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Over the 30 days to register my...
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pinlock fogging
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2000 Varadero xl1000 brake light...
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S1000rr - grand yoke or...
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Restricting a 600cc for the stupid...
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2018 Macau GP: Rutter tops...
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Found this - Hows your observation...
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cotters bike repair
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Fixing rubber seal on helmet?
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Anyone missing a sportsbike?
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My new bike, Z1000SX, wow some bike
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The perfect touring rig
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» Who's that Guy😁
Nov 17, 2018 - 11:05 PM - by DavyH
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» Best place for an S1000rr.....
Nov 17, 2018 - 12:50 PM - by Japcati
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» Chain and Sprocket
Nov 16, 2018 - 10:22 PM - by Aato
Hi guys, anyone know where's the best place to get a new chain and sprocket supplied + fitted and also a full service done in the Kildare/Laois area?
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» Front sprocket coming loose
Nov 16, 2018 - 9:03 PM - by Foxwaldo
Hello lads,

I had my chain and sprocket's changed in July by a mechanic close to where I live. While I was driving home from the shops the nut that holds the front sprocket came off.

I have been told that this should not have happened. I have no receipt from when it was done is there any action I can take to have my bike fixed or because I don't have the reciipt will I be told I'll have to pay?
11 Replies | 457 Views
» Andrew Irwin gets works Honda seat for BSB 2019
Nov 16, 2018 - 6:00 PM - by Admin
Andrew Irwin has signed to ride for Honda Racing in the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike series.

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Irwin joins the Honda team after a promising debut season in the Superbike class with Be Wiser Ducati, which saw a best result of fourth place in the final round at Brands Hatch.

“Honda has such a pedigree and most of
... [Read More]
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» Motorcycle Live Bargains
Nov 16, 2018 - 5:55 PM - by WhyTea
Hi all,

Heading over to the NEC next Friday for the show. Since it's Black Friday I'm hoping there might be a few deals floating around. It then occurred to me that maybe those of you that are going over before that might come across some bargains worth posting up here for those of us following along later?
Anyone think it's a worthwhile idea?
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» Airbag Vests
Nov 16, 2018 - 3:59 PM - by tadhgR
Anyone here using airbag vests? Looking for suggested brands and reviews, especially from those who ride sports bikes. Heading over to Motorcycle Live tomorrow and I might pick one up if they're going for reasonable money.
6 Replies | 298 Views
» 2018 Macau GP: Hickman takes pole by 1min.10s
Nov 16, 2018 - 1:41 AM - by Admin
Peter Hickman claimed pole position for Saturday’s 52nd Macau Grand Prix with a superb lap of 1’23.904s on the Aspire-Hoe by Bathams Racing BMW in Friday’s second qualifying session putting him over a minute clear of the competition with team-mate Michael Rutter with Martin Jessopps (on the Ucumnow Group Ducati) joining him on the front row.

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With slightly overcast conditions and an air temperature of 24ºC, it was Rutter... [Read More]
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» Engine Paint
Nov 15, 2018 - 11:00 PM - by nateh
Hi my bandit is in desperate need of some new paint on the engine.

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Could anyone recommend what to use and if i should just sand it down and spray over I really don't want to take the engine out first bike and a bit of a big job for myself at the moment.

Last thing as well is I need a new key cut for the bike as it only came with the one could anyone a place that does them preferably in Dublin north.
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» Sena Bluetooth
Nov 15, 2018 - 10:38 PM - by ciderking
Has anyone used Sena's integrated speakers

I know Sena stuff is top quality but reading reviews the speakers are smaller on this system. Just wondering if it's worth the money
4 Replies | 202 Views
» 400/4
Nov 15, 2018 - 9:41 PM - by britjap
Hi Guys when starting a 77 400/4 from cold should the choke lever be Pulled up or Pushed down Stupid Question I know.
6 Replies | 299 Views
» Over the 30 days to register my bike
Nov 15, 2018 - 4:27 PM - by xrv92
I am going to be over the 30 days to register my bike by 5 days. Does anyone know is there a penalty for been over.
30 Replies | 665 Views
» bmw k1600 gt
Nov 15, 2018 - 9:10 AM - by menapia dude
anyone got a 1600gt what are they like, was thinking of getting one over xmas or a gtr1400 ?
5 Replies | 354 Views
» Carb cleaner
Nov 14, 2018 - 8:29 PM - by haribo35
First time posting here.Just looking for advice on carb cleaner.Whats the best on the market?.Have a 01 CBR600f.Not having any issues with it but want to keep the carbs in tip top shape..Cheers
26 Replies | 596 Views
» 2000 Varadero xl1000 brake light problem
Nov 14, 2018 - 7:31 PM - by N1ghtr08d
Alright lads, so I have a Honda Varadero XL1000 and it recently developed a weird problem. The taillight works fine when the lights are on but the brake light doesn't work whether the lights are on or off.
I've replaced the bulbs with brand new ones and I've checked the fusebox under the seat and the fuses are all good. I recently replaced the rear turn signals with new LED ones and I soldered in proper resistors to balance the load and they all work fine and there is no loose wiring around/behind the brake light assembly.
I have no idea what may be going wrong, can anyone please help?
6 Replies | 184 Views
» Fixing rubber seal on helmet?
Nov 14, 2018 - 2:49 PM - by Caffeine
The rubber seal trim thing running on top of my schuberth c3 helmet's visor, to stop water from going in, has developed a hole in the middle.

I've tried a number of things, including superglue (baaad idea...) but none last or seal. What the hell can I put there that will work (I can ride in the rain for hours)
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» pinlock fogging
Nov 14, 2018 - 2:01 AM - by efanton
Getting home tonight was a bugger. Water got into the helmet and the pinsert fogged up. Only about an inch across the top of the pinsert was clear, just enough to get me home at a very sedate pace.

Took a good look at the helmet once I got home and the pinsert is not fitting flush with the visor the whole way round. for about 2 inches there's a very slight gap will will allow either water to get in or your breath to fog it up.

Is there any trick that I can use to fix this, or prevent fogging in the future.

putting a seam of vaseline around the edge came to mind, or applying bit of heat to warp the pinsert slightly so that its pushing against the visor.

The helmet is about a year old, Schuberth C4, and I would have thought that a... [Read More]
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» The perfect touring rig
Nov 12, 2018 - 10:31 PM - by motoxyogi
Still not sure if this needs to be in the joke section

Jesus wept and Massimo Tamburini is turning in his grave
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12 Replies | 719 Views
» My new bike, Z1000SX, wow some bike
Nov 12, 2018 - 10:30 PM - by xrv92
Here is some footage of my SX that I went over to the UK a few weeks ago to get. Taken with a DJI mavic air
16 Replies | 794 Views
» Restricting a 600cc for the stupid A2
Nov 12, 2018 - 6:33 PM - by motojojo
Well lads,
Finally bought myself a bike, only problem I'm facing now is the cheapest insurance is liberty and they need proof of restriction of the bike before they'll insure me, A2 licence, the joy of being 22...

Anybody gotten a bike restricted? Recommend any garages? I've seen a serious amount of people saying get a certificate off Ebay and shite like that but I've the test in about 3 months so it wouldn't break my heart having it restricted for the winter sure.

Cheers for any replies.
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» Alpinestars Enforce jocks??
Nov 12, 2018 - 4:26 PM - by Rh4000
Anybody have it, looking at getting the Alpinestars enforce jocks? Want a decent waterproof textile jocks, reviews seem pretty good?

This one
1 Reply | 195 Views
» ZV plate question
Nov 11, 2018 - 10:21 PM - by Jack-The-Nodd
Anyone know if after having importing and re-registering a bike, can you change the reg from say 73 LK xxx to ZV xxx or vice versa?
Is it a case that once the reg has been applied then it cannot be changed?
Wondering if anyone ever tried this?

12 Replies | 489 Views
» Husqvarna 701/ktm 690 anyone
Nov 11, 2018 - 6:15 PM - by giles
Hi all. Have an itch to get a husky 701 or a ktm 690, plan would be to build it into a rally style bike over time as funds allow. Idealy a 701 with the newer engine but open to whats i find. Any opinions or thoughts are welcome. Anyone here have/had one? Im kinda lookn for a do it all, road and offroad, and i do realise that it will be found wanting on longer road runs, and might be a bit heavy off road but i tried i f800gs, which i liked but the itch is still there....
26 Replies | 820 Views
» Where to buy Tech-Cote ACS TC200?
Nov 11, 2018 - 2:19 PM - by tankas
Hey guys, any idea where i could find Tech-Cote ACS (Anti Corrosion Spray) TC200 around Dublin or online. Also XCP Rust Blocker would work as an alternative.

Source & reason:
0 Replies | 147 Views
» Pics: Bike Pic of the Month November 2018
Nov 11, 2018 - 1:42 PM - by Bruce
Asking everyone to upload their entries to the Photo of the Month Competition Gallery

This is to avoid the issue of broken links messing up the voting thread and to ensure that the pics remain visible in the future...

Let me know if ye have any hassle - happy to upload pics for anyone having difficulty...

Or just post a link and I'll try to sort it out when putting the voting thread together...

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

Pictures must contain your own bike (can be taken by... [Read More]
23 Replies | 653 Views
» Results: Bike Pic of the Month October 2018
Nov 11, 2018 - 1:33 PM - by Bruce
Joint 2nd place with 23 votes each...

No.6 Motomong
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No.9 harleyt
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8 Replies | 363 Views
» S1000rr - grand yoke or hape-o-shite
Nov 11, 2018 - 11:35 AM - by sodbuster
Looking at maybe buying one after Christmas, but have heard some people complain about electric trouble..

people that have experience with them, are they reliable or would I be getting myself into a world of trouble with one? Looking around 2013-2014 ish..
19 Replies | 1,276 Views
» 2003 sv650
Nov 11, 2018 - 8:34 AM - by lemonhead
Hey guys I have a 2003 sv650. After the really heavy rainfall last Wed I turned the ignition on, i heard the fuel pump but when I pressed the start button it was completely dead. I think I figured out the problem I took the clutch switch out and put a piece of wire in between the 2 connections and the bike started no problem. Is there any issue bypassing the clutch permanently on the sv (I thought I read somewhere it might be if you have fuel injection which the 2003 model is but can’t remember exactly &#128580 . I tried using contact on the connections as well. Also I am aware that the bike will now start even in gear, any help welcomed 👍
9 Replies | 290 Views
» Found this - Hows your observation skills
Nov 11, 2018 - 12:46 AM - by Airman
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On the floor of the workshop.
I've seen it before but can't remember what from.
36 Replies | 1,715 Views
» Filtering in Traffic??
Nov 10, 2018 - 5:09 PM - by DUKEDAN
Well Lads got stopped the other day by some Cu*t of a Road Policing Gaurda who stopped me for Filtering on the n11 in rushour traffic and fined me €80, is it not legal to filter ?

He was also shitting on about how my exhaust was illegal and how i was lucky he didnt impound the bike for testing on noise pollution , Scorpion can on a cbrr600, Are they illegal ?

I intend to fight this in court but would like some clarification first on whether its legal or not before doing so
32 Replies | 1,899 Views
» Macau GP
Nov 10, 2018 - 2:17 PM - by BIvy
A host of Irish riders will converge on Macau in south China for the 52nd running of the famous road race, which gets underway next week. Magherafelt man Paul Jordan will make his debut at the event on the Dafabet Devitt Racing Kawasaki, when he will be joined by fellow Macau Grand Prix newcomer Dominic Herbertson.

The pair both rode for the team at the Ulster Grand Prix after Ivan Lintin was ruled out for the remainder of the season, with the Lincolnshire man suffering serious injuries in a crash at the Southern 100, which sadly claimed the life of James Cowton. Saintfield’s Davy Morgan will also return to the Far East for the seventh time on his DM71 BMW, while southern Irishmen Derek Sheils (MGM by Penz13 BMW) and Michael Sweeney (MJR BMW) will be aiming for... [Read More]
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» Anyone missing a sportsbike?
Nov 09, 2018 - 11:55 AM - by sidegrinder
anyone missing a sportsbike in the Dublin Area would do well to park up around the tolka valley / tesco /far south area of Finglas, they are literally parading them. gixers, I think a cbr 600, some older bigger tank sportsbikes. they may have them parked up in the estates around rivermount. best of luck.
37 Replies | 1,840 Views
» Tank repair/paint
Nov 09, 2018 - 12:10 AM - by croaker 1000 k1
How's it going lads and lassies.. Anyone around co Limerick ish that can clean the inside of a petrol tank.. Slight bit of rust from lying idle in the shed and spraying it black...nothing fancy just a half decent job.
12 Replies | 356 Views

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