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» sp1 not pulling right
Aug 12, 2014 - 7:12 AM - by menapia dude
folks i just restored a sp1 00 model,when she is standing and ticking over i can rev it no problem,but when i take off she take forever to redline,and i cant even get to 6th gear as theres no power,even changing from 1st to second it dies until i have the revs right up near the limit,i dont recall fecking anything up,sounds like fuel to air as when ticking over she revs perfect ?
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» Anybody got a GT380 or GT550?
Aug 12, 2014 - 1:40 AM - by serberusno1
That says it all really. I need a few measurements for a personal project and would greatly appreciate the help of any member fortunate enough to have one of these bikes lying around.

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» Yamaha MT09x - Bike of the Year 2015 in my opinion ( for evertel & Custom9 )
Aug 11, 2014 - 11:22 PM - by Duke RR
here ya go Terry.....

save your few quid for this. I'll be having one i reckon. This should sell well, likes of the 800 tiger etc will probably suffer.

Based on current Yamaha MT09 street-bike. More touring based bike, bigger tank, new fairing. Will no doubt have bigger petrol capacity and different mapped engine to current MT09.

This will be a dinger, i have no doubt in my mind. Think of it as an all new TDM900 triple.

Before Ive even seen anything else ( including that new 800cb from Honda ), I reckon this will be bike of the year, no question.

A lot of detail in the pics. Dash looks similar to that from the new XT1200ze.

(Trademarks filed)

I'll take a stab at the price, lets say... [Read More]
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» Photos : Faugheen 50
Aug 11, 2014 - 10:58 PM - by smahon
A few shots from a great day out at Faugheen. Hope they got enough interest and made enough money to do it all again next year, I'll certainly be back.
I'll put some more up on the website as I go along, thanks for looking

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... [Read More]
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» Clutch centre nut. How to get it open??
Aug 11, 2014 - 10:55 PM - by R1_Pete
Hi Lads

I have acquired myself a project bike..
1978 B1 Kawasaki z650.
It's a grand yoke, but like all machines of that age it needs plenty of work.

First up is a new starter clutch or at least a repair of the current one and going to do the clutch while I'm in there anyway..

Having awful trouble cracking the clutch centre/shaft nut. I've tried strapping the back wheel, bike in gear and a breaker bar but no use.

Does anywhere in Ireland stock EBC clutch removal tools?? Or would anyone have a loan of one for an hour? I think if I can lock the clutch basket in position ill open it handy enough..

Or any other tips/tricks or suggestions are welcome!!

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Aug 11, 2014 - 10:17 PM - by The Road Runner
Have a look at this EBAY seller's stock of quality brand MRA SCREENS, ordering one myself...just waiting on postage rate to ireland....example yamaha R1 2004-6 ONLY 25 euro could be lucky. honda fireblade 929 30 euro another example... ..

sorry link below....

... [Read More]
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» All of the Family and a few dogs
Aug 11, 2014 - 9:47 PM - by Johnny mc
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» Cheap alternative to a Honda special tool - shadow vt1100
Aug 11, 2014 - 9:43 PM - by estrain
In order to remove the cam chain from a 2005 Honda Shadow vt1100 v-twin engine it is necessary to remove the spark plug tube that runs through the middle of the chain.

This tube is removed by unscrewing it using a very large hex-bit, or as the Honda Service manual says, a special tool. The special tool is called a Fork Tube Holder Attachment apparently, tool number KA50100. I couldn't seem to find a dealer with this in stock, so after 2 months of waiting, I got impatient. I found a nut on a piece of plumbing which seemed to be the right size to fit this tube and used this to get the job done.

If you have a shadow, and no one else can help you, maybe you need; the cheap-o team ... [Read More]
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» Finally made up my mind.
Aug 11, 2014 - 9:17 PM - by Eric GS
After looking around for what would suit me in an enduro bike and almost buying a suzuki drz400e that fell through due to my 950 having a problem.

Well after a few more months and a fund injection I travelled to Clare from Dublin and picked up this ktm 525.

Cann't wait to get it dirty.
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» Keep an eye on your bikes outside Ben Dunne gym Northwood
Aug 11, 2014 - 8:41 PM - by tankas
Today around 20.00 seen 3 traveler pri#ks bothering an owner of shiny BM GS 141reg with the usual bull questions like 'how many gears it got', 'how fast it goes', 'is your leather suit real, can i touch it'...

There was a new VFR1200 as well.

Be safe, they might come back.

I warned the girl in the reception, she promised to keep an eye.

Its a Ben Dunne gym, Northwood, Santry.
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» Whatever happen to bladeRR and his new bike rumours....
Aug 11, 2014 - 8:36 PM - by evertel
always enjoyed those.
Would be around this time of year with the big shows 2-3 months away.
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» Anyone recognise this euro ?
Aug 11, 2014 - 7:53 PM - by RedEye
Found it on the floor in the shed? Seems too shiny to be off the Gixer..
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» itv4 9pm, The Motorbike Show
Aug 11, 2014 - 7:51 PM - by Johnny mc
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» BSB Cadwell who's going
Aug 11, 2014 - 2:51 PM - by thecrutch
Anybody going to BSB Cadwell?
Me and another lad are going out from Dublin Port on the 08.45 boat, Saturday 23rd

Anybody there before?
Any tips / recommendations?
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» What would you put in it ?
Aug 11, 2014 - 2:27 PM - by woodsman
I'd say if it got any abuse it would die.
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» GSXR 750 Fairings + mudguard (K7)
Aug 11, 2014 - 1:09 PM - by ajhampto
Where would I get a right hand side fairing and front mudguard (k7) - best website? Would prefer to get standard original ones.


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» Pics: Bike Photo of the Month August 2014
Aug 11, 2014 - 12:57 PM - by Bruce
Usual rules apply:
One (and only one) recent pic per member
Pictures must contain your own bike (can be taken by you or by someone else of you on your bike)
No photoshopping have again generously donated a goodie bag for this month, thanks Ian

Congrats to last month's winner Chris Gray... [Read More]
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» Remember those white "cage" drivers who opened their door on the M50?
Aug 11, 2014 - 12:08 PM - by Barry Weiss
They got arrested a few days ago :) on the M50 haha

Unrelated charges but again acting the complete idiots they are on the M50 (reckless driving) they also had an arm length of other offenses logged against them as in - Reckless driving, driving without tax and so on and so on.

They were pulled over on the M50 and arrested on the spot :)

Here is the original post with video (I wasn't sure If I was allowed to "bumb" an old threat)

Karma is a cunt
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» Kneen on form at Faugheen 50 races
Aug 11, 2014 - 10:50 AM - by Admin
Manxman Dan Kneen has continued his impressive form at the Irish national road races by clinching a hat-trick of wins at the Faugheen 50 road races.
Kneen won the Grand Final at the 2.2-mile County Tipperary circuit by 3.752 seconds from Derek Sheils after eight laps, with Michael Sweeney in third.

The Cookstown BE Racing rider then won the Open Superbike event by 5.7 seconds from Sheils and Sweeney.

The Braddan man finished 1.8 seconds in front of Derek McGee in the Supersport.

Kneen's performances in the Grand Final and Open Superbike events led to him being crowned Irish Superbike road racing champion.

Mullingar man McGee secured the overall 600cc championship thanks to his runner-up place in that class, in which Sweeney was... [Read More]
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» Can jackets be be waterproofed?
Aug 11, 2014 - 10:09 AM - by strontium_dog
I have an Alpinestars textile jacket that I quite like. Now in fairness it's a good few years old but all the zips etc are in good nick and it hasn't been down the road. It's one of the summer ones with a detachable lining.

Now I know it's not not designed for heavy weather but it used be ok for keeping out the rain but now it just comes straight through it. The waterproofing it had seemed to go after I was caught out in a mental shower of rain one afternoon. I'm assuming whatever stuff was on it got blasted off.

Can anything be done with them or is it a fair weather only jacket now?
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» fake bike gear
Aug 11, 2014 - 10:09 AM - by kwackquack
some program on bbc1 tonight 7.30 about the dangers using fake bike gear, could maybe also give a few pointers in how to avoid buying it
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» Neill secures Bishopscourt hat-trick
Aug 11, 2014 - 10:00 AM - by Admin
Marshall Neill secures Bishopscourt hat-trick

Portadown rider Marshall Neill secured a hat-trick of wins in the Superbike races at the Adelaide Masters round at Bishopscourt, County Down, on Saturday.

Kawasaki-mounted Neill won the 10-lap Norman Brown Cup Grand Final by 0.5 seconds from runner-up David Haire, with Gerard Kinghan third.

Neill also won both rounds of the Masters series, with Haire and Cody Nally taking second-place finishes.
Nikki Coates and Jamie Patterson enjoyed Supersport 600cc successes.

Bishopscourt Adelaide Masters results

Norman Brown Cup Grand Final - 1 Marshall Neill; 2 David Haire; 3 Gerard Kinghan; 4 Nikki Coates; 5 Alistair Kirk; 6 Jamie Patterson

Adelaide Masters race one - 1... [Read More]
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» power commander 111r maps and downloads
Aug 11, 2014 - 7:42 AM - by menapia dude
folks i cant seem to download a map or anything for my sp1,the exhausts were changed on her she now has Laser hotcams,i found a lad who has a rolling road dyno,as i dont have a clue what i need for him to run it i asking ye for help thanks
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» need my bike delivered to uk
Aug 10, 2014 - 11:20 PM - by john.e
Hows it goin all,im Living in that england now and need my bike brought over,havent got the ride In over 6 weeks im cracking up! Anyone be coming over in a van or something or is there any companys thatd do it for a decent price,its an africa twin its in meath and needs brought to Chelmsford in essex
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» Transalp 600- brake upgrade & gold wheels
Aug 10, 2014 - 7:08 PM - by sodbuster
How do.

I've a 1998 transalp 600, front brakes are shocking, changed the fluid and bled them but made no huge difference. It's the later model with twin front brake discs . Anybody recommend a good upgrade?

Also looking for a set of good wheel rims for it
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» Results: Bike Pic of the Month July 2014
Aug 10, 2014 - 6:36 PM - by Bruce
In joint 3rd place with 9 votes each are...

No.7 tomtwix
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No.13 Admin
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» Photos : Bishopscourt - Adelaide Masters Series (9 Aug 2014)
Aug 10, 2014 - 6:23 PM - by RedlineRR
Hi guys,
Here are some photos I shot during Adelaide Masters in Bishopscourt on 9th Aug. They could be better but my cheap camera and skills don't help
Sorry if I missed anyone...
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» Bike Rental in Ireland
Aug 10, 2014 - 6:19 PM - by Dirk_lancaster
Hi Folks,

Does anyone know where you rent a bike for a few days? A friend of mine is going to be visiting Ireland from Canada next march and is very eager to sample our lovely twisty roads on the west coast during his stay. He is a Harley man ,(lets not judge) so he would like to get something of that type if possible.

If anyone knows a good place to rent or has an idea of cost etc.. Any info is appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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» free moto gp+ other sports
Aug 10, 2014 - 3:42 PM - by kwackquack
Google mobdro and download the app, getting decent quality stream from it
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» Photos : McGee Racing : Irish Supersport Champion 2014
Aug 10, 2014 - 2:29 PM - by Spanky
Derek takes second at Faugheen and wins the Irish 600cc championship

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» Kawasaki KZ 650 carbs........
Aug 10, 2014 - 11:07 AM - by Jack stowage
Anyone know of a carb guru....rebuilt a KZ but it starts/runs well rough....need the carbs set up properly me thinks...

South Dub/Bray area...but will go over the northside if i hav to....
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» Bandit 650(n) headlight cowl/fairing.
Aug 10, 2014 - 9:03 AM - by BigDiggity

I've bought a Bandit 650, it has a Givi screen fitted to it and while fitting the screen, one of the previous owners removed the small cowl/fairing in front of the clocks (pic below), any idea where I might get one?

The bike initially came from the UK with a few owners in between, so chasing down the owner who removed it isnt really an option. Cheers

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» Adelaide Insurance Bad Experiance Today
Aug 09, 2014 - 8:46 PM - by uisce1969
Broke down today a few miles outside off Durrow Co Killkenny on my way to Nenagh today . Rang Adelaid Insurance followed the automated instructions . Options were not availble to me in the republic so , I rang back and used the english option , got a person on the phone she told me I rang the wrong number but put me through to a Irish representative to look after me . He hung up on me or disconected me by mistake Maybe. I rang a third time on my mobile off course with credit fast running out . Got a diffrent lad this time who was very helpfull to me . He told me they had no record off me on the database and could not help me as I was not covered by them. What he did do for me was put me in contact with a Irish breakdown service . Who charged me E160.00 to call out to see me and... [Read More]
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