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» Tyre leakage
Jul 06, 2019 - 11:16 PM - by Pat rabbit obn
Bit of an ol buckle in rear wheel very slow losing air .What's the best sealant ? Slime? Blue seal? Etc .cheers
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» Inaugural MotoE GP this weekend ( Electric MotoGP replacement )
Jul 06, 2019 - 10:53 AM - by Admin
MotoE bikes - the facts ;
The MotoE motorcycles are fully electric and zero-emission.
The top speed is 155mph compared to 220mph for a MotoGP machine.
A MotoE bike can go 0-60mph in three seconds.
There is no gearbox or clutch.
MotoE motorcycles weigh nearly 60% more than MotoGP machines.
They take no more than an hour to charge, and for every hour there is 20 miles of maximum performance from that battery.
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» FUEL Exhausts
Jul 05, 2019 - 9:12 PM - by R.M
Was looking to change the exhaust on the AT, but didn't want to spend mad money on a slip on. Most people say there's not much change of tone with a slip on & the original sounds pretty good as it is.

So anyway, I ordered a SS 350mm slash cut slip on from FUEL UK & got £30 off £195 original cost. Used Addresspal for free delivery, so Ä185 delivered. Happy days.

Simple to fit, lighter, and with baffle out, by jesus does it sound good, maybe a little too loud. Bangs,pops & farts on gear change & over run. Might pop the baffle back in, but not yet

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» KTM Super Duke GT
Jul 04, 2019 - 10:55 PM - by chippymick
Hi , anybody out there with 19 ktm super duke gt. Is it worth trading up from the duke super r 🤔
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» Voting: Bike Pic of the Month June 2019
Jul 04, 2019 - 9:13 PM - by #metoo
Congratulations to last months winner,

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

Do not vote for your own picture !

Click the image to open in full size.

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» classic trial
Jul 04, 2019 - 1:24 PM - by oretom
last weekend, good craic, air cooled, pre 65, twinshock aul trials bikes,
bad idea staging first night at a bar...some riders were a bit shaky after finishing up at 6 am
some those aul yokes cost ya more than a new one, but goodto see them geting used
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» Mitsuo Itoh
Jul 03, 2019 - 9:16 PM - by Pat rabbit obn
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» 1998 XL1200C Harley Davidson Sportster Help
Jul 03, 2019 - 1:37 PM - by Stabby
Howdy All,

I wonder if we have any Harley guys here who may be able to help. I purchased a 1998 XL1200C with the tank dash/split tanks, 4 weeks ago which upon later inspection had a quite untidy job done on the done on the dash and ignition wires. Everything worked but I noticed all the lights lit all the time and when I had a look underneath the were all bridged to live wires just to get them lit up. For example the indicator light on the dash was simply bridged to the indicator wires so when they lit, so did the dash light and the ignition was just a switch.

I bought a new dash with the snap connectors and all wires in place and attempted to fit it. Which I did but now have no ignition and no lights ... [Read More]
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» Joey Dunlop 19 years today
Jul 02, 2019 - 10:15 PM - by featherduster
Today is the anniversary of Joeys loss 19 years ago today

rare interview what a legend
11 Replies | 440 Views
» Picos Accomodation
Jul 02, 2019 - 9:40 AM - by GoTilUBlow
Anyone any recommendation for digs in the Picos de Europa around September time? Also, any good spots where the bikes would be safe near Bilbao? Cheers.
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» skerries 100 practice Sat 6th Races sun 7th
Jul 01, 2019 - 10:58 PM - by featherduster
skerries 100 next weekend practice Sat 6th Races sun 7th July
Weather looks good and its an incredible experience
If you never been to a road race this is the one to go to
Hard to believe its a year gone by
Michael D still holds the lap record, be great to see him there
Garry won his last two races so all the best to him and all the riders
looking forward to this
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» Where has Motocross gone!
Jul 01, 2019 - 7:50 PM - by jake361
Looking to get back into motocross after being out for a couple of years (road bikes took over)

Used to do alot of practice days, being from Wexford having clonroche, ferns and a practice track in Waterford there was somewhere to ride most weekends

And now clonroche never open, ferns has been levelled and Waterford forced to close! Such a shame, I remember these tracks having regular practice days and being packed out most of the time!

Anyone know what tracks are running regular practice days now? Only other track I've been to is doon which was a long spin but a great track! I've also heard watergrasshill is good spot, also does anyone know if Sandy valley is still going?
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» Slovenia
Jun 30, 2019 - 11:40 PM - by bryang
Anyone ridden to or in Slovenia , going to Europe at the end of July and hoping to make it that far, any advice on what way through the mountains , Iíve come through Switzerland and over stelvio on previous trips. Any must see tips would be appreciated
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» Insurance help
Jun 30, 2019 - 8:42 PM - by HurricaneDream
Was travelling through newcastle west recently and had a car pull out on me , went straight into them .

Gave the garda a statement today and was given the drivers details . What's the next step as i am not claiming liability for the accident ?

He has already had an assessor down so id imagine i would have to get one as well. Any help is appreciated
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» Fusy Garda?
Jun 30, 2019 - 8:27 PM - by Lightening Mcsheen
Question and a bit of advice needed..

Was stopped last year on the Kilcullen Road coming out of of Naas. I was filtering traffic as it was bumper to bumper, and as that road is a continuous white line I was on it and just over it on occasions.. An unmarked car pulled me in while they were sitting in traffic ahead of me and issued me a ticket.
Didn't receive the FPN and now have me a day in court..

Question or advise needed, as I'm not sure is it worth going and talking to the judge, I think it's harsh and not really keen on the points and 160€ / 5 points now that I've to go to court..

Is it worth going or just paying it and taking the 3 points?
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» Yamaha failure
Jun 30, 2019 - 10:25 AM - by r1 sean
This is to do with the Yamaha generators with the magnets falling off,they have made a new revised generator but never made a recall ,the thing is its happening alot some say it's over the glue they used to fix the magnets, either way they are faulty and it happent to me a while back .If you have a fazer or r1 with the part no (#5VY-81450-00-00) it needs to be upgraded to part no 2SH-81450-00-00.They should be letting people know .
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» Farmer breaks both legs at Knockhill
Jun 29, 2019 - 8:20 PM - by Admin
Northern Ireland rider Keith Farmer has suffered bilateral fractures to both lower legs in a qualifying crash at the British Superbike round at Knockhill.

Farmer came off his Tyco BMW at Turn 3 and became tangled with his machine.

He was diagnosed and treated at the circuit medical centre before being transferred to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for further assessment.

The Clogher rider was second fastest in Saturday's qualifying session which was delayed because of heavy rain.

He lies 12th in this year's series standings with 54 points after the opening four rounds.

Farmer won the National Superstock 1000cc title last season to clinch his fourth British Championship crown.

Saturday's scheduled Supersport sprint... [Read More]
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» Float retaining pin ding,ding,ding
Jun 29, 2019 - 5:42 PM - by jic44
I was cleaning a carb off a burgman 250 last night and I dropped the float retaining pin. It Ding'd across the shed floor which I have searched inch by inch but I cant find it anywhere.

Ive looked online but cant find anything. I took apart an old carb I have lying around but the pin is too thin.

Where would I buy one?
Its a Keihin carb.

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» Knockhill BSB: Kennedy under lap record to take Supersport pole
Jun 29, 2019 - 12:01 PM - by Admin
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The Dubliner was straight back to his dominant ways

Integro Yamaha man Jack Kennedy pipped Kyle Ryde to the top spot in this morning’s Dickies British Supersport qualifying as he went under his own lap record.

The Irishman clocked a 49.024, over 0.150s under his record time from 2018, to bag his seventh straight pole position - a run that began at Assen last season.

Kennedy controlled almost the entire... [Read More]
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» Hand sprayer for Snow Foam: Where to buy?
Jun 29, 2019 - 7:33 AM - by SandR

I don't seem to find a hand pump / sprayer at Halfords / BikeWorld / etc for applying snow foam.

I'd like to get one this morning somewhere if at all possible (Dublin).

Thanks for any advice.
24 Replies | 476 Views
» vintage bike vrt rules
Jun 28, 2019 - 10:34 PM - by huzz
friend went to register a 1981 bike today with a vjmc dating cert and was told it was not acceptable any more,(new rules apparently in from yesterday by revenue)bike has no reg or logbook but I registered a bike only a few weeks ago with only a dating cert,does anyone have any info regarding vrt rule changes if any ?
7 Replies | 316 Views
» Anyone do wrapping?
Jun 28, 2019 - 9:56 PM - by N11 EXPRESS
No one really wants to do bikes out there but I have a template and a design on disc. Is there anyone around Dublin wicklow who ainít gonna rip me off?
10 Replies | 237 Views
» Bead blasting.
Jun 28, 2019 - 9:13 PM - by sidecarwillie
I need some old crankcases bead or soda blasted, who does this nearest to South East. Thanks,Willie.
8 Replies | 188 Views
» Insurance renewal significantly lower. . . hypothetically. . .
Jun 28, 2019 - 12:37 PM - by Meepmeep
So hypothetically. . . someone may have received their renewal notice from their current insurer. . . with absolutely no changes to the cover / bikes / details etc. . . and the premium may have decreased by approx. Ä220 (around 35%). . .

Now, hypothetically I've seen it increase by similar percentages but I've not seen it decrease this way. . .

Has anyone seen similar?

5 Replies | 272 Views
» Blackbird or Hayabusa
Jun 28, 2019 - 11:26 AM - by CarolVordermansGearbox
I know this question has been done to death on other sites and probably the same here but I'll ask it anyway..

Looking to upgrade from a CBR 600, I'm a 6'4 and about 105KG so definitely on the bigger side.

Looking for something quick and comfortable enough for a bit of touring and trying to decide between a Blackbird and Hayabusa - what would you suggest and why?
24 Replies | 1,320 Views
» Knockhill BSB: Friday practice times and results
Jun 28, 2019 - 9:50 AM - by Admin

Dickies British Supersport / British GP2 Cup free practice one - conditions dry

1 1 1 Jack KENNEDY IRL Yamaha - Integro Yamaha 49.233 25 26 92.64
2 77 GP2 1 Kyle RYDE GBR Kalex - Kovara projects by RS Racing 49.485 21 21 0.252 0.252 92.17
3 11 2 Rory SKINNER GBR Kawasaki - Watermans Team MSR 49.861 20 25 0.628 0.376 91.47
4 12 3 Brad JONES GBR Yamaha - Integro Yamaha 49.912 23 28 0.679 0.051 91.38
5 34 4 Alastair SEELEY GBR Yamaha - EHA Yamaha 50.055 20 29 0.822 0.143 91.12
6 5 GP2 2 Mason LAW GBR ABM Triumph - ABM Quattro Racing 50.283 21 26 1.050 0.228 90.70
7 75 GP2 3 Jamie PERRIN GBR Chassis Factory - Nova Racing Transmissions/Go Racing 50.381 18 21 1.148 0.098 90.53
8 13 5 Lee JOHNSTON GBR Yamaha - Ashcourt Racing... [Read More]
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» Faugheen 50
Jun 27, 2019 - 9:00 PM - by jp biker
Anybody heading down from Dublin ?
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» Seat cover
Jun 26, 2019 - 11:13 PM - by Keithser
Hi anyone recommend a motorbike seat upholsterer in Cork area
5 Replies | 160 Views
» Air conditioned helmet
Jun 26, 2019 - 9:54 PM - by nednedned
13 Replies | 364 Views
» Motorcycle Medical Insurance
Jun 26, 2019 - 3:05 PM - by Mowag
Hi Guys Having big truble trying to contact travelinsurance direct Ireland with no joy phone are emails regarding up grading two policys for my wife and I.

Any recomendations of insurance companies doing med bike cover I tried a few UK but will not cover if not living in UK..

9 Replies | 254 Views
» Michael Dunlop: Injury forces withdrawal
Jun 26, 2019 - 12:20 PM - by Admin
Michael Dunlop has withdrawn from the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in the US because of an injury he suffered at the Donegal International Rally.

Dunlop's team, MD Racing, say the rider will be out of action for two weeks as a result of the injury.

The 30-year-old was sitting 10th in his class when he crashed out during the Knockalla stage last Saturday.

The MD Racing statement read:
"Michael suffered serious injuries which will leave him out of action for two weeks.

"A further update of his condition will be made in the near future."
Organisers of the 'Race to the Clouds' event in Colorado have wished Dunlop... [Read More]
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» Bike Recalls
Jun 25, 2019 - 10:51 PM - by Ste B
Was looking up a bit of info about my own bike earlier and by chance found out it never got 2 recalls from suzuki, one over a front a master cylinder issue and one over a rectifier. Both recalls were issued over 6 years ago, been onto a local suzuki dealership and it's going in for a new master cylinder and rectifier this week

I came across the site linked below and was really surprised at the number of bikes that have recalls on them, probably plenty of owners on here that are unaware there even is a recall on their bike. I posted a second link to the european commissions site which allows you to search back as far as 2005 for a recall.

... [Read More]
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» Sums up today's wankers
Jun 24, 2019 - 10:39 PM - by r1 sean
I know it's all yankee do dah hes right !
57 Replies | 1,442 Views

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