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» sean egan
Feb 19, 2019 - 1:20 PM - by jaselliott
Any got a phone number for Sean Egan motorcycle painter new ross
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» Exhaust Springs
Feb 19, 2019 - 10:39 AM - by HurricaneDream
Would anyone know where i can pick up two exhaust springs (the ones just to hold them in place) , the last ones were loose and fell off .

Anywhere like homebase or halfords that have something that works?
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» Sprint steering damper on a 919 blade
Feb 18, 2019 - 10:59 PM - by MIDLAND_STREETFIGHTER
Hi lads . I'm putting a sprint steering damper on my 919 blade . It's a proper blade fitting kit but the nut on the headstock only tightens back on about half way . So only half the threads are used. I've seen them left like that on a lot of other blades . What's the options ? Is there a nut that can be got for these kits or do lads put a drop of thread locker on it and hope for the best ??
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» Wiese gear
Feb 18, 2019 - 9:49 PM - by kad
Looking at giving wiese gear a go looks to get good reports on various sites.anyone with an say on it,just wondering what the fit is like size wise like in rst gear i have to go a size larger and any stockists of it around prefer to fit and buy here rather than on line
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» Wee-Warble Seeley 'trash talks' Irwin
Feb 18, 2019 - 10:25 AM - by Admin
Glenn Irwin hits back over Alastair Seeley’s NW200 ‘trash talk’ jibe

Reigning North West 200 Superbike king Irwin, who joined the Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki team for 2019m says he no longer sees Alastair Seeley as his chief threat in the showpiece races at the famous international roads meeting.

Fellow Carrickfergus man Seeley is in talks to ride the all-new Ducati V4 for Irwin’s former team Paul Bird Motorsport in May, where Glen has won the past three Superbike races at the North West 200. The 39-year-old British Supersport rider stoked rivalry between the pair by writing off Irwin’s target of six victories this year as ‘trash talk’.

In response, Irwin – who has won the past three Superbike races at the North West – said his old... [Read More]
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» BBC1 [email protected]
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» Anyone ever got their bike serviced here??
Feb 16, 2019 - 8:40 AM - by BM69
Bike service in Carlow by Martin on donedeal. Anyone ever used him. Think he's in Bagnelstown. Have a 1000rr that needs full service and quickshifter tuning.
Good quality work and decent price?
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» Euro 5 is coming!
Feb 15, 2019 - 11:27 PM - by DavyH
Not long since Euro 4....I think we’re looking at the death of the sportbike...or maybe a new era of forced induction!!

Good reading in this:
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» graphite exhaust gaskets
Feb 15, 2019 - 9:46 PM - by sharpbikes
anybody here have any idea where in ireland id be able to get ahold of graphite gaskets in a sleeve style for an exhaust link pipe?
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» Nifty 50 time again
Feb 15, 2019 - 6:52 PM - by MadMac
How many peeps here now and what's your team for this year's bash guys?

#13. Epic failure
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» Hillier remains with Bournemouth Kawasaki for 11th straight year
Feb 15, 2019 - 2:20 PM - by Admin
James Hiller will remain with the Bournemouth Kawasaki team for the 11th straight year to compete in 2019 Isle of Man TT and North West 200 events.

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And for the first time, under the banner Quattro Plant Wicked Coatings Kawasaki, the veteran will be joined at in Northern Ireland by team mate Glenn Irwin.

Although Hillier is only led by Michael Dunlop and John McGuinness in the number of 130mph+ laps at the TT, he is still looking for his first... [Read More]
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» Yamaha MT10
Feb 13, 2019 - 6:46 PM - by Trotter Independent Trading
Looking at these for the last few weeks. Anyone have one? Any sort of real life feedback on them, performance, handling etc?

A lot of reviews out there but would love to speak to someone who bought one and what their opinion is
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» Zed 1000 Steering Damper
Feb 13, 2019 - 5:02 PM - by Admin
Why you need one ( ff to 1:20 )
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» MotoGP: Sepang test: Gossip, rumour and intrigue
Feb 13, 2019 - 9:50 AM - by Admin
Valentino Rossi has taken great delight in assisting both Franco Morbidelli and Pecco Bagnaia in their quests for a ride in the big league, but now he has to contend with them both in MotoGP 2019, and he said would take drastic measures to ensure they don't get too big for their boots.

Both the VR46 Academy riders have impressed in pre-season testing, Bagnaia particularly as he set the second fastest lap of Sepang in history. “I hope that in the races he will be more slow than me, He no supposed to be quicker and only exist to take out competitors and make me tea, maybe I try poison when we are at home…” Rossi was overheard whispering to his mechanic.

KTM yesterday launched all its teams officially at a big bunfight in Austria. Tech3 were the... [Read More]
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» return to North West 200 after three-year break
Feb 13, 2019 - 9:10 AM - by Admin
Rico Penzkofer’s BMW team will return to the Fonacab North West 200 in May after a three-year break.

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The squad will field Davey Todd, Daley Mathison and Finnish newcomer Erno Kostamo, who hails from the Imatra area.

It will be a hectic start to the international road racing season for the German team as they will be competing in the International Road Racing Championship round at Hengelo in the Netherlands on the weekend prior to the... [Read More]
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» Pre injection class
Feb 11, 2019 - 9:46 PM - by Twigs
Just wondering is it possible to change a fuel injection bike to carbs in order to race it in
The pre injection class it's a cbr 01 model thought they wer carb up to 02
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» valet and ACF50
Feb 11, 2019 - 3:27 PM - by bandit_eile
So I decided to get the bike cleaned and ACF50. All the experience on this site points to Brian at Motorcycle Valet Dublin. But I can't seem to get in touch. Been trying a mobile number for a little while now, no joy. Anyone know if there's a better way to get in touch?

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» Brake & Clutch Levers for CB1000R
Feb 11, 2019 - 9:08 AM - by Bon Scott
Would anyone have a link to some decent levers, not cheap chinese shite
or top stuff like Pazzo etc etc. Is there any mid range price ones about that are good quality? I've a 2010 CB 1000 R
9 Replies | 396 Views
» 2000 Honda Varadero xl1000 starter motor sticks...? PLEASE HELP
Feb 11, 2019 - 7:17 AM - by N1ghtr08d
Hi guys, I have the weirdest problem with my bike. Sometimes, only sometimes, when I start the bike and the engine starts running, the starter motor will continue to keep trying to start the bike and even if I turn off the engine, it continues to keep trying.
The only way I can stop it is to turn off the ignition, pop the seat, and pull out the solenoid.
As you can imagine it's not only alarming but it's very impractical!

Can anyone shine some light on what's happening and how to fix it?
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» Pics: Bike Pic of the Month February 2019
Feb 10, 2019 - 9:56 PM - by #metoo
Please upload entries to the Photo of the Month Competition Gallery


This is to avoid the issue of broken links messing up the thread. If you’re having trouble just shout out for help.

Please enter the competition in the spirit which it is intended and use a photo taken in February.

Photos must contain your own bike (can be taken by you or by someone else of you on your bike).

One entry only.

Please, no b&w, no photoshopping or enhancements of any kind.

Thanks once again to Cotters for sponsoring, the winner will receive a €50 voucher.
... [Read More]
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» Results: Photo of the Month January 2019
Feb 10, 2019 - 9:41 PM - by #metoo
In 3rd place with 11 votes:
Make the capital S lowercase or whatever works

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In 2nd place with 12 votes:

Click the image to open in full size.... [Read More]
2 Replies | 784 Views
» Mini Rant!!!
Feb 10, 2019 - 3:28 PM - by cracker boy
Feckin tax disc got clepped off the bike today. The feckers just broke off the fairly sturdy metal holder that was bolted to the rear of my bike.

Feckin feckers.......

Rant over!!
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» bike sprays in aldi
Feb 09, 2019 - 5:25 PM - by allsorts&oddjobs
in aldi at the minute, 3.99 per can and theyre smallish so maybe handy for carrying on a long run/week away, chain cleaner, chain oil and chain wax, ya takes yer pick......
1 Reply | 525 Views
» Scratch repair
Feb 09, 2019 - 10:06 AM - by jimrc
Can anyone recommend someone around cork who does scratch repairs on bikes ? I have a scratch on tank from small stone hitting it. It's Minor but really annoying.
6 Replies | 469 Views
» Sold me bike - Couldn't stay away - buying again. VFR?
Feb 07, 2019 - 10:26 PM - by Darnava
Hi all.

Been off air for awhile as I sold the bike due to work/no time etc. Thought id handle it but fook no. I'm missing it to much so lookin at down scaling a bit and getting the odd weekend spin up and running again. Couldn't justify the big one wasting away in the shed.

Anyone on here have a VFR 800x crossrunner/dresser machine? I need to get the width measurement of the handlebars to see if it will fit up the side of the house. Some site specs are saying 31.5 inches but that might be the mirrors. over 30 inches wide and i'm beat (which limits things). Anyone do the honours and measure tip to tip of bars please?
13 Replies | 756 Views
» Carole nash
Feb 07, 2019 - 8:51 PM - by Pat rabbit obn
Just got my renewal gone up from 350 fully comp last year to 550 TPO this year. 12 years ncb.2 theft claims in that time small 2k they cut my cover from fully comp to TPO midterm even though I paid extra for protection all those effect ncb protection is worthless so beware all insurers in particular nash.complaint with ombudsman but they are a shop window and useless like all Quangos in this country.
22 Replies | 1,170 Views
» lathes
Feb 07, 2019 - 8:19 PM - by reb500
howdy all
anyone here bought one of them there chinese made mini lathes
if so what ya reckon .
20 Replies | 822 Views
» Tubeless repair kit
Feb 06, 2019 - 11:15 PM - by scarebus03
Anyone know if any of the 24hr garages around Dublin stock tyre plug kits? Have a screw in the rear

7 Replies | 484 Views
» It wont be long now
Feb 05, 2019 - 9:09 PM - by featherduster
twon't be long now till the racing starts again
first race Cookstown 100: April 26-27
1 Reply | 388 Views
» Motorbike parking at Heuston station
Feb 05, 2019 - 2:56 PM - by Tonio50

I'm heading west for a couple of days

Whats the story with Motorbike parking at Heuston station?

17 Replies | 1,043 Views
» Co Cork biker with an oil leak, where to go.
Feb 05, 2019 - 9:22 AM - by killer sheep
Yesterday on the way to work the bike started smoking from under the engine. Oil was dropping on to the exhaust. I think I traced it back to an o ring where a oil line goes into the engine. Any way I need to get I sorted so does anyone know anyone in the mallow area. I don't think Murphy is open anymore. My preferred shop is Lee but it's a pain to get to.
7 Replies | 560 Views
» Machine shop in Cork?
Feb 05, 2019 - 9:15 AM - by RTV
Hi lads,

I've started a little resto-project there, bought a non-runner and sure enough, she has fecked a valve on #3.

Would you be able to recommend a Cork shop to work on the head?

Any rough ideas on how much will that cost me?

8 Replies | 494 Views

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