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» Trackday Kirkistown Sunday 8th September
Sep 02, 2019 - 12:00 PM - by Kirkistown Track Days
KIRKISTOWN trackday Sunday 8th September ~ B&D race meeting day before anyone wanting to stay over to attend trackday pm me. Spaces in all groups trackday only £80./ €90 🏁🏍😉
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» Where could I buy a SINGLE strip of metal?
Sep 01, 2019 - 8:13 PM - by efanton
Need to fix a green house door. Its made of plastic and has cracked halfway down on the vertical edge of the door. Its now just flapping in the wind. It really is a bit of a flimsy affair, with very little structure to it. Unfortunately no way possible that I could see to do the repair with wood.

The only way I can see to fix it would be to get a strip of aluminium or steel, a few millimeters thick by about 10 to 12 mm wide. I could simply drill holes every few inches and then glue/epoxy and screw that strip to the outside edge of the door.

Does anyone know of a metal merchant in the Cork area that would sell a single strip of metal?

Would also be useful to know for future projects, where I could buy square or tube aluminium or steel in small... [Read More]
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» Slippery Shit.
Sep 01, 2019 - 6:40 PM - by ©-©
Recently, after a moment of panic when the front wheel slid on a cow shit slick, I began to wonder if any of you rural riders out there have had occasion to request your neighbouring farmers to clean up their cows shitty deposits from our public roads … and if so, what was the outcome ?
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» when to find the VIN on a Kawa Versys 650 2016
Aug 31, 2019 - 8:25 PM - by glxfr
Hi, about to buy one and when checking the bike against the doc I had no problem finding the VIN number on a plate on one of the tube of the chassis on the right side of the bike just behind the fairing, see pic below - a bit too obvious or is it just me worrying for nothing.

Is that the correct location of the VIN for this bike... I normally found them on the steering column and engraved...
It did match the V5 and the HPI is also clear.

to other Versys owners out there ??? cheers
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» Transporting a bike from Brussels
Aug 30, 2019 - 4:13 PM - by faz1
Anyone know who would be able to transport a bike from Brussels to Irl at reasonable cost and knows what they're at? Cheers
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» IBT questions
Aug 29, 2019 - 6:54 PM - by scorpy
Never had it in my day so I'm curious as to how it works for a newb with their own bike as my daughter is going to have to do it.

Obviously you can't just ride to the instructor, so how does it work for the first 4 modules? She has her own bike but has not been shown even the basics yet.

I've seen lads out with their instructors before but I have no idea at what stage you can progress to actual riding on the road.

Do you have to go to a closed course area to do the first 4 modules for A1? Anyone do it in the Donegal area before?
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» Please recommend a shop to get tires changed in Carlow
Aug 28, 2019 - 7:53 PM - by tankas
as per tittle - Please recommend a shop to get tires changed in Carlow or near by, I will bring wheels and tires. Or if not a big difference in price, bike and tires.
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» Cbr600 f3 or VFR750 S front wheel wanted
Aug 28, 2019 - 7:32 PM - by Japcati
Looking for a 6 spoke front wheel (floating disc type) off either a cbr600f3 or a vfr 750S bike.
Anyone have 1 for sale?
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» Cbr600 f3 or VFR750 S front wheel wanted
Aug 28, 2019 - 7:21 PM - by Japcati
Looking for a 6 spoke front wheel off a cbr600 f3 or a vfr750 s bike. Needs to be the floating disc type wheel.
Anyone got 1 for sale?
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» While we're talking about EV's
Aug 28, 2019 - 4:28 PM - by Spoonman
I just got informed of what seems to be a fairly decent blog from some actual owner-users with regard to machinery that's in the market today.

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» Chinese gear position indicators...
Aug 28, 2019 - 12:25 PM - by Dominus Obsequious Sororium
These things are all over eBay...has anyone got one? I'm hoping to track down the installation/setup instructions for a typical one...
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» Brisket : VAT on an imported bike - would you pay it ?
Aug 27, 2019 - 9:41 AM - by Duke RR

I know there was talk on the news re import duty & vat etc on goods ex UK if they leave the dictatorship ( its gone too far now i think ? ) EU ....this is nothing new and has been ongoing for months now if not longer. For a long time now , the clowns who run the state here have been gearing up for it.

My question is, would you pay VAT as well as VRT on a bike ex UK or NI , OR would it be just that bit too much for you to do ?

the last few bikes ive bought over the last few years, all ex UK or up north. Main reason, in better... [Read More]
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» One for the weekends
Aug 27, 2019 - 12:16 AM - by The comb over kid
One trick pony for Arnie reach-around types sporting massif egos and steroid shrivelled testies, or is there something deeper to triumph over adversity and lazy sperm guzzling cultural dishes such as the Diavel with a new Rocket 3R ?

... [Read More]
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» David Johnson wins Classic TT Superbike as Michael Dunlop Retires
Aug 26, 2019 - 7:10 PM - by Admin

Michael Dunlop was cruelly denied his fourth victory in the Superbike Classic TT on Monday after retiring a few miles from the finish on the last lap.

Dunlop was holding a comfortable lead of 12 seconds over Australian rider David Johnson when he failed to arrive at Cronk-ny-Mona on the fourth and final lap.

It later emerged that he stopped at Hillberry on the 1100cc Team Classic Suzuki, gifting Johnson his first Classic TT victory.

The 37-year-old, who edged out Dunlop for third place to earn his first TT rostrum in the Superstock race in June, wrapped up victory by 41.2 seconds on the Alasdair... [Read More]
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» difference 40yrs make
Aug 25, 2019 - 12:22 AM - by croaker 1000 k1

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» CB450 Shocks - shorten/replace ?
Aug 23, 2019 - 2:11 PM - by -alan-
I've been slowly working slowly through the never-ending to-do list of jobs on the '72.

Have to deal with this one before it ends up destroying the two silencers on me as well:

Link to Photo (1288 kB)

The shocks on her are about half an inch too long - 13" / 335 mm between the bolt-centres as opposed to the 12.6" / 320mm originals.

The ones on her ( I think) are the budget replacement shocks off the David Silver site listed for the CB450 - which are only available in that 13" length.

Only option I have at the moment seems to be to cough up for a set of custom Hagon shocks - which aint cheap.

Realistically - is there any way of... [Read More]
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» Pics: Bike Photo of the Month August 2019
Aug 23, 2019 - 1:18 PM - by Admin
Entries are now being accepted for this months Photo of the Month Competition.

Upload a recent picture 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 ) with extra points for wheelies and acting the cunt.

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 or deliberate vote spoiling from previous months are excluded from entry.

Thanks once again to Cotters Motorcycles for their continued sponsorship, and to last months winner '... [Read More]
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» 1960's matchless twin
Aug 22, 2019 - 9:08 PM - by ronnierockets
Hi, just bought a basket case 1960's matchless twin ,minus the front frame section,
Has anyone out there got a front section or the complete frame for sale,
I know it's a long shot,but who knows?
It's a duplex frame (twin down tubes) that I'm after 1960 -'63.
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» Results: Bike Photo of the Month July 2019
Aug 22, 2019 - 8:08 PM - by #metoo
In 3rd place with 9 votes - RTV ;

In 2nd position with 10 votes - Userman ;

And this months winner with 11 votes and a €50 voucher for Cotter Motorcycles :- Kwaka Rules ;

Congrats all, great pics again for last month ! ... [Read More]
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» Mondello.
Aug 22, 2019 - 7:47 PM - by Dexy
Masters on Eir Sport 2.
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» KTM Alarm Fitting
Aug 22, 2019 - 2:16 AM - by KTMkenny
I'm close to buying a 1290 super adventure that has no alarm fitted.

If I buy a factory KTM alarm and plug it into to bike, (apparently they are plug and play) would my insurance company cover me in the unfortunate event of theft? If I declare the bike has a factory alarm.


Do I have to get a pro to fit it and certify it?
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» Michael Dunlop arrives on Isle of Man ahead of Classic TT
Aug 21, 2019 - 9:10 PM - by Admin
Michael Dunlop is set to complete his first laps at this year’s weather-hit Classic TT on Thursday.
Dunlop only arrived on the Isle of Man yesterday but the 30-year-old has not missed out on much track action, with poor weather reducing practice so far to a handful of laps on Monday evening.

The Ballymoney man is battling injury following a crash last month at the Southern 100.

Dunlop suffered a reported broken pelvis and hip join but made a successful return two weeks later at his home meeting at Armoy, where he won both Superbike races on the Tyco BMW.

The 19-time Isle of Man winner cleared a medical to race at the Ulster Grand Prix, however Dunlop only competed in the Superstock race - finishing eighth - which was the opening event of... [Read More]
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» my next ride
Aug 21, 2019 - 2:51 PM - by glxfr
Looking to get my next ride - mainly for commuting 30-40 minutes and charity rides.

Don't want one too heavy and i like the up right riding position to see well ahead. So no interest in any race or sportbikes. liked my Tiger 800 XC with the sweet triple, didn't like so much the 800 GS or the Varadero 1000XL.

Thinking of the aprilia Shiver 750, or Tuono 1100 or even the K1200R, another 800XC or 1050, KTM 990 SMT or Adventure.

Any thoughts?
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» Insta-staged crash, wtf?
Aug 21, 2019 - 1:58 PM - by TuneR
Popped up on my google news, fecking eejit if she did stage it. Didn't go to look at more pics on her gram for proof. She should obey atgatt though

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» Low Beam H7 LED Upgrade - Philips Ultinon Xtreme Gen 2 - Anyone interested in one ??
Aug 21, 2019 - 11:08 AM - by hondablade
Upgrading my lights has always been on the agenda since I have gotten the Daytona 675 as they are extremely poor to the point of almost dangerous and something I have looked into in detail. Really to get the most D2S Bi Xenons need to be retrofitted but that will be costly and mean opening up the lights.

So in the interim I have looked at an LED solution.

There are sooo many options out there mainly from chinese brands that are unknown to me and have silly claims and light outputs. Xenons still to this day are brighter but start up time, quick firing on/off when starting the bike damages them, where as LED's will have no issues.

The Daytona use a H7 low beam and the high beam is H9.

I am really only looking for the H7 low beam as... [Read More]
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» Convincing the missus to.....
Aug 21, 2019 - 12:19 AM - by scorpy
Hi guys. My daughter is mad to get on 2 wheels. She's old enough, smart enough and enthusiastic enough and I'm going to support her. Off road really isn't an option to get her started as the whole trials and mx thing needs weekends and more money than is available.

Her plan is to do the theory, get the license, and set up the IBT over the next year or so.

My plan is supply the bike and gear, help her fix up the yoke to my satisfaction, but she'll do all the spanner work herself. I'll also insure her for year 1. After that we'll see how she's doing.

Now the big barrier is how to convince the missus that I'm not trying to kill our first and only born. She is not a biker. She knows how much it means to me but she is still trying to get used to... [Read More]
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» Back to CBR Fireblade
Aug 20, 2019 - 9:47 PM - by R.M
Missed the power of sportsbikes too much, so came across this baby.
Time for the Africa Twin to go. Enjoyed her for what she was. Put 28k on her & she never missed a beat.

Strange feeling getting back on a sportsbike....but a good one.

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» Wet weather thwarts Tuesday's practice sessions at Manx
Aug 20, 2019 - 7:31 PM - by Admin
Practice for the Classic TT and Manx Grand Prix was cancelled on Tuesday evening due to heavy rain around the Mountain Course.

Only one qualifying evening has gone ahead so far on Monday, which was cut short following a red flag incident at the start of the Senior/Junior Classic qualifying session. The session was not re-started after a heavy shower at Brandish coupled with fading light saw the action called off.

It was later confirmed that Mark Herbertson was the rider involved in the incident at the Black Hut, which occurred as the Superbike session was nearing an end. He was taken by airmed to Nobles Hospital where his condition was described as stable. The English rider was due to have surgery on a leg injury on Tuesday.

... [Read More]
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» VRT process
Aug 20, 2019 - 4:22 PM - by Dominus Obsequious Sororium
I'm sure it's been covered before, but I can't find it, does anyone know if you buy a bike from a private seller in the UK, do you have to obtain a receipt from them to produce at the inspection?

FAQ says:

4.Vehicle invoice which must have the date of purchase/sale clearly indicated

Any experience?
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» full exhaust paint ?
Aug 20, 2019 - 12:07 PM - by menapia dude
well folks whats the best exhaust paint ?
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» what pilot and main jets to use
Aug 19, 2019 - 3:36 PM - by menapia dude
folks i have a 1982 yamaha rd 350 lc,it has standard jets (220) in it at present but runs terrible,

motor was fully rebuilt recently 200 miles so far but dies after second gear,

she has micron end cans and foam air pods instead of airbox and standard pipes as seen in pics,

the forum are all divided on it a lot, rather than spend a hape of money on pilots and main jets anyone have any info would be great thanks

... [Read More]
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» A bit on the side
Aug 18, 2019 - 8:41 PM - by SoulX
So today an opportunity arose to make a couple of ticks off my bucket list.
I had a run out in a sidecar.Some craic but f**kin hell,it's some workout.
I've aches I've never felt before,I thought I was fairly fit but this was an eyeopener.
And just before we knocked off,I was offered a shot in the pilots slot.
The grip and acceleration is unbelievable.My usual photographer was unavailable so this'll have to do.
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