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1971 t100r restoration .
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RIP: Arlen Ness
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Cotters open day today
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Mirrored Visor
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VJMC Principal Insurance...
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Opinions on the Ducati Scrambler
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Creating a European Map Picture
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R1- Handlebar conversion kit?
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Uneven front brake pads?
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bandit 600 front discs
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Spring clean
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Only Hazards.
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Cork Boy!
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Cool ould yoke
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New Bike After Passing Test - Long...
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Go pro curved mount
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Lidl impact wrench
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Why is Nitromors gone so crap
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airport school of motoring
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Where do you get your electrical...
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Cheapest site for oils/filters
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Advanced rider training Munster
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MotoE: Bosses commit to series...
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[pics] Irish Photo Rally
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Track Day Leathers
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No luck for Norge..
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VRT - yamaha rd 125
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Insuring another person on my bike
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Restoring a neglected Desmo!
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Motorcycle Wrap Ireland ?
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» graphite exhaust gaskets
Feb 15, 2019 - 9:46 PM - by sharpbikes
anybody here have any idea where in ireland id be able to get ahold of graphite gaskets in a sleeve style for an exhaust link pipe?
5 Replies | 300 Views
» Nifty 50 time again
Feb 15, 2019 - 6:52 PM - by MadMac
How many peeps here now and what's your team for this year's bash guys?

#13. Epic failure
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» Hillier remains with Bournemouth Kawasaki for 11th straight year
Feb 15, 2019 - 2:20 PM - by Admin
James Hiller will remain with the Bournemouth Kawasaki team for the 11th straight year to compete in 2019 Isle of Man TT and North West 200 events.

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And for the first time, under the banner Quattro Plant Wicked Coatings Kawasaki, the veteran will be joined at in Northern Ireland by team mate Glenn Irwin.

Although Hillier is only led by Michael Dunlop and John McGuinness in the number of 130mph+ laps at the TT, he is still looking for his first... [Read More]
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» Yamaha MT10
Feb 13, 2019 - 6:46 PM - by Trotter Independent Trading
Looking at these for the last few weeks. Anyone have one? Any sort of real life feedback on them, performance, handling etc?

A lot of reviews out there but would love to speak to someone who bought one and what their opinion is
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» Zed 1000 Steering Damper
Feb 13, 2019 - 5:02 PM - by Admin
Why you need one ( ff to 1:20 )
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» MotoGP: Sepang test: Gossip, rumour and intrigue
Feb 13, 2019 - 9:50 AM - by Admin
Valentino Rossi has taken great delight in assisting both Franco Morbidelli and Pecco Bagnaia in their quests for a ride in the big league, but now he has to contend with them both in MotoGP 2019, and he said would take drastic measures to ensure they don't get too big for their boots.

Both the VR46 Academy riders have impressed in pre-season testing, Bagnaia particularly as he set the second fastest lap of Sepang in history. “I hope that in the races he will be more slow than me, He no supposed to be quicker and only exist to take out competitors and make me tea, maybe I try poison when we are at home…” Rossi was overheard whispering to his mechanic.

KTM yesterday launched all its teams officially at a big bunfight in Austria. Tech3 were the... [Read More]
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» return to North West 200 after three-year break
Feb 13, 2019 - 9:10 AM - by Admin
Rico Penzkofer’s BMW team will return to the Fonacab North West 200 in May after a three-year break.

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The squad will field Davey Todd, Daley Mathison and Finnish newcomer Erno Kostamo, who hails from the Imatra area.

It will be a hectic start to the international road racing season for the German team as they will be competing in the International Road Racing Championship round at Hengelo in the Netherlands on the weekend prior to the... [Read More]
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» Pre injection class
Feb 11, 2019 - 9:46 PM - by Twigs
Just wondering is it possible to change a fuel injection bike to carbs in order to race it in
The pre injection class it's a cbr 01 model thought they wer carb up to 02
3 Replies | 684 Views
» valet and ACF50
Feb 11, 2019 - 3:27 PM - by bandit_eile
So I decided to get the bike cleaned and ACF50. All the experience on this site points to Brian at Motorcycle Valet Dublin. But I can't seem to get in touch. Been trying a mobile number for a little while now, no joy. Anyone know if there's a better way to get in touch?

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» Brake & Clutch Levers for CB1000R
Feb 11, 2019 - 9:08 AM - by Bon Scott
Would anyone have a link to some decent levers, not cheap chinese shite
or top stuff like Pazzo etc etc. Is there any mid range price ones about that are good quality? I've a 2010 CB 1000 R
9 Replies | 498 Views
» 2000 Honda Varadero xl1000 starter motor sticks...? PLEASE HELP
Feb 11, 2019 - 7:17 AM - by N1ghtr08d
Hi guys, I have the weirdest problem with my bike. Sometimes, only sometimes, when I start the bike and the engine starts running, the starter motor will continue to keep trying to start the bike and even if I turn off the engine, it continues to keep trying.
The only way I can stop it is to turn off the ignition, pop the seat, and pull out the solenoid.
As you can imagine it's not only alarming but it's very impractical!

Can anyone shine some light on what's happening and how to fix it?
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» Pics: Bike Pic of the Month February 2019
Feb 10, 2019 - 9:56 PM - by #metoo
Please upload entries to the Photo of the Month Competition Gallery


This is to avoid the issue of broken links messing up the thread. If you’re having trouble just shout out for help.

Please enter the competition in the spirit which it is intended and use a photo taken in February.

Photos must contain your own bike (can be taken by you or by someone else of you on your bike).

One entry only.

Please, no b&w, no photoshopping or enhancements of any kind.

Thanks once again to Cotters for sponsoring, the winner will receive a €50 voucher.
... [Read More]
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» Results: Photo of the Month January 2019
Feb 10, 2019 - 9:41 PM - by #metoo
In 3rd place with 11 votes:
Make the capital S lowercase or whatever works

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In 2nd place with 12 votes:

Click the image to open in full size.... [Read More]
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» Mini Rant!!!
Feb 10, 2019 - 3:28 PM - by cracker boy
Feckin tax disc got clepped off the bike today. The feckers just broke off the fairly sturdy metal holder that was bolted to the rear of my bike.

Feckin feckers.......

Rant over!!
24 Replies | 1,451 Views
» bike sprays in aldi
Feb 09, 2019 - 5:25 PM - by allsorts&oddjobs
in aldi at the minute, 3.99 per can and theyre smallish so maybe handy for carrying on a long run/week away, chain cleaner, chain oil and chain wax, ya takes yer pick......
1 Reply | 666 Views
» Scratch repair
Feb 09, 2019 - 10:06 AM - by jimrc
Can anyone recommend someone around cork who does scratch repairs on bikes ? I have a scratch on tank from small stone hitting it. It's Minor but really annoying.
6 Replies | 587 Views
» Sold me bike - Couldn't stay away - buying again. VFR?
Feb 07, 2019 - 10:26 PM - by Darnava
Hi all.

Been off air for awhile as I sold the bike due to work/no time etc. Thought id handle it but fook no. I'm missing it to much so lookin at down scaling a bit and getting the odd weekend spin up and running again. Couldn't justify the big one wasting away in the shed.

Anyone on here have a VFR 800x crossrunner/dresser machine? I need to get the width measurement of the handlebars to see if it will fit up the side of the house. Some site specs are saying 31.5 inches but that might be the mirrors. over 30 inches wide and i'm beat (which limits things). Anyone do the honours and measure tip to tip of bars please?
13 Replies | 909 Views
» Carole nash
Feb 07, 2019 - 8:51 PM - by Pat rabbit obn
Just got my renewal gone up from 350 fully comp last year to 550 TPO this year. 12 years ncb.2 theft claims in that time small 2k they cut my cover from fully comp to TPO midterm even though I paid extra for protection all those effect ncb protection is worthless so beware all insurers in particular nash.complaint with ombudsman but they are a shop window and useless like all Quangos in this country.
22 Replies | 1,495 Views
» lathes
Feb 07, 2019 - 8:19 PM - by reb500
howdy all
anyone here bought one of them there chinese made mini lathes
if so what ya reckon .
20 Replies | 998 Views
» Tubeless repair kit
Feb 06, 2019 - 11:15 PM - by scarebus03
Anyone know if any of the 24hr garages around Dublin stock tyre plug kits? Have a screw in the rear

7 Replies | 619 Views
» It wont be long now
Feb 05, 2019 - 9:09 PM - by featherduster
twon't be long now till the racing starts again
first race Cookstown 100: April 26-27
1 Reply | 501 Views
» Motorbike parking at Heuston station
Feb 05, 2019 - 2:56 PM - by Tonio50

I'm heading west for a couple of days

Whats the story with Motorbike parking at Heuston station?

17 Replies | 1,193 Views
» Co Cork biker with an oil leak, where to go.
Feb 05, 2019 - 9:22 AM - by killer sheep
Yesterday on the way to work the bike started smoking from under the engine. Oil was dropping on to the exhaust. I think I traced it back to an o ring where a oil line goes into the engine. Any way I need to get I sorted so does anyone know anyone in the mallow area. I don't think Murphy is open anymore. My preferred shop is Lee but it's a pain to get to.
7 Replies | 663 Views
» Machine shop in Cork?
Feb 05, 2019 - 9:15 AM - by RTV
Hi lads,

I've started a little resto-project there, bought a non-runner and sure enough, she has fecked a valve on #3.

Would you be able to recommend a Cork shop to work on the head?

Any rough ideas on how much will that cost me?

12 Replies | 965 Views
» Wimmin folk on motorcycles
Feb 04, 2019 - 8:38 PM - by oretom
17 Replies | 1,079 Views
» Number Plate Size for Test?
Feb 04, 2019 - 2:41 PM - by TuneR
So i have my test next week, borrowing a friends bike for it but his plate is very, very small. I can't find any place where it says a legal size for a bike only all 4+ wheelers. Should i just put a normal-ish size one on and work away?

I think with the current sized one they might tell me to jog on and even if they don't, first impressions and all that.
22 Replies | 1,374 Views
» gs750 mudguard
Feb 04, 2019 - 12:53 AM - by croaker 1000 k1
hello people...long shot but any one have a suzuki gs 750 front chrome mudguard in the back of their 1 on shitbay but its as bad as the 1 i now i have 2 shitty ish ones...looking for a nice tokens in exchange of course...
4 Replies | 572 Views
» UK Insurance post brexit
Feb 03, 2019 - 9:39 PM - by aspergillis
Just renewed my insurance yesterday with mce.
Maybe some of the other insurers are with UK companies?

What happens post brexit if no deal?
20 Replies | 1,307 Views
» Best track tyres for SS600 and where to buy them
Feb 03, 2019 - 3:27 PM - by fast3r
Hey guys,
Been searching around in the forum but I can't find anything relevant & up to date.

I'm considering buying a track-only set of tyres, to use in summer only for Mondello, for my CBR600RR. Perhaps Pirelli Supercorsa or Metzeler Racetek, or anything in the lines of, but road legal as well.

What is the best place to buy them online in Ireland? Or better to buy in the UK for better prices?

Thank you!
19 Replies | 746 Views
» Progressive Springs VS Linear Springs
Feb 03, 2019 - 1:15 PM - by Beard-Face
The front end of the Hornet needs an upgrade. Shes just not cutting anymore. She gets use on road and plenty of track time and in both cases shes been found a little bit wanting.

Comfort on the road is poor enough although to be fair the roads have a lot to answer for there and on the track shes nose diving a bit much under heavy braking and leaving me a bit squirmy before I tip it into the corner.

A fork rebuild is on the cards but other than fresh oil, new seals and new springs is there anything else i can do?

Looking into new springs it would seem progressive are better for the road and linear more suited to the track. Any opinions welcome on either type. I'm leaning towards progressive because it is an all rounder bike.

Also... [Read More]
7 Replies | 600 Views
» Moto Guzzi Norge
Feb 03, 2019 - 9:20 AM - by Rockster
Having owned some quirky bikes in the past (old K100 beemer, Buell Uly) I have been looking at and reading reviews of the Norge for some time now. Supposedly the 2011 bike had a lot of the issues sorted that plagued the earlier bikes. The Pan and the RT wont fit down my side passageway and I just dont like the fjr
Anyone of ye ever owned one and am I mad considering one?
19 Replies | 894 Views
» One way street penalty points
Feb 02, 2019 - 10:13 AM - by Tonio50
Was stopped going down a one way at the back of Westland Row. Guard was fair and took my details...all no problem

Got the fixed notice saying contravention of a traffic sign...grand

60 euro.....grand.....2 penalty points....not grand

Failure to comply with prohibitory traffic signs is 1 point

Going down one way street is 1 point

Called fixed penalty office.....nice lady said don't pay it until you sort it coz if you pay the 60 you're accepting the points. She told me to call the Guard directly. She also said... [Read More]
32 Replies | 2,304 Views

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