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» My new bike - Kawasaki ZX6R 636
Sep 26, 2018 - 2:12 PM - by GONKO
So after all the back and forth and thinking on a next bike after my SV650s, I came across this beautiful ZX6R. I am over the moon with it. Bike is a little bit tall but my god, it is beautiful. I find myself sitting at the back door looking out at it, just admiring how beautiful it looks (granted, I am a sport bike style fan).
It is so much smoother than the SV and is great to ride with the slipper clutch.
Only bad points are a weakish wear brake but easily fixed.

Pics below.

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» Noobs guide to 90s and Noughties Jap Sportbikes?
Sep 25, 2018 - 5:16 PM - by -alan-
Sold the heavyweight. Have cash in hand and think I'd really like to get my hands on a decent Jap sports bike. Have a budget of about 5-6k I can spend, but more than happy to spend a lot less if I don't have to.

Had a quick look at the Blades and R1s out there going back to c.1995 ish. I never really followed the developments in them over the years, and as a consequence have no idea whether there's ones which are particularly good or whether there's some best avoided.

Anybody give me a steer on the good the bad and the ugly across the range of models in them (and the GSXRs) ?
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» training day pics
Sep 25, 2018 - 9:05 AM - by oretom
good to see plenty juniors coming through, and a few new heads
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» Cr500... Could it be???
Sep 24, 2018 - 11:52 PM - by DavyH
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» Helmet's and Ryanair
Sep 24, 2018 - 11:48 PM - by KTMkenny
Can I bring my lid on as a small carry on with Ryanair. It's over the 35x20x20 limit for under the seat.
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» Kirkistown Track Day extra date 7th October
Sep 24, 2018 - 9:31 PM - by Kirkistown Track Days
As the title says we are running an extra day on Sunday 7th October, for bookings please contact

(+44) 0778668383
(+44) 02892693056

Thank you.
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» Looking for Sympathy
Sep 23, 2018 - 10:09 PM - by GONKO
So picked up a beautiful 2005 ZX6R 636, my second ever bike and beautiful in the Kwaker green too.

Tonight I move the bike and when getting off my boot clips the rear fairing leaving paint scuffs. Fucking devastated.
The bike is a lot taller than my sv causing me to slip a little and the result damaged rear fairing and cowl area.

Touch up paint ordered. Only have the thing a day and already wrecking it.
I love the thing, so smooth and sexy looking. But it is quite tall for a short arse like me.
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» Tyre bead contact area
Sep 23, 2018 - 12:33 AM - by Anthony Byrne
First time to change a tyre tonight and I done a small amount of damage to the tyre where the bead would contact the rim. Basically the lever wasnít inserted properly and scrubbed it bad kinda heard a tear.

Is she goosed ?
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» Best Battery Tender/Trickle Charger?
Sep 21, 2018 - 4:29 PM - by ridelikeaturtle
What's the best - and by "best", I mean economical too, I don't need it to make me coffee every morning - battery tender / trickle charger?

I've got a "seasonal" bike in a holiday home, so this is necessary to keep from constantly having to recharge the battery.

Are the Halford's ones any good? I've had years of use out of their standard battery charger.

Also, I'd need to buy this locally, and probably Monday is the only day I could do it - fuck, I just realized that important part of the equation! That might limit me to Halford's.

Unless someone's got one they're not using and they could meet me on Sunday afternoon in Dublin?
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» Thinking of buying a Cycleshell
Sep 20, 2018 - 5:05 PM - by BooBiQ
Hi guys,

I'm considering investing in a Cycleshell to cover the bike and any future bike I
decide to upgrade to. Have any of you used one before or something similar?

I have no access to a garage so currently the bike sits out front on the driveway, with a generic cover pulled over it. Does the job but its less then ideal.

What drew me to the Cycleshell was the addition of the base. There seems to be a lot of tent-like covers out there but none that I've seen have the base.

Price is a bit steep @ $425 (Tourer version) so is there some thing else I should be looking at?

Thanks for reading

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» New bike gear - Buy now or wait for black Friday ???
Sep 20, 2018 - 12:33 PM - by hondablade

Birthday and Xmas on the way the missus has offered to sort me out with new gear which is very nice of her

Now have spent a while looking around and decided what I want and made a list and checked it twice

List as follows:

- AGV GP R Carbon Gloss helmet
- AGV Race 3 visor gold
- Dainese Super Rider D-Dry jocks
- Dainese Drake D-Dry Trousers
- Sidi Mag 1 boots

Have found a site in Italy that ships... [Read More]
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» 184mph on a pushbike
Sep 19, 2018 - 11:01 PM - by vifferman
I've never heard of the "paced Bicycle land speed record", but

"Bicyclist Denise Mueller-Korenek with pace car driver Shea Holbrook has shattered the overall paced Bicycle land speed record on September 16, 2018 at the Bonneville Salt Flats during the World of Speed event. The previous menís/overall record was set in 1995 by Fred Rompelberg of the Netherlands at 166.944 mph and Denise shattered that record by going 183.932 mph."

Here's an interesting article about the design of the bike she used. More motorbike than bicycle

The Dutch bloke ... [Read More]
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» barn finds (I've been on the mooch)
Sep 19, 2018 - 3:29 PM - by choppermann
so living stateside and being a curious fucker
I've put together this lot.
all for sale and will be in Ireland fairly soon.
Click the image to open in full size.url=]... [Read More]
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» Tt 2019 or 2020?
Sep 19, 2018 - 1:33 PM - by Bon Scott
I am planning on going to the TT in 2019 or 2020 with 2 other lads. One lad & myself on bikes, the other in a car. 4 days, possibly including senior day but not set in stone. What i am looking for is some info on the best campsites, places to watch etc etc. Now i've been researching campsites but i'm looking for first hand knowledge. Chopper off here told me about Glenlough Campsite (i think)
& it was a good spot. Has anyone ever used this site
We'd like to be able to get to Douglas handy enough
aswell for going on the beer.
If someone could post a link to a... [Read More]
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» Espresso machines on the bike starting to make sense now...
Sep 19, 2018 - 11:49 AM - by positron
BMW is working on producing a bike that can ride by itself.

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» CBR 400 on M50
Sep 19, 2018 - 11:24 AM - by Ianasauras
Hi lads,

Saw a CBR 400 with the black and silver paintjob sitting up against the barriers just off the exit ramp from junction 14 northbound. Just taught I'd put it out there in case someone's has gone missing. Looked in fairly original nick.
Hope whoever owns it gets it sorted one way or another.

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» Three rounds with Ali!
Sep 19, 2018 - 10:32 AM - by ascalon
So, took the bike this morning and had to pop into the bank before work, from D15 to D18.

The wind wasn't too bad on the way, but was still cautious about parking.

Parked in what looked like a fairly sheltered spot, only to be alerted to the sound of crunching plastic as I walked away!

Down on its side, and petrol pissing out through the tank overflow!

A very kind passerby gave me a hand get it up and out of the worst of the gusts.

Fortunately, scraped bar ends and bust mirror is all that's damaged.

I'll take that!

Stay safe chaps, seems at its worst here at the moment. THere's stuff going sideways past a second floor window.
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» Anyone riding tomorrow?
Sep 18, 2018 - 9:50 PM - by Dub Duke
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» Helmet help
Sep 18, 2018 - 7:48 PM - by FlatOut
I have a mint Schuberth S1 Pro , which i love to bits , but it needs a refurbishment , the linings and padding could do with replacing.

I can get all the bits, except the cheek pads.
I've searched everywhere, all the ebays, amazons etc.
I even got on to the Schuberth factory, with no luck.

Does anyone know of someone who can make a new set of cheekpads ?

I imagine it would need the correct type/density of foam and then be shaped to fit the lining that covers it.

Any ideas ?
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» something for the elder lemons
Sep 18, 2018 - 7:00 PM - by oretom
few old yokes at classic trial
check out the young lad in last pic
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» Tyres - some questions
Sep 18, 2018 - 2:07 PM - by Dub Duke
Looking to replace the rear tyre on the Yamaha R6. Appreciate if you could give me info / thoughts on the following:

1. What tyre would suit some wet, not too wear out after 1000 miles, but decent grip (Michelin Road Pilots seem to get a couple of nods on the internet). Not big mileage, but can be a fair bit when weather is dry for a while.

2. Where would you go for supply and fitment? Greater Dublin area, (north county ideal)

3. Does anyone on here order tyres and then get someone to fit them? If so, where do you order from and where fits supplied-tyres?

(I'd rather ride in somewhere and leave 40 minutes later with new rubber if it doesn't cripple me bank account).

Also (4) - do ye ever replace rear and front at... [Read More]
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» Where to buy a work bench
Sep 18, 2018 - 1:31 PM - by strontium_dog

just wondering if anyone knows where to get hold of a decent work bench? I'm just after something that would be a good height to do general work and be able to take a decent vice and also stand up to a bit of stick should something need a bit of "gentle persuasion" with a hammer.

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» Trials training day
Sep 18, 2018 - 12:34 PM - by oretom
Clubman Training Trial ,Sunday September 23rd , Butter mountain 11:00.
Practise and training 11:00-1:00pm. Training Trial 1:00pm.
Entry fee Adults Ä20.00 Junior Ä 10.00.
The Training Trial will cater for Clubman,Sportman, Twin shock , Pre 65, Beginners ,Youth A, B,C&D
There will be 2 lines marked Green for Clubman , Blue line will be marked for beginners.
We require 7 observers , If you could oblige Text Roger 0876502629
Open for Practice for all Grades

Sat.Nav.Coordinates 53į13'05.97"N~6į25 47.90"W
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» Photos : Jason Lynn retains David Wood Memorial trophy
Sep 18, 2018 - 11:24 AM - by Big Man Andy

Pirelli Supersport

Jason Lynn dominated the Supersport races at this weekend’s David Wood Memorial Trophy taking all 3 wins to retain the award. While Kia McGreevey challenged him off the line, once past, Lynn simply disappeared on the Walter Bell\Slemish Water Yamaha R6. There were fantastic battles for the remaining podium positions from Kia McGreevey, Christian Elkin and Simon Reid.
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» trial snaps
Sep 18, 2018 - 12:04 AM - by oretom
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» cr 500 crank.
Sep 17, 2018 - 8:07 PM - by joe williams
Any body know of any one in ireland that can fit a rod kit on a cr500 crank and true it up?
It has the tin can type crank.
5 Replies | 393 Views
» rear master cylinder
Sep 17, 2018 - 4:10 PM - by addicted to rage
Hey will a sv1000 rear master work on the old curvey sv650?
4 Replies | 250 Views
» Oil Type
Sep 17, 2018 - 3:43 PM - by britjap
Hi all The old fart is back. Can anyone tell me the correct Oil for my 77 Honda 400/4 The Manual says Sae 10/40 All I can find is 10/40 synthetic or semi synthetic. I was told to avoid Synthetic as its bad for wet clutch. No mention of Semi synthetic..
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» First time bike buyer in Ireland
Sep 16, 2018 - 8:10 PM - by Michael_Barwick
Hello lads, a month or so ago i posted a thread on this lovely forum asking some general stuff about getting into bikes here in eire.
I must say, all is well and the cash is in hand and im about to buy.
I went to see a scooter today, and after taking a spin i concluded it was pretty good. Its a mbk ovetto 2004, the fella selling it is not really into them but he does resell stuff. So the bike needs a battery, stand spring, few bulbs and i need to change the belt rollers and whatnot ( im working in a car mechanic shop so)
I just wanted to post the pics here and ask if anyone knows anything about this bike or can give me some lead on anything that may be on its way out.
From what i concluded: Steering is straight, no sideway movement in the wheels, stop light... [Read More]
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» Oulton park BSB
Sep 16, 2018 - 9:57 AM - by Jack stowage
The Wee Jizzard fucking things up for our Jack again..not only that but he's robbing points of everyone else in the championship.IMO he shouldnt be allowed to get points for starting so late in the season...He's not interested in getting points, just making sure the Irish national anthem is never played on English soil again....oh yeah and Electric Ireland can go and fuck off too...
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» K&N Air Filter cleaning kit
Sep 15, 2018 - 11:22 PM - by acdc
I was quoted and asked for a deposit of a score towards it for them to order , 45.99 was the cost , this was a good while back so I said fuck it not a chance Found it on ebay for £11.29 incl postage (address pal)

big fooken difference , I have spent a fair few penny's in the shop the past 17 years but that was madness, I didnt know at first till i checked around and tb h it was a good bit ago but on ebay 12quid delivered including the addresspal charge, they really fuck over Irish businesses on whatever import takes they use.

ebay price
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» Leather repairs in Cork
Sep 14, 2018 - 7:11 PM - by Dirtyshirt
Can anyone suggest a good place to get leathers repaired? Some of the stitching on my trousers (8 years in use) has come lose, not at vital areas, just at panels, and I want to fix it before it turns into something kinky.
Puller thingy on the ankle zip is also gone, paper clip currently doing the job, sort of.
It was the last of the Frank Thomas stuff, before they went bye bye.
4 Replies | 304 Views


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