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» Finally some work happening at Lake Torrent Coalisland
May 24, 2018 - 1:11 AM - by Japcati
Was up there the other day and stopped off for a look.

Gonna be very tight to get completed for SBK in August 2019.
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» Completely immature nonesence that i definitely didn't laugh at
May 24, 2018 - 12:29 AM - by estrain
Some off-the-hook-hooligans making rubber art?

definitely not funny. at all. not even a bit.
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» Budget Helmet Camera?
May 23, 2018 - 12:16 PM - by Phaedrus
I thought there were a few threads already on this, but I can't find them.

I use a Sena 10C. A friend wants to get a useable helmet camera but doesn't have the budget for something like the 10C.

What's out there?

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» Triumphs. What are they like for everyday use?
May 23, 2018 - 11:47 AM - by Ianasauras
Hi guys,

May be time for something new. I've always had sports bikes but I'm a huge fan of the Bonneville and Thruxton. But I don't know anyone who actually owns one. What are they like to live with in regards to commuting, servicing and reliability?
Easy enough to do a service at home? I'd be looking at something around a 2008 of either model.

If all else fails I'll be looking for a VFR but enough has been said about them I think!

Thanks for any input lads!

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» Are front mudguard type number plates legal?
May 23, 2018 - 12:45 AM - by fzr.rider
hey everyone,
ive ended up getting a very tidy 2007 royal enfield and ive been playing around with the idea of getting a front mudguard number plate that says "royal enfield" on it instead of my reg. (like the one pictured)

the question is are these illegal? my Dad was telling me how they became illegal because of how it would cut through a pedestrian in a crash, some places online have been saying that they became non mandatory and died out.

anyone know what the story with them is?

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» Would damp hair damage a helmet?
May 22, 2018 - 10:26 PM - by goose81
I ride in most week days to work with damp hair, anyone reckon this is damaging the helmet foam? Wouldn't be soaking wet but pretty damp
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» Anyone Going To Mugello ( Moto Gp )
May 22, 2018 - 10:20 PM - by Dawn Keeballs
I know it’s a long shot but just wondered if anyone is traveling to moto gp in mugello next weekend ?

I have a spare female general admission ticket if anyone needs one ?

It’s obviously just gonna go to waste as my mrs can’t go now some one of my mates had to get his own ticket

If anyone is going drop me a message
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» Quick opinion on purchase please!
May 22, 2018 - 7:47 PM - by Paravians
I am about to purchase a Triumph Bonneville, I've got my eyes on two models, both from the North (different dealers). Either way it's got to be delivered via van (long story but I cannot go up there, so I am buying unseen).

This one is a 2010 Bonneville with 4,990 miles
Link to Photo (803 kB)
price is £4299 + £150 van.
It's got appealing extras (crash bars, screen, carrier rack), _but_ THREE previous owners. Also two sets of keys, Haynes manual & handbook.

The other is a 2012 Bonneville "SE" with 3287 miles
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» register vintage motorcycle
May 22, 2018 - 6:53 PM - by johnmcmanus
I have brought a Kawasaki KZ650 1977 from USA.
not an easy task, thought I was finally able to get the VRT done, but now I need a letter from a vintage motorcycle club to confirm my bike is what it says it is on the log book? even though I brought the bike and the log book to the NCT centre to get it registered they still want this letter, as they said they do not have bike on their system.
Can anyone advise. where can i get this letter asap
Weather amazing and I can not take her out.....
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» Air filtering foam
May 22, 2018 - 6:37 PM - by miglo
Hi lads,

Is there a place near Dublin, or evenin Ireland , where I can get s sheet of foam (possibly different grades) to make an air filter?
I've done some googling, and am getting results but all abroad. I'd imagine motoX shops would have some...?
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» Lets Talk - Disc Alarm Lock
May 22, 2018 - 4:51 PM - by mDx
Hey, everyone. What's you'r opinion on Disc Alarm Lock
Been looking at MysBiker SilverKnight on amazon recently good deal also 27 pounds was 50 Has good Review what you think?

Trying to get myself one.
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» Wanted : Hydraulic bike lift
May 22, 2018 - 3:17 PM - by Elsie
Wanted hydraulic bike lift for 1000cc bike. Second hand is fine.

Anyone ?
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» Bike stolen
May 22, 2018 - 2:39 PM - by Pat rabbit obn
My 02 gsxr 1000 red and white stolen last night from my driveway in hansfield Dublin 15.despite chained to street lamp post 2 padlocks and Oxford screamer disc lock on it.scum used bolt plastered in data tag courtesy of Carole nash.and all caught on my cctv.scum had hoods.second bike stolen in one year.keep an eye out for it.
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» Bike stolen
May 22, 2018 - 2:38 PM - by Pat rabbit obn
My 02 gsxr 1000 red and white stolen last night from my driveway in hansfield Dublin 15.despite chained to street lamp post 2 padlocks and Oxford screamer disc lock on it.scum used bolt plastered in data tag courtesy of Carole nash.second bike stolen in one year.keep an eye out for it.
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» MCE Insurance still available
May 22, 2018 - 2:29 PM - by oroura25
Hi folks,

I, like many others got an email from MCE stating that they were moving away from the Irish market due to Brexit uncertainties. I set about renewing my policy, on the day that it was due to expire - clever me!

I rang around and I was quoted €900 for third party only from one company and they wouldn't offer any other option because they felt a KTM to a thief in Dublin would be like a pearl to a pirate :)

Anyways, after a couple more similar quotes, I said I'd ring MCE just in case. I should have done it earlier obviously but I'm usually on hold for a decade and couldn't bear it. They told me that the goalposts have moved and they ARE offering cover to the Irish market for the foreseeable future! Quote was over half the price of all... [Read More]
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» Gas tight rivet for Akrapovic end can
May 22, 2018 - 1:39 PM - by biosed
Hey lads,

Anyone know where I might get rivets for a Akrapovic can in Dublin.

From looking online they are 4.75mm stainless blind gas-tight rivet.

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» Can Am insurance
May 22, 2018 - 1:37 PM - by daddyN
Help , would anyone on here know what insurance company's would cover a can am spyder?
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» Tyre fitting and balancing recommendations please?
May 22, 2018 - 12:40 PM - by Gunmonkey
Hi Lads,
Ive had a search through the forum and as far as i can see the last time this topic was addressed was back in 2007. Im just looking for recommendations on places around dublin that will fit and balance tyres for me if i bring wheels and tyres to them- off bike. Thanks
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» Cleaning/Valet recommendation
May 22, 2018 - 10:19 AM - by Jfarrell32
Have seen lots of comments in the past on valet options but am looking for a recommendation for getting a professional "shine up" on a cruiser with lots of shiny bits leather and white wall tyres? Based in Straffan/Celbridge area so DUB area pls.
4 Replies | 197 Views
» Identification Please!
May 22, 2018 - 9:54 AM - by anniemcgowan1
Hi Guys, I'm not sure if i'm posting in the correct place but i'm looking for a little help. I purchased a little GS400 recently and am in need of clutch plates. Suzuki cannot find the model with the given year. The bike is 1984 plate and all the log book says is registered on 01st Nov 1984. Chassis Number GS40X00000800219 - Can anyhow help me identify so that i can order the correct plates.
9 Replies | 310 Views
» So what do we think of new RSA ad
May 22, 2018 - 8:52 AM - by Southern Rider
On the radio, the one that says I don't want a metal box, and then finishes with not wanting to buy a wooden box. It's point being that 50% of bike deaths are due to speed on behalf of the rider.
14 Replies | 615 Views
» Clean up yer shite!
May 22, 2018 - 8:33 AM - by dufferman
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» Power Output of Bikes for Test - A Heads Up!
May 21, 2018 - 6:42 PM - by RubaDub
We're hearing a lot of problems starting to come out of some test centers in Dublin from riders turning up for tests.

If your registration document does not have the power output on the bike there is a high chance that the bike will be refused for test. (many older bikes don't have this)
You must have supporting documentation which includes your registration number proving that the bike is of the appropriate power- a printout from the internet is not being accepted.

We've heard of a couple of instances where the bike model has appeared on the RSA list of bikes suitable for the test and yet the rider was refused. The latest one was one of our students this morning!

Refusal means loss of test fee!

Maybe a mod could sticky... [Read More]
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» 2018 Brembo Calipers onto 2006 CBR600rr?
May 21, 2018 - 5:27 PM - by Japcati
Will a set of 108mm Brembo calipers off a 2018 GSX-R 1000r fit a 2006 CBR600rr?

Both bikes have 108mm caliper bolt spacings.

Should be a straight forward fit....right???
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» Shakey Byrne OK?
May 21, 2018 - 9:44 AM - by strontium_dog
I read Shakey had a bad crash during testing a few days ago and he was taken to hospital but all has been quiet since then. Radio silence usually isn't good. Just wondering if anyone heard if he was alright?
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» Someone robbed my...cover! Attempted robbing?
May 21, 2018 - 9:23 AM - by Gintonious
Woke up to a very naked looking bike this morning.

At some point in the night someone took my cover, pretty sure they were/are eying up my bike which is great for the stress levels.

Will pick up another cover today and another heavy duty lock.

My bike is locked in the front garden to a ground anchor, 2 brake locks and a motorbike lock on the front, will add an Abus chain lock to that today and a cover that I can loop the locks into.

Anyone else lock their bike outside have any other security tips?
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» ill just leave this here..
May 21, 2018 - 9:04 AM - by oretom
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» Nw200
May 20, 2018 - 10:31 PM - by Dirtyshirt
Highlights on BBC1 NI right now.
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» Some skills staying on here
May 20, 2018 - 7:17 PM - by bryang
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» Inazuma for A2
May 20, 2018 - 4:48 PM - by jimmurt

Got my A2 license recently and now looking for a bike, mostly for commutes to work (city driving).

But would also like something to travel around a little on the weekends. 1-2 hour drives, motorways etc.

Was searching for bikes within the A2 limit and came across a few Inazumas.

What are people´s opinions? They seem to be well priced compared to CBRs etc. of the same year / mileage.
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» This Anything to be Concerned About... CBR 600
May 20, 2018 - 4:19 PM - by The Road Runner
A young lad from our bike group is a bit worried about the oil deposit on these plugs above the threads, anyone with experience of working on a YEAR 2000 CBR 600 WITH 16,000 up......running fine , no smoke or rattles.....just concerned , because his shop warranty is up in less than a week.....

All four plugs showing exact symptom......electrode showing a healthy colour.......

Any insight would be very welcome ........thanks lads

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» Newcomer and Question
May 20, 2018 - 2:03 PM - by Bogman57
Hi everybody, I am completely new to this forum and happy to be virtually acquainted. I am returning to Ireland after 24 years abroad in the coming weeks. I was planning to bring my old BMW K75 but alas was stolen on me in downtown Copenhagen. I am wondering if there is any advantage financially in bringing a bike in from Germany and paying the VRT in Ireland? The particular bike I am after is available there. I have read the Revenue Commissioners guidelines but still not sure if I have to pay Duty and VRT, or just VRT? Any guidance appreciated - as I said it has been a long time so I am sure many things have changed!
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» Shark s900 visor button
May 20, 2018 - 2:39 AM - by HurricaneDream
Hi guys acting like a retard recently I had my visor fly off (can't call me a retard if I admitted to it ) so I'm missing the button on the one side over side and visor a ok. Before I bite the bullet has anyone got a spare one I'm willing to pay market value and all just don't want to wait around can also travel.

Also compatible with other models according to interwebs

Xoxo as always t.i.a
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