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» 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...

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.

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» Results: Bike Pic of the Month September 2018
Oct 09, 2018 - 7:46 PM - by Bruce
3rd place with 9 votes...

No.13 SlowPoke
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» 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........
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» 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.

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» Shots from Intermot Cologne Show
Oct 08, 2018 - 9:19 PM - by Kwaka Rules
A few shots of the show over the weekend, huge show - not so much tat on sale and very few scantily clad ladies


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» What have I bought......
Oct 08, 2018 - 5:47 PM - by RobZZR
I saw this at a market, they were looking for 1000 euro for it.

Any idea of what it is or value.

FYI: I did walk away.
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» Big Shout Out
Oct 08, 2018 - 3:23 PM - by baseplate
A big thanks to the lads who stopped to help when I broke down in Blessington yesterday morning. A few bikers in cages sropped and a local lad even offered me a lift back to Lucky it was in Blessington and not miles out. Battery died suddenly the dreaded reg/rec problem I'm guessing. Anybody got suggestions on how to dianose the problem?
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» Changing brake & clutch levers
Oct 08, 2018 - 3:00 PM - by Fazerama
My bike is too wide for the side alley at the house. Is it possible to get a shorter clutch & brake lever? The insurance company won't allow me to shorten them myself. I have to get them done properly. Any ideas? Thanks.
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» Motorcycle Transport
Oct 08, 2018 - 12:41 AM - by muzz_mm
Hi guys,

What would be the best way to transport a bike from a seller back home? I was thinking of renting a bike trailer for the day and just using that myself. However I have never done this before and would be worried about securing the bike myself.

Would hiring a man with a van be a better option?

The journey would be about 2 hours and over motorway mainly.

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» Fork leg - scratch or cracking ?
Oct 07, 2018 - 1:46 PM - by -alan-
Cleaning the right fork lower, spotted this:

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A sharp edged scratch - or crack - deep enough to catch a thumbnail, and which extends 6-7/8 of the way round the circumference of the tube.

Not a great pic - apologies. Is there any way to confirm if it's a surface scratch, or whether it's something more serious ?

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» BMW R60/5 Search
Oct 06, 2018 - 8:33 PM - by Mountshannonman
Hi All,
I’m trying to track down a BMW R60/5 which once belonged to my father. He brought it over from Holland to Ireland in 1980. I have no details of the year/registration/chassis number, but I know it was first imported into Ireland by a man called Paul Curley, than sold to a James Thompson, who than sold it to a man from Limerick. If anyone out there has owned a bike with those names on the registration cert, I would love to hear from you.
With thanks, Boudi
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» Take Two - Voting: Bike Pic of the Month September 2018
Oct 06, 2018 - 10:00 AM - by Bruce
This didn't go well first time around - broken link made a mess of it - so we're starting over...

All pics now in the Photo of the Month Competition Gallery...

Will be asking you guys to upload your entries directly to the gallery from now on...
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» What bike should I buy to learn the basics of working on?
Oct 05, 2018 - 11:36 PM - by Meepmeep
As the title says. . . I'm hoping to engineer some time and space in the near future to be able to tinker with a bike and learn the basics.

I mean basics too, as I've mentioned on here before.

So, what bike would be a good one to work on and enjoy learning on? What makes / models are easy source parts and spares for?

I generally like driving sports bikes but I don't think this one necessarily needs to be one.

Any advice gratefully accepted.
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» 18 months on gs F800GS thoughts
Oct 05, 2018 - 11:05 PM - by Anthony Byrne
Just a wee write up on my opinion
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» Oiling air filter
Oct 05, 2018 - 10:10 AM - by galway86
Just got a replacement air filter for my 450 , I pressumed it would come oiled but it didnt, I only do road miles and I have no air filter oil , will any other oil do, I have 80/90 gear oil, 10w40 car and bike and 5w30 , I've never used it before , how sticky is it? Anything like chainsaw chain oil?
Going for a 200k+ spin on Sunday and I'm working until Saturday evening, should I just leave the original filter in it and wait to get proper oil next week
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» Mechanics in Waterford this Sunday?
Oct 04, 2018 - 6:06 PM - by muzz_mm
Hi there,

I have been in contact with a private seller over the sale of a 1996 Honda Hornet 250 located in Waterford. I am brand new to this scene and I'm looking for my first bike.

I have little mechanical knowledge of bikes so I am asking if anyone could put me in contact with someone who would come and look at the bike and be able to tell me whether I should run from the bike or not. This is a last-ditch effort.

If anyone knows anyone that could help I would be very appreciative.

Many thanks
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» Exhaust cleaning
Oct 04, 2018 - 10:28 AM - by noob-saibot
Pipework looking a bit sorry for itself lately. Has anyone used Harpic on their headers etc to clean them down?
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» Motorbike parts
Oct 04, 2018 - 9:39 AM - by Moto Jack
Hi all,

First post here & newish rider, I tried a quick search but no luck.

I looking to check what resources/sites you guys se to check parts and buy them. Do you have any suggestions?

I am looking to refurbish the brake calipers & pistons but should probably replace the seals. I am searching online there are alot of site selling parts and ebay seems pretty good but I would like to hear from you guys on what you use.

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» Crap light on a BMW F800GS
Oct 03, 2018 - 11:13 PM - by glxfr
Hi, ride a BMW F800 GS since May, Really like the riding position, it seems a real work horse, can't really fault it beside the fact that I don't like it as much as my old Tiger 800XC.. that triple engine is sooooo sweeeeet.

The single most annoying thing about this bike is the awful light. Can't see shit with it now that it gets darker... even on full beam... the light is too spread sideways and so can't much ahead.

Getting LED auxiliary added to it in the hope to fix that but is it just me or is that the case with all of these bikes? mine is a 09 so not a LED front light.

Thx for sharing ur findings.
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» Motorcycle maintaince night courses
Oct 03, 2018 - 1:24 AM - by Markomurray
Hi guys

Juat wondering is there such a night course in dublin area. I have Googled this and they all seem to be down the country.
I'm just looking to learn a bit more and make it easier and not so nerve wrecking going at my bike alone.

If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated
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» Carole Nash refund
Oct 02, 2018 - 1:58 PM - by schlonger
Apologies if this has been asked before,did a search but didnt get my answer.I cancelled my insurance with Carole Nash after approximately 5.5 months of the policy.The premium was around €350 and they sent me a cheque for €29.Now i didnt really expect much,but they sad after their €65 cancellation fee,that this was all i was owed.Sounds like a load of bollox ,anyone else chip in on what their refund was and does this sound right?Told them i wont be letting this rest,and they said theyd review it and ring me back.Thanks for any replies.
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» MotoGP: If I was to ride one rider, it's Dovizioso - says Marquez
Oct 02, 2018 - 12:00 PM - by Admin
Marquez has analysed the way Dovizioso shakes his hips around the MotoGP paddock and likes what he found.

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“When I am at home in winter time, and it's cold outside and I've got a bubble bath running, I like to touch myself and think about Dovi” said Marquez.

“It's not really a gay thing because we like to explore all options to create the best outcome to get
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» My 1999 gsxf600
Oct 01, 2018 - 11:34 PM - by Markomurray
Love this bike upgraded to this from my bros. Was looking for a big bike as I'm not the smallest of lads and the gsxf ticked every box for me. Nice comfortable bike and not the slowest (Well compared to the bros). Could only upload one picture as all others failed so here it is
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» Electric KTM off roader.
Oct 01, 2018 - 10:47 PM - by nednedned
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» Possible bent steering?
Oct 01, 2018 - 8:13 PM - by N1ghtr08d
Ok, so I need a little advice with this one as it has me perplexed...
I got a 2000 Honda Varadero xl1000 a few weeks ago and I'm still getting used to it. One slight problem I have is that it's a 33" tall seat and I have a 32" inseam so I need to get it lowered.
Here's what happened.... I was riding to work the other day and I stopped to turn right at an intersection. I stopped at an awkward angle and the bike toppled over in the right side. It didn't crash straight into the road but it didn't get let down gently either. I ended up cracking the right side fairing and the cowl but it wasn't but cracks so I sorted that out with a little epoxy in each part to hold it solid again and that all went well.
The problem is that now it SEEMS like the handlebars are... [Read More]
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» Spanish Chick “Ana Carrasco” – takes 2018 World SSP300 title
Oct 01, 2018 - 12:30 PM - by Admin
In the male dominated world of motorcycle racing, oestrogen fueled upstart Ana Carrasco has delivered a swift kick in the gonads to 36 other competitors and made history at this weekends Magny-Cours WorldSBK round by becoming the first ever 'female' solo road racing world champion.

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Ana leading the pack on her Kawasaki Ninja 400 at Donington Park last May

... [Read More]
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» First MX Bike Advice
Oct 01, 2018 - 11:02 AM - by Jimmy16v
The age old question of a 125 2 stroke or a 250f for a first mx bike.
Looking at getting an mx bike for the winter months before the short circuits start up again in March. The plan would be to use it at the likes of Watergrasshill and Brinny practice days for some training.
From what I've read online (open to others opinions on this) a 250f would be closer to a road bike in engine characteristics and in my mind the lower down torque would be more suited to a beginner. But the 250fs seems to be a good bit more expensive than a 2t. So I suppose my main question is, is a 250f worth the extra money?
From looking at Donedeal and a few dealers on FB a 125 2t with a recent rebuild is coming in around 2k and a 250f 2012 or newer is starting around 3k up to 4k for something... [Read More]
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» Unmarked Garda - Cork
Sep 29, 2018 - 10:26 PM - by SUGS
White Hyundai estate operating between Bishopstown ans
Innishannon. Appears to have a hard on for bikers🤬
43 Replies | 2,281 Views
» Charge for change of insurance details?
Sep 29, 2018 - 3:13 PM - by FatherTed
Has anyone ever heard of being charged to change the bike on their insurance?
I'm with MCE and they charged me over €90 to change the bike and it was nothing to do with a change to the cover, as the new bike was no more expensive to cover. They broke it down into (about) €45 insurance levy and €50 MCE admin charge.

I'd never heard of this before and I'm sure that I changed bike many times before and never been charged. I said I would also be changing address in the near future and that would would also incur a charge!

Anyone been charged like this before?
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» Assen BSB: Kennedy beats Currie to Supersport pole
Sep 29, 2018 - 12:30 PM - by Admin
The Dubliner had something to say to his championship rival as he beat both the Aussie and the Wee Warble to pole position.

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Jumpin Jack Flash has stamped his authority on the Dickies British Supersport championship as he beat series rival Ben Currie to pole position by nearly half a second.

With one round remaining after Assen as he chases his first series title, the Integro Yamaha rider stuck in a late 1’38 to go under the race... [Read More]
15 Replies | 827 Views
» Over reaction?
Sep 29, 2018 - 10:21 AM - by T_Bone
It's hard to make a judgement call here.
We don't know what happened to make the biker react in the first instance...
22 Replies | 1,233 Views
» Cowboys Ted
Sep 28, 2018 - 11:24 PM - by Trotter Independent Trading
Anyone ever ordered anything from “mototopgun” on eBay before? I ordered an Arrow can for my 990 3 weeks ago. Not been shipped or any updates been given.

I’ve emailed several times and just get this response each time. Like they’ve sent this exact response 3 times now.

Dear Jason,
I'm going to check your shipping details and ask to my operator to contact you with all details as soon as we have all info

3 days ago I asked... [Read More]
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» 82 lc350 rebuild
Sep 28, 2018 - 8:29 PM - by 350elsie
hin guys
just about to start a stripdown of my 82 350,I,ve owned it since 1989 but it,s been off the road since 2007 so a bit shabby looking now.
Hope to get it done over the winter. anywayI,m wondering if some of you experienced guys could point me in the direction of someone who does cranks or engine rebuilds etc,also recommend painters,sandblasting,powder coating etc.
Never done a restoration before but I,m a fitter and tig welder so stripping and
reassembling should be ok,I,d like to do a full nut and bolt job cause I,ll keep the bike till i die.
I,m around the newbridge,kildare area btw
thanks guys.
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