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» Michelin pilot road?
Sep 19, 2021 - 12:26 AM - by 2shea
Anyone running MICHELIN PILOT ROAD 3, 4 or 5 on bigger bikes like the VFR Crosstourer 1200, R1200GS, Tenere1200 types.

I had PR3s on the Deauville and found them to be a great

I do all road riding.
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» Tyres
Sep 18, 2021 - 7:24 PM - by 2shea
Where the best place to get tyres and have them fitted in the Dublin area? I'm thinking getting a set of MICHELIN PILOT ROAD 4 for the Crosstourer.
2 Replies | 116 Views
» 2014 BMW R1200rt right hand radiator
Sep 18, 2021 - 6:13 PM - by martell
HI All, stone just popped a hole on my right hand side Fillercap side water radiator,Anyone out there have one for sale from a Damaged bike .Tryed really good repair shop but leakin badly again .Many Thanks in Advance
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» Practical sportsbikes mags
Sep 17, 2021 - 12:50 PM - by johnny b
I have issues 12 to 125 that are becoming endangered in my house due to spring cleaning wife.... I told her it was fucking Autumn but she isn't a good listener.

Dublin/kildare area looking for 20e for the lot just to get a tank of juice out of them.

There may be some other mags like PB in the pile as a bonus.

I don't have the early money making issues unfortunately i was late to the party.
These will be great for someone in our next lockdown
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» 6,000 Kilometers rule in the VRT
Sep 13, 2021 - 11:41 AM - by The Road Runner
Hi guys , since the uk bike buying scene is out of bounds for buyers , with the customs duty plus vrt thing, what im wondering is, does the 6,000 klms rule still apply as well, i see something that interests me in the north but well short of that limit.
If it is i doesn't make it value..
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» Kannenberg collection auction
Sep 11, 2021 - 7:35 PM - by the landshark
Richard Rawlings from Gas Monkey is auctioning off a collection.
Man, I wish I was in the States looking at some of the prices.
Auction is live now on youtube can't figure out how to post a link off the phone

Edit: Link here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YMn6PfKwJ8
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» Recommissioning a scooter
Sep 11, 2021 - 10:47 AM - by Brrm!Brrm!
Howya lads,
I'm recommissioning a 50cc scooter that's been sat for around 14 years😬

(got it started handy enough,cleaned the carb,drained the tanks and filled it with 33/1 premix.carb cleaner direct into the carb and away it went after a couple of boots)

Question is: I'm looking for caliper seals for the front brake,I can buy a repair kit including the pistons but I don't need them,it's only done 3800kms,still meat on the pads so I'm full sure the pistons are fine,just that I wouldn't trust the seals after that long sat.

Any recommendations on where to buy just the seals?have been looking but can't find them without the full repair kit.

Thanks in advance 👍
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» Jarvis transport, top class
Sep 09, 2021 - 1:12 PM - by jeo77974
Got a 1290 superduke brought over by Jarvis trans delivered to my door in Waterford from Frankfurt.

Top class service, kept in touch with how the progress was going and all went smooth.

Would 100% use them again.

If your thinking of buying in europe hit them up for a quote!
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» Grumpy bastard rant
Sep 08, 2021 - 12:50 PM - by jic44
How is it that every single time you lend something to someone, if it comes back, it comes back broken. The worst is fuckers that give it back broken and say nothin.

Lent out a v*n yesterday and the the fuckin state it came back in and not a drop of diesel in it.

Pulled out a welder I had lent out and the earth clamp was broken off it and left in the box

Previously lent out an obd scanner and it came back in its case with a broken screen and damaged cable.

Lent a bike to a lad to do a road race arrived in the paddock and he had it stripped and the engine out of it as he preferred his frame.. Then when I got it back off the wanker every nut and bolt was hanging off it and the front MC was missing. And this is a very well known... [Read More]
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» Maxi Scooters.....Yamaha Honda 300 to 500 Range Anyone Selling
Sep 07, 2021 - 4:52 PM - by The Road Runner
Im Interested in a really clean Scooter from 300 to 530 only jap stuff .
if you have anything like this please contact me....Defo no Projects Bikes.
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» Stubbies or originals
Sep 06, 2021 - 4:58 PM - by croaker 1000 k1
what do you guys think .. stubbies sound wicked but look shit... originals look good but quiet ish

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» 4mm pilot jets
Sep 06, 2021 - 2:10 PM - by jic44
Would anyone have some 4mm jets of the type in the picture to suit a dellorto. Something in the 38 to 42 range should do. Seem very hard to source online. only place ive found the has a E160 min order and the other is E16 postage for one jet. There is currently a 50 in it and it wont run near right with it.


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» Nearly met my maker........
Sep 05, 2021 - 9:01 PM - by R.M
Was out for a blast on Friday evening on a road I know well. In fairness I was pushing on at a fair clip on a N road.

I was on a straight with a minor road junction to the left. I could see a van was sitting there waiting for clear traffic so he could get onto main road.

I said to myself he must see me, but backed off slightly anyway...as you do.

With probably 100mtrs to junction, my fucker pulls out.
How can I explain this, as it doesn't make sense. Everything happened so fast, but also in slow motion.

I remember thinking to myself, pick left position or right. I knew going right would put me into oncoming traffic, so opted left. I grabbed brakes (thank fuck for ABS) aimed left. At the same time the van was coming out... [Read More]
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» Brake lines.
Sep 04, 2021 - 5:01 PM - by pedrosixfour
Best place to talk to someone about making up a set of longer S/S lines brake lines for me Raider?

Would need a new line from M/C into a splitter and then two extended lines from that to the calipers.

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» 1st birthday present
Sep 03, 2021 - 8:18 PM - by jic44
It was the young lads 1st birtday last friday. I fucked my back big style so only managed to give him his present today.

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» New (to me) Bike time!!
Sep 03, 2021 - 10:15 AM - by charlieIRL
Picked this up on Wednesday, very happy with it so far. No interst in sportsbikes anymore and was looking for something after selling on the trackbike. Good friend of mine had it for sale and couldn't let it pass.
Full set of genuine honda luggage, all keys etc.

Loving the V4 sound too!! It has a Bazzaz system fitted to smooth out the power delivery as well.

Haven't decided whether to sell on the baby Gixxer yet, not riding it much lately.
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» NcGee out of Cookstown 100
Sep 01, 2021 - 12:55 PM - by Sleazy Rider
What a bummer. Hope you get well soon Mr. McGee.

One of the leading riders entered for the 2021 KDM Hire Cookstown 100, Derek McGee, the Mullingar Missile has had to withdraw his entry for this year's event, following a training incident last weekend.

McGee, a past winner over the Orittor circuit, and the rider who finished closest to Michael Dunlop at the recent Armoy road races broke his pelvis in seven places when he was high-sided from an off-road machine.

Derek, who missed last year's event, so that he could start the 2021 season, injury-free, was due to ride in five races at this year's Cookstown event.

This no doubt will be a major disappointment for many race fans, but our thoughts are with Derek, as we wish him a... [Read More]
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» no registration paperwork
Sep 01, 2021 - 10:06 AM - by menapia dude
i have the chance to buy a 2008 vstrom 650 from American with 6k on her,

the issue i have it was never registered over there, i can get a comissioner of oaths to sign a form saying what it is over there,

how much hassle will i have this end with no taxbook,

i cant find any info on it
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» Wanted 2021 Cookstown 100 Entry Ticket
Aug 31, 2021 - 2:10 PM - by Roses
Long time road racing fan looking to buy an entry wristband for the road race in September. Logged onto their website today to book a spectator pass, all gone.

So if anyone has spare spectator pass please reply here or send me a Pm.

I'm in Dublin but can travel to collect.

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» Yet another VRT / VAT import puzzle - any info ?
Aug 29, 2021 - 9:39 PM - by -alan-

I've a friend (really) who wants to bring a GB registered trike into the country.

It's a 1200cc engined trike, and is about 12 years old. Was trying to do the sums to work out what the import duties and taxes are likely to be (roughlly) for him.

Does this sound right ..?

A quick look at some info online suggests the trike would be treated similarly to a 2 wheel motorcycle, so


Ä2 per cc for the first 350cc so - Ä700
Ä1 per cc for the remaining 850cc. - Ä850
Total. = Ä1550
Reduced by age related discount
... [Read More]
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» MUPO shocks
Aug 29, 2021 - 8:52 PM - by scorpy
Never heard of these before but the original unit on the FJR 13 packed in. They are known for weak shocks so I shelled out for one of these to replace it as the bike is nearly perfect otherwise.

Very nice piece of kit. Fully adjustable.
5 Replies | 175 Views
» NDM made the bike feel superb
Aug 29, 2021 - 6:45 PM - by Meepmeep

I've long heard great things about Steve in NDM but, despite living in Skerries for 10 years, I never actually got them to do any work on a bike for me.

I've been meaning to pop to them for a while now to have a chat about the Gixer and to look at maybe upgrading suspension and brakes.

Went there for a spin yesterday and chatted to Steve. He told me the best thing to do 1st was to set the suspension up for me properly and to get the most out of what was already on the bike as it is before spending on upgrades. Makes sense.

He then decided he had time before the next guy and his V4S were due in so he and Lee set about setting the suspension up for me and Steve took it for a spin himself too to see how it felt.

... [Read More]
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» Dirty Nelly
Aug 29, 2021 - 6:34 PM - by scorpy
She's still alive after extended storage.

Hard to believe that engine is 40 years old.

Good bit of work still to do but at least the chrome is still perfect. I was worried that the forks and wheels might have pitted but it's all good.

Testament to the quality of the work Ger had done on her.
9 Replies | 179 Views
» Cork
Aug 29, 2021 - 9:14 AM - by thecelt
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» exhaust gaskets
Aug 28, 2021 - 7:06 PM - by croaker 1000 k1
hello lads and lassies.. any place in Ireland sell exhaust gaskets .. the ones that attach the end can to the collector box... had a set ordered from flea Bay but seems they got lost
8 Replies | 105 Views
» Digital Wiferepair
Aug 28, 2021 - 4:42 PM - by baz
As above,looking for someone to have a look a Wife of derbi mulhacen 659 ,was working perfectly now when switch ignition on ,nothing happens just blank ,had an auto electrician look at it and power is going into Wife so problem must be internal.
3 Replies | 159 Views
» Where do we buy new helmets now?
Aug 27, 2021 - 9:58 AM - by Dub Duke
With Brexit, UK not ideal. Looking for a Nolan helmet.

Where to buy from?
14 Replies | 569 Views
» North East Irish Vintage and Veteran Motorbike Club needs you!
Aug 25, 2021 - 2:02 PM - by gipi
well...they probably need your money as well!!

Saw this in my local freebie newspaper today, might be of interest to some here

The NE branch of the Irish Vintage and Veteran motorbike club are scouting for new members, and they are running a recruitment morning next Sunday, 29th August. Recruitment is in the Valley Inn, Mullary (north of Drogheda on the R132), if you sign up and pay membership fee, you get a free brekky!

I can confirm that the brekkies are savage in the Valley Inn, whether you decide to join the club or not!!

More details in the attached pic.
... [Read More]
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» Will Claiming on Bike Insurance affect cage NCB???
Aug 24, 2021 - 8:56 PM - by manbearpig
Hi Lads,

Attempted theft of my 990 smt has left me stranded. Ive no claims protection on the bike (claiming wont affect my NCB).

Ive rang the cage insurer but they were very ropey about their answer "It shouldnt affect your car NCB" was the answer.

Anyone make a claim on a bike and how did it affect the other insurances (NCB and loading etc)?

Just making sure that I won't be totally screwed down the line
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» C90 head wanted
Aug 24, 2021 - 1:00 PM - by choppergirl
Anything about? Looking for barell piston head and inlet manifold
13 Replies | 264 Views
» Looking for a bike painter, any suggestions?
Aug 24, 2021 - 10:15 AM - by dean_c
Iím currently doing up my dads old Yam XS650 and spent the last while just getting it going and collecting parts etc.

Anyway, It runs and drives now, so the plan is to give it a strip down and proper restoration over the winter, so Iím looking for suggestions regarding getting it painted.

Does anyone have any suggestions for decent painters? preferably in the southeast of the country (Cork/Waterford/Tipp area)

Google hasnít shed much light on the situation so said Iíd ask here.Ye guys are generally spot on with this kind of thing so any pointers would be very much appreciated.

... [Read More]
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» Tap and die set
Aug 24, 2021 - 10:08 AM - by strontium_dog
Where would be a good place to buy a tap and die set? Halfords? I need a small tap < 6mm but it's going through ally so doesn't need to be the absolute best quality. Also, where would you get hold of a zeus book.

I'm sure I can get them online but would like to buy in a shop.

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» Is There a more expensive country to buy a bike?
Aug 23, 2021 - 5:44 PM - by woodsman
New bike UK= Ä 9816
Same bike Irl=Ä 13,950 ( special offer )

My maths isnít the best but it seems like thereís a 30% difference. Iíve no idea how dealers divvy up the cash so maybe someone with some insight can inform me where that 30% goes.

Would it still be cheaper getting from uk?
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