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» cotters bike repair
Nov 05, 2018 - 3:18 PM - by dcom
Hi, Do cotters do bike repair/servicing?
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» Rutter unveils new Honda RC213V for 2018 Macau GP
Nov 05, 2018 - 10:10 AM - by Admin
This year’s Macau Grand Prix will have some added spice with record winner Michael Rutter lining up on a GP-spec Honda RC213V-S for the first time as he looks to take his first victory at the event since 2012.

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Rutter takes the wraps off the Bathams Aspire-Ho RC213V he will race at this year’s Macau GP

The Aspire-Ho by Bathams Racing rider has taken a record eight wins and 18 podiums at the Far East meeting but has had to play second fiddle to the likes of... [Read More]
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» Race seat foam
Nov 04, 2018 - 9:53 PM - by CountryMile
Any recommendations for track bike seat foam suppliers?

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» ke 100 keys
Nov 04, 2018 - 12:12 PM - by shauncreed
I've a ke100 I'm putting back together. The ignition barrel and seat lock key has vanished to the netherworld. I took the ignition barrel and seat lock to a lock smith and he couldn't do much for me (I was hoping he'd have some mechanism he could stick in in order to read what kind of key is required). So besides buying a new lock and ignition barrel, do I have any other options I can try in order to make a new key?
Note: I briefly tried to remove the barrel from the plastic ignition housing but I was concerned I'd break it. Tried to upload a pic (Not much to see really) but site shit the bed when I tried.
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» Bike Mags
Nov 03, 2018 - 4:59 PM - by -alan-
As in the paper / pictures and words type..

Pretty much got to the point where I'm fed up reading crap online (here excepted of course..) I used to like particularly like some of the big US magazines - like Cycle/Cycle World.

Had a trawl through the shelves of the local Easons today there, but not much worthwhile I could see - mostly fairly crappy UK based ones.

Did any of the good US ones survive into the online era, and is there anywhere you can still buy them - or are there any other decent English language ones worth hunting down ?
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» broken bench vice
Nov 02, 2018 - 8:54 PM - by shiver
broke the nut in my bench vice today ....(i know i shouldnt have used the extra bar )

does anyone know where i could get a replacement nut
i think its called an acme nut??????????????????
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» Voting: Bike Pic of the Month October 2018
Nov 02, 2018 - 1:54 PM - by Bruce
Choose your 3 favourite pics (does not have to be in any order) and list them like so:


Do not vote for your own picture

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

We also have a booby prize for last place - a set of dog ugly cufflinks from manbearpig...
... [Read More]
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» Machine Shop
Nov 02, 2018 - 1:07 AM - by Daithia10
'Evening all,
I'm not sure where to post this so I will pop it here.
I'm looking for recommendations for a good machinist to do a bit of work on a BSA A10 engine i'm restoring.
It needs timing side main bush reamed and crank ground to suit as well as main journals and a probably a re-bore or hone. I have used Loftus Farrell in the past for re-bores but the timing side is a bit specialist so wonder if anyone here does this kind of thing.
Thanks in advance,
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» Bike transport in Dublin tomorrow?
Nov 01, 2018 - 9:27 PM - by muzz_mm
Hi lads,

This might be a long-shot but would anyone be available to help me bring a bike from Ranelagh, Dublin to Stillorgan, Dublin tomorrow?
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» Carburetor problem
Nov 01, 2018 - 8:45 PM - by gwhizz
Hi all, am looking for some help and advice. I have a 00 Suzuki gs 500e with only 5000 Mls showing that was left standing for a long time. The carburetors are completely seized wit no movement what so ever and are corroded very badly. Does anyone no if other carbs from other models could be swapped and used as I.m unable to locate the same year carbs. Thank you
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» heated gloves
Nov 01, 2018 - 8:36 PM - by downey
fingers are feeling the bite lately and a long winter ahead so looking for recomendations for heated gloves
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» Bubble screen
Nov 01, 2018 - 1:51 PM - by Popcorn750
Ordered a new bubble screen for the bike back in early Oct, FINALLY arrived today, covered in bubble wrap, I initially thought it was going to be cracked as fcuk but nope not a problem, Phew.

Visorshop, took an age but only cost me €38 P&P and a camel ride delivery service.
Megabikes price €90

Once you aren't in a panic to fit it then why not.
Now I need to get the rubber well nuts/screws as it didn't come with them but thats less than €12 in Halfords, savings all round, once it fits snugly eh
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» Pirelli Diablo Rosso III (3) Tyre Experiences ??
Nov 01, 2018 - 9:48 AM - by hondablade
Has anyone used these tyres and if so how do they find them?

Will be on the look out for a set soon enough and these seemed to have good reviews online, has anyone first hand experience with these and how are they with Irish weather, wet and dry?

Will be going on to 600 supersports.

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» regaining corner confidence
Oct 31, 2018 - 4:21 PM - by ROB95
a week or so ago I lost traction on the front for a split-second mid-corner, gave me a bit of a fright. Ever since I have no confidence in cornering eg. 80km road corner mild easily a 60km (well for me on a bros 400 ) I taking it at 30 or below bolt upright, which is nearly more dangerous as then iv a car up my hole then.

I ride the bike daily and have done so for nearly 2 years. had a few scares but none held me up like this.

any of the more experienced fellas have any tips to get the confidence back?
I don't what the knee down, just to keep in the flow of traffic.
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» New tires for cbr600f4i
Oct 31, 2018 - 3:59 PM - by paulyDub
My mitchelin pilot road 4 tires are worn out.

I don't do much mileage, so mostly want something grippy in the wet and dry.

Any thoughts on pilot road 5 / power, or should I be considering something else
9 Replies | 410 Views
» Help with wiring and electrics
Oct 31, 2018 - 3:32 PM - by BigDiggity
I'm shit with electrics... never really got my hands dirty with it but theres a first time for everything.

I'm trying to fit auxiliary lights to my bike for the winter.

I've had a go at extending the shitty 6 inch wire that came with the lights, to around 1.5 metres of 17 amp black and red wires from Halfrauds by soldering them together (first time trying this soldering stuff...). It's not pretty but seems to be a solid joint.

The wire from the lights... [Read More]
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» Lorenzo returns to MotoGP action 1 week after surgery
Oct 31, 2018 - 11:20 AM - by Admin
Lorenzo will be back with the works Ducati MotoGP team only a week after surgery on his left wrist.

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Injured works Ducati MotoGP star Jorge Lorenzo will return to action at Sepang this weekend after missing the Motegi and Phillip Island rounds.

Lorenzo had surgery on his left wrist a little over a week ago and warns that although he won’t be 100 per cent fit, he will try and race in Malaysia.
... [Read More]
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» 1/4 Million Harley Davidsons Recalled
Oct 30, 2018 - 7:59 PM - by Admin
And after speaking to the manufacturer's Ballymount PR department we can now confirm that the recall will affect a large number of Irish Harley Davidson owners.

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A spokesperson for the HD repairs workshop said ; "Harley-Davidson has announced a voluntary recall involving the secondary clutch actuator on certain 2017 and 2018 Touring, Trike and Softail and CVO Touring and Softail models. The secondary clutch actuator may exhibit an internal leak of fluid... [Read More]
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» Custom shims
Oct 30, 2018 - 7:15 PM - by I polished one off to a dude
Anyone ever get custom valve/tappet shims made?
Recommend anywhere?
14 Replies | 548 Views
» AGV GP R Pista Carbon Helmet
Oct 30, 2018 - 9:59 AM - by hondablade

Is anyone else on here using one of these helmets and if so how do they find it?

Looking to see if anyone else finds wind noise an issue and if so is there anyway of reducing it or can an additional chin curtain be bought?

Click the image to open in full size.... [Read More]
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» Maria Costello to become the first female TT RiderAssoc President in over 600 years
Oct 29, 2018 - 9:00 PM - by Admin
Maria Costello is to become President of the TT Riders Association, the latest in a long line of racing legends all, of course, men.

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Costello, who doesn't even smoke cigars, will make history as she “rides in” at the annual TTRA lunch on November 7.
“I’m honoured to become the first female to become the president
... [Read More]
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» MotoGP: Zarco apologises to Marquez for 185mph crash at Phillip Island
Oct 29, 2018 - 5:54 PM - by Admin
Johann Zarco has apologised to MotoGP World Champion after ending Marc Marquez’s Australian race, rear-ending the Spaniard’s RC213V in Phillip Island.

The Frenchman was caught out at the end of the Gardener Straight, with nowhere to go, the Frenchman’s satellite M1 reared into the back of Marquez, leaving both riders race run.

Race direction decided not to take action, with both riders calling it a racing incident. Despite it being deemed accidental by all, Zarco felt obliged to apologise to Marquez.
“I went to him to say sorry because I totally destroyed the back of his bike,” said the Frenchman
... [Read More]
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» About that whole loud pipes save lives thing...
Oct 29, 2018 - 12:00 PM - by Dirtyshirt

An interesting viewpoint from the other side of the pond. I know many of us, myself included tend to give a handful of revs, instead of the beep, when in traffic filtering.
Officer Rob suggests this may not be the best idea.
22 Replies | 1,284 Views
» Empty van from UK to Ireland
Oct 28, 2018 - 7:40 PM - by pedrosixfour
Hey lads.

Anyone coming from the UK in something with space enough for a non running bike (located in London) in the back?

Will certainly look after you on arrival.
6 Replies | 651 Views
» Optimate 4 charger
Oct 27, 2018 - 7:42 PM - by evok
Anyone have one of these.....LEDs flashing frying my brain

One plugged into canbus system.......the orange charging lights flash away for a while with orange charge light on .......after a period of time they stop and it's just the green power led stays on?

Is this rights
14 Replies | 605 Views
» I never thought Id be wearing a Furygan
Oct 27, 2018 - 6:29 PM - by Valiant Thor
just bought thers Ive always wanted them but could afford Aikido (a fine make all the sale ?? )

Sidi Discovery Rain.1 Offroad Boots

251.95 € 503.90 €
1 piece(s) Furygan Brutale Evo 2 Leather jocks

Furygan Brutale Evo 2 Leather jocks
(Size: XXL)

Manufacturer: Furygan

any thoughts on the quality

as first time in over 20y I could afford to buy there especially the jocks

... [Read More]
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» Restricted Bandit 600/SV 650/Hornet 600 Reviews?
Oct 26, 2018 - 8:02 PM - by muzz_mm
Hi there,

Does anyone have any experience of riding any of the above bikes with a restrictor kit fitted?

The search for a small A2 licence bike like a CBR250 is proving tricky so I'm thinking of getting a bigger bike and just restricting it. I can do the A2 test on a bigger bike too.

Rang Liberty earlier and they were ok with insuring me on a bike of that size. These bigger bikes seem to be more common on DoneDeal and might just be easier to get.

17 Replies | 631 Views
» Practical exam waiting times
Oct 26, 2018 - 1:15 PM - by Pete84
Does anyone know what are the waiting times in Dublin these days ? Is it worth to book it in Drogheda or Wicklow ?
4 Replies | 337 Views
» MotoGP: KTM sign Pedrosa
Oct 26, 2018 - 11:40 AM - by Admin
KTM have this morning confirmed that Dani Pedrosa will join them as MotoGP test rider next season on a two-year deal.

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The move had been heavily rumoured since the tiny Spaniard announced his retirement from competition a few weeks ago.

“To have a rider of Dani’s skill and experience as part of our MotoGP project is another strong sign that we are moving in the right direction and we are still pushing as hard as we... [Read More]
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» MotoGP Phillip Island: Crutchlow breaks ankle in crash
Oct 26, 2018 - 9:10 AM - by Admin
Britain’s Cal Crutchlow has been taken to hospital with a broken ankle following a big crash at Doohan corner in the second MotoGP free practice session at Phillip Island.

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The LCR Honda man went down at the 140mph turn - just as the wind began to get up - with 14 minutes of the session remaining and immediately grabbed his leg.

Crutchlow was stretchered away from the gravel trap and taken to the circuit medical centre by ambulance before being transferred to... [Read More]
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» Qatar WorldSBK: Laverty pulls the finger out at Losail
Oct 26, 2018 - 9:10 AM - by Admin
With Eugene Laverty recently on the receiving end of bad news that he would not be racing for the SMR team again in WorldSBK 2019 he showed his credentials at the end of the first day at Losail by going 0.18 seconds faster than next best man Jonathan Rea (KRT).

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And Laverty was made all the more confident because his pace was good for more than one lap, even at the early stages of race weekend. “In FP2 I did seven fliers altogether and got a little bit faster... [Read More]
2 Replies | 368 Views
» Careful now
Oct 25, 2018 - 10:50 PM - by paulyDub

no mention of the other 61% so it mustn't be important
5 Replies | 682 Views
» Need a Dublin mechanic to check a bike on Donedeal
Oct 25, 2018 - 10:02 PM - by Daithi8
Hi ,
I'm in Galway and have my eye on a bike on Donedeal in Blanchardstown , its my first bike so I need a professional to look over it for me, does anyone know a mechanic that offers this service, any info appreciated,
15 Replies | 936 Views

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