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Yamaha TDM 850/900s ?
by -alan-
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Today 12:55 AM
Ulster Grand Prix
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Yesterday 11:49 PM
R6 oil filler cap
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Yesterday 09:13 PM
Tiger 800 12k valve service
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Yesterday 08:59 PM
Classic Bike
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Yesterday 08:37 PM
Renewal insurance query
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Yesterday 05:04 PM
Riding in England ...
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Yesterday 06:50 AM
Dublin hit and run.
Last post by The comb over kid
20th May 2019 11:18 PM
Iconic motorbikes
Last post by The comb over kid
20th May 2019 11:08 PM
Euro Trip - Pics
by R.M
Last post by woodsman
20th May 2019 10:18 PM
TCX boots great price
by faz1
Last post by faz1
20th May 2019 07:41 PM
New (to me) bike shopping
Last post by Dralex72
20th May 2019 06:15 PM
Triumph Mechanic
by Hughsie
Last post by Hughsie
20th May 2019 03:50 PM
What shops sell wheel bearing kits...
by SandR
Last post by SandR
20th May 2019 02:17 PM
Triumph Tiger Explorer very nice...
by Sakas
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19th May 2019 06:58 PM
Tyres - Cotter's
Last post by Syllabus
19th May 2019 04:53 PM
Pics: Bike Photo of the Month May...
by #metoo
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19th May 2019 04:13 PM
Free L tabard
by Brum
Last post by petemcl
19th May 2019 01:23 PM
service time
Last post by PAUL1
19th May 2019 11:15 AM
Caliper pin bolt broken
Last post by Dirtyshirt
19th May 2019 10:32 AM
Teds truckin
Last post by phillo45
18th May 2019 10:49 PM
Northwest 200 Stream 2019
Last post by benomac32
18th May 2019 10:03 PM
Fully Comp or Third Party?
Last post by Confusion
18th May 2019 07:06 PM
Rabbit vibrator drypack us20.
Last post by woodsman
18th May 2019 03:14 PM
Stolen Bike Thread
by Liamo
Last post by chainsawmassacre
18th May 2019 02:24 PM
Would you??
Last post by me2
18th May 2019 04:38 AM
Go Pro or No?
Last post by me2
18th May 2019 04:13 AM
Tuesday West Cork..just a pic
by Gellum
Last post by Gellum
17th May 2019 09:33 PM
Cbr Rr display
Last post by the dessert fox
17th May 2019 07:28 PM
Argentina SS 600
by SoulX
Last post by Jack stowage
17th May 2019 09:23 AM
Enduro on UK Reg
Last post by silver fox
16th May 2019 10:51 PM
Wiper for helmet visor :
by Admin
Last post by nednedned
16th May 2019 03:26 PM
Cylinder head pressure test and...
Last post by Kazawhaki
16th May 2019 12:09 PM
Throttle Position Sensor
Last post by HurricaneDream
16th May 2019 11:09 AM
How to prevent stains on driveway...
by SandR
Last post by SandR
16th May 2019 09:57 AM
Need an advice on how to post...
by tankas
Last post by RTV
16th May 2019 09:02 AM
Quickshifter guy?
Last post by Andrei "The Russian"
15th May 2019 06:00 PM
Hutchy banned from todays...
by Admin
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15th May 2019 05:03 PM
Last post by My First Suzuki
14th May 2019 10:52 PM
MCE Insurance
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14th May 2019 10:51 PM
Burgman 400
Last post by jic44
14th May 2019 07:38 PM
Day 10 - Euro Trip
by R.M
Last post by budgerman
14th May 2019 05:14 PM
Day 9 Euro Trip
by R.M
Last post by R.M
14th May 2019 03:24 PM
» What mileage should I sell bike at?
May 21, 2019 - 9:58 PM - by goose81
So I have a 2014 Ducati panigale that I commute to work on, I think I bought it with about 13k km and it now has 17k on it after about a year, wondering what sort of mileage I should be offloading it at so I don't lose a bomb on it and struggle to sell..

If it was a different make I probably wouldn't have as much concern but I think people looking for a bike like it will want low mileage , don't want to sell it but don't want to lose my bollox either
6 Replies | 170 Views
» Tiger 800 12k valve service
May 21, 2019 - 8:12 AM - by buster22
Anyone know where to go in Dublin for a 12k valve service for a 2012 tiger 800? Usually do services myself but never done a valve check and dont want to chance it. Also anyone know appox how much it should cost for the valve check and a full service ?
5 Replies | 302 Views
» Classic Bike
May 20, 2019 - 11:48 PM - by The comb over kid
This bullshit started in the late 80s when everybody was earning a few bob. All of a sudden mediocre shite from the 70s was big money and a classic. Fair enough a Honda 400/4, CBX1000 went up in price but a lot of cheap muck from the 70s followed, especially 2 strokes...ffsake Suzuki GT 750 kettle
8 Replies | 363 Views
» Renewal insurance query
May 20, 2019 - 5:11 PM - by sparkykelly69
Hey guys, just got my renewal from Carole Nash and under my current bike, '87 535 V.irago, full comp, 2yrs no claims, I'm being quoted Ä570. I also checked Principal, but there's only Ä40 difference. Is this the norm for everyone.
Would you recommend Principal over Carole Nash, or am I better off sticking where I am.
8 Replies | 375 Views
» Yamaha TDM 850/900s ?
May 20, 2019 - 4:35 PM - by -alan-
Been thinking about getting an older (ie cheap) more all-round type bike for scooting around the place and maybe even a bit of touring. (No way in hell I'm ever going anywhere further afield than 2 hours ride on a 675 ) )

Brother suggested one of the bigger TDMs. On first glance, seems to fit the bill as it's one of the original tall tourers - and importantly - not one of those teutonic piece of crap. Seen pics of the odd TDM out on trackways too, so guess they probably steer and handle not too badly into the bargain.

Anybody any knowledge or experience of them - good bad or indifferent ?
10 Replies | 319 Views
» Picos de Europa
May 20, 2019 - 3:07 PM - by Bruce
Just back from a week in Northern Spain...

Used the direct ferry from Cork to Santander...

The outward sailing was a bit of a disaster - hit a storm in the Bay of Biscay and had to divert around the worst of it...
Added 6 hours to the journey and gave me a right dose of seasickness...

Landed in Santander at 8.00pm and had a miserable 100Km ride to the hotel in driving rain...

That was the only rain I saw on the trip so can't complain too much...

Great weather for the rest of the week - got up to 28 degrees at one point...

The Picos are awesome - lovely s.cenery, very little traffic (in May at least), loads of bikes around and a great variety of roads...
Lots of really tight, twisting... [Read More]
12 Replies | 423 Views
» R6 oil filler cap
May 20, 2019 - 10:12 AM - by LORENZO99
Lads anyone on here have an oil filler cap?
Or where can u get one today around Dublin?
9 Replies | 269 Views
» Riding in England ...
May 19, 2019 - 6:31 PM - by Mr.KneeDown
Alright lads! Looking to see if anyone has some info on the topic..

Looking at moving to the UK for a year in September to study a Masters. Anybody got an idea if I can bring my own bike with me and insure/ride it legally over? Would I have to get a UK reg? Would Irish insurance policy cover me, etc, etc.

Brexit and all that boll*x aside, what's the story with it?

10 Replies | 554 Views
» Ulster Grand Prix
May 19, 2019 - 5:11 PM - by sidegrinder
looking for info for camping at the Ulster gp, might take a caravan and dig in for the week as im not going to TT this year, thanks
4 Replies | 308 Views
» Tyres - Cotter's
May 19, 2019 - 2:09 PM - by Syllabus
Anyone know if Cotter's prices incl fitting when checking online???
3 Replies | 315 Views
» Caliper pin bolt broken
May 19, 2019 - 12:06 AM - by Chipped rim
Basically, one of the 2 pins holding the brake pads inside the caliper broke and I used a steel cotter pin as a replacement. They're not under any significant stress are they? Just thinking how dangerous it could be until new caliper arrives
3 Replies | 294 Views
» Teds truckin
May 18, 2019 - 9:57 PM - by phillo45
Hey lads is Teds trucking still goings have been trying to ring Damien for a few days but it won't connect to the number
4 Replies | 298 Views
» service time
May 18, 2019 - 9:20 PM - by the dessert fox
any oil + filter deals on the go anywhere at the mo?
3 Replies | 270 Views
» North West 200: Irwin continues Superbike dominance as rain disrupts racing
May 18, 2019 - 7:40 PM - by Admin
Click the image to open in full size.

Carrickfergus racer Glenn Irwin won his fourth consecutive Superbike race at a rain-disrupted North West 200.

After victory in the opening 'big bike' race, Irwin's chances of competing another double were dashed as the final race of the day was cancelled.

Elsewhere James Hillier claimed his first North West victory in the Superstocks while Davey Todd took his first win in the Supersport class.

... [Read More]
6 Replies | 384 Views
» Power commander V issue
May 18, 2019 - 3:27 PM - by Darkcloud
I've a second hand PC V .. when I plug into usb to laptop the power light lights up but laptop doesn't recognise that a usb device has been connected..
Any ideas?
7 Replies | 293 Views
» Dublin hit and run.
May 18, 2019 - 9:03 AM - by johnny b

Just in case anyone here saw this or has go pro footage.

What kind of prick hits and runs? It's just beyond me.
People have very little respect for anything or anyone now days.
24 Replies | 1,039 Views
» Tuesday West Cork..just a pic
May 17, 2019 - 9:33 PM - by Gellum
Upload fail
0 Replies | 150 Views
» Enniskillen road races 28-29 June 19
May 17, 2019 - 6:28 PM - by nednedned
Attached Files
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1 Reply | 149 Views
» Rabbit vibrator drypack us20.
May 17, 2019 - 4:47 PM - by woodsman
Had one ordered from visor shop but itís going to be a long wait. Ordered a week ago and wonít be there for at least 2 weeks.
Anyone know where I can get this rare item?
20 Replies | 473 Views
» New (to me) bike shopping
May 16, 2019 - 6:57 PM - by Dralex72
So, IBT (full A) licence done last week. Bank just confirmed I can borrow 3k. Time to buy a big boy bike I can use for the test. I've seen a BMW F800 st on done deal for 2.5, anyone have an opinion on these? More importantly, anyone know of a mechanic in Dublin I could pay to take a look at whatever I look at before passing with the cash?

21 Replies | 763 Views
» Throttle Position Sensor
May 16, 2019 - 11:09 AM - by HurricaneDream
Hey guys !

Does anyone have the tool to reset a throttle position sensor for a ducati 848 / 1098 series around limerick or a bit out , willing to chuck a few bob for your time. Just don't want to be heading down to Dublin for small job .
0 Replies | 95 Views
» Cbr Rr display
May 15, 2019 - 11:48 PM - by doyler365
This is showing up on the cbr when switched off. Have no owners manual for it. Thanks in advance
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File Type: JPG IMG_1828.JPG (24.8 KB)
15 Replies | 459 Views
» Argentina SS 600
May 15, 2019 - 8:40 PM - by SoulX
600 racing series starting to really heat up
6 Replies | 244 Views
» Wiper for helmet visor :
May 15, 2019 - 6:06 PM - by Admin
Detachable (hopefully not at high speed), I suppose if it wasn't mad money it would be worth having in a tank bag for everyday bikers/commuters ;

Word on the street is that Hickman has a stash to test out at this years TT, where its promised to lash rain for two weeks.
16 Replies | 480 Views
» Triumph Mechanic
May 15, 2019 - 2:55 PM - by Hughsie
Well lads - does anyone know of a mechanic who dabbles in Triumphs at all?
More specifically a Sprint.

Preferably in the Dublin area.
10 Replies | 586 Views
» Fully Comp or Third Party?
May 15, 2019 - 1:41 PM - by GaryMunster
I took out a policy with AXA 2 days ago. I got Fully comp insurance.

However, after thinking about it, I would never claim for the bike if I caused an accident as the bike is worth Ä3500. I would be bolloxed insuring anything else if I did.

I called AXA and they said I can swap down to Third Party Fire and Theft if I want.

Question is, am I missing anything obvious here??
22 Replies | 650 Views
» Need an advice on how to post panniers
May 15, 2019 - 1:33 PM - by tankas
Hey guys,
looking for an advice on whom I should ask on postage prices to get a set of side panniers posted to Greece. Also how would you package such items? Im thinking couple of heavy duty bin bags should do the job. TA
5 Replies | 212 Views
» How to prevent stains on driveway when cleaning chain?
May 15, 2019 - 12:29 PM - by SandR
Guys, I'm running out of IKEA cardboard boxes to tear apart. I need a more sustainable solution. I'm thinking black garbage bags, but I reckon those have small holes on them. What do you use? Thank you.
25 Replies | 632 Views
» Iconic motorbikes
May 15, 2019 - 9:45 AM - by N11 EXPRESS
This shop in LA seems to stock nothing but the best and have just started a YouTube channel so itís one to keep a eye on
8 Replies | 466 Views
» Hutchy banned from todays qualifying
May 14, 2019 - 7:50 PM - by Admin
16-time TT winner Ian Hutchinson has been excluded from today's qualifying times after his machine was found to be using a non-compliant supplementary fuel additive system.

Click the image to open in full size.

A statement issued after Tuesday's practice session said organisers of the event:
"stipulate the use of nitrous oxide is strictly
... [Read More]
7 Replies | 652 Views
» North West 200: Dean Harrison sets Superbike pace in opening practice
May 14, 2019 - 3:10 PM - by Admin
Bradford rider Dean Harrison set the pace during a sun-splashed opening practice session at the North West 200.

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Harrison, yet to win at the Northern Ireland meeting, set a fastest lap of 121.21mph in the Superbike session.

The 30-year-old's time left him ahead of Michael Dunlop and North West 200 wins record holder Alastair Seeley.

Seeley led the first Supersport session with Peter... [Read More]
5 Replies | 246 Views
» Pics: Bike Photo of the Month May 2019
May 14, 2019 - 1:33 PM - by #metoo
Please upload entries to the Photo of the Month Competition Gallery

After you upload a photo using the link above,

At the bottom it says 'Right-Click this link to Copy, then Right-Click Paste into'

so your image would appear on the forum here as ;

[img] [/img]

This is to avoid the issue of broken links messing up the thread. If youíre having trouble just shout out for help.

Please enter the competition in the... [Read More]
27 Replies | 822 Views

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