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» Minimum tyre tread depth?
Aug 16, 2015 - 6:35 PM - by phil-short
What is the legal minimum and do any makes have wear indicaters, pirelli's for instance when you get to minimum?
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» Bishops court masters pics.
Aug 16, 2015 - 2:54 PM - by Robin Hugh Gibb
Took a few snaps at the masters round at Bishops court ,give number and class and I will see what I have.
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» Laverty crashes out of Brno MotoGP
Aug 16, 2015 - 2:30 PM - by Admin
Eugene Laverty's disappointing season continued as he crashed out on the third lap of the Czech Republic MotoGP at the Brno circuit on Sunday.

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The Aspar Honda rider from Toomebridge has picked up just 12 points in his first season in the MotoGP class, with a best finish of 12th in Spain.

Movistar Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo won to draw level on points with team-mate Jorge Lorenzo at the top of the series.

Spaniard Lorenzo leads the... [Read More]
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» cracker of a spin... road closure too...
Aug 16, 2015 - 2:06 PM - by myfirstyamaha
Went for the usual hollywood over the gap spin but forgot the hollywood fair was on

Headed back to valleymount and over the gap that way.
Hasnt been as good of a sunday weatherwise ina long time!

Plenty of bikes out today, id say even the fairweather bikers were out

Only got 3 snaps in view of the sugarloaf

... [Read More]
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» Diesel Spill
Aug 16, 2015 - 1:59 PM - by jcool
Diesel Spill Carrigaline Roundabout by Church
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» Seat cover and toolkit flew away on N81...
Aug 16, 2015 - 1:49 PM - by hagetaka
Has anyone found a red seat cover and/or toolkit for a panigale on the N81 today by any chance? Should be somewhere between Hollywood and Baltinglass . I went back but couldn't find it
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» Has anyone here actually ridden the 2015 R1? Thinking on trading in RC8R
Aug 16, 2015 - 11:03 AM - by grahambo2005
Hi All

Just wondering has anyone here actually ridden the 2015 R1?

Last one is left in Megabikes.
Only 3 road going bikes in the Republic as far as I am aware, including the R1M sold at the Bike show in the RDS earlier this year.

I'm seriously considering selling the RC8R (2012 model) and buying the new R1.
Not mad on the colour mind you.

I'd say it'll cost the guts of 8K to change.
There is nowhere I can test ride the R1 so I'm going on "hear say", but clearly everyone likes it.

The way I look at it:
1) It'll cost 8k to go up 3 years and 25bhp for the R1
2) I could buy an s1000rr new and it would cost just 6K to change and have same power.
3) I could buy a 2014... [Read More]
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» Best of luck to the Irish lads in Elvington today !
Aug 16, 2015 - 7:49 AM - by camnhoj
Guinness world wheelie competition on today .
Who's gonna break the 200mph barrier lads
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» My new bike
Aug 16, 2015 - 12:37 AM - by b.c
Got this 2 weeks ago the day I went on holiday,just got to see it today👍Click the image to open in full size.
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» Opinions needed
Aug 15, 2015 - 11:28 PM - by Road warrior
Been thinking about changing from the transalp lately, I miss having a more sporty type bike (a 2005 636 was my last road bike) having the sv trackbike I was thinking about an aprilia mille, but then I spotted this http://www.donedeal.ie/view/10156924 the info is non existant but is that not a bit cheap for a 954, can a half decent one be had for that kind of money? I know its apples and oranges but any opinions as to the better of the 2 bikes?
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» R6 2006 battery wanted for Mondello tomorrow
Aug 15, 2015 - 10:57 PM - by padraic2271
Myself and a friend are heading to Mondello tomorrow to do track day, he has just realised his battery is completely fucked, will jump start off another battery but wont run once leads are removed, has anyone that is going in the morning a spare they can lend or sell him? The battery is very small, we have tried various ones from our mates bikes but none fit
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» Photos : Ugp 2015
Aug 15, 2015 - 9:54 PM - by smahon
A few snaps from UGP raceday and plenty more on here:
http://www.smsportphoto.com/p488162034

A day of ups and downs - some fantastic racing and great to see Lee Johnston bag a few wins and a commanding win also from Derek McGee on the Supertwin.
The big downer was the loss of Andy Lawson in the 2nd Supersport race, RIP Andy.

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... [Read More]
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» Fuel spill Glanmire side of Dunkettle roundabout
Aug 15, 2015 - 6:04 PM - by Unfazed
Just passed now and they were cleaning it up.
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» Carb problem... I think
Aug 15, 2015 - 11:31 AM - by pryrates
Trying to fire up a bike that was stored for 7 years in my garage. 1983 GSX 550.

Drained the fuel tank, checked all the plugs for a spark. All seems good but doesn't look like they are getting petrol. I think the carbs are gummed up with old petrol.

I've never had to deal with carbs much before, any ideas on how to proceed?
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» insta-crap! Just add rim tape!
Aug 15, 2015 - 10:55 AM - by mickomacko
cbr600_07_mar_13_2.jpg

just look at this
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» VRT for vintage bike
Aug 15, 2015 - 10:14 AM - by pryrates
I registered a 1983 GSX 550 yesterday and was charged 126e to do it. I was under the impression that over 30 years was free? Also had to take the bike of the trailer and prove that it could "move under its own propulsion".

This required some creative use of jump leads and was a general pain in the ass.

Anyone have any experience with this?
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» Blackbird front-end
Aug 14, 2015 - 11:52 PM - by ars
The blackbird had leaking fork seals so I went at them and bought new bushes while I was at it as they were cheap enough. Anyway, I stripped them completely and cleaned and dried everything and reassembled exactly to the Honda manual using 10wt oil but now that it's all back together I find the front-end really sensitive. I took it out for a drive and find the front seems to be picking up every slight bump in the road - it's like it's bobbing up and down except on the smoothest of surfaces. If I'm travelling behind something I can see the headlight reflection bobbing up and down as I follow behind - I can only imagine what it looks like to traffic coming from the other direction. Is 10wt oil too heavy or what?
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» Anyone heading to Faugheen Tomorrow?
Aug 14, 2015 - 9:16 PM - by Airmax is gay
Thinking of heading off from Kerry in the morning, onto Mallow/Mitchelstown/Cahir and on, anyone else up for it? Wont make it Sunday unfortunately so gonna head tomorrow instead
8 Replies | 383 Views
» Manx Grand Prix
Aug 14, 2015 - 8:22 PM - by cargo
Please if you possibly can sign on to marshal at Manx Grand Prix 2015 then do so. We need every single marshal we can get. You DON'T need experience.
You WILL get all the help you need or want
It is FUN
You WILL meet great people ( hopefully not me on track)
Sign on you know it makes sense


You can do it online..............even if you only do one or two sessions your help will make a difference

http://www.iomttma.com/oservices/
2 Replies | 280 Views
» The accessory?
Aug 14, 2015 - 7:48 PM - by Misley
Hi guys, i'm a bit new biker , can you tell what is this part for?


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14 Replies | 914 Views
» Disappearing oil
Aug 14, 2015 - 6:04 PM - by bryang
Hi lads, I did 6000k in the last month on a big euro trip ,about 3 weeks ago I checked the oil and it was ok, bike was going great the whole trip, left it sitting for a few days and when i started it there was a knocking, checked the oil and it was way down , found no sign of any leak nor a spot where it is parked. I put nearly 2 litres into it before it was right again. Could the bike be burning this much oil?
I'm thinking run this topped up oil for 10 mins and then do an oil and filter change, is this the right thing to do?
Cheers for any advice
11 Replies | 591 Views
» Emergency tyre repair kit..
Aug 14, 2015 - 5:36 PM - by roryf
I will be heading to France/Spain in a few weeks and I want to take something that will get me to a tyre shop should I get a flat; something that will fit under the seat and that won't explode in hot temps and leave a mess or a burning wreck..

suggestions from please..
20 Replies | 653 Views
» GSXR 600 Oil Pan
Aug 14, 2015 - 2:42 PM - by murrayer166
Does anyone have a second hand GSXR 600 Oil Pan/Sump Lying around as there's a crack in mine and I ain't paying €200 for a new one. Need one pretty urgently cash is waiting
17 Replies | 368 Views
» Pain in the a** having no petrol indication
Aug 14, 2015 - 1:21 PM - by silva123
Varadero 125 has been great so far, but I am clueless about when to fill up etc.

So I'm trying to figure out how the reserve and on switch works, as in how it actually switches the petrol. I know theoretically how it works but when I look at it it's a different story. Where does the petrol actually leave to get to the engine? I attached a link to the underside of the tank.

The way I've been doing is when I can't see the petrol inside I lash in a fivers worth.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HONDA-VARADE...item5d5c0c4eba
20 Replies | 616 Views
» My New Bike
Aug 14, 2015 - 12:04 PM - by Kavo
Have this 2 weeks now and I'm delighted with it

It's a Honda CTX 700N DCT.

I've been sniffing around these new Honda's for a while now and Honda started selling the S and CTX version in Ireland this year so I had a few bob and no bike (thanks to a poxy cager last year) and decided to go for the CTX.

Now some of you may know I'm like One arm bandit from this site but my right arm is bolloxed anyway I went to Moto4U in Rathfarnham and spoke to Bruce about buying the bike a transferring the front brake and throttle to the left side, I talked... [Read More]
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» World motograss championship 2015
Aug 14, 2015 - 8:45 AM - by hillybilly
Yes, it's nearly that time of year again.
The YMSA World Motograss Championship 2015 will be taking place the weekend of 29/30th August at the Halfway track, Ballinhassig, Co. Cork.
This is great craic for competitors and spectators.
Classes for autos, 65s, 85s, MX1, MX2, evos/twinshocks, O40s...
Overnight camping, catering & entertainment.

http://www.gaydar.com/Southwester...type=1&theater
5 Replies | 386 Views
» Cotters opening hours on a Saturday
Aug 14, 2015 - 8:03 AM - by VTWIN
Hi, just wondering what's the opening hours for cotters on a Saturday. Is it till dinner time or all day to 6pm. Tks
4 Replies | 380 Views
» Fairing mounts / lug repair (Bros 400)
Aug 13, 2015 - 10:39 PM - by GavJudge
Hi folks,

Just looking for any tips / advise / feedback from anyone that might be handy at or know some handy at working with plastics.

The story: I have a Honda Bros 400. Many owners will know is that they where very popular with couriers and as such where ridden hard. One of the first issues (things to go) is the rear seat cowling getting cracks and the lugs / mounts getting destroyed!

My bike is in decent shape other that the tailpiece is missing mounts and a lug. I was lucky enough to find a breaker with a cowling that has most of the mounts and lugs however one of each is broken off (the pieces of which I have thankfully). Very hard to find parts for this bike in decent shape from breakers so I'm thinking I only have one shot at getting... [Read More]
14 Replies | 464 Views
» Brakes issue
Aug 13, 2015 - 9:28 PM - by dean fzr
well lads, I'm wondering if anyone could shed some light for me, change the discs and pads(front) on the xj diversion today and put all new fluids etc into her, my problem comes were when I brought it for a spin I could hear the wat sounded like the pads rubbing against the disc, bearing in mind I'm a total novice at this stuff would that be known as the bedding in period or have I done something really wrong?
Thank you for any input in advance
9 Replies | 252 Views
» Need info on zxr 400
Aug 13, 2015 - 8:14 PM - by Zxr400l8
bought a zxr 400 last week as a project bike for the track so far I just have the fairings changed
Just looking for some information on what I should be doing to it am new to this like what should I strip what should I add and how do I go about upping the hp while keeping the engine standard thinking about investing in a race tuned engine if one comes about at the right cost cheers in advance
10 Replies | 371 Views
» cbr 600rr won't start
Aug 13, 2015 - 4:55 PM - by sean61
A mates 2004 cbr 600 won't start. There's a strong smell of fuel from exhaust but it won't fire up. He recharged the battery last night but still no joy. He reckons the HISS light was never flashing before and it is now. I know its supposed to flash (well it does on my VFR anyway) so that shouldn't be the problem. I'm calling to have a look with him tomorrow and I'd manage to troubleshoot most electrical problems but haven't a clue about immobilisers. Is there any known fault with these?
4 Replies | 310 Views
» Motorbike Tyres along the East Coast
Aug 13, 2015 - 3:52 PM - by Boots2008
Scottish mate of mine is arriving into Rosslare next week after having toured around Europe for a while. He's on a KTM 990 Adventure and may require a new rear tyre by the time he comes off the ferry.

So is there a decent bike shop on the way up from Rosslare towards Laragh (where he's staying) that he could get a tyre fitted? 'Twould save him having to go all the way into Dublin city to get it sorted.

Thanks in advance...
6 Replies | 366 Views

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