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» Electrolysis
Nov 19, 2017 - 10:55 PM - by killer
Hi,
never done it before but reading about electrolysis for cleaning the rust from an old petrol tank.
All the info online says to use "Arm & Hammers super washing soda" of course this is an american item that I dont think is available here..

Will any washing soda do the same..?

Thanks
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» First time for everything
Nov 19, 2017 - 9:26 PM - by Anthony Byrne
Lads thanks for the advice earlier, loved doing my own work today. Great sense of achievement
http://irishmancave.blogspot.com/201...il-change.html
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» Honda Hornet 250 stopping when warm
Nov 19, 2017 - 9:25 PM - by Darragh356
Hi lads, newcomer to the forums. Recently bought a 1996 Hornet 250, the bike is starting on all 4 cylinders and running perfectly while cold, it’s just moving off cold on the temp. Gauge and goes down to 2 cylinder for a few seconds and then stops, the bike won’t start or run for 5 to 10 minutes until it cools again and away it goes again till it warms again and the same thing happens. Correct new spark plugs are in place, coils and leads were changed, carbs have been cleaned and are operating correctly as far as I know, tank has been cleaned and fuel tap diaphragm has been checked,the tank cap is also venting correctly so fuel is flowing as fair as I know,there is no obvious wiring issues, no poor connections to my knowledge that I can see, I’m thinking myself it’s an electrical fault?... [Read More]
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» Dublin Port Tunnel - Did I just get done for speeding
Nov 19, 2017 - 9:21 PM - by christyg
Hi All,

Was in the cage tonight heading southbound via the port tunnel. Usually the speed limit is 80 km/h but tonight it was 50 km/h. I was about 40-50% of the way through when I clocked the speed limit was reduced to 50km/h .

Up to that point I was doing approx 70-75 km/h. Anyway I slowed right down to hopefully slow to less than 50km/h average speed, but it may have been too late to beat the detection system.

Just wondering if anyone knows is the average speed detector only for vehicles exceeding 80km/h or does it apply when the lower 50km/h limit is in place?

Cheers
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» Ppp
Nov 19, 2017 - 2:35 PM - by auditray2007
Hi Guys,
First post here.
I am over 40 years biking and have a few points of interest.
I have noticed over the past two or three years that other drivers have become increasingly intolerant to bikers. Yes there was always some resentment toward us but I think that was due to speed but now however I believe it to be people upset that you are getting something over them and they seem to be taking it way tooooo seriously. To a dangerous level which I for one have never seen before.
Last week alone;
Last week I was exiting Tesco which has a bit of a slip way onto the street proper. There was a good 60/70 meters between me and the oncoming car. The silly bitch laid on the horn and nearly rear ended me because I got out in front of her. I have never seen a... [Read More]
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» Advice needed please
Nov 19, 2017 - 11:36 AM - by Anthony Byrne
novice here so go easy !

Changing the oil and put in the recommended amount to realise it's a tad too much so undid the drain bolt and sorted that. As an after thought will the crush washer need to be changed again ?
6 Replies | 273 Views
» 4L oil + filter 20 quid
Nov 19, 2017 - 10:15 AM - by kwackquack
XL moto doing a promotion for oil and filter, 28 when postage included
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» Un seizing pistons
Nov 18, 2017 - 10:03 PM - by jp biker
What's the best option for the above in the front left hand side calipar
Or would it be a re build with new parts or just a good clean up and re lubing ?
Thanks
8 Replies | 334 Views
» Tiger 800 shim adjustment
Nov 18, 2017 - 8:23 PM - by sean o caoimh
Hi all
I'm changing the ex shims but the lines on the sprockets seem to be one tooth off! . Should I get them level as the manual says or should I just leave them as I found them and just do the shims. ?
Regards
PS Can I top up the brake cylinder with brake fluid I opened a few months ago or will I need to buy a new bottle again. I just need to top up.
4 Replies | 171 Views
» R.I.P. Dan Hegarty.
Nov 18, 2017 - 7:48 PM - by bushman
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» Nissin seized front brake pad pins with rounded Allen heads.
Nov 18, 2017 - 7:13 PM - by nednedned
I took a punt on eBay for a second hand bandit front calliper set. Their description was in working order. I've emailed them. Anyone have experience on removing the pad pins. Tried a few things . I've seen lads on youtube using next torx size up. On rounded allen head's . I've a 30 day refund anyway.
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» Saturday evening entertainment
Nov 18, 2017 - 7:10 PM - by VJMC
Video of new bikes for 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4ny2BdiQdY
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» New to me V-Strom 650
Nov 18, 2017 - 9:28 AM - by DAK
Well lads after much looking and searching for a bike I kicked the RT1150 to touch and decided a smarter option to get some road miles back up on might be a V-Strom.

Looking around on the usual places and getting completely confused by values etc with new models which were old models being offered at big discounts I stumbled across this 2012 in the UK. With much discussion and video inspection I said I’d chance it.

I’ve been away all week so got delivery organise and one of the lads took it into his place and he’s a Suzuki head. Says it looks perfect. Still haven’t see it so all excited for Monday. Then start the VRT think and she needs a new rear tyre.

It’s the newer model, gladius engine and digital dash, heated... [Read More]
14 Replies | 393 Views
» We think we have it bad
Nov 17, 2017 - 9:43 PM - by r1 sean
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» Insurance quotes & Bike Clubs
Nov 17, 2017 - 9:06 PM - by haz619
Just a quick one, im just wondering why every insurance company when quoting ask if you are a member of any bike clubs.

Why is this relevant and if so how does it affect the price?

Thanks
Harry
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» Bike Finance @ Eire
Nov 17, 2017 - 10:20 AM - by RTV
Lads,

It has been about 2 months since my garage has only 1 bike and I'm scratching my arms like a detoxing drug addict.

I also get nervous going out to the forest where there's always the risk of breaking some shit and god forbid having to use the cage to commute while fixing the bike. [Please, be original and put your reliability jokes here ]

So... I need another bike, pronto!

Is the fecking Credit Union the best option? Is there any dealers out there that will do a proper finance plan?

I'm going naked [ladies?], MT09 most likely but I would consider other brands if the option arrives.

Taking a... [Read More]
25 Replies | 918 Views
» Oxford heated grips, meaning of blue vs green light
Nov 17, 2017 - 12:28 AM - by KawaPrincess
Hi everyone

I got heated grips. Have them for about 2 weeks now. They are great. But the lights on them are usually green. Tonight they were blue. I tried googling what it means but all I get is problems with flashing blue lights. There is nothing flashing. And the heated grips still worked fine.
Does anyone know what the different colours mean?

Thanks a lot!
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» Yamaha xt660z
Nov 16, 2017 - 11:23 PM - by bikewise
I'm looking for a Yamaha Tenere headlight, anyone got any suggestions?
Yamaha want 210 for a new one. I'm struggling to find one in a breakers.
1 Reply | 193 Views
» bike delivery, meath to kerry
Nov 16, 2017 - 11:21 PM - by ratbag
lads, anyone have a number for someone to move a bike from meath to kerry
ta
2 Replies | 257 Views
» Moto Guzzi V85
Nov 16, 2017 - 6:10 PM - by Duke 78
She's gonna kill me... but I am buying this bike!
I haven't been exited about a new bike, since I can remember!
This was my dream! Different looking, more traditional, great suspension, better breaks and (80) bhp that is for a regular Joe like me And Guzzi just delivered it. It looks pretty finished for a concept bike! Just leave the name as is V85. Or name it Eros Ramazotti, I couldn't care less! HURRY, make it!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpfmQ8g97GM
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» Starter or battery
Nov 16, 2017 - 3:10 AM - by HurricaneDream
Bike was making strange noise while trying to start and refused to start unless i rolled it in neutral and started it and it worked for a day.

So i have a rough idea that it could be starter motor or battery at the time of the issue.

Today came was gonna ride into work and bike wouldn't start even with the push from the day prior. Rolled bike in second and got it going with a push.
Let bike run and turned it off .Now when i turned it off and tried to start it it fired after a little bit of the questionable noise.

The only this that has me worried is that this issue was no existent bar when i washed it on Sunday and ran it on Monday along with this i installed a GPS module which works a charm but i feel as if it could have drained the... [Read More]
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» 2017 Macau GP: Irwin tops first practice with Derek Sheils 4th
Nov 16, 2017 - 1:30 AM - by Admin
PBM Ducati’s Glenn Irwin has drawn first blood in the opening 2017 Macau Grand Prix practice session, topping the timesheets by 1.430s from veteran Michael Rutter while Austrian Horst Saiger got a tow from the young Carrickfergus maun to grab third on his final lap, with Derek Sheils finishing a resounding 4th, The Dublin rider is also making his second appearance at Macau after finishing ninth on his debut in 2016 for John Burrows’ Dungannon-based team. Sheils' time of 2m 29.522s was just 3.5 seconds down on pacesetter Irwin.

Manx rider Dan Kneen was fifth quickest on the Penz13.com BMW ahead of Martin Jessopp (Riders Motorcycles BMW), who has finished as the runner-up three times at the event.

Peter Hickman, who has won the race for the past two years, was... [Read More]
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» Best place to buy a new Kawasaki
Nov 15, 2017 - 10:39 PM - by biosed
As title, where is the best place in Dublin (Ireland?) to buy a brand new Kawasaki?
57 Replies | 1,951 Views
» Used Speed Triple R or New MT09
Nov 15, 2017 - 5:42 PM - by BigDiggity
I'm sure this is a subjective matter but just seeing if anyone maybe has experience of both to shine a bit of light on it.

-The reason I'm talking in £stg is I'm based in the North.

I've always been mad for a 2012 onwards Speed Triple R, recently I've been considering adding one to the stable. They go for around £7k-£7.5k stg.
The reason I want the R is the upgraded suspension (easier to setup for a heavier lad such as myself) and lighter wheels and its a bit better looking.

Click the image to open in full size.... [Read More]
13 Replies | 568 Views
» Diesel spill on fota road
Nov 15, 2017 - 2:59 PM - by 2wheelsrbetter
Hi for anyone down cork way there's a bad diesel
Spill coming out of Cobh , fota road especially
Cage accident just now , stay safe .
1 Reply | 173 Views
» Benelli TRK502
Nov 15, 2017 - 2:00 PM - by Mike70
Has anyone got one of these?? Would you recommend ??
Don't know how to attach photo..
Cheers..
32 Replies | 839 Views
» Carbon fibre repair kit?
Nov 14, 2017 - 11:33 PM - by r1 sean
Is there anyone in Ireland doing cf repairs or anyone selling the repair kits?
2 Replies | 258 Views
» 2017 Macau GP
Nov 14, 2017 - 11:20 PM - by BIvy
kicks off this Thursday with practise for bikes , was live streamed last year


http://www.macau.grandprix.gov.mo/gp...nt=156&lang=en
28 Replies | 832 Views
» Importing from Canada
Nov 14, 2017 - 9:38 PM - by Gintonious
Hey guys,

Probably a common enough question (kinda), but I will be moving back to Ireland after 4.5 years living in Canada. The time has come, as they say.

With that, I intend to bring back my pride and joy, my Rnine T. Its a 2015 but I bought it in January 2016 from a dealership. Had 175Kms on it and is sitting pretty at just over 3,000 now.

I have asked on another forum but info is sketchy, a friend of mine also moved his 31 year old Harley over from Los Angles about 6 years ago and his advice was to sell my bike! That isn't really an option with me, both because I want to keep the bike and also with time, I don't really have much time to sell it up here in Vancouver.

From what I gather, I may be exempt from certain taxes etc... [Read More]
12 Replies | 446 Views
» Lubing throttle cables - advice needed
Nov 14, 2017 - 7:09 PM - by The Windy City Rumbler
Hey lads how are things?

I have lubed my clutch cable many times using the cable lube tool and cable spray lube.

Is there much to lubing the throttle cable?

Is it a case of lubing the 2 cables on the throttle tube or do you need to loosen cables at the carbs too?

Bike is a carbed cbf600.

Thanks
10 Replies | 465 Views
» Honda continue in a downward spiral
Nov 14, 2017 - 4:53 PM - by Duke RR
i just read this interview, 2 yrs it took, for no results really. they turned up the the EICMA with nothing to show apart forma few [email protected] MT copies, so why bother.




these are the ppl designing bikes these days











From [email protected]


https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocia...-twin-designer



For 2018, Honda has released the new CRF1000L Africa Twin Adventure Sports, with a 24 litre... [Read More]
41 Replies | 1,577 Views
» Who imported this bike from the States?
Nov 14, 2017 - 4:31 PM - by GreenRex
From a ZRXOA member over here, is he a member on
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» Honda X11 what to look out for
Nov 14, 2017 - 8:35 AM - by acdc
thinking of picking one up if I can sell my own, its for handy money and is not mint but he saiy its mechanically perfict and driving away,


any thoughts or would I miss the bandit?
21 Replies | 808 Views

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