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» Sidi boots repair?
Mar 19, 2015 - 7:20 PM - by DOLPH LUNDGREN
Hey lads just wondering if anyone here had soles replaced on sidi boots? I can buy replacement soles on line but cobbler wondering if he needs special glue of them or not?
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» RIP Clarence LeRoy Van Cleef, Junior
Mar 19, 2015 - 4:41 PM - by bikemad
Clarence LeRoy Van Cleef, Junior was involved in an acident yesterday and lost his life, a great friend that is sadly missed by everyone who knew him!
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» Transalp Speedo Drive, Different Years
Mar 19, 2015 - 4:22 PM - by stevo52
Does anybody know if the speedo drive on an 89 Transalp is the same as the 99. Akkakman gave me one from a Bros 400 that didn't fit but the mechanic might be able to work with it tomorrow.

There's an 89 Transalp here with a few bits left for breaking so I'd pick it up if it'll work for sure.
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» IOM TT - Rutter riding for Penz13 at 2015 TT
Mar 19, 2015 - 3:30 PM - by Admin
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Evergreen Michael Rutter, a four time TT Race winner, has signed with Team BMW Racing for the 2015 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy.

Rutter will be equipped with a full spec superbike and a superstock, both based on the 2015 BMW S1000RR. To complete the team Penzkofer has re-signed Stephen Thompson and Dan Kruger to represent the Bathams by BMW Motorrad outfit at the TT Races as well as the other international road... [Read More]
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» Wanted: Royal Enfield Bullet Book - any year accepted
Mar 19, 2015 - 3:23 PM - by Sykes
Hi Guys,

Does anyone have an Irish Royal Enfield Bullet log book? 350cc or 500cc, I dont mind.


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» Any Photos
Mar 19, 2015 - 3:05 PM - by deburca
Any Photos of Bishopscourt Test Day 07 Mar 2015 plz
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» IOM TT - Strong field for Monster Energy Supersport Races
Mar 19, 2015 - 2:00 PM - by Admin
For the third year in a row, the Supersport 600cc class at the 2015 Isle of Man TT Races, fuelled by Monster Energy, received more entries than any of the categories and with almost 110 received, not only was it oversubscribed but it also gave the organisers the biggest of headaches before they were able to confirm the grid that will assemble on Glencrutchery Road later this year.

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As in previous years, the top 20 seeded riders shows a number of... [Read More]
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» CBF600 Monoshock
Mar 19, 2015 - 1:52 PM - by tonyn
Hi all,

Probably a stupid question but I'll ask it anyway.

Due to poverty I can't afford a new shock so I got a Bros shock for a few quid which is only about a 1/2 inch longer than the original CBF one.

The only effect I can see is that back wheel sits on the ground now when on the centre stand. Handling seems fine.

Is there anything else that could be affected eg chain wear etc?

All advice appreciated.

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» polishing
Mar 19, 2015 - 12:12 PM - by pokermac
Just wondering what people are using for polishing aluminium. I had a washing machine motor fixed to the bench with a polishing mop attached but it died out on me recently. Worked well for a couple of years. I know you can get adapters for bench grinders but I reckon you would burn them out pretty quick. Any thoughts?
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» Temporary Ground Anchor Review
Mar 19, 2015 - 11:04 AM - by BigDiggity

Last year I was looking everywhere for a temporary ground anchor solution as I moved into a rented house in which I couldn't install a permanent ground anchor. Also the house is terraced so I had no access to the back garden.

Then I came across these yokes:

Installing it is handy, you just it into some soil with a sledge hammer, just make sure that you know there are no gas, water or electrical wires/pipes under the installation area.

On the website they list the pull out force values for their two... [Read More]
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» Something for the Harley heads
Mar 19, 2015 - 10:39 AM - by My First Suzuki
1941 flathead custom jobbie

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» IOM TT - Hutchy on Tsingtao MV Agusta for Supersport TT 2015
Mar 19, 2015 - 8:20 AM - by Admin
Tsingtao Racing /Hampshire MV Agusta has confirmed that eight time TT Race winner Ian Hutchinson will race their factory backed MV Agusta in the Monster Energy Supersport TT Races in 2015. The Bingley Bullet returned to the TT last year after missing the 2013 meeting through injury.

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The team will campaign the iconic Italian marque’s F3 675 machine. It has a unique three cylinder engine with a counter rotating crankshaft – a ground breaking... [Read More]
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» wanted manual for z750 zr750
Mar 19, 2015 - 1:42 AM - by Dugliz
looking for a manual for either or both z750 zr750 1980-1995 either hard copy or a link to download
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» Some pics from Woolsey Coulter ART Cartagena track trip
Mar 18, 2015 - 10:06 PM - by batman_oh
Just received the pics today. Great to have some good shots of the track and some nice action pics to remember it by. We did 3 full days on the track with mountains of track time (would need more fitness if going back!). Great bunch of people and all very relaxed in comparison with the usual trackday at Mondello. Lots of advice and help to be had throughout and banter afterwards. The trip cost around 850 quid for the track time, top quality accommodation and shipping (flights extra!).

Would love to get back again at some stage with a nice race bike :pac:

Some of me
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» Brake pad choice
Mar 18, 2015 - 8:55 PM - by Frisco
Pads need changing and I'm wondering what's the best choice.
It's a Hornet 600 with cbr600F4 4 pot calipers used to commute through heavy traffic in all weather so what I really need is for them to be good in the freezing cold pissing rain at 20mph.

Currently have EBC sintered double H ones fitted and they are shite for what I'm doing (they were on the bike when I bought it)

Any suggestions?
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» anyone have a db screen on a foxeye fazer
Mar 18, 2015 - 8:52 PM - by galway86
anyone put a doublebubble screen on a foxeye fazer after having a standard one,ive googled it and come up with all sorts ,some say they are fantastic others worse than standard,im 6ft 1 for comparison .just dont want to buy one if there shite.find the wind hitting me in the chest is there anyone that will throw it over the lid or is that impossible cheers all
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» Battery Needed
Mar 18, 2015 - 8:47 PM - by puffinsound
Hi everyone.. just wondering if anyone can help, im looking for a new battery for my TA xl650v ? i have heard of a name (Matt) but dont have any contact details. the battery in my bike is a Yuasa YTZ12s MF which is sealed.

M in kerry
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» Tyre size question (pre inj)
Mar 18, 2015 - 7:30 PM - by gerry64
just a bit info off some of ya lads here in pre inj class.what are most lads running back tyre size wise 180/60/17 or 180/55/17 .having prob grinding fcuk out pegs mainly right side ,couple experienced lads said it was down to my riding style (shit )advice welcome please,hope not stupid question
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» wanted, speedo thingy.
Mar 18, 2015 - 7:09 PM - by hawkman
Hello all, 99 fazer 600, ya know the little ceramic or bakalite buckeen, with the two lugs on it that drives the speedo, well mine has no lugs and i could do with one asap,anyone have one lying around.
6 Replies | 177 Views
Mar 18, 2015 - 6:50 PM - by Admin
Dublin rider, Derek Sheils, a double winner at last year’s KDM Cookstown 100 is again focused on repeating his success of 2014, albeit on different machinery this time around.

Now backed by Bangor, County Down based company, BikeBitsNI, Derek will be riding Kawasaki machinery in both Superbike and Supersport classes at this year’s event.
Just last week Sheils had his first outing on the machinery, when he took in a test session at Mondello Park in Naas, County Kildare.

Sheils said: “Our first test at Mondello went well; it was good to get going at long last and get to work with Johnny Annett of BikeBitsNI. We had a minor issue with the Superstock bike, which put a halt to us getting in too many laps, although it did allow us extra time... [Read More]
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» bike was moved
Mar 18, 2015 - 5:45 PM - by llf
Tell me guys, am I too sensitive when I feel pissed off about this? my bike was moved at college today when somebody thought the space was too tight for their car. I parked already at several different locations (always asked the caretaker about it and he was really nice) but I got blocked in by double parking cars, so last time I picked a spot (and asked the caretaker's permission once more) where I was in nobody's way but some idiot who obviously never learnt how to park, felt the need to move my bike few meters, to a more exposed location, to make it more comfortable for him to back into his spot. While I prefer if he moves it then if he knocks it over I'm still not happy. How do you deal with a situation like this?
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» 07 zx6r fork seals...
Mar 18, 2015 - 4:22 PM - by benomac32
Anyone have a set of these by any chance or know where I could get them before Friday?
5 Replies | 151 Views
» Classic Bike re-furb and service.
Mar 18, 2015 - 1:23 PM - by wheelieking
Hi Lads,

I have a 1978 Honda CB750 four, bike is in very nice condition, running like a clock well kept, however I ham very fussy and would like to take it to showroom condition. There are a few stone chips on the front of the engine and frame so I would live to have this repainted, I would also like the bike fully serviced. I am not currently insured on it so I would need it collected.
I'm in the meath area.

Any recommendations of who would be the best at this??

Thanks in advance.
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» Cookstown Camping
Mar 18, 2015 - 11:49 AM - by PaulyB1985
Hi Everyone.

There is a group of about 10 of us travelling up to Cookstown on friay the 24th for the racing. 7 bikes and 1 car. Just wondering can any1 shed some light as to where we can camp there that is close to the track. We are hoping to be up before roads close.

Thanks Paul
12 Replies | 526 Views
» Looking for MX transponder
Mar 18, 2015 - 11:42 AM - by Gixxer21
Hey folks,
I'm looking for an mx waiting!!
Text me - 0863524996

1 Reply | 107 Views
» Aprillia RSV4
Mar 18, 2015 - 11:30 AM - by johnny1
Hey lads,

Quick question.

Coming from a ZX10R and GSXR background was thinking of buying an RSV4.

Anyone know what these bikes are like to ride from a comfort point of view ? are they hard on the wrists ect ..? I'm 6,3 and found the GSXR and ZX10R perfect but the R1's kill me.


20 Replies | 735 Views
» Planning a new garden shed for bike
Mar 18, 2015 - 10:26 AM - by positron
Thinking of replacing the 8'x10' wooden shed with something that can take the bike as well as all the usual garden bits and bobs.

I am sure a lot of yous have already gone thru this and knows the ins and outs. So assume you live in a standard semi-d with a small garden at the back of the house, and you want to build something to accommodate the bike (not just storage, bike in regular daily use) as well as the usual garden stuff like lawnmover, tools, ladder, left over paint, tiles etc etc, you know the story...

If you were to do this, what size and type of shed would you recommend?

My initial thoughts are 8'x10' steel shed on a concrete base with wide sliding doors. But I am really open to ideas and suggestions.
22 Replies | 858 Views
» IOM TT - Dan Kneen to ride for Valvoline Racing by Padgett's Motorcycles
Mar 18, 2015 - 9:30 AM - by Admin
After finding himself without a ride just over a month ago, Manxman Daniel Kneen now finds himself with his best chance of getting onto the podium having signed for the Valvoline Racing by Padgett's Motorcycles team for the 2015 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy.

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Kneen, who took his maiden International Road Race victory in last year’s Ulster Grand Prix Superstock Race, will contest the RST Superbike, PokerStars Senior, RL360 Superstock and Monster... [Read More]
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» Paint/refurb
Mar 18, 2015 - 8:57 AM - by ciderking
After a long wait I've managed to pick a solo seat cover for the slingshot. Its the wrong colour so I need it painted. Now I'm thinking of getting the seat side panels done as well. They're not that bad but the lugs are broken (still have them) and a petrol leak stained the left side. Anyone reccommend someone to sort it for me ?
0 Replies | 89 Views
» Coolant tester
Mar 18, 2015 - 8:54 AM - by addicted to rage
Can anyone recommend a coolant tester r a place to get one. The zrx is pissing coolant out of the expansion bottle . I reckon head gasket is leaking into coolant. I replaced thermo and fan switch .I know the fan switch was broken
12 Replies | 270 Views
» Bike cover/storage! Anyone used them???
Mar 18, 2015 - 7:25 AM - by Rh4000
Tried searching and can't seem to find anything so if anybody dose feel free to share the link! Got a new motor, stuck for space, no concrete shed but need somewhere to keep the bike away from the elements!

Anybody heard of anyone or used these before???
11 Replies | 342 Views
» Blade Brake problems
Mar 17, 2015 - 9:26 PM - by killer
Only started to use my 929. Having some braking issues.. bit of advice needed..!

Originally the bike had a warped disc. So I got a set of "good used" discs..! put them on with the original pads..

First test run the brakes had no bite and awful pulsing back through the lever (as before). So I ordered all new HH pads. Fitted them..

Now I have better bite but pulsing is back.. more surprisingly see the images below.. the pads are only biting in 3 pieces on the disc..! Only drove it about 4 miles so I wont have put much wear on the new pads..

I reckon I need new discs but its a strange pattern..! Its the same on both discs as you can see..!! Definitely no binding from caliper. Wheel can be lifted and spun freely... [Read More]
14 Replies | 538 Views
» PCP? (Not the drug)
Mar 17, 2015 - 8:17 PM - by 2shea
Iv been looking at getting a new bike and have a budget of about 8k for something 2nd hand as I use the bike as my main form of transport.

Been looking at getting a R1200GS....

But iv looking in the dealers triumph and joe Duffy and they are offering pcp (personal contract plan) it's basically renting the bike for 3 years with an option of buying it at the end (but you'll be paying about 2/3 the price of it new) or just handing it back and walking away or starting another 3 year contact on a new bike.

So basically you could have a brand new r1200gs or triump explorer 1200 for about €50 a week....only thing is if you bin it your stuck with the payments..but I suppose insurance could help with that..

I know being irish most of us... [Read More]
32 Replies | 1,099 Views


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