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» Im thick !
Apr 04, 2020 - 11:20 PM - by allsorts&oddjobs
Lads, i have to admit to being a bit thick, I was out in the shed this evening doing a few jobs when I realised that I have a good few boxes of rubber gloves, I tend to buy them when I see them so as it happens I have nine boxes of them!

Thats ppe !

Fuck me, never thought of it (thats the thick part)

Anyway im dropping them into the hospital tomorrow, but I thought it was worth mentioning on here in case any of ye have a few boxes too, or maybe we can gather a few together, people might have one box or whatever so if we can gather them up they could be given to someone who needs em.

Thoughts ?
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» Ride on tyre sealant and balancer.
Apr 03, 2020 - 3:12 PM - by Chickenhawk
Gonna bite the bullet and tyre fit my own tyres.

What's the worst I can do.

I've no way to balance the tyres and came across this stuff.

Anyone ever use it?
Seems a no brainer if it balances and forms a puncture seal. And there's no weights to fly off.

But does it work or is it another half job?
It's about 40 euro per tyre. I could buy a cheap tyre balancer and weights possibly for that.

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» Nuts
Apr 03, 2020 - 3:04 PM - by Simba
But jealous!
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» Can anyone identify these yokes
Apr 03, 2020 - 12:42 PM - by reb500
11 Replies | 280 Views
» West Cork Off Road
Apr 03, 2020 - 1:49 AM - by ©-©

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» Home service advice please
Apr 02, 2020 - 10:34 PM - by carrigGSR
Lads idle hands as they say, I had planned to drop the bike to the mechanic that has done all work on the bike since I bought to get it ready for summer (after years of riding bikes in all weather , becoming a fair weather biker ) I am mechanical competent- worked in engineering / construction all my working life, but the last bike I done any bit of work on was a 125 virago 20 years ago , I was looking at doing a full service, brakes,plugs,chain an d sprocket etc on the Gsr, itís been parked up ( full dry garage) the last year and a bit and was well over due a service when parked up . I have... [Read More]
7 Replies | 231 Views
» motorbike colouring charts for the kiddies
Apr 02, 2020 - 7:52 AM - by thecrutch


see link above for honda colouring charts for kids
google the same for any other motorcycle company
10 Replies | 188 Views
» Anywhere open?
Apr 01, 2020 - 3:34 PM - by Technician
Under lockdown does a service shop count as essential? I'm looking for tyres - the likes of Cotters would be ideal. The feckers never answer the phone and the website gives no indication.
9 Replies | 537 Views
» 06 R1 price
Mar 31, 2020 - 9:45 PM - by Born2Survive
Folks would anyone give me idea on what a very clean '06 R1 with 23.680 miles go for?
I looked at dd etc and getting mad prices.
Mate has one and I might buy it off him.
So thought I will ask here.
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» Bike Related Virtual Museums
Mar 31, 2020 - 4:46 PM - by thecrutch

if you bored, at home, take a virtual museum trip

if there are others, post the links up
2 Replies | 116 Views
» Sylvain Guintoli at Cadwell
Mar 31, 2020 - 12:23 PM - by PADDYOT
Some way to earn a living.
Skip to 5:40 to see his almost crash/slide.
Skip to 6:30 to see him give a run down on his airbag leathers. Some bit of kit, I never knew they were re-usable once they'd 'deployed'. That new GSXR is some weapon too.

7 Replies | 209 Views
» Head gasket advice
Mar 30, 2020 - 4:12 PM - by thecelt
Sorry folks looking for a bit of advice .have the head off of my honda 360t I think the cam loves look ok see pics valve rockers look ok too but am wondering if I should go and change the head gasket while I have this much stripped. Bearing in mind I dont have a set of rings and I'm not sure what to do if I remove the cam chain .sorry if it's a stupid question but this is all new to me .cheers in advance

... [Read More]
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» Head gasket advice
Mar 30, 2020 - 4:11 PM - by thecelt
Sorry folks looking for a bit of advice .have the head off of my honda 360t I think the cam loves look ok see pics valve rockers look ok too but am wondering if I should go and change the head gasket while I have this much stripped. Bearing in mind I dont have a set of rings and I'm not sure what to do if I remove the cam chain .sorry if it's a stupid question but this is all new to me .cheers in advance
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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
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» 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?
52 Replies | 1,681 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.

6 Replies | 226 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?

6 Replies | 362 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.

... [Read More]
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» 2020 Munster 100 Cork Road Race Cancelled
Mar 26, 2020 - 12:38 PM - by Unfazed
Another one gone for this year,
3 Replies | 107 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.

35 Replies | 857 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
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» 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
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]
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» R.I.P Tony Rutter
Mar 24, 2020 - 4:37 PM - by Jack stowage
Sad for Michael...R.I.P
7 Replies | 237 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, Ä300k 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]
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» 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:

4 Replies | 151 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.....

3 Replies | 186 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!!

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

what say you??
46 Replies | 1,428 Views
» Polishing
Mar 21, 2020 - 4:44 PM - by doohanno1
Anybody doing metal polishing around Dublin or north Kildare.?
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 | 179 Views
» Pirelli Anger ST
Mar 19, 2020 - 2:43 AM - by R.M
I see Megabikes doing a set for Ä180.

Are these any good? Anyone running them?

Surely can't go wrong for price.
33 Replies | 843 Views


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