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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!
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» 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!
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» 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)
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» 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
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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.
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» 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 Ė 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?
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» 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 .
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» 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??
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» 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.
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» 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
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» 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.
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» 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 | 1,775 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 canít see any details other than that
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» 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 sheíd be flying and I want it!

Iím sure this has come up before but I couldnít find a thread on here.
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» 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
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» 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.
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» Pics: Bike Pic of the Month December 2018
Dec 12, 2018 - 8:16 AM - by Bruce
Asking everyone to upload their entries to the Photo of the Month Competition Gallery

This is to avoid the issue of broken links messing up the voting thread and to ensure that the pics remain visible in the future...

Let me know if ye have any hassle - happy to upload pics for anyone having difficulty...

Or just post a link and I'll try to sort it out when putting the voting thread together...

Please enter the competition in the spirit which it is intended and use a picture taken in December.

Pictures must contain your own bike (can be taken by... [Read More]
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» Results: Bike Pic of the Month November 2018
Dec 12, 2018 - 8:09 AM - by Bruce
Joint 2nd place with 17 votes each...

No.1 Motomong
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No.3 harleyt
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» MotoGP: WorldSBK bosses confirm points for all races in 2019
Dec 11, 2018 - 3:00 PM - by Admin
WorldSBK bosses have confirmed that points will be awarded for all three weekend races in 2019 but the Superpole race will not be included in any records and historical data.

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Superbikes change from four to three free practice sessions, meaning Friday will revert back to two WorldSBK Free Practices. WorldSSP on track action will remain the same, whilst WorldSSP300 will be split into two groups with two free practice sessions for each group. The final times from... [Read More]
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» Insurance - Multi Bike
Dec 11, 2018 - 11:23 AM - by Otischop
Currently with AXA, have emailed but no response and thought I'd be quicker getting an answer here...

Many on here with 2 or more bikes? If so with AXA? and if you have 2 bikes insured was it a big jump? I know the one not being driven would be insured as fire/theft if left at home etc. The other would be fully comp while driving, I know it'd depend on the second bike and how expensive it'd be/cost of insuring.

So essentially, is it straightforward enough to get a second bike insured?
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» Increased speed penalties, decreased speed
Dec 11, 2018 - 10:08 AM - by Caffeine
Going at safer speed to be considered harmful.


Penalties for motorists caught speeding will be determined by how fast they are caught driving under a proposed law to be considered by the Government today.
Transport Minister Shane Ross is expected to bring an outline of the new law, the Road Traffic Bill 2018, to Cabinet.
Under the current law all speeding motorists face the same penalties no matter how fast they are travelling when caught.

Speeding results
... [Read More]
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» Noddings, wavings and other signals.
Dec 10, 2018 - 11:48 PM - by ©-©
Talking with an equally aged Old Fart, reminiscences revealed that back in the late nineteen-fifties to early nineteen-sixties, his Dad had an old brit combo, and that when the father was riding along through inclement weather, the Old Man would make a gesture with his left hand, patting it in under his right armpit as other riders approached and passed by Ö this being a form of mutually recognised motorcyclist signal of the times, understood as a stoic acknowledgement of the common sufferance of the state of shitty-wet-weatherness.
... [Read More]
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» Irwin, Fores make Honda BSB debuts at Monteblanco
Dec 10, 2018 - 11:20 AM - by Admin
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Honda Racing’s Bennetts British Superbike new boys Andrew Irwin and Xavi Fores have made their debuts at Monteblanco this morning.

Both riders are new to the Fireblade and to the Spanish circuit, which Honda has used almost exclusively for the last couple of years.
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» Getting chrome removed
Dec 10, 2018 - 10:56 AM - by sharpbikes
Looking to get some naff chrome removed from a set of R1 rims, USA import and the wheels look naff, some of the chrome is lifting but not enough to peel it all off, dont really want to be buying massive amounts of hydrochloric acid or shot blast through the rim, anyone know of a place in ireland that can remove chrome? also a little ding in the front rim i need to get straightened (not leaking but unsightly). Have tried Manly chrome in meath and they had no interest in touching it as they dont do "decorative chrome" which bugs me as i dont want it put on.........
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» TuneECU software ?
Dec 09, 2018 - 10:47 PM - by -alan-
Wondering if anybody has used / is using this ?

The previous owner of my bike recommended it for downloading a range of custom maps for the bike (675 Daytona). I'm interested in using it to try to read a fault code - as it claims to be able to do that.

Freeware - so just needs the cost of a proper comms cable. Had a look at the online user manual for setup and operating instructions but doesn't seem the easiest thing in the world to use..
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» 2019 Irish Road race dates
Dec 08, 2018 - 9:37 PM - by KevFitz
T think they are all here , so you can start planning your weekends away!

Irish National & International Road Race dates 2019

26/27th April
Cookstown 100
3rd/4th May
14th - 18th May
NW 200 Week
15th/16th June
28th/29th June
6th/7th July
13th/14th July
20th/21st July
26th/27th July
3rd/4th August
Cork (TBC)
7th-10th August
UGP Week
7th -8th September

Isle of... [Read More]
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» Buying a Motorcycle without V5 Log Book
Dec 08, 2018 - 2:19 PM - by yam20yam
Iíve just stumbled into a situation and Iím looking for someone who can help me with a advice.
Iím looking to purchase a motorcycle from an auction in Bristol UK, now the motorcycleis listed without V5 logbook(was probably lost or stolen) Iíve contacted DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing ) and they told me that I have to apply for an export certificate in order for me to register the bike in Ireland,(which will take 4 weeks to receive it), but what I donít know is, if the bike has no V5 can I bring it in Ireland? and then wait for the export certificate?Will I need the V5 log book when I bring the bike on the ferry? The only paper work I will get with the bike is probably a receipt from auctioneer. Thanks
... [Read More]
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