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Though hill climb
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» Current Poll
have you ever pulled a wheelie?
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» Cable avoidance tool
Sep 20, 2017 - 4:10 PM - by CBR400Shay
Anyone know where I could hire one of the cat & Jenny. (Limerick area)I need to locate an eircom cable in the garden.
3 Replies | 110 Views
» loan of chain riveting tool
Sep 20, 2017 - 4:08 PM - by robh650
Hi I was wondering if anyone around the north cork has a lend of a chain riveting tool for an afternoon.
0 Replies | 24 Views
» Suspension
Sep 20, 2017 - 3:21 PM - by doohanno1
Anybody have a number for Colm Lynch who works on suspension.
3 Replies | 65 Views
» Tiny number plate
Sep 20, 2017 - 1:54 PM - by black pudding
Who makes the small number plates now?remember going into radiator services years ago to get one done but was wondering if there was anywhere closer to the north county and he was very dear if I remember right
8 Replies | 228 Views
» Michelin Tyre cashback....
Sep 20, 2017 - 12:07 PM - by evertel
Just a headsup that there's 35euro cashback on a set of Michelin Power RS or any of the Pilot Road 4's if you buy before the end of the month.
Got a set of PR4's last weekend in Cotters and was handed the flyer for the offer.
You have to give them your iban and bic numbers and a scan of the receipt, and then they'll lodge it to your account in a few weeks.
Big finicky and lets see if it actually arrives, but worth a try if youre in the market for a new set and those model's suit.
1 Reply | 139 Views
» textile gear repairs
Sep 20, 2017 - 12:02 PM - by red line
does anyone know where i can can get my textile gear repaired, need to get the Velcro replaced and two zips done too
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» Rip frank (the tank ) Conlon clones co monaghan
Sep 20, 2017 - 8:29 AM - by diehard honda
Died Sunday 17 in cork doing what he loved a hillclimb thoughts are with his family and friends another man taken far too young he's surly gone through the pearly gates on the zx12 by now rip now friend
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» Indicators not blinking
Sep 19, 2017 - 8:39 PM - by redking
Just getting into the biking business. The indicators on my honda cbf 125 are staying solid when turned on, no flashing. Any ideas?
9 Replies | 279 Views
» Bike trousers reccomendation
Sep 19, 2017 - 5:49 PM - by redking
Hey there, I'm new enough to the biking scene, only had a few lessons so far. I just wanted some opinions on what to get for some protective trousers.
I wore kevlar jeans and they seemed fairly restrictive and not to my liking.
What would be a more freely moving and if possible waterproof solution?
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» Vroom vroom or splish splash
Sep 19, 2017 - 12:33 PM - by Boots2008
This would give that new Kwakker a good run for its money!! Bit slow at coming back to the start line though!! :-)
4 Replies | 327 Views
» FI light
Sep 19, 2017 - 8:43 AM - by bandit blue
noticed this morning the fI light on my gsx1400 coming on turned bike off then on again light stayed off then when twist throttle light comes back on any ideas in work so can't have a root yet thanks
6 Replies | 309 Views
» Be careful, deer about!
Sep 18, 2017 - 10:24 PM - by hornethead
Hey all,

Just a heads up to be careful of the ol deer out and about at the moment, one jumped out on me last night in the 4 wheeler and well and truly made shit of it, never seen so many panels and lights damaged. Thankfully his hair was still on the unmentionble so they believed me it was a deer, as he ran off afterwards, those antlers do some damage!

Thing is, it was the N81 out towards blessington, a very popular biking road , one i use very weekend on the bike, just be careful and aware they are out and about.
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» Different clutch issue
Sep 18, 2017 - 9:52 PM - by scorpy
Seems to be all the rage so....

Shovelhead with a hydraulic conversion for the clutch. Drags a bit sometimes and neutral is a bugger to find. I've heard that the hydraulic system is supposed to be self adjusting and I haven't messed with a HD clutch before.

Will a good cleaning of the plates help? Can I actually adjust anything?

She's due an oil change. I have no idea if the primary oil and the transmission are separate or joined on this particular shovel but with the dry clutch, that wouldn't seem to be an issue.
2 Replies | 156 Views
» Though hill climb
Sep 18, 2017 - 8:44 PM - by nednedned
2 Replies | 216 Views
» And we think the justice system is bad here
Sep 18, 2017 - 6:58 PM - by blk150
This lad got thrown into jail in the UK for pulling a few wheelies

Bit of overkill i think from the UK cops. They wouldn't be as quick to throw a cage driver in jail for using a mobile whilst driving which is obviously more dangerous.
26 Replies | 909 Views
» BSB Silverstone and Oulton Park.
Sep 18, 2017 - 1:03 PM - by Japcati
Just back from seeing both BSB events

Silverstone was ok,but Oulton Park.....what a track for the bikes.

Thanks to all for the advice on where to watch at both tracks.

Jack Kennedy.....last to 3rd yesterday...what a ride indeed.
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16 Replies | 311 Views
» Your thoughts on KTM 950 SM
Sep 18, 2017 - 10:40 AM - by The Road Runner
Looking to hear from owners, current or previous on the carbed 950 just looking for a fun bike not for touring etc..I have ridden one and liked would be second bike so not going to be putting up big mileage, that's what the dl 650 does very well.....also like the SMT 990...budget wise 950 would suit better...
18 Replies | 577 Views
» MX Linkage Grease?
Sep 18, 2017 - 10:27 AM - by gmaneire
Hi, Im going changing the bearings on the bottom linkage below the shock of my mx yzf250 2009. What grease is best to use for the bearings or does it matter too much?
8 Replies | 272 Views
» Production Twin Master Cylinders
Sep 18, 2017 - 9:57 AM - by Jimmy16v
Picked up an SV650 production twin last week. Hoping to start racing next season!
The bike I bought has an upgraded front brake master cylinder, the lad I bought it off said they updated the regs during the season to allow for this. Had a look online and can't see anything, is this the case? Just want to be sure everything is above board
2 Replies | 196 Views
» Clutch issue...
Sep 17, 2017 - 10:28 PM - by johnny b
Has anyone come across an issue like this before?

I have adjusted this clutch every which way between the main adjustment and at the lever but can not get it perfect.

So far I have changed the clutch friction plates and springs with new Ebc plates with no difference.

Basicaly if I adjust the clutch to bite earlier in on the lever releasing then I knock it into first it creeps forward and cant get nuetral until the engine is off.

If I adjust it to bite later in the lever the creeping in first disapears and I can select neutral no problem.
The difference is that the clutch slips at higher revs when adjusted this way.

The problem is I cant get it not to do both...
Its either creeping at low revs or... [Read More]
6 Replies | 418 Views
» L.e.d headlights
Sep 17, 2017 - 6:30 PM - by r1 sean
I see you can get led h7s ect that fit straight into the socket of the old stype bulbs ,has anyone converted and if so what are they like ?
10 Replies | 658 Views
» Buying a bike from NI
Sep 17, 2017 - 4:37 PM - by jpr
I want to buy a scooter from a dealer in NI .Too VRT the bike do i need to bring it to my local NCT centre or is it just a matter of form filling.
I will make sure the bike has over 6000kms and 6 months old to avoid vat.
Any advice greatly appreciated
9 Replies | 462 Views
» Nathan Millward Australian post bike world bike trips .
Sep 16, 2017 - 9:29 PM - by Paranoid android
Hi just wondering if anyone has read his 2 books on his travels across the world in his Australia postie 100 cc bike , tough man as he suffered from depression and anxiety and lived on roughly 20 a day . I had the luck of meeting him at the RDS bike show this year . Seems like. Genuine guy and has his his own issues but inspiring at the same time .
8 Replies | 407 Views
» There is a bike show...again!
Sep 15, 2017 - 10:14 PM - by DUBLINCHRIS
18 Replies | 1,070 Views
» 2017 Scarborough Gold Cup: Race weekend preview
Sep 15, 2017 - 5:50 PM - by Admin
Next weekend sees the final road race of the domestic season with the 67th Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup taking place at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough. And having dominated proceedings around the woodland venue for the last two and a half seasons, it would take a brave man to bet against Dean Harrison.

The Silicone Engineering Kawasaki rider has swept all before him at the 2.43-mile venue, including winning all the major trophies and claiming a new outright lap record earlier this year. He’s won the Gold Cup for the last two years and will be aiming to make it a hat-trick in Sunday’s feature 8-lap race.

However, he can expect a number of stiff challenges, none more so than from Michael Dunlop. Although Scarborough isn’t one of his... [Read More]
0 Replies | 194 Views
» Tansar insurance
Sep 15, 2017 - 2:48 PM - by bandit_eile
Hey there
I got insured with Tasar insurance via Principle. Trouble is, the list of insurance companies on doesn't have them listed.

Has anyone come across this?


7 Replies | 703 Views
» Twohigs Hill Climb
Sep 15, 2017 - 2:11 PM - by cb400sf
Lads, Anyone heading down to the hill climb on Sunday to spectate?
What time does it start? Where is a good spot for watching?
Weather looks to be dry so should be a bit of craic!
2 Replies | 375 Views
» hi carl456
Sep 15, 2017 - 9:08 AM - by two tits
hi carl,
interested in the stator for the blackbird,
is it still available,
3 Replies | 306 Views
» First time off a bike today :)
Sep 15, 2017 - 3:27 AM - by pudzey
So iv been driving a zx6 , zx9r and now a gsxr1000 for the last year :) had my first accident today ( NOT MY FAULT ) some asshole in a jeep decides to run into me at a right turn today road rash is fucking nasty !! ( before the ATGATT crew roll in i was visiting my sister whom lives 5 mins up the road)

5 seconds earlier i wouldn't be here writing this as there was 2 trucks coming in my way .

Now the guy in the jeep said he will pay for all costs and damages to me and the bike but begged to leave insurance/guards out of it ?

What is my next... [Read More]
38 Replies | 1,732 Views
» Stolen! : Sv650
Sep 14, 2017 - 12:17 PM - by CodeJACK
Came back from holidays last night to relize my bike was stolen from outside my gaff in Hunterswood in Firhouse.
This is a fairly heaviliy customized SV but I'd imagine its been broken down or just rallyied around fields.
Any info, please let me know

Im fooking gutted. Hope they die on it and their entire bloodline gets cancer.

Rathfarnham Gardai notified. [Read More]
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35 Replies | 1,466 Views
» New(ish) Bike and an experience
Sep 14, 2017 - 11:33 AM - by Scobyobrien
Well, decided to sell the CBF500a I've enjoyed for the last 6 years and got myself a NC700x. Unfortunately it wont let me upload the pic of her.

Originally went to bike world, just to look around. Got chatting & talking and trade in for my bike was 2,000. (I was offered the same from them two months ago too). They brought it in to check it out and then dropped price to 1,600 saying it would cost them 400 for a front tyre and chain & sprockets, but they would go back up to 1,700(as if it was a favour). Anywho, I think my mind was made up there straight away that I didn't want to give them money as they were trying their best to fuck me over as it felt like it was a burden on them to take my bike. Long story short, I was told to go upstairs to get prices on... [Read More]
4 Replies | 648 Views
» Looking to move a Shed in Cork
Sep 13, 2017 - 10:53 PM - by cb400sf
All right lads, Im looking for someone local with a flat bed truck or trailer to move a disassembled barna shed in a few weeks from one estate in Carrigaline to another estate in Carrigaline. The shed is a 10' 12' so the panels are big enough (12' 8' side walls) so a small trailer wont do. I will provide the muscle for the loading/unloading. Anyone local albe to help me out? Handy few for someone! Thanks lads!
3 Replies | 405 Views
» Side mount Numberplate
Sep 13, 2017 - 6:48 PM - by JDMfrank
Searched on this but couldn't find anything recent, Are the above legal?

Looking at one that mounts the rear light above the plate on the left side of the bike.

I know it need's to have a light to illuminate he plate but couldn't find any laws regarding placement of the plate.
11 Replies | 522 Views


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