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» Z900rs.
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https://youtu.be/ZItd4gGqgd4

It's their best selling bike at the moment.
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» MotoGP Motegi: Marc Marquez wins 2018 World Championship
Oct 21, 2018 - 6:51 AM - by Admin
Marc Marquez has won his fifth MotoGP World Championship after winning the Japanese MotoGP in Motegi.

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Starting from the second row of the grid, the Spaniard wasted little time in getting into the top two and battling with pole sitter Andrea Dovizioso. With four laps to go, Marquez moved under Dovizioso for the lead. On the penultimate lap, whilst following Marquez, Dovizioso lost the front end of his Ducati, leaving Marquez on his own for the victory.

Starting... [Read More]
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» MotoGP: MotoGP Motegi: We won’t be thinking of the Championship – Dovizioso
Oct 20, 2018 - 10:00 AM - by Admin
Andrea Dovizioso has said that he won’t be thinking about the MotoGP World Championship and will be instead focused on trying to win the Japanese Grand Prix after qualifying in pole position around the Twin Ring Motegi.

Tomorrow sees Marquez’ first match point to win his fifth MotoGP World Championship at Honda’s home circuit in Japan. Despite mathematically being Marquez’ biggest title challenger, Dovizioso insists he isn’t thinking about that, and just focused on trying to finish ahead of the Spaniard in tomorrows race.

“Marc will try, but it’s normal,” said Dovizioso who has battled with Marquez until the final lap in all of the last three races.

“He has a margin and is able to take a risk like... [Read More]
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» Online Quotes
Oct 19, 2018 - 11:10 PM - by muzz_mm
Evening lads,

How accurate are online quote websites like Liberty, for example? I've been using it to shop around for a bike and tbh there isn't much of a difference in price no matter what bike I enter.

I've tried GN125s, Hornet 250s, Honda Bros 400s and Ninja 250s. There is obviously a big difference in just about everything between a GN125 and a Honda Bros.

I have a provisional A2 licence and am 22 years old.

Will I get a nasty shock with an insurance quote when I buy a bike or will it be something I'm expecting based on the prices that I've seen online?

Cheers!
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» Cooper wins opening Sunflower Trophy Superbike race
Oct 19, 2018 - 11:10 PM - by Admin
Buildbase Suzuki British Superbike star Richard Cooper made the perfect start to his debut Sunflower Trophy Races at Bishopscourt today.

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Cooper qualified in pole position then following this up with a win in the opening Superbike race of the weekend. Still on a high from his win at the final British Superbike races at Brands Hatch last week, Cooper took the win on his GSX-R1000 0.2 seconds ahead of former Sunflower Trophy... [Read More]
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» Emergency Puncture Repairs
Oct 19, 2018 - 7:05 PM - by faz1
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» Fender extender or splash guard?
Oct 19, 2018 - 10:54 AM - by RTV
Lads,

As much as I love the clean look of my MT09, when it gets wet my back ends up being a complete mess with spray.

There's apparently two options with either a fender extender or the splash guard, any experience with either or?

I imagine that the splash guard might be more effective but it looks pretty feckin' bad to me.


I'll love to hear your experience, thoughts.

Fender extender:

Click the image to open in full size.... [Read More]
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» Insurance - again
Oct 19, 2018 - 10:06 AM - by SUGS
Renewal time ....

With CN however Principal have just halved CN's renewal quote. Anyone had any experience dealing with Principal or had to use their recovery service - IRL & EU?
14 Replies | 516 Views
» Deery Me M7
Oct 18, 2018 - 8:28 PM - by scarebus03
Keep your eyes peeled on the M7 on the straight after the toll on the Dublin side. Spotted a deer grazing right on the verge out of the corner of my eye on the hard shoulder on Tuesday night as I belted along. There is no barrier along those sections so if something startled it could have been venison and Motul sauce for a late supper.
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» Don't speed in Switzerland
Oct 17, 2018 - 10:32 PM - by PADDYOT
Lads get pulled over around the 7 minute mark. Immediate ban and a hefty fine, bike confiscated for good measure too. Ouch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qL3v-VvmRhs
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» N20 Unmarked squad car with speed gun
Oct 17, 2018 - 7:01 PM - by efanton
Watch your speed on the N20 Cork side of Mallow. There's a young garda who's playing with his new toy gun.

clocked me at 134kph and gave me a ticket


claims to be a biker himself but thats probably bullshit, late 20's and seems to think bikers can easily read the inside kph markings on the speedo while riding the bike and that was excessive speed.
Glad he didnt catch me at my normal time when traffic is a lot lighter

Been riding that route for a few years now and have often been waved on by the marked squad cars. Doubt he's local, or if he is... [Read More]
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» Test ride ?- Sorry mate..
Oct 17, 2018 - 6:58 PM - by -alan-
From a dealer this is.

On the hunt for a decent sports bike. Saw a s/h one I was interested in advertised by a (main) dealer online - made the trek round to the emporium for a look at it.

Looked reasonable value - so asked if/how I could go about organising a test ride for later in the week. Was told, sorry mate we don't really know you/have no idea whether you'd be able to handle a big (litre sized) bike so we can't let you out on it.

Fair enough: I can understand where they're coming from - but is that the norm out there these days ?
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» License Plate Location and indicators - Any Laws ??
Oct 17, 2018 - 5:06 PM - by hondablade
Gents,

I know there is a legal size for plates but what I cant seem to find out after search is what is the stance on plate location or is there any law of guidelines on this?

Other question is the indicators, I know the UK has a law that the have to be a minimum spacing between each other, more so to pas MOT which we dont have, so with an integrated tail and smaller LED indicators as a second set whats the stance on these, say like the motogadget M-Blaze pins:

Click the image to open in full size.... [Read More]
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» Looking for motor rewound
Oct 17, 2018 - 9:54 AM - by manbearpig
Hi Lads,

Anyone know where I can get a motor re-wound? Its off a lathe Colchester 2000?
9 Replies | 337 Views
» Marquez to take 2018 MotoGP title at Motegi
Oct 17, 2018 - 9:09 AM - by Admin
Reigning MotoGP Champion Marc Marquez arrives at the Motegi round this weekend with his first chance to wrap up the 2018 title for Honda.

The Spaniard’s championship lead is now 77 points over nearest rival Andrea Dovizioso and 99 over Valentino Rossi, and at the end of the Japanese GP weekend, he needs only 75 to lift another big trophy.

With a maximum of 100 points available across the season’s remaining four races, Marquez needs to finish ahead of Ducati’s Dovizioso or doesn’t lose more than two points to him, and if Rossi doesn’t win the race while Marc finishes out of the points).

Marquez has already won two of his four MotoGP World titles at Motegi, in 2014 and in 2016 - when he also took his first MotoGP win at... [Read More]
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» Electrical Gremlin
Oct 16, 2018 - 1:32 PM - by Rh4000
Have a 2002 Gsx1400, when I got it all the indicators and indicator relay & a taillight bulb were blown, no big deal, changed both tail light bulbs to new ones, got new indicators and an indicator relay, the front wiring to the headlight and indicators was all chopped and changed and just messy, housemate who's an electrical engineer tidied it all up, soldered it up and had it spot on.

Everything was grand, came out to the bike Friday and the dipped beam on the headlight was blown and one of the rear tail light bulbs was blown too.

What do ye think is causing this, any suggestions or ideas, bad earth somewhere I'm assuming?🤔
5 Replies | 343 Views
» Where to do advanced training etc
Oct 15, 2018 - 8:49 PM - by GONKO
As above lads and lassies. I'm wanting to take my riding up a notch and do some advanced training. Since passing my test, I still know I'm pretty green, but safe.
Id like to add so skills and ideas on how to stay safer etc.

Any recommendations. I was looking at Vespaiart.ie but doesn't seem to be much activity on there.
14 Replies | 808 Views
» yesterday
Oct 15, 2018 - 9:31 AM - by oretom
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» how many mins before ya step on it
Oct 15, 2018 - 9:04 AM - by GONKO
So how many minutes is enough before high RPM riding. Last night my bike was idling for maybe 2-3 mins and then a 7 min ride or so before pulling on the dual carriageway and a friend of mine in a Corolla T Sport fancied his chances as its 'not even a litre' . So I wound the bike up to 11-12k rpm (redline is 15.5k) through one gear and then backed off. Would I have done any engine damage?
Normally I like to wait 10-15 mins of riding before stepping on the engine...
She just had an oil change yesterday too, fully synthetic oil.
15 Replies | 843 Views
» Temperature readings - 2005 ZX6R
Oct 15, 2018 - 8:54 AM - by GONKO
So a few weeks ago I picked up the ZX6R as some may recall.
Anyway, the temp gauge reads anywhere from 140-165F (60-74c) when on the move.
When I stop, the bike starts to climb in temperature quite quickly. I've not see it go beyond 212F (100c), this was when I was just idling the thing into the back garden.

Is this normal for this bike. It seems that when on the move its cooling off quickly, but once its stopped it gets hot quicker than I would have expected?
7 Replies | 325 Views
» Leather alterations
Oct 13, 2018 - 11:58 PM - by 179club
Looking to get one piece leathers altered as lost weight and leathers to big.
Any one know who does this stuff in southeast or Cork or Dublin. Cheers.
4 Replies | 319 Views
» 36k euro for the 2018 goldwing. Say wha
Oct 13, 2018 - 10:39 PM - by nednedned
22 Replies | 884 Views
» Dubliner Jack Kennedy Wins the British Supersport title
Oct 13, 2018 - 9:05 PM - by Bimmer_e90
Jack Kennedy was crowned 2018 Dickies British Supersport champion in the opening race at Brands Hatch after a dominant season with the Integro Appleyard Macadam Yamaha squad.

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Had it not been for a mid-season testing injury, Kennedy would perhaps have cleaned up earlier having won an impressive 11 races this season, having finished no lower than second in any race he’s started.

Victory in Saturday’s sprint race while title rival Ben Currie was hit... [Read More]
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» Logbook details were wrong
Oct 12, 2018 - 9:54 PM - by muzz_mm
Hey guys,

I'm in the middle of searching for my first bike and I viewed a great looking bike recently. A price was agreed and cash was transferred but upon a closer inspection, the engine number did not match the number in the logbook. The frame number was correct but not the engine.

I was devastated by this and proceeded not to go through with the sale, on the advice of a friend who was with me when viewing the bike. The owner was not upfront with this information.

Was I right to walk away?
48 Replies | 2,382 Views
» busa clocks and turn lights not working ?
Oct 12, 2018 - 7:42 PM - by acdc
busa clocks and turn lights not working, no tail light , the rear brake light went last week?? I checked all the connections for continuity and voltage and it was all ok so I suspect it could be just the dual led strip rear tail/brake light,

today:
I was driving up home and pulled in somewhere and when I got back on her and turned the ignition but no clocks and as above.

she has gixxer digital cluster and a Koso temp and fuel gauge, the turn lights are led with built-in load resistance, a bit 2 much I think as they stay on for only 10 seconds? I have a heap of new relays if that would make any difference.


the bike is driving and the hi/lo beams are working and the hi beam blue light, I think the fuses are grand, ob its a first port of... [Read More]
0 Replies | 196 Views
» Who does zinc plating
Oct 12, 2018 - 6:54 PM - by baz
Hi all,looking to get various bolts off chassis and crankcase zinc plated about 60 in total,anywhere in Dublin or Kildare that does zinc plating.
4 Replies | 390 Views
» The ultimate 1st gen r1
Oct 12, 2018 - 5:40 PM - by DavyH
17 Replies | 623 Views
» Brands BSB finale: Friday practice times and results
Oct 12, 2018 - 10:30 AM - by Admin
Bennetts British Superbike free practice one - conditions dry

1 60 S 1 Peter HICKMAN GBR BMW - Smiths Racing 1:25.717 19 19 102.19
2 25 S 2 Josh BROOKES AUS Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha 1:25.784 18 18 0.067 0.067 102.11
3 27 S 3 Jake DIXON GBR Kawasaki - RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki 1:25.785 13 13 0.068 0.001 102.11
4 2 S 4 Glenn IRWIN GBR Ducati - Be Wiser Ducati Racing Team 1:25.802 7 7 0.085 0.017 102.09
5 21 1 Christian IDDON GBR BMW - Tyco BMW Motorrad 1:25.926 20 23 0.209 0.124 101.94
6 47 2 Richard COOPER GBR Suzuki - Buildbase Suzuki 1:26.062 21 22 0.345 0.136 101.78
7 18 3 Andrew IRWIN GBR Ducati - Be Wiser Ducati Racing Team 1:26.290 20 21 0.573 0.228 101.51
8 95 4 Tarran MACKENZIE GBR Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha 1:26.410... [Read More]
7 Replies | 318 Views
» Aprilia RSV 1000 R TOP KNOCK
Oct 11, 2018 - 7:07 PM - by shaycann
Evening all.
Apologies in advance for rookie question.
Slight top knock on 2007 model.
Can head be removed with engine in situ to investigate or is it engine out?
Obviously quite a cost difference between options.

Any advice much appreciated.

Shay
29 Replies | 1,207 Views
» Screw you Callum..
Oct 11, 2018 - 1:42 PM - by Jack stowage
Looks like the storm is causing havoc with the ferries....was anyone else heading to Stafford just for saturday..?...
11 Replies | 775 Views
» Kojak with a Kodak
Oct 10, 2018 - 9:16 PM - by the landshark
Outside Ryevale brewery, used to be Veolia.
Leixlip to Celbridge road.
6 Replies | 552 Views

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