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» New clutch
Oct 05, 2022 - 11:26 AM - by Kilko
Iam a bit lost and confused. The clutch on my 2016 Yamaha mt07 was slipping and the lever would not return out fully. I was clutching at straws and replaced the cable and it's not catching anywhere but it made no difference. I got an ebc brakes friction plate kit and the spring kit. All the friction plates appears the same in this kit. I took out the old kit and the inner and outer plates are different as in the manual. I fitted the new plates after soaking overnight and the lever is still the same. Has anyone come across this problem before. Help appreciated
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» Vintage Bike - Numbers not matching on logbook ?
Oct 05, 2022 - 8:08 AM - by -alan-

Been on the hunt for a particular bike for a while. Found a reasonable one, but the engine on it seems to have been replaced, and the engine number is different than what's on the log-book.

I know it's not ideal, and a bargaining point - but was wondering whether it has potential to cause problems down the line with the thing ?

Any insight or experience much appreciated.
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» The Honda Hornet Returns
Oct 04, 2022 - 6:59 PM - by Scythe
So Honda have brought the Hornet back but now itís a twin instead of an in-line four.
Not the same at all for me but itís to take on the MT07.
Looks like their CB500 to me or the 650 style they discontinued in 2017.


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» Yamaha crank bearing sizes
Oct 04, 2022 - 10:53 AM - by seano
Firstly is it possible to grind a Yamaha crank/resurrect one, it's a 2cr Mt10, engine is the same as the R1 but its got a different crank. or is it a case you just have to buy another one because of coatings etc. The fact theres no oversize bearings from yamaha that I can find is probably all the answer I need. I've attached some pictures, the scoring isn't deep but it would still need some element of grinding. All of the big ends have some element of scoring bar one, main journals are all perfect.

Yamaha just give colour codes for the bearings and no sizes so I don't even know what tolerances I have to play with so cant really go into a machine shop and ask. I don't fancy paying over 200 euro for a full set to find the sizes, to then find out the crank is useless, surely... [Read More]
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» Cheap road bike suitable for track days?
Oct 03, 2022 - 10:27 AM - by manbearpig
Hi Men,

Wanted to start a thread about reasonably priced bikes that would be suitable for both track and road.

Been juggling the idea of getting a track bike - but ive no van/trailer etc and it just starts to get messy with the idea of going full on track bike.

Anyone recommendations of a decent track bike - I would have a 600/750 in mind.

Ive done 1 track day in Mondello (Srad 750) and a trackday in Anglesea (Duke 1098) and really had a ball.
11 Replies | 178 Views
» Anyone breaking a 2002 Kawasaki ZX12r - Stator/Generator needed
Oct 03, 2022 - 9:50 AM - by Dymag
Anyone breaking a 2002 Kawasaki ZX12r - Stator/Generator needed.

thanks in advance
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» Moto piston 5000 curves spain
Sep 30, 2022 - 12:38 PM - by allsorts&oddjobs
Just back from a week in Spain doing the 5000 curves challenge and tour, brilliant week, my eldest son and a few good friends, absolutely brilliant roads and scenery, the Moto piston club do a great job and really looked after everyone, had a blast, deffo going again next year.

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» Something for the mangina......
Sep 30, 2022 - 8:09 AM - by Japcati
Still waiting on this poxy R1 race rad.
But this little pad arrived yesterday.
Its contoured,doesnt itch,and fits my mangina perfectly.
Not sure if it will stop a leaky bladder though.

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» MotoGP,SBK,and BSB chaos and not a single post about it.
Sep 26, 2022 - 10:07 PM - by Japcati
So with all the weekends chaos and crashes in MotoGP,SBK and BSB,aswell as our own JK being crowned a 4 time Supersport 600 champion,i cant believe nobody here has posted about any of it.

Standards are slipping here lads and lasses.

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» Leopardstown Bike Show is back!
Sep 26, 2022 - 8:15 PM - by DUBLINCHRIS
The annual IVVMCC Leopardstown show is back again on the 8th October, having last been held in 2019.
The format is a bit different this year with a greater emphasis on bikes on display. There will still be some auto jumble but reduced from previous years.
We will show bikes from the last century with a cut off point of 31/12/1999.
There will be a racing bike section including the two Laylaw Yamahas that took first and second places in the Light Weight Manx.

23 Replies | 411 Views
» Cheap compression tester - any good ?
Sep 24, 2022 - 7:05 PM - by -alan-
I bought a used unbranded one off adverts to test a ropey cage engine a while back - proved the thing was banjaxed, but have always wondered if you can trust the results.

All of the other stuff I've tested has generally come up about 20 psi less than what the specs say to expect.

Was wondering, are the cheap testers like this any use, or do you really have to fork out for something decent ?
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» Thanks to Ian @ IMR Racing (machined Sigma slipper)
Sep 24, 2022 - 12:40 PM - by Japcati
A nice trip up north this morning,to visit Ian @ IMR Racing and Automation.
Gave him the Sigma slipper clutch,and he machined and modified it perfectly.

The R1 race bike and Sigma slipper was then dropped off with Steve and Lee in NDM.
A grand wee trip indeed.

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» What do yous work at?
Sep 22, 2022 - 6:23 PM - by jic44
Its time I got a new job. What do yous work at and whats it like?
63 Replies | 1,522 Views
» Street racing, Columbian style
Sep 18, 2022 - 1:00 PM - by faz1
9 Replies | 243 Views
» Marquez returns
Sep 16, 2022 - 8:55 AM - by choppergirl
Wonder how he will go , i think he is still top rider this season for honda (most points) , be interesting to see if he can get in contention for podiums in next few races . Its certainly liven things up .
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» Pan European ST1300 - Fork springs
Sep 15, 2022 - 7:08 AM - by manbearpig
Hi Lads,

Just replacing the seals and oil on a pan European.

I've the forks open and from what I can see the tapered end of the spring is facing down towards the wheel axel.

The manual says tapered end facing up but they've no images so I just double checking. Anyone know if it's up or down?

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» gsxr1000 k1 measurements
Sep 14, 2022 - 3:37 PM - by mrdimreaper
alo all,anybody got a gsxr1000 2001 2002,im looking for some measurements to check the setup of mine as its been modded,shall we say
things like;
height of swingarm pivot from ground,
distance from top of top yoke to head bearing cover,or somewhere measureable,
height from ground to somewhere on the front,eg top of radiator,engine mount etc.
and anythin else that would help.swingarm angle,rake,etc
trying to see how close it is to standard set before i go down the rabbit hole of fixes... [Read More]
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» Ghost rider
Sep 14, 2022 - 7:56 AM - by evok
Flicking around youtube last night and Ghost Rider popped up as a recommendation

Remember that fooking lunatic baiting the Swedish police on a turbo busa back in the early days of social media??

I presume he is retired or in jail....

6 Replies | 291 Views
» Jack Kennedy,The History Maker
Sep 12, 2022 - 7:50 AM - by Japcati
1st ever "4 time" BSB SuperSport 600 Champion.
A Dublin man,whos flying the Irish Flag high,and wiping the floor with some of the best British,European and Worldwide racers.

He was tied on 3 championships,with the late Karl Harris (RIP Karl).

But yesterday,he became the GOAT of the Supersport 600 Championship,by winning a historic 4th title.
Congrats to Jack.

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» Kawasaki triple
Sep 11, 2022 - 8:42 AM - by strokeofgenius
Hello lads,anyone any idea of whats involved in clearing an old h2750 triple,1975? It was brought here from england in October 2019 by a well known bike courier.He never gave me the ferry ticket at the time,said he would post it on but never did.Anyway ringing the vrt/customs for advice was never recommended so I said I'd ask here.It should have been exempt from vrt at the time but not sure now.
13 Replies | 395 Views
» 2 for me,and 2 for her
Sep 09, 2022 - 9:36 PM - by Japcati
I mean its only fair like......

15 Replies | 492 Views
» West Cork MCC Hillclimb 2022
Sep 04, 2022 - 10:05 AM - by ©-©
5 Replies | 232 Views
» Heysham ferry
Sep 03, 2022 - 8:56 PM - by Pumbaa the warthog
Anyone here using the ferry to Heysham?
0 Replies | 77 Views
» Manx GP.
Sep 02, 2022 - 11:56 AM - by Dexy
On again tonight ITV 4, them 250's were getting some ringing.
Where do the Italians get their road racing experience from & I know Ago was a pro.
9 Replies | 150 Views
» collecting bike in germany for me
Sep 01, 2022 - 1:38 PM - by menapia dude
folks anyone got a number for courier to collect a bike this side of germany and deliver to wexford for me thanks
8 Replies | 311 Views
» NI members
Aug 31, 2022 - 6:42 PM - by Pumbaa the warthog
Any northern lads here that know a courier that could collect a frame in England and bring it over to the North?
6 Replies | 153 Views
» slow burner sale haha
Aug 31, 2022 - 3:15 PM - by menapia dude
I didnt think i was too dear with this what ye think

10 Replies | 283 Views
» Looking at a bike across the water (GB) - how is the VAT calculated ?
Aug 29, 2022 - 9:48 PM - by -alan-
I know the VRT payable when you import a used bike is based on the OMSP figure - but is the 23% VAT levied on the OMSP or on the price paid in country as shown on the receipt ?

The latter would be handy.. not sure if (a) that's the case or (b) if so - what kind of proof they look for .

Anybody been through it post Brexit and know for sure ?
19 Replies | 505 Views
» Single scrambers - Fantic
Aug 29, 2022 - 11:18 AM - by Dub Duke
As age creeps up on us, we adjust our biking needs and habits.

I'm looking to get a single scrambler for a more fun, comfortable ride, and to be able to do some light off-roading.

Anyone else gone down this route? I want to get one if these:



Also - I'm looking to sell my NSR 250 (MC21). Restored by Chopper, but hasn't been used in 18 months. Any interest?
3 Replies | 198 Views
» Manx GP.
Aug 25, 2022 - 4:18 PM - by Dexy
Hi Folks, Anyone showing coverage of the racing.
8 Replies | 190 Views
» North Strand road works
Aug 24, 2022 - 7:25 PM - by Tonio50
Hi all

They're closing the North Strand to traffic apart from Buses, Taxi's, Cycles etc

Do you think bikes will be able to use it like we use the bus lanes?!

Sorry if it's been asked before

4 Replies | 171 Views
» Gsx1400 won't start
Aug 23, 2022 - 4:10 PM - by bandit blue
bike won't start this is what comes up on fault code can't find what it means any ideas cheers
6 Replies | 247 Views


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