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no seat motorcycles ,old military...
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Where does it stop?
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RIP Gay Byrne
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Nut & bolt part number required
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Humans are scum
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is there anything to be said for...
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» 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
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» Custom made
Nov 01, 2019 - 11:52 PM - by r1 sean
A friend of mine is doing a self build,chopper style and hes looking for a clutch and trottle cable made up ,is there anyone around that makes them ?
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» Bike rack
Nov 01, 2019 - 11:38 PM - by philosopherplato
HI all, I have a VFR Crossrunner, a chap in the UK is selling a nice Honda rack for one at a good price, but no top box.....would anyone know if a Givi or other type of box would be compatible with the genuine Honda plate....Honda boxs are mental money
Thanks in advance
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» gsxr valve stem damage cause?
Nov 01, 2019 - 10:29 PM - by sharpbikes
HI Guys, currently working on a gsxr 750 and have found an odd problem on the engine, upon looking down the intakes i noticed what looked like notching on a valve and decided to instigate, i found 6 of 8 intake valves are scored around the valve, looks to me like someone turned it in a drill against a file. two valves are unharmed and they oddly both share a port with a damaged valve so im unsure of the cause,

The head will be replaced anyhow but id like to find out what caused this issue, i have attached an image for anyone who thinks they may have an idea. i would have assumed guides but its too low on the stem.

... [Read More]
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» Licencing Question
Nov 01, 2019 - 3:53 PM - by Luki
My Mrs got her German licence swapped for an Irish one. The German licence covered her to drive mopeds. She also got A motorcycles on the new Irish licence. Is that a full licence? I'm on a Canadian one atm, so can't compare.
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» Bike rental in Santander
Oct 31, 2019 - 9:12 PM - by fraser2
Hi all, anyone have recommendations for and experience of rental companies in or very close to Santander? Tks
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» Diesel spill, Turnpike Rd. Onto M50 North
Oct 30, 2019 - 10:06 PM - by the landshark
Just came out of turnpike road onto the m50 north at J9. The big work cage was all over the shop.
Bad diesel spill crossing the Naas road at the red cow and round the loop onto the M50.
Could be more in the area. Very slippy with rain just starting.
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» Tyre date markings
Oct 30, 2019 - 7:38 PM - by ars
It's the first time I've ever bought tyres (PR4) off the web and I'm concerned about how old they might be.. I've had a look all over both tyres for the date marking but can't seem to find it. Does anyone know what it looks like or what the format is on these tyres?

EDIT: Can it really be this?...

EDIT#2: ahh...this looks better with week number and year...

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» Nut & bolt part number required
Oct 30, 2019 - 5:08 PM - by R.M
I'll try & describe what I'm after.

Ordered a Garmin mount & Ram mount back plate, but need 4 x nut & bolts to attach these parts together.
See below links for images of both parts.

Anyone know what size nut & bolts I need?


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» Best headlight bulbs?
Oct 30, 2019 - 3:25 PM - by CodeJACK
Whats everyone using at the moment thats good and reliable? Also, where in Ireland can I drop in an get em?

Halfrauds want savage money for one bulb of their own brand so I couldnt stomach paying it.

Google says the Philips Xtreme Moto jobbies are daycent but can these be gotten here?

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» plastic ring that goes on before grips
Oct 29, 2019 - 9:24 PM - by sharpbikes
Wondering where to get one, had one on a few bikes but cant recall which to see if its a factory part, usually put on before the grip to stop the grip from rubbing the throttle housing on the bar, i know i can space it out but handy to put the ring in there anyway to have a tidy throttle.

anyone know where to source one rather than making one?
thanks in advance
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» VRT Inspection
Oct 29, 2019 - 1:52 PM - by torquey
Hi, anybody know if you r bike has to be completely together for the VRT inspection? Iím putting a good few bits and pieces on mine and I have an inspection tomorrow! I have the side fairings off and the front of it but clocks are working etc! Do I need to put it together to get it inspected as Iím not ready for it to be put back together as Iím still waiting on parts! Cheers
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» is there anything to be said for saying another mass?
Oct 29, 2019 - 11:28 AM - by KTMkenny
Had a 50kpm fall last week. nothing serious but I did make a big hole in my Alpinestars cordura jacket. On the shoulder. Wore down to the armor.

So. I can honestly say, if I fell at a greater speed , say on the N7 or m50, cordura would be next to useless.

But its winter. Is there any midrange leather jackets and pants you would recommend for winter commuting.
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» Humans are scum
Oct 27, 2019 - 11:02 PM - by xrv92
Humans are scum
Look At 8:15, 9:40, 9:59, 10:22
Went for a spin from Carlingford up to the mast today. Decided to record the full route and not edit it down. What I saw on the far side coming down made me sick. In just over two minutes I came across 4 dumpsites. The first one is hard to make out what that is. It is industrial insulation from a building site. The way I came down bring you out on the road from Dundalk to Newry.

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» An Italian I'd like to ride
Oct 27, 2019 - 11:45 AM - by R.M
Have you seen this?


Bonkers. But I like it!
6 Replies | 316 Views
» Braided hoses kit
Oct 27, 2019 - 12:49 AM - by b.c
Hi, need to make 2 bespoke brake lines for a project, cant find anything in the usual place, any help would be appreciated
16 Replies | 383 Views
» White smoke out of one exhaust pipe
Oct 26, 2019 - 4:36 PM - by bluey
Hey, folks,
This is kind of a double question, I have a Z750 with a 4 head exhaust and I noticed yesterday smoke coming from one of the exhaust pipes when the bike was running but stationary. I checked the coolant tank to make sure it was full and i can't see any drips or leaks. The question is what might the smoke be and any reason it might only be coming from one of the pipes ( the others are not blocked if I hold my hand over them I can feel them working. I don't think its just condensation because I left the bike running for a bit today and it was doing it every time I stopped on my trip home last night.

Thanks in advance
... [Read More]
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» Sunflower Trophy: Iddon edges out Cooper in Bishopscourt Superbike opener
Oct 25, 2019 - 4:10 PM - by Admin
Christian Iddon edged out Richard Cooper to secure victory in the first Superbike race of the weekend at the Sunflower Trophy races at Bishopscourt.

The Tyco BMW rider took the chequered flag by 0.883 seconds from Buildbase Suzuki pilot Cooper on Friday.

National Superstock 1000cc champion Cooper enjoyed a 34-second lead over McAdoo Kawasaki-mounted Eunan McGlinchey, who completed the podium.

The feature Sunflower race, won by Cooper in 2018, will be on Saturday.

Stockport-born Bishopscourt lap record holder Iddon, 34, is competing in... [Read More]
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» What to do when the weather is against you?
Oct 25, 2019 - 1:20 AM - by efanton
Life is unfair. You either have the time and money to do things or no time and no money to do things, and sometimes its in between.
Unfortunately, This summer other commitments have prevented me taking to the road for more than an afternoon.
Looking for recommendations for enjoyable trips that are one day or two day (over night with decent watering holes involved) trips.

So given the not so good weather that we will have for the next six months or so , what would you recommend for one day or two day over overnight trips.

I'm based in the people Republic of Cork, but let that not stand in your way. If you are unfortunate enough to live in Jackeen land and its suburbs you are still invited to respond.

If you have a trip that can be... [Read More]
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» Photos : Big shout out to Andrei Racer
Oct 24, 2019 - 8:43 PM - by Japcati
Serious bit of kit and machine work by Andrei Racer down in Limerick.
He also does the Vector quickshifter too.

9 Replies | 507 Views
» Metal Polisher
Oct 24, 2019 - 2:28 PM - by Kevin75
Can anyone recommend a metal polisher, looking to get my engine casing done. I live in Dublin area, anyone who has some polishing done could maybe let me know who they would recommend.

Thanks Irishkev
2 Replies | 213 Views
» Mobile Tyre Replacement
Oct 23, 2019 - 10:50 PM - by dukeboy2
So, went to take out the R1 today and the back tyre is totally flat. Didn't have time to inspect (late for work as it was) so no idea what the problem is yet. I'm guessing a nail or something. I need a new set of tyres anyway and was going to change them before the end of the year.

Just wondering if anyone does mobile tyre replacement for bikes in case it's totally screwed and won't hold pressure for me to drive it somewhere.
14 Replies | 504 Views
» Respoking wheel.
Oct 23, 2019 - 9:26 PM - by Camp
Hi, Iím looking for someone to respoke or true a wheel for a BMW r100 1977. Iím in the cork area but travel is not a problem.
8 Replies | 277 Views
» Bike parking Eden Quay
Oct 23, 2019 - 8:43 PM - by Trotter Independent Trading
Iv just been offered a new job by a place based on Eden Quay. Weighing up all the options at the moment. I was made redundant 3 weeks ago and had started the workings to become self employed again.

While weighing up my options I wanted to consider the possibility of continuing to commute on my beloved MT10. Anyone know of safe spots in this area to park?
16 Replies | 488 Views
» Stafford..anyone else go..??
Oct 23, 2019 - 6:31 PM - by Jack stowage
Good show...not great...lot of sellers missing...replaced by junk antiques...is this the future....
Got a good laugh at Collie trying to get out early and abusing the security lad refusing to let him out the main gate...all he was short of saying was.."is this cause i'm black..."...bring better stuff next time too..knob head....
1 Reply | 167 Views
» ball hone
Oct 23, 2019 - 2:22 PM - by menapia dude
well folks looking for a ball honing for my drill for 350lc where to get one locally ??
3 Replies | 243 Views
» 10year driving ban
Oct 23, 2019 - 10:02 AM - by SUGS
..fuck me .... 10year driving ban and 10months in jail for 180kph on a motorway. I've seen drunk drivers receive lower sentences ...

30 Replies | 1,065 Views
» bike options new full license
Oct 22, 2019 - 11:26 PM - by DJPscales
Alrite lads, passed the test today. I have 1 years no claims on the FZ6 and was trying to get quotes for something more powerful, chanced me arm for a busa and vtr1000 quote and was refused(as i expected), i even tried a vfr800 thinking it was a safe bet but same, ill need 1 year no claims with the full license apparently. Does that mean 1 year now from my renewal in may, or from today?

Am i just being impatient or anyone know what i could graduate to now with a brand new full license.

7 Replies | 311 Views
» Corrosion Protection Sprays
Oct 22, 2019 - 6:14 PM - by Unfazed
Interesting site doing comparisons on Corrosion protection sprays

6 Replies | 360 Views
» Budget bike battle: '06 R1 Vs K6
Oct 22, 2019 - 12:29 PM - by PADDYOT
Should be interesting. They've done a few of these now, I find most of them pretty good. Yes, the 'banter' between them can be annoying but in fairness I find myself watching with keen interest each time to see how the bikes behaved. Enjoy....

22 Replies | 747 Views
» Isle of Man pull the plug on the Zero TT for 2 years
Oct 21, 2019 - 7:38 PM - by NODSTER
Despite some amazing developments in electric/new energy motorsports, the Manx goberment decided to cancel the Zero race for 2020/2021. Least this allows more qualifying for both newcomers and the remaining classes

14 Replies | 487 Views
» Seat repair
Oct 21, 2019 - 3:53 PM - by bandit blue
Looking for anyone doing seat repair Meath area cheers
3 Replies | 209 Views
» Brands BSB finale: Brookes disappointed not to be wearing #1 in 2020
Oct 21, 2019 - 11:50 AM - by Admin
Even though Josh Brookes missed out on the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike title by only five points, he is already turning his thoughts to next season and the challenges that lie ahead.

There has been no official announcement from the Paul Bird team that Brookes will be staying for 2020 but the smart money is going on his retention by the Cumbrian chicken magnate.

The Australian did everything he could at the last round, winning all three races at Brands Hatch but he didn’t catch any breaks and Scott Redding just edged him at the end.

“I came here with the objective of winning all three races and... [Read More]
7 Replies | 236 Views

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