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» Richa goretex glove which one?
Dec 22, 2019 - 11:40 PM - by johnny b
In the market for a new set of winter gloves.

Was very happy with my richa arctic over the last good few years but want to try a goretex set to see if they are anymore water proof or breathable.

Has anyone experience with....

Richa cold protect goretex

Richa hurricane gortex

Richa iceberg goretex

Richa ice polar goretex

Richa level goretex

I'm leaning towards the ice polar just because they appear to be like the arctic construction but with goretex.

I'm kind of stuck on this brand and have been through a lot of shit gloves to get here but if anyone has any suggestions at this price point of 100e to 120e with goretex fire away.
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» Difference between novice and pro
Dec 22, 2019 - 10:47 PM - by efanton
Watched this video earlier and have to say it was one of the best explanations I have seen regarding technique while braking, cornering, body position and racing line and the very subtle differences between a pro and a novice that make all the difference.

I have never raced a bike and have no aspiration to do so, but I found it useful, especially realising that body position made more of a difference than breaking or accelerating at the right time.

I'm sure there's others here that will enjoy it.

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» trading irish reg bike against uk bike NI
Dec 22, 2019 - 7:15 PM - by setter
hi lads
just curious on this one, i have a tiger sport that i might sell next year.i like philip mc callen's professionalism and since he deals in triumph and KTM which i hope is my next bike,anybody know whats it like to trade in a irish bike against one of their uk bikes?
anyone know is it expensive for them to change the plates from ireland to uk?
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» Z1000sx
Dec 21, 2019 - 7:09 PM - by thecrutch
Santy came early
Maiden spin on greasy roads and fog, this bike is easy to ride

I know I know me garage is a disgrace, it'll be cleaned over the Christmas break

26 Replies | 742 Views
» Results: Bike Photo of the Month November 2019
Dec 19, 2019 - 7:52 PM - by #metoo
Once again the bridesmaid in 3rd place: Woodsman
What do you have to do to get that elusive top spot? It was a great shot - the philistines didn't get it! They don't appreciate the finer things around here. Beaten by a screen grab ....

in 2nd place: corkgsxr

and in 1st place: ChickenHawk

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» Single sided paddock stand
Dec 19, 2019 - 4:07 PM - by Winnyhead
Hi anybody in the galway area have a loan of a single sided swing arm paddock stand for a week. I have one ordered but don't think I'll see it before Christmas. Any help appreciated.
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» Can you guess what bike this is?
Dec 19, 2019 - 2:41 PM - by DavyH

So which bike is this built from,its hard to believe. Blue peter badge for the correct answer
18 Replies | 902 Views
» Tl1000r vs hayabusa
Dec 16, 2019 - 7:31 PM - by Chipped rim
Different bikes, similar prices. Anyone own or ridden one or the other? Unfortunately delearships that have either won't allow me to ride due to insurance so I cannot test ride either. Seen some pulls on YouTube and tl seems to keep up with the busa without sweating too much. Would put around 8 - 10k miles per year.
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» bye bye tigersport
Dec 15, 2019 - 10:52 PM - by thecrutch
I had this bike for just over 5 years
got it at 5000 km, late 2014, near 68000 km on it now. the longest i kept anything else

its been a brilliant bike, really under rated, any of the lads who took it for a spin were also very surprised with it.

very comfy, did a 3 day trip, 400 km touring up north to malin head on a Friday, did 650 km malin head to mizen head and back to schull on Saturday, came home Sunday, 730 kms in the pissing rain all day, via ring of Kerry, valentia island, limerick, tipp laois photo spots and would do the same again on the Monday

very reliable, (it blew 1 headlight bulb),
great handling for what it is, easy on tyres, C&S, juice,
lovely torquey engine

if anybody is thinking of one... [Read More]
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» LED Head light recommendation
Dec 14, 2019 - 10:02 PM - by Beard-Face
Thinking of replacing the headlight on my 600 hornet. The original 7 inch round single head lamp was never great and i think its time to upgrade. I have seen plenty of h4 LED conversion kits but i would much rather swap out completely for a new lamp, close enough in likeness to the original. Never been crazy on the look of twin spot head lamps so not pushed on going that direction. Anyone done anything similar? Any help appreciated.

9 Replies | 277 Views
» Eunan McGlinchey to ride in World Supersport 300 series in 2020
Dec 14, 2019 - 1:00 PM - by Admin
Former British Junior Supersport champion Eunan McGlinchey will ride a Kawasaki Ninja 400 in the World Supersport 300 series in 2020.

The Aghadowey rider will again be part of the Cork-based Team #109 as they make the step up to a world championship for the first time.

"We felt that it was the right move for us to make, and it was the right time to make it," said McGlinchey.

"With a solid pre-season we won't be far away from some good results."

McGlinchey was... [Read More]
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» Front end movement
Dec 13, 2019 - 10:57 PM - by yama3
Hi lads I am a sorting out a bits and bobs on a Yam and have movement of the fork tube inside the upper leg on both. Gonna change fork oil and should see something then. Prob worn bush:?? I won't get to look at it for a week):
10 Replies | 774 Views
» 2020 Honda Fireblade
Dec 13, 2019 - 10:45 PM - by Admin
HONDA’S CBR1000RR-R Fireblade has been making waves in the motorcycle media since its unveiling at the EICMA show back in November. With the most powerful engine ever in a ‘Blade, electronic suspension on the top-spec SP version, and aerodynamic winglets, the press and public are literally salivating at the prospect!

The ‘ultra-compact’ EURO 5 compliant engine - although still and inline-four - has been heavily reworked, with a bore and stroke identical to the RC213V. With a semi-cam gear train; finger-follower rocker arms; titanium con-rods; RC213V-S internal friction... [Read More]
6 Replies | 2,745 Views
» Garda Mobility App goes 'live'
Dec 09, 2019 - 11:39 PM - by PADDYOT
From the Meath Crime Prevention page:

"Meath Division Roads Policing Unit has started using the new Garda Mobility App. This hand held device gives Gardaí access to real-time information on the roadside relating to vehicles and motorists they encounter.

This evening at a checkpoint in Navan the App detected a disqualified Driver.

The new technology will force deviant drivers to “end the bluffing” and various excuses relating to addresses, penalty point history, vehicle status, NCT etc. The devices were initially piloted in Limerick Division by 50 Gardai for six months and are now being rolled out nationally.

We will keep you updated over the coming weeks regarding how the Mobility App performs in the hands of our Roads... [Read More]
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» Decal Replicas?
Dec 09, 2019 - 7:25 PM - by ars
I'm having a real problem sourcing fairing decals for a 2001 Fazer 600. I have the 'Yamaha' for the front but cannot find the side decals 5DM-28390-00 anywhere. Anywhere I had found it ended up refunding me when they found they couldn't actually get the part. I was wondering if there was any place that can reproduce decals?

3 Replies | 185 Views
» Commuter hell
Dec 09, 2019 - 7:19 PM - by sprockets
Not a biker among them. All of them on whinging about cars, buses & trains. Some cyclists happy enough, but even complaints from them.


Just get a motorcycle. Job done.
41 Replies | 1,110 Views
» Help appeciated
Dec 09, 2019 - 10:44 AM - by HurricaneDream
Hey guys ,

Haven't posted in a while loads of ups and downs !

Any chance someone has an alternator for a 2002 r1 (5pw) i think the years before work , going off a quick google that is . Willing to pay of course kinda stuck without one for a bit ordered one but it's not going to be here until feb basically .

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» Amber DRL/indicator units
Dec 08, 2019 - 9:10 PM - by pedrosixfour
Anyone have any idea as to the legislation surrounding these things?

Basically your indicators are illuminated all the time and then flash on whichever side you've selected for turning.

I've looked at what the RSA has to say in their FAQ section, but the wording is so ambiguous it really says nothing of any use.

Just wondering if anyone runs a similar setup without any problem from the authorities or insurance companies. And will they pass the impending bike test?

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» Logging season?
Dec 08, 2019 - 2:03 PM - by Chickenhawk
Seems to be a lot of logging and caretaking going on in forestry at the min.

Lots of gates left open to Coillte parks in wicklow over the weekend.
Good bit of fun to be had if you try and put the thought of someone locking the gate closed behind you out of your mind.

I can't see why a route can't be made to link up a load of tracks and allow vehicle access like in the UK and Europe.

It'd be good to have a part of the trans euro trail here.

Also bent the rear brake pedal in a big rut in water, luckily out the ways and not into the clutch cover. A ktm in its natural state. 😭

... [Read More]
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» Supermoto wanted
Dec 07, 2019 - 11:24 PM - by dt125x-supermoto
On the lookout for a supermoto for short stuff /commute as I've now sold my R1 in favour of a Multistrada

Pref one of the following but would consider a road reg enduro aswell

Ktm 690 Smc/ Smcr
Husky 701

Nothing under 450cc 4 stroke

Nothing under 200cc 2stroke

Have a Gsxr 600 k2 trackbike I could px if it was of interest aswell

085 777 9032
9 Replies | 566 Views
» VIN Number Incorrect
Dec 07, 2019 - 1:08 PM - by Burt_Munro
I just bought a new bike to me and when I cleaned off all the crud on it I discovered that the VIN number has an incorrect number on the log book. The first letter is a Z but it actually is a 2. Anyone ever had this corrected or what would you do?
4 Replies | 308 Views
» wanted: gsxr 750/600 srad fuel tap urgently
Dec 06, 2019 - 11:21 PM - by sharpbikes
as above, in search of a gsxr 750 srad (600 srad would do too) fuel tap, will try the usual breakers tomorrow but if anyone near midlands or further afield has one handy id be very interested as i need the bike running asap.


Sorry admins, meant to post in buy and sell section but somehow ended up here.
5 Replies | 109 Views
» Zero TTzero.....
Dec 06, 2019 - 7:04 PM - by Jack stowage
No more lekky bikes for the next two years...at least.....
2 Replies | 176 Views
» Nice chap on a Bonneville
Dec 06, 2019 - 1:55 PM - by glxfr
Stopped next to a nice chap on a bonneville yesterday on my commute home on the Sth circular road near the coombe hospital X road.

Nice from time to time to come across other nice riders...

Had a brief chat until the lights changed...

Noticed lately that the old nodging tradition btw bikers is fading away...
5 Replies | 295 Views
» Advice
Dec 05, 2019 - 8:18 PM - by glxfr
Need to sell my current bike first but looking to get a more powerful bike next.

Really like the Tuono 1000R 2009-2011 model.
Not sure I can take a pilion though and it seems hard to find a kit to fit a top box. I know it won't look great on that bike but I need one for the gear.

I Like the KTM 990 SMT too but hard to find on my budget.

What would suggest?

looking for a good bit of grunt, a good sound from the exhaust to be heard in traffic but not so much on idle to keep my neighbours happy
30 Replies | 718 Views
» Casey Stoner PODCAST interview - Rusty's Garage
Dec 05, 2019 - 10:24 AM - by Duke RR
Casey's not feeling to well , some complicated health issues.

a fairly candid interview in 2 parts.

Casey Stoner part 1 - he escaped the limelight in post race life but here Casey Stoner shares his incredible story of sacrifice and single-minded determination to make it to the to the top in the gutsiest form of racing - MotoGP.


Casey Stoner part 2 - compartmentalising his rivalry with Valentino Rossi, the reason behind his shock decision to stop racing and a new battle to get back to full... [Read More]
7 Replies | 232 Views
» Unusual Passenger
Dec 03, 2019 - 5:12 PM - by sinster
Saw a lad this morning on the N11 - rides a GS1200 and has a small black dog in the rucksack with the heading poking out. He looked happy out, brightened up my commute.
10 Replies | 472 Views
» Lights Lads, it's winter
Dec 03, 2019 - 1:34 PM - by Southern Rider
Lads, check yer rear lights, I drive the South Ring in Cork, early morning & late evening, both in darkness, and I see every day, and I mean everyday guys with no rear lights.

I appreciate bulbs can go anytime, but what I see is not that, just be careful, it's hard enough to spot a bike in the dark that has working lights.

Why can't manufacturers make bikes more visable from the rear, and worse, top boxes usually overhang rear lights.
18 Replies | 448 Views
» Bike restoration seat re upolestry
Dec 02, 2019 - 10:31 PM - by rayray nc30
Returning back on two wheels after nearly 8years off them.

Restoring a little 2smoker from my youth.
Need the seat done to finish it off.

Anybody decent in leinster

Cheers biker. Ie

Never mind found it in work shop section..
3 Replies | 169 Views
» Tyre advice
Dec 02, 2019 - 7:19 PM - by yama3
Hi lads I bought a 2001 R1 lately and I want to buy new tyres. I will ride it in all weather types and all kinds of roads and we all know how bad the roads can get. Looking at sport touring tyres. Would like some feedback.
12 Replies | 408 Views
» Voting: Bike Pic of the Month November 2019
Dec 02, 2019 - 3:23 PM - by Admin
Voting: Bike Pic of the Month November 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 !

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

25 Replies | 1,030 Views
» chasin the racin podcasts
Nov 29, 2019 - 9:38 PM - by featherduster
one of the buddys sent me on a link to chasin the racin podcast two Geordie bike racers Dominick Herbertson who does the roads and Chrissy Rouse who does the British superbikes on a stock BMW chrissy is a school teavher and Dom the bomb Herbertson is a tree cutter .
Great to listen to if your interested in bike racing and gossip
They currently have 30 episodes , i downloaded the 30 of em onto my phone and listen to em rather than the bad news on the radio ,
last few they are filming and putting up on utube , they have guests on to from
peter hickman, Maria costello,kieth farmer, glenn irwin and loads more
really enjoy em
check out their latest episode 30

... [Read More]
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