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» zzr 1200.
Jul 15, 2019 - 11:28 PM - by hawkman
hello all. i am in desperate need for an fork inner cartridge for a zzr 1200, can anybody help.
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» Maintenance recommendations
Jul 15, 2019 - 9:10 PM - by blackduck
Hi lads. Any recommendations for someone in carlow area to check and balance carbs on my bike. Tried south east motorcycles Kilkenny and told they closing down. Tried baldricks and he can't do for at least a month.

Thanks in advance.
2 Replies | 64 Views
» Black/Silver pressed Reg. plate - online sellers ?
Jul 15, 2019 - 8:41 PM - by -alan-
Sorry if it's been asked before, couldn't find it in the search..

I need a decent old-style black plate made up, pressed aluminium numbers with the thin aluminium border round the outside - and preferably somebody I could talk to about the spacing sizing first / maybe even get a proof emailed over beforehand.

I've used Signs and Systems online as recommended here before with good results - but they only do perspex plates.

Is there anybody else in Ireland who does the aluminium ones for bikes online ?

Thx, Alan
1 Reply | 35 Views
» Help identifying a Motorcycle please.
Jul 15, 2019 - 6:48 PM - by Dirtyshirt
Hi folks, while watching the Bastille Day parade yesterday, I noticed the French lads are using motorcycles escorting tanks and stuff.Can anyone tell me what they are using from the clip below?
There was a time when I could tell a CB from a CX but all the modern ones look alike to me.

The lads in the Orange bibs only.
https://youtu.be/axCX0RsRLM0

Thank you all.
4 Replies | 156 Views
» Has anyone on here got a Ducati Streetfighter?
Jul 15, 2019 - 10:32 AM - by Dominus Obsequious Sororium
I'm thinking of going for one, but would need to just sit on one to see if I fit...
10 Replies | 242 Views
» Side stand
Jul 15, 2019 - 10:14 AM - by bandit blue
Need to get spring for gsx1400 side stand can't seem to find spring only can it b got ??
4 Replies | 126 Views
» WTF is this thing on my bike?
Jul 14, 2019 - 8:40 PM - by PADDYOT
Lads,

This yoke is fairly solidly stuck to the ECU of my bike. Anyone know what it is?
It's also got those Datatag microdot things scattered around it, is it anything to do with that yis reckon? No name on it and I don't recognise the logo.

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7 Replies | 436 Views
» End of the iconic Ducati Twin
Jul 13, 2019 - 11:34 PM - by Paranoid android
https://www.morebikes.co.uk/59810/ru...t-a-photo/amp/
Interesting as Ducati have this engine in the new super bikes now but is this the end of Ducati twin as we all associated Dukes with ...
3 Replies | 233 Views
» Any ideas about a shagged Burgman?
Jul 13, 2019 - 8:07 PM - by Mickysquint
Hi guys.

I have an old Suzuki Burgman 400 that I use for work and a winter hack.
A few weeks ago on the way home from work it started to splutter, once I got home it completely conked out, and wouldn't restart.
I never bothered with it for weeks.
I've been using the FireBlade for work instead, but now I can see the tires' squaring of from the motorway miles.
So this week, I decided to strip the carbs off the Burgman, change the battery, spark plug and give it a general going over.
I can now start the bike, and it ticks over in idle, but as soon as I twist the throttle, it will cut out. Also, there's a strong smell of burning oil and smoke, a bit of black smoke from the exhaust,, although there's no leaks and the oil level is fine.
6 Replies | 278 Views
» Hollywood to Laragh - beware
Jul 13, 2019 - 11:55 AM - by jungle_inside
Lads, in case you heading down to Wicklow through Hollywood- road is covered in tarmac. As if a feckin lorry was spreading it out on every bump.
9 Replies | 448 Views
» Walderstown Road Races 2019: McGee shows form on return to action after injury
Jul 13, 2019 - 11:30 AM - by Admin
This weekend’s Principal Insurance ‘Race of the South’ at Walderstown signals the return of Mullingar man Derek McGee, who has been out of action since early June.
McGee was injured in a crash during qualifying for the Lightweight class at the Isle of Man TT, when he came off at Greeba Castle.

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The reigning Irish Superbike, Supersport and Supertwin champion hasn’t raced since,... [Read More]
19 Replies | 805 Views
» Bike Design Competition - Mako027 needs you!
Jul 12, 2019 - 3:29 PM - by ajhampto
Hi Folks,

My cousin is big into bikes and has designed an electric bike, based on retro / old school design. Its in the final three for a competition, and the winner is decided by judges and public votes.

If you get a chance can you head to https://rizomadesignchallenge.com/vote and vote for the mako027 bike, that'd be much appreciated.

Cheers,

A
12 Replies | 248 Views
» UK Dealer
Jul 12, 2019 - 9:43 AM - by Dominus Obsequious Sororium
Has anyone ever dealt with CMC in the UK?

www.cmcbikes.com

Prices seem on the high side, but 2nd hand stock looks quality...
10 Replies | 446 Views
» Racefit Exhausts
Jul 11, 2019 - 12:24 PM - by Billy84
Anybody any experience with Racefit Exhausts?

I'm about to pull the trigger on the black edition for a Fireblade.

I understand they are very loud and am ok with that but what are they like in terms of performance when coupled with an ECU flash in comparison to the other big manufacturers?
3 Replies | 196 Views
» Toll Tag
Jul 11, 2019 - 10:44 AM - by jonny0024

Who uses a toll tag? I want to get one for the bike sick of looking for a change,
one of the providers says it works from your pocket, does it? anyone tried
has anyone made anything up to keep the water out of the tag?

Cheers
39 Replies | 807 Views
» Harrison doubles up at Southern 100, disappointment for Michael Dunlop
Jul 10, 2019 - 8:20 PM - by Admin
Form man Dean Harrison completed a quickfire double with a hard-fought victory in the Radcliffe Butchers Supersport race at the Isle of Man Steam Packet Southern 100 on Wednesday evening.

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Harrison, who dominated the earlier Senior race on his Silicone Engineering Kawasaki, was locked in battle with Jamie Coward throughout at the Billown course.

Prez Racing Yamaha rider Coward led the... [Read More]
5 Replies | 247 Views
» Not 2 fooks given 😡
Jul 10, 2019 - 5:44 PM - by dufferman
16 Replies | 694 Views
» Tour De France!
Jul 10, 2019 - 5:12 PM - by johnny b
I'd always watch a bit of the race and am always intrigued by the motorbikes they use for the marshals, police, cameramen, wheel replacement bikes (mavic) and timekeepers etc.

Over the years there have been a lot of bikes like Fjrs, Rt's, pan's, old bmw Ks were still used to recently, transalp, aprilia pegaso, kwak versus and Gixers favourite Gs to name a few.

This year there are a HUGE amount of Yamaha Nikon 3 wheelers.
Most of the Cameramen and puncture support guys are on them plus the time keepers.

Most people were scepticle of the Yamaha Nikon but it seems it's found a good market for two up marshalling. It certainly seems to make sense for filming live sport.
A lot of people suggested it could be good for disabled... [Read More]
12 Replies | 401 Views
» Enniskillen Racing
Jul 09, 2019 - 6:56 PM - by gsxrbomber
Its on tonight on 141 sky bbc1 NI
6 Replies | 198 Views
» Roadskin Memory Foam Body Armour
Jul 09, 2019 - 1:02 PM - by The Road Runner
Anyone selling this stuff here lads....heard it's good gear...
postage from the company is flat rate , almost twice the price of the item...Thanks RR

https://youtu.be/YvCkgHb0tEc
4 Replies | 263 Views
» TimeSert kit - M6 ?
Jul 08, 2019 - 5:28 PM - by -alan-
Finally getting round to sorting some stripped threads on the 450. I've three m6 threads in the head I managed to strip all by my own cack-handedness

Was looking to buy a TimeSert kit, but jz they're expensive. Was wondering if anybody anywhere close to Dubland might have a kit with the tools for M6 inserts I could borrow for a day or two ?

Gladly pay for the inserts in beer-tokens/fuel/used bank notes/access to the young wan for an agreed period of time/whatever..
6 Replies | 254 Views
» Fazer front brake
Jul 08, 2019 - 8:35 AM - by shauncreed
Hi Folks. Got a new tire on the front of my fazer. After installing the brakes are touching slightly. I can spin it about half a turn on a push by hand. It spun much more freely previously. After I had the tire on I did the following (a few times).
1. Take off both calipers and push the pistons back fully
2. Reinstall calipers hand tight
3. Pump the brake till they were grabbing the disk
4. Held the brake closed and tightened the caliper mounts fully

Result, wheel not spinning freely after brake released.
I believe the axel is seated properly in the shock as it threads onto the left shock and I bounced the shocks a few times before tightening the clamp at the end of the right shock (no clamp on the left shock as the axel just threads on... [Read More]
22 Replies | 422 Views
» Tyre leakage
Jul 06, 2019 - 11:16 PM - by Pat rabbit obn
Bit of an ol buckle in rear wheel very slow losing air .What's the best sealant ? Slime? Blue seal? Etc .cheers
6 Replies | 279 Views
» Inaugural MotoE GP this weekend ( Electric MotoGP replacement )
Jul 06, 2019 - 10:53 AM - by Admin
MotoE bikes - the facts ;
The MotoE motorcycles are fully electric and zero-emission.
The top speed is 155mph compared to 220mph for a MotoGP machine.
A MotoE bike can go 0-60mph in three seconds.
There is no gearbox or clutch.
MotoE motorcycles weigh nearly 60% more than MotoGP machines.
They take no more than an hour to charge, and for every hour there is 20 miles of maximum performance from that battery.
Click the image to open in full size.... [Read More]
4 Replies | 704 Views
» FUEL Exhausts
Jul 05, 2019 - 9:12 PM - by R.M
Was looking to change the exhaust on the AT, but didn't want to spend mad money on a slip on. Most people say there's not much change of tone with a slip on & the original sounds pretty good as it is.

So anyway, I ordered a SS 350mm slash cut slip on from FUEL UK & got 30 off 195 original cost. Used Addresspal for free delivery, so 185 delivered. Happy days.

Simple to fit, lighter, and with baffle out, by jesus does it sound good, maybe a little too loud. Bangs,pops & farts on gear change & over run. Might pop the baffle back in, but not yet

Link to Photo (3079 kB)... [Read More]
5 Replies | 295 Views
» KTM Super Duke GT
Jul 04, 2019 - 10:55 PM - by chippymick
Hi , anybody out there with 19 ktm super duke gt. Is it worth trading up from the duke super r 🤔
10 Replies | 571 Views
» Voting: Bike Pic of the Month June 2019
Jul 04, 2019 - 9:13 PM - by #metoo
Congratulations to last months winner,

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

1
2
3
4
5
Do not vote for your own picture !

Click the image to open in full size.... [Read More]
31 Replies | 628 Views
» classic trial
Jul 04, 2019 - 1:24 PM - by oretom
last weekend, good craic, air cooled, pre 65, twinshock aul trials bikes,
bad idea staging first night at a bar...some riders were a bit shaky after finishing up at 6 am
some those aul yokes cost ya more than a new one, but goodto see them geting used

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGbyj3exzbk
7 Replies | 134 Views
» Mitsuo Itoh
Jul 03, 2019 - 9:16 PM - by Pat rabbit obn
6 Replies | 276 Views
» 1998 XL1200C Harley Davidson Sportster Help
Jul 03, 2019 - 1:37 PM - by Stabby
Howdy All,

I wonder if we have any Harley guys here who may be able to help. I purchased a 1998 XL1200C with the tank dash/split tanks, 4 weeks ago which upon later inspection had a quite untidy job done on the done on the dash and ignition wires. Everything worked but I noticed all the lights lit all the time and when I had a look underneath the were all bridged to live wires just to get them lit up. For example the indicator light on the dash was simply bridged to the indicator wires so when they lit, so did the dash light and the ignition was just a switch.

I bought a new dash with the snap connectors and all wires in place and attempted to fit it. Which I did but now have no ignition and no lights ... [Read More]
18 Replies | 472 Views
» Joey Dunlop 19 years today
Jul 02, 2019 - 10:15 PM - by featherduster
Today is the anniversary of Joeys loss 19 years ago today

rare interview what a legend

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEt4i0NwyXE
11 Replies | 439 Views
» Picos Accomodation
Jul 02, 2019 - 9:40 AM - by GoTilUBlow
Anyone any recommendation for digs in the Picos de Europa around September time? Also, any good spots where the bikes would be safe near Bilbao? Cheers.
7 Replies | 221 Views
» skerries 100 practice Sat 6th Races sun 7th
Jul 01, 2019 - 10:58 PM - by featherduster
skerries 100 next weekend practice Sat 6th Races sun 7th July
Weather looks good and its an incredible experience
If you never been to a road race this is the one to go to
Hard to believe its a year gone by
Michael D still holds the lap record, be great to see him there
Garry won his last two races so all the best to him and all the riders
looking forward to this
33 Replies | 1,570 Views

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