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» Do I need rear indicators?
Jul 25, 2017 - 8:32 PM - by Quetzalcoatlus the Pterodactyloid Pterosaur
As the title says do I need to have rear indicators on my bike? Is there a law that says I have to.

The reason I ask is I would like to do a tail tidy and scrap the rear indicators.
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» Bike hire for track days
Jul 25, 2017 - 5:13 PM - by Cmaguire
Is there anyone on the island of Ireland that rents bikes for track days???
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» NDLS Help
Jul 25, 2017 - 12:51 PM - by Lightening Mcsheen
Hi All,

The young lad has decided to hide my license and no recollection of where he has put it.. Sofas, tables and pretty much house turned upside down and no sign of it..
Heading away on holi bays on Saturday, and need a new license..

Does anyone know if you can walk in and get it done in any of the centers. I've had experience in the citywest center and there as useful as a bag of hammers...
I've also heard in centers like Trim you can wait and they do it within an hour or so..

Help needed!!
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» SUzuki Intruder VS750 engine Swapout
Jul 25, 2017 - 12:49 PM - by Dowthebow
Hi All, 1st time poster so be gentle!!
I have a VS750 intruder, and I need to replace the engine.
I think I can source a VS800 engine, so I'm wondering will my current CDI's drive an 800? Or are there any issues with size?
If anyone out there has done this before I would be grateful for any advice!!
Thanks in advance...
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» Ktm 990 OEM slave cylinder
Jul 25, 2017 - 11:36 AM - by oroura25
Howdy everyone!

I know a lot of people change the oem slave cylinder for aftermarket ones such as Oberon replacements. I prefer the original if I'm honest but the bearing in my slave piston is pitted from the push rod.

Would any of you fine fellers have an original one that you'd be willing to sell to little old me? I'd be very appreciative!
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» Baffled
Jul 25, 2017 - 11:13 AM - by hughcifer
Well lads. Hope someone can help me out here. Have had the Magna VF 750 a few months now and love it. Someone suggested removing the baffles to give it a bit more grunt. Whats the general conciseness on this?

Also would I have to re-jet the carbs if I remove the baffles?
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» Diversion Cafe Racer
Jul 24, 2017 - 6:06 PM - by scorpy
Bought this little gem today. Very clean and I'm looking forward to giving it a few miles. 1998 XJ600S base. I'll probably stick the second disc and caliper back on but other than a new clock surround it needs nothing.

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» Bandit 600 Air Gap
Jul 24, 2017 - 5:28 PM - by CorkBandit
Anybody know the air gap for a B6 Mk2 fork off the top of their head?
Standard springs. Save me digging out the Haynes.

I'm using 15W and about 100mm of washers to stiffen out the front end

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» Making a gasket
Jul 24, 2017 - 4:15 PM - by -alan-
I got a replacement set of gaskets for a rebuild project - but for various reasons, I need to make up a thinner version of one of them. I have decent gasket paper in the thinner gauge - and can trace and cut out the general shape handy enough.

Tell me this - is there any easy way to cut the little bolt holes in the gasket easily ? Early experiments have been less than successful..

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» 02 bandit 600 fork tube
Jul 24, 2017 - 2:55 PM - by kcmacloon
Hey all, changing fork seals on my bike, I found a nice pit at the back of the fork stanchion that may/probably is the reason for the seal leaking. Need to replace the stanchion, before buying new will try if anyone here has a fork or set that they could part with to suit a 600 bandit. Quick check online suggests mark 1 and 2 are the same stanchion? Any one got a straight, unpitted one in the back of the shed? Cheers, K.
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» Motorland Aragon MotoGP
Jul 24, 2017 - 1:24 PM - by oneninet
Well lads , anyone travelled to Aragon for MotoGP ? How did ye manage , any tips?
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» Major service + clean up of NSR 250 - who?
Jul 24, 2017 - 11:46 AM - by Dub Duke
I've spent the last few weekends 'servicing' the NSR 250:

- New plugs
- New air filter
- Some fiber glass on cracks inside the fairings
- Chain adjust

but it seems the carbs need a good clean out.

I'm looking for someone to do a bit of work on her:

- clean carbs
- Remove surface rust on Exhausts, and possible de-coke exhausts
- Perhaps cleaning other oxidized bits.

Any recommendations? Chopper - would you be interested in taking this on?
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» stripped threads on cylinder head
Jul 24, 2017 - 10:59 AM - by padraic2271
Unfortunately the threads on 2 of the 8 bolts holding the cams are stripped on the RMZ 450 engine I'm working on. The bolts themselves are fine, its the threaded holes in the head itself that have stripped. I'm just wondering what are my options - helicoil insert is the first thing that springs to mind, I've never had to use them before, are they hard to use? Or is there anywhere in Dublin that would do the work for me for me at a reasonable cost?
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» Attempted theft - few weeks back Clondalkin area....
Jul 24, 2017 - 10:36 AM - by evertel
Howdy, I dont get on here much these days so apologies for the delay in posting this.
I was living in Clondalkin, boot road area up til very recently.
Early on the morning on June 28th I was up at 4am to get to the airport for a trip to Italy for a cycling holiday. I let the dog out the back to do her business and notice the gate on the gable end was open. I initially thought maybe I'd left it open but when I saw the shed door ajar I knew something wasnt right.
I looked in and saw the bike was still there so was relieved, but the two very old lids in the shed where gone (no use to anyone as they are very old and probably a danger if anything - so I hope they used them and had a fall)
I then checked the side gate and it had been cut at the hinge with a bolt... [Read More]
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» Bmw abs
Jul 24, 2017 - 8:33 AM - by mckenzie
Is ABS failure on the BMW R1200RT still a problem or has it been eliminated with the modifications from around 2007/2008.
12 Replies | 494 Views
» Dominant double for Sheils at Faugheen 50
Jul 24, 2017 - 8:30 AM - by Admin
Sheils dominates the Faugheen Superbike races and is a step closer to another Irish Superbike title

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Dubliner Derek Sheils is another step closer to clinching back-to back Irish National Superbike Championships with a double win at the Faugheen 50 Road Races on Sunday.

He produced another dominant performance on his Cookstown B.E. Suzuki GSX-R100 winning both the Open... [Read More]
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» Zzr1400 v Gs1200
Jul 24, 2017 - 7:48 AM - by Cnut the Great
Back looking at bikes again and I'm looking for something pretty quickly.
Going on a small trip soon with herself so want to pick something up.
I'm thinking either zzr1400 or a GS. The Zzr is something I could use myself and seems to be practical for our roads, I wouldn't mind taking it out for a spin. I'm afraid I'd find the GS very boring and have no interest in riding it.
But would it be a far better bike for 2up riding
Thanks for any feedback
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» Handlebar play
Jul 24, 2017 - 7:13 AM - by Rockster
Have noticed a small movement in the handelbars on the CB accompanied by a creaking noise. Not noticeable when driving but its kind of doing my head in regardless. Suspect its the rubber inserts in the fork top (the bit that the risers fit into) that have perished which is resulting in about a millimetre of play.
Anyone have any ideas on how to remove these, are they glued in or is it even possible to get them out?
Can buy a whole new assembly (about eur250 from Silvers - ouch!) but may have the same problem with a second hand item so am going for the cheap option first.

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» Triumph Chopper
Jul 23, 2017 - 10:12 PM - by choppermann
Here's another one of mine that I sold 25 yrs ago and just came back to me.
Really nice period piece from the 70's built with the chopper stuff that was available back then. I rode this thing all over the place back in the day and always regretted selling it
I just got it running again so happy days
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» Never too old to own a bike ..
Jul 23, 2017 - 9:12 PM - by Paranoid android
Was on the way home today from a charity bike run and needed some fuelling up , pulled in and spotted a YamahViagra 535 pulled in at the pumps , took no notice but as i was going into to pay met the rider on the way out , surprised to say the least a female rider aged 83 from Galway on a Sunday afternoon spin ! She does a spin every Sunday for the last 25 years . Old we think we are at times .... no only in our heads .....
15 Replies | 591 Views
» 3 Irishmen on the podium at Brands Hatch BSB
Jul 23, 2017 - 8:26 PM - by Jack stowage
What a supersport race...brilliant riding by JK again...
3 Replies | 313 Views
» And now, for something completely different!
Jul 23, 2017 - 12:13 PM - by jellikit
I needed to find a cruiser to get me back on the road and after trying out a few I decided on this little thing, Honda VT 750 ACE. It wouldn't have been my first choice normally but for comfort and riding position it ticked all the right boxes. I took it out for a 100 mile spin last night and once I realised it can't take a bend like my VFR and rode it accordingly, it was surprisingly fun! It ain't gonna get me anywhere in a hurry but fuck it, I'm mobile again. Now, if someone can direct me to a good tassel shop, that'd be great!
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» Ktm
Jul 23, 2017 - 10:35 AM - by faz1
Is this reasonable money for a KTM?
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» Gsxr 600 k2
Jul 23, 2017 - 10:26 AM - by jic44
Im going to look at one of these later today. Ive never had any dealings with a K2. Is there anything in particular to look out for with them? Thanks
8 Replies | 351 Views
» Loose chippings.
Jul 23, 2017 - 3:38 AM - by Dusty Rhodes
Almost binned it today, loose chippings on old Military Road shortly after Sally Gap, gets from 3 to suddenly 12inches deep at the bend near Lough Bray and yes I phoned it in
8 Replies | 356 Views
» Ugp 2017
Jul 22, 2017 - 11:30 PM - by fireBlade 97
well peoples.we are heading to the ulster grand prix next month.we have never been there before.can anyone recommend me where to head for when ya get there for good view.and is it 25 to get in i dont mind what the price is just be nice to know before ya go.i looked on their website and only got mainly stuff about wrist bands.anyone with info thanks
3 Replies | 349 Views
» That'll learn ye!!
Jul 22, 2017 - 11:05 PM - by carbon
The only way to sort these fuckers
13 Replies | 728 Views
» Didnt know Teslas were this fast
Jul 22, 2017 - 2:19 PM - by algpz500
30 Replies | 1,282 Views
» Hutchy MAN of STEEL
Jul 22, 2017 - 1:08 PM - by The Road Runner
His courage is astounding.....his treatment is going well..
11 Replies | 578 Views
» opinions
Jul 21, 2017 - 10:19 PM - by david beadle
Hi lads I was offered a 2001 Suzuki hayabusa swap for my Kawasaki gpz900r
Just looking for opinions on weather I should or shouldn't do the deal...
34 Replies | 1,105 Views
» The GAP Seat Leon DRIVER Pleads Guilty
Jul 21, 2017 - 8:32 PM - by The Road Runner
The long awaited courtcase was yesterday......have a read. and no licence or insurance, so if he had hit any of us you can imagine the outcome.......
22 Replies | 1,535 Views
» The new toy....counts as a classic,right?😂
Jul 21, 2017 - 7:44 PM - by DavyH
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» Kawasaki H2 stolen from London Shop
Jul 21, 2017 - 1:50 PM - by Curtain Twitcher
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