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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🤬
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» 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]
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» 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...
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» 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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» sv grumpy starter
Sep 27, 2018 - 11:34 PM - by addicted to rage
Hey lads. old sv650s grumpy bitch to start. used to pull choke she lite up now its a little choke she eventually cathces gotta bring the revs up with the throttle once u get her reved up a bit u can then go full choke and she will be grand then. any ideas. carbs are clean choke cables move freely.
9 Replies | 497 Views
» WorldSBK bosses confirm death of European Superstock 1000
Sep 27, 2018 - 1:20 PM - by Admin
WorldSBK bosses have this morning confirmed the European Superstock 1000 championship will cease to exist at the end of 2018.

After 19 seasons of successful racing in around Europe, with 17 different champions and six different manufacturers taking titles in the class, the decision to not continue the series has been made following the evolution of technical regulations in WorldSBK over recent years.

“We want to thank all our teams and riders for their commitment and effort throughout the seasons. STK1000 has provided some sensational racing action over the years, but now are looking ahead to the future of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship. We now want to focus on the promotion and expansion of our three main categories,” said series boss... [Read More]
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» recommended engine oil for a 2001 bmw r1150gs
Sep 27, 2018 - 12:49 AM - by martell
hiya folks just want to change the oil and filter in the olde beemer 1150 gs after the years ridin and want to know the correct spec oil ? castrol , motul, silkolene? thanks in advance
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» Good mechanic for my poor Sv
Sep 26, 2018 - 9:57 PM - by Born2Survive
OK, I am looking for a good mechanic that doesn't charge a fortune and sadly a van cost to Chopper will cost to much so anyone know someone Dublin area.?

Quick ish explanation..... Dropped bike on its side this evening. Stopped at lights, went to put foot down and somehow bottom of leggings got caught in peg and quickly bike went but thanks to crash mushroom only damage is loose/broken section that holds lever on bar. Because clutch lever is like this and needs to be pulled in for bike to start well it's a nonstarter 🙄
So I need someone to sort it for me but also want the shitty Chinese levers off bike.

Any help be great as its my only transport apart from bus that takes nearly 2 hours travelling each way.
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» What mileage is "too much"?
Sep 26, 2018 - 6:43 PM - by Jaskin71
Hi all,
hunting second hand bike and would like to ask you for some advice.

As title said. What mileage is still ok and what is too much please?

There is Yamaha Ventura XVZ 1300 cc for sale on DD but its has 81k kms on the clock what is aprox 50,5k miles.

Is this too much for a cruiser?

I know it all depends how the driver look after the baby but still....

Thanks Jiri
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» My new bike - Kawasaki ZX6R 636
Sep 26, 2018 - 3:12 PM - by GONKO
So after all the back and forth and thinking on a next bike after my SV650s, I came across this beautiful ZX6R. I am over the moon with it. Bike is a little bit tall but my god, it is beautiful. I find myself sitting at the back door looking out at it, just admiring how beautiful it looks (granted, I am a sport bike style fan).
It is so much smoother than the SV and is great to ride with the slipper clutch.
Only bad points are a weakish wear brake but easily fixed.

Pics below.

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» Noobs guide to 90s and Noughties Jap Sportbikes?
Sep 25, 2018 - 6:16 PM - by -alan-
Sold the heavyweight. Have cash in hand and think I'd really like to get my hands on a decent Jap sports bike. Have a budget of about 5-6k I can spend, but more than happy to spend a lot less if I don't have to.

Had a quick look at the Blades and R1s out there going back to c.1995 ish. I never really followed the developments in them over the years, and as a consequence have no idea whether there's ones which are particularly good or whether there's some best avoided.

Anybody give me a steer on the good the bad and the ugly across the range of models in them (and the GSXRs) ?
46 Replies | 2,085 Views
» training day pics
Sep 25, 2018 - 10:05 AM - by oretom
good to see plenty juniors coming through, and a few new heads
0 Replies | 237 Views
» Cr500... Could it be???
Sep 25, 2018 - 12:52 AM - by DavyH
8 Replies | 579 Views
» Helmet's and Ryanair
Sep 25, 2018 - 12:48 AM - by KTMkenny
Can I bring my lid on as a small carry on with Ryanair. It's over the 35x20x20 limit for under the seat.
6 Replies | 777 Views
» Kirkistown Track Day extra date 7th October
Sep 24, 2018 - 10:31 PM - by Kirkistown Track Days
As the title says we are running an extra day on Sunday 7th October, for bookings please contact

(+44) 0778668383
(+44) 02892693056

Thank you.
1 Reply | 236 Views
» Looking for Sympathy
Sep 23, 2018 - 11:09 PM - by GONKO
So picked up a beautiful 2005 ZX6R 636, my second ever bike and beautiful in the Kwaker green too.

Tonight I move the bike and when getting off my boot clips the rear fairing leaving paint scuffs. Fucking devastated.
The bike is a lot taller than my sv causing me to slip a little and the result damaged rear fairing and cowl area.

Touch up paint ordered. Only have the thing a day and already wrecking it.
I love the thing, so smooth and sexy looking. But it is quite tall for a short arse like me.
23 Replies | 1,384 Views

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