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» Rear Shock rebuild
Feb 12, 2018 - 3:29 PM - by Notch000
Rear shock on a fazer FZS600 seems like it gone soggy or leaking. Can these be rebuild with new seals or am i better off just getting a replacment of ebay ???
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» Biketek Tyrewarmers
Feb 12, 2018 - 2:24 PM - by VTWIN
Set of Biketek Tyre Warmers for Sale. Only used for 1 season, 2017. Working perfect. Suit 120 front and 160 rear. €150 ono. Or would swap for set that would fit 120 190. Thanks
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» Honda cb125 Superdream
Feb 12, 2018 - 1:27 PM - by aria
Hi all,

Im just after buying a 1984 cb125 superdream for my son. I was just wondering if there is anything specific to look out for (mechanics in particular) for these bikes.

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» throttle repair
Feb 12, 2018 - 8:06 AM - by HurricaneDream
Slid the bike last night on some black ice thankfully no major damage to the bike (so far) or myself.

So got the bike back throttle not returning and the plastic for the throttle (one underneath the grip) has broke a bit so needs replacing but what my question is the difference between throttle cable A and B.

Checked Wemoto just there and they only sell one named throttle cable B and is there even an A?

Also is there such thing as a universal break lever and does anywhere in ireland sell them?

Just incase the bike is a Cbr 250r Mc19 rj

Thanks in advance !
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» Anyone Gotten A Bike Wrapped And Were Pleased With It?
Feb 11, 2018 - 10:50 PM - by Phaedrus
I've seen some professionally-done wrap jobs that I'd be embarrassed about if they were my first attempt at DIY.

Anyone had a proper looks-like-factory wrap job done? Who? Where? How much?

Anyone managed a decent DIY job?

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» Bike in storage
Feb 11, 2018 - 9:29 PM - by ben10
Bike that has been in storage for last 3 to 4 year is going up for sale . What do you guys think. And what things to look out for. Or could it be more trouble than it worth with seals and things gone hard . Its a k6 or k7
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» expensive landing
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» Chape Leather Cleaner
Feb 11, 2018 - 3:58 PM - by faz1
Haven't tried it yet but will do..
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» Silicate free coolant
Feb 11, 2018 - 11:54 AM - by eirehead
Hey guys. Triumph insists on silicate-free coolant. Can anyone tell me is Rock Oil Kool or Castrol Motorcycle Coolant silicate free before I order. It's either of these as I'm ordering something else and I need to up the order price to get free delivery. Cheers.
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» Exasperated Ebay seller-
Feb 10, 2018 - 5:38 PM - by ENGLISH
Please - buyers take note, this is a 40 year old motorcycle, its not "as new" it doesn't run as smooth as your mates latest fazer 1000
it run's on four carbs which are the original ones, its not fuel injected, yes it kicks out a bit of smoke on start up and run's a bit lumpy until its warmed up (they all do)

it will need you to work on it,
it will suffer from problems, that's the joy of purchasing a classic bike, its a hands on thing....they drive you nuts...but its enjoyable.

So if you don't have a clue about fixing bikes, sorting faults, then you don't want a classic motorcycle in your garage.
They can be a right pain at times to own...Ask any one who own's one.... Old motor bikes develop faults while they... [Read More]
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» Saw for cutting steel
Feb 10, 2018 - 2:01 PM - by Nareik
Would love a small bandsaw for cutting box iron, angle, pipe etc but dont have €300 spare.

Just for hobby and general occasional use.

My question is Lidl have a Parkside Chop saw coming in. Is the speed of it not very fast for cutting mild steel

Know it Parkside/Lidls but for occasional use???
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» Are these guys for real?
Feb 10, 2018 - 12:46 PM - by Sleazy Rider
Like, seriously, an mc? Why has nobody shown them the error of their ways?

Click the image to open in full size.
55 Replies | 3,605 Views
» Best wooden garden shed
Feb 10, 2018 - 9:19 AM - by iano
Looking at getting a wooden shed for maybe 3 bikes
Haven't got the monies for steel or concrete so getting a timber one
Where makes a good one around wicklow or Dublin and would they put it up?
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» Moving soon... Help needed on bike security....
Feb 09, 2018 - 1:32 PM - by Born2Survive
Looking for bit of help (again) moving house in next 2 weeks and where I am going is not fantastic area, just all we can afford and won't have a mortgage etc.
Anyway want to make it as hard as possible if anyone comes after bike.
Now the help..... Does anyone know someone who can put in ground anchors? Also back gate could do with reinforcement eg steel bar going across on inside with lock. I sadly don't have knowledge or tools to do this and don't mind paying company to sort it so anyone use a place to do this type of thing? I know if they want bike they will do best to get it but I want to make it hard as possible if they try.
Thanks again.
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» WeeMoto Delivery Time
Feb 09, 2018 - 8:57 AM - by cb400sf
I ordered a few bits off wee moto today, they are to be dispatched today and they sat 5 to 7 days delivery. Can anyone confirm does it usually take this long or could it be sooner?
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» Tuneecu
Feb 08, 2018 - 10:26 PM - by smas
Anyone use Tune ecu software to remap a KTM 990?
According to YouTube it looks easy, and outlay is fairly basic, but is there a risk of blowing the ECU. I've just replaced the ECU and it's a bit rough low down. It's liveable as is, but at the same time it was a lot smoother before.
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» Watch out for a red hiace around north wicklow
Feb 08, 2018 - 6:38 PM - by goodbob
Came home to find 2 knackers in a red hiace scoping out my bike and my neighbours bike. One lad out creeping around the other fella parked up. They took off as soon as I appeared.

Just a heads up to any of you based in North wicklow......
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» WD-40 Motorbike Total Wash 500ml 1euro
Feb 08, 2018 - 5:39 PM - by Radeontser
Thought this might interest some of you WD-40 Motorbike Total Wash 1 euro in halford picked up some today at that price worth a try i think.
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» MotoGP Technology 3rd edition
Feb 08, 2018 - 11:18 AM - by Unfazed
Anybody else buy the MotoGP Technology 3rd edition book.

Engrossed in it for the last two weeks, probably the best 40 notes I ever spent on a book.
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» MotoGP Launches Electric Racing Championship
Feb 07, 2018 - 10:33 PM - by spray____
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» Motorbike long-term parking in Cork
Feb 07, 2018 - 10:23 PM - by fast3r
Hey guys! New to the forum, haven't properly introduced myself but I promise I will do it properly as soon as I can.
Haven't been on a motorbike forum for a while, but me and a nice good group of Italian bikers used to have a pretty successful one in my country several years ago.

Long story short: I've been living in Cork for 2 years, been abroad for 6, and I miss riding a bike like breathing. Still have my old Honda Hornet 600 back in Italy, but it'd be more expensive to take it here than its actual value.

I'm now seriously considering buying a bike here (and found a potential candidate, a beautiful CBR 600 RR), but my enthusiasm has been killed by how difficult is (again, compared to Italy) to own a bike here.
Weather aside (well, I did know... [Read More]
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» Sickening.
Feb 07, 2018 - 9:13 PM - by PADDYOT
Words fail me. 10 fucking months, what will he serve? 5 max?

"McArdle, who has six previous convictions, had been disqualified from driving for six years a year before the crash for drink-driving. He was disqualified for a further 10 years last year for more driving-related offences. "

Reading the article is quite frankly, hard to stomach.
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» Pics: Bike Pic of the Month February 2018
Feb 07, 2018 - 6:29 PM - by Bruce
Usual rules apply...

Please enter the competition in the spirit in which it is intended and use a picture taken in February.

Pictures must contain your own bike (can be taken by you or by someone else of you on your bike).

One picture only.

Please, no b&w, no photoshopping or enhancements of any kind...

This months's winner will again receive a €50 voucher for Cotters - thanks lads

... [Read More]
28 Replies | 1,907 Views
» Results: Bike Pic of the Month January 2018
Feb 07, 2018 - 6:24 PM - by Bruce
3rd place with 13 votes...

No.6 oroura25
... [Read More]
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» GPS Problem
Feb 07, 2018 - 5:13 PM - by TimD
I'm wondering if anybody can help me, I have a BMW Navigator V GPS (it's really a Garmin with BMW branding) which works perfectly on the bike. But when I plug the GPS into my PC the PC doesn't connect to the GPS, so I can't download routes from the PC to the GPS. It worked fine previously but has now stopped. The cable between the two is fine as the PC will charge the GPS. I've tried it with two different PCs.

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» carb trouble with the katana 1100
Feb 07, 2018 - 2:06 PM - by menapia dude
well folks bit of a mystery here,

i have a prob with the carbs,before i took them off cylinder 3 was not getting hot on the exhaust,

so i took off the carbs replaced all 4 pilot jets and blew out what i could,and cleaned the bowls out,did not see any blockage with the jets but replaced them with original mikuni pilots,

put the whole lot back together and decided to check the plugs which are a year old,discovered the 3rd cylinder plug was fouled with petrol so bit late lesson learned check plugs first,

this is where it gets tricky,fitted 4 new plugs fired up the bike cylinder 3 was perfect but cylinder 1 and 2 are not working,i have spark and fuel in the bowls so what can it be ?
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» ER5 milky oil
Feb 07, 2018 - 11:58 AM - by Dave98
Hi all... Many firsts in this post, so please be patient😂
On the A2 provisional and just got myself a 2000 ER5. The oil is milky (insert joke here) and I'm praying it could be due to condensation. The coolant level is fine (though previous owner could've topped it off). I will do an engine flush and oil+filter change next week when I get a chance and see if the problem persists even after engine gets hot. I've been a cager for the past 3 years and I know my way mechanically around a car. Any advice you guys can give me is welcome and appreciated.
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» Bike loses power
Feb 06, 2018 - 12:53 PM - by sombaht
Been having this problem for the last week, can be riding along great for a couple of mins and then started to lose power. I can sometimes get it to continue on for a little longer if I open the choke, but even then eventually it just stutters and dies. If I let it alone for a min or two and start it again from cold its fine while idling but once I get into gear and start to ride within a few minutes we are back to square one. Any time I give it throttle when its warm seems to cause the problem.
Gave it a bit of a check over the weekend, air filter is fine, not damp or in tatters, spark plugs are sparking, tiny bit of soot on them but nothing major, I cleaned them up anyway, battery is new and is reading high (in excess of 12v), choke cable itself seems fine connected... [Read More]
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» Buying Fairings online
Feb 06, 2018 - 11:59 AM - by Adamb123
Hi lads, just wondering has anyone used this site for buying fairings before?

They seem to sell single fairings which most other sites don't normally do as i've emailed a few at this stage. just wondering has anyone had any previous experience with them or if there fairings are utter muck. any info greatly appreciated.
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» Aldi Bike bits Feb 8th
Feb 06, 2018 - 11:44 AM - by Southern Rider
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» A2 - a
Feb 05, 2018 - 7:17 PM - by funk

Caught in a funny predicament with my licence at the moment, wondering if anyone here has found themselves in a similar position and could tell me what they did. I have contacted the RSA and managed to get 2 different replies.

I've held a full A2 licence for close to 3 years and I want to go on and get the A. I had my provisional licence long before the lgbt came out so never sat it, but because of my age at the time my A provisional was taken off me and I was given an A2.

So the first reply from the RSA

"get your A provisional and do your test"

I politely asked to speak with someone who wasn't just making things up and the response changed to

"get the provisional A, do... [Read More]
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» New Wheels straight from Ebay
Feb 05, 2018 - 7:00 PM - by Lightening Mcsheen
Picked this up couple of weeks back, haven't never bought anything from Ebay picked it up for next or nothing..

Having got it, it's in mint condition, all papers and drives straight...

Thanks to Ted's trucking for lifting and bringing it back in, would highly recommend
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