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» Biker friendly hotels/ route recommendations
Mar 28, 2023 - 8:27 PM - by Clewb
Hi everyone

Looking to plan a private tour down the west coast from either sligo or westport down to kerry. Thinking Doulough, healys pass and caher pass. Looking for accommodation with good food, beer, decent rooms and know the bikes won't be lifted when you come back in the morning.

All thoughts welcome 😀
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» Why would a valve collet do this?
Mar 24, 2023 - 8:49 PM - by scudster
Well lads, any idea why a valve collet would do this? Iím a bit puzzled.
Valve on the left has one collet half out, one on the right is grand.
It a 94 regd 92 blade if thatís any use.

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» Spot lights
Mar 22, 2023 - 12:14 AM - by 2shea
Guys, I'm looking for someone to fit heated grips and spot lights to my bike. Honda crosstourer 1200. Any recommendations in the Dublin/kildare area?
5 Replies | 222 Views
» Nw 200
Mar 15, 2023 - 8:57 PM - by Brrm!Brrm!
Just seen that the MCUI Ulster branch have secured a reasonable insurance quote and funding (through crowd funding and a large individual donate through a business man, Derek Keys/Euro Auctions) so racing is back on!

Dunno how to embed a link but it's on the Belfast News Letter site.

Cookstown 100,Armoy National Road Races too though Tandragee isn't scheduled. Ulster Gp apparently scheduled for August as well.
Short circuit racing to go ahead too.

Brilliant to hear there's some racing going ahead on this island. No government funding up north,all done through the clubs, supporters and generous business donors.

Be interesting to see if the MCUI southern centre can get anything done but seems unlikely.

The... [Read More]
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» which Heated gloves?????
Mar 12, 2023 - 4:59 AM - by Budthewiser
Lads, i need new winter gloves. Heated gloves are mad money, any suggestions on heated gloves that dont cost stupid money?
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» Italian Hills
Mar 11, 2023 - 9:50 PM - by scorpy

Seeing as yer all freezing your tits off there, I thought I'd rub it in a bit and take a spin down to the Med today. Feck all traffic, decent roads and good weather. 3 and a half hours or so from Milan down to Savona staying off the motorway all the way. Nice drop down off the hills to the coast. Local riders are all mad. 22 degrees.

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» Class of 23
Mar 08, 2023 - 8:05 AM - by GoTilUBlow
Two new pupils for 2023.
VTR will get an outing in Mondello end of April while the KTM is in Switzerland.

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» Dickhead
Mar 07, 2023 - 10:41 PM - by evok
To the fucking clown on the M8 at the Glanmire slip exit earlier today overtaking on the hard-shoulder..or more correctly undertaking

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» NI Address update
Mar 07, 2023 - 5:43 PM - by FlatOut

If you need a NI address to get goods sent from UK,I'd highly recommend them.
Pleasant to deal with and very quick to reply to emails.

Simple and painless, just email them with the details of your parcel, and when it arrives they contact you, no messing around or complications.
Just over the border at Jonesborough, Newry, literally 200 yards from the motorway.
They will also forward on by courier your parcel to the South for 15 Euro.
I'll be using them again.
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» Importing a bike from Germany
Mar 02, 2023 - 6:27 PM - by Budthewiser
Gents can yee recomend companies that will import a bike from Germany for me please
6 Replies | 364 Views
» MCUI Insurance.
Mar 02, 2023 - 12:08 PM - by Dexy
Hi Folks,

Did anyone see Mattie McGrath raise the insurance issue in the Dail, I can't post the link.
2 Replies | 144 Views
» Engine from Northern Ireland to South
Mar 02, 2023 - 10:50 AM - by strokeofgenius
I said I'd start a fresh post so as not to hijack similiar ones.Bought an engine in uk and seller could not get anyone to take it to Ireland.One company said if he provided a cert to say engine internals were professionally washed they would take it!Anyway got the pallet and motor sent to a cousin in Tyrone,no problems.As its a 10 plus hour round trip for me to collect does anyone know of a handy crowd operating between north and south? Sad to say the whole england thing is fucked.One breaker I was talking to wouldn't subtract the vat from total,just didn't understand the situation and didn't want to know.
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» Stolen Husqvarna 450
Mar 01, 2023 - 12:36 PM - by blk150
This was stolen last night. Ive no connection to the seller but keep eyes peeled for this yoke and contact them if required. Also a cautionary tale to be careful about giving out location of your pride and joy.

8 Replies | 218 Views
» NI Address Delivery
Feb 28, 2023 - 3:09 PM - by FlatOut
I'm trying to get a parcel delivered from the UK, they don't ship here so I tried getting it sent to An Post's Addresspal, but when it got there they sent it back as it was too heavy, 28kg.

I contacted the supplier and they will ship to Northern Ireland, But, I don't have anyone or anywhere to send it too. I'm in Dublin.
For the curious, it's a replacement bike tent, my original is beyond repair at this stage.

Any help really appreciated ...
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» Exhaust repair
Feb 28, 2023 - 5:34 AM - by Rockster
Have a small hole in the underside of the exhaust on my 1999 Cagiva. It's just before the actual can so I could replace it but the cost is unreal.
Not really making any more noise than usual but I presume it will get worse.
Any ideas lads on a repair. The tin can/ jubilee clip solution won't work because of its location and unusual shape.
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» I'll close the door behind me...
Feb 28, 2023 - 12:22 AM - by Pumbaa the warthog
Well lads and lassies, I'm almost cleared out, just a few small bits left, I will log out of here and stop annoying ye later this week when everything is gone, it's been mostly good craic and I will say thanks to all the gang here that helped me out over the years, much appreciated, enjoy it all while it lasts because the years soon catch up with you, take care lads.😉👋
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» Grizzly Adams Seat Cover
Feb 25, 2023 - 11:32 PM - by Unfazed
Bought a new seat cover for my Fazer 1000 as the original starter to rip as the seams. To say I am extremely happy with the seat is an understatement.

A fellow called Grizzly Adams on fakebook make them to order and does a fantastic job. Jim Savage in Cork fitted it for me this week.

I would highly recommend Grizzly Adams for the quality and workmanship of the cover and Jim Savage for the great job he did in fitting it.

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» Restoring these wheels - recommendations and advice ?
Feb 25, 2023 - 9:49 PM - by -alan-
Gentlemen, I want to tidy these rims up a good bit - restore the two of them to the goldish colour on the one at the front.

Doing it the old school way would mean getting out the nitromors, sanding, primer and paint. I'm guessing few do it that way any more, and there are a variety of professional blasting, paint and powder-coat options.

Was wondering what are the full range of options out there nowadays, and which (if any) you'd recommend ?
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» Whats it worth
Feb 25, 2023 - 2:33 PM - by joe mc gonagle

Picked this up a from a friend who has passed away and family have asked me to try to sell,so if anybody interested let me know,17k on clock it starts runs and drives perfect thats all i know about it.
13 Replies | 223 Views
» Between the Hedges
Feb 25, 2023 - 8:17 AM - by R.M

Well worth a watch. New episodes weekly.
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» Will this change affect bikes?
Feb 23, 2023 - 5:48 PM - by Jonjo
Just wondering if this will cause problems

18 Replies | 516 Views
» mikuni vm 34/275 pilot jets
Feb 23, 2023 - 2:49 PM - by menapia dude
folks anyone got a pilot jet for a mikuni vm34/275 looking for one anywhere between 20 and 40 thou

they were in most old bikes
0 Replies | 28 Views
» Magazines
Feb 21, 2023 - 8:10 PM - by Pumbaa the warthog
Lads any of ye want a shit load of bike magazines? Classic Motorcycle mechanics, Practical Sportsbike, Classic bike, Classic bike guide etc. I don't want anything for them.
6 Replies | 179 Views
» 50cc Chinese mini bike parts
Feb 13, 2023 - 9:30 PM - by manbearpig
Hi Lads,

Have been gifted a little 50cc minibike. Got it running pretty good - body work is fair but really just for the little fella to toot toot around.

Anyway - I need a front sprocket for it but can't find a supplier in Ireland. Any recommendations on where to buy?

It's a T8F 14T Front Pinion Sprocket
4 Replies | 177 Views
» Biking Podcast
Feb 13, 2023 - 3:25 PM - by evok
Discovered a podcast a while back and is one of the best I have come across


Simon Hargreeves of Performance Bikes glory days

Any other recommendations?
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» Neevseybikes on YouTube
Feb 12, 2023 - 9:51 AM - by R.M

Just came across this last night on YouTube.
Some interesting videos up there.
Just watched the one where he goes through the process of how he got the MCN tester job.
2 Replies | 157 Views
» All events covered by mcui insurance Cancelled
Feb 10, 2023 - 7:45 AM - by Owen2737
All road racing cancelled in the North for this year.No NW200,Cookstown,Armoy,Sunflowe r etc due to insurance costs.Dark times for the future of the sport!
54 Replies | 1,323 Views
» Buying a bike from Holland ?
Feb 07, 2023 - 10:33 PM - by -alan-
Anybody bought a bike from the Netherlands at any stage ?

Found one near Eindhoven that looks well worth a look - just wondering if there's any issues particular to NL with exporting one - either through a shipping company, or flying over and riding the thing back home ?
8 Replies | 253 Views
» New toy
Feb 06, 2023 - 7:59 PM - by shellier46
New toy 2009 blade
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» 49th year on two wheels...
Feb 06, 2023 - 2:42 PM - by bogman
Was going through the motorcycles I've had over the last 48 years up to last week, don't think I've forgotten any., this will be my 49th...
Honda 125 (33 pounds to insure) CB250, 400/4, Suzuki 750GS, 1200 Bandit, Kawasaki 900 Z1A, the original of the species, Z1000r, ZX-10, Harley Davidson Night Rod Special, CVO Softail Springer (Local guy Finbarr Noonan owns it now and its still like its straight out of the shop) Triumph 1200 Explorer, two Triumph 800XC's, BMW's 650 Dakar, R1150GS, K1200r, Royal Enfield Himalayan, Interceptor, KTM, three 1290 Super Adventure S's, Yamaha Super Tenere 1200, worst bike I've ever had was the early model CB250 Honda, least exciting but very comfortable was the BMW R1150GS, most uncomfortable, BMW 650 Dakar, wildest ride the KTM 1290 by a long shot,... [Read More]
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» Camper race van
Feb 05, 2023 - 2:54 AM - by blakie
Lads. Need yer help. As. Above
I'm looking for. A large automatic camper that. Could possibly. Take a. Small. Motorcycle. In the back also. That could. Sleep 2. Any help appreciated
7 Replies | 315 Views
» Italy in the sun.
Feb 03, 2023 - 8:25 PM - by scorpy
First real day where it was possible to not freeze solid so got out for a bit. Thought it was very quiet around the lake shore but realised that's because there's still ice in the shaded verges!

Anyway all was well and the open tarmac was well appreciated.

... [Read More]
3 Replies | 158 Views
» Battery Life
Feb 01, 2023 - 2:47 PM - by Jfarrell32
Hi, quick question. I bought a new battery from the nice lads in Kells a couple of years ago (prob 2).

I have an unrelated problem with bike so just delivered back to dealer to fix but left ignition on last week when trying to start (push button) so battery dead. Dealer tells me because battery is completely flat it may be fu*ked and wonít take a charge. And need replacing. Sounds odd to me but curious what experts on here think?
7 Replies | 256 Views


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