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» southern 100 on tv
Jul 18, 2017 - 11:39 PM - by kad
Thursday 8pm itv4
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» Cam and lifter damage
Jul 18, 2017 - 11:28 PM - by DavyH
Have an 07 R1 here with a ticking engine noise. Exhausted all avenues then decided it was time to take the head off and check it over properly,with the cams out it was clear there were signs of damage to the lobes and lifters on 2 intake valves,1 on No.2 and 1 on No.4! It looks like the case hardening has been slowly chipping away on the lifters,and the lobes have been getting cooked up with the friction.

So I'm fairly sure the ticking sound has been pinpointed! Question is WTF has caused it. I'm leaning towards a manufacture fault but even though everything else is checking good I still can't be certain!

Anyone come across this,I'll try put pics up
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» pre injection bike
Jul 18, 2017 - 9:09 PM - by foggyfagan
Was wondering is anyone selling a pre injection bike
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» Why we crash
Jul 18, 2017 - 3:18 PM - by MARIO BROS
Came across this. Maybe of interest to some|tpfn
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» Bandit 600 keeps blowing 30A fuse with ignition off
Jul 18, 2017 - 10:44 AM - by Pete84
Hi all.

I made a mistake and opened full tank because I heard some hissing noise, some of the fuel spilled out down the tank and frame. Smoke came out of the wiring loom underneath the tank/seat and now I have a short circuit somewhere in the wiring loom. I have tried to disconnect connectors to side stand, switch gear and generator but 30A fuse socket keeps showing 12.5V.

Any ideas how to find the short circuit ?
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» Pick up in Scotland
Jul 18, 2017 - 8:39 AM - by suarridge
Who would pick up a bike anywhere in Scotland and bring it anywhere close to me in Belfast ?
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» Motorbike shop in Kerry, for exhaust repacking?
Jul 18, 2017 - 6:50 AM - by siam rider
I'll be back from Asia and in Kerry for a week next month. I'm looking for some exhaust repacking material.

Does anyone know of a motorbike shop in the region that might have some by any chance?

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» faugheen road race meeting
Jul 18, 2017 - 12:53 AM - by martell
Date: Saturday July 22 and Sunday July 23 2017 (From 11am)
Venue: Faugheen, Carrick on suir, Co Tipperary
Admission: €20 for an adult’s weekend pass, under 16s free

Go full throttle at Faugheen 50 Road Races 2017

Hundreds of bikers will be revving their engines and riding down to the south-east of Ireland this July for the action-packed, adrenaline-pumping Faugheen 50 Road Races 2017. Taking place over July 22nd and 23rd in Carrick on suir, County Tipperary, the road racing event attracts thousands of spectators annually, all watching with bated breath as dozens of daring bikers battle it out on the tarmac.

An unmissable fixture in the local motorcycling calendar, Faugheen 50 draws competitors from all over Ireland -... [Read More]
27 Replies | 1,841 Views
» Recommend a scooter
Jul 18, 2017 - 12:02 AM - by Tevion
Hi all
I have a few old large cc bikes, but recently I got a job in the city centre, so I just want a scooter to get to & from work.
I am thinking of a 250-400cc bike or would consider bigger.
Reliability is the most important factor.
Also, I do all my own maintenance, so I want one that is easy to work on, so for the valve clearance check, I want a scooter that has a valve adjuster & lock nut system instead of shim & bucket type, as I don't want to pull out cam shafts to make adjustments if required.
Appreciate any advice that's going.
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» anyone with a zx7r in the midlands to help me out?
Jul 17, 2017 - 10:50 PM - by sharpbikes
Bought a zx7r two months ago, very neglected bike that looks like it was tracked also, have spent two months trying to sort a stuttery idle (1-3rpm). have stripped and jetted the carbs and the best setup is good at idle but still stutters at low revs.

is there any kind person around the midlands with a zx7r that would be able to give me a hand and help me test ecu, coils, carbs from their bike would only take a small while as i have worked on bikes for years, hence why this bike is annoying me as the current carbs have been off atleast 10 times
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» Tail tidy
Jul 17, 2017 - 9:12 PM - by Quetzalcoatlus the Pterodactyloid Pterosaur
Is there anywhere in this country to buy a tail tidy. Seen loads online on d net but would like to buy in ireland.

Also a tail tidy looks like something I could do myself. Are they easy to do?
1 Reply | 235 Views
» Theory test
Jul 17, 2017 - 8:59 PM - by the coalman
Anyone know if you can download a theory test app for a c1 license
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» RAM Mount in dublin?
Jul 17, 2017 - 7:52 PM - by Caffeine
I'd like to buy a ram mount tomorrow if possible. Any idea where to find them in Dublin or surrounding area?
4 Replies | 418 Views
» Grip glue alternative?
Jul 17, 2017 - 3:32 PM - by N11 EXPRESS
Want to fit a new set of bars tonight but wont get to a bike shop to get some grip glue is there any alternatives I can use?
15 Replies | 601 Views
» new toy k100 1985
Jul 17, 2017 - 11:10 AM - by menapia dude
just picked this up folks a good service she be on the road
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» What's the best comfy/performance bike?
Jul 17, 2017 - 8:57 AM - by RTV
My fellow bikers,

I'm entertaining the idea of switching the R6 for something a bit more upright/comfy in the near future, so I wonder what would you guys recommend to go for?

I would like to keep about the same power/performance but with a more compliant ride, so Sport Bikes are out of the question which probably leaves me with naked ones??

I love the R6, best looking bike in my book and that insane high revving engine gets me everytime, but it's just the position that kills me after a few hours.

- What's the matter McFly, are you chicken?
Yes, I definitely am... so digital nanny would be welcome as well (ABS, TCS, etc).

What say you?!? ... [Read More]
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» First day on my first bike, rear ended by a car:(
Jul 16, 2017 - 7:08 PM - by bman
WhAt are the chances! I picked up my first bike yesterday, a nice red deauville. Took the bike out for a spin this morning. Felt great. Stopped at a junction at the back of the airport waiting to turn left and the car stopped behind me decides I am not there and proceeds to rear end me.
Fairly tame accident but a bit of damage to the bike, thankfully I seem ok. Hopefully the bike isn't too badly damaged, and I can get back on the road very quickly.
Just want to thank the biker on the green Kawasaki that stopped for me. I didn't get his name.

Just highlights the vulnerability of been on a bike.
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» difference 30 years make
Jul 16, 2017 - 5:01 PM - by croaker 1000 k1
1977 suzuki GS750 2006 KAWASAKI ZX10R
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» Paint-job price (again..I know, I know)
Jul 16, 2017 - 12:25 PM - by -alan-
Lads, sorry for dragging this up yet again..

Single colour paint job - black. Tank and side-panels on a vintage bike. Tank and panels stripped back to bare metal in advance. I'd like a pro-job, but no need for a show quality finish.

What kind of price are ye talking about nowadays ?
12 Replies | 710 Views
» Good mechanic in Dundalk area?
Jul 16, 2017 - 10:03 AM - by Parek
Hi, I wad wandering if there is some good mechanic in Dundalk area?... Thanks :)
4 Replies | 326 Views
» GXSR Decals
Jul 15, 2017 - 10:09 PM - by Orderofchaos
Anyone know where I can get a set of original decals for the rear of a K4 750?
(Blue with 750 in red). Cheers
2 Replies | 342 Views
» Honda Shadow whurring noise and square wheels
Jul 15, 2017 - 9:54 PM - by pedrogonzalez
Have a 2000 honda shadow vt750 with a few issues, the main one being the whining/whurring noise going up the gears and the revs. Going through 2nd and 3rd gear it's an obvious noise but the engine drowns it all out on the 4th, no major loss of tpower b ut the gear shifts are not great. Can be difficult through neutral to 2nd the odd time.

2nd issue is the initial clutch release, related to the first issue no doubt!! When im releasing the clutch slowly in first gear the bike feels likes it on square wheels, it kinda rocks forwards, speeds up and slows down in short bursts. Thought it might be clutch plates but i could be talkin out my arse!

In belgium for the next while so i wanna get a bit of idea before i go near any mechanics with my shite... [Read More]
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» DIY Soda Blaster - creativity at its best
Jul 15, 2017 - 7:38 PM - by Airman
Worth a watch just for the high tech equipment:
sporks and compressed air supply.

'58 spork fulls'
Damn good result though.!
until you see the other videos.. a pure pisstake
He has a cleaning solution where he adds Baking soda and vinegar. Ph+ Ph- = nothing.
5 Replies | 464 Views
» TARBERT FERRY - no centre stand?
Jul 15, 2017 - 7:25 PM - by efanton
I dont have a centre stand on my GSX 600F.
Would it be safe to use Tarbert Ferry?
do they provide straps to anchor the bike?

Brought the bike from the UK on the ferry with no problem, but then again its a big ship that probably doesn't bounce around as much as a small ferry and the bike was strapped down.

Thinking of doing loop head, Clare coast up as far as Ballyvaughan and back again to north Cork tomorrow. Ferry would save me a lot of time if I could use it.
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» DIY Nickel - like a new parts shop
Jul 15, 2017 - 7:24 PM - by Airman
While I'm waiting to see if I can find an '85 GPZ900S Tank ?

I decided I'd keep going with the rest of it as 'Something to do'
Decided to go Nickel Plating !!
Some of the parts are rotten and can't be replaced at all or in a kit like the rusty engine head bolts with the big flange.
Can't change some of the odd nuts & bolts with Stainless.
Quick bit of research, Some advice from a scientist, few bits of scrap.

Tested on a 5c first.
Click the image to open in full size.... [Read More]
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» Finally got a bike!
Jul 15, 2017 - 7:08 PM - by Quetzalcoatlus the Pterodactyloid Pterosaur
bought a kawasaki z750 today. It's been a few years since I owned a bike and delighted to be on 2 wheels again!

Can't upload a photo but here's a link too it.
24 Replies | 817 Views
» Fork Oil seals OEM parts
Jul 15, 2017 - 4:08 PM - by sombaht
Need to replace the fork oil seals on my Viagra 125. Been looking at both and for OEM parts. seems to only stock saito and wemoto don't list the manufacturer.
Is there anyone selling genuine OEM parts in Europe? I see fork seal kits listed on eBay for the larger Viagras, 1100+ so obviously they are being made?
Or is it ok to go with a non-OEM brand like Saito?

8 Replies | 447 Views
» Speed Van on N52
Jul 15, 2017 - 1:59 PM - by Emerald Biker
Speed detection van on N52 between Clonmellon and Kells........First time I've seen one on this stretch........Speed limit is be careful out there Folks
22 Replies | 697 Views
» zxr 400
Jul 15, 2017 - 11:57 AM - by panzermatt
anyone got a front mudguard for a zxr400L ?
0 Replies | 358 Views
» Best place to get brake piston seals
Jul 14, 2017 - 4:36 PM - by paulyDub
For a cbr600f4i, DavidSilverSpares (and are looking for around 14e for each piston oil/dust seal kit. With the brake pads also worn out it's beginning to look pricey. Anyone know where I could get them cheaper?? Bike is off the road until I sort them out

7 Replies | 473 Views
» Classic racing at Mondello
Jul 14, 2017 - 4:23 PM - by the preachan
To all classic racers. There is a classic race at Mondello on Saturday 5th of August as part of the leinster 200 meeting.
An earlier version of the entry forms for this meeting did not show a classic class. However, this has been rectified and the amended form now has classics included.
Entry forms are available from the masters supervises website and from the classic bike racing Ireland bookface page.
Please get your entries in early.
0 Replies | 413 Views
» Just wont engage gear at low revs - FZ1
Jul 14, 2017 - 4:14 PM - by knightrider
Bit of a stupid one here, basically the bike will not change gear anything below 3-4000 revs. Now maybe I shouldn't be changing gear that low down but you know yourself in traffic you cant be going down the keys of the liffey in 1st gear all the way or you will need a new tank of petrol each day. It feels like it just doesn't want to change gear and sometimes just plain and simply I cant change gear like its being blocked!

Now the higher the rev the smoother it is to engage gear anything over 4000 revs and its smooth as butter so I cant see it being a the linkage, oil, the clutch cable or whatever but sure what do I know?

I recall the R1 had a very similar issue but didn't take notice of it because I thought its a sports bike, it wasn't made for trolling... [Read More]
21 Replies | 796 Views
» Trial hears trove of weapons found at motorbike club
Jul 14, 2017 - 3:43 PM - by knightrider
This is an interesting read, this type of sons of anarchy malark doesn't go on here too much
35 Replies | 2,743 Views


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