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What to buy ?
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Front Brakes on vstrom
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Best Heated gloves to buy
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Honda dominator or xr650
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Kitting out a box trailer
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Hi, I'm new
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Money in the bank!!
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Steve in NDM,some man for...
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Frustrating UK based sellers
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cheap heated grips
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Old motocrosser
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Insurance WTF
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Pannier Inner bags - On a budget
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This year's tyre's
by r1 sean
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18th February 2018 04:36 PM
05 zx636r
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18th February 2018 02:25 PM
Large bike shop with easy parking...
by SandR
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18th February 2018 01:55 PM
Nice to hear the history of some...
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18th February 2018 12:44 PM
Best wooden garden shed
by iano
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18th February 2018 11:04 AM
Hayabusa 1300
by RTV
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front fork stanchion
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17th February 2018 10:19 PM
Ducati Hypermotard 939SP
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17th February 2018 08:27 PM
SBK in Northern Ireland next year.
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17th February 2018 06:56 PM
cupla new machines for 2018
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V storm screen.
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Shared bike storage Malahide...
by DAK
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Suzuki GSXR 1000/750 or possibly R1
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Supersport gearing
by gixer88
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17th February 2018 01:14 PM
throttle repair
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Buying Bikes in the UK
by apw99
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17th February 2018 10:51 AM
Single fairing websites ?
by pudzey
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Motorbike long-term parking in Cork
by fast3r
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16th February 2018 08:25 PM
Halfords 20% Off motorbike oil
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ER5 milky oil
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2015 Honda Grom/Msx
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Cagiva Mito
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16th February 2018 08:55 AM
» Current Poll
Which one would you choose for the sound?
4 Stroke Sumo - 12.82%
5 Votes
2 Stroke Sumo - 58.97%
23 Votes
Cafe Racer - 15.38%
6 Votes
Chop - 12.82%
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» Front Brakes on vstrom
Feb 19, 2018 - 7:39 PM - by mct25
The front wheel on my vstrom is extremely hard to turn the brakes are catching it. so i changed the pads. made no difference. I cleaned and the calipers had them off a couple of times now, still hard to turn the wheel. I don't know what to do. Should I change the caliper or how stiff should the wheel be.
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» WSBK - Portimao ( as a spectator )
Feb 19, 2018 - 2:37 PM - by Duke RR
we're looking at going to WSBK Portimao round later this year. ( the wife's idea..... )

might do the whole VIP package because im a bit of a tart. Where did any of ye buy tickets, off the circuit themselves ?

anyone any recommendations on best area to stay etc or where to view races, im not much of a walker by the way - ropey injury.

thinking about hiring a cage , as we will drive to Lisbon for a few days afterward to relax.

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» Kitting out a box trailer
Feb 19, 2018 - 1:35 PM - by Jeff7t7
Hi all,
I recently got a box trailer and am looking to set it up for the trackbike and bikes in general, anyone got any tips on what to have in it?
7ft7 long, 4foot 8 wide, 6 foot high.
Room for two bikes side by side.
I'll be installing one wheel chock permanently on one side but the other space is free.
As regards bolting tie downs and stuff on is the wooden floor strong enough or do you lads run some sort of frame or bracing underneath? The ones in it are just through the wood..

Something for hanging gear, tools, spare wheels, and a tiny bench are in my mind..not sure whats actually necessary though.
Any ideas or must have's appreciated!
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» Best Heated gloves to buy
Feb 19, 2018 - 10:47 AM - by menapia dude
well folks the auld fingers are numb this weather,whats the best proven heated glove on the market,getting mixed reviews when i google it
5 Replies | 306 Views
» Kawasaki ZXR 650 1978
Feb 18, 2018 - 9:58 PM - by flyingdutchman
A guy local to me started a classic cage business and I know every now and then he gets a bike in. He currently has a 1978 Kawasaki ZXR 650 in his line up which he tried to sell to me. I like those old bikes but simply haven't the time or knowledge to keep them on the road.

Not sure if this is the right place for this post but if anybody was looking for something similar let me know and I'll point you in the right direction. He is looking for 2 and a half grand and I have no idea if that's reasonable or not. As I know him fairly I'd say he'd be open to sensible offers for members of
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» What to buy ?
Feb 18, 2018 - 8:57 PM - by keanser
Hi folks,

Has been a long time since I was on here, Having started a family and gone the last several years without a bike finally looking to get back in the saddle.

Looking at purchasing a bike for commuting and a general all rounder that I can also have some fun spins on, going to ditch the car, absolute pain in my face sitting in the traffic, cant do it anymore.

I am thinking the 2017 model Yamaha MT 09 but I am really open to suggestions. had a good look online and it seems to get great reviews, have looked at the z900, gsx and the Honda CB but the yamaha seems to stand out.

I will be doing 60k round trip daily on motorway mostly but don't mind not having front fairings.

Thinking of buying new as there just... [Read More]
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» Latest spec R1 Race bike
Feb 18, 2018 - 6:31 PM - by Cnut the Great
Almost ready for the stillage for Spain.....
This week will be the last few jobs and make sure everything is as it should be.
Bought this 2015 Seton built R1 at the end of last year from a guy I know in the uk. Bike was used for club sport racing in 15/16 very little last year.

Usual Seton spec, autoblipper etc, it's got the latest Generation 6 mapping just done and Seton aftermarket bellmouth kit. I did all the normal things, serviced it and painted the fairings. It's just back from Graphics work by Moose design in Mallow. I think it's pretty awesome so here's a few pics

... [Read More]
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» Nice to hear the history of some old machines.
Feb 18, 2018 - 12:44 PM - by nednedned

Its a few years old.
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» This year's tyre's
Feb 17, 2018 - 8:09 PM - by r1 sean
Ok another tyre topic,what is the latest tyres ...
I'm after the best for the track that is road legal
Any suggestions
13 Replies | 584 Views
» Dunlop Qualifier D209: opinions?
Feb 17, 2018 - 7:03 PM - by fast3r
Hi guys, I'm going to pick up my new bike (CBR 600 RR '09) next month from the dealer, who is fitting it with new Dunlop Qualifier (D209) tyres.

Has anyone used the above extensively and can give me an opinion?
I always rode bikes in a country where the weather is much better (Italy), so our choice of tyres for a SS bike are very different. Haven't really ever used anything more "touring" than Metzeler M3, which were great for travelling but kind of suffered on grip when going a little bit more sporty (especially in summer with 30į).

Given the weather in Ireland, obviously, wouldn't really consider a Diablo Rosso Corsa or similar my first choice. I'd like to know that the D209 are decent in the rain or wet roads.

Thanks in... [Read More]
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» Frustrating UK based sellers
Feb 17, 2018 - 6:30 PM - by flyingdutchman
Can't believe some UK based bikers posting bits for sale on biker forums are not willing to ship to Ireland as it is 'to much hassle'...
13 Replies | 693 Views
» front fork stanchion
Feb 17, 2018 - 6:21 PM - by valkeire
Have a spare Honda Valkyrie front fork stanchion that has a bit of a bend in it.

Who around Dublin straightens them?

3 Replies | 225 Views
» cheap heated grips
Feb 17, 2018 - 5:11 PM - by ROB95
looking at the cheap heated grips online (i know buy once and all) but how bad can they be?
any experience
22 Replies | 555 Views
» Yamaha 1983 xt 500
Feb 17, 2018 - 4:34 PM - by [email protected]
Looking for a tank for my 1983 xt500,
Also looking for Tail light reg plate holder
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» Photos : A trip to IMR/CNC Moto in Northern Ireland
Feb 17, 2018 - 1:07 PM - by Japcati
Thanks to Ian up at IMR for the shop tour this morning,and also for doing some CNC machining work for me.
Few tasty race bike parts he makes for some big names in Road and Circuit Racing.
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8 Replies | 469 Views
» Supersport gearing
Feb 17, 2018 - 11:08 AM - by gixer88
What gearing should be used on mondellos national and international circuits. I have a k9 gsxr600 and am currently using 14/46. Is it more personal preference because I hear a lot of lads using different setups.
1 Reply | 170 Views
» Everyone is a cunt except motorbikecyclists
Feb 17, 2018 - 8:28 AM - by I polished one off to a dude
Click the image to open in full size.
13 Replies | 767 Views
» Steve in NDM,some man for suspension work
Feb 16, 2018 - 10:27 PM - by Japcati
Few pics from a visit or 2 to NDM to get WP WSS suspension sorted out..
Steve is very good at suspension building and setting.
And allways willing to give good advice for road and track riders.
Some very tasty bikes for sale in NDM too,
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9 Replies | 752 Views
» Large bike shop with easy parking in Co Dublin?
Feb 16, 2018 - 7:35 PM - by SandR

I've been to BikeWorld already and I'd like to check out other large bike shops that sell new bikes in Dublin/Co Dublin.
Easy parking is important.

Can you please recommend me other shops like that?

Thank you.
15 Replies | 875 Views
» Pannier Inner bags - On a budget
Feb 16, 2018 - 9:40 AM - by rebelBusa
Just an FYI really I suppose.

I've been looking for inner bags for my 42L Givi panniers lately. The Givi inner bags are all up around Ä50+ each, and I'm on a budget. I wanted something waterproof and didn't want to be lugging the hard cases around on the ferry.

So I spotted these 50L Q-bag waterproof roll-bags on for only 10. Delivered this morning and they're perfect, Ä32 with delivery for 2 of them. They don't have a shoulder strap but I have 2 straps from old gear bags at home that will work perfect.
Anyway, just a suggestion if you're touring on a budget like me and don't want to fork out the big bucks for the flashy brandname stuff.

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» Single fairing websites ?
Feb 15, 2018 - 5:34 PM - by pudzey
looking for a lower left fairing for the gsxr but can only find sites that sell as a whole , tried ebay and the usual for used but nothing .

Anyone know any websites you can buy the fairings singally rather than a full kit ?


6 Replies | 415 Views
» Halfords 20% Off motorbike oil
Feb 15, 2018 - 2:33 PM - by PADDYOT

Noticed that Halfrauds have a sale on at the minute with 20% off oil.
I got 4 litres of Castrol Power 1 racing for 39 Euro, normally almost 50 quid.

Never thought to ask how long the sale is on for....
7 Replies | 642 Views
» 1950 brockhouse corgi
Feb 15, 2018 - 6:16 AM - by Daryl.s
anyone know where i can get a points cover for a 1950 mk11 brockhouse corgi. i live at the bottom of the south island of new zealand and not many people over here even know what a brockhouse corgi is. i am in the finishing stage of a full restoration on my bike but i need this part. i have made a cover out of clear thermoplastic that will work to get the bike on the road and it is effective as your can see the points sparking when going but really i want the proper part. i am more than happy to pay all costs [eg part and postage] cheers daryl
8 Replies | 430 Views
» Northern Spain/Portugal
Feb 14, 2018 - 4:35 PM - by tomtwix
Looking for recommendations of routes in Northern Spain & Portugal

Have already done the Picos & surrounding areas so not particularly interested

in them.

Concentrating more Northwestern Spain & down into Portugal, mostly interested

in scenic routes off the main roads but not real offroad stuff.

No interest in rallies so dont even mention Faro or Chaves
3 Replies | 430 Views
» Insurance WTF
Feb 14, 2018 - 2:20 PM - by the dessert fox
Went to shop around for a renewal on the RSV4 and Viffer - the quotes I got were 150 euro dearer for third party only than the current policy renewal quote I have which is for full comp.
Guess it doesn't pay to shop around necessarily
17 Replies | 897 Views
» cupla new machines for 2018
Feb 14, 2018 - 9:56 AM - by nednedned
3 Replies | 495 Views
» Shared bike storage Malahide Portmarnock Baldoyle
Feb 14, 2018 - 9:03 AM - by DAK
Iíve no garage at the house and no way bike will fit down the side so Iíve been looking for somewhere keep it secure.

Ideally Malahide Portmarnock Baldoyle Kinsealy area so itís not too far away. Iíve priced one place, secure with 24 hr access etc. Itís pricey at Ä180 per month but would definitely hold 2 maybe 3 bikes depending on what they are. Mine is DL650 for ref.

If anyone is interested in sharing costs PM me as I need to do something soon. At the moment I have it stored in work but thatís miles away and there has been a van spotted checking out bike locks in Malahide area so don't fancy leaving it out front all the time.

Alternatively if someone has something to offer as option PM also.
text or whatsapp: oh 8 seven too 7 wan 3 oh... [Read More]
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» Key / Barrell problem
Feb 13, 2018 - 9:48 PM - by goose81
My key stopped working well a while ago, took a good bit of fiddling to get the bike steering lock off and then some jiggling to start. I got some blank keys cut about 3 months ago and they worked perfectly but now I'm getting the same thing.

Is there anything I can do bar buying new lock barrels? It's like the pins in the barrels have worn and that's why it's taking so much effort.

Hoping there is a cheaper option than new barrels
12 Replies | 412 Views
» Spray on chrome!!
Feb 13, 2018 - 9:14 PM - by N11 EXPRESS
Interesting stuff this, there has been people spraying chrome last few years but has not a patch on this which seems very easy to do
15 Replies | 670 Views
» Metal Plate
Feb 13, 2018 - 4:03 PM - by CBR400Shay
Im looking to get a metal plate made up preferably from aluminum plate.

Anyone in Limerick that could do this. See attached pics.. Measurements in CM

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» Help moving bike: Bray -> Roundwood
Feb 13, 2018 - 9:38 AM - by spray____
Does anyone know who to call? Bike isn't running at the moment, and need to get it to Roundwood. Currently just outside Bray. Would prefer not to spend an arm and a leg, but really need to get it done tonight.
5 Replies | 529 Views
» How Often do you Wax
Feb 13, 2018 - 9:24 AM - by Luki
I swapped to wd40 chain wax on my bike. How often should I apply this? I've a daily 20km total commute Monday to Friday. Is once a month enough or should I be putting a bit on every weekend. Also it seems to take a couple of rides to work into the chain. In the interim its like a heavy coating. Am I putting too much on?
13 Replies | 757 Views


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