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» Speed Van Donnybrook
Jan 05, 2019 - 1:10 PM - by PaulJ
Gosafe van parked up just past Hampton Court Hotel on the side going into town. Travel this way regularly and first time I have seen one there. Take it handy if you are going that way.
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» Classic brakes - sharper MC?
Jan 05, 2019 - 11:56 AM - by ascalon
My VF1000 is very, eh, classic in the braking department.

It has 2 piston sliding calipers on 296mm discs, so never marvellous, and even worse hauling up a kerb weight of some 258kg.

It has braided hoses, freshly cleaned and greased calipers and Goldfren carbon ceramic HH pads running on Brembo discs, but it seems to take a long time for the lever pressure to build into braking effect.

Would moving from the OEM 5/8" (15.875mm) master cylinder to a 14mm one give me more pressure for better performance?

Would a radial master cylinder work with this set up?

All the radial cylinders seem to be quite large bore, do they work differently to the axial ones?

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» High viz craze
Jan 04, 2019 - 7:11 PM - by Christopher Livingstone Eubanks
Don't forget to wear your manky high viz vest or jocks now. High viz everything, paint your bike high viz. It helps avoid crashes 100% of the time. Fact.
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» Traded the 650 in...
Jan 04, 2019 - 11:12 AM - by Marty LCI
Ah sure I know it's not a Lambretta but it'll have to do.
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» S1000R opinions
Jan 03, 2019 - 8:00 PM - by kawasixxer
As above folks looking at a few s1000r across the pond. All clean low miles with history and much cheaper than here too. Whatís the owners opinions on them for fair weather fun use only. Wonít be commuting itís just for fun. Are they reliable and comfy enough or are they 💩💩. Havenít had the opportunity to take one for a spin yet but hoping to soon. Then Iíll know for sure.
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» vrt....
Jan 03, 2019 - 5:29 PM - by oretom
anybody got a contact number for office in kells? or nct, not the dublin booking number
brought bike to the spasmos in november to vrt, they still havent got back to me...
cant find number to call office to ask the dickwads to open the drawer or file and give me my fuggin reg no.
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» Spot lights
Jan 03, 2019 - 2:36 PM - by maxjam
Anyone got any experience fitting and also recommendations for particular spot lights? Looking for bright easy to fit ones for a Deauville thats currently running in stealth mode, so that other clowns sharing the road may see her a bit easier!
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» Kirkistown Track Days 2019
Jan 02, 2019 - 6:17 PM - by Kirkistown Track Days

DATES FOR 2019 (all Sundays):-

March 17th
March 31st
April 14th
April 28th
May 12th
June 2nd
June 30th
July 21st
Aug 11th
Aug 25th
Sept 8th
Sept 22nd
Oct 6th
Oct 20th

Same timings as last year and still only 3 groups price remains at £80.
There will be a few dates set aside for training days and newbie riders these will be confirmed shortly.

Further info available via face book and the website , Kirkistown Track Days.

+44 2892693056
+44... [Read More]
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» MotoGP: Lorenzo already 'more confident' with RC213V missile
Jan 02, 2019 - 10:50 AM - by Admin
Repsol Honda new-boy Jorge Lorenzo has revealed that he already feels more confident with the MotoGP RC213V than he did with the Desmosedici as its compact design allows him to be ‘closer to the floor’ in turns.

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The Spanish former champion is now allowed to talk about his impressions of the bike after his contract with Ducati expired yesterday, and has revealed that the GP18 was a complete dog, despite winning three races on it last season.
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» Voting: Bike Pic of the Month December 2018
Jan 02, 2019 - 9:37 AM - by Bruce
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
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» How uncomfortable is the R1?
Jan 01, 2019 - 5:15 PM - by Phatty McFatt
Like the title says, how uncomfortable would it be?
End of 2018 brought a new and better job and i'll be saving for my next ride, going up from the sv650s but not all the way up to the fjr1300 that is my ultimate goal.
I'm 6'2", inseam is 34 (aprox). 15 stone atm. The sv felt like pure torture at first if i rode it for more than 20 mins at a time, things have improved and i can almost not complain about a 2 hr ride. I became more flexible, i guess. But the goal is to do 100s of miles a day, thousands in 2-3 weeks every summer. I could go back to cruisers but i got to a point where i really like being able to open the throttle and get away from careless cagers no matter the speed.
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» New years spin
Jan 01, 2019 - 3:03 PM - by thecelt
Quick spin today first one for a few weeks dungarvan lismore. Roads not bad but back roads near tallow dungorney fairly crap.mild enough not many on road except cyclists.
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» Happy New Year ladies......
Dec 31, 2018 - 9:32 PM - by HIGHSIDER
We made it to another one...

Best of luck for 2019
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» Any bike mechanics around the Meath kildare area
Dec 31, 2018 - 5:34 PM - by Markomurray
Looking for a bike mechanic in the Meath kildare area. Full service and cleaning and balancing the carbs and few other bits to be done.
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» MotoGP: Dovizioso casts doubts on the Honda 'dream team'
Dec 31, 2018 - 9:30 AM - by Admin
MotoGP’s 2018 runner-up Andrea Dovizioso had acknowledged the Repsol Honda squad look like the strongest team on paper for next season but believes that having two champions in one squad may not be the correct formula.

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Dovizioso and former Ducati team-mate Jorge Lorenzo, who has moved to HRC for the next two terms, were quite open in their mutual hatred for each other and it now appears that tensions had initially risen between the two after Andrea had failed... [Read More]
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» Brake Seals (In A Hurry)
Dec 30, 2018 - 2:28 PM - by Return of the Kwack
Hi, would anyone have a set of brake seals (piston and dust cover) for a tokico rear brake caliper off a zx6r (J1) for sale? Im in the kildare area and can travel anywhere within an hour or thereabouts.

Or is there anywhere open today/tomorrow where these can be bought?
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» Fingal MC meeting January 15th 19:30
Dec 29, 2018 - 2:25 PM - by EMedlar
Fingal MC meeting January 15th 19:30

Uncle Tom's Cabin
Dundrum Rd, Dundrum, Dublin 14
Membership and MCI license forms will be available.

Question and answer session on 2019 season will also take place

Contact Eamonn Medlar [email protected] with any questions
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Dec 28, 2018 - 9:20 PM - by Dirtyshirt
So who was the lucky fucker who got caught doing double the speed limit when the roads were probably deserted the day after christmas.
Sorry for your misfortune dude..but...

Literally fish in a barrel.
Bank holidays, nothing else to do so the flash for cash and the hairdryers will be getting plenty of use. Guaranteed.
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» Tyre fitting
Dec 28, 2018 - 7:10 PM - by cracker boy
I know it's been asked many times......but here goes again.

Who will fit tyres.......ride in ride out service with me bringing my own tyres??
23 Replies | 1,327 Views
» German Motorcycle Website.
Dec 27, 2018 - 5:54 PM - by Kevin75
Hi Lads
Does anyone know of German motorcycles for sale website.
Looking for a particular bike.

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» Helmet with inbuilt bluetooth..Irish stockists??
Dec 26, 2018 - 10:22 PM - by Born2Survive
I DID Google but no joy...would anyone know somewhere in Ireland that sell lids with inbuilt bluetooth. I need it for keeping in touch with work while on bike.
Earphones under lid no use. Any help be great. tia
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» M&P
Dec 26, 2018 - 8:20 PM - by patmck
Looks to b good sale on Mandp website if any1 looking only
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» Leinster Motor Club Membership
Dec 26, 2018 - 1:53 PM - by tpmlogan
Leinster Motor Club will hold the annual meeting for membership and stamping of licence forms in Mondello p at 12 noon on the 29th of December 2018.
Any queries ring myself , Sheila 0868762185 or Karie Grant 0851372594
Licence application form will also be available.
Sheila Logan.
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» Some advice please.
Dec 26, 2018 - 10:22 AM - by hawkman
Good Morning. I am hopefully going to buy this bike tomorrow with some advice please. The big question is , with the forks bent,vwhit is the possibility of frame damage???? I cannot upload any photos as they are on donedeal, and I don't know how to upload. It's a z750 in cork for 1250, I really need some good advice.
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» Fz1 shock
Dec 24, 2018 - 8:56 PM - by HONDACBR
Hi lads. Picking up a 08 fz1 but the rear shock on it is very soft. I've heard an R6 ,R1 and bmws1000rr shock fits. Has any1 charged the shock on their fazer or fz1 to any of these shocks and do the bolts straight in.
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» Portable battery charger?
Dec 24, 2018 - 4:48 PM - by Caffeine
I unfortunately need to leave the bike parked for about half a year while I'm away. The underground parking has no plugs, so I can't ask someone to plug in the optimate charger every now and then.

Any suggestion for a portable AGM charger (so it doesn't require to be plugged in to charge the motorcycle), with a SAE connector for the bike?
13 Replies | 971 Views
» Buying a bike with no book.
Dec 24, 2018 - 11:57 AM - by hawkman
good morning all, I am thinking of buying a bike with no book, it's at a shop, both keys present, it is Irish reg, came back from cartell, all clear , as never stolen,no finance, never written off, engine number match,vonly thing owner is gone back to home country. How if possible can I get a book,?
10 Replies | 860 Views
» Need tyre plugged in D2 today
Dec 24, 2018 - 9:43 AM - by chainsawmassacre
Anybody know of anywhere open that can plug a tyre for me?

I'm aware it's christmas eve and also a monday. Happened on the way into the carpark in work.
3 Replies | 576 Views
» Anyone have one of these
Dec 24, 2018 - 1:28 AM - by HurricaneDream
Got some gillies rearsets with the bike was fiddling with the rear brake lever then and apparently loosened it .

Has anyone got one like the following :

Will obviously pay , just need one to see me un till after new years when I can get one delivered I am a bit spooked only using my front brake
2 Replies | 578 Views
» Leinster Motor Club
Dec 23, 2018 - 10:30 AM - by VTWIN
Hi, any one got a link to download membership form? Trying to renew membership but cant find the form.

2 Replies | 576 Views
» Racing/ track bike
Dec 23, 2018 - 12:54 AM - by Clewb
Potentially buying a racing/ track bike tomorrow. Cbr 600 f3 so pre injection. Anything to watch out for or know? Also is there any specific paperwork I can ask for to show it's not nicked? Seems a decent bike at the money (in the UK). Just had a full engine rebuild. Guy is thinning the herd. Very large collection!
5 Replies | 844 Views
» Multi bike policy providers
Dec 23, 2018 - 12:02 AM - by allsorts&oddjobs
Im with carole nash at the minute, but the renewal is nuts, i believe principal also do multibikes, anyone else?
Not looking for anything but names of multibike providers, thanks lads.
7 Replies | 729 Views

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