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» Current Poll
Who do you think will win the Senior [multiple choice] ;
John McGuinness - 50.00%
5 Votes
Ian Hutchinson - 40.00%
4 Votes
Michael Dunlop - 20.00%
2 Votes
Bruce Anstey - 50.00%
5 Votes
Michael Rutter - 0%
0 Votes
William Dunlop - 0%
0 Votes
Connor Cummins - 0%
0 Votes
Peter Hickman - 20.00%
2 Votes
James Hillier - 0%
0 Votes
Gary Johnson - 0%
0 Votes
Total Votes: 10
You may not vote on this poll.
» Thanks for yesterday lads.
May 12, 2016 - 10:40 PM - by Darren169
Been off the bike a little over a year now due to an injury, and had a diesel cage in the mean time.

Long story short I rocked up to the garage on the way home from work and half filled my brothers bike with diesel. First time on a bike in ages and I make a rookie/thick cunt mistake.

I made a few phone calls and in true fashion I was given advise and some help. I haven't logged on here in a while but the lads I called I knew from here so cheers Kev, Leon and jim.

I got the tank etc off myself but the lads had already made calls to other lads they knew in the area. And fair play to Leon he posted in on fezbook as I had no Internet connection.

Much appreciated lads.
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» Broken engine mount Hornet
May 12, 2016 - 9:06 PM - by lj2009
So had a slow speed low side on diesel on a roundabout. Bike was grand but the bloody crash bobbins broke the engine mount on the right hand side. Apparently this is a common enough problem with hornets when the bobbins are attached to the engine mounts. Anyone know if there's a way to fix this to mount new bobbins on?

Will upload some photos in a second.
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» Blue Spot Calipers
May 12, 2016 - 3:35 PM - by fzr.rider
so i am over in Germany for the next month and decided to make the most of their massive selection of bike parts to get an upgrade. i'm looking to get a set of blue spot calipers for the fzr. they are the ones on R1's and R6's but they also come standard on some other yamaha bikes. i'm thinking that if i look for them off another model they could be cheaper then ones off an R1 just because of its name. does anyone have a rough list of yamaha bikes that they came standard on to improve my chances of getting a bargain?

cheers lads
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» Fightering my Srad...
May 12, 2016 - 3:28 PM - by myfirstyamaha
Anyone any advice for a home made coolant bottle?
Sprayed the original silver looks a lot better but I want something that looks a bit better.
Home made yoke if possible seen as I'm out of work and funds are tight.

Also if anyone has a rear brake lever I'd really appreciate it thanks
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» First Track-Day bike advice
May 12, 2016 - 2:23 PM - by BigDiggity
How'yeh lads,

So I'm planning to get myself a second bike to do some track days The bike will be used 95% on the road out for 'spirited' spins, but one of the main reasons im getting it is to do some track days and to get a good feel for sport bikes.

Sportiest yoke I've had yet is a Street Triple which I would love to have again as I reckon it'd be great for the job, but the budget won't allow.

So I'm looking at the typical track-day bikes:

CBR 600 F3/4
GSXR 600
Kwak 636

Budget will be around €4k all in. (have to get a two-piece as well)

I'm no jockey... [Read More]
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» Can Am dealer
May 12, 2016 - 10:03 AM - by The Road Runner
Does anyone know an agent /dealer in ireland anywhere....for a mate thats off 2 wheels for the minute for health reasons, i said i would ask here ....i know these are not everyones cup of tea , but he doesn't have a choice for the next year or two......i have tried to find one without success myself.......
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» ISAM Irish Championship Races Mondello Park 25/26th June
May 11, 2016 - 9:43 PM - by slipstreamer
Entry forms available for this event from the ISAM club website at

This is a two day event but competitors can enter just one day if unable to attend both.

1.Superbike Pro/Cup (nominate on entry)
2.Supersport Pro/Cup (nominate on entry)
3. Pre-injection 4.Sidecar
5.A)650cc Supertwin
B)650cc Production Twins
7. Production 125/300
8. Classic Superbikes
9. Sidecars

Great value for this event with 2 qualifying sessions and 4 Races for all classes
Please get entries in asap

Entry fee for under 16s €100 or €50 for one day if received on time
... [Read More]
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» Where to put bike gear for meetings / events?
May 11, 2016 - 8:58 PM - by delanest
I'm in Dublin a bit for meetings and want to take bike more but dont want to be lugging all gear around. Im on R1 so no real option for boxes.

I cant/dont want to show up in full bike gear and arms full of bags with bots pants etc

Im looking around for an old pan or bmw but wonder is there any other solution in dublin city?
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» Pillion child
May 11, 2016 - 7:58 PM - by johnny1
My son is 12 and is driving me crazy asking to come on the bike with me for a spin. Is there a legal age restriction for a pilllon?? I have insurance for passenger but just want to make sure it's legal
Thanks lads
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» If I win da lotto......
May 11, 2016 - 7:06 PM - by custom900

Powered by a k1300 engine. Fook me, diss'd be sum fun!
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» Just had the seat recovered.
May 11, 2016 - 6:59 PM - by Erolek
Just picked up the seat from upholsterer I met at the VJMC show in Swords. I have to say, I'm very pleased. Quick, reasonably priced, and done to my exact spec. Painted logo is my own add-on.

Had to rise the seat as I was dragging my arse on the tarmac with standard height seat. Converted into solo, as the missus has her own bike.

Click the image to open in full size.

... [Read More]
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» Nw200
May 11, 2016 - 6:54 PM - by 179club
Trying to watch live practice on NW200 but say's This site uses a plugin, that is Saturday fecked. Have not a clue. Any ideas anybody. Thanks.
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» The bike purchasing dilemma
May 11, 2016 - 3:30 PM - by SR104
Now that the IBT is all sorted, money in hand and insurance quotes obtained the bike hunt begins. When I say begins I mean started a few weeks ago, and so far no luck (dealing with some dealers I couldn’t give the money away if I tried any harder, but that another story)!
The biggest problem I’m having is deciding on a bike, a few recommendation might help based on the below (budget 5k):
• Should I get a 600 so I can do the test on my own bike, or be reliant on a school bike?
• I prefer a ridden position where you are over the front wheel, like KTM duke/Yamaha MT series or any sports bike (only ridden an R6 to date)
• Should I buy new, as there doesn’t seem to be a lot for sale at the moment (not the best time of year to be buying really I guess)
At the... [Read More]
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» Speed cameras in Port Tunnel?
May 11, 2016 - 9:58 AM - by Marts-125
Is there speed cameras in the port tunnel? Might of went over the 80kph limit yesterday.
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» Aftermarket Speedo
May 10, 2016 - 8:49 PM - by shamrocks
Howdy, I'm going to try and put my XF650 (suzuki freewind) back on the road in Poland. The bike should be fine except it doesn't have a speedo anymore. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a cheap replacement. The bike won't do any significant mileage- I just need to be able to go down the local shop and get beer really.
Are there any available that can work off a magnet placed on one of the spokes (akin to bicycle ones)? I'm assuming the actual speedo sensor is well past its best since it's a weakpoint on these bikes. I'm looking to spend <50 euro.
Any help is much appreciated!
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» Pics: Bike Pic of the Month May 2016
May 10, 2016 - 8:12 PM - by Bruce
Usual rules apply:

One recent pic per member.

Its not possible to enforce this rule and I'm not gonna try but please enter the competition in the spirit in which it is intended and use a picture taken in May.

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

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

Congrats once again to March's winner kurtycool

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» Results: Bike Pic of the Month April 2016
May 10, 2016 - 7:54 PM - by Bruce
In 5th place with 10 votes...

No.9 scudster
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» NW200 : Michael Dunlop tops superbike class on Hawk BMW in opening qualifying
May 10, 2016 - 7:20 PM - by Admin
Michael Dunlop set the Vauxhall International North West 200 on fire Tuesday, after posting the fastest lap in the Superbike class on his Hawk Racing BMW in the last seconds of the session.

The Ballymoney man, who was having his first pure roads outing of the year after opting to race in the BSB series rather than at the early season Irish Nationals, was over half a second faster than arch rival, Alastair Seeley.

Click the image to open in full size.... [Read More]
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» Helicoiling/helicoil-kit for numpties ?
May 10, 2016 - 6:18 PM - by -alan-
I need to replace an exhaust stud in an older air-cooled bike. The old stud fell out - threads stripped almost clean, and when I took the other one out, most of the internal thread seemed to come with it - you can see the aluminium coiled round filling the threads on the stud in the 2nd pic.

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» North West 200: Ian Hutchinson
May 10, 2016 - 2:50 PM - by Admin
In terms of quality performers, Tyco BMW's Ian Hutchinson is the in-form rider coming into this year's Vauxhall International North West 200, and the Bingley ace will this week be looking to add to the huge tally of wins accrued by TAS Racing over the years at their home event.

Considering he has 11 career Isle of Man TT victories and is the only rider ever to have won five in a week on Mona's Isle, it would be fair to say that the little island in the Irish Sea has shown more favour to Hutchy than the North West to date.

Click the image to open in full size.... [Read More]
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» Dunlop sets pace in NW 200 practice
May 10, 2016 - 2:10 PM - by Admin
Michael Dunlop was quickest in Tuesday's sun-kissed opening practice session at the North West 200.

The Ballymoney man clocked 121.65mph in the Superbikes to pip Alastair Seeley.

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Carrickfergus rider Seeley topped the Supersport times, with Michael Rutter fastest in the Superstocks and Martin Jessop heading the Supertwins class.

Lincolnshire's Ben Wilson suffered a broken leg after coming off his Aprilia machine at... [Read More]
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» New Bike
May 10, 2016 - 9:56 AM - by Mkellym

I am looking at a bike on donedeal in Pitlane Motorcycles in Dungarvan.

Have any of you had any dealings with them? What are they like?


8 Replies | 696 Views
» Northwest 200 2016 Stream
May 10, 2016 - 8:56 AM - by marktspud

Its kicked off - live streaming
47 Replies | 2,813 Views
» Three punctures in one minute
May 10, 2016 - 8:40 AM - by Frankkilty
Folks, try and avoid riding beside the LUAS works if you can. I picked up three self tapper screws passing the LUAS works beside Trinity college this morning. One minute I was fine, the next minute handling all over the place.

They are building some sort of wooden support and are using screw guns. I expect some fool is throwing screws around like confetti. It was only after plugging the first one I discovered the rest.

You have been warned!
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» How does yellow and black look in photographs?
May 09, 2016 - 9:04 PM - by spe

Just a quick question before I start all my touring Ireland stuff. Having only ridden in the UK and mainland Europe and never Ireland, I wanted to know if the, um, safety cameras (money machines in the UK) can log a UK reg and send me a NIP if a motorist misinterprets 100kph as mph?

Before any high horses arrive, this is purely an question to improve my general knowledge so I can preform better at quizzes. Obviously as we all know any speed above 55mph will result only in mass fatalities and general destruction.
22 Replies | 1,006 Views
» cd 175 cold header pipe
May 09, 2016 - 6:55 PM - by john o keeffe
hallo again,
, question for all the knowledgeable heads out there .
i have repaired a righthand xtread plug hole and re-fitted the head, but now i find the left header pipe dosent get warm ,never mind hot.both exhausts seem to be working from the silencers , any ideas .
12 Replies | 416 Views
» New Old Bike 76 CB75OF
May 09, 2016 - 4:06 PM - by Jfarrell32
great fun to ride - blast from the past got her yesterday - cheers Noel.

19 Replies | 469 Views
» Clean up of Viagra 125
May 09, 2016 - 2:29 PM - by sombaht
Just got my first bike (a 02 Viagra 125) and enjoying it 100%. Mechanically the bike is sound, new battery, spark plugs, brakes. New oil filter (and oil change), chain and sprockets all in tip-top shape.
There's only 7k kilometers on the bike, it was laid up in a shed for the best part of 10 years, unfortunately it looks the worse for wear. There is some corrosion on the mufflers and and heavy pitting on the chrome of the handlebars. In addition the chain guard and wheel rims all show some levels of corrosion as well.
Ive done my best in terms of cleaning as best I can. I know I cant get rid of the pitting or corrosion.
If I was to replace them, where the best place to source parts. Looked on ebay but would prefer to buy locally if possible.

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» Irishman Eugene Laverty 11th at French MotoGP
May 09, 2016 - 11:51 AM - by Admin
Eugene Laverty maintained his sequence of points finishes in every round of this year's MotoGP championship as he was 11th at Le Mans on Sunday.

The performance keeps the Toomebridge man, who competes for the Apsar Ducati team, in ninth place in the series.

Laverty achieved his best MotoGP result with a fourth in Argentina in early April and has also achieved a ninth spot and two 12th place finishes.

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... [Read More]
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» Dan Kneen was on winning form on his Mar-Train Yamaha at the Tandragee 100
May 09, 2016 - 11:46 AM - by Admin
Dan Kneen won the feature race on his Mar-Train Yamaha at the recent Tandragee 100.

Former MotorGP star Jeremy McWilliams will replace injured Dan Kneen in the Mar-Train Yamaha team at this week's North West 200.

Manxman Kneen, 28, has been ruled out after breaking his arm in a mountain biking crash.

McWilliams, 51, will now have a busy week as he will also race a KMR Kawasaki in both supertwin races.

"It is nice to be able to step in for Dan and help the team out this week," said McWilliams.

"I'm keen to race the North West 200 with another professional outfit and my duties will be divided between SGS/KMR and Mar-Train during the week."

Mar-Train boss Tim Martin revealed that... [Read More]
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» Steve plater on the 2016 North West 200
May 09, 2016 - 11:43 AM - by Admin

Dates: Tuesday 10 May to Saturday 14 May Coverage:

All practices and races live on the BBC Sport website and on BBC Radio Ulster; Highlights on BBC1 NI on Friday 13 May, Sunday 15 May and Monday 16 May.
Alastair Seeley has been the man of the moment at the North West 200 over the last number of years and most of the attention in the run-up to this year's event has naturally focused on him.

His hat-trick last year brought him level with the late Robert Dunlop on 15 victories and I am confident that he will secure at least the one win he needs to become the most successful rider ever at the event.

He is not unstoppable by any means but he has the track worked out, does his homework on... [Read More]
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» Barrel Rechroming
May 09, 2016 - 9:35 AM - by pandy
I have a 2006 Yamaha YZ250F.

Was putting a piston into it and the barrel isnt great.

Its probly alot better than some people would put back together but just want to get it re-chromed.

Where have people used and recommend. Have gone to the UK before and would use them again but the turn around wasnt the fastest.

Any recommendations
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