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» Preparation for Winter
Sep 28, 2016 - 3:17 PM - by Snurger
Howye lads,

Its a while since I posted but I am on the forum every day.

I recently started a new job in town and as always I commute to work on a bike (roughly 15kms). For the first week of the job I decided to get the DART in which meant a 6.30am start and not getting home until after 7pm as well as having to pay a fuckin fortune for that please. I said I would do this for the first few days until I figured out where I could park the bike, leave my gear, get changed and all the usual shite you need to do as a biker who commutes to work.

I have 2 bikes at the moment that I bought purely as reliable yokes that will start without fail every morning and get me to and from work safely and cheaply. The daily is a bandit 4 and the backup is a... [Read More]
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» Saint among bikers
Sep 28, 2016 - 2:34 PM - by Katanasteve

Alan there is a saint lads sent me down few different coil packs to test on the katana second set got me back on the road took the money after the coils worked true gent.
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» Anyone handy with microelectronics/microsoldering?
Sep 28, 2016 - 1:52 PM - by dukepandemonium
I have a VFR 800 vtec 2005 with a cracked lcd panel (right hand side, odometer).

I want to replace just the LCD panel in order to keep my bikes original mileage. I had a look at the clocks and lcd panel is soldered in place but looks easy enough to remove if you had the tools and a bit of experience.

Anyone know someone who provides this kind of service? Cork area preferably!
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» Masters Superbike Championship stage set for the showdown ​
Sep 28, 2016 - 1:48 PM - by Big Man Andy
Following its longest ever campaign trail the Masters Superbike Championship reaches its 2016 showdown at Mondello Park on October 1st & 2nd with rounds thirteen to fifteen on the full International Track.

The final event of the season will benefit from the addition of terrestrial TV coverage through the airing of highlights on Channel 4 and this coverage will be sponsored by BMW Motorrad.

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» Masters 1st&2nd Oct Sign on
Sep 28, 2016 - 12:50 PM - by tpmlogan
Sign will take place on Friday afternoon in the Mondello Park office.Scrutiny will take place on Friday evening from 5 pm - 6.30 pm approx.
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» 04 VFR 800 vtec tail light & reg light problem?
Sep 28, 2016 - 7:31 AM - by Bon Scott
Reg light & tail light have stopped working but brake light
is coming on with both lever & pedal so i presume it's not the bulb?
I've looked online & in the search, can't find anything.
Anyone got any ideas what it might be.

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» Stuck bolts
Sep 27, 2016 - 9:40 PM - by Ianasauras
Jaysus they're annoying. Any tips?
The exhaust hanger bolt under the right hand foot peg is completely rounded. It spins in the hanger when i try turn the nut at the back. but nothing else. Since then ive broken 2 drill bits and then broke a bolt extractor in the bolt so im wprse than when i started. Can't get a hacksaw at it (no room to get at it) so whats my options now?

At me wits end.


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» few pic from recent trial round
Sep 27, 2016 - 9:06 PM - by oretom
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» Gearing
Sep 27, 2016 - 8:17 PM - by johnmxcr125
Hi lads, quick question.
Thinking of changing the gear ratio on the 950 sm. The stock one is 17:41, renthal do a 16:43 set up. I was just wondering would this be a bit ridiculous and would i be better to just drop one on the front or increase by two on the rear. Cheers for the help.
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» Advice
Sep 27, 2016 - 10:40 AM - by the desert fox
So, after my August reversing lorry incident the RSV4 has been assessed, and roughly speaking it seems I got a max of 6k to spend to fix it. Above that and they'll write it off. Not too bad, I think.
Question is, what's the standard reasonable rate to charge for labour? (I'll be doing the work myself)
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» Johnston looking for new team as East Coast Racing go west
Sep 27, 2016 - 9:10 AM - by Admin
Irish road racing star Lee Johnston is on the hunt for a new team in 2017 after East Coast Racing have decided to bow out of competition.

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Team boss Phil Reed has been involved in racing for seven years and has achieved notable success with Johnston but work and family commitments mean he has to step aside leaving Johnston on the hunt for a seat next season.

A statement from the team reads:
... [Read More]
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» International Priority Shipping (eBay)
Sep 26, 2016 - 9:02 PM - by Chris Gray
Ordered a set of bearings two weeks ago and they are apparently getting delivered by these fellas, now on eBay it states delivered but I haven't received them.. there is a tracking number but anyone know who these lads are so I can call them
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» Custom CUB 90
Sep 26, 2016 - 6:40 PM - by The Road Runner
Thinking outside the box..........fab lookin yoke.......
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» Number of bike breaker limerick
Sep 26, 2016 - 5:45 PM - by Katanasteve
Bike breakers in limerick need ht lead anybody his number or location
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» 2016 Scarborough Gold Cup: Harrison carries on with big race win
Sep 25, 2016 - 7:30 PM - by Admin
Dean Harrison took the feature International Gold Cup Trophy race at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough on Sunday for the second year in succession after he clinched a 4.3s victory over Ivan Lintin.

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Riding the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki, Harrison grabbed the lead on the first of eight laps although he had Dan Hegarty (Radcliffe Racing BMW) right on his tail with Daley Mathison (MotoDex BMW), Dan Kneen (Mar-Train Yamaha) and Ivan Lintin (Devitt... [Read More]
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» Custom bike painting Munster area recommendations ???
Sep 25, 2016 - 6:24 PM - by mverweel86
Hi there, just wondering does anyone know of any really good high standard custom bike painters, preferably in the Munster area. Thinking about getting a different paint job done on my k8 1000.
5 Replies | 526 Views
» Speedo cable broke.
Sep 25, 2016 - 1:55 PM - by baseplate
1996 Honda CB750. Inner cable on my Speedo cable snapped about halfway down this morning. Do I need to replace both inner and outer cables? Are inner cables easily got, I'm thinking city spares if they are back order from Honda. I need the bike for test on Tuesday.
8 Replies | 339 Views
» rattling a fork damper bolt out
Sep 25, 2016 - 1:24 PM - by sharpbikes
would anyone be around limerick this evening to rattlegun two bolts out of some forks? have moved house and lost some of the tools i used to have so no more compressor or rattlegun. the help would be greatly appreciated! need to be somewhere first thing tomorrow and have only the bike.
5 Replies | 283 Views
» Slow oil leak from inner clutch cover
Sep 25, 2016 - 12:08 PM - by mcljot
Hi folks,

Bike is 2001 KX250. I have a very slow oil leak from my inner clutch cover. There is a paper gasket as standard and I've tried a thin bead of liquid gasket on both sides of the gasket, and I've tried shovelling liquid gasket onto both sides and it still drips about one drop every 5 minutes.

Would two paper gaskets help? I've ordered some ThreeBond liquid gasket to try (have been using Dirko so far). I haven't had the clutch cover on a flat surface to check for warpage but is there any recommended method of fixing this?


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13 Replies | 453 Views
» honda 50 comes to a stop
Sep 25, 2016 - 11:19 AM - by jimmey
my son got a little 1980 honda 50 got it restored got the engine rebuilt piston rings the lot anyway took it for a spin went a few miles it started to lock up than just stopped he kick started again away it goes again another few miles anyone any ideas what to look for or where to start
10 Replies | 475 Views
» Steve McQueen Biking Hero
Sep 25, 2016 - 10:52 AM - by ENGLISH
ITV4 Wednesday 9pm.

Henry Cole will be presenting it.
7 Replies | 465 Views
» Dunboyne show: anyone going?
Sep 25, 2016 - 8:30 AM - by ascalon
Anybody heading for the Spirit of Dunboyne show today?

Always a good turnout of bikes and unmentionables, and the weather looks decent enough.

Will be there with the bairns myself.

Must arrange a way to get the VF over there, though the ZXR-R would be eligible now too!
15 Replies | 603 Views
» Diesel spill cork
Sep 24, 2016 - 6:20 PM - by Fledermaus
Anyone heading into the city from capwell to south terrace,George's quay.
There's a load of diesel on the road.....
Be careful
4 Replies | 318 Views
» Bike transport to continental EU
Sep 24, 2016 - 6:03 PM - by User-Name
Hey Lads,

I may need to move my bike from Cork to Germany, but for some reason I cannot bring it there myself. I am looking for a transport service. Anyone has a recommendation?

Cheers in advance!
19 Replies | 728 Views
» 2016 Scarborough Gold Cup: Superbike double for Harrison
Sep 24, 2016 - 5:10 PM - by Admin
Perfect conditions greeted the competitors on Saturday for the opening day’s action at the International Gold Cup Trophy meeting at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough and it was Dean Harrison who ended the day on top with two Superbike race victories on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki’s.

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Confusion with grid positions led to the Open race being delayed but when it did get underway it was Ivan Lintin (Devitt RC Express Racing Kawasaki) who took... [Read More]
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» ground/wall anchor
Sep 24, 2016 - 2:14 PM - by jp biker
hi all
what would be the best ground or wall anchors going ?
i see oxford have a lot but not sure if there any use ?
parking will be in a fairly doggy area daily so im thinking of getting two of them.
any ideas ?
18 Replies | 667 Views
» good use for old brake disc
Sep 24, 2016 - 2:08 PM - by doctorchopper
9 Replies | 882 Views
» Seafoam?
Sep 24, 2016 - 1:45 PM - by WillyWanka
Anyone use it ? can it be picked up anywhere in Dublin........think I got a bad batch of gas (no pun intended) the other day, bike was running rough as shite not long after......from what I gather it goes straight in the the petrol tank and will clean out the FI's
15 Replies | 711 Views
» Is this good gear man?
Sep 24, 2016 - 10:39 AM - by The comb over kid
Gets very good reviews and just bonds to the metal, so no clutch slip. Bit on the pricey side for half a pint of the stuff. Has any peeps tried this and found any real improvement overall, was gonna throw it in the FJ
21 Replies | 896 Views
» Anyone lost a CBR125?
Sep 23, 2016 - 10:29 PM - by SnozzleSnout

Just thought I would throw this up here incase anyone has, or knows anyone that might have had one of these bikes stolen.

Two little bastards rode one right out in front of me about an hour ago up by Neilstown in Clondalkin, Esker road. No helmets, tracksuit bottoms tucked into socks etc.

It looked like a red and black cbr125, missing the front fairing.
Hate seeing little scrotes like these wrecking someone's bike.
2 Replies | 435 Views
» royal enfield repaired
Sep 23, 2016 - 6:49 PM - by dobson james
hi Iam new to the site looking for some one to fix and restore a royal enfield 500
if any one can help it would be greatfull
5 Replies | 528 Views
» t100r or t100c clock/clocks required
Sep 23, 2016 - 2:08 PM - by chopper
looking for reasonable enough condition clocks for 71 t100r or 71 t100c .have triumph stuff to swap or cash
3 Replies | 272 Views
» pretest and bike rental finglas.
Sep 23, 2016 - 12:38 PM - by Carlsberg

Im doing the A test next month first thing on a monday morning. Im on a 250 so need to rent something for the test. Also a pretest on the sat or sun on the bike ill be renting for the test.

Can anyone recommend someone who knows the finglas route and could sort me out with a pretest and bike?

Also, what sort of money would i be talking about?

11 Replies | 391 Views


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