Old 28th June 2005, 02:44 PM #1
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Admin, I think this would be well worth having - a lot of the UK club sites have a constant thread or forum just for good deals, bargains, dodgy dealers etc etc. They have a wide variety of choice when it comes to parts, spares etc, while over here we're ripped off left right and centre - especially folks new to biking as they may not have a clue where to go for good deals, or indeed where to avoid!

Edit: Nice suggestion Johnny we can use this thread, If everyone trys to keep it concise and on-topic (ie. links/product summary) rather than cluttering up the thread with 'general' posts that would be great.
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Another good site for parts, especially chains & sprockets:

www.paddockstand.co.uk

Chaps name is Steve Whitlow - tell him one of the Irish lads from the VTR club reffered ye! :ph34r:

[email protected]

Very nice chap - also prone to chucking in the odd free can of chain lube into the equation ^_^

Uses PAYPAL too so very easy payment & quick delivery.



For vacuum gauges or colourtunes look up Sean Morgan at Carbtune:

www.carbtune.co.uk or [email protected]

Extremely helpful chap.
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I would like to recommend a fellow biker named Ger Foley, he is a motor bike mechanic in the Limerick area, he used to work for Meskells Motorcycles but has now set up on his own with a big workshop and is just setting up a spray booth and powder coating booth, he also has someone to do air brush work.

Very nice man and he knows his stuff, he wont rip you off like a lot of shops do.

You can contact him on 087 9949886


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Actually All, while we're on the subject of tyres... I have to say, so far, I'm very impressed with the Diablos. Firstly, they're incredibly good value, and secondly, they're almost as grippy as 010s, even in the wet. I scrubbed them in over the weekend and since then have been for a blast or two up the hills, in the wet too.

They definitely inspire plenty of confidence for some knee down action - you can really get on the power while she's cranked over and it doesn't suddenly let go - similar to the Bridgestones in that respect actually, you can just feel it starting to slip, in little bits, rather than just one big lowside!!

I've had 020s before, and they were a pretty good all-rounder if you were putting the miles on, but would spin up very quickly if you planted the throttle in the wet. Also, they'd let go far more violently once they went over the limit which was a little unnerving! :shades: The Diablos in the wet are super - haven't managed to spin the back up at all in second or third, where as the 020s would spin all the way into fourth if you nailed it.

Conclusion - great feckin tyre lads, would recommend them to everyone. Like I said, dunno bout the mileage stacking up on them, but so far so good in all other aspects!

Be interesting to see how they get on at the next trackday... :)
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Hi Jonny I have a set of Pilot Sports on the SP 2 and they are excellent for grip very sticky, they havent let me down so far and very good for some real tyre wall action. i must get the link for the VTR club off you and have a look at it. Cheers
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Mmm, Pilot Sports - Very nice Mick - only problem is they last for about a thousand miles! :) .. ok, maybe that's an exaggeration! :shades: How are you finding them mileage wise yourself?

The link for the VTR club is www.vtr1000.org
Most of the club members have Storms but there's a few there with SPs.
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Mick, had Pilot Sports prior to fitting the Diablo's (2K miles).

They were a great tyre but not too good in the wet. (relative of course)
Friend of mine had Pilot sports on his Zx9r & R1 and cooked up the rears on the road. He recently fitted a to the rear and is well impressed.

As JW said - they are well worth considering when you need to change.

After 2k miles the Diablo still looks 'fresh' and hardly worn. Longevity reports are good :nerd:
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[b]I would like to recommend a fellow biker named Ger Foley, he is a motor bike mechanic in the Limerick area,* he used to work for Meskells Motorcycles but has now set up on his own with a big workshop and is just setting up a spray booth and powder coating booth, he also has someone to do air brush work.

Very nice man and he knows his stuff, he wont rip you off like a lot of shops do.

You can contact him on 087 9949886
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Where is Ger based? i'm in Co. Limk. Finding Paul Greaney in Rathkeale excellent so far. He was the only one that knew what to do with my factory restricted bike.

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As a matter of interest RM, did you keep the bitz 'n pieces from the original carbs so that you can flog the Fazer on as a restricted bike? How much labour was involved once you sourced the parts from the UK?
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[b]As a matter of interest RM, did you keep the bitz 'n pieces from the original carbs so that you can flog the Fazer on as a restricted bike? How much labour was involved once you sourced the parts from the UK?
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[b]Where is Ger based? i'm in Co. Limk. Finding Paul Greaney in Rathkeale excellent so far. He was the only one that knew what to do with my factory restricted bike.
Ger is based in Cappamore, i'm sure he could have done your restricted bike.

Paul Greaney is a good lad too, bought a few bikes off him in the past, you can always knock a few hundred of his asking price ,

There are a few dodgy dealers/mechinics in the Limerick area so watch out.

What sort of work are you looking to get done ???
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Try http://www.DoneDeal.ie for selling our buying your second hand motorbike.

It is a good site for classified ads.
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[b]Try http://www.DoneDeal.ie for selling our buying your second hand motorbike.

It is a good site for classified ads.
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Hi All,

As this is my first entry to the site - it may as well be a good 'un...

I got an amazing deal on Bridgestones from NDM in Santry (01 8425584). They are well worth a call...

Also - I got some 5 star bling bling decals from the lads at the below link... I paid for them through their ebay.ie shop...

http://www.motorbike-graphics.co.uk/

Well worth a look!

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Welcome to the madhouse JackKnife.
Have to agree with you, NDM in Santry are great, bought front and rear Battlax for the gixxer from them pretty recently at a great price as well.

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Great value tyres...

http://www.tankslapper.co.uk/webshop/
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That's good alright,just worked out the exchange a pair of BT 014's are about 215 yoyo's .........................
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I know, class ain't it!!! They're actually a crowd that run track day bike hire, must be loads of surplus stock.
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Just got a new rear tyre fitted at Red Zone in Kimmage, quick, friendly, & a good price, plus they've just started selling Buell's :shades:
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These might come in handy for bike maintenance:

Aldi Bit Set 7.99

Lidl 7 piece Screwdriver set 5.99 (can't find a link, but Lidl in Leixlip had them). Chrome/Vanadium made in Poland. Couple of sizes of phillips and flat screw drivers.
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[b]Just got a new rear tyre fitted at Red Zone in Kimmage, quick, friendly, & a good price, plus they've just started selling Buell's* :shades:
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Not sure I got the right thread, hope you can shead some light on this.

Stateside Custom & Performance
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Anyone got any experience dealing w them? Tried to contact them several times without any luck.
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Fcuk, tyres for that GS are cheap.
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I only use

[color=red][SIZE=2]BIKE TYRE CO.[/color][/SIZE]
http://www.thebiketyreco.com/

No fuss, ring, show up , and then they fit an your off again!

Great bunch of lads .... 1st Class Service.
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http://www.thebiketyreco.com/

No fuss, ring, show up , and then they fit an your off again!

Great bunch of lads .... 1st Class Service.
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Like so many other websites the BikeTyreCo's big downfall is the lack of prices on their site......
Prices for supply only, fitting to loose wheels and a ride in/ride out service are a necessity. Makes things so much more transparent.
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[b]they're a bit on the pricey side though...
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Pricey .... Huhh There a dam sight better than any bike shop I have used in Dublin, Like the very, very busy shop ( Not )... M&A a few doors down! Wasters!!!

And money is not an object with 1st Class Service ....
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there are a few bike shops that are worth using, and a darn sight cheaper than BTC. Nothing against them, just don't like paying over the odds..
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