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» 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]
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» 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]
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» 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??)


Should I drill out the current top yoke and fit threaded risers and the renthals?
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» 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]
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» 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.
Click the image to open in full size.... [Read More]
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» 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.

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» 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 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.
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» Watch out for them pile a Sticks Boss
Oct 04, 2014 - 10:29 AM - by Johnny mc
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» Breakdown cover - what ya got?
Oct 04, 2014 - 10:11 AM - by GooseRider
Appears Adelaide / Cornmarket provide breakdown cover for one bike only on a multibike policy. "Not worth a shite" says I "unless both bikes are covered" and cancels the breakdown cover completely.

Saving a few quid on the policy premium is nice but I'd still prefer to have breakdown cover. Any recommendations?
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» Call out Auto Electrician
Oct 04, 2014 - 8:23 AM - by sharpbikes
Any body know a call out motorcycle electrician around limerick/kerry area, tried various auto electrician places to no avail. One of those problems that stops you bringing the bike to a mechanic until the issue goes away in which case the mechanic can't troubleshoot it!
15 Replies | 589 Views
» Is that a good buy
Oct 04, 2014 - 2:49 AM - by tcnjames
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» dvd's in Aldi
Oct 03, 2014 - 10:02 PM - by jellikit
If anyone's interested, they're doing a 3 pack for €4.99. Its got TT Closer to the Edge, Fastest and the one about the Brazilian non motorcycle driver who wasn't killed riding a bike
8 Replies | 657 Views
» Suzukis new 250cc Monster!!
Oct 03, 2014 - 8:34 PM - by Airmax is gay
Fair play to Suzuki for completely shitting all over Kawasakis new supercharged H2's power output with a new production ready 250cc with an incredible 496bhp per litre...
Just read it in the jacks on MCN so must be true!!

Click the image to open in full size.... [Read More]
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» gsxr 1000 gearing? 2010
Oct 03, 2014 - 7:11 PM - by jmtz250
Lads, can anyone let me know what gearing I need for a GSXR 1000 around Mondello. It's a 2010. Gearing for any other tracks would be great too. Cheers.
1 Reply | 190 Views
» Garage space available for this wknd
Oct 03, 2014 - 6:49 PM - by english9964
one garage space available 50€ 3 of altogether call me on 087 9964000
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» the Gixxer: new steed for me
Oct 03, 2014 - 3:29 PM - by Mick-R1
well thought i best get some photos up of the new bike, i really should have washer it first after owning it a few days i think its the most dirt the bike has ever seen (granted its a little dirtier now) but hey just took a few quick snaps to show ye all.

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... [Read More]
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» I hate my floorboards so bad, here's an idea
Oct 03, 2014 - 12:44 PM - by Barry Weiss
I have a vstar 650 which I bobbed and mostly took stuff off during this year, there is but a few things left I really want to change one of them are the shit floor boards, (

I really want forward controls since they are more comfortable for me, after market are too expensive, I briefly toyed with the idea to have weld on some tubes and cut the floorboards off that way I can keep the peddles for both break and gears, but with the leaning angle of the vstar and my sometimes aggressive riding style I am going to fuck myself up.

Here is an idea and I wonder how some of you more technical gurus... [Read More]
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» Silverstone BSB: Irishman Irwin tops Friday practice times
Oct 03, 2014 - 9:30 AM - by Admin
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Motorpoint British Supersport free practice one - conditions dry

1 69 1 Glenn IRWIN Kawasaki - Gearlink Kawasaki 2:09.954 6 7 101.59
2 5 2 Graeme GOWLAND Triumph - Smiths Triumph 2:10.364 8 12 0.410 0.410 101.27
3 3 3 Billy McCONNELL Triumph - Smiths Triumph 2:10.530 11 12 0.576 0.166 101.14
4 12 4 Luke MOSSEY Triumph - Techcare / Profile... [Read More]
3 Replies | 250 Views
» Magny-Cours WSBK: Irishman Kennedy pipped to the post during Supersport practice
Oct 03, 2014 - 9:30 AM - by Admin
CIA Insurance Honda’s Jack Kennedy was pipped to the post by the newly crowned World Supersport champion, Pata Honda’s Michael Van Der Mark during the opening free practice session at Magny-Cours this morning.

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Dubliner Kennedy put down a 1’42.422, but the Dutchman upped his game in the dying minutes of the outing to go seven tenths quicker than the Irishman, and ended up the only rider to lap inside the 1’41 barrier, after a 1’41.763 rotation.

Initially it... [Read More]
1 Reply | 174 Views
» bike show pics
Oct 03, 2014 - 9:27 AM - by Admin
few shots from's Dave MB [ ]

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... [Read More]
26 Replies | 1,086 Views
» Garage space for the masters
Oct 03, 2014 - 6:37 AM - by thomas #60
we'll looking for garage space for the masters 1 space maybe 2 if anyone has any room cheers
5 Replies | 156 Views
» Singapor motorcycle road rage incident
Oct 03, 2014 - 6:36 AM - by Barry Weiss

Also story with pic of biker here
30 Replies | 1,008 Views
» Pull a wheelie mister
Oct 03, 2014 - 6:26 AM - by godofbiomechanics
Never had a burning desire to learn/possibly wreck me or bike in trying but I reckon its time I learnt. Why now after yrs? I had a dream I was wheeling, and it was fun lol.

If you said to me do a wheelie i probably could but it wouldnt be pretty.
Ive done unintentional wheelies before, with varying degrees of the control to pleasure ratio, ie my old K5 trying to salute the sky = not so pleasurable, Vs gentle lofting power wheelies over dead ground, wooo nice.
I dont want mad skills, just the ability to do it safely.

So questions,
Safest method? Clutch or bounce and gas?
Should i use a big inline 4 or big twin?
145 Replies | 4,180 Views
» roads are rough this mornin
Oct 03, 2014 - 4:54 AM - by hooch
Loads of leaf shite and other debris on m. Go easy.
25 Replies | 770 Views
» A Q for the cbr 600. f2/f3 HEADS!
Oct 02, 2014 - 11:51 PM - by i'm telling mammy
I have a mate with a f2 doesn't have it too long, anyway he was driving tru town last night and the bike started making a weird noise (like it dropped a valve) he taught the worst! but he got it home and found out it spat out a plug (threads completely fooked)

So he has a spare engine from a f3 and he's wondering if the heads are a straight swap? Also if anyone has the correct torque settings it twud be a great help
15 Replies | 302 Views
» Good read
Oct 02, 2014 - 10:57 PM - by fraser2
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» Food for Thought , 4 Facts to Ponder
Oct 02, 2014 - 10:33 PM - by BIvy
The four most common types of collision involving motorcyclists and other vehicles :

A motorcyclist overtaking another vehicle turning right, resulting in the motorcyclist colliding head on into the side of the turning vehicle. 6 out of 13 motorcycle fatalities were involved in this type of collision this year.

A motorcyclist colliding head on with an oncoming vehicle while the motorcycle was overtaking a vehicle.

A motorcyclist losing control while taking a corner and crossing into the path of an oncoming vehicle resulting in a head on collision.

Another vehicle turning or driving through a junction / joining a main road from a minor road and colliding with a motorcyclist.

Two age groups in particular feature in... [Read More]
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» Lidl Offers coming up...
Oct 02, 2014 - 10:10 PM - by positron
Quick heads up. Thursday 9th October offers include bike cover (€9.99), battery tender with pulse charge option (€19.99), mini compressor, various W5 stuff etc (and snow chains for year round commuters. yeah!).
21 Replies | 768 Views
» 2 new helmets
Oct 02, 2014 - 9:09 PM - by macliam
Looking for two new helmets, his and hers, - cotters the best place? good for a deal? saw some cheaper on motorcycleshop online but can't try them from what I can see. on always worn shark but open to something different, thanks
11 Replies | 321 Views
» Scrutineering for Mondello Masters this weekend
Oct 02, 2014 - 7:55 PM - by tpmlogan
Hi All
There will be scrutineering tomorrow evening(Friday) from 5.30 to 6.30pm and there will be 4 of the lads there. Remember that these scrutineers are coming straight from work so if you could try and get there as soon as testing is finished please.

Many thanks to all the officials and marshals who give up their time for each meeting voluntarily come rain or shine and have been doing so for years.

Finally have a great, safe weekend's racing and hopefully we'll all be back next year as enthusiastic as ever.

Sheila and Terry
4 Replies | 315 Views
» Puncture in Sandyford
Oct 02, 2014 - 4:14 PM - by tonyn
Hi all
Is there any place near the beacon side of Sandyford that will fix a puncture?
Just out of work & back tyre flat :-(
3 Replies | 313 Views
» Streetfighter headlight and brackets?
Oct 02, 2014 - 3:11 PM - by Airmax is gay
Anyone getting rid of one or any advice on one? Took in an 07 gsxr750 fighter last night and the headlight is crap, paint peeling and falling off, brackets in shit, the lot. Anyone have any ideas on what to do with it? I presume the easiest way is to get one that mounts onto the fork legs ya?
24 Replies | 503 Views


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