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» Anyone use this painter ?
Aug 26, 2020 - 3:57 PM - by FlatOut
Liam Finnegan , Walkinstown ..
Friend gave me his number and we had a chat , just wondering if anyone can recommend him ..
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» Anyone here who can fit led’s to my clocks?
Aug 25, 2020 - 11:08 PM - by N11 EXPRESS
Have a set of leds I need fitted to my clocks they are tiny little leds which I assume have to be soldered to the circuit board replacing existing ones. I can strip them down and remove circuit board
Anyone here help me or know anyone who can ? Cheers
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» Claim assessment
Aug 25, 2020 - 7:57 AM - by Chipped rim
I was rear ended while fully stopped and flew off my bike. Had to get my ass stitched as I somehow managed to pierce it with something. I have a hole in my trousers now and limping with my leg. Obviously not my fault and liability is not an issue. The bike is a 2006 gsxr 1000 with 12k miles. The damage is the wheel, the tyre, both foot pegs, couple of dents in the swingarm, one fairing side damaged, another side fairing minor plastic piece damaged and exhaust. I have never made a claim before so wondering a few things.
How does the garage/assessor assess the damage? Will they take into consideration used parts for replacement? For example, a wheel from eBay which costs around €200 or will they quote for a new OEM wheel from Suzuki which is at a massive cost of €1100.
Same... [Read More]
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» Optimate Charger issues?
Aug 24, 2020 - 8:55 AM - by hornethead
Morning all,

Has anyone had issues with an Optimate charger and it giving false readings. Ive been using it all along and kept the bike on maintenance charge. Took it out yesterday and giving issues that seem battery related.
Optimate was showing green all along and all seemed well.

Has anyone used the Ctek chargers and found them any good?
14 Replies | 345 Views
» some light relief
Aug 23, 2020 - 7:25 PM - by Alabama Whitman
How I Deal With Kids Playing in My Driveway | The Saga of My Driveway Racetrack

7 Replies | 274 Views
» Present from da mammy
Aug 23, 2020 - 5:47 PM - by Simba

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» replacing Halogen bulb; LED or HID?
Aug 23, 2020 - 10:07 AM - by Alesi27
Replacing H7 candle with??

What does the collective recommend?
HID off ebay for about 40/50 notes? (had this on my last bike, was grand)
LED bulb from a fiver (from China) or 150 for a Philips or Osram pair?
Going on an F800GS. So will need two.

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» A little help
Aug 22, 2020 - 8:46 PM - by jp biker
are these bikes becoming common
On our roads now
3 Replies | 241 Views
» Snetterton BSB this weekend
Aug 20, 2020 - 10:44 PM - by Admin
TV times and track schedule for this weekend’s Bennetts British Superbike round at Snetterton


Saturday British Eurosport 2 13:00
Sunday British Eurosport 2 13:00

On track


10.00 – 10.30 Honda British Talent Cup Free Practice 1
10.40 – 11.10 Quattro Group British Supersport/GP2 Free Practice 1
11.20 – 11.45 Pirelli National Superstock 600 in association with Black Horse Free Practice 1
11.55 – 12.20 Pirelli National Superstock 1000 in association with Black Horse Free Practice 1
12.30 – 12.50 // Molson Group British... [Read More]
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» Parcelforce
Aug 19, 2020 - 9:03 PM - by seano
Anyone know who delivers for parcel force in the south? Ordered oil off crossans/visorshop a month ago and the tracking says it was delivered and signed for end of August by someone I never heard of so pretty sure it's not gone to a neighbour. Told crossans and they said they would contact courier, sent them another asking if they could find out who the courier in south is and I would try and sort it. At least if I knew which one I'd have somewhere to start. Hoping it's in the back of couriers vans still, don't know why anyone would rob oil except it's motul 300v.
12 Replies | 447 Views
» ktm 1290 GT
Aug 19, 2020 - 11:10 AM - by oretom
anybody owned one? issues? good points? bad?
3 Replies | 246 Views
» Britain Ireland Bike Transport
Aug 18, 2020 - 11:22 PM - by Luki
Has anyone a number for Biketrans the cork lad who used to do Uk-irl motorcycle collection please?

What’s the going rate for a collection these days?
Are Kiely Movers recommended?
29 Replies | 571 Views
» Snetterton BSB: Race weekend schedule and TV times
Aug 18, 2020 - 10:40 AM - by Admin
TV times and track schedule for this weekend’s Bennetts British Superbike round at Snetterton

Saturday British Eurosport 2 13:00
Sunday British Eurosport 2 13:00

On track
10.00 – 10.30 Honda British Talent Cup Free Practice 1
10.40 – 11.10 Quattro Group British Supersport/GP2 Free Practice 1
11.20 – 11.45 Pirelli National Superstock 600 in association with Black Horse Free Practice 1
11.55 – 12.20 Pirelli National Superstock 1000 in association with Black Horse Free Practice 1
12.30 – 12.50 // Molson Group British Sidecars Free Practice
13.20 – 13.50 Honda British Talent Cup Free Practice 2
14.00 – 14.30 Quattro Group British Supersport/ GP2 Free Practice 2
... [Read More]
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» lesson learnt buying bits from internet shops
Aug 18, 2020 - 4:20 AM - by grumpy1
Well Ive learnt a lesson today. This place is thick as shite. Teach me to use em. Bought a battery from Louis.ie. Also ordered acid and filler nozzle. Got an email today from germany to tell me acid and nozzle were on the way. No battery til at least October though. What the fuck use is acid without a battery? And the Irish site louise.ie doesnt seem to work any more? Lesson learnt. Save a few pound make a mistake . My own fault really for not doing proper research.
10 Replies | 498 Views
» Sat Nav Question
Aug 17, 2020 - 11:11 PM - by Rh4000
Hi guys, ye might be able to offer some advice here, what Sat nav do ye use and find best, I currently use the Garmin Zumo 390Lm but find it a pain to use sometimes and can be very tedious. I've some trips booked for next year so wanted to see what's out there. It will be used in Europe. Thanks
49 Replies | 898 Views
» Bike Mechanic in Mayo
Aug 17, 2020 - 1:41 PM - by 2shea
Im looking for a bike mechanic in Mayo anyone know of a good one?
7 Replies | 226 Views
» Engine protection
Aug 15, 2020 - 11:53 PM - by carrigGSR
Bike had a few small marks on the cylinder heads when I bought it, easy to do to type of bike as heads are very exposed, an absolute massive selection of options out there, just couldn’t bring myself to fit crash bars so got the machine art xheads and very impressed - also bought new cylinder heads ( black set not fitted yet) thinking of going all black with the bike ( coil cover is off in 2nd photos as I was going to change heads at the same time but couldn’t find torque wrench in garage so just fitted guards)

... [Read More]
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» Winter project sorted
Aug 15, 2020 - 9:55 PM - by Pumbaa the warthog
Picked up this nice little Kawasaki twin today, 1982, American import, good fun on the road, looks a bit tired but that's expected at that age.

20 Replies | 440 Views
» Anyone handy with Aluminium?
Aug 15, 2020 - 8:50 PM - by Sleazy Rider
Anybody able to put me on to someone who might be able to make a very simple pair of pillar risers for handlebars from billet alu? size approx 25 x 25 x 100 mm.
0 Replies | 85 Views
» A little bit of engineering.
Aug 14, 2020 - 8:50 PM - by Gixxer
I was asked if I could design and build something to enable a lad in a wheelchair to get in and out of a John Deere Gator... one of these. (yeah, too many wheels, but let's say the lad's a biker)

And I like a challenge, so I accepted.

It was done on the cheap, using whatever bits of metal were lying around, and repurposing the tipping ram from the rear of the machine.

It was the most challenging task I've taken on for years, and it really took some head scratching, because the ram didn't have enough travel, but when the it was moved close enough to the fulcrum to obtain the necessary... [Read More]
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» Leather repair Dublin?
Aug 14, 2020 - 6:57 PM - by Born2Survive
Folks. Would anyone know a place I can get small rip in shoulder of leather jacket fixed? Dublin area. Thanks.
5 Replies | 152 Views
» Plastic welding?
Aug 13, 2020 - 12:24 PM - by Chipped rim
Anything around? There was a crack since I bought the bike and would like to try and get it fixed. It looks like the bike was fallen over and the frame slider got pushed inside the fairing and cracked the plastic so there is a semi circular crack on there. I'd like to get it fixed and maybe a touch up and not respray the whole fairing. I've made a few enquires and I think that it is too expensive for a small crack or the waiting time is 4 months. Could not see many other people doing it.
11 Replies | 294 Views
» Mileage
Aug 13, 2020 - 9:37 AM - by johnny1
Thinking of buying a new CBR1000RR Blade
Is 30,000 Miles considered high for that bike and what major maintenance am i looking at in the near future ?
Two bike, one is a 2009 and one is a 2014 both with the same kind of milage
5 Replies | 385 Views
» vapour blasting
Aug 12, 2020 - 7:09 AM - by menapia dude
folks i was thinking of buying a vapour blasting cabinet, some prices are huge , any of ye have experience with this stuff, and was going to buy a ultrasonic bath too and help please
6 Replies | 242 Views
» GSX 600F Mileage
Aug 12, 2020 - 5:31 AM - by efanton
Lads, was doing a bit of work on the bike today and noticed the mileage on the clock. It is now at 39,000 miles.

Recently the ECU was changed at a workshop, they could not get it started with the old one apparently even though the bike was running perfectly ok a week or so before. I'm not arguing as to whether that was required or not, if it needed replacing then it needed replacing. It was replaced with a second hand ECU.

I find it hard to believe that I have done 16,000+ miles in three years, especially when it was parked up for almost 8 months as I was unable to ride due to a injury. I could have sworn it was around the 32,000 mile mark a few months ago before the ECU was change, but its possible I just read it wrong. I also find it hard to... [Read More]
7 Replies | 276 Views
» Ads on Eurosport premium player
Aug 11, 2020 - 10:58 AM - by Admin
So you pay eurosport for their 'app' and annual subscription, then get bombarded with 10mins of adverts trying to stream the WSBK highlights ?

Had to turn it off and cancel my renewal as while thats fine for terrestrial & free view television, I don't really care much for the privilege of paying for directed dogshit adverts on premium apps.

It's hard enough trying to stay awake with a boring procession of rea and redding and snore-a-minute commentary, so maybe eurosport are trying to kill of the viewership and ratings completely, then buy the whole series on the cheap from Dorna ( who wouldn't know how to manage a wet dream and are inevitably headed towards bankruptcy ).

What are the best torrent sites for the likes of BSB &... [Read More]
5 Replies | 179 Views
» Exhaust Springs
Aug 10, 2020 - 6:39 AM - by Billy84
Anybody happen to have 5 No. swivel end 40mm exhaust springs.

I'd order them on the internet but I'm stuck for time. Bike is going in for a bit of work tomorrow and I got left short a few.

I can collect any where in Dublin after work today if anyone has.

0 Replies | 50 Views
» Donington BSB: Irwin disqualified after Brookes crash
Aug 10, 2020 - 6:29 AM - by Admin
Honda Racing’s Andrew Irwin was deleted from the results of yesterday’s third Bennetts British Superbike encounter at Donington.

The Irishman was judged to have made ‘avoidable and unfair contact causing a collision’ with Josh Brookes, according to race stewards.

Irwin had crossed the line in second place behind winner Tommy Bridewell but his interface with Brookes at Hollywood meant he was thrown out of the final standings.

He was also given six points on his racing licence which means he starts race one at Snetertton from last position on the grid.
16 Replies | 415 Views
» Ireland's O'Gorman victorious in a close-fought first race at Donington Park
Aug 09, 2020 - 6:30 AM - by Admin

Dubbed as the next Valentino Rossi, Portlaoise sensation Casey O’Gorman has stormed to victory at the season opener of the Honda British Talent Cup at Donington Park, with the Microlise Cresswell Racing rider fighting off a late charge from Franco Bourne and Charlie Farrer to take top step of the podium.

Bourne and Farrer had to settle for runner up positions after the Laois Lockdown Sensation kept his powder dry until the very end and blasted number 17 to victory at the final chicane on the last lap snatching a tantalizing win from the outclassed riders.

... [Read More]
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» Double Irish at Donnington
Aug 08, 2020 - 10:34 PM - by Admin

Andrew Irwin got the better of brother Glenn in the opening Bennetts British Superbike Championship race at Donington Park to give Honda Racing and the 2020 Fireblade a dream one-two Irish victory on its debut at the British circuit.

They saw off the spirited challenge of VisionTrack duo Josh Brookes and Christian Iddon with only 1.5s covering the quartet at the end of the 22 laps but it was a disaster for polesitter Jason O’Halloran who could only manage eighth after running off track to avoid the fallen Danny Buchan.

Kyle Ryde who grabbed the holeshot on the Buildbase Suzuki and he led at the end of the opening lap from... [Read More]
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» 2000 yamaha r6 any good?
Aug 07, 2020 - 10:03 PM - by sub zero
Hows it going lads

I have my eye on a 00 yamaha r6 at the minute - I'm going to see it in a couple of days and was just wondering if anyone has one or had one at some point if ye could give me a run down on them. Are they a good bike - any issues to look out for etc.

15 Replies | 371 Views
» BSB Donnington This weekend
Aug 07, 2020 - 7:40 AM - by Admin
Race weekend schedule and TV times for the opening Bennetts British Superbike round of 2020


Saturday - British Eurosport 2 13:00
Sunday - British Eurosport 2 13:30

On Track
10.00 – 10.30 Honda British Talent Cup Free Practice 1
10.40 – 11.05 Quattro Group British Supersport/British GP2 Cup Free Practice 1
11.15 – 11.40 Pirelli National Superstock 600 in association with Black Horse Free Practice 1
11.50 – 12.15 Pirelli National Superstock 1000 in association with Black Horse Free Practice 1
12.25 – 12.50 // Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup Free Practice
13.35 – 14.05 Honda British Talent Cup Free Practice 2
14.15 – 14.40 Quattro Group British... [Read More]
2 Replies | 75 Views
» Women in motorsports
Aug 06, 2020 - 11:29 AM - by oretom
11 Replies | 496 Views


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