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Lidl impact wrench
by efanton
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Cheapest site for oils/filters
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Yesterday 08:26 PM
Advanced rider training Munster
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Yesterday 07:56 PM
Insurance numbers
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[pics] Irish Photo Rally
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18th March 2019 11:54 PM
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Track Day Leathers
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18th March 2019 07:21 PM
No luck for Norge..
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18th March 2019 05:07 PM
by DavyH
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18th March 2019 05:06 PM
Why is Nitromors gone so crap
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17th March 2019 02:59 PM
VAT on import
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17th March 2019 01:04 PM
Shop with the big windows
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16th March 2019 09:55 PM
Insurance for 21 yr old newbie on...
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No cranking amps
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16th March 2019 10:54 AM
VRT - yamaha rd 125
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16th March 2019 12:02 AM
Opinions on the Ducati Scrambler
by elmo
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15th March 2019 11:51 PM
Insuring another person on my bike
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15th March 2019 11:39 PM
Restoring a neglected Desmo!
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15th March 2019 11:08 PM
Nissins on a TL1000R
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15th March 2019 10:47 PM
Motorcycle Wrap Ireland ?
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15th March 2019 09:32 PM
KTM 1290 superduke R owners
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15th March 2019 10:34 AM
Yamaha MT10
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15th March 2019 09:20 AM
Course/xl moto gear
14th March 2019 11:23 PM
Cool ould yoke
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14th March 2019 07:48 PM
Spring clean
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14th March 2019 07:40 PM
Green card
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14th March 2019 05:24 PM
Paddy's on Tour 2018
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14th March 2019 02:09 PM
Replacement tax book
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14th March 2019 08:17 AM
Classic Z900 Restoration (76 A4)
by Airman
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13th March 2019 09:30 PM
Importing from Germany
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13th March 2019 08:53 PM
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13th March 2019 08:30 PM
Portimao track event 29th to 31st...
by gtabc
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13th March 2019 11:55 AM
Garage Security Aldi CCTV
by cb400sf
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13th March 2019 11:37 AM
MotoGP: cheapest, legal viewing...
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13th March 2019 07:48 AM
CBF 600 - Installing a...
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13th March 2019 07:43 AM
Buying 1st bike or upgrading to...
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Vintage tax
by DavyH
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12th March 2019 08:37 PM
Munster Photo Tag
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11th March 2019 11:50 AM
Sprint steering damper servicing
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11th March 2019 09:43 AM
MotoGP kicks off this weekend.
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11th March 2019 09:21 AM
Daytona 675 gearing
by magnet
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10th March 2019 09:18 PM
Honda service in North Dublin?
by SandR
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10th March 2019 06:12 PM
Very few bikes out
by jic44
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10th March 2019 06:11 PM
Rumours of norton gone bust??????
by SoulX
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10th March 2019 02:56 PM
Lidl Plasma Cutter??
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10th March 2019 01:54 PM
» R1- Handlebar conversion kit?
Mar 19, 2019 - 9:29 PM - by dar_dc
Evening all

Seeking some information regarding conversion kits available for the R1 (04). And if anyone has converted clip ons to handlebars on their Own bike or know of anyone who has..

Reason for doing so is the forward lean is too much for my wrist/ hands leaving them go completly numb after only a few miles..
I understand the R1 lean is around 37degrees so would be looking to reduce a fair bit..
I love everything about the bike and miss the time not spent out on it so I'd rather try get suitable conversion kit than to sell/ trade for upright position bike..

Sites I have been searching are,
CNC... [Read More]
6 Replies | 132 Views
» MCE pulling out of Ireland on the 28th of March
Mar 19, 2019 - 7:16 PM - by Burt_Munro
As the title says:

Probably have a negative effect on the cost of insurance to us all. How do you think it will effect you?
4 Replies | 257 Views
» New Bike After Passing Test - Long post
Mar 19, 2019 - 4:18 PM - by TuneR
So i passed my test about in mid February on my friends VFR800, had a thread up here about the number plate as i was worried it was too small. It was fine, only recommendation tester made about the bike was the rear brake light as it needed good lever pressure to activate the light. Didn't think he'd catch that but he decided to test the brakes while i was putting my gear back on.

I got lucky with the weather for the test day as the day before was awful and i had a pretest so was out practising. The day i went in to Limerick for the pretest it hailed, it rained, it was single digit temperatures all day and the heated grips on my friends bike were for show only it seemed! My new winter gloves did well but were bulkier and played on my wrist/grip so i called it a day shortly... [Read More]
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» Insurance numbers
Mar 19, 2019 - 3:28 PM - by pudzey
Where do insurers pull prices from ? Rang carol Nash last week they quoted me 462 (gsxr1000) 28 4 years NCB.

Rang them again today and told them MCE will cover me for 320

They put me on hold and said they'll do it for 269
4 Replies | 181 Views
» Enduro Lanzarote - Highly recommended
Mar 19, 2019 - 11:55 AM - by rebelBusa
Hi lads, Just got back from Lanzarote, thought I'd give this guy a mention.
I've never been off-road, and this is probably the most fun I've had with my pants on

Fantastic day out with instructor Paul. In fairness, a great instructor, very relaxed and sets the pace to your ability. This was my first time off road, but it didn't take long to get up to speed. He takes you on the easier trails first and builds the difficulty gradually. We covered 97km in the 3 hours, 99% off road. Lanzarote is feckin beautiful, has a lot of dirt tracks, and we also did a mixture of sand tracks and... [Read More]
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» Track Day Leathers
Mar 18, 2019 - 12:36 PM - by RODDY500
Hi All,
I have an RST Blade leather jocks. Must I have RST leather pants to zip on or are the zips universal ? Would Oxford zips work with RST etc ?
3 Replies | 318 Views
» Lidl impact wrench
Mar 17, 2019 - 6:53 PM - by efanton
This week in Lidl they have two impact wrenches for not a whole lot of money. Im tempted especially after having to hire one recently.

electric impact wrench

cordless impact wrench

Has anyone got one of theses and are they worth buying?

Am very tempted by the cordless for practical reasons, I dont have a garage or shed so all work is done on the front drive. Easier not to be having extension cables all... [Read More]
14 Replies | 837 Views
» No luck for Norge..
Mar 17, 2019 - 2:30 PM - by Jack stowage
..Maybe a bit of oul shamrock on the leathers might have brought him a bit of "luck"......
8 Replies | 477 Views
» Anodizing
Mar 16, 2019 - 8:36 PM - by DavyH
Any know of a place doing this,can the likes of a polished alu frame/swingarm be brought back to a factory finish?
14 Replies | 506 Views
» Cheapest site for oils/filters
Mar 16, 2019 - 7:39 PM - by pudzey
Need to do oil and filter next week , what's the current best online shop with oils filters plugs filters etc

Cheers guys
10 Replies | 596 Views
» Shop with the big windows
Mar 16, 2019 - 1:05 PM - by Meepmeep
Popped into the shop with the big windows yesterday. They've done a job in there. Seems like extra retail space, utilised better etc.

I did notice they didn't seem to have any Suzuki machines in there (I think!?). For instance, a few months ago the new Gixer 1000 had pride of place along with some others. Thinking back today, I don't think I saw any Suzukis at all.

Large amount of space, relatively speaking, allocated to scooters and electric variants too.
3 Replies | 650 Views
» VRT - yamaha rd 125
Mar 14, 2019 - 7:45 PM - by kemot
Hi All,
I need help, simple quest, plese:

"For used vehicles, you must provide documentation approved by the Revenue commissioners confirming the CO2 emissions (only applicable to category A vehicles)."
Do I need what? special form for it or what - Thanks for help

I have Yamaha Rd125 lc 1986 from Europe
10 Replies | 423 Views
» No cranking amps
Mar 14, 2019 - 11:18 AM - by the dessert fox
Went to start the 916 yesterday and found the Motobatt battery had lost it's amps. Had it on charge a couple of days prior to the start, plus twice over the course of the winter to keep it fresh. Hasn't been cold either and the battery is new enough. I know a permanent float charge is better, but I'm still kinda pissed off. Reckon the original Yuasa was a damn sight more robust.
Anyone try to recover one of these batts?
14 Replies | 557 Views
» Where do you get your electrical wires?
Mar 14, 2019 - 9:11 AM - by SandR

I just ordered a crimping tool/set with a crimping range of AWG22-16.
I need to buy typical motorcycle electrical cables in a few colors (say red, blue, black, yellow/green).
What's the best place to get a meter or two of each color at a sane price?

Thank you.
22 Replies | 567 Views
» Opinions on the Ducati Scrambler
Mar 14, 2019 - 2:27 AM - by elmo
Hey lads,

I've been off the bike for about 2 years now after selling my Street Triple R. To be honest, the reason why I sold the Triumph was I had a significant injury and between that and my lack of control over my right hand (throttle not wanking) I was worried I was going to make it worse! Loved it.

I want to get back on a bike for a 15k commute in and out of the city.

I'm a big fan of classic style/naked bikes. I have been considering things like the Scrambler/Bonneville after looking at the Royal Enfields and Heralds and coming to the conclusion that they were poor.

I'm close to pulling the trigger on the Cafe Racer Scrambler but wanted to know any experienced feedback. It has a good power to weight ratio, a driving position... [Read More]
8 Replies | 519 Views
» Advanced rider training Munster
Mar 14, 2019 - 1:49 AM - by R.M
Just watched & I reckon it can't hurt.

Are these courses available in Ireland, preferably in the Munster region.

Every day is a lesson!
12 Replies | 523 Views
» Green card
Mar 13, 2019 - 9:14 PM - by jp biker
I'm with liberty for bike and cage
I got 2 green card/disks in the door today for
A no deal option
Any body else got theres yet ?
8 Replies | 491 Views
» Why is Nitromors gone so crap
Mar 13, 2019 - 4:28 PM - by dukeNblade
This stuff used to work; paint would just bubble off anything.
Now it hardly scratches the surface even of cellulose.
18 Replies | 643 Views
» Importing from Germany
Mar 13, 2019 - 3:37 PM - by Outaline
Hi ,

I know it's been asked before but has anyone imported a bike from Germany recently ? Are overlanders the best option I read on 1 post that seller may have to get the bike to their depot .
Thanks in advance .
4 Replies | 338 Views
» VAT on import
Mar 13, 2019 - 1:13 PM - by discoblade
Can anyone advise on what to do about VAT on an import..

I have located a bike in the UK, 2008, but with only 1500 miles on it...

VRT about €130, but if I have to pay VAT, that's gonna be 4-figures!

Apart from trying to rack up 2000 miles in less than a month...what are the options?
31 Replies | 790 Views
» Portimao track event 29th to 31st March
Mar 13, 2019 - 11:55 AM - by gtabc
A group of us are attending a No Limits track event in Portimao on 29th to 31st March. Due to unforeseen circumstances one of our group of 20 is unable to attend and is keen to find a replacement. We are looking for someone who can hold their own in the Advanced group who would be interested in joining us for this event. The cost including 3 days on track and 4 nights accommodation is € 1100 (Excluding flights). The catch however is that whoever is interested needs to be ready to go as loading of the bikes is this Saturday 16th March in the Swords area in Dublin. If you are keen and are able commit immediately then please PM me so that we can make the necessary arrangements.
0 Replies | 153 Views
» Spring clean
Mar 13, 2019 - 11:49 AM - by My First Suzuki
The old Suzy was looking decidedly scruffy & unloved after spending the winter in the garage. It was covered in coal dust, dog hairs, etc. & it was badly in need of a freshen-up as the riding season is almost upon us
Click the image to open in full size.
... [Read More]
15 Replies | 465 Views
» Insuring another person on my bike
Mar 12, 2019 - 5:35 PM - by sub zero
How's it going lads.

Just wanted to ask a quick question about insurance and putting someone else on your policy.

My brother is coming home from the UK for a few days but has no way of getting around so I said I'd try put him on my bike policy. I rang CN last week just to see if it was possible and they raised no red flags and told me how much it would cost. Fast forward to this evening and rang the fuckers to pay the charge and now they tell me they won't cover him - that he has to be resident here for 6 months of the year!

My question is - is there any of the other insurers that would allow this or do they all have the same attitude?

11 Replies | 682 Views
» Vintage tax
Mar 11, 2019 - 10:43 PM - by DavyH
Have an 88 bros here,what do I need to do to get it classed as vintage for tax purposes?
17 Replies | 577 Views
» Rubber
Mar 11, 2019 - 6:49 PM - by jp biker
The r1 needs new rubber
I'm currently using s21r on it
I heard the s22 are new out and suppose too be a bit
Better than the s21r
Any input ???
16 Replies | 670 Views
» Replacement tax book
Mar 11, 2019 - 11:52 AM - by Fledermaus
Anyone done this lately?
I know I have to get form RF134 stamped at the local cop station,
But if I bring that form to the motor tax office,will they give me a new cert then and there,or do I have to post it off and wait for one?

11 Replies | 409 Views
» Garage Security Aldi CCTV
Mar 11, 2019 - 6:29 AM - by cb400sf
Well, I was thinking of installing some CCTV on the garage in a bid to deter bike theft. Aldi have a system coming in this week.
Seems good value but is there anyone here has experience with CCTV? Is this system any good?
21 Replies | 1,188 Views
» Sprint steering damper servicing
Mar 09, 2019 - 10:21 PM - by jasonmac87
Have a sprint top mounted steering damper that’s leaking oil, needs a service, anyone around that services them?
6 Replies | 385 Views
» Daytona 675 gearing
Mar 09, 2019 - 7:19 PM - by magnet
Anyone have an idea on gearing for said bike for national and international in Mondello and Bishopscort? Thanks you in advance.
1 Reply | 220 Views
» Vrt
Mar 09, 2019 - 7:08 PM - by mid life crises
Imported several times from the UK. Followed the procedure paid the tax and all was well. Anybody imported from the Isle of Man and if so, is it the same as from UK
be gentle
4 Replies | 465 Views
» CBF 600 - Installing a charger/heated grips?
Mar 09, 2019 - 6:50 PM - by SandR
Hi everyone,

I just ordered a USB charger for my 600SA (PC43) and I'm looking for instructions on how to install it.

Heated grips installation instructions would do as well, I presume it's the same thing essentially. I need it to get power when the ignition switch (red) is in the "run position" and the key is in the ignition position too. Can someone please point me to a web site or docs that explains it?

Thank you.
17 Replies | 449 Views
» Rumours of norton gone bust??????
Mar 08, 2019 - 9:22 PM - by SoulX
Rumors doing the rounds about the demise of Norton.
Shame if it's true.
16 Replies | 1,021 Views

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