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» Metal shards in oil tank
Oct 16, 2017 - 9:48 PM - by killer
looking for a bit of advice, have a dry sum scrambler. The frame was blasted and powder coated, but the guys never blocked the oil tank built into the frame.

Its not full of filings.. any good ideas on how to clean it out.. bear in mind it is the frame..!!

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» Buying Triumph Daytona 600 2003 Model?
Oct 16, 2017 - 8:03 PM - by JJNC-35
Hi has anybody any experience with the daytona 600 2003,is there anything specific I should keep an eye out for whilst inspecting?
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» Irish Classic Superbike racing series info.
Oct 16, 2017 - 7:05 PM - by robh
Hi there, I'm new to the forum but I thought there would be peeps out there who might be interested in the Classic Superbike Racing at Mondello (and thanks Chopper for giving this shoutout an OK)
If your currently racing or thinking of starting racing you might want to consider joining this class for next year. It has been running for the past few years and has become a feature at the Masters and the Irish championship at Mondello.
Anyone is eligible , theres no age limit. The bikes are up to 1993 or equivalent model if they remained unchanged after that year. four strokes and 2 strokes up to 1010cc ( max allowed on track in Ireland, but not sure anyone is checking too hard) That means zxr750's, fzr/yzf750-1000, gsxr's, Fj1100, ducati 851/888, honda rs250's, honda... [Read More]
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» Tax book
Oct 16, 2017 - 4:13 PM - by Brosbiker
Might be a silly question lads but I need an answe nonetheless if anybody can help. I recently bought a bike and have been let down on the logbook as it's now been a number of weeks and the previous owner is dodging calls. I was just wondering if it's possible to do anything about getting a new one. As far as I'm aware you can claim it's lost to receive a new one but I'm pretty sure it had to be in my name and possession in the first place in order to do that ? Any help Is appreciated.
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» Where d'yall buy ye're helmets?
Oct 16, 2017 - 3:08 PM - by bloke
Cotters seem to have a huge range and good prices, but with the ol Republic of VAT there should be better deals on the web. I came across just on a google search and cripes but they seem to have ever helmet under the sun and some savage deals on some race-rep designs in limited sizes.

Has anyone else used them and would recommend, or... where do ye go for lids?
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» Your BIKE COVER Makes a great SAIL
Oct 16, 2017 - 1:43 PM - by The Road Runner
Just a heads up, bikes outdoors with a bike cover are at a high risk of being blown over today or tonight, happens every year someone comes on saying that their bike was damaged in the fall, and it can be expensive, a bike on its side stand has a better chance than a main stand, I have just lashed my yoke to a (railing or anything secure) on the sidestand side in gear, I have done this for years now without ever having an issue. good luck....
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» MotoGP Valencia
Oct 16, 2017 - 1:05 PM - by Brads
Lads Im thinking of heading down to Spain for the last MotoGP on the bike. Was looking at the options and with the winter ferry schedule its three days at least to get down and a fair bit of hassle. is anyone else heading or has anyone done the trip on the bike in the last few years ? Basically I want to know is it worth it ? Cheers
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» Best reason not to buy a steel shed...
Oct 16, 2017 - 12:34 PM - by eirehead you don't have to spend days like this watching it flex and groan in the wind hoping it doesn't drop on your bike.
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» Anyone out on bike.
Oct 16, 2017 - 10:19 AM - by Hondapanfan
Anyone out on bike today?
I saw a courier passing the reporter on the news.
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» Buying in the UK
Oct 16, 2017 - 9:42 AM - by VTWIN
Well guys, thinking about picking up a bike in the UK. Fly over and boat back and not wanting to carry cash so what's the best option other than a gun. Thanks.
3 Replies | 280 Views
» Off Road Ride near Como, Colorado today
Oct 16, 2017 - 4:17 AM - by Earache
Great day for dirt spin here today. Sunny and not a cloud in the sky. Bit chilly over 11,000' at 30F - just a tick below freezing. But the sun kept us warm enough,

A few pics...
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» Motorcycle chariot racing.
Oct 16, 2017 - 1:32 AM - by RobbieBeGood
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» Found (kinda) tax disc Raheny Dublin
Oct 15, 2017 - 9:53 PM - by Elsie
Spotted a bike tax disc on the ground on Sybil Hill Raheny today at lunchtime but was in moving traffic and couldn't stop.

Lying on the ground 10m through the lights heading for Clontarf. It may still be there or handed into Raheny or Clontarf Garda Station.

Expired 7/18.
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» sv1000 rear brake master cylinder seized
Oct 15, 2017 - 7:31 PM - by dave5
Any one know how to get seized piston from a rear brake master cylinder I had taken out plunger expecting spring to push out piston but is stuck at bottom ,only decided to strip as there was no fluid when bleeding ,,,any ideas
8 Replies | 243 Views
» Reg Plates
Oct 15, 2017 - 6:44 PM - by cracker boy
Anybody know where to get a reg plate made in metal to a specific size ??
6 Replies | 253 Views
» Progressive access quite complicated
Oct 15, 2017 - 4:15 PM - by redking
Was just looking at the RSA chart for the progressive access licenses, it's awful hard to understand exactly.
I'm currently on an A1 learners permit as I'm 17, I'm looking at getting the A2 right away when I'm 18. To my knowledge, the chart seems to show that progressive access from A1 to A2 is the same as just going for direct access A2.
I'm not quite sure if it works like this but from what I can see I'd be able to just apply for the A2 learner once I'm 18 and then do module 5 of the lgbt and then I can ride on an A2. Any chance I'm wrong here? Do I need to do the A1 test before applying for an A2 or does it become disregarded once I reach 18?
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» First Bike advice
Oct 15, 2017 - 9:14 AM - by haz619
Hi all, iv been thinking about it for years but I think I'm going to do it. I want to get a bike on the road.

I have my Theory test done
I'm going to book the lgbt next month.

The father has a Nighthawk 750 and I love it, so its that kind of bike I'm looking for, the original single headlight and not too much plastic type.

I have narrowed it down I think to either a
Honda Hornet 2003-2006
Suzuki Bandit 2005-2006

Id love to get some more suggestions

I'm 31 and 5ft 9'

What do you reckon insurance would be like?
And what do you think of the bikes?

Thanks in advance
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» Honda VFR1200 Crosstourer DCT
Oct 14, 2017 - 2:54 PM - by Duke RR
Just looking for opinions from owners.

Ive missed out on two 1200 Super Tenere's in the UK ( ) , which im a staunch advocate of. Superb bike.

A DCT xtourer is not a bike id ever considered, but kinda been offered an ok deal from UK dealer who ive been chatting with. Using a maxi scooter yam has me swaying to the dct auto.

Anyone here own one, how top heavy are they? The v4 engine is a peach but how thirsty is it? Whats your tank range on average ?

It will be used for two up & single rider applications.

( New africa twin ive rode, so not considering it ).

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» I may have a replacement for my ZRX
Oct 13, 2017 - 2:44 PM - by GreenRex
We shall see

Of course the old girl won't be going any where , just turned 80,000 mi, still running strong but nice to have another one in the stable .

If this has been posted already apologees
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» OxTar -> tcx sizes
Oct 13, 2017 - 11:15 AM - by paulyDub
I have a set of Oxtar T.C.S. boots, about 10~12 yrs old now so going to replace them with TCX S-Sportour-Evo

Has anyone made the move and found the sizing different?
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» Women Drivers !!
Oct 13, 2017 - 9:24 AM - by paulyDub
Driving down Howth rd 9am this morning, cage ahead of me had a flat rear left tire. Could hear it 10ft back with a lid on and the cbr reving normal.

cage stops at red lights so pulled up along side driver, window was open a bit so I said "ur back tire is flat"....yerone turns to look out the window, sees me and literally jumped from the seat in shock.

I said ur back is flat and she says "oh is it" and I drive on.

when ur out for a spin please remember even with high vis, lights on, 600cc engine beside an open window, they have no fucking clue u are there. I think the back of her car could have been on fire and she... [Read More]
29 Replies | 1,317 Views
» Regulator wiring worries
Oct 11, 2017 - 10:13 PM - by tommyboy123
Story Lads and Lassies, just a quick question.
The Regulator Rectifier failed on my bike (85 Gsx 750ef) recently. I got a friend of mine to pick up a replacement from city spares, 50 euros happy days. The replacement regulator is a fair bit different in size and shape to the old one, but the bolt spacing is similar and it seems to fit. I crimp new spade connectors to the positive and negative wires, plug these and the and the other three (from the alternator) which already had connectors attached into the block connector, cross my fingers, fire it up. Success! its showing 14.5 Volts across the rev range from 1100rpm to 7000 as opposed to the 16.5 it had being showing before.

I have to drive the bike from Laois to Dublin in the next couple of days and i'm... [Read More]
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» O2 sensor too short!
Oct 11, 2017 - 8:33 PM - by N11 EXPRESS
Gonna fit a full system to my crf rally and apparantly because its a closed loop ecu I will need to refit the o2 sensor unfortunately as I was hoping to scrap it.
The routing of the new pipe is different so the wire for the sensor is too short to reach, so what I want to know is can the wires be extended or because its a sensor am I better off not? And if it cant be extended will a sensor from another Honda Fit as long as connectors are the same?
6 Replies | 346 Views
» Breakdown service
Oct 11, 2017 - 8:09 PM - by sparkykelly69
Hey guys so some scummer tried stealing my bike from my front garden a few weeks back. In the process of breaking the steering lock he bent the handlebars. And because he couldn't take the bike he decided to bend the clutch+ brake handles in the process.
So I've managed to order replacement handlebars and clutch + brake handles. And getting a bike shop to take a look at it on Sat. My question is do I need to ring my breakdown service Saturday morning or can I ring them prior to Saturday to come sat morning?

Cheers in advance
12 Replies | 525 Views
» Bike Transport
Oct 11, 2017 - 6:51 PM - by uisce1969
I am looking to ship a bike from Berlin to Ireland can anybody recommend a company that can do it for me
12 Replies | 422 Views
» Trip up North
Oct 11, 2017 - 6:01 PM - by Jfarrell32
Heading up to Belfast on Friday and have a few hours to kill. Any recommendations on good bike shops to visit anywhere between Newry and Belfast. Am looking for some classic stuff but happy to do some window shopping in any big showroom. Thanks
10 Replies | 556 Views
» Getting a registration for an old yoke.
Oct 11, 2017 - 4:35 PM - by oldbikersd
I bought a basket case Bsa 650 A10 years ago and never did much with it. I have started to put it back together and i got to wondering how do you register an old bike with no paperwork ?

I have a reg plate and log book for an old scrapped Triumph tiger cub. Is there anyway i could get that number switched to the Beeza ?
17 Replies | 543 Views
» How much to drop a bike into Chopper from North County Dublin?
Oct 11, 2017 - 2:42 PM - by Dub Duke
Anyone willing and able to take my old classic to Chopper for carb cleaning and some restoration work?

(Rush, north county Dublin to Trim).
3 Replies | 510 Views
» servicing cost
Oct 11, 2017 - 12:24 PM - by Quetzalcoatlus the Pterodactyloid Pterosaur
was quoted around 400 for a standard service and also replacing and fitting a new clutch and throttle cable.

I am clueless when it comes to this kind of stuff and I know most lads would service there own bikes but I prefer to get someone who knows what they are doing.

so is 400 a good price?
8 Replies | 547 Views
» Bike theft in Ireland Vs Other European places.
Oct 11, 2017 - 11:58 AM - by KTMkenny
On a recent honeymoon trip to Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia one thing screamed at me while walking their streets.

No one locks their bikes. No even a disc lock..

Even new big money bikes like Beemers and shinny cruisers.

Stayed in Split and Dubrovnik in Croatia . Two very busy places especially Split. Not one bike locked and literally 1000s of them everywhere (mainly scooters). Parked on traffic islands, footpaths and outside apartment blocks over night in dark quiet areas.

I was amazed . I pointed out to my missis that any of these bikes would not last one day in Dublin.

So what gives?????? Why are we screwed with theft?
21 Replies | 1,133 Views
» VRT for Dummies
Oct 11, 2017 - 10:29 AM - by willow76
Erm, yeah, as the title says, I need an explanation for dummies please.
Do I understand it right that I have to drive the unregistered Bike to a NCT-Centre (Blarney would be the one) to get it registered?
I mean, I actually can drive the unregistered Bike to the NCT? I don't have to put it on a trailer or so?
Thats how it would work in Germany so I'm a little bit confused. In Germany you can't drive anything anywhere when its not registered.

Insurance: I was thinking of starting to ring the companies and find the best offer but the bike isn't registered yet so do I wait until I have my Irish plates or shall I just ring them and explain the situation... [Read More]
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» MX Armour for an old guy
Oct 11, 2017 - 10:22 AM - by The talented Chasey Lain
Hi lads

Gonna get an MX bike as soon as my track bike sells. Hoping to do some grass tracks, hare and hounds and some general arsing around in fields and trails etc with mates. Might even venture into the odd MX track for a practice session or 2 but dont think my arms would be fit for it after being away from off road for so long, we'll see.

Basically, im looking for recommendations of body armour, knee protection and kidney belts etc as being 40 i probably won't bounce or heal as well i used to.
I used to wear a track vest on track and thought that was great but a mate mentioned vests like that in MX generate a lot of heat and he favoured the over the head chest / back type.

So what i was thinking was maybe the Acerbis Cosmo (with built... [Read More]
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