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» About that whole loud pipes save lives thing...
Oct 29, 2018 - 12:00 PM - by Dirtyshirt
https://youtu.be/U4CYR6mM64s

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 | 1,293 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.
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» 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 | 606 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

https://www.fc-moto.de/epages/fcm.sf...in1-Boots-0004

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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.

Cheers!
17 Replies | 632 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 | 340 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]
2 Replies | 354 Views
» 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 | 372 Views
» 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]
0 Replies | 350 Views
» Careful now
Oct 25, 2018 - 10:50 PM - by paulyDub
https://www.independent.ie/irish-new...-37459032.html

no mention of the other 61% so it mustn't be important
5 Replies | 683 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,
Daithi
15 Replies | 940 Views
» New Rocket III?
Oct 25, 2018 - 7:28 PM - by I polished one off to a dude
Factory hooligan bike with a 2.5L 200hp torquey triple engine?

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... [Read More]
11 Replies | 800 Views
» WorldSBK Lake Torrent developer goes into receivership
Oct 25, 2018 - 6:20 PM - by Admin
Lake Torrent’s development company has just gone into receivership.

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Manna Developments, the company behind the proposed Lake Torrent circuit in Northern Ireland, has gone into receivership, according to Companies House.

The 160-acre development to turn claypits into a world class motorsport venue - which had already secured a WorldSBK deal - is now under serious threat.

The venue, Coalisland an historic mining town with 9 pits in total, is... [Read More]
8 Replies | 917 Views
» Qatar WorldSBK: Laverty fastest as Rea crashes out
Oct 25, 2018 - 4:10 PM - by Admin
Rea tops the opening WorldSBK session with one flying lap before Laverty’s late charge puts him in the driving deat
Reigning WorldSBK Champion Jonathan Rea managed one flying lap of the Losail circuit in free practice one before a crash consigned him to the garage but it was enough to top the session right until the final minute.

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Rea put in a 1’59.290 on his second circulation but then lost the front and spent the rest of the 35 minutes in his... [Read More]
0 Replies | 198 Views
» Quick shifter question
Oct 25, 2018 - 1:06 PM - by rubble
Was wondering if using a quickshifter at low speeds ie commuting through traffic can cause any issues or damage??

Thanks
15 Replies | 759 Views
» Flat tyre in Sandyford, garage recommendation?
Oct 24, 2018 - 1:54 PM - by guriek
Hi,

I have bike in work's underground garage near Sandyford with a flat front tyre. Any recommendation for a place nearby to try to get to, or tell tow truck to bring it to, for fixing?

It happened yesterday evening on way back home, reinflated in couple of petrol stations, pressure going down quickly but and managed to get it back from Tallaght to work. Tried to see if I could fix it myself this morning but I cannot see any nail, glass or hole or anything.

Thanks
7 Replies | 461 Views
» Wheel repair
Oct 23, 2018 - 8:07 PM - by steny365
Hi all ,anyone know anywhere around Dublin that offer motorcycle wheel repair
5 Replies | 440 Views
» Laverty on the dole for 2019 ?
Oct 23, 2018 - 12:10 AM - by Admin
Although yet to be officially announced by Shaun Muir, Tom Sykes is believed to have signed up to join his team alongside Markus Reiterberger on works BMWs for the 2019 WorldSBK series.

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The news leaves Eugene Laverty - whom many believed was sure to keep his seat - out looking for work at a very late stage in the seat-grabbing process and only the second Red Bull Honda is available. Well, it’s the only available one worth having.

Sykes has... [Read More]
8 Replies | 806 Views
» Thankyou Guys
Oct 22, 2018 - 8:06 PM - by RODDY500
A big thanks to the two bikers who stopped to help when I got high sided on an oil slick at the entrance to J14 Mayfield yesterday. They phoned a guy to come pick me and the bike up, dead sound bloke, left me home and left the bike with Bray Honda today.
I'm all good except for a few bruises so thanks again lads ( I know you gave me your names but I've forgotten !!).
11 Replies | 1,193 Views
» Z900rs.
Oct 21, 2018 - 12:40 PM - by nednedned
https://youtu.be/ZItd4gGqgd4

It's their best selling bike at the moment.
10 Replies | 814 Views
» MotoGP Motegi: Marc Marquez wins 2018 World Championship
Oct 21, 2018 - 7:51 AM - by Admin
Marc Marquez has won his fifth MotoGP World Championship after winning the Japanese MotoGP in Motegi.

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Starting from the second row of the grid, the Spaniard wasted little time in getting into the top two and battling with pole sitter Andrea Dovizioso. With four laps to go, Marquez moved under Dovizioso for the lead. On the penultimate lap, whilst following Marquez, Dovizioso lost the front end of his Ducati, leaving Marquez on his own for the victory.

Starting... [Read More]
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» MotoGP: MotoGP Motegi: We won’t be thinking of the Championship – Dovizioso
Oct 20, 2018 - 11:00 AM - by Admin
Andrea Dovizioso has said that he won’t be thinking about the MotoGP World Championship and will be instead focused on trying to win the Japanese Grand Prix after qualifying in pole position around the Twin Ring Motegi.

Tomorrow sees Marquez’ first match point to win his fifth MotoGP World Championship at Honda’s home circuit in Japan. Despite mathematically being Marquez’ biggest title challenger, Dovizioso insists he isn’t thinking about that, and just focused on trying to finish ahead of the Spaniard in tomorrows race.

“Marc will try, but it’s normal,” said Dovizioso who has battled with Marquez until the final lap in all of the last three races.

“He has a margin and is able to take a risk like... [Read More]
1 Reply | 305 Views
» Online Quotes
Oct 20, 2018 - 12:10 AM - by muzz_mm
Evening lads,

How accurate are online quote websites like Liberty, for example? I've been using it to shop around for a bike and tbh there isn't much of a difference in price no matter what bike I enter.

I've tried GN125s, Hornet 250s, Honda Bros 400s and Ninja 250s. There is obviously a big difference in just about everything between a GN125 and a Honda Bros.

I have a provisional A2 licence and am 22 years old.

Will I get a nasty shock with an insurance quote when I buy a bike or will it be something I'm expecting based on the prices that I've seen online?

Cheers!
12 Replies | 698 Views
» Cooper wins opening Sunflower Trophy Superbike race
Oct 20, 2018 - 12:10 AM - by Admin
Buildbase Suzuki British Superbike star Richard Cooper made the perfect start to his debut Sunflower Trophy Races at Bishopscourt today.

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Cooper qualified in pole position then following this up with a win in the opening Superbike race of the weekend. Still on a high from his win at the final British Superbike races at Brands Hatch last week, Cooper took the win on his GSX-R1000 0.2 seconds ahead of former Sunflower Trophy... [Read More]
0 Replies | 186 Views
» Emergency Puncture Repairs
Oct 19, 2018 - 8:05 PM - by faz1
14 Replies | 829 Views
» Fender extender or splash guard?
Oct 19, 2018 - 11:54 AM - by RTV
Lads,

As much as I love the clean look of my MT09, when it gets wet my back ends up being a complete mess with spray.

There's apparently two options with either a fender extender or the splash guard, any experience with either or?

I imagine that the splash guard might be more effective but it looks pretty feckin' bad to me.


I'll love to hear your experience, thoughts.

Fender extender:

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6 Replies | 494 Views
» Insurance - again
Oct 19, 2018 - 11:06 AM - by SUGS
Renewal time ....

With CN however Principal have just halved CN's renewal quote. Anyone had any experience dealing with Principal or had to use their recovery service - IRL & EU?
22 Replies | 967 Views
» Deery Me M7
Oct 18, 2018 - 9:28 PM - by scarebus03
Keep your eyes peeled on the M7 on the straight after the toll on the Dublin side. Spotted a deer grazing right on the verge out of the corner of my eye on the hard shoulder on Tuesday night as I belted along. There is no barrier along those sections so if something startled it could have been venison and Motul sauce for a late supper.
2 Replies | 343 Views
» Don't speed in Switzerland
Oct 17, 2018 - 11:32 PM - by PADDYOT
Lads get pulled over around the 7 minute mark. Immediate ban and a hefty fine, bike confiscated for good measure too. Ouch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qL3v-VvmRhs
26 Replies | 2,106 Views
» N20 Unmarked squad car with speed gun
Oct 17, 2018 - 8:01 PM - by efanton
Watch your speed on the N20 Cork side of Mallow. There's a young garda who's playing with his new toy gun.

clocked me at 134kph and gave me a ticket


claims to be a biker himself but thats probably bullshit, late 20's and seems to think bikers can easily read the inside kph markings on the speedo while riding the bike and that was excessive speed.
Glad he didnt catch me at my normal time when traffic is a lot lighter

Been riding that route for a few years now and have often been waved on by the marked squad cars. Doubt he's local, or if he is... [Read More]
44 Replies | 1,970 Views
» Test ride ?- Sorry mate..
Oct 17, 2018 - 7:58 PM - by -alan-
From a dealer this is.

On the hunt for a decent sports bike. Saw a s/h one I was interested in advertised by a (main) dealer online - made the trek round to the emporium for a look at it.

Looked reasonable value - so asked if/how I could go about organising a test ride for later in the week. Was told, sorry mate we don't really know you/have no idea whether you'd be able to handle a big (litre sized) bike so we can't let you out on it.

Fair enough: I can understand where they're coming from - but is that the norm out there these days ?
31 Replies | 1,859 Views
» License Plate Location and indicators - Any Laws ??
Oct 17, 2018 - 6:06 PM - by hondablade
Gents,

I know there is a legal size for plates but what I cant seem to find out after search is what is the stance on plate location or is there any law of guidelines on this?

Other question is the indicators, I know the UK has a law that the have to be a minimum spacing between each other, more so to pas MOT which we dont have, so with an integrated tail and smaller LED indicators as a second set whats the stance on these, say like the motogadget M-Blaze pins:

Click the image to open in full size.... [Read More]
12 Replies | 563 Views

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