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» Current Poll
Which alarm ????????????
NCS EASY FIT Bike / Scooter alarm. Only 2 wire connections for simple DIY instal £11.99l - 10.00%
1 Vote
NCS Compact Motorbike Alarm and Immobiliser System £17.99 - 0%
0 Votes
NCS C-11 Talking Motorbike Alarm and Immobiliser System **RUDE VERSION** £25.98 - 0%
0 Votes
NCS C-11 Talking Motorbike Alarm and Immobiliser System £25.98 - 0%
0 Votes
NCS V2 Motorbike Alarm and Immobiliser System £29.98 - 20.00%
2 Votes
NCS V2 Talking Motorbike Alarm and Immobiliser System £32.98 - 0%
0 Votes
SPY “All In One” Motorbike Alarm and Immobiliser + Battery Backup £45.98 - 10.00%
1 Vote
Advanced V3 Motorbike Alarm and Immobiliser System £69.99 - 0%
0 Votes
Advanced V3 Motorcycle Alarm and Immobiliser. Rechargeable remote version £72.99 - 10.00%
1 Vote
Meta Def Com T Thatcham Category 2>1 Motorcycle Alarm / Immobiliser £84.99 - 0%
0 Votes
Meta M357TV2 Thatcham Category MC1 Motorcycle Alarm / Immobiliser £109.99 - 50.00%
5 Votes
Total Votes: 10
You may not vote on this poll.
Apr 12, 2014 - 9:53 AM - by The Road Runner
For some who may not have a good link to live streaming of moto gp practice and races, with timetables for each event, have used this two weeks ago without a problem, with a hdmi cable it works well on a large screen tv......enjoy
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» Timewasters or robbers.
Apr 12, 2014 - 9:39 AM - by Michael McDowell Senior Counsel
I seen it in all the DD ads, No Timewasters or Dreamers and always thought it was a bit offish to put in an add , and as I dont sell bikes and have only sold maybe 5/6 in the last 15 years most through tradeins with a dealer I now know what they really mean,

Id never ring a lad with a bike for sale if I didnt have the money and a real interest in her, but the amount of lads do is unreal it would put you off selling a bike,
One Dublin lad around late 20's called at 9 in the morning, who was never on a bike before bar a newish gsxr750 that he got as his first bike, no insurance etc and binned her after 20mins and wanted to take my gixxer11 for a spin, I said not without the cash and he said he had none on him so I let him sit on her to feel the weight and I noticed after... [Read More]
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» Spray Painting - advice welcome
Apr 12, 2014 - 8:58 AM - by padraic2271
Well folks, I'm going to make an attempt at spraying my track bike, the fairings are in pretty good shape but the paint looks like it was put on with a brush! Ive done a couple of bikes in the past with rattle cans with pretty good results ( at least at first, paint didn't stand up great to the tests of time) but want to try using a spray gun, so my first question is, what would be a fairly decent ( budget) gun? There is one for sale in halfords for about 60 quid in a set with other compressor accessories but i really haven't a clue what I'm looking for, all advice on choice of gun and everything else to do with spraying a bike will be very welcome, ill keep this thread updated as I go along
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» got the bike in 100% biker mag
Apr 11, 2014 - 10:04 PM - by harleyt
got the bob in 100% biker mag again - with Ger Conlon on the left - who did all the work on me bike

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» Results: Bike Pic of the Month March 2014
Apr 11, 2014 - 9:23 PM - by Bruce
In joint 4th place with 14 votes each are:

No.5 rachymc
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No. 9 Scorpy
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» Cancel Thread
Apr 11, 2014 - 9:10 PM - by patjam
I had a senior moment when submitting a thread and I posted it twice. How do I cancel one of them
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» Aragon WSBK: Setup issues prove ‘difficult’ for Laverty
Apr 11, 2014 - 8:40 PM - by Admin
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Voltcom Suzuki’s Eugene Laverty struggled during the first World Superbike free practice session at Aragon after encountering setup issues with his GSX-R1000.

But the Irish rider is in a much more positive frame of mind this evening after improving on his lap times in the last outing of the day in Spain - and working on much of the issues.

Laverty ended the day’s two-sessions stepping-up, in both time and position, to eighth with a lap of... [Read More]
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» putting insurance on hold
Apr 11, 2014 - 8:01 PM - by 谁双虎屠龙的男人
Am with adelaide and sold my bike a couple of weeks ago. Gave them a call to let them know and told them I'd give them a shout with the details of my new bike when I get one...they told me I'd have to cancel the policy and start a new one when I find a new bike-after a bit of moaning they agreed to let the policy run for 3 weeks without a bike, but if I hadn't found a bike by then I'd have to cancel...

Anyone here have any luck suspending their policy in between bikes? Thanks
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» Fireblade Charging
Apr 11, 2014 - 6:57 PM - by patjam
My Sons 05 Blade has had battery problems for some time. Honda done an extemded warranty on the Alternator. My Son left his bike into Honda Center Swords for the Service be carried out in 2011.He got the bike back and was assured the job was done. He still had problems after that and done some Investigating, According to the Original Honda Service bulletin the Stator and Rotor should be replaced and a punch mark put under the first letter of Vin Number. There is no punch mark on his Bike so he rang Honda and they informed him that only the Stator was changed on his bike. Now he thinks the Rotor on his bike is faulty as he has replaced the Stator and Regulator and bike is still not charging until 2K rpm. Honda says the extended warranty expired in 2011 and they could do nothing but he... [Read More]
2 Replies | 174 Views
» Plugging tyre
Apr 11, 2014 - 6:33 PM - by VTWIN
Hi, prob asked a 1000 times, but whats your opinion on plugging a rear tyre. Rear has a nail sitting pretty in it. Thanks
13 Replies | 351 Views
» France / Germany / Holland Trip
Apr 11, 2014 - 3:01 PM - by divvy900
As it says...
I am going into Germany via Cherbourg ...Strausbourg towards Nuremburg (Dachau), up north towards Nederlands ferry to England...

Anyone gone this route or travelled anywhere along it...have a week..

Any nice roads ye would suggest ???

12 Replies | 363 Views
» Aragon WSBK: Rea heads first free practice
Apr 11, 2014 - 3:00 PM - by Admin
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Pata Honda’s Jonathan Rea left it till the dying minutes of the first World Superbike free practice session at Aragon to head the rest of the pack with a 1’58.449 this morning, holding off Aprilia’s Marco Melandri by two tenths of a second and also preventing Kawasaki’s Tom Sykes from snatching the spoils.

It was Ducati’s Chaz Davies who set the early pace, and showed that he was obviously comfortable out on a circuit he had done the double at... [Read More]
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» classic or vintage
Apr 11, 2014 - 2:58 PM - by madchopper1
anyone know how old a bike needs to be to qualify for classic/vintage tax???
13 Replies | 319 Views
» Blade Charging
Apr 11, 2014 - 2:17 PM - by patjam
My Son has a 2005 Fireblade and for a long time he has been having battery problems, In 2011 the bike was recalled by honda because of Alternator Failure The bike was left into Honda Center Swords wher he was assured that the Alternator had been replaced. The Original Honda Service Bulletin states that the Stator and Rotor be replaced and a punch mark put under first letter of VIN. On checking the Bike there is NO mark under the Vin number. On contacting Honda they said that the Stator only had been replaced and they would not change the Rotor which we now suspect after changing Stator and Voltage Reg. Does anyone know if Honda are obliged to replace Rotor as they did not in the first place even though Honda wanted it replaced as part of Service Bulletin on extended warranty which Honda... [Read More]
5 Replies | 237 Views
» generator output for tire warmers
Apr 11, 2014 - 1:49 PM - by Whacker
What power output would a generator need to run set of tire warmers. Seen few Jenny's but a lot are Honda fakes from japan. Don't need some thing massive just enough for the tire warmers.
5 Replies | 135 Views
» bikes and parts
Apr 11, 2014 - 1:45 PM - by bushman
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» Driving school
Apr 11, 2014 - 12:20 PM - by Brat22
Hello everyone

i passed my theory test on tuesday and i'm now waiting for my learner permit

i was wondering of anyone can suggest me a good driving school in dublin

6 Replies | 188 Views
» Ducati Monster M600 Oil Light On! Need help.
Apr 11, 2014 - 9:25 AM - by Monster Munch
Since a while the oil light is on, on my Ducati monster. I did change the oil and oil pressure switch and still no joy. If anyone out there which has experimented this issue and cure it can give advice on what could it be is greatly appreciated.
The bike is year 2000, 600cc
16 Replies | 370 Views
» Fore Motor Cycle Racing Club Ltd
Apr 11, 2014 - 8:06 AM - by michael michael
Fore Motor Cycle Racing Club Ltd are having their Launch for Race of the South
Walderstown Athlone on Saturday 12th April 2014 at 9 30 pm at Hotel Castlepollard Co Westmeath also their Annual Draw to Raise Funds for Race of the South and dance with music by Say La V Addmission €10 Please support everyone welcome F M C R C Ltd
0 Replies | 84 Views
» CC's Unlimited in Kells
Apr 11, 2014 - 6:38 AM - by kido
Just a heads up lads,

CC's was broken into last Wednesday night and five helmets were taken so if any of yous are offered schuberth helmets or a boxed IOM helmet please let us know. Feel free to knock seven shades of shite out of whoever offers them just leave a little bit for us.
16 Replies | 642 Views
» Can life get any worse ????
Apr 10, 2014 - 10:15 PM - by Triumph3
Well this afternoon a mate of mine I have not heard from in about 18/19/20 months rings out of the blue.."Karl he says..(small talk)...nah gave up bikes and if you want my gear drop down to house;have leather jeans/leather jacket/2 pairs of gloves/decent boots and bring a backpack as have brand new cover/alarm in box/face mask for ya and that Roof lid you wanted".......Conversation as below from what I can remember...

ME "nice one see you in about 30 mins"

HIM "what you on mate"

ME "Triumph speed triple"

HIM "Has it a turbo cos I moved last yr from Castleknock to Baltinglass"

ahh fook...oh well be nice spin;and new silencers fitted last wk so as getting new gear... [Read More]
36 Replies | 1,533 Views
» Pillion pegs for a gsxr 750 k1?
Apr 10, 2014 - 9:21 PM - by Hurricane Chuck
Anyone know off hand if the pillion pegs and brackets (the whole thing like) from a gsxr 750 k4 will fit the bodywork of a same model k1 alright?
Asking for a mate, Cheers lads, appreciate it if anyone knows for certain.
0 Replies | 41 Views
» Tejas this weekend? Yup!
Apr 10, 2014 - 7:55 PM - by Earache
Crossed the state line a few hours ago...
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and into the flat, hot featureless confines of central Texas...
... [Read More]
69 Replies | 1,160 Views
» Front sprocket bolt
Apr 10, 2014 - 6:43 PM - by sean61
Are these left or right hand threads? I was trying to get one off the VFR yesterday and it's either really tight or I was going the wrong way. I don't fancy the hassle breaking it would bring me
9 Replies | 250 Views
» Tm 250
Apr 10, 2014 - 6:36 PM - by austy
Hi does anyone know if you can upgrade the fork to upside down on a Tm 250 1999?
0 Replies | 67 Views
» BMW rnineT....
Apr 10, 2014 - 6:34 PM - by evertel
Anyone on here lucky enough to get one?
I believe theyve sold out very quickly.
Guy I bought my exhausts from wanted one, but missed out, got a BMEW r1200r instead (not a bad bike at all).

The nineT looks superb tho, loads of nice touches on it, and Ive never been a BMW fan at all.
17 Replies | 550 Views
» Another Alarm Question
Apr 10, 2014 - 5:46 PM - by Michael McDowell Senior Counsel
Which alarm would you get for a Bandit ,
some have different features such as tracking gps??, microwave (detects before someone touches your bike) immobliser, overtake warning and remote start, not a great option for a bike that needs a bit of choke.
Whats the basic balls you would need,
I had a cyclone4 before but it drained the battery after a few months use.
Which is the easiest to fit , should I get a proper Tech to do the job.
Opinions and advice please

11 to choose from

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» datatool alarms?
Apr 10, 2014 - 5:15 PM - by schlonger
anyone familiar with them?prob is,the alarm works fine,bump off the bike n it beeps etc but if the bike is not stared for a few days,the alarm will not deactivate off the fob.however if i connect a charger to the bike battery(bike battery is brand new) then the fob works str8 away so its not the fob,when the bike is running for the day,the fob works fine,so it has to be some sort of back up battery in the alarm itself.Been to autokey and they didnt know their arse from their elbow when it came to bike alarms.Can anyone suggest a decent shop for alarms or answer the question?cheers
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» Adelaide Masters Series points
Apr 10, 2014 - 4:36 PM - by onadab62
The championship points along with Superbike and Supersport results are now available on the Adelaide Masters Series web site Look under Series Info.
2 Replies | 185 Views
» R1 brake fade
Apr 10, 2014 - 4:06 PM - by Frankieboy
Anyone experience intermittent back brake fade on an 07 R1? Brake wear is fine, fluid fine also.
Brakes work fine 90% of time, but then fade and need to
Pump pedal 3/4 times to work.
Any ideas ?
All help gratefully appreciated!
7 Replies | 292 Views
» Not a great day yesterday....
Apr 10, 2014 - 3:07 PM - by evertel
Parking the bike in the underground carpark, I kicked out the stand and was leaning it over onto it when either my foot slipped or the stand didn't fully go down and the bike started to drop, I went to catch it and my already dodgy back gave out on me. So I had to let it go onto the ground.
I was lying on the ground in agony, heard a huge pop in my back and was very worried Id done a serious injury.
Lads in work got the bike back up, and I went off to a & e.
Seems I have avoided anything serious, touch wood. They reckon its a muscular injury and not disc or ligaments or any vertebra thankfully.
Still in a lot of pain and on some strong painkillers.
Bike is locked up in work, I am gonna soldier in tomorrow cos I need to get it back home.
Damage... [Read More]
29 Replies | 702 Views
» Texas Tornado Bootcamp
Apr 10, 2014 - 1:32 PM - by strontium_dog
I was toying around with the idea of going for a while and I'm kind of thinking it could be worth doing. There's no doubt it is expensive plus you've got to factor in flights as well but maybe it could be incorporated as part of a trip to the states. It would be more for the experience than anything else. I've done some racing, plenty of trackdays although never a European one and wouldn't be averse to learning some new riding techniques. What do you guys think.

Drinking beer
shooting guns
Being trained by a legend (although that's not guaranteed)

You only get to ride small bikes
You only ride on dirt
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» Shops stocking Ixon stuff?
Apr 10, 2014 - 10:40 AM - by Fr_Jack
Besides the ones in the big schmoke, that I visited last week, any one know of other shops?
5 Replies | 224 Views


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