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» The most fun for about 2000Eur
Jun 21, 2015 - 7:35 PM - by Taras
Hi guys, my name is Taras and I'm completely new here.
I'm looking for advice on a bike with a budget of about 2-2,5K Eur for evening and weekend rides (no commuting needed). Wanna travel around the island with possible short trip to Wales.

What would you go for?

I had a 3-wheel scooter (Gilera Fuoco 500) for about 4 years/40 000kms and Honda CBF600S for a year/8 000kms and have full bike license

Going through donedeal ads, found several options:
-honda vfr800 (non vtec)
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» Anywhere let you try out or exchange lids?
Jun 21, 2015 - 5:34 PM - by blacknosugar
My cheap HJC lid is a load of shite, I'm just about ready to feck it into the nearest field. The rumbling / booming if I sit above 100km/h is driving me cracked, even with earplugs I've got ringing ears once I got home.

So anyway I was thinking about a Shoei Qwest if it fits. Wasn't planning on putting the coinage into a new lid at the moment though so I'd be a tad unhappy if it doesn't solve my problem.

Is there anywhere around that'd let you take a lid for a quick spin or take it back if you don't like it?
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» Buying an extended Warranty for a bike
Jun 21, 2015 - 5:19 PM - by grahambo2005
Hey All,

I bought a cage a while back and the option came up to purchase and extended warranty. It's 6 years old so I said fuck just get it, only a 150 euro for the year, and you've a bit of piece of mind

Warranty is now out on the RC8R, as it's 3 years old.
I'd like to purchase a warranty and just wondering if anyone here has done that before and what their experiences were.

Is there even anywhere that will do a warranty on a bike in Ireland?

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» diesel spill, M7 casleconnel roundabout
Jun 21, 2015 - 2:05 PM - by Silver Chris
Outside lane of the last roundabout joining to M7 northbound from castletroy side of limerick, 2:30pm 21/06
Just a heads up.
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» Popping/backfire at idle
Jun 20, 2015 - 4:33 PM - by Trebob
I've a carbed sv650, I'm in the middle of doing a few bits to clean it up. I added a viper slip on (sounds lovely) but fear it may of fecked with my fuelling or something. It has started to pop and backfire a lot at idle about 1,500rpm. I'm pretty sure it's not a leak on the exhaust checked the links and can thoughly. Bike starts fine little bit of choke if cold, most of the time I don't need any to start it. It also runs fine through the Rev range and on decel makes a little pop if I let of the throttle quickly, which ive read is normal. Plugs seem good too.

What could be causing the popping at idle it really is very annoying, anyone experienced this before?
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» tightening clutch basket by locking rear wheel
Jun 20, 2015 - 3:33 PM - by sharpbikes
Looking for some advice with regards to tightening a clutch basket, have to tighten to 130nm, don't particularly want to buy a specific tool if i can help it. have done one before by locking the rear wheel in 6th gear on a bandit but it was only 90nm iirc.

could it damage the gearbox by using this method? bike is a zxr 400 so gearbox wouldn't exactly be used to this much torque in normal operation.

would buy the tool but i don't see me using a specific tool like that very often, or is there a universal tool available?

thanks for any input!
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» Clouds Hill,
Jun 20, 2015 - 10:38 AM - by Vjmc.Cork
Paid a visit to Lawrence of Arabia's gaff during the week.
Clouds Hill.

The garage he built to house his Brough.
Monument near the spot he crashed.
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» new front sprocket and c&s advice
Jun 19, 2015 - 10:42 PM - by Michael McDowell Senior Counsel
A lot of people prefer to change the whole c&s but I think if you just replace the sprockets as they need it you will get alot more miles off your chain.
A well looked after chain should do 20k miles, more if using a auto oiler 30-35k miles. If you ignore your chain and I see alot of bikes that do they will only last the life of a tyre and at 160+ xlabour for a set its an expensive cost.

The front sprocket generally has 3 times less teeth than the rear (15t-45t) so it wears 3 times more quickly. its quick and cheap maintenance and a front sprocket costs less than 20euro so its well worth the money and prolong's the life of the chain.

I know most of ye know this but for anyone that does not know and thinks you need to replace the whole lot I said... [Read More]
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» Bye bye VFR.....Hello CBR
Jun 19, 2015 - 7:45 PM - by R.M
Well the itch had to be scratched. The VFR was a great all rounder, but after owning the X11 for 5 yrs, the grunt just wasn't there in the VFR.
Came across the beaut (I've christened her "The Wasp") & said to my self "you have to own a litre sportsbike at least once in your life.
The power is sensational. I keep looking for more gears cos there's so much pull in 6th, I think I must be in 2nd or 3rd. It corners like it's on rails & is as light as a feather. TBH I had to take a break every hour or so to let the arse thaw out. There also a lovely drone/whine from it. Couldn't be happier at the moment. Must get meself a paddock stand now. First bike I#ve owned without centre stand.

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» I need a favour lads if possible.
Jun 19, 2015 - 7:13 PM - by Michael McDowell Senior Counsel
I was polishing my bike today after fitting a sprocket and when I was polishing the front wheel I stood up and snapped the fecking clutch lever. with me head Cast bloddy iron it looks like its made from.
the bike is my only transport.
Im stuck out in belgooley and if anyone nearby has one spare pls let me know, or anyone heading out to tyners tomorrow that would not mind a rear passenger Id appreciate it. I dont know if he has one but Ill give him a bell in the morning.
Sorry for asking now lads but me head is wrecked.
Its a lever for a hydrolic clutch bandit 12 and the last time one snapped on me i could not get one locally and had to buy from online.
Ill stick... [Read More]
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» Blackbird mirror bracket wanted
Jun 19, 2015 - 5:55 PM - by fanny thrasher!!!
Hey guys,young lad knocked the bike over yesterday. Lucky it didn't fall on him,anyway the right mirror bracket is broken.anyone have one before I look online. Cheers.
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» ZZR 400 Metalic Black Colour ?
Jun 19, 2015 - 4:43 PM - by RenatsMC
Hi im new i have question how where to get Paint for my bike ?

Kawasaki ZZR 400 96 Black colour

It's not Glossy Black more looks like Metalic with sparkles
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» New Rospa Examiner Appointed in Dublin
Jun 19, 2015 - 2:05 PM - by RubaDub
For any of you guys who have been waiting a long time for a Rospa test just to let you know that Michael Ganly has just been appointed as the new Roadar examiner in Dublin so hopefully things will get moving along soon!

Mick is a top man!
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» Paul Killeen - Suzuki issue....
Jun 19, 2015 - 1:22 PM - by evertel
Is he still around does anyone know?
Friend is having trouble with a Suzuki alarm and running out of people who can help.
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» fazer pipes
Jun 19, 2015 - 11:14 AM - by downey
anyone here ever fit a high link exhaust on a fazer 1000 01-05 model either single or double pipe and if so do you need to lose the rear pegs or rear indicators or both ,,
or neither,,,,
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» honda cd200
Jun 19, 2015 - 9:56 AM - by jimmey
was looking at a 1980 honda cd 200 are the anyway reliable anything to look out for and can you fit electronic ignition into them
7 Replies | 280 Views
» Question about 96 Suzuki Bandit 600 Oil Light
Jun 19, 2015 - 8:41 AM - by coolkidirish
Hey everyone, I have a quick question.

Both myself and a friend have a Suzuki Bandit 600 each. Mine is a 96 and his is a 98.

Both bikes are VERY similar in every way if not the same, but one thing is when I turn the key in my ignition my oil light doesn't light up, but his does. Then when he starts the bike his turns off.

Just wondering is my bulb broken? Should it light up?

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» Tracking down your stolen bike...
Jun 19, 2015 - 8:26 AM - by theliam
Hopefully not a repost

Worth the damage??
4 Replies | 445 Views
» some craic
Jun 18, 2015 - 11:04 PM - by downey
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» Exhaust baffle bos titanium
Jun 18, 2015 - 10:34 PM - by Bikersid

Is it possible to get a generic exhaust baffle. Having trouble finding one for this exhaust and thought might be easier getting generic, maybe one size fits all. Cheers

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» oil change
Jun 18, 2015 - 10:21 PM - by liam222
Hi all , I'm going to do an oil change on a cbr 1000f. And the oil I'm thinking of using is motul 10w40 semi . Has any of u used this oil ? And Is it any use ? Thanks
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» Workshop Manuals
Jun 18, 2015 - 10:16 PM - by rodas
I'm not sure if this has been posted. I'm only new here but came across this while doing a search and it may be helpful for members here.

This link contains most workshop manuals for most bikes out there.

If this is against any forum policies, please delete but thought it may be helpful for people out there.
3 Replies | 289 Views
» Mcpints record TT lap
Jun 18, 2015 - 9:56 PM - by taillift
Short clip!!😀savage stuff
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» IOM Ferry question
Jun 18, 2015 - 9:32 PM - by R.M
As above, heading over to southern 100 in July.
What's the crack with securing the bike on the ferry. Is there staff to do that or do you have to tie the bike down yourself?
Do they have pads to protect the seat? Never been on a boat with bike before, so a total greenhorn.

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» Enniskillen 100 S/C Race Entry Forms
Jun 18, 2015 - 8:50 PM - by Baylon McCaughey
Entry Forms now avaliable for the Enniskillen 100 Short Circuit meeting,sat 12th Sept 2015. This event proved a unqualified success last year,and recieved very positive feedback from competitors and spectators alike. Remember the Date! 12 Sept 2015;St Angeleo, Enniskillen.

For parade Lap Entrants;

PS, Parade Lap Entrants must have Licence!!
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» Entry Forms Leinster 200 Mondello 1st / 2nd August 2015
Jun 18, 2015 - 8:21 PM - by Admin
The next Irish Championship round is in Mondello on 1st&2nd August 2015. The entry form and regs can be downloaded here ;
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» entry leinster august 1&2
Jun 18, 2015 - 8:18 PM - by sherco290
Hi there does anyone know if the entry's are
Out yet for the leinster on in Mondello on August bank holiday.
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» Red rubber grease in sth,Dub
Jun 18, 2015 - 7:58 PM - by schlonger
Visited 3 shops this evening trying to get some.Need to rebuild my calipers to have the bike for this weekend.Has anyone got some spare they could spot me,or tell me any shops doing it in sth dub?D16 area would be even better,cheers
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» NC35 RVF400 Value
Jun 18, 2015 - 7:52 PM - by RickM88

anybody on here know what value the RVF is going for i plan on upgrading next year but doubt id have the money to keep the RVF so may have to sell it to upgrade though itd probably break my heart to get rid of it. wont be till next summer but just want to get some opinions so i know what to expect.

Its 1994 clean and well looked after i have it fully serviced already and will service again before i sell it.

any info would be appreciated cheers
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» spring size?
Jun 18, 2015 - 7:06 PM - by i only crashed once..
Does any1 know what length the gpz 500 centerstand spring is? Mine kinda fell off so i didnt get a measurment..
8 Replies | 230 Views
» K5 gsxr 600 race bike front wheel
Jun 18, 2015 - 3:58 PM - by yampower
Hi lads I recently bought a k5 gsxr 600 race bike and I'm looking for a spare front wheel for my wets I can't seem to find one anywhere to buy there anyone on here selling one or do u know of any other front wheel that will fit it any help appreciated thanks
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» Insurance NCD question (think I may already know the answer unfortunately)
Jun 18, 2015 - 12:34 PM - by eirehead
Hey guys,

My wife recently had a crash in the cage. Unfortunately for me, she's a named driver on my policy so my cage NCD's gone. No harm as cages are for pussies as we all know.

Is my bike NCD gone too? I think it is but anyone had any luck debating with the guy on the phone with the nordie accent?

21 Replies | 947 Views
» IOM TT - WSBK stars head to Italy with new appreciation of TT Mountain Course
Jun 18, 2015 - 10:30 AM - by Admin
A number of high profile World Superbike riders are heading for the next round of the championship in Misano this weekend with their lap of the iconic TT Mountain Course still fresh in their memory.

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Four of the leading contenders, Chas Davies, Sylvain Guintoli, Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes, enjoyed a parade lap around the iconic 37 mile circuit in the break between races last Wednesday as part of the 2015 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy.

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