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gsxr 750 vrs 1000
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New Machine
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This sums up donedeal.
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New to Ireland
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New Ride
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free stuff
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removing Bar End threaded plate
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2013 Honda Fireblade Hrc
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Fuel Line Routing
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spluttering below 2k revs
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Yamaha yds2 spark plugs
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Removing rear sprocket-Allen bolts...
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Cool ould yoke
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VAT on bike
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LS2 Helmet Carbon Racing Helmet...
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Mechanic Needed
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fzr 1000
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Bike shops in Wales
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ZX6R Bits
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2009 Ducati Hypermotard 1100S
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» KTM 1190 Adventurer - Can I sit on your bike mister?!
Apr 21, 2018 - 8:19 PM - by Doolittle
Sold my CBR600 and now looking for replacement.

Reckon a KTM 1190 might fit the bill, but want to be sure the pillion seat is comfy and ergonomics good for the missus as plan to do some more mileage two up.

M50 Honda have one for sale, but they don't open Saturdays , so no good to as both working rest of week.

If anybody has one (the standard, not the R) and would let us sit on the bike, will buy them a pint
6 Replies | 274 Views
» gsxr 750 vrs 1000
Apr 21, 2018 - 7:53 PM - by acdc
I know the thou would be picked first, but when it comes down to town city and country riding is there much of a diff and feeling , like i will hardly ever use all the tip top power, I know the 750 you be shifting mad while with the 1000 just select the gear and ride on.
the 750 im looking at is a k7 so new enough, the 1000 cc are k2,k3 for that money.
42 Replies | 636 Views
» Gsxr 1000 K5-K6 vs Cbr1000rr 2004 - 2012
Apr 21, 2018 - 6:40 PM - by Mrhuth
Which one is a better road bike.
1 Reply | 171 Views
» New Machine
Apr 21, 2018 - 11:17 AM - by kango
Picked up my dream machine so said I would share
Sugomi Z1000
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» 2018 VJMC Classic Motorcycle Show May 6th 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Apr 20, 2018 - 1:11 PM - by VJMC
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Hi The 2018 VJMC Principal Insurance show will take place in the National Show Centre, Swords, Dublin (just across the road from Dublin airport) on Sunday 6th May. €8 entry, free parking, kids go free, loads of bikes, stunt shows, restaurant, traders, autojumble etc.......
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» Insurance Renewal Advice
Apr 20, 2018 - 12:14 PM - by my name is bill and im a head case
Hey fellas,

Jaysus man...I've been a member for a decade this month....sweet.

Anyways back to why I'm insurance is due renewal at the end of next month and I’m actually starting to sweat every time I have to think about it and here’s why. I’ve been riding bikes since 08 on a full Irish driving license (if that makes any difference) and all this time I sourced my insurance through brokers based in the North due to the fact they always came cheaper than the ones based in the Republic (initially it was with Adelaide, but for the past few years I believe they’ve changed ownership or something like that and ended up with Cornmarket). Last May... [Read More]
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» Tax
Apr 20, 2018 - 9:05 AM - by bikegirl

We have a 2009 bike at home. It hasn't been on the road for a long time. We declared it off the road for the 1st year and haven't done it since. We are now trying to sell it. Does anyone know if the buyer will have to pay the back tax or will we under their new tax laws?

4 Replies | 417 Views
» Drag Racing Cork Sunday, anyone got a schedule for this??
Apr 20, 2018 - 8:54 AM - by Dymag
what are the timelines of how it runs/start time??? never been

admission cost????

cannot see anything on website?
5 Replies | 298 Views
» Yamaha yds2 spark plugs
Apr 19, 2018 - 10:01 PM - by sode
I am looking for the right plugs for 1963 Yamaha yds2,but can't find them listed anywhere online. Maybe somebody here has a listing for them.???
1 Reply | 144 Views
» Removing rear sprocket-Allen bolts inside alloy,hard to reach
Apr 19, 2018 - 9:36 PM - by Dark Warrior
Hi folks,

Im replacing chain and sprockets in my KTM 950 SM. All was going smooth until i had to remove rear sprocket. 5 allen bolts are inside alloy,impossible to even move a bit with regular allen key because of small gaps in alloy,which give me few milliliters play. I have ordered allen wrench key socket (picture attached) with hope to get it off.

Any ideas would be much appreciated,thanks a mil in advance.

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Picture of bolts inside alloy
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16 Replies | 444 Views
» MotoGP Austin: Rossi stands by Argentina comments
Apr 19, 2018 - 9:00 PM - by Admin
Today at Austin, Valentino Rossi swerved questions about the controversy surrounding the clash between himself and Marc Marquez in Argentina two weeks ago but said his stands by the comments he made after watching the race again.

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Rossi crashed when he left a gap that saw Marquez come through but was clipped by the Repsol Honda rider when he tried to close the gap again, and ultimately ended up tumbling onto the grass.

... [Read More]
12 Replies | 489 Views
» removing Bar End threaded plate
Apr 19, 2018 - 1:33 PM - by efanton
Advice please.

Bought myself some nice handguards and went to fit them

On the GSX 600F the existing bar ends screw into what looks like a circular washer or plate with a threaded hole in the middle and this is positioned about one inch inside the handlebars

It looks like they might have been tack welded in there, but this might be rust or corrosion.

My initial idea would be to use a dremel to grind the inside of the bar to release that plate, but dont want to do feck anything up.

The alternative is to put a bit of a heavy bar or bolt down the handlebar and hit it with a lump hammer and punch the bloody thing out of there.

Anyone got suggestion for the quickest and easiest method of removing that... [Read More]
56 Replies | 802 Views
» VAT on bike
Apr 19, 2018 - 10:22 AM - by empeehaitch
Hi lads, just wondering if anyone has experience of filling out the vrtvpd2 form, I am in process of clearing bike I bought from a Czech guy, he bought it from somebody else, my main question is do they check date of sale and date of entry into the country when filling out details on form. There is a box which says VAT amount ( if applicable) in brackets. Has anyone been through this already? Should I just fill the form out and say nothing?
3 Replies | 260 Views
» Mce
Apr 18, 2018 - 11:08 PM - by paulyDub
Anyone else get this email from MCE?

"We are emailing our customers to remind them that we class a garage as a building for housing a motor vehicle(s) which isn’t used communally.

If you keep your bike in a shared car park, a parking area under flats or a house/factory/workplace this is not classified as a garage.

Here at MCE we want to ensure your information is accurate and up to date, any incorrect information could affect your ability to make a valid claim."

Seems kinda crappy they can just pop over a mail at any time and tell u they are reconsidering paying out on a policy u have already agreed, like it's now your fault?
13 Replies | 601 Views
» Bike shops in Wales
Apr 18, 2018 - 3:52 PM - by Southern Rider
Going over to Wales next month for a few days, will be on the East coast, and bike shops around for a look-see. Aberaron-Aberstywyth areas
9 Replies | 473 Views
» Last chance to Import from UK or business as usual? Brexit.
Apr 18, 2018 - 3:38 PM - by johnny b
So with Brexit coming down the tracks in 2019 unless there is a huge U turn what will happen UK imports.

Will they cease imports?
Will they add Vat ( do USA imports have vat added regardless of age mileage etc)

Ive heard vrt is an illegal tax but never have seen proof.
Will this just realign it?

Im heading for a cage in the uk and all the dealers are saying there are alot of Irish panick buying.

Has anyone a crystal ball?
23 Replies | 904 Views
» RST waterproofing??
Apr 18, 2018 - 1:18 PM - by Yahooo
Wondering how good the waterproofing of RST’s Paragon V textile jockss is?
Have searched for whatever reviews I can find on the interweb but they all seem to be evenly split into ‘leaks like a sieve’ to ‘keeps out monsoons’ to ‘causes me to sweat up like it’s a plastic bag’

As a jocks it seems to cover everything my old worn out jocks does but doesn't use Gore-tex. I haven't any experience of RST stuff and don’t want to shell out that much hard earned and then regret it along with a wet belly button for the next few years..

Anyone on here have any experience of them?
0 Replies | 3 Views
» older bikes that are worth owning
Apr 17, 2018 - 10:51 PM - by Blanka
I like the idea of having an older bike as a second bike hack/project fixer up/ money pit/ why did I buy this heap The only problem being I don't know anything about bikes from before about 1990 I was wondering what bikes from the 80's 70's etc do you think are worth owning now? I'm not taking about exotica that's worth a fortune just common bikes from back then that if you serviced them they'd be semi reliable and fun to ride now. And what bikes from then would you run a mile from?
78 Replies | 2,203 Views
» New Ride
Apr 17, 2018 - 10:15 PM - by Gavair
Picked her up Saturday, Big smiles all the way from Kildare to Clare
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» Fuel Line Routing
Apr 17, 2018 - 6:31 PM - by britjap
Hi Guys I removed the tank and Carbs from my 2001 Suzuki GS500e I did not photo or Mark the fuel lines I have the carbs back on the bike and Googled Fuel line connections so have a fair idea where the go But what way are the routed over or under Airbox Also the small outlet connection odf tank does that jus go down below engine into athmosphere,
3 Replies | 175 Views
» Paddock stands in wind
Apr 16, 2018 - 9:04 PM - by keanser
Alright folks,

Weather to be pretty windy next day or so and got me thinking about the bike.

How safe are the paddock stands in wind or is it better on the side stand? Don't have centre stand so not an option and nor is a garage.

8 Replies | 551 Views
» Gaskets & Gasket Sealer Yay or Nay
Apr 16, 2018 - 8:23 PM - by Airman
The rule states that gaskets should be laid on smooth, clean matched mating surfaces and that gasket sealer should not under any circumstances be used.
Apparantly.. the faces expand and contract over time with a million cycles of hot & cold pulling one side of the sealer away. This leaves the gasket stuck to the sealant and the sealant stuck to nothing which can promote leaks.
(all of 0.002mm of a gap...)

The gasket is supposed to compress and seal with the help of any little bit of oil that may seep into the material.

Others say the surface may be covered in pits and the sealant will fill these and you'll never get a seal with 'just' gasket.
Gasket sealer oozes into the engine. although when I use it, I just keep tapping the surface... [Read More]
7 Replies | 408 Views
» Stainless Bolts Dublin?
Apr 16, 2018 - 6:24 PM - by Mystery Mousekatool
Howdy Folks.

Just wondering if yous know anywhere in Dublin that does random stainless bolts that I could buy to tidy up the commuter? I've a touch of OCD and the rusty standard bolts are an eye sore for me around the dash and on the handlebar switches, etc. Preferably in Dublin so I could bring the original bolts with me to compare. I know ye can buy on Gee-Bay as well, but there's not much of a selection for my commuter, plus the prices (P&P) are fairly high considering it'd be just for a couple of bolts.

Thanks for any info.
6 Replies | 383 Views
» Gearing now the limiting factor for WorldSBK king Rea
Apr 16, 2018 - 3:30 PM - by Admin
Reigning WorldSBK king Jonathan Rea was denied a record-breaking double win at Aragon on Sunday by title rival Chaz Davies but some canny work on gearing meant he wasn’t left for dead on the long back straight as happened in 2017.

The Kawasaki man, whose ZX-10RR had its wings clipped by the new rev-regulations over the winter, was able to stay with the Ducati on corner exit and remain in the slipstream but it is gearing that now limits the scope of the green machine, not rpm.

And Rea believes the engine upgrades which are now allowed by concession points for his mob but not Ducati won’t maker a huge difference.
... [Read More]
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» Vrt tomorrow
Apr 16, 2018 - 11:31 AM - by HurricaneDream
So i have the sheet that allows you to register a new owner
the sheet with segments 9, 10 ,11

I imagine i may get turned down with it but gonna give it a shot.

What is meant when they look for a bill or document from the registered owner, is that the previous owner ?

After all i am trying to register it in my name

t.i.a as always
8 Replies | 531 Views
» Kawasaki ER5 in-line fuel valve
Apr 16, 2018 - 11:13 AM - by Dave98
So the ER5 has a vacuum petcock and I had an issue with it that is fixed now, (petrol in cranckcase etc) I was wondering where I could find an in-line fuel valve I could put on so I can switch it to off when parked up for future. Is there specific specs it has to be or any in-line valve for a motorbike will do off eBay?
1 Reply | 142 Views
» MotoGP Termas: 'I'm scared to be on track with Marquez' - Rossi
Apr 16, 2018 - 10:59 AM - by Admin
Nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi has branded Marc Marquez dangerous and admitted he is ‘scared’ to be on track with him.

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Rossi believes the current MotoGP king is destroying the premier class of motorcycle racing after he collided irst Aleix Espargaro in today’s Argentine MotoGP and then an incident with Rossi saw The Doctor crash. Marquez was handed three penalties in total after not going to pitlane after stalling on the grid.

“He is... [Read More]
18 Replies | 1,046 Views
» Aragon WorldSBK: Concession points activated for all bar Ducati
Apr 16, 2018 - 10:59 AM - by Admin
With a hatful of podiums at WorldSBK Aragon, Ducati don’t get to use their concessions points quite yet.

Dorna’s drive to balance all the motorcycle concepts inside the World SBK Championship had led to two main areas of balancing by regulation for 2018.

Concession points that allow concession parts to be fitted by those manufacturers who lag behind the very best, and a limit on revs – that will be determined by a complex calculation that is still being done right now – are the chosen weapons aimed at anybody who wants to dominate.

The concession points are accrued every time a manufacturer sees one of its machines on the podium – three points for a win, two for second and one for third place.

Both... [Read More]
3 Replies | 312 Views
» Brands BSB: Brookes hits out at 2018 tyre changes
Apr 16, 2018 - 10:52 AM - by Admin
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Josh Brookes has revealed the new tyres that series supplier Pirelli has provided this season are hindering his team’s progress as he continues his fight to find the podium.

The McAMS Yamaha rider had a trying first round at Donington, but today fought from 17th on the grid before the red-flagged-restart to fifth at the chequered flag.

And while last year’s championship runner-up says his positive progress with bike setup was perhaps magnified by... [Read More]
5 Replies | 230 Views
» Irishman Kennedy does the double at Brands to lead the BSB Supersport Championship
Apr 16, 2018 - 10:36 AM - by Admin
Jack Kennedy took his second win of the season in the Dickies British Supersport Championship, taking the series lead in the process. The opening half of the Dickies British Junior Supersport Feature race saw Ben Currie grab the holeshot, with Dubliner Kennedy and Jamie Perrin in close contention, however Perrin received a ride through penalty for jumping the start meaning Rispoli moved up to hold the final rostrum position. With rain starting to fall on lap 14, the race was red flagged and restarted over 12 laps.

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7 Replies | 387 Views
» Buell 2009 Breather reroute
Apr 16, 2018 - 1:59 AM - by Buelltooth
hey all
anyone know a Mechanic or shop that does the Breather reroute on a Buell 2009xb12
4 Replies | 388 Views
» any german speaker help me find details on logbook?
Apr 15, 2018 - 7:14 PM - by sharpbikes
looking for the reg number on a logbook for a german bike ive bought, cant speak german and im struggling with google translate as theres so many bloody codes and such on the book i dont know which is which. anybody know what registration number would be called in german or they're equivalent, or even if someone knows where id find it in general on a german book?
15 Replies | 607 Views
» Vrt on 2 year old import
Apr 15, 2018 - 4:56 PM - by empeehaitch
I just picked up a bike on NI plates, I have v5 but the guy I bought it from never put his own name on it, the notification of permanent export part, however, has been filled out and it's dated Sept 2016, my question for those in the know 'does this matter when I go to change bike over to Irish reg? ( appointment booked for next week)
11 Replies | 685 Views


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