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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?
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» 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,?
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» 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.
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» 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 | 583 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.

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» 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!
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» 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.
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» Racing/ track bike
Dec 23, 2018 - 12:00 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!
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» Removing top yoke cover
Dec 22, 2018 - 1:58 PM - by CatchMe
There's an anodised looking top yoke cover on my bike that I'm looking to remove so that I can get a phone holder to sit into the hole within the yoke, I'm assuming this is just pushed on over the yoke nut but if anyone can confirm please before I go at it.

Tried some gentle persuasion but it's not lifting

Hopefully I can attach a photo I took
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» CBX 1000 Z history
Dec 21, 2018 - 10:54 AM - by Elsie
Howdi ,
I recently bought a Red 79 CBX 1000 Z and I am looking for any info associated with this bike. It is an original Dublin bike UZH reg. If anyone knows anything about this machine or knows anyone that might I would be very grateful. It is currently being restored and will be back on the road for Summer 2019 hopefully.

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» improve headlight on 800GS 2009
Dec 21, 2018 - 9:21 AM - by glxfr
Hi, the headlight on this bike is absolutely horrific. the worse I've seen and I ride everyday through phoenix park where the deer tend to be close to the road at night...

Can see much... the light is diffused too much can't see far...

I changed the bulb to an osram night breaker which improved visibility a bit, I then added 2 LED auxiliary lights which improved a bit more.

Surely there must be something I can do to improve that headlight???

Anyone succeeded in improving their headlight on their GS???
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» Harrison set for second full BSB season in 2019
Dec 20, 2018 - 4:40 PM - by Admin
Isle of Man TT star Dean Harrison will embark on his second full Bennetts British Superbike season in 2019 alongside a full year of road racing.

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Harrison and the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki team are one of the most formidable contenders on the roads, but have combined their efforts to contest Bennetts BSB, with the Bradford based contender edging closer to top ten finishes during the 2018 season.
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» Importing a Bike from the USA ???
Dec 19, 2018 - 8:46 PM - by Jack-The-Nodd
Hi there,

Buddy of mine thinking of importing a bike from the USA, it's a Goldwing worth approx. $8k USD and is wondering whats the general process for this.
Are there any guys doing business out there who handle this for a given fee?
Does anyone know what the typical cost of importing a bike from the USA would be?
I know there would likely be import tax and registration fees etc. but would be good to hear from anyone who has done this already or used a shipper to manage collection, import & delivery etc?

Your thoughts?

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» Short film on motorcycle theft
Dec 19, 2018 - 12:23 AM - by Clewb
Very well put together film. It's on what we'd probably all like to happen when any bike gets stolen!
9 Replies | 928 Views
» bike frame uk to irl
Dec 18, 2018 - 8:36 PM - by joe williams
Lads anyone ever buy a frame in the uk . How much did your courier cost ya and who did you use ? thanks in advance !
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» My montage of memorable motorcycle moments 2018!
Dec 18, 2018 - 7:40 PM - by RobbieBeGood
A little vid I pieced together with some motocycle related romps and frolics I partook in for 2018. Have a look if you're even remotely interested!
21 Replies | 1,260 Views
» Vfr800 starter switch
Dec 18, 2018 - 6:59 PM - by nyh
Hi all,
Querying if anyone has experienced issues with a vfr800 gen6 starter switch. Bike has been difficult to start in the last couple of months. Some days it starts when pressing the start button once. Other times it may take numerous hits of the starter switch.

It goes through the fuel pump primer cycle fine, even turned the ignition switch on/off (plus kill switch) numerous times and the pump primer cycle seems ok.

Sprayed some wd spray (contact spray in it) and I think it helped for a bit. Original problem is back, Am I wasting my time and just replace the switch (is there a online breaker in irl to source the switch)
3 Replies | 429 Views
» Donington Park Destroyed
Dec 18, 2018 - 6:09 PM - by Admin
What was initially expected to be a minor exercise in Cat rescue by the trackside at Donington Park, has resulted in the complete demolition and excavation of two famous corners from the Melbourne Hairpin to Goddards at the renowned British racing circuit.

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Previous attempts to thwart what onlookers described as 'a very real threat to riders safety' were confounded by an elaborate underground maze of burrows hidden beneath the... [Read More]
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» Irish Ferries Roslare to France no more
Dec 18, 2018 - 6:05 PM - by iano
Just on news....
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» Helmet for cruiser
Dec 18, 2018 - 1:47 PM - by Jaskin71
Hello all,
I would like to buy this week some helmet. Any recommendation please?
Open face vs full face?
What are you using for cruisers? Any good shop to get one?

was thinking about this one LS2 FF399 VALIANT or SHARK EVOLINE. Or maybe open one ......ahh decisions....decisions..

Thanks in advance.
13 Replies | 684 Views
» Lorenzo is a dick, but he's a fast one: says MotoGP legend Doohan
Dec 18, 2018 - 12:00 PM - by Admin
MotoGP legend Mick Doohan believes that Honda newboy Jorge Lorenzo has no excuses left for not winning another title as he will have the same equipment as current team-mate and reigning champion Marc Marquez.

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Doohan, who was generally regarded as having been gifted the fastest 500cc Honda during his domination of 90's Grand Prix that even a trained chimp could win on, thinks having both riders in one camp can only be good for the Honda Team as it will help to... [Read More]
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» 'Mullingar Missile' Derek McGee wins Duke Road Race Rankings Trophy
Dec 18, 2018 - 11:21 AM - by Admin
Irish rider Derek McGee has lifted the Geoff Duke Duke Trophy having deposed Yorkshireman Dean Harrison - the winner for the last two years – with a 17-point margin of victory.

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2015 Duke Newcomers Award winner Adam McLean finished third third, having finished 10th in 2017. Best Newcomer in the 2018 series is County Limerick rider Liam Chawke who finished 17th overall in the rankings table.

Best Classic Only... [Read More]
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» How do I get a used motorcycle shipped from the UK?
Dec 17, 2018 - 10:22 PM - by minimatt
Hi so I'm looking to get my first bike as I need something cheap to get around. I'm a college student and money is a little tight so I've been looking at ninja 250s from the UK and they are much cheaper there even with VRT and Shipping costs included than just getting one here. Just wanted to ask how do I go about getting one shipped from the seller to my doorstep?
22 Replies | 1,490 Views
» ITV4 Sat 20:50
Dec 15, 2018 - 6:27 PM - by ENGLISH
World of sport will include a bit about Barry Sheene.

I think it has been on before .
0 Replies | 330 Views
» The perfect Christmas gift for electric motorcycle riders..
Dec 15, 2018 - 12:28 PM - by RobbieBeGood
Electic bike riders can now experience the 'character' of a real motorcycle!

Edit: the bloody Jocks hack has fecked the link :) How do I delete??
5 Replies | 669 Views
» The day has come . Ducati 848
Dec 15, 2018 - 2:15 AM - by HurricaneDream
Bit the bullet and got one after two months of procrastinating.

Picked it up at Ducati Aylesbury over in the UK very nice guys there will be back there one day.

Ducati 848 Evo Corse SE 2012
In love with it.
29 Replies | 1,787 Views
» KTM reliability
Dec 14, 2018 - 12:22 PM - by allsorts&oddjobs
Whats the story with ktm and reliability lads? Ive heard horror stories but like everything else they are probably inaccurate and exaggerated, anyone here know the real story? Is there any particular bad model? Just interested for a friend
49 Replies | 2,866 Views
» Sidecars?
Dec 14, 2018 - 11:23 AM - by TheAmerican
Are there any sidecar owners on here? I'd love to try one but don't think I will have money for one for quite a while. I think even being a passenger would be great. I don't see many for sale and would be more interested in a Ural/Dnepr/Royal Enfield look rather than a Goldwing/sofa.
8 Replies | 699 Views
» Is Biking Finished in NI ?
Dec 13, 2018 - 3:29 PM - by suarridge
you dont see many bikes on the road anymore. season granted, and the used bike market seems to have dwindled to almost nothing. Is biking finished here?
15 Replies | 1,778 Views
» ZZR1400 v ZZR1400 performance
Dec 12, 2018 - 9:47 PM - by menapia dude
Folks any power difference between ZZR1400 and the performance model from 2012 on I see akra pipes can’t see any details other than that
5 Replies | 684 Views
» Registered bike details
Dec 12, 2018 - 11:08 AM - by Popcorn750
Is there a way of getting the registered owner details of a bike that been sat in a car park for over a year claiming dust, it just needs a wash and a service and she’d be flying and I want it!

I’m sure this has come up before but I couldn’t find a thread on here.
5 Replies | 825 Views
» ZUMO 550 repairs
Dec 12, 2018 - 9:30 AM - by StarBoy
Anyone know where in Ireland I can get mine repaired . ON button missing...thanks
10 Replies | 582 Views
» The Motorbike Show ITV4 9pm Wed
Dec 12, 2018 - 8:31 AM - by ENGLISH
Tonight it will be all about Norton .

Last night it was Triumph.
13 Replies | 781 Views

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