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» All that glitters.....
Aug 22, 2021 - 9:06 PM - by woodsman
Iíve been looking at purchasing another horse and have popped into some dealers for a nosy.
Gold wheels ............ are they susceptible to tarnishing. Looked at a couple of Africa Twins and the gold wheels were in a bad way for 3 years old and small miles.
Iíve wheels on 25 year old bike here in better nick.
Suzuki do the gold on the v strom also but the thought of having them look shite after 2 or 3 years makes me wonder should I avoid them ??
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» I have no medical knowledge lads.....
Aug 22, 2021 - 12:01 PM - by Jack stowage
Twice over the last few weeks i've been "making progress" minding my own business whan i catch up on another bike...on both occasions the riders felt like they had to prove something to me...on both occasions they ended up on the wrong side of the road on fast bends....luckly there was nothing within danger , but are quite busy roads.....they eventually let me pass and i went on my merry way....

Save the ego's for the coffee shop lads......
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» BMW r1200gsa for sale
Aug 22, 2021 - 8:02 AM - by bikewise
Bike Make :BMW

Bike Model :R1200GSA

Year :2016

Price : Ä12750

Mileage :34km

Colour :white

Extras :see dd ad

Overall Bike Condition :Excellent

Tyre/Chain/Sprocket Condition :new tyres

Service History/Receipts/Recent Service work :full

Non Restricted/Shop Restricted/Factory Restricted :non

Bike Location :cork

Irish/English Registered :irish

Any Other Relevant Info :

Contact details:086 8246054


... [Read More]
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» Pico's again
Aug 21, 2021 - 6:51 PM - by R.M
Myself and a buddy got over on Thursday. Weather great 27 to 30. Roads as usual, brilliant. Staying for 7 nights at Hotel Infantado. Tuono well broken in now.

Apologies for poor quality pics. Camera fucked on phone.

... [Read More]
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» Best camera for bike with decent sound quality?
Aug 20, 2021 - 12:04 AM - by Born2Survive
Folks. After car pulled out in front of me today and me ending up on path to avoid crash I am looking for a camera for bike.
I had cheap one last year,picture quality was good but sound was horrible....like plastic being shook and rather hear decent sound....

Looking at a gopro or bullet type camera so anyone any advice. Whatever is decent quality with decent sound t.i.a.
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» Travel Insurance
Aug 19, 2021 - 5:55 PM - by Retro
Anyone got travel insurance lately. Normal go to crowd not doing motorcycle cover anymore.
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» I2I Motorcycle Training at White River Karting Track
Aug 18, 2021 - 8:09 PM - by pedrosixfour
Holy fcuk!

Anyone else at it?

They have me doing things on the ZRX that I didn't think I was capable of.

Been there for the past two days and have one more course tomorrow. The "knee down" course, or Machine Control 3 as it's labelled.

Luckily, that one requires the use of their bikes (brand new Triumph Street Triples) so, if I screw up, I'm still riding a pristine bike home!

I'd do the first two course again in a heart beat. So much to take in and the track is a tight twisty peach. Sixteen proper turns in about a kilometre of pristine, grippy asphalt.
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» 1994 shadow 1100 main fuse location
Aug 17, 2021 - 3:44 PM - by menapia dude
folks im helping a friend need to know where the main fuse is located on his shadow 1100 1994, we have ignition and horn and turn signals, we lost the headlights and she wont turn over

any help be great thanks
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» Honda cbf 126
Aug 15, 2021 - 5:36 PM - by blakie
Lads. Ihave. A 09 .. Honda cbf 125

Chain and sprocket need replacement.
And wheel bearing wher is my best place online to get these. Thanks
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» Fairing repair recommendations
Aug 15, 2021 - 4:05 PM - by mpp
Afternoon all , my 2007 rsv went down on its side at approximately 30 mph. Beforehand it was immaculate. I'm looking for recommendations of a good motorbike crash repair shop. It needs plastic welding on a very long crack on the rear cowl a small bit of filler and painting. The side fairing will need sanding and painting, that's if it's economical to get it done.I'm in Waterford but would travel a bit for the right place. I did a search on here but there's not much recent information.
Thanks in advance.
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» Importing brand new motocross bike
Aug 14, 2021 - 8:31 PM - by N11 EXPRESS
Lads I know the crack with road registered bikes but whatís the story with a brand new motocross yoke from Germany ?
Anything Iíve read online is all related to road registered vehicles and nothing about off road stuff
9 Replies | 237 Views
» This bike is a flyer, seriously!
Aug 14, 2021 - 2:15 PM - by Sleazy Rider
And it will only cost about Ä350,000

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» Ring of gullion
Aug 11, 2021 - 9:33 AM - by choppergirl
Anyone done this before ? Is it worth doing?
7 Replies | 310 Views
» Dirt bike for young lad
Aug 09, 2021 - 8:49 PM - by padraic2271
The young fella is showing an interest in getting a dirt bike for the field. I haven't a clue about what make or model bike I should be looking for, he's 11 so I suppose something between 50 - 100cc. Are pit bikes worth considering or are they all cheap chinese shite?
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» What's your best price?
Aug 09, 2021 - 4:38 PM - by Gixxer
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» Aprilia SXV 450 engine reseal
Aug 08, 2021 - 10:49 PM - by scorpy
So....(big sigh).... the SXV 450 has decided that it doesn't like the apartheid attitude of most engines and has decided to mix oil and water. Again.

Albeit five years after it last did it. So there's that.

Having spoken to Gary at Mototuning, who did the original reseal, who raced SXVs in the past and who was very helpful, I've decided for a number of reasons to do the reseal and other inspections myself. Gary is too busy and booked out for months and I could do with the experience/ challenge.

The bike is a 2006 original spec, derestricted 450 with about 4200km. It was derestricted on the factory procedure at 600km and oil and filters meticulously respected since. It had the dreaded emulsion problem they all get at about 1500km where the... [Read More]
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» ABUS KEYS Anyone in Dublin CUT A NEW ONE
Aug 08, 2021 - 8:43 PM - by The Road Runner
With the price of ABUS U LOCKS....I could do with getting a new one cut.

This is a first for me, but im on my last one now.......any ideas lads.
5 Replies | 188 Views
» Engine pick up in France
Aug 08, 2021 - 12:36 PM - by Pumbaa the warthog
Anyone here know of anyone heading to Paris direction with a van?
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» Doo Lough Valley
Aug 08, 2021 - 1:47 AM - by xrv92

Was there a few weeks ago and WOW
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» FC MOTO.DE Any Problems
Aug 06, 2021 - 6:27 PM - by The Road Runner
Does anyone here have a recent working email address to query a delivery i havn't received or been even contacted about ..re receipt or dispatch....fcmoto.de

Just had an email saying contact failed..........i cannot find their email address.
18 Replies | 399 Views
» Older bikes - DIY ethanol free fuel
Aug 05, 2021 - 8:59 AM - by -alan-
Reading up a bit on this recently, and it looks like it's going to become ever harder to avoid higher ethanol concentration fuels. The advice from various sources is that older small engines like petrol lawn-mowers / chainsaws etc will suffer most because they are usually old designs, still using brass floats in carbs with soldered joints, and rubber O-rings, fuel lines.etc. Exactly the same as my old CB450 - and most other older carbed bikes I imagine.

The jury's out from the manufacturers - most saying E5 (5% ethanol) is ok, but once they go to E10 and E15, it'll turn nasty. if you can get the hold of AvGas, then you're sorted - but that not always that easy.

If you're prepared to put a bit of work in, turns out you can strip the ethanol out. Came across... [Read More]
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» 1977 xs650 clutch question
Aug 04, 2021 - 9:25 PM - by menapia dude
Well folks , have a 1977 roadster with only 11k on her the clutch is slipping bad, it was in storage for 4 months have a look at the pictures see am I in tolerance with the plates and have I enough bite left also, also do I have correct amount of plates ?, some say there is less or more on different years of the model, the manual says tolerance between 29mm and 29.4 mine is 29.7mm what issues occur with this larger width if any, will be using 150grit sandpaper on steel plates tomorrow already changed oil it made no difference done the cable and pressure plate settings too no difference, so any help be great folks before I buy new clutch and springs
... [Read More]
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» New - old Tuono
Aug 04, 2021 - 8:52 PM - by R.M
Had a new 2021 V4 base model ordered, but delivery was taking too long, so got this unregistered 2020 Factory model from CC's. Picked her up today.
Pissed rain for the last hour of ride home. Couldn't see shit with dark visor.
Only thought going through my mind was....don't drop my new bike on first day of ownership. A sileage outfit nearly wiped me out on a bend coming into Borisokane....way over on my side of road on a bend...cunt!!!

Will take a bit if time to get used to the different riding position, but initial impressions are very good. So easy to flick into corners. Lovely deep sound from engine, even with stock can. Very comfortable. Plenty of poke.

I need to adjust the clutch as the bite point is way too far out for my liking.
... [Read More]
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» Kim 990 Fucked... are you surprised?
Aug 04, 2021 - 6:36 PM - by hedzball
Snapped a chain doing about 60kph in torrential rain.. ended up rolling to a stop thankfully..

Turns out my luck ended there.

Best place for a crankcase and full gasket set?


23 Replies | 773 Views
» Bike jeans - the high tech type
Aug 04, 2021 - 4:16 PM - by -alan-
Been looking at some of the reviews for bike jeans - the kevlar type. The newer ones are made out of a material that is a mix of cotton and high tech kevlar/aramid fibres seemingly, as opposed to the older ones which are basically cotton denim fabric with separate kevlar-mesh lining on the @rse and knees.

Anybody tried the new ones - or know of any bricks and mortar retailers selling them by any chance ?
4 Replies | 269 Views
» Boot repair
Aug 03, 2021 - 6:31 AM - by Rockster
Anyone know the best place to get a pair of Daytona boots repaired. The gear change pad (one on both sides?) is coming off. Boots are still fine and fully waterproof, just looks a bit shit cosmetically...
3 Replies | 152 Views
» Thieving Scum - attempted theft
Aug 02, 2021 - 10:28 PM - by manbearpig
Hi Lads,

Couple of thieving scummers tried to lift my KTM 990. Broke the steering lock and the ignition barrel. One of the neighbors shouted at them and they ran off and jumped into a car.

Bike has some damage - obviously the barrel is smashed meaning the immobiliser won't deactivate for me but they also damaged the paint on the tank.

Insurance assessor is to come out during the week to have a look.

Issues are

1) Where can I get this fixed in the Kildare/Dublin region?
2) Anyone ever get work done successfully on something similar?
3) Any advice or pitfalls yous can think of?

Guards responded and took a report. Same night about an hour later a lad was killed off a stolen motorbike.... [Read More]
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» 2005 Yamaha DT125X - no spark, Has anyone got a manual?
Aug 01, 2021 - 6:49 PM - by crispy
Lads, the sons DT stopped on Friday. Had a look and its got no spark. I've tried the obvious of disconnecting the side stand switch and clutch lever switch and using a paper clip so it's not that. Motor is spinning over fine on the button, just no spark. Would anyone have a manual for the later model DT's with power valves n liquid cooling etc?


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» 25mm valve shims, where in Ireland supplies them
Aug 01, 2021 - 2:56 PM - by sharpbikes
Would anyone know wheres the best place to get 25mm valve shims in Ireland? TIA
0 Replies | 42 Views
» Armoy road races: Michael Dunlop makes it four wins with Saturday double
Jul 31, 2021 - 1:51 PM - by Admin
Michael Dunlop took an incredible five-timer at the Armoy road races and extended his run of consecutive wins in the feature 'Race of Legends' to nine.

Dunlop followed up his wins in the Supersport and Lightweight Supersport on Friday night by taking victory in the Open race, second Supersport event and final seven-lapper on Saturday.

The 32-year-old has now won 24 races at Armoy and set a new course lap record.

Joe Loughlin was taken to hospital by air ambulance after an incident.

The Castleblayney rider crashed at Church Bends during the warm-up lap for the feature race and was airlifted to hospital by the Air Ambulance.

... [Read More]
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» Hills garage Bray can fcuk off...
Jul 31, 2021 - 1:15 PM - by Jack stowage
Filled the bike up this morning..planned on Ä20 but was admiring the new make-over and missed the cut-off point......ended up at.Ä20.03.....
Went to pay with the 20 in the hand.....Ä20.05 please...I dont have the 3 cent..Its rounded up to 5....i only have a Ä50.......takes the 50 and gives me a grief loat of change.....

Been using that station for over 30 years...thousands of pounds/euros on petrol and diesel..3cent!!!.......not any more....
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» Seat covers
Jul 30, 2021 - 9:34 PM - by Pumbaa the warthog
Anyone here do seat covering or know of anyone who does?
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» Importing race bike
Jul 30, 2021 - 8:35 PM - by joe williams
Lads what's involved in importing a race bike from the UK mainland now with brexit , what are the charges etc involved, this bike has no v5 , its a race bike or does that change anything ?? Any info appreciated
4 Replies | 157 Views


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