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» Where are folks shopping for euro bikes ??
Oct 26, 2021 - 9:22 PM - by hedzball
Had a look there at a few bits in germany for sale cb1000r,speed triples and a few other yokes..

germany seems to be dearer than i thought. spain has a few promising ones but am i missing a trick??
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» Thieving pricks
Oct 25, 2021 - 2:53 PM - by carrigGSR

Thieving pricks
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» fork pinch bolt cracked... opinions?
Oct 24, 2021 - 8:35 PM - by jic44
A friend has cracked one of his forks on a 125 piaggio scooter while refitting the front wheel. its a daily driver and going to take a week or more for a new one to come. What do yis think drive it on till then? or get the bus?

Axel is tight and pinch bolts are tight but the outer one has cracked the casting.

I vote bus, he votes drive on.

Looking at that pictiure again it looks like its also cracked on the inside
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» Wes Cooley Dies aged 65
Oct 22, 2021 - 7:57 PM - by Unfazed
Anybody remember Wes Cooley on the Yoshimura Suzuki GS1000 in the AMA Superbike in the late seventies and early eighties, taking AMA title in 79 and 80. He won the first new style Suzuka 8 Hour in 1978 with Mike Baldwin on one and won again in 1980 with Grame Crosby.


Those old big 4 cylinder 4 strokes were brilliant to watch with him, Eddie Lawson, Freddie Spencer and Grame Crosby

He died at died at home in Twin Falls, Idaho, on October 16, after being reportedly suffering from diabetic complications. He was 65 years old.
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» New Honda NT1100
Oct 22, 2021 - 7:29 PM - by cracker boy
It's a shame it's not shaft drive .........and an extra 15NM + 20BHP would be very welcome.........but it could be worth a look.

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» Best Padlock you can BUY...??what one
Oct 22, 2021 - 2:45 PM - by The Road Runner
Hi Guys ,Im looking for a qood quality lock , not a ulock,i have a couple of those, i have a good chain but without the right padlock im taking a chance of having the bike nicked.......So experienced opinions appreciated.....
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» New Roadblock N.I. Imports Re: VRT
Oct 22, 2021 - 1:43 PM - by The Road Runner
Hoping to inform members on here about something new with VRT, I fairly recently purchased a bike in northern ireland .And didnt have to jump through these hoops.

So if you are lucky to find the right bike for you, condition , price, mileage etc, VRT ARE NOW ASKING FOR SERVICE HISTORY , MOTs Etc. Before they will sign off on the paperwork .. you now have to prove that your new purchase was born in Northern Ireland........and has been there throughout its life......fffs. If you buy privately and there is no service history you are at a standstill. delaying you for months. Extremely frustrating when you have done everything correct, they are again moving the goal posts.

Please comment on your experiences to confirm if you are experiencing this problem.
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» Bandit Down
Oct 21, 2021 - 1:34 PM - by Hightower

Right had an issue with fuel cap ... Water gathering around top, open fuel cap gush any water went into tank!!

Pulled off tank ... Traced drainage pipe blocked - Unblocked and reinstalled tank.

Out for an evening blast - Caput on back roads of airport! Bike just ran out on steam!! Would start but ran erratic ... Spluttering.

I guess it was the water?

Any suggestions welcome - H E L P !!!!!!

Had to push the beast home... [Read More]
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» I want this trailer........
Oct 20, 2021 - 10:51 PM - by Sleazy Rider
And I want it now......

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» Classic british parts outside of uk ?
Oct 20, 2021 - 11:33 AM - by choppergirl
I know this came up before but i cant find the thread.
Anyone know wheres good for brit bike parts outside of uk ? Decent prices and reasonable delivery times ?
I used to use lfharris but its fucked with brexit now .
Looking for triumph pre unit engine parts .
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» Alpinestars boots fit
Oct 17, 2021 - 6:19 PM - by sub zero
How's it going lads. I'm going to upgrade my boots to a decent pair of Alpinestars and was just wondering if anyone here has a pair and if so what is the fit like? Can I order in my normal size or will I have to go up a size? Thanks
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» Irish Superman's third British Supersport Championship title
Oct 17, 2021 - 5:12 PM - by Admin
Dubliner Jack Kennedy dominated all Quattro British Supersport races at Brands Hatch this weekend and matches Karl Harris' record to become only the second rider to win three British Supersport Championship titles.

After a red flag crash that almost wiped him out, Kennedy came from LAST PLACE to finish 2nd in a restarted final race 3, to finish just 3/100ths of a second behind serial Moaner Mouth Currie, and make a total kunt of the pack in just 5-laps as he looked to consolidate his race two win earlier that secured the championship and his Bournemouth kawasaki team, running an older spec and under powered 636, the 2021 SuperSport... [Read More]
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» Fuck me!
Oct 14, 2021 - 10:39 AM - by jic44

Any know how much it is in Spain France Germany etc at the moment?

1.49 in Estonia i am told.
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» Tyre fitting-Waterford
Oct 13, 2021 - 5:19 PM - by Brrm!Brrm!
Hi lads,anyone know where to get tyres fitted in the Waterford area?

I'll be supplying them myself,asked in one shop(not gonna name them obviously) no dice,only fit what they supply.had also called that morning to see about getting the scooter's front brake looked at, absolutely no interest but that's another story...

So any leads on who to go to?

Thanks in advance.
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» mark 1 Aprilla Tuono sprag clutch
Oct 11, 2021 - 9:26 AM - by menapia dude
folks i have a 2004 mk1 tuono i need to replace the sprag,has anyone got a loan of the tools to do it, need 22mm bolt with 1.5 thread have pullers
any help or guidance be great thanks
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» Considering a 16 Multistrada
Oct 06, 2021 - 11:16 AM - by padraic2271
I am considering buying a DVT Multistrada 1200. I'm a sportsbike fan but would like to try something a little more comfortable. My main worry is all the electronics, am I asking for trouble reliability wise?

I have had a few Ducati's and know they can be finicky, although these were analogue bikes, without TC, ABS etc.

I'd love to hear from anyone who has owned a Multistrada, were theyr reliable etc.
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» Wilson auction/bord na Mona bikes
Oct 02, 2021 - 11:09 PM - by Brrm!Brrm!
Was at this on Thursday with a mate for a nosey...

A load of bord na Mona XL 250's and two Kawasaki kl something or other (one of them with the head in a plastic bag iirc)

The prices they went for....I can't me head around it.
A few of them were running,(3/4 out of 13) none were in what anyone would call "good" condition but all went for what I'd describe as "fucking stupid" money.

Bear in mind it was +23% vat +10% buyers premium.

Cheapest was 275,no tank,seat, various other pieces missing including bits of engine.

Highest was ( I think ) 2800 with the rest between 800-1800. Add in the vat etc nearly 4k for a tatty,near 40 year old bike that's spent its life on the bog.

... [Read More]
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» Beautiful BSA
Oct 02, 2021 - 9:53 PM - by allsorts&oddjobs
If you were blind, stupid and drunk, good god where do they crawl out of, bike has been 'restored' yeah right, painted over the rust with a horse brush by the look of it and the colours !! Done by mr. Bean wearing welding goggles id say.
And he actually wants money for it

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» Scooter
Oct 01, 2021 - 8:53 AM - by 2shea
What's considered the best large scooter available at the moment? Had a spin on a Yamaha X-max or T-max I think it was called a few years back think it was 500cc great machine for around the city centre. A buddy is looking for one with a 5k budget, large and capable of doing some touring on I know.
5 Replies | 248 Views
» Pan euro squeezing
Sep 30, 2021 - 5:48 AM - by Rockster
Anyone have a Honda pan european and live in your bog standard semi d.
After doing the nc500 a few weeks back I've convinced myself I need a proper touring bike.
Side entrance of the gaff is 84cm at its narrowest point. Question is, is it a major faff to remove mirrors and panniers to get in and out.
Yes, I have considered the fjr but after having a test ride on the pan I'm smitten.
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» Ignition switch issue ST1300
Sep 29, 2021 - 3:38 PM - by chammer
Hi all,

I have a 2004 Pan European. It's the 1300 model, non abs.
There's an issue with the ignition switch. If I wiggle the key the lights go off and speedometer goes blank. The engine stays running and I can still drive but it obviously wouldn't be ideal if I'm driving down a dark back road and the lights go off 😂

Worried it might leave me stranded with no lights so want to get it sorted.
I'm wondering if anybody had a similar problem before.? Is it something that can usually be fixed by stripping and cleaning or am I most likely looking at a new ignition barrel? I'd rather not go down the new barrel route if I can avoid it.

Thanks ... [Read More]
5 Replies | 159 Views
» Replacement plastics
Sep 28, 2021 - 9:46 PM - by faz1
Anybody know of any daycent suppliers of aftermarket plastics, bellypans etc. in Irl or mainland Europe?
2 Replies | 127 Views
» Priests Leap
Sep 23, 2021 - 8:21 PM - by R.M
Was off today so got out for a few hours. Took the back roads from NCW to Kanturk, Killarney, Kenmare over Priests Leap, Bantry and Schull. Came home same way except avoided the leap. Cracking day for it.

14 Replies | 390 Views
» New Suzuki GSX100 GT
Sep 22, 2021 - 10:33 AM - by evok
New Suzuki GSX1000 GT. Rival for the Kwacker ZX and Yammy Tracer

Looks good

what say you?

22 Replies | 533 Views
» Wanted givi monokey bottom plate
Sep 21, 2021 - 7:22 PM - by allsorts&oddjobs
Hi lads, i have a nice aluminum box that i want to use as a topbox so if anyone of ye have an old broken givi monokey topbox id be delighted to take it off ye for a few beer tokens, I have the baseplate, so i only need the bottom of a box so no matter how bad it is itll do fine for what i want,
Cheers peeps
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» Radiator repair
Sep 20, 2021 - 6:09 AM - by Rockster
Having driven over a lot of loose chippings (Wicklow) on Sunday I now have a hole in my radiator and when the bike heats up water is pissing out of it.
Questions are 1. Is it worth repairing, 2. Anyone know best place to do it. Oem part is between 600 - 900 yoyos, and spurious part is about 80.
Also, before I start scouring the Web, anyone know a breakers with a cb 1300?
10 Replies | 352 Views
» Michelin pilot road?
Sep 19, 2021 - 12:26 AM - by 2shea
Anyone running MICHELIN PILOT ROAD 3, 4 or 5 on bigger bikes like the VFR Crosstourer 1200, R1200GS, Tenere1200 types.

I had PR3s on the Deauville and found them to be a great

I do all road riding.
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» Tyres
Sep 18, 2021 - 7:24 PM - by 2shea
Where the best place to get tyres and have them fitted in the Dublin area? I'm thinking getting a set of MICHELIN PILOT ROAD 4 for the Crosstourer.
2 Replies | 173 Views
» 2014 BMW R1200rt right hand radiator
Sep 18, 2021 - 6:13 PM - by martell
HI All, stone just popped a hole on my right hand side Fillercap side water radiator,Anyone out there have one for sale from a Damaged bike .Tryed really good repair shop but leakin badly again .Many Thanks in Advance
0 Replies | 55 Views
» Practical sportsbikes mags
Sep 17, 2021 - 12:50 PM - by johnny b
I have issues 12 to 125 that are becoming endangered in my house due to spring cleaning wife.... I told her it was fucking Autumn but she isn't a good listener.

Dublin/kildare area looking for 20e for the lot just to get a tank of juice out of them.

There may be some other mags like PB in the pile as a bonus.

I don't have the early money making issues unfortunately i was late to the party.
These will be great for someone in our next lockdown
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» Kannenberg collection auction
Sep 11, 2021 - 7:35 PM - by the landshark
Richard Rawlings from Gas Monkey is auctioning off a collection.
Man, I wish I was in the States looking at some of the prices.
Auction is live now on youtube can't figure out how to post a link off the phone

Edit: Link here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YMn6PfKwJ8
1 Reply | 180 Views


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