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» honda 50
Sep 15, 2014 - 10:33 PM - by daddyN
hey , a friend off mine has restored his dads honda 50,looks fab and drives grand in 1st and 2nd gear , but when you go into 3rd gear it loses power, just dies a death and wont rev, any ideas?
does anyone know someone north kildare or surrounds who may be able to sort it, thanks
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» Engineering project ideas
Sep 15, 2014 - 9:34 PM - by GaryMunster
I have made it to 4th year mech eng and I have ye to partly thank for getting me this far with the help I got on last years report..

http://www.biker.ie/forum/showthread.php?t=207601 This got me a great mark so thanks

Anyway, I have my final year dissertation now and I'm going to ask ye for ideas, I want to keep it with motorbikes, whether its to do with a motorbike or protective gear. Since 3D printing is becoming more popular and with it set to be big in the manufacturing sector, I... [Read More]
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» Laragh
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The road through Laragh is being re surfaced today, stop go in place tar an gravel on the road
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» Bike Died Taday . . . fer a bit!
Sep 15, 2014 - 8:31 PM - by Dusty Rhodes
Spinin' round Wickla taday, after a schmoke break started her up, noticed a bit of whispy white shmoke comin out de pipe . . . half a mile down the road she died wit a strong smell a peteril ! turned the key, the fuel pump kept buzzin' an all I got from the starter button was a clunk noise, which seems ta be comin' down under the batt, checked the batt connections and they is tight as a Cavan man. So had a nudder schmoke an begged her ta start, turned the key and the fuel pump buzzed and stopped, ok normal, but then she made that fucking clunk sound, start ya cunt. Startin ta lose it at dis... [Read More]
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» Advice on changing broken lights
Sep 15, 2014 - 6:32 PM - by Rojo25
Howdy folks,

Havent posted in awhile but pulling my hair out here tryna sort this bike out.

I have a CBR Cafe Racer, and few weeks ago the LED lights on the back started to fail, first one of indicators on right side failed and now everytime hit brake light lights go off altogther and now right side has gone altogether, Ive taken off seat and wires look all cut and frayed badly put together wiring by looks of it, to make it worse I dropped the light unit on ground and thing has smashed its casing

Looks like Ill have get new light unit,

Im just wondering how much Id be looking at at a guess

And Im not very mechanical and wondering is it job could do myself or would need go a mechanic

Any advice... [Read More]
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» Moto GP Highlights tonight
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ITV 4 .. 8 till 9 ..
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» Frame Straightening
Sep 15, 2014 - 4:55 PM - by 2strokelover
Looking to find someone who would have the knowledge/equipment
to straighten a frame in Ireland, possibly connacht?

The tail section from what I can work out needs to be re-aligned.

Maybe some of the racers on here would know
not that you all would be crashing a lot or anything

its a 1986 YPVS frame just in case some suggestions are to pop
down to the breakers and buy a replacement one.
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» Advice
Sep 15, 2014 - 4:53 PM - by darrdarr
Hi folks had a bit of a spill last week cage driver basically brake tested me and i lost the front under hard braking thankfully just cuts n bruises bike a bit 2nd hand but thank jebus no horrific calls to the other half,the "driver" stopped and basically blamed me if it hadnt of been a woman id of decked them,my question is i had the reg and got insurance details i went to garda and gave details,asked him off the record how would he call it he said at best 50/50 ive been riding years and this is my first spill,i wasnt up her arse or speeding i reckon i was doing 50 km in a 60 km zone she had been driving irratically before i went to overtake and basically jammed on,any advice would be gratefull
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» Scratched tank
Sep 15, 2014 - 3:02 PM - by jimmer123
Absolute nighTmare, I was curious to see what the knee protection in my pants looked like so zipped down the zipper to have a look and didnt zip it all the way back up and it scratched the tank.

Whats best thing to do with this?? Wrecking my head so it is.

http://www.edwinwilliamson.com/DSC_0021.jpg
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» Race leather repair Nordy direction
Sep 15, 2014 - 2:41 PM - by topcat_bie
anyone know a place to fix race leathers,.. ??

also, anyone got some decent race leathers appox 44/42 UK size, I would be interested,. cheers
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» Oil spill N11 going North
Sep 15, 2014 - 2:21 PM - by Greyskipper
Hi Guys, just a heads up that a truck lost a load of diesel or Oil just before the Enniskerry turnoff going North and all the way to just after the down ramp from Fasseroe. (You'll see the truck broken down)
I got the smell first and then I seen the wet.
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» MotoGP musical chairs 2015
Sep 15, 2014 - 1:08 PM - by ascalon
Right, so with the announcemnt that Gresini are going to be the Aprilia GP team for 2014, and Mark VDS announcing a factory Honda for Redding, does that mean that there will be a Pramac seat for Norge?

Rumours are that Iannone is going to the factory team to replace Crutchlow, leaving a seat free with Hernandez.

Anyone?

Bueller?

A
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» VFR H.I.S.S Key Needed
Sep 15, 2014 - 12:55 PM - by ajhampto
Howya lads,

I bought a VFR off a guy from here, sound man is Stephen, don't know his biker.ie name though. He mentioned i should get a spare key for the VFR as its got this Honda Ignition Safety System thing. Anyone know of a dealer that can do this in Dooblin / Kildare / Meath?

Thanks,

A
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» So I had some free money around
Sep 15, 2014 - 11:52 AM - by GreenRex
and decided to spring for a set of the Renthals for the old girl. Normally when I buy bars I spring for the cheapies for $10 this time I spent $60 on a set of Renthal ultra lows . Initial impressions are less vibration then the cheapies and the finish is certainly nicer , any other benefits one wonders. Gratuitous pictures of the Rex
Click the image to open in full size.... [Read More]
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» Start ya cuncha!
Sep 15, 2014 - 11:49 AM - by Kealan
Hornet 250; Can't get her to fire at all.

Head gasket just changed after it blew & was left sitting for a few months.

So Far:
New Battery
New Plugs
Fresh Fuel
Valve Timing re-checked 3 times over
Coils swapped around (I've seen fatter sparks but she's definitely sparking on all 4...don't think weak spark is an issue)

Plugs are coming out wet after cranking it over so its fuelling all 4 cylinders...no attempt to start though.

Attempted bump starting it a few times but it won't turn the engine over; just locks the back wheel, even in 6th. The crank turns over grand with a socket on the end of it & moving it by hand though, and it flies around on the starter. She'll roll in gear... [Read More]
14 Replies | 518 Views
» KTM Supermoto 990
Sep 15, 2014 - 11:20 AM - by Kaos Theory
Can any of the KTM heads here explain to me if there's a difference between the 990 SM and the SMR?

Is the SMR the hardcore version like the Superduke R is to the Superduke?

Which one has the 19 litre fuel tank as standard or does it vary?
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» more stolen bikes
Sep 15, 2014 - 11:05 AM - by fatbast
Ktm 450 exc six days 07
ktm 300 exc 05
Kawasaki kdx200 95
stolen last night d16 area keep yer eyes out for em please lads.
31 Replies | 1,425 Views
» 01 bandit flat spot
Sep 15, 2014 - 9:41 AM - by motocrossmadness
Well lads i changed my plugs and airfilter on my bike now i am hittin a flat spot about 40mph then it goes like fook after that, is it possible i put airfilter in wrong way or wud that make a difference
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» New bike!
Sep 15, 2014 - 8:57 AM - by Whelo
Picked this up on Thursday. Couldn't get me off... Put 400 miles on it so far.

Few marks on it and an issue with the dash resetting itself but they'll be ironed out in the next few weeks

Click the image to open in full size.
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» Generator for track days
Sep 14, 2014 - 11:10 PM - by sean61
I've bought a race bike and have a set of tyre warmers ordered. What size generator would be best to get for running them? I want to get the smallest one I need as I will have to transport it in the cage boot. Also, any recommended places to get one cheap?
21 Replies | 648 Views
» Where to buy Genuine Honda Fairings online/Shop??
Sep 14, 2014 - 8:34 PM - by Johnny mc
David Silver do Fairings? (Honda CBR400 NC29)



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» Urgent funeral request -killarney-tomorrow
Sep 14, 2014 - 8:34 PM - by Airmax is gay
lads a really nice lady approached us today at the bike run and asked between tears could we show up for her husbands funeral tomorrow at 12 noon at the cathedral in killarney. His name is Ernest Loony and he was a biker. I'm gonna work my day around showing up there anyway and would be very grateful if anyone else would be on for it.
Cheers Jay
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» Fork seals busted
Sep 14, 2014 - 7:05 PM - by ledgie76
Hi guys
I got the seals done on the r6 4 weeks ago and have only had bike out 3 times on good roads with no big bumps or potholes. Got bike home to find seal busted. Anyone know if it's possible for the shop I got the work done in messed up or maybe a faulty seal. ???defo shouldn't have gone this quick surly. Any thoughts???
24 Replies | 710 Views
» inflatable doll with shocked expression and soft lips, lost !
Sep 14, 2014 - 4:09 PM - by Jaded
Hey I know this is a long shot but lost a smallish bag off the back of the bike today between carrick on shannon and newtownforbs , we doubled back and found the bungy cord near the start of the 2 lane stretch with the cheese wire barrier goin in the longford direction .no signe of the bag tho
its a lidl/aldi smallish black tank bag without the base
there was a serious amount of bikes around carraick today so im hopin someone found it
14 Replies | 839 Views
» Photos : Enniskillen 100 Revival
Sep 14, 2014 - 3:57 PM - by macpudd
Great racing, good weather and big crowd.
Click the image to open in full size.
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17 Replies | 624 Views
» Pallet to isle of man
Sep 14, 2014 - 2:23 PM - by fazerjohn
Hi guys looking for the cheapest way to get a pallet to isle of man if anyone has previous experience any help would be great .
4 Replies | 354 Views
» kawasaki gt550 locating pin
Sep 14, 2014 - 1:56 PM - by rustychip
hi.id like to communicate with kawasaki gt550 owners about not finding a locating pin when itook apart my shaft apart and no hole in the spline. thanks. ray
1 Reply | 147 Views
» k5 thermostat
Sep 14, 2014 - 10:51 AM - by gsxrd
Any one know were to buy one I can only find them in the U.S
10 Replies | 245 Views
» Photos : Killalane 2014
Sep 13, 2014 - 8:03 PM - by smahon
Better late than never... A few shots from the Country Crest Killalane road races 2014.
Well done to the Loughshinny club and marshals and medical team for getting through a difficult couple of days, between parked cars delaying practice and lots of red flags on the day.
Also, fingers and everything else crossed for William Cowden after his accident.

Anyone who knows me on you-know-what will probably have seen most of these already, but plenty more on here
http://smsportphoto.zenfolio.com/p752157379#h304c6249

Let me know if your looking for anyone in particular and I'll have a look.
Thanks for looking,
Stephen

... [Read More]
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» 2014 Scarboro Gold Cup: Saturday race review and results
Sep 13, 2014 - 7:20 PM - by Admin
Ideal conditions greeted riders as they commence practice and qualifying at 9.00am on Saturday morning at the 64th running of the Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup Road Races at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough.

Click the image to open in full size.

The opening race of the weekend programme was the first leg of the A Final for the David Jefferies Trophy over eight laps.
Ivan Lintin had pole position but it was Lee Johnston who got the hole-shot into Mere Hairpin and was in the lead at the end of the... [Read More]
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» kawasaki shaft pin
Sep 13, 2014 - 5:49 PM - by rustychip
hi. taking my swinging arm off my kawasaki gt550 1998 g4 for greasing, there was no locating pin in the shaft drive and i could not find a hole in the spline for the pin to locate. as there is a spring pushing forewards iput it back together hoping for the best. maybe if i drill the spline to take a pin and thread the shaft this will do. what do you think. thanks. ray
3 Replies | 274 Views
» xjr 1300 clocks vs xjr 1200 clocks
Sep 13, 2014 - 3:52 PM - by tod123
will xjr 1200 clocks fit an xjr 1300???
0 Replies | 103 Views
» zxr 400 problems
Sep 13, 2014 - 2:05 PM - by Johnowers1990
Hey lads,

Having trouble with a '92 zxr 400 cutting out intermittently. Had one lad look at it with no joy.

Anyone recommend a good mechanic for carb bikes in the midleton area as it is really driving me mad.
6 Replies | 271 Views

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