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» Registering a bike with no book or reg
May 11, 2021 - 8:15 PM - by jic44
I am looking at buying a bike with no book or reg. Its an in boxes project vespa.

A few months ago I got a taxbook for a bike with I bought with no book but I had a reg so it was a case of going to a commissioner of oaths and filling out a form for the tax office and have a bike shop confirm the frame number.

But this bike has no reg. Its a 80's bike. Is there something I need to do with a age cert from a club? I think I remember the VJMC were able to do something for similar Japanese bikes?

Thanks for any help.
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» question for fazer owners
May 11, 2021 - 5:21 AM - by sidegrinder
I picked up a '99 600 fazer project to
work on and have a few questions,
throttle rotation; does the throttle tube on a fazer not go all the way back 3/4 of the bar like a regular bike? the one i have stops at the top, doesn't travel behind the handlebar almost like a quick throttle but its not as sharp as something like a domino & im sure its oem. am i dealing with a restrictor somewhere?
has anyone fitted aftermarket rearsets to one? if so what did u use etc?
4 Replies | 153 Views
» Key Programming
May 10, 2021 - 9:38 PM - by jic44
I have a bike that needs an new ECU. Loads for sale on ebay but none come with the key unless you pay crazy money. Is there a way of programming my original key to work with a new ECU? If so where could I get it done?

Bike is a K6 burgman.

2 Replies | 146 Views
» aux led spots
May 09, 2021 - 11:35 PM - by hedzball
Anyone got any good ones worth sharing? I have 4 halogens on the bike at present and theyre borderline shiote.. Having a led bar on my cage I feel I need to go down this road..

I have high and low hooked up to seperate relays and I would Ideally like to tidy up the front with a combined spot/flood..

I have ordered from Auxbeam in the past and found them excellent.


These aren't too far from what I like the idea of. Any other suggestions for a fella??

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» Yamaha QT50 Yamahopper 50 running restoration
May 09, 2021 - 5:08 PM - by ninky_nonk
Hi lads,

I'm helping a friend get his vintage moped up and running. I'll stick a picture up later. I just collected it today.

Its a Yamaha QT 50 Yamahopper bought from Ernie Barrett in Mountjoy Motorcycles back in the early 80's.

Frame/Engine Number 3L5-912640
Reg 232 LZO

Bike looks sound enough. Its been lying up for a good 15 years.
I've washed the bike and taken off the fuel tank. Its mucky inside. Fuel petcock looks jammed up with crud. Its a 2 stroke 50cc. Very similar setup to the PW50 with shaft drive.

Need to sort out the fuel tank initially and thereafter the carb. Appreciate any advice on cleaning it. I've put through a couple litres of petrol. Came out looking like pints of smithwicks... [Read More]
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» Start them early
May 08, 2021 - 9:27 PM - by jic44

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» Import duties from Oz?
May 07, 2021 - 7:20 PM - by Sleazy Rider
Just wondering if anybody has brought in secondhand parts from Australia and have they been clobbered with charges.

Just seen a set of original and almost perfect discs for my bike that I fancy but at €320 + 80 p+p its pricey enough already and I don't want to get extra on top.......

I am assuming secondhand parts are still liable or might I be lucky?
4 Replies | 218 Views
» bike bench wanted
May 07, 2021 - 5:47 PM - by gerry o sullivan
have a friend looking for a bike bench if anybody has one for sale pls let me know
0 Replies | 55 Views
» bike bench wanted
May 07, 2021 - 12:38 PM - by gerry o sullivan
Have a pal looking for a bike lift anything out there for sale ???
0 Replies | 46 Views
» new cb 1300 boldor
May 07, 2021 - 7:22 AM - by menapia dude
folks the new cb 1300 in out in japan for last couple of years, was looking to buy an sp one with half fairing

anyone got any contacts out there as they cant be sold in europe with emissions or something like that

maybe we cant allow these in anyone got any info
10 Replies | 267 Views
» Kawasaki dealer
May 04, 2021 - 12:16 PM - by strokeofgenius
Hello,was wondering who is our main kawasaki dealer in Ireland.Looking for some parts for a viintage kwacker(h2750 1975).Google brings up megabikes or bikeword.What I really want is a kawasaki equivalent of priory motorcycles who have looked after me for old suzuki bits.Thanks.
16 Replies | 463 Views
» Mondello...02/05...anyone bother..???
May 04, 2021 - 11:51 AM - by Jack stowage
any pics or vids....or interest even...
10 Replies | 370 Views
» Cobwebs
May 02, 2021 - 8:13 PM - by HEATZ
Had to blow the cobwebs off

7 Replies | 266 Views
» This one is for keeps
May 02, 2021 - 8:20 AM - by Pumbaa the warthog
It arrived early this morning, thanks to Teds Trucking

A 1978 Gs1000, the first year version from across the Atlantic, spoke wheels were standard over there for that year, it's in decent condition for it's age, the side panels are missing but I will find some, I always wanted one of these and now I do.
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» Just bought a minter
Apr 30, 2021 - 10:49 PM - by menapia dude
42 year old one owner from new never painted zero rust and every single period extra that could be fitted to her

16 Replies | 417 Views
» Garden/Bike shed
Apr 29, 2021 - 8:45 PM - by 2shea
Well lads and ladies.

Any recommendations for a good garden shed? The place is finally dry enough and building is kicking off again.

I was thinking of going with a steel tech shed 8x10 or maybe 10x10 with double doors on a concrete base, run some electricity to it as well as putting an extra zone on the house alarm out there too. The guy that fitted our system said he'd just add an extra wireless sensor out there when we got one which is great.

I'm based around naas so there's also Clane sheds out here too. Anyone have any experience with them?

Main thing for me I suppose is not to go too small. I want it big enough to fit 2 big adv bikes comfortably and space for my riding gear, boots and lids. 10x10 with a centre... [Read More]
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» Silverstone BSB test: Thursday session times and results
Apr 29, 2021 - 10:40 AM - by Admin
Times and results from Thursday’s Superbike, Supersport, Superstock and Ducati Cup sessions at the Silverstone test

Bennetts British Superbike session six - conditions dry

1 52 Danny KUNT GBR Suzuki - Buildbase Hawk Suzuki 53.313 17 18 110.77
2 77 Kyle RYDE GBR BMW - RICH Energy OMG Racing 53.422 14 15 0.109 0.109 110.54
3 44 Gino REA GBR Suzuki - Buildbase Hawk Suzuki 53.435 19 22 0.122 0.013 110.52
4 22 Jason O’HALLORAN AUS Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha 53.637 12 19 0.324 0.202 110.10
5 21 Christian IDDON GBR Ducati - VisionTrack Ducati 53.676 23 26 0.363 0.039 110.02
6 1 Josh BROOKES AUS... [Read More]
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» C50 brakeplate wanted
Apr 29, 2021 - 10:09 AM - by chopper
Have an guy i know driving me mad to find him a brakeplate for his beloved honda c50 .
Anyone got one hanging around.
Its mid 80s
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» Short trip today
Apr 28, 2021 - 2:25 PM - by thecelt

Whiting bay. ardmore .dun garvan and more .
6 Replies | 191 Views
» AXA Rebate.
Apr 28, 2021 - 8:21 AM - by Dexy
AXA are doing the é30 cash back, got a cheque in the post this morning.
8 Replies | 251 Views
» Some day for it.....
Apr 25, 2021 - 5:46 PM - by R.M
Can't remember the last time I saw so many bikes out and about. Perfect conditions today. 400km done. Beer time now.
Seen a lot of older (80s & early 90s) bikes around.
If we got a summer like today, I'd be happy.
18 Replies | 438 Views
» New arrival
Apr 24, 2021 - 10:40 PM - by Alabama Whitman
Just picked this up today from Phillip McCallen's, proper gent. Staff really helpful, got me to spend way too much money 💰🤑😁

33 Replies | 669 Views
» NDM motorcycles
Apr 23, 2021 - 9:42 PM - by goose81
Is this shop still open, want to get my bike setup right suspension wise and I remember hearing this guy was really good.

I remember seeing his website a few years ago but doesn't seem to exist anymore and nothing on the web, is he still in business?
5 Replies | 450 Views
» VRT / VAT and all that b0ll1x!
Apr 22, 2021 - 10:22 AM - by charlieIRL
Can't find an answer online anywhere on this crap - brining in a bike from the Isle of Man (Same as UK) hopefully

I got a quote of €94 for VRT (Bike is 1996) but how do i find out how much vat has to be paid? Bike has 2500 miles on it.

Would like to find out how much they are going to ride me for it and whether i need vaseline

Got this from Revenue too.....
"VAT on new means of transport. For VAT purposes a new means of transport is when a vehicle is less than 6 months old OR has travelled less than 6,000km. Click here for information on... [Read More]
23 Replies | 512 Views
» Where to get aerosol paint
Apr 21, 2021 - 6:19 PM - by sub zero
Hows things lads? I have a set of track fairings that I want to tidy up and was just wondering if anyone can recommend somewhere I can get cellulose aerosol paint? I tried to purchase some from a place in the UK but when I went to checkout turns out they wont post to Ireland. The only place I can think of is Halfords but maybe ye can suggest a better place to get some from. Thanks!
6 Replies | 216 Views
» Delivery of 5 bikes
Apr 20, 2021 - 5:55 PM - by menapia dude
Folks anyone have the capacity to deliver 5 bikes from Dublin to Wexford in next few days
2 Replies | 295 Views
» Frame repair
Apr 19, 2021 - 8:22 PM - by padraic2271
I recently bought a project bike that was dropped at some point and the lug on the frame for the steering damper took a knock. The alloy around the lug is pushed in.

There are no marks or scratches on the frame, it looks like with the right skills the dent could be removed like the paintless repairs can be done on metal panels. The frame has an anodised finish so I want to avoid painting it.

I sent photos to a company that specialise in frame repairs in the UK and they reckon they can repair easily, but with brexit, customs etc I'd rather get repaired in Ireland if possible, does anyone know of anyone in Ireland that might be able to take a look?
76 Replies | 1,904 Views
» Lost bike keys
Apr 18, 2021 - 8:51 PM - by Guzzi One
Bike keys found in Dalkey left in Dun Laoghaire Garda station.
1 Reply | 151 Views
» Kid bike gear
Apr 17, 2021 - 6:43 PM - by thecrutch
Anybody got kids bike gear your kids may have grown out of,

I'm looking for jacket and trousers that preferably zip together, (or trousers on their own)
Doesn't have to be leather, textile is good too
Young lad is 11 teen, average height and build

I'm okay for helmet, boots and gloves

5 Replies | 159 Views
» Getting tyres fitted and balanced Cork
Apr 16, 2021 - 4:27 PM - by hedzball
I somehow can buy tyres 100e cheaper (36% actually) than a big shop and got quoted for the tyres without fitting or tubes..

If I source the tyres myself.. who is best going to look after me?

12 Replies | 381 Views
» Helmets online where to buy ?
Apr 14, 2021 - 8:18 PM - by duck67
And suggestions where to buy helmets online apart from the UK because of VAT..
11 Replies | 430 Views
» Best way to remove rear caliper piston
Apr 14, 2021 - 8:09 AM - by strontium_dog
Back brake is binding badly on my ZRX so I decided I'd have a look. One of the pistons doesn't want to move at all. It's the one that you can't get at as the fluid enters from the other side. I suppose I need to somehow stop the side that moves so that all the pressure goes to the stuck piston. Just wondering on ideas on the best way to do that?

19 Replies | 395 Views
» Dick Head woz'ere.
Apr 13, 2021 - 7:42 PM - by ©-©

Dick Head woz'ere.
7 Replies | 473 Views


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