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Cool ould yoke
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MX Nationals Glenn McCormick on...
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Riding in England ...
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Dublin hit and run.
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Euro Trip - Pics
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TCX boots great price
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Triumph Mechanic
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What shops sell wheel bearing kits...
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Pics: Bike Photo of the Month May...
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Free L tabard
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service time
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Caliper pin bolt broken
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Teds truckin
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» Donington BSB: Friday practice times and results
May 24, 2019 - 10:40 AM - by Admin
Click the image to open in full size.


Bennetts British Superbike free practice one - conditions dry


1 45 Scott REDDING GBR Ducati - Be Wiser Ducati 1:06.527 30 30 107.09
2 25 Josh BROOKES AUS Ducati - Be Wiser Ducati 1:06.550 23 28 0.023 0.023 107.05
3 12 Luke MOSSEY GBR Suzuki - OMG Racing Suzuki 1:06.725 23 23 0.198 0.175 106.77
4 33 Keith FARMER GBR BMW - Tyco BMW Motorrad 1:06.810 31 31 0.283 0.085 106.64
5 60 Peter HICKMAN GBR BMW - Smiths Racing 1:06.912 20 26 0.385 0.102... [Read More]
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» James Cowton Inquest
May 23, 2019 - 9:33 PM - by ENGLISH
So it was all. down to an electrical connection coming loose going to the kill switch. .Power was switched off coming into a bend.
Kawasaki stated that they had never heard of such.a thing happening before.

What a tragic accident to a young man who was on the up before this tragedy at last year's Southern 100 .

I had just left the area myself .moments before the crash. to be honest'I found that section of the course hard to watch.
7 Replies | 378 Views
» 2.5L Rocket III Stroker
May 23, 2019 - 8:12 PM - by I polished one off to a dude
Thought ye lads might like a bit of hardcore pornography

After 8 months lead time, my stroker billet crank with welded on gears, and Carrillo H beam rods landed today.

This will be the 1st increased displacement Rocket III engine in the world.

The new Rocket 3 is 2457cc, but that's a new stock engine. This will be 2472cc, up from the stock 2294cc.

It's so nice i don't want to put it in an engine

... [Read More]
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» I'm having some trouble getting it nice and firm..
May 23, 2019 - 5:16 PM - by RobbieBeGood
So much so that the wife complains that her hand is sore from pulling on it. In fact, despite our best efforts we have only managed to get it half as hard as it was before. You can imagine our frustration, having pumped repeatedly while simultaneously tweaking both the right and then left hand nipples, it still refuses to become fully rigid!

I am of course referring to the front brake lever of the Busa (tokico 4 pots, not the much maligned 6 pots of yore) Having rebuilt the calipers and spending over an hour bleeding the brakes it still isn't close to what it was. I did bleed the banjo bolt at the master cylinder but to no avail. I'm about to leave it overnight with the lever pulled in and secured with a cable tie. Is there anything else I mighy try that doesn't require... [Read More]
9 Replies | 319 Views
» Opinions; best Aux lamps/foglamps under Ä150
May 23, 2019 - 12:20 AM - by Alesi27
1; does such a thing exist?

2; if so, best place to get?

3; if not, under Ä200?
6 Replies | 279 Views
» Anyone hear that bike ad on rte radio.
May 22, 2019 - 7:53 PM - by nednedned
Jist. Lad saying I don't to spend all my time in a steel coffin. I want to drive a bike. Bla bla bla . Then the punch line. Half of biker deaths are due to speeding. Slow down. Lad again . I don't want to end up in a wooden coffin.

Lad get yourself a fooking bicycle then.
18 Replies | 618 Views
» Who stocks sidi boots
May 22, 2019 - 1:26 PM - by kawasixxer
As above folks any shops have a decent stock of sidi boots anymore. Been to a few places with no sign of anything other than boots I donít want would rather shop locally than online but not much of a choice.
7 Replies | 335 Views
» What mileage should I sell bike at?
May 21, 2019 - 9:58 PM - by goose81
So I have a 2014 Ducati panigale that I commute to work on, I think I bought it with about 13k km and it now has 17k on it after about a year, wondering what sort of mileage I should be offloading it at so I don't lose a bomb on it and struggle to sell..

If it was a different make I probably wouldn't have as much concern but I think people looking for a bike like it will want low mileage , don't want to sell it but don't want to lose my bollox either
18 Replies | 863 Views
» Tiger 800 12k valve service
May 21, 2019 - 8:12 AM - by buster22
Anyone know where to go in Dublin for a 12k valve service for a 2012 tiger 800? Usually do services myself but never done a valve check and dont want to chance it. Also anyone know appox how much it should cost for the valve check and a full service ?
5 Replies | 426 Views
» Classic Bike
May 20, 2019 - 11:48 PM - by The comb over kid
This bullshit started in the late 80s when everybody was earning a few bob. All of a sudden mediocre shite from the 70s was big money and a classic. Fair enough a Honda 400/4, CBX1000 went up in price but a lot of cheap muck from the 70s followed, especially 2 strokes...ffsake Suzuki GT 750 kettle
8 Replies | 495 Views
» Renewal insurance query
May 20, 2019 - 5:11 PM - by sparkykelly69
Hey guys, just got my renewal from Carole Nash and under my current bike, '87 535 V.irago, full comp, 2yrs no claims, I'm being quoted Ä570. I also checked Principal, but there's only Ä40 difference. Is this the norm for everyone.
Would you recommend Principal over Carole Nash, or am I better off sticking where I am.
9 Replies | 498 Views
» Yamaha TDM 850/900s ?
May 20, 2019 - 4:35 PM - by -alan-
Been thinking about getting an older (ie cheap) more all-round type bike for scooting around the place and maybe even a bit of touring. (No way in hell I'm ever going anywhere further afield than 2 hours ride on a 675 ) )

Brother suggested one of the bigger TDMs. On first glance, seems to fit the bill as it's one of the original tall tourers - and importantly - not one of those teutonic piece of crap. Seen pics of the odd TDM out on trackways too, so guess they probably steer and handle not too badly into the bargain.

Anybody any knowledge or experience of them - good bad or indifferent ?
15 Replies | 515 Views
» Picos de Europa
May 20, 2019 - 3:07 PM - by Bruce
Just back from a week in Northern Spain...

Used the direct ferry from Cork to Santander...

The outward sailing was a bit of a disaster - hit a storm in the Bay of Biscay and had to divert around the worst of it...
Added 6 hours to the journey and gave me a right dose of seasickness...

Landed in Santander at 8.00pm and had a miserable 100Km ride to the hotel in driving rain...

That was the only rain I saw on the trip so can't complain too much...

Great weather for the rest of the week - got up to 28 degrees at one point...

The Picos are awesome - lovely s.cenery, very little traffic (in May at least), loads of bikes around and a great variety of roads...
Lots of really tight, twisting... [Read More]
19 Replies | 654 Views
» R6 oil filler cap
May 20, 2019 - 10:12 AM - by LORENZO99
Lads anyone on here have an oil filler cap?
Or where can u get one today around Dublin?
Cheers
11 Replies | 366 Views
» Riding in England ...
May 19, 2019 - 6:31 PM - by Mr.KneeDown
Alright lads! Looking to see if anyone has some info on the topic..

Looking at moving to the UK for a year in September to study a Masters. Anybody got an idea if I can bring my own bike with me and insure/ride it legally over? Would I have to get a UK reg? Would Irish insurance policy cover me, etc, etc.

Brexit and all that boll*x aside, what's the story with it?

10 Replies | 613 Views
» Ulster Grand Prix
May 19, 2019 - 5:11 PM - by sidegrinder
looking for info for camping at the Ulster gp, might take a caravan and dig in for the week as im not going to TT this year, thanks
6 Replies | 445 Views
» Tyres - Cotter's
May 19, 2019 - 2:09 PM - by Syllabus
Anyone know if Cotter's prices incl fitting when checking online???
3 Replies | 360 Views
» Caliper pin bolt broken
May 19, 2019 - 12:06 AM - by Chipped rim
Basically, one of the 2 pins holding the brake pads inside the caliper broke and I used a steel cotter pin as a replacement. They're not under any significant stress are they? Just thinking how dangerous it could be until new caliper arrives
3 Replies | 331 Views
» Teds truckin
May 18, 2019 - 9:57 PM - by phillo45
Hey lads is Teds trucking still goings have been trying to ring Damien for a few days but it won't connect to the number
4 Replies | 328 Views
» service time
May 18, 2019 - 9:20 PM - by the dessert fox
any oil + filter deals on the go anywhere at the mo?
3 Replies | 299 Views
» North West 200: Irwin continues Superbike dominance as rain disrupts racing
May 18, 2019 - 7:40 PM - by Admin
Click the image to open in full size.

Carrickfergus racer Glenn Irwin won his fourth consecutive Superbike race at a rain-disrupted North West 200.

After victory in the opening 'big bike' race, Irwin's chances of competing another double were dashed as the final race of the day was cancelled.

Elsewhere James Hillier claimed his first North West victory in the Superstocks while Davey Todd took his first win in the Supersport class.

... [Read More]
6 Replies | 419 Views
» Power commander V issue
May 18, 2019 - 3:27 PM - by Darkcloud
I've a second hand PC V .. when I plug into usb to laptop the power light lights up but laptop doesn't recognise that a usb device has been connected..
Any ideas?
8 Replies | 378 Views
» Dublin hit and run.
May 18, 2019 - 9:03 AM - by johnny b
http://www.rte.ie/news/dublin/2019/0...nd-run-appeal/


Just in case anyone here saw this or has go pro footage.

What kind of prick hits and runs? It's just beyond me.
People have very little respect for anything or anyone now days.
24 Replies | 1,147 Views
» Tuesday West Cork..just a pic
May 17, 2019 - 9:33 PM - by Gellum
Upload fail
0 Replies | 182 Views
» Enniskillen road races 28-29 June 19
May 17, 2019 - 6:28 PM - by nednedned
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» Rabbit vibrator drypack us20.
May 17, 2019 - 4:47 PM - by woodsman
Had one ordered from visor shop but itís going to be a long wait. Ordered a week ago and wonít be there for at least 2 weeks.
Anyone know where I can get this rare item?
20 Replies | 504 Views
» New (to me) bike shopping
May 16, 2019 - 6:57 PM - by Dralex72
So, IBT (full A) licence done last week. Bank just confirmed I can borrow 3k. Time to buy a big boy bike I can use for the test. I've seen a BMW F800 st on done deal for 2.5, anyone have an opinion on these? More importantly, anyone know of a mechanic in Dublin I could pay to take a look at whatever I look at before passing with the cash?

Cheers
21 Replies | 828 Views
» Throttle Position Sensor
May 16, 2019 - 11:09 AM - by HurricaneDream
Hey guys !

Does anyone have the tool to reset a throttle position sensor for a ducati 848 / 1098 series around limerick or a bit out , willing to chuck a few bob for your time. Just don't want to be heading down to Dublin for small job .
0 Replies | 120 Views
» Cbr Rr display
May 15, 2019 - 11:48 PM - by doyler365
This is showing up on the cbr when switched off. Have no owners manual for it. Thanks in advance
Attached Files
File Type: JPG IMG_1828.JPG (24.8 KB)
15 Replies | 493 Views
» Argentina SS 600
May 15, 2019 - 8:40 PM - by SoulX
600 racing series starting to really heat up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyFgX921s9s
6 Replies | 274 Views
» Wiper for helmet visor :
May 15, 2019 - 6:06 PM - by Admin
Detachable (hopefully not at high speed), I suppose if it wasn't mad money it would be worth having in a tank bag for everyday bikers/commuters ;

https://youtu.be/erhdT0GMD9w

Word on the street is that Hickman has a stash to test out at this years TT, where its promised to lash rain for two weeks.

https://wipey.com/
16 Replies | 511 Views
» Triumph Mechanic
May 15, 2019 - 2:55 PM - by Hughsie
Well lads - does anyone know of a mechanic who dabbles in Triumphs at all?
More specifically a Sprint.

Preferably in the Dublin area.
10 Replies | 620 Views
» Fully Comp or Third Party?
May 15, 2019 - 1:41 PM - by GaryMunster
I took out a policy with AXA 2 days ago. I got Fully comp insurance.

However, after thinking about it, I would never claim for the bike if I caused an accident as the bike is worth Ä3500. I would be bolloxed insuring anything else if I did.

I called AXA and they said I can swap down to Third Party Fire and Theft if I want.

Question is, am I missing anything obvious here??
22 Replies | 713 Views

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