Forums Irish Motorbike Enthusiasts
Forums Events Bikes for Sale Mobile Style Motorbike Chat Racing Rideouts » Register free!

» Stats
Members: 36,302
Threads: 218,465
Posts: 3,390,179
Welcome to our newest member, Tessa
» Online Users: 937
11 members and 926 guests
BazD, Earache, Error52, Fledermaus, GazB, kk916, Lukasz, PADDYOT, pgillen, The comb over kid, WhyTea
Most users ever online was 3,180, 3rd July 2015 at 03:01 PM.
» April 2018
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 12345
» Recent Threads
Motorway Commute
by MOB993
Last post by scarebus03
Today 12:49 AM
Winter/commuter hack
by mcljot
Last post by miglo
Today 12:14 AM
Cotters tyres
Last post by Frankkilty
Yesterday 11:17 PM
Tyre change in Wexford?
by jake361
Last post by jellikit
Yesterday 10:48 PM
New to Ireland
Last post by nednedned
Yesterday 10:34 PM
Vfr400 nc30
Last post by woodsman
Yesterday 10:32 PM
Selling a bike to some in NI
by goose81
Last post by goose81
Yesterday 09:47 PM
CBF500 ignition key fault
Last post by green grass
Yesterday 09:28 PM
Rev'it Dirt 2 gloves
Last post by jp biker
Yesterday 09:21 PM
Adventure Riding Courses
Last post by Geralt
Yesterday 09:01 PM
My first six months biking
by Fatman
Last post by kwackquack
Yesterday 08:25 PM
free stuff
Last post by acdc
Yesterday 07:31 PM
Superduke 990 Tyres??
by Nareik
Last post by Confusion
Yesterday 05:51 PM
New Machine
by kango
Last post by pedrosixfour
Yesterday 05:06 PM
Pan European
Last post by The comb over kid
Yesterday 04:26 PM
Last post by Moffett
Yesterday 03:35 PM
Does size matter
Last post by grahambo2005
Yesterday 02:19 PM
1998 Bandit 1200
by acdc
Last post by acdc
Yesterday 01:43 PM
2009 Honda CBF1000
by shanec
Last post by shanec
Yesterday 01:23 PM
Xt 660 or similar
by DAVE80
Last post by DAVE80
Yesterday 01:06 PM
Bmw gs1200
Last post by green grass
Yesterday 12:39 PM
Costa Del Courtown
by Japcati
Last post by Japcati
Yesterday 09:11 AM
This sums up donedeal.
by PJ
Last post by PADDYOT
Yesterday 06:10 AM
Good spins today
Last post by ROLLIE
22nd April 2018 11:51 PM
Gsxr 600 2007
by goose81
Last post by goose81
22nd April 2018 11:10 PM
sports bike , ballpark figure 3k
by acdc
Last post by goose81
22nd April 2018 09:58 PM
kinda barn find
Last post by fabiostar
22nd April 2018 09:28 PM
Spring is in the air.
Last post by dePeatrick
22nd April 2018 09:10 PM
Xiaomi Mi Drone 4k
by RTV
Last post by RTV
22nd April 2018 07:19 PM
Steering damper
Last post by kawasixxer
22nd April 2018 06:17 PM
MidWest Overnighter 2018
by Bruce
Last post by Bruce
22nd April 2018 01:24 PM
Brembo RCS 19 and Brembo 18-19...
by Japcati
Last post by thecelt
22nd April 2018 09:54 AM
Nice day for it,
Last post by Japcati
22nd April 2018 09:22 AM
New Ride
by Gavair
Last post by R.M
21st April 2018 10:48 PM
MotoGP Austin: Rossi stands by...
by Admin
Last post by VJMC
21st April 2018 08:16 PM
Last post by CBR400Shay
21st April 2018 07:11 PM
Gsxr 1000 K5-K6 vs Cbr1000rr 2004...
by Mrhuth
Last post by iano
21st April 2018 06:46 PM
Used enduro tyres
Last post by doctorchopper
21st April 2018 05:36 PM
Fireblade downpipes
by turboT
Last post by turboT
21st April 2018 05:03 PM
06 Honda CBR 600F4i
Last post by Doolittle
21st April 2018 09:19 AM
» Tyre change in Wexford?
Apr 23, 2018 - 8:17 PM - by jake361
Where do you Wexford lads get you're tyres changed?

Trinity? Think I asked in there before and they wanted 30 for a tyre change and balance and that's bringing in the wheel not the bike. Seems a little steep?

Or is there any car places that can do bike tyres that aren't rough? Thanks in advance 👍
8 Replies | 154 Views
» Selling a bike to some in NI
Apr 23, 2018 - 7:32 PM - by goose81
Have a lad on to me who wants to but my bike but is based in NI. The only info I can find on the web is on boards car section and the consensus is that it's a very risky thing to do because you need to give over the whole cert because we have no proper procedure here for export and I'm on the hook for the bike until the UK authority contacts revenue?

Has anyone done this or have thoughts?
11 Replies | 254 Views
» Cotters tyres
Apr 23, 2018 - 1:54 PM - by black pudding
Lads how much do cotters supply and fit the metzellers
For?ride in ride out crack?
20 Replies | 615 Views
» CBF500 ignition key fault
Apr 23, 2018 - 12:24 PM - by mic-eire
2007 CBF500, ignition is giving problems.
I can turn the bike on fine, but if its running and I give the key the slightest touch, the bike shuts off dead (no lights, as if I’ve turned the key to off. Even a slight bump will be enough to vibrate the key and knock off the bike. Jiggle the key a bit and it comes back to life (I don’t even have to turn the key, just a slight touch). Any ideas?
7 Replies | 230 Views
» Lessons on a cruiser
Apr 23, 2018 - 11:29 AM - by Ciarandun
Hi Guys. I want to do bike lessons. Has to be on a cruiser due to limited left knee bend. Does anyone know of any instructors that use a cruiser ? I'm in Galway, but prepared to travel.
5 Replies | 247 Views
» Motorway Commute
Apr 22, 2018 - 10:39 PM - by MOB993
So i'm in the process of buying a house near Virginia Co. Cavan and with be commuting daily to Baldonnel which is 88km each way and all on motorway.
I currently have a Honda X11 which is great but I want another bike to commute to work on. I was thinking Honda Deuville or if the budget could stretch to a NC700/NC750x what do you think?

Fuel economy is the biggest reason for getting something else because I could end up doing almost 40,000km in a year so an extra 15mpg could save me something like €1500 or so in fuel alone.
31 Replies | 932 Views
» Superduke 990 Tyres??
Apr 22, 2018 - 9:49 PM - by Nareik
Yes I know black and round ones before ye start

Want a set of tyre that do everything at the rightish price. Doesnt have to be the cheapest of tyres but want confidence inspiring especially on bendy twisty roads

Remembering they will be on a Superduke that are notorious for ateing rear tyres.

Pilot Power 3 currently on it that I can't say much about as were shot when I got the bike. Was part of deal that bike needed new hoops.

Replace with what. Wont be touring and bike used for Kerry roads.....
9 Replies | 313 Views
» Does size matter
Apr 22, 2018 - 9:16 PM - by Mickysquint
How's it going lads and ladies

Just looking for opinions.

So the summers on its way, and apart from my winter/work hack Xmax 125, I've been without a bike since last summer. I'm in the market for a new bike to enjoy the blistering summer we're bound to get. In 20 years of riding bikes I've never owned anything bigger than a 600, CBR600RR, Hornet 600, GSXR6oo and the like. Originally I was starting to think about a CBR1000RR 2007-2008 shape, but the more and more I look in to things like insurance and overall cost of the bike, I'm starting to side more to the 600 market again. I loved the 600RR so I'm seriously thinking about rekindling a lost love.

So opinions please, am I missing out on anything by sticking to 600's?

32 Replies | 822 Views
» KTM 1190 Adventurer - Can I sit on your bike mister?!
Apr 21, 2018 - 8:19 PM - by Doolittle
Sold my CBR600 and now looking for replacement.

Reckon a KTM 1190 might fit the bill, but want to be sure the pillion seat is comfy and ergonomics good for the missus as plan to do some more mileage two up.

M50 Honda have one for sale, but they don't open Saturdays , so no good to as both working rest of week.

If anybody has one (the standard, not the R) and would let us sit on the bike, will buy them a pint
10 Replies | 687 Views
» Gsxr 1000 K5-K6 vs Cbr1000rr 2004 - 2012
Apr 21, 2018 - 6:40 PM - by Mrhuth
Which one is a better road bike.
1 Reply | 269 Views
» New Machine
Apr 21, 2018 - 11:17 AM - by kango
Picked up my dream machine so said I would share
Sugomi Z1000
Attached Files
File Type: jpg IMG_4943.jpg (128.2 KB)
File Type: jpg IMG_4941.jpg (69.8 KB)
File Type: jpg rsz_img_4940.jpg (88.3 KB)
24 Replies | 738 Views
» 2018 VJMC Classic Motorcycle Show May 6th 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Apr 20, 2018 - 1:11 PM - by VJMC
Click the image to open in full size.

Hi The 2018 VJMC Principal Insurance show will take place in the National Show Centre, Swords, Dublin (just across the road from Dublin airport) on Sunday 6th May. €8 entry, free parking, kids go free, loads of bikes, stunt shows, restaurant, traders, autojumble etc.......
... [Read More]
7 Replies | 451 Views
» Insurance Renewal Advice
Apr 20, 2018 - 12:14 PM - by my name is bill and im a head case
Hey fellas,

Jaysus man...I've been a member for a decade this month....sweet.

Anyways back to why I'm insurance is due renewal at the end of next month and I’m actually starting to sweat every time I have to think about it and here’s why. I’ve been riding bikes since 08 on a full Irish driving license (if that makes any difference) and all this time I sourced my insurance through brokers based in the North due to the fact they always came cheaper than the ones based in the Republic (initially it was with Adelaide, but for the past few years I believe they’ve changed ownership or something like that and ended up with Cornmarket). Last May... [Read More]
15 Replies | 705 Views
» Tax
Apr 20, 2018 - 9:05 AM - by bikegirl

We have a 2009 bike at home. It hasn't been on the road for a long time. We declared it off the road for the 1st year and haven't done it since. We are now trying to sell it. Does anyone know if the buyer will have to pay the back tax or will we under their new tax laws?

4 Replies | 456 Views
» Drag Racing Cork Sunday, anyone got a schedule for this??
Apr 20, 2018 - 8:54 AM - by Dymag
what are the timelines of how it runs/start time??? never been

admission cost????

cannot see anything on website?
8 Replies | 491 Views
» Yamaha yds2 spark plugs
Apr 19, 2018 - 10:01 PM - by sode
I am looking for the right plugs for 1963 Yamaha yds2,but can't find them listed anywhere online. Maybe somebody here has a listing for them.???
1 Reply | 169 Views
» Removing rear sprocket-Allen bolts inside alloy,hard to reach
Apr 19, 2018 - 9:36 PM - by Dark Warrior
Hi folks,

Im replacing chain and sprockets in my KTM 950 SM. All was going smooth until i had to remove rear sprocket. 5 allen bolts are inside alloy,impossible to even move a bit with regular allen key because of small gaps in alloy,which give me few milliliters play. I have ordered allen wrench key socket (picture attached) with hope to get it off.

Any ideas would be much appreciated,thanks a mil in advance.

Click the image to open in full size.

Picture of bolts inside alloy
Attached Files
16 Replies | 477 Views
» MotoGP Austin: Rossi stands by Argentina comments
Apr 19, 2018 - 9:00 PM - by Admin
Today at Austin, Valentino Rossi swerved questions about the controversy surrounding the clash between himself and Marc Marquez in Argentina two weeks ago but said his stands by the comments he made after watching the race again.

Click the image to open in full size.

Rossi crashed when he left a gap that saw Marquez come through but was clipped by the Repsol Honda rider when he tried to close the gap again, and ultimately ended up tumbling onto the grass.

... [Read More]
12 Replies | 577 Views
» VAT on bike
Apr 19, 2018 - 10:22 AM - by empeehaitch
Hi lads, just wondering if anyone has experience of filling out the vrtvpd2 form, I am in process of clearing bike I bought from a Czech guy, he bought it from somebody else, my main question is do they check date of sale and date of entry into the country when filling out details on form. There is a box which says VAT amount ( if applicable) in brackets. Has anyone been through this already? Should I just fill the form out and say nothing?
3 Replies | 279 Views
» Mce
Apr 18, 2018 - 11:08 PM - by paulyDub
Anyone else get this email from MCE?

"We are emailing our customers to remind them that we class a garage as a building for housing a motor vehicle(s) which isn’t used communally.

If you keep your bike in a shared car park, a parking area under flats or a house/factory/workplace this is not classified as a garage.

Here at MCE we want to ensure your information is accurate and up to date, any incorrect information could affect your ability to make a valid claim."

Seems kinda crappy they can just pop over a mail at any time and tell u they are reconsidering paying out on a policy u have already agreed, like it's now your fault?
14 Replies | 688 Views
» Bike shops in Wales
Apr 18, 2018 - 3:52 PM - by Southern Rider
Going over to Wales next month for a few days, will be on the East coast, and bike shops around for a look-see. Aberaron-Aberstywyth areas
9 Replies | 489 Views
» Last chance to Import from UK or business as usual? Brexit.
Apr 18, 2018 - 3:38 PM - by johnny b
So with Brexit coming down the tracks in 2019 unless there is a huge U turn what will happen UK imports.

Will they cease imports?
Will they add Vat ( do USA imports have vat added regardless of age mileage etc)

Ive heard vrt is an illegal tax but never have seen proof.
Will this just realign it?

Im heading for a cage in the uk and all the dealers are saying there are alot of Irish panick buying.

Has anyone a crystal ball?
23 Replies | 941 Views
» RST waterproofing??
Apr 18, 2018 - 1:18 PM - by Yahooo
Wondering how good the waterproofing of RST’s Paragon V textile jockss is?
Have searched for whatever reviews I can find on the interweb but they all seem to be evenly split into ‘leaks like a sieve’ to ‘keeps out monsoons’ to ‘causes me to sweat up like it’s a plastic bag’

As a jocks it seems to cover everything my old worn out jocks does but doesn't use Gore-tex. I haven't any experience of RST stuff and don’t want to shell out that much hard earned and then regret it along with a wet belly button for the next few years..

Anyone on here have any experience of them?
0 Replies | 3 Views
» older bikes that are worth owning
Apr 17, 2018 - 10:51 PM - by Blanka
I like the idea of having an older bike as a second bike hack/project fixer up/ money pit/ why did I buy this heap The only problem being I don't know anything about bikes from before about 1990 I was wondering what bikes from the 80's 70's etc do you think are worth owning now? I'm not taking about exotica that's worth a fortune just common bikes from back then that if you serviced them they'd be semi reliable and fun to ride now. And what bikes from then would you run a mile from?
78 Replies | 2,339 Views
» New Ride
Apr 17, 2018 - 10:15 PM - by Gavair
Picked her up Saturday, Big smiles all the way from Kildare to Clare
Attached Files
File Type: jpg IMG_3126.jpg (103.7 KB)
File Type: jpg IMG_3128.jpg (81.0 KB)
File Type: jpg IMG_3127.jpg (77.8 KB)
28 Replies | 898 Views
» Fuel Line Routing
Apr 17, 2018 - 6:31 PM - by britjap
Hi Guys I removed the tank and Carbs from my 2001 Suzuki GS500e I did not photo or Mark the fuel lines I have the carbs back on the bike and Googled Fuel line connections so have a fair idea where the go But what way are the routed over or under Airbox Also the small outlet connection odf tank does that jus go down below engine into athmosphere,
3 Replies | 189 Views
» Paddock stands in wind
Apr 16, 2018 - 9:04 PM - by keanser
Alright folks,

Weather to be pretty windy next day or so and got me thinking about the bike.

How safe are the paddock stands in wind or is it better on the side stand? Don't have centre stand so not an option and nor is a garage.

8 Replies | 567 Views
» Gaskets & Gasket Sealer Yay or Nay
Apr 16, 2018 - 8:23 PM - by Airman
The rule states that gaskets should be laid on smooth, clean matched mating surfaces and that gasket sealer should not under any circumstances be used.
Apparantly.. the faces expand and contract over time with a million cycles of hot & cold pulling one side of the sealer away. This leaves the gasket stuck to the sealant and the sealant stuck to nothing which can promote leaks.
(all of 0.002mm of a gap...)

The gasket is supposed to compress and seal with the help of any little bit of oil that may seep into the material.

Others say the surface may be covered in pits and the sealant will fill these and you'll never get a seal with 'just' gasket.
Gasket sealer oozes into the engine. although when I use it, I just keep tapping the surface... [Read More]
8 Replies | 484 Views
» Stainless Bolts Dublin?
Apr 16, 2018 - 6:24 PM - by Mystery Mousekatool
Howdy Folks.

Just wondering if yous know anywhere in Dublin that does random stainless bolts that I could buy to tidy up the commuter? I've a touch of OCD and the rusty standard bolts are an eye sore for me around the dash and on the handlebar switches, etc. Preferably in Dublin so I could bring the original bolts with me to compare. I know ye can buy on Gee-Bay as well, but there's not much of a selection for my commuter, plus the prices (P&P) are fairly high considering it'd be just for a couple of bolts.

Thanks for any info.
6 Replies | 398 Views
» Gearing now the limiting factor for WorldSBK king Rea
Apr 16, 2018 - 3:30 PM - by Admin
Reigning WorldSBK king Jonathan Rea was denied a record-breaking double win at Aragon on Sunday by title rival Chaz Davies but some canny work on gearing meant he wasn’t left for dead on the long back straight as happened in 2017.

The Kawasaki man, whose ZX-10RR had its wings clipped by the new rev-regulations over the winter, was able to stay with the Ducati on corner exit and remain in the slipstream but it is gearing that now limits the scope of the green machine, not rpm.

And Rea believes the engine upgrades which are now allowed by concession points for his mob but not Ducati won’t maker a huge difference.
... [Read More]
0 Replies | 289 Views
» Vrt tomorrow
Apr 16, 2018 - 11:31 AM - by HurricaneDream
So i have the sheet that allows you to register a new owner
the sheet with segments 9, 10 ,11

I imagine i may get turned down with it but gonna give it a shot.

What is meant when they look for a bill or document from the registered owner, is that the previous owner ?

After all i am trying to register it in my name

t.i.a as always
8 Replies | 554 Views
» Kawasaki ER5 in-line fuel valve
Apr 16, 2018 - 11:13 AM - by Dave98
So the ER5 has a vacuum petcock and I had an issue with it that is fixed now, (petrol in cranckcase etc) I was wondering where I could find an in-line fuel valve I could put on so I can switch it to off when parked up for future. Is there specific specs it has to be or any in-line valve for a motorbike will do off eBay?
1 Reply | 151 Views
» MotoGP Termas: 'I'm scared to be on track with Marquez' - Rossi
Apr 16, 2018 - 10:59 AM - by Admin
Nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi has branded Marc Marquez dangerous and admitted he is ‘scared’ to be on track with him.

Click the image to open in full size.

Rossi believes the current MotoGP king is destroying the premier class of motorcycle racing after he collided irst Aleix Espargaro in today’s Argentine MotoGP and then an incident with Rossi saw The Doctor crash. Marquez was handed three penalties in total after not going to pitlane after stalling on the grid.

“He is... [Read More]
18 Replies | 1,082 Views


Forum RSS news feed Main RSS news feed