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» Results: Bike Photo of the Month April 2019
May 14, 2019 - 1:31 PM - by #metoo
3rd place with 12 votes :


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2nd place with 16 votes :


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In 1st place with 18 votes... [Read More]
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» Burgman 400
May 14, 2019 - 10:43 AM - by ENGLISH
I am considering buying a used ,lowish mileage, one (anything from 2005 to 2008 ) for daily commuting . N7/M50.

Any opinions on these scooters ?

Would it be worth paying extra to have the later ABS model ?
5 Replies | 260 Views
» Northwest 200 Stream 2019
May 14, 2019 - 10:15 AM - by marktspud
Stream for Tuesday Practice - hopefully the weather stays good for thew week

9.30am - 3pm

Sometimes the links drop out/dont work so go to BBC Sport homepage

Also can download the BBC Sport app for the phone which shows live practice race footage

PS I dont work for the BBC
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» Bike week starts tonight BBC1 Northern Ireland
May 13, 2019 - 10:26 PM - by featherduster
not sure im in right section

Bike week starts tonight the build up to the Northwest 200 all on BBC1
Tonight Monday Tandragee 100 highlights at 22.35
Tomorrow Tuesday Remembering William Dunlop 22.35
Friday 17th Nortwest practice,races and interviews
Sunday 19 Northwest 200 highlights
Monday 20 Northwest 200 highlights
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» Go Pro or No?
May 13, 2019 - 6:14 PM - by motojojo
Alright lads,

Had an unbelievable one riding home this afternoon. Flatbed truck in front of me going about 25 in a 50, as I go to overtake him 2 rubber speed bumps he was carrying slid off the side of the truck, landing in front of me. Brown trousers moment and would have been a challenging one to explain to the insurance company, "I got hit by a speed bump"..

Got me thinking about a camera for the bike. Have one for the car and besides a clip of a baby falling out of a buggy, it's just been a background thing.

I see a fair few Go Pro's on helmets around town, but was thinking of doing a front camera wired directly to the bike, just to save me looking like a paparazzi and not having to mess about charging.

Anyone here... [Read More]
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» Hutchy confident he will be back to his best at NW200
May 13, 2019 - 11:20 AM - by Admin
Honda Racing’s Ian Hutchinson is confident he will be back to his best this season after the Yorkshire rider struggled with injury throughout 2018.

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Hutchinson made his racing return last year following a crash in the Senior TT in 2017, but the... [Read More]
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» Cylinder head pressure test and skim
May 13, 2019 - 6:59 AM - by Kazawhaki
Hey folks, anyone have any recommendations for someplace around the Midlands to pressure test a cylinder head and possibly skim the head he necessary. Midlands area or within striking distance of it if possible. If not I'll take any recommendations. Thanks 👍
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» Silly question ?
May 13, 2019 - 6:13 AM - by woodsman
Do you need a bike license for track days?
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» MCE Insurance
May 12, 2019 - 7:38 PM - by FatherTed
Since MCE are no longer around I've switched to another insurer who are asking for a proof of no claims bonus cert?
Has anyone ever tried to get one of these (or anything else for that matter) out of MCE? How do I go about it as they are not around any more?

Can I just email them requesting the cert?
What happens if they just don't bother replying/sending one out?
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» Need a rear tyre for Vstrom 650 in Mayo area
May 11, 2019 - 9:28 PM - by tomtwix
Antbody know where I might get a rear tyre on Monday for my Vstrom
On the Photo Rally & am a long way from home in Cork
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» Pedrosa documentary
May 11, 2019 - 10:21 AM - by bushman
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» Quickshifter guy?
May 11, 2019 - 8:43 AM - by Owen2737
Used to be a guy on here made his own quickshifters.Might have had the user name Andre or something like that.Anyone have contact details for him?TIA
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» North West 200: McGuinness fights inner demons in a return to ground zero
May 08, 2019 - 11:00 AM - by Admin
Morecambe rider John McGuinness will ride a Norton Superbike and Supertwin at next week's North West 200 as he makes his return to the event.

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The six-times North West winner will compete at the Triangle circuit for the first time since suffering extensive injuries in a practice crash in 2017.

McGuinness, 47, will ride the... [Read More]
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» Center stand + car jack? Will do?
May 08, 2019 - 9:56 AM - by SandR

My bike has a center stand, but that's only good to work on the rear wheel.
What if I need to lift the front (so that it's under its own weight)?
Can I just put the bike on the center stand and put the car (scissor) jack under the engine (with a piece of wood between the jack and the engine)?
Will that do for typical maintenance / diagnostics tasks?

Thank you.
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» New Richa jacket leaking - normal?
May 08, 2019 - 7:42 AM - by SandR
Hi all,

I got myself this waterproof touring performance Richa jacket approx 2 months ago and this is the first time I got hit by some rain (very lucky considering I'm commuting to work with the bike).
It was a very moderate amount of rain, nothing significant and it was a 20 minute journey. Meaning, I'd get awfully soaked in a real touring situation with real rain.

I do not use the inner layers that came with the jacket as it's way to hot to wear that way, even with all the ventilation open. (didn't even wear them in Showdonia and in the Peak District, so definitely too hot for commuting to work)

My question is:
Is the outer layer (on the picture) supposed to be water proof or it's supposed to get soaked and it's one of the inner... [Read More]
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» Any truth in the rumours??
May 08, 2019 - 1:29 AM - by Sleazy Rider
Up at Tandragee there was talk of trouble twixt Mr. Dunlop and Tyco.

Hoping it's bullshit but does anybody know?
8 Replies | 1,019 Views
» Oulton BSB 'Aussie rules' as Bad Boy Brookes Beats Bridewell
May 07, 2019 - 10:40 PM - by Admin
Australian Josh Brookes dominated the weekends second Bennetts British Superbike battle as he once again led the entire scrap ahead of fellow V4 rider Tommy Bridewell.

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Be Wiser Ducatiís leading man bagged perfect points and crossed the line with over two seconds to spare in a carbon copy podium of race one.

While Oxford Ducatiís Bridewell started on pole, Brookes was off like a scalded cat and hit Old Hall first ahead of... [Read More]
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» Oulton BSB: Fourth straight Supersport win for Kennedy
May 07, 2019 - 10:25 PM - by Admin
Irishman Jack Kennedy made it four wins from four starts with victory in this weekend’s second Dickies British Supersport battle.

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The Integro Yamaha rider controlled the race from start to finish and never let up, bringing his championship points tally to a perfect 100.

But drama ensued with Rory Skinner stuck in the pits at the start of the warm-up lap, but the Scotsman was allowed to rejoin after a technical issue with the... [Read More]
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» Superstar Guy Martin Returns to winning ways at Tandragee
May 07, 2019 - 3:34 PM - by Admin
Once synonymous with being a bit noisy, slow and shit - Guy Martin, has reinvigorated a wave of intense interest in the Irish Classic Bike Racing scene following a compelling performance at Tandragee on Saturday.

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Classics are suddenly cool again

The outspoken Lincolnshire star, berated for his non-appearance at the recent Cookstown races, has allayed public outrage and concerned stalkers who flocked to the Orritor event, by claiming... [Read More]
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» Day 1 Scottish 6 day
May 07, 2019 - 11:39 AM - by oretom
Day 2

great views,lots of hardship 3 irishmen in the top 50, only two competitors have not put their foot down on day one
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» BSB star Richard Cooper transitions to road racing at NW200
May 07, 2019 - 11:30 AM - by Admin
High-profile newcomer Richard Cooper is confident he can make his presence felt at the fonaCAB International North West 200 this month.

The Nottingham rider has never raced on the roads before, but Cooper says the time is right to take on the challenge with Stuart and Steve Hicken’s Buildbase Suzuki team.

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He has made a winning start this season in the National... [Read More]
4 Replies | 2,063 Views
» McGee takes 4 wins at 2019 Tandragee 100
May 07, 2019 - 11:30 AM - by Admin
Derek McGee won four races - the Feature, Supersport, Moto3/125cc and Supertwins, to add to his hat-trick at Cookstown this weekend.

The Mullingar missile took victory in the Supertwins event which was red-flagged following the crash involving Adam McLean, then triumphed in the Moto3/125cc and the main Open race of the day.

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McGee took the chequered flag from fellow Irish... [Read More]
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» Voting: Bike Pic of the Month April 2019
May 07, 2019 - 8:59 AM - by #metoo
Choose your 5 favourite pics (does not have to be in any order) and list them like so:


Do not vote for your own picture

April's winner will again receive a €50 voucher for Cotters - thanks lads
38 Replies | 2,681 Views
» BBC tomorrow night
May 06, 2019 - 9:02 PM - by faz1
6 Replies | 426 Views
» 96 cbr900rr end can
May 06, 2019 - 8:27 AM - by Pat rabbit obn
Need replace end can. Where the hell does the end can come off or do I need a link pipe also?
11 Replies | 346 Views
» Corny series
May 05, 2019 - 6:16 PM - by The comb over kid
1 Reply | 357 Views
» Anyone got a lend of a few Bob?
May 05, 2019 - 4:33 PM - by custom900
One of my lotto bikes, just fookin gorjuss!
4 Replies | 523 Views
» Guy martin at Tandragee road races
May 03, 2019 - 9:26 PM - by featherduster
went to tandragee practice today great day hope tomorrows races go well
weather is great but very cold so wrap up if your coming to races

Guy Martin is here racing his BSA 750 rocket , he went out as a newcomer with his newcomer bib on ( strange to see with his experience )
he got another practice session on the classic bikes later this evening
bike developed a problen after 3 or 4 laps
but should be sorted for tomorrow
dont forget extra layers if attending cold wind from the north is freezing
18 Replies | 1,061 Views
» Sport Touring Lid Deals?
May 03, 2019 - 5:53 PM - by pryrates
Looking for a new sport touring lid. Was thinking HJC RPHA 70 or something similar.

Any good deals to be found or models to focus on?
12 Replies | 777 Views
» Interphone charging cable
May 03, 2019 - 3:49 PM - by manbearpig
Hi Lads

Lost the interphone charging cable- anyone have a spare I can have? It isn't a normal mini HD so struggling to get one
4 Replies | 363 Views
» Mosfet regulator
May 03, 2019 - 12:35 PM - by Rockster
Anyone know a good uk or irish site to get a (genuine) shindigen mosfet reg rec....
1 Reply | 236 Views
» Chaning into jeans/normal shoes on a ferry
May 03, 2019 - 12:12 PM - by SandR
I'm wondering... Can I still change into jeans/normal shoes after they strap my bike down on the ferry (Stena->Holyhead)? I'd like to leave the motorcycle pants & boots in my top box. Is that feasible? ...or should I just change in a bush before I enter the ferry? :)
31 Replies | 1,084 Views
» The Visor Shop
May 03, 2019 - 10:22 AM - by Hells Satans
Looking for a new Lid, tried on the Shoei Neotec 2 at the bike show and decided this is the one for me, visor shop is 722, and megabikes is 699, I thought the visor shop was going to be cheaper, even dropped them an email to see what would be the best price but got the same reply so not worth the trip up. I thought Bike gear was VAT free in the UK or is this an old wife's tale ?
28 Replies | 858 Views

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