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» Incredible skill…
Nov 30, 2021 - 2:09 PM - by oretom
Bit long, waaayy too much drama
But some serious ability , especially on the mountain top near the end
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» Bike collection - Kildare to Clare . . . recommendations???
Nov 29, 2021 - 11:26 AM - by manbearpig
Hi All,

As above - looking for a bike to be collected in Kildare and delivered to Ennis.

Any recommendations? ( Nothing new, just my old yoke is finally sorted)
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» 1959 BMW R69, Sunrise photoshoot
Nov 27, 2021 - 11:34 AM - by bogman
Jimmy's son Ian and myself headed to Cuskinny for some sunrise photos, baltic and I mean just that, didn't stop several plucky women swimming from.7.30am on, not a brave man among them, myself included, I'd have died almost immediately.

... [Read More]
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» Birmingham bike show
Nov 26, 2021 - 5:41 PM - by allsorts&oddjobs
Going over to this on the friday, just wondering are they still doing the free entry for furriners (us) ?
Often got in free before so hoping its stil a thing, helps take the sting out of it

And im a tight bugger
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» Decent cheap(ISH) gore Tex gloves
Nov 22, 2021 - 11:38 PM - by Brrm!Brrm!
As above,any recommendations for cheapish gore Tex gloves?(have seen a few pairs on fc-moto in the €130-180 range) any one point me in the right direction?

Have a pair of alpinestars sp-365 drystar,picked up the scooter to bring it back from Dublin to Waterford on Saturday,soaked through by the time I got to baltinglass...water proof me hole!
Was drizzling with one or two heavy patches but nothing really too bad, pretty disappointing really.

Recorded the trip on Strava,if anyone wants a giggle...not bad for a 21yr old 50cc scooter 😅

... [Read More]
23 Replies | 485 Views
» XL moto.ie customs charges?
Nov 20, 2021 - 5:29 PM - by jic44
Does anybody know if there are extra charges at delivery when buying from xlmoto.ie. I know its a .ie site but I dont think its based here.

Want to buy a few bits but not going to bother if there are vat or duty or whatever other charges to be applied later.
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» Motorcycle show in Milan
Nov 19, 2021 - 10:56 AM - by dermy
Did any of ye ever go to the motorcycle show in
Milan ? I’m heading over there myself next week.
Am Hoping to pick up a few bits but was told they don’t be anything for sale at its expedition only. Is that true ? I thought it would be like the show in the NEC in Birmingham
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» Gore-tex Alterations - Pants
Nov 18, 2021 - 12:58 AM - by CodeJACK
Anyone ever had their Gore-tex pants altered to allow a larger waist/hip pour in to them??
What are the chances of the gear still being waterproof?
Any recommendation for alteration places that would be worth trying based on previous experiences?
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» Tyre Ageing
Nov 17, 2021 - 12:00 PM - by Big H
I was always under the impression that anything up to 5 year old tyres were just fine to use on the road, but it seems this isn't necessarily still the case.....

Of course tyre technology has come on in major strides over the past 10-20 years even and tyre ageing seems to be less and less of an issue. It comes as no surprise therefore that how a tyre is stored is probably more important than how old it is, which makes perfect sense.

Would people be happy enough to use a 5+ year old 'new' tyres on the road ? I've no problem up to 5 years old (once stored correctly) for sure.....

... [Read More]
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» Honda XLV 1000 Varadero seat height question
Nov 16, 2021 - 11:49 PM - by Born2Survive
Folks....THINKING of a Varadero 1000 (03) as next bike but at 5'7 and a half " just wondering if someone of my stature can get on and off OK?
I believe can get a lowering kit for them but be spending every cent on bike in couple of weeks and need to use bike as soon as I get (if) it.....checked online but getting different answers so thought ask the experts on here. Cheers.
23 Replies | 355 Views
» kids chinese 50cc motocross
Nov 15, 2021 - 4:59 PM - by Budthewiser
Lads, my eight year old has me driven mad asking me for a little motocross bike.
Are these kids chinese 50cc motocross bikes really that bad. Ive build bikes for years so i could probably fix it no problem if it brakes. But are they worth it?
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» Question re. Carol Nash recovery
Nov 13, 2021 - 5:50 PM - by Brrm!Brrm!
Hi guys, wondering if anyone here can shed a bit of light...

Scooter was recovered through the insurance (ended up with the motorbike doctor in Dublin-im based in Waterford,no one down here was willing to work on it) it'll be ready to collect this week.

My question is...will the recovery insurance cover it's return down to Waterford?
I've read the policy,it says I'm covered to take it somewhere local for repairs and costs for collecting the repaired vehicle.
But given that the bike is now running does that cancel it out I'm wondering?

Anyone any idea?(I'm trying to figure out before I ring them incase they say nope,I can get a mate to pick it up,then ring the recovery from his address,don't want to have them say no then do just... [Read More]
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» Motorcycle Escort for Jimmy Ellis in the morning
Nov 11, 2021 - 8:22 PM - by bogman
Motorcycle Escort for Jimmy Ellis requested by his son Ian in the morning (12th) from Fords funeral home at the South Gate Bridge to SMA Church in Wilton. We will meet at Fords Funeral Home just after10am departing for Wilton at10:20am.
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» 29 world titles...
Nov 11, 2021 - 3:42 PM - by oretom
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» Rest in Peace Jimmy Ellis
Nov 09, 2021 - 7:41 PM - by bogman
Just heard the very sad news that Jimmy Ellis passed away last night, Jimmy was well known in motorcycling and photorally circles and an expert when it came to anything BMW, Jimmy and myself went back to the mid 1970's when I started biking first, Gerry Christie asked me to post this photorally picture of Jimmy which I took in Toe Head over a year ago.
Rest In Peace Jimmy and my condolences to his Son, his family and his friends.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilis.
34 Replies | 905 Views
» Looking for a tankbag base (magnetic bit)
Nov 07, 2021 - 8:22 PM - by allsorts&oddjobs
Hi lads, ive an old tankbag , no makers tags so i dunno what it is but I dont have the bottom section with the magnets in it, it zips on but that doesnt matter, I could make another one fit if anyone has an old one lying about or even a complete knackered bag would be fine , I could cut the arse off it.
The bag i have is in perfect condition, otherwise id just chuck it out and buy another but all it needs is the magnetic base.
Happy to pay for it btw so long as its not silly
Thanks lads.
4 Replies | 170 Views
» New (to me) bike
Nov 03, 2021 - 8:07 PM - by shellier46
New to me 2015 S1000R, absolute amazing bike

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» importing a UK 1997 Fireblade
Nov 01, 2021 - 5:01 PM - by Dymag

What's involved in getting this imported?? does it fall under classic and not liable for post Brexit taxes???

thanks in advance
7 Replies | 315 Views
» Thieving pricks
Oct 25, 2021 - 2:53 PM - by carrigGSR

Thieving pricks
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» fork pinch bolt cracked... opinions?
Oct 24, 2021 - 8:35 PM - by jic44
A friend has cracked one of his forks on a 125 piaggio scooter while refitting the front wheel. its a daily driver and going to take a week or more for a new one to come. What do yis think drive it on till then? or get the bus?

Axel is tight and pinch bolts are tight but the outer one has cracked the casting.

I vote bus, he votes drive on.

Looking at that pictiure again it looks like its also cracked on the inside
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» Wes Cooley Dies aged 65
Oct 22, 2021 - 7:57 PM - by Unfazed
Anybody remember Wes Cooley on the Yoshimura Suzuki GS1000 in the AMA Superbike in the late seventies and early eighties, taking AMA title in 79 and 80. He won the first new style Suzuka 8 Hour in 1978 with Mike Baldwin on one and won again in 1980 with Grame Crosby.


Those old big 4 cylinder 4 strokes were brilliant to watch with him, Eddie Lawson, Freddie Spencer and Grame Crosby

He died at died at home in Twin Falls, Idaho, on October 16, after being reportedly suffering from diabetic complications. He was 65 years old.
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» New Honda NT1100
Oct 22, 2021 - 7:29 PM - by cracker boy
It's a shame it's not shaft drive .........and an extra 15NM + 20BHP would be very welcome.........but it could be worth a look.

15 Replies | 496 Views
» Best Padlock you can BUY...??what one
Oct 22, 2021 - 2:45 PM - by The Road Runner
Hi Guys ,Im looking for a qood quality lock , not a ulock,i have a couple of those, i have a good chain but without the right padlock im taking a chance of having the bike nicked.......So experienced opinions appreciated.....
17 Replies | 449 Views
» New Roadblock N.I. Imports Re: VRT
Oct 22, 2021 - 1:43 PM - by The Road Runner
Hoping to inform members on here about something new with VRT, I fairly recently purchased a bike in northern ireland .And didnt have to jump through these hoops.

So if you are lucky to find the right bike for you, condition , price, mileage etc, VRT ARE NOW ASKING FOR SERVICE HISTORY , MOTs Etc. Before they will sign off on the paperwork .. you now have to prove that your new purchase was born in Northern Ireland........and has been there throughout its life......fffs. If you buy privately and there is no service history you are at a standstill. delaying you for months. Extremely frustrating when you have done everything correct, they are again moving the goal posts.

Please comment on your experiences to confirm if you are experiencing this problem.
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» Bandit Down
Oct 21, 2021 - 1:34 PM - by Hightower

Right had an issue with fuel cap ... Water gathering around top, open fuel cap gush any water went into tank!!

Pulled off tank ... Traced drainage pipe blocked - Unblocked and reinstalled tank.

Out for an evening blast - Caput on back roads of airport! Bike just ran out on steam!! Would start but ran erratic ... Spluttering.

I guess it was the water?

Any suggestions welcome - H E L P !!!!!!

Had to push the beast home... [Read More]
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» I want this trailer........
Oct 20, 2021 - 10:51 PM - by Sleazy Rider
And I want it now......

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» Classic british parts outside of uk ?
Oct 20, 2021 - 11:33 AM - by choppergirl
I know this came up before but i cant find the thread.
Anyone know wheres good for brit bike parts outside of uk ? Decent prices and reasonable delivery times ?
I used to use lfharris but its fucked with brexit now .
Looking for triumph pre unit engine parts .
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» Alpinestars boots fit
Oct 17, 2021 - 6:19 PM - by sub zero
How's it going lads. I'm going to upgrade my boots to a decent pair of Alpinestars and was just wondering if anyone here has a pair and if so what is the fit like? Can I order in my normal size or will I have to go up a size? Thanks
14 Replies | 313 Views
» Irish Superman's third British Supersport Championship title
Oct 17, 2021 - 5:12 PM - by Admin
Dubliner Jack Kennedy dominated all Quattro British Supersport races at Brands Hatch this weekend and matches Karl Harris' record to become only the second rider to win three British Supersport Championship titles.

After a red flag crash that almost wiped him out, Kennedy came from LAST PLACE to finish 2nd in a restarted final race 3, to finish just 3/100ths of a second behind serial Moaner Mouth Currie, and make a total kunt of the pack in just 5-laps as he looked to consolidate his race two win earlier that secured the championship and his Bournemouth kawasaki team, running an older spec and under powered 636, the 2021 SuperSport... [Read More]
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» Fuck me!
Oct 14, 2021 - 10:39 AM - by jic44

Any know how much it is in Spain France Germany etc at the moment?

1.49 in Estonia i am told.
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» Tyre fitting-Waterford
Oct 13, 2021 - 5:19 PM - by Brrm!Brrm!
Hi lads,anyone know where to get tyres fitted in the Waterford area?

I'll be supplying them myself,asked in one shop(not gonna name them obviously) no dice,only fit what they supply.had also called that morning to see about getting the scooter's front brake looked at, absolutely no interest but that's another story...

So any leads on who to go to?

Thanks in advance.
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» mark 1 Aprilla Tuono sprag clutch
Oct 11, 2021 - 9:26 AM - by menapia dude
folks i have a 2004 mk1 tuono i need to replace the sprag,has anyone got a loan of the tools to do it, need 22mm bolt with 1.5 thread have pullers
any help or guidance be great thanks
2 Replies | 181 Views


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