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» Aprilia SXV450 Rebuild
Jun 04, 2023 - 2:44 AM - by scorpy

I'm lying here in Egypt unable to sleep after the luggage guys woke me up at 4am saying they found my bag and thought I'd share my 450 rebuild with ye.

The little ape, for those of you unfamiliar (they stopped making them in 2010) is a 4 stroke 450 (or 550) cc v twin supermoto that only had a short run for 4 years. I picked mine up as an unreg 2006 first year model in 2013 with only 11km on it and still restricted from the factory. The shop did the first reg on it and the derestriction one I had run it in.

A very fun bike to ride. Anyway you can imagine. 122kg with about 55 hp.

However they ain't known for reliability, as most highly strung Italian things. Pretty though.

... [Read More]
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» Domino xm2
Jun 03, 2023 - 10:55 PM - by sidegrinder
I'm putting a track bike together and thinking about a quick throttle, do these need to be used with specific cables or will they work with cables on bike? Aside from replacing the right hand switchgear i can't see why they dont just work with stock bowdens

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» classic old douglas
Jun 03, 2023 - 10:34 PM - by choppermann
Found and bought this thing.
Original condition 1924 douglas 350cc longtitudinal twin.
Originally sold in Hyderbad in India in 1924 and
found its way to the states.
Rare to find one in unrestored condition.

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» Triumph service parts
Jun 03, 2023 - 1:07 AM - by custom900
Been out of the loop for a while. Need filters for a trophy 1200, where do you lads get yours service kits?
3 Replies | 58 Views
» spring wanted
May 31, 2023 - 3:42 PM - by mrdimreaper
hey,anyone got a rear shock spring, 57-150-90/85 ,or2.25"

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» Aprilia RSV Gen 1 Starter Stuck
May 31, 2023 - 11:34 AM - by Jfarrell32
Any advice on how to rectify this. I had to disconnect battery to stop it but am not sure where starter is located and what I could do for a short term fix.
Currently have battery disconnected. any help welcome? J
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» Bikefest
May 31, 2023 - 11:21 AM - by jic44
Anyone heading to bikefest?
10 Replies | 261 Views
» Spotlights
May 30, 2023 - 11:10 AM - by 2shea
Looking for a good set of spotlights to fit to the Crosstourer. The lights aren't terrible but not as good as I'd like for when out at night. Really want ones that will totally light up the road. Also looking for someone to fit them! I bought a couple of Chinese spots that I fitted myself be they weren't grate.
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» Tt 23
May 30, 2023 - 8:43 AM - by choppergirl
Micky dunlop is flying in practice, apparently the track has been improved especially at sulby .
Brian mcormack seems to be doing well too.
3rd fastest on the the big bikes iirc .
Not many Irish lads out there this year :-( .
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» 2.5 hp @ 17,000,000rpm
May 28, 2023 - 8:59 PM - by jic44
Took my young lads vespa for a spin today. Its tuned to the last but still only has about 2.5hp... I still think a little bike with no power and a load of revs is the best craic you can have.
0 Replies | 67 Views
» Bmw obd reader
May 27, 2023 - 9:46 AM - by Clewb
I know it's a sunny day and everyone will probably be out spinning. But bike sat down on me yesterday and supposed to be going to the tt tomorrow on ferry. So looking to see if anyone has a scanner for bmw? It's a standard obd 2 port
1 Reply | 92 Views
» Holy Hugger Batman!
May 27, 2023 - 3:25 AM - by sidegrinder
Sometimes I reflect on things I did that were ill advised, weren't thought through or didn't work out etc, then I think about the fact that someone thought this was a good idea, and someone else higher up approved it!

The green party could stop me cutting turf off the shock...
10 Replies | 209 Views
» Don't use DPD for deliveries !
May 24, 2023 - 12:20 PM - by R.M
Just got a DPD delivery this minute. Driver dropped parcel outside the front door, rang bell, then hopped in van without me opening the door.
WTF, parcel could be pinched. Are they liable for parcels with no POD signature?
17 Replies | 338 Views
» No Room For Error.
May 23, 2023 - 3:11 PM - by Dexy
On ITV4 tonight at 9.00 pm, all about the TT watched last nights first episode well worth a look.
18 Replies | 338 Views
» R1150rt for breaking
May 23, 2023 - 10:14 AM - by choppergirl
A friend's thinking of parting out a tatty r1150rt if there's enough interest. Its all there , engine and gearbox etc all good.
1 Reply | 81 Views
» Private dealer on DD
May 18, 2023 - 7:31 PM - by custom900
Howya bais, long time no see. Just wondering have any of yiz have had dealings with a lad bringing in older bikes from Germany? Goes by the name of Ryszard (Richard), lives in Cork but the bikes are stored in Longford. I'd guess he's Polish. have an interest in a yoke he's selling, a bit of reassurance would be nice!
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» E 10 petrol
May 17, 2023 - 3:19 PM - by mikey H
Hi lads ,what's the solution to using this E 10 petrol in older bikes is there an alternative or an additave I could use? Does it perish seals and fuck up the carbs?
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» Stolen Bikes.
May 17, 2023 - 1:20 PM - by Dexy
I see the Bronze up in the smoke are picking up a few stolen bikes, can't post the link.
There must be hundredths to be found, but hopefully it's a start.
0 Replies | 69 Views
» [Video] Paralysed rider Claire Lomas completes lap at NW200
May 16, 2023 - 7:35 AM - by Admin
Paralysed charity campaigner Claire Lomas says completing a lap of the nine-mile North West 200 circuit was "absolutely brilliant".

English rider Lomas was paralysed from the waist down following an horse riding accident in 2007 and completes various challenges to raise money for charity.

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» VIN Number query on 1997 Bandit 12
May 15, 2023 - 7:44 PM - by Dymag

Was looking at a Bandit 12 online(97), and was given vin number via a pic of logbook, then i asked for pic of vin on frame/headstock.
It's on a metal plate on frame, but is only the first 11 characters of logbook vin, last 6 not present.
Log book shows the normal 17 characters.
Is that normal on a Bandit for only 11 characters on frame?? or should be full match??? and should it be on frame or headstock?? Can't seem to find any info on Internet.

All info greatly appreciated.

thanks in Advance
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» E5? E10?... E7.5?....e15 Ethanol Petrol and corrosion of metal and rubber
May 15, 2023 - 4:40 PM - by jic44

Same pump labeled E5 and E10. When i asked, yer wan hadnt a clue what I was talking about.... I thought the "premium" stuff was to stay at E5? Fuck knows what we are gettin.
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» Rust
May 11, 2023 - 6:29 PM - by scunnin17
Any idea what would remove rust on handlebars?

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» Powerhouse Brakes
May 10, 2023 - 5:37 PM - by sidegrinder
Small heads up,
I had an issue ordering caliper rebuild parts from powerhouse in the uk, (when they have what you need it's where you go, customs or not), anyways for some bizarre reason involving anpost half arsery, customs jobsworthness and "computer says no" they got themselves on the customs banned list and had to stop exporting to R.O.I. Yes, brake caliper parts on a banned list! Anyways long and short of it is
They are now cleared and can ship to R.O.I if you need parts from them.
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» [LIVE] North West 200 Road Races 2023
May 09, 2023 - 11:20 AM - by Admin



Tuesday 9th May – Practice Schedule (9.15am to 3.15pm)
Session Bike Class (Times are approx)

1st Session NEWCOMERS ONLY 09.45
2nd Session SUPERSPORT 10.30
3rd Session SUPERBIKE 11.30
4th Session SUPERTWIN 12.30
5th Session SUPERSTOCK 13.30

Thursday 11th May – Practice Schedule (9:15am to 3.15pm)

Session Bike Class (Times are approx)
1st... [Read More]
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» Sprint steering damper
May 07, 2023 - 1:06 PM - by kickstart
Hi lads
Has anyone rebuilt a sprint steering damper before . I have had a look on YouTube and can't seem to find a vid on a sprint damper rebuild. All the videos seem to be of different makes and models of damper.
From what info I can get from the net in the sprint damper there are seals and bushings. Are the bushings available over the counter in ireland to purchase does anyone know .
I sent a damper to sprint in the uk for a rebuild years ago . But now with the brexit thing I imagine it could be messy posting and returning with tariffs etc.
So if anyone has rebuilt a sprint damper in the past and knows about the availability of bushings etc or any links to vids ,it would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you
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» Magnets aka aido34
May 04, 2023 - 10:07 AM - by choppergirl
I had a tough day yesterday so didn't get to post .
It's hard to believe it's been 8 years since I last heard the slagging huer rip the piss outta me . I remember our good chat the night before the accident well , we had planned to have a few drinks together , I sadly remember getting the call to stay put while we waited for the Tarbert ferry along with some of the old regulars off here too.
We were devastated by the news and had to support each other riding back to the hotel . It was such a tough day.

He was some character and could mix with all types of biker, no matter thier background or politics or views or whatever , he made them feel like old friends and could bring everyone together.

He started off here as aido34 , it was pre... [Read More]
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» Ireland's 'Thought Police' Government to End Independent Online Discussion Forums
May 03, 2023 - 7:28 PM - by Admin
Whatever about the GDPR, where an effective solution was to delete all banned users data and make sure the more manipulative (prior)members of an online forum could never re-register again just to annoy people and abuse these EU 'protection' laws, the new 'Hate Speech' legislation that's been surreptitiously sneaked through and almost unanimously voted for in the Dáil within the past few days will likely be the death knell for biker.ie, especially if it's retrospective and you need to go back 18-years (to 2005!) deleting and politically correctly moderating all manner of content.

We're living in a complete clown world where our leaders are financially captured and ideologically captivated imbeciles with shit for brains, and only a handful of geriatrics in the 'Senate' are... [Read More]
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» Electrical Issue, 2014 GSXR 750
May 02, 2023 - 11:46 AM - by RosieJoe
Just seeing if there are any simple steps I can take before I send the bike to a shop.

Commuting home on Friday, was stopped at lights and the bike just went dead, No power at all going to the d.ash. Bike fan had kicked in maybe 10 - 15 seconds before this.

Pulled over, checked the fuses and they all were fine. At this point the flashing light for the Immobiliser went off too. Got the bike towed home, took the battery out and charged it over night. Put it back in and still no power to the d.ash. The only thing that happens is the Rev Counter sweeps to full and back to 0 as normal.

Any thoughts?
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» Triple's of choice
May 01, 2023 - 6:29 PM - by GreenRex
So, my ZRX was out of commission ( leaking fork seal and an electrical gremlin ) so I had to take my wife 2016 Street Triple R on a run over the weekend. I have to say I was very very impressed by it , totally stock and even with that it had an excellent growl to it plus the handling was very solid.

Im starting to think about getting a Speed Triple to augment the ZeeRex, as the old girl is now legally old enough to drink in these here United States. She wont be going anywhere . Ive never had one and feel they are a nice compromise between an inline 4 and a V-2.

So to those that have the various triples out there, can you post up with your... [Read More]
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» What's wrong with my bike?
May 01, 2023 - 9:52 AM - by positron
On no, that clueless guy is asking questions again! Sorry!!

Basically I am trying to get the bike going again and I am fixing one issue at a time.

First was the flat battery - So I replaced it with a Yuasa YTX-14BS yesterday and it starts up well (looks like bike had the original battery from 2013, not bad at all, until I killed it by not leaving it on battery tender).

Now the issue is the bike sounds all wrong - as if it's only firing one cylinder (although I wouldn't know what that sounds like). If I try and give gas beyond a certain point engine surges and sounds different. I remember it behaving like when I tried to take the bike out once or twice,... [Read More]
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» Yet another seat reupholsterer question..
May 01, 2023 - 1:26 AM - by -alan-
Must be that time of year again.

Apologies for rehashing one of the perennial questions on here lads - but are there any decent reupholsters still around and operating in 2023 ?

Anybody based round Dubland - or the East Coast in general would be ideal, but willing to travel further afield to get somebody decent to do a job for me.

Thx, Alan
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» Help
Apr 21, 2023 - 7:32 PM - by joe williams
Well boys , any one leaving Dublin with an empty van in the next while , I need a parts bike , (complete bike ) brought from finglas to kilkenny tipp area, nice few beer token there for ye if ye can help lads .
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» Another new bike thread…
Apr 18, 2023 - 6:01 PM - by Scythe
New to me. Got it at the weekend but things got in the way so haven’t been able to take it on a spin yet.
Taking it out in an hour or so as the weather is good.

19 Replies | 366 Views


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