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Which zaust
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Engine wanted 2008 zx6r
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Peter Hickman claims provisional...
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Sheared Kickstarter shaft
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Enniskillen Road Races "no longer...
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Mt10 vs Tuono vs Superduke 1290 vs...
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no seat motorcycles ,old military...
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gsxr valve stem damage cause?
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Frame straightening.
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The story of William and Michael...
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Eicma 2019
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Where does it stop?
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A bit on the side
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Toy run?
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Track day fundraiser for Philip...
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RIP Gay Byrne
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Restoring metalwork
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What a great week for testing the...
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Ulster Grand Prix: Future of...
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VRT Inspection
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» Yamaha r1 07 08
Nov 19, 2019 - 8:16 PM - by r1 sean

Back up
Took down over time wasters
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» 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 ?
6 Replies | 319 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... [Read More]
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» 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

4 Replies | 999 Views
» Rutter lap of TT on Ducati V4
Nov 18, 2019 - 4:49 AM - by R.M
Hypnotizing stuff to watch!



Best onboard lap I've seen.
6 Replies | 1,053 Views
» Sheared Kickstarter shaft
Nov 17, 2019 - 3:40 PM - by thecelt
Hi all just wondering if the kick start shaft in the pic can be removed without splitting the crank case .I think there was a small old crack on the shaft as I wasn't digging it .cheers for any advice in advance.
13 Replies | 226 Views
» Biker.ie app
Nov 16, 2019 - 6:16 PM - by menapia dude
Folks is there a biker.ie app
4 Replies | 374 Views
» Meantime in France
Nov 15, 2019 - 11:52 AM - by lessem
35 Replies | 667 Views
» Help Identifying bike
Nov 14, 2019 - 11:28 PM - by dewi
Not too up on the classics but can someone here identify the bike my grandad is on ?
26 Replies | 478 Views
» Lorenzo a Transvestite ?
Nov 14, 2019 - 12:42 PM - by PJ
Three-time MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo appears likely to announce later today that he is infact a transvestite.

Series promoter Dorna issued a communique on Thursday morning when Jorge, heavily intoxicated, was awoken in a public square surrounded by police, crude implements and discarded bottles of vodka and promptly escorted to the MotoGP paddock while dressed up as a woman, stating that an exceptional press conference is to be held at Valencia with Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta, and has been scheduled for 3pm local time today.

A similar press conference was held for Dani Pedrosa at the Sachsenring last year when the long-time Honda rider announced that he was to retire and pursue a more lucrative career in the midget porn industry.

... [Read More]
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» Peter Hickman claims provisional pole for 53rd Macau GP
Nov 14, 2019 - 11:00 AM - by Admin
Peter Hickman claimed provisional pole for Saturday’s Suncity Group 53rd Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix with a dominant display on Thursday.

Hickman, who is seeking his fourth victory in the prestigious race in southern China, posted the fastest lap so far in the afternoon qualifying session.

The MGM by Bathams BMW rider lapped the 3.8-mile Guia course in 2m 25.100s, which put him 1.7 seconds clear of team-mate Michael Rutter on the Honda RC213V-S.

Hickman began the day in the same vein as he led the way in free practice by one second from Rutter.

John McGuinness maintained his impressive... [Read More]
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» Lidl portable jump starter tomorrow
Nov 13, 2019 - 1:32 PM - by WhyTea
As above gang. Anyone purchased one of these before?
Are they any good or would it be better to go to somewhere like amazon? Thinking about picking one up. Any opinions appreciated.
28 Replies | 1,634 Views
» Track Porn in Cartegena....
Nov 13, 2019 - 7:03 AM - by Japcati
23 degrees warm n sunny.
Some nice bikes on track too.
1st time to ever ride at Cartagena.
Some track to learn and ride on.
Turn 1 uphill and turn 3 are savage.
Then the chicane out back.....deadly.

Last day on track today,then a 9 hour drive to Portimao in Portugal for more fun n games there.
45 Replies | 1,734 Views
» The story of William and Michael Dunlop's venture to Macau
Nov 11, 2019 - 4:10 PM - by Admin
Eight years ago, revered road racing brothers William and Michael Dunlop retraced their father Robertís footsteps as they made their first and only appearance at the Macau Grand Prix in southern China.

Robert became the sole member of the legendary Dunlop dynasty to win the prestigious race in 1989 on the PJ OíKane (Garvagh) Honda RC30, when he beat Phillip McCallen and Steve Hislop, who were also riding the iconic Honda machines.

The Ballymoney man had finished on the rostrum the previous year in 1988, when flamboyant American Grand Prix star Kevin Schwantz famously clinched victory at his first attempt on the... [Read More]
1 Reply | 2,066 Views
» Mt10 vs Tuono vs Superduke 1290 vs s1000r
Nov 09, 2019 - 11:31 PM - by KongR1
Considering parting with my gixxer and sourcing a demo or fairly fresh hypernaked. Anyone out there with one of these weapons who could steer my in the right direction ???
20 Replies | 528 Views
» Can you rehab a leaking textile pants
Nov 08, 2019 - 10:56 AM - by Southern Rider
Richa pants, started to leave in water in the usual spot, around the crotch/ass area, can they be fixed or is it shagged.
12 Replies | 543 Views
» Enniskillen Road Races "no longer feasible"
Nov 08, 2019 - 10:51 AM - by Admin
The organisers of the Enniskillen Road Races say it is “no longer feasible” to run the event in 2020.

The Irish National meeting returned to the calendar for the first time in 66 years in 2018 at the Arney circuit in Fermanagh.

However, the Enniskillen Club says a number of factors have led to the decision not to stage the race for a third consecutive year, including rising costs, a lack of financial support from fans attending the race and ongoing roadworks.

The prospect of running the event on a new course in Fermanagh in the future is now being looked into.

A statement issued on... [Read More]
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» Cj 360 t
Nov 07, 2019 - 11:37 PM - by thecelt

Picked this up yesterday. Non runner yet but all there
23 Replies | 425 Views
» What a great week for testing the rain gear
Nov 07, 2019 - 11:25 PM - by dukeNblade
2 Replies | 1,113 Views
» Where does it stop?
Nov 07, 2019 - 10:52 PM - by R.M
It seems year after year bike manufacturers keep increasing HP & Torque while reducing weight of the machine.

With each of these improvements, more rider aids need to be added to keep the rider safe.

Question is....how far can they go? How far do we want them to go?

Do you want a 500hp machine that takes 10 mins at start up to configure ride preferences or do you want a 180hp get on & ride machine where you control all external oddities?
39 Replies | 1,096 Views
» Which zaust
Nov 07, 2019 - 1:41 PM - by MadMac
Chaps and chapett's,
I need to replace the exhaust on my tenere 660
But looking on Ebay I can only see the end piece.
I'm looking for advice on what brand for not at akra
Prices. Also can't seem to find the full system. I'd like
The option to replace it in full possibly in the future
But for now the dual end piece is all I(and neighbours) need.
Nice 1 folks. Over to you
23 Replies | 426 Views
» Ulster Grand Prix: Future of international road race 'in real and imminent danger'
Nov 07, 2019 - 7:40 AM - by Admin
The future of the Ulster Grand Prix international road race is in jeopardy because of serious financial problems.

The Dundrod and District Club explained in a statement that there is a "real and imminent danger" of the event disappearing from the racing calendar.

The club say a severe weather warning issued for Saturday race day in August led to a much reduced crowd and income.

An urgent review is being carried out to assess the viability of running the race meeting in 2020.

Professional advice has been sought by the club with respect to the future running of the event, together with the options available for dealing with the existing financial liabilities.
... [Read More]
6 Replies | 2,111 Views
» Restoring metalwork
Nov 06, 2019 - 8:30 PM - by ars
I'm trying to get this back to looking a bit better than it is.. What's the best way of cleaning it up?

27 Replies | 487 Views
» Eicma 2019
Nov 06, 2019 - 1:53 PM - by seano
Some very nice shiny things appearing at the show. It's looking like 2020 will be a very interesting year for bikes with multiple new models from the ground up coming from most of the top marques. Even some not very Harley Harleys.

Personally Really interested to see how the 890 duke R fares and especially the RS660.

Looks like it might be a more fun and usable option for the road with the 270 crank parallel twin over the likes of an R6 or 636 yet still pack enough power for most, hopefully it might bridge the gap between the likes of a 636 and ninja 650.

... [Read More]
8 Replies | 1,328 Views
» Engine wanted 2008 zx6r
Nov 06, 2019 - 1:43 PM - by mudafuda
Hey guys,

Well she went with a bang this morning, broke the conrod and sent it through the front and rear of the engine. managed to keep her upright though .... back wheel was all over the place with the oil and coolant all over it!

I know its a long shot but.....would anyone of you know of a replacement engine for sale? I have done the usual searches with no luck .....apparently they are like hen's teeth, only weaker

Must be the 08 model... [Read More]
38 Replies | 760 Views
» Pics: Entries for Photo of the Month
Nov 05, 2019 - 7:19 PM - by #metoo
Congratulations to our last winner XRV92 ;

Entries are now being accepted for this months Photo of the Month Competition.

Upload a picture (taken in November) using the 'add image to post' link in the reply area below.

Photos must contain your own bike (can be taken by you or by someone else of you on your bike).

One entry per member only.

No b&w, No BMW's, No photoshopping or enhancements of any kind. People with a history of mental illness and/or deliberate vote spoiling from previous months are excluded from entry.

... [Read More]
11 Replies | 403 Views
» Results: Bike Photo of the Month September 2019
Nov 05, 2019 - 7:16 PM - by #metoo
Very close voting, great shots all.

In 3rd place with 9 votes:

In 2nd place with 10 votes:

In 1st place with 11 votes:

6 Replies | 231 Views
» Options
Nov 04, 2019 - 4:52 PM - by jp biker

I'm looking a 2 bikes at the min
And kinda torn between them

First is a 2016 winter edition zx10rr
Or a 2016 s1000rr

Having had a ninja befour known
There are a super bike vrs the
Unknown German bike what would
Your options please

Both bikes are priced the same

37 Replies | 1,128 Views
» RIP Gay Byrne
Nov 04, 2019 - 4:38 PM - by PJ
An iconic man.

40 Replies | 7,718 Views
» Stator issue/repair needed
Nov 03, 2019 - 10:05 PM - by Honda boi
Well lads.
I've an issue with the charging system on the gsx 1400.
Bike would struggle to start and most of the time would need to use the booster pack on it.battery was only a year old .
So I recharged the battery ,read 12.7v so all good.
Voltage at idle eventually got to 13v but when I increased the rpm the voltage dropped.
So I tested the rectifier and all diodes tested fine.
Tested the stator winding resistance and all in spec of the Haynes manual.
But when I tested the AC of each winding from the stator at 5krpm , I was only getting 45volts instead of a stated 60v needed in the manual.
Does this explain the crappy charging system and why the volts decrease with increased rpm?
Is there somewhere to rewind these? Preferably... [Read More]
9 Replies | 303 Views
» Triple black differance in coloursard times
Nov 03, 2019 - 7:07 PM - by gs plumy
1 Reply | 194 Views
» Frame straightening.
Nov 03, 2019 - 5:38 PM - by sidecarwillie
As above lads, anybody doing frame straightening please. Ta Willie.
9 Replies | 382 Views
» Cj 360 t honda
Nov 02, 2019 - 9:30 PM - by thecelt
Hi all .anyone have one here or any experience with one going looking at one next week .what to look out for and are parts easy to get .any advice welcome
11 Replies | 181 Views

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