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» Decals
Jan 20, 2017 - 10:38 PM - by Budthewiser
Lads, anyone on here who makes decals.
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» Standard number plate sizes ?
Jan 20, 2017 - 12:05 PM - by pudzey
Hi anyone know the legal plate sizes ? have my test Tuesday and need standerd plates . The ones on it are microscopic
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» WSBK : Brookes secures 2015 BSB R1 for WorldSBK wildcard
Jan 20, 2017 - 10:58 AM - by Duke RR

Great opportunity, once Brookes stuffs up Lowes & VDMark in the official Yamaha team, i would consider that a job done, anything else will be a bonus

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... [Read More]
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» Note to self: Don't piss off the Denver Police Dept
Jan 20, 2017 - 1:21 AM - by Earache
Impounded a stunter's bike and chopped it on half...

I'm no fan of stunters, but it;s abit over the top.
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» Inside the passion.JohnMcG
Jan 19, 2017 - 10:27 PM - by bushman
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» Honda Dominator top end rattle
Jan 19, 2017 - 5:33 PM - by nightster1
I have an NX650 from 1993, its high enough milage at 50K miles. There is a rattle from the top end, sounds like a cam chain and not tappets. Seems that these chains don't have adjustment, unless that i'm mistaken. Anyone know if its a big job, like engine out to check?
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» IOMTT 2017 - Flights booked, travelling solo, never been! Am terrified!
Jan 19, 2017 - 4:19 PM - by ajhampto
Hi Folks,

I just made a spur of the moment flight booking (170 euro) for the tt there as I didnt realise Aer Lingus went there. Cheap enough for decent flight times.

Going from 31st May to 5th June.

Trying to book accommodation now so any tips / contacts would be greatly appreciated.

One key question is how do I get around the island (is there a bus service, how expensive are taxis). Is Port Erin or places like that too far to stay in to get to good vantage points?

Apologies for all the questions. Am a little bit terrified now I'm committed, haven't done anything like this in years!!!


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» Insurance: Anyone else to ring?
Jan 19, 2017 - 1:27 PM - by spray____
I called the big 6 that I know of:

- Carole Nash
- Liberty
- Axa
- Principle
- Adelade (Cornmarket)

Not sure if there is anyone else to get a quote from, but I thought I'd ask before I get my wallet out.
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» Video: Rewind of the 2016 Oliverís Mount action
Jan 19, 2017 - 10:30 AM - by Admin
Taking a look back at the action from Oliver’s Mount in 2016
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» MZ (MuZ)
Jan 19, 2017 - 9:48 AM - by Ardennes1944
Hi all,

is there anyone here on the forum who has an MZ possibly?

Looking to see if there are parts shops in Europe or whatever that Im not finding for good selections of parts.
I have a MZ RT 125.

Thanks in advance.
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» Brake Pads
Jan 18, 2017 - 8:32 PM - by adasiva
Hi All.
Looking to buy front break pads for Yamaha FZS600 2002 Anybody knows a good site?


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» Anyone interested in spectating or going racing....
Jan 18, 2017 - 6:26 PM - by robbiec
Bit of help needed folks. I've set up a page on behalf of the Fingal Motor Club, can we all give it a like to get it going? I plan on putting up unofficial points tables for the different classes and championships as the season goes on, also rider profiles/interviews, entry forms for the fingal round at mondello, helping out newcomers aswell as trying to promote the sport/motorbikes in general. Just search for fingal motor club in the search banner of thanks
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» Help with VRTing bike that's sitting in a shed 15 years!
Jan 18, 2017 - 4:17 PM - by SnozzleSnout
Lads, I know this is a long shot but hoping someone here and help a friend of mine with this. ALL SUGGESTIONS WELCOME.

Here goes:

Friend of a friend bought a bike in the Uk in 2002. He was a lazy awkward bastard, and never bothered his hole VRTing said machine. It said in his shed most rusting away.

My mate has been offered the bike for feck all, and would like to restore and get it back on the road.

We went to enquire at the NCT center today, and was told he would have to pay massive penalities for the past 15 years the bike was in the country.

HOW CAN WE AVOID THIS?! Being blunt but is there anything he can do?
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» DualSport Tyres Recommendations?
Jan 18, 2017 - 2:12 PM - by RTV

I'm approaching the end of life of my Michelin Anakee 3 on the good old GS and started to look around at my options here.

Quite happy with the Anakee thus far, they work very good for the commute and wet roads and had no problems going out to the country side where roads are no longer roads...

Having said that, I'm planning to hit some trails this year, nothing crazy and still my main use would be roads and the "not so roads".

So I was thinking, what would you recommend? Any experiences with other tyres?

Anakee 3
Metzeler Tourance
K60 Scout

Thanks lads!
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» Best place for Fairings fix after Crash
Jan 18, 2017 - 1:52 PM - by DaveO59
How ye,

So this morning I had a woman pull out in front of me on my way to work, after a dramatic looking stoppie I ended up bumping her front bumper and dropping the bike on it's side. My momentum ended up taking me out over the bars and ended up lying on the road. I'm grand (right now anyway) but the bike's fairing (side panel & rear side panel), indicator & crash bobbin are all scuffed/cracked.

She's accepted she was wrong and I've a witness also so I'm good on that front (I think). Question is, where is best to quote for new fairings? I'm in Galway so I'd like somewhere close by, the bike is also my daily so I'd prefer a nearby location. It's a 2003 CBR600RR but has the Repsol Honda colours.

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» Jack Kennedy returns to British Supersport with MV
Jan 18, 2017 - 1:47 PM - by ascalon

Dublinís Jack Kennedy will return to the Dickies British Supersport Championship for the 2017 season after signing a new deal with the Tsingtao MV Agusta team.

Kennedy has experienced plenty of race-winning success previously in the Supersport Championship and finished runner-up to Glen Richards in 2012 after a mechanical issue in the final race of the season ended his aspirations of claiming a debut British title.

Kennedy said: ďIím very happy to be back in the Supersport Championship and really looking forward to this challenge with the MV Agusta Team. The Italian brand is... [Read More]
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» Suzuki announce prices for 2017 GSXR1000R (in Dollars though)
Jan 18, 2017 - 12:13 PM - by grahambo2005
Just had a quick read of this

Bike I'm interested in: GSXR-1000*

The new GSXR is coming in at
GSXR-1000 $14,599 ~ €18,000
GSXR-1000 ABS $14,999 ~ €18,500 -- Not available until 2018
GSXR-1000R $16,999 ~ €21,000

Difference between GSXR-1000 and GSXR-1000R:
Quick Shifter
Launch Control
SHOWA BFF suspension front and rear

I think this is a very poor strategy by Suzuki
I don't think I'd stretch the extra 3k for the R model given that I'd probably never use the Launch control or make proper use of the... [Read More]
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» N.Ireland Bike Show - Fri 3rd - Sun 5th Feb 2017
Jan 18, 2017 - 11:17 AM - by Admin
After the success of last year's event we are hoping for an even better one this year. *Already motorcycle dealers have been taking more space and with the number of new models the major manufactures have launched for 2017 we expect to have most of these on display to date.

Click the image to open in full size.
BMW have announced the R1200 GS adventure, R1200 RT and R9T. *Kawasaki will have the 2017 Z650, Z900, Z1000 SX, Ninja 650 and Ninja... [Read More]
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» Guy Martin returns to the TT
Jan 18, 2017 - 9:03 AM - by kwackquack
just seeing on MCN that Guy Martin returns to the TT for 2017 on a Factory Honda alongside John McGuinness
46 Replies | 1,649 Views
» Bandit 600 warming up time?
Jan 18, 2017 - 8:28 AM - by Ruhrpott1977
Hi Guys,

I am usually leaving my bike (carbs) warming up in the driveway for approx 5 minutes so I can drive away without stalling the bike (or putting to much strain on the engine me thinks..).
What experience do you have with warming up the bike?

Would it be ok if I started the engine left the choke on and drive off straightaway?

Got complaints from a neighbour this morning....
I dont mind him because he is a noisy cunt anyway (was drinking and shouting with his mates till 4am this morning)....

However I dont really want to piss off other neighbours (one of them - a retired biker - actually loves the sound of my scorpion can).

Any suggestions?
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» Lend of a trailer
Jan 18, 2017 - 1:49 AM - by ars
Is there anyone in the Dublin area that would have a bike trailer to lend for a few hours this Saturday? Would pay you a deposit and give you a few bob. Wanna bring the non-running FJR over to D15 to fix a suspected blown head gasket as I have neither the will nor ability to do it myself.
4 Replies | 337 Views
» Re: Importing Irish bike TO U.K
Jan 17, 2017 - 9:43 PM - by BigDiggity
Hi Lads,

I've gotten a job over in the UK, moving over there in a couple of months.

Has anyone ever imported an Irish bike to the UK?

I've my Tiger 800 up for sale because it seems the easiest and cheapest option, to sell it, so I can clear off my loan and buy something over there.

Just wondering if there's much expense and hassle involved in exporting/importing a bike to the UK. Is it the same as coming this way or worse?

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» Old Carbs
Jan 17, 2017 - 1:55 PM - by willdee
Hi All,,
just wondering,,, does anybody have a old set of slingshot mikuni carbs, that i could get my hands on for spare parts,, cleaning up my own and would like to take part an old carb bank first,, just to see/understand them before i start mine,,
Cheers and thanks in advance
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» For when I win the lotto.
Jan 17, 2017 - 11:55 AM - by PJ
This would be the first place I'd visit:

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» Should I get annoyed?
Jan 17, 2017 - 9:36 AM - by DavidM123
Riding in this morning- stopped at the lights and some plank in a BMW goes in front of me and stops!
When I used to cycle a push bike, there was an unwritten rule that you never passed anyone at the lights- once moving - no problem but not when they we stopped.
Normal practice on motorbikes seems to be the same but there's always one- and generally on a BMW!

I even overtook him straight away so it wasn't that I was delaying him- he just wanted to be the "leader"!

So question is - is there a normal practice at lights?

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» scumbag smashed my bike, what will happen if anything
Jan 16, 2017 - 1:25 PM - by acdc
at 11am today I was in Cork City Center in a chemist and the lady said I did not see your bike Alan so I turned abound and I could not see it either.

I went out and it was lying on the ground smashed.

There were 2 main withnesses , one was an old fella cleaning the chemist window and the other was a lass that works in the chemist.

Its fucking 11am and cameras all over the place and one pointing directly at my bike.

I picked her up, smashed oil p switch cover the bar end destroyed, the headstock felf fucked and petrol was pissing from the overflow. Paint work scratched but tis a bad paint scheme on her so that did not bother me too much.

Am I plugged the casing till I got her home.

The young lass in... [Read More]
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» Leaking fuel tap
Jan 16, 2017 - 12:18 PM - by Katanasteve
The tap on katana the seals have failed and I think fouled the plugs as she turns over than dies after 20-30 seconds can I reuse those plugs if cleaned cause there 55 quid for pair standard plugs on old katana. Only changed 1500 miles ago.
7 Replies | 251 Views
» katana front master cylinder
Jan 16, 2017 - 8:14 AM - by menapia dude
folks what other models use the same master cylinder as my 82 katana 1100
14 Replies | 349 Views
» cork bike show
Jan 15, 2017 - 7:46 PM - by croaker 1000 k1
just wondering is the cork bike show held in the silver springs on this on some thread about bike events being cancelled due to insurance costs..... anyone know??
16 Replies | 763 Views
» knee slider patch
Jan 15, 2017 - 5:45 PM - by faz1
anybody know where to get leather patches with velcro backing to go on where the knee sliders go on trousers, saves all the crap sticking to the velcro. Not in the habit of wearing knee sliders at this stage! Thanks
6 Replies | 379 Views
» Exhaust repairs
Jan 15, 2017 - 5:29 PM - by taillift
The end can on the race bike has a few very minor dings in it
That are bugging me,does anyone out there repair such a thing??can it be done even??
Did a quick search but no joy,
It's an arata titanium can btw👍
5 Replies | 350 Views
» Better Lights on a r1200 GS
Jan 15, 2017 - 5:08 PM - by KP100
I want more. I have to commute every moring now from Naas to the wrong end of duberland.. I have a set of cree fogs which are great , but the previous owner did not do a great job of wiring. To turn them on I have to plug them into the aux socket. No relay or switch.
The bike has a canbus system so I have to wire everything from the battery.

These are cheap, but look ok. Any opnions?
11 Replies | 539 Views
» Ging Racing Supporters Club 2017
Jan 15, 2017 - 12:12 PM - by slipstreamer
Hi all

Instead of a fundraiser this year we have setup a Supporters Club to help fund this years racing. Details can be found on our website
A members pack will be issued to all that join and we will hold monthly raffles during the racing season for members.

Thanks to all who have joined already....
Attached Files
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