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» Classic Superbike Rules and Regs
Nov 25, 2017 - 3:22 AM - by robh
Hi All, For anyone who's interested, the Classic superbike class has been accepted as an official MCI championship at the recent MCI AGM, It is at present a southern only class but will still have to go the MCUI AGM in December, It has been backed by the Short circuit committee and the MCI so to give people time to get bikes ready it was suggested I put up the regulations. Any questions I will be happy to try and answer or find someone who can, Thanks y'all .

TECHNICAL REGULATIONS CLASSIC SUPERBIKES -
1. ELIGIBLE MACHINES
4 cylinder 4-stroke machines 600cc - 1010cc built before 1st january 1994 or until equivalent
production ceased .
2 cylinder 4-stroke machines 600cc - 1200cc built before 1st... [Read More]
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» Sticking starter switch
Nov 25, 2017 - 1:04 AM - by The Windy City Rumbler
Hey lads my starter switch is sticking.

When I start the bike it sticks and I have to pull it out with my finger or the starter will be shagged.

I gave it a shot of wd 40 and it appears there is dirt inside the switch. Is it advisable to open up the switch gear and give it a clean.

Is it straight forward?

Thanks
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» Anyone know anywhere in Dublin to get the leather glove stitching repaired
Nov 24, 2017 - 10:20 PM - by goose81
As title says, thanks . This isn't a straight sewing job so misus or mother can't do it, I had an upholstery lad try to do it and he fucked it, sliced through half a finger because the machine was too powerful so it might require new leather being put in
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» Honda blackbird wiring harness
Nov 24, 2017 - 9:24 PM - by sean61
The speedo on my blackbird started working intermittently so I took off the screen and front fairing for a look yesterday.
It turns out the loom is a mess. One of the block connectors to the dash is broken and not making a right connection, the connectors for the lights have been replaced with crappy spade connectors and when I put everything back together the front indicators wouldn't work.

After much swearing and soldering bits of wires I've decided a new front loom section would be my best bet to preserve my sanity.

Will the loom from any pre digital dash work on my 2000 model or are there more changes during the years?
I know the loom gives trouble so maybe someone here has first hand experience of replacing theirs...
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» Battery problem (Triumph Sprint)
Nov 24, 2017 - 9:23 PM - by Hughsie
Lads, bike wouldnít start this evening coming out of work - got it going with jump leads, but the same thing happened only 6 months ago.

The previous battery was only a year old and the current one was brand new in June.

My suspicion is the alarm, but have any of you got any other avenues I should be exploring?

As always, all advice much appreciated
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» service
Nov 24, 2017 - 5:27 PM - by Quetzalcoatlus the Pterodactyloid Pterosaur
going to give servicing my own bike a go.

just a quick question.

what type engine oil should i use?

i have seen recommendations online for 10w40 or 10w50 but not sure what to get.

its a 2004 kawasaki z 750
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» Parking St Jamesí
Nov 24, 2017 - 3:40 PM - by Jofass
Well lads,

I think this has been asked before. Startin new job in Jamesís after Xmas for 6 months. Wonderin where the best spot is for secure bike parking? I know thereís an underground carpark. Will security let me put the bike in there or can anyone recommend a better spot? Will be there overnight too once a week.

Thanks,

Joey
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» Kawasaki H2 SX Supercharged Sports Tourer
Nov 23, 2017 - 6:29 PM - by Duke RR
They've no doubt done it again......a break from the norm imo.

Looking forward to seeing it tomorrow.

Two versions, one slighter more expensive ( extra spec ) than the other. Prices judging by interweb around 19k here. The base model pretty much is as well spec'd as the higher model. Full led's, cruise control etc etc.

With a couple of other jap manufacturers, the future looks bright for supercharged bikes.



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» Seat upholsterer?
Nov 23, 2017 - 3:58 PM - by killer
Anyone recommend a good seat upholsterer for a classic bike.

I am midlands based


Thx
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» Classic bikes < 1990 insurance
Nov 23, 2017 - 1:35 PM - by HurricaneDream
Hi guys got my learners recently had been riding a 125 nsr untill it got stolen so picked up a cbr 250r (mc19). I didnt actually get to use the nsr before it was stolen but hey thats limerick.

Anyways called up liberty refused to insure me due to age of bike who would you reccomend in this perdicament.

Thanks in advance
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» Gravel all over road
Nov 22, 2017 - 11:10 PM - by harleyt
Anyone on bike or cage take care at the twisty bits of the mountain road comin from tralee to castlemaine - hravel all over the place
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» Need help transporting a bike
Nov 22, 2017 - 10:43 PM - by Chaprilia
Buying an nsr80 soon, i have one problem which is getting it from kinsale to carrigaline. Does anyone here Have a trailer or van that can get the bike from kinsale to carrig? i have a tight budget for transport
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» NSR 80 Power Mods
Nov 22, 2017 - 9:28 PM - by Chaprilia
Buying an nsr80 soon, 800 quid off a friend of mine. Only 'problems' are the plastics and the fact that its an 80cc
Im not bothered bout the plastics as i want a streetfighter/naked look on it. Im as light as a feather, 65 kilos 5'10. Wondering if thers much i can do to give it a little kick to help it keep up on the road.
Also.. although theres a very small possibility of it being possible, how would it fare as a "stunt bike"?

Thanks in advance
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» Mondello Trackday Dates-2018
Nov 22, 2017 - 5:32 PM - by Japcati
Track Day & Track Training Day Dates 2018


Wednesday 7th March Track Training Day
Sunday 18th March Track Day International Track
Wednesday 28th March Track Training Day
Sunday 1st April Track Day International Track
Wednesday 11th April Track Training Day
Wednesday 18th April Track Day National Track
Sunday 06th May Track Day International Track
Wednesday 16th May Track Training Day
Sunday 20th May Track Day International Track
Sunday 03rd June Track Day International Track
Wednesday 11th July Track Day National Track
Monday 6th August Track Day International Track
Sunday 26th August Track Day International Track
Wednesday 12th September Track Day National Track
... [Read More]
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» quess who
Nov 22, 2017 - 5:03 PM - by jp biker
robbed this form another site and could only think of 1 person
can anybody guess who it is ???
Attached Files
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» Universal Tail Tidy
Nov 22, 2017 - 4:18 PM - by shafty
I've been looking at my bike and the one thing that Pisses me off is the license plate holder.

Seriously ust look how shit it is
Click the image to open in full size.
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» Diesel spill Dundrum
Nov 22, 2017 - 3:16 PM - by blk150
Massive spill of diesel all the way from under the luas bridge in Dundrum up Taney road to the Goat pub. Could be further just the section I've just driven. Rang DLRCC and they've had a couple of calls about it and are "getting to it". Be careful around the area.
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» Are arai still good?
Nov 22, 2017 - 10:30 AM - by addicted to rage
Hey lads had 2 arai lids never had any issues with them . For a changed i switched to agv and they are good but there pinlocks are utter scutter. after this mornings rain im done with agv . My question is are the new arai lids as good as they used to be? i never had my pinlocks cause any trouble this agv piece of shite gets a bit of dust on it and it will fog and u cant see shit.
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» To the lady biker that helped me today, many thanks.
Nov 22, 2017 - 1:23 AM - by STMB
Needed some assistance today, at entrance of three rock hockey club.

won't go into the details to obvs reasons.
She had a great name , and was very good to call me misses etc and pass on the info so to speak.
I'm all right, need a foot op.


Stay Safe all.
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» Jean-Type bike pants
Nov 21, 2017 - 10:26 PM - by haz619
Hi all, so I went down to lee honda in cork and got my head to toe bike gear.
They were great down there and im really happy with what I got.. but

I Got a pair of textile legs but tbh I wasn't sure about them at the time. They seem comfy enough and the lad said they are 99% waterproof. When I was there I was looking at the jean type legs and liked the look and feel of them.

I think they would be a bit more breathable as I sweat a lot when I get too warm. I was talking to a fella a while back who had a set of these and he said they were completely waterproof and breath a lot better than textiles.

Has anyone any experience/advice on this. Im considering taking the pair I got back down and exchanging them as they still have the tag on.
... [Read More]
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» Viffer MPG
Nov 21, 2017 - 9:49 PM - by the dessert fox
Got a fair few commute miles up on the VTec now and it seems awful thirsty.
I am a tad throttle-happy, but what should I be expecting, given that I mostly keep it in the sporty zone?
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» A.B.S is working anyway
Nov 21, 2017 - 7:42 PM - by Hondapanfan
Heading up Crumlin road, turning left onto walkinstpwn Avenue filter left has came on.
I'm watching a van to my right who's left flasher started and had lurched forward a bit with wheel turning. Looked back and a little black chap and a girl looking into an igadget were under me.
I hit the anchors and glad to say my ABS worked. She let a scream, I just seen his big white eye balls giving me a dirty look. Inches from disaster.
I just had time to call him a stupid Ba##ard and give her enough time to take out ear phones to be called a silly C##T.
Its that easy lads n lasses. Always be present to the job at hand
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» Jonathan Rea awarded honorary knighthood
Nov 21, 2017 - 6:35 PM - by Admin
Northern Ireland WSB champion Jonathan Rea has been awarded an MBE at Buckingham Palace earlier today.

The Ballyclare man was presented the honour by the Duke of Cambridge.

The MBE ( Most Excellent Order of the British Empire ) is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service, and includes former celebrity Boomtown Rats front man Bob Geldof amongst its esteemed Knight Commanders to the Order of the British Empire.

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» k1200lt good or bad
Nov 21, 2017 - 10:13 AM - by kad
Off ye go friend of mine intetested in the 01? one in meskells as a sorta thing to take mrs on nice sunday spins..whats there problems
35 Replies | 1,036 Views
» Aftermarket exhaust can suggestions?
Nov 21, 2017 - 12:05 AM - by christyg
Hi all

I posted a couple of weeks back about getting a baffle for my stubby viper can cos the noise was starting to get on my nerves. Anyway, long story short the suppliers on the net didn't seem to have them in stock and in the meantime my can is after getting even louder. I think it might be over the hill, does this happen to silencers eventually, do they get louder as the packing degrades/breaks down?

Anyway I'm in the market for a quieter after market end can. The good folks in Megabikes recommended something from delkevich, where you can leave in or take out the baffle. Anyone have one, or make any other suggestions. It's a 2001 bandit 600 so don't want to spend anymore than about 250 on it. Sound!
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» Welsh RR
Nov 20, 2017 - 9:39 PM - by loenrat
Road racing will return to the UK mainland in 2018 with an all new road race set for the 4/5th August 2018 in the Brecon Beacons.

Will this really happen
16 Replies | 775 Views
» Cyclist buys a Bike
Nov 20, 2017 - 5:36 PM - by Jeff7t7
Seriously lads

Has anyone seen the mobile embarrassment on the Adventure bike- Triumph or a Beeeemer or most likely a Honda Crossdresser - with all 27 of his lights on high beam filtering through traffic on the N11, going northbound then into Donnybrook early in the mornings.
The total ledgebag is going along gesticulating to the traffic at large with total wang-like 'get back plebs' and 'stay away' pushing motions with his arm, mostly to people who are nowhere near him or who he's already passed.

Jesus wept its embarrassing to be seen on a bike anywhere near this fella, I'm riding along thinking 'what a wanker' so god knows what the cage drivers think... [Read More]
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» Stranded - side stand cut off, monster 620
Nov 20, 2017 - 3:42 PM - by bloke
So the bike is at home and when I put her in gear the cut off... cuts off even though the stand is up.

Dunno how to fix it myself. Can't ride the bike to someone who could. Would insurance breakdown / recovery bring the bike to a mechanic?

Any other ideas?
13 Replies | 600 Views
» Information on correcting mileage
Nov 20, 2017 - 3:03 PM - by moose loose aboot the hoose
Hi Lads,

Story is that the clocks on my GSXR do not work. Mileage counter and speedo work but tachometer indication for fuel/high beam/immobiliser do not.

I bought the bike with a replacement set but the mileage is double. Is there any legitimate source to have them changed to the correct mileage. I have a full history check on the bike upto this year.

Thanks
12 Replies | 509 Views
» Electrolysis
Nov 19, 2017 - 10:55 PM - by killer
Hi,
never done it before but reading about electrolysis for cleaning the rust from an old petrol tank.
All the info online says to use "Arm & Hammers super washing soda" of course this is an american item that I dont think is available here..

Will any washing soda do the same..?

Thanks
10 Replies | 496 Views
» First time for everything
Nov 19, 2017 - 9:26 PM - by Anthony Byrne
Lads thanks for the advice earlier, loved doing my own work today. Great sense of achievement
http://irishmancave.blogspot.com/201...il-change.html
11 Replies | 615 Views
» Honda Hornet 250 stopping when warm
Nov 19, 2017 - 9:25 PM - by Darragh356
Hi lads, newcomer to the forums. Recently bought a 1996 Hornet 250, the bike is starting on all 4 cylinders and running perfectly while cold, itís just moving off cold on the temp. Gauge and goes down to 2 cylinder for a few seconds and then stops, the bike wonít start or run for 5 to 10 minutes until it cools again and away it goes again till it warms again and the same thing happens. Correct new spark plugs are in place, coils and leads were changed, carbs have been cleaned and are operating correctly as far as I know, tank has been cleaned and fuel tap diaphragm has been checked,the tank cap is also venting correctly so fuel is flowing as fair as I know,there is no obvious wiring issues, no poor connections to my knowledge that I can see, Iím thinking myself itís an electrical fault?... [Read More]
7 Replies | 342 Views
» Ppp
Nov 19, 2017 - 2:35 PM - by auditray2007
Hi Guys,
First post here.
I am over 40 years biking and have a few points of interest.
I have noticed over the past two or three years that other drivers have become increasingly intolerant to bikers. Yes there was always some resentment toward us but I think that was due to speed but now however I believe it to be people upset that you are getting something over them and they seem to be taking it way tooooo seriously. To a dangerous level which I for one have never seen before.
Last week alone;
Last week I was exiting Tesco which has a bit of a slip way onto the street proper. There was a good 60/70 meters between me and the oncoming car. The silly bitch laid on the horn and nearly rear ended me because I got out in front of her. I have never seen a... [Read More]
85 Replies | 3,091 Views

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