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» MotoGP: Marquez not expecting full fitness at Sepang MotoGP test
Dec 06, 2018 - 10:40 AM - by Admin
Reigning MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez is not expecting to be fully fit for the Sepang MotoGP test in February.

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The Spaniard underwent surgery this week to finally repair his dislocated shoulder and believes recovery will take all winter.

“Recovery will take all the winter. Because it’s a long recovery, and I will not arrive at Malaysia maybe 100 per cent, it will be tight,” said the Honda man

“So... [Read More]
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» Most fun on the best roads?
Dec 05, 2018 - 6:20 PM - by BigDiggity
Iím moving to France next year, down by the alps... Iím trying to suss out what Iím going to get for thrashing around the mountain passes down there...

Iím caught in two minds... big belter or light weight sorta supertwin

The first thing that comes to mind is a supernaked, like a superduke or an MT10, both of which I test rode before and were savagely quick and fun but before you even know it... youíre out of 3rd gear your way over any speed limit.

Then I was thinking maybe the whole riding ĎSlow bike fastí approach, getting something like an MT07, remap, suspension upgrade and full system and you could end up having more fun and keep your license... [Read More]
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» Crash Camera - do you?
Dec 05, 2018 - 11:22 AM - by Popcorn750
Do any of you use a crash camera, not just to document the odd spin out or to show how quick you can go in a straight line but for the purpose of documenting your daily commute if an accident happens (with or without your involvement).
I do, I find it useful given that it was helpful in a conviction against a ar*ehole drunk driver who slammed into me. Another driver had it in their car. Its also for piece of mind to know if anything does happen then the camera doesnít lie.

I do find that my daughter puts it on her bicycle sometimes to record her wheel going round & round..or its tied to the dog to get his view on the world.
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» 'Laptimes not important right now' : KTM boss Poncharal
Dec 05, 2018 - 11:00 AM - by Admin
Tech3 KTM boss Herve Poncharal was not too concerned with his riders’ lack of pace at the Valencia and Jerez MotoGP tests as he believes it is more important to get comfortable and confident first.

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The veteran skipper, who is also president of IRTA, limited the amount of tyres used by Hafizh Syahrin and series rookie Miguel Oliveira over the four days so they could get a feel of what the works-spec RS16s were doing with worn rubber.

... [Read More]
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» SMIDSY Dock Road Limerick - Helpful biker
Dec 05, 2018 - 1:44 AM - by gap35
Had a SMIDSY yesterday on the Dick Road in Limerick. A lad stopped in pissing rain and stayed for quite a while trying everything to be helpful and supportive - if you're on here THANK YOU!! Bike is totalled but luckily I have a sprained wrist and aches and pains but let's see what 24 hours can do to an old body.
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» Good trucker
Dec 04, 2018 - 11:17 PM - by allsorts&oddjobs
Dunno if you're on here but i reckon you have to be a biker anyway..
Yesterday on the road between Adare and Croagh in the afternoon there was loads of traffic coming against me and out of all of them someone in a grey/silver lorry was good enough to flash the lights a few times at me, enough for me to slow down a good bit and not get lamped by the big L on the croagh bypass, twasnt the gosafe van, twas the serious feckers , anyway, I was delighted so thanks mate whoever you are.

Aint it great to have friends
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» Do insurance companies have to insure you if you switch bike
Dec 04, 2018 - 2:04 PM - by seano
I'm kind of stuck in a rut at the moment, I made the mistake last year of getting insured as a named rider under my dad for the sake of cheaper insurance not realising no insurer counts named riding experience. I'm looking for something to start out on my own insurance, that will also be handy at trackdays and I'm thinking an RC390 only they are impossible for me to insure as no one will even quote me. I'm thinking of two things, either insure a 125 and change insurance (do they have to quote me if I change bike once insurance has started?) or I know with policy last year main rider had 3rd party cover on any bike but this may not apply to me being only 19. It's annoying I rode all summer on a Tiger 800 and last winter on a bros 400 and now can't get insurance on a smaller bike because I... [Read More]
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» Engine rattle after valve job
Dec 03, 2018 - 11:05 PM - by stephenryan2525
Did my valves 2 days ago (first time) on a bandit 6 and been perfect until today where after I gave it a bit of a beating I now hear a rattle at idle. I've been told it's probably the cam chain/tensioner which got me thinking. We're supposed to rotate the crank clockwise when doing valves but I rotated them by the wheel anti-clockwise a little bit.
It's too coincidental that only now it's happening but it was running amazing for two days
So is my timing shagged?
Is it doing damage by riding until the weekend?
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» Looking at getting prices to get a bike sprayed
Dec 03, 2018 - 6:40 PM - by Markomurray
Looking to see in and around how much it would cost to get my red gsxf sprayed red again as it is faded and some of the bike is gone pinkish (not my color)
Anyone know or anyone on here that does a good job.
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» Michael Dunlop to open new Pub
Dec 03, 2018 - 4:17 PM - by Admin
Road racing star Michael Dunlop is embarking on a new business venture in the hospitality industry.

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Along with his business partner Maggie McWilliams, the Ballymoney man is planning the major transformation of 'Shenanigans' in Portstewart to become a superpub with two restaurants, five bars, a late-night club and a three-tier beer garden with outdoor bar.

Ms McWilliams has more than 15 years of experience in the... [Read More]
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» Ceramic coating
Dec 03, 2018 - 1:51 PM - by ascalon
I am looking for somewhere to get a set of downpipes ceramic coated.

Is there anywhere in Dublin can do this?


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» F1 Champion Lewis Hamilton to ride for Yamaha
Dec 03, 2018 - 11:01 AM - by Admin
Five-time F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton, who had been spotted testing a pre-season R1 with Alex Lowes at the weekend is now rumoured to take Dutch rider Michael van der Mark's ride at Pata Yamaha.

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The works Mercedes driver who was told to 'put his money where his mouth was' following heavy flaming and criticism on twitter of Van der Mark's performance during the year, surprised team boss Paul Denning when he rocked up to lap within 0.3secs of the current lap record at... [Read More]
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» dirty weekend
Dec 03, 2018 - 8:58 AM - by oretom

can anyone spot the fast lad. (TT winner)
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» Bobbins
Dec 02, 2018 - 1:25 AM - by Otischop
Hi all, is it ok to leave on bobbins on your bike even when not using the paddock stand? I'm sure it's as they are just bolts secured in by a threaded nut.
Also anyone else find it hard to get a vulcan 650s 2018 up on a paddock stands? Took me awhile with a bit of balancing act :)
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» How much for this unicycle?
Dec 01, 2018 - 3:28 PM - by benomac32

I wonder how much this bike will be in full SP spec over here? Or would you need to travel to the UK to buy it?
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» Voting: Bike Pic of the Month November 2018
Dec 01, 2018 - 1:31 PM - 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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» Sale on at helperformance till midnight
Dec 01, 2018 - 9:19 AM - by soggyblade
In case anyone needs new brakelines 40% off .
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» Ktm rc8r........ Fairings
Nov 30, 2018 - 6:10 PM - by Budthewiser
Gents, anyone have any idea of a good web site to get KTM fairings from with out having to mortgage my house. Absolutely fuppin mad prices out there
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» Bike Sheds
Nov 29, 2018 - 2:11 PM - by DMG
Looking for some advice re Bike sheds, wood versus steel?? (intend placing on an existing concrete paving out the back)

Suggestions, sizes and where to buy?

21 Replies | 2,026 Views
» Macau tonight
Nov 28, 2018 - 7:16 PM - by kad
8 bells itv 4
15 Replies | 693 Views
» Oxford gear
Nov 28, 2018 - 9:18 AM - by SUGS
OK - time to raid the piggybank and get some new gear. Has anyone used Oxford's Laminate Tech jocks/johnnies? Their pricing looks great when compared to Dainese.

Also who stocks Oxford clothing in Ireland(Cork preferably) ...
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» What do you wear?
Nov 26, 2018 - 8:46 PM - by Aato
Hi guy's, just curious to find out what you guys wear when riding in this cold/wet weather? I recently ordered new (first time) gear and I'm not too happy with the fit on the textile pants. They're super baggy and I was hoping to tuck them into my boots but no chance can I get them in. Also another thing is the padding on shins and knees's sits below my knee's even when fully adjusted to maximum height. On the other hand I was thinking of some kevlar jeans but not sure if they'd suit this weather? And lastly is it even worth thinking of leather pants in this weather or no?
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» [newbie] Chain wax general question
Nov 26, 2018 - 12:11 PM - by n2o88
Hi all, brand new rider here, this is possibly a silly question, please bear with me

Yesterday I've done my first cleaning&lubing on my motorcycle's chain (it's a 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650, the sport-tourer one).

I've cleaned the chain first with the WD40 Chain Cleaner. Then, after cleaning the rest of the bike, I've applied this WD40 Chain Wax (for wet conditions says the can).
I've read that with wax you're supposed to apply that after a short ride, so that the chain is warm, but I did the cleaning first, so I couldnt. Instead, i've put the wax on and left it sit overnight.
This morning I noticed that the chain appears... [Read More]
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» What a Kick in the NUTTS
Nov 26, 2018 - 11:42 AM - by The Road Runner
Just home after spending almost nine weeks in hospital , bike accident,....and the first call this morning was to my bike insurers.......I have fully comp cover, never made a claim in over 30 years or more, and was told when i asked about my gear that had to be cut off me at the scene, oh you are not covered for any motorcycle gear or helmet......approx 2,500 for me to replace .....Feeling very hard done by i have now asked for previous recordings of renewal phone conversations.

I cant remember it being offered as an extra, i thought fully comp covered everything..........if it was never explained to me verbally, do i have a case....or am i just fucked......
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» Sheils and Weeden team up for Burrows Racing in 2019
Nov 26, 2018 - 10:10 AM - by Admin
Derek Sheils and new signing Tom Weeden will spearhead an exciting and revamped Burrows Engineering Racing line-up in conjunction with Richardson Kelly Racing in 2019.

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Dubliner Sheils has a long and successful association with ex-racer John Burrows’ Dungannon-based outfit, while 24-year-old Weeden from Kent is the latest in a string of promising young riders to join the Burrows Engineering Racing ranks.

“We are embarking on a new venture next season... [Read More]
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» rocky road to..
Nov 26, 2018 - 9:35 AM - by oretom
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» New Aprilia/Moto Guzzi Dealer
Nov 26, 2018 - 6:44 AM - by Owen2737
Great news for Aprilia/Moto Guzzi owners in Ireland.New official dealership opening in Portadown in mid February.Full range available with test rides and full workshop facilities.Hope all goes well for them.Think they'll have a stand at the Belfast bike show.Aprilia make some great bikes but was always worried about lack of dealers in this country.Far as I know they are looking to set up in the south as well.
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» What has your biking extremities been weather wise?
Nov 26, 2018 - 1:17 AM - by R.M
Had a 320km spin today (NCW to Burren return) with a buddy of mine. Started off this [email protected] & it was 1C & didn't pass 8C all day.
Didn't suffer too bad, as had heated grips....wore 2 t-shirts under jocks & 2 pairs of socks. Toes were frozen though & cold got through me in the end.

During the summer I endured 38c in France in full gear (didn't want to ride on t-Shirt) Sweated bucket loads & drank loads of water. Bit of a mind thing the hydration lark. Always I going to hallucinate if I don't keep hydrated, amongst any other worries you may have

What's the lowest / highest you've done & how did u mange best... [Read More]
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» Consummate lazy so and so needs to dispose of used oil..
Nov 25, 2018 - 7:37 PM - by RobbieBeGood
I have 30 odd litres of used oil which I need to dispose of in an ethically and environmentally correct manner.
Contained in their original 3 (or 4 litre promotional) containers which have built up in the lock-up for the last couple of years.
All containers bear the label 'Castrol' (so none of that awful Halfords/generic stuff)
Can anyone please tell me where around the Bray/ Wicklow area I could dispose of them?
Free is preferable with minimal cost coming a distant second.
I contemplated tipping it onto the local childrens play area as the wood chip play-grade ground covering is apparently highly absorbant, but with cc cameras everywhere these days, one can't be too careful.
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» Mystery Motorcycle Seat?
Nov 25, 2018 - 3:33 PM - by Jack-The-Nodd
I was doing a bit of early spring cleaning in the attic and came across this which I got in a job lot about 12 years ago, I've no use for it and was gonna fire it up on Fleabay but i'm not sure what's it off.

If I was a guessing man I reckon its from 1980s Honda CG125 or Suzuki GP100/125. Whatever its off it would seem to fit a bike with a rear fairing or hump behind the seat.

Its in really good shape with only a very minor nick in the covering a few mm long in one spot where it folds around the plastic base.

Any ideas what it might be for and what it might be worth?

[IMG]... [Read More]
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» 1994 Africa Twin gearbox noise
Nov 24, 2018 - 10:37 PM - by killer
Have an Africa twin 750 RD07. Clutch release bearing was noisy. Changed it, but have lot of noise in first gear. Never drove any further than 100 yards.
I know they are incredibly noisy from reading on forums.

Never owned one or ridden one before.
Just wondering has anybody around Mullingar got one that I could compare to or find out whatís normal..!

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» Quick action throttle - ffs
Nov 24, 2018 - 5:29 PM - by -alan-

Changed the bike there. The new one has been fitted with a fast action throttle - about 1/4 turn of the twist grip from zero to wide-open.

I've a couple of hundred miles up on it, but dear gawd it's hard work. Coming into roundabouts, trying to ease off the front brake and gently back onto the throttle - about 1/4 mm too much, and the thing takes a buck-lep forward. Same coming out of T-junctions / garages etc - slip the clutch to move off, roll on a wee bit of throttle and next thing I'm kangarooing out onto the carriageway like a half-wit.

Tried using a taller gear for all the slow speed stuff, but it's still hard work - still too many occurrences of feeling the head thrown back when you get a bang more revs than what you expect.
... [Read More]
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» A few pics from Motorcycle Live
Nov 24, 2018 - 5:00 PM - by Japcati
Few pics and some bargains to be had......
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