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» Current Poll
Would you take a child over 10 on the back of your bike?
Yes, you would take him. - 48.17%
79 Votes
No, that's mental. - 18.90%
31 Votes
Not on a sports bike. - 32.93%
54 Votes
Total Votes: 164
You may not vote on this poll.
» Dain Bramaged Frenchman set for NW200 return
Apr 16, 2015 - 5:40 PM - by Admin
French rider Franck Petricola is set to race at the North West 200 next month despite suffering life-threatening injuries at the meeting last year.

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Petricola, 31, suffered multiple fractures and a head injury after crashing in practice last year and was in a coma for several days.

The Frenchman was flown home after the meeting but made a full recovery and raced at Scarborough last weekend.

... [Read More]
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» Ducati Slave cylinder
Apr 16, 2015 - 4:47 PM - by kurtycool
Hey folks...

This is one for he Ducati owners I guess.... I recently picked up a 749s and the clutch is really heavy. My wrist is abit fucked from a bike accident in 2008(metal plate/pin) so need to sort something out, its fine on the open road but its painful in traffic...

Ive been looking online and it looks like replacing the slave cylinder seems to be the way to go to help this. So my question is, does anyone here have experience with this and did yee go with the 28mm or the 30mm and which is better... Also did yee go with STM or with another manufacturer (STM seems to be the most popular from what I can see online)

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» Adelaide Masters round 1
Apr 16, 2015 - 2:10 PM - by Magnets
Just FYI, the opening rounds of the Adelaide Masters will feature in the next issues of Bike Buyers Guide and Road Racing Ireland.

All classes covered as per norm.
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» Positive or negative earth?
Apr 16, 2015 - 1:35 PM - by Fledermaus
Anyone know how to tell if a Brit bike is wired positive or negative earth if it has no battery and is missing half its wiring....
Buddy picked up a 50's matchless and is looking to buy a 6v electronic ignition kit for the mag,but they are specific to positive OR negative earth.
The Lucas regulator has a red wire leading from the 'E' terminal to ground at the frame,then onwards to whats left of the I'm supposing its positive earth....? Should be as far as I can tell....any ideas?
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» Sp Engineering, any ever used them?
Apr 16, 2015 - 1:04 PM - by Rh4000
Looking to get a can for the gsxr off these guys soon enough, just wondering has anyone ever bought stuff off them or used them before? Seem to have good kit, working out a tad pricey now with the price of sterling however!
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» Mondello track day ?
Apr 16, 2015 - 12:18 PM - by gerry64
Get booking ,rang just few mins ago , day could be cancelled , cause lack of numbers , they decide later I was told. Forecast good ,so hopefully more book it & it goes ahead .on national track which is little bit cheaper 😳
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» Speed Check Marathon Today !!
Apr 16, 2015 - 7:24 AM - by kwackquack
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» Meta alarm Fooked
Apr 16, 2015 - 6:45 AM - by Death Magnetic
Me meta alarm is bolloxed. Immobiliser is stuck on.
Anyone have a wiring diagram or a link to one.
Its one of them 357 models.
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» Camping but not in a campsite
Apr 15, 2015 - 11:12 PM - by sean61
Is there anywhere around the country that you can set up camp for the night and light a small fire, put on a bbq etc? I did a trip around ireland last year and came to the conclusion that campsites are shit. You can't light a campfire and have a few cans in peace in any of them. Kinda takes the fun out of it if you're looking to have a bitta craic with a few mates
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» looking for a Tricati
Apr 15, 2015 - 9:28 PM - by dant-40
A friend of mine built a Tricati in the 1960s. He sold it sometime later but would really like to get his hands on it again. It is a Ducati frame with a triumph 500cc engine. The reg number is 9864 WZ.
We would appreciate any information about it.
Maybe someone has the bike or knows someone who had the bike. Any information at all would be greatly appreciated.
thanks in advance
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» Eric Buell Racing closing it's door again....
Apr 15, 2015 - 8:35 PM - by evertel
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» Keys
Apr 15, 2015 - 8:07 PM - by doohanno1
Would anybody know is it possible to get a spare key cut for an "Abus" disc lock.
I tried a few places including " Autokey" on the Naas road but no luck..
I know when the locks are bougbt new they come with some sort of code that you can give to the supplier , but i don't have this..
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» Feel the Vibe, a question about wheel balancing.
Apr 15, 2015 - 2:46 PM - by RobbieBeGood
Had new Pilot Road 4s fitted on the Versys last week. Have done about 70 miles on them so far and just noticed that at around 80 mph and upwards a vibration sets in that definitely wasn't there before. (the Versys is vibey enough as it is) It seems to get progressively worse as speed increases over 80 but under that speed, all seems well.

I figured the balancing was off so brought it back to the fitter. He checked it only visually, weights, bead etc and said that he was sure he had balanced them correctly. He continued to say that occasionally tyres need to be "run in" for a bit and I could return next week if things hadn't improved.
I've never experienced this before and am wondering am I just being passed off? I've been a loyal customer for some years... [Read More]
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» ZZR1400 luggage.
Apr 15, 2015 - 2:17 PM - by wheelieking
Lads, I'm having difficulty getting some used luggage for a 2008 ZZR1400, the new stuff is bonkers money.... and ideas?? tried the usuals, ebay, DD etc

3 Replies | 244 Views
» Where to park camper at north west 200
Apr 15, 2015 - 1:04 PM - by Sidewayslarry
Heading up to the NW200 next month in the van. Does anyone know of anywhere I can park up for the weekend cheap and not have to walk far to see some racing? Any help appreciated.

(It is only a small van - VW T4 Transporter) so would go under most low barriers :) )
8 Replies | 404 Views
» Farquhar and Amor to renew rivalry
Apr 15, 2015 - 12:20 PM - by Admin
Comeback men Ryan Farquhar and Keith Amor are set to renew their rivalry at next month's Tandragee 100 road races.

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The pair regularly fought it out for the top honours at Irish national events before retiring from the sport .

Both riders returned to action last year, but confined their efforts to the smaller capacity classes.

The duo have decided to take in the Superbike and Superstock class this year and will lock... [Read More]
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» Any Members Entering the TT
Apr 14, 2015 - 10:48 PM - by Puff, the Magic Dragon
Out of interest do we have many members on here entering the TT this year.

Be interested to know bikes and classes.
8 Replies | 851 Views
» Woolsey Coulter ART Academy May 15th 2015
Apr 14, 2015 - 10:45 PM - by Sandy
Woolsey is running an ART Academy in a month's time at Kirkistown Circuit the day before the NW200. It is a great opportunity to learn from one of the best racers Ireland has ever had. Woolsey is friendly and easy to deal with. The Circuit is great for all skill and experience levels. A day to remember.

Please email Woolsey at

Click the image to open in full size.... [Read More]
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» Advice on splicing wires..
Apr 14, 2015 - 9:11 PM - by RedEye
Lads looking to replace the hideous stock indicators on the R1. Appreciate advise on the best way to connect the aftermarket ones. See pic attached. The grey connectors are the stock indicator connectors (right connector on pic is to the indicator). The little gold wire ends are the after market connectors.

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» fazer not used for 4 months - flashing immobilizer key
Apr 14, 2015 - 7:42 PM - by daniel-son

I was away for 4-5 months with work and stuff, and did not get a chance to use my bike. Came back bike wont start - dead battery. replaced. now when i turn the key to ON, self test kicks in, but fuel pump doesn't. I also see red key flashing on dashboard (in ON position). Tried both black keys. The problem is that sometimes after 10-15 min of ON & OFF, it does start, can hear fuel pump. which is really confusing?! Once i get it going, most of the time is fine until next day.

could it be wiring?!

Any help appreciated thanks.

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» Restricted gsr 750
Apr 14, 2015 - 6:31 PM - by markvfr
I'm thinking of buying a gsr 750, found out today that it's restricted. Not sure if it's factory restricted or otherwise. The seller has agreed to return the bike to full power. My question relates to whether or not this invalidates any manafacturesrs warantee if this work is not carried out by registered dealer. Bike has one year of manafacturesrs warantee remaining.
0 Replies | 120 Views
» chain link zvmx 530
Apr 14, 2015 - 6:28 PM - by sharpbikes
Wondering if anybody would know where to get a zvmx 530 chain link at short notice in ireland, would need it before the weekend so of the shelf availability would be excellent!!

thanks in advance!
2 Replies | 148 Views
» VFR 800 Fasteners kit.. which one?
Apr 14, 2015 - 6:22 PM - by roryf
Thinking of swapping out the fasteners on the VFR; the choices are below..

Wemoto @ 87+ Stg..
(doesn't include screen kit)


Speedy Fasteners @ 39+ Stg..

The Speedy ones are not OEM, but are said to be direct replacements.. I am leaning toward the cheaper ones..
5 Replies | 260 Views
» Caliper rebuild day 3. More head wreck.
Apr 14, 2015 - 4:46 PM - by chrismon
Ok managed to drill out the bolts.
Got the caliper separated.
Next job is trying to get the pistons out.
Gobshite here didn't push them out fully before removing them from the bike.
Have been trying to get the farthest out piston out.
Using a mini vice grips with a old bike tube.
The fucker will not move. Flat out refusing to budge.
Once again.
Any tips?
Cheers for all the help.
24 Replies | 706 Views
» which bike ?
Apr 14, 2015 - 3:50 PM - by Gellum
07 cbf1000 34,000 miles @4200 euro or
04 cb1300 22000 miles @5000 euro
Both black and spotless.
Which bike ? Is the best buy ?
22 Replies | 706 Views
» Senior TT 2015 Betting on Paddy Power
Apr 14, 2015 - 1:45 PM - by Lazyboy63
just spotted paddy power have odds online for the senior this year.not able to share the link but the odds look like this

michael dunlop 6/4
bruce anstey 9/2
guy martin 6/1
conor cummins 6/1
john mcguinness 8/1
william dunlop 14/1
james hillier 18/1
ian Hutchinson 18/1
dean Harrison 20/1
gary Johnson 20/1
Michael rutter 22/1
dan kneen 25/1
keith amor 30/1
peter hickman 33/1
david Johnson 33/1
Cameron Donald 50/1

so whos your money on? this should cause hugh debate
31 Replies | 1,024 Views
» VFR Valve Service - Anyone recommended in Kildare
Apr 14, 2015 - 1:45 PM - by ajhampto
The guy I had lined up for the big vfr valve timing / spacing service (or whatever its called) cant do it until June at the earliest. Bike is near 40k kms and I'd like to get it done before summer.

I've gotten Tomas in Mutts Nuts to do small stuff on the GS before, but would he be ok for the valve service given he's got a small workshop / no specialised tools.

Any other recommendations in kildare / meath etc? I'm in Kilcock.

14 Replies | 564 Views
» Sweeney all set for kdm cookstown 100 on full stable of machinery
Apr 14, 2015 - 1:29 PM - by Admin
Skerries rider Michael Sweeney will contest the KDM Cookstown 100 later this month aboard Kawasaki and Yamaha machinery.

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2014 saw the Skerries rider take Man of the Meeting at quite a few National Road Races and the former Manx Grand Prix winner will again be onboard the MJR Kawasaki, Trak Blast Yamaha and Kiely Heating Supertwin Kawasaki for the County Tyrone event.

As an advocate of the quarter litre class, the Irishman is... [Read More]
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» Are there any Mobile motorbike mechanics in Dublin
Apr 14, 2015 - 12:45 PM - by colly749
There seem to be loads for cages but I cant see any online for bikes. I would have thought this would be a good idea - instead of having to drop your bike in and pick it up the next day, a guy who can call out and service or upgrade your bike at your home or work. Anyone know of any like this?
4 Replies | 437 Views
» Mot tommorow
Apr 14, 2015 - 12:38 PM - by BUZZI
It's always a worry. No matter how good YA think your bike is ( the f..KERS always seem to find somthing WRONG...).
So tomorrow afternoon I will be like an expectant father outside the maternity room.
One thing you don't have to bother about at home.

Trouble over here is that if you let your MOT lapse YOU ARENT COVERD FOR BREAKDOWN RECOVERY. ( I found that out to my cost.....OH !!!! Sirs MOT seems to have expired... This invalidates your RAC European breakdown cover.)
F..king computer linked DVLA bastards...
5 Replies | 376 Views
» Dainese Temporale D-Dry gimp Jacket
Apr 14, 2015 - 9:25 AM - by Macker
Hi lads,

Anyone wearing this jacket? Was looking for an opinion on it. Cheers!
5 Replies | 288 Views
» Avoid M4/N4 from Kilcock to Leixlip East.
Apr 14, 2015 - 7:39 AM - by Plopli
Pretty bad crash.
Completely blocked just before Leixlip East
Traffic tailgating past Maynooth.

I was lucky to be able to filter and use the grass on the divider section to go trough.

All lane blocked, probably 5-6 cage impacted with at least two completely destroyed.

Avoid !
6 Replies | 449 Views


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