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» Keep Away from the WICKLOW GAP......COVID 19 LOCKDOWN
Mar 28, 2020 - 4:19 PM - by The Road Runner
Got a call from a pal today, he saw some bikers heading over the gap today, they ignored advice that the Garda had a checkpoint up on the gap and headed over, i believe the bolocking they got was savage, i dont know if charges are following...........KEEP WELL AWAY FOR A WHILE LADS
6 Replies | 301 Views
» Lockdown
Mar 27, 2020 - 9:22 PM - by jungle_inside
Hey lads, what's your excuse of being on the road after today's announcement?

Been locked in the house for last 3 weeks... if they take away my Sunday spin I'll go crazy.

Any ideas what's the situation in Northern Ireland?
34 Replies | 775 Views
» Upgrading to TFT dash?
Mar 27, 2020 - 8:57 PM - by Meepmeep
Is it possible to upgrade from an old school dash to a TFT for older bikes?

Specifically I'm wondering if it can be done for a K6 GSXR1000.

Not for track use. Road use.

Cheers.
5 Replies | 155 Views
» lucan motorcycles
Mar 27, 2020 - 2:29 PM - by dufferman
Lads is Niall closed for good?? havent seen the shop opened in a long time. Even before this shite thats going on.

Need valve clearances done and few bits on the tiger 1050? Anywhere near Lucan that wont pull my pants down and reliable?

Thanks
5 Replies | 267 Views
» Get lost.
Mar 26, 2020 - 6:03 PM - by Chickenhawk
Stunning day.
Great roads.
No traffic.
Somebody left the gates open again.
Sorry mister I didn't know I wasnt allowed in here.
Honest.







... [Read More]
6 Replies | 294 Views
» 2020 Munster 100 Cork Road Race Cancelled
Mar 26, 2020 - 12:38 PM - by Unfazed
Another one gone for this year,
3 Replies | 98 Views
» Spring is here
Mar 25, 2020 - 5:53 PM - by R.M
The flies are back

Great to have dry roads & a bit of sunshine. Got bike serviced & Angel GT rear & ST front fitted. Had the back end slip a little on a tight fast bent. Bit of arse clinching for sec.



26 Replies | 528 Views
» Replacement Fork seals for Bmw r1150gs
Mar 24, 2020 - 11:48 PM - by martell
Hi Guys,Just wondering with all this current downtime would it be a good time to do a job on replacing fork seals in a 2001 1150gs,does anyone on here ever done this?easy job?Looks like i can pull the tubes from the top yoke and not remove tyres callipers etc etc .tryin to save a little cash but still do a proper job ,Any links, help, advice would be really appreciated .thanks in advance
6 Replies | 163 Views
» Essential Businesses allowed to stay open
Mar 24, 2020 - 8:04 PM - by R.M
At least bike shops/repair shops not included on list.

The following is an indicative list of what are considered essential retail outlets:
retail and wholesale sale of food, beverages and newspapers in non-specialised and specialised stores
retail sale of household consumer products necessary to maintain the safety and sanitation of residences and businesses
pharmacies/chemists and retailers providing pharmaceuticals, pharmaceutical or dispensing services
opticians/optometrists
retail sale of selling medical and orthopaedic goods in specialised stores
fuel stations and heating fuel providers
retailers involved in the repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles and bicycle repair and related facilities (for example, tyre sales... [Read More]
0 Replies | 189 Views
» R.I.P Tony Rutter
Mar 24, 2020 - 4:37 PM - by Jack stowage
Sad for Michael...R.I.P
7 Replies | 233 Views
» Feed the front line - Go fund me?
Mar 23, 2020 - 11:15 PM - by R.M
What's this all about? Why are people donating to this?

I am a front line healthcare worker. I don't need feeding. I have a job/wage....salary isn't massive for my role, but it;s in line with the average industrial wage.

Why are all these do gooders/celebs getting behind a cause that's not needed.
I can feed myself & my family. Why not throw your support behind some other cause that's more needy at this time of crisis?

I have a weekly wage coming in....many thousands will not.
I will probably earn it like I never did before, but that;s life.
Earlier today, €300k was raised...how the hell is this going to be distributed to the 000's of healthcare staff?

If you want to help the front line staff, then... [Read More]
4 Replies | 268 Views
» Getting the Fonz's Triumph Running
Mar 23, 2020 - 8:05 PM - by proto
They usually do big American engine rebuilds, but occasionally they have a bike in:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_M3h84NkNQ
4 Replies | 149 Views
» Zinc and nickel anodes?
Mar 23, 2020 - 4:59 PM - by sharpbikes
Anywhere in ireland supply zinc and nickel anodes for electroplating? was planning to try it on a few bolts on a project of mine but only see places in the uk selling them
12 Replies | 254 Views
» New TT Documentary
Mar 23, 2020 - 12:51 PM - by sharpbikes
for those of us bored off our tits.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dX3NrkVFmU
3 Replies | 183 Views
» Social distancing-Motorcycling
Mar 23, 2020 - 12:51 PM - by evok
Never saw as many bikes on the road as I did yesterday...great to see but interestingly a lot of the motorcycle journalists such as Simon Hargreaves and Martin Fitz of MCN saying we should not be out and about at all!!
@SimonHbikes


I get the whole cabin fever thing and was out twice myself over the weekend.

what say you??
45 Replies | 1,279 Views
» Polishing
Mar 21, 2020 - 4:44 PM - by doohanno1
Anybody doing metal polishing around Dublin or north Kildare.?
Tks..
5 Replies | 245 Views
» Diagnostic tool
Mar 19, 2020 - 11:07 PM - by damen
Anyone have a Yamaha fault reading tool I could borrow to try start my mt09.reset and take to local dealer.Any help would be grateful,glanmire area,Thanks.
1 Reply | 175 Views
» Pirelli Anger ST
Mar 19, 2020 - 2:43 AM - by R.M
I see Megabikes doing a set for €180.

Are these any good? Anyone running them?

Surely can't go wrong for price.
33 Replies | 842 Views
» Cowboys and Indians
Mar 18, 2020 - 11:45 PM - by nednedned
https://www.popularmechanics.com/car...idsons-throne/
6 Replies | 259 Views
» Question
Mar 18, 2020 - 9:51 PM - by mad maxx
I got my hands on a program from the 1967 skerries 100 and there’s a guy ED Manley from Dublin on a T.R.N in the 350 class
Anyone know anything about this marque never heard of it and seems like neither has Google
4 Replies | 328 Views
» Ok, who was it?
Mar 17, 2020 - 4:11 PM - by custom900
https://twitter.com/GardaTraffic/sta...505952770?s=19
50 Replies | 1,807 Views
» TT2020 Cancelled
Mar 16, 2020 - 7:28 PM - by Unfazed
https://www.iomttraces.com/
3 Replies | 209 Views
» tool eater
Mar 16, 2020 - 5:23 PM - by oretom
anybody seen any 2 litre petrol cans for sale anywhere before i go online?
no, i dont want 5 ltr or 1.5ltr
needs to be 2ltr, plenty online but mostly german or uk
trying to shop local
21 Replies | 466 Views
» TT 2020 cancelled
Mar 16, 2020 - 4:27 PM - by FlatOut
Oh Dear ..
1 Reply | 205 Views
» Cookstown Road Races cancelled
Mar 14, 2020 - 6:02 PM - by Admin
Next month's Cookstown 100 has been postponed because of an outbreak of the deadly coronavirus in the village.



The event had previously been scheduled for 24 and 25 April but new provisional dates of September 11 and 12 have been tentatively penciled in, following the taking ill of up to 4,200 residents in what authorities are describing as the 'inadvertent spreading of a deadly virus' by the towns infamous dancing priest who had just returned from Italy.

Fr. Liam Finnegan had posted thousands of biologically contaminated 'message of the eucharist' leaflets into mainly protestant areas for up to 2-weeks following his return from official duties in... [Read More]
6 Replies | 347 Views
» VRT refund?
Mar 13, 2020 - 12:28 PM - by WhyTea
Hi all,

Wondering if anyone here has any experience of or knows if there might be a refund of VRT paid on an imported bike if that bike was to be exported back to the UK. Looking at a bike in Scotland and thinking of driving my current machine over as a trade in. It's an excuse for a little road trip and might save me the hassle and delay of selling here. Last time I was shopping, the bike I was after sold before I managed to sell mine here.
Thanks in advance for any help.
16 Replies | 347 Views
» Kwaker zx25
Mar 13, 2020 - 11:01 AM - by DavyH
Cool little bike,should be interesting having the IL4 screamers with injection.

https://youtu.be/kaeqY5XfKwQ
4 Replies | 156 Views
» Dunboyne powdercoating any good
Mar 11, 2020 - 12:11 PM - by baz
Looking to get frame and wheels powdercoated,have used tallaght powdercoating in the past with good results ,but might give these lads this a go as they are closer to me,but just wondering if anyone has used or can recommend them or not . Thanks
6 Replies | 298 Views
» Kennedy pleased with pace on return to BSB in 2020
Mar 11, 2020 - 10:10 AM - by Admin
Dubliner Jack Kennedy made a successful return to the Bennetts British Superbike crowd over five days of testing in Spain and is already pleased with his pace on the 2020 Yamaha R1.

Kennedy defended his Supersport crown last season, before coming back to the blue riband grid for with the Santander Salt TAG Yamaha team alongside Dan Linfoot.



The team completed two tests at Monteblanco and Jerez before heading home in preparation for the next official test at Silverstone, with less than a month to wait until the opening round of the season at Easter.
... [Read More]
4 Replies | 131 Views
» Buying a bike in France / germany
Mar 10, 2020 - 9:24 PM - by fzr.rider
So I took into looking at bike prices in France and Germany and the prices are so much better than Ireland with the bikes being in way better condition. With the possibility of my holiday to Italy being cancelled, I'm thinking of taking a week holiday to either France or Germany and bring back 2 or 3 bikes back in the van. Could sell 2 to cover the costs of everything. I know there are lads that do that as a job and it would work out cheaper, but where's the fun in that.

Has anyone any experience in buying / Importing bikes from there. What's the craic with log books? I'm guessing they are meant to send them away so how does that work when you have an Irish address and need a logbook to import it?

Cheers
8 Replies | 312 Views
» How do you filter?
Mar 10, 2020 - 5:42 PM - by sprockets
So how do you filter on dual carriageway/M50. On the hard shoulder or in between traffic?
Personally, I do not use the hard shoulder unless there is absolutly no option, and even then I slow to a crawl and move out as soon as possible. There's too much debris there, so risk of punctures higher.
Also, I think cagers do not look if existing early and move onto the hard shoulder.
And the Gardai do not like anyone using the hard shoulder, so more likely to get pulled.

And another question. What is the max speed you filter at before just going with the flow of traffic?
51 Replies | 1,168 Views

 

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