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» 1988 Suzuki gsxr 750 manual
Dec 03, 2020 - 9:36 AM - by menapia dude
folks anyone got a 1988 Suzuki gsxr 750 slingshot manual, looking to see cable routes,carb balancing and plenty of diagrams to see im putting her back together correctly , is there a free download i can use or print off ?
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» Honda shadow 750
Dec 03, 2020 - 7:39 AM - by mikeH
Never had a cruiser.... Looking at one of these hopefully in next few days.
Aside from the very obvious, what are the walk away issues, what do I need be wary of? And basically are they any good?
Many thanks Mike
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» Cb900f / 750f panels
Dec 02, 2020 - 7:24 PM - by Pumbaa the warthog
Anyone here got side panels or tail piece or tank for the above?
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» Lithium batterys ! Any disadvantages?
Dec 02, 2020 - 4:51 PM - by N11 EXPRESS
I want a lighter more reliable battery so is there any disadvantages of lithium battery ? now that they can be got for almost same price as a gel battery
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» exhaust link pipe gasket
Dec 02, 2020 - 1:47 PM - by menapia dude
folks i have original slingshot m/s exhaust, i have 3 no link pipe gaskets and dont fancy ordering another, would wire wool be enough to do the job as the clamp will be right at it, dont want to use cement gasket either, the other 3 are like wire wool packed in to a shaped pipe sleeve ? thoughts ?

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» Nearly there ,
Dec 02, 2020 - 10:49 AM - by menapia dude
original suzuki exhausts fitted getting very close to finishing this 6 month project

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» Kennedy moves back to Supersport for 2021 season
Dec 02, 2020 - 9:00 AM - by Admin
Double Quattro British Supersport Champion Jack Kennedy will return to the middleweight class in 2021 after signing with the DB Racing Kawasaki team.

Kennedy spent last season struggling on problematic Yamaha R1 in the blue riband class but has opted to go for a third Supersport title next season.

Im back to fight for title number three in British Supersport but this time with a different team and manufacturer so Im looking forward to the new era ahead, said Kennedy.

Ive had success with nearly every other manufacturer in British Supersport so the challenge now is to do the same and put an... [Read More]
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» New Old Bike
Dec 01, 2020 - 12:39 PM - by batman_oh
Jumped on this last week on eBay. Had been eyeing up Hypermotards and had a few runs on a 950SP but they don't quite do the job that these do. They are getting rare now with low miles so took the plunge. Not selling this one as I always regretted getting rid of the last.

4k Miles and it was stored in a heated garage for 8 years. The tyres are the originals from Nov 2009!

upload photos
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» Affordability of Bikes
Dec 01, 2020 - 8:17 AM - by evok
Was watching the reviews of the new Ducati MS V4 last night and nearly fell off the couch when I saw the price. Ducati aren't alone here, to be fair, but it got me thinking.
Is there a correlation between the increasing average age of bikers and the cost of new machinery

I know you can go on done deal and pick up a clean bandit 1200 for 3k and you are in the game, but someone had to buy that bandit new. With the VRT rules and brexit, UK imports will become less and less on the roads here
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» Hankering for a Hypermotard.
Nov 30, 2020 - 6:45 PM - by RobbieBeGood
"I'll never buy another Ducati." My own words at the time but like many former resolutions, my resolve has waned yet again!

Rose coloured glasses or maybe some repressed masochistic instinct has me once again trawling the virtual waters of donedeal with the 'D' word firmly inserted in the search bar.

It's the Hypermotard this time catching my fickle eye, preloved of course and either of these two siblings the 796 or 821 so as not to play favourites.

Would you with experience of either try talk me out of one or into the other? Or am I destined to play it safe again with a low mileage CB1000r?
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» Roadtec Z6 reviews?
Nov 30, 2020 - 12:31 PM - by Technician
See some great deals around at the moment on the Metzler Roadtec Z6 sports touring tyre. Don't know much about it other than it has been superseded in the Metzler lineup, but that doesn't say much I know.

It would be for a heavy bus and something that will likely never see any limits anywhere.
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» TT 2021 cancelled.
Nov 30, 2020 - 12:08 PM - by PJ
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» who does motorcycle stator rewinding Naas area?
Nov 29, 2020 - 10:57 AM - by Dymag
anyone recommend someone?? rough costs??

see pics of mine. off a 2002 ZX12r...yes i knew of their charging issues.
fully rebuilt that stator back in 2012 with West Country Windings and also fitted Mosfet Reg/Rec kit. all like a clock till recently noticing poor battery performance. battery only bought May 2019

thanks in advance

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» Sprockets and Gear Ratio chart.
Nov 27, 2020 - 9:08 PM - by Sleazy Rider
On the hunt for new sprockets and my bike is not listed on any lists anywhere I look....
but I did come across this chart which may help to decide on different configuration possibilities....
Wheelies here I come !!

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» Hand signals
Nov 27, 2020 - 8:29 PM - by jp biker
Does anybody use hand signals
Over using the indicators ???

Funny I know but guard didn't
See the funny side of it
And a ear full was had.

Isn't hand signals legal ???
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» Robert Dunlop short clip
Nov 26, 2020 - 9:57 PM - by Sleazy Rider
Yesterday would have been his 60th birthday.

Ride on you gentle man.

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» Motorcycle Maintenance
Nov 26, 2020 - 6:58 PM - by Dusty Rhodes
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» Chrome plating?
Nov 25, 2020 - 11:24 PM - by dt125x-supermoto
Anyone here doing chrome plating or is it something I'd have to send to the UK to get sorted properly?

Have some chrome pieces coming that are new but I've been warned the plating is thin so it has no warranty for corrosion. As they are made by a company in the middle east

Not sure of clear coating it will make it last any longer as I have no experience working with it but at literally 10% of the cost of a genuine piece 65 vs 730 i said i'd give it a go.
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» Project bike with no book
Nov 25, 2020 - 10:26 PM - by jic44
I am looking at buying a project bike from a known to me seller but it has no book and is not in his name (Given to him by an elderly now deceased relative).

Is there much hassle to getting a book for such a machine with no proof of ownership and what is the procedure?
I have the reg and frame and engine numbers.

There are loads of ads on donedeal etc with no book but can be easily got which I have never considered even looking at based on the thinking that if its easy got, wouldnt the seller just get it before advertising the bike.

I know this bike to be legit but not going to bother if its hassle to get a book.
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» Honda 900f build
Nov 25, 2020 - 2:04 PM - by Pumbaa the warthog
Here we go, it's going to be slow progress but I don't care, I got a 1980 cb900f frame with the intention of building something like the original but with some upgrades and tweaks, it's very early stages as the pictures show but I will post more as I go, ( for anyone that's interested ).
Some plans are beefier forks, ( not usd ), different wheels, bigger engine, standard tank, panels and tail, after that I'm undecided, but some of those ideas can change too, anyway here goes.

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» Ultrasonic Cleaner
Nov 21, 2020 - 11:12 PM - by pedrosixfour
Anyone know of a good deal on something like a 3 litre, heated unit?

Have several single carbs that will need a seeing to at some stage. Also want to service the ZRX carbs when I pull them to sort cables and a Q.A. throttle.

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» ear piece for test
Nov 21, 2020 - 6:46 PM - by ratbag
Lads, has anyone recently taken they're test, apparently you have to bring your own earpiece , the rsa website shows an earpiece and it says it must have a 3.5 mono plug but the picture of it looks to me like a stereo plug, any one know who sells these ?
9 Replies | 343 Views
» VRT post brexit.
Nov 21, 2020 - 4:00 AM - by 2shea
Looks like it's going to be a pain and more expensive to import a bike post Brexit 1st jan 2021.

Taken from the Revenue website:

VRT implications of importing cars from the UK
After the transition period, if you import a vehicle from the UK, this may be treated as an import from a non-European Union (EU) country.

Used vehicles
Vehicles brought into the State from the UK before 1 January 2021 can be registered as normal. Customers must provide documentation to prove that the vehicle was acquired prior to 1 January 2021.

For vehicles registered after 31 December 2020, Revenue may require proof that the importation process was tax and duty compliant.

Authorised motor dealers that have pre-inspected... [Read More]
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» Deauville gague
Nov 20, 2020 - 7:47 PM - by 2shea
The fuel gague on the Deauville seems to be acting up. Starts up ok reading correct then drops to empty after a few minutes riding.

Then returns to normal after being resting for a while. Bike has less then 10k miles on the clock.

Any Ideas?
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» Derek Sheils tshirts
Nov 20, 2020 - 11:31 AM - by oretom
Sticking these on here before he sticks them up on F/B
cos i got ran off my feet last time round

if ya dont live a million miles away and you want to collect, no bodr, or ill meet ya somwhere save on postage, or if ya know somone not far etc, that would be after travel restrictions are lifted of course
hopefully website works withpaypal etc, first time having a go a this craic
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» End of the 600 sportsbike?
Nov 20, 2020 - 11:22 AM - by Dub Duke
Yamaha dropping R6, so what is the likely future of the 600 sportsbike if even Yamaha aren't making a road version anymore?


Obviously responding to the market, but still sad. 1000 sportsbikes in Ireland are a little excess IMHO (What?! Too much power is never enough). Think it might be an idea to get a run out R6 if I had the cash!
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» Suzuki gs or Honda cb900 /750
Nov 18, 2020 - 7:52 PM - by Pumbaa the warthog
Well lads I'm looking for suzuki gs 1000 /750 bits, I am planning on doing another build, is there anything tucked away in the shed or attic?
Thanks in advance.
A Honda cb900 or cb750, 80's type would be welcome too.
6 Replies | 223 Views
» Abs light flashing on 2001 bmw r1150gs
Nov 18, 2020 - 4:06 PM - by martell
Hi Folks just put a new battery in 1150gs last week and suddenly my Abs lights have started flashing alternatively on dash .Any ideasof prob ?thanks in Advance
11 Replies | 295 Views
» courier from Germany to Ireland
Nov 17, 2020 - 1:57 PM - by menapia dude
folks any of ye use a courier from germany to ireland for a Bike, if so who did ye use and what price were they ?
5 Replies | 323 Views
» limerick/dublin motorway lockdown stops
Nov 16, 2020 - 9:47 PM - by setter
hi lads
only 2 weeks left on lockdown, i want to deliver my bike to monasterevin,will be coming from limerick just wondering would ye know of any lockdowns on the motorway ye might have come accross,ill be trailering the bike
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» Exhaust repair
Nov 16, 2020 - 2:14 PM - by sub zero
Hows it going lads?

Is there anyone in Ireland that repairs exhausts? I have an end can here that's a little bit rough and would like to get it repaired if it's possible.

11 Replies | 348 Views
» Any one use Black Widow or Delkevic full systems?
Nov 16, 2020 - 11:11 AM - by strontium_dog
Just wondering what the quality\sound\etc are like? It's for a ZRX1200. Would love an Akra but they are big bucks.
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» Rare auld yoke
Nov 15, 2020 - 8:38 PM - by Pumbaa the warthog
I've seen it all now lads

11 Replies | 309 Views


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