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» Carb or EFI??
Mar 17, 2018 - 5:03 PM - by maximusbigguscocksimus
Hey guys,

I'm in the market for a Mx bike, been off the dirt for over 15 years and can't fight the bug to get back into it any longer!!

So to keep to a budget since I've to buy all the gear along with the bike and to make sure I still like it I'm looking at a used YZ250F. At 31years of age, over 5'11" and 97kg I'm hoping the 250 4 stroke will be enough to put a big grin on my face again!! Was tempted to go 450f but I've been advised against it.

If a 250 really is the right choice my next question is do I stick to my budget and buy a pre EFI yz-f, circa 2008/09 or pay around €1000 extra for an EFI model circa 2014.

Keeping in mind, as I mentioned earlier, I've to kit myself out in the gear again and get a trailer for... [Read More]
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» Piston and rings Honda NSR
Mar 17, 2018 - 12:17 PM - by Dub Duke
David Silver will supply pistons and rings for circa £300.

What other places sell top quality kits? Not a race bike NSR250 mc21)
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» Is it the weather?
Mar 17, 2018 - 10:42 AM - by cbroar
Just spotted this video and apart from some crazy lane splitting it's nothing special. What struck me was the number of bikes on the road. Would we see something similar if we had better weather?
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» MotoGP 2018 season starts this weekend
Mar 17, 2018 - 8:26 AM - by PADDYOT
When you're finished waving the shamrock, BT Sport2 on Sky 414 is showing the free practice and qualifying today, race is tomorrow (Qatar).

Won't be long now till there's racing of some sort nearly every weekend
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» Dunlop splits with Hawk for 2018 TT
Mar 16, 2018 - 9:30 PM - by Admin
Michael Dunlop has announced he will run his own Superstock and Supersport bikes at TT 2018 after splitting with the Hawk Suzuki team.

In a statement issued a week after the team tested at Cartagena, Dunlop thanked Hawk for their efforts but said he would do his own thing.

“I will be contesting the Superstock and Supersport classes at the Isle of Man TT and other event on my own MD Racing machines,” it reads.

“I have not renewed my contract with Hawk Racing however, I am currently considering my options for the Superbike class and will confirm my plans when something is sorted.

“I’d like to thank Stuart and Steve for their support over recent years where we have shared a lot of success together.”
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» Followed on way home !!
Mar 16, 2018 - 9:25 PM - by keanser
So just under a week after getting the new bike I was followed by 4 scumbags in a bmw.

Finished work and hit the m50. Car passed me on outside lane and pulled into inside lane and slowed right down, I was in middle lane. As I passed them I just assumed they were taking exit and kept going. Caught them pulling back out behind me. Kept going for a bit and slowed down myself to see if they would overtake but they just kept the distance.

Being a paranoid freak I came off at carrickmines and went right over the bridge the guys followed, looped again at next roundabout back across where I came from and had a good look at them as we passed each other on the bridge. The four of them were hanging out the window.

Took them on a little goose chase down... [Read More]
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» Coolant flush
Mar 16, 2018 - 9:21 PM - by r1 sean
I'm doing the service and Im wondering do you need to flush the system and with what ,is the engine ice shite worth that kinda dollor
5 Replies | 239 Views
» Snow problem
Mar 16, 2018 - 6:57 PM - by Retro
a sprinkle of white stuff , Ireland closes down,eats bread and moans

these lads would be pissing themselves laughing, -Bavaria 1955
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» Legal: passenger on bike registered for one seat
Mar 16, 2018 - 6:27 PM - by fast3r
Hey guys,

I've just received the updated registration certificate of my new CBR 600 RR 2009, bought from a dealer last week. With extreme dismay, I noticed that the declared "Number of Seats" for the bike is one (section S.1).
The bike does have a passenger seat and footpegs, so... WTF?
Is it legal to carry a passenger? Do the Gardai check this kind of things?
I've even spent more on my insurance to be able to do that

Thank you for any advice!
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» Important - Kirkistown track day postponed
Mar 16, 2018 - 5:15 PM - by Kirkistown Track Days
Due to the weather forecast this Sunday’s track day 18th March at Kirkistown will be postponed to the following Sunday the 25th. All those that are currently booked in will automatically have a place reserved for the following week but it will be necessary for you to acknowledge the booking by either email, text, bookface or phone call by Sunday evening 8pm after which your name will be removed. We will attempt to contact all those who are booked in but please try to get in touch in case we are unable to reach you.
Apologies for this late notice but the forecast has deteriorated as the week went on and currently the max temp is only 3 degrees which is too cold.
Contact details are listed below

... [Read More]
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» Leinster classic motorcycle club show carlow Easter Sunday
Mar 16, 2018 - 2:40 PM - by leonardF7
Leinster Classic Motorcycle club will be holding there annual bike show in the CBS school Carlow on Sunday 1st of April 2018. (Beside train station Carlow)There will be a wide range of vintage motorcycles from 1900 to present.There will be bikes for sale along with autojumble in the Yard. A 1999 BMW R1100 Will be raffled at the end of the show. Tickets available at show at a cost of €2.50 each. Show opens at 09.30am till 5.30pmThere is limited spaces for bikes in the hall but if you have a vintage bike you want to display contact Leonard 0866094251 to book your bike in.
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» Me new Kwack.
Mar 16, 2018 - 12:11 PM - by pedrosixfour
Well, new to me!

Spotted it on the book of faeces on Monday.

Picked her up yesterday.

These are just pictures from the advert.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.
... [Read More]
26 Replies | 633 Views
» K6 gsxr600 problem
Mar 16, 2018 - 11:30 AM - by Team RR
Started the bike last sunday and wheeled it out of the shed. It let it cut out and when i went to start it again it shut down completly. When you switch on the ignition you hear the servos in the manifold but the clocks wont turn on and the pump wont prime and only the headlight will turn on. The engine will turn over aswell but wont fire. Anyone have a problem similar to this before any advice appreciated thanks
4 Replies | 243 Views
» R6 (Bluespots) what size Radial master cylinder
Mar 16, 2018 - 10:46 AM - by Jeff7t7
Hey Lads
Has anyone fitted a radial master cylinder to their late90's early 00's R6/R1/Fazer?
Im looking to get an accossato radial item and my choice of sizes are:
Anyone used a particular size with success?
Going on a R6 track bike and the last thing i want is a wooden feel at the lever.
5 Replies | 187 Views
» Irish Road Racing Classes
Mar 16, 2018 - 10:08 AM - by Jimmy16v
Curious about the different classes in road racing.
Mainly, whats the difference between junior support and senior support, and championship vs. non-championship?
Who is eligible to compete in each class and what bikes compete in the two?
2 Replies | 242 Views
» Limerick Socket needed
Mar 16, 2018 - 9:45 AM - by HurricaneDream
Anyone in limerick (city if possible ) got a ratchet i can use and a 10mm soc maybe an 8.

Had one got stolen from the bike like 2 weeks ago.
long story short need to take my tank off and put the other end of idle cable back in to the bike, came out yesterday.

Or if you can suggest where i can pick up like a sub 10 euro socket set anything would help, would only be a 5 min job

2 Replies | 233 Views
» Paddy's day trackday
Mar 15, 2018 - 8:57 PM - by scorpy
Lads what realistically are the chances of this one going ahead if the temperatures are down in low single digits? I thought most of the advanced lads would avoid going out with track temps below 10 to 15 as there are problems with getting temp into the tyres.

If the weather forecast is true, I'd imagine numbers will be seriously low. I don't mind going out but if it's going to be cancelled I'm coming from Donegal and I'll be going down to Dublin tomorrow to avoid a stupid O clock start on Saturday, so a heads up would be appreciated.

If anyone hears anything can they throw it up here? I'll ring them tomorrow before I leave to check anyway.
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» Dealer too dealer price
Mar 15, 2018 - 8:33 PM - by jp biker
Lads I'm looking up north at a bike.
The price is good but I'm wounder if I asked a dealer down here too buy it,would the get a better deal on it ? As they buy most of there bikes up north so can get pounds easy,have there own transport and do vrts every week or so.i don't mind paying them for there service or would that be cheeky of me ?
If they sold the bike they could make about a grand or more on it.
Any ideas
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» attempted theft alidi east wall rd
Mar 15, 2018 - 7:49 PM - by paulyDub
was walking out from aldi east wall into their covered carpark and there was 6 or 7 teenagers hoodies up trying to steal a bike by pushstarting it. They saw me and pushed it on letting it fall on its side and they legged it.

I rang cops, the owner came out and I gave him my phone and went to check my bike. he said a couple of bikes been stolen from there, cops know who they are, didn't ask reg or address etc.

The kids are stealing in broad daylight, in busy shops, they don't give a fuck about cctv, cops are sick wasting time on them and the only losers are the bikers
5 Replies | 529 Views
» impact wrench
Mar 15, 2018 - 6:57 PM - by faz1
anybody have any experience of these - are they any good?

10 Replies | 518 Views
» Shipping bike from Dub to Berlin
Mar 15, 2018 - 11:56 AM - by Bayliss
Hi all,
any advice on how to ship a Gsxr 1000k5 from Dublin to Berlin? I am looking for trusted people, but possibly not too pricey otherwise I will just sell the bike.
I will move in one month time.

Note: I know you'll tell me to take the ferry and ride all the way there. I'd love to, but that would take 3-4 days, and most likely I won't have the time.
13 Replies | 490 Views
» MCE Insurance to stop trading in Irl ?
Mar 15, 2018 - 8:34 AM - by Blueb6
Just had a call from a nice lady to say they have to stop trading in Ireland on the 29th March due to some brexit shite
Anyone hear anything about this ?

Bike insurance was up last week and I haven't renewed yet so was wondering was she a lying cunt trying to scare me into renewing
26 Replies | 1,139 Views
» Bike suitability?
Mar 15, 2018 - 7:44 AM - by BigDiggity

I'm hoping to start track-days (training days first) this year. So I'm planning to get a bike suitable for it. I know they say you can take anything on the track but I'd like to learn proper technique.

I've been on bikes a few years, mostly ADV bikes, never really got into the full on sport bikes because I'm not too fond of the cramped up position. Sportiest bike I've had is a Street Triple a few years ago.

I'm planning on riding the bike to and from the track, and will be primarily used on the road.

Just wondering what peoples opinions are of starting on the track on something like a Street Triple 675R?

I've lusted for a Speed Triple R for a long time but I'd imagine it would be way too much for someone new to... [Read More]
14 Replies | 485 Views
» Female Rider
Mar 14, 2018 - 5:17 PM - by Admin
No hashtagme2 shyte at 180 clicks ;
9 Replies | 850 Views
» CB600F 2007 - 2013 Crash Bars (Ould fella getting back on the saddle)
Mar 14, 2018 - 5:06 PM - by MikeOis
Hi All,

In the process of getting a bike (CB600F 2007-2013) delivered by the famous Damo (Teds Trucking! Absolutely Sound out! highly recommend him!! I selected him on the recommendations from the guys on this site, otherwise I wouldn't have a clue).

I'm hitting the mid-life crisis syndrome, last bike was 20 yrs ago!!!!!!!!!!

Could anyone please help or send me in the right direction (to the pub), I'm looking for crash bars rather then the bungs! (open to comments)!! I'm a little nervous (I know I shouldn't be, just need to take my time) that I will, at some stage, do something stupid and fall off! I'm trying to minimize the damage to the... [Read More]
4 Replies | 269 Views
» New Lid - Shoei RYD
Mar 14, 2018 - 10:16 AM - by PaulW
Got a new lid yesterday. I watched reviews of it, and decided that it seemed like a good buy.

Came in to work today with it on, and I'm very impressed with it. My previous lid was a Shoei Neotec, but I didn't need the sun visor, flip lid, etc. The RYD seemed a nicer new option. The view from it is great, wider than the Neotec. It's also got good airflow from the large chin vent, and then two vents at the top front. It is also a bit lighter than the Neotec.

I also like the colour. I went for the blue version. Anyway, thanks to the guys in Franklin Motorcycles for their help with this. Only €400.

... [Read More]
12 Replies | 728 Views
» Dont miss out
Mar 13, 2018 - 11:39 AM - by yvo6
Easter Monday at Kirkistown 2nd April 2018

5 days left until entries close

click here for Entry form and Regulations

Entries close 17th March and are filling up fast.
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» Poor bike struggling this morning!
Mar 13, 2018 - 11:28 AM - by positron
Took the poor old Fazer out this morning after parking it up for the big snow - it was sitting there in the freezing weather for nearly three weeks, and is that why it's now all wonky?

Rev sounds a bit "rattly", and while everything felt alright cruising along the motorway at 7k rpm, when you give it some gas, it holds back as drops power, as if air-filter is blocked? Later on going thru town, it starts cutting out now and again. Have to keep revvs up at traffic lights etc, and after 30 mins of that, clutch feels off, bike feels low on power, struggles even on third gear etc...

Somehow made it to work, fingers crossed it gets me home today (going to stick to motorway as much as I can). Any guesses what it could be? Plugs? Fuel filter? Air filter?... [Read More]
19 Replies | 877 Views
» Ideas for the long weekend?
Mar 12, 2018 - 11:12 PM - by Caffeine
Last saturday I went out for a long spin. I got to Roundwood and saw the icy slush on the road, the snow, truck, excavators, etc, Less than 10 minutes later I was done of the crappy road to Ashford and turned back.

The idea of doing Wales or the NC500 is out. I imagine any pass in Ireland is going to be like Roundwood.

Any ideas of where to go for some solid riding hours during the long weekend? I'd hate to waste it in front of the screen!
18 Replies | 937 Views
» Tyre fitting
Mar 12, 2018 - 10:50 PM - by scorpy
Lads there is a serious lack of options to get tyres fitted up here in the northern wastes (south Donegal). My local cage lad said he will do them but he can't balance them.

How easy or difficult is fitting and balancing on your own kit, as I was thinking of getting a rig for it? Alternately, does anyone up here have any recommendations for where ye get yours done?

Some of my wheels are tubed but I think all of the rims will take tubeless.

I have all the tyres already.
15 Replies | 655 Views
» Finally picked her up !!
Mar 12, 2018 - 8:49 PM - by keanser
Managed to get in and collect the bike on Sat

After months of mental torture it was time to get my arse on my new bike. It wasn't the best day to collect a shiny new bike but couldn't hold off any longer.

Delighted I ordered the fly screen and the factory indicators, really think they stand out on it.

other than that I added the air intake covers but wont change too much else...... [Read More]
35 Replies | 1,414 Views
» Sumo unleashed
Mar 12, 2018 - 6:32 PM - by scorpy
She's done. Had her out for a check ride today for a little bit. I'd forgotten just how mental these things are.

Click the image to open in full size.
how do you upload pictures

Still a bit of a bugger to start but improved coil and platinum plug have helped no end. Fingers crossed that the weather holds for paddy's day at mondello.
15 Replies | 683 Views


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