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» Austrian museum fire
Jan 18, 2021 - 9:30 PM - by DavyH
A pretty significant loss ,it had a huge amount of irreplaceable bikes


https://www.visordown.com/news/gener...torcycles-lost
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» bike collected from manchester ?
Jan 18, 2021 - 9:26 AM - by menapia dude
folks anyone over in Blighty this week, have a bike wants collecting in manchester ?, its a small trails
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» Gentleman
Jan 16, 2021 - 9:46 AM - by Technician
So yesterday I was en route to the VRT office to get my classic assessed when I spluttered to a halt on the M50 unexpectedly. Managed to get over to the side across traffic lanes before it completely died. Hadn't noticed but my fuel tap had been set to reserve and the tank was dry.

Bollox I thought, nothing near me and on that long stretch between 10 and 11 going south so facing a decent walk for a Jerry can at a minimum, not to mention VRT appointment in 20 mins, for which there's a no-show penalty of Ä45 I think.

About to dial the AA and resigning myself to an hour freezing at the side of the M50 when a Hiace pulls up...

"What's up?"

"Outta fuel"

"Where ya going?"

... [Read More]
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» Not dead yet
Jan 15, 2021 - 11:20 PM - by dufferman
Hope you are all keeping somewhat sane lads and lassies,

Do you remember Oisin Hughes and the documentary Not Dead Yet. It covered his trip from Ireland across Europe and doing the road of bones,

I thought it was brilliant and have watched it a rack of times. Is there anything that anyone has watched similar that's worth a watch (looking for recommendations).

I watched long way up recently and couldn't get me head round it. It was ok but seemed to be thrown together especially nearing the end. Converting a bus to carry the bikes was the more or less the penultimate episode and it hardly featured in the last episode after. Pointless imo.

Anyway if there's something you have seen that's worth a look to kill an hour in the evening... [Read More]
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» workshop manual for xjr 1300
Jan 15, 2021 - 11:05 AM - by menapia dude
folks im balancing a set of carbs tomorrow on a xjr 1200 anyone got a workshop manual i can download ?
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» Carb balancers
Jan 14, 2021 - 5:50 PM - by Pumbaa the warthog
Well lads, I need a set of gauges, is there anywhere in this country that sells them?
7 Replies | 228 Views
» Norton Model 50
Jan 13, 2021 - 1:33 PM - by Dr.Tom
Inheriting (well paying a fee for it) one soon as a semi basket case mid restoration job.

1961 Irish bike.

Anyone here have one?
6 Replies | 223 Views
» Farewell prince
Jan 13, 2021 - 10:55 AM - by joe mc gonagle
some of ye may remember prince from jodyfest over the year.
Unfortunately I have an appointment with vet today at 12 to put him to sleep. He s 16 years old has been a great companion. Im going to miss my pal
47 Replies | 793 Views
» Battery acid -New EU reg from 1st Feb 2021
Jan 12, 2021 - 8:24 PM - by Error52
Don't think this has been covered. You can't buy dry batteries with separate acid pack from Feb

"As of February 1st, 2021, Regulation (EU) 2019/1148 that prohibits the sale of sulfuric acid for batteries to the public and to end-users, will enter into force and be applied throughout the European territory.

The principle is to prevent the use of sulfuric acid (which usually comes in the form of a pack with the unactivated battery), for purposes other than charging and activating a battery.

All distribution players will have to adapt to this new regulation.


These batteries must be charged and activated by a professional before being sold to public. The professional will make sure that the battery is delivered to the... [Read More]
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» Addresspal
Jan 12, 2021 - 7:42 PM - by Jack stowage
So since the 1st jan if you buy something on ebay etc in uk..you get it sent to your home delivery address....they're still using the delivery address in the UK..so my question is...how do the customs know what's in the package as the package is just being sent to another uk address..no information on package needed..anyone.?
32 Replies | 830 Views
» Tyga !
Jan 11, 2021 - 10:00 PM - by N11 EXPRESS
Anyone whoís familiar with tyga stuff knows we have had to order from jap four performance in the uk as he had the rights to the uk and ireland market
So now because of Brexit we can now order from tyga Europe 👍
2 Replies | 207 Views
» Valve shims
Jan 10, 2021 - 9:23 PM - by HEATZ
anyone got any 13mm shims (82 KZ750) knocking about?

need a 235 and a 240 and ordering then onlines an arseache atm n ive the bike in bits waiting for em
8 Replies | 246 Views
» Travels
Jan 09, 2021 - 4:10 PM - by ninky_nonk
Lovely day today, thought about making a cup of black coffee and went out the back garden and visited the scooter in the garage. No fancy shop coffees here as I spent all the money on the FZ6. Saw a friendly garda car drive by the house.





Some day roundy mooney, the covid will be gone and the warmer weather will be here and we can ride again.

Researching lighter tax disc holder options for 1mph+ quicker... [Read More]
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» Old mondello
Jan 09, 2021 - 3:05 AM - by joe williams
Local boy next to me hand painted an old sign for me , I think it's a cracker , what he think ?????
3 Replies | 197 Views
» whats the value of these 2 beauts
Jan 07, 2021 - 11:13 AM - by menapia dude
Folks,

I might have a shot at buying these 2 bikes very rare and sought after,have any of ye an idea of their value, i have been giving the price on the Z1000R and am happy with it,the Black Bomber has not got a price yet ,so i said i try ye here


5 Replies | 363 Views
» Any Irish ever been in the Dakar? (Bikes)
Jan 06, 2021 - 4:21 PM - by BigDiggity
What's the craic lads, been watching the Dakar the last few days and watched it a bit over recent years.

Does anyone know if any Irish riders have taken part in the bike category in the Dakar Rally? If so... did they finish?
36 Replies | 678 Views
» Z650
Jan 05, 2021 - 6:34 PM - by Pumbaa the warthog
Put the z650 up on the bench yesterday to do a few jobs, took off the tank today and was taking off the carbs for a good service when I spotted this mod! 🤔🤭

9 Replies | 283 Views
» Bloody cold out there......
Jan 05, 2021 - 5:19 PM - by R.M
Got out for short spin today, just to keep battery topped up. Bike hadn't been ridden since late Oct or early Nov. It struggled to start, but did.
Wore 2 t shirts under lined jacket and had jeans on under pants. Roads were still damp and winter sun didn't help. Not much fun. Only spent 45mins out and brimmed the tank up with juice near home. Hosed down and put away for milder days.
42 Replies | 1,005 Views
» The Honda sp1.5!
Jan 05, 2021 - 1:35 AM - by N11 EXPRESS
Ok Iano Iíll admit defeat. Anyway only changed the swinger to fit the pipe 😝


upload host share images


upload image online for url

... [Read More]
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» xt 500 collection from germany
Jan 04, 2021 - 1:40 PM - by menapia dude
folks, i need someone to collect an xt 500 from germany, i have it advertised on shiply and clicktrans, are there any other site i should try, was hoping to get it collected sometime this week as seller keen to have it gone thanks
14 Replies | 492 Views
» Donedealuser on adverts
Jan 02, 2021 - 6:44 PM - by joe williams
Any one else keep bumping into adds on adverts by donedealuser, always has a different number after the user name , it's getting fair annoying , these adds are never replyed to , is it some kind of survey or what , it's taken the piss . Latest add is a vfr 750 up on adverts .
17 Replies | 534 Views
» Buying a bike in the North
Jan 01, 2021 - 8:44 PM - by Alabama Whitman
Am I right in thinking that because The North is staying in the EU's single market and applying EU custom rules at it's ports that we can still buy bikes in there and avoid import duties and VAT?
13 Replies | 621 Views
» Any Honda Fireblade projects for sale?
Jan 01, 2021 - 7:03 PM - by charlieIRL
Thinking of buying a pre 2000 Fireblade but donít have a huge budget so would consider a long term project / streetfighter to return to original over time etc.
Anything out there?
3 Replies | 182 Views
» 2021
Dec 31, 2020 - 8:19 PM - by allsorts&oddjobs
Happy new year lads, hope 2021 is a helluva lot better than this poxbottle kuntflap of one and that we all get out on the roads meeting old friends and new, roll on summer
16 Replies | 450 Views
» HG Metal Polishing Drogheda
Dec 30, 2020 - 8:28 PM - by soccersmyth
Anyone know if they're still on the go.

No response from any of the contact details I can find for them.
1 Reply | 140 Views
» European sales websites for bikes
Dec 30, 2020 - 1:19 PM - by sharpbikes
suppose its time to work out where the best value is to be had in mainland europe. uk market has become a bit of a pisstake so whats everyones usual choice from mainland europe when something cannot be bought from local stealers and breakers......

we all know the usual louis.eu and fcmoto but what else is out there, as for alot of lads its gonna be a case of scouring through random german and french websites looking for value and lets face it delivery times will come into it to now were shopping from further afield. carpimoto have been quite good in the past from italy, and ive not seen many other places match their price on brembo pads.
30 Replies | 976 Views
» contact with regards to recalls
Dec 30, 2020 - 10:10 AM - by sharpbikes
Just wondering if anybody would have the number for honda ireland, ive tried honda ireland cage number and thats no use, the dealers ive rang couldnt give me a number. have a few recalls on my blade need sorting and i was expecting an uphill struggle with the dealers but not getting ahold of someone to confirm and sort the recall is quite annoying. TIA
20 Replies | 384 Views
» A complete Bellend
Dec 29, 2020 - 6:09 PM - by menapia dude
I delve thru DD on a regular basis, this same Bike ad comes up with unreal advertising this time itís a rare barn find last month it was compared to a ac cobra, the price is way over the top, some folk are not living in the real world anyways if ya get a chance have a look
3 Replies | 319 Views
» quick spin
Dec 26, 2020 - 5:39 PM - by croaker 1000 k1
got out for a quick spin today... weather not great...my bike at 44 yrs old is in better condition than I am .. lol
10 Replies | 361 Views
» Santy arrived early
Dec 24, 2020 - 7:02 PM - by scudster
Picked up this little baby last weekend. Ď77 DT250
14 Replies | 317 Views
» 88 slingshot
Dec 23, 2020 - 9:38 PM - by menapia dude
Well folks nearing the end of the restro hope ye liked her






... [Read More]
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» New Bike.....
Dec 23, 2020 - 9:27 PM - by 2shea


Arrived Saturday morning delighted with it.
23 Replies | 526 Views
» What luggage are you using?
Dec 23, 2020 - 5:32 PM - by grahambo2005
So I just bought and 2016 Super Adventure T

Need to get luggage for it.
I'd like to get boxes (Like Touratech boxes)
I'm aware of:
Touratech
Hepco and Becker
XL Moto
Givi

I had a look at their gear and Touratech Zega X with the cut out for the Exhaust looks the best so far. (2x 37L boxes and 99cm wide)

Anyone else got any recommendations?
5 Replies | 122 Views

 

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