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» Yamaha yds2 spark plugs
Apr 19, 2018 - 10:01 PM - by sode
I am looking for the right plugs for 1963 Yamaha yds2,but can't find them listed anywhere online. Maybe somebody here has a listing for them.???
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» Removing rear sprocket-Allen bolts inside alloy,hard to reach
Apr 19, 2018 - 9:36 PM - by Dark Warrior
Hi folks,

Im replacing chain and sprockets in my KTM 950 SM. All was going smooth until i had to remove rear sprocket. 5 allen bolts are inside alloy,impossible to even move a bit with regular allen key because of small gaps in alloy,which give me few milliliters play. I have ordered allen wrench key socket (picture attached) with hope to get it off.

Any ideas would be much appreciated,thanks a mil in advance.

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Picture of bolts inside alloy
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» MotoGP Austin: Rossi stands by Argentina comments
Apr 19, 2018 - 9:00 PM - by Admin
Today at Austin, Valentino Rossi swerved questions about the controversy surrounding the clash between himself and Marc Marquez in Argentina two weeks ago but said his stands by the comments he made after watching the race again.

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Rossi crashed when he left a gap that saw Marquez come through but was clipped by the Repsol Honda rider when he tried to close the gap again, and ultimately ended up tumbling onto the grass.

... [Read More]
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» removing Bar End threaded plate
Apr 19, 2018 - 1:33 PM - by efanton
Advice please.

Bought myself some nice handguards and went to fit them

On the GSX 600F the existing bar ends screw into what looks like a circular washer or plate with a threaded hole in the middle and this is positioned about one inch inside the handlebars

It looks like they might have been tack welded in there, but this might be rust or corrosion.

My initial idea would be to use a dremel to grind the inside of the bar to release that plate, but dont want to do feck anything up.

The alternative is to put a bit of a heavy bar or bolt down the handlebar and hit it with a lump hammer and punch the bloody thing out of there.

Anyone got suggestion for the quickest and easiest method of removing that... [Read More]
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» VAT on bike
Apr 19, 2018 - 10:22 AM - by empeehaitch
Hi lads, just wondering if anyone has experience of filling out the vrtvpd2 form, I am in process of clearing bike I bought from a Czech guy, he bought it from somebody else, my main question is do they check date of sale and date of entry into the country when filling out details on form. There is a box which says VAT amount ( if applicable) in brackets. Has anyone been through this already? Should I just fill the form out and say nothing?
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» Mce
Apr 18, 2018 - 11:08 PM - by paulyDub
Anyone else get this email from MCE?

"We are emailing our customers to remind them that we class a garage as a building for housing a motor vehicle(s) which isn’t used communally.

If you keep your bike in a shared car park, a parking area under flats or a house/factory/workplace this is not classified as a garage.

Here at MCE we want to ensure your information is accurate and up to date, any incorrect information could affect your ability to make a valid claim."

Seems kinda crappy they can just pop over a mail at any time and tell u they are reconsidering paying out on a policy u have already agreed, like it's now your fault?
11 Replies | 493 Views
» Bike shops in Wales
Apr 18, 2018 - 3:52 PM - by Southern Rider
Going over to Wales next month for a few days, will be on the East coast, and bike shops around for a look-see. Aberaron-Aberstywyth areas
9 Replies | 431 Views
» Last chance to Import from UK or business as usual? Brexit.
Apr 18, 2018 - 3:38 PM - by johnny b
So with Brexit coming down the tracks in 2019 unless there is a huge U turn what will happen UK imports.

Will they cease imports?
Will they add Vat ( do USA imports have vat added regardless of age mileage etc)

Ive heard vrt is an illegal tax but never have seen proof.
Will this just realign it?

Im heading for a cage in the uk and all the dealers are saying there are alot of Irish panick buying.

Has anyone a crystal ball?
18 Replies | 703 Views
» RST waterproofing??
Apr 18, 2018 - 1:18 PM - by Yahooo
Wondering how good the waterproofing of RST’s Paragon V textile jockss is?
Have searched for whatever reviews I can find on the interweb but they all seem to be evenly split into ‘leaks like a sieve’ to ‘keeps out monsoons’ to ‘causes me to sweat up like it’s a plastic bag’

As a jocks it seems to cover everything my old worn out jocks does but doesn't use Gore-tex. I haven't any experience of RST stuff and don’t want to shell out that much hard earned and then regret it along with a wet belly button for the next few years..

Anyone on here have any experience of them?
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» older bikes that are worth owning
Apr 17, 2018 - 10:51 PM - by Blanka
I like the idea of having an older bike as a second bike hack/project fixer up/ money pit/ why did I buy this heap The only problem being I don't know anything about bikes from before about 1990 I was wondering what bikes from the 80's 70's etc do you think are worth owning now? I'm not taking about exotica that's worth a fortune just common bikes from back then that if you serviced them they'd be semi reliable and fun to ride now. And what bikes from then would you run a mile from?
67 Replies | 1,690 Views
» New Ride
Apr 17, 2018 - 10:15 PM - by Gavair
Picked her up Saturday, Big smiles all the way from Kildare to Clare
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» Fuel Line Routing
Apr 17, 2018 - 6:31 PM - by britjap
Hi Guys I removed the tank and Carbs from my 2001 Suzuki GS500e I did not photo or Mark the fuel lines I have the carbs back on the bike and Googled Fuel line connections so have a fair idea where the go But what way are the routed over or under Airbox Also the small outlet connection odf tank does that jus go down below engine into athmosphere,
1 Reply | 137 Views
» Paddock stands in wind
Apr 16, 2018 - 9:04 PM - by keanser
Alright folks,

Weather to be pretty windy next day or so and got me thinking about the bike.

How safe are the paddock stands in wind or is it better on the side stand? Don't have centre stand so not an option and nor is a garage.

8 Replies | 530 Views
» Gaskets & Gasket Sealer Yay or Nay
Apr 16, 2018 - 8:23 PM - by Airman
The rule states that gaskets should be laid on smooth, clean matched mating surfaces and that gasket sealer should not under any circumstances be used.
Apparantly.. the faces expand and contract over time with a million cycles of hot & cold pulling one side of the sealer away. This leaves the gasket stuck to the sealant and the sealant stuck to nothing which can promote leaks.
(all of 0.002mm of a gap...)

The gasket is supposed to compress and seal with the help of any little bit of oil that may seep into the material.

Others say the surface may be covered in pits and the sealant will fill these and you'll never get a seal with 'just' gasket.
Gasket sealer oozes into the engine. although when I use it, I just keep tapping the surface... [Read More]
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» Stainless Bolts Dublin?
Apr 16, 2018 - 6:24 PM - by Mystery Mousekatool
Howdy Folks.

Just wondering if yous know anywhere in Dublin that does random stainless bolts that I could buy to tidy up the commuter? I've a touch of OCD and the rusty standard bolts are an eye sore for me around the dash and on the handlebar switches, etc. Preferably in Dublin so I could bring the original bolts with me to compare. I know ye can buy on Gee-Bay as well, but there's not much of a selection for my commuter, plus the prices (P&P) are fairly high considering it'd be just for a couple of bolts.

Thanks for any info.
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» Gearing now the limiting factor for WorldSBK king Rea
Apr 16, 2018 - 3:30 PM - by Admin
Reigning WorldSBK king Jonathan Rea was denied a record-breaking double win at Aragon on Sunday by title rival Chaz Davies but some canny work on gearing meant he wasn’t left for dead on the long back straight as happened in 2017.

The Kawasaki man, whose ZX-10RR had its wings clipped by the new rev-regulations over the winter, was able to stay with the Ducati on corner exit and remain in the slipstream but it is gearing that now limits the scope of the green machine, not rpm.

And Rea believes the engine upgrades which are now allowed by concession points for his mob but not Ducati won’t maker a huge difference.
... [Read More]
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» Vrt tomorrow
Apr 16, 2018 - 11:31 AM - by HurricaneDream
So i have the sheet that allows you to register a new owner
the sheet with segments 9, 10 ,11

I imagine i may get turned down with it but gonna give it a shot.

What is meant when they look for a bill or document from the registered owner, is that the previous owner ?

After all i am trying to register it in my name

t.i.a as always
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» Kawasaki ER5 in-line fuel valve
Apr 16, 2018 - 11:13 AM - by Dave98
So the ER5 has a vacuum petcock and I had an issue with it that is fixed now, (petrol in cranckcase etc) I was wondering where I could find an in-line fuel valve I could put on so I can switch it to off when parked up for future. Is there specific specs it has to be or any in-line valve for a motorbike will do off eBay?
1 Reply | 126 Views
» MotoGP Termas: 'I'm scared to be on track with Marquez' - Rossi
Apr 16, 2018 - 10:59 AM - by Admin
Nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi has branded Marc Marquez dangerous and admitted he is ‘scared’ to be on track with him.

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Rossi believes the current MotoGP king is destroying the premier class of motorcycle racing after he collided irst Aleix Espargaro in today’s Argentine MotoGP and then an incident with Rossi saw The Doctor crash. Marquez was handed three penalties in total after not going to pitlane after stalling on the grid.

“He is... [Read More]
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» Aragon WorldSBK: Concession points activated for all bar Ducati
Apr 16, 2018 - 10:59 AM - by Admin
With a hatful of podiums at WorldSBK Aragon, Ducati don’t get to use their concessions points quite yet.

Dorna’s drive to balance all the motorcycle concepts inside the World SBK Championship had led to two main areas of balancing by regulation for 2018.

Concession points that allow concession parts to be fitted by those manufacturers who lag behind the very best, and a limit on revs – that will be determined by a complex calculation that is still being done right now – are the chosen weapons aimed at anybody who wants to dominate.

The concession points are accrued every time a manufacturer sees one of its machines on the podium – three points for a win, two for second and one for third place.

Both... [Read More]
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» Brands BSB: Brookes hits out at 2018 tyre changes
Apr 16, 2018 - 10:52 AM - by Admin
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Josh Brookes has revealed the new tyres that series supplier Pirelli has provided this season are hindering his team’s progress as he continues his fight to find the podium.

The McAMS Yamaha rider had a trying first round at Donington, but today fought from 17th on the grid before the red-flagged-restart to fifth at the chequered flag.

And while last year’s championship runner-up says his positive progress with bike setup was perhaps magnified by... [Read More]
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» Irishman Kennedy does the double at Brands to lead the BSB Supersport Championship
Apr 16, 2018 - 10:36 AM - by Admin
Jack Kennedy took his second win of the season in the Dickies British Supersport Championship, taking the series lead in the process. The opening half of the Dickies British Junior Supersport Feature race saw Ben Currie grab the holeshot, with Dubliner Kennedy and Jamie Perrin in close contention, however Perrin received a ride through penalty for jumping the start meaning Rispoli moved up to hold the final rostrum position. With rain starting to fall on lap 14, the race was red flagged and restarted over 12 laps.

Click the image to open in full size.... [Read More]
5 Replies | 316 Views
» Buell 2009 Breather reroute
Apr 16, 2018 - 1:59 AM - by Buelltooth
hey all
anyone know a Mechanic or shop that does the Breather reroute on a Buell 2009xb12
4 Replies | 330 Views
» any german speaker help me find details on logbook?
Apr 15, 2018 - 7:14 PM - by sharpbikes
looking for the reg number on a logbook for a german bike ive bought, cant speak german and im struggling with google translate as theres so many bloody codes and such on the book i dont know which is which. anybody know what registration number would be called in german or they're equivalent, or even if someone knows where id find it in general on a german book?
15 Replies | 554 Views
» Vrt on 2 year old import
Apr 15, 2018 - 4:56 PM - by empeehaitch
I just picked up a bike on NI plates, I have v5 but the guy I bought it from never put his own name on it, the notification of permanent export part, however, has been filled out and it's dated Sept 2016, my question for those in the know 'does this matter when I go to change bike over to Irish reg? ( appointment booked for next week)
11 Replies | 634 Views
» Gsxr 750 seat cowl.
Apr 15, 2018 - 10:09 AM - by vinniecopenhagen
Hi Lads, I have a 2014 Gsxr 750 , original blue and white colours, any Ideas where I could get a seat cowl,I bought it with only the pillion seat on it, I'm a bit wary getting it on e bay in case the colour doesn't match. Any info would be welcome.
0 Replies | 173 Views
» Squared off tyres
Apr 14, 2018 - 9:37 PM - by GONKO
Just wondering at what point you replace tyres of squared off a little, or is it really important in the grand scheme of things.
21 Replies | 1,230 Views
» Mechanic Needed
Apr 13, 2018 - 11:29 PM - by Lightening Mcsheen
Anyone any decent mechanics that you can recommend...

I've a blackbird, brought over from the UK, vrt'd today and want to get it looked over and whatever needed.

Bike is mint but want to make sure it's 100% before I put meself on it..

6 Replies | 654 Views
» Fuel consumption vs petrol quality
Apr 13, 2018 - 7:41 PM - by scarebus03
Hi All,

I regularly travel to Limerick from Dublin on a 2006 ER6f. I have noticed of late varying range before the light comes on. Best is 158 miles with fuel light on out of the 15.5ltr tank and worst is 120 miles. All the variables are pretty much the same as I ride consistently at similar speeds and weather conditions are generally good. It seems to make a difference where I fill up. Anyone have similar experience on this?

24 Replies | 1,229 Views
» oiled up
Apr 13, 2018 - 7:15 PM - by paulyDub
anyone any experience with these tutoro chain oilers?

17 Replies | 767 Views
» "90+ years of Motorcycles in Limavady" (NW200)
Apr 13, 2018 - 3:19 PM - by cbxian
Hi Bikers,

We are organising a Classic Bike Exhibition to coincide with the "NW200 90th Anniversary" in Limavady Town Hall (BT49 0FJ), titled "90+ years of Motorcycles in Limavady." The Exhibition will be on from 12-20th May, 2018.

The Exhibition aims to showcase the motorcycles that were being used by the 'common-man' in Limavady (a typical Market Town in Ireland/Britain/Europe). We will have 40 classic bikes on display and a load of old photos from the town over the past 9 decades. Everyone is welcome and all is FREE!

Limavady is about 20 miles from the NW200 Circuit, so makes a perfect "Ride-out" destination during NW200-week. Check out the Map to see the choice of roads to get to the Show, including the... [Read More]
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» Minimum ambient temperature for rattle-can spray painting?
Apr 13, 2018 - 3:17 PM - by RobbieBeGood
I doing the aluminium swing arm on the Busa. (Original paint is simply flaking away) Sanding, priming and satin black. I'm thinking it's still a tad chilly in my unheated shed for decent results. Doesn't need to be showroom, I spend more time riding them than polishing them but a good finish would be nice.
Appreciate any advice gents.
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» Flexi Funnel
Apr 13, 2018 - 2:29 PM - by ENGLISH
Click on the link to see how handy this funnel is.

New super-flexible funnel from Laser Tools
Posted in Factorfocus, News By Padraic Deane On April 13, 2018

Motorcycle owners — you know the routine — remove the seat, remove the side panel, the gearbox filler cap is in there somewhere? Well if you can see it you can probably get to it with this flexible, narrow-necked funnel from Laser Tools.

Although the funnel was designed specifically to gain access to motorcycle gearbox oil fillers, it is so versatile that it can be used for any fluid filler that is tucked away and difficult to access, whether it is coolant or brake fluid.

Manufactured from chemical resistant polypropylene, the funnel... [Read More]
7 Replies | 586 Views


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