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» Maxxis Detour tyres
Feb 21, 2018 - 8:32 PM - by flyingdutchman
Hi All, left the GSA in for a service today, the first in my ownership. The tyres that came on the bike were nice and square and not the type of tyre you would normally find on a bike of this type.

I opted to get a pair of Maxxis Detour fitted. Anybody here got experience with these?
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» Lithium battery size and cca for 600 race bike
Feb 21, 2018 - 6:15 PM - by Japcati
Whats the smallest sized/cca Lithium Battery that can be used on a 600 race bike?

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» Looking for advice from all of my all year riders out here on a bike choice
Feb 21, 2018 - 6:14 PM - by FEid
Hope everyone's doing well. So basically I had a pretty bad crash a few weeks ago, car cut across me and a good aul T-Bone sent me flying over the bonnet. Very, very blessed in the way I hit that I basically had no major injury, just the usual bangs and bruises, whiplash, tissue damage... Anyway enough of that, my bike that was taken out was a GN125, and has been written off. Am being compensated for it, but am torn between using the money to get another brand new GN125 (or other 125 for that matter) or to add a bit more on top to start moving up in the world. I'm on an A2 full license, and so far the one bike that seems to be within my budget are around 07 Honda CBF500s. My question really is, buy the GN or other 125 that I'm used to and aren't expensive without adding much, or shell out... [Read More]
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» Side lane security ideas !!
Feb 21, 2018 - 12:17 PM - by keanser
Just looking for ideas (preferably pics) of what systems guys use.

Storing bike in a shed out the back is not an option so need to figure something else out.

I will most likely leave the bike in the side lane (all walls) anchor plate, decent chains, disc locks etc at a minimum. I also have cctv.

What else do people use for extra security ?

Some have mentioned putting bars across the side lane in other posts and maybe a foldable lean roof to keep the hard weather off it.

Has anyone got pics of these, for ideas ?

Appreciate recommendations for security locks/ground anchors also

Please and thanks
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» Carb Balancing
Feb 20, 2018 - 9:41 PM - by bluebird
Hi All,anyone in Limerick,Kerry or Cork do carburetor balancing on a classic?
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» Franklin Motorcycles Open Day - 24th March
Feb 20, 2018 - 7:50 PM - by IndianVictory
Open invitation to all at to our first open day for 2018. All kicking off at 1100am ..

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Coffee , coffee and more coffee.

Hope you can make it
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» Carol Nash covering a motorbike on uk plates in uk
Feb 20, 2018 - 6:45 PM - by Ger182
Question on the above someone on here maybe able to shed some light on.i want to bring in a bike from the uk (ride it back). Made contact with carol nash, they informed me they won't cover the bike until it's on Irish soil. Then they will cover it (they are allowing me a period on uk plates before it needs to be registered).

Has anyone run into this isssue, brought in a bike before when they covered the bike so that I could ride it back. Queried them via the phone and also via email (same response)

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» GS911 in Dublin?
Feb 20, 2018 - 6:07 PM - by HarryE

I'm new to this forum and in a spot of bother. My bike (F800r) makes up its own mind whether it wants to start or not. I guess its a bit like the lotto, I sit on the bike, turn the key and press the red button, then wait to see if I'm lucky and the bike wants to start. If not I wait a while until it does. The readout tells me there is a problem with the engine electronics but is not specific and from what I know, the fault could be due to one of a number of problems. Hence the request to see if anyone has a BMW diagnostic tool (GS911) near the Dundrum area (Dublin) that I could connect to the bike. Any help would be much appreciated.
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» BikeWorld - internet price cheaper than in-store price?
Feb 20, 2018 - 5:07 PM - by SandR

Is it expected that BikeWorld's internet price is much lower than their in-store price for the same item?

Unless I missed something, they seem to be selling the same helmet for 446 EUR on the internet that costs 525 EUR in store.

Internet link:

In store photo:
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» Spotlight Brackets ?
Feb 20, 2018 - 4:36 PM - by Duke RR
Anyone out there know where i can get brackets for the lights attached ?

these are PIAA lights screwed to the crash bars on a rectangular bracket.

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» Vrt and registering a German frame
Feb 20, 2018 - 10:22 AM - by sharpbikes
Have bought a German frame for my bike to replace the banjaxed one, have both the German logbooks and a letter stating ownership from the old owner, would this suffice for registering the bike, will be transplanting my engine in so I assume they will take all the frame and engine details at the vrt centre, thanks in advance
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» Front Brakes on vstrom
Feb 19, 2018 - 7:39 PM - by mct25
The front wheel on my vstrom is extremely hard to turn the brakes are catching it. so i changed the pads. made no difference. I cleaned and the calipers had them off a couple of times now, still hard to turn the wheel. I don't know what to do. Should I change the caliper or how stiff should the wheel be.
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» WSBK - Portimao ( as a spectator )
Feb 19, 2018 - 2:37 PM - by Duke RR
we're looking at going to WSBK Portimao round later this year. ( the wife's idea..... )

might do the whole VIP package because im a bit of a tart. Where did any of ye buy tickets, off the circuit themselves ?

anyone any recommendations on best area to stay etc or where to view races, im not much of a walker by the way - ropey injury.

thinking about hiring a cage , as we will drive to Lisbon for a few days afterward to relax.

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» Kitting out a box trailer
Feb 19, 2018 - 1:35 PM - by Jeff7t7
Hi all,
I recently got a box trailer and am looking to set it up for the trackbike and bikes in general, anyone got any tips on what to have in it?
7ft7 long, 4foot 8 wide, 6 foot high.
Room for two bikes side by side.
I'll be installing one wheel chock permanently on one side but the other space is free.
As regards bolting tie downs and stuff on is the wooden floor strong enough or do you lads run some sort of frame or bracing underneath? The ones in it are just through the wood..

Something for hanging gear, tools, spare wheels, and a tiny bench are in my mind..not sure whats actually necessary though.
Any ideas or must have's appreciated!
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» Best Heated gloves to buy
Feb 19, 2018 - 10:47 AM - by menapia dude
well folks the auld fingers are numb this weather,whats the best proven heated glove on the market,getting mixed reviews when i google it
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» Kawasaki ZXR 650 1978
Feb 18, 2018 - 9:58 PM - by flyingdutchman
A guy local to me started a classic cage business and I know every now and then he gets a bike in. He currently has a 1978 Kawasaki ZXR 650 in his line up which he tried to sell to me. I like those old bikes but simply haven't the time or knowledge to keep them on the road.

Not sure if this is the right place for this post but if anybody was looking for something similar let me know and I'll point you in the right direction. He is looking for 2 and a half grand and I have no idea if that's reasonable or not. As I know him fairly I'd say he'd be open to sensible offers for members of
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» What to buy ?
Feb 18, 2018 - 8:57 PM - by keanser
Hi folks,

Has been a long time since I was on here, Having started a family and gone the last several years without a bike finally looking to get back in the saddle.

Looking at purchasing a bike for commuting and a general all rounder that I can also have some fun spins on, going to ditch the car, absolute pain in my face sitting in the traffic, cant do it anymore.

I am thinking the 2017 model Yamaha MT 09 but I am really open to suggestions. had a good look online and it seems to get great reviews, have looked at the z900, gsx and the Honda CB but the yamaha seems to stand out.

I will be doing 60k round trip daily on motorway mostly but don't mind not having front fairings.

Thinking of buying new as there just... [Read More]
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» Latest spec R1 Race bike
Feb 18, 2018 - 6:31 PM - by Cnut the Great
Almost ready for the stillage for Spain.....
This week will be the last few jobs and make sure everything is as it should be.
Bought this 2015 Seton built R1 at the end of last year from a guy I know in the uk. Bike was used for club sport racing in 15/16 very little last year.

Usual Seton spec, autoblipper etc, it's got the latest Generation 6 mapping just done and Seton aftermarket bellmouth kit. I did all the normal things, serviced it and painted the fairings. It's just back from Graphics work by Moose design in Mallow. I think it's pretty awesome so here's a few pics

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» Nice to hear the history of some old machines.
Feb 18, 2018 - 12:44 PM - by nednedned

Its a few years old.
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» This year's tyre's
Feb 17, 2018 - 8:09 PM - by r1 sean
Ok another tyre topic,what is the latest tyres ...
I'm after the best for the track that is road legal
Any suggestions
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» Dunlop Qualifier D209: opinions?
Feb 17, 2018 - 7:03 PM - by fast3r
Hi guys, I'm going to pick up my new bike (CBR 600 RR '09) next month from the dealer, who is fitting it with new Dunlop Qualifier (D209) tyres.

Has anyone used the above extensively and can give me an opinion?
I always rode bikes in a country where the weather is much better (Italy), so our choice of tyres for a SS bike are very different. Haven't really ever used anything more "touring" than Metzeler M3, which were great for travelling but kind of suffered on grip when going a little bit more sporty (especially in summer with 30°).

Given the weather in Ireland, obviously, wouldn't really consider a Diablo Rosso Corsa or similar my first choice. I'd like to know that the D209 are decent in the rain or wet roads.

Thanks in... [Read More]
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» Frustrating UK based sellers
Feb 17, 2018 - 6:30 PM - by flyingdutchman
Can't believe some UK based bikers posting bits for sale on biker forums are not willing to ship to Ireland as it is 'to much hassle'...
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» front fork stanchion
Feb 17, 2018 - 6:21 PM - by valkeire
Have a spare Honda Valkyrie front fork stanchion that has a bit of a bend in it.

Who around Dublin straightens them?

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» cheap heated grips
Feb 17, 2018 - 5:11 PM - by ROB95
looking at the cheap heated grips online (i know buy once and all) but how bad can they be?
any experience
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» Yamaha 1983 xt 500
Feb 17, 2018 - 4:34 PM - by [email protected]
Looking for a tank for my 1983 xt500,
Also looking for Tail light reg plate holder
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» Photos : A trip to IMR/CNC Moto in Northern Ireland
Feb 17, 2018 - 1:07 PM - by Japcati
Thanks to Ian up at IMR for the shop tour this morning,and also for doing some CNC machining work for me.
Few tasty race bike parts he makes for some big names in Road and Circuit Racing.
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» Supersport gearing
Feb 17, 2018 - 11:08 AM - by gixer88
What gearing should be used on mondellos national and international circuits. I have a k9 gsxr600 and am currently using 14/46. Is it more personal preference because I hear a lot of lads using different setups.
1 Reply | 219 Views
» Everyone is a cunt except motorbikecyclists
Feb 17, 2018 - 8:28 AM - by I polished one off to a dude
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» Steve in NDM,some man for suspension work
Feb 16, 2018 - 10:27 PM - by Japcati
Few pics from a visit or 2 to NDM to get WP WSS suspension sorted out..
Steve is very good at suspension building and setting.
And allways willing to give good advice for road and track riders.
Some very tasty bikes for sale in NDM too,
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» Large bike shop with easy parking in Co Dublin?
Feb 16, 2018 - 7:35 PM - by SandR

I've been to BikeWorld already and I'd like to check out other large bike shops that sell new bikes in Dublin/Co Dublin.
Easy parking is important.

Can you please recommend me other shops like that?

Thank you.
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» Pannier Inner bags - On a budget
Feb 16, 2018 - 9:40 AM - by rebelBusa
Just an FYI really I suppose.

I've been looking for inner bags for my 42L Givi panniers lately. The Givi inner bags are all up around €50+ each, and I'm on a budget. I wanted something waterproof and didn't want to be lugging the hard cases around on the ferry.

So I spotted these 50L Q-bag waterproof roll-bags on for only 10. Delivered this morning and they're perfect, €32 with delivery for 2 of them. They don't have a shoulder strap but I have 2 straps from old gear bags at home that will work perfect.
Anyway, just a suggestion if you're touring on a budget like me and don't want to fork out the big bucks for the flashy brandname stuff.

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» Single fairing websites ?
Feb 15, 2018 - 5:34 PM - by pudzey
looking for a lower left fairing for the gsxr but can only find sites that sell as a whole , tried ebay and the usual for used but nothing .

Anyone know any websites you can buy the fairings singally rather than a full kit ?


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» Halfords 20% Off motorbike oil
Feb 15, 2018 - 2:33 PM - by PADDYOT

Noticed that Halfrauds have a sale on at the minute with 20% off oil.
I got 4 litres of Castrol Power 1 racing for 39 Euro, normally almost 50 quid.

Never thought to ask how long the sale is on for....
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