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» Question
Mar 18, 2020 - 9:51 PM - by mad maxx
I got my hands on a program from the 1967 skerries 100 and there’s a guy ED Manley from Dublin on a T.R.N in the 350 class
Anyone know anything about this marque never heard of it and seems like neither has Google
4 Replies | 332 Views
» Ok, who was it?
Mar 17, 2020 - 4:11 PM - by custom900
55 Replies | 1,985 Views
» TT2020 Cancelled
Mar 16, 2020 - 7:28 PM - by Unfazed
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» tool eater
Mar 16, 2020 - 5:23 PM - by oretom
anybody seen any 2 litre petrol cans for sale anywhere before i go online?
no, i dont want 5 ltr or 1.5ltr
needs to be 2ltr, plenty online but mostly german or uk
trying to shop local
21 Replies | 467 Views
» TT 2020 cancelled
Mar 16, 2020 - 4:27 PM - by FlatOut
Oh Dear ..
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» Cookstown Road Races cancelled
Mar 14, 2020 - 6:02 PM - by Admin
Next month's Cookstown 100 has been postponed because of an outbreak of the deadly coronavirus in the village.

The event had previously been scheduled for 24 and 25 April but new provisional dates of September 11 and 12 have been tentatively penciled in, following the taking ill of up to 4,200 residents in what authorities are describing as the 'inadvertent spreading of a deadly virus' by the towns infamous dancing priest who had just returned from Italy.

Fr. Liam Finnegan had posted thousands of biologically contaminated 'message of the eucharist' leaflets into mainly protestant areas for up to 2-weeks following his return from official duties in... [Read More]
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» VRT refund?
Mar 13, 2020 - 12:28 PM - by WhyTea
Hi all,

Wondering if anyone here has any experience of or knows if there might be a refund of VRT paid on an imported bike if that bike was to be exported back to the UK. Looking at a bike in Scotland and thinking of driving my current machine over as a trade in. It's an excuse for a little road trip and might save me the hassle and delay of selling here. Last time I was shopping, the bike I was after sold before I managed to sell mine here.
Thanks in advance for any help.
16 Replies | 348 Views
» Kwaker zx25
Mar 13, 2020 - 11:01 AM - by DavyH
Cool little bike,should be interesting having the IL4 screamers with injection.

4 Replies | 156 Views
» Dunboyne powdercoating any good
Mar 11, 2020 - 12:11 PM - by baz
Looking to get frame and wheels powdercoated,have used tallaght powdercoating in the past with good results ,but might give these lads this a go as they are closer to me,but just wondering if anyone has used or can recommend them or not . Thanks
6 Replies | 298 Views
» Kennedy pleased with pace on return to BSB in 2020
Mar 11, 2020 - 10:10 AM - by Admin
Dubliner Jack Kennedy made a successful return to the Bennetts British Superbike crowd over five days of testing in Spain and is already pleased with his pace on the 2020 Yamaha R1.

Kennedy defended his Supersport crown last season, before coming back to the blue riband grid for with the Santander Salt TAG Yamaha team alongside Dan Linfoot.

The team completed two tests at Monteblanco and Jerez before heading home in preparation for the next official test at Silverstone, with less than a month to wait until the opening round of the season at Easter.
... [Read More]
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» Buying a bike in France / germany
Mar 10, 2020 - 9:24 PM - by fzr.rider
So I took into looking at bike prices in France and Germany and the prices are so much better than Ireland with the bikes being in way better condition. With the possibility of my holiday to Italy being cancelled, I'm thinking of taking a week holiday to either France or Germany and bring back 2 or 3 bikes back in the van. Could sell 2 to cover the costs of everything. I know there are lads that do that as a job and it would work out cheaper, but where's the fun in that.

Has anyone any experience in buying / Importing bikes from there. What's the craic with log books? I'm guessing they are meant to send them away so how does that work when you have an Irish address and need a logbook to import it?

8 Replies | 314 Views
» How do you filter?
Mar 10, 2020 - 5:42 PM - by sprockets
So how do you filter on dual carriageway/M50. On the hard shoulder or in between traffic?
Personally, I do not use the hard shoulder unless there is absolutly no option, and even then I slow to a crawl and move out as soon as possible. There's too much debris there, so risk of punctures higher.
Also, I think cagers do not look if existing early and move onto the hard shoulder.
And the Gardai do not like anyone using the hard shoulder, so more likely to get pulled.

And another question. What is the max speed you filter at before just going with the flow of traffic?
51 Replies | 1,172 Views
» ZZR1400 Secondary butterflies & Remap
Mar 09, 2020 - 9:54 AM - by strontium_dog

just wondering if anyone has carried out the removal of the secondary butterflies and remap of an early ZZR1400 (2006)?

Is it a difficult\expensive job or can a remap alone sort it out?
10 Replies | 251 Views
» Latte anyone?
Mar 09, 2020 - 8:49 AM - by johnny b
New bus, first German I've rode apart from a one night stand with a little frauline in Munich in 2002.

Bmw r1200gs...

First impressions a month in are impressive.
Big mile muncher, comfy as hell, very good on fuel lots of online info, parts, service items etc.
Absolutely brilliant brakes, light years ahead of most.

Very easy to work on but those fucking torx bits are a pain in the hole.
Parts are a plenty spurious are cheap BMW are not.

Lots of very specific oils/fluids most a little more expensive than usual.
Specific gearbox and final drive oil.
Dot 4 for the brakes but silly expensive clutch... [Read More]
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» Ballykissangel meets Mad max
Mar 08, 2020 - 2:25 PM - by iano
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» New (to me) BIKE- VFR 750
Mar 07, 2020 - 9:50 PM - by myfirstyamaha
So I said goodbye to the triumph, and hello to Valerie the VFR

Absolutely loving it, these are super all round

18 Replies | 354 Views
» Uh-oh 'the most antisocial form of transport'
Mar 05, 2020 - 7:43 PM - by phut
The anti-biker movement is gathering momentum: https://advrider.com/new-german-nois...t-motorcycles/
20 Replies | 545 Views
» Manual
Mar 03, 2020 - 7:35 PM - by Pumbaa the warthog
Anyone here got a Suzuki Bandit mk1 manual before I hit Amazon or fleabay?
6 Replies | 231 Views
» Feeler gauge
Mar 03, 2020 - 10:00 AM - by galway86
Can you put two fingers of a feeler gauge together to make up a number if there is no finger of that size,
Example can I put a .15mm and a .06mm to make a 0.21mm
13 Replies | 325 Views
» Zip question
Mar 02, 2020 - 4:43 PM - by My First Suzuki
I've got a perfectly good pair of Richa soft panniers from my Fazer days & I was hoping to resurrect them for use on the NC 750X. Problem is they've been lying around for over six years now & the zips are all stuck solid, bar one which is working fine. I've soaked them in 3-in-1 oil but without any success so far. Has anybody ever got old zips to free out after being in hibernation for years?
12 Replies | 327 Views
» Moto GP Qatar
Mar 01, 2020 - 7:47 PM - by SoulX
Looks like the moto gp class is cancelled in Qatar
but the Moto 2 and Moto 3 are going ahead.
Fekkin corona virus
15 Replies | 395 Views
» anyone breaking srad 750?
Mar 01, 2020 - 3:51 PM - by sharpbikes
looking for carbs for a 96-97 srad 750 or open to converting to injection should anyone have the necessary bits lying around for sale. TIA
3 Replies | 122 Views
» R.i.p
Mar 01, 2020 - 8:51 AM - by Jack stowage
Just got news of the passing over the weekend of two lads that are regular Laragh visitors....dont know them personally ...condolences to their families.

Non accident related.

4 Replies | 538 Views
» Photos : Michael Dunlop to ride Ducati
Feb 29, 2020 - 8:50 PM - by featherduster
Michael Dunlop is to ride a Ducati superbike for 2020
Michael will have Paul Bird Ducati to ride in the North West 200 and the TT
for 2020
Dunlop who has claimed TT wins on Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki, BMW and Paton machinery is set to pilot this June in the 1000cc TT encounters a V4 R Panigale Ducati similar to Josh Brookes and Christian Iddon’s British Superbike Championship steeds.

Always one to relish new, enterprising challenges, it wouldn’t at all surprise 100’s, 1000’s if come June he puts himself in prime contention to enhance an already golden TT CV.
2 Replies | 239 Views
» forks : replace or rechrome
Feb 29, 2020 - 9:02 AM - by suarridge
'oul GT380, the fork sliders are in a bad way but still straight.
is it cheaper to replace them or get the originals rechromed?
and who's good for either ?
3 Replies | 164 Views
» New Helmet rules.
Feb 29, 2020 - 8:48 AM - by Dirtyshirt
After 20 years the UN has finally decided to update helmet regulations.
ECE 22.05 will be replaced by ECE 22.06.
The new rules come into force from June of this year. Worth noting that any modifications to helmets that are not approved by the Helmet manufacturer, such as communication devices or helmet cameras, will remove the liability of the manufacturer in the event of a helmet failure during a crash.
The rules also bring in modular helmets, which will now be tested both as closed and open face. In the past, they were only tested as closed, and most were not rated when the chinbar was raised.
More details can be found at the following link.
... [Read More]
6 Replies | 380 Views
» RSA letter : incorrect licence: Advice please
Feb 27, 2020 - 12:57 PM - by red line
so i got a letter from the RSA saying that they incorrectly renewed my licence in 2015 with A, A1 and A2 and that I need to return the licence to them.

has this happened to anyone else?

I swapped my South Africa licence in 2002 for an Irish licence and got the cage and the A, A1 and A2 swapped over.

any advice on what to do as i got my full bike licence back in 1992 in Cape Town.
8 Replies | 561 Views
» Bitter out
Feb 26, 2020 - 12:19 PM - by myfirstyamaha
Cold oul day but its dry out so time to get out for a bit
6 Replies | 347 Views
» Oil spill in trim .
Feb 26, 2020 - 10:53 AM - by chopper
From supermacs right through town to Dublin road
.sounds bad so be careful if in the area
2 Replies | 131 Views
» WD40 in Aldi
Feb 25, 2020 - 6:41 PM - by phut
Chain cleaner, lube and wax. €6.99 each.

BTW, what's was for if the chain is already lined.
7 Replies | 463 Views
» Wsbk 2020
Feb 25, 2020 - 7:35 AM - by Jack stowage
Starts this weekend....let the Rea bashing begin..looking forward to Redding and him bashing sliders.

Hope Euge has better luck this year...
24 Replies | 485 Views
» BMW alarm (DWA6)
Feb 24, 2020 - 2:19 PM - by Dominus Obsequious Sororium

Anyone got any expertise in these? Mine was dead, batteries in the unit gone, I replaced them at the weekend and now the damn thing is acting the maggot, activating as I'm riding, not responding to the remote, except the remote will cancel the noise when it goes off, but it goes off again seconds later...

I'm thinking of taking it all apart again and taking out the batteries and be done with it, but maybe there's an easy answer?
13 Replies | 237 Views
» Headlight problems
Feb 22, 2020 - 5:04 PM - by Southern Rider
Have a 1978 Honda 400 superdream. When bike is turned on, headlight dip/high beam don't work but flash button does. Dip should be on automatically when ignition is on. Anybody any ideas?
11 Replies | 334 Views


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