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» old video, up the Dubs
Apr 05, 2021 - 9:40 AM - by faz1
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» Bike transport from Europe
Apr 03, 2021 - 1:29 PM - by Jerry Can
Any recommendations on who to use for transporting a bike from Germany?
What's a realistic price for moving a bike from Munich to Dublin?
6 Replies | 315 Views
» Irish Bike Prices ?
Apr 02, 2021 - 12:46 PM - by Holy Moly
We'll, 3 months into the brave next world of Brexit, have Irish bike Prices firmed or flopped ?
I see pandemic payments in the US has sent everyone into a buying frenzy with stupid prices achieved on toys (especially off road bikes) and trucks.
I haven't been keeping an eye on the market here, but as a greedy fecker I have a number of bikes I think I want to shift on, wondering when the timing might be right.
11 Replies | 545 Views
» old yamaha
Apr 01, 2021 - 11:15 AM - by faz1
Mate picked up an old Yam as per pick below, RD model, he's not really into bikes, just wanted an older bike to go on sunday spins. Think he got it fairly cheap and is going to spend a few quid on the cosmetics as it's a bit rough round the edges but seems to run great. He may want to sell it later in the summer, we don't know alot about them, question is are they easy to sell on and worth much if he wants to sell it on ?

24 Replies | 478 Views
» Been a while
Mar 31, 2021 - 9:41 AM - by hedzball
I was on about buying new but realistically it's not a sensible decision for me at the moment.

I managed to wrangle this off my ol fella. 06 and 22k kms on the clock. Full luggage and wings.. a decent price too so we wouldn't fall out

And of course she broke down already

17 Replies | 536 Views
» Lid shape ?
Mar 30, 2021 - 7:21 PM - by -alan-
Nearly time for a new one. Arais tend to fit my ugly noggin fairly well, but alway found them a little on the noisy side.

Of the other main brands out there - are there any which are a similar fit to the Arais, worth a try ?
27 Replies | 507 Views
» Dunlop Mutant Tyrezzzzz
Mar 30, 2021 - 2:27 PM - by cracker boy
Has anyone used these yet on a heavy powerful bike ??


Reading the blurb..... Dunlop claim near Hyporsport tyre performance but I would worry that there is an awful lot of thread blocks to be moving around under a heavy bike (and a very heavy rider)
2 Replies | 129 Views
» 1972 cb 500 four value
Mar 30, 2021 - 7:33 AM - by menapia dude
folks, have the chance to buy a 72 cb 500 four, never seen any in ireland, are they rare enough and are they sought after ?

6 Replies | 191 Views
» Nice to see
Mar 29, 2021 - 8:10 PM - by chopper
Grand oul stretch in the evenings
22 Replies | 419 Views
» Ktm 990 headlight bulb
Mar 29, 2021 - 4:13 PM - by hedzball
2006 990 adv blowing the dim bulb intermittently?

Reg rec seems healthy?

Wire going to ground maybe? Theres auxiliary lights on the same circuit and work fine?
2 Replies | 99 Views
» Dutch or Belgium Done Deal
Mar 29, 2021 - 2:54 PM - by Jfarrell32
Hi, any suggestions for online sites for second hand bikes in Netherlands or Belgium. Thanks J
11 Replies | 345 Views
» Stafford Show October 2021
Mar 29, 2021 - 11:36 AM - by FJRLEE
The show is confirmed/planned to go ahead for 9th and 10th October.

Hopefully we will be long vaccinated by then but the clearing customs might be fun on the way back. Will have to get some fireworks to divert their attention.

The 'April' show is on 3rd and 4th July, a bit early for us, unless you know someone on the Board of the Beacon Hospital.
5 Replies | 199 Views
» ultrasonic tank
Mar 29, 2021 - 8:08 AM - by HEATZ
just treated meself to a new tank

whats the proper/best solution to put in it for carb cleaning ?
29 Replies | 457 Views
» Kx250
Mar 28, 2021 - 10:31 AM - by HEATZ
Anyone familiar with these engines ?
About to put the clutch cover back on on but can't workout how these bits go together ? I seem to be missing something to connect the bar with the bit that goes in the slot on the part with the spring ?

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12 Replies | 222 Views
» Getting presents sent over from England
Mar 27, 2021 - 6:00 PM - by jeo77974
The sister is living in London, just wondering If she was to send me over a nice pair of gloves I'm looking at, as a gift would I be getting stung for those vat, customs etc?
5 Replies | 266 Views
» Advice Amazon UK or eu?
Mar 27, 2021 - 11:26 AM - by Born2Survive
Hi all. Want to order another helmet from Amazon. I ordered one before Brexit and dropped it heavy yesterday so will be ordering another. Would ordering from eu have any charges.? Its 156 euro on both so don't want to be hit with 20 plus extra by customs.
18 Replies | 469 Views
» Getting Brit bike parts not from uk
Mar 24, 2021 - 3:55 PM - by chopper
It's a mess with Brexit, takes months to get a few bits and then nailed with charges.
Any recommendations on anywhere in EU that sells brit bike parts .triumph /bsa etc
4 Replies | 306 Views
» Man shed work in progress
Mar 23, 2021 - 10:33 PM - by ninky_nonk

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» More lockdown therapy
Mar 22, 2021 - 10:20 PM - by Alabama Whitman
Something to while away the time

4 Replies | 257 Views
» Yet another import question???
Mar 22, 2021 - 3:19 PM - by dt125x-supermoto
Not sure if this is the right section but I'm looking at a bike in Spain. Its uk registered but has been in Spain since mid 2019 in the owners holiday home.

My question is, does the vat and vrt go down the route of the new brexit rules or due to it being exported from the uk since pre brexit do the old rules apply, of just the normal vrt charges?
11 Replies | 374 Views
» Debunked: Social Media Influencers
Mar 22, 2021 - 1:31 PM - by Admin
So you could say that taking money from hooring yourself out to easily influenced 'followers' / glorified dopes and the intellectually impaired who would actually base some buying decision on what another air-head got for free as 'what harm are they doing?',

But how many Sickos have now got home-sick sperm that whacked off to this broads spandex shots on instagram ?

BIZARRE news, as a 50-year-old male motorcyclist has been found to be the real face behind a young female motorcycle influencer in Japan, who
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12 Replies | 440 Views
» Cheap phonecall....
Mar 20, 2021 - 9:05 PM - by R.M
Insurance renewal came in yesterday....417 (425 last year)
5mins later on phone, 375. Happy days.
42 is 2 tanks of juice....better on my pocket than theirs.

Thanks Principal......8 years of unbeaten quotes.
This year was the 1st year that I didn't even bother ringing the other crowds.

Who's left anyway.....Liberty, CN & AXA

AXA are the underwriters of Principal, and I think the only underwriters Principal have in the ROI, which made me smile when I asked them to see of they could do better on my renewal quotation.

Please hold for a minute while we check your details...........
We can recommend this policy from out underwriters...blah...blah...b lah

Very same policy as the... [Read More]
29 Replies | 687 Views
» BMW F900R - Any good?
Mar 18, 2021 - 10:24 PM - by Scythe
F900R even!

Hey all, anyone have any experience on one of these? Had a bit of hassle this year with the current and potential new bike and both have dealers in either Dublin or further away.
Closer to home is BMW or Honda CBR650 but really not that interested in the Honda.
15 Replies | 362 Views
» Led brake lights
Mar 18, 2021 - 12:10 PM - by KTMkenny
Hi. After advise.

The givi rack gives my bike zero visibility of the tail light from the side.
I ride to night shift daily . I would feel abit safer if I was more visible.

I put these side makers on. But they look poxy. I want a more attractive

Any suggestions? What are those chinese led strips like?

Givi do stop light kist for the v46 box but its either brake OR tail not both. ANd im not sure they cure the side view problem. as they are higher than cagers line of sight.

3 Replies | 168 Views
» Michael Dunlop finishes 11th on Daytona 200 debut
Mar 18, 2021 - 11:51 AM - by Admin
Northern Ireland's Michael Dunlop has finished 11th on his first appearance at the Daytona 200 event in Florida.

The Ballymoney rider had qualified 21st on the grid on his Kawasaki ZX6 636 after struggling with bike issues and having limited track time.

The 31-year-old 19-time Isle of Man TT winner had occupied ninth place in the race with five laps of the 57 to go.

Dunlop came home 55 seconds behind winner Brandon Paasch, with Sean Dylan Kelly 0.030 adrift in second place.

The original start of the race at the Daytona International Speedway saw Dunlop hold... [Read More]
15 Replies | 372 Views
» Fact Check : Is the Covid Vaccine actually worse than Covid19 itself ?
Mar 18, 2021 - 11:38 AM - by Admin
Fauci is the celebrity dancer on ice of the moment so you're unlikely to see this on television or at 'official sources' i.e snotty nosed teenagers 'fact-checking' and being paid to wear skinny jeans to look like faggots at the journal while 'debunking' disinformation and licking the waxed & bleached anus of their third-person gender pronoun-ed masters rectum.


This chick knows her shit ! way more than anyone on here, in government or at RTE / BBC / Sleepy Joe's Whitehouse, - Dolores Cahill is a qualified expert with years of experience working, researching and writing reports on this very subject.

What's interesting is that a vaccine taker could... [Read More]
65 Replies | 1,910 Views
» wanted vfr 400 nc30 parts
Mar 17, 2021 - 10:21 PM - by b.c

Bought myself a lockdown project vfr, need some bits ant bobs, looking for rearsets, gear lever and seat for starters, also will need forks and calipers but might put a different front end on it depending on how bad originals are
0 Replies | 48 Views
» Bike ramp question
Mar 17, 2021 - 4:43 PM - by Pumbaa the warthog
Well lads I am looking for a bike ramp, preferably folding, any of you able to recommend a source?
It's not for lightweight bikes.
15 Replies | 218 Views
» Another "What's it worth?" thread
Mar 16, 2021 - 10:56 PM - by Owen2737
Sorry about another thread with the same question

Been offered a 1995 CBR 900rr Fireblade.It's a 2 owner bike from new,10k miles and in very good original condition.Only mod is an end can although the standard can comes with it.Owner not sure what it's worthso thought I'd ask around.Any ideas? TIA...
20 Replies | 526 Views
» VAT and VRT
Mar 16, 2021 - 10:16 PM - by Jerry Can
Anybody know what the craic is with VAT on UK imports since Brexit?
Looking at a very clean 1998 Honda in the UK.
Will they be looking for 23% on top of the VRT when I go to get it registered?
17 Replies | 317 Views
» Tyre suggestions
Mar 16, 2021 - 2:01 PM - by sub zero
Hows it going lads? I want to get a set of tyres for a CBR600 and cant decide what to go for. Itll be used on road and track with maybe slightly more use on track. I was looking at something like Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa 2s Dunlop SportSmart TTs or Michelin Power GPs or something along those lines. Has anybody used any of those and what are they like? Or is there anything I havent listed that would be worth taking a look at? Thanks!
4 Replies | 147 Views
» Leathers - one piece v two piece
Mar 13, 2021 - 8:36 PM - by goose81

Just wanted people's thought on one piece v two piece leathers?

I've never had leathers always used texting gear but I'm toying with the idea of getting some.

Is there a difference between the fit of the two? I'm not doing trackdays atm but might so some in the future but if I got some but mainly they would be worn when going for a spin.

Are they even needed for road use is another question I have, do they offer much more protection?

I got hit at slow speed last year and broke my elbow amongst other injuries simply because the hard foam in my textile jacket moved when I fell because the fit wasn't tight enough and it simply moved out of position and rode across my arm, this is one of the reasons I'm thinking... [Read More]
27 Replies | 619 Views
» R.I.P Murray Walker
Mar 13, 2021 - 7:58 PM - by biker.fakey
His first love was always bikes,

A great fan and promoter of the TT, met him there briefly once,

Old school legend

20 Replies | 397 Views


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