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» Converting a 5 speed gearbox to a 6 speed
Feb 23, 2019 - 11:25 PM - by I polished one off to a dude
So I have a Rocket III from 2010, have modified the shit out of it, but always felt it needs a 6th gear.
Apparently an awful lot of other owners feel the same.

80mph is 3000rpm in 5th. Can't recall the revs exactly but the hayabusa is like 4200rpm at 80mph, in 6th, but it doesn't feel as hummy as the Rocket does at 3000rpm at the same speed.

Anyway i set about converting the 5 speed into a 6 speed. Plan is to do it for myself at least, and sell the 6th gear kit to anyone who wants it.

Oh yes, and while I'm in there, also stroke it out to a 2.5L engine.... the stroker crank and rods etc are in the final stages of manufacture right now

... [Read More]
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» Engine braking.
Feb 23, 2019 - 10:27 PM - by Chickenhawk
I've had an il4 600 for a few years and have gotten used to the zero engine braking on the down shift.

It'll lock the rear when I get the speed/timing wrong rather than slow the bike it seemed. Got used to it.

Riding a litre V twin now and was expecting the engine braking to be much better but though better it wasn't what I expected.

I had the chance on a tdm 900 over last summer and it had decent engine braking. Was advised to drop a gear going into a corner to avoid loading the front with the brakes as it suited the bike. Seemed to work fine.

The new bike has a euro 4 exhaust and I got around to drilling out the baffles today.

Holy shit now it'll nearly put me over the bars the engine braking is that strong.... [Read More]
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» Susuki GSX600F front sprocket
Feb 23, 2019 - 3:59 PM - by efanton
Is it clockwise or anti-clockwise to release the front sprocket nut (32mm)?

doing a chain a sprocket change and the bloody thing wont budge.

Have soaked it in penetrating oil, but want to make sure I am releasing the nut not tightening it.
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» West cork drag race 2019
Feb 22, 2019 - 6:36 PM - by hyperactive
Its all on for the West Cork Motorcycle club drag race 2019.
14th of April, Halfway Co Cork.
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» 250cc Race Bike
Feb 22, 2019 - 6:01 PM - by xt500mad
Just wondering is there any demand
for a Ninja 250cc race bike

are young lads learning on these yokes

I have one but was going to put back to road use
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» Looking to buy this Hornet. Anyone knows the owner/bike?
Feb 22, 2019 - 5:26 PM - by SandR
Hi everyone,

I'm about to contact the owner to see/buy this bike:

Do you guys know the owner/bike by any chance?
It'd be great to know it's been in good hands/etc...

Thank you.
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» Belly Pan & rear hugger- CBF 600 04 wanted
Feb 22, 2019 - 12:39 PM - by Salvadore Cammarano
I know this isnt the right thread but please pm me if you have either of the following

Sorry for posting this here but had an emergency as one of my mates is heading to Norway and wants parts for his bike before he heads in 2 weeks (he cant find them anywhere) so need one each of the below, I dont mind the condition as long she mounts securely.
Bike I need sorted is an o4 cbf 600


rear hugger
belly pan fairing

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» VRT post Brexit
Feb 22, 2019 - 11:39 AM - by 2shea
So what's the story with buying a bike up north or from the UK if Brexit actually happens? WILL it be VRT plus VAT @23%?
15 Replies | 736 Views
» 198mph Ducati compared to 186mph BMW at Phillip Island
Feb 22, 2019 - 11:30 AM - by Admin
Sykes is concerned about the top-speed deficit between his S1000RR and the Panigale V4 at Phillip Island

BMW’s Tom Sykes finished the opening day of WorldSBK practice at Phillip Island fourth on the combined timesheet and only three-tenths slower than leader Alvaro Bautista.

But the Huddersfield rider is concerned about the top-speed deficit between himself and the Aruba Ducati - 198mph compared to 186mph - and how tough it is to make up time under braking and through turns.

“I’m relatively happy with today, all the time we have been building and ultimately we’ve gained a lot of information from today’s Free Practice. We need to look at a few areas where we can improve,”: said Sykes.

... [Read More]
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» Phillip Island WorldSBK: Laverty finds consistency with V4
Feb 22, 2019 - 11:30 AM - by Admin
Goeleven Ducati’s Eugene Laverty ended his first day of the 2019 WorldSBK season only a second off the pace at Phillip Island and is pleased with his laptime consistency.

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Laverty is happy with his race pace work on the opening day of WorldSBK practice at Phillip Island

Laverty, who has a satellite Panigale V4, was only 0.069s behind works rider Chaz Davies after two sessions in Australia but cut his gap to the leader by three quarters of a... [Read More]
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» New-look TT 2019 team for Lee Johnston
Feb 22, 2019 - 9:00 AM - by Admin
Lee Johnston will have an all-new look for the 2019 Isle of Man TT Races with the Ulsterman riding under the Ashcourt Racing banner.

The three-time TT podium finisher will campaign a BMW S1000RR in the RST Superbike, RL360 Superstock and PokerStars Senior Races and, for the first time on the Mountain Course, will ride a Yamaha YZF-R6 in the two Monster Energy Supersport Races with the new Ashcourt Racing Team.

The Hull-based Ashcourt Group have joined forces with Johnston’s long-time sponsors East Coast Construction and Burdens for their assault on the TT, with the 29-year old eager to get back to the form that took him to an excellent third place in the 2015 RL360 Superstock Race.

... [Read More]
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» Phillip Island WorldSBK: Friday practice times and results
Feb 22, 2019 - 2:40 AM - by Admin

Phillip Island WorldSBK combined Friday practice times

1 19 A. BAUTISTA ESP ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati Ducati Panigale V4 R 1’30.362 1’30.327 1’30.327 177,156 46
2 1 J. REA GBR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1’30.341 1’30.367 1’30.341 0.014 0.014 177,129 46
3 91 L. HASLAM GBR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1’30.499 1’30.482 1’30.482 0.155 0.141 176,853 45
4 66 T. SYKES GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW S1000 RR 1’30.664 1’31.335 1’30.664 0.337 0.182 176,498 36
5 22 A. LOWES GBR Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha YZF R1 1’31.285 1’30.783 1’30.783 0.456 0.119 176,266 44
6 2 L. CAMIER GBR Moriwaki Althea Honda Team... [Read More]
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» 6yrs away from biking-ins Q
Feb 21, 2019 - 9:40 PM - by wtfrdbiker
howdy guys been away from bikes prob goin on 6yrs thinkin of buyin either a vara 1000 or gsx 1400 am I gonna get screwed ins wise?? 43yrs old no ncb full licence had litre sports bikes etc before not that that makes any diff with no ncb gonna ring around next week just lookin for a heads up on whats ahead of me thanks
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» Honda Valve shims
Feb 21, 2019 - 5:13 PM - by haribo35
I am going to do my valve clearances on my CBR600f.I commute on it so i need to have it wrapped over a weekend.Is there anywere in Dublin that sell the shims indiviually.If i have to i can bite the bullet and buy a full kit on ebay but it would be much cheaper to buy individual

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» How yis ballbags
Feb 20, 2019 - 11:46 PM - by one armed bandit
Said I'd drop in and say hello, flicking through the threads I see feck all has changed Just a little bit more nostalgia knocking around, as the saying goes: Nostalgia, it ain't what it used to be Hope yis are all keeping well
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» Who's to or them?
Feb 20, 2019 - 10:03 PM - by dufferman
Got a call off a mate today, Said he was in a bit of a knock on the quays in Dublin. He was headed home along the bus lane as a lot of us do. A car pulled into the bus lane last minute to take an exit as traffic was bad and cleaned him out.

Had no time to react. Is he at fault for being in the bus lane or regardless is the cage in the wrong for turning into a carriageway without due care.

Interesting one...think its been discussed in the past but it is more or less accepted by the garda for motorbikes to be in the bus long as a bit of cop on is adhered to.

So who's to blame, us in the bus lanes or reckless fookers not using due care and observation. How do insurance companies view it?

... [Read More]
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» Truck Crash oil/diesel M50 North
Feb 20, 2019 - 3:13 PM - by dufferman
Crash around Ballymount on the northbound carriage ways with a truck spilling oil or diesel or both!!!!

Watch out
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» 2017 bmw s1000r
Feb 20, 2019 - 2:29 PM - by menapia dude
folks i been looking a steering damper for the bike,ohlins 046 seems to be the high end of the market and scaldy at 370 euro,what do ye think ?
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» Laverty blows up Panigale V4 at Phillip Island
Feb 20, 2019 - 1:40 PM - by Admin
With different suspension – Bitubo – to the official Ducati Corse team’s Öhlins units, and other components that stray from the factory bike development path, Eugene Laverty really could have been doing with two clean days on his GO Eleven Ducati Panigale V4R.

He did not get a second full day at PI testing, as he explained: “At the end of the first session we had an engine go and there was not enough time to rebuilt it between sessions,” stated the Irishman.

“We only have one bike and we are limited on parts. The guys worked hard and tried to get it built and we hoped we could go out for the last half hour but in he end we just ran out of time.”
... [Read More]
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» Phillip Island WorldSBK: Race weekend preview
Feb 20, 2019 - 11:40 AM - by Admin
It is the circuit many consider to be the best in the world but which bossman Fergus Cameron likes to call ‘my hotel’. It lies within a stone’s throw of the Tasman Sea but is within driving distance of Melbourne, one of Australia’s great cities.

This is Phillip Island.

It is sometimes compared to the Isle of Wight, partly because it has towns - or rather large villages - called Cowes and Ventnor. But the comparison ends there because the IoW doesn’t have penguins, koala bears or a racing circuit for WorldSBK and MotoGP.

And while the IoW houses 130,000 residents with access by ferry, Philip Island has about 6,000 swelling to 40,000 or more for race weeks. And it has a bridge.

Cameron’s description of the 2.76-mile track is... [Read More]
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» MotoGP: Qatar MotoGP test: Eyes down for the final preparations
Feb 20, 2019 - 9:30 AM - by Admin
On Saturday, the MotoGP paddock will open for business at Qatar’s Losail track for the final pre-season test of 2019.

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After the first outing in Malaysia teams now have to make their final preparations for the year on everything from aero to engines, and they’ll be trying new things as well as comparing new data with their findings from the very different venue of Sepang.

Engines, for those without concessions – which now includes... [Read More]
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» Skerries winners list?
Feb 19, 2019 - 10:26 PM - by Dinefred
Can anyone tell me where to find all time winners at Skerries.

Loughshinny site seems to be down since ages, and I cant find it on face book.

Also looking for number for William Dunlops wins at the track.
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» Track (tor) Racing
Feb 19, 2019 - 9:25 PM - by bandittom
Tractor impounded after it was used to drag race motorbikes
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» Stalling in 1st gear
Feb 19, 2019 - 2:47 PM - by minimatt

Just got a 2008 Ninja 250r there 2 months ago. Been riding around grand since. Only recently got into a bit of a pickle around town in stop and go traffic. Bike stalled, I pulled her over to the side. She starts up in neutral just fine. Instantly dies when I put her into 1st gear. Managed to get her going again somehow after a couple tries. On the way home in phoenix park she dies out on me again. Same problem, cutting out when put into gear, again managed to get her going. Managed to drive her home with no bother after that. Now home I can't get her into gear at all.

Seems like a kickstand switch problem? Only thing is if it was a kickstand problem why would it happen halfway through a journey when it's been up the entire time? ... [Read More]
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» Sweeney confirmed in all six TT 2019 solo races
Feb 19, 2019 - 1:30 PM - by Admin
Ireland’s Michael Sweeney will return to the Isle of Man TT Races for the sixth successive year in 2019 and is confirmed to race in all six solo races.

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The County Dublin rider will remain under the Martin Jones Racing banner and will ride a BMW S1000RR for the RST Superbike, RL360 Superstock and PokerStars Senior TT Races and a Yamaha YZF-R6 for the two Monster Energy Supersport races.

The former Manx Grand Prix... [Read More]
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» sean egan
Feb 19, 2019 - 1:20 PM - by jaselliott
Any got a phone number for Sean Egan motorcycle painter new ross
3 Replies | 495 Views
» Exhaust Springs
Feb 19, 2019 - 10:39 AM - by HurricaneDream
Would anyone know where i can pick up two exhaust springs (the ones just to hold them in place) , the last ones were loose and fell off .

Anywhere like homebase or halfords that have something that works?
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» Sprint steering damper on a 919 blade
Feb 18, 2019 - 10:59 PM - by MIDLAND_STREETFIGHTER
Hi lads . I'm putting a sprint steering damper on my 919 blade . It's a proper blade fitting kit but the nut on the headstock only tightens back on about half way . So only half the threads are used. I've seen them left like that on a lot of other blades . What's the options ? Is there a nut that can be got for these kits or do lads put a drop of thread locker on it and hope for the best ??
3 Replies | 239 Views
» Wiese gear
Feb 18, 2019 - 9:49 PM - by kad
Looking at giving wiese gear a go looks to get good reports on various sites.anyone with an say on it,just wondering what the fit is like size wise like in rst gear i have to go a size larger and any stockists of it around prefer to fit and buy here rather than on line
13 Replies | 607 Views
» Wee-Warble Seeley 'trash talks' Irwin
Feb 18, 2019 - 10:25 AM - by Admin
Glenn Irwin hits back over Alastair Seeley’s NW200 ‘trash talk’ jibe

Reigning North West 200 Superbike king Irwin, who joined the Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki team for 2019m says he no longer sees Alastair Seeley as his chief threat in the showpiece races at the famous international roads meeting.

Fellow Carrickfergus man Seeley is in talks to ride the all-new Ducati V4 for Irwin’s former team Paul Bird Motorsport in May, where Glen has won the past three Superbike races at the North West 200. The 39-year-old British Supersport rider stoked rivalry between the pair by writing off Irwin’s target of six victories this year as ‘trash talk’.

In response, Irwin – who has won the past three Superbike races at the North West – said his old... [Read More]
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» BBC1 [email protected]
Feb 17, 2019 - 7:11 AM - by bushman
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» Anyone ever got their bike serviced here??
Feb 16, 2019 - 8:40 AM - by BM69
Bike service in Carlow by Martin on donedeal. Anyone ever used him. Think he's in Bagnelstown. Have a 1000rr that needs full service and quickshifter tuning.
Good quality work and decent price?
3 Replies | 735 Views
» Euro 5 is coming!
Feb 15, 2019 - 11:27 PM - by DavyH
Not long since Euro 4....I think we’re looking at the death of the sportbike...or maybe a new era of forced induction!!

Good reading in this:
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