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Yamaha R1 or Honda CBR 1000?
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» Irwin brothers racing in Thundersport
Feb 27, 2017 - 9:30 AM - by onadab62
The Irwin brothers, Caolan and Rhys from Donegal will race in Thundersport this season with their own family team. They will also contest selected Masters races.

Caolan and Rhys are two of Ireland's bext Motorcycle Racing prospects and deserving of the help of all of Irish Motorcycle Racing. If you would like to support them you can donate to their 2017 budget at and in return get some great rewards including free Masters tickets and season passes. There are three set options for donations or you can enter your own amount.
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» Hobby Workshop Mullingar
Feb 26, 2017 - 10:23 PM - by killer
Hi guys,
I am based in mullingar, have been buying selling repairing cages and bikes for years, as a much loved hobby.

I currently have done some projects previously on here and do some work for mates etc etc.
My dilemma is if I buy anymore projects then I will be shot at home..!! I currently have 3.
But I thoroughly enjoy working on bikes as a hobby.

So what I am doing is offering my services. I am a qualified mechanic and mechanical engineer by trade. I do have a full time job, so do all my work at night times.
I know lots of you out there have jobs that you need doing and its hard to scratch together the money to get it done.

I have all the ways of working and am willing to offer my services for any... [Read More]
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» Importing a bike from Spain
Feb 26, 2017 - 9:18 PM - by Budthewiser
I'm looking for the do's and don't when bringing a bike back from Spain. I was told that I need to change the owners name the day the bike is bought and that this has to be done so I would be covered by insurance? What papers do I need so I can pay vrt. Cheers👍
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» Torque wrench
Feb 26, 2017 - 8:14 PM - by r1 sean
I'm looking to get a decent but not costing a fortune torque wrench any recommendations?
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» Honda 50 engine.
Feb 26, 2017 - 6:47 PM - by ToolMan
Looking for an engine for a honda 50. Owner wants an upgrade so ideally a 70 engine is what im after but ill take whatever is out there.

Engine must be running and not down on power.

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» Which one f800gsa or tiger 800xcx
Feb 26, 2017 - 11:09 AM - by Anthony Byrne
Trading from a cruiser to an adventure bike.

I'm really enjoying long distance travelling with Europe this year and the plan is to do Mongolia and back in the next two years.

The bikes aren't a million miles apart with performance. The triumph has more with regards to electrics which is a little worry, too many electrics can bring their problems also looks a little more of a road bike with regards to the weight distribution over the front wheel but reads well on dirt.

The gsa I think is far more popular but maybe that's because of the marketing from BMW.

On a side note tge tiger has free panniers!

Anyone have an opinion
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» Where are the next generation bikers going to come from ?
Feb 25, 2017 - 8:38 PM - by Paranoid android
Was often thinking where are the next generation of bikers going to come from, as I have now nephews nieces age 17 plus ,and of them who would like to get into motorcycling are quoted insurance premiums of euro 2,300 plus on basic 100 cc or less . My question is , will the insurance companies decide the future of the next biker girls boys ? The bike manufacturers are doing their bit in deciding to build very appealing new learner bikes etc , sad but are they doomed already by red tape ? Ps not been paranoid...
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» Bike cleaning....
Feb 25, 2017 - 8:04 PM - by evertel
looking to get mine done this week if possible, who if anyone, apart from Brian in Greenhills is doing it, near Dublin?
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» Photos : Nifty Fifty Race Pics-Mondello Park.
Feb 25, 2017 - 4:18 PM - by Japcati
Good days racing,good craic and all for charity too.

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» Stolen bike DRZ 400 RECOVERED
Feb 25, 2017 - 12:50 PM - by Dimitri046
How's it going lads just looking for some help. Sorry if this is in the wrong spot but my bike was taken from my backyard under lock and chain. if everybody could keep an eye out that'd be great

It was taken from the Farranree area of cork city.
Reg is 02-TS-4343 (tail tidy)
Its a 2002 Drz 400e with black excel supermoto wheels.
Its yellow on the front half and black on the back only one that colour in the city.
Its got the normal straight up front suspension with the black fork protectors.

if everybody in cork could keep and eye out for it itd be greatly appreciated

heres what it looks like: just change dung to the usual
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» Importing a bike from USA
Feb 25, 2017 - 11:28 AM - by shanemc
I'm thinking of importing a bike from the States, are there any good Irish or Uk based companies that would handle this process for me? Thanks.
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» would there be a demand ?
Feb 25, 2017 - 8:49 AM - by suarridge
Im thinking of buying a professional kit for wet blast cleaning complete engines, that way an engine can be blast cleaned without any dismantling, but a lot of people would be worried about abrasive getting in.
Ive done a couple of my own and Ive mastered how to blank everything off and the engines run fine, but would you pay good money for the service ?
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» Painters
Feb 24, 2017 - 7:09 PM - by r1 sean
Is there anywhere else is Dublin that resprays other than tallaght?
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» Follow on to Sticky Ignition
Feb 24, 2017 - 5:57 PM - by jp biker
Right lads following on from my stickey I ignition tread ( fuckin thing is getting worse) now the petrol tank is getting very sticky also.feels like the key is going too snap every time I try open it.
I'm using the red master key and I'm getting worried every time I use the key.
Can I put wd 40 in and on the petrol tank key hole ? Too loosen it up or on the inside part while locks the tank closed ?
Any ideas ???
Bike is bandit 6
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» Please help me to understand...(Fazer vs Ninja)
Feb 24, 2017 - 1:26 PM - by User-Name
Hey fellas,

I need advice guys...

Currently I am driving a '06 Yamaha Fazer naked with ~200kg and ~100hp. Now I think about getting a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6r +-2011 (~180kg and ~120hp). From the specs both cycles seems not too far away, but I think there is a big difference in power.

Is that true? If yes why is it like that? What is the main deference then?

Thanks guys!
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» Laverty improves in Phillip Island but misses out on SuperPole 2
Feb 24, 2017 - 9:15 AM - by Big Man Andy
Seems to have fixed the front end at least.


Eugene Laverty (Milwaukee Aprilia) narrowly missed out on securing a spot in Tissot Superpole 2 at the Yamaha Finance Australian Round, as he makes his return to the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship paddock.

The Irishman, who has celebrated successful results aboard the Aprilia in the series in the past, has endured a tough start to his weekend, but was able to secure the 11th fastest time overall on Friday. A time of 1’31.287 put him just over a second behind the fastest man of Friday, Chaz Davies ( Racing –Ducati).

Progress has been made for Laverty, who explained: “I only missed out... [Read More]
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» Storm Fcuking Dorris !!
Feb 23, 2017 - 10:07 PM - by pudzey
So last month my driving test was called off due to gusting winds . have rescheduled for this monday Prob be called off again looking at the weather map on the phone

Whats the deal with calling off tests over abit of wind ?
5 Replies | 460 Views
» Digital download bike mag apps thingys
Feb 23, 2017 - 8:59 PM - by Big Shed
Been swapping bike mags for years. Currently favouring Bike or whoever has a decent subscription freebie tbh. Anyroads, I used to get the proper one through the letter box, but thought I'd get up to date and try the download gizmo. I'm on me second issue now and its shite, its all there but it don't seem real. Like downloading music and having no cd to chew on. Ffs you can't even eat yer takeaway off it.
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» Proposed new bus lanes on the quays
Feb 23, 2017 - 8:29 PM - by SUGOMI
Has anyone been stopped or fined for using a bus lane in Dublin city centre?
19 Replies | 719 Views
» I need some help with insurance
Feb 23, 2017 - 5:01 PM - by Wodny
So ... I'm in a tight spot here lads. I'll begin by introducing myself a little. I'm 18 still in secondary school and live in North Dublin.

I got a GS500 a few weeks back and just got my IBT completed at the beginning of this month. Now I'm looking for insurance and in all honesty it's not looking good...

I called up Carole Nash and first they quoted me 3000 euro... I negotiated a bit etc and then they called me back with a 1200 for Third party , fire and theft. I was expecting a bit less but whatever I thought , I'll call around and see what's up.

I call up Liberty and got straight up denied because the bike is too big for someone my age .. I hold a A2 licence which allows me to ride anything in the 35kw range and my GS is actually... [Read More]
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» GSF650 or VFR800
Feb 23, 2017 - 3:15 PM - by generalisimo muldoon
Hi Folks. As the thread title suggests, I'm looking at getting something for doing some Irish Touring next summer with the Missus on Board. Neither of my current yokes are pillion friendly so I was thinking GSF or VFR. I briefly considered an R850 but their pig ugly so no thanks.

Would welcome any and all suggestions or comments on the 2 mentioned above.
20 Replies | 569 Views
» Question Bluetooth Coms
Feb 23, 2017 - 2:34 PM - by RTV

I have a question for the techies out there, I have my Cardo Scala Q3 connected and working just fine with my Samsung Galaxy. Everything works great but I would like to know if you guys know how (if possible) could I invoke the "OK Google" command to my phone from the headset??

Basically I would love to be able to send commands like "take me to X" or "Play Music", etc without the need of stopping, taking out the phone and either setting the GPS or Music (for example).

Any ideas?

7 Replies | 272 Views
» Best online shop for helmets?
Feb 22, 2017 - 11:51 PM - by b.c
Need to get a new lid soon, just wondering who is good to deal with
27 Replies | 951 Views
» Rear Reflector- Yes or No ?
Feb 22, 2017 - 9:11 PM - by Blueb6
I know there is a legal requirement to have a rear reflector ie safety issues etc but just curious if anyone here has either been pulled over/done for not having one, do you not bother with it if it's not on the bike when you bought it, do you always have one on all your bikes etc.
I was tidying up the tail of the blade today and I'm tempted to leave off mine as I'm never out on the bike at night
14 Replies | 635 Views
» Return flight from tt races on fri 9june to dublin
Feb 22, 2017 - 8:38 PM - by 900fireblade
Hi folks i have a flight ticket for tt races from isle of man to dublin on the friday evening after the senior tt ,thats 9th june,flying to dublin at 18.35, i paid 235 euro for flight and it will cost about 80 to change name on ticket ,im open to offers on the ticket ,i can meet in cork or kerry and no texts please ,ph.0872833411
3 Replies | 279 Views
» Engine Ice or Normal Coolant for a road bike?
Feb 22, 2017 - 7:31 PM - by Japcati
Would Engine Ice in a road going bike do any damage to the internals?

A well known Dublin Dealer told me that putting Engine Ice in a road bike is pointless and can actually fowl up the internals.
I thought Engine Ice would make a bike run cooler though?
So what do you all rekon?

11 Replies | 663 Views
» Meta alarm without red card?
Feb 22, 2017 - 7:05 PM - by Caffeine
New bike has a meta alarm, def com t from the looks of it, but I only have one fob (now...) and I'm not entirely sure I can get the red card from the previous owner.

Any idea where I can get it recoded, if it's possible?
1 Reply | 179 Views
» HeadStock bearings
Feb 22, 2017 - 5:21 PM - by paulyDub

The headstock bearings on my '03 CBR600f4i need to be done, there is a notchiness when turning the bars. Any idea how much it costs to get done?

If the front is being taken off is there any other worth while jobs can done at the some time (fork oil etc)

4 Replies | 340 Views
» Got a new tatt today
Feb 22, 2017 - 4:06 PM - by myfirstyamaha
Chuffed with it, loada detail in it
Attached Files
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» GSXR 600 K1 Want to remove restrictor
Feb 22, 2017 - 1:57 PM - by Player1
I have a restriction system on the gixer that is a bit unconventional: there are two switches that turn on and off the restriction.

The problem is that, with the restriction switched off, the bike still doesn't run properly, when I go full on the gas it starts cutting out the power and coming back, and overall the bike seems less powerful than my SV650.

I checked air filter and seems ok, need to check spark plugs too. But I was thinking the restriction might have something to do with the problem.

Here some photos of the wires that come from the two switches:

Click the image to open in full size.... [Read More]
3 Replies | 330 Views
» NIKWAX tech wash, any good?
Feb 22, 2017 - 1:56 PM - by The Windy City Rumbler
Hey guys I am considering the above kit for my Andes jacket and bikers gore tex pants.

Both are still pretty water proof. However they hold a good bit of water when commuting.

I was hoping this kit will restore waterproofing properties
10 Replies | 408 Views
» gsr 600 any owners here?
Feb 22, 2017 - 10:41 AM - by zindicato
Hi guys,
took one out for a test drive yesterday, god its actually a nice bike and the journo reviews dont give it justice, went through the search function here and online , common issue is the dodgy fuelling besides that is there anything else to look out for? was offered one, will only be using it as a run around, its looks is either you like it or you hate it , im on the like im half tempted by it now. it would be nice to hear from people who had experience owning and riding this bike and what are they like to live with.
Thanks in advance
3 Replies | 228 Views
» M50 GSXR Thanks to GS 12 D - 21.02.17 PM
Feb 22, 2017 - 10:08 AM - by Elsie
A pal has asked me to thank the chap on the GS that stopped for him yesterday at the Bray turn off after he had run out of juice . Before ye start its a pure coincidence that this chap drives a Gsxr too , honestly.

This chap fired off to check if there was a petrol station near. In the meantime a chap in a van pulled in and they decided to follow the GS to the station. Anyhow between one thing and another they must have passed each other on the road. When my pal got back to the bike the GS rider had left a new jerry can full of juice by his bike and continued on his way.

... [Read More]
7 Replies | 461 Views


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