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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

https://www.biker.ie/gallery/upload....le=1&album=578

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
Hi,
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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» 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
Tandragee
14th - 18th May
NW 200 Week
15th/16th June
Kells
28th/29th June
Enniskillen
6th/7th July
Skerries
13th/14th July
Walderstown
20th/21st July
Faugheen
26th/27th July
Armoy
3rd/4th August
Cork (TBC)
7th-10th August
UGP Week
7th -8th September
Killalane




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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» Rgv crank rebuild
Dec 08, 2018 - 11:15 AM - by bikes
Im doing a full restoration on an rgv 250 ,who is the best crowd to rebuild an rgv 250 crankshaft
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» Parcel motel..SERIOUSLY..???
Dec 07, 2018 - 6:37 PM - by Jack stowage
Your Parcel Motel is experiencing some congestion this week. In order to reduce delays to your parcel delivery, we have arranged for our van to park at the Centra tomorrow Sat (08 December) from 1pm to 7pm with your parcel on board. All you need to collect your parcel is your PMID.

What if I can't make it to the van?

If you can't make tomorrow don't worry, your parcel will be placed back in the queue to be stored at your Parcel Motel as soon as possbile.


What a load of bollox....i'm heading up north tomorrow, and now wont have the "48 hour" pick up deadline..or my chain and sprocket kit....... [Read More]
23 Replies | 1,152 Views
» Frank Thomas glove gripe ...
Dec 07, 2018 - 11:25 AM - by ©-©
Thistles and Bah Humbug !
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Frank Thomas glove, still nice and comfy, warm and waterproof after only eighteen months of light use, but has now started to wear thin, tear apart along the side of the index finger, with whatever the... [Read More]
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» Helmet Bluetooth headsets
Dec 06, 2018 - 6:57 PM - by Trotter Independent Trading
Looking to get the above, I remember Shark did one that was decent for listening to music etc also but they have been discontinued. What do you guys recommend? Shark helmet, good for music, listening to GPS directions etc.

Max I want to spend is Ä150
12 Replies | 507 Views
» Ducati Panigale Owner Experience?
Dec 06, 2018 - 6:56 PM - by tocr
Hey everyone,

Currently looking at a 1199 for my next road bike. Im wondering if anyone can give me their experience of owning one long term? Good and the bad etc. Im aware of all the heat issues and not so comfy seat but they are non issues to me.

Any help appreciated!

Also was looking at this bike on donedeal, does anyone here know it or anything about it?

https://www.donedeal.ie/motorbikes-f...-1199/20034931

Thanks
17 Replies | 936 Views
» Triumph Trophy
Dec 06, 2018 - 4:35 PM - by Southern Rider
Have had a hankering after these since they revised them a few years back, but why are they not more popular, looking at Autotrader in the UK, there's only about 40 total showing, considering how many R1200RT's etc that show up, I don't understand.
7 Replies | 427 Views
» Cleaning a chain
Dec 06, 2018 - 4:20 PM - by livefastrideslow
Lads,
I always stick my bike up on the stand and give her a few revs while holding a rag up again the chain.
Is there a better way to do it?
22 Replies | 747 Views
» zzr1400 comfort ?
Dec 06, 2018 - 2:56 PM - by menapia dude
folks thinking about 2 bikes a gtr 1400 and a zzr1400,wont be doing major long spins 5ft 9" here what are the zzr1400 like for comfort,and by reviews the 2012 onwards is a better bike to buy,anyone got either here i know the gtr is snug out
11 Replies | 556 Views
» O'Halloran deflects to McAMS Yamaha
Dec 06, 2018 - 2:30 PM - by Admin
O’Halloran has defected to the McAMS Yamaha team and is testing at Almeria

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Long-time Honda man Jason O’Halloran is getting to grips with a new team and manufactuer this season as he switches to the McAMS Yamaha mob.

O’Halloran is at Almeria with team-mate Tarran Mackenzie for his first test on the R1 and says he is already comfortable with the new machinery.
0 Replies | 155 Views
» 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]
29 Replies | 1,017 Views
» 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.
53 Replies | 1,492 Views
» '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]
22 Replies | 810 Views
» 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?
9 Replies | 714 Views
» 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.
Thanks
12 Replies | 548 Views
» 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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