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» David Silver's Honda museum!
Apr 09, 2017 - 8:12 PM - by N11 EXPRESS
I never knew about this place he is obviously really into his honda's. Sorry folks but James may is in the video


https://youtu.be/QC6R_jvwqoE
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» Cleaning tex-tile jacket....best way?
Apr 09, 2017 - 6:54 PM - by Japcati
Whats the best way to clean a tex-tile jacket and get embedded road dirt and grime off it?

Gonna treat the jacket with Nikwax TX Direct but want to get it as clean as possible 1st.

How do yous all clean yours?
Thanks.
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» West Cork Drag Racing. Any news? pics???
Apr 09, 2017 - 5:19 PM - by Dymag
isn't that today??

West Cork Drag Racing. Any news? pics???
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» torque on a bandit
Apr 09, 2017 - 4:17 PM - by jp biker
lads have being looking online but cant find the answer.
torqueing up the rear axle on a bandit 600,what would be the amount required ?
is it a bad idea just too tighten it up too tight ?
any ideas ???

chopper ???

thanks
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» Honda CBR 600 Fi
Apr 09, 2017 - 12:08 AM - by Movemarrow
All right folks I finally found the bike. I got it on Thursday and haven't stopped ridding it since
Click the image to open in full size.[IMG]Click the image to open in full size.... [Read More]
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» Similar to Varadero 125 but bigger cc
Apr 08, 2017 - 10:14 PM - by Ger310
Hi all,i had a thread on here 2/3 weeks ago asking could I drive a bike with a bigger engine than a 125cc with restrictors on it on a full A1 licence..........needless to say I was told no but I learnt a lot from the replies about the A2 and A licence and how I could go about getting them.......I decided to go for the A2 licence for now as I can get it quickly but the A licence is defo in the near future.............Anyway I have done the theory test and applied for the A2 learner permit,and I have booked the required IBT course for April 24-25th that will get me the full A2 licence so hopefully by early May i'll have that.

Now I have being driving a Honda Varadero 125cc for the past 4 years and I have to say it is by far the best 125cc drive I have driven down the years... [Read More]
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» Ducati Dublin
Apr 08, 2017 - 9:25 PM - by evok
Just curious...do Ducati Dublin have much used stock, same 3 bikes on their website for about a year now
9 Replies | 940 Views
» McGuinness testing crash.
Apr 08, 2017 - 8:31 PM - by Sleazy Rider
Just a dislocated thumb and hey it shows he is trying anyway!!

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/sport/...ephen-davison/
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» Crash Bungs on a Fazer s2
Apr 08, 2017 - 7:11 PM - by macconraoi
Looking for some advice, I am considering putting crash bungs on my 09 Fazer, have read that a slow speed spill can put too much force on the frame above the crash bung and crack the frame as there is no webbing in the frame at that point, anyone have any experience of this?
My other option is SW Motech engine bars which look like a hell of a lot of steel around the engine.
Advice appreciated
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» 1150rt idling rough - stick coils suspect ?
Apr 08, 2017 - 4:55 PM - by bigandy
Hello all, new here .. just got new ('04 new to me) 1150rt. She's sounding a bit rough, tickover is low sometimes cutting out when idling.
Quick google tells me lots about stick coils failing (did I say twin spark ?) causing it to run rough as only one spark firing.
Tried metering cable to main spark and getting 12V ok, tried disconnecting cable (ie disabling plug ??) engine sounds just the same .... repeated this on other side and same result.
Would ye think it might be reasonable to assume neither main spark firing hence both stick coils gone ??
All help appreciated ....
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» Roll them out after a winter of late nights
Apr 08, 2017 - 3:57 PM - by tonym
Last winters projects
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» Help: badly tarnished footpegs, what is best finish?
Apr 08, 2017 - 9:21 AM - by Dymag
Howdy

my 02 ZX12r rear footpegs need refurbishment.

Any suggestions to get back to looking new???

polish? if yes, anyone we know to do it?? will happily polish myself if someone tells me best tools/polish to use. Autosol and rag useless as pegs too rough...

paint/powder coating??? who???

thanks in advance
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» Max Wrist to be jailed.
Apr 07, 2017 - 9:34 PM - by Japcati
Maybe its better hes locked up now than kill himself or any other innocent road users?

Bye bye to his career in the army and his salary too,


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RM4aNaeOfKg


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjjNm1BEywQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFm-_vaECCA
22 Replies | 2,166 Views
» N plate
Apr 07, 2017 - 6:24 PM - by britjap
It may be common knowledge but I will pass it on. I you hold a full motorcycle licence(A) and pass your first car test (B) you do not have to display an N plate. My son recently passed his car test and has held a full motorcycle licence for 20 years his tester told him this so he checked with the RSA who confirmed it.
6 Replies | 426 Views
» Biking gear
Apr 07, 2017 - 5:23 PM - by Futura
I know there was a thread here recently regarding what gear to wear when out on the bike. I'm sure some will disagree with me but today while I was sitting outside a local shop a bike pulled in for petrol. He was wearing a shell type jacket, track suit bottoms, runners and no socks. To me that is just plain stupid!

I couldn't see the bike and he was not local. If nothing else he must have been freezing - plenty of sunshine but a cold wind.
28 Replies | 970 Views
» Moto4u Experience
Apr 07, 2017 - 3:42 PM - by TheBuddha
Hi Lads,

Just wanted to vent here and share my experience using the above lads. My honda VFR rectifier went dead on me there after 40k. Had to push start the bike and barely got it over the line to these lads. Used them because they were close to where i work. Bike went in and was told the rectifier was fried and had also knackered the battery. The battery was less than 2 years old and was able to start the bike and keep going for a day or two after taking it out and putting it on a trickle charge for 4 hours. Anyways, got confronted with the bill and was told that all in all for the new rectifier and battery and labour it came to 480 euro!

To top it off, it took 3 phone calls to actually get them to give me the price over the phone.

I was... [Read More]
17 Replies | 1,479 Views
» WCMCC Drag Race 9th April
Apr 06, 2017 - 10:10 PM - by benny13
Weather looks good for Sunday, anybody heading down?
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» Importing Bike from England
Apr 06, 2017 - 8:39 PM - by goose81
Alright lads, a mate wants to buy a vespa for commuting to work and theres a serious lack in Ireland plus they are mad money. I never realised how expensive they are, uk seems a much better selection and option.


Can anyone tell me what the process is, do you drive it back and VRT it at the docks or where?


We would be trying to get it brought back in a van cause not a chance am i driving a 125 scooter from London to Dublin haha, could anyone recommend a company to bring it back, do any lads go regularly?

cheers
Dave
28 Replies | 916 Views
» End Can Repair
Apr 06, 2017 - 8:33 PM - by dar 5150
Anyone know where to get one repaired Dublin/ Kildare area?
Centre on the 400s end can, has worked its self loose.
Cheers for any help
5 Replies | 285 Views
» Mt 07
Apr 06, 2017 - 6:00 PM - by TriDolph
Am thinking of changing my bike looking for something light and fun ,was looking at an Mt07 on dungdeal with 20000 miles on it looks clean havent seen it in the flesh ,mileage is high for 2 year old but shouldnt be a problem just wandering if anyone on here has any experience with them.
Love the cruiser but miss the fun of back roads.
17 Replies | 611 Views
» re-cover bike seat
Apr 06, 2017 - 3:52 PM - by mediocrity man
hi
i need to re-cover the seat for bike and hopefully have it waterproof again. just wondering what material you guys would recommend i use and where abouts i source the material. aside from online

thanks
3 Replies | 253 Views
» London's underground dirtbike culture.
Apr 06, 2017 - 1:13 PM - by PJ
Simon Hargreaves had this on a website this morning. See link at the bottom.

Harmless fun?
Future statistic?

"The riders go out looking for these spots where the public isn't going to get offended by what they do and the police won't come and shut them down."

At least they ain't using busy streets.

"no matter what's going on at home or at work, they can get on their bike and everything else will fade into the distance"

We can all relate to this.

http://i-d.vice.com/en_us/article/ph...urce=idtwitter
9 Replies | 582 Views
» Test Passed
Apr 06, 2017 - 12:18 PM - by mickthepieman
Hi all, Passed my test today in Sligo. many thanks to Damien at L's Angels Driving Academy in Sligo, He's a top man.

Mick
30 Replies | 542 Views
» Derek Sheils trackday Mondello 7-4-17
Apr 05, 2017 - 6:24 PM - by Cnut the Great
Not sure is this is on here already or not but I couldn't see it.

Derek Sheils is holding a fund raising trackday this Friday, im told there are still a few places still available and the weather is gonna be awesome.
It's the international track and tuition will be given on the day by experienced riders like Derek himself. Price is 160euro
There will be tyre service on site and a limited number of Dunlop race tyres.

Many from the site booked in?
God knows I need the seat time after the long winter, very rusty
9 Replies | 884 Views
» Micky D's New Book
Apr 05, 2017 - 9:11 AM - by eyore
Linky for anyone interested. 19.95 incl delivery. Good Price.
Got mine ordered.

https://www.bookdepository.com/Road-Racer/9781782437796
14 Replies | 742 Views
» Ticking over nicely but wont start? Bandit 600 Mk2
Apr 04, 2017 - 7:25 PM - by CorkBandit
Hi lads,

The usually reliable Bandit has been giving a bit of bother lately.

She'll turn over perfect but won't catch.

Tank has been emptied and filled with fuel I know is clean. Vacuum lines and fuel lines are not blocked and fuel is getting to carbs.

Seems to be that there's no spark.
4 new Iridium plugs were put in last year and are clean.

Does it sound like the coils are gone? Strange they'd both go together?



Opinions/advice welcome
18 Replies | 690 Views
» pilot screw seized in carb
Apr 04, 2017 - 7:07 PM - by empeehaitch
I'm trying to put a bmw f650 that was off the road for a few years back in action' I took carbs off bike and cleaned everything out andreplaced all rubber o rings new diaphrams etc, I couldn't get one pilot screw to budge, the top which takes a flat head screwdriver was bodged at some stage of its life, I took the other one off /two carbed single cylinder engine/ and replaced o-ring and cleaned etc, I took a chance and re-assembled everything bike fired up fine and ran for a short while but keeps cutting out, I read on the bmw f650 forum that this is usually down to air mixture and pilot screws need to be adjusted accordingly, my problem is the siezed one in my carb. I am putting this out there in the hope that someone has had a similar problem and how to get the screw out, I already... [Read More]
25 Replies | 723 Views
» No Reg number
Apr 04, 2017 - 3:13 PM - by Pumbaa the warthog
What's the procedure if the number plate is missing and can't be found, how do I get the original number? I have the frame number and it is an Irish reg bike, what or who do I contact? I thought if the frame number is on a cert then the reg number could be traced but...........
14 Replies | 664 Views
» mickey d talks about depression
Apr 04, 2017 - 2:26 PM - by chopper
ya never know what folk are going through .

Michael Dunlop: My depression secret and the struggle to keep a roof over mum's head - the bailiff came and said banks had claimed back the house
Exclusive: In day two of our edited extracts from the sensational autobiography of bike racer Michael Dunlop he tells for the first time of his depression as his world fell apart and he struggled to save the family home

At the end of 2013 I decided to hang up my helmet - for good. My walking away from the roads was nothing to do with money and everything to do with money. Aye, I was p****d off at Honda but I realised they were the tip of the iceberg. The things on my mind would sink the Titanic.
... [Read More]
28 Replies | 1,492 Views
» Bike Reg for Ferry
Apr 04, 2017 - 1:06 PM - by Hughsie
Lads, I'm trying to book a ferry back from the UK but the websites looking for the reg of the bike - which I don't know, because it could be either one of the 2 bikes I'm going to check out.

Any ideas?
7 Replies | 553 Views
» 2017 Short Circuit & Irish Road Racing Dates
Apr 04, 2017 - 12:23 PM - by ab_irl
Up to date 2017 Short Circuit & Road Racing dates ;

http://www.biker.ie/racing/

IRISH ROAD Race DATES FOR 2017
Day Date Club Event Type Circuit

Saturday 11th March 2017 MRC MCI Licence Assessment Day Mondello
Saturday 25th March 2017 MPSC Masters Mondello
Sunday 26th March 2017 MPSC Masters Mondello
Sunday 9th April 2017 West Cork Drag Race West Cork
Friday 14th April 2017 MCRRCI Irish SC championship Bishopscourt
Saturday 15th April 2017 MCRRCI Irish SC championship Bishopscourt
Monday 17th April 2017 B&D Easter Monday ISCC Kirkistown
Friday 21st April 2017 North Armagh RRC Irish/Ulster RR Championship Tandragee 100
... [Read More]
0 Replies | 455 Views
» Donedeal bike ads with blanked out reg plates
Apr 04, 2017 - 2:31 AM - by Ernest
Why do some sellers blank out the no plate? I recently sold a bike through donedeal and had the no plate visable in at least 2 of the pics. I had no reason to blank it.
Is it to stop people doing a reg check for finance probs or are they ex write offs?
41 Replies | 1,882 Views

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