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» Respro-Bandit Scarf
May 02, 2019 - 9:42 PM - by armstrongracer
I'm changing jobs next week which requires a long commute across the city so out comes the bike... Did a dry run today & nearly choked to death. I'm on the rebound from bad lung infection & my airways are really sensitive to dust. I used to have a Respiro Bandit Scarf which was brilliant, it stops strap rash too. So, does anyone know where I can buy one in Dublin sharpish (tomorrow) Cheers.
6 Replies | 335 Views
» Triumph Tiger Explorer very nice but I have to say goodbye
May 02, 2019 - 3:49 PM - by Sakas
Hi all,

Last year I bought a 2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200 and I immediately loved it, with its power, precise handling, sublime three-cylinder power delivery and exhaust sound (pure music to me).

During the first 10 months I just piled up miles I bought this bike with the intention of riding it until the wheels fell off, I loved getting on the bike every day and I and couldn't imagine owning anything else.

The beginning of the end.. All that joy turned to misery, its a major disappointment when the engine went out the bike it's currently in the shop for repairs as I write.

Before buying this bike I did an extensive research and I came across good feedback. A couple of weeks ago -when this disaster occurred- I went... [Read More]
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» RSA RTE Radio
May 02, 2019 - 9:10 AM - by faz1
Was listening to an interview with RSA on morning Ireland this morning in the run up to May week end. Whilst some of their early interview points may have a certain validity, I was shocked to hear them portray bikers as a shower if beer swilling speed merchants. Nothing at all really about raising the awareness of other road users towards m/c's and cyclists and the jidsy brigade. Interview was very one sided in it's content and message and got worse as the lady got more comfortable bashing the bikers. I was quite frankly shocked as I don't know any biker in this day and age that would chance taking a drink and get on the bike.
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» Northwest 200
May 01, 2019 - 11:23 PM - by martell
hi folks we thinkin of headin to the northwest on wed 15th may and would be delighted with some reccomendations on town s or villages to stay in . guesthses band b hotel ? somewhere where bikes are safe and where the crack is good . thanks a lot in advance
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» Hole in exhaust
May 01, 2019 - 6:34 PM - by jimd10
Hey lads any one know a welder in limerick area who is handy at repairing exhausts ?👍
1 Reply | 228 Views
» Lidl" go pro" on sale 35.00 euros
Apr 30, 2019 - 11:52 PM - by martell
Just wondering has anybody on this site bought and tryed out the hd camera with all the attachments currently on sale in lidl? quality etc etc ? thanks in advance
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» Reminder = VJMC Bike show this Sunday 5th May
Apr 30, 2019 - 9:43 PM - by VJMC
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» Pub in Dublin for MotoGP??
Apr 30, 2019 - 4:59 PM - by Japcati
Lads,anyone know a pub in the Dublin that would show the MotoGP live?
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» UK Reg bike - riding without tax
Apr 30, 2019 - 4:22 PM - by Fledermaus
Imported a new bike from NI through a southern dealer, who will be taking care of the paperwork, VRT etc., but I'm told that this is backlogged at the moment, and might take a week or more to get an Irish reg plate. The bike is otherwise ready to go.
Am I OK to ride the bike on the UK Reg, untaxed as I can't do until its Irish registration is sorted?

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» Pulled over
Apr 29, 2019 - 9:18 AM - by SUGS
To the two lads pulled over by the unmarked garda cage Saturday .. between Belgooly > Kinsale .... I hope ye managed to talk your way out of it. Looks like the copper was on a serious rant ..
2 Replies | 939 Views
» Seat concepts
Apr 28, 2019 - 12:41 PM - by bikewise
I purchased a replacement foam and cover from seat concepts in the USA. It was quite expensive so I'm reluctant to fit it myself.
Can anyone recommend an upolsterer in Midleton/ Cork. Thanks Al.
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» Need to clean my leathers
Apr 27, 2019 - 9:39 PM - by DavidM123
Riding by glen if the downes about 100km so all legal- all of a sudden out of no where a gust of wind plants a newspaper over my visor. Couldnt see shit!
Thankfully didnt do any sudden movements and managed to get it off in a few seconds!
Could have been a real Darwin awards moment!!
14 Replies | 629 Views
» Garda one Day training
Apr 27, 2019 - 6:37 AM - by 2shea
Whatever happened to that? Can't even remember the name if it was it bikesafe?

Remember the traffic core bike lads woukd take a group out and give you a few pointers on your riding.

Bad form they stopped that. Not even a garda presence at the bike show this year. I mean they got lovely new R1200RT-Ps that people would only love to come over and have a chat with.

The RSA chap at the show was a gent and really loved his bikes, loved showing off his flash new bike too, Stephen his name was. Said they were getting a fleet BMW F850gs in for their instructors to test people on.

There is always on up the north or over in the English bike shows.

Some thing the RSA and Garda should get up and running again even if it cost €40... [Read More]
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» Electric Bike Build
Apr 26, 2019 - 6:20 PM - by the dessert fox
Anyone here dunnit? What I have in mind is a sports 600 kind of build that I could shnake silently round Mondello on.
21 Replies | 898 Views
» buying a Roof boxer carbon
Apr 26, 2019 - 2:33 PM - by menapia dude
folks anyone got a new roof boxer carbon, im thinking about buying one,i have an Arai rx7 but wanted a second helmet for summer and if i get caught in weather i can turn it into full face,what are the7y like and what they fit like for size ive a fat head so need 61cm which is xl are the sizes big or small ?
1 Reply | 305 Views
» Parking around Charlemont Luas Stop
Apr 26, 2019 - 1:27 PM - by SandR

Does anyone know this area? What's my best / safest / cheapest option to park around the Charlemont Luas Stop during the day?

Thank you.
4 Replies | 487 Views
» Give these men a medal
Apr 26, 2019 - 9:44 AM - by blk150

Sad that it's come to this but the same as here in Dublin the law has failed us all when it comes to bike theft. This is what happens when the justice system backs the scumbag over the hard working tax payer.
17 Replies | 972 Views
» NHS to suspend use of Blood Bike service
Apr 25, 2019 - 2:13 PM - by Southern Rider
NHS announced it will stop using Blood Bike service out of hours due to the system being voluntary and concern over service levels and ramifications of such a voluntary service failing to provide levels required. I imagine they mean cases where blood is required and not delivered due to breakdowns/lack of operator etc.

They will now engage a professional service provider, who can be held responsible etc.

Wonder will the HSE be watching this.
17 Replies | 2,085 Views
» 3 Points for speeding
Apr 25, 2019 - 11:28 AM - by TheJackKetch
I got done for speeding yesterday.

Do I wait until my insurance renewal in August to notify Carole Nash or do I need to let them know once I've received the fine in the post? The 3 points are my first in over 35 years driving and riding and I'm annoyed with myself, how will they impact my insurance premiums?

Thanks in advance for any advice.
45 Replies | 2,439 Views
» Junkie bastards
Apr 25, 2019 - 9:58 AM - by livefastrideslow
Parked the bike in the usual spot yesterday,
Came back after work and there was a junkie at it.
I thought the the cunt was trying to steal it so I grabbed him from behind and spun him around to give him a dig .
The fucker had his cock out and was wanking onto the seat
I gave him a slap and he fucked off with his cock hanging out.
36 Replies | 2,085 Views
» Considerate motorcycle parking?
Apr 25, 2019 - 9:39 AM - by Meepmeep
This seems to have sparked some discussion. . .
10 Replies | 728 Views
» Exhaust Repair
Apr 24, 2019 - 8:06 PM - by Marts-125
Is there anyone in Ireland that does exhaust repairs/refurbs? Polishing out deep scratches and removing dents etc.
6 Replies | 436 Views
» Early 70s CB250s
Apr 24, 2019 - 11:23 AM - by Technician
What's the word on the Honda CB250 twin from the early half of the 70s?

Drum up front I think, until when though??
8 Replies | 455 Views
» Reflective tape
Apr 24, 2019 - 7:33 AM - by 2shea
Any recommendations for reflective tape/vinyl or wrap in sliver. The high grade M3 that's used on the back of cages or ambulances.

Also recommend someone to fit it.

I want it in silver so it can't be seen during the day and it doesnt make it look like I'm trying to make the bike look an emergency vehicle.

Because we all know of the fools riding around trying to make themself and their bikes look like garda bikes.

I'm looking for stealthy during the day and very hi-viz at night/dawn/dusk.

I want to cover my rear luggage/pannier (left and right) and a patch either side of my front mud guard.

... [Read More]
18 Replies | 735 Views
» Honda X-ADV
Apr 24, 2019 - 6:40 AM - by 2shea
What's your thoughts on the Honda X-ADV?
Is it a bike or scooter or a bit of both?

Same 750cc engine that's in the nc750x and all the other NC bikes.

Only comes in DCT which I like anyway.

It should keep up with most machines on the twisties, well apart from the 200bhp super bikes and honda 50s

Click the image to open in full size.

I think it's cool little machine, I'd love one as a second bike. Maybe in a few years when they are... [Read More]
22 Replies | 931 Views
» Aprilia valve check ?
Apr 23, 2019 - 6:14 PM - by the dessert fox
Wanna get a valve check done on the RSV4 - Mototuning??? Anyone had their Aprilia done there???/ cheers
6 Replies | 639 Views
» Breakdown
Apr 22, 2019 - 4:50 PM - by Rockster
Big thanks to Iano off here for bailing me out. Broke down near Aughavanagh and no mobile signal to boot. He was driving by in the cage and dropped me in to Aughrim (where could get a signal). Much appreciated!
Bike picked up courtesy of Carole Nash breakdown. Looks like the dreaded vfr reg rec unfortunately...
7 Replies | 901 Views
» Bang
Apr 22, 2019 - 1:41 PM - by dec c
Has anyone ever blown out a rocker cover seal
12 Replies | 674 Views
» Bsb at Silverstone
Apr 21, 2019 - 1:57 PM - by Jack stowage
Nice to see our BIG Jack giving it to their wee-wanker........
12 Replies | 869 Views
» Le Mans!
Apr 21, 2019 - 7:53 AM - by bushman
2 Replies | 374 Views
» Tyre fitted tomorrow (Sunday)
Apr 20, 2019 - 9:21 PM - by biosed
Got a puncture on the M50 this evening, thanks to a Lad called Alex for stopping and giving me a hand.

Any chance there is somewhere open tomorrow that could stick a tyre on?

Have a tyre but would buy one if they had pilot road 4 or 5.

7 Replies | 615 Views
» Northern Ireland trade in
Apr 20, 2019 - 5:13 PM - by blackdog
Hi, does Philip Mccallan up in the North take irish reg bikes as trade in cheers
6 Replies | 791 Views
» Carole Nash 10 beat your renewal offer
Apr 20, 2019 - 1:54 AM - by oncebitten
Hi Two years ago I paid 580 insurance for a bike with AON, transferred it to another and renewal was 770, tried Carole Nash and was quoted 950. I went to principle and got it for 580. It was up again this month, 415 from Principle......I got a flyer in the door from Carole Nash:- If we can't beat your renewal, we will give you 10. I contacted them.....810. I asked how do I get my 10 and had to explain about the flyer, he came back with 535 after knocking off their 150 broker fee (I heard it should be only 60) I asked again how do I get my 10.
He asked how much my renewal was I said 415.
He gave me the contact details to claim my 10.....still waiting for a reply.
415 from principle, 810 from Carole Nash.
I had a ZZR1100 in the late '90s insured... [Read More]
9 Replies | 788 Views

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