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» RIP: Arlen Ness
Mar 24, 2019 - 11:28 AM - by CodeJACK
This man was a legend. RIP

Click the image to open in full size.

It is with heavy hearts that we announce Arlen Ness the visionary, loving husband, father, grandfather and leader of our family passed away last night March 22, 2019. Arlen passed away comfortably in his home surrounded by loved ones after the most creative and inspirational life anyone could imagine.

The most important things in Arlen’s life were his wife of 59 years Beverly, his children, grandchildren, friends and motorcycles.... [Read More]
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» Cotters open day today
Mar 24, 2019 - 9:00 AM - by pudzey
Well lads on the lookout for a new lid, had a shark (not sure of model) last 3 years and it needs to be replaced . Where do ye all shop for yours ?

It's saved my head twice so not looking at 3rd time lucky
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» Replacement English Log book
Mar 24, 2019 - 8:28 AM - by killer
Hi lads,
Just wondering if anyone has ever got a replacement UK log book. I have a UK bike here, no license plate or log book, but last owner said its English. Itís been stored for years.
Any ideas how to go about obtaining one? Or where to contact.?

Have vin and and engine number.

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» Financial Gain?
Mar 24, 2019 - 6:47 AM - by woodsman
Is there any to be had by going up north to purchase a new bike.
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» VJMC Principal Insurance Motorcycle Show 2019
Mar 23, 2019 - 8:38 PM - by VJMC
Click the image to open in full size.

If anyone wants to get involved please see details on poster, traders, bikes for display (just bring on the day before 9:30 am) etc.....
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» Dunlop Masters Official test
Mar 23, 2019 - 7:25 PM - by Big Man Andy
Day 1 of this new official test session went really well.

4 sessions each day for each class giving means plenty of time to make adjustments or improve setups.

On hand to give tuition and guidance on and off the track was Dickies British Supersport champion Jack Kennedy on the Mondello S1000rr.

It's on again tomorrow and admission is free for everyone, highly recommended.

Must open a file share account to post photo's. What site is everyone using to embed images?
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» Sump plug ringed fazer 6
Mar 23, 2019 - 10:51 AM - by yamaharule
As above. I ringed the sump plug on my fazer 1999 600 while changing the oil. It's found a new thread and got a good bite/tighten.
My question is, can I use an oil pump on these ? The one they use for cages. Would it work ?
I got a new sump plug off wii moto and it was pure shite.
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» bandit 600 front discs
Mar 22, 2019 - 11:39 AM - by menapia dude
folks a mate has a 96 bandit 600 and is looking for a pair of discs have any of ye got them ?,and is there any other discs that will suit its a standard frontend thanks
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» Uneven front brake pads?
Mar 22, 2019 - 10:40 AM - by Bon Scott
Checked my pads last night on the CB1000R after hearing metal on metal noise. The left front set as your sitting on the bike, outside pad was worn down to the metal & the inside one was about half worn. The one that was down to metal was also uneven from one side to the other. On the right side the inside one was worn more.
Hope this makes sense. Any ideas what is wrong here?
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» Mirrored Visor
Mar 21, 2019 - 4:23 PM - by motojojo
Alright Lads,

Looking at getting a tinted visor for the summer, helmet is an AGV K3-sv. Looking on the visor shop, they want Ä75 which seems steep for a bit of plastic. Race visors have them for a similar price.
I see some on Ebay but they're coming from china and don't even ask for sizing so no high hopes there..

Anyone picked one up from another website without issues?

Cheers for any replies
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» Lidl/Aldi Torque Wrench - always on sale?
Mar 20, 2019 - 10:42 AM - by SandR
Hi everyone,

Do you know if Lidl/Aldi always have the torque wrenches on sale? Can't find this info on their web pages. I'm hoping these aren't just on sale occasionally.

Thank you.
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» Go pro curved mount
Mar 20, 2019 - 9:32 AM - by pendy
Anyone close to me with spare adhesive mount must be curved for helmet ?? 👍
8 Replies | 289 Views
» R1- Handlebar conversion kit?
Mar 19, 2019 - 9:29 PM - by dar_dc
Evening all

Seeking some information regarding conversion kits available for the R1 (04). And if anyone has converted clip ons to handlebars on their Own bike or know of anyone who has..

Reason for doing so is the forward lean is too much for my wrist/ hands leaving them go completly numb after only a few miles..
I understand the R1 lean is around 37degrees so would be looking to reduce a fair bit..
I love everything about the bike and miss the time not spent out on it so I'd rather try get suitable conversion kit than to sell/ trade for upright position bike..

Sites I have been searching are,
CNC... [Read More]
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» MCE pulling out of Ireland on the 28th of March
Mar 19, 2019 - 7:16 PM - by Burt_Munro
As the title says:

Probably have a negative effect on the cost of insurance to us all. How do you think it will effect you?
25 Replies | 1,041 Views
» New Bike After Passing Test - Long post
Mar 19, 2019 - 4:18 PM - by TuneR
So i passed my test about in mid February on my friends VFR800, had a thread up here about the number plate as i was worried it was too small. It was fine, only recommendation tester made about the bike was the rear brake light as it needed good lever pressure to activate the light. Didn't think he'd catch that but he decided to test the brakes while i was putting my gear back on.

I got lucky with the weather for the test day as the day before was awful and i had a pretest so was out practising. The day i went in to Limerick for the pretest it hailed, it rained, it was single digit temperatures all day and the heated grips on my friends bike were for show only it seemed! My new winter gloves did well but were bulkier and played on my wrist/grip so i called it a day shortly... [Read More]
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» Insurance numbers
Mar 19, 2019 - 3:28 PM - by pudzey
Where do insurers pull prices from ? Rang carol Nash last week they quoted me 462 (gsxr1000) 28 4 years NCB.

Rang them again today and told them MCE will cover me for 320

They put me on hold and said they'll do it for 269
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» Enduro Lanzarote - Highly recommended
Mar 19, 2019 - 11:55 AM - by rebelBusa
Hi lads, Just got back from Lanzarote, thought I'd give this guy a mention.
I've never been off-road, and this is probably the most fun I've had with my pants on

Fantastic day out with instructor Paul. In fairness, a great instructor, very relaxed and sets the pace to your ability. This was my first time off road, but it didn't take long to get up to speed. He takes you on the easier trails first and builds the difficulty gradually. We covered 97km in the 3 hours, 99% off road. Lanzarote is feckin beautiful, has a lot of dirt tracks, and we also did a mixture of sand tracks and... [Read More]
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» Track Day Leathers
Mar 18, 2019 - 12:36 PM - by RODDY500
Hi All,
I have an RST Blade leather jocks. Must I have RST leather pants to zip on or are the zips universal ? Would Oxford zips work with RST etc ?
3 Replies | 407 Views
» Lidl impact wrench
Mar 17, 2019 - 6:53 PM - by efanton
This week in Lidl they have two impact wrenches for not a whole lot of money. Im tempted especially after having to hire one recently.

electric impact wrench

cordless impact wrench

Has anyone got one of theses and are they worth buying?

Am very tempted by the cordless for practical reasons, I dont have a garage or shed so all work is done on the front drive. Easier not to be having extension cables all... [Read More]
21 Replies | 1,138 Views
» No luck for Norge..
Mar 17, 2019 - 2:30 PM - by Jack stowage
..Maybe a bit of oul shamrock on the leathers might have brought him a bit of "luck"......
8 Replies | 558 Views
» Anodizing
Mar 16, 2019 - 8:36 PM - by DavyH
Any know of a place doing this,can the likes of a polished alu frame/swingarm be brought back to a factory finish?
14 Replies | 571 Views
» Cheapest site for oils/filters
Mar 16, 2019 - 7:39 PM - by pudzey
Need to do oil and filter next week , what's the current best online shop with oils filters plugs filters etc

Cheers guys
10 Replies | 687 Views
» Shop with the big windows
Mar 16, 2019 - 1:05 PM - by Meepmeep
Popped into the shop with the big windows yesterday. They've done a job in there. Seems like extra retail space, utilised better etc.

I did notice they didn't seem to have any Suzuki machines in there (I think!?). For instance, a few months ago the new Gixer 1000 had pride of place along with some others. Thinking back today, I don't think I saw any Suzukis at all.

Large amount of space, relatively speaking, allocated to scooters and electric variants too.
3 Replies | 737 Views
» VRT - yamaha rd 125
Mar 14, 2019 - 7:45 PM - by kemot
Hi All,
I need help, simple quest, plese:

"For used vehicles, you must provide documentation approved by the Revenue commissioners confirming the CO2 emissions (only applicable to category A vehicles)."
Do I need what? special form for it or what - Thanks for help

I have Yamaha Rd125 lc 1986 from Europe
10 Replies | 480 Views
» No cranking amps
Mar 14, 2019 - 11:18 AM - by the dessert fox
Went to start the 916 yesterday and found the Motobatt battery had lost it's amps. Had it on charge a couple of days prior to the start, plus twice over the course of the winter to keep it fresh. Hasn't been cold either and the battery is new enough. I know a permanent float charge is better, but I'm still kinda pissed off. Reckon the original Yuasa was a damn sight more robust.
Anyone try to recover one of these batts?
14 Replies | 616 Views
» Where do you get your electrical wires?
Mar 14, 2019 - 9:11 AM - by SandR

I just ordered a crimping tool/set with a crimping range of AWG22-16.
I need to buy typical motorcycle electrical cables in a few colors (say red, blue, black, yellow/green).
What's the best place to get a meter or two of each color at a sane price?

Thank you.
23 Replies | 714 Views
» Opinions on the Ducati Scrambler
Mar 14, 2019 - 2:27 AM - by elmo
Hey lads,

I've been off the bike for about 2 years now after selling my Street Triple R. To be honest, the reason why I sold the Triumph was I had a significant injury and between that and my lack of control over my right hand (throttle not wanking) I was worried I was going to make it worse! Loved it.

I want to get back on a bike for a 15k commute in and out of the city.

I'm a big fan of classic style/naked bikes. I have been considering things like the Scrambler/Bonneville after looking at the Royal Enfields and Heralds and coming to the conclusion that they were poor.

I'm close to pulling the trigger on the Cafe Racer Scrambler but wanted to know any experienced feedback. It has a good power to weight ratio, a driving position... [Read More]
21 Replies | 947 Views
» Advanced rider training Munster
Mar 14, 2019 - 1:49 AM - by R.M
Just watched & I reckon it can't hurt.

Are these courses available in Ireland, preferably in the Munster region.

Every day is a lesson!
12 Replies | 607 Views
» Green card
Mar 13, 2019 - 9:14 PM - by jp biker
I'm with liberty for bike and cage
I got 2 green card/disks in the door today for
A no deal option
Any body else got theres yet ?
8 Replies | 555 Views
» Why is Nitromors gone so crap
Mar 13, 2019 - 4:28 PM - by dukeNblade
This stuff used to work; paint would just bubble off anything.
Now it hardly scratches the surface even of cellulose.
20 Replies | 778 Views
» Importing from Germany
Mar 13, 2019 - 3:37 PM - by Outaline
Hi ,

I know it's been asked before but has anyone imported a bike from Germany recently ? Are overlanders the best option I read on 1 post that seller may have to get the bike to their depot .
Thanks in advance .
4 Replies | 397 Views
» VAT on import
Mar 13, 2019 - 1:13 PM - by discoblade
Can anyone advise on what to do about VAT on an import..

I have located a bike in the UK, 2008, but with only 1500 miles on it...

VRT about Ä130, but if I have to pay VAT, that's gonna be 4-figures!

Apart from trying to rack up 2000 miles in less than a month...what are the options?
31 Replies | 916 Views

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