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» Start 'em early!!
Sep 06, 2016 - 9:30 PM - by Ultrap3
This is just brilliant!

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» Think bike decals
Sep 06, 2016 - 9:09 PM - by featherduster
not sure in right section
my young lads looking for Think bike decals for their cage windows . They are all bike aware .
anyone know where you'd get em or get em made up in Eire
I have photos of em but cant post em up
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» Another rusty tank thread!!!
Sep 06, 2016 - 8:33 PM - by N11 EXPRESS
What's your opinions on this? Don't really want to reline it. Can they be cleaned out properly?

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» Anglesea for a track day - DO IT!
Sep 06, 2016 - 4:20 PM - by The talented Chasey Lain
Just a quick post. Me and a few other lads off here went over for a trackday last week in Anglesea. My first time but what a track!!!
Doesn't quite have the top speed of the NI tracks but near enough. The mix of other types of corners though, positive camber and elevation changes more than makes up for it. Best track i've been on between Mondello, Kirkistown and it. Defo worth the trip if you're thinking about one.
Didn't hurt that the sun was splitting he stones.
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» Sroucing a bnw s1000rr
Sep 06, 2016 - 4:05 PM - by ajhampto
Hi Folks, wanted to see if there are any recommended ble dealers or sites , prob in the UK, to get an s1000. One on done deal is a cat d and another is the hp4.


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» Recommend a good MIG welder
Sep 06, 2016 - 1:52 PM - by padraic2271
As above, can anyone recommend a good gas MIG welder for DIY use? I see the Clarke TE151 gets good reviews has anyone any experience with them? I will mostly be welding 1-3mm steel. I have a cheapo Argos ARC welder which was OK at first but has started giving very inconsistent welds, very hard to strike an arc etc. (maybe it's my welding skills, or lack of)
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» Wales Trip Info
Sep 06, 2016 - 1:04 PM - by Puerto Rican Fog Bank
Heading to the Stafford bike show in October and going to take the bike and spend two days working my may through Wales and the national park.

Just making a rough route at the moment.
Anyone made this trip recommend roads/routes or places to stay?

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» Mid week spin
Sep 06, 2016 - 12:41 PM - by doohanno1
Anybody gone to the Druids bike night before around Athy..
Is it only for patches and H D bikes ..
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» North West 200 announce 2017 race dates
Sep 06, 2016 - 6:40 AM - by Admin
Dates for the 2017 North West 200 have been unveiled

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Vauxhall North West 200 commitee have announced next year’s race dates with the week-long festival beginning on May 7.

As usual, race week will include two days of practice on Tuesday 9 and Thursday 11 with racing on Thursday evening and Saturday 13. This will be supplemented by a full programme of supporting family events throughout the week.

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» front brake problem(edit:disc pushing pads back in)
Sep 06, 2016 - 12:10 AM - by Clint Eastwood
I have a problem with my front brakes. I replaced the front discs the other day and since then the braking system isn't holding pressure consistently. They worked fine before the discs were changed but now the first time you pull the lever it comes back almost to the handlebar as though there's air in the system. Then if you give it a few pumps the pressure builds up and the brakes work normally. Then leave it less than a minute and pull the lever again it's gone back to feeling like there's no pressure in the system. Then other times for no reason you leave it for a couple of hours come back to it and it works fine first time. Then a few seconds later it's coming back to the handlebar again... [Read More]
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» Top 20 bikes ever .. biketacular on discovery
Sep 05, 2016 - 10:00 PM - by Mr Chimpo
On now Discovery Channel +1 11pm mon 5th
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» Picked up cheap(ish) dirt wheels :)
Sep 05, 2016 - 9:29 PM - by mcljot
Picked up these for cheap(ish) on eBay. Now just need tyres and a rear sprocket. Bike is sumo at the moment and can't wait to hit the trails

I'm planning on Heidenau K60s, and not sure what gearing to go for. Probably 14/45! Where's good to buy tyres and sprockets in Ireland, or is it best online? Have been on opponeo and the like but happier to buy local if possible.

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» trx850 or szr660????
Sep 05, 2016 - 4:18 PM - by grumpy1
well selling my project nuovo falcone and looking around i spotted a trx850 on Donedeal. Anybody know anything about em? good bad or indifferent.The one is for sale in Clare and looks very nice. Or else Im drawn to 2 szr660's and like them as well. Any thoughts?Ive very short legs so this type of bike would suit
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» Vstrom right indicator fooked
Sep 05, 2016 - 3:15 PM - by bazz_3rd
Stupid question of the week:

The right indicator on the Strom isn't working, when you flick the switch the dash dims and nothing happens, then you need to wait a few seconds before the left side will work again.

I'm assuming this is being caused by a short somewhere, but I really don't want to pull out the entire loom looking for it. Has anyone encountered this before, or does anyone have any guesses as to likely places where the wires might rub off something?


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» ER6F bar replacement
Sep 05, 2016 - 2:47 PM - by emto
Mate's just bought an ER6F but can't get on with the high handlebars after a lifetime on sportsbikes. I know the racing lads do a complete frontend transplant but is there a simpler way? Is there a clipon kit or direct replacement available?
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» Front fork removal?
Sep 05, 2016 - 2:22 PM - by Ianasauras
Hi guys,

Is removing the forks a big job? I'd like to paint the bottoms of mine. Obviously first i need to prop the bike up somehow and remove wheel, calipers, etc. But will they need readjusting when I put them back on? Or will I just be able to slot them back in as they were?
Bike is a Firestorm.

Cheers for any advice!

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» My new baby
Sep 05, 2016 - 2:18 PM - by Pumbaa the warthog
Not as good lookin as some of the machines on here but this is my newbe, a little piece of nostalgia already and I luv it!
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» Chain Loose & Tight
Sep 05, 2016 - 9:18 AM - by irish biker al
*Bit of a novice here.

Noticed a 'clunking' sound coming from the chain so put the bike up on the paddock stand to check it out. Seems like it's tight in one section but pretty loose in another. Had a quick search online and looks like my chain is 'gone' and needs to be replaced, is this correct? Any way to sort that out without a new chain and sprockets.

I couldn't say how long the chain has been on the bike, bought it a year ago from a decent bloke, who also had it for one year but doesn't look like the bike was looked after too well and I'd say it's had a few previous owners. About 13k on the bike so wouldn't surprise me if the chain was never replaced before.

More than likely needs to be replaced, going by other posts around the internet,... [Read More]
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» Bike not starting
Sep 04, 2016 - 9:57 PM - by adam500
Just bought tzr50 non runner.

When pushing starter, electric buzzing noise occurrs, but that is it.

Diagnostic tips welcome
6 Replies | 349 Views
» Speed with guy martin
Sep 04, 2016 - 6:55 PM - by Redgate
Just starting on ch4 now
7 Replies | 577 Views
» Tzr 50 (2003) fairings
Sep 04, 2016 - 6:27 PM - by adam500
So i bought a tzr 50(80cc). Absaloute bargain, 200.
But it has no fairings and ebay semms to not know that tzr's existed past 2002.

Anybody happen to have these impossible to find fairings lying around? Dont care about condition. Or even any other fairings that they think would fit?

Cheers in advance
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» CNC Chinese Parts????
Sep 04, 2016 - 4:35 PM - by mverweel86
Hi lads wanna order some rear sets for my bike, saw them Chinese cnc ones on eBay. Does anyone have any experience with them.
5 Replies | 453 Views
» Gob sh1t on the gap
Sep 04, 2016 - 3:22 PM - by Gnolan
Hi folks .
It has been a long time since I was on the forum so I he'd to re:register because I forgot password /email ect.

First of all let me start by saying I work in Dublin and live in carlow so I spend a lot of time up the gap on thy way to or from work and me and the wife are up there most weekends. .
Now that you know what I do on the bike let me tell you why I am on here today.
I was up in glendalough today with 40+passengers in the back of the bus going towards Hollywood. Now I don't know if everyone was on the silly juice this morning but I saw some of the worst driving I have ever seen every second bike that came towards me was on the wrong side up the road it was that noticeable that the passengers spent the entire trip complaining about... [Read More]
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» Live link for UK GP today at 3:30 (live now)
Sep 04, 2016 - 1:26 PM - by VJMC
Hi there is a live link on "VJMC Leinster Section" on Facemuck page for anyone interested (Link 2 works fine)
15 Replies | 267 Views
» Blueprinting an engine
Sep 04, 2016 - 1:25 PM - by GIZMO400
is there any where in Ireland that can blueprint an engine or does anyone know where that can do it..
17 Replies | 793 Views
» Clip from Euro Tour
Sep 04, 2016 - 12:03 PM - by scunnin17
Myself and two buddies went across the Alps this year. Great craic. Used Overlanders and met the bikes in Memmingen. Switzerland is a must!
7 Replies | 314 Views
» Big stroker
Sep 03, 2016 - 10:40 PM - by dodyamr6
I am looking to get work done on a big stroker engine. It's not the kind of machine that wantaby mechanics like myself should really piss around with. I want someone who knows what their at. I'm willing to travel to the right man to put this machine running as it should be.any ur guys know who ca n do this on the island , I don't want to send the bike/engine off to the UK.
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» The Fuhrer on BMWs..
Sep 03, 2016 - 9:49 PM - by -alan-
Not as good as the original Bandit one..but still good for a giggle..
(Hope to jeebus I'm not in repost territory)
15 Replies | 609 Views
» Mondello black flag
Sep 03, 2016 - 8:56 PM - by r1 sean
I was just looking over footage for the last track day and there was a lad black flagged .This is where it is fucked up ,he had a back pack on and was doing all sorts of crazy shit on the track ,it gets worse when he was black flagged he did a u turn on the spot into the track entry lane on the long straight ,so come on who was it ?
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» Fookin eejit
Sep 03, 2016 - 8:05 PM - by custom900
Saw this parked near Camden st a coupla days ago. Recipe for disaster;

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On a varadero 125 I think. Probbly a young lad.
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» GSXS 1000 meskels...
Sep 03, 2016 - 6:34 PM - by stevenjhodnett
Lads, anyone make it to meskels today to test drive the new GSXS 1000F?? Headed that way from Wexford this morning, but heavy fog at the half way mark forced a uturn...
Was raging. Was looking forward to it for the last two weeks... /:-)
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» VRT Question.
Sep 03, 2016 - 4:15 PM - by Bon Scott
Can anyone tell me do I need to fill in this section
on the former below

Thanks in advance.
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» 2 stroke piston
Sep 03, 2016 - 1:34 PM - by HondaRR
hi all,
looking for some help with my Honda mtx 200 2 stroke. Bike been rattly for a while now and was getting worse so i decided to open the top end and take a look. turns out the piston is f***ked and needs a re-bore. problem is i cant locate a piston. any one know where i can get one? tried the usual Dave silver, fowlers etc and nothing. read somewhere a Yamaha banshee 200 piston may be able to be modified but cant find any info on it. has anyone tried fitting a different piston to one of these bikes.
any help appreciated.
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