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» Anywhere you can hire / ride an offroad bike these days ?
Jan 15, 2019 - 12:14 PM - by -alan-
Been a while since I set foot / turned a wheel offroad, but I've a friend who fancies a shot at some trails, or time on an enduro/MX bike. Wouldn't mind another bit of gentle MX'ing myself :)

Is there anywhere you can hire a bike / time on a track for an hour or two in Ireland these days ?
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» chancy young wan
Jan 14, 2019 - 9:33 PM - by menapia dude
Folks there is a factory chancy young wan mount on my 17 reg bmw 1000r what chancy young wani’s will suit as the bmw satnav is over 500 euro
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» Carburettor
Jan 14, 2019 - 9:14 PM - by sean o caoimh
Hi all, I'm looking for a set of carbs for a suzuki gs 500E 1993. Maybe someone has something out there? Regards John
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» Catalunya gp 2019
Jan 14, 2019 - 8:27 PM - by highwaytohell
Hello.

I’m going to catalunya with my son aged 10. Has anyone been, I need accommodation, looking for recommendations. I’m flying in Friday and out Sunday. Thanks
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» A tracker that might work
Jan 14, 2019 - 7:48 PM - by r1 sean
https://youtu.be/KHHemjSfJ9o



Anyone on here use one of them?
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» 'Yamaha's character suits me better' says Melandri
Jan 14, 2019 - 6:30 PM - by Admin
Former 250GP World Champion Marco Melandri believes the character of the GRT YZF-R1 he will campaign in this year’s WorldSBK series suits his catty style better than the Ducati he championed for the past two seasons.

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Melandri strutted in to the new satellite team to partner with reigning WorldSSP champion Sandro Cortese and after only a small amount of seat time, he already thinks the package can challenge for podiums.
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» Can self-driving cars see motorbikes?
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» Northern Ireland Motorcycle Festival - Friday 08 Feb - Sun 10th Feb 2019
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After the record number of crowds last year, Nutt Promotions are proud to announce details of the Blackhorse NI Motorcycle Festival at the Eikon Exhibition Centre, Balmoral Park, Lisburn on Friday 8th February to Sunday 10th February 2019.

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The press launch was attended by the Mayor of Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, Councillor Uel Mackin who is “delighted that the event has once again returned to the Lisburn area,” and is proud to... [Read More]
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» Irwin aiming for six-win tally at 2019 North West 200
Jan 14, 2019 - 10:20 AM - by Admin
North West 200 Superbike king Glenn Irwin is aiming for six victories at this year’s May festival.

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The Irishman will campaign a Quattro Plant Wicked Coatings ZX-10RR in both of the big bike races at Portrush and will also compete in the Superstock and Supertwin events, preferring the tiddler to the Supersport cut-and-thrust.
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» Bike trip ideas : /
Jan 14, 2019 - 5:24 AM - by iqm
Howaya lads, so looking at booking for France this year again, had a lovely time 2 years ago, but was wondering would any of you have recommendations for countries with cheap bike rentals?
Thinking maybe to fly somewhere different and rent if it doesn’t cost a fortune.
I was wondering somewhere like Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, somewhere that is cheap in general. I wouldn’t try it in the upper cost European countries, would just drive from France if I was going to do that.

Any ideas?
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» Assen moto gp
Jan 13, 2019 - 8:11 PM - by taillift
Evening all,heading over to the Dutch round this year gonna do the full 3 days,have accommodation sorted so just looking for advice on the best places to watch from,granstand?or am I better off avoiding the stands and going trackside,any advice much appreciated👍
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» 2c please wise folk
Jan 13, 2019 - 5:54 PM - by MadMac
How yiz,
After many years squeezing by my mrs unused bike I've put in fresh go go juice, new battery and oil change. She fired up I'm going to give it a serious clean and check over. She's finally gonna move it on 🤗 (don't ask). Trouble I'm having is settling on a price.
2010 kawasaki er6n
5041 km !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Spotless
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Tank protection stickers
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And spotless.

How much do ye folk reckon it's worth? It's been dry stored since she bought it new in 2010. Original tyres still on it.
Thanks guys and gals.
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» Vat on import
Jan 12, 2019 - 6:19 PM - by slingshot88
Hi all, i recently bought a bike in the UK,i brought into for vrt inspection last week,all good or so I thought.they said they would contact me with a price.well long story short,unbeknown to me was that I would have to pay vat because there is less than 6k kms on it,so all in they want near 2 grand of me,this to me is a complete rip off.so I'm thinking of selling it to my cousin in England and maybe buy it back in a month or 2 when there is a few more miles up on it.has anyone done anything like this before or is there any other way around it?
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» Voting: Bike Pic of the Year 2018
Jan 12, 2019 - 10:41 AM - by Bruce
Had a special request to run the pic of the year competition...

This is just for fun - no prize on offer...

Previous winners...

2014 - Corpus Cavernosum Clitoridis IV
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2015 - Fr_Jack
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» Hose
Jan 11, 2019 - 9:26 PM - by dukeNblade
https://www.ebay.ie/itm/Car-Pressure...53.m2749.l2649

Got one of these off ebay using addresspal to save the postage. Great yoke for rinsing down the bike after a run through mucky salty roads.
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» imports post brexit
Jan 11, 2019 - 9:29 AM - by allsorts&oddjobs
just wondering what the scenario will be after brexit for bringing in a UK bike ?, will there be huge jump in costs etc?
anyone any real clue?
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» Riding birds in the U.S.
Jan 10, 2019 - 10:18 PM - by seano
Anyone any experience riding in the U.S.? I'm doing a J1 for the Summer and was thinking of getting a bike over there. Got an insurance quote from Fernets for $246 equivalent of tpo over here on a 2016 R6, 19 year old, with motorcycle licence and no ncb. Bikes are a lot cheaper over there so I was also looking into bringing it back. Just wondering if there's any pitfalls anyone is aware of.
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» 2009 sp2 value
Jan 10, 2019 - 5:45 PM - by menapia dude
Folks a friend of mine is thinking of selling his pride and joy,it is a 2009 SP2 I think it’s a 2006 model which sat in bike shop for 3 years,he bought it new in 2009:there is only 3k miles on her never seen rain or winter 2 k worth of ad ons and original parts included what is the value of her ..
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» Paint
Jan 10, 2019 - 8:18 AM - by Rockster
Having put a small scratch on the wheels of my cb I am trying in vain to source a paint pen online to fix same. Its the honda gold wheel colour (code is YR502P) but am unable to source it anywhere in Ireland. Bit of a 21st century problem I know as its not a big issue, but it annoys me none the same
Problem is of course, I cant get it shipped from abroad, as paint pens are of course lethal weapons.
Anyone any suggestions??
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» Anyone know this ktm?
Jan 09, 2019 - 10:55 PM - by giles
So was loking about this bike on DD, but am a long way from it so does any one know it? https://www.donedeal.ie/motorbikes-f...-swap/20639053
Thanks
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» Anyone ever import a new bike ?
Jan 09, 2019 - 12:02 PM - by pendy
Polish buddy of mine was gonna buy a new Africa twin in Poland(he has small business here and vat number) was gonna buy it unregistered and import straight away to Ireland,we know he gotta vrt it straight away but do u get hit with any other catches ??
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» Enduro on UK Reg
Jan 09, 2019 - 7:57 AM - by gmaneire
Hi lads. Im hoping to sell my mx bike and buy a road legal enduro. Something like a KTM 350 or CRF250L. There isn't a lot to choose from in this country that is already road registered, which leads me to looking to possibly going to the England/wales where the choice is much higher. My question is that if I buy a bike over there that has number plates and has been used on the road, is it just a matter of bringing it back and calling to NCT centre to clear and put on irish plates?
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» Collect 1000r
Jan 08, 2019 - 9:19 PM - by menapia dude
Folks who would collect a bike in a bike shop in Leeds for me and bring it to Wexford for me’ and what would it cost
20 Replies | 1,041 Views
» Question - Northern Ireland Done Deal?
Jan 08, 2019 - 9:56 AM - by Jfarrell32
Hi, am trying to track down some parts in NI and was trying to find out what their version of Done Deal is? any suggestions welcome.....thanks
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» Lowering a bike (ZX6R 2005)
Jan 08, 2019 - 8:15 AM - by GONKO
As above lads and lassies. I got the bike back in the summer and love it. But.....I tend not to be on it as much as I would like as it is a little tall for me. I tiptoe a bit too much when stopped and need to be careful when I put a leg down if the ground slopes a certain way etc. In short, all of this ruins the fun and I, therefore, tend to go out either in the evenings or late mornings.....low traffic times.

Soooo.......is there anywhere in the Kildare/Dublin area that can lower the bike (front and rear) by approx 2 inches. I am guessing this drop is OK?
Any adverse effects from doing it, or am I better off getting a bike with a lower seat anyway. I believe the gixxer 1k is a low enough seat for a sports bike?

Any input welcome. Thanks guys.
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» Results: Bike Pic of the Month December 2018
Jan 08, 2019 - 7:57 AM - by Bruce
3rd place with 13 votes...

No.8 Trotter Independent Trading
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» Travel insurance for going to Brazil
Jan 08, 2019 - 7:47 AM - by tankas
Hi, will be going for couple weeks to Brazil and looking for travel insurance recommendations. I don't have a private health insurance, seen this being asked everywhere. Thanks

P.S. So far what i've seen the best looked The AA, AIB bank & Chill insurance. Also thinking to take out the annual one, as the difference only ~€5-10 compared to a single trip.
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» New System trialled for Motorcycle safety
Jan 07, 2019 - 2:27 PM - by moose loose aboot the hoose
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» High fuel consumption
Jan 06, 2019 - 5:23 PM - by Johny14586
I've a 2003 honda shadow 600 and its drinking juice. I went for a spin yesteday morning covering nearly 50 miles and it dam near emptied the tank. Also when the bike is cold it misfires under acceleration, but once it warms up it runs like a dream.

Anyone here to point me in the right direction on what could be causing this???
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» Metzeler M7rr tyres ?
Jan 06, 2019 - 2:03 AM - by hondablade
Gents,

Has anyone on road experience with these tyres and how would you rate them?

Going on a 600 supersports no trackdays will be done so just mixed road use.

Mtorcycleshop.ie have 20% off at the min so about €200 delivered for a pair 120/70 front and 180/55 rear.

Opinions please on tyre and price?

Cheers
13 Replies | 685 Views
» Overlanders dates
Jan 05, 2019 - 8:23 PM - by karltimber
Hi

The dates they have on their website

Example 2019 to memmingan
From may 3rd to may 19th

I emailed them and reply said those dates are the dates a bike can be collected in memmingan.
Why the From To part ?

Thx
2 Replies | 807 Views
» Eamon Andrews
Jan 05, 2019 - 5:55 PM - by ENGLISH
7 Replies | 584 Views

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