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» Stolen Pan Coolock
May 29, 2017 - 1:51 PM - by Officer Dangleberry
Looks like a Pan in a river somewhere around Coolock.....don't have the exact location as seen it on bookface
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» Bar end weights- Stuck
May 29, 2017 - 1:29 PM - by ENGLISH

any successful tips on extracting bar end weights. 1993 GS500 - I have backed out the retaining screws a couple of turns and have tried to wiggle and tap the weights off but the rubber bung inside the bar appears to be stuck fast.

I have squirted plenty of WD40 inside the bars as best I can and will see tonight if that has helped at all.
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» Recommendation for powder coat/respray in Galway.
May 29, 2017 - 11:46 AM - by Trogdor
Hi Guys,

Wondering if anyone can recommend where I can get the fuel tank on my fazer resprayed/powder coated in Galway?

The tank is in good condition however it is weathered and signs of rust are starting to appear on the top of the tank.

I was going to do it myself with cans however after pricing the correct paint etc (not any ole cheap stuff) it was getting quite expensive so I thought I would go the extra mile and get it done professionally.

I might even consider getting the rear fairing done.

Any help appreciated.
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» Crane Kevlar Jeans, 34"
May 29, 2017 - 11:30 AM - by positron
One of those Aldi yokes. Size 34". Used once or twice last summer but it's too big for me. Looks like this, I think it was €60 new:

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» Best place to buy fork seals?
May 29, 2017 - 8:59 AM - by Burt_Munro
I burst the seal in the front fork on my Ducati recently and decided to do the job myself! The seals in the shock have the markings QHWA 40 52 9.5/10.5, RGF01, KACO and the dust seal has 533281-1, Marzocchi 40, Rolf 9.
Going to try Rosso but because of the year I doubt they have them in stock.

The bike is a Ducati 750ss 1997 model with Marzocchi shocks.
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» Honda Bros 400 taking A2 test.
May 29, 2017 - 2:58 AM - by Manastor
I was wandering how if anyone tried doing their practical test on it, as it's not listed on RSA site Especialy that my logbook says it have 400 cc :P And ofc nothing in power and power to weight ratio, i have link to a site that can tell what the specs are (36 HP so 26,4 kW and power to weight ratio is 0.1512) but u know... Should i just call te test centre where i want to apply? Or somehow get that info on the logbook. I have at least 3 weeks when i cant ride (Broken collar bone after crash at 100 kmph on M11 And without wage from work cant really repair it, but thats a diferent... [Read More]
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» 1979 Triumph Bonny
May 28, 2017 - 11:09 PM - by choppermann
out and about on me 750 bonny today.
Took it to a show and took 1st place in it's class
and took peoples choice award which makes me very happy.
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» Deep clean of ER6 frame
May 28, 2017 - 10:38 PM - by ER6F (Freedom)
Have had my ER6 F garaged for a while but want to tidy it up before heading on the road.

it is a 2007 in relatively good nick but has rust on the frame and all those crevices you don't want rust.

Thinking of
1. brush off the loose crap, sand down any visible rust or

2. power hose it completely down and then sand down the rust or

3. brush or hose it down, use a rust converter product and paint over.

Whats the best approach to take and products to use including new silver paint?
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» Few pics of today's spin!
May 28, 2017 - 10:03 PM - by N11 EXPRESS
I'm absolutely loving this little bike it's a well capeable machine spent most of the time off road today. This bike has opened up a whole new world for me and I can go anywhere I want without having to worry about road conditions.

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» Tyres for a K5 750
May 28, 2017 - 9:22 PM - by chrismon
Looking for new tyres for the GSXR.
I'v had Pilot Road 3 on my old GSXR but I'v had a fair few lads tell me they are more designed towards touring.
I'v heard good reviews about Metzeler SPORTEC M7 RR.
Any feedback on something to suit my bike would be great
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» 1969 Dnepr restoration project
May 28, 2017 - 9:15 PM - by killer

Quick overview of this restoration.
1969 Dnepr K650. I was honoured to do this project. Only got the bike 4 weeks ago. Had to have it turned around to ship to Greece for a wedding in June 17th. Bike is leaving ireland tomorrow 29/05/17.

See quick project overview.

Fallen for this bike its such a cool bike...! Turned out to be a very smart bike. It was very tired. swingarm falling out of it. front headstocks were goosed. brakes all siezed, paintwork all tired.

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» Shadow 1100 vs. Vn1500.
May 28, 2017 - 6:34 PM - by Chronos
I'm thinking of getting a cruiser and both of these seem to fit the bill though I have not had a spin on either yet. Anyone have experience/views on either one.
(Power Rangers, move along, etc.)
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» Took the new lid for a spin.
May 28, 2017 - 6:26 PM - by eyore
Grand spin today, Tarbert, Castlemaine, Killarney, Molls Gap, Sneem,Waterville, Ballinskelligs, Portmagee, Castlemaine,Inch, Camp, Tralee and home.
Wore the new Arai Chaser X which replaces the 6/7 year old Quantum.
Wore it all day and dead comfortable, its the new shell shape and the fit is the same, great ventilation and its the first Arai I have had that can be genuinely called quiet. The ventilation is really good and the visor aperture is wider than the Quantum giving more peripheral vision. The new lock mechanism is really good ensuring a good seal when its shut and the positive open positions are a good solid click.
Dead pleased all round

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» KTM 690 SMC-R stalling on idle
May 28, 2017 - 5:38 PM - by jeo77974
Bike fires up great and pulls like a train only thing is in the lower revs she seems to be cutting out or if im coming to a stop have to keep the revs up or she will cut out. Has an akra can not to sure if its a mapping issue or fuel pump?

lasts about 4-5 seconds after a spin and when shes in put into neutral cuts off!

Any ideas or has anyone had the some on a duke or any ktm?

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» Screws on road trim town
May 28, 2017 - 4:37 PM - by chopper
Be weary if using the ring roads in trim or if going by mornington estate /castle arch hotel. Some dirtbags been throwing screws on the road again . There was a lot of destroyed tyres last xmas from the same shit .check tyres if youve been in the area
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» rocker cover removal
May 28, 2017 - 10:54 AM - by The Northern Southerner
Hey guys,
I want to check my valve clearances on my bandit 600 and have taken all but one bolt out of the cover.
I cannot remove the front centre bolt (near radiator) as the allen key wont fit snug.
any ideas how to remove it?

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» WSB Donington
May 27, 2017 - 4:25 PM - by thecrutch
Who's here from here
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» European Trip
May 27, 2017 - 2:27 PM - by fabio
Hi folks,

Looking for some advice on a European trip I have planned [well, not planned as such...that's why I need advice!].

Basically want to take in a bit of Germany, mainly the south of it, go into Austria and northern Italy before turning back for Cherbourg.

That's the verrrrry loose plan. I have three weeks in which I can do all of this and would like to take a couple of days off here and there to see cities and sights.

What roads, regions, cities would ye recommend?

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» Fuse case connector
May 27, 2017 - 2:13 PM - by Error52
My fuse case on the main fuse has crumbled away due to old age. Anyone know where I could find one of these
Look at this on eBay

Or similar. The Honda number is 32111-230-000 but I don't want to pay up to €20 for it to arrive from the states
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» Sputtering Blackbird F1
May 27, 2017 - 10:20 AM - by RODDY500
riding home yesterday on the M50, I felt the bike was not running smoothly, then the F1 light came on. Before I had time to pull over, 3 lanes, it had gone out so I continued on and it home fine. Manual says the F1 lamp could signal something up with the fuel injection? any ideas welcome
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» A few 6 cyclinders
May 26, 2017 - 10:28 PM - by nednedned
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» Zx10r
May 26, 2017 - 9:43 PM - by croaker 1000 k1
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» avon av80
May 26, 2017 - 9:04 PM - by fireBlade 97
well bikers i got a set of avon tyres on me fireblade the other day.and by jasus they are wicked love them great handling into turns savage they are.i would really recommend them.anyone else on here got a set that can share the joy
12 Replies | 498 Views
» Cookstown now itv4+1
May 26, 2017 - 8:50 PM - by ab_irl
On now itv4+1
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» Gatso Van query
May 26, 2017 - 6:34 PM - by R.M
Coming from Tralee into NCW today there was a Gatso van on my side of road with rear facing me.

I may have been over the limit approaching the van but got to under 100kph before passing it.

If the van picked up I was over the speed limit approaching it, then can it pick up my reg (from a front pointing camera) when I passed it (at under the legal speed) & send on fine?

Here's hoping no!!
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» Locking Bike in Ballymun
May 26, 2017 - 4:41 PM - by Luki
Moving to a flat in Santry Cross/Ballymun. Any suggestions how to keep my bike safe? It'll be kept overnight in a shared private car park. There is a bike shed. I've a couple of Abus granit plus locks (one chain one D-lock.)
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» shinko
May 26, 2017 - 3:37 PM - by jp biker
anybody use these here ???
are they any use tyre.jpg
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» Rossi involved in Motox accident
May 26, 2017 - 8:54 AM - by Big Man Andy
Diagnosed with "mild thoracic and abdominal trauma".

Question is, how long should the rest of the championship be suspended for pending his recovery?

1 month, 2 months? Award him the championship now and be done with it?

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» original honda hornet gas tank size
May 26, 2017 - 5:03 AM - by kuri77
Since I'm renting two 2009 Honda Hornet 600s for our trip to Ireland I wanted to find someone who has one to ask a few questions. Anyone on this site got one? I tried to register on the Hornet forum and to get in you have to know the answer to the title question. Anyone know that info?
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» New bike!
May 26, 2017 - 3:06 AM - by robortk
Bought a 05 FZ6n, very clean and lovely to drive,

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» twist fuel petcock outlet
May 25, 2017 - 9:57 PM - by sharpbikes
is it possible to heat and turn the output pipe on a zx6 fuel tap, couldnt get a zx7 (one on the bike had no output and was bodged) one and ended up getting a zx6 one but the outlet points down and i need it to point to the side as its fouling the frame. dont want to damage the pipe and not sure if its interference fit or welded.
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» Operation Slow down
May 25, 2017 - 2:54 PM - by Simba
I just got this in my inbox from the PSA

"A national speed enforcement operation, ‘Slow Down’, will be conducted by An Garda Síochána over the 24 hour period from 7 a.m. on Friday 26th May to
7 a.m. on Saturday 27th May 2017. Visit our website for further information PSA News on "Operation SlowDown."

So keep your eyes open....and speed down ...ahem
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» Faugheen 50 - start planning
May 24, 2017 - 11:41 PM - by KevFitz
Saturday 22nd, Sunday 23rd July
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