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» Cager Jailed For Hitting Biker at 70mph
Jan 11, 2020 - 6:03 PM - by Gixxer
A cager has been jailed for 16 months in the UK, and banned from driving for 3 years for taking a left hand bend at 70mph, drifting into the opposite lane and hitting a biker head on.
The biker suffered a broken back, a broken sternum and a broken wrist in the crash, but he survived, probably because he was wearing an airbag suit at the time,

Addressing the Nottingham man as he passed the sentence, Judge David Dixon said: “Anyone in control of a high-powered sports type cage needs to be aware of the vehicle’s capability and their own capability.

“You failed to take any account of the bend that led to this
... [Read More]
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» Oil
Jan 11, 2020 - 10:37 AM - by galway86
Can you go back to semi synthetic after using fully synthetic. Im going to go with fully synthetic because i know thats whats in it but what if i didnt know what the previous owner used. Would it cause any bother?
20 Replies | 585 Views
» Delboy and his liquid weld.
Jan 11, 2020 - 12:46 AM - by nednedned
19 Replies | 840 Views
» McGuinness to ride Kawasaki at NW200 and TT
Jan 10, 2020 - 2:21 PM - by Admin
John McGuinness is to ride for the Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki team at this year's North West 200 and Isle of Man TT international road races.

McGuinness, a 23-time TT winner, will ride the team's bikes in the Superbike and Superstock classes at both events.

The Morecambe rider suffered extensive injuries in a crash at the North West in 2017 but rode for Norton last year.

Alastair Seeley will be McGuinness's team-mate at the NW200, having signed for the team in November.

McGuinness, who boasts six NW200 successes and 21 podiums over the Triangle circuit, will... [Read More]
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» Results: Bike Photo of the Month December 2019
Jan 10, 2020 - 1:02 PM - by Admin
In 3rd place I polished one off to a dude ;

In 2nd place toledo7 ;

and 1st place biker.flakey ;

Congrats all, great pics
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» Result - stolen bike to be returned
Jan 10, 2020 - 12:20 PM - by SUGS

someones P&J is coming home ...
10 Replies | 446 Views
» New lid
Jan 09, 2020 - 11:14 PM - by CodeJACK
Im looking to replace my Arai RX7 with something a lot more quiet and with a few more features. Arai always fit me perfect and much of the other lids I've tried on, just didn't fit right.
I'm leaning towards either the HJC RPHA70 or the Shoei GT Air 2.
I know you folks here hate Arai but honestly, I'll miss the comfort. Not the noise level though.
HJC is the right price but thankfully I got some cash for christmas to put towards whatever helmet I'd like.
I know ye all love the Shoei but anyone living with the GT Air 2 and have anything bad to say about it?

Crossans is cheapest I can find at the mo and have the color scheme I want too but anyone seen either lid at an unbeatable price elsewhere?

Any other lid I should be looking at??
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» Naas NDLS
Jan 08, 2020 - 9:34 AM - by Pelagic
I'm going to do a walk-in this morning in NDLS Naas and heading out from Dublin.
I can see how to navigate there if I exit E20 at Exit 8 Johnstown.
However I see another exit on Google Maps under construction on M7 at Western end of Naas, beside the Kerry Group offices https://www.google.com/maps/@53.2351.../data=!3m1!1e3 which would be closer to NDLS office.

Can anyone confirm if it is still under construction (Google view is from May 2019) or maybe open now?
I think this exit is 9A Naas South

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» bike racing in ireland
Jan 07, 2020 - 5:59 PM - by oretom
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» One woman, two jobs: from RSA to insurer propaganda
Jan 07, 2020 - 9:39 AM - by phut
Moyagh Murdock, the current CEO of the Road Safety Authority, is to step down from her role and take up a new job as head of the insurance industry lobby group Insurance Ireland...https://www.independent.ie/business/...-38838171.html

26 Replies | 707 Views
» Ohlins damper sticking
Jan 06, 2020 - 8:19 PM - by dukeNblade
I picked up a used Ohlins steering damper for the RSV Mille. I have not put it on the bike yet.
Movement is normal as expected and adjusts between soft and hard no trouble.
If I leave it sitting for about 5 or 10 minutes, it kind of locks up and is hard to get in motion again, it takes a good shove with the hand to get it moving again; once moving all is normal again.

Is this unusual?
Anyone there got an Ohlins on the shelf could try see if it behaves the same way.
8 Replies | 304 Views
» Splitting engine
Jan 05, 2020 - 4:37 PM - by thecelt

Hi lads .just a quick question if I can split the bottom end of the engine without taking the head off first see in pics all bolts removed but smaller 10 mm backed out and loose but wont come apart with a rubber mallet and I'm afraid to dog it .any help appreciated .
7 Replies | 271 Views
» Voting: Bike Pic of the Month December 2019
Jan 05, 2020 - 11:18 AM - by Admin
Voting: Bike Pic of the Month December 2019

Choose your 5 favourite pics (does not have to be in any order) for the Nov 2019 entries, hit reply below and list them like so :

Do not vote for your own picture !

Decembers's winner will again receive a 50 voucher for Cotter Motorcycles - thanks lads !

25 Replies | 386 Views
» How to register bike no paperwork
Jan 04, 2020 - 11:23 PM - by allsorts&oddjobs
Not agin i hear you say, well i done searched and searched but i cant find a definite answer.
Story is that ive recently come into possesion of a bike with no papers and no keys.

NO its not nicked bike was left behind when a person left the country, been laid up for a bit, anyway, hes not coming back and i got the bike for a song but papers, keys etc are gone, i have the reg number just not sure about how to go about it, i have the vague idea that i have to go to a justice of the peace or something, help !
Bike not worth a lot either but id rather put it back on the road than split it up and sell parts.
9 Replies | 323 Views
» Solidarity
Jan 04, 2020 - 8:28 PM - by phut
Thanks to the biker, who pulled in to check that I was ok when I was stopped in shit weather on the road from Blessington this pm.

I was just putting on a hi-vis appropriate to the conditions, but it was nice to be reminded of that decent streak in most of us!
11 Replies | 521 Views
» Gsx 1400. Opinions please
Jan 03, 2020 - 2:57 PM - by blackduck
Hi lads.

Leaning towards a gsx 1400 for my next bike. Its big and comfy with power there should i need it. I need a more upright bike and dont like the adventure style. My back is getting sore after short spins on the blade in the last year.

As all of my previous bikes have been hondas i know nothing really about the gsx so i am looking for advice from people who own or owned a gsx 1400.Things to look out for. Or are the a good solid bike like mr google said.

All i can afford is up to an 04 so info on the older models would be great. Looking forward to your imput. Thanks lads.
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» Yamaha YZF R1 Big Bang Opinions / Options
Jan 03, 2020 - 1:55 PM - by ---2-Stroker---
Hi all,

I am after an R1 (Big Bang Model) for the summer and I was wondering has anyone got any recommendations as to what year to go for what is reasonable to pay?

I would consider going to a shop in the UK for the right bike. A quick look on Google would suggest a clean one goes for anything from 7-9k?

I have heard conflicting opinions about how much they are actually worth...be good to know if anyone has bought one recently, mileage, price, year, how your finding it?

Any help appreciated!
8 Replies | 441 Views
» Bike shipping from Cyprus
Dec 31, 2019 - 10:47 PM - by KawaZseven50
Long time not on here but might somebody knows something about a Shipping Company who could ship a motorbike from Cyprus to UK or Ireland the better.
I tried a few but quotes were coming back close to a sum where I'd rater wait for another bike to come up for sale closer to home.

Any ideas?
9 Replies | 472 Views
» Vrt what's required
Dec 31, 2019 - 3:26 PM - by baz
Hi all ,been a few years since I brought a bike in from uk,just bought a 1986 Yamaha 750 ,privately,teds trucking picking it up ,what paperwork do I need to bring to get it registered,v5 ,proof of purchase ,date entered country, anything else,thanks
5 Replies | 242 Views
» Modest mod and its effect on insurance
Dec 30, 2019 - 5:05 PM - by phut
When I came back to biking after a few years recently, one of the not-so-welcome novelties I encountered was the massive number of questions I faced when taking out insurance, along with the generally pfo tone of insurers.

With a new bike, I was happy to say that it had no mods and move on to the next part of the interrogation. Now I want to put in this booster plug (https://accessories.hitchcocksmotorcycles.com/41128) with the aim of enriching the fuel mix at low revs. Apparently it gives a smoother performance, without increasing overall power characteristics, as per a full efi unit.

I'm hesitating because I don't know what this will do to my premium, or even if the insurer... [Read More]
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» Bit of fun yesterday
Dec 30, 2019 - 1:22 PM - by oretom
8 Replies | 302 Views
» Containers full of bikes discovered ??
Dec 30, 2019 - 12:08 PM - by chopper
Anyone hear anything on the news or radio ? Aparently 250k worth of stolen bikes discovered .?
24 Replies | 854 Views
» Brave way to check out a CDI unit
Dec 30, 2019 - 11:46 AM - by faz1
3 Replies | 224 Views
» Stickers or paint?
Dec 29, 2019 - 8:32 PM - by PADDYOT
It's that time of year again where I treat myself to some bike related opulence.
Last year I got a seat cowl for the bike, it tidies up the shape nicely. Alas, it's plain black plastic so two issues for me.

(1) It's prone to scratches.
(2) It's dull.

I was going to buy one of these stickers to protect and brighten it up a bit:


But almost 30 sterling for a fucking sticker??? (when P&P is added)
Now I'm wondering if I'd be better off trying to get the cowl painted? Anyone recommend someone that can put this onto the... [Read More]
1 Reply | 118 Views
» Sales?
Dec 29, 2019 - 8:10 PM - by Beard-Face
Anybody pick up any bargains in the sales yet? I ordered a 3x3 gazebo from 24mx. Handy for the odd track day
6 Replies | 322 Views
» Different engine numbers than on the log book ?
Dec 28, 2019 - 8:48 PM - by baz
Hi all,looking at a bike for sale has had a replacement engine not surprised as bike is over thirty years old ,but he didn't bother changing it on log book ,frame is correct,question is can get new engine numbers put on the log book .
3 Replies | 192 Views
» Yamaha MT07 Tracer
Dec 28, 2019 - 2:12 PM - by My First Suzuki
Any opinions, views, owner's experiences?
16 Replies | 403 Views
» Rider Training
Dec 27, 2019 - 9:38 PM - by dukeNblade
3 Replies | 178 Views
» Scum
Dec 26, 2019 - 11:59 AM - by r1 sean

Must of happened last night,what kinda cunts would do that on xmas night
12 Replies | 732 Views
» Well dya know what
Dec 24, 2019 - 3:28 PM - by chopper
Theres a grand stretch in the evenings :-) .
14 Replies | 534 Views
» Chopper mechanic?
Dec 24, 2019 - 11:55 AM - by Chipped rim
Seems like this mysterious character that was in threads years ago and only positive things. Is he still doing any bike work and if so, could I get the number? I try to do most of the work myself but sometimes I need some extra help and I was absolutely ripped off by a few others or had bad experiences (massive bill, axle on the wrong side after changing the tyres...) seems like this chopper guy has a very good reputation. If he doesn't do any work anymore, is there anyone else reasonable? Tried NDM and wouldn't answer my phone or respond to emails or text messages (that was 3 months ago and not a holiday period). Do I really need to beg someone to give them my money? I don't understand people that have a business but are not interested in even answering the phone or responding at all.
15 Replies | 1,170 Views
» Pics: Entries for December Bike Photo of the Month
Dec 23, 2019 - 3:35 PM - by Admin
Congratulations to last months winner ChickenHawk ;

Entries are now being accepted for this months Photo of the Month Competition.

Upload a picture (taken in December) 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).

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 and/or deliberate vote spoiling from previous months are excluded from
... [Read More]
31 Replies | 899 Views


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