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Yamaha TDM - 10.26%
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» Looking to get my ktm serviced....
Sep 30, 2015 - 12:56 PM - by evertel
it needs a full service, valve check etc.
I've used Mutts Nutts in the past, and found them grand, albeit for very small stuff really. But a recent thread on here has put me off going there.
Was thinking of going with Moto Technic instead, always gets good reviews.

Anyone got any opinions on it, or alternative suggestions?

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» How deep can a Transalp go in water?
Sep 30, 2015 - 11:31 AM - by stevo52
The title says it all. I'm about to head from Guinea Bissau into Guinea which is apparently going to be flood after flood. And I'm going to try to cut out 300 kms by taking a 50 km track that some say isn't passable, others say it can be done on a bike. MY off road skills are a lot better than my mechanics

Am I correct to say that there's a point where the bike sucks in air and as long as the water doesn't go above that I should be fine?

Assuming that to be correct, can anybody tell me where that air entry point is so I know how deep I can go?
32 Replies | 863 Views
» Place in Dublin to get reg plate bracket made
Sep 30, 2015 - 11:19 AM - by Japcati
Does anyone know a good place or company in Dublin that will make me up a nice aluminium or stainless steel fender eliminator/number plate bracket?

6 Replies | 168 Views
» How do AXA value a classic bike?
Sep 30, 2015 - 10:51 AM - by Yossarian
Hi, looking at quotes for classic bikes. Just wondering has anybody any experience with AXA in the event of a claim. All the call centre people say is that the "engineer" will discuss the value in the event. I can imagine, "sure it's worthless, it's 40 years old". Or am I being cynical???
Thanks for any info.
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» Quality road rage
Sep 30, 2015 - 8:31 AM - by Shifter
Good man Ronnie Pickering

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» R1 gotchas
Sep 30, 2015 - 7:23 AM - by GoTilUBlow
Looking at 2004 up to 2007 model R1s at the moment. Are there any known issues with them that I should be looking out for.

Also, which is better an older minter or a newer slightly higher miler?

4 Replies | 286 Views
» Bike test in Cork.
Sep 30, 2015 - 12:54 AM - by jackcarey566
Hey Guys,

Ive booked my driving test for the A2 in Ballincollig , Cork and was wondering if anybody has the route thats taken in a google maps file or maybe a screenshot of the route so i can get out and start practicing the route as soon as possible.

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» Suter MMX 500
Sep 29, 2015 - 11:15 PM - by Dmac

Suter MMX 500

The figures,

576cc V4 two crank fuel injected

195 hp and 127Kg

all good so far.........

Price 110,000 Euro

If it was 20K i'd sell a few kidneys to get one, But 110K
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» Week end spin
Sep 29, 2015 - 10:31 PM - by thecrutch
Went for a bit of a spin at the weekend, spent a bit of time in Kerry and langerland, nice part of the country
stayed in tower hotel Glenbeigh, comfy spot, great grub, would stay there again

took a heap of pics,

Lost at sea memorial, portmagee harbour
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» Electrical probs - now bike won't start! KILLSWITCH!!
Sep 29, 2015 - 9:37 PM - by Carlsberg
I've a cb250 & everything was fine till yesterday.

First off my indicators didn't work yesterday but came back on after a few hours.
Today they worked fine till I went to start the bike & it went dead, ie the neutral light & side stand light went dark. So I just jumped it & when I turned the bike back off & on again it all went dead again.
So after a few more jumpstarts I noticed there was a delay for the indicators about a second or two & at lights the neutral light was fading.

Anyway, I got a battery out of halfords tonight, the exact same make & model & filled it up with the acid. Now with the new battery in everything is beaming but the bike won't start, not even a jumpstart, I've also noticed my right... [Read More]
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» My Biking Co Workers
Sep 29, 2015 - 8:53 PM - by GreenRex
Two days ago a lovely day
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Yesterday a 10% chance of rain as it turned out it didn't rain at all

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» Sumo tyres
Sep 29, 2015 - 8:44 PM - by scorpy
Why are supermoto tyres so expensive? Not talking about equivalent road rubber but proper sumo tyres. 420 fronts are nearly twice the price of any road rubber. Even 17s are silly money. I was looking for a set for the SXV and it's going to be nearly 400.

Are slicks that expensive compared to fast road rubber?
3 Replies | 183 Views
» What is this switch and socket under my seat cowl?
Sep 29, 2015 - 8:30 PM - by Japcati
Just found this electric switch and also this socket type connection under the seat cowl if my R1.

Does anyone have a clue what they are for?

Is the socket connection for a battery charger?
Havent a bloody clue what the switch is for???


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32 Replies | 1,021 Views
» TT on Eurosport 2
Sep 29, 2015 - 8:01 PM - by funk
On till 10 O'clock.
2 Replies | 121 Views
» BMW s1000xr....
Sep 29, 2015 - 6:52 PM - by evertel
Popped into Joe Duffy today and got a test ride on one of these.
Been interested in trying one for a while.

Quick review.
Firstly, I don't like the colours, particularly the red, it just doesn't stand out at all. The white is ok and I could live with it, but for such a premium bike, the paint jobs are a let down for me.
Same for the overall look of the bike, it just doesn't grab me at all.there's nothing that I would say is unique or a signature design feature. Its a decent looking bike, but its not got that wow factor at all imho. Maybe an aftermarket can would improve things.

The engine on he other hand, is superb. Very, very smooth power delivery. The test bike had a quick shifter and it makes a nice difference, especially... [Read More]
5 Replies | 408 Views
» stolen last night
Sep 29, 2015 - 4:53 PM - by oretom

this was pushed away from outside pub in dunshaughlin yester eve, approx 9.30
pushed up street to closeby housing estate where dark nissan vanteete arrived and it was loaded into
32 Replies | 1,313 Views
» Germany
Sep 29, 2015 - 4:53 PM - by Southern Rider
Anybody done a trip to Seebach, Germany, I think Blackforest area, any good? We had planned the Pyrennes, but that might now be off.
12 Replies | 436 Views
» stick to the speed limit
Sep 29, 2015 - 3:55 PM - by ars
Belgard Rd fire station and N4 inbound after Newcastle Road underpass
2 Replies | 293 Views
» Masters garage space.
Sep 29, 2015 - 11:58 AM - by colycbr
Hi folks,

Looking for a garage space for masters this weekend.
If you know of any let me know. 08six 04six9158

2 Replies | 148 Views
» Laverty to switch to a Ducati?
Sep 29, 2015 - 11:23 AM - by one armed bandit saying that aspar will be running dukes with laverty and hernandez in the team, no hayden. Hope he can tame the beast!
14 Replies | 571 Views
» XJR 400 boggles
Sep 28, 2015 - 11:32 PM - by Funnyonion87
What's up guys? I got XJR 400 project bike and I'm going to restore it. I've been looking for the workshop manual and it seems to just be in Japanese. Would anyone have a link or anyway to translate it to English or would I be aswell off using a manual for a similar bike? Does anybody know if it's the same as any other bike??

8 Replies | 264 Views
» New rubber
Sep 28, 2015 - 9:01 PM - by r1 sean
I'm looking to get new rubber for the R1,I'm doing the odd track day but want something that's not to slippy in the wet ,any recommendations ?
9 Replies | 308 Views
» Sticker and decal removal,best way to do it?
Sep 28, 2015 - 8:21 PM - by Japcati
Im wanting to remove some decals and logos from my new R1.
Whats the best and safest way to remove the decals and stickers off of plastic bodywork and also off of the front screen?

Also whats the best way to get rid of any sticky residue without damaging the screen and fairings?

22 Replies | 507 Views
» where to watch motogp replay?
Sep 28, 2015 - 7:29 PM - by Fr_Jack
giving up on torrents, tried KAT and the other main ones but they all either don't work or send me to strange download pages, or open 10000s of additional tabs.

Anyone know a good site that has replays that can be streamed?
12 Replies | 440 Views
» Test Passed!!
Sep 28, 2015 - 5:21 PM - by Shocks88
Passed test today in Mullingar, great feeling walking out of there!
24 Replies | 367 Views
» any long quiet straight roads near clondalkin??
Sep 28, 2015 - 4:59 PM - by myfirstyamaha
As above, lookin for somewhere to basically act the bolox on the bike. Any quiet areas around.
A long straight would be decent as i wanna practice stand up wheelies and the motorway isnt the best of ideas
36 Replies | 1,351 Views
» Mondello Masters
Sep 28, 2015 - 4:02 PM - by luap
Does anybody have a spare spot in their garage for the weekend
thanks in advance .... Paul 0866096686.
3 Replies | 257 Views
» MotoGP Valencia
Sep 28, 2015 - 2:02 PM - by redout
So anyone heading down?

52 for 3 day ticket - cant be arguing with that.
5 Replies | 233 Views
» Snakes on a motherfucking plane...
Sep 28, 2015 - 12:13 PM - by Southern Rider
If you buy a helmet at the NEC show in Nov/Dec, as well as your back pack for the day, can you bring a new purchase on in your hand, or for comic effect will I need to wear it.
13 Replies | 729 Views
» Leather Care.
Sep 28, 2015 - 11:50 AM - by woodsman
Just treated all my gear with this stuff. It smells like tea tree oil. My jacket was faded in parts and it came up nicely. A little of it goes along way. Application pads are supplied with this tub.
Some stuff will darken a bit. Boot on the left after treatment....
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16 Replies | 431 Views
» Ear plugs, ear phones?
Sep 28, 2015 - 9:34 AM - by Southern Rider
I rarely use ear plugs when on short trips out etc, but I was wondering, if I use headphones, does this negate the idea of saving your hearing when on the bike.

Earplugs are used to protect from wind noise, exhaust drone etc etc, so would listening music, while drowning out the wind noise etc, not be as harmful, or even a distraction.
27 Replies | 730 Views
» Lost me bottle?
Sep 28, 2015 - 8:46 AM - by grahambo2005
So went out for a spin yesterday, just to Laragh and back on my Tobler

First spin in about 3 months since the little fella was born 2 months ago.

For some reason I just wasn't able to get comfortable on the bike especially in some of the bends. Even on the new Tar just outside Roundwood I couldn't get going.

Got passed by a number of bikers because I was going a bit slower.
Didn't have the confidence to get past Cars or Buses either.

I kept thinking about the little fella and what would happen to him if I crashed on the bike.
Anyone else think like this after having a nipper?
Or is this just cause I've not been out on a spin in nearly 3 months?
Does it go away or have I lost the bottle permanently ... [Read More]
21 Replies | 1,176 Views
» I want to buy a BMW
Sep 27, 2015 - 9:02 PM - by Dirtyshirt
Considering an F800GT.
I have been driving my Deauville 650 since 2009 and decided it is time to change. I don't commute on it any more and I want something that's good enough for a weekend touring.
Wanted to get a R 1200RS but insurance says no.

So, what I need to know is:
How much online abuse will I get for owning a F800GT compared to the Deauville, and more importantly,
What are its bad points?

Going to go down the PCP route, suits my finances at the moment (still paying for wedding last year.. in so many ways ). Has anyone else gone that route with BMW and how did you find it.

Thanks in advance, here's hoping for... [Read More]
19 Replies | 959 Views


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