service. Just wondering if any of ye know the ISM lads and could help get me in touch? Cheers in advance!
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» Loan of a single bike trailer..
Apr 25, 2017 - 2:25 PM - by Kingisabella
Chancing my arm here, anyone in cork have a loan of a single bike trailer for next week? Six of us doing the track training day in mondello and have a van for two bikes and a 3 bike trailer sorted, one left!
7 Replies | 420 Views
» torque wrench
Apr 25, 2017 - 2:05 PM - by jp biker
lads looking a buying a torque wrench.
which 1 should i get ? the reason im getting 1 is too do some stuff on the bike.
i see there is a few different 1s,mainly the nm settings
should i go for a heigher nm over all ? back wheel on a bandit is 100nm
any ideas lads
11 Replies | 432 Views
» Pannier System
Apr 25, 2017 - 1:32 PM - by wheelieking
Hi lads,

I have priced the pannier system for a 2013 tiger @ 695 stg which I thing is mad...

Any advise as to what the next best thing is?
6 Replies | 332 Views
» 2004 Ninja B1h front brake disc questions
Apr 25, 2017 - 1:06 PM - by smithser80
Hey, I have a bent rotor (front right hand side) and when braking I feel a pulsing through the lever.

in short I need to get either,
A- a new right rotor.
B - new set of rotors.

so is it advisable to just replace 1, or should i replace both?

Ive been looking on aliexpress for some but not 100% sure if the quality would be decent or not on replacements from there.

lastly does anyone know if rotors from other bikes straight "fit" onto the B1h?

thanks for any advice!
4 Replies | 206 Views
» Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Apr 25, 2017 - 12:17 PM - by Admin
ROBERT M PIRSIG, whose philosophical novel Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance became a million-selling classic and cultural touchstone after more than 100 publishers turned it down, has died at the age 88.

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For those who haven't read the book, it's a compelling study of relationships, values, impulses and cross dressing insights into one mans Grand tour of Eastern philosophy on the quest to resolve the dualities of biker consciousness; mind... [Read More]
33 Replies | 914 Views
» Dario Cecconi, Italian Road Racer RIP
Apr 25, 2017 - 8:05 AM - by noelb
Just seen there's a fund raise page set up for Dario cecconi who crash in trans rage 100 races they need help raise 2500 to get Dario's family over he still remains in critical condition.gws.
37 Replies | 1,267 Views
» Storage options
Apr 24, 2017 - 9:45 PM - by samy10
Hi lads,
I'm hoping some one can help please.
I am looking for somewhere to store my motor bike or know of any storage options around the Drogheda/Louth area if possible that offer reasonable rate.
Ideally anyone that has a garage /shed/yard that they'd be willing to let me park in return for reasonable fee.
Just to mention motor bike is fully insured/taxed & registered to me. I can provide all documentation.
Genuine request here.
4 Replies | 534 Views
» Gloves that stop hyperextension?
Apr 24, 2017 - 9:09 PM - by sub zero
How's things lads?

I came off the bike a few weeks ago and fractured my thumb. I presume when i went down the handlebar snapped back and hyperextended the thumb.

I need new gear and want to get a pair of gloves that might limit the chance of this particular injury happening if I'm unlucky enough to come off again. Are there any gloves out there with spines on the backs of the fingers - especially the thumbs?

17 Replies | 687 Views
» certificate of conformity bolloxoligy
Apr 24, 2017 - 6:06 PM - by Growler
What the fuck?
I've been all around the houses the past couple of weeks trying to get a bike cleared with no paperwork or previous reg. I was asked initially to provide a letter from Danfay stating chassis number and confirming it as an '88 SRX600, a declaration stamped by the cops to state it's been in storage since I bought it 18 months ago, form VRT2, receipt of sale etc. I did all this and presented it to the lad in Ballymount. Said he couldn't clear it on the day and would get back to me. Numerous phone calls back and forth and now he rings me and tells me revenue want a certificate of conformity before they'll issue a reg cert. I've googled this and it appears to be a recent requirement for new vehicles.
What the fuck, the bike is 29 years old, can anyone shed any... [Read More]
20 Replies | 920 Views
» New Uk Speed Fines linked to income
Apr 24, 2017 - 5:34 PM - by Mr Chimpo
Laws enacted back in late January, come into force this week in England and Wales where serious speeding infringements will result in fines linked to 150% of one's pre-tax weekly income.
Examples of what is viewed as 'Serious' are contained in the following link :
13 Replies | 578 Views
» No quote WTF! Because of type of bike
Apr 24, 2017 - 2:55 PM - by N11 EXPRESS
So I have been ringing around for insurance on a Honda crf250rally and Carole Nash said no quote because it's an adventure bike and I may take it off road and principal won't quote me fully comp because of the type of bike also. Anyone else have any problems with adventure/off road style machines?
Mce were the only ones who would not quote me without the reg or chassis number so they can feck off. Principal seem to have no probs and were well priced so fair play to them
17 Replies | 986 Views


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