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» Duplicate key services in Ireland
Sep 16, 2019 - 10:58 AM - by GaryMunster
Alright lads,

I have 1 key for the bike and 1 for the work van. I want to get duplicates incase the worst happens. They both have immobilisers so its not just key cutting but coding also.

Any recommendations as to where to get this done in Ireland? (Cork preferably )

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» Sport bike reccomendation
Sep 15, 2019 - 10:06 PM - by jic44
Its time i got a proper bike again. I am currently using a burgman as a daily bike and its great but i want something fun. Specifically a sports bike.

Roughly a 4k budget. I am trying to decide between a jap 600/750 or an RSVR factory.

Looking for opinions on the Aprilia. I would like to try another twin having previously had a 749s. The problem with the 749 was it always wanted to be driven hard and was a pig at low speed.

Asking people with experience can the Aprilia be driven round town or is it a pig also.

Also how unreliable is one going to be?

Am i better off just getting a jap IL 4.

will be doing approx 6k a year mostly weekend stuff with some commuting and keeping the burgman as a daily.
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» Help required. stranded uk biker in galway.
Sep 15, 2019 - 7:26 PM - by Camp
Hi i stopped to help a guy and his wife on a broken down bmw gs 1200 today. They were on the way to killarney and intended getting ferry back to uk on thursday.
Bike cut out by gort. Resue van picked it up and was taking it to a compound locally. The owner and his wife i think were going to a bnb . anyone here know anyone in the galway area that could look at bike for them.? Bike is turning over but not firing.
Bmw gs 1200 2006.
Iím back in cork now but left my number with them.
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» Yamaha mt09 Tracer GT or Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE?
Sep 15, 2019 - 4:28 PM - by N1ghtr08d
So I'm getting a claim payout shortly and I'm undecided as to what to get....
I want to upgrade from my '00 Honda Varadero 1000xl to a new bike. I'm on the fence between the '19 Tracer GT and the '19 Versys 1000 SE. Both have similar hp and specs but I'm leaning towards the Kawasaki.
Do you guys have any advice between the 2 and do you guys have any other recommendations? I'm looking for a "sit up and beg" style scoot instead of a crotch rocket... Nothing against them at all, I just don't want to buy one.

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» Honda CV Carb - anybody know there way round them ?
Sep 15, 2019 - 2:07 PM - by -alan-
Long story - kind of stuck on getting the Cb450 running right. She's a '72 bike;, with the original Keihin CV Carbs. Complex bloody things - made worse by 45 years of wear and tear. I've stripped the carbs and cleaned them - many times - and rebuilt them with new gaskets and jet kits.

Where they're at currently is the bike starts and runs ok, pulls really well from the midrange and on up - but - the air mixture screw still isn't working properly on one side. Makes it hard to get a smooth idle, and to me, the bike feels lumpy and generally unhappy pulling off idle. Not the worst problem in the world, but it's bugging me that it's not right,

According to the manual:

"Next, adjust your “air/mixture screws”. Usually, 3/4 turn out from... [Read More]
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» Park in Dublin
Sep 15, 2019 - 11:15 AM - by xrv92
I am heading into the city centre on Wednesday and have to go on the bike. Where can I park? Thanks
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» Clinging noise from rear wheel
Sep 13, 2019 - 6:42 PM - by glxfr
on my ride home this evening I started to hear some clinging noise from the rear wheel but also felt some vibration through the bike... tiny but could feel them.

I didn't see anything obvious on the tyre but the rear caliper and breakdisk are quite warm to the touch whereas the 2 front calipers and disk were stone cold.

So I'm thinking either a slightly warped disk or some issue with the break pads or rear caliper. ???

Anyone any idea?

And if so I'll need somewhere open tomorrow to replace one or both as I need the bike Monday which could be the hardest part... any idea who has a service dept open on the saturdays not too far from Dublin 15???
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» Stolen from Malahide this morning!
Sep 13, 2019 - 7:33 AM - by madthing
Any help with this lads...

Stolen last night from Malahide. Just posted for sale 2 days ago.

WR250x. 2008 (08KE7105)
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» Leaking sump plug
Sep 11, 2019 - 8:54 PM - by Mailiam
Is friend has a sump thatís leaking oil. It looks like the previous owner cross threaded the nut and [email protected]@ked up the threads. Canít find a replacement sump so whatís the best option for him. Heís in Cork if anyone has any recommendations on some business that could help him out. Thanks in advance.
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» Interested on the views of others on ferries out of Ireland.
Sep 11, 2019 - 8:36 PM - by Unfazed
Just returned from from a trip to France with my wife, went Cork Roscoff with Britany Ferries, and returned Cherbourg Rosslare with Stena.
Brittany Ferries:
Check in was an easy affair and within 30 minutes of arriving I was on the car deck. Directed down to the dungeon of the ferry and to what could only be called an awkward corner to put you bike. Over 30 bikes stuck in this little corner of the ferry packed like sardines 4 deep. The staff directing you in so close it was almost impossible to get in between the bikes with out knocking mirrors and panniers. Staff insisted that all bikes to be on their side stands for no other reason, other than cram more bikes in to... [Read More]
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» Gonna have to start somewhere
Sep 11, 2019 - 8:15 PM - by dawgz
I'll only use if for the bikes to start with.
And will the occasional aldi/lidl yokes do me for me or should I look elsewhere?
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» Voting: Bike Pic of the Month August 2019
Sep 11, 2019 - 11:59 AM - by #metoo
Voting: Bike Pic of the Month August 2019

Congratulations to last months winner Kwaka Rules, who kindly allowed his prize to roll over making a grand total of 100Ä available for the August competition.

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

... [Read More]
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» Monimoto
Sep 10, 2019 - 8:26 PM - by CodeJACK
I know how much ye all like the topic of trackers so I thought id start another thread on this specific one that I heard about today.

Fella was telling me that its great as a motion sensor alone and he knows to go running to the bike when he gets a call from it. Says very few false alerts etc.
The GPS bit seems to work quite well but thankfully he's not had to use it.

I like the idea that its self powered and once buried in the bike, you plan to replace the battery at each service where you might have fairing off etc anyway.

It seems the only real issue with it is the locality to the "key" that activates the alarm. Chances are, the bike is still in... [Read More]
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» Weld a nut to a rounded stud?
Sep 09, 2019 - 7:26 PM - by Pelagic
Got three of four allen key studs out of a soon to be replaced rear brake disk. Fourth is fecked and I need a nut welded to it to remove it.

Any recommendations, starting from Dublin 14 or 16 please?
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» rd 350 lc running poorly
Sep 09, 2019 - 12:53 PM - by menapia dude
Right folks, a tough one for ye experts,

i have a 1982 rd 350lc with new motor rebuild, i have standard airbox and main jets are 240,needles are set in standard position,she has period micron exhausts

the bike runs good in first and second powerband kicks in at about 6k revs, when i hit 3rd she struggles to reach powerband, in 4th she struggles to maintain 50 to 60 mph on the flat, have not got a hope of reaching 5th or 6th,

standard jets are 220 i went to 240 because of the microns, i do have spare 250 and 260 size jets

so on rd forums they differ alot with their answers, some say rise the needle a notch, some say use 250 or 260 jets

so lets hear ur thoughts on her thanks in advance... [Read More]
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» VRT pia....
Sep 09, 2019 - 11:38 AM - by Dominus Obsequious Sororium
Brought the bike to Greenhills to do the VRT process...paperwork checked, bike inspected (yes, it DOES only have one seat, I did fill the box correctly), all going fine, then she tells me as the bike isn't in the system, I have to make another appointment to come back and complete the process....
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» local mechanic needed
Sep 08, 2019 - 5:26 PM - by chillam69
Hey lads, I had the bike lying idle for the last year. Put in a new battery and started her up today, but as soon as I close the choke or give it throttle it dies. I am assuming the carbs are clogged up! Anyway I haven't used a local mechanic in a while so I am wondering who could ye recommend. I need the bike picked up also. I am in Dublin 22.
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» BSB live on Quest 144 free to air
Sep 08, 2019 - 1:59 PM - by odonovan35
BSB live on Quest 144 free to air
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» Battery box
Sep 08, 2019 - 12:17 PM - by DavyH
Looking to have a battery box made up,anyone on here willing and able. Or who would you recommended in the greater Dublin area. TIA
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» Oz licence transferred
Sep 07, 2019 - 7:55 PM - by levin
A mate of mine got his oz license transferred to Irish and it came with a code 79.03, which when u google it comes up as restricted to tricycles
Anybody have any experience with this , he said he was restricted to a 650 in oz
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» Where can I dispose of used tyres??
Sep 07, 2019 - 9:22 AM - by N11 EXPRESS
I rang the local council and they said bring them to your nearest tyre shop Iíve a stack of bike tyres there now in the way and the council think the nearest tyre fitters will take them for free...... yeah right.
How do you folks get rid of used tyres?
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» Ryanair
Sep 07, 2019 - 8:27 AM - by Rockster
Just a heads up on flying to the Uk wit Ryanair, may be common knowledge but just in case. Was flying over to brexit land to pick up a bike a few days ago. Bunged all my stuff, lid gloves scarf, repair kit into a small bag (will fit in overhead lockers btw) and off I go.
When yer wan took out the repair kit I knew there and then there was going to be an issue. The reaming tool' I suppose could be a lethal weapon and the co2 cannisters were a no no. Explained what they were for to the nice lady only to be told that the only ones they allow onboard are for inflating life rafts vests etc. In the end she took 2 off me and left me with 2 (??)
She did empty everything out and go throught it with a fine tooth comb. Lots of questions and good frisking later (it was a fella - bummer)... [Read More]
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» CBR 954 gullwing top yoke wanted
Sep 06, 2019 - 5:04 PM - by Japcati
As above.......looking for a straight CBR 954 gullwing top yoke.
Needs to be in decent condition and not warped or scratched to fuck.

Anyone got 1?
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» Oulton BSB: Dubliner Kennedy opens one second gap in Supersport practice
Sep 06, 2019 - 2:30 PM - by Admin

Integro Yamaha’s Jack Kennedy demolished his Dickies British Supersport opposition in Friday practice at the Oulton Park BSB round, lapping more than a second faster than the chasing pack on a drying track.

The Irishman had already established a 1.1s lead over former champion Alastair Seeley in this afternoon’s session but a final lap of 1’37.935 saw it increase to almost 1.2s before GP2 runner Mason Law clawed back a few tenths.

EHA Yamaha’s Seeley then closed the gap again only for Kennedy to wring out a 1’37.830 which was enough for top spot.

A late lap from GP2 runner Kyle Ryde saw him... [Read More]
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» Bloody windy today
Sep 06, 2019 - 2:27 PM - by allsorts&oddjobs
Just had to go for a spin today, nothing much just forty or fifty miles, just to get out of the house, as you do, noted that it was very blustery, heavy gusts of swirling wind, not the niced biking weather.

So i pulled out the pan 1100, best windy weather bike ive ever ridden, solid and planted on the road, doesnt get pushed around even in the strongest side wind, I know its a heavy old lump but im sure its more to do with aerodynamics than anything else. For instance i found the VFR800 shite in a sidewind, might as well be sailing.

Any whoo, just got to wondering whats the best/worst bikes out there in those conditions that youve all experienced

Answers on a postcard....
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» Good quality brake lever recommendations.
Sep 04, 2019 - 10:03 PM - by RobbieBeGood
Can you recommend good quality brake levers at a decent price? I have Pazzo ones on the Blade and find them excellent but was hoping to spend a bit less this time. Mixed results with Chinese brands in the past so probably won't go that route (unless they're particularly good rip-offs!)
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» Northern Ireland race team owner Wilson Craig passes away
Sep 04, 2019 - 3:00 PM - by Admin
Well-known Northern Ireland road racing team owner Wilson Craig has sadly passed away.

Wilson worked with some of the biggest names in the sport, including Guy Martin, William Dunlop, Cameron Donald, Keith Amor, Jamie Hamilton, Derek McGee and David Johnson.

His son confirmed the news on Wednesday ;

“It is with the deepest sadness that I must
... [Read More]
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» East coast racing festival (Killalane road races) at Skerries this weekend
Sep 03, 2019 - 10:02 PM - by featherduster
East coast racing festival (Killalane road races) at Skerries this weekend
last road race of the season
Practice Saturday 7th Sept roads close 12.00 to 19.00
Racing Sunday 8th Sept Roads close 08.00 to 18.30
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» My Bike was stolen 2008 Fireblade. Reward
Sep 03, 2019 - 7:49 PM - by BM69
My bike was stolen from my garden shed in carlow at 2.27am on morning of 30th Aug.
2008 Honda fireblade. Black and white
Oz lightweight wheels, ohlins rear, k tech forks, quick shifter, delcvic exhaust.

€1000 reward for safe return.
Pictures of suspects attached. Have a video but not sure how to upload.
Keep an eye out for the bike or the parts.


... [Read More]
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» Did facebook fuck everything ?
Sep 03, 2019 - 7:30 PM - by Admin
Looks like the beginning of the end for online discussion platforms.

The social justice warriors, meetoo'ers, burd brains, fakenews & drivel from geriatrics fucked it for the ordinary inquisitive begrudging neighbourhood stalker following & liking the pouting selfie-snappers using beauty filters on their diamante cased iphones.

... [Read More]
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» Ellison joins Bike Devil MV Agusta for remainder of 2019 BSB season
Sep 03, 2019 - 5:10 PM - by Admin
James Ellison will be back on the Bennetts British Superbike Championship grid at Oulton Park after signing for the Bike Devil Insurance Sweda MV Agusta Racing UK.

The Kendal native completed a successful test with the team at Donington Park today and is looking forward to getting to grips with the bike he helped develop back in the early Noughties.

“I am really excited to get the opportunity to get out on the BSB grid again with the MV Agusta team. We managed to get a few laps in at Donington Park just to get the basics like the handlebars and seat positions comfy before Oulton Park, so a big thank you to... [Read More]
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» Oulton BSB: Race weekend schedule and TV times
Sep 03, 2019 - 11:50 AM - by Admin
Race weekend schedule and TV times for the Oulton Park Bennetts British Superbike Showdown decider:


British Eurosport 2 - 11:00 and 15:30

British Eurosport 2 - 13:00
Quest - 13:00

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