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Wheels colour for me bike
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» Need help deciding what lock
Oct 22, 2017 - 12:42 PM - by bryang
Testing 11k worth of locks to breaking point.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BxIbAFnmsIQ
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» Cbf pannier brackets/frames query
Oct 22, 2017 - 11:36 AM - by Garyfriel1
Hi All,

Just wondering if anybody knows if the brackets/frames for the side panniers for a cbf 1000 are the same for the cbf 600?

Part # 08L41-MGJ-800

Thanks in advance.
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» Bike Freight.
Oct 22, 2017 - 11:11 AM - by Bikefreighter
Well Lads, and Lasses - I've worked with a worldwide shipping organisation for years, and seen a lot of bikes arrive into Ireland and head off abroad, during that time. To me anyway, it's always looked like a clunky process, very slow and with a big chance of bikes getting damaged. I've also seen Bike-Touring clubs land in to collect their machines, and it's usually looked fairly chaotic and not ideal.

So, decided there was room for improvement.

Outline of my version will be:
Bikes shipped in our custom-built pods. Fully enclosed, protected.
Our Pods are freight friendly, so will ship fast, days not weeks to destination.
Return service - if you're going out Touring, You drop us your bike, it gets loaded, shipped to the nearest Depot... [Read More]
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» Ncb question
Oct 21, 2017 - 10:44 PM - by dereks996
Hi lads
Had to cacel my insurance a month ago and they sent me out ncb cert
For geting insurance in the future
Question is does this run out of date before its no good??
Tanx
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» halfrauds digital pressure gauge ,dont trust em
Oct 21, 2017 - 2:07 PM - by galway86
Got one about a year back 19 it was .never tested it for accuracy just assumed it was calibrated to the +-0.5psi .decided to get another one for the wife for her cage cos it has a monitoring system that lights up when your outside the required psi.

First time using it showed 40+psi to my other one
.brought it back to get a replacement and tested it outside the shop on my cage against my other one. This time 12psi more .

Went back in and asked for another replacement to which I was told we cant open and test them all . I wasnt sure was it my old one that was off... [Read More]
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» Fork Washer
Oct 21, 2017 - 10:22 AM - by pandy
Was doing the fork seals and left them drain over night and left all the internals laid out.

The dogs got into the shed and knocked everything assunder.


Cant find the washer that sits between the spring and the spacer.


Would any washer do it once dimensionally it mates spacer an spring ?
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» Headstock Bearings
Oct 21, 2017 - 12:45 AM - by acdc
finally got the bitches done last Sunday , and was very gratefull to my buddy Sean , he is on here too who helped me and as It was the first time I done the bearings myself it was mighty to have a mate with plenty of experience.
I was shocked at the qoutes I got from bike shops but to be fair 90% of it is all labour and that is where the big bills come in, I was qouted in the 400-550 range.

The bearings cost me around 50 and say a good 3.5 - 4 hours work between the 2 of us but well delighted with myself now are otherwise there was no way I could affoard to get them done in a bike shop.


They were so bad that the bike was like on autopilot and wanted to go back up to Cork on the drive down.
The bearing literally fell outta them.
... [Read More]
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» Android n iOS controlled locks
Oct 21, 2017 - 12:12 AM - by nednedned
http://www.myclose.net/motorbike-loc...ck-advantages/

I see more of app based alarms appearing. I seen one. The bike won't start with the key alone. It needs to be paired With an rfid tag or Bluetooth from your mobile.
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» Is there a better alternative?
Oct 20, 2017 - 6:31 PM - by dvgenius
Rectifier failed, replaced it and burnt-out again only to realise that it was the connectors were fucked though they look OK on the outside (hence why I didn't cop it with the first replacement) the dividers on the inside were actually mangled anyway long story short.

Snipped it off and wired in the new rectifier today with these blocks (seems quite secure). Working grand not a bother charging away at very stable 14.5v. I've taped over it like a murdafucker but just wondering should I consider something else for joining the wires to prevent failing long term?

Click the image to open in full size.... [Read More]
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» Trackday or Off Road training Europe?
Oct 20, 2017 - 9:32 AM - by BigDiggity
How's it going lads?

I've a week off in November and thank god the missus doesn't... so looking at sneaking off and doing a bit of trackday or off road training incl bike rental.

I've no experience on track, a little adv off road experience.

Redtread in Spain seem to be the best or most popular for off road training/tours? Anyone been out here??

Couldn't really find anywhere that does trackday training tho?

Any suggestions?
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» 2018 Honda 50 launched
Oct 19, 2017 - 7:35 PM - by Admin
HONDA has revealed a redesigned Super Cub 110 and Super Cub 50 and simultaneously announced that production passed the 100 million mark this month.

Click the image to open in full size.

That figure is simply astounding, and confirms the Super Cub as by far the most popular bike ever to be built. What’s more, its popularity seems to be increasing. Introduced in 1958 as the SC100, it took until 2005 for Honda to build 50 million of them. Now it’s doubled that number in... [Read More]
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» AGV pinlock
Oct 19, 2017 - 6:45 PM - by addicted to rage
Hey lads wonder if anyone else has had this issue. Have a k5 for good while now happy out good lid. However the fuggin pinlock is useless . The pinlock itself fogs up drives me mad , anyone else have this issue ?
15 Replies | 345 Views
» bike lift recommendations
Oct 19, 2017 - 5:39 PM - by robbiec
Right new 12 by 8 foot workshop on the way to completion next week, so need a good full table lift. The 1000lbs ones that jebtools.ie do https://jebbtools.ie/products/1000lb...otorcycle-lift are slightly too long cos the entrance door goes into the 8 foot side. The 1000lbs one is 7.2 foot long and would have have some throw to it when liftin the bike up aswell.
Theres 800lbs one on ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FoxHunter-...53.m1438.l2649 for cheaper and is about the right... [Read More]
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» Fuel Bars Flashing on st13
Oct 19, 2017 - 1:42 PM - by Hondapanfan
I come seeking enlightenment......
Last night leaving gym turned on ignition (04 pan)
the full fuel bar flashed on and off continually.
I turned off and on again and seemed fine till today done same.
I have tried google this and ended up on some owners forum where mostly
scientists and micro engineers seem to hang out.
So Im wondering anyone else come accross this and what fixed it if anything/?
Bike starting and driving fine.
Just curios had anyone come accross same issue
4 Replies | 306 Views
» Crash advice
Oct 19, 2017 - 8:21 AM - by marcusmatthewd
Hi all,

Long time lurker but first time posting - sorry it's a question!

A car drove into my path the other day, I had a green light, going straight on at a junction, she was coming in the opposite direction and turning right.

She drove right into out in front of me and I went into the side of her. She's at fault as I had the right of way.

However, I was driving in the bus lane - does this change the liability of the accident?

Was looking online for some answers but found nothing.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
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» Lithium Battery on a plane??
Oct 18, 2017 - 11:26 PM - by Japcati
No problem.
As long as its under 150 Wh.

Scared the shit out of the lady sat beside me tonight though.
Attached Files
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» Starting issues, drz400
Oct 18, 2017 - 10:39 PM - by johnny b
Im not having much luck in the garage with fixing shit latley!

Between the Cbr250 clutch acting the bollix and the Drz not starting Im nearly thinking of becoming an alchoholic coz it may be cheaper and easier...

The Drz started acting up at the paddy dakar.
It started fine until half way through the day then it would just click when hitting the starter. Electric start only.

So I push started it most of the day.
It would also start if put it in gear, pushed it forward then hit the starter like it was unsticking the starter.

Got it home, the starter bushes were fairly worn so replaced them.

Now here is... [Read More]
10 Replies | 321 Views
» Cx 500 parts
Oct 18, 2017 - 6:59 PM - by Batman162
Hi does any1 know if there might be buried in a box somewhere a pair of collars for 1980 cx 500 custom tank bolts ???
Attached Files
14 Replies | 343 Views
» Injected sv dying at 49 / 50 degrees C
Oct 18, 2017 - 2:30 PM - by frozen
2003 fuel injected sv650s with around 25k miles
like clockwork 3 times in a row, it runs fine and then when it reaches 49 going on 50 degrees it'll just die from idling. Revving when its this hot feels vibey and power is way down and if you open the throttle fully on the road you feel pulsing power like traction control and no real acceleration at all. You can keep it from dying at 49 degrees by giving revs but sometimes they just drop anyway and you have to give it loads more throttle to keep going

rolling off throttle while it's hot the engine just dies while riding, caught me out a couple of times yesterday on the road and it was dangerous

when it's cold it fires up on the first turn over of the engine and sounds and runs perfectly till it gets... [Read More]
10 Replies | 381 Views
» VRT question
Oct 17, 2017 - 2:22 PM - by VTWIN
Lads looking in UK to buy a bike. Currently 2 that I have picked. Both 2016 models with less than 6000km. 4000km to be precise. Will I be caught for higher than normal vat even though bike is 1.5 years old. Thanks
7 Replies | 504 Views
» Moving on from a 98 Pan ST 1100
Oct 17, 2017 - 1:44 PM - by Officer Dangleberry
After having the 98 ST1100 Pan for over a year now I am looking for something newer. I will be looking at something for 5-7k and will be looking for a Touring or Adventure bike.

Below is a quick list of what I have been looking at ( Covers Nearly All bikes )


Pan ST (Newer Model than my current)
Yamaha FJR 1300
BMW GS 1200
BMW R / K Models
Triumph Tiger
Suzuki V-Strom
Honda Varadero
Kawasaki Versys (Fairly new entry?)

Private or Dealer.........still deciding
34 Replies | 993 Views
» Pipeworx Slash Cut end 'can' on the R6
Oct 17, 2017 - 12:35 PM - by Motomong
Searched for Pipeworx on here and only came up with one mention, so thought I'd share the latest thing I changed on the R6. I commute on this in Dublin every day and wanted a bit of noise, to try reduce the amount of gobshites that pull out in front of me. Came across these simple bits of pipe and said fuck it, we'll give that a go. They're about 110 after postage etc. Yeah you could DIY it but I don't have the tools for that, and it's nice and clean.

Noise-wise the bike still has the cat for now, and I'm only on it a month or two so I don't need a full exhaust yet. It's marginally louder and bassier than the stock can, but not so much that it'll have the guards tailing you, and it's very satisfying at full chat.

The dent in the swingarm was well hidden by... [Read More]
11 Replies | 412 Views
» Lockwire in Dublin?
Oct 17, 2017 - 12:19 PM - by Japcati
Do any of the motorbike shops stainless sell lock wire?
Im looking for 0.5 or 0.7mm wire.

Thanks.
3 Replies | 391 Views
» Metal shards in oil tank
Oct 16, 2017 - 9:48 PM - by killer
Hi,
looking for a bit of advice, have a dry sum scrambler. The frame was blasted and powder coated, but the guys never blocked the oil tank built into the frame.

Its not full of filings.. any good ideas on how to clean it out.. bear in mind it is the frame..!!

thanks
5 Replies | 492 Views
» Buying Triumph Daytona 600 2003 Model?
Oct 16, 2017 - 8:03 PM - by JJNC-35
Hi has anybody any experience with the daytona 600 2003,is there anything specific I should keep an eye out for whilst inspecting?
1 Reply | 220 Views
» Irish Classic Superbike racing series info.
Oct 16, 2017 - 7:05 PM - by robh
Hi there, I'm new to the forum but I thought there would be peeps out there who might be interested in the Classic Superbike Racing at Mondello (and thanks Chopper for giving this shoutout an OK)
If your currently racing or thinking of starting racing you might want to consider joining this class for next year. It has been running for the past few years and has become a feature at the Masters and the Irish championship at Mondello.
Anyone is eligible , theres no age limit. The bikes are up to 1993 or equivalent model if they remained unchanged after that year. four strokes and 2 strokes up to 1010cc ( max allowed on track in Ireland, but not sure anyone is checking too hard) That means zxr750's, fzr/yzf750-1000, gsxr's, Fj1100, ducati 851/888, honda rs250's, honda... [Read More]
29 Replies | 1,008 Views
» Tax book
Oct 16, 2017 - 4:13 PM - by Brosbiker
Might be a silly question lads but I need an answe nonetheless if anybody can help. I recently bought a bike and have been let down on the logbook as it's now been a number of weeks and the previous owner is dodging calls. I was just wondering if it's possible to do anything about getting a new one. As far as I'm aware you can claim it's lost to receive a new one but I'm pretty sure it had to be in my name and possession in the first place in order to do that ? Any help Is appreciated.
15 Replies | 560 Views
» Where d'yall buy ye're helmets?
Oct 16, 2017 - 3:08 PM - by bloke
Cotters seem to have a huge range and good prices, but with the ol Republic of VAT there should be better deals on the web. I came across fc-moto.de just on a google search and cripes but they seem to have ever helmet under the sun and some savage deals on some race-rep designs in limited sizes.

Has anyone else used them and would recommend, or... where do ye go for lids?
13 Replies | 792 Views
» Your BIKE COVER Makes a great SAIL
Oct 16, 2017 - 1:43 PM - by The Road Runner
Just a heads up, bikes outdoors with a bike cover are at a high risk of being blown over today or tonight, happens every year someone comes on saying that their bike was damaged in the fall, and it can be expensive, a bike on its side stand has a better chance than a main stand, I have just lashed my yoke to a (railing or anything secure) on the sidestand side in gear, I have done this for years now without ever having an issue. good luck....
5 Replies | 415 Views
» MotoGP Valencia
Oct 16, 2017 - 1:05 PM - by Brads
Lads Im thinking of heading down to Spain for the last MotoGP on the bike. Was looking at the options and with the winter ferry schedule its three days at least to get down and a fair bit of hassle. is anyone else heading or has anyone done the trip on the bike in the last few years ? Basically I want to know is it worth it ? Cheers
13 Replies | 472 Views
» Best reason not to buy a steel shed...
Oct 16, 2017 - 12:34 PM - by eirehead
...is you don't have to spend days like this watching it flex and groan in the wind hoping it doesn't drop on your bike.
9 Replies | 773 Views
» Anyone out on bike.
Oct 16, 2017 - 10:19 AM - by Hondapanfan
Anyone out on bike today?
I saw a courier passing the reporter on the news.
44 Replies | 1,714 Views
» Off Road Ride near Como, Colorado today
Oct 16, 2017 - 4:17 AM - by Earache
Great day for dirt spin here today. Sunny and not a cloud in the sky. Bit chilly over 11,000' at 30F - just a tick below freezing. But the sun kept us warm enough,

A few pics... https://imgur.com/a/r9mmh
14 Replies | 417 Views

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