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» Lights not working
Apr 20, 2016 - 3:55 PM - by Goodlad
Hey Lads,

Hoping you can help me narrow down a problem with the lights on my bike. Really hoping its not a case of checking every cable but here goes!

I start the bike and the dipped beams come on no bother. Through the day they will sop and start working. But even when they are not working the high beam "flash" button will always work but yet if i flick the switch from low to high that doesnt work.

If the problem is with the switch that flicks from low to high, im thinking then the flasher button also wouldnt work as its in the same housing and i guess that used the same wiring as the high beam switch.

I have swapped the bulbs with other ones and get the same problem.

Only thing i dont to the bike... [Read More]
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» swingarm painting
Apr 20, 2016 - 3:52 PM - by jimd10
Well lads
Took the swing arm off the pan today and i want to get it blasted and painted.
Anyone know a place around Limerick that would do it ?
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» Stuntriders
Apr 20, 2016 - 3:43 PM - by scorpy
I dunno who the lad is but I suspect someone will be able to point him at this post if he wants this pic of himself acting like a loon back in Mondello a while back. Won a small comp with it recently.

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Click the image to open in full size.

http://flic.kr/p/GpepV7
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» Getting some comms gear for the lid
Apr 20, 2016 - 3:00 PM - by Brother Thadeus
Heading to Scotland next weekend and looking to get some decent comms gear. It'll then be used afterwards I guess for music and phone.

Is Interphone still the way to go?
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» 2010/11 Yamaha XTZ 1200 Super Tenere
Apr 20, 2016 - 1:44 PM - by dcom
Has anyone got and real world experience with 2010/11 Yamaha XTZ 1200 Super Tenere ?
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» Cbf 600 suspension upgrades / recommendations
Apr 20, 2016 - 10:30 AM - by The Windy City Rumbler
Hey guys looking at upgrading the front suspension.

Thinking of heavier oil to start, maybe 12W.

Has anyone swooped fork tubes off other bikes?

Have read that linear springs might be worth a shot for a stiffer front end.

Or swooped out rear shocks.

Will be keeping the bike for another 3 years or so before anyone asks ��

Cheers lads
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» Motorbike trailer to rent for weekend....
Apr 20, 2016 - 8:51 AM - by Navanack
Ok lads and lassies! Due to my usual dude I use for a trailer to bring the bike to mondello for the track day promising it to his buddy for a month in June for a trip to France.....I'm wondering does anyone have one spare for the Sunday 5th of June.Obviously I'll be paying for it so there's no hassle there. I'm in Cork so it would be kind of pointless anyone too far away showing interest in helping me out. Thanks!
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» Day 5 – Crossing Poland West to East
Apr 20, 2016 - 7:13 AM - by irishtwin
Trip Log
Day 5 – Crossing Poland West to East
Rain, and Wind and water logged feet

I hate my Dainese boots.

The alarm went off at 05:00 and I was up and at ‘em. Excited about the day and thrilled that the radiator in the room had dried out my Dainese touring boots. I have these boots for ten years and I always thought they were waterproof or at least water resistant. For some reason on day 4, they let some water in. I should have suspected something but stupidly thought that won’t happen again. Wrong, wrong, wrong.

Click the image to open in full size.... [Read More]
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» Wanted - Royal Enfield Flying Flea Crankshaft
Apr 19, 2016 - 11:58 PM - by Ernest
I'm about to start restoring a flying flea from boxes and i'm missing the crank..
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» The UK bike MOT
Apr 19, 2016 - 10:38 PM - by the desert fox
I've read the spec and it seems fairly exacting. Almost like y'wouldn't need to check over a UK bike afore ye bought it. Anyone any thoughts/experiences?
(Apart from pray to god they don't bring a test in here)
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» Mobile dyno
Apr 19, 2016 - 8:47 PM - by serious3
The lad that was at the cork bike show with the dyno in the back of the truck, who is he and has anyone a number for him?
7 Replies | 419 Views
» Driving without mirrors ?
Apr 19, 2016 - 7:58 PM - by r1 sean
I seen a lad on the m50 today ploughing along on a sports bike without any mirrors ,the bike looked nice but I'm wondering is it legal and more importantly safe ,is there many doing it ?
26 Replies | 1,202 Views
» plod
Apr 19, 2016 - 7:56 PM - by allsorts&oddjobs
was a smashing day so I went for a spin on doul F650, had a grand run so there are advantages to working nights sometimes, - anyhoo, I was on the way home about 5.00pm ish along the coast road in from tarbert towards limerick and as I was passing through Glin just by Adams garage I opened her up nicely for the open road when a silver cage coming towards me started flashing headlights mad, just had time to nod the head as it passed, slowed down immediately and lo and behold, just around the bend plod had a checkpoint !, the garda had to have heard me revving up as it was only a hundred yards around the bend that I got the warning but he just waved me through, I swear he had a bit of a grin.
So just be wary out there, the good weather is great for us but don't forget plod has been... [Read More]
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» gasket material
Apr 19, 2016 - 7:54 PM - by sharpbikes
Anyone know where id get gasket material (sheet) off the shelf, need to sort a sump gasket and instant gasket just wont cut it
16 Replies | 306 Views
» GPX File Photo Rally to Garmin Z.U.M.O 550
Apr 19, 2016 - 7:14 PM - by The Road Runner
Lads can anyone give me easiest way how to put the photo rally way points ..gpx file...to my garmin z.u.m.o. 550....
12 Replies | 381 Views
» Hill climb in cork
Apr 19, 2016 - 4:46 PM - by Chris Gray
When is it ??? Wouldn't mind a go haha
9 Replies | 433 Views
» Wanted: VFR400 cafe racer for my new hipster look.
Apr 19, 2016 - 2:26 PM - by Sykes
Hi Guys,

I'm looking for a well sorted VFR400 race bike.

Anyone got something?

Ed
3 Replies | 322 Views
» Anyone missing a silver Bandit style bike?
Apr 19, 2016 - 1:30 PM - by WillyWanka
The junction at Killeen Road/Nass road there's one wrapped around a pole at lights just outside Woodies .......I say wrapped around but there's not much sign of an accident, the bike is on it's side saddle gone off it ......would have stopped and took a pic had I the time
11 Replies | 705 Views
» Threaded Rod and Rod Connector in x1.0 Fine Pitch
Apr 19, 2016 - 12:18 PM - by spray____
I'm having a go at replacing the oil in my ZX10R forks. Everything is going well but I'm going to need a Fork Bleed Tool. Basically a rod with M10 X 1.0 female threads to hook onto the top of the damping rod inside.

A lot of forks you can get away with something that just loosely grabs that rod to lift it to where your fingers can reach, but that won't do for me. With these forks, the lock nut is far enough down that you need to apply probably 80-100 lbs of force to pull it up where you can get a holder underneath it.

So I'm thinking easiest/cheapest option is to build a bleed tool. Does anyone know where I could buy threaded rod and a rod connector in M10 x 1.0?
... [Read More]
17 Replies | 364 Views
» Man's best friend me bollix
Apr 19, 2016 - 10:07 AM - by renniks
29 Replies | 1,031 Views
» Paul Teutul on 5th life now !
Apr 18, 2016 - 11:23 PM - by xrv92
Looks Like it is a Hoax. There was a crash But he is alive


Louisiana State Police say 68-year-old Paul Teutul was killed, April 18, 2016, when his motorcycle was struck by an SUV in Greta. The crash involved five vehicles. A second motorcyclist, Mark Duffy, was also injured and was in critical condition Monday.

A 68-year-old Paul Teutul was killed today (April 18) when a driver ignored a red light and caused a five-vehicle crash in Gretna,Louisiana State Police said. A second motorcyclist involved in the crash was in critical condition.

The second motorcyclist, Mark Duffy, 56, of Gretna, was also ejected when his 2006 Harley Davidson struck Liccardi’s QX80 on the driver’s side rear door during the crash. Duffy was being treated at... [Read More]
19 Replies | 1,566 Views
» Alloy rearset bolt stuck solid
Apr 18, 2016 - 10:35 PM - by Japcati
Pig of a footpeg allen key bolt is stuck solid.

Tried socket set and no joy,also tried impact driver and it just started to chew up the soft alloy allen key bolt head.

want to move the footpegs down so how the fuck do I get this alloy bolt to turn??

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34 Replies | 1,030 Views
» Big bore kit Honda 50!
Apr 18, 2016 - 8:58 PM - by N11 EXPRESS
I want to get a big bore kit for a 1975 z50 which as far as I know it has the short rod engine, here is the kit I'm looking at and don't want to commit to buy until I'm sure it's the right barrell.
Can anyone tell If this fits?
http://japan.webike.net/products/2184163.html
9 Replies | 372 Views
» Insurance
Apr 18, 2016 - 8:47 PM - by R1jonner
Went down to Cork drag races yesterday. Great day out run by a very enthusiastic motorcycle club West cork motorcycle club. Anyway my buddy came with me on his gsxr 750.There was a principles insurance tent there. He went and asked for a quote. WOW! A girl called Ally quoted him €307 F/comp.His best quote from his own insurer for last four years €415. He paid today saving himself €108 spondools. Happy days.
9 Replies | 509 Views
» VFR 800 chain adjuster seized
Apr 18, 2016 - 8:35 PM - by jellikit
As the title says. Went to adjust the chain earlier and the fucker is locked solid. I have the proper tool and I even used an extension bar on it to try an get a bit of extra leverage but it won't move either direction. The teeth on the adjuster ain't the best, looks like someone went at it with a screwdriver at some stage so I didn't want to go medieval on it. I'm not overly familiar with single sided swing arms so has anyone any handy tips to free it up without dismantling the hub? Ta, J
16 Replies | 398 Views
» KTM 690 alternatives?
Apr 18, 2016 - 7:59 PM - by Frenzy
Hey lads,
Just sold my last bike and looking into something new. Definitely want to go for a Supermoto style bike this time. My SV was killing my back and neck. I had a BMW 650 GS before and it was comfortable at least, though don't want to go BMW again.
Quite like the look of the KTM 690s. I had a go on the 690 SM and it was great, very comfortable riding position but the one I looked at had a bit of a funny rattled noise which I'm told is normal?
The thing is, this is my main transport for getting about, work etc. I don't have s car so I can't afford to be messing around in the morning or at weekends trying to fix things, so I need 100% reliability. Some say that's KTM, others not, feel free to add your two cents on this.
What are the alternatives to a KTM690.... [Read More]
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» Part numbers
Apr 18, 2016 - 7:27 PM - by sidecarwillie
I have a box of new old stock Honda parts. How would I find what model/year they are off ? Ta Willie.
4 Replies | 188 Views
» 'help' I'm 15 looking for guidance
Apr 18, 2016 - 7:25 PM - by novice2000
i am currently 15, 16 in july i am very passionate about bikes.My dad hmmm..... not so much. i am looking to see if it is possible for me to ride when I'm 16 but i am not a big fan of mopeds i would much prefer a nice bike. If anyone knows anything about this please help me also if you can tell me when i am able ride a good bike. i like dirt bikes and super motos but i feel it will be a long time until i ride one of them. i have big ambitions to ride for red bull doing hard enduros ect. anyone with any knowledge of how i can get into this sport would be a great help

thank you
25 Replies | 776 Views
» Engine collect in UK
Apr 18, 2016 - 7:04 PM - by Pumbaa the warthog
I have an engine in Plymouth to collect, anyone heading over that direction in the near future?
6 Replies | 195 Views
» Clutch Judder
Apr 18, 2016 - 6:58 PM - by Black Rabbit
Hi Guys,

My CBR600FY (28,000 miles on the clock) has started to judder when pulling away in 1st gear from cold. No problem going up and down the gears.
No problem when pulling away in 1st gear with a warm engine.
Any ideas guys? Anyone else experienced this problem?
All advice welcome.
5 Replies | 296 Views
» Rvf 400
Apr 18, 2016 - 6:41 PM - by Jaysvfr
Hello anybody out there that could help would appreciate it, I have a 94 rvf close to completion I'm missing a main seat (1), front mudguard and rear indicators, if anybody has any parts or could help with info thanks.
7 Replies | 278 Views
» White Rabit
Apr 18, 2016 - 6:25 PM - by Robin Hugh Gibb
A couple of pics you were looking.


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... [Read More]
2 Replies | 257 Views
» Ctek mxs 5.0 charger
Apr 18, 2016 - 6:13 PM - by the landshark
Anyone got one of these?

Click the image to open in full size.

seem a better job than an optimate,
was going to get one and the charge indicator sockets for my yokes but thought i'd ask in case they're total shite
11 Replies | 292 Views

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