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» Cheap compression tester - any good ?
Sep 24, 2022 - 7:05 PM - by -alan-
I bought a used unbranded one off adverts to test a ropey cage engine a while back - proved the thing was banjaxed, but have always wondered if you can trust the results.

All of the other stuff I've tested has generally come up about 20 psi less than what the specs say to expect.

Was wondering, are the cheap testers like this any use, or do you really have to fork out for something decent ?
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» Thanks to Ian @ IMR Racing (machined Sigma slipper)
Sep 24, 2022 - 12:40 PM - by Japcati
A nice trip up north this morning,to visit Ian @ IMR Racing and Automation.
Gave him the Sigma slipper clutch,and he machined and modified it perfectly.

The R1 race bike and Sigma slipper was then dropped off with Steve and Lee in NDM.
A grand wee trip indeed.

... [Read More]
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» What do yous work at?
Sep 22, 2022 - 6:23 PM - by jic44
Its time I got a new job. What do yous work at and whats it like?
37 Replies | 478 Views
» Street racing, Columbian style
Sep 18, 2022 - 1:00 PM - by faz1
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» Marquez returns
Sep 16, 2022 - 8:55 AM - by choppergirl
Wonder how he will go , i think he is still top rider this season for honda (most points) , be interesting to see if he can get in contention for podiums in next few races . Its certainly liven things up .
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» Pan European ST1300 - Fork springs
Sep 15, 2022 - 7:08 AM - by manbearpig
Hi Lads,

Just replacing the seals and oil on a pan European.

I've the forks open and from what I can see the tapered end of the spring is facing down towards the wheel axel.

The manual says tapered end facing up but they've no images so I just double checking. Anyone know if it's up or down?

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» gsxr1000 k1 measurements
Sep 14, 2022 - 3:37 PM - by mrdimreaper
alo all,anybody got a gsxr1000 2001 2002,im looking for some measurements to check the setup of mine as its been modded,shall we say
things like;
height of swingarm pivot from ground,
distance from top of top yoke to head bearing cover,or somewhere measureable,
height from ground to somewhere on the front,eg top of radiator,engine mount etc.
and anythin else that would help.swingarm angle,rake,etc
trying to see how close it is to standard set before i go down the rabbit hole of fixes... [Read More]
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» Ghost rider
Sep 14, 2022 - 7:56 AM - by evok
Flicking around youtube last night and Ghost Rider popped up as a recommendation

Remember that fooking lunatic baiting the Swedish police on a turbo busa back in the early days of social media??

I presume he is retired or in jail....

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» Jack Kennedy,The History Maker
Sep 12, 2022 - 7:50 AM - by Japcati
1st ever "4 time" BSB SuperSport 600 Champion.
A Dublin man,whos flying the Irish Flag high,and wiping the floor with some of the best British,European and Worldwide racers.

He was tied on 3 championships,with the late Karl Harris (RIP Karl).

But yesterday,he became the GOAT of the Supersport 600 Championship,by winning a historic 4th title.
Congrats to Jack.

... [Read More]
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» Kawasaki triple
Sep 11, 2022 - 8:42 AM - by strokeofgenius
Hello lads,anyone any idea of whats involved in clearing an old h2750 triple,1975? It was brought here from england in October 2019 by a well known bike courier.He never gave me the ferry ticket at the time,said he would post it on but never did.Anyway ringing the vrt/customs for advice was never recommended so I said I'd ask here.It should have been exempt from vrt at the time but not sure now.
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» 2 for me,and 2 for her
Sep 09, 2022 - 9:36 PM - by Japcati
I mean its only fair like......

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» West Cork MCC Hillclimb 2022
Sep 04, 2022 - 10:05 AM - by -
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» Heysham ferry
Sep 03, 2022 - 8:56 PM - by Pumbaa the warthog
Anyone here using the ferry to Heysham?
0 Replies | 77 Views
» Manx GP.
Sep 02, 2022 - 11:56 AM - by Dexy
On again tonight ITV 4, them 250's were getting some ringing.
Where do the Italians get their road racing experience from & I know Ago was a pro.
9 Replies | 150 Views
» collecting bike in germany for me
Sep 01, 2022 - 1:38 PM - by menapia dude
folks anyone got a number for courier to collect a bike this side of germany and deliver to wexford for me thanks
8 Replies | 306 Views
» NI members
Aug 31, 2022 - 6:42 PM - by Pumbaa the warthog
Any northern lads here that know a courier that could collect a frame in England and bring it over to the North?
6 Replies | 150 Views
» slow burner sale haha
Aug 31, 2022 - 3:15 PM - by menapia dude
I didnt think i was too dear with this what ye think

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» Looking at a bike across the water (GB) - how is the VAT calculated ?
Aug 29, 2022 - 9:48 PM - by -alan-
I know the VRT payable when you import a used bike is based on the OMSP figure - but is the 23% VAT levied on the OMSP or on the price paid in country as shown on the receipt ?

The latter would be handy.. not sure if (a) that's the case or (b) if so - what kind of proof they look for .

Anybody been through it post Brexit and know for sure ?
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» Single scrambers - Fantic
Aug 29, 2022 - 11:18 AM - by Dub Duke
As age creeps up on us, we adjust our biking needs and habits.

I'm looking to get a single scrambler for a more fun, comfortable ride, and to be able to do some light off-roading.

Anyone else gone down this route? I want to get one if these:



Also - I'm looking to sell my NSR 250 (MC21). Restored by Chopper, but hasn't been used in 18 months. Any interest?
3 Replies | 198 Views
» Manx GP.
Aug 25, 2022 - 4:18 PM - by Dexy
Hi Folks, Anyone showing coverage of the racing.
8 Replies | 190 Views
» North Strand road works
Aug 24, 2022 - 7:25 PM - by Tonio50
Hi all

They're closing the North Strand to traffic apart from Buses, Taxi's, Cycles etc

Do you think bikes will be able to use it like we use the bus lanes?!

Sorry if it's been asked before

4 Replies | 171 Views
» Gsx1400 won't start
Aug 23, 2022 - 4:10 PM - by bandit blue
bike won't start this is what comes up on fault code can't find what it means any ideas cheers
6 Replies | 247 Views
» DoneDeal Rip-Off
Aug 23, 2022 - 10:01 AM - by Big H
Just noticed that DoneDeal pricing has gone through the roof.

Motorbike Extras section has gone from 3 to 6.99 and to put a bike up for sale has gone up to 8.99 FFS

That's just for their bare bones basic packages.

They're pulling the piss altogether with that pricing and will just drive more people to Adverts.ie and all the lonely-hearts/headbangers that frequent that place.
10 Replies | 390 Views
» MotoMax Suspension
Aug 22, 2022 - 9:19 PM - by budgerman
Anybody any experience of Motomax Suspension in Suncroft Kildare? Considering getting some suspension work done with him and would be interested to hear of peoples experience of him. Thanks.
4 Replies | 153 Views
» Toblerone Addiction
Aug 22, 2022 - 3:44 PM - by GoTilUBlow
Hi All,

not been posting in a while. In the heel of the hunt while contracting in the UK, IR35 and Covid came along and ensured I was enjoying some sofa time back in Wexford for a while. To cut a long story short, the only place I could find work that would not entail a 5 hour trip to Dublin and back on the loser cruiser or sharing some grotty house with some young wans, I was forced to take a job in Switzerland.

No hardship you may say, but believe me, it's not all wind and roses here. The locals can be remote to say the least, unless you do something wrong like use the wrong bin bag or cycle where you shouldn't, then they are not backwards about coming forwards.

So, this month I decided to brush off the bike and take a bit of a tour... [Read More]
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» Why?
Aug 22, 2022 - 2:06 PM - by evok
why don't manufacturers include mainstands with new bikes anymore?
why put a sweatband around the brake reservoir?...but only on sportbikes
why do we get away without front numberplates here?...I know the old fashioned type were a safety issue but many other countries have front numberplates albeit transfers
why dont bikes have to display insurance disc similar to cages?
why did it take manufacturers so long to come up with the 90deg tyre valve?

feel free to add!
11 Replies | 336 Views
» Multi/Hypermotard
Aug 22, 2022 - 8:46 AM - by Rockster
After 6 years of ownership, thinking of changing my very reliable (but slightly boring,if im honest) cb 1300 for one of the above. Had a spin on the motard 1100 and it blew me away. Handling, braking and acceleration were amazing. Windblast and comfort, maybe not so.
Looking at bikes with around the 30k km mark. Anyone any experience of air cooled 2v 1000/1100 over the long term. I think belts are every 2 years regardless of mileage. Robbie in Mototechnic is a great mechanic but not so good at answering his phone!
Any other things to look out for, apart from the obvious with an older Duc...
3 Replies | 96 Views
» Photos : Mugello with Motocraft
Aug 21, 2022 - 9:19 PM - by Japcati
Fook me,what a track.
1st time out on the R1 race bike too.🤘☀️
55 degree track temp.
Big thanks to Motocraft for another great trip away.
Next stop Andelucia

... [Read More]
18 Replies | 201 Views
» Exhaust headers
Aug 21, 2022 - 8:20 PM - by podge
Small crack in my exhaust headers. Bike doesn't sound the same.

A decent amount of air passing thru.

Should I repair or replace. Bike is a triumph Street triple 675.

From reading up online, I think they are made from stainless steel.

Hope the pic shows the crack.

Any suggestions?

13 Replies | 206 Views
» Bike purchase
Aug 21, 2022 - 5:05 PM - by auldfella
Hi all, can any of you tell me what M50 Honda are like to deal with. I'm thinking of buying a bike from them. Thank's Auldfella.
21 Replies | 470 Views
» Looking for ignition switch 1998 Honda Shadow 1100
Aug 19, 2022 - 7:56 AM - by robtq
Looking for ignition switch 1998 Honda Shadow 1100, new or used.
Anybody have one for sale? Thanks.
2 Replies | 62 Views
» Time moves on
Aug 18, 2022 - 11:15 AM - by Pumbaa the warthog
Things seem to be very quiet and different here lately, lads getting older, priorities changing etc, we all move on and sometimes we lose people, I'm still here in the background, can't bike anymore, the body won't allow so I get my buzz in the garage, not everyone's cup of tea but so what! Anyway maybe someone will enjoy the pictures.
I have been working towards getting my kinda bucket list, in various stages of build, all Suzuki, gs1000, gsx1100 ef, gsxr750 slingshot, gsxr750 lucky strike jobby. Enjoy yerselves lads and lassies.

29 Replies | 542 Views


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