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» Garda press release
Aug 21, 2017 - 11:54 PM - by Quetzalcoatlus the Pterodactyloid Pterosaur
Do you know anyone using a motorbike this weekend.?

Saturday and Sunday afternoons are peak times for motorcycle collisions.

Since 7th July, there has been 9 motorcycle fatalities, now totalling 14 riders and 1 pillion passenger for the year to date. Motorcycles make up only about 1.5% of the national fleet, but 12-14% of fatalities

The RSA analysis of 2008-2012 motorcycle fatalities confirms that speed was a factor in half of all collisions.


Saturday and Sunday afternoons are peak times for motorcycle collisions.

Advice for motorcyclists
Ride with you dipped headlight on and wear additional hi viz material...remember a typical motorcycle is only one third the width of a car. Be safe/ Be... [Read More]
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» Leather and the rain
Aug 21, 2017 - 8:33 PM - by GONKO
So I have a 2pc RST Blade suit. If I ride in the rain am I going to wreck it. Or, should I get some rain specific gear. The leather suit is my only suit gear at the moment too. Should I have an extra set in general so as to get longevity from them?

Newbie alert lol.
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» Gavin Lupton lost his battle today
Aug 21, 2017 - 8:00 PM - by BIvy
r.i.p. Gavin
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» Europe on a learner permit
Aug 21, 2017 - 7:26 PM - by mcljot
What's the craic with it?
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» Abandoned Bike
Aug 21, 2017 - 7:08 PM - by DUBLINCHRIS
this Fazer reg no. 01D70100 was "abandoned" at the pedestrian crossing opposite Wesley College from some time early Sunday until Monday afternoon. It seems to have some light damage to fairing. I reported it to Dundrum Garda and they arranged for Kelly's to recover it. If anyone is missing this bike or knows anything about it contact Dundrum Garda - they could not tell me this evening if they traced owner or if it was reported stolen.
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» Idiots on the road fml...
Aug 21, 2017 - 5:19 PM - by IrishTrepper
Well, I've heard of idiots on the road seen a few myself, on the phone, rolling through stoplines even red lights this lad takes the cake.

Was leaving my fathers house in Killorglin and came to the junction by the (langford street going to Caragh lake, was at the stop line by Ardmoniel if anyone knows the area) got into a head on vs a Transit Van, all 4 wheels on my side of the road.

I don't remember the accident itself but after going back to the scene I pieced together (my version) of what probably happened, it's pretty obvious that he was going to apex the corner I wouldn't have moved off the stop line unless I knew I had more than enough space to pass without him decking me so he wasnt paying attention, didn't see me coming and went to cut the corner (no... [Read More]
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» 1984 fxrp
Aug 21, 2017 - 12:30 PM - by choppermann
This started out as a cop bike in California.
1st year EVO motor.
The bike has been built as a hotrod and all the cop stuff stripped off it
Bored and Stroked out to 106 cubic inches
The FXR frame is reckoned to be the best handling frame harley ever built.
A young engineer named Erik Buell helped design it and he went on to build his own racebikes
They have cult status over here and fetch decent prices.
It's a fun bike and goes really well and gets a lot of looks wherever I go on it.
last pic is 3 FXR's

... [Read More]
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» Wet track on road tyres
Aug 21, 2017 - 10:28 AM - by Jimmy16v
Was out for the day in Mondello in the Novice group yesterday. Really enjoyed the morning sessions but struggled once it started to properly rain.

When we came back in from the wet session after lunch the tyres were still pretty much stone cold. Is this just the case for riding on road tyres in the wet or is there something that can be done to get a bit more heat/grip? Maybe I just need to man up in the wet but kept getting small slides on turn 2 so had no confidence after that.

I was using Metzler M7RR's with 30psi in the front and 28psi in the rear cold.
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» First gen R1
Aug 21, 2017 - 7:48 AM - by godofbiomechanics
Never owned one myself but rode one back in the day. Whole other deal to the rest of the pack at the time. Power handling and looks in a different league.
Who here had one and what ya make of it then, and what mods did you have on it?
3 Replies | 298 Views
» Starter Relay (solenoid) blowing fuses
Aug 20, 2017 - 9:22 PM - by efanton
A couple of months ago I had to replace the starter relay in my GSX 600F.
The original starter relay came with a 25 amp or 40 amp fuse, but the new one came with a 15 amp fuse. Twice now the starter relay fuse has blown when starting the bike. As per murphy's law not at home but miles from home. I carry spare fuses but its a pain in the butt removing fairings to change a fuse in the pissing rain.

So the question is can I just put a 25 amp fuse in this new relay being that was what was in the original one , or do I risk doing damage by putting in a stronger fuse in this newer relay?
3 Replies | 220 Views
» vapour blasting limerick
Aug 20, 2017 - 12:09 PM - by kad
Just collected my 2engines from martin down near newcastle west..top class job(ill have pics to follow later).left them only last sat so promt service an no shite.great to have someone down the country too.
8 Replies | 369 Views
» Ride to Slieve League
Aug 20, 2017 - 1:36 AM - by scorpy
Took a ride on 2 of the beasts today, one to give nelly a run out with the new reg rec as far as Donegal town and after that, gambling on the weather, took the Yam to Slieve League. You wouldn't want to be shy on the chop, people just gravitate to it. She's running well, I just need to secure a dust cover on the rear hub and replace the stuck brake pressure switch to give the brake light a second chance.

Click the image to open in full size.... [Read More]
6 Replies | 426 Views
» World wheelie championship.
Aug 19, 2017 - 6:52 PM - by The red mist
Well done Irelands Ted Brady. He broke the world record today @ 217mph.
25 Replies | 1,031 Views
» mechanic kildare area
Aug 19, 2017 - 6:03 PM - by Quetzalcoatlus the Pterodactyloid Pterosaur
anyone recommend a good mechanic in the newbridge or surrounding areas?
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» Timing Tested ready to go... I hope
Aug 19, 2017 - 11:57 AM - by Airman
Hill Climb in Roberts Cove next Sat & Sun.
Shiney new finish beam. Laser pin point 15 Mtr range, built in hold signal switch time 0.005ms
Wireless transmitter 4KM range 0.002 ms trigger time.
LED Lights, uninterruptible power supply.

Start beam switch delay 0.005 - finish beam delay 0.005 +wake up 0.002
Everyone gets 0.002 taken off their race time
Results automatic printout as fast as the printer can spit them out when the last bike trips the beam.
What a nerdy hobby ... Tag Heuer ....pffft


... [Read More]
3 Replies | 307 Views
» Versys 1000 Orange/Black
Aug 19, 2017 - 4:44 AM - by 2shea
Very close to making this my new bike 2013 Versys 1000 what you think ?
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» Which rainsuit to buy?
Aug 18, 2017 - 10:34 PM - by goose81
Looking at 2 rainsuits, an oxford and a Richa suit

https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/mot...ent_prod/71184

https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/mot...nt_prod/244300

Im tempted by the oxford because being fully fluorescent would have better visibility but all the user reviews are for the Richa not many for the oxford, does anyone have either of them and what are your opinions?

Im 5'8 stocky build, going to go for the XL so can be easily pulled over textile jacket and trousers, is that too small a size?
23 Replies | 714 Views
» Yamaha R6 2008 full engine rebuild guide / Valve adjustment
Aug 18, 2017 - 8:46 PM - by goose81
Hi All,

Came across these brilliant videos and thought would share. Should help anyone attempting something like this themselves.
Actually looks pretty straightforward.

Ive put them below in order.

The only question I would have from anyone in here who knows is in video number 3 when he torques the bolts, loosenes them, torques again, angle torques, loosenes and then angle torques again. is this really necessary? seems crazy


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmYOJC4ovgU&t

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_xjCpcPrvU

... [Read More]
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» bike buyers guide.
Aug 18, 2017 - 8:08 PM - by Hondapanfan
Just saw bike buyers guides book face page.
Super machine on the banner. Must be one lucky, handsome, rugged man about the town who rides that.
4 Replies | 388 Views
» Mondello 20th August
Aug 18, 2017 - 8:02 PM - by Clewb
Just wondering if anyone else from on here is going on Sunday? It's my first ever track day. I'm coming bone stock in the gear and bike I'll be riding. I'm nervous and I'm not sure on the petrol situation. I'll obviously come with a full tank and I'm only doing the morning session...

Any thoughts?
23 Replies | 705 Views
» Importing from uk,money transfer
Aug 18, 2017 - 7:05 PM - by setter
Hi lads,tryed searching this but didnt find what i wanted,anyway looking at a bike in uk,ita around 9k sterling,from a dealer,wont bring that cash over so can i use a bank draft or how does it work?
Cheers
39 Replies | 821 Views
» Waterproof / Winter Gloves
Aug 18, 2017 - 3:40 PM - by CBR400Shay
I know its still August but look out the window... Its like winter.
I'm looking to get a decent pair of Gortex gloves. I bought a pair of Richa Gortex touring gloves last year but I think they should be called Richa sponge . soaks up the water after 20mins in the rain.. Any recommendations ??
13 Replies | 398 Views
» Destination unknown.
Aug 18, 2017 - 1:30 PM - by Hondapanfan
So I asked the son did he fancy going for spin and fishing and camping tomorrow before schools back.
"Da I would like to go on spin, but sleeping in a tent in the middle of no where"?

Any suggestions for a spin destination a couple of hours from Dublin with something to entertain a ten year old?
I'm on the usual sites, great deals but not on Fridays, accompanied by
Both parents, over 67 usual shite.

I'm thingy Connemara weather permitting. Suppose I have answered my own question, any suggestions for b n b
9 Replies | 435 Views
» New chain/front sprocket needed for my smt....
Aug 18, 2017 - 12:23 PM - by evertel
Gonna replace these at next service in a month or so.
Have a rear sprocket ready to go so dont need that.
Recommend me a chain/front sprocket make/model and somewhere good value to buy it please.
Cheers.

Anyone with the 990 engine, Ive gone with 41 tooth at the back, whats the best at the front, 16 or 17? In terms of fuel economy, wheelieing etc
13 Replies | 339 Views
» gold anodized forks,can they be cleaned
Aug 18, 2017 - 12:20 PM - by galway86
can anything be done to make anodised fork legs looks better, they are gold but are dull as shit with plenty of scuff marks on them, i thought there was a layer of oxidation on them and gave it a rub of a green scouring pad in a unnoticable area when i was doing the seals and it wore the gold straight off down to the shiny metal with barely any elbow grease, so is anodising them my only option or will i give spraying them a go, ive new plastics on the bike and am polishing the aluminium rims because they were dull as shit too ,
5 Replies | 230 Views
» engine painting again
Aug 18, 2017 - 12:11 PM - by kad
Ok i know its been done to death and im google eyed but no wiser after goin through old threads...so lads that have done rebuilds and used them whats my best way and what to use from here.collecting my engine from vapour blaster today black z motor to be painted.is pj1 satin black vht the best finish and do i need primer first also.
12 Replies | 322 Views
» Ryanair and lids
Aug 18, 2017 - 12:25 AM - by 2shea
Heading over to U.K. Next week to pick up a new machine, what's the story with brining a lid with you on the plane ? Just going to wear the rest of the gear.
23 Replies | 965 Views
» Raising screen
Aug 17, 2017 - 8:57 PM - by sean o caoimh
Hi all
Took Kildare Mans ideas on raising the screen on my tiger 800. Just back from a10k ride including motorway and I found a definite improvement. I think it well worth the effort. Thanks again to Kildare Man. Excellent advice.
4 Replies | 298 Views
» Stubborn bar end
Aug 17, 2017 - 6:06 PM - by Quetzalcoatlus the Pterodactyloid Pterosaur
Trying to change the bar ends on my z750.

The last shit head who was at the damaged the head slightly on both sides

I have tried to loosen them with a snug fit screw driver but it won't budge.

I don't want to put too much pressure on it cause it will just break the head completely.

Anyone have a tip top do this?
22 Replies | 594 Views
» loose gravel, bust rad, fixing the road?
Aug 17, 2017 - 3:28 PM - by acdc
outside my house there is a secondary road about 2km long and last year they laid down some pipes but left a few holes on the road,

last few days same company is resurfacing the road and there is heaps of loose chippings as in that is the fix with a bit of tar under it, i thought it was half finished and they were going to cover it but i asked today and the worker lad said thats the way it is finished. I told him I cant drive on that shit atall and he just shuddered lol, and said you best take it easy and in time the cars will carry most of it away

I have to drive on this road for at least 1km and since sunday 1 had one fall while doing like 20kph as the loose shit was... [Read More]
31 Replies | 1,056 Views
» Pyreneese d918 & d618
Aug 17, 2017 - 3:27 PM - by Nedbass
Hi anyone driven through the pyreneese using the d918 & 618?
Im looking to find out how many miles are you likely to cover in a day on theese mountain roads?
11 Replies | 420 Views
» Recommend a good second bike ?
Aug 17, 2017 - 12:36 AM - by pudzey
So I currently have a k3 gsxr1000 , but need another for long commutes etc ...... looking at blackbirds , hayabusas , fazer1000s, zx12's etc .....

What would ye recommend , something fast , cheap and reliable :)

30 Replies | 1,095 Views

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