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» Recommend a good second bike ?
Aug 17, 2017 - 12:36 AM - by pudzey
So I currently have a k3 gsxr1000 , but need another for long commutes etc ...... looking at blackbirds , hayabusas , fazer1000s, zx12's etc .....

What would ye recommend , something fast , cheap and reliable :)

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» 1992 kawasaki balius
Aug 16, 2017 - 9:28 PM - by Adamb123
Hi guys now that i'm planning on getting a new bike by the weekend my old bike is still sitting there the last 8 months. its a 92 Kawasaki Balius.
Im just throwing it up here first before donedeal to see would anyone have any interest in taking it as a project bike as its not running at the moment. my mechanic told it it was a cracked cylinder but i havent a clue how severe the crack is or if its fixable or not. its only going to be sitting there now and i havent the space for both bikes. i would have liked to keep it to get to learn more about motorbikes myself but theres just no space. even if i got 200 quid or something for it i wouldn't mind i bought it for 800 and put at least 1000 into it and then it just cost to much to fix again.
if anyone has any interest let me... [Read More]
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» hard to upshift 3rd 4thgear
Aug 16, 2017 - 6:04 PM - by sundaybiker
09 z750 tried adjusting clutch,linkage well lubricated.and chain tension ok
any ideas
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» Kawasaki Versys 1000
Aug 16, 2017 - 4:58 PM - by 2shea
Anyone here own a Versys 1000? If so what do you think of them?

I sold the Versys 650 last weekend and have narrowed it down to a 3 possible bikes, Versys 1000, Tenere 1200 or VFR 1200 Crosstourer so far the Versys seems the best value...only thing is it missing is a shaft drive like the other two.
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» First bike on the road?
Aug 16, 2017 - 4:52 PM - by DL1993
Theory booked for September. 24 years old (A license direct access) looking at CBR250rr's MC22. Have experience driving a lot bigger bikes. Its the insurance im wondering about as I havent got my license or lgbt yet could anyone that could give me a rough estimation , the wait is killing me
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» Oil/diesel Mitchelstown
Aug 16, 2017 - 8:10 AM - by Southern Rider
Oil or diesel on the road into Mitchelstown from Fermoy, M8, as you come onto the slip from the Fermoy.
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» would this plug socket do for a mk1 b12
Aug 15, 2017 - 7:53 PM - by acdc
its an 18mil with a 12 thread,
all over the interweb I am getting different answers , some say 16ml orthers 18ml,
anyone can answer I appreciate it
jr9b hex 18 thread 12 or iridium DR9EIX
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» dragstar 650 bobber completed
Aug 15, 2017 - 5:07 PM - by mallllias
hey fellas..

i want to show you my job on my bike, a dragstar 650..

very dificult to work with it here at small town in Greece ,no access to accesories and no ''mechanics'' to work staff like that!

check it here and let me know your opinions..
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» clearing the cobwebs out of the auld Kat
Aug 15, 2017 - 12:34 PM - by menapia dude
running sweet as Katie Prices vibrator
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» B&D 2nd September Irish & Ulster Championship Races
Aug 15, 2017 - 12:24 PM - by yvo6
Just a heads up folks that entries close this weekend 19th Aug.

You can give entries and money to Gerry Rutherford at Bishopscourt this weekend - he will be in timekeepers above the Start/Finish OR Lesley McClure who will be about the paddock.



Forward to be received by closing date of 19th August 2017. To:
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» Stomp bikes
Aug 15, 2017 - 10:54 AM - by Southern Rider
Was down at Lee Honda at the weekend, and saw a Stomp bike, about 3/4 the size of a normal cross bike, and I thought it would be a bit of fun for around the farm.

Anybody any experience of them.
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» Fnuckin Lashing.
Aug 14, 2017 - 9:43 PM - by Hondapanfan
Lots of surface water out there tonight of anyone's travelling be careful. Went into huge puggle on long mile road. Some spoon taught it good to keep up with me in next lane so the puggle was up over me legs and hips.
anyway be careful.
This day last week I was in shorts and the ggood haveanos flip flops.
God bless ireland�� (and flexthaine)
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» Should I import from the UK
Aug 14, 2017 - 9:15 PM - by Adamb123
Hi guys noobie here
just looking for some advice on buying a new bike. looking for a nice CBR600F. few nice ones around Ireland but the market in the UK and Germany are a good bit better and wondering is it worth the hassle?

I have a total of 3000 to spend so its not a crazy budget but would it be worth importing an older bike such as a 03 CBR 600F? some of the bikes in Germany look really well looked after with such low mileage compared to Irish bikes and around 1000 cheaper but with the cost of shipping it would it be worth it?

I'm only on my provisional licence so otherwise i would travel over myself and bring it back but the insurance wont cover me outside of Ireland so i'll have no one to physically look at the bike before i buy. Am i better... [Read More]
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» ulster gp
Aug 14, 2017 - 7:43 PM - by reb500
bbc 1 ni tonight 10.40
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» Leather alterations
Aug 14, 2017 - 7:09 PM - by 2shea
Where's the best place to get a leather jacket altered? Need the arms and chest taken a bit? I needed to order the bigger size to get the torso length as I'm tall. It's a Dainese jacket, would they be able to do a good job on it or make a shite of it?
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» Schuberth SR1 - Bargain price on Helmet City
Aug 14, 2017 - 11:26 AM - by smas
Hi All,

Is this the bargain of the century it looks to be; anyone got one; any good; quiet?
23 Replies | 1,051 Views
» bar end mirrors
Aug 13, 2017 - 8:43 PM - by Quetzalcoatlus the Pterodactyloid Pterosaur
considering changing to bar end mirrors.

just want to know the pros and cons of getting them before i pay out for them.

bare in mind i will be doing my test on this bike not sure if the mirrors would make a difference for this.

sorry if it has been asked before search not working for me
16 Replies | 602 Views
» King of the road
Aug 13, 2017 - 3:45 PM - by Duke 78
Young lad on his CRF 250 just left for his RTW trip!
Best of luck to him
30 Replies | 1,123 Views
» Need a rattle gun/Air impact wrench.....
Aug 13, 2017 - 3:12 PM - by electricheadx
Would there be anyone down around that Tullamore area the could load me a rattle gun or an Air impact wrench?

I'm trying to get the front sprocket nut off the SV and it won't budge.
I've tried to shift it with a 4ft breaker bar and not a sniff of it coming off.

10 Replies | 451 Views
» Back box fell off
Aug 13, 2017 - 11:41 AM - by the dessert fox
Hi lads
Picked up a VFR 800 yesserday from CCs. Unfortunately, the back box parted company with it somewhere between Ballinasloe and Craughwell on the old N4. Even more unfortunately, Christie had put the manual, spare keys etc in it. Any body doing that route keep an eye out please. I was heading west obviously. Tis very bumpy on the run into Kilreekil, so might head up that way myself today.
9 Replies | 796 Views
» Mystery to me . . . .
Aug 12, 2017 - 7:59 PM - by Black Rabbit
I came into possession of this glass recently. Can anyone here shed some light?
Any and all information welcome.
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» Main stand
Aug 12, 2017 - 7:43 PM - by sean o caoimh
Hi all
Just fitted a SW Motech main stand on my tiger 800.
No problem at all with the fitting . But, when the stand is in use it is almost vertical , It's way too easy to push the bike forward off the stand .Anyone else come across this problem?
Must check if I could take a couple of mm off the shoulder of the stand to allow it sit back more. Any info most welcome
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» SW Motech
Aug 12, 2017 - 6:46 PM - by sean o caoimh
Hi all,
Just fitted an SW Motech center stand to my tiger 800, no problem with the fitting.But, when I put the bike on the stand it's alost vertical ! , its way to easy to just push the bike forward off its stand. Is this the way its supposed to be ? Anyonew else have this problem
9 Replies | 421 Views
» Tenere 1200 owners
Aug 12, 2017 - 5:44 PM - by 2shea
What's the main tenere 1200 forum in the UK?
6 Replies | 427 Views
» Earplugs
Aug 12, 2017 - 12:03 PM - by GONKO
So as I am a new rider, I've yet to use them. I've noticed that the wind noise on my commute is really loud, to the point I cant even hear the engine, surrounding traffic etc. I'm mainly on the nifty fifty doing 100-110kph .

From reading about, people say they are a must. So are there any types you'd recommend. Id like to hear the bike obviously, just drown out wind noise frequencies etc......assuming certain ear plugs can do this.

I also get alot of buffeting while riding (sv650s curvey) so not sure if this is a characteristic of the machines fairing/screen or if I'm sitting in a bad spot etc.

Any help and advice would be much appreciated.
30 Replies | 1,101 Views
» UGP Live Radio.
Aug 12, 2017 - 12:01 PM - by Sleazy Rider
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» Ktm Main dealer closed on sat???
Aug 12, 2017 - 10:58 AM - by dcom
Re m50 honda ktm main dealer. How in this day and age is a main dealer showroom closed on a Saturday? ???
I would have thought Saturday would have been quite important for sales? Seems mad to me. Average joe needs to take time off work to take look.
27 Replies | 1,315 Views
» Touratech files for insolvency
Aug 12, 2017 - 8:55 AM - by FJRLEE
1 Reply | 442 Views
» Pics: Bike Pic of the Month August 2017
Aug 11, 2017 - 9:45 PM - by Bruce
Usual rules apply...

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

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

One picture only.

Please, no b&w, no photoshopping or enhancements of any kind...

This months's winner will again receive a €50 voucher for Cotters - thanks lads... [Read More]
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» Results: Bike Pic of the Month July 2017
Aug 11, 2017 - 9:34 PM - by Bruce
Joint 3rd place with 11 votes each...

No.1 harleyt
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No.10 Zwer
Click the image to open in full size.

No.14 DaveD
... [Read More]
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» Motorbikes vs public vs conscience...
Aug 11, 2017 - 9:08 PM - by Paranoid android
A tricky topic, i and i assume most on here love bikes and that's why we have this forum . lately we have had some terrible news involving fellow bikers on the roads and i see and have been asked at work etc , why i have a motorbike and worse why do i bring my kids on bikes .just curious is this a valid question from Joe public ? Am i wrong ...etc bikes dangerous etc
85 Replies | 2,716 Views
» help needed
Aug 11, 2017 - 9:05 PM - by repsol
looking for someone to transport 2 damaged bikes back to Spain if anyone can help these two holiday makers please
4 Replies | 366 Views
» VRT and VAT
Aug 11, 2017 - 8:41 PM - by Airoshane
Made a schoolboy error and produced a bike at the VRT centre with 3500 miles on the clock. Apparently anything under 3700 is liable for VAT as well as VRT. VRT is 500 plus 1500 VAT! Bike is a 2 year old enduro that I bought in the UK and imported.

Walked away when they asked for 2K. Went back a week later with the miles above the threshold and they said that the VAT must be paid either way as it is recorded in their system.

I have heard that even if I sell the bike that the new owner will still be charged the VAT. (Sounds a bit crazy really)

Does anyone know a loophole for this scenario. I am fully aware that it is totally against EU law to demand that VAT is paid twice on an item but try telling that to revenue. I'm not even sure if exporting... [Read More]
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