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» Kawasaki kh 100 wheels why?
Oct 27, 2020 - 9:00 PM - by menapia dude
Folks the bro in law is doing up a 93 kh 100 ex

Can someone tell me why everyone is wanting to buy his wheels off him what’s the deal ?
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» Classic bike import
Oct 26, 2020 - 7:03 PM - by banjaxed
Hi folks, looking at importing a 1986 bike from the UK and have often done this before usually free because of the age and high mileage , but this one has 0 miles on the clock . Anyone done this before know what I can expect to pay? Also looking for recommendations for transportation, Thanks
7 Replies | 288 Views
» Langen Two Stroke
Oct 25, 2020 - 9:23 AM - by Scythe
Price means that it’ll be unjustifiable for a lot of people but was interesting to see the effort being put into a two stroke these days.
Design hasn’t sold me, a bit “too much”.

What do ye think?

Site: https://langenmotorcycles.co.uk/
Sound: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RwB5_lL8wyU
12 Replies | 271 Views
» 1989 cbr 250 r jap import weak spark
Oct 23, 2020 - 7:02 PM - by menapia dude
Folks , mate of mine just bought a rough 250r

He has a weak spark what causes this ?

Taken into account that he has bypassed the broken ignition, he has lights on the dash clocks are broken, he got replacement cdi might be a euro spec one, he is jumping it without a battery, ,

He is as rough as the bike is,
So what thing or things can cause weak spark

5 Replies | 172 Views
» Aerosol paint ?
Oct 23, 2020 - 8:23 AM - by menapia dude
folks i want to touch up the bike motor, can i get a ral number in to a aerosol can, who does this in wexford ?
4 Replies | 200 Views
» Brake pads
Oct 23, 2020 - 12:54 AM - by joe williams
Hello all , just wondering on brake pad recommendations for track days on the fzr 46 , whats the preference ? Dual carbon or sinterd ? She has r6 blue spots, maybe some pre injection boys can help me out , been looking at sbs , any thoughts ??
12 Replies | 231 Views
» correct engine paint code for slingshot 1988 ?
Oct 22, 2020 - 4:14 PM - by menapia dude
folks any of ye got the ral number for the dark grey on the motor of 88 gsxr 750 slingshot ?
3 Replies | 105 Views
» boody long resto.
Oct 21, 2020 - 4:51 PM - by allsorts&oddjobs
Hi lads,

I bought a Z650 off Menapia dude ( an absolute gent ) on here back in august 2016 , it was an unfinished project that had a powdercoated frame and a big box full of assorted bits, lots of other big lumps, rust, dust and cobwebs ! like a big jigsaw thatyou had to paint yourself before assembly
anyhoo, its now finished, i dont have any before pics cos they were on a phone that shat itself a couple of years ago, but anyway, here tis.
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» The need for valve clearances
Oct 21, 2020 - 2:48 PM - by evok
Was listening to a podcast (Front End Chatter with S.Hargreeves of Performance bikes back in the day) on the new ducati multistrada and apparently the upcoming version has done away with the desmo valve system and reverted to spring activated valves
They claim that valve clearances will only have to be done at 60,000km whhc is great

Question--why don't cages need to get valve clearances done??
32 Replies | 785 Views
» slingshot nearly ready for clear coat
Oct 20, 2020 - 10:57 AM - by menapia dude
Folks the 88 Slingshot coming along nicely body work ready for clear coat,should be on the road for xmas , great help from Anto in Priory Motorcycles folks.

... [Read More]
44 Replies | 693 Views
» World Superbikes .. { spoiler }
Oct 18, 2020 - 12:11 AM - by FlatOut
G'wan Jonathan ...

6 in a row .. Ye mad bastard .. I'd delighted , over the moon ....

[ I'm a fan boi , sry ....}
17 Replies | 442 Views
» Wheel Alignment..a different way to do it ?
Oct 17, 2020 - 6:21 PM - by -alan-
Found this online ages ago. Was footerin around cleaning and lubing the chain today and thought Id try it.

There are as many ways to align the rear wheel as there are mechanics who do it. Here's mine, perfected over 60 years of riding, and a decade of racing. Once proficient it usually takes only five minutes, and does not require any special tools.

Preliminary alignment:

1: Set the slack as you want it, concentrating on the chain side primarily. Just try to set the brake side close, but don't get obsessive about it.

2: On a center stand of any sort (OEM, Phobstand, swingarm stand, a floor jack on the left with a block of wood under the side stand, or hang it from the rafters. It doesn't make a difference using this
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» Best bonding glue for abs plastic
Oct 12, 2020 - 3:01 PM - by menapia dude
well folks im looking to stick tabs back on the inside of fairings that broke off the tabs go in to rubber holes,

what is the best and strongest glue out there for abs plastic ?
26 Replies | 623 Views
» Transport bike from Uk?
Oct 12, 2020 - 1:58 PM - by horseshoe6
Are people still bringing in bikes from England with the current covid restrictions?

I did a search on the site here and came up with recommendations for Teds Trucking. Got their contact details frm a google search however the phone number doesn't connect.

Are they still trading and transporting do people know, and beyond Teds who else would people recommend?

Thanks for the help.
11 Replies | 325 Views
» Bike Transport
Oct 12, 2020 - 1:02 PM - by doohanno1
Have Ted's Trucking trucked off.?
Can't get hold of them on their number..
Anybody know anything.?
3 Replies | 149 Views
» Racists....
Oct 11, 2020 - 6:00 PM - by Jack stowage
New description , get it out there...shout it at them when you pass....you read it first here....

noun: racist; plural noun: racists

...A cyclist that rides a "race" style bicycle.....

plural ; racists...

..two or more , a group, gang...

30 Replies | 922 Views
» Auto electrician around wicklow/dublin
Oct 11, 2020 - 2:57 PM - by iano
Anybody know of one who could wire a speedo up for me?
1 Reply | 133 Views
» Rear Tyre losing air pressure
Oct 10, 2020 - 10:15 PM - by Frankkilty
Rear tyre is constantly losing pressure. I just keep topping it up. Drops about 10 psi in two weeks. I don't seem to have a puncture. Anyone ever had their tyre do this and get it fixed by removing tyre and refitting it? I should just go get it done and find out for myself but thought I'd ask. I suppose it could be a leaky valve but I have a valve cap on it?
13 Replies | 371 Views
» Ryan gets a medal from the Queen
Oct 10, 2020 - 10:06 PM - by roroliam
Nice to see "crying ryan " get a medal from the Queen. She loves the roads.
6 Replies | 271 Views
» bike delivered from Lisburn to wexford
Oct 07, 2020 - 2:54 PM - by menapia dude
anyone up north next few days have a little 125 in a bike shop i want collected and taken back to wexford or near it, couriers bit scaldy
28 Replies | 850 Views
» Wanted for crimes against motorbike
Oct 06, 2020 - 11:25 PM - by ninky_nonk
I think lockdown made this owner a bit crazy.

21 Replies | 502 Views
» Kawasaki key programming tool
Oct 05, 2020 - 11:50 PM - by galway86
Hi, I've a strange one for ye,
I've two red keys ,one will start the bike not a bother
,the other red key will turn the ignition on but wont start the bike and it throws up a code 36 which is a blank key detected.

Then I've 1 black key which turns the ignition on but wont start and also throws up a code 36,

Then 1 more black key but it's a blank so wont turn on the ignition.

God only knows the boloxing that someone did in the past but I'm wondering if I get the key programming tool or get someone to do it .could I register the two keys to the ecu that are already cut for the ignition instead of buying 2 spares.
As it is I've 3 keys that will turn on the ignition but only 1 of the red master keys will actually start the... [Read More]
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» Honda 50 70 90 prices?
Oct 05, 2020 - 8:15 PM - by jic44
For a good while now there have been honda 50/70/90s advertised on donedeal and elsewhere for stupid money but there have also been more for sensible money.

Recently I have noticed they are almost all stupid money like 800 quid for a frame and siezed engine with no book or wheels and 2500 for a rough complete bike.

Are they actually selling for that?

That oul heap is asking 2500 no offers.

Based on that the one I have is a 4grand bike but I wouldnt expect more than 1200 for it.

Has anybody bought or sold one for... [Read More]
17 Replies | 334 Views
» I think this is probably a question about steering..
Oct 03, 2020 - 10:52 PM - by -alan-

Not long back from a spin with a mate - him on his 748 Ducati, me on my own 675 Daytona. We rode the back road from Slane to Kells - the R 163 - and then on over to Ardee on the N52. The first is like a typical small Ulster road-race road, the second is better surfaced with lots of big sweepers, usually better surfaced.

In short - the Daytona is younger, less miles, a bit fresher all round ..but.. when it came to leaning it over to go round bends, the Ducati felt a hell of a lot more stable and confidence inspiring. I'm not a big fan of the engine on the 748, but the way it rides, its a hell of a lot nicer bike to push on a bit, than the 675.

Both bikes were on fairly fresh rubber, the roads weren't that bumpy. When you banked over the... [Read More]
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» Ducati 848
Oct 03, 2020 - 9:08 PM - by menapia dude
Folks friend of mine has issues with his 2011 Ducati 848 I just copy his message below

So took out the ducati today after I changed the battery for a spin. Under load the display goes blank and some detonations occur and when I lower rpm the display comes back on and she runs sweet back again.
Internet says millions of things...did you ever come across such a fault by any chance?
10 Replies | 342 Views
» Brake fluid reservoir size?
Oct 03, 2020 - 3:08 PM - by Sleazy Rider
I got someone to do a fitting job on the handlebar and nose fairing on my bike this week. well pleased with the new set up but....
He replaced the original reservoir with a much smaller one for ease of mounting and appearance. It certainly looks good but a mate of mine who is a mechanic also reckons it may not be a good idea.
he thinks that as the pads wear it could be an issue having a smaller reserve or even just as fluid levels drop should I go back to the original unit?
I have twin 320mm Brembo discs to power from it.
Opinions please?

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» Photos : PR Disaster for the BMW SBK Team
Oct 03, 2020 - 1:49 PM - by The Thread Rapist
1st and 2nd on the grid,and 1st and 2nd into the gravel at the very 1st corner.
Sykes taken out by the Yamaha,and Eugene crashed out all on his own.

Haslam had a nasty high side on the last lap.

... [Read More]
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» Phillip mccallen
Oct 02, 2020 - 7:36 PM - by Pat rabbit obn
Now on BBC one
37 Replies | 1,764 Views
» Donington GP BSB: Friday practice times and results
Oct 02, 2020 - 11:01 AM - by Admin
Times and results from Friday’s Superbike, Supersport, Superstock, BTC and Ducati practices at Donington GP

Honda British Talent Cup free practice one - conditions dry

1 72 Casey O’GORMAN IRL Honda - Microlise Cresswell Racing 1:44.061 16 16 86.05
2 17 Franco BOURNE GBR Honda - Franco Bourne Racing / SP125 Racing 1:44.235 10 12 0.174 0.174 85.90
3 16 Harvey CLARIDGE GBR Honda - City Lifting / SP125 Racing 1:44.318 9 10 0.257 0.083 85.83
4 52 Evan BELFORD GBR Honda - City Lifting by RS Racing 1:44.460 14 15 0.399 0.142 85.72
5 71 Charlie FARRER GBR Honda - Victoria House Racing Academy / Mortimer Racin 1:44.524 10 14 0.463 0.064 85.66
6 7 Jamie LYONS GBR Honda - Jamie Lyons Racing 1:44.964 15 17 0.903 0.440 85.30
... [Read More]
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» Sound Copper
Oct 01, 2020 - 9:45 PM - by R.M
Was heading back home today after getting bike serviced & rain was starting to spit so I was making steady progress. There was some sort of cycle race going on and a few cyclists & marshalls about. When road was clear I over took & I noticed a bike coming towards me.

It was a copper who flashed me. I said to myself....fuck. Wondered would he turn round to chase me, but said to myself, he probably wouldn't as he as a bike knoes I'd be long gone by time he got turned round.

Traffic was heavier so sat behind it & noticed another bike cop ahead. He pulled in to the left & I continued.

After bout 5kms it was time for me to turn off main road to the right.
As I sat waiting for oncoming traffic to clear, to the right of me... [Read More]
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» Break Question.
Oct 01, 2020 - 11:38 AM - by Dexy
I just freed up the piston on the front brake as the tail light was staying on, I used a Silicone spray oil...now I'm thinking would this damage the seal.
11 Replies | 239 Views


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