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» Wheel bearing removal video
Feb 15, 2021 - 10:06 AM - by Pumbaa the warthog
This lad has a clever idea

9 Replies | 281 Views
» Stoopid question time!
Feb 14, 2021 - 9:08 PM - by pedrosixfour
Can a bike be "over-tyred"?

I don't mean size-wise.

But is it possible to fit (road legal) tyres that are too sticky onto a bike from a previous generation of chassis and suspension technology?

I'm shaking me head as I'm typjng this because I've a feeling this could be a defining moment in my biking life!
10 Replies | 338 Views
» Problem starting
Feb 14, 2021 - 9:01 PM - by martell
LOOKIN FOR SOME HELP .very recently i bought a 1979 suzuki gs750L and its been lyin idle for last 15 years or so . the guy who had it serviced it fully the year he took it off the road , i flushed the tank clean and its got new fuel , battery and i am failing to get her fires up. i have a spark at the plugs and the plugs are gettin fuel however she doesnt seem to make any attempt to fire . Any help greatly appreciated
12 Replies | 306 Views
» Custom Cables
Feb 12, 2021 - 4:24 PM - by duck67
Hi folks..
Anyone know where I can get cables made to size?... Going down the High bars route on a bike I have...thanks...
4 Replies | 185 Views
» How many beside my eldest son and me can relate to this.
Feb 12, 2021 - 12:33 PM - by Unfazed
Riding in the snow because you love being on a bike, your stone mad or it's the only form of transport you have.
Having my Suzuki GS550 with me on it being pushed out of Snow drifts twice by my wife was a rare experience indeed

30 Replies | 601 Views
» Letterkenny to Dublin
Feb 12, 2021 - 11:02 AM - by dufferman
Long shot .....Anyone available to bring a bike from Letterkenny to Dublin or recommend someone who can??
3 Replies | 206 Views
» Test
Feb 11, 2021 - 10:09 PM - by The Dolmen
Off topic ,about to do my c truck test, anyone do one lately ,need some tips on questions.
2 Replies | 142 Views
» Number plate
Feb 11, 2021 - 11:23 AM - by 2shea
Need number plates lads, wheres the best place to get them made up? As in made up on good quality perspex/plastic and free delivery?

What's a good size to get, I uasually get just slightly smaller then the standard size as it looks nice and neat.
17 Replies | 344 Views
» Shop local
Feb 10, 2021 - 10:00 PM - by kawasixxer
Just my 2 cents. Have seen so many posts about buying here there and everywhere lately but nobody seems to ever mention keeping the money on the island. Have been in the market for new helmet and 2 piece suit, both current high end 2021 stock from a local dealer at just about the same price as anywhere online, Im not affiliated to any shop just my opinion to at least give the locals a chance to price... several mates buying gear online and nothing but headaches trying to get right sizes and such..
36 Replies | 865 Views
» DHL ripoff
Feb 10, 2021 - 6:06 PM - by allsorts&oddjobs
I ordered some bits in from the uk, i know theres extra taxes etc but it wasnt a lot of stuff so i was happy enough to pay the extra, that was untill DHL decided to add on another 'administrative ' charge that they pulled out of their arse, its to cover them in case other people dont pay their taxes, not my taxes, other peoples, so instead of keeping the goods and selling them to recoup the loss or going after the seller or buyer, me and you and every other buyer is going to have to pay an extra 'administrative ' charge.
Cnuts, ok its only a fiver (minimum) but its a pure rip off, typical company behaviour, rip off the poor bastard at the bottom of the pile.
I paid up cos i need the bits but its the last penny the cunts will ever get from me, id rather spend fifty quid... [Read More]
70 Replies | 1,676 Views
» Edible Road Bike
Feb 10, 2021 - 11:18 AM - by Jlyis
For all the fabricators and home builders on here- would you eat it.

11 Replies | 205 Views
» honda 70 carbs
Feb 09, 2021 - 3:55 PM - by menapia dude
folks my mate has a honda 70 early 80s

anyone know the standard jets,pilots jets sizes

whats the air screw settings ?

float height

any info be great folks thanks
1 Reply | 65 Views
» wheres all the bikes?
Feb 09, 2021 - 11:41 AM - by oretom
was having a squiz on dungdeal, 11 R1s for sale ...and nothing fresh
is it my imagination ? there was never so few bikes for sale?
or a combination of nobody can afford new sports bikes the last few year at approx 18/20k
and everyone is buying naked/adventure etc
and sports bikes are just thin on the ground?
26 Replies | 639 Views
» Holiday options
Feb 08, 2021 - 10:23 PM - by Pumbaa the warthog
Well lads and lassies, I see we are all probably going to be doing Irish holidays if any, this year, so it got me thinking, one of you mentioned the wild Atlantic way thingy and seeing as I live in the hills of beautiful Sligo I thought why not offer a stopover place, I have a little studio type room that was a shed, bed, fireplace, patio door, deck etc, it's separate from the house and will sleep one or two, if any of ye want to use it then it's there, just give me plenty notice, it's just my way of saying fuck off to the sun holiday 😂

Ps, it's 1 per night 🤣🤣🤣🤣
52 Replies | 1,019 Views
» Sidecar motorbike - holiday this summer
Feb 08, 2021 - 10:01 PM - by manbearpig
Hi Lads,

Been toying with the idea of a sidecar - I understand that they drive weird and are nothing like "real" biking etc but as a way to get around with the wife and child I can think of nothing cooler.

This year's foreign holidays are fu*ked- even beyond this year I love the idea of doing road trips rather than the sunlounger and pool in spain year in year out.

I'd say it'll be around ireland this year and then further afield next year and subsequent years. . .if we were ever to go to mainland europe for a trip I'd take the bike on the ferry and the family fly over. . .can load up in luggage and have a day or two to myself.

Any thoughts?
10 Replies | 205 Views
» Buying from sportsbikeshop UK
Feb 08, 2021 - 9:45 PM - by R.M
Looking at picking up a visor from this crowd. Value at 35 including shipping by Royal Mail.

Will I get hit with duty/VAT? Anywhere I can work out how much this will be?
I presume An Post will ship from this end.....do they collect VAT etc?
26 Replies | 592 Views
» Localised heating of engine block to free bolt
Feb 08, 2021 - 12:12 PM - by strontium_dog
There has been a total bodge done on the engine casings of my ZRX. An engine mount bolt looks like it was snapped and someone hammered a steel rod in to either try to push it out or just to have something coming out through the mount (??). Either way it is jammed solid so I've got to try to remove it and then try to get the bolt out.

What's the position on using some heat to loosen the aluminium and then hopefully removing the rod and finally punching out the bolt?

Is there a danger of cracking the ally when it's hot?
22 Replies | 421 Views
» Any of you know this bike? Pass it on.
Feb 05, 2021 - 9:53 PM - by custom900
Guards in Portlaoise looking for an owner. If any of you are in other forums (perish the thought) will you pass it on please. Its a BSA c11g 250cc.

3 Replies | 257 Views
» Brno 1999
Feb 05, 2021 - 5:53 PM - by bushman
Going through some analogue stuff.Czech Republic 1999,spotted this at the back of the garages,decided to try it out for size

4 Replies | 142 Views
» The new neighbour waker. Mt10 sp.
Feb 05, 2021 - 4:19 PM - by corkyoshi

Plumped for this mad bastard thing. What a machine for the giggles.
43 Replies | 855 Views
» Hmm...braking too hard!
Feb 05, 2021 - 1:59 PM - by Jlyis
I'm not sure about- but this looks painful.

6 Replies | 306 Views
» Vat on Import of used bike parts??
Feb 05, 2021 - 10:29 AM - by RubaDub
Does anyone know what the situation is with used bike parts coming in from the UK?

Is there vat on them now?

16 Replies | 521 Views
» Shock rebuilds?
Feb 04, 2021 - 3:12 PM - by Technician
Anyone doing monoshock rebuilds in Ireland at the moment? Don't fancy sending anything overseas. Not urgent, would like to do something without trying to find 500 for a new YSS item.
18 Replies | 375 Views
» bike transport
Feb 03, 2021 - 2:46 PM - by joe mc gonagle
looking for bike brought from Dublin to Clare
any recommendations welcome
18 Replies | 389 Views
» 94 xjr 1200 engine issues
Feb 03, 2021 - 11:32 AM - by menapia dude

done the valve shims all within tolerance , compression only average but enough to run her have between 75 ,90,120 and 100 psi

carbs were rebuilt by someone else i just checked them and gave once over couldnt see any issues

new plugs,filters,all have strong spark,so electrical is all good

issue im having is number 1 and 2 not running warm 3 and 4 have exhaust temp reading of 200 where im only getting 60 or 70 degrees on 1 and 2

air screws factory set 3 turns,exhaust and inlet rubbers good, standard jets and pilots ,diaphragms good, needles good,ultrasonic cleaned carbs

plugs seem hot and not black more burned looking, bike doesnt smoke out of exhausts

its pointing at a fuel... [Read More]
9 Replies | 210 Views
» Tiger 800 - experiences?
Feb 02, 2021 - 4:13 PM - by RTV
Hi folks,

Wifey is considering an upgrade from her CB500X, mainly looking for more power. She would like to be somewhere in the 800cc range to keep a balance between power and size/weight.

For what I've been doing my research, the Tiger 800 seems to fit the bill just fine. We'll probably be looking around 2011/2012 model.

What's your take on these bikes? Reliability? Are they as fun to ride as they say?

I would much appreciate your feedback and experiences with these yokes.

26 Replies | 405 Views
» Finally a Brexit Benefit (ferry routes).
Feb 02, 2021 - 2:04 PM - by positron
More ferry routes to France & Spain.

There has already been massive increase in sailings direct to Europe, and it sounds like a few more still start operating soon.


Of course, Covid etc..! But at least something to look forward to.
5 Replies | 263 Views
» How to register on biker.ie
Feb 02, 2021 - 1:42 PM - by baz
Hi all,a friend wants to join group,but can't seem to be able to register,is there
A link to register,or has admin stopped new registrations.
11 Replies | 441 Views
» z h2 supercharged
Feb 02, 2021 - 12:17 PM - by menapia dude
DNA filters,scorpion can sounds amazing

1 Reply | 65 Views
» the auld xt sound
Feb 02, 2021 - 12:16 PM - by menapia dude
12 Replies | 148 Views
» New Rules in france
Feb 02, 2021 - 10:43 AM - by 2shea
21 Replies | 470 Views
» some tuesday morning porn
Feb 02, 2021 - 9:50 AM - by oretom

many are out of normal persons pockets reach, but some are not, some really class masheens
16 Replies | 387 Views
» Vrt today
Feb 01, 2021 - 8:11 PM - by Nareik
Got my new to me bike VRTd today.. 😂😅🤣
14 Replies | 354 Views


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