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» Thoughts about this bike? - Ronin 47 -
Oct 07, 2014 - 10:10 AM - by Barry Weiss
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» Josh Elliott BSB Superstock 1000 from Silverstone.
Oct 07, 2014 - 9:47 AM - by Sandy
British Superbikes rolled into Northamptonshire track Silverstone last weekend and Ballinamallard rider Josh Elliott (20 Yrs) was back in action after a four week break. With a newly rebuilt engine after a power drop off during the last race, young Elliott was looking forward to putting on a good show at his favourite track and he didn’t disappoint!

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1 Reply | 212 Views
» Mini Go-pro
Oct 07, 2014 - 1:51 AM - by Derek Davis
Someone put up a link for a smaller camera last week and i can't find it, any help appreciated.
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» Adelaide Masters Series finale now on Mondello.TV
Oct 06, 2014 - 9:26 PM - by onadab62
All of the races and some extra interviews are now available to view again on Mondello.TV HERE
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» Broadford MX Opening Times
Oct 06, 2014 - 8:26 PM - by Rekib12
Would Broadford be open tommorow morning? Any contact details?

Have the day off and would like to get out in the morning?
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» Results: Bike Pic of the Month September 2014
Oct 06, 2014 - 7:51 PM - by Bruce
In 5th place with 10 votes...

No.21 yam sandwich
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» tha hack a this yoke wha
Oct 06, 2014 - 5:38 PM - by Airmax is gay
Again....
Picked up an '11 KTM 990 SMT ABS off a chinese member here (cheers Neil-sorry again about the name change)....of course I picked it up yesterday afternoon in Laois and rode it back home in the fuckin storm to Kerry. Still had great fun though, what a cracker of a bike. Even got an excuse to nip away from here this morning for an hour just for the hell of it, its been a long time since a bike made me do that! All the extras I wanted too, set of cans, SAS removed and a remap and power commander. Gonna get a top box and a set of panniers hopefully. Gave her a little bit of a scrub... [Read More]
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» Road on bbc1 NI tonight
Oct 06, 2014 - 4:23 PM - by rcr
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» Front brake pulse/vibration GSXR K5
Oct 06, 2014 - 2:35 PM - by Flyer1
Hi all,

Picked up a GSXR 750 K5 last week. Bike is in very good working order apart from an odd pulse/vibration under braking at speed. Not really noticeable under normal driving conditions but under braking conditions spirited driving there's a definite pulse/vibration through the front end of the bike. This vibration only comes in when applying the front brake.

Initially thought it might have been out of balance wheel but it doesnt happen under acceleration or by just rolling off. Thats what has me thinking its a warped disc or something.

Anyone here have a similar experience ? And where's a good place to get a set of discs ?
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» Midlands Bike Run.
Oct 06, 2014 - 12:44 PM - by Dexy
Anyone at the Bike run around the midlands on Saturday?
The first bike waiting in Tullamore & one of 2 nice 740 4's that showed up
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» Bike recommendations
Oct 06, 2014 - 12:35 PM - by HeathenSV
Hi all, newbie to the board here. I currently own a K6 SV650 which I love but would like something with a bit more oomph. Ideally, I'm looking for a V4 or V-twin as I prefer them over the inline 4s. Something over or around the 750 mark, streetbike, small and light with ideally, no more than a 31inch seat -think the SV650 with a more powerful engine. The SV1000 is just to big and bulky for me.

I've been looking around but nothing seems to tick all the boxes so I have come to the good people ( ) of biker.ie to see if you have any solutions or ideas. I was thinking about a Ducati... [Read More]
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» Triumph Sprint runnning into battery issues.
Oct 06, 2014 - 11:42 AM - by vathar
Hello,

I have a 2013 Triumph Sprint GT and have been running into issues lately.

Battery seems dead (which is surprising as the bike itself is not that old, and bought fresh from Triumph last year) but I'd like to get some advice before getting a new one.

Here's what I know :

- Bought the bike brand new in Feb 2013
- Worked like a charm until a month ago, when starter began to act sluggish (would take a second more than usual to actually start the bike)
- I hit the threshold and it stopped working two weeks ago(would spin once or twice then fail)
- I thought it was the alarm giving me trouble. Charged the battery and put the alarm in winter mode (low consumption) overnight.
- Worked for only a day or... [Read More]
4 Replies | 222 Views
» Eventful weekend racing!!
Oct 06, 2014 - 11:10 AM - by Joek2
Had a great weekend in Mondello this weekend but it was eventful to say the least!! I put in my entry and about 2 hours after putting it in I got a call from our GAA manager to say our county final was fixtured for Sunday 5th at 7pm. So rather than miss the last weekend of the season I decided to do 2 of the 3 races and get home early for the match Sunday.
Loaded up the van Friday eve and filled it with diesel ready to rock. Then the alternator packed up!! Big panic to try get a loan of a van for the weekend but big thanks to Johnny Cooney he loaned me his van late Friday evening. Loaded up and got to bed at 11 to be up for 4:45 to hit the road Saturday.
Arrived good and early to get scrutiny done, set up in the garage and relax. Also wanted to mention it to the organisers... [Read More]
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» Visor insert
Oct 06, 2014 - 9:44 AM - by ciderking
Anyone know if its possible to get a visor insert for a Craft helmet ? I imagine its similar to a Simpson bandit.

http://craft-helme.maedl.de/images/P...rxx3-black.jpg

Its a bastard of a helmet for fogging up
11 Replies | 262 Views
» Athlone native Nally secures Superbike crown at Masters Series in Mondello
Oct 06, 2014 - 6:29 AM - by Admin
​The 2014 Adelaide Masters Series came to a close in mixed conditions on the Mondello Park International Track today with Cody Nally and Carl Phillips celebrating championships wins and Declan Hoey and Kevin Keyes picking up the 'Cup' awards. Nally from Athlone secured the Superbike crown in Sunday's first race while the day was a lap of honour for Lisburn's Phillips who had clinched the Supersport title in Saturday's opening encounter.

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1 Reply | 304 Views
» looking for 400 track bike
Oct 06, 2014 - 1:39 AM - by titanium wrists
Anbody know of any competitive 400cc track bikes prefrebly
vfr400 in ireland or uk finding it hard to find something cheers
16 Replies | 608 Views
» mondello masters
Oct 05, 2014 - 10:09 PM - by gerry64
down mondello today ,faboulous days racing ,rain in afternoon only hiccup which made things bit dodgy for racers ,hope marshall neil ok after nasty off which stopped the race .amazed @ mcCormack going sideways into corners in the wet & doing 1.52s ,some pilot.all classes put on great show ,well worth the entrance fee ,RESPECT.
11 Replies | 663 Views
» What's the best dual purpose machine for shortarses?
Oct 05, 2014 - 7:52 PM - by johnny b
Alright people, I'm in two minds about this predicament so I'll add some back story.

I'm a shortarse biker, 5ft4" I know its near midget qualification.
I have 14 years experience on bikes and I'm very comfortable on any road aswell as quick on a track.
As for off road gravel etc I am medioucere, I can get up most hills etc but I'm not near an expert.

I've had an Aprilia Pegaso(never off road), Ktm640(supermoto)Honda dominator(off roader a lot) and a Transalp 600.

The Pegaso was nice but not sure about its off road abilities.
The Ktm was a handful land would have probably killed me offroad but I never brought it.
The Dominator was good offraod but a pain getting there and a bit heavy.
The teNsalp is... [Read More]
15 Replies | 562 Views
» Help needed identifying master cylinder.
Oct 05, 2014 - 7:10 PM - by f7dante
Hello,

Can anyone help me to identify the origins (make/model possibly) of this master?

Tried searching for DF or FD but without any result. Want to get a replacement adjuster for it.

All I know it is an aftermarket upgrade from some KTM.

Any help/suggestions are welcome.

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8 Replies | 395 Views
» First Bike
Oct 05, 2014 - 4:46 PM - by hyland313
Well after 4 or 5 years of being a member on this site looking for help with my motocross bike I've finally got a licence and picked up a bike. Just waiting on the helmet I ordered and I'll be ready to go.

Click the image to open in full size.20141005_105612 by Breaker2011, on Flickr
23 Replies | 560 Views
» xjr 1200
Oct 05, 2014 - 4:43 PM - by croaker 1000 k1
hi people.... does anyone if the down pipes off a yamaha fj 1200 are the same as the yamaha xjr 1200.... the original ones on my xjr are fucked,,, thanks
3 Replies | 189 Views
» Another US Spin
Oct 05, 2014 - 3:48 PM - by cbroar
Had a bit of leave to take so thought i'd ride the bike down to Indianapolis to store in Earache's workshop. Flew in to boston yesterday weather was a bit crap, cold and wet. This morning its a different story sun is shining and temps are perfect for riding. Chopperman kindly installed a gps and checked the FJR over ready for the off.
Was thinking of heading down through new york and stopping off in Washington for a few days but have decided to head down to the Blueridge parkway and on to Deals Gap for a couple of days and then on to Indy. Pics to follow.
56 Replies | 1,233 Views
» Wanted: throwovers panniers sale or lend? ( Cork)
Oct 05, 2014 - 12:40 PM - by rippy
Taking a trip over to the UK at the end of the week to see the folks and catch up with mates. Fazer is the first bike I've had in ages with no luggage , not even a rack .
Hate riding with a backpack .
Not much spare cash so would appreciate a lend or if someone's got some going very cheap I'll buy them .
Ta very much
9 Replies | 324 Views
» Magny-Cours WSBK: Melandri ignores team orders for race two win
Oct 05, 2014 - 12:20 PM - by Admin
Aprilia’s Marco Melandri ignored blatant team orders and failed to slow down to allow his team-mate Sylvain Guintoli to take the lead and the eventual World Superbike race two win at Magny-Cours. In the opening outing the diminutive Italian slowed down to allow the Frenchman to take maximum points, as a ‘sad face’ appeared on Melandri's pit board to indicate to let Guintoli pass.

This time the ‘sad face’ made an appearance again – but Melandri did not act on it and stormed ahead to snatch 25 points from Guintoli. The Frenchman held on to second in wet and foggy conditions, with Kawasaki’s Tom Sykes ending the day in fourth.

Now only 12 points separate Sykes and Guintoli at the top of the championship table. But one Brit... [Read More]
8 Replies | 457 Views
» Honda to concentrate solely on Superbike class in 2015
Oct 05, 2014 - 11:50 AM - by Admin
Honda Racing will concentrate solely on the MCE British Superbike championship next year, and won’t be competing in the Pirelli Superstock or Motorpoint British Supersport support classes.

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Team boss Neil Tuxworth has told biker.ie's BladeRR that BSB is their priority for 2015, and are confident that they will have a competitive package to win the series once again – like they did with Alex Lowes last year.

Multiple World Endurance Champion Julien Da... [Read More]
0 Replies | 146 Views
» Jonathan Rae says goodluck to Honda - about time !
Oct 05, 2014 - 10:54 AM - by Duke RR
As per the guys in eurosport....he's off.

Imo, looks like Jonathan Rae got fed up waiting on a competitive bike or gp ride that was Honda teasing him with.


He's gonna partner Tom Sykes for 2015 with Kawasaki. That'll be interesting as they ain't too pally...(?).

Rae should be quick on the kwaker..

To be confirmed officially but its a done deal.

5 Replies | 526 Views
» Battery keeps dying on Hornet
Oct 05, 2014 - 10:50 AM - by BiggusDaveus
Hey guys,

Just looking for a bit of advice.

I made the mistake of charging the battery on my Honda Hornet using a high amp car charger (Which I though was a smart charger but may not be) and since then the battery doesn't seem to hold a charge for longer then a night.

For example, I charged it rode it for a few days, left it for a few days, battery dead

Now I'm fairly sure it;s not the alternator, as when I first found the battery dead, I bump started her, rode her hard for about and hour and when I stopped for petrol, she started. Then again after a night off, it was dead again.

To me that sounds like a f*cked... [Read More]
13 Replies | 327 Views
» Silverstone BSB Race results - Irishman Irwin wins the Supersport 600
Oct 05, 2014 - 10:40 AM - by Admin
Motorpoint British Supersport race - conditions dry

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1 69 1 Glenn IRWIN Kawasaki - Gearlink Kawasaki 12 25:59.662 101.57 2:09.495 10
2 8 2 Luke STAPLEFORD Triumph - Profile Racing 12 25:59.992 0.330 0.330 101.55 2:09.072 10
3 12 3 Luke MOSSEY Triumph - Techcare / Profile 12 26:00.544 0.882 0.552 101.52 2:09.157 10
4 34 4 Alastair SEELEY Yamaha - MarTrain... [Read More]
0 Replies | 106 Views
» Advice on raised bars vfr and deauville
Oct 05, 2014 - 10:25 AM - by aspergillis
Hi, just picked up a vfr 750 1990 era. I want to raise the bars and bring them back a little as i am a geriatric

Anyway, I believe the deauville top yoke will fit the vfr, therefore all I need is a set of renthal bars (but which ones??)

OR

Should I drill out the current top yoke and fit threaded risers and the renthals?
14 Replies | 254 Views
» Honda bros advice please
Oct 05, 2014 - 10:04 AM - by dufferman
Lads if anyone could give me advice on this it would be much appreciated. Looking at a bros later and lad selling seems straight up. He has said only bad point is shock at rear needs to be replaced. Anyone know how much the part would roughly be new?

Basically how much is it going to cost roughly to sort out? Thanks in advance [emoji106]
9 Replies | 296 Views
» 2014 winter project shadow vt1100 bobber.
Oct 04, 2014 - 8:05 PM - by YAMER
1993 shadow vt1100. Picked this up lately damaged engine casing on left side plus foot pegs and gear shifter. Nasty dent in tank too ripped seat bent sissy bar and a few other things.

So after the hardtail chopper last year I'm going to bobber this one.

Will post pics as I go.

Thanks Paul.
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22 Replies | 572 Views
» Fuel/Air Mixture Screw
Oct 04, 2014 - 11:38 AM - by Matt 300
Hi Lads,

I need a fuel/air mixture screw for a Keihin FCR39 carb..(the one you adjust in quarter/half turns)

Anyone know who stocks stuff like this in Dublin? There are aftermarket ones available on eBay but they are no use to me, I need the OEM one.

Matt
6 Replies | 298 Views
» Technician schools
Oct 04, 2014 - 11:31 AM - by omalleyg
Howya Lads,
First time posting so take it easy on me. I just have a quick question,I was wondering if anyone has any experience with or knows anything about the mechanic schools in the U.S? I think the main two are MMI and Wyotech. I've been toying with the idea of going over for a look but I don't know what the situation is with qualifications etc,obviously not being your general apprenticeship.I don't fancy my chances of breaking into the business here so thought I would entertain the idea.it might be pie in the sky and probably a serious chunk of change but as I said,if anyone has any first hand knowledge, I would really appreciate it.Thanks.
Gary.
3 Replies | 375 Views

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