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» Honda X-ADV
Apr 24, 2019 - 6:40 AM - by 2shea
What's your thoughts on the Honda X-ADV?
Is it a bike or scooter or a bit of both?

Same 750cc engine that's in the nc750x and all the other NC bikes.

Only comes in DCT which I like anyway.

It should keep up with most machines on the twisties, well apart from the 200bhp super bikes and honda 50s


Click the image to open in full size.

I think it's cool little machine, I'd love one as a second bike. Maybe in a few years when they are... [Read More]
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» Aprilia valve check ?
Apr 23, 2019 - 6:14 PM - by the dessert fox
Wanna get a valve check done on the RSV4 - Mototuning??? Anyone had their Aprilia done there???/ cheers
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» Breakdown
Apr 22, 2019 - 4:50 PM - by Rockster
Big thanks to Iano off here for bailing me out. Broke down near Aughavanagh and no mobile signal to boot. He was driving by in the cage and dropped me in to Aughrim (where could get a signal). Much appreciated!
Bike picked up courtesy of Carole Nash breakdown. Looks like the dreaded vfr reg rec unfortunately...
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» Bang
Apr 22, 2019 - 1:41 PM - by dec c
Has anyone ever blown out a rocker cover seal
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» Bsb at Silverstone
Apr 21, 2019 - 1:57 PM - by Jack stowage
Nice to see our BIG Jack giving it to their wee-wanker........
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» Le Mans!
Apr 21, 2019 - 7:53 AM - by bushman
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» Tyre fitted tomorrow (Sunday)
Apr 20, 2019 - 9:21 PM - by biosed
Got a puncture on the M50 this evening, thanks to a Lad called Alex for stopping and giving me a hand.

Any chance there is somewhere open tomorrow that could stick a tyre on?

Have a tyre but would buy one if they had pilot road 4 or 5.

Cheers
7 Replies | 620 Views
» Northern Ireland trade in
Apr 20, 2019 - 5:13 PM - by blackdog
Hi, does Philip Mccallan up in the North take irish reg bikes as trade in cheers
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» Carole Nash €10 beat your renewal offer
Apr 20, 2019 - 1:54 AM - by oncebitten
Hi Two years ago I paid €580 insurance for a bike with AON, transferred it to another and renewal was €770, tried Carole Nash and was quoted €950. I went to principle and got it for €580. It was up again this month, €415 from Principle......I got a flyer in the door from Carole Nash:- If we can't beat your renewal, we will give you €10. I contacted them.....€810. I asked how do I get my €10 and had to explain about the flyer, he came back with €535 after knocking off their €150 broker fee (I heard it should be only €60) I asked again how do I get my €10.
He asked how much my renewal was I said €415.
He gave me the contact details to claim my €10.....still waiting for a reply.
€415 from principle, €810 from Carole Nash.
I had a ZZR1100 in the late '90s insured... [Read More]
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» My first Suzuki....
Apr 19, 2019 - 12:22 PM - by johnny b
...It's been sunny for 4 hours and the fucker hasn't put up pictures that I'm Jelous of yet... is he ok???
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» Motorcycle Trackers
Apr 19, 2019 - 9:36 AM - by vinniecopenhagen
Hi lads, I was thinking of getting a Tracker for my 2014 gsxr 750,I don't want an alarm as they are s pain in the arse, so I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good tracking device or if they are worth bothering with,any info would be appreciated.
37 Replies | 1,266 Views
» Motorcycle Dolly
Apr 19, 2019 - 8:43 AM - by GONKO
Hey guys and gals

I'm moving house soon and the new back garden is quite small and flipping the bike around will be a pain in the bollocks.
Is there anywhere in dublin that sells dollies?
Also, if anyone has other ideas on how to spin a bike around just shout (not the side stand method &#128514.
16 Replies | 873 Views
» Skyteam ST125-Y
Apr 18, 2019 - 11:52 PM - by Ianik
Hello.Recently I got my hand on a Skyteam ST 125-y from 2005.The chain was snapped on it and i fixed it now it works pretty well.I was just wondering is there any possible way of finding out where to get the plastics from or what size would fit because I couldnt find any information on it and I cant measure it myself as the plastics are just too dead.Thanks
(I know people will comment that these bikes are bad but considering this is my first bike and I got it for free It seems to work pretty nicely)
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» Kawasaki z1000sx thoughts?
Apr 18, 2019 - 8:40 PM - by ajhampto
Hi folks, been off here a while as had to sell the bike to help with the house. You know yourselves. I'm looking to get going again and looking at the z1000sx. Something for commuting but also a bit of pull. No claims is gone as I've been off bikes for 3 years so that means no busas!!

Anyone have one and what are they like? Cheers, Alex.
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» cotters open Friday ??
Apr 18, 2019 - 6:44 PM - by gl1100
anybody know is cotters open tomorrow ???
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» Paint
Apr 18, 2019 - 5:37 PM - by efanton
I want to respray the right side panel on my bike. There's a scuff mark where the bike was dropped (low speed or stationary).

Will probably mean respraying the entire panel, but my concern is making sure the paint matches the rest of the bike.

Its a suzuki GSX 600F, paint code Y4E


The question is how accurate are paint colour matches? Will the colour be a good match from which ever suppliers I choose or could anyone recommended a supplier.

Looking at a couple of options

https://www.colorrite.com/product/su...-1703.cfm#null
Seems a bit expensive £80, but comes with primer and clearcoat

... [Read More]
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» Competitor Info for Easter Monday
Apr 18, 2019 - 2:29 PM - by yvo6
The circuit owners 500Club have kindly allowed Easter Monday competitors access to the circuit from Saturday 20th April – Gates open 7.00pm

There is an event on during the day on Saturday and access will not be available until then, so competitors coming from Bishopscourt can take it handy and relax.

We have a large number of competitors and cars are not to be parked in the paddock - this is taking up room for competitors bikes.

http://www.belfastanddistrictmotorcl...7w_DckY1UwFrX8
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» Dakar 2020
Apr 18, 2019 - 1:20 PM - by Southern Rider
Announced that Dakar is moving to Saudia Arabia, must have paid handsomely. Plenty desert there for'em
6 Replies | 439 Views
» Keanu reeves motorcycle company
Apr 17, 2019 - 12:46 PM - by nednedned
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» Is it expensive to 'silence' an exhaust?
Apr 16, 2019 - 2:51 PM - by Dub Duke
Have a Micron on the R6 - sounds good IMO, but I'm nervous it is going to attract attention from the 5-0.

Is there a simple way to put baffles in it? Not sure the pic will work, but it's loosely a triangular end to the exhaust.

Click the image to open in full size.
23 Replies | 1,343 Views
» 636 b1h oil change filter 'burp'
Apr 16, 2019 - 1:15 PM - by jake361
I recently bought an 04 636 b1h

Rode from Cork back home to Wexford and bike ran perfect!

Just gave it a full service and done the "Kleen air mod"

After changing the oil the pressure light came on and after searching I found out about "burping the filter" on these bikes as they can get air stuck in the system.

Filter needs to be twisted off to let the air out with the bike running and supposedly that fixes it, I have tried this numerous times now with no luck, light still on. Tried leaning the bike side to side, tried filling the filter with oil and nothing is working, getting worried it's gonna get damaged now from running it to try get pressure

Any help much appreciated! 👍
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» Mobile puncture repair service in Dublin?
Apr 16, 2019 - 9:40 AM - by SandR
I'm waiting for the DART at the moment, on the way to work ....

Found a screw in my rear tyre this morning and I'd like to use the bike tomorrow morning.

I need a solution that's available on evenings.

What's the fastest way out of this?

Mobile puncture repair? Any recommendations? (specific to motorcycles - I can't have my brake disc or ABS messed up by a generic car minded worker)

Plan B: Any recommendations for a place that's open during evenings and I could take my tyre there?

Thanks for any advice.
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» Electric
Apr 15, 2019 - 1:37 PM - by The comb over kid
When it takes over will our bikes become worthless, what do you think...
29 Replies | 935 Views
» Any good fabricator/welders Midlands?
Apr 15, 2019 - 1:16 PM - by sharpbikes
Got a new bike during the weekend with a tail swap done on a custom subframe but the tail is a little low as in seat height, looking for someone who can modify the subframe to raise the tail or would I be better off just putting a taller seat on?
1 Reply | 322 Views
» Track Days
Apr 15, 2019 - 1:13 PM - by GONKO
When is the next one, and what are they like with relatively inexperienced riders?

I am looking for somewhere to explore the bike a little bit in a safe manner.
Are track days full of knobs acting the prick or are they friendly with newbies.

Also, would a track day be much wear and tear on the bike?
10 Replies | 734 Views
» How old is too old.
Apr 15, 2019 - 9:43 AM - by mike lydon
How old were you when you started biking.
Were members brought up with bikes, or did you get into it later in life. If so roughly what age did you start off.
Just out of interest.
54 Replies | 2,251 Views
» Rat, survival bikes.
Apr 15, 2019 - 9:39 AM - by mike lydon
Hi all.
Any members have any rat or survival bikes.
Would be nice to see some pics and how they evolved over time for you.
Tia.
29 Replies | 1,058 Views
» Grand soft day!
Apr 15, 2019 - 8:56 AM - by ascalon
5 degrees, driving rain, heavy spray and gusts of 70kph!

Not ideal biking weather, I'll admit.

A lot of standing water on roads too, with debris blocking drains and stuff.

Be careful out there today, lads and lasses.

It is to get warm and dry by the weekend.
6 Replies | 432 Views
» Need help with Skyteam 125 ts
Apr 14, 2019 - 11:51 PM - by Ianik
Hello guys.Today I had visited my uncle and he gave me this bike he had in his garage for a while.He told me its a Skyteam 125 from 2005 and that its not really working.I took it as a small easter project.So I got the bike starting.But when I went online I couldnt find a single thing wrote about the bike or a manual which would be very handy.And this might sound stupid but I am not really good at riding bike but I know that when a bike is in gear it souldnt move freely.I went through all the gears to find the bike is moving freely.Any help with the problem or a user manual would be great.Thank you
14 Replies | 614 Views
» Tyre size?
Apr 13, 2019 - 4:42 PM - by PADDYOT
Lads,

Well after what seems like a very short number of miles, I need to get a new back tyre for the bike. (2016 KTM Superduke R).

OEM tyres are Dunlop Sportsmax Sportsmart 2's. I've no experience of these.

The bike currently has Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SPs fitted and I like 'em. No issue with grip or feel. They warm up nicely. Typically, but not always, I go for a ride in dry weather conditions so not too bothered about how a tyre performs in the pissing rain.

My question is, OEM size for the rear is 190/55/Z17 but what's on it at the minute is a 200/55/Z17.

Why fit a fatter tyre? What advantage if any is a 200 section over a 190? Should I go back to the recommended size? I haven't really noticed... [Read More]
6 Replies | 634 Views
» 51mm slip on
Apr 13, 2019 - 3:30 PM - by pudzey
Hi anyone on here know or where to get a 51mm slip on can for the k3 ? Currently have a moto gp yoke on it dinted to fcuk looking for a change.
16 Replies | 587 Views
» Womens leggings where to get
Apr 12, 2019 - 9:50 PM - by pudzey
Lads herself wont wear the textiles or leather pants insists on the leggings or jeggings or what ever there called . Anyone know where I could start looking for them preferably with kevlar and protection in them ?
20 Replies | 1,227 Views
» Pulling the box out of a yank!
Apr 12, 2019 - 8:07 PM - by Aidanm
Been meaning to put this up for a while.
Picked up this baby off a very nice guy on here last year for a great price...
Always had a soft spot for the, unusual cool yokes
With a few issues.

It's a 08 firebolt XB12R with the newer stronger spec engine.
And a 25th anniversary model for what that's worth.

Click the image to open in full size.
35 Replies | 1,186 Views

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