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» Vandal destroys $120,000 art piece
Dec 11, 2019 - 4:45 PM - by Admin
The original works of Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, comprising a Banana and duct tape, have been destroyed at an American Art Gallery after its owners, Miami couple Billy and Beatrice Cox, had purchased the third edition of Maurizio Cattelan's art for the sum of $120,000.

The piece, which had originally been procured from a nearby supermarket and adhered to a wall with duct tape, personally, by the esteemed world-famous artist in the Emmanuel Perrotin's outer gallery of the Art Basel Miami Beach exhibition in Florida, was pried loose, peeled open, and then devoured in front of shocked onlookers.

Peggy Leboeuf, a partner at... [Read More]
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» Garda Mobility App goes 'live'
Dec 10, 2019 - 12:39 AM - by PADDYOT
From the Meath Crime Prevention page:

"Meath Division Roads Policing Unit has started using the new Garda Mobility App. This hand held device gives Gardaí access to real-time information on the roadside relating to vehicles and motorists they encounter.

This evening at a checkpoint in Navan the App detected a disqualified Driver.

The new technology will force deviant drivers to “end the bluffing” and various excuses relating to addresses, penalty point history, vehicle status, NCT etc. The devices were initially piloted in Limerick Division by 50 Gardai for six months and are now being rolled out nationally.

We will keep you updated over the coming weeks regarding how the Mobility App performs in the hands of our Roads... [Read More]
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» Decal Replicas?
Dec 09, 2019 - 8:25 PM - by ars
I'm having a real problem sourcing fairing decals for a 2001 Fazer 600. I have the 'Yamaha' for the front but cannot find the side decals 5DM-28390-00 anywhere. Anywhere I had found it ended up refunding me when they found they couldn't actually get the part. I was wondering if there was any place that can reproduce decals?

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» Commuter hell
Dec 09, 2019 - 8:19 PM - by sprockets
Not a biker among them. All of them on whinging about cars, buses & trains. Some cyclists happy enough, but even complaints from them.


Just get a motorcycle. Job done.
21 Replies | 460 Views
» Help appeciated
Dec 09, 2019 - 11:44 AM - by HurricaneDream
Hey guys ,

Haven't posted in a while loads of ups and downs !

Any chance someone has an alternator for a 2002 r1 (5pw) i think the years before work , going off a quick google that is . Willing to pay of course kinda stuck without one for a bit ordered one but it's not going to be here until feb basically .

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» Amber DRL/indicator units
Dec 08, 2019 - 10:10 PM - by pedrosixfour
Anyone have any idea as to the legislation surrounding these things?

Basically your indicators are illuminated all the time and then flash on whichever side you've selected for turning.

I've looked at what the RSA has to say in their FAQ section, but the wording is so ambiguous it really says nothing of any use.

Just wondering if anyone runs a similar setup without any problem from the authorities or insurance companies. And will they pass the impending bike test?

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» Logging season?
Dec 08, 2019 - 3:03 PM - by Chickenhawk
Seems to be a lot of logging and caretaking going on in forestry at the min.

Lots of gates left open to Coillte parks in wicklow over the weekend.
Good bit of fun to be had if you try and put the thought of someone locking the gate closed behind you out of your mind.

I can't see why a route can't be made to link up a load of tracks and allow vehicle access like in the UK and Europe.

It'd be good to have a part of the trans euro trail here.

Also bent the rear brake pedal in a big rut in water, luckily out the ways and not into the clutch cover. A ktm in its natural state. 😭

... [Read More]
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» Supermoto wanted
Dec 08, 2019 - 12:24 AM - by dt125x-supermoto
On the lookout for a supermoto for short stuff /commute as I've now sold my R1 in favour of a Multistrada

Pref one of the following but would consider a road reg enduro aswell

Ktm 690 Smc/ Smcr
Husky 701

Nothing under 450cc 4 stroke

Nothing under 200cc 2stroke

Have a Gsxr 600 k2 trackbike I could px if it was of interest aswell

085 777 9032
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» VIN Number Incorrect
Dec 07, 2019 - 2:08 PM - by Burt_Munro
I just bought a new bike to me and when I cleaned off all the crud on it I discovered that the VIN number has an incorrect number on the log book. The first letter is a Z but it actually is a 2. Anyone ever had this corrected or what would you do?
4 Replies | 271 Views
» wanted: gsxr 750/600 srad fuel tap urgently
Dec 07, 2019 - 12:21 AM - by sharpbikes
as above, in search of a gsxr 750 srad (600 srad would do too) fuel tap, will try the usual breakers tomorrow but if anyone near midlands or further afield has one handy id be very interested as i need the bike running asap.


Sorry admins, meant to post in buy and sell section but somehow ended up here.
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» Zero TTzero.....
Dec 06, 2019 - 8:04 PM - by Jack stowage
No more lekky bikes for the next two years...at least.....
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» Nice chap on a Bonneville
Dec 06, 2019 - 2:55 PM - by glxfr
Stopped next to a nice chap on a bonneville yesterday on my commute home on the Sth circular road near the coombe hospital X road.

Nice from time to time to come across other nice riders...

Had a brief chat until the lights changed...

Noticed lately that the old nodging tradition btw bikers is fading away...
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» Advice
Dec 05, 2019 - 9:18 PM - by glxfr
Need to sell my current bike first but looking to get a more powerful bike next.

Really like the Tuono 1000R 2009-2011 model.
Not sure I can take a pilion though and it seems hard to find a kit to fit a top box. I know it won't look great on that bike but I need one for the gear.

I Like the KTM 990 SMT too but hard to find on my budget.

What would suggest?

looking for a good bit of grunt, a good sound from the exhaust to be heard in traffic but not so much on idle to keep my neighbours happy
29 Replies | 593 Views
» Casey Stoner PODCAST interview - Rusty's Garage
Dec 05, 2019 - 11:24 AM - by Duke RR
Casey's not feeling to well , some complicated health issues.

a fairly candid interview in 2 parts.

Casey Stoner part 1 - he escaped the limelight in post race life but here Casey Stoner shares his incredible story of sacrifice and single-minded determination to make it to the to the top in the gutsiest form of racing - MotoGP.


Casey Stoner part 2 - compartmentalising his rivalry with Valentino Rossi, the reason behind his shock decision to stop racing and a new battle to get back to full... [Read More]
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» Unusual Passenger
Dec 03, 2019 - 6:12 PM - by sinster
Saw a lad this morning on the N11 - rides a GS1200 and has a small black dog in the rucksack with the heading poking out. He looked happy out, brightened up my commute.
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» Lights Lads, it's winter
Dec 03, 2019 - 2:34 PM - by Southern Rider
Lads, check yer rear lights, I drive the South Ring in Cork, early morning & late evening, both in darkness, and I see every day, and I mean everyday guys with no rear lights.

I appreciate bulbs can go anytime, but what I see is not that, just be careful, it's hard enough to spot a bike in the dark that has working lights.

Why can't manufacturers make bikes more visable from the rear, and worse, top boxes usually overhang rear lights.
18 Replies | 413 Views
» Bike restoration seat re upolestry
Dec 02, 2019 - 11:31 PM - by rayray nc30
Returning back on two wheels after nearly 8years off them.

Restoring a little 2smoker from my youth.
Need the seat done to finish it off.

Anybody decent in leinster

Cheers biker. Ie

Never mind found it in work shop section..
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» Tyre advice
Dec 02, 2019 - 8:19 PM - by yama3
Hi lads I bought a 2001 R1 lately and I want to buy new tyres. I will ride it in all weather types and all kinds of roads and we all know how bad the roads can get. Looking at sport touring tyres. Would like some feedback.
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» Voting: Bike Pic of the Month November 2019
Dec 02, 2019 - 4:23 PM - by Admin
Voting: Bike Pic of the Month November 2019

Choose your 5 favourite pics (does not have to be in any order) for the Nov 2019 entries, hit reply below and list them like so :

Do not vote for your own picture !

Novembers's winner will again receive a €50 voucher for Cotter Motorcycles - thanks lads !

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21 Replies | 274 Views
» chasin the racin podcasts
Nov 29, 2019 - 10:38 PM - by featherduster
one of the buddys sent me on a link to chasin the racin podcast two Geordie bike racers Dominick Herbertson who does the roads and Chrissy Rouse who does the British superbikes on a stock BMW chrissy is a school teavher and Dom the bomb Herbertson is a tree cutter .
Great to listen to if your interested in bike racing and gossip
They currently have 30 episodes , i downloaded the 30 of em onto my phone and listen to em rather than the bad news on the radio ,
last few they are filming and putting up on utube , they have guests on to from
peter hickman, Maria costello,kieth farmer, glenn irwin and loads more
really enjoy em
check out their latest episode 30

... [Read More]
1 Reply | 95 Views
» YZR500 Replica
Nov 29, 2019 - 1:17 PM - by PJ
Glady pay him a good bit more than it cost him to build.

13 Replies | 325 Views
» BMW GS ESA rear shock
Nov 29, 2019 - 11:16 AM - by RobZZR
Is there anyone one in Ireland about to rebuild a Showa rear shock for a BMW R1200 GS?

Few places in the UK, but rather have done in Ireland.
4 Replies | 175 Views
» 1998 driving test v Current test , Licence
Nov 28, 2019 - 10:50 PM - by hornet224
Question on passing the test 20 years and what you could ride

What were the requirements for riding a big bike back 20 years ago different to today.

How many riding test were they back in those days. Was it a single test on 125 or was their a second test on the big bikes after that.

I know a person who passed his 125cc A1 about 1998, rode for a few years on the 125 and now wants to get on the big bikes.

Was there a requirement to gain two years riding experience before you could ride the big bikes.

His Licence only shows A1 Marked on pink licence

Is he required to do a test now on the big bike?
1 Reply | 175 Views
» Driver Training Video?
Nov 28, 2019 - 8:36 PM - by Alabama Whitman
This could be part of car driver training perhaps?

1 Reply | 80 Views
» Vivian James AKA Sir Clive James Dies
Nov 28, 2019 - 10:51 AM - by Burt_Munro
Seems to have slipped away without much notice. Always liked his sense of humour. https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-13437293
3 Replies | 125 Views
» Brake fluid damage
Nov 27, 2019 - 6:20 PM - by Rockster
Just noticed my master cylinder has been leaking (probably for some time as havent driven the bike in a while) and there is a kind of a white streak mark in the fairing panel where the dot 4 has dripped down damaging the paintwork.
Short of bringing it to an expert or buying a new fairing is there any over the counter products that might work?
5 Replies | 247 Views
» Bikes get a recommendation (at last)
Nov 27, 2019 - 12:44 PM - by FJRLEE
On the Sean O'Rourke Show, Anton Savage recommended using motorcycles as an eco friendly, efficient means of commuting.

That is a first for RTE
39 Replies | 791 Views
» New Rules : 20mph over the speed limit = 2,000euro fine
Nov 26, 2019 - 10:28 AM - by SUGS
..top end seems extreme ..

49 Replies | 1,008 Views
» R.I.P blackrock100 (Fiachra o Marcaigh)
Nov 25, 2019 - 11:31 PM - by chopper
Some might remember BlackRock100 from earlier days and the runs he went on with his k100. he was always good craic on here and in person .I don't a good bit of work on the k100 back in the day . I just heard he had passed on and thought a bit of a thread would be fitting .
Rest in peace blackrock100 .
28 Replies | 512 Views
» Honda CBX
Nov 24, 2019 - 8:35 PM - by Pumbaa the warthog
Anyone here ever own one, or rode one, what are they like to ride etc.?
Thinking of getting one.
24 Replies | 611 Views
» Africa twin xrv 750 engine build
Nov 24, 2019 - 7:33 PM - by DavyH
So this is one with a bit of a difference....it’s being (for the majority),built by my 12 year old son.

It’s very much an unloved lump,but not beyond redemption. Was a solid daily runner till the output shaft let go on it...managed to source a complete sound gearbox,and he has shown interest in getting his hands dirty so we got stuck in.

... [Read More]
25 Replies | 419 Views
» Fireblade special
Nov 24, 2019 - 2:19 AM - by black pudding
Sweet fireblade special in practical sportsbikes this month

7 Replies | 306 Views
» Nifty fifty 2020
Nov 22, 2019 - 10:46 PM - by cb400sf
Lads, is the nifty fifty going ahead next year? Haven't seen anything about the entry for it yet.
2 Replies | 182 Views


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