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» V Strom 650 or Versys 650
Jul 07, 2020 - 10:51 PM - by Alabama Whitman
Thinking about one of these as my next bike, anybody with experience or either? Would like your opinions, pros and cons, what to look out for, what goes wrong etc,
Thanks in advance
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» Tom tom
Jul 07, 2020 - 8:23 PM - by joe williams
Lads anyway to download irl and uk maps onto a tomtom v4 2013 , cant do it online says its not supported any more ?? It has lifetime maps , only just bought it , disappointed. Any sites doing it ??
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» Michelin deal
Jul 07, 2020 - 1:28 PM - by johnny b
Michelin tyre deal at the moment.

Pair of bike tyres and you get the option of 35e cashback or a tyre pressure monitoring system worth 100e.

Takes the sting out of new tyres a bit.

Got it in cotters the other day.

Review here of the tpms.


Check our the Michelin site for details think it runs to July 30th
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» If you did use the wrong spec oil...
Jul 07, 2020 - 11:11 AM - by -alan-
...and the clutch started slipping because it wasn't JASO spec/had the nasty friction modifiers..

Is there anyway to properly clean the plates and get them working properly again short of stripping th clutch and cleaning the plates individually ?

Wondering if you could you flush it with an engine cleaner or similar.

(Dunno if it that was the case btw - just looking for an easier way to test it without having to pull the engine casings and clutch off the bike)
3 Replies | 152 Views
» LED lights and heat?
Jul 07, 2020 - 10:46 AM - by Sleazy Rider
I have another post up about a replacement headlight and I am looking at a chineese headlight unit.

It comes with shitty 35w bulbe and I see in the reviews from a guy who replaced these with proper 65w h4 bulbs that the heat dulled the plastic finish of the surround.

Would replacing the bulbs with an led set up avoid this heat problem or do they still run hot?
3 Replies | 82 Views
» Enfield Interceptor 3 year warranty
Jul 07, 2020 - 8:25 AM - by Luki
Iím looking at commuting from Greystones to Town 3 days a week. Would probably take the back road through Bray and Killiney. Would a new Enfield with 3 year warranty be a bad idea?
47bhp which is 7bhp less than a triumph t100, 3 less than a HD sportster or my old w650. It can do 100mph.
6 Replies | 172 Views
» Replacement Gear Levers - Generic
Jul 06, 2020 - 5:22 PM - by -alan-
Been looking for a replacement gear lever for the old CB450. Splines on it are banjaxed.

Replacement ones (copies, not OEM ones at that) are stupid money (£160 quid shipped) :


Came across some decent looking and better quality aluminium racing shifters for motoX bikes for a helluva lot less - about 1/5th of the price:

... [Read More]
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» Bearings.
Jul 05, 2020 - 10:58 PM - by woodsman
Where can I buy them in the mid west?
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» Leaky oily thing
Jul 05, 2020 - 10:31 PM - by allsorts&oddjobs
New toy, couldnt resist it, sellin locally fairly cheap and in good condition.

1959 AJS250 model 14

19 Replies | 217 Views
» Lyons Tyres Thurles.
Jul 04, 2020 - 5:28 PM - by woodsman
After the Dpd lost tyre saga..........

Phoned these guys up and they got a tyre overnight for me.
Seems like a great family run business and they were very careful with my new rim.

Because of their customer focus I spent more money with them and put 4 new tyres on the motor.
1 Reply | 161 Views
» New toy
Jul 03, 2020 - 6:39 PM - by sirius
Treated myself to a Suzuki Vstrom 1050 XT

30 Replies | 511 Views
» Decals.
Jul 03, 2020 - 7:15 AM - by menapia dude
Folks who is the best for Decals need top quality
13 Replies | 303 Views
» collection from Mayo to Wexford
Jul 03, 2020 - 7:12 AM - by menapia dude
Folks looking for someone to take a bike from Mayo to wexford ?,cant get TEDs Transport on fone,anyone else around
1 Reply | 102 Views
» Customs Query
Jul 02, 2020 - 12:04 PM - by Billy84
Sorry if this question was asked before but...

I want to purchase a Yoshi R-77 full system and found a new one on eBay in the states.

The price is Ä995 plus Ä60 for shipping so roughly Ä1055 all in.

My question is are there any hidden customs or excise duty charges that I will be hit with when the system lands.

Anyone have any experience of buying parts from the states before and able to offer any advice?

20 Replies | 376 Views
» Motogp new schedule.
Jul 02, 2020 - 9:48 AM - by Sleazy Rider
17 dates confirmed..... for now. May be 4 more..... may be a lot less too if things don't improve....

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» Weird tyres ???
Jul 01, 2020 - 2:20 PM - by Sleazy Rider
Came across this streetfighter on Dungdeal and I wonder what is the story with the tyres on it.....

All I can say is that I never seen the like before so can someone tell me what is going on with them side of tyres front and rear?

Link to ad here https://www.donedeal.ie/motorbikes-f...a-go-/24848210

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» Dun Laoghaire Test Route
Jul 01, 2020 - 12:52 PM - by The Fitz
Anyone have a map or information on the Dun Laoghaire test route? Or any info ref where they do U-turn/slow speed work? Thanks.
1 Reply | 90 Views
» Scorpion Helmets
Jun 29, 2020 - 2:10 PM - by pedrosixfour
Hi all.

Is there anywhere in Ireland with a good selection of Scorpion helmets?

Been toying with the idea of a modular/flip-up/convertible lid for a while.

I was leaning towards a Bell Broozer or Scorpion Covert X, but I'm not sold on the idea of a helmet with so little face protection, even with the chin guard in place.

Scorpion now have the Exo Tech available which can be used in both the closed & open position, with the chin bar rotating right out of the way.

I wouldn't mind trying/buying one local though, as I had no luck buying a helmet online the... [Read More]
8 Replies | 289 Views
» Painting and flairing repairs.
Jun 29, 2020 - 1:54 PM - by D1Dman
Any one in the kerry/cork/limerick area with a good turn around time,doing this type of work.If not,any recommendations. Tryed Guy on DD kilkenny, no longer does it. Any ideas !
5 Replies | 215 Views
» Ross noble off road dave now
Jun 28, 2020 - 7:26 PM - by joe mc gonagle
On now .dont know if its any good maybe worth a watch
7 Replies | 225 Views
» MotoAmerica
Jun 28, 2020 - 8:53 AM - by Jack stowage
Anyone watching...better than nothing......
6 Replies | 276 Views
» Bike lift wanted
Jun 27, 2020 - 1:09 PM - by menapia dude
Folks , I have a make shift bike lift was going to buy a good strong one what are ye using and have ye any for sale thanks
9 Replies | 391 Views
» Custom Leather Trousers Made To Order
Jun 26, 2020 - 7:01 PM - by The Road Runner
Looking into having some Custom Leathers made to order,
Anyone ever used Dublin Leather Company....they seem to be based in Belgium now, But they seem to have some kind of depot near Drogheda .

Has anyone heard of them or better still ordered successfully from them.

6 Replies | 415 Views
» Mondello Noise
Jun 26, 2020 - 8:56 AM - by PJ
Taken from Caragh and Donore Fake book page. Posted anonymously.
Most of the replies are positive and take into consideration the revenue it brings to the area. BSB needs to be brought back.

Feel free to email them but keep it civil.

Would you mind posting the following if possible.
With the sound of Mondello returning to our lovely countryside quiet, if anyone is interested in discussing in a positive and proactive way (or if you have already discussed, or would like to join the discussions ) how the noise levels and increased frequency of events can be better managed to the benefit of all please get in touch with us on ... [Read More]
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» Baseline service cost
Jun 25, 2020 - 11:03 AM - by Technician
Folks, just want to get a sense check on current service prices for maxi-scoots.

Dropped mine into a small independent 1-man band for a pair of tyres, oil change, and new plug. Was told in advance tyres were €60 each. All good, I assumed this was a fitted price.

Got the bill this morning:

Tyres €120
Tyre fitting: €60
Service: €100

I just can't see how this adds up. The scooter takes 0.9L of oil and a single spark plug. The labour rates at this shop are €30ph from previous work, of course you never get a break down of bills formally.

What I was anticipating was:
Tyres - 120
Oil - 10
Plug - 10
Labour (2hrs) 60.

So it's basically double what I was... [Read More]
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» Two questions
Jun 24, 2020 - 11:32 PM - by Jfarrell32
Need some suggestions for a route out of blessington on the west side of the mountains for a nice spin? The gap is a mess and roads are awful. Was thinking of heading towards Baltinglass then south and back around by N11. Starting out of Ardclough/Naas side. Somewhere for a bit of lunch on the route would be a bonus. Any suggestions welcome? On a completely different topic - my pal just bought a beautiful ninja but is sliding all over the place once he hits the power. Any suggestions for a remedy short of velco and sticking him to the seat? Thanks J
9 Replies | 366 Views
» BOOT ZIPS.....Repairs Dublin
Jun 23, 2020 - 5:48 PM - by The Road Runner
Need a couple of zips replaced, and soles if i can, i have been to the place near the vet clinic in charlemount st. but he has got very pricey lately....and he is a bit slow.......:thumbsup2 :

Any recommendations for someone in dublin who would do a decent job lads.......Thanks RR
16 Replies | 439 Views
» Dpd
Jun 23, 2020 - 4:46 PM - by woodsman
Anyone else waiting for stuff from these guys? My parcel makes it across Europe in jig time and then sits in Athlone for days.
Now they donít pick up phone so cannot be contacted. Do we have to go and pick it up ourselves.
51 Replies | 1,249 Views
» AXA underwriters giving back covid refunds?
Jun 22, 2020 - 7:38 PM - by NODSTER
Happy news if your insured with Principal or Carol Nash. due to the restrictive travel under phase one of Leo the sock's roadmap, AXA are sending out Ä30 cheques per bike if you were insured with them

Sounds too good to be true? here's the full sceal

62 Replies | 1,558 Views
» Warranty that will cover Ireland?
Jun 22, 2020 - 4:25 PM - by ---2-Stroker---
Hi there,

Does anyone have any details of a warranty that will cover a second hand motorbike in Ireland? I see a lot of the UK dealers offer them with second hand bikes but they only cover Northern Ireland. Is there anyone offering warranties that cover down South? The bike is a 2013 R1 with 9k miles. Thanks in advance.
10 Replies | 313 Views
» Kids fun
Jun 22, 2020 - 12:14 PM - by jp biker
How's it going
I'm wanting too get my young
Lad into bike (he is 8) and he is
Mad too start.
Is there any tracks or areas that
Is safe for him too learn ?
We are based in Dublin and don't
Mind traveling.
We are looking at these stomp 110
Pit bike or the likes of a crf90/110 or
The Yamaha pw50.
Any info would be great
11 Replies | 398 Views
» Free at last
Jun 21, 2020 - 3:40 PM - by GoTilUBlow
Finally a day out, Borris, Kilmore Quay, Graig. Iíve cream! Coffee and sea air. 220k total. Superb. Itís been far too long.

2 Replies | 337 Views


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