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» Sumitomo HM90 unsealed connectors?
Jan 19, 2018 - 8:48 PM - by Caffeine
Any idea where I could get a few of these around here? I think they're the connectors for the sidelights of the fz6.
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» Buying in Uk
Jan 19, 2018 - 3:51 PM - by REDLINE-0
Howdi folks.
Has anyone resident here bought and registered a bike in UK and after 12 months imported it it even possible to do
Reason for query looking at less than 1yr old very low mileage and have access to UK address. Vrt would have to paid
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» Triumph Explorer 1200
Jan 19, 2018 - 1:03 PM - by 2shea
Anyone on here have/had one? I'd be looking at a used on 2012-2013 but Iv read they has been alot of issues with them. Better off sticking to Honda/Yamaha?
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» Replacement bolts for brake discs.
Jan 19, 2018 - 12:15 PM - by Trogdor
Hi Lads,

I had to replace the front brake discs on the Fazer however 2 bolts woundn't budge and ended rounding them after using penetrating oil, blow torch, hammer etc.

The remaining bolts look to be in good shape apart for maybe 1.

I need to order some replacement ones and wondering if anyone could recommend what grade bolts I need.

I done a little digging and stainless steel looks to be a no no but titanium is pretty pricey.

Bolts are M8 x 25mm

Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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» Bandit not starting!!
Jan 19, 2018 - 11:03 AM - by CTD
Hi guys,

Bit of help needed. I know very little about mechanics etc. Had an issue this morning with my bandit. Wouldnt start. The battery seems fine and the starter was going, just didnt seem to catch. Obviously with the cold weather could it be the spark plugs or something? Dont want to shell out for a mechanic if its just the cold weather.

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» Pre-test Navan
Jan 19, 2018 - 8:49 AM - by dd1985
Hi folks,

The age old question - any recommendations as to a good instructor for a Pre-test in Navan? I see lots of answers in the forums, just looking for some up to date opinions,

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» Bike/van
Jan 18, 2018 - 10:10 PM - by titanium wrists
Anybody know if you can fit a race bike in the back of a crewcab Vauxhall vivaro lwb
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» Dakar ?
Jan 18, 2018 - 6:30 PM - by Holy Moly
Anybody been watching this ?
The coverage from Eurosport is a bit bare due to time difference and the remote nature of the event. But some of the stuff they've had to overcome is nuts, the dunes are unreal on the 1st few days. The level of attrition is huge on the bikes this year.
Not fully up to date with all his vlogs, but Lyndon Pozkitt from the UK on the Malle Moto class updates to YouTube every day for behind the scenes/on board stuff. Slick videos and the onboard view of the dunes at full pelt is scary. I find it fascinating, although nowhere near as dangerous as in the '80's/90's.
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» Helmet speaker headset
Jan 18, 2018 - 12:55 AM - by torquey
Hi guys just wondering if anyone can recommend a good handset to put in your helmet so you can stay in contact with your mates while riding! No need for Bluetooth as it will only be to contact lads travelling alongside me.

Any info would be great.

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» chancy young wan questions opinions required
Jan 18, 2018 - 12:11 AM - by Kazawhaki
Just looking at maybe getting a cheap chancy young wan second hand assuming I can find one that allows you to add multiple waypoints in one trip. I know nothing about them, usually I have a quick glance at the map before leaving and take my chances once on the road but might be a handy back up to have in the top box just in case. Was looking at gar min nuvi 660 or 610 but can't seem to find a definite answer about whether you can add multiple checkpoints to a longer journey. Anyone here with any experience or info?
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» Where to rent a bike after crash?
Jan 17, 2018 - 5:15 PM - by Ger310
Hi all,just before Christmas myself and the bike had a bit of a run in with an idiot and his was entirely his fault but the aul fart is telling a few porkies and even though he can't back anything he is saying up and the fact that I can and I even have a witness he is still trying everything to drag this out as long as possible!!.....Now after 5 weeks out of work due to a broken foot it looks like I should get the all clear next week to go back (FINGERS CROSSED) but the bike is as it is since the accident and is about 1500 away from being back on the road! as I work shift work public transport is not gonna work so I am wondering is there somewhere I could rent a bike relatively inexpensive (i'm fairly skint as you can imagine) for 1-3 weeks until i get back on my... [Read More]
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» 2018 Yamaha MT09 SP Review - with aglio & basilico
Jan 17, 2018 - 4:46 PM - by Duke RR
2018 MT09 SP review " "

( translation is there / thereabouts )

More refined and effective than the standard bike: the MT-09SP adds a touch of glamor and performance to the naked Yamaha tuning

SP as Sport Production. Or SP as a Special? Be that as it may, an acronym that several Houses have used several times, in the golden days of competitions for series derivatives. A symbol historically dear to Yamaha, which in recent (relatively) times has used it several times, starting from the YZF 750SP of the late 90s, passing through the YZF-R1 almost a
... [Read More]
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» anyone know this polish and buffing ball?
Jan 17, 2018 - 3:14 PM - by Dymag
anyone know/use these products??? recommend them, run a mile from them?

specifically Flitz Polish and the Buff Ball

check them out here...
4 Replies | 368 Views
» DRZ 400 starter issue
Jan 17, 2018 - 1:56 PM - by superbadonkey
I'm having a bit of trouble with the DRZ at the moment. I wasn't getting anything at all from it when I hit the starter button, not even a noise off the relay so I did a starter relay bypass to check if that's the problem and she sprang into life.

So I replaced the relay with a new one, now I can hear the relay click when I hit the starter, but there's no juice travelling trough it. No spark either when doing a relay bypass.

I all my connections seem to be okay and the fuse is good to. Could there be something I'm missing?
13 Replies | 482 Views
» Fazor tick over problem
Jan 17, 2018 - 1:36 PM - by haz619
Hi all I have a fz6 2005,
The problem that I have with it is that sometimes when Im riding the tickover will dramatically change for example I was riding the other day and it went up to 4000 rpm and I had to adjust downwards then last week it went all the way down to about 500 and continued to conk out. Sometimes when I adjusted the adjustment screw it doesnt do anything or it will only change the rpm slightly before the skrew is at its full extent, then when I ride for a minute or two the rpm will change to however tight the skrew is if that makes sense. What do you think the problem could be and how much would it cost to fix thanks in advance
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» I polished one or two of
Jan 17, 2018 - 1:31 PM - by scorpy
Thought I'd get the frame and swinger on the CR500 AF powder coated as they were looking fairly tarnished, but decided to give them another run with the polishing kit. Didn't turn out too bad.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.... [Read More]
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» some questions and observations
Jan 17, 2018 - 12:48 PM - by bandit_eile
I started biking last summer at 33 and got my own bike in September. Am loving it so far. I wasn't on it much in December but last Sunday i got a four hour spin all around Dublin Bay and in around town. Really enjoyed it.

some questions and observations:
what's the official guidance on coming down very steep hills, like Howth or into Chapelizod? Engine breaking?

I came across a small patch of ice under tree cover in the Phoenix Park. I assume its slow gently, keep off the brakes if possible?

Finally, on my bike (2002 Bandit) I get some trouble getting into neutral and first after being in higher gears, like say at a stop sign. I even have to let the clutch out a bit to jig it into place.

As a newbie, for what it's... [Read More]
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» be carefull out there, this am
Jan 17, 2018 - 8:04 AM - by acdc
was lout at 6-7 minor roads are still bit frozen possible of black ice , so drive safe
12 Replies | 454 Views
» Akrapovic Decals WANTED
Jan 16, 2018 - 11:20 PM - by Nareik
As said a smart fella was at my Superduke with a power washer and decided to make shit of the heatproof Akrapovic decals.

Anyone got a couple stuck in a draw/shed by any chance lads??
3 Replies | 314 Views
» Buying Bikes in the UK
Jan 16, 2018 - 10:34 PM - by apw99
I was wondering if anyone has experience of buying bikes in the UK? For example if I see a bike in a UK shop but want to go and see it and buy it all in the 1 day, how do you manage the payment? Bank transfers could take a few days to process?
Load a credit card? But will they take a credit card payment?
Cash - bit dodgy i would imagine?

Anyone any experience of doing this?
30 Replies | 864 Views
» For the day thats in it.............
Jan 16, 2018 - 5:56 PM - by Japcati
5 Replies | 445 Views
» Tall/TT screen for CBr600rr
Jan 16, 2018 - 5:20 PM - by Japcati
Anyone know where to get a tall/TT style 1 for a 2006 CBR600rr?

Looked through Ebay and Amazon,but only standard or double bubbles.

12 Replies | 434 Views
» cyclone v2 replacement alarms, new ncs alarms
Jan 15, 2018 - 11:20 PM - by sharpbikes
has anyone had any experience of the newer version of the cyclone v2 alarm, ncs alarms now making them and pushing the newer model. wondering if its as good if not better than the v2
3 Replies | 267 Views
» XLMoto Slipstream Waterproof Backpack: quick look
Jan 15, 2018 - 7:57 PM - by ridelikeaturtle
20 quid (+ 9 shipping) for a waterproof, hard-ish shell backpack? Yeah, I'll have that.

Let's have a quick look.

DSCN0014-001.jpg DSCN0015-001.jpg DSCN0016-001.jpg
... [Read More]
24 Replies | 716 Views
» How much is this bike worth ?
Jan 15, 2018 - 2:57 PM - by Snurger
Howye lads.

I was in the local having a pint one evening on the way home from work. I had pulled in on the way home so I had all the bike gear on me. An old boy at the bar started chatting to me about the bike that he bought 10 years before, he said he bought it with the intention of doing a drive around Ireland and potentially doing a bit of a tour on the bike.

He didnt know the make or model of the bike and basically told me that it had been sitting up in his shed for 9 years and essentially he had only ever clocked up 30km on the bike. It was at that point he asked me would I be interested in buying it from him as he felt that it was a waste that the bike was just sitting up in a shed.

So I tell him I would be interested to see what kind of... [Read More]
17 Replies | 1,336 Views
» K3 gsxr 600 breather hose leak.
Jan 15, 2018 - 12:28 PM - by burninrubber
Lads I bought a K3 600 track bike and fuel is leaking from breather hose from back of tank.
Tank is almost empty, and it stops leaking when engine is running.
Any ideas?
14 Replies | 438 Views
» more help needed
Jan 15, 2018 - 10:05 AM - by fabiostar
ok lads. the never ending story about this spondon i bought over a year ago.

long story short iv traced the history of this bike after eventually talking to the man that actually built it and its lead me back to sunny Ireland..

i cant for the life of me remember the guys name i bought it from down in galway but i know a few of you boys put me right about it when i bought it.

so question. was it a guy called Steven Murphy by any chance.

the builders of the bike did confirm that it went to Ireland to be raced straight after it was built but cant remember who they shipped it to... [Read More]
11 Replies | 705 Views
» Price for kill switch
Jan 14, 2018 - 5:12 PM - by Bikersid
Hi got kill switch fitted to cbr600F new switch and two hours labour 260 Euro sound bit much or about right? I would have expected switch was easy to fit, thanks
21 Replies | 1,156 Views
» Emulators
Jan 14, 2018 - 2:37 PM - by doohanno1
Anybody ever fit the likes of "Race Tech" gold emulators to bandit 1200 style forks..
If so is it worth the hassle..
19 Replies | 561 Views
» Info on track days
Jan 14, 2018 - 2:30 PM - by Anthony Byrne
Hey looking to get information on track days. Im new to it (never as in brand new) and thinking of buying a race bike just for the odd day out and a bit of fun. From what Ive read up to access Mondello you need to do a training day 1st to get a license there and then you can enter various different levels. Is this the best way to start out?

Currently enjoying the f800gs but would love to expand further into the track racing
6 Replies | 468 Views
» Brembo pads
Jan 14, 2018 - 11:38 AM - by DavyH
Anyone using these,going to be used for a road bike with some track days in between. Wondering weather to go Sintered or Carbon ceramic. Any suggestions on beat place to get them too,no one seems to stock them in Ireland,at least not for bikes
15 Replies | 692 Views
» Pics: Bike Pic of the Month January 2018
Jan 14, 2018 - 8:25 AM - by Bruce
Happy new year to all on

Cotters are back as sponsors for 2018 - thanks lads

There will again be a 50 voucher for each of the monthly winners...

Get out on yer bikes and share the pictures...

Usual rules apply...

Please enter the competition in the spirit in which it is intended and use a picture taken in January.

Pictures must contain... [Read More]
17 Replies | 751 Views
» Where can I get a Hawk alarm fitted...?
Jan 14, 2018 - 12:00 AM - by Born2Survive
Hey all. Bought a Aprilla Falco other day and have rang a few bike shops asking would they fit a Hawk alarm I have ordered and is on way here. Out of 4 shops I asked 3 said don't fit alarms unless they supply and other does not fit alarms on bikes at all.
I know some people don't like talking alarms but I do and it's a bit early warning for outside house.
Anyone know someone in Dublin that will fit, it comes with instructions for my bike model but I don't want to mess with electrics etc... Hey I cut into a hi-fi wire few years ago only to find when I cut it was still plugged into mains.
5 Replies | 436 Views


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