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» 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.
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» 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
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» 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]
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» 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 ?
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» 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]
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» Looking for motor rewound
Oct 17, 2018 - 10:54 AM - by manbearpig
Hi Lads,

Anyone know where I can get a motor re-wound? Its off a lathe Colchester 2000?
9 Replies | 406 Views
» Marquez to take 2018 MotoGP title at Motegi
Oct 17, 2018 - 10:09 AM - by Admin
Reigning MotoGP Champion Marc Marquez arrives at the Motegi round this weekend with his first chance to wrap up the 2018 title for Honda.

The Spaniard’s championship lead is now 77 points over nearest rival Andrea Dovizioso and 99 over Valentino Rossi, and at the end of the Japanese GP weekend, he needs only 75 to lift another big trophy.

With a maximum of 100 points available across the season’s remaining four races, Marquez needs to finish ahead of Ducati’s Dovizioso or doesn’t lose more than two points to him, and if Rossi doesn’t win the race while Marc finishes out of the points).

Marquez has already won two of his four MotoGP World titles at Motegi, in 2014 and in 2016 - when he also took his first MotoGP win at... [Read More]
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» Electrical Gremlin
Oct 16, 2018 - 2:32 PM - by Rh4000
Have a 2002 Gsx1400, when I got it all the indicators and indicator relay & a taillight bulb were blown, no big deal, changed both tail light bulbs to new ones, got new indicators and an indicator relay, the front wiring to the headlight and indicators was all chopped and changed and just messy, housemate who's an electrical engineer tidied it all up, soldered it up and had it spot on.

Everything was grand, came out to the bike Friday and the dipped beam on the headlight was blown and one of the rear tail light bulbs was blown too.

What do ye think is causing this, any suggestions or ideas, bad earth somewhere I'm assuming?🤔
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» Where to do advanced training etc
Oct 15, 2018 - 9:49 PM - by GONKO
As above lads and lassies. I'm wanting to take my riding up a notch and do some advanced training. Since passing my test, I still know I'm pretty green, but safe.
Id like to add so skills and ideas on how to stay safer etc.

Any recommendations. I was looking at Vespaiart.ie but doesn't seem to be much activity on there.
14 Replies | 939 Views
» yesterday
Oct 15, 2018 - 10:31 AM - by oretom
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» how many mins before ya step on it
Oct 15, 2018 - 10:04 AM - by GONKO
So how many minutes is enough before high RPM riding. Last night my bike was idling for maybe 2-3 mins and then a 7 min ride or so before pulling on the dual carriageway and a friend of mine in a Corolla T Sport fancied his chances as its 'not even a litre' . So I wound the bike up to 11-12k rpm (redline is 15.5k) through one gear and then backed off. Would I have done any engine damage?
Normally I like to wait 10-15 mins of riding before stepping on the engine...
She just had an oil change yesterday too, fully synthetic oil.
15 Replies | 915 Views
» Temperature readings - 2005 ZX6R
Oct 15, 2018 - 9:54 AM - by GONKO
So a few weeks ago I picked up the ZX6R as some may recall.
Anyway, the temp gauge reads anywhere from 140-165F (60-74c) when on the move.
When I stop, the bike starts to climb in temperature quite quickly. I've not see it go beyond 212F (100c), this was when I was just idling the thing into the back garden.

Is this normal for this bike. It seems that when on the move its cooling off quickly, but once its stopped it gets hot quicker than I would have expected?
7 Replies | 379 Views
» Leather alterations
Oct 14, 2018 - 12:58 AM - by 179club
Looking to get one piece leathers altered as lost weight and leathers to big.
Any one know who does this stuff in southeast or Cork or Dublin. Cheers.
4 Replies | 363 Views
» 36k euro for the 2018 goldwing. Say wha
Oct 13, 2018 - 11:39 PM - by nednedned
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» Dubliner Jack Kennedy Wins the British Supersport title
Oct 13, 2018 - 10:05 PM - by Bimmer_e90
Jack Kennedy was crowned 2018 Dickies British Supersport champion in the opening race at Brands Hatch after a dominant season with the Integro Appleyard Macadam Yamaha squad.

Click the image to open in full size.

Had it not been for a mid-season testing injury, Kennedy would perhaps have cleaned up earlier having won an impressive 11 races this season, having finished no lower than second in any race he’s started.

Victory in Saturday’s sprint race while title rival Ben Currie was hit... [Read More]
18 Replies | 1,213 Views
» Logbook details were wrong
Oct 12, 2018 - 10:54 PM - by muzz_mm
Hey guys,

I'm in the middle of searching for my first bike and I viewed a great looking bike recently. A price was agreed and cash was transferred but upon a closer inspection, the engine number did not match the number in the logbook. The frame number was correct but not the engine.

I was devastated by this and proceeded not to go through with the sale, on the advice of a friend who was with me when viewing the bike. The owner was not upfront with this information.

Was I right to walk away?
48 Replies | 2,544 Views
» busa clocks and turn lights not working ?
Oct 12, 2018 - 8:42 PM - by Valiant Thor
busa clocks and turn lights not working, no tail light , the rear brake light went last week?? I checked all the connections for continuity and voltage and it was all ok so I suspect it could be just the dual led strip rear tail/brake light,

today:
I was driving up home and pulled in somewhere and when I got back on her and turned the ignition but no clocks and as above.

she has gixxer digital cluster and a Koso temp and fuel gauge, the turn lights are led with built-in load resistance, a bit 2 much I think as they stay on for only 10 seconds? I have a heap of new relays if that would make any difference.


the bike is driving and the hi/lo beams are working and the hi beam blue light, I think the fuses are grand, ob its a first port of... [Read More]
0 Replies | 257 Views
» Who does zinc plating
Oct 12, 2018 - 7:54 PM - by baz
Hi all,looking to get various bolts off chassis and crankcase zinc plated about 60 in total,anywhere in Dublin or Kildare that does zinc plating.
4 Replies | 471 Views
» The ultimate 1st gen r1
Oct 12, 2018 - 6:40 PM - by DavyH
17 Replies | 692 Views
» Brands BSB finale: Friday practice times and results
Oct 12, 2018 - 11:30 AM - by Admin
Bennetts British Superbike free practice one - conditions dry

1 60 S 1 Peter HICKMAN GBR BMW - Smiths Racing 1:25.717 19 19 102.19
2 25 S 2 Josh BROOKES AUS Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha 1:25.784 18 18 0.067 0.067 102.11
3 27 S 3 Jake DIXON GBR Kawasaki - RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki 1:25.785 13 13 0.068 0.001 102.11
4 2 S 4 Glenn IRWIN GBR Ducati - Be Wiser Ducati Racing Team 1:25.802 7 7 0.085 0.017 102.09
5 21 1 Christian IDDON GBR BMW - Tyco BMW Motorrad 1:25.926 20 23 0.209 0.124 101.94
6 47 2 Richard COOPER GBR Suzuki - Buildbase Suzuki 1:26.062 21 22 0.345 0.136 101.78
7 18 3 Andrew IRWIN GBR Ducati - Be Wiser Ducati Racing Team 1:26.290 20 21 0.573 0.228 101.51
8 95 4 Tarran MACKENZIE GBR Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha 1:26.410... [Read More]
7 Replies | 370 Views
» Aprilia RSV 1000 R TOP KNOCK
Oct 11, 2018 - 8:07 PM - by shaycann
Evening all.
Apologies in advance for rookie question.
Slight top knock on 2007 model.
Can head be removed with engine in situ to investigate or is it engine out?
Obviously quite a cost difference between options.

Any advice much appreciated.

Shay
29 Replies | 1,329 Views
» Screw you Callum..
Oct 11, 2018 - 2:42 PM - by Jack stowage
Looks like the storm is causing havoc with the ferries....was anyone else heading to Stafford just for saturday..?...
11 Replies | 898 Views
» Kojak with a Kodak
Oct 10, 2018 - 10:16 PM - by the landshark
Outside Ryevale brewery, used to be Veolia.
Leixlip to Celbridge road.
6 Replies | 619 Views
» new honda monkey
Oct 10, 2018 - 9:32 PM - by Valiant Thor
what ye think lads, older wans can be picked up for handy money, not that I have any but all the same a mighty city cruiser,

never mind the yank, you can park her anywhere ? wft lol, and not sure about the off road, they look like fun

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_hMHdfyNNs
13 Replies | 589 Views
» a lot of unusual checkpoints around the city
Oct 10, 2018 - 1:56 PM - by Valiant Thor
lee road upper just before the turn up to the shanakiel road near ucc/maradyke, never seen a cp there before , just waved on, they had the garda checkpoint traffic mobile signs up alright, 4 squad cars and a biker cop on his with the engine running , thinking in case if someone bolted?

anodder up henery street city center and one down my morrisions island

just to be wide and have your docs handy, it will be like that till new year I guess, checkpoints are nothing new but where they put these was the type of roads you would never see one on anytime
4 Replies | 653 Views
» Xr 250 Baja
Oct 10, 2018 - 1:52 PM - by Gas Gas
Anyone got a wiring loom for one of these.
Must be the electric start model.
trying to restore a bike at present.

I might even buy a complete bike.
what is out there.
7 Replies | 380 Views
» Fuel consumption up post service
Oct 10, 2018 - 10:20 AM - by Dub Duke
I serviced the R6 - air filter (piper cross - previous std), new plugs, oil, oil filter + chain and sprockets.

Bike sounds a bit raspier with the piper air filter, is smoother - probably plugs mainly and is going well.

I've noticed that the fuel consumption is down circa 10% - thought maybe the heavier traffic heading into town post summer, but measured on weekends too.

Would the new air filter take in more air, meaning more fuel??

Maybe needs a remap? Any relevant (and/or funny) thoughts?
16 Replies | 700 Views
» 2006 bmw r1200rt
Oct 10, 2018 - 1:17 AM - by martell
hi folks , went to mizen head on sunday but bike losing power when i gave it throttle in 4th 5th and 6th gears . it will not react to fast throttle and slows down but when you wind it slowly she seems to pick up speed then . its starting and ticking over perfectly but will not react to sudden throttle increase . any help is appreciated in advance. the bike has 64000kms clocked up and had new plugs and filters about a year ago but little use since
4 Replies | 565 Views
» Pics: Bike Pic of the Month October 2018
Oct 09, 2018 - 7:59 PM - by Bruce
Asking everyone to upload their entries to the Photo of the Month Competition Gallery...

https://www.biker.ie/gallery/upload....le=1&album=578

This is to avoid the issue of broken links messing up the voting thread and to ensure that the pics remain visible in the future...

Let me know if ye have any hassle - happy to upload pics for anyone having difficulty...


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

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

One picture only.

... [Read More]
30 Replies | 1,655 Views
» Results: Bike Pic of the Month September 2018
Oct 09, 2018 - 7:46 PM - by Bruce
3rd place with 9 votes...

No.13 SlowPoke
Click the image to open in full size.
6 Replies | 535 Views
» Jack Kennedy..
Oct 09, 2018 - 7:13 PM - by Jack stowage
Just want to wish Jack the bestest of luck for the upcoming races at Brands this weekend....dont mind the Wee Maggot, he's on no importance.....we're so proud of ya son........
8 Replies | 664 Views
» Loan of Bike Trailer
Oct 09, 2018 - 3:46 PM - by Hally_89
Hi lads

Looking to see if I could get a loan of a bike trailer from this Thursday lunchtime until Sunday night. Bike is a GTR 1400 so would need to be a decent size trailer if possible. Need to bring the cage down home with me too so. Any help would be appreciated and I'll throw a few quid your way too for the use!

I'm looking for the trailer to bring the bike from Dublin to Cork on Thursday and back to Dublin then on Sunday.

Cheers
Brian
5 Replies | 462 Views

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