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» Current Poll
Yamaha R1 or Honda CBR 1000?
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» Good service
Mar 01, 2017 - 7:27 PM - by Galwayhooker
Anyone know any ktm dealers in ireland besides the crowd in dublin im findin it hard to get through to them ,i presume they are still operating, has anyone dealt with mcallens in the north i heard they are pretty on the ball
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» Old Decals......
Mar 01, 2017 - 7:10 PM - by Budthewiser
Lads anyone have any idea or tips on how to remove old shitty stubborn decals......I tried heat and WD 40 but didn't work.
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» Anywhere to do engine painting?
Mar 01, 2017 - 1:29 PM - by hyperhyper
Paint on the engine isn't great and I wouldn't mind getting it redone if it's affordable. Was going to do it myself in the frame but might as well look at other options first.
Can anyone recommend a place that does it? Can it be done in the frame, or does it need to be taken out? Obviously easier once it's taken out and it can be prepared properly you'll get a far better finish. But anything would be an improvement on what it's like at the moment so I'd settle for a half decent job leaving the engine in the frame if the other option is too expensive.
Bike is a 2008 hypermotard, and the paint they use in the factory is absolute shite
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» Did DCC have a brainfart with this??
Feb 28, 2017 - 7:04 PM - by Japcati
A dedicated motorbike parking area,in an area with junkies and drunks hanging around,and they dont even bother to put in any ground anchors.No sign of any CCTV either.So Johnnie scumbag can roll up with his transit van or his mate and drive off or walk off with any motorbike or moped he likes.

Well done DCC,you should be very proud for really thinking of us bikers and putting real thought into this motorbike parking area..

But I love the attention to detail that you put in to the "cyclists" parking area.

... [Read More]
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» Got flashed on the Busa by Mototuning !
Feb 28, 2017 - 5:21 PM - by Rh4000
Done the last dyno run on the Busa today, full custom ECU reflash from Gary at Mototuning....Its like a new bike, unreal the difference, biggest most noticeable difference is the torque especially low down, just pulls like an absolutely train all through the revs. Some job done on the bike... I'm like a pig in shit

I was skeptical at first but after chatting to a few people I went for it and I Wlwould highly recommend Gary... [Read More]
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» Ohlins paint code
Feb 28, 2017 - 4:34 PM - by r1 sean
I'm going to do my wheels the same as ohlins forks,is there a paint code?
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» MZ TS 250/1 front brake modification (maybe)
Feb 28, 2017 - 1:20 PM - by My First Suzuki
Front brake on the above is renowned for being utter shite & that's on a good day I've been reading up on various modifications that people have carried out because I need to do something to improve stopping power. Mods include grafting in a disc brake front end from another MZ model but that entails severe butchery & it isn't worth the hassle IMO. There's also another mod that entails fitting oversize linings to the brake shoes & then machining them to get the minimum clearance between the lining & the brake drum. Sounds feasible but I decided to start at the beginning with a new set of brake shoes from The lining on the new shoes is slightly longer than the lining on... [Read More]
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» Passed Driving Test Today :)
Feb 28, 2017 - 12:01 PM - by pudzey
Passed first time test in tipperary this morning !! Well delighted . especially as it was called off last month over "high gusting winds" and was not conducted untill this today!! :) Was nervous as fook when woke up this morning and once i got through a pre test with my instructor i was calm :) happy days !! :)

Had to use a bandit 600 that i only drove for my ibt and 2 pre tests as my zx6r wasnt on the approved list of bikes :)

quick tips for anyone that has theirs coming up ... relax , plenty life-savers , checking mirrors n observe and you should fly it !! :) If i can pass anybody can thats the truth ... [Read More]
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» PRINCIPAL Insurance ...
Feb 28, 2017 - 11:30 AM - by The Road Runner
Just got my renewal documents i the door from RSA (Adelaide) and i was not happy, having heard good comments on the forum for PRINCIPAL Insurance i said i would give them a try,

The whole experience from initial contact was so positive , and the policy has all the bells and whistles ,fully comp, 100,000 legal cover , breakdown recovery a considerable saving.....honestly

So if or when your renewal is due, even if its not due, give them a call for a quote ,oh and you are automatically entered into a DRAW for a new helmet..... [Read More]
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» BMW S1000 R or Street Triple RS or anything else??
Feb 27, 2017 - 10:02 PM - by Kregiel
Hey Guys,

Just looking for a bit of advice. I commute daily on my fazer 1000 and also use it as a touring bike with a pillion and this bike I will keep. Thinking of something more modern with latest tech, lighter, stiffer frame and better handling- kind of hooligan bike with character for summer for both commuting and weekend blast with friends. Fazer I plan to keep for winter commute and touring with missus as pillion.

I am considering one of the above yokes. Had street triple R before and it was a mind blowing bike- handling, brakes, character.

S1000r defo quicker than street triple but also heavier and probably will not handle as well etc. Also loads of technology in BMW with electronic suspension might affect reliability. Also kind of... [Read More]
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» WSB johny rae,new honda.
Feb 27, 2017 - 6:57 PM - by honda forever
From what i seen sunday from johnny rae in wsb it is hard to see anyone stoopping him going for 3 in a row.The ducati of chaz davies for me is the only one that can put it up to him.And i was really pissed off with how bad the new fireblade performed gutted for nicky hayden and bradl i know they only have the bike about two weeks just taught it would perform better any taughts fellow bikers
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» Cheapest way to Send Engine Back & Forth from UK
Feb 27, 2017 - 11:27 AM - by datareactor
Hi guys

What is cheapest/economical way to send motorcycle engine back and forth from UK . i know courier service within UK is quite reasonable .

Thanks & Regards
4 Replies | 397 Views
» Irwin brothers racing in Thundersport
Feb 27, 2017 - 9:30 AM - by onadab62
The Irwin brothers, Caolan and Rhys from Donegal will race in Thundersport this season with their own family team. They will also contest selected Masters races.

Caolan and Rhys are two of Ireland's bext Motorcycle Racing prospects and deserving of the help of all of Irish Motorcycle Racing. If you would like to support them you can donate to their 2017 budget at and in return get some great rewards including free Masters tickets and season passes. There are three set options for donations or you can enter your own amount.
0 Replies | 131 Views
» Hobby Workshop Mullingar
Feb 26, 2017 - 10:23 PM - by killer
Hi guys,
I am based in mullingar, have been buying selling repairing cages and bikes for years, as a much loved hobby.

I currently have done some projects previously on here and do some work for mates etc etc.
My dilemma is if I buy anymore projects then I will be shot at home..!! I currently have 3.
But I thoroughly enjoy working on bikes as a hobby.

So what I am doing is offering my services. I am a qualified mechanic and mechanical engineer by trade. I do have a full time job, so do all my work at night times.
I know lots of you out there have jobs that you need doing and its hard to scratch together the money to get it done.

I have all the ways of working and am willing to offer my services for any... [Read More]
18 Replies | 927 Views
» Importing a bike from Spain
Feb 26, 2017 - 9:18 PM - by Budthewiser
I'm looking for the do's and don't when bringing a bike back from Spain. I was told that I need to change the owners name the day the bike is bought and that this has to be done so I would be covered by insurance? What papers do I need so I can pay vrt. Cheers👍
8 Replies | 361 Views
» Torque wrench
Feb 26, 2017 - 8:14 PM - by r1 sean
I'm looking to get a decent but not costing a fortune torque wrench any recommendations?
32 Replies | 832 Views
» Honda 50 engine.
Feb 26, 2017 - 6:47 PM - by ToolMan
Looking for an engine for a honda 50. Owner wants an upgrade so ideally a 70 engine is what im after but ill take whatever is out there.

Engine must be running and not down on power.

0 Replies | 113 Views
» Which one f800gsa or tiger 800xcx
Feb 26, 2017 - 11:09 AM - by Anthony Byrne
Trading from a cruiser to an adventure bike.

I'm really enjoying long distance travelling with Europe this year and the plan is to do Mongolia and back in the next two years.

The bikes aren't a million miles apart with performance. The triumph has more with regards to electrics which is a little worry, too many electrics can bring their problems also looks a little more of a road bike with regards to the weight distribution over the front wheel but reads well on dirt.

The gsa I think is far more popular but maybe that's because of the marketing from BMW.

On a side note tge tiger has free panniers!

Anyone have an opinion
43 Replies | 1,127 Views
» Where are the next generation bikers going to come from ?
Feb 25, 2017 - 8:38 PM - by Paranoid android
Was often thinking where are the next generation of bikers going to come from, as I have now nephews nieces age 17 plus ,and of them who would like to get into motorcycling are quoted insurance premiums of euro 2,300 plus on basic 100 cc or less . My question is , will the insurance companies decide the future of the next biker girls boys ? The bike manufacturers are doing their bit in deciding to build very appealing new learner bikes etc , sad but are they doomed already by red tape ? Ps not been paranoid...
96 Replies | 2,478 Views
» Bike cleaning....
Feb 25, 2017 - 8:04 PM - by evertel
looking to get mine done this week if possible, who if anyone, apart from Brian in Greenhills is doing it, near Dublin?
34 Replies | 1,149 Views
» Photos : Nifty Fifty Race Pics-Mondello Park.
Feb 25, 2017 - 4:18 PM - by Japcati
Good days racing,good craic and all for charity too.

Click the image to open in full size.

... [Read More]
44 Replies | 1,738 Views
» Stolen bike DRZ 400 RECOVERED
Feb 25, 2017 - 12:50 PM - by Dimitri046
How's it going lads just looking for some help. Sorry if this is in the wrong spot but my bike was taken from my backyard under lock and chain. if everybody could keep an eye out that'd be great

It was taken from the Farranree area of cork city.
Reg is 02-TS-4343 (tail tidy)
Its a 2002 Drz 400e with black excel supermoto wheels.
Its yellow on the front half and black on the back only one that colour in the city.
Its got the normal straight up front suspension with the black fork protectors.

if everybody in cork could keep and eye out for it itd be greatly appreciated

heres what it looks like: just change dung to the usual
29 Replies | 1,330 Views
» Importing a bike from USA
Feb 25, 2017 - 11:28 AM - by shanemc
I'm thinking of importing a bike from the States, are there any good Irish or Uk based companies that would handle this process for me? Thanks.
10 Replies | 480 Views
» would there be a demand ?
Feb 25, 2017 - 8:49 AM - by suarridge
Im thinking of buying a professional kit for wet blast cleaning complete engines, that way an engine can be blast cleaned without any dismantling, but a lot of people would be worried about abrasive getting in.
Ive done a couple of my own and Ive mastered how to blank everything off and the engines run fine, but would you pay good money for the service ?
20 Replies | 1,002 Views
» Painters
Feb 24, 2017 - 7:09 PM - by r1 sean
Is there anywhere else is Dublin that resprays other than tallaght?
15 Replies | 522 Views
» Follow on to Sticky Ignition
Feb 24, 2017 - 5:57 PM - by jp biker
Right lads following on from my stickey I ignition tread ( fuckin thing is getting worse) now the petrol tank is getting very sticky also.feels like the key is going too snap every time I try open it.
I'm using the red master key and I'm getting worried every time I use the key.
Can I put wd 40 in and on the petrol tank key hole ? Too loosen it up or on the inside part while locks the tank closed ?
Any ideas ???
Bike is bandit 6
12 Replies | 598 Views
» Please help me to understand...(Fazer vs Ninja)
Feb 24, 2017 - 1:26 PM - by User-Name
Hey fellas,

I need advice guys...

Currently I am driving a '06 Yamaha Fazer naked with ~200kg and ~100hp. Now I think about getting a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6r +-2011 (~180kg and ~120hp). From the specs both cycles seems not too far away, but I think there is a big difference in power.

Is that true? If yes why is it like that? What is the main deference then?

Thanks guys!
17 Replies | 772 Views
» Laverty improves in Phillip Island but misses out on SuperPole 2
Feb 24, 2017 - 9:15 AM - by Big Man Andy
Seems to have fixed the front end at least.


Eugene Laverty (Milwaukee Aprilia) narrowly missed out on securing a spot in Tissot Superpole 2 at the Yamaha Finance Australian Round, as he makes his return to the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship paddock.

The Irishman, who has celebrated successful results aboard the Aprilia in the series in the past, has endured a tough start to his weekend, but was able to secure the 11th fastest time overall on Friday. A time of 1’31.287 put him just over a second behind the fastest man of Friday, Chaz Davies ( Racing –Ducati).

Progress has been made for Laverty, who explained: “I only missed out... [Read More]
18 Replies | 550 Views
» Storm Fcuking Dorris !!
Feb 23, 2017 - 10:07 PM - by pudzey
So last month my driving test was called off due to gusting winds . have rescheduled for this monday Prob be called off again looking at the weather map on the phone

Whats the deal with calling off tests over abit of wind ?
5 Replies | 482 Views
» Digital download bike mag apps thingys
Feb 23, 2017 - 8:59 PM - by Big Shed
Been swapping bike mags for years. Currently favouring Bike or whoever has a decent subscription freebie tbh. Anyroads, I used to get the proper one through the letter box, but thought I'd get up to date and try the download gizmo. I'm on me second issue now and its shite, its all there but it don't seem real. Like downloading music and having no cd to chew on. Ffs you can't even eat yer takeaway off it.
9 Replies | 328 Views
» Proposed new bus lanes on the quays
Feb 23, 2017 - 8:29 PM - by SUGOMI
Has anyone been stopped or fined for using a bus lane in Dublin city centre?
22 Replies | 939 Views
» I need some help with insurance
Feb 23, 2017 - 5:01 PM - by Wodny
So ... I'm in a tight spot here lads. I'll begin by introducing myself a little. I'm 18 still in secondary school and live in North Dublin.

I got a GS500 a few weeks back and just got my IBT completed at the beginning of this month. Now I'm looking for insurance and in all honesty it's not looking good...

I called up Carole Nash and first they quoted me 3000 euro... I negotiated a bit etc and then they called me back with a 1200 for Third party , fire and theft. I was expecting a bit less but whatever I thought , I'll call around and see what's up.

I call up Liberty and got straight up denied because the bike is too big for someone my age .. I hold a A2 licence which allows me to ride anything in the 35kw range and my GS is actually... [Read More]
31 Replies | 1,117 Views
» GSF650 or VFR800
Feb 23, 2017 - 3:15 PM - by generalisimo muldoon
Hi Folks. As the thread title suggests, I'm looking at getting something for doing some Irish Touring next summer with the Missus on Board. Neither of my current yokes are pillion friendly so I was thinking GSF or VFR. I briefly considered an R850 but their pig ugly so no thanks.

Would welcome any and all suggestions or comments on the 2 mentioned above.
20 Replies | 638 Views


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