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» Current Poll
Why cant it wheelie mister?
Cos I'm shite at wheelies - 60.78%
31 Votes
Its too aerodynamic - 11.76%
6 Votes
its faster than a harley - 13.73%
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it doesnt self destruct like a Ducati - 13.73%
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» Honda NC700x
Jun 06, 2016 - 6:27 PM - by 2shea
Anyone got one of these machines? Seen one today and they aren't a bad looking wee bike.

Was reading reviews and they seem to be an ok bike.

I'm coming from a GTR1400 and vstrom 1000 so a 50bhp bike might no be the best option. I was looking at Versys 650 and deauville 700 too.

So has anyone any experience with the nc700x? Manual not DCT.
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» Dunlop disqualified!
Jun 06, 2016 - 4:17 PM - by Sleazy Rider
Supersport race 1 revised results
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» Reclaiming a vintage silencer ?
Jun 06, 2016 - 2:34 PM - by -alan-
I've been working on the Cb450 as a gradual rolling restoration type job - with sound advice and help from a few of the lads on here. The bike's running fairly well now - but I've noticed the sounds from each pipe are slightly different. The left gives a nice deep 'wuffle', the right always sounded a bit harsher. Spent ages trying to tweak the slow running settings on the carbs, before it dawned on me that it could be the internal baffles - and true enough, a quick probe with a bit of scaffolding rod confirms there's something solid about 5" in on the good pipe, and nothing on the other. The baffle must be damaged or gone awol.

New back silencers are firmly in the 'if you have to ask..' price category, and even pattern ones are c.400 euros. I'd prefer not to go with... [Read More]
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» TT 2016: Monday 6th june times and race results
Jun 06, 2016 - 12:50 PM - by Admin
RL 360 Superstock - conditions dry

1 4 Ian Hutchinson BMW / Tyco BMW 01:09:47.543 129.745 Silver
2 12 Dean Harrison Kawasaki / Silicone Engineering 01:10:15.187 128.894 Silver
3 3 James Hillier Kawasaki / Quattro Plant Muc-Off Kawasaki 01:10:17.092 128.836 Silver
4 9 Michael Rutter BMW / Bathams SMT Racing 01:10:46.047 127.957 Silver
5 7 Gary Johnson BMW / Team BMW Motorrad 01:10:49.292 127.859 Silver
6 1 John McGuinness Honda / EMC / BET VICTOR 01:10:58.053 127.596 Silver
7 10 Conor Cummins Honda / Valvoline Racing by Padgetts Moto 01:11:26.858 126.739 Silver
8 8 William Dunlop Kawasaki / MSS Colchester Kawasaki / IC 01:12:05.049 125.620 Silver
9 15 David Johnson BMW / Fleetwood Grab Services/4 Anjels... [Read More]
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» McGee
Jun 06, 2016 - 11:16 AM - by Spanky
The Mullingar missile takes 17th in supersport race. Well done Derek
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» Dublin to Cork speed traps
Jun 06, 2016 - 7:45 AM - by Burt_Munro
Travelled down and back yesteday and have never seen so many speed traps on a motorway, 6 in all. All Garda Radar traps, some very obvious and 2 really sneaky ones. One had the boot of the cage wide open so as to disguise the reflecting chevrons etc.

Suppose the weather and the bank holiday brought them out!
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» Looking for Mosfet regulator/rectifier. FH020AA
Jun 05, 2016 - 4:33 PM - by jellikit
As above, anyone know where I could get one fairly sharpish? Or anyone got a spare they'd sell? Been looking online and most are 1-2 weeks delivery. Most places only do the full kit too. I only need the unit as the bike is already wired for one. Ta, J

Edit.: Apparently later Yamaha ones, part no. ID7-81960-00-00 are the same if anyone's got a spare
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» The trike question again...
Jun 05, 2016 - 8:57 AM - by Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch
Does anyone know of somewhere (preferably Cork) that will do a trike conversion on a Triumph America, please?

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» Help removing bolts: welder?
Jun 04, 2016 - 10:27 PM - by spray____
I needed to tighten an O2 sensor that was basically falling out, and couldn't get a wrench on it. I was terrified of breaking a header bolt, so I tried separating the cat from the headers instead and it got away from me.

There are six 4mm allens bolts and, like most exhaust bolts, they are rusted into a brown lump of shit. I tried to get them out with an allen key, but there was no way that was happening. There is no room to work with anything like an impact. It looked like the bolts only held onto a nut welded on the back of the cat, so I figured the best plan would be to just cut the heads off. Then the pieces would come apart and I could drill them out when I had some more room to work.

Well that's not happening. I got the heads off, but they seem to be... [Read More]
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» Suzuki b king
Jun 04, 2016 - 7:06 PM - by repsol 400
Picked up a big king today

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» Sidecars at TT.
Jun 04, 2016 - 1:15 PM - by Sleazy Rider
Looks like the first lap has been red flagged as I was typing this. I was just going to ask were there any Irish outfits racing this year
Red flagged incident at Rhencullen

Oil on the road being cleaned up so news at 3 o'clock. Don't think it involved injury so good news there.
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» Panigale Rear Wheel Removal
Jun 04, 2016 - 12:39 PM - by Jofass
Hi folks,

Got a set of tyres for the Europe trip coming up on Thursday. The lad in Galway here doesn't have 55mm 12 sided socket to get the wheel off. Anyone have one in Galway or know where I can get one asap? Halfords are a bust. All last minute headaches I know but it's part of the fun. Apprently it's also torqued to 230NM so will be tons of fun getting it off!!

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» TT 2016: Dunlop smashes lap record on way to Superbike win
Jun 04, 2016 - 11:50 AM - by Admin
Hawk BMW’s Michael Dunlop obliterated John McGuinness’ outright lap record on the way to a dominant RST Superbike TT win today and was the first man to set a sub-17m lap on the Mountain Course.

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Dunlop put in a a 133.393mph on lap two - which included a fuel stop - on his way to his 12th win but also did a 133.369 on lap one to cross the line by 19.064s from Tyco BMW’s Ian Hutchinson in second and King of the Mountain John McGuinness in third. Hutchinson set a... [Read More]
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» zzr1100 clutch
Jun 04, 2016 - 11:47 AM - by sharpbikes
Recently traded into a zzr1100, lovely bike, plenty of go, but the clutch is like an on off switch, it has all of its travel within 5mm about 10mm from the bar on the highest leaver setting. have bled the clutch for an hour and couldnt get it any better. would clutch wear manifest itself like this or am i looking more at a piston/seal issue?
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» 133mph
Jun 04, 2016 - 10:23 AM - by vfrrider
Micky D just did a sub 17 min opening lap.
First man over 133mph.
What a pilot
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» Caliper refurb?
Jun 04, 2016 - 5:46 AM - by Orderofchaos
Need my stickey brakes fixed. They also look a bit scruffy.
Anyone in ireland do similar to this. Seems a bit pricey.
5 Replies | 278 Views
» Fuel light no clocks gsxr 750 Srad
Jun 03, 2016 - 10:25 PM - by myfirstyamaha
Lads I'm thinking of getting rid if the clocks on the gixxer as I'm fightering it,
Only thing is I want the fuel light
Does anyone know is there a certain wire that the sensor is carried on that I can just put a warning bulb on etc?

Any help is greatly appreciated as I was looking for ages today
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» Rear master cylinder
Jun 03, 2016 - 8:49 PM - by trd
I'm not sure is my rear master cylinder busted, cannot get brakes to bleed , new hose , new calliper. Had brakes working but back brake kept seizing after a good use . Now I can get system to bleed . Have put a new rebuild kit in master cylinder too and still the same ?

Any ideas ? Thanks
5 Replies | 211 Views
» TT 2016: Friday 3rd June practice times and results
Jun 03, 2016 - 8:40 PM - by Admin
Times and results from Friday’s Superbike, Superstock, Supersport and Sidecar practice sessions for TT 2016

RST Superbike - conditions dry

1 6 Michael Dunlop BMW/Hawk Racing 2 17:03.156 132.754

2 4 Ian Hutchinson BMW/Tyco BMW 1 17:12.744 131.521
3 12 Dean Harrison Kawasaki/Silicone Engineering 1 17:24.863 129.996
4 9 Michael Rutter BMW/Bathams SMT Racing 2 17:27.950 129.613
5 10 Conor Cummins Honda/Honda Racing 1 17:28.876 129.499
6 1 John McGuinness Honda/Honda Racing 1 17:31.250 129.206
7 8 William Dunlop Yamaha/IC Racing / Caffrey International 1 17:33.515 128.928
8 15 David Johnson Norton/Norton Motorcycles 1 17:36.753 128.533
9 19 Steve Mercer Honda/JACKSON RACING 1 17:38.148 128.364
10 7... [Read More]
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» Sad news Luis Salom
Jun 03, 2016 - 8:17 PM - by Sleazy Rider
Moto 2 rider Luis Salom died after a crash in free practice for Sunday's Catalunya GP
16 Replies | 767 Views
» Where would I get a cdi for.....
Jun 03, 2016 - 7:01 PM - by Johnny mc
A quad tomorrow, its 5pin mullinagr area
2 Replies | 185 Views
» Hutchy on lap record pace on a superstock
Jun 03, 2016 - 6:30 PM - by Unfazed
Hutch just broke the lap record in practice on a superstock putting in 132.803.

Hope he can do it in the race to get the record
20 Replies | 789 Views
» firestorm manual cct's , where to get/ best price???
Jun 03, 2016 - 11:26 AM - by Unemployable mcc
while the vtr is parked thought i'd sort these sorted out any info on where to shop ? anyone got a set lying around ?
6 Replies | 304 Views
» Suzuki b king
Jun 03, 2016 - 10:10 AM - by repsol 400
Lads I'm looking a a Suzuki b king at th weekend did anyone on here have one.. Is there anything to look out for and are they comfortable to take a passenger on?
5 Replies | 392 Views
» Engine options
Jun 03, 2016 - 7:57 AM - by T J Hooker
Are there any other engine options that won't require any machining etc for a zxr400. Is the zzr400 a direct fit?

I can't find an engine anywhere. And I'm not skilled enough to make a working engine out of the two I have here for it. As far as I'm aware neither of these two engines have compression.

14 Replies | 656 Views
» Running out of decent mechanics
Jun 03, 2016 - 6:47 AM - by yamaharule
I don't know where to go in Dublin to get work done on the bike anymore.
I have a fazer and recently had it in a shop I went to for years. I had heard bad stuff about him but I thought he was alright until the last time I left the bike in.
I can only travel within Dublin.
I need to get the carb to inlet rubbers replaced. They're badly cracked and bike is driving rough.
Can anyone recommend a good mechanic in Dublin?
21 Replies | 1,420 Views
» Xjr 1200 insurance
Jun 02, 2016 - 10:54 PM - by 400rr
Well lad's
What is the best insurance company any advice. I'm 32 have 2 year's no claims and have afull licence with 3 year's

13 Replies | 496 Views
» 03 rsv reg rec
Jun 02, 2016 - 9:31 PM - by patz
Anyone know what the recommended replacement rectifier regulator for the rsv1000r. It's a 03 but the 04 shape . Also where would i get one ,Thanks all
12 Replies | 267 Views
» Europe Bike Transport.. Urgent (Euro's)
Jun 02, 2016 - 9:20 PM - by GaryMunster
Alright lads, I messed up.

I am currently living in Amsterdam. I plan to ride my bike to Paris for the Euro's , then have a delivery crowd drop my bike back up to Amsterdam and I fly back. Thing is, I had a crowd organised to deliver the bike but I didnt pay the full amount in time and now he is fully booked.

Long story short, do you know of any trusted delivery crowds that deliver bikes around Europe?

I get into Paris on Monday the 13th of June and want the bike delivered by the 15th preferably as I follow the boys in green to Bordeaux.

... [Read More]
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» TT 2016: Thursday 2nd June practice times and results
Jun 02, 2016 - 9:10 PM - by Admin
Times and results from Thursday night’s Superbike, Superstock, Supersport, Lightweight and Sidecar practice sessions for TT 2016

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RST Superbike - conditions dry

1 6 Michael Dunlop BMW/Hawk Racing 2 17:06.164 132.365
2 4 Ian Hutchinson BMW/Tyco BMW 1 17:11.649 131.661
3 1 John McGuinness Honda/Honda Racing 2 17:15.940 131.116
4 10 Conor Cummins Honda/Honda Racing 2 17:24.944 129.986
5 12 Dean Harrison... [Read More]
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» replica end cans
Jun 02, 2016 - 8:47 PM - by sub zero
hows it going lads?

im thinking of changing the end can on the bike and seen this on donedeal -

anybody have one of these or know somebody that has one? is the quality decent and are they simple to fit?

2 Replies | 375 Views
» Voting: Bike Pic of the Month May 2016
Jun 02, 2016 - 7:39 PM - by Bruce
Choose your 5 favourite pics (does not have to be in any order) and list them like so:


Do not vote for your own picture

Another great prize from for this month's winner - a G-Mac helmet...

... [Read More]
32 Replies | 1,141 Views
» How're ye coping with the heat?
Jun 02, 2016 - 7:16 PM - by R.M
Finding it a bit on the hot side to go on the bike during the day with leathers.
How ye managing?
47 Replies | 1,705 Views


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