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» Is my bike is not good enough?
Nov 13, 2017 - 11:09 PM - by The Emperors Ouroboros Reacharounder
I have been ridding for about a 1.5 years and I swear, I have never ever gotten a wave or a nod from a bmw or a ducati. I have nodded a few times but I gave up soon after because I feel like a fool when I don't get a nod back, is my bike not good enough or what? Would I get a nod or a wave if I was on a ducati, KTM or bmw? The most common bike I see is the gs and Ducati minimoto(I think?) similar to the gs. I guess I am not a ''real biker'' yet because I have an sv650, all other bikes give me a nod though except scooters or couriers which is fair enough.
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» Brake disks
Nov 13, 2017 - 10:00 PM - by jp biker
How cani check if my break disks are warped ?
New pads put in but bike is still squealing on the
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» Akra slip on for s1000rr.... worth it?
Nov 13, 2017 - 4:16 PM - by grahambo2005

Mate got a slipon for his R1200 and now I'm jelly!

Thinking of getting one. I like this:

Guts of €600 though

Is it worth it?

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» S1000RR Insurance Help
Nov 13, 2017 - 3:41 PM - by daniam
Hi All,

this is my first post, so I will introduce myself. I am Dan, originally from the US, 27 years old and have been riding for about 7 years now.

I moved to Ireland about a year ago and tried to exchange my bike license, however since my country of origin is not on the list of recognized countries for license exchanges I started over and got my learners license first and hold a full A license now. I owned a BMW S1000RR before I moved to Ireland and am planning on buying a new S1000R early 2018, now here's my problem:

Irish insurers won't insure me. They say I have to be Irish resident for at least 3 years before I can get insurance and another insurer even said they don't insure bikes at all without having 3 years claim free. I tried AXA,... [Read More]
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» Anyone know their pit bikes?
Nov 13, 2017 - 2:58 PM - by jake361
I'm thinking about buying a new pit bike for messing around on and possibly getting sumo wheels and taking to kiltorcan.

I like the look of the cw bikes muck and fun have, crf style with both dirt and sumo wheels for 1400 anyone have experience with these?

I have also heard nothing but bad news about muck and fun but they have the largest selection... Would I better off going somewhere else like bikeworld?

Would also like recommendations from anyone on here that rides in kiltorcan, what's best... 140 or the bigger 160? Small wheel or big wheel? Cheers.
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» spluttering below 2k revs
Nov 13, 2017 - 2:28 PM - by menapia dude
folks have an 82 katana 1100 starting and running good but up to 2k revs she has a bit of a splutter then when reach 3 to 4 k she perfect,rather than pulling off the carbs is there anything i can put in the tank to try clean the jets out ?
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» Water Wetter--Who sells it?
Nov 13, 2017 - 12:08 PM - by Japcati
Who sells Water Wetter here in Ireland?

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» New royal Enfield's 650's
Nov 12, 2017 - 10:43 PM - by nednedned
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» Slime for tubed tyres
Nov 12, 2017 - 8:25 PM - by Anthony Byrne
Some very mixed opinions out there so decided to give this stuff a go, handy to do yourself
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» re...94 vn 1500 engine rebuild
Nov 12, 2017 - 8:18 PM - by nailor67
well tore the engine apart found a few problems....had a rod knock so i end up splitting the cases found rod bushing bad and were on crank journal can they be machined or they [email protected]@ked.....???
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» Yamaha 2018 niken 3 wheeler.
Nov 12, 2017 - 7:08 PM - by nednedned
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» fuel pump not engaging
Nov 12, 2017 - 5:06 PM - by menapia dude
folks i have a 2010 fatboy on an optimate 4 i think the battery is wanked but she turns over slowly but when ignition is put on the fuel pump primes before pressing the start button i noticed today that the pump not coming on but the bike turned over any help be great just hoping its the battery
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» Import
Nov 12, 2017 - 3:15 PM - by haz619
Hi all, new to all this and buying my first bike,

I am looking at a bike with a UK reg but I know nothing about the import process.

According to the vrt website it costs less than 100e

the selling said that he has a valid ferry ticket

How long does it take and how easy is the process?

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» Action Cam?
Nov 12, 2017 - 12:21 PM - by haz619
Hi all, new enough to biking, just a very quick question.

Im reading a lot about action cams on these forums..
My question is why?

Is it just to simply record your trips?
Is it to record other idiots on the road in the event that something happens when your riding?

What do you do with your videos afterwards?

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» 32 mm socket
Nov 11, 2017 - 10:07 PM - by jp biker
I'm looking for the above,anywhere cheap too look or anybody have 1 lying around that's not in use Dublin area ?
24 Replies | 1,040 Views
» Is a radiator fan needed on a track/race bike?
Nov 11, 2017 - 5:40 PM - by Japcati
Does a track/race bike need a radiator fan on it,if a larger race radiator kit is being fitted?

Only water will be used in it (no coolant),so will that mean that the bike will run hotter?

52 Replies | 2,020 Views
» Question.
Nov 11, 2017 - 2:30 PM - by woodsman
A mate in his fifties wants a bike and has got a learner permit for category A. Can he ride an unrestricted V Strom 650?
I’ve pointed him in the direction of the v Strom as he wants to go to Italy in the near future. Found a nice one in the uk but it’s the newer model and these don’t seem to be as easy as the old model to restrict via ecu swap.
11 Replies | 695 Views
» Bad Diesel Spill Naas
Nov 11, 2017 - 9:57 AM - by ENGLISH
I haven't witnessed it myself but just been told

All along the inner road from Johnstown to Big Ball roundabout - then goes fully around that roundabout and down the Monread road.

Bad enough that is making cages slip and slide .
8 Replies | 520 Views
» Pit bike or Dirt bike
Nov 11, 2017 - 9:01 AM - by slimsbikestop
My 12 year old son wants to give biking a go so gonna get him a wee off road bike.I'm can't decide which would be better for him to learn on,a pit bike or a dirt bike?I'm thinking of either a CR85 or something like a Stomp/Demon 110.Anybody any experience of these and could share the pros and cons of both?Thanks.
8 Replies | 436 Views
» Yamahas motobot 2 vs rossi
Nov 10, 2017 - 11:58 PM - by nednedned
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» Anyone export an imported bike??
Nov 10, 2017 - 11:18 PM - by I polished one off to a dude
Well lads

Anyone ever sell/export a bike to the UK, after it was originally a UK bike?

Did you claim VRT back on export? If so, how much hardship was it, did it take long to get the money, how did they pay it?

Also was there any hardship/cost involved in re-registering the bike in UK (assume it goes back on the original UK reg number)?

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» M50 ktm 1290 superduke se
Nov 10, 2017 - 10:31 PM - by Kawasaki17
Hi has anyone here been to m50 honda recently ,they had a new ktm 1290 special edition gen 1 in white and orange on display, just wondering if they still have it or is it gone ?
11 Replies | 766 Views
» Pics: Bike Pic of the Month November 2017
Nov 10, 2017 - 9:54 PM - by Bruce
Usual rules apply...

Please enter the competition in the spirit in which it is intended and use a picture taken in November.

Pictures must contain your own bike (can be taken by you or by someone else of you on your bike).

One picture only.

Please, no b&w, no photoshopping or enhancements of any kind...

This months's winner will again receive a €50 voucher for Cotters - thanks lads

... [Read More]
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» Ultrasonic cleaner midlands
Nov 10, 2017 - 9:39 PM - by sharpbikes
Have bought an ultrasonic cleaner recently and i have done two or three sets of my own carbs in it with good results, was thinking of doing a few sets for others to recoup the cost of the cleaner and maybe make a bit to fund my bike addictions

was wondering if there is one or two lads in the midlands around offaly that would like a set of carbs cleaned, just looking to gain a little more experience with different sets of carbs so wouldnt be looking for anything more than a pack of biscuits for the first few sets.

want to be sure its a worthy venture and feasible for many different carbs before doing it as a little venture ( i do alot of projects so it does get... [Read More]
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» Results: Bike Pic of the Month October 2017
Nov 10, 2017 - 9:36 PM - by Bruce
Joint 4th place with 13 votes each...

No.13 Aidanm
Click the image to open in full size.

No.15 grahambo2005
Click the image to open in full size.
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» Why so few bikers
Nov 10, 2017 - 5:49 PM - by The Emperors Ouroboros Reacharounder
I was going around Europe for the first time and was genuinely surprised by the amount of motorcycles in the cities small and large, mostly scooters but still a large amount, you'll be lucky if you see a courier on your commute in Dublin. Why the Irish are unable to get out of their cages and get a scooter or a proper motorbike instead of clogging up Dublin 24/7
91 Replies | 2,962 Views
» Snoozebox accomodation no more?
Nov 10, 2017 - 5:25 PM - by belfez
Snoozebox accomodation, as seen at the TT etc, have been put into Administration. So not looking good, as there is bound to be more demand for a place to stay on the limited hotels & guest houses.
6 Replies | 556 Views
» Reg Plate needed around Swords-Balbriggan
Nov 10, 2017 - 4:19 PM - by Phatty McFatt
Does anyone know of a place I could get a plate made reasonably quick? Mine fell off, lost it and i've been riding dirty. Just came out of halfords in swords and they were not able to get it done, lack of supplies or something. Many thanks in advance.
Ps. I do have proof of ownership and all!
8 Replies | 487 Views
» camchain question....
Nov 09, 2017 - 10:49 PM - by faz1
Looking for advice on where to get a camchain replaced on an old gt250 X7, if anyone can help. Also looking for a 2 inro 1 exhaust. Also how do you drain the shaft drive oil?
5 Replies | 407 Views
» Can you identify the bike in the pic
Nov 09, 2017 - 6:42 PM - by bmbar
Hi lads
Looking for some help to identify the bike in this pic please. My great grandfather on the bike and grandfather standing beside him. Picture was taken in walkinstown in the 50s or 60s.
Thanks in advance
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» VFR800F Opinions ( 2014 onward )
Nov 09, 2017 - 5:56 PM - by Duke RR
Anyone here got one of these.....

Click the image to open in full size.

its not going to be just a do it all bike, more for two up and a bit of self indulgent mile munching.

but just half thinking of changing tact, just something different.

reviews are good, a bit porky but this isnt an issue apparently. UK prices are not too... [Read More]
8 Replies | 648 Views
» [email protected] for Racing
Nov 09, 2017 - 5:22 PM - by manbearpig
Hi Lads,

Really putting the cart before the horse here. Im looking to get a track / race bike. Living in Galway means id need a [email protected] -

The lads racing are ye towing your bikes or sticking them into vans? What's the smallest van you use for track bike transport?

Would a lwb transit connect work or do I need something bigger?
8 Replies | 438 Views
» Acf 50
Nov 09, 2017 - 3:24 PM - by The Emperors Ouroboros Reacharounder
Where to get it in Ireland? Like why everything is so overpriced or hard to find? Starting to piss me off with the prices like 28.50 for a can from the acf ireland website or uk. Anyone sells it in here? I have checked cotters and bikeworld and couldn't find it at least online, anyone know where to get it for a reasonable price?
25 Replies | 1,172 Views


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