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t100r startup video
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1971 t100r restoration .
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close finned 51 t100 triton project
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RIP: Arlen Ness
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Cotters open day today
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VJMC Principal Insurance...
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Opinions on the Ducati Scrambler
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Creating a European Map Picture
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R1- Handlebar conversion kit?
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Uneven front brake pads?
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bandit 600 front discs
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Spring clean
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Only Hazards.
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Cork Boy!
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Cool ould yoke
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New Bike After Passing Test - Long...
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Go pro curved mount
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Lidl impact wrench
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Why is Nitromors gone so crap
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airport school of motoring
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Where do you get your electrical...
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Cheapest site for oils/filters
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Advanced rider training Munster
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MotoE: Bosses commit to series...
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[pics] Irish Photo Rally
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VAT on import
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Shop with the big windows
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No cranking amps
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VRT - yamaha rd 125
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Insuring another person on my bike
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Restoring a neglected Desmo!
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Nissins on a TL1000R
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Motorcycle Wrap Ireland ?
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KTM 1290 superduke R owners
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Yamaha MT10
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Course/xl moto gear
14th March 2019 11:23 PM
» Insurance Time again..
Mar 06, 2019 - 8:33 AM - by Hells Satans
1 year on the S1000XR has gone by so fast, I was insured with Principal, fully comp for 660, decided to give the Nashes a call and after over 25 minutes on the phone they came back with ......1400.00 and 73 cents....I laughed and joked about this and they told me to hold on for another few minutes and guess what ? they came back with 690 ? some drop in price ? Going to give Liberty a shot today and see how much they can offer. I'm in the early 40's 4 years NCB and full licence 5 years, previous bike was a CBR 600rr.
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» Course/xl moto gear
Mar 05, 2019 - 10:28 PM - by Irish Mav
Has anyone tried out this gear, particularly the kevlar jeans, they look good value for the money and are more or Less fully lined. Just the fact they are own brand that has me wondering. Anyone have any hands on experience with them?
8 Replies | 496 Views
» KTM 1290 superduke R owners
Mar 05, 2019 - 4:13 PM - by jeo77974
Toying with the idea of getting rid of my S1000RR and have heard those superdukes are suppose to be one of the most fun bikes to ride.

Mate of mine thinks im half mad to want to get one over the s1000rr

Cant say im not impressed with the bmw or it has let me down ever.

Half wanting a change and not having to go a million miles an hour.

Upsides and downsides to owning one?

Any input from any Beast owners welcome!
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» NW 200 Question
Mar 05, 2019 - 11:39 AM - by strontium_dog
I'm planning on heading to the NW 200 with some mates (Not all bikers). Just wondering if there is good craic to be had on the night after the big race or does everyone head home?
9 Replies | 656 Views
» Voting: Bike Pic of the Month February 2019
Mar 04, 2019 - 11:25 PM - by #metoo
Choose your 3 favourite pics (does not have to be in any order) and list them like so:


Do not vote for your own picture

This month's winner will again receive a Ä50 voucher for Cotters - thanks lads
28 Replies | 767 Views
» Recommendations for a waterproof iphone mount and charging ?
Mar 04, 2019 - 3:45 PM - by hondablade
As above what does everyone use?

Needs to be waterproof for the lovely rain we get, not too bulky and allow a cable to charge on the go. Going on a sportsbike too. Have heard a lot about the RAM mount but I need to be able to charge for google maps etc.

Something like this looks ok just a bit bigger than I would like:
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» Stanley Woods trial
Mar 04, 2019 - 2:10 PM - by oretom
Tough cold day yesterday, cut short by 1 lap due to snow on them der mountains
Not nice falling in rivers when’s it’s baltic
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» RIP Keith Flint
Mar 04, 2019 - 11:40 AM - by ascalon
Just saw via the Twitter machine that Keith Flint of The Prodigy, has been found dead at home.

He was a motorcycle enthusiast of the highest degree, a racing supporter at every level, and even ran his own team for a while.

RIP mad bloke.
22 Replies | 1,059 Views
» MotoGP: cheapest, legal viewing option?
Mar 04, 2019 - 10:18 AM - by ascalon
So, with the new MotoGP season about to start, what is the cheapest, legal viewing option?

Is EirSport worth it?

Can I get BT Sport on its own?

Is the MotoGP online sub the only real option?

25 Replies | 1,496 Views
» Yz250f Seized-What's the diagnosis?
Mar 03, 2019 - 2:49 PM - by Salvadore Cammarano
Hi Guys,

Had my yz250f was running fine last few rides its an 04 anyways other day I started it and it was idling away and it just cut out and the engine seized up, kickstarter wouldnt move out of the blue

I bought it from another fella for cheap so assume engine was dogged but my question is when I go to take apart the engine what do you think the problem is, if you were to guess, what are the main culprits im looking at?

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» Only Hazards.
Mar 03, 2019 - 12:53 PM - by woodsman
Just spaced out my indicators to allow double seat to fit right. Now when I indicate either side all lights flash.
Wiring is all back the way it was. Whatís the likely problem?
27 Replies | 1,137 Views
» Putting a value on my bike!
Mar 03, 2019 - 11:50 AM - by DavyH
I had the misfortune of being knocked of the bike last week,through no fault of my own. Iím now in a shitty position of the bike being a total write off. Hereís the problem,I valued the bike at 3250 on my insurance,I canít find a replacement for anywhere near what can I do? Anyone with experience on this please ease my mind
20 Replies | 1,151 Views
» Repair for waterproof zippers !!!
Mar 03, 2019 - 11:16 AM - by PaddyIrishman
Hi all,

The zipper on my 12 year old Spidi all weather suit has finally given up !!!

The rest of the suit is still in perfect condition, so I want to find out where best to get it correctly repaired. Any ideas???

Thanks in advance,
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» Anybody know what it is?
Mar 02, 2019 - 6:27 PM - by jic44
anybody know what the bike in the picture is? I found this picture today taken around 1960. Its my grandad, by no means a biker, on his what he used to call his honda 50. This is the first time ive seen a picture of it and it is probably the only picture of it but it doesnt look like a honda 50 to me. Looks like it has a low centre tank on it.
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» Cagiva Elefant, what to look out for?
Mar 01, 2019 - 10:22 PM - by sharpbikes
Friend of mine is selling a cagiva elefant, im considering making an offer however im unsure of the pitfalls of these bikes, know all about the ducati v twin service schedule as ive had a 900ss duc and i know what to look out for on most jap bikes but i know very little about these bikes, has anyone owned one before and have any insight?
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» Costello secures Paton Supertwin for 2019 roads season
Mar 01, 2019 - 9:30 AM - by Admin
Maria Costello has secured a Coverdale Paton Supertwin to race for the 2019 roads season similar to the bike on which Michael Dunlop won the 2018 Lightweight TT.

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Costello will run the bike in her own team at the TT and will also be competing in the Supertwin classes at the Fona Cab/Nicholl Oils International Northwest 200 and International Ulster Grand Prix, where she has also held the fastest female lap record.

“This is a fantastic opportunity... [Read More]
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» How to correctly remove a mirror
Feb 28, 2019 - 10:32 PM - by Christopher Livingstone Eubanks
Property damage blah blah blah, I don't condone whatever terms and conditions ok. PC bs out of the way.
How to properly remove a mirror of someone who has literally tried to kill you by brake checking or lane swerving to knock you off etc. Not for reasons like the youtube videos which show subhumans knocking the mirrors off some innocent lady who pulled out a mile ahead and bikers getting offended. I mean close to death scenarios where your heart start pounding and you start to shit your pants because someone almost killed you by their carelessness. I know a few forum members here have experience in these areas. So kick or punch and how not to embarras yourself while pretending to be jousting. I've been riding for quite a few years now and can predict it most of the time but... [Read More]
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» Neos 50 2t Drive Belt
Feb 28, 2019 - 10:17 PM - by Dralex72
Hi All

So,drive belt on the scooter shredded itself today. Any where in Dublin that would stock a replacement or will I have to go online?
0 Replies | 131 Views
» Up to 16 children dead following 'MOMO' video
Feb 28, 2019 - 8:12 PM - by Admin
Police in London have launched an investigation following numerous suspicious deaths and attempted suicides surrounding a Japanese Momo video that has gone viral on social media.

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Detective chief superintendent Jim O' Shaughnessey has called for calm, following reports that Marilyn Manson undertones of Violence, Satan Rituals, Self Harm and Suicide Instructions were interrupting YouTube kids apps during a special screening of Peppa Pig, and casting... [Read More]
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» Big shiny helmet
Feb 28, 2019 - 6:00 PM - by Motomong
Can't stick this in the competition cos it's not a bike, so throwing it here instead

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10 Replies | 880 Views
» TPMS for bikes
Feb 28, 2019 - 10:17 AM - by Hells Satans
3 Replies | 493 Views
» Very few bikes out
Feb 28, 2019 - 9:22 AM - by jic44
Is it just me or are there very few bikes on the road at the minute. I Didnt see one on the way to work this morning. Also heading for 400ppl in my job and only 2 full time biker 2 mopeds maybe one a week each and a harley maybe twice a yr.

I know the whole thing about lgbt etc and young lads being put off but surely there are more bikes around than this.

If i have to take the cage it can be up to an hour and a half commute for me and routinely an hour. Never more than 35 mins on the bike.

Including faffing around with gear etc thats leaves time for a shower and breakfast. And ya save a fortune on petrol.

Get the bikes out lads!
58 Replies | 2,407 Views
» P&T Motorcycles Cork
Feb 28, 2019 - 8:28 AM - by cb400sf
I have used these guys for parts before and have been happy with them. Anyone on here use them for service/repairs? What do you think of them? Thinking of getting them to do a bit of work for me.
10 Replies | 633 Views
» Z1000 SX Any thoughts or Info
Feb 27, 2019 - 3:17 PM - by duck67
Hi Folks
Anyone got a Z1000SX ?
Looking at one in the UK this week and just wondering any pitfalls with the bike...
It's a 2016 model with 14km on clock...
8 Replies | 671 Views
» Tent on a sportsbike
Feb 27, 2019 - 12:37 PM - by chrismon
Can anyone recommend a tent that will fit handy enough on a sportsbike?
Heading to the TTs this year and accommodation is mental!
24 Replies | 1,102 Views
» Honda service in North Dublin?
Feb 27, 2019 - 8:00 AM - by SandR

I'm looking for a place that can diagnose & repair Honda C-ABS brakes.
The dealer I bought the bike from tried to fix my rear brake, but it's still the same (ineffective). I'd like to take it to a Honda specialist, not a random service.

What places can you recommend please?
Preferably in/close to North Dublin.

Thank you.
15 Replies | 864 Views
» Injector cleaning
Feb 26, 2019 - 7:03 PM - by Honda boi
Have a gsx 1400 I'm fixing up.
Have an issue with it starting and firing up.
Narrowed it down to one injector not working on one cyclinder at all.
Looking for somewhere to send all 4 of them for cleaning.
Send an email off yesterday to yesterday,awaiting a reply.
Any decent company here that does injector cleaning?
Or any DIY method on cleaning?
18 Replies | 588 Views
» RIP Stephen Fisk.
Feb 26, 2019 - 9:17 AM - by PJ
Stephen died in an accident yesterday morning.
The older members here will remember Stephen from when he owned Shanks Mare Pub and restaurant. A few sessions were held there, fundraisers for racers etc. A lot of members that were at these sessions are no longer with us either. I can't seem to find the thread.

RIP Stephen.

34 Replies | 3,169 Views
» how a recalls works?
Feb 26, 2019 - 8:35 AM - by Jaskin71
Hi all,
when I was searching to get some history of my imported bike I found out there is one Recall incomplete since 2006.
Because it seems to be a safety risk I sent email to Yamaha customer service and they point me to the Yamaha UK.
Yesterday I received answer from UK where they said it has to be done and to contact Danfay the Yamaha Importer. Coz those guys have the worst websites in Ireland I couldn't get more information.

Can I bring the bike to any official Yamaha service please? Are those services happy to get pay from producers and not from the customer?

5 Replies | 547 Views
» Buying a bike. Tax was up in January. How do I pay tax?
Feb 25, 2019 - 9:05 AM - by SandR

I just paid deposit on a bike and the tax was up in January.
I need to start using the bike as soon as I get it (tomorrow).
What's the fastest way for me to pay the tax in this scenario?
I pay my cage tax online, but that requires a pin that I don't have for the bike.

Thank you.
12 Replies | 692 Views
» Leathers
Feb 25, 2019 - 12:22 AM - by rubble
Looking to invest in leathers for sunday spins and eventually a few track days.
Any tips for best fitting, price, 1 or 2 piece etc ??

Been looking online mostly, huge difference in price between the brands not looking to spend a fortune just get a decent quality suit to start

17 Replies | 893 Views
» M50
Feb 24, 2019 - 7:33 PM - by oretom
Any you boys throw yer bike down the m50 this morning at 10am?
Lucky boy!
Self an another lad gave you some cover to pick up bike, lad who peeled hard left was lucky not to get mown down
0 Replies | 643 Views
» FJR Service
Feb 24, 2019 - 4:21 PM - by GazB
Hi there,

I have a 2015 FJR with nearly 30k on the clock and I am looking for recommendations for its service.

Any help would be appreciated.

9 Replies | 629 Views

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