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» Manx Radio TT 6pm Monday
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Coverage of practise starts at 6pm.
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» Trailer security - what to use...
Aug 20, 2018 - 1:27 PM - by crispy
Hi lads,

I've an elderly uncle living Shankill direction who's just about to buy his first small trailer. He asked me about security issues but never having owned a trailer I hadn't a clue. Off the top of my head I said mounting A ball hitch on the wall and then hooking up the trailer to that with some form of trailer lock over the hitch and them maybe a chain onto a cavity block or somethimg sunk in ground or something a little heavier. I think it's only a 6 long X 4 wide trailer. Any lads have any recommendation?
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» V4 Panigale Exhaust
Aug 20, 2018 - 11:04 AM - by Admin
Saucy enough at €5,500, I'd say Gizmo would do one for 2 grand

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-3GFS6p2zg
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» Elvington World Wheelie any reports/results?
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Elvington World Wheelie any reports/results?
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» Gasket seal for rocker cover??
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Is this compulsory??

Had the rocker off yesterday now shes losing a bit of oil, didnt think sealant was needed for the rocker??
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» Kiltorcan pitbikes still going??
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» Braided Brake line
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» Kirkistown Sunday 26th August
Aug 19, 2018 - 3:37 PM - by Kirkistown Track Days
Next trackday Sunday 26th August (bank holiday weekend up north) also week before B&D race at Kirkistown still spaces available in some groups only €90 Details on FB or website 🏍🏁
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» Trip around all 32 counties. Any advice?
Aug 19, 2018 - 11:56 AM - by N1ghtr08d
Alright lads, I, as a lot of you are, am a fan of The Long Way Round and Not Dead Yet (still watching that one right now) and it got me to thinking about maybe doing a smaller adventure and travel around all 32 counties and create a series of videos to document the entire trip, maybe even doing it over 32 days.
Does anyone have any helpful advice in planning such a trip such as advice on camping, attractions to see/things to do, things/places to avoid, tips, cost, maybe ideas for sponsorship, anything else you can think of.

Any help is appreciated.
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» Difference in Honda parts prices!
Aug 19, 2018 - 11:36 AM - by N11 EXPRESS
So I need a part for my bike ASAP as it’s off the road without it.
Basically price for part is

Ireland €183 shipped
Uk and rest of Europe €270 shipped
USA €80 shipped

USA price is partzilla who are going years but I’ve never used them, anyone any Experiance with them?
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» Harrison on the pace at Classic TT while McGuinness returns to the Mountain
Aug 18, 2018 - 11:00 PM - by Admin
Silicone Racing’s Dean Harrison set the early Classic Superbike TT practice pace this evening, pushing his ZXR750 around at 122.266mph while McGuinness returns to the Mountain Course.

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Harrison enjoyed a mixed evening in the opening qualifying session while 23-time TT Race winner John McGuinness completed his first lap of the course since the 2016 Classic TT, appropriately riding the same Winfield Paton on which he won the 2016... [Read More]
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» Cadwell BSB: Kennedy dominates Supersport qualifying
Aug 18, 2018 - 11:40 AM - by Admin
Jack Kennedy resumed form at the front of the Dickies British Supersport qualifying pack this morning to take pole position for this afternoon’s Sprint race.

The Integro Yamaha rider led nearly every minute of the half-hour session to take pole position as he continues to battle back from hand and wrist injuries sustained early last month.

Kennedy, whilst attempting to perform the heimlich maneuver on a blow up doll called Candy, had highsided from a first floor balcony at a party near Pittsburgh and broken two metacarpals & chipped his collarbone, and has been struggling to regain full fitness at BSB since the incident.

The Irishman shot to the front with his first flying lap, but it didn’t take long for Gearlink Kawasaki’s Currie to nab... [Read More]
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» IVVMCC Leopardstown Show & Autojumble Oct 6th 2018
Aug 17, 2018 - 4:43 PM - by triumph
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» Registering Off Road bike ( Trials Bike )
Aug 17, 2018 - 3:15 PM - by datareactor
Hi all

Is it possible to road register off road trials bike. i have honda TL125 1975-76
it doesnt have any light or indicator.

as far i know i need to get dating cert from vintage club. then take it NCT center to register it .. will they check lights and everything as well ?

or
is there any other procedure. ? hopefully i will not have insurance issue.
just want to drive the bike in day light.

Thanks & Regards
JH
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» Cadwell Park for the weekend
Aug 17, 2018 - 2:16 AM - by kad
Right boys..santy has arrived hitting for cadwell for the wkend..anyone been before.im all ears
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» Vfr 800 electrical issue
Aug 16, 2018 - 11:52 PM - by midlife
Hi All,
I just bought a lovely vfr800 2008 model. Only issue is the brake light doesn’t work on the front brake but on depressin the rear it works initially the. Fades on pressing further. I replaced the front brake switch at which point the rear didn’t work at all and the front when pressed cut out the rear light!! I’m no auto elec so any ( sensible) suggestions would be welcomed.
Ta
Rob
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» Little curved mirrors for extra view angle
Aug 16, 2018 - 11:35 AM - by Frankkilty
As per the title, I'm looking to buy some of those little curved mirrors that stick on to the bikes mirrors. I'm doing life savers but thought these might help. I'm a big guy and find my arms are often in the way when I'm checking the mirrors no matter which way I position them. Anyone use them? Any good? Any cons? Any links to good value ones?
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» 125 cruiser
Aug 15, 2018 - 9:26 PM - by knightrider
Can anything be said for a 125 cruiser?
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» B&D MC Crown Prince of Kirkistown Trophy Races 1st Sept
Aug 15, 2018 - 1:21 PM - by yvo6
Reduced Entries close this week so dont miss out!

ENTRY FEE: FIRST EVENT £80(€90) EACH ADDITIONAL EVENT £60 IF FULLY PAID AND RECEIVED BY 18/8/18


ENTRIES RECEIVED AFTER THIS DATE OR NOT FULLY PAID WILL COST £100 (€120) PER EVENT

EVENTS 5&5A ONLY UNDER 16 years of Age £30(€40) ALL OTHERS FULL ENTRY FEE.


PAYMENT MAY BE MADE BY STERLING CHEQUE, POSTAL ORDER, CASH, EURO CHEQUE, CASH OR PAYPAL NO EURO POSTAL ORDERS.

CHEQUES /POSTAL ORDERS TO BE MADE PAYABLE TO: BELFAST & DISTRICT MOTOR CLUB LTD

NO POST DATED CHEQUES FORWARD TO BE RECEIVED BY CLOSING DATE OF SATURDAY 18 TH AUGUST 2018


TO:
GERALD RUTHERFORD,
15 THE... [Read More]
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» Confused with all the types of dirt bikes
Aug 14, 2018 - 9:27 PM - by seantobin43
Hi

I thinking of buying a dirt bike because I often go off with my friends and we drive around woods and mountains.

So what I want is a 4 stroke bike between 250-350cc

Budget is €3000 and might stretch it to €4000

Also I only want to buy my bike from a dealer

Do it really matter if I buy a motocross or a enduro?
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» Visiting NW200 (from Australia)
Aug 14, 2018 - 7:53 AM - by The Mekon
I am seeking some information on visiting the NW200 (I know there is a website). My wife & I hope to visit Ireland in May next year, She wants to see a friend in Dublin, and I want to see some races at the NW200.
We may take a cottage in Ireland/N Ireland and then either use a car or train to reach destinations. Is this feasible for the NW200? and how near to Coleraine/Port Stewart would we need to be to get there for a day's racing?
20miles, 50miles, 70 miles? I take it you do not need to book stand ticket to see some of the racing - or is it best to do so?

Any guidance would be really appreciated.

Thanks John
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» Bike prices in Ireland
Aug 13, 2018 - 11:46 PM - by Michael_Barwick
Hello,
I have been looking to buy a scooter or a 125cc bike in a few months after saving some money. I thought the cost of tax and insurance will get the price up to 1500-2000 in total for the first time rider in Ireland for sure.
And i get my collegues at work telling me to get a zerox, that i can find them for like 300e. They werent taking the piss, they genuinely said that.
I obviously asked, where can i get an zerox for 300e, they just said dude look on donedeal.
I work in a mechanic shop and one dude is a biker, they seem pretty serious.
So im just wondering, is there a trick i dont know of? Or do they just sell like hot cakes?
11 Replies | 892 Views
» Fabrice Miguet has died
Aug 13, 2018 - 5:50 PM - by Admin
Ulster Grand Prix organisers have this afternoon announced that veteran French road racer Fabrice Miguet has died following a crash on Saturday.

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Mr Miguet, aged 49, was from Normandy and a regular competitor at the Ulster and Isle of Man TT.

Clerk of the Course Noel Johnston said: “Fabrice Miguet has now passed away due to the injuries he sustained at the Ulster Grand Prix on Saturday.

... [Read More]
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» Steps for import a bike from NI
Aug 13, 2018 - 3:56 PM - by DimNbk
Hi all, finally got a bike(kawa zxr400-L5) brought it home with full signed V5C.

IMG_1943.jpg

If I understand correctly my next steps will be:

1)Fill the v5c/4 to v5c/8
2)Send v5c/11 export form(filled by ex-owner) to notify DVLA
3)Pass NCTS
4)Register in the Republic
5)Insure

Or I have to get v5c on my name and only then proceed with export/import story?

Thanks
8 Replies | 562 Views
» VFR Headlight Bulbs
Aug 13, 2018 - 3:29 PM - by baseplate
I need to replace a headlight bulb on my VFR 800FI. Can I use a standard H4 bulb from a motor factor or do I need a motorbike specific bulb.
5 Replies | 333 Views
» Noobie Question about rev needle and accelerating
Aug 13, 2018 - 2:10 PM - by maxjam
So im accelerating on the Deauville.... (when you stop laughing and rolling around on the floor, continue reading please) .... but anyway, wanted to know if this is normal?

Ill go to change gear,
select gear, twist the throttle and release the clutch to accelerate, the needle will initially spike up to 5/6000 rpm for a couple of seconds but the bike isn't accelerating, then needle will drop back a few thousand revs and the bike will kick in... is this normal or should I get it checked out? Im a new rider and just getting used to the bike.

I thought that if i'm in a gear and twist, that the back wheel should respond immediately, not this spike and drop ?

Advice welcome.
10 Replies | 722 Views
» Cummins and Johnston to team up with Padgetts
Aug 13, 2018 - 11:10 AM - by Admin
Padgetts Racing will field an impressive two-rider line up at this year’s Classic TT with Conor Cummins and Lee Johnston contesting two races for the Batley-based outfit.

Cummins will again campaign a 750cc Yamaha OW01 in the RST Superbike Classic TT Race while Johnston will have his first taste of two-stroke racing around the Mountain Course riding a 250cc Honda in the Dunlop Lightweight Classic TT Race.

Manxman Cummins has ridden the OW01 for the last two years, finishing a fine fourth in 2016 and backing this up with sixth in 2017 and he has also lapped at an impressive 122.216mph on the ex-Rob McElnea machine.

Johnston will ride a similar 250cc Honda to that ridden to victory by Bruce Anstey in each of the last two years, when he also... [Read More]
0 Replies | 181 Views
» Hickman king of the roads with wins at three internationals
Aug 13, 2018 - 9:21 AM - by Admin
Peter Hickman admitted his win in the Superbike race at the 2018 Ulster Grand Prix felt a bit ‘strange’ with the victory being awarded after just two laps of the race had been completed.

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Rain brought the race - scheduled for seven laps - to come to an abrupt end and as the weather worsened, the remaining races were cancelled.

It meant Hickman, like other riders, had three of his races cancelled over the course of the two days... [Read More]
0 Replies | 218 Views
» Heel pain?
Aug 12, 2018 - 9:35 PM - by Caffeine
I seem to increasingly be experiencing heel pain when riding long enough. I changed the insoles of my forma boots to in theory something better but the pain remains (bottom of heel, near sole)

Can't figure if it's from middle of foot on pegs, or toes, or something completely different.

Any ideas?
15 Replies | 634 Views
» UGP highlights: BBC 1 10.30 pm Sunday
Aug 12, 2018 - 1:11 PM - by ENGLISH
Highlights of the Ulster Grand Prix.

Will be worth watching but with more than a hint of sadness considering all the bad news we have had this year with the the road racing , including the UGP.
6 Replies | 501 Views
» BMW service North Dublin??
Aug 11, 2018 - 3:51 PM - by Brother Thadeus
Is Joe Duffy the best/only option??
8 Replies | 816 Views
» DRZ400 or CB600 fa7
Aug 11, 2018 - 1:56 PM - by Steo
Hi guys

I dont post much here but enjoy reading the website. What would be better, a DRZ or a hornet 600 for a daily 20 min commute each way (not motorway). I dont have a lot of storage space (just a small garage) and would like a bike as light as possible for getting around traffic.

I used to do a bit of motorway riding to the west, but lately I only do that 2 or 3 times a year now.

At the moment I have a 07 hornet (I cant update my profile) which is very nimble and light (Especially compared to the vulcan 800 i was using before), but im going to view a DRZ later today. I hear they are a lot of fun.

What do you think? Any advice would be appreciated. ... [Read More]
18 Replies | 590 Views

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