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» Sprockets and Gear Ratio chart.
Nov 27, 2020 - 9:08 PM - by Sleazy Rider
On the hunt for new sprockets and my bike is not listed on any lists anywhere I look....
but I did come across this chart which may help to decide on different configuration possibilities....
Wheelies here I come !!


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» Hand signals
Nov 27, 2020 - 8:29 PM - by jp biker
Does anybody use hand signals
Over using the indicators ???

Funny I know but guard didn't
See the funny side of it
And a ear full was had.

Isn't hand signals legal ???
12 Replies | 233 Views
» Robert Dunlop short clip
Nov 26, 2020 - 9:57 PM - by Sleazy Rider
Yesterday would have been his 60th birthday.

Ride on you gentle man.

https://youtu.be/DqkSSvm7sFM
3 Replies | 89 Views
» Motorcycle Maintenance
Nov 26, 2020 - 6:58 PM - by Dusty Rhodes
https://youtu.be/JmZKCA_wnwI
7 Replies | 231 Views
» Chrome plating?
Nov 25, 2020 - 11:24 PM - by dt125x-supermoto
Anyone here doing chrome plating or is it something I'd have to send to the UK to get sorted properly?

Have some chrome pieces coming that are new but I've been warned the plating is thin so it has no warranty for corrosion. As they are made by a company in the middle east

Not sure of clear coating it will make it last any longer as I have no experience working with it but at literally 10% of the cost of a genuine piece £65 vs Ä730 i said i'd give it a go.
4 Replies | 176 Views
» Project bike with no book
Nov 25, 2020 - 10:26 PM - by jic44
I am looking at buying a project bike from a known to me seller but it has no book and is not in his name (Given to him by an elderly now deceased relative).

Is there much hassle to getting a book for such a machine with no proof of ownership and what is the procedure?
I have the reg and frame and engine numbers.

There are loads of ads on donedeal etc with no book but can be easily got which I have never considered even looking at based on the thinking that if its easy got, wouldnt the seller just get it before advertising the bike.

I know this bike to be legit but not going to bother if its hassle to get a book.
8 Replies | 206 Views
» Honda 900f build
Nov 25, 2020 - 2:04 PM - by Pumbaa the warthog
Here we go, it's going to be slow progress but I don't care, I got a 1980 cb900f frame with the intention of building something like the original but with some upgrades and tweaks, it's very early stages as the pictures show but I will post more as I go, ( for anyone that's interested ).
Some plans are beefier forks, ( not usd ), different wheels, bigger engine, standard tank, panels and tail, after that I'm undecided, but some of those ideas can change too, anyway here goes.


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» Ultrasonic Cleaner
Nov 21, 2020 - 11:12 PM - by pedrosixfour
Anyone know of a good deal on something like a 3 litre, heated unit?

Have several single carbs that will need a seeing to at some stage. Also want to service the ZRX carbs when I pull them to sort cables and a Q.A. throttle.

Thanks.
22 Replies | 443 Views
» ear piece for test
Nov 21, 2020 - 6:46 PM - by ratbag
Lads, has anyone recently taken they're test, apparently you have to bring your own earpiece , the rsa website shows an earpiece and it says it must have a 3.5 mono plug but the picture of it looks to me like a stereo plug, any one know who sells these ?
9 Replies | 332 Views
» VRT post brexit.
Nov 21, 2020 - 4:00 AM - by 2shea
Looks like it's going to be a pain and more expensive to import a bike post Brexit 1st jan 2021.

Taken from the Revenue website:

VRT implications of importing cars from the UK
After the transition period, if you import a vehicle from the UK, this may be treated as an import from a non-European Union (EU) country.

Used vehicles
Vehicles brought into the State from the UK before 1 January 2021 can be registered as normal. Customers must provide documentation to prove that the vehicle was acquired prior to 1 January 2021.

For vehicles registered after 31 December 2020, Revenue may require proof that the importation process was tax and duty compliant.

Authorised motor dealers that have pre-inspected... [Read More]
26 Replies | 810 Views
» Deauville gague
Nov 20, 2020 - 7:47 PM - by 2shea
The fuel gague on the Deauville seems to be acting up. Starts up ok reading correct then drops to empty after a few minutes riding.

Then returns to normal after being resting for a while. Bike has less then 10k miles on the clock.

Any Ideas?
4 Replies | 143 Views
» Derek Sheils tshirts
Nov 20, 2020 - 11:31 AM - by oretom
Sticking these on here before he sticks them up on F/B
cos i got ran off my feet last time round
https://www.i3kons.com/

if ya dont live a million miles away and you want to collect, no bodr, or ill meet ya somwhere save on postage, or if ya know somone not far etc, that would be after travel restrictions are lifted of course
hopefully website works withpaypal etc, first time having a go a this craic
2 Replies | 166 Views
» End of the 600 sportsbike?
Nov 20, 2020 - 11:22 AM - by Dub Duke
Yamaha dropping R6, so what is the likely future of the 600 sportsbike if even Yamaha aren't making a road version anymore?

https://www.motorcyclenews.com/advic...the-yamaha-r6/

Obviously responding to the market, but still sad. 1000 sportsbikes in Ireland are a little excess IMHO (What?! Too much power is never enough). Think it might be an idea to get a run out R6 if I had the cash!
34 Replies | 918 Views
» Suzuki gs or Honda cb900 /750
Nov 18, 2020 - 7:52 PM - by Pumbaa the warthog
Well lads I'm looking for suzuki gs 1000 /750 bits, I am planning on doing another build, is there anything tucked away in the shed or attic?
Thanks in advance.
A Honda cb900 or cb750, 80's type would be welcome too.
6 Replies | 218 Views
» Abs light flashing on 2001 bmw r1150gs
Nov 18, 2020 - 4:06 PM - by martell
Hi Folks just put a new battery in 1150gs last week and suddenly my Abs lights have started flashing alternatively on dash .Any ideasof prob ?thanks in Advance
11 Replies | 294 Views
» courier from Germany to Ireland
Nov 17, 2020 - 1:57 PM - by menapia dude
folks any of ye use a courier from germany to ireland for a Bike, if so who did ye use and what price were they ?
5 Replies | 322 Views
» limerick/dublin motorway lockdown stops
Nov 16, 2020 - 9:47 PM - by setter
hi lads
only 2 weeks left on lockdown, i want to deliver my bike to monasterevin,will be coming from limerick just wondering would ye know of any lockdowns on the motorway ye might have come accross,ill be trailering the bike
17 Replies | 495 Views
» Exhaust repair
Nov 16, 2020 - 2:14 PM - by sub zero
Hows it going lads?

Is there anyone in Ireland that repairs exhausts? I have an end can here that's a little bit rough and would like to get it repaired if it's possible.

Thanks
11 Replies | 347 Views
» Any one use Black Widow or Delkevic full systems?
Nov 16, 2020 - 11:11 AM - by strontium_dog
Just wondering what the quality\sound\etc are like? It's for a ZRX1200. Would love an Akra but they are big bucks.
15 Replies | 300 Views
» Rare auld yoke
Nov 15, 2020 - 8:38 PM - by Pumbaa the warthog
I've seen it all now lads

https://www.donedeal.ie/vintagebikes...trike/26523178
11 Replies | 308 Views
» Ouch! Marquez nasty highside Valencia
Nov 14, 2020 - 10:04 PM - by vifferman
Probably not going to feel it immediately, but that's going to sore tomorrow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpztX5ojM7s
3 Replies | 225 Views
» Triumph Explorer 1200
Nov 13, 2020 - 4:14 AM - by 2shea
Looking for a new machine, was originally after a Tenere 1200 or Honda VFR crosstoure.

A few people have mentioned the Triumph Explorer to me as a alternative.

I had a test ride on one a few years back and thought it was a awesome engine/bike.

But being an English motor I'm worried it might sh$t itself at some point. I have read that some of the early versions had an issue with complete engine failure.

Just looking for opinions and advise from any current or past owners.

Thanks
7 Replies | 340 Views
» New Bike Day ... YAYYYYYYY
Nov 11, 2020 - 10:03 PM - by Dawn Keeballs
SO ive had the Gen 3 S1000rr since mid 2018 so she was due to go back early next year but started eyeing up the new model and took the demo out from duffys two weeks ago ...... Wowzers !! Pretty much better in everyway ...

SO collected this on Saturday just gone

is 202 M Model so has the carbon fibre wheels and few small difference to the base model ... Absolutely love it.

https://app.photobucket.com/u/Damien...2-872308fc49ac
46 Replies | 1,091 Views
» 800 euro Ducati Panigale model kit.
Nov 11, 2020 - 5:37 PM - by RobbieBeGood
Or you could probably put the 800 toward a Panigale front mudguard..
https://youtu.be/_X1l164_T2I
6 Replies | 221 Views
» Plasma Cutters in Lidl
Nov 11, 2020 - 12:37 PM - by The Thread Rapist
A few in Lidl Santry this morning.
Might be handy for some folk here......

3 Replies | 260 Views
» Small hole in tank
Nov 10, 2020 - 9:19 PM - by menapia dude
Folks I have a small hole 1.5mm dia in my tank ,canít weld it as u can see by pics what is best solution,

Use araldite in through hole first which I may apply with a wire as first hole is only 4mm to suit bolt

So was going to try fill this small hole with araldite and then use tank cleaner and then a tank sealer, tank is mint

What are ur thoughts the 😂


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» Skittery bums.
Nov 10, 2020 - 5:00 PM - by woodsman
Got anything in the shed that doesnít belong but works perfectly. Have great use out of this baby changing unit, has a ice soft top for leaving a fuel tank on and handy space for all sorts. Wheels around and itís light as a feather.
15 Replies | 438 Views
» Old H2 triple engine
Nov 09, 2020 - 7:45 PM - by strokeofgenius
Hello lads,Im looking for advice on getting an old 750 triple h2 engine shipped to the Uk for gearbox repair.The gearbox parts are hard to get and the fella in the uk I had in mind has the bits aswell as a lifetime of experience fixing these.Obviously I'd rather have someone here fix it but I've never heard of anyone that specialises in these here.
4 Replies | 228 Views
» Kawasaki Z H2 opinions
Nov 09, 2020 - 10:49 AM - by menapia dude
well folks anyone got a z h2 im thinking of buying a year old one in new year ?

and can someone tell me what is the extra cost on duty as vrt is 1250 or there abouts, but she has under 6k on clocks, how much more would i have to pay ?
17 Replies | 440 Views
» Handle Bar Risers?
Nov 09, 2020 - 9:17 AM - by strontium_dog
For some reason or another the riding position on my ZZR14 causes me to get pins an needles in my hands when riding at low speeds. It's a bit strange as it's not really too extreme, anyway I was thinking of getting some handlebar risers. I haven't tried them before and was wondering if they're a good job or if there are any gotchas, also any recommendations?
15 Replies | 332 Views
» Classic efe nearly there, has to be the best looking bike made 😜
Nov 08, 2020 - 3:21 AM - by menapia dude
Folks just got her back from paint, cracking job all decals airbrushed, just waiting on exhaust for a spin.enjoy the porn






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» Those were the days
Nov 07, 2020 - 11:37 AM - by Jack stowage
Came across this in the attic clearout...anyone know how many are still around...answers on a postcard please to....

I know Eddie Doyle and Laycock are still knocking around ....
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» They don't make em like they used to..
Nov 06, 2020 - 8:19 PM - by hedzball
https://www.donedeal.ie/vintagebikes...mw-r4/26256888


Look at this absolute beauty
4 Replies | 269 Views

 

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