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» Time moves on
Aug 18, 2022 - 11:15 AM - by Pumbaa the warthog
Things seem to be very quiet and different here lately, lads getting older, priorities changing etc, we all move on and sometimes we lose people, I'm still here in the background, can't bike anymore, the body won't allow so I get my buzz in the garage, not everyone's cup of tea but so what! Anyway maybe someone will enjoy the pictures.
I have been working towards getting my kinda bucket list, in various stages of build, all Suzuki, gs1000, gsx1100 ef, gsxr750 slingshot, gsxr750 lucky strike jobby. Enjoy yerselves lads and lassies.

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» Vespa EV conversion insurance
Aug 16, 2022 - 10:58 AM - by CodeJACK
I'm considering spending a few quid and converting my Vespa with an EV kit that is expected to be available at the end of the year. I used one in Frankfurt recently and thought it was excellent.

Question is, would I be screwed getting insurance for it or would I carry on insuring as a Vespa PX80?

Has anyone tried to insure a diy EV and how did that go?
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» Something for the weekend.
Aug 15, 2022 - 3:38 PM - by Japcati
Just something i quickly slapped together last weekend.......

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» 2 stroke rebore who?
Aug 11, 2022 - 6:39 PM - by baz
As above anywhere in Ireland
Looking to get a little Suzuki 200 rebored.
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» casey o gorman
Aug 10, 2022 - 5:00 PM - by oretom
some of ya might be interested in throwin a couple of Laois lads a few bob

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» GSA Spluttering at 4000 rpm : Help please
Aug 08, 2022 - 9:30 AM - by red line
my 2006 GSA is spluttering at 4000 rpm when warmed up.
I have put new plugs in two weeks ago and no change.
tried the advice of running just on primary coils and sill spluttering at 4000 rpm
Bike is very very rough spluttering on just secondary coils. from what I heard the bike should run fine on only secondary coils
if I use primary on one side and secondary on the other side, it runs very rough also spluttering at around 3000

does this mean all coils need to be replaced?
or could there be other issues?
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» Pan European ST1300 - Review / New to me Bike
Aug 07, 2022 - 8:50 AM - by manbearpig
Hi Lads,

Quick post regarding the pan European. Picked one up last weekend from a lad in Kerry. Rough and ready bodywork but the engine and box is tight. 50k miles on her and a few extras - elec screen, heated grips etc.

First impression - just sitting on it, heavy heavy bike. Getting it on the mainstand, pushing it around would break your heart.

Starting it up - lovely unusual sound from the v4. Doesn't rev up and drop off like the sports bikes I'm used to be it's a diff animal. Seat is very comfortable - especially for the larger gentleman.

Sticking it into first gear and taking off really releases the weight - becomes way lighter. Same is said for right roundabout, can really throw it in. The engine position is closer to the... [Read More]
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» Red light jumpers
Aug 05, 2022 - 3:09 PM - by Unfazed
After spending the morning dismantling the Toilet to replace the fixing screw holding the bowl to the floor, discovered the sewer connector seals were gone hard and were not sealing the pipe to the sewer.
Headed out to get seals on the Fazer 1000 and after going to 3 suppliers finally got the two 90 degree connector (you cant get replacement seals) Two because the second toilet has broken fixing screws also. I can't complain as they were only 7.50 each when the small seal for the pipe from the cistern to the bowl cost 3 each and the toilets are there 30 odd years.
On the way home I had to post a letter and was stopped at the lights on the road between Togher Post Office (wouldnt normally go this way but had to post a letter) and Pouladuff Road.
The lights went... [Read More]
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» Remote span adjuster from Andrei Reaboi
Aug 05, 2022 - 7:35 AM - by Japcati
Big thanks to Andrei Reaboi for the remote brake span adjuster.He designs and machines these kits himself.A quality Irish bit of kit.
He also makes quickshifter kits and swingarm chain holders to too.You can see him in Mondello (masters racing and mondello trackdays),if you want any of his products.🤘

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» Apple Green Kilcullen now require helmet to be removed before fuelling bike
Aug 02, 2022 - 8:19 AM - by Dymag
pulled in there yesterday for fuel, was half way through a fill when pump stopped filling, couldn't figure out (helmet still on, i always fuel with helmet on and then move bike to free up pump)
young lady appeared and asked me to remove helmet as it was policy.
I told her i'd been getting fuel there for years and never heard of this for that location,
I asked where was the sign for this, she said there isn't one, and i told her you need to get a big sign out at the road, asap, you're gonna loose bike business, they didn't care.
So had to remove helmet, paid them and informed them it was my last purchase there. Needed fuel later that day (damn thirsty bikes those ZX12r's) and Circle K had no issues.

make of it what you will, i don't agree with... [Read More]
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» respoke wheels
Aug 01, 2022 - 6:19 PM - by croaker 1000 k1
hello guys and girls... anyone know any place that replaces old spokes on wheels... limerick munster area if possible....my rims are good ... spokes a bit crusty at this stage...thanks..
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» USPS slow as fcuk
Jul 31, 2022 - 3:46 PM - by Japcati
Bought a part off a shop in America on 6th July.
Shop supplied me with the tracking number.
USPS website says a tracking number has been generated,and part is in Fort Wayne.
Its not been updated since 6th July.

Seller marked the part as "free gift" and says that US customs probably have the part.

Anyone else experienced delays like this??
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» Michael Dunlop refuses to bend the knee at 2022 Armoy Road Races
Jul 29, 2022 - 3:42 PM - by Dexy
Mickey D is out of this weekends racing at Armoy, any updates?
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» Jeremy McWilliams, 78, 'has no interest in retiring'
Jul 29, 2022 - 11:22 AM - by Admin
Seventy-eight-year-old former MotoGP rider and three-times North West 200 winner Jeremy McWilliams tells The BBC Bikes Podcast that he has "no interest in retiring", and was "only joking" when he call for road racing to be banned.

"Do I want to retire? Absolutely not,"
said McWilliams.

"I have a multi-million pound deal with KTM to do test riding and that is coming up for renewal and want to purchase new property in the Algarve, so no chance "

"I guess they will take me back but you have to start thinking 'what happens when I get to
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» One for the Harley Lads ... FXR ?
Jul 28, 2022 - 3:37 PM - by -alan-
Im looking for one of these (again) - mint to rough as a badger's chuff, pretty much consider anything, but would prefer a later model.

Does anybody know of one out there anywhere ?

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» New toy
Jul 27, 2022 - 12:32 AM - by sirius
Here we go again. Hopefully I'll keep this one upright.
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» Waking up a "sleeping" lithium battery.
Jul 26, 2022 - 11:13 AM - by Japcati
A quick "wake up" call for the lithium race bike battery. She wouldnt take a charge,so i had to wake her up. 30 seconds hooked up to the bigger battery and charger,to wake her up.
Then 15 minutes alone,on the charger.
Shes back in the bike,and fully charged/operational again.
Stupid me left the kill switch on,when the bike was being loaded in Portimao,for the trip back to Ireland.

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» Lidl Oil/Petrol Resistant O-Rings
Jul 26, 2022 - 11:01 AM - by Japcati
Currently in Lidl for 8 euro.
Handy for those service/repair jobs.

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» Whos good at aluminium welding/radiator modifications?
Jul 26, 2022 - 7:52 AM - by Japcati
Who's very good at the aluminium welding and the likes of radiator modifications?
Was going to use Eddie in EG Manly,Ashbourne,but they are closed till September.

Anyone able to recommend a good engineering shop or aluminium welder in Dublin/Leinster?
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» Estoril and Portimao
Jul 25, 2022 - 2:16 PM - by Japcati
Long time no post.
Few pics from a great 8 day track trip to Estoril and Portimao last month.
38 degree C,and 59 degree track temp.
But so well worth it.

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» Oil spill - R600 - FivemileBridge > Kinsale
Jul 22, 2022 - 8:37 AM - by SUGS
..just before FiveMileBridge on the Kinsale side ... looks like engine oil and continues from the junction near the bus stop all the way to FiveMileBridge turn off for Ballygarvan where someone has done a shit poor job of throwing sand all over the place. Okay now but its due to rain this weekend .. !!

Already reported to Cork CC.
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» Junction at N4/Island bridge East bound
Jul 21, 2022 - 2:06 PM - by dufferman
Looked like a serious oil spill today after some RTA at the above junction. Looked like crews dropping some sort of gravel or aggregate on top. Watch out as it could be dicey for the next few days.
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» Sad
Jul 19, 2022 - 2:04 PM - by Jack stowage
Dont know the kid but very sad for the family there...R.I.P

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» ducati multistrada 1200s
Jul 18, 2022 - 3:03 PM - by evok
As per the title, got a spin on one at the weekend. Seriously impressed
Doesn't seem to be that many on DD and there also seems be a lot of model variants which makes it harder to make comparrissions

Any thoughts? Anyone on here have one?
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» Remember Micron exhausts?
Jul 18, 2022 - 9:34 AM - by Dub Duke
Well I have one on my R6 - and it's a bit too loud.

Does anyone know much about DB killers that actually work in the Micron exhaust (13 s R6)
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» Ccs unlimited
Jul 18, 2022 - 4:46 AM - by Rockster
Have moved out to Kells in recent weeks and ccs unlimited are now my nearest bike shop. Have dealt with them before on the retail side of things (no issues) but anyone ever used them for service work?
Recommendations, good bad or indifferent....
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» Ohh the heat...
Jul 16, 2022 - 11:54 AM - by Jack stowage
...makes drivers more stupid than ever....just back from a spin...luckily...
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» Need a new textile jacket
Jul 14, 2022 - 6:34 PM - by R.M
It's that time again....
Have had a Alpinestars Drystar V2 jackey for last 5 years & TBH can't fault it.
Will hold out rain for couple of hours and has loads of pockets and removable liner.

Can get the V3 version for less for 200 and that seems to be great bang fopr buck.

Don't want to fork out big money for goretex as my riding is fair weather and only get caught out the odd occasion on tour etc.

Am I missing put on anything that has come up in last 5 years?

Thanks for input.
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» Torque wrench
Jul 11, 2022 - 7:41 PM - by ENGLISH
Any recommendations where to buy a torque wrench.
I stripped the threads on rear axle nut. Book states 80 lb/ft. I did even get to 70 lb/ft before it went pop.
I was using a manual torque wrench that I bought in Mountjoy 45 years ago.
Time for an update.

By the way I received a used replacement axle and nut from a German breaker within 4 days.

Irish breakers didn't even respond.
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» Fake Dainese One Piece Suits
Jul 06, 2022 - 4:23 PM - by Big H
To start off, if the seller is on here, I'd like to apologise....

to absolutely no one.......

I see fake Dainese one piece suits for sale on DungDeal at the moment. No doubt Chinese made shite that will burst open at the first whiff of tarmac......

Everyone to their own, but why spend 245 on muck - buy a well known manufacturers second hand suit instead FFS.

Buy fake casual gear all you like, but don't try to skimp on protective gear.


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» Honda ZOOMER
Jul 05, 2022 - 7:52 PM - by The Road Runner
Hi Guys,
Im looking for a really clean Honda ZOOMER for a mate, so if you have good one let me know any colour, but the condition is important.
Just pm me if you like.

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» Super four 400 running on 3 cylinders
Jul 04, 2022 - 6:42 PM - by Brrm!Brrm!
So ,I dropped it yesterday (next to no speed,I didn't go down myself just the bike and gently enough)
Thankfully only slightly bent gear selector,lh mirror and a very slight scuff on the engine case.

Got her upright sharpish,started after a couple of goes and off to my destination.(rosslare to Waterford) didn't notice anything wrong bar having to take the mirror off as the thread it mounts to turned to dust from the knock(?)
All well and good or so I thought...

Drove in on the usual commute all good, coming home this evening on starting her up distinct change of tone from the engine,quick look revealed it blowing from the outside left cylinder exhaust where it bolts to the engine. Loosened off both studs and retightened them,quick spray down... [Read More]
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