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» TDR 250 Owners?
Apr 25, 2018 - 3:42 PM - by Harley Riders Love A Reacharound
Have picked up a really clean TDR 250 off one of my mates in another bike shop lads. Its a lovely clean, original bike bar the aftermarkey paint that I'm gonna change. Anyone recommend any worthwhile upgrades? Was tinking of a nice set of JL pipes and a carb kit, its going to be repainted here white again with the Kenny Roberts style red speed blocks. What about 17" TZR/YZF wheels? What fits but is easily transfered back to standard?

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» where are all the bikes?
Apr 25, 2018 - 3:01 PM - by suarridge
is there another listing that I dont know about?
Gumtree NI used to have about 1500 bikes in the summer , now its barely hitting 500. even Gumtree Scotland, and thats a biking backwater, has over 1000. where are all the good used bikes?
5 Replies | 142 Views
» Stainless exhaust makers Dublin
Apr 25, 2018 - 11:27 AM - by Luki
Is there anyone making exhausts in Dublin? Looking for a stainless pipe for a parallel twin.
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» FZ6 S2 Caliper Service
Apr 25, 2018 - 11:06 AM - by Trail_Blazer
Hi all,

Have done a thread on this years ago on a Gen 2 busa, but a friend's Fazer has sticky/rubbing brakes and a few of the pistons are sticking badly, so we're going to remove them, clean and polish them and replace the seals while we're at it, well overdue anyway the bike is 2009.

Just want to touch on the main points here to see if I'm missing anything, the process was fairly smooth on the busa (except for the pain in the ass bleeding it afterwards) and I don't think there's too much that will be different on the Yam? Basic 4 pot set up.

- Remove caliper from disc
- Remove pins and pads
- Piece of wood between pistons, hold one side down, remove pistons on one side, then on the other (pump them out with brake lever and fingers,... [Read More]
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» Outstanding finance
Apr 24, 2018 - 9:59 PM - by 2shea
Seen a nice bike on the UK, rang up the seller and I'm happy to do a deal but there is outstanding finance on it.

I am keen on it and the seller is legit as he is a forum member on one of the Honda forums.

How should I proceed. He suggested me paying honda or paying him and he'll pay honda as he would have to move money around to pay it. So he would do a better deal if I could sort it.
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» Choose Bikes TT Promo
Apr 24, 2018 - 9:09 PM - by Sleazy Rider
Says it all really
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» L Tabard
Apr 24, 2018 - 8:26 PM - by JoLady
Bought my first bike (Honda Hornet 600) since I was on last. Wellll happy. anyone in Co. Galway (Headford Tuam area) have an L Tabard I can borrow. need it tomorrow. I'll have to order one on-line.
3 Replies | 185 Views
» Motorcyclist run off road
Apr 24, 2018 - 12:37 PM - by Bon Scott
Top work from the investigator for putting so much effort
into finding the truth. He knew something wasn't right.
33 Replies | 1,210 Views
» Anyone got a contact number/email for Gizmo?
Apr 24, 2018 - 8:37 AM - by Dymag
is he still doing exhaust mods???

need something done.
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» Tyre change in Wexford?
Apr 23, 2018 - 8:17 PM - by jake361
Where do you Wexford lads get you're tyres changed?

Trinity? Think I asked in there before and they wanted 30 for a tyre change and balance and that's bringing in the wheel not the bike. Seems a little steep?

Or is there any car places that can do bike tyres that aren't rough? Thanks in advance 👍
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» Selling a bike to some in NI
Apr 23, 2018 - 7:32 PM - by goose81
Have a lad on to me who wants to but my bike but is based in NI. The only info I can find on the web is on boards car section and the consensus is that it's a very risky thing to do because you need to give over the whole cert because we have no proper procedure here for export and I'm on the hook for the bike until the UK authority contacts revenue?

Has anyone done this or have thoughts?
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» Cotters tyres
Apr 23, 2018 - 1:54 PM - by black pudding
Lads how much do cotters supply and fit the metzellers
For?ride in ride out crack?
23 Replies | 1,026 Views
» CBF500 ignition key fault
Apr 23, 2018 - 12:24 PM - by mic-eire
2007 CBF500, ignition is giving problems.
I can turn the bike on fine, but if its running and I give the key the slightest touch, the bike shuts off dead (no lights, as if I’ve turned the key to off. Even a slight bump will be enough to vibrate the key and knock off the bike. Jiggle the key a bit and it comes back to life (I don’t even have to turn the key, just a slight touch). Any ideas?
7 Replies | 301 Views
» Lessons on a cruiser
Apr 23, 2018 - 11:29 AM - by Ciarandun
Hi Guys. I want to do bike lessons. Has to be on a cruiser due to limited left knee bend. Does anyone know of any instructors that use a cruiser ? I'm in Galway, but prepared to travel.
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» Motorway Commute
Apr 22, 2018 - 10:39 PM - by MOB993
So i'm in the process of buying a house near Virginia Co. Cavan and with be commuting daily to Baldonnel which is 88km each way and all on motorway.
I currently have a Honda X11 which is great but I want another bike to commute to work on. I was thinking Honda Deuville or if the budget could stretch to a NC700/NC750x what do you think?

Fuel economy is the biggest reason for getting something else because I could end up doing almost 40,000km in a year so an extra 15mpg could save me something like €1500 or so in fuel alone.
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» Superduke 990 Tyres??
Apr 22, 2018 - 9:49 PM - by Nareik
Yes I know black and round ones before ye start

Want a set of tyre that do everything at the rightish price. Doesnt have to be the cheapest of tyres but want confidence inspiring especially on bendy twisty roads

Remembering they will be on a Superduke that are notorious for ateing rear tyres.

Pilot Power 3 currently on it that I can't say much about as were shot when I got the bike. Was part of deal that bike needed new hoops.

Replace with what. Wont be touring and bike used for Kerry roads.....
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» Does size matter
Apr 22, 2018 - 9:16 PM - by Mickysquint
How's it going lads and ladies

Just looking for opinions.

So the summers on its way, and apart from my winter/work hack Xmax 125, I've been without a bike since last summer. I'm in the market for a new bike to enjoy the blistering summer we're bound to get. In 20 years of riding bikes I've never owned anything bigger than a 600, CBR600RR, Hornet 600, GSXR6oo and the like. Originally I was starting to think about a CBR1000RR 2007-2008 shape, but the more and more I look in to things like insurance and overall cost of the bike, I'm starting to side more to the 600 market again. I loved the 600RR so I'm seriously thinking about rekindling a lost love.

So opinions please, am I missing out on anything by sticking to 600's?

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» KTM 1190 Adventurer - Can I sit on your bike mister?!
Apr 21, 2018 - 8:19 PM - by Doolittle
Sold my CBR600 and now looking for replacement.

Reckon a KTM 1190 might fit the bill, but want to be sure the pillion seat is comfy and ergonomics good for the missus as plan to do some more mileage two up.

M50 Honda have one for sale, but they don't open Saturdays , so no good to as both working rest of week.

If anybody has one (the standard, not the R) and would let us sit on the bike, will buy them a pint
14 Replies | 796 Views
» Gsxr 1000 K5-K6 vs Cbr1000rr 2004 - 2012
Apr 21, 2018 - 6:40 PM - by Mrhuth
Which one is a better road bike.
1 Reply | 286 Views
» New Machine
Apr 21, 2018 - 11:17 AM - by kango
Picked up my dream machine so said I would share
Sugomi Z1000
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» 2018 VJMC Classic Motorcycle Show May 6th 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Apr 20, 2018 - 1:11 PM - by VJMC
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Hi The 2018 VJMC Principal Insurance show will take place in the National Show Centre, Swords, Dublin (just across the road from Dublin airport) on Sunday 6th May. €8 entry, free parking, kids go free, loads of bikes, stunt shows, restaurant, traders, autojumble etc.......
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» Insurance Renewal Advice
Apr 20, 2018 - 12:14 PM - by my name is bill and im a head case
Hey fellas,

Jaysus man...I've been a member for a decade this month....sweet.

Anyways back to why I'm insurance is due renewal at the end of next month and I’m actually starting to sweat every time I have to think about it and here’s why. I’ve been riding bikes since 08 on a full Irish driving license (if that makes any difference) and all this time I sourced my insurance through brokers based in the North due to the fact they always came cheaper than the ones based in the Republic (initially it was with Adelaide, but for the past few years I believe they’ve changed ownership or something like that and ended up with Cornmarket). Last May... [Read More]
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» Tax
Apr 20, 2018 - 9:05 AM - by bikegirl

We have a 2009 bike at home. It hasn't been on the road for a long time. We declared it off the road for the 1st year and haven't done it since. We are now trying to sell it. Does anyone know if the buyer will have to pay the back tax or will we under their new tax laws?

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» Drag Racing Cork Sunday, anyone got a schedule for this??
Apr 20, 2018 - 8:54 AM - by Dymag
what are the timelines of how it runs/start time??? never been

admission cost????

cannot see anything on website?
8 Replies | 557 Views
» Yamaha yds2 spark plugs
Apr 19, 2018 - 10:01 PM - by sode
I am looking for the right plugs for 1963 Yamaha yds2,but can't find them listed anywhere online. Maybe somebody here has a listing for them.???
1 Reply | 182 Views
» Removing rear sprocket-Allen bolts inside alloy,hard to reach
Apr 19, 2018 - 9:36 PM - by Dark Warrior
Hi folks,

Im replacing chain and sprockets in my KTM 950 SM. All was going smooth until i had to remove rear sprocket. 5 allen bolts are inside alloy,impossible to even move a bit with regular allen key because of small gaps in alloy,which give me few milliliters play. I have ordered allen wrench key socket (picture attached) with hope to get it off.

Any ideas would be much appreciated,thanks a mil in advance.

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Picture of bolts inside alloy
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» MotoGP Austin: Rossi stands by Argentina comments
Apr 19, 2018 - 9:00 PM - by Admin
Today at Austin, Valentino Rossi swerved questions about the controversy surrounding the clash between himself and Marc Marquez in Argentina two weeks ago but said his stands by the comments he made after watching the race again.

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Rossi crashed when he left a gap that saw Marquez come through but was clipped by the Repsol Honda rider when he tried to close the gap again, and ultimately ended up tumbling onto the grass.

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» VAT on bike
Apr 19, 2018 - 10:22 AM - by empeehaitch
Hi lads, just wondering if anyone has experience of filling out the vrtvpd2 form, I am in process of clearing bike I bought from a Czech guy, he bought it from somebody else, my main question is do they check date of sale and date of entry into the country when filling out details on form. There is a box which says VAT amount ( if applicable) in brackets. Has anyone been through this already? Should I just fill the form out and say nothing?
3 Replies | 295 Views
» Mce
Apr 18, 2018 - 11:08 PM - by paulyDub
Anyone else get this email from MCE?

"We are emailing our customers to remind them that we class a garage as a building for housing a motor vehicle(s) which isn’t used communally.

If you keep your bike in a shared car park, a parking area under flats or a house/factory/workplace this is not classified as a garage.

Here at MCE we want to ensure your information is accurate and up to date, any incorrect information could affect your ability to make a valid claim."

Seems kinda crappy they can just pop over a mail at any time and tell u they are reconsidering paying out on a policy u have already agreed, like it's now your fault?
14 Replies | 739 Views
» Bike shops in Wales
Apr 18, 2018 - 3:52 PM - by Southern Rider
Going over to Wales next month for a few days, will be on the East coast, and bike shops around for a look-see. Aberaron-Aberstywyth areas
9 Replies | 505 Views
» Last chance to Import from UK or business as usual? Brexit.
Apr 18, 2018 - 3:38 PM - by johnny b
So with Brexit coming down the tracks in 2019 unless there is a huge U turn what will happen UK imports.

Will they cease imports?
Will they add Vat ( do USA imports have vat added regardless of age mileage etc)

Ive heard vrt is an illegal tax but never have seen proof.
Will this just realign it?

Im heading for a cage in the uk and all the dealers are saying there are alot of Irish panick buying.

Has anyone a crystal ball?
23 Replies | 956 Views
» RST waterproofing??
Apr 18, 2018 - 1:18 PM - by Yahooo
Wondering how good the waterproofing of RST’s Paragon V textile jockss is?
Have searched for whatever reviews I can find on the interweb but they all seem to be evenly split into ‘leaks like a sieve’ to ‘keeps out monsoons’ to ‘causes me to sweat up like it’s a plastic bag’

As a jocks it seems to cover everything my old worn out jocks does but doesn't use Gore-tex. I haven't any experience of RST stuff and don’t want to shell out that much hard earned and then regret it along with a wet belly button for the next few years..

Anyone on here have any experience of them?
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