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» wanted: gsxr 750/600 srad fuel tap urgently
Dec 07, 2019 - 12:21 AM - by sharpbikes
as above, in search of a gsxr 750 srad (600 srad would do too) fuel tap, will try the usual breakers tomorrow but if anyone near midlands or further afield has one handy id be very interested as i need the bike running asap.

TIA

Sorry admins, meant to post in buy and sell section but somehow ended up here.
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» Zero TTzero.....
Dec 06, 2019 - 8:04 PM - by Jack stowage
No more lekky bikes for the next two years...at least.....
1 Reply | 63 Views
» Nice chap on a Bonneville
Dec 06, 2019 - 2:55 PM - by glxfr
Stopped next to a nice chap on a bonneville yesterday on my commute home on the Sth circular road near the coombe hospital X road.

Nice from time to time to come across other nice riders...

Had a brief chat until the lights changed...

Noticed lately that the old nodging tradition btw bikers is fading away...
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» Advice
Dec 05, 2019 - 9:18 PM - by glxfr
Hi,
Need to sell my current bike first but looking to get a more powerful bike next.

Really like the Tuono 1000R 2009-2011 model.
Not sure I can take a pilion though and it seems hard to find a kit to fit a top box. I know it won't look great on that bike but I need one for the gear.

I Like the KTM 990 SMT too but hard to find on my budget.

What would suggest?

looking for a good bit of grunt, a good sound from the exhaust to be heard in traffic but not so much on idle to keep my neighbours happy
23 Replies | 355 Views
» Casey Stoner PODCAST interview - Rusty's Garage
Dec 05, 2019 - 11:24 AM - by Duke RR
Casey's not feeling to well , some complicated health issues.

a fairly candid interview in 2 parts.

PART 1
Casey Stoner part 1 - he escaped the limelight in post race life but here Casey Stoner shares his incredible story of sacrifice and single-minded determination to make it to the to the top in the gutsiest form of racing - MotoGP.

https://omny.fm/shows/rustys-garage/...garage!podcast




PART 2
Casey Stoner part 2 - compartmentalising his rivalry with Valentino Rossi, the reason behind his shock decision to stop racing and a new battle to get back to full... [Read More]
7 Replies | 151 Views
» Unusual Passenger
Dec 03, 2019 - 6:12 PM - by sinster
Saw a lad this morning on the N11 - rides a GS1200 and has a small black dog in the rucksack with the heading poking out. He looked happy out, brightened up my commute.
10 Replies | 402 Views
» Lights Lads, it's winter
Dec 03, 2019 - 2:34 PM - by Southern Rider
Lads, check yer rear lights, I drive the South Ring in Cork, early morning & late evening, both in darkness, and I see every day, and I mean everyday guys with no rear lights.

I appreciate bulbs can go anytime, but what I see is not that, just be careful, it's hard enough to spot a bike in the dark that has working lights.

Why can't manufacturers make bikes more visable from the rear, and worse, top boxes usually overhang rear lights.
18 Replies | 395 Views
» Bike restoration seat re upolestry
Dec 02, 2019 - 11:31 PM - by rayray nc30
Returning back on two wheels after nearly 8years off them.

Restoring a little 2smoker from my youth.
Need the seat done to finish it off.

Anybody decent in leinster

Cheers biker. Ie

Never mind found it in work shop section..
3 Replies | 141 Views
» Tyre advice
Dec 02, 2019 - 8:19 PM - by yama3
Hi lads I bought a 2001 R1 lately and I want to buy new tyres. I will ride it in all weather types and all kinds of roads and we all know how bad the roads can get. Looking at sport touring tyres. Would like some feedback.
7 Replies | 267 Views
» Voting: Bike Pic of the Month November 2019
Dec 02, 2019 - 4:23 PM - by Admin
Voting: Bike Pic of the Month November 2019

Choose your 5 favourite pics (does not have to be in any order) for the Nov 2019 entries, hit reply below and list them like so :

1
2
3
4
5
Do not vote for your own picture !



Novembers's winner will again receive a Ä50 voucher for Cotter Motorcycles - thanks lads !

... [Read More]
19 Replies | 220 Views
» chasin the racin podcasts
Nov 29, 2019 - 10:38 PM - by featherduster
one of the buddys sent me on a link to chasin the racin podcast two Geordie bike racers Dominick Herbertson who does the roads and Chrissy Rouse who does the British superbikes on a stock BMW chrissy is a school teavher and Dom the bomb Herbertson is a tree cutter .
Great to listen to if your interested in bike racing and gossip
They currently have 30 episodes , i downloaded the 30 of em onto my phone and listen to em rather than the bad news on the radio ,
last few they are filming and putting up on utube , they have guests on to from
peter hickman, Maria costello,kieth farmer, glenn irwin and loads more
really enjoy em
check out their latest episode 30

... [Read More]
1 Reply | 94 Views
» YZR500 Replica
Nov 29, 2019 - 1:17 PM - by PJ
Glady pay him a good bit more than it cost him to build.


https://www.practicalsportsbikesmag....newsletter-web
13 Replies | 318 Views
» BMW GS ESA rear shock
Nov 29, 2019 - 11:16 AM - by RobZZR
Is there anyone one in Ireland about to rebuild a Showa rear shock for a BMW R1200 GS?

Few places in the UK, but rather have done in Ireland.
4 Replies | 174 Views
» 1998 driving test v Current test , Licence
Nov 28, 2019 - 10:50 PM - by hornet224
Question on passing the test 20 years and what you could ride

What were the requirements for riding a big bike back 20 years ago different to today.

How many riding test were they back in those days. Was it a single test on 125 or was their a second test on the big bikes after that.

I know a person who passed his 125cc A1 about 1998, rode for a few years on the 125 and now wants to get on the big bikes.

Was there a requirement to gain two years riding experience before you could ride the big bikes.

His Licence only shows A1 Marked on pink licence

Is he required to do a test now on the big bike?
1 Reply | 167 Views
» Driver Training Video?
Nov 28, 2019 - 8:36 PM - by Alabama Whitman
This could be part of car driver training perhaps?

https://youtu.be/uRu5dxE5q8Y
1 Reply | 78 Views
» Vivian James AKA Sir Clive James Dies
Nov 28, 2019 - 10:51 AM - by Burt_Munro
Seems to have slipped away without much notice. Always liked his sense of humour. https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-13437293
3 Replies | 124 Views
» Brake fluid damage
Nov 27, 2019 - 6:20 PM - by Rockster
Just noticed my master cylinder has been leaking (probably for some time as havent driven the bike in a while) and there is a kind of a white streak mark in the fairing panel where the dot 4 has dripped down damaging the paintwork.
Short of bringing it to an expert or buying a new fairing is there any over the counter products that might work?
5 Replies | 244 Views
» Bikes get a recommendation (at last)
Nov 27, 2019 - 12:44 PM - by FJRLEE
On the Sean O'Rourke Show, Anton Savage recommended using motorcycles as an eco friendly, efficient means of commuting.

That is a first for RTE
39 Replies | 787 Views
» New Rules : 20mph over the speed limit = 2,000euro fine
Nov 26, 2019 - 10:28 AM - by SUGS
..top end seems extreme ..

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/poli...inet-1.4094749
49 Replies | 999 Views
» R.I.P blackrock100 (Fiachra o Marcaigh)
Nov 25, 2019 - 11:31 PM - by chopper
Some might remember BlackRock100 from earlier days and the runs he went on with his k100. he was always good craic on here and in person .I don't a good bit of work on the k100 back in the day . I just heard he had passed on and thought a bit of a thread would be fitting .
Rest in peace blackrock100 .
https://rip.ie/death-notice/fiachra-...-dublin/405177
28 Replies | 501 Views
» Honda CBX
Nov 24, 2019 - 8:35 PM - by Pumbaa the warthog
Anyone here ever own one, or rode one, what are they like to ride etc.?
Thinking of getting one.
24 Replies | 605 Views
» Africa twin xrv 750 engine build
Nov 24, 2019 - 7:33 PM - by DavyH
So this is one with a bit of a difference....itís being (for the majority),built by my 12 year old son.

Itís very much an unloved lump,but not beyond redemption. Was a solid daily runner till the output shaft let go on it...managed to source a complete sound gearbox,and he has shown interest in getting his hands dirty so we got stuck in.






... [Read More]
25 Replies | 413 Views
» Fireblade special
Nov 24, 2019 - 2:19 AM - by black pudding
Sweet fireblade special in practical sportsbikes this month






7 Replies | 305 Views
» Nifty fifty 2020
Nov 22, 2019 - 10:46 PM - by cb400sf
Lads, is the nifty fifty going ahead next year? Haven't seen anything about the entry for it yet.
2 Replies | 176 Views
» Gsxr1100 wp engine paint code
Nov 22, 2019 - 9:54 PM - by soccersmyth
Like a numpty I didn't get a colour match before I got the engine soda blasted.

Anyone have an idea of the colour code.
Google is not my friend in this instance.
6 Replies | 141 Views
» Paint
Nov 22, 2019 - 3:42 PM - by doohanno1
Anybody use the chap on Donedeal who offers resprays....Bernard from Dundalk..?
2 Replies | 174 Views
» Learner vest wanted
Nov 21, 2019 - 3:56 PM - by chopper
Anyone got a spare. A friends looking for one and cant get one locally.
2 Replies | 119 Views
» OXFORD Advanced Heated Grips
Nov 20, 2019 - 8:38 PM - by The Road Runner
Just bought a set of OXFORD Advanced Touring Heated Grips ( Latest Model )... from Bray Honda, at a very good in shop price , at 89 euro, they were 115 in Ballymount.....So if you are looking for a set before the freezing temperatures hit , you could give them shout....





13 Replies | 507 Views
» Glenn Irwin set for TT debut with Honda Racing for 2020
Nov 20, 2019 - 10:30 AM - by Admin
Glenn Irwin will make his Isle of Man TT debut in 2020 as a Honda Racing rider in a new-look international road racing line-up with hot prospect Davey Todd.

Irwin, who also joins his brother Andrew as Honda’s British Superbike riders next season, will finally tackle the Mountain Course next June after the 29-year-old made no secret of his desire to one day take on the unique challenge of the TT.



The Carrickfergus man has already made his mark with four Superbike victories in a row at the North West 200, while Irwin is also a winner at the Macau Grand Prix and a rostrum finisher in the Supersport class at the... [Read More]
7 Replies | 251 Views
» Battery Tender recommendations please
Nov 19, 2019 - 5:12 PM - by duck67
Hi Folks
I'm looking a battery tender for the winter.
Any recomendations or links to a decent deal please ?
Thanks..
16 Replies | 641 Views
» Cookstown 100 road races in trouble !
Nov 19, 2019 - 4:01 PM - by Admin
Organisers of the Cookstown 100 are concerned for the future of the road race after losing £20,000 at this year's event.

The Cookstown & District Motorcycle club said poor weather and rising insurance costs led to 2019 losses.


"If the trend continues, our heritage will fade away," said a club statement.
Last month it was revealed the Ulster Grand Prix's future is in doubt and the Enniskillen 100 will not take place next season.

Next year's Cookstown 100 is set to take place on 24 and 25 April, and BBC Sport... [Read More]
7 Replies | 1,184 Views
» william dunlop remembered
Nov 18, 2019 - 11:33 PM - by featherduster
I missed this when it was broadcast on BBC 1 a year after Williams passing
eventually found it last night .
William was the smoothest and most natural rider i have seen and I loved to watch his style . spoke with him a few times and he was a true gent
Good to see BBC gave him the recognition he deserved too
a credit to his partner Janine his two girls and the Dunlop family and of course his mum and the late Robert & uncle Joey

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7bxk7t
8 Replies | 1,174 Views
» Rutter lap of TT on Ducati V4
Nov 18, 2019 - 4:49 AM - by R.M
Hypnotizing stuff to watch!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYaSG_IoAXk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k01u1CyyyNY

Best onboard lap I've seen.
6 Replies | 1,131 Views

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