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How many attempts to pass your bike test
1st Attempt - 82.11%
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» Technical tyre pressure question
Jul 17, 2014 - 9:39 AM - by twist
Some of the racers might be able to help.

Im running on pilot power 3's at the moment. Yesterday on track, Michelin told me to run front at 31psi and 27psi at the rear. It was ok but the front didnt feel great so i dropped the front to 29psi in the afternoon sessions. But i noticed when i done this the back started to skip and slide a little more.

Would doing this effect the handling of the rear and how do i go about getting the "right" pressure for the tyres. Any advice appreciated.
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» mondello .have I an entry?
Jul 17, 2014 - 8:50 AM - by alfiethedog
Can anyone please send me a contact num as I sent my entry ,but have no confirmation as to whether its accepted or not.Secondly,is there practice on sat?Many thanks
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» gas tank leak repair
Jul 17, 2014 - 8:16 AM - by repsol 400
Guys I've a friend who has an old 1950s motorcycle.
It's kinda looks like a high nelly with an engine.
The gas tank and 2 stroke tank are leaking is the any thing you can put in these tanks to stop the leak ? He can't physically take the tank apart so needs some out solution ? Or is it a case of have to cut tank open and tried repair
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» Garage space 20 July
Jul 17, 2014 - 6:12 AM - by lyners
Garage space x2 available for this weekend anyone interested ... Text me +44(0)773623070
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» saddle recover
Jul 16, 2014 - 10:36 PM - by pajomad88
Lads do ye know anyone around the munster area who would recover a cbr seat,just a straightforward black leather recover is all I want.
Cheers and thanks
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» 3 weeks to faugheen
Jul 16, 2014 - 10:19 PM - by gixermick
Not long to go now, spread the word round as we need to get a good crowd attendance to ensure the running of the Faugheen road races next year. See ya there. AUGUST 9th/10th
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» Fork oil in sp1
Jul 16, 2014 - 8:49 PM - by menapia dude
Folks which fork oil best for 00 sp1 and can ye tell me the exact amount to put into them thanks
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» Speed Van on Killarney to Tralee Road
Jul 16, 2014 - 7:57 PM - by KawasakiChick
One parked on left hand side of road on N22, just past Aghadoe turn of.


Just a heads up...Killarney is jam packed this weekend 'cause of the Races. :)
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» Growing old disgracefully....
Jul 16, 2014 - 6:43 PM - by Airmax is gay
"Do you really need that much money to buy shit you dont need?"......spotted this on the UK KTM forum...man I love his attitude...sums up biking for me....fuck your ride on mowers and new cage bigger than the neighbours...just wake them up at half 8 every sunday morning with the bark of a large bike with a loud exhaust....:biggrin_o ld:

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» Asthmatic Fazer (Fixed)
Jul 16, 2014 - 4:02 PM - by positron
So about a month ago FZS600 started struggling to revv past 8k. In a couple of weeks it got worse even, barely keeping 6.5k maximum.

After a lot speculation, Google, advice from other Fazer owners and many many cups of tea, I had a good look at the air filter. This is how it looked.

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I cleaned it a bit with hoover, and that helped a lot. Bike could do over... [Read More]
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» bike breakers in and around connacht?
Jul 16, 2014 - 1:46 PM - by bushlush29
anyone know any bike breakers around connacht looking for a vfr 400 exhaust
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» Saturday Sign-on for July 20th Motorcycle Races
Jul 16, 2014 - 12:55 PM - by onadab62
Sign-on will be available on Saturday afternoon for Sunday's Motorcycle Races at Mondello Park from 15:00 onwards. It will of course also be available, before anyone asks, as usual on Sunday morning.
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» Insurance again
Jul 16, 2014 - 12:08 PM - by Tonio50
Got my renewal from Adelaide....not bad
Called Liberty......20 yoyo's cheaper though no 3rd party riding of other bikes
Called Carol Nash.....holy fook...the amount of questions they asked..I gave up after 10 mins....I was battered
3 Replies | 251 Views
» Anyone wearing a Nexx Xr2??
Jul 16, 2014 - 11:04 AM - by Airmax is gay
See they've replaced the Xr1r Carbon with the XR2, lot of new updates and the xr1r was a great lid at reasonable money. I had one when they came out first but had visor problems and they couldnt replace it for a few weeks so ended up with a Blaur Force one. I'd like to give the XR2 a shot as a reasonably priced day to day lid and see how they fare out. Anyone wearing one?

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» Track bike graphics
Jul 16, 2014 - 10:13 AM - by yzChris
Looking to get a few stickers made up for the track bike, anybody on here do them ?
Or able to recommend somewhere near cork or that posts

Thanks
3 Replies | 224 Views
» If you are about to do your test have a read at this
Jul 16, 2014 - 10:03 AM - by Barry Weiss
I have my test this Thursday.
I am currently riding a Vstar 650 so obviously I cannot do the test on my daily ride which means I have to rent a bike which is a Bandit 650.

Couple of interesting points that I gathered during my 2h lesson yesterday.

1) They have currently a 38% passing rate, very low and the majority of people that do their test with anything less than 6h pre-test training fail.

2) Putting your foot down while performing your U-Turn will not fail you but will be a neg point against you.

3) Testers ride with the bike behind you and remember all the marks against you, this leaves you with a good opportunity to slightly influence the decision the tester has made during the 30 min ride.
Example: If you... [Read More]
38 Replies | 1,126 Views
» My new (To me) bike! 2012 R1
Jul 16, 2014 - 8:26 AM - by soccersmyth
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» GPT gear indicator
Jul 16, 2014 - 6:50 AM - by Cnut the Great
Herself bought me this gear indicator as a pressie
It's plug and play for my bike but there is no fitting diagram.
There are 2 plugs on the loom which I'm sure il figure out but a red and a yellow wire then.
Anyone know what these do?
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» stolen bike
Jul 16, 2014 - 1:39 AM - by bluey
Hey lads and ladies sorry if this is in the wrong section.
I just want to ask if people can keep their eyes out my bike was lifted in the early hours of yesterday morning inn the swords area. It is a 01 black bandit 600 licence plate number is 01LH2045. I'm not gonna hold my breath but if any happens upon it please let me know. Thanks in advance folks.
10 Replies | 438 Views
» 04-07 Fireblade Full akrapovic titanium (evo) system
Jul 16, 2014 - 12:48 AM - by FireBladeRR
Hey guys. Just wondering if there is anyone out there preferably in the Dublin/Leinster area with a blade with this system on it. Almost have my hands on one for a decent price and wanna ask a few question before I go ahead. Cheers.
28 Replies | 604 Views
» Clutch release delay
Jul 15, 2014 - 9:55 PM - by menapia dude
Well folks have just got an sp1 so going thru it to have her 100% ,firstly was the headstock bearings but checked and were fine I had a shudder in front on braking checked stock,discs all fine so I'm think as the front tyre had bad bulges in it that was prob so know when new rubber on

Next there is a delayed release on the hydraulic clutch ,when I let out lever she won't move with it maybe a second later so sometimes there's a sudden jerk annoying more than anything but worried when on back wheel and changing up

Ect sensor is showing up as an f1 fault anyone know where it's located ?.and how to check it ... [Read More]
2 Replies | 155 Views
» Xjr1300 clutch bleeding
Jul 15, 2014 - 9:34 PM - by Dave_S
Replaced the clutch slqve cylinder seals today on my bike.
Whats the easiest way of bleeding the system now? Will I have to go off and get a syringe and fill the system from the bleed nipple?
8 Replies | 201 Views
» Moto gp silly season
Jul 15, 2014 - 9:32 PM - by mad maxx
With Gorgeous Jorge Lorenzo looking more and more likely to sign a new two-year deal to remain with Yamaha, the lock out of the competitive works bikes looks complete with three of the old guard and one impossible youngster riding them.

Four more works bike are now left. Two red ones and two probably blue and white ones. Andrea Dovizioso would appear to be the lynchpin around which everything else is nailed and until he makes a choice between remaining where he is or disappearing to Suzuki, the market may not move.

Dovizoso is in a tough situation. On one hand, he currently has an uncompetitive Ducati that might well get to be all new and better next year. On the other hand, there is an not-yet-finished Suzuki that needs to get better through the remainder of... [Read More]
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» Anyone Missing a Fazer 600 (Cork)
Jul 15, 2014 - 9:28 PM - by Puff, the Magic Dragon
Anyone missing a FZS 600 about a 03 model blue or know of someone missing one.

Theres one parked in a underground car park the last 2 weeks unlocked, plate is missing screen is missing and one indicator broken.

Spotted it last week and it was still there today. So I went and had a closer look while ago, the black casing covering the wires from the ignition is cut and peeled back. Wires at some point were cut but are now sealed with heat shrink wrap.


I said it to the security guard in the car park he knew nothing but said he will look into it, I should be calling there again tomorrow if the security have no update on it ill report it to the cops.
4 Replies | 499 Views
» Bike insurance in Spain
Jul 15, 2014 - 4:08 PM - by Budthewiser
Lads is there anyone on here that has a second bike in Spain, what Spanish insurance company do you use and how much did it cost?
1 Reply | 211 Views
» Photos : Few from the Masters in April
Jul 15, 2014 - 3:26 PM - by Big Man Andy
Just a few while I'm on the dos.



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» Motorcycle and Car Garages
Jul 15, 2014 - 3:08 PM - by punkyfish
Hi all,

This may be a silly question, so firstly, bag over head

Please do delete of move this thread if I have broken any rules, but I haven't seen any against this!

Does anyone know of any garages in Ireland that sell both cars and bikes? I'm selling my car to buy a bike, but obviously a trade in would be easiest - although there don't seem to be many 'dual' shops and going to a bike only shop would clearly be a burden for them and be reflected in the trade-in value.

Similarly, does anyone know if a car garage e.g. a Honda car dealership would order in a bike - or do they pretty much operate as separate entities?

Thanks... [Read More]
29 Replies | 1,171 Views
» tranferring oz licence to irish
Jul 15, 2014 - 12:49 PM - by fzrfixer
Hey all
I have been living in Australia the past two years and in that time I have got my full unrestricted license or R class as the Ozzies call it
Can I transfer that to a full Irish A class?
Has anyone actually done this?

Cheers
11 Replies | 474 Views
» limited edtion suck me thumb suzuki gsx-r600
Jul 15, 2014 - 12:48 PM - by póg ma thóin
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» are 33bhp restrictions still in the uk ?
Jul 15, 2014 - 12:30 PM - by chopper
anyone know what the craic is there ?.ive a heap left there .i was thinking of putting em ebay .
6 Replies | 299 Views
» Indian superman carries bike on his head
Jul 15, 2014 - 11:03 AM - by Barry Weiss
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» Changing Pads
Jul 15, 2014 - 10:57 AM - by HotTod
Hi Folks,

I'm going to change the pads on a CBF600 and have a few questions.

Is it worth putting using HH/sintered pads or are the normal ones ok?

I've read different recommendations on whether to put copper grease between the pistons and the pads. Is this an outdated practice or still a good idea?

What thread-locker should I use on the caliper bolts (blue I assume)?


Thanks.
10 Replies | 356 Views
» Photos : Skerries 2014
Jul 15, 2014 - 8:54 AM - by Big Man Andy
Sunburn again...

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12 Replies | 412 Views

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