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what pilot and main jets to use
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When engines go bad
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A bit on the side
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» CB450 Shocks - shorten/replace ?
Aug 23, 2019 - 2:11 PM - by -alan-
I've been slowly working slowly through the never-ending to-do list of jobs on the '72.

Have to deal with this one before it ends up destroying the two silencers on me as well:

Link to Photo (1288 kB)

The shocks on her are about half an inch too long - 13" / 335 mm between the bolt-centres as opposed to the 12.6" / 320mm originals.

The ones on her ( I think) are the budget replacement shocks off the David Silver site listed for the CB450 - which are only available in that 13" length.

Only option I have at the moment seems to be to cough up for a set of custom Hagon shocks - which aint cheap.

Realistically - is there any way of... [Read More]
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» Pics: Bike Photo of the Month August 2019
Aug 23, 2019 - 1:18 PM - by Admin
Entries are now being accepted for this months Photo of the Month Competition.

Upload a recent picture using the 'add image to post' link in the reply area below.

Photos must contain your own bike ( can be taken by you or by someone else of you on your bike ) with extra points for wheelies and acting the cunt.

One entry per member only.

No b&w, No BMW's, No photoshopping or enhancements of any kind.

Thanks once again to Cotters Motorcycles for their continued sponsorship, and to last months winner 'Kwaka Rules' for rolling over his prize; this months winning entry will receive a... [Read More]
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» 1960's matchless twin
Aug 22, 2019 - 9:08 PM - by ronnierockets
Hi, just bought a basket case 1960's matchless twin ,minus the front frame section,
Has anyone out there got a front section or the complete frame for sale,
I know it's a long shot,but who knows?
It's a duplex frame (twin down tubes) that I'm after 1960 -'63.
Thanks..Ronnierockets..
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» Results: Bike Photo of the Month July 2019
Aug 22, 2019 - 8:08 PM - by #metoo
In 3rd place with 9 votes - RTV ;



In 2nd position with 10 votes - Userman ;



And this months winner with 11 votes and a €50 voucher for Cotter Motorcycles :- Kwaka Rules ;




Congrats all, great pics again for last month ! ... [Read More]
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» Mondello.
Aug 22, 2019 - 7:47 PM - by Dexy
Masters on Eir Sport 2.
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» KTM Alarm Fitting
Aug 22, 2019 - 2:16 AM - by KTMkenny
Hiya.
I'm close to buying a 1290 super adventure that has no alarm fitted.

If I buy a factory KTM alarm and plug it into to bike, (apparently they are plug and play) would my insurance company cover me in the unfortunate event of theft? If I declare the bike has a factory alarm.

Or

Do I have to get a pro to fit it and certify it?
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» Michael Dunlop arrives on Isle of Man ahead of Classic TT
Aug 21, 2019 - 9:10 PM - by Admin
Michael Dunlop is set to complete his first laps at this year’s weather-hit Classic TT on Thursday.
Dunlop only arrived on the Isle of Man yesterday but the 30-year-old has not missed out on much track action, with poor weather reducing practice so far to a handful of laps on Monday evening.

The Ballymoney man is battling injury following a crash last month at the Southern 100.

Dunlop suffered a reported broken pelvis and hip join but made a successful return two weeks later at his home meeting at Armoy, where he won both Superbike races on the Tyco BMW.

The 19-time Isle of Man winner cleared a medical to race at the Ulster Grand Prix, however Dunlop only competed in the Superstock race - finishing eighth - which was the opening event of... [Read More]
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» my next ride
Aug 21, 2019 - 2:51 PM - by glxfr
Hi,
Looking to get my next ride - mainly for commuting 30-40 minutes and charity rides.

Don't want one too heavy and i like the up right riding position to see well ahead. So no interest in any race or sportbikes. liked my Tiger 800 XC with the sweet triple, didn't like so much the 800 GS or the Varadero 1000XL.

Thinking of the aprilia Shiver 750, or Tuono 1100 or even the K1200R, another 800XC or 1050, KTM 990 SMT or Adventure.

Any thoughts?
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» Insta-staged crash, wtf?
Aug 21, 2019 - 1:58 PM - by TuneR
Popped up on my google news, fecking eejit if she did stage it. Didn't go to look at more pics on her gram for proof. She should obey atgatt though

https://extra.ie/2019/08/20/news/rea...aging-accident
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» Low Beam H7 LED Upgrade - Philips Ultinon Xtreme Gen 2 - Anyone interested in one ??
Aug 21, 2019 - 11:08 AM - by hondablade
Upgrading my lights has always been on the agenda since I have gotten the Daytona 675 as they are extremely poor to the point of almost dangerous and something I have looked into in detail. Really to get the most D2S Bi Xenons need to be retrofitted but that will be costly and mean opening up the lights.

So in the interim I have looked at an LED solution.

There are sooo many options out there mainly from chinese brands that are unknown to me and have silly claims and light outputs. Xenons still to this day are brighter but start up time, quick firing on/off when starting the bike damages them, where as LED's will have no issues.

The Daytona use a H7 low beam and the high beam is H9.

I am really only looking for the H7 low beam as... [Read More]
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» Convincing the missus to.....
Aug 21, 2019 - 12:19 AM - by scorpy
Hi guys. My daughter is mad to get on 2 wheels. She's old enough, smart enough and enthusiastic enough and I'm going to support her. Off road really isn't an option to get her started as the whole trials and mx thing needs weekends and more money than is available.

Her plan is to do the theory, get the license, and set up the IBT over the next year or so.

My plan is supply the bike and gear, help her fix up the yoke to my satisfaction, but she'll do all the spanner work herself. I'll also insure her for year 1. After that we'll see how she's doing.

Now the big barrier is how to convince the missus that I'm not trying to kill our first and only born. She is not a biker. She knows how much it means to me but she is still trying to get used to... [Read More]
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» Back to CBR Fireblade
Aug 20, 2019 - 9:47 PM - by R.M
Missed the power of sportsbikes too much, so came across this baby.
Time for the Africa Twin to go. Enjoyed her for what she was. Put 28k on her & she never missed a beat.

Strange feeling getting back on a sportsbike....but a good one.


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» Wet weather thwarts Tuesday's practice sessions at Manx
Aug 20, 2019 - 7:31 PM - by Admin
Practice for the Classic TT and Manx Grand Prix was cancelled on Tuesday evening due to heavy rain around the Mountain Course.

Only one qualifying evening has gone ahead so far on Monday, which was cut short following a red flag incident at the start of the Senior/Junior Classic qualifying session. The session was not re-started after a heavy shower at Brandish coupled with fading light saw the action called off.

It was later confirmed that Mark Herbertson was the rider involved in the incident at the Black Hut, which occurred as the Superbike session was nearing an end. He was taken by airmed to Nobles Hospital where his condition was described as stable. The English rider was due to have surgery on a leg injury on Tuesday.

... [Read More]
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» VRT process
Aug 20, 2019 - 4:22 PM - by Dominus Obsequious Sororium
I'm sure it's been covered before, but I can't find it, does anyone know if you buy a bike from a private seller in the UK, do you have to obtain a receipt from them to produce at the inspection?

FAQ says:

4.Vehicle invoice which must have the date of purchase/sale clearly indicated

Any experience?
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» full exhaust paint ?
Aug 20, 2019 - 12:07 PM - by menapia dude
well folks whats the best exhaust paint ?
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» what pilot and main jets to use
Aug 19, 2019 - 3:36 PM - by menapia dude
folks i have a 1982 yamaha rd 350 lc,it has standard jets (220) in it at present but runs terrible,

motor was fully rebuilt recently 200 miles so far but dies after second gear,

she has micron end cans and foam air pods instead of airbox and standard pipes as seen in pics,

the forum are all divided on it a lot, rather than spend a hape of money on pilots and main jets anyone have any info would be great thanks


... [Read More]
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» A bit on the side
Aug 18, 2019 - 8:41 PM - by SoulX
So today an opportunity arose to make a couple of ticks off my bucket list.
I had a run out in a sidecar.Some craic but f**kin hell,it's some workout.
I've aches I've never felt before,I thought I was fairly fit but this was an eyeopener.
And just before we knocked off,I was offered a shot in the pilots slot.
The grip and acceleration is unbelievable.My usual photographer was unavailable so this'll have to do.
https://imgur.com/a/g0ljSvF
https://i.imgur.com/y792x2u.jpg
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» BSB Showdown contender Andy Irwin penalised for overtake
Aug 18, 2019 - 8:30 PM - by Admin
Andrew Irwin's hopes of securing his place in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship Showdown suffered a blow on Sunday after he crashed out of race two at Cadwell Park.



The 24-year-old from Carrickfergus tangled with PBM Be Wiser Ducati rider Scott Redding, who started the race at the front of the grid before falling back to 9th on the second lap, when both men we accidentially sent sprawling onto the grass.

Redding reacted angrily following the incident, squaring up to the young Ulster rider before storming off to race direction and demanding that he be penalised.

... [Read More]
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» Irishman Kennedy Doubles up at Cadwell
Aug 18, 2019 - 7:04 PM - by Admin


Dubliner Jack Kennedy made it nine wins on the bounce today and 13 this year after cruising to his second Dickies British Supersport win of the weekend this afternoon.

Integro Yamaha’s title favourite blasted past his team-mate Brad Jones early on and was never headed, leaving the rest in a scrap for podium points.

Jones made the best launch as he led Seeley and Kennedy out into the Lincolnshire countryside, but after the Wee Wizard was squeezed back to third in a three-wide scrap into Park, Jones and Kennedy began to break away before the Irishman found a way through on his young team-mate.

As Seeley... [Read More]
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» Continental Tyres
Aug 18, 2019 - 5:20 PM - by cracker boy
Who stocks them............. with a ride in/out fitting service. I'm not too bothered where in the country.
6 Replies | 347 Views
» Puncture repair kits
Aug 18, 2019 - 3:26 PM - by cloghan0
Army surplus have the puncture repair kits in again.
Full kit 3 euro. Replacement cords and solution 2 euro.
Handy to have.
10 Replies | 362 Views
» Cadwell BSB: I'm not riding in the Wet - Redding
Aug 16, 2019 - 8:10 PM - by Admin


Cadwell Park rookie Scott Redding opted not to hit the track in today’s wet second Bennetts British Superbike session in the hopes the weather will pass overnight.

The Be Wiser Ducati rider admits he does need the wet track time but wasn’t keen to try his luck in the severe rain which lashed the track this afternoon.

Quote:
“I dont get out of bed in the
... [Read More]
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» Irish Road Racing Classic TT/Manx Grand Prix practice and race schedule 2019
Aug 16, 2019 - 7:10 PM - by Admin
The practice and race schedule for the 2019 Classic TT and Manx Grand Prix on the Isle of Man.

Practice/Qualifying:

Saturday, August 17

17.20 - 17.45: MGP & Classic TT Newcomers (speed controlled)

17.35 - 18.30: MGP Senior/Junior/Classic TT 250/Superbike (No MGP/CTT Newcomers)

18.35 - 19.30: Classic TT 350/500/MGP Lightweight & Ultra Lightweight (No MGP/CTT Newcomers)

19.35 - 20.00: All MGP Newcomers & CTT Newcomers (untimed)

Monday, August 19

18.20 - 19.05: MGP Senior/Junior/Classic TT 250/Superbike (No MGP Newcomers)

19.10 - 19.45: Classic TT 350/500/MGP Lightweight & Ultra Lightweight (No MGP Newcomers)

19.48 - 20.00: All MGP Newcomers &... [Read More]
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» Eugene Laverty to BMW Motorrad for World Superbike in 2020
Aug 16, 2019 - 4:50 PM - by Admin
Northern Ireland’s Eugene Laverty will ride for the factory BMW Motorrad team in next year’s World Superbike Championship.



The 33-year-old will take over the ride from Marcus Reiterberger and previously rode for Shaun Muir’s SMR outfit 2017 and 2018 on Aprilia machinery.

Laverty, who is currently competing for Team Go Eleven on the new Ducati V4R, will ride the BMW S1000RR for the first time during end of season testing in November.

The Toomebridge man finished as the runner-up in the championship in 2013 and joins former champion Tom Sykes in the team.

... [Read More]
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» Alps and Dolomites 2019
Aug 16, 2019 - 12:30 PM - by scunnin17
Just back from the Alps and Dolotmites. Shipped the bike with Overlanders again, flew to Memmingen and headed south. Stayed in Hotel Enzian in Landeck, Austria. Fantastic hotel for bikers with shelters for bikes, facilities to rent bikes and even have a mechanic onsite. Went from there to Arabba in Italy and spent a few days on the passes before returning to Landeck. Put a video together of the trip...

https://youtu.be/sauJeLjD7Bg

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» Pirelli Angel GT ii ( 2 ) New Tyres - Promo on
Aug 16, 2019 - 11:38 AM - by Duke RR
i was in need of new rubber for the bike. Im well familiar with pirelli at this stage, so stuck to them. Never had original GT's it was always supercorsa's etc on the doocati's and rosso 2 & rosso 3's and metzler / bridgestone on adv tyres.

Spun over to Cotters yesterday , a deal too good to turn down, with these new tyres " PIRELLI ANGEL GT2 BUY REAR GET FRONT TYRE FREE " To me, thats a win win.

( there may well be other shops carrying this promo but cotters was the one i spotted )

Pirelli are only promoting the tyre for a short period, so not sure when this promo will run out. IMO , you'd be mad to pass up.


... [Read More]
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» Finding the right size jacket.
Aug 16, 2019 - 12:06 AM - by woody84
I've been trying on textile jackets left right and centre but very hard to find one that's fits right. Either too tight or too loose. Short sleeves, armour that doesn't stay where it should. At the minute I've been looking at an Alpinestars jacket but the xl sleeves are slightly short and the xxl feels baggy with loose armour. Any advice?
6 Replies | 261 Views
» When engines go bad
Aug 15, 2019 - 6:18 PM - by DavyH
A bit of a catastrophe going on in here. Let’s see how bad it got it

37 Replies | 1,345 Views
» S21r vrs s22
Aug 15, 2019 - 1:26 PM - by jp biker
Need new rubber up front
The bike has 21r at the min which is grand
Is there much of a step up in the s22 ?
Thanks
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» Cadwell BSB: Linfoot returns after two year absence
Aug 14, 2019 - 11:00 AM - by Admin
Santander TAG’s Dan Linfoot will race at Cadwell Park for the first time in two years after missing the event in 2017 and 2018 through injury.



The Yorkshireman will get in some extra laps tomorrow during the official test and is hoping to claw back some of the 66 points he needs to claim a Showdown spot.

“I haven’t actually ridden there for two years, in 2017 I broke my hand in race one after crashing at turn one and last year I had a broken wrist but I do like Cadwell, I just don’t seem to have had good results there, which is something that I am trying to improve upon,” said Linfoot.

“I’m looking to getting... [Read More]
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» Hickman still looking good for Showdown spot
Aug 14, 2019 - 11:00 AM - by Admin


Smiths BMW’s Peter Hickman comes into this weekend’s Bennetts British Superbike round with record-breaking seven-win haul at the Ulster Grand Prix in his pocket and the bagful of confidence that goes with it.

Hickman not only marmalised the existing lap record at Dundrod, he won every race he entered and is now eyeing a return to the BSB Showdown top six at his home track.

“Although I dropped a place in the standings from seventh to eighth, I am closer to the Showdown now than I was going into Thruxton and I am only... [Read More]
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» Tdr125
Aug 13, 2019 - 7:08 PM - by scorpy
Any one any known snags with these? My daughter wants to get started and this is one option. 2002 is what I'm looking at and I'm handy with a spanner.
9 Replies | 420 Views

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