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» bike mechanic kerry
Apr 28, 2018 - 9:04 PM - by ratbag
lads, can anyone recommend a bike mechanic in kerry, my friend in dingle has a yamaha xvs that need attention
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» Gsxr srad
Apr 28, 2018 - 2:24 PM - by GONKO
Hi lads

If I pass my test on the 23 May, I'm considering getting a 600ss. I'd have about 2-2.5k to play with, depending if I sell my sv.

Some SRADS are going for reasonable money whereas some of the k models seem overpriced.
I won't be using all the power, I get scared on the sv haha. Its purely aesthetics when it comes the the 600's.

Any advice or opinions welcome.
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» anything around the house for removing rust from tank
Apr 28, 2018 - 2:08 PM - by sharpbikes
Have found an issue with my rr4 where it was cutting out, injectors blocked due to rust getting through pump. injectors all cleaned using ultrasonic cleaner and bodies and pump done too but i need to find a way to remove the silt from the tank, the tank doesnt appear to be too bad just surface rust and theres grit there from dodgy fuel in the past.

hands too big to fit through the opening on the bottom of the tank so i cant exactly do it by hand, tried nuts and bolts too loosen it but how will i go about removing the silt from the tank? have been told vineger but dont have weeks to wait only a day or two max.

any advice appreciated
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» Bike alarm VS BikeTrac
Apr 28, 2018 - 10:27 AM - by Arkad
Hello all,

I am a new biker with a Suzuki GSR.

I was wondering what is best to add on either an alarm or a tracking system.
I do realize that both makes it better but the cost is getting really high.

I have narrowed it down to the Meta M357 TV2 alarm system and the BikeTrac tracking system. The alarm system has received mixed reviews (low rate reviews mostly because of the wiring system messing with the electronics).

I live in the city center and they tried once so far to steal the bike which was parked in the backyard of my house anchored on both wheels to the ground.

Any advise will be much appreciated.

Thanks

Alex
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» McGee on Superbike pole for 2018 Cookstown 100
Apr 27, 2018 - 10:40 PM - by Admin
This year’s Irish Road racing season got underway today with qualifying for the Cookstown 100 and Derek McGee proved to the fastest starter, nabbing pole for both the Superbike and Moto3 races.

The 2017 Irish superbike champion Derek McGee started his campaign to retain his title in style setting the fastest time around the 2.1-mile Orritor circuit on the outskirts of Cookstown.

Michael Sweeney will start second on the grid and Michael Dunlop on his first roads outing since signing for Tyco BMW in third with less than half a second splitting the top three.

Derek Sheils, who has dominated the event for the past couple of years, qualified in 12th place after a blown engine meant he had to use on his supersport machine.

Sheils made up... [Read More]
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» Abs problem on BMW 1200GS
Apr 27, 2018 - 9:41 PM - by bluebird
I've been told that the ABS pump on my gs is shot,does anyone know if those pumps can be reconditioned or would I be better off just bypassing the abs, Is it expensive to do ?anyone around that can do it?
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» Slieve Bloom MTB trials.
Apr 27, 2018 - 4:50 PM - by green grass
Work is officially begining on MTB trial in the Slieve Bloom mountains. The first phase will consist of 35 km of trails and be open by October.
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» Brno WorldSBK test: Melandri cure for Ducati instability
Apr 27, 2018 - 11:20 AM - by Admin
Aruba Ducati have found a cure for the high-speed instability that has plagued Marco Melandri from the first WorldSBK round at Phillip Island.

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The diminutive Italian's Panigale had been bucking and weaving on long straights and, until the two-day test at Brno, no solutions had been found.

Melandri's situation had occurred because of his diminutive stature having a similar mass and aerodynamic proportions to that of a 4yr old toddler, so Ducati have persuaded him... [Read More]
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» Tyre Pressure for S1000RR running road tyres on Mondello
Apr 27, 2018 - 10:07 AM - by grahambo2005
Hi All,

Probably been asked here hundreds of times. (Sorry)

I'm thinking about taking the S1000RR out on track on Monday.
Haven't done a trackday in about 3 years and the last one I did was on my old 2007 R6 track bike that had slicks on it.

I've no idea what tyre pressure (Hot/Cold) I should be running on my bike for a trackday @ Mondello
3 years ago I was in Inter group and was mid pack I'd say in terms of speed (Didn't overtake many but wasn't overtaken much myself)

My bike has a heap of traction control/ABS settings on it too, which I haven't a clue on how to set for Mondello.

Any advice is very much appreciated.

G.
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» Gasket Sets
Apr 26, 2018 - 10:00 PM - by f4fwildcat
Was looking to get a gasket set for the bike as I need to replace the head gasket and also the gasket for the casing as it's weeping oil. I've come across two different manufacturers NE and Athena. Has anyone had any experience with the either of these or can say if they're a decent quality replacement?

I'll be buying an OEM head gasket but want to buy a gasket set for the rest of the seals so just want to know if anyone has any experience with either of those two.

Thanks in advance.
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» Ground Anchor installation Dublin
Apr 26, 2018 - 3:08 PM - by Rosszboss
Hey guys, I had my bike stolen on Tuesday morning, feeling pretty shitty but want to get some serious security before I get the bike back or have to go get a new one. I'm looking for recommendations/someone in the Dublin area who would be able to install a ground anchor in the next week or so.
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» MotoGP: Rossi concerned over early Honda MotoGP pace
Apr 26, 2018 - 1:30 PM - by Admin
Rossi has been shown a clean pair of heels by Marquez and Crutchlow in the 2018 MotoGP points tally so far

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Nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi is showing concern over Honda RC213V’s early MotoGP pace, saying that already it seems to be competitive in all conditions, whereas his Movistar Yamaha R1 still needs work.

Rossi, who didn’t take in points in Argentina, has taken 29 points from the three races so far whereas Cal Crutchlow and Marc Marquez - who have... [Read More]
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» Gsxr 600/750 k6-k8 opinions?
Apr 26, 2018 - 1:23 PM - by jake361
Hi lads, on the hunt for my next bike and have narrowed it down to a 2co r6 around 06+07 or gsxr 600/750 k6-k8

My first choice is the r6 but they seem to be going for nearly 2k more than a gsxr of the same year.

I was almost going to look at a k6 gsxr750 ... Until I read up on they're common problems

From what I've found, they can suffer from
Dangerous Jerky throttle, something to do with SET and tps sensor?
Spongy front brake, think there was a recall?
Battery, stator and rectifier not lasting
Couple gearbox failures
And a weak point in the frame (could just be the 1000's)

I'm pretty much put off of the bike altogether after reading all this! But they seem quite popular, they can't be that... [Read More]
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» Oulton BSB : Irwin under lap record to top timesheets
Apr 26, 2018 - 12:50 PM - by Admin
Be Wiser Ducati’s Glenn Irwin has topped the combined timeheets at today’s Oulton Park Bennetts British Superbike test and also went under Josh Brookes’ lap record at the Cheshire circuit.

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Irwin was never headed in all three sessions and ended with a 1’34.223 on his 27th lap of 29 to finish three-tenths of a second ahead of JG Speedfit Kawasaki’s Leon Haslam. The Carrickfergus rider was also more than two-tenths under Brookes’ 1’34.483 lap... [Read More]
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» 2018 Cookstown 100 Road Racing this weekend
Apr 26, 2018 - 12:16 AM - by Admin
Michael Dunlop will be making his TYCO BMW race debut at the Cookstown 100 this weekend.

This will be the Ballymoney rider's 2018 race debut and he will be keen to get some miles in before the North West 200.

TYCO BMW HQ is only a few miles down the road in Moneymore so it will be a very special day for team boss Phillip Neill and his team.

Local man Adam McClean will be out to impress after ending up on the podium at Brands Hatch.

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Amazingly, the Absolute Lap record has... [Read More]
14 Replies | 1,270 Views
» My New Bike
Apr 25, 2018 - 8:30 PM - by GazB
Picked this up in the UK last month. Delighted with it.

Left it with Brian in MVD and he did a cracking job with it.

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Click the image to open in full size.... [Read More]
27 Replies | 1,023 Views
» Falco Boots
Apr 25, 2018 - 7:24 PM - by cracker boy
Any of the shops stock Falco boots ??
6 Replies | 348 Views
» TDR 250 Owners?
Apr 25, 2018 - 3:42 PM - by Harley Riders Love A Reacharound
Have picked up a really clean TDR 250 off one of my mates in another bike shop lads. Its a lovely clean, original bike bar the aftermarkey paint that I'm gonna change. Anyone recommend any worthwhile upgrades? Was tinking of a nice set of JL pipes and a carb kit, its going to be repainted here white again with the Kenny Roberts style red speed blocks. What about 17" TZR/YZF wheels? What fits but is easily transfered back to standard?

Click the image to open in full size.... [Read More]
10 Replies | 619 Views
» where are all the bikes?
Apr 25, 2018 - 3:01 PM - by suarridge
is there another listing that I dont know about?
Gumtree NI used to have about 1500 bikes in the summer , now its barely hitting 500. even Gumtree Scotland, and thats a biking backwater, has over 1000. where are all the good used bikes?
12 Replies | 932 Views
» Stainless exhaust makers Dublin
Apr 25, 2018 - 11:27 AM - by Luki
Is there anyone making exhausts in Dublin? Looking for a stainless pipe for a parallel twin.
10 Replies | 507 Views
» FZ6 S2 Caliper Service
Apr 25, 2018 - 11:06 AM - by Trail_Blazer
Hi all,

Have done a thread on this years ago on a Gen 2 busa, but a friend's Fazer has sticky/rubbing brakes and a few of the pistons are sticking badly, so we're going to remove them, clean and polish them and replace the seals while we're at it, well overdue anyway the bike is 2009.

Just want to touch on the main points here to see if I'm missing anything, the process was fairly smooth on the busa (except for the pain in the ass bleeding it afterwards) and I don't think there's too much that will be different on the Yam? Basic 4 pot set up.

- Remove caliper from disc
- Remove pins and pads
- Piece of wood between pistons, hold one side down, remove pistons on one side, then on the other (pump them out with brake lever and fingers,... [Read More]
13 Replies | 503 Views
» Outstanding finance
Apr 24, 2018 - 9:59 PM - by 2shea
Seen a nice bike on the UK, rang up the seller and I'm happy to do a deal but there is outstanding finance on it.

I am keen on it and the seller is legit as he is a forum member on one of the Honda forums.

How should I proceed. He suggested me paying honda or paying him and he'll pay honda as he would have to move money around to pay it. So he would do a better deal if I could sort it.
22 Replies | 1,162 Views
» Choose Bikes TT Promo
Apr 24, 2018 - 9:09 PM - by Sleazy Rider
Says it all really

https://youtu.be/30TRIV3kKZE
4 Replies | 405 Views
» L Tabard
Apr 24, 2018 - 8:26 PM - by JoLady
Bought my first bike (Honda Hornet 600) since I was on last. Wellll happy. anyone in Co. Galway (Headford Tuam area) have an L Tabard I can borrow. need it tomorrow. I'll have to order one on-line.
3 Replies | 295 Views
» Motorcyclist run off road
Apr 24, 2018 - 12:37 PM - by Bon Scott
Top work from the investigator for putting so much effort
into finding the truth. He knew something wasn't right.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-43716912
34 Replies | 1,872 Views
» Anyone got a contact number/email for Gizmo?
Apr 24, 2018 - 8:37 AM - by Dymag
is he still doing exhaust mods???

need something done.
8 Replies | 787 Views
» Tyre change in Wexford?
Apr 23, 2018 - 8:17 PM - by jake361
Where do you Wexford lads get you're tyres changed?

Trinity? Think I asked in there before and they wanted 30 for a tyre change and balance and that's bringing in the wheel not the bike. Seems a little steep?

Or is there any car places that can do bike tyres that aren't rough? Thanks in advance 👍
19 Replies | 576 Views
» Selling a bike to some in NI
Apr 23, 2018 - 7:32 PM - by goose81
Have a lad on to me who wants to but my bike but is based in NI. The only info I can find on the web is on boards car section and the consensus is that it's a very risky thing to do because you need to give over the whole cert because we have no proper procedure here for export and I'm on the hook for the bike until the UK authority contacts revenue?

Has anyone done this or have thoughts?
11 Replies | 516 Views
» Cotters tyres
Apr 23, 2018 - 1:54 PM - by black pudding
Lads how much do cotters supply and fit the metzellers
For?ride in ride out crack?
23 Replies | 1,378 Views
» CBF500 ignition key fault
Apr 23, 2018 - 12:24 PM - by mic-eire
2007 CBF500, ignition is giving problems.
I can turn the bike on fine, but if its running and I give the key the slightest touch, the bike shuts off dead (no lights, as if Iíve turned the key to off. Even a slight bump will be enough to vibrate the key and knock off the bike. Jiggle the key a bit and it comes back to life (I donít even have to turn the key, just a slight touch). Any ideas?
7 Replies | 450 Views
» Lessons on a cruiser
Apr 23, 2018 - 11:29 AM - by Ciarandun
Hi Guys. I want to do bike lessons. Has to be on a cruiser due to limited left knee bend. Does anyone know of any instructors that use a cruiser ? I'm in Galway, but prepared to travel.
7 Replies | 814 Views
» Motorway Commute
Apr 22, 2018 - 10:39 PM - by MOB993
So i'm in the process of buying a house near Virginia Co. Cavan and with be commuting daily to Baldonnel which is 88km each way and all on motorway.
I currently have a Honda X11 which is great but I want another bike to commute to work on. I was thinking Honda Deuville or if the budget could stretch to a NC700/NC750x what do you think?

Fuel economy is the biggest reason for getting something else because I could end up doing almost 40,000km in a year so an extra 15mpg could save me something like Ä1500 or so in fuel alone.
37 Replies | 2,071 Views

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