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» frame numbers and powder coating
Feb 25, 2018 - 10:17 AM - by suarridge
I want to get the KMX frame done black but its important not to lose the frame number. I dont mind touching it in with black paint after, but is there an easy way to protect it ?
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» Electric Bicycles - Advice and reccomendations?
Feb 24, 2018 - 9:06 PM - by Sleazy Rider
My daughter wants to get an electric bicycle to ease the hassle of her commute to work which is only about 5 miles but can take her up to an hour and a half each way on the bus. She is not ready to jump in to the fully motorized two wheelled world yet so this is a good compromise for her to start with.
So anybody got one and what are the pros and cons?
Priced from about 1500 to 3000, do you get what you pay for?
Any advice much appreciated. I am clueless to advise her so any knowledge imparted here would be a blessing.
Thanks in advance y'all.
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» Honda HISS Key
Feb 24, 2018 - 4:09 PM - by CorkBandit
Where's the best place to get one and have it programmed in Cork?

How much will it cost?!
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» How’s the hearing lads
Feb 23, 2018 - 8:50 PM - by dufferman
According to this I’d say we’re all fooked 😂😂
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» V i n
Feb 23, 2018 - 5:57 PM - by Ajalan
Hey guys,
I’m going to look at a bike next week (cbr600rr) and it isn’t registered here in Ireland.
Obviously I want to check the VIN to find out if the bike is dodgey but I don’t want to check it against the the foreign logbook. He could be handing me a coloring book for all I know.
Is there any sites you can check then VIN on, everything Iv seen only uses the Irish Irish Reg number (no good)
Thanks guys will keep you updated on the sale
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» Bike transport Cork to Dublin
Feb 23, 2018 - 5:13 PM - by iano
Anyone here with a van able to do this?
How much would you charge?
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» Nifty Fifty 2018
Feb 23, 2018 - 12:03 PM - by cb400sf
Forecast looks ok lads, cold (very fuckin cold) but Dry! How many off here on for it tomorrow?
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» Fitted LEDs in the clock instead.
Feb 22, 2018 - 11:51 PM - by nednedned
Just do the other now.
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» Different types of Oxford heated grips?
Feb 22, 2018 - 8:23 PM - by N11 EXPRESS
Want to get a set of Oxford hot grips and I notice there is a few different types, as far as I can see the only difference between them is the difference in moulds but what I need to know is there a set that I can get that allows for some trimming as I have handguards and will almost definitely need to trim down but am afraid I will ruin the element.
Has anyone ever cut them down?
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» Passed test today - tips
Feb 22, 2018 - 7:18 PM - by adasiva
Hello all.
Passed my test today first time!
for those who are about to take the driving test:

- Rules of road specially signs. Know them all as he even asked me about crosswind so you never know what he is going to ask.
- yellow box rules. when can you enter.
- road marking signs - continues line, double yellow lines and their meaning.
- zebra crossing how can you identify one.
- braking sequence- front brake first followed by back brake.
- when can you overtake on the left.
- what lane you must drive in a motorway
... [Read More]
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» WSBK Kicks off tonight on Eurosport - Phillip Island
Feb 22, 2018 - 4:58 PM - by Duke RR
C'mon Eugene !

WorldSBK Phillip Island Timetable

Thursday 22nd February/Friday 23rd February

22:45-23:25: WorldSBK FP1
23:40-00:30: WorldSSP FP1
01:25-02:05: WorldSBK FP2
03:30-04:20: WorldSSP FP2
04:35-05:15: WorldSBK FP3

Friday 23rd February/Saturday 24th February

Eurosport Live from 1:15am for Superpole and 3:45am for race

22:40-23:00: WorldSBK FP4
23:10-23:30: WorldSSP FP3
01:30-01:45: WorldSBK Superpole 1
01:55-02:10: WorldSBK Superpole 2
02:30-02:45: WorldSSP Superpole 1
... [Read More]
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» Hi info please
Feb 22, 2018 - 4:34 PM - by red rooster
Hi I've filled in a introduction post but basically I'm coming to Ireland in may hopefully to watch a bit of racing at the NW200... I've never been to Ireland and i am looking for pointers IE ...whats the crak? is there anything i should watch out for?.. is the ferry running on lough Foyle on race week best places for some chip's n fish, best places to go and see, best roads how keen are the Garda? things like that...

ATB Glen
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» Fucking piggybanks
Feb 22, 2018 - 4:03 PM - by badass
Was going a ''bit'' over the speed limit on the motorway and noticed a gatso machine on the other side of the dual carriageway hidden behind a bush on top of an approximately 3m hill. My number plate is 7.5'' by 2'' and a bit dirty so was wondering if anyone has encountered such a situation. Normally I would say that they can't see you on the other side of the motorway but was reading on a few other UK sites that now they actually can see up to 5 lanes including the other side of the motorway even if its separated in the middle with a small barrier. Any truth to that or just scaremongering? Normally wouldn't care about the €80 fine but I was doing speed which I think the our government would consider worthy of prison time. Took me by surprise for sure as I have never seen a van on the... [Read More]
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» Big shout out to Teds Trucking
Feb 22, 2018 - 10:14 AM - by Onlybikerinthevillage
Cant tank Damien enough very professional service. Wasn’t to keen on a bank transfer and Damien offered to take the money over for me so I paid the deposit and he collected my new bike yesterday and delivered it today just after breakfast.. bike was well strapped down and covered. I’ll post pictures as soon as I find out how to do it😂
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» Maxxis Detour tyres
Feb 21, 2018 - 8:32 PM - by flyingdutchman
Hi All, left the GSA in for a service today, the first in my ownership. The tyres that came on the bike were nice and square and not the type of tyre you would normally find on a bike of this type.

I opted to get a pair of Maxxis Detour fitted. Anybody here got experience with these?
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» Lithium battery size and cca for 600 race bike
Feb 21, 2018 - 6:15 PM - by Japcati
Whats the smallest sized/cca Lithium Battery that can be used on a 600 race bike?

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» Looking for advice from all of my all year riders out here on a bike choice
Feb 21, 2018 - 6:14 PM - by FEid
Hope everyone's doing well. So basically I had a pretty bad crash a few weeks ago, car cut across me and a good aul T-Bone sent me flying over the bonnet. Very, very blessed in the way I hit that I basically had no major injury, just the usual bangs and bruises, whiplash, tissue damage... Anyway enough of that, my bike that was taken out was a GN125, and has been written off. Am being compensated for it, but am torn between using the money to get another brand new GN125 (or other 125 for that matter) or to add a bit more on top to start moving up in the world. I'm on an A2 full license, and so far the one bike that seems to be within my budget are around 07 Honda CBF500s. My question really is, buy the GN or other 125 that I'm used to and aren't expensive without adding much, or shell out... [Read More]
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» Side lane security ideas !!
Feb 21, 2018 - 12:17 PM - by keanser
Just looking for ideas (preferably pics) of what systems guys use.

Storing bike in a shed out the back is not an option so need to figure something else out.

I will most likely leave the bike in the side lane (all walls) anchor plate, decent chains, disc locks etc at a minimum. I also have cctv.

What else do people use for extra security ?

Some have mentioned putting bars across the side lane in other posts and maybe a foldable lean roof to keep the hard weather off it.

Has anyone got pics of these, for ideas ?

Appreciate recommendations for security locks/ground anchors also

Please and thanks
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» Carb Balancing
Feb 20, 2018 - 9:41 PM - by bluebird
Hi All,anyone in Limerick,Kerry or Cork do carburetor balancing on a classic?
14 Replies | 435 Views
» Franklin Motorcycles Open Day - 24th March
Feb 20, 2018 - 7:50 PM - by IndianVictory
Open invitation to all at to our first open day for 2018. All kicking off at 1100am ..

Indian Motorcycle test rides ..
New product launches.
Coffee , coffee and more coffee.

Hope you can make it
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» Carol Nash covering a motorbike on uk plates in uk
Feb 20, 2018 - 6:45 PM - by Ger182
Question on the above someone on here maybe able to shed some light on.i want to bring in a bike from the uk (ride it back). Made contact with carol nash, they informed me they won't cover the bike until it's on Irish soil. Then they will cover it (they are allowing me a period on uk plates before it needs to be registered).

Has anyone run into this isssue, brought in a bike before when they covered the bike so that I could ride it back. Queried them via the phone and also via email (same response)

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» GS911 in Dublin?
Feb 20, 2018 - 6:07 PM - by HarryE

I'm new to this forum and in a spot of bother. My bike (F800r) makes up its own mind whether it wants to start or not. I guess its a bit like the lotto, I sit on the bike, turn the key and press the red button, then wait to see if I'm lucky and the bike wants to start. If not I wait a while until it does. The readout tells me there is a problem with the engine electronics but is not specific and from what I know, the fault could be due to one of a number of problems. Hence the request to see if anyone has a BMW diagnostic tool (GS911) near the Dundrum area (Dublin) that I could connect to the bike. Any help would be much appreciated.
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» BikeWorld - internet price cheaper than in-store price?
Feb 20, 2018 - 5:07 PM - by SandR

Is it expected that BikeWorld's internet price is much lower than their in-store price for the same item?

Unless I missed something, they seem to be selling the same helmet for 446 EUR on the internet that costs 525 EUR in store.

Internet link:

In store photo:
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» Spotlight Brackets ?
Feb 20, 2018 - 4:36 PM - by Duke RR
Anyone out there know where i can get brackets for the lights attached ?

these are PIAA lights screwed to the crash bars on a rectangular bracket.

Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.

... [Read More]
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» Vrt and registering a German frame
Feb 20, 2018 - 10:22 AM - by sharpbikes
Have bought a German frame for my bike to replace the banjaxed one, have both the German logbooks and a letter stating ownership from the old owner, would this suffice for registering the bike, will be transplanting my engine in so I assume they will take all the frame and engine details at the vrt centre, thanks in advance
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» Front Brakes on vstrom
Feb 19, 2018 - 7:39 PM - by mct25
The front wheel on my vstrom is extremely hard to turn the brakes are catching it. so i changed the pads. made no difference. I cleaned and the calipers had them off a couple of times now, still hard to turn the wheel. I don't know what to do. Should I change the caliper or how stiff should the wheel be.
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» WSBK - Portimao ( as a spectator )
Feb 19, 2018 - 2:37 PM - by Duke RR
we're looking at going to WSBK Portimao round later this year. ( the wife's idea..... )

might do the whole VIP package because im a bit of a tart. Where did any of ye buy tickets, off the circuit themselves ?

anyone any recommendations on best area to stay etc or where to view races, im not much of a walker by the way - ropey injury.

thinking about hiring a cage , as we will drive to Lisbon for a few days afterward to relax.

6 Replies | 374 Views
» Kitting out a box trailer
Feb 19, 2018 - 1:35 PM - by Jeff7t7
Hi all,
I recently got a box trailer and am looking to set it up for the trackbike and bikes in general, anyone got any tips on what to have in it?
7ft7 long, 4foot 8 wide, 6 foot high.
Room for two bikes side by side.
I'll be installing one wheel chock permanently on one side but the other space is free.
As regards bolting tie downs and stuff on is the wooden floor strong enough or do you lads run some sort of frame or bracing underneath? The ones in it are just through the wood..

Something for hanging gear, tools, spare wheels, and a tiny bench are in my mind..not sure whats actually necessary though.
Any ideas or must have's appreciated!
3 Replies | 326 Views
» Best Heated gloves to buy
Feb 19, 2018 - 10:47 AM - by menapia dude
well folks the auld fingers are numb this weather,whats the best proven heated glove on the market,getting mixed reviews when i google it
18 Replies | 811 Views
» Kawasaki ZXR 650 1978
Feb 18, 2018 - 9:58 PM - by flyingdutchman
A guy local to me started a classic cage business and I know every now and then he gets a bike in. He currently has a 1978 Kawasaki ZXR 650 in his line up which he tried to sell to me. I like those old bikes but simply haven't the time or knowledge to keep them on the road.

Not sure if this is the right place for this post but if anybody was looking for something similar let me know and I'll point you in the right direction. He is looking for 2 and a half grand and I have no idea if that's reasonable or not. As I know him fairly I'd say he'd be open to sensible offers for members of
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» What to buy ?
Feb 18, 2018 - 8:57 PM - by keanser
Hi folks,

Has been a long time since I was on here, Having started a family and gone the last several years without a bike finally looking to get back in the saddle.

Looking at purchasing a bike for commuting and a general all rounder that I can also have some fun spins on, going to ditch the car, absolute pain in my face sitting in the traffic, cant do it anymore.

I am thinking the 2017 model Yamaha MT 09 but I am really open to suggestions. had a good look online and it seems to get great reviews, have looked at the z900, gsx and the Honda CB but the yamaha seems to stand out.

I will be doing 60k round trip daily on motorway mostly but don't mind not having front fairings.

Thinking of buying new as there just... [Read More]
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» Latest spec R1 Race bike
Feb 18, 2018 - 6:31 PM - by Cnut the Great
Almost ready for the stillage for Spain.....
This week will be the last few jobs and make sure everything is as it should be.
Bought this 2015 Seton built R1 at the end of last year from a guy I know in the uk. Bike was used for club sport racing in 15/16 very little last year.

Usual Seton spec, autoblipper etc, it's got the latest Generation 6 mapping just done and Seton aftermarket bellmouth kit. I did all the normal things, serviced it and painted the fairings. It's just back from Graphics work by Moose design in Mallow. I think it's pretty awesome so here's a few pics

... [Read More]
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» Nice to hear the history of some old machines.
Feb 18, 2018 - 12:44 PM - by nednedned

Its a few years old.
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