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» Anyone riding tomorrow?
Sep 18, 2018 - 9:50 PM - by Dub Duke
Looks nasty.
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» Helmet help
Sep 18, 2018 - 7:48 PM - by FlatOut
I have a mint Schuberth S1 Pro , which i love to bits , but it needs a refurbishment , the linings and padding could do with replacing.

I can get all the bits, except the cheek pads.
I've searched everywhere, all the ebays, amazons etc.
I even got on to the Schuberth factory, with no luck.

Does anyone know of someone who can make a new set of cheekpads ?

I imagine it would need the correct type/density of foam and then be shaped to fit the lining that covers it.

Any ideas ?
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» something for the elder lemons
Sep 18, 2018 - 7:00 PM - by oretom
few old yokes at classic trial
check out the young lad in last pic
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...9PSUstMTkxTWR3
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» Tyres - some questions
Sep 18, 2018 - 2:07 PM - by Dub Duke
Looking to replace the rear tyre on the Yamaha R6. Appreciate if you could give me info / thoughts on the following:

1. What tyre would suit some wet, not too wear out after 1000 miles, but decent grip (Michelin Road Pilots seem to get a couple of nods on the internet). Not big mileage, but can be a fair bit when weather is dry for a while.

2. Where would you go for supply and fitment? Greater Dublin area, (north county ideal)

3. Does anyone on here order tyres and then get someone to fit them? If so, where do you order from and where fits supplied-tyres?

(I'd rather ride in somewhere and leave 40 minutes later with new rubber if it doesn't cripple me bank account).

Also (4) - do ye ever replace rear and front at... [Read More]
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» Where to buy a work bench
Sep 18, 2018 - 1:31 PM - by strontium_dog
Hi,

just wondering if anyone knows where to get hold of a decent work bench? I'm just after something that would be a good height to do general work and be able to take a decent vice and also stand up to a bit of stick should something need a bit of "gentle persuasion" with a hammer.

Cheers
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» Trials training day
Sep 18, 2018 - 12:34 PM - by oretom
Clubman Training Trial ,Sunday September 23rd , Butter mountain 11:00.
Practise and training 11:00-1:00pm. Training Trial 1:00pm.
Entry fee Adults €20.00 Junior € 10.00.
The Training Trial will cater for Clubman,Sportman, Twin shock , Pre 65, Beginners ,Youth A, B,C&D
There will be 2 lines marked Green for Clubman , Blue line will be marked for beginners.
We require 7 observers , If you could oblige Text Roger 0876502629
Open for Practice for all Grades

Sat.Nav.Coordinates 53°13'05.97"N~6°25 47.90"W
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» Photos : Jason Lynn retains David Wood Memorial trophy
Sep 18, 2018 - 11:24 AM - by Big Man Andy
https://www.dropbox.com/home/racing/...C+16+23+25.jpg

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qo7295e6u...iQiVv7rBa?dl=0

Pirelli Supersport

Jason Lynn dominated the Supersport races at this weekend’s David Wood Memorial Trophy taking all 3 wins to retain the award. While Kia McGreevey challenged him off the line, once past, Lynn simply disappeared on the Walter Bell\Slemish Water Yamaha R6. There were fantastic battles for the remaining podium positions from Kia McGreevey, Christian Elkin and Simon Reid.
... [Read More]
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» trial snaps
Sep 18, 2018 - 12:04 AM - by oretom
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» cr 500 crank.
Sep 17, 2018 - 8:07 PM - by joe williams
Any body know of any one in ireland that can fit a rod kit on a cr500 crank and true it up?
It has the tin can type crank.
5 Replies | 289 Views
» rear master cylinder
Sep 17, 2018 - 4:10 PM - by addicted to rage
Hey will a sv1000 rear master work on the old curvey sv650?
4 Replies | 180 Views
» Oil Type
Sep 17, 2018 - 3:43 PM - by britjap
Hi all The old fart is back. Can anyone tell me the correct Oil for my 77 Honda 400/4 The Manual says Sae 10/40 All I can find is 10/40 synthetic or semi synthetic. I was told to avoid Synthetic as its bad for wet clutch. No mention of Semi synthetic..
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» First time bike buyer in Ireland
Sep 16, 2018 - 8:10 PM - by Michael_Barwick
Hello lads, a month or so ago i posted a thread on this lovely forum asking some general stuff about getting into bikes here in eire.
I must say, all is well and the cash is in hand and im about to buy.
I went to see a scooter today, and after taking a spin i concluded it was pretty good. Its a mbk ovetto 2004, the fella selling it is not really into them but he does resell stuff. So the bike needs a battery, stand spring, few bulbs and i need to change the belt rollers and whatnot ( im working in a car mechanic shop so)
I just wanted to post the pics here and ask if anyone knows anything about this bike or can give me some lead on anything that may be on its way out.
From what i concluded: Steering is straight, no sideway movement in the wheels, stop light... [Read More]
Attached Files
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» Oulton park BSB
Sep 16, 2018 - 9:57 AM - by Jack stowage
The Wee Jizzard fucking things up for our Jack again..not only that but he's robbing points of everyone else in the championship.IMO he shouldnt be allowed to get points for starting so late in the season...He's not interested in getting points, just making sure the Irish national anthem is never played on English soil again....oh yeah and Electric Ireland can go and fuck off too...
3 Replies | 462 Views
» K&N Air Filter cleaning kit
Sep 15, 2018 - 11:22 PM - by acdc
I was quoted and asked for a deposit of a score towards it for them to order , 45.99 was the cost , this was a good while back so I said fuck it not a chance Found it on ebay for £11.29 incl postage (address pal)

big fooken difference , I have spent a fair few penny's in the shop the past 17 years but that was madness, I didnt know at first till i checked around and tb h it was a good bit ago but on ebay 12quid delivered including the addresspal charge, they really fuck over Irish businesses on whatever import takes they use.

ebay price
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» Leather repairs in Cork
Sep 14, 2018 - 7:11 PM - by Dirtyshirt
Can anyone suggest a good place to get leathers repaired? Some of the stitching on my trousers (8 years in use) has come lose, not at vital areas, just at panels, and I want to fix it before it turns into something kinky.
Puller thingy on the ankle zip is also gone, paper clip currently doing the job, sort of.
It was the last of the Frank Thomas stuff, before they went bye bye.
4 Replies | 242 Views
» Swann shines in Silverstone win - British Superbike Hel Performance Moto3
Sep 13, 2018 - 12:01 PM - by Big Man Andy
If you're watching BSB rounds hosting the British Talent Cup, keep an eye on Michael Swann's son Scott. Apple doesn't fall far from the tree.



Scott Swann takes his first win in British Superbike Hell Performance Moto3 STD race. Following on from his recent 2nd and 3rd place podiums at Caldwell Park and a 4th place in the British Talent Cup MotoGP race at Silverstone, the 15 year old Carrickfergus Academy Schoolboy continued his good run of form into round 6 of the British Motostar Championship. Swann started the weekend off in fine form posting 2nd fastest time in the dry FP2 session behind Spaniard Victor Rodriguez, then followed this up with his first... [Read More]
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» SV650s Curvy to .....
Sep 13, 2018 - 9:01 AM - by GONKO
Hi All

Over the next few months I am thinking about moving to a supersport bike.
It is purely for looks (I don't even use the power of my SV lol).

I passed my test in the summer, riding bike about a year with approx2-3k miles under my belt.

Now if I go for a 600 or 1000 sports bike, are they too much to control?
I find the SV650 is quite jerky on the throttle when transitioning between on and off the throttle. The torque and power are instant and not built up linear.

I hear the 600's only get mental when you wind them up over 7k.....and smooth below this. This appeals to me as I am assuming it may be better than the SV for low speed on and off throttle etc.

Now - I am also able to insure the 1000's.... [Read More]
29 Replies | 1,105 Views
» Restoring a neglected Desmo!
Sep 12, 2018 - 9:57 PM - by N11 EXPRESS
A nice build to follow

https://youtu.be/T_PILET26VE
16 Replies | 724 Views
» Looking for decent waterproof boots and gloves
Sep 12, 2018 - 7:58 PM - by Honda boi
Well I'm on the lookout for a pair of boots and gloves.
My old ones are falling apart and the water was attracted to the things.
Is gore Tex the best kind of material for waterproof.
Have about €150 to spend on gloves and €200 on boots.
Found a couple on motorcycleshop.ie that are gore Tex within my budget ..
Is there better material I should be looking out for?
The ones I found were mostly richa and tcx.
18 Replies | 685 Views
» Stupid Insurance company's.
Sep 11, 2018 - 4:48 PM - by Barbra
I am insured with carol-Nash on my Keeway Speed 125 and I wanted to upgrade to a real motorbike.So I saw a 1997 BMW 1200RT for €1500 on done deal.I will get a Quote on that me thinks.I have 4 months left on my current policy which has no no-claims bonus.Carol-Nash said they would put the bike on my policy for an extra €50 for the remaining 4 months.I was told by my mechanic they were a costly bike and that a 1997 would start to give trouble so i decided to forget about that bike.I then went on to buy another bike i saw on adverts.A Kawasaki ZZR600 I thought to my self they were going to insure me on a 1200cc so i will have no problem with a 600cc only to find out they won't Insure me at all until the end of the year when I have a year No Claim Bonus.Now im stuck with a bike which I can't... [Read More]
38 Replies | 1,653 Views
» Bike Sitting for 6 months - service before or after
Sep 11, 2018 - 10:11 AM - by Alkers
I'm moving workplace for about 6 months and won't be using the bike much during this period. It's almost due a service but I'm wondering is it better to service it now before it sits idle or to leave it the six months and then service it?

It may get used a handful of times over the 6 months but not much.
6 Replies | 626 Views
» Surreal scenes as MotoGP rider disqualified for grabbing opponent's brake lever
Sep 10, 2018 - 2:19 PM - by dePeatrick
Surreal scenes as MotoGP rider disqualified for grabbing opponent's brake lever.

This I see quite mad, how on earth did he think he would get away with this?

http://www.the42.ie/rider-pulls-brea...26635-Sep2018/

Romano Fenati at the San Marino Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon reached over and squeezed his rival Stefano Manzis brake lever! He got himself a two race ban for it.

Has sportsmanship gone from MotoGP?
38 Replies | 2,180 Views
» Decent two stroke mechanic
Sep 10, 2018 - 1:56 PM - by Mr Snapped Banjo String
Have a vintage two stroke dirt bike... 1980 yamaha gt 80... i just cant get the bastard right... time to hand it to someone with a little more knowledge than me...
Any body know of anyone... closer to dublin south the better.. but can travel
13 Replies | 715 Views
» Pirelli investigating Diablo Supercorsa BSB tyre failures
Sep 10, 2018 - 9:10 AM - by Admin
Pirelli has given assurances it will fully investigate the reasons behind a whole host of tyre delaminations in the Superstock and Supersport classes over the Silverstone Bennetts British Superbike weekend.

The firm’s representatives were inundated with complaints from angry team bosses and riders after tyres fell to pieces at the Northamptonshire circuit.

Click the image to open in full size.
Irishman Jack Kennedy's tyre at... [Read More]
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» McGee retains three Irish Championships at Mrs Browns Boys East Coast Racing Festival
Sep 10, 2018 - 7:51 AM - by Big Man Andy
The day ended with all Championship positions resolved as Derek Sheils romped home in the Grand Final from Michael Sweeney in 2nd and Paul Jordan a terrific 3rd. The races were broken up by a presentation to retiring Traveling Marshal Ray Taylor and a parade lap of ex-Martin Finnegan bikes.

The day began with a Supersport race that would decide the championship. After a tussle with Sweeney and Sheils, Derek McGee won bringing the 2018 Irish Supersport title with it.

The Open Race was a 2 way battle between Derek Sheils and Micko Sweeney that Sheils narrowly won in the end to grab hi s first Superbike win of the day. Paul Jordan was 3rd.

Senior Support was up next and over the 7 laps Liam Chawke led table leader Wayne Sheehan. Chawke went on to... [Read More]
1 Reply | 340 Views
» N81 USB cable
Sep 09, 2018 - 7:03 PM - by Caffeine
If you're around thanks for the white USB cable, me and the bike made it fine.

Fun fact, the recovery guy said they're picking Lots of broken down bavarian tractors. Must be the weather.
0 Replies | 286 Views
» airbox repair - help please
Sep 09, 2018 - 2:25 PM - by christopher
Afternoon all,

Due to an over use of brute force and ignorance, I have broken a plastic breather hose connector from my airbox (See photo) and as a replacement will set me back upward of €50 I am anxious to repair.

Are any of the epoxy glues likely to be strong enough to repair this or alternatively is there a possible replacement connector that I could screw in to the airbox. If so what part am I looking for.

Thanks as ever for any help

Chris
Click the image to open in full size.... [Read More]
13 Replies | 605 Views
» Bike from uk
Sep 08, 2018 - 7:05 PM - by Camp
Hi , Has anyone recently got a bike shipped from uk?
Any recommendations ?
8 Replies | 588 Views
» European track days
Sep 08, 2018 - 6:28 PM - by Shocks88
Hi all,

Anyone on here do any track days at the likes of Portimão, Cartagena or Almeria?
Any companies here that will take bike down for you?
Any info appreciated.

Thanks
3 Replies | 383 Views
» HHO Hydrogen generators
Sep 08, 2018 - 6:16 PM - by N1ghtr08d
Does anybody have any experience with Hho generators, specifically fitting one onto a bike?
23 Replies | 735 Views
» Who can change my chain today?
Sep 08, 2018 - 10:17 AM - by Dub Duke
North county Dublin; NDM don't seem available. Have the chain and sprockets. Yamaha R6
15 Replies | 832 Views
» G .O. B transport...
Sep 08, 2018 - 9:53 AM - by Jack stowage
Anyone getting a bike brought over from the UK with this company..??
8 Replies | 454 Views
» Possible regulator rectifer problem.
Sep 07, 2018 - 6:30 PM - by kildare09
Evening all.
Having what I think is a problem with my reg/rec,
Recently replaced the battery on the bike with a new one because after a few days of not getting used it was dead. All fine once I replaced and charged the new battery noticed that at idle battery voltage was 13.5 and when the fans came on dropped to 12.8. So disconnected the output plug from the regulator and was showing 15.7 volts, so I hooked up a separate battery directly with the regulator and got a reading of 14.2.
Seems to be putting out the voltage until it gets put under load is this possible??
11 Replies | 472 Views

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