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» Robbie o brien
Dec 21, 2016 - 10:28 PM - by alfiethedog
anyone know robbie,s number please?[ex ccm…race /road bike mechanic…..and does anyone know anyone selling a srad 750 engine???Muchas gratias
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» Seeking filtering biker on N4 Chapelizod bypass 06/10/2016
Dec 21, 2016 - 4:31 PM - by triumph
Bit of a long shot here, but on 6th October ~5.30pm I watched a filtering bike be aggressively blocked by an 11-D black BMW mini coupe on the N4 out of town just before where the Ballyfermot slip road joins the carriage way.

You were filtering between the fast and slow lane in stationary heavy traffic. The mini pulled out from your right and blocked your gap. You stopped and then cautiously tried to drive through the narrowed gap. The guy then put it in first and launched the cage at you on a hard lock closing the gap and pinning you between himself and a coach in the slow lane. You beeped your horn and held your hands up probably saying WTF! (same as myself)

This same cage crashed into me further up the road and physically attacked me. If you were the biker... [Read More]
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» New Mondello event format for 2017 Masters and Nationals
Dec 21, 2016 - 1:39 PM - by Big Man Andy
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Following a long consultation process involving Motorcycling Ireland's Short Circuit Committee, Race organising clubs, Mondello Park and Motorcycle Racing competitors, a radical 2017 Mondello Park Motorcycle Racing calendar has been announced.
The new schedule will see a reduced number of events run with each event taking place over two days. The calendar... [Read More]
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» Yamaha R6 2006+ Throttle mod
Dec 21, 2016 - 10:16 AM - by Cnut the Great
Has anyone heard of modifying the throttle on R6's?
The R6 has a notoriously stiff throttle, I'd like to free it up a bit.
I heard from one lad people have changed the spring down at the Itbs...
Anyone on here came across it??
My cables are as free as could be and tube etc.
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» CHEMICALS, on the plasticcs
Dec 21, 2016 - 10:16 AM - by jack1234
Hello, I am trying to figure out what chemicals the plastics on a motorbike come in contact with not (products)
Like: de-greaser, brake cleaner, coolant and engine oil ??????

What are the actual chemicals called?

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» boots...sidi/rst/tcx...others
Dec 21, 2016 - 8:46 AM - by kwackquack
Sidi boots seem to be that bit more expensive than other boots like rst and tcx...etc... what are peoples opinion, worth the extra or just fancier name ???
25 Replies | 886 Views
» 80mm semi rigid ducting..
Dec 20, 2016 - 5:24 PM - by stevenjhodnett
Lads, Does anyone know where I can buy some of this in Ireland?? I'm only looking about 2 meters. Setting up a nice dehumidifier in my workshop and this is all I need now. Needs to be 80mm internal diameter. It's only a tenners worth, but I'm hoping to get it before the weekend... Any ideas???

Here's an example:

Thanks for the help as always! ... [Read More]
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» Forma Adventure Boots
Dec 20, 2016 - 1:24 PM - by Southern Rider
Anybody here wear these.
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» which tourer ?
Dec 20, 2016 - 10:34 AM - by menapia dude
well folks the inevitable has happened,kids are hardy now and the ol Lady wants me to bring her on the back of the bike,i have 2010 z 1000 but her rear is not comfortable on it so i was thinking about an agile tourer with power along with comfort,i leaning towards rt 1150 or 1200, or a pan 1300 what do ye reckon ?
59 Replies | 2,466 Views
» VRT Fine
Dec 20, 2016 - 9:24 AM - by padraic2271
Lads, does anyone know what the fine is for going over the 30 days allowed for getting a vehicle VRT'd? I bought a bike in from Uk on 5th November and have an appointment this Friday to pay the VRT so I am roughly 18 days over
37 Replies | 1,603 Views
» Results: Bike Pic of the Month December 2016
Dec 19, 2016 - 9:31 PM - by Bruce
In joint 5th place with 8 votes each...

... [Read More]
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» 2017 Race Licence application from your couch
Dec 19, 2016 - 6:34 PM - by Andrei "The Russian"
As i have already received my race licence for 2017 a few lads were asking me on how i went about it without attending a seminar.

Step1: Print out the Race licence Application from a HERE
Fill out page 1 of the form to begin with. sign and date it.

Step2: Anti-doping can now be done online also, which is very handy.
Their website is HERE
On their page click on Create Account using your email address.
That'll give you access to the seminar itself. You will need to watch all videos one after the other while taking small quiz during video presentation. After... [Read More]
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» valve ajustment on a bandit 12
Dec 19, 2016 - 4:57 PM - by acdc
hey lads doing this for the first time and I would appreciate any tips or pointers.
I have a feeler guage but its in imperial and old , i used it for plugs the years back should I get a new one there cheap enough?
what i have from the manual is
.10mm-.15mm (.004"-.006") on the intake and .18mm-.23mm (.007"-.009") on the exhaust...cold.

so do I leave the bike over night so she is cold as can be , and its the screw type which is handy no shim swapping but it has to be done like every 7k .
Is it better to leave them a bit loose on the scale than tight ?
Will there be oil in the head or will it have being drained away.
If I get it wrong I will destroy the head so just want to get it right.
I was told by a... [Read More]
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» Rusty fucking discs
Dec 19, 2016 - 3:39 PM - by Katanasteve
Have set ebc discs on my katana that are rusting badly anybody successful in getting rid of rust there stainless steel discs not cheap 200 a disc
17 Replies | 929 Views
» How hard is it to run an Irish National Road Race?
Dec 19, 2016 - 11:40 AM - by Admin
Road race organisers breathe a hefty sigh of relief if they don’t lose money at the end of an event. To put on a two-day show in Ireland costs the business end of €100,000, yet there is little or no gate money and if it rains, which it does in Ireland, then it’s disaster.

How hard is it to run an Irish road race in the current economic climate? When the 2017 calendar was announced it was known the Mid-Antrim 150 would not run, but there is a planned return for 2018.

Click the image to open in full size.... [Read More]
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» Situational Irony. ..
Dec 18, 2016 - 4:33 PM - by iano
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18 Replies | 1,643 Views
» Cotters open?
Dec 18, 2016 - 3:57 PM - by onetwomany
Anyone know if cotters are open today or tomorrow (Sunday or Monday) with it being Christmas week n all?
4 Replies | 564 Views
» Limerick motocross track open or closed?
Dec 18, 2016 - 12:46 PM - by jasonmac87
Can someone tell me is the limerick motocross track closed down? Havent seen the gates open in a long time. Just bought a cr 250 and could do with practice
8 Replies | 528 Views
» Can a bike be clamped ??
Dec 17, 2016 - 8:21 PM - by pudzey
Parked close-by the entrance to a shopping center today and a member of staff said id be clamped if i didn't move to a suitable spot ( there was no bike parking there )

i said clamp away anyway and if you scratch if you'll pay for damage . Came back out 20 minutes later and he was on his walkie talkie thingy trying to get a clamp brought to him .

So just wondering can bikes be clamped ?? Heard they can be in dublin city awhile back so i dunno
11 Replies | 1,420 Views
» Red Rubber Grease in Dublin?
Dec 17, 2016 - 6:30 PM - by Japcati
Anyone know I can get a tub of red rubber grease in Dublin.?
Finding it hard to track this stuff down.
30 Replies | 1,039 Views
» triumph chopper build
Dec 17, 2016 - 1:18 PM - by choppermann
Pretty quiet in this section of the site ,so here's a build to to look at
I'm putting together a triumph T140V in an Uncle Bunt hardtail frame.
Just got the frame back form the painters.
painted flat black with satin clear coat ,really happy with how it came out.
I like simple black choppers with just the basics to go down the road.
Click the image to open in full size.... [Read More]
29 Replies | 1,582 Views
» Home from home Toyrin extra stop.
Dec 17, 2016 - 11:42 AM - by Hondapanfan
Firstly I apologize for overposting. Secondly I has an idea after watching the news about the home from home action in Apollo house. Is there anyone on orgainisers of tomorrows run? What yiz think about throwing in an extra little present and make a second stop tommrrow? I know its also in memory of the original organiser and the tree planted at the refuge in his memory.
But what youse reckon? A second stop?
10 Replies | 723 Views
» Voting: Bike Pic of the Month December 2016
Dec 16, 2016 - 8:46 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

This month's winner will receive another great prize from - a kid's Wulfsport MotoX helmet in either blue or pink...
... [Read More]
31 Replies | 1,049 Views
» Bits for shark helmet
Dec 16, 2016 - 7:01 PM - by Hondapanfan
I knew me visor was acting funny on the way home. Lost one of the screw in lads for holding visor on/ tightening visor up.
Where would I get spare bits for a shark helmet? Tried their website but its not mobile friendly with this phone anyway. Thanks for any input. Thankfully have my good Shoei on standby. It was like coming home putting it back on ��
25 Replies | 794 Views
» Can you get done twice for speeding twice in the same hour on the same road
Dec 16, 2016 - 6:24 PM - by crispy

I have three point for speeding in the unmentionable from last year (58kph in a 50 at 2am around Fairview Park).

The Other half just rang me going A#esh1t saying there's two speeding fines after coming for you driving the unmentionable taxi between 2-3 am on Morehampton Road last Sunday morning.

Both around 60kph in a 50kph zone bringing you's drunkin feckers home.


Can you get done for two similar offences within 60 mins of each other on the same road?


Would you reckon, it's worthwhile going the solicitor route and trying to wrangle getting just the fine without points...... or just fes up and have 9 flipping points and drive like miss daisy for the next three... [Read More]
17 Replies | 1,295 Views
» Hand operated brake bleeder kit
Dec 16, 2016 - 2:40 PM - by Japcati
Anyone know where I can get a hand operated one for not too much money?

All local motor factor shops only seem to sell kits that use an air line.Looked in some of the bikes hops and they dont sell em.
All I want is the small hand/trigger operated bleeder kit and bottle.
21 Replies | 862 Views
» service and reg plate
Dec 16, 2016 - 2:04 PM - by jp biker
lads how many km would you get service done at ?
i picked up a bike with just under 12k on clock and now there is 13500 on it
bike was bought from a dealer so im guessing bike was serviced befour it was often would you get it serviced time wise or by kms ?

15 Replies | 624 Views
» Chip on tank
Dec 16, 2016 - 10:45 AM - by stipey
Still a little groggy after a late one last night, the bike slipped when I was trying to get it up on the center stand. Thankfully just a few small nicks and a bent brake lever.

Problem is, there's a chip on the tank that's down to the metal so need to get that sorted to stop it rusting. Found this color rite stuff from the states that's meant to be a pretty good match colourwise - but can't get it shipped here.

Anybody know of any alternative or where I can get it (presumably at twice the price) in Ireland. I'd rather not shell out to get the whole thing done.
8 Replies | 686 Views
» L vest ?
Dec 15, 2016 - 11:24 PM - by pudzey
Test date for 25th next month (January) Anybody have a lucky L vest to pass on ( postage paid by me)

All i have is a oily , mucky , ripped high viz jacket at the moment :)
6 Replies | 465 Views
» New runaround
Dec 15, 2016 - 8:29 PM - by dvgenius
Bandit love revived

The one and only motorized vehicle I've kept the longest in my life was a Bandit 600 for an all time record of 2years , now I've got the 1200 acquired through part exchange for my beemer last week.

The hooligan in me have suddenly awoken again, must be the new viper exhaust

... [Read More]
23 Replies | 1,428 Views
» Get yer calendars here!!
Dec 15, 2016 - 6:43 PM - by eirehead
Please read the title in the style of the lad in town you hear shouting, "Who's for the last of the Santy hats?".

Many thanks to everyone who's purchased a PotM 2017 Calendar for DSI so far. I'd love to get 100 orders this year if possible so if anyone would like one, or more, please click on here.

Thanks a lot, Mick.
1 Reply | 495 Views
» are lithium ion batteries really worth the cost
Dec 15, 2016 - 6:30 PM - by acdc
only asking cause they cost nearly 300 squids and my phone and laptop battery are LI and they fooked up long ago and had to be replaced twice while the gel bike batt is still going, just asking is all?
10 Replies | 1,065 Views
» are these ebay jackets fake
Dec 15, 2016 - 3:49 PM - by acdc
16 Replies | 833 Views


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