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» BSB Showdown contender Andy Irwin penalised for overtake
Aug 18, 2019 - 8:30 PM - by Admin
Andrew Irwin's hopes of securing his place in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship Showdown suffered a blow on Sunday after he crashed out of race two at Cadwell Park.

The 24-year-old from Carrickfergus tangled with PBM Be Wiser Ducati rider Scott Redding, who started the race at the front of the grid before falling back to 9th on the second lap, when both men we accidentially sent sprawling onto the grass.

Redding reacted angrily following the incident, squaring up to the young Ulster rider before storming off to race direction and demanding that he be penalised.

... [Read More]
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» Irishman Kennedy Doubles up at Cadwell
Aug 18, 2019 - 7:04 PM - by Admin

Dubliner Jack Kennedy made it nine wins on the bounce today and 13 this year after cruising to his second Dickies British Supersport win of the weekend this afternoon.

Integro Yamaha’s title favourite blasted past his team-mate Brad Jones early on and was never headed, leaving the rest in a scrap for podium points.

Jones made the best launch as he led Seeley and Kennedy out into the Lincolnshire countryside, but after the Wee Wizard was squeezed back to third in a three-wide scrap into Park, Jones and Kennedy began to break away before the Irishman found a way through on his young team-mate.

As Seeley... [Read More]
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» Continental Tyres
Aug 18, 2019 - 5:20 PM - by cracker boy
Who stocks them............. with a ride in/out fitting service. I'm not too bothered where in the country.
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» Puncture repair kits
Aug 18, 2019 - 3:26 PM - by cloghan0
Army surplus have the puncture repair kits in again.
Full kit 3 euro. Replacement cords and solution 2 euro.
Handy to have.
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» Cadwell BSB: I'm not riding in the Wet - Redding
Aug 16, 2019 - 8:10 PM - by Admin

Cadwell Park rookie Scott Redding opted not to hit the track in today’s wet second Bennetts British Superbike session in the hopes the weather will pass overnight.

The Be Wiser Ducati rider admits he does need the wet track time but wasn’t keen to try his luck in the severe rain which lashed the track this afternoon.

“I dont get out of bed in the
... [Read More]
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» Irish Road Racing Classic TT/Manx Grand Prix practice and race schedule 2019
Aug 16, 2019 - 7:10 PM - by Admin
The practice and race schedule for the 2019 Classic TT and Manx Grand Prix on the Isle of Man.


Saturday, August 17

17.20 - 17.45: MGP & Classic TT Newcomers (speed controlled)

17.35 - 18.30: MGP Senior/Junior/Classic TT 250/Superbike (No MGP/CTT Newcomers)

18.35 - 19.30: Classic TT 350/500/MGP Lightweight & Ultra Lightweight (No MGP/CTT Newcomers)

19.35 - 20.00: All MGP Newcomers & CTT Newcomers (untimed)

Monday, August 19

18.20 - 19.05: MGP Senior/Junior/Classic TT 250/Superbike (No MGP Newcomers)

19.10 - 19.45: Classic TT 350/500/MGP Lightweight & Ultra Lightweight (No MGP Newcomers)

19.48 - 20.00: All MGP Newcomers &... [Read More]
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» Eugene Laverty to BMW Motorrad for World Superbike in 2020
Aug 16, 2019 - 4:50 PM - by Admin
Northern Ireland’s Eugene Laverty will ride for the factory BMW Motorrad team in next year’s World Superbike Championship.

The 33-year-old will take over the ride from Marcus Reiterberger and previously rode for Shaun Muir’s SMR outfit 2017 and 2018 on Aprilia machinery.

Laverty, who is currently competing for Team Go Eleven on the new Ducati V4R, will ride the BMW S1000RR for the first time during end of season testing in November.

The Toomebridge man finished as the runner-up in the championship in 2013 and joins former champion Tom Sykes in the team.

... [Read More]
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» Alps and Dolomites 2019
Aug 16, 2019 - 12:30 PM - by scunnin17
Just back from the Alps and Dolotmites. Shipped the bike with Overlanders again, flew to Memmingen and headed south. Stayed in Hotel Enzian in Landeck, Austria. Fantastic hotel for bikers with shelters for bikes, facilities to rent bikes and even have a mechanic onsite. Went from there to Arabba in Italy and spent a few days on the passes before returning to Landeck. Put a video together of the trip...


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» Pirelli Angel GT ii ( 2 ) New Tyres - Promo on
Aug 16, 2019 - 11:38 AM - by Duke RR
i was in need of new rubber for the bike. Im well familiar with pirelli at this stage, so stuck to them. Never had original GT's it was always supercorsa's etc on the doocati's and rosso 2 & rosso 3's and metzler / bridgestone on adv tyres.

Spun over to Cotters yesterday , a deal too good to turn down, with these new tyres " PIRELLI ANGEL GT2 BUY REAR GET FRONT TYRE FREE " To me, thats a win win.

( there may well be other shops carrying this promo but cotters was the one i spotted )

Pirelli are only promoting the tyre for a short period, so not sure when this promo will run out. IMO , you'd be mad to pass up.

... [Read More]
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» Finding the right size jacket.
Aug 16, 2019 - 12:06 AM - by woody84
I've been trying on textile jackets left right and centre but very hard to find one that's fits right. Either too tight or too loose. Short sleeves, armour that doesn't stay where it should. At the minute I've been looking at an Alpinestars jacket but the xl sleeves are slightly short and the xxl feels baggy with loose armour. Any advice?
6 Replies | 274 Views
» When engines go bad
Aug 15, 2019 - 6:18 PM - by DavyH
A bit of a catastrophe going on in here. Letís see how bad it got it

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» S21r vrs s22
Aug 15, 2019 - 1:26 PM - by jp biker
Need new rubber up front
The bike has 21r at the min which is grand
Is there much of a step up in the s22 ?
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» Cadwell BSB: Linfoot returns after two year absence
Aug 14, 2019 - 11:00 AM - by Admin
Santander TAGís Dan Linfoot will race at Cadwell Park for the first time in two years after missing the event in 2017 and 2018 through injury.

The Yorkshireman will get in some extra laps tomorrow during the official test and is hoping to claw back some of the 66 points he needs to claim a Showdown spot.

ďI havenít actually ridden there for two years, in 2017 I broke my hand in race one after crashing at turn one and last year I had a broken wrist but I do like Cadwell, I just donít seem to have had good results there, which is something that I am trying to improve upon,Ē said Linfoot.

ďIím looking to getting... [Read More]
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» Hickman still looking good for Showdown spot
Aug 14, 2019 - 11:00 AM - by Admin

Smiths BMW’s Peter Hickman comes into this weekend’s Bennetts British Superbike round with record-breaking seven-win haul at the Ulster Grand Prix in his pocket and the bagful of confidence that goes with it.

Hickman not only marmalised the existing lap record at Dundrod, he won every race he entered and is now eyeing a return to the BSB Showdown top six at his home track.

“Although I dropped a place in the standings from seventh to eighth, I am closer to the Showdown now than I was going into Thruxton and I am only... [Read More]
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» Tdr125
Aug 13, 2019 - 7:08 PM - by scorpy
Any one any known snags with these? My daughter wants to get started and this is one option. 2002 is what I'm looking at and I'm handy with a spanner.
9 Replies | 436 Views
» Notogp Austria...best race this year
Aug 13, 2019 - 3:29 PM - by Jack stowage
...yeah....seriously there was passing n stuff.....Huewen nearly had a stroke...off Hodgson.......
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» K1300s vs R1200GS vs ....
Aug 13, 2019 - 1:02 PM - by positron
If you had to have just one bike as your tool of choice, to commute (100 kms a day, fast motorways & filtering equal parts) and you want to take the same bike to travel Europe once or twice a year 3-5 days at a time, and you hope to go further away than that (lotto etc... to eventually ride on poorly surfaced roads), what would be your choice?

I am more or less happy with my F800GT for commute and occasional distance work, and it has more than enough power for my abilities to be honest, but I am just itching for an upgrade I suppose. I was reading up on F850GS and it looks great except for the chain (I massively dislike chain maintenance. Shaft or belt is the only choice).

Between K1300S and R1200GS ... for those who have tried both, any thoughts?
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» Irwin aiming for more top-six finishes at Cadwell BSB
Aug 13, 2019 - 11:30 AM - by Admin

Thruxton winner Andrew Irwin is keeping his feet firmly on the ground after taking his maiden Bennetts British Superbike win last time out and is aiming for consistent top-six finishes at Cadwell this weekend.

Irwin moved into Showdown contention with the win and second in race two behind Josh Brookes, pushing Honda team-mate Xavi Fores into championship seventh but says he wants to just keep up his recent run.

“I think both myself and Xavi have shown how competitive the Honda is in BSB. we have both been strong and I think nobody would have expected me to win at Thruxton and I love that,” said Irwin.

... [Read More]
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» Paint protection
Aug 13, 2019 - 11:27 AM - by RTV
Hi folks,

I'm an avid ACF50 user for all my bikes but I was thinking on going a step forward and look at paint protection options here, either nano coating or clear bra.

Has anyone done it to their bikes? Any shop to recommend (hopefully near Cork) ?

Any idea around costs?

6 Replies | 492 Views
» zx6
Aug 12, 2019 - 10:33 PM - by hawkman
How much should i expect to pay to get the valves , checked , and adjusted if necessary, ? It,s a 98 zx6.
2 Replies | 275 Views
» cnut of a bike to work on
Aug 12, 2019 - 8:57 PM - by dukeNblade
First major job done on my k1200rs beemer. Clutch and rear main seal. What a cnut of a bike to work on. It fought me all the way.
Solid four days grafting to change a fuppin clutch.
No surprise the stealers charge so much to work on em.
20 Replies | 825 Views
» Ndls
Aug 12, 2019 - 5:24 PM - by Unfazed
WTF, to get my driving licence renewed I either wait 2 weeks for an appointment or walk in and take a chance which they do not recommend and now must wait another 8 to 10 days to have it posted to me.

They send me a letter to tell me my licence is due for renewal and I need the following :
Proof of address, but the letter they sent me or the licence I am renewing will not suffice as proof of address, they need an utility bill.
Photographic proof of who I am, but the licence I am renewing will not suffice even though my picture is on it, they need my passport.

Along with all that crap they need a Medical cert to retain the Small truck and trailer... [Read More]
16 Replies | 619 Views
» Tax disc not needed in the US
Aug 11, 2019 - 11:15 PM - by Caffeine
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» Best steel shed for a bike
Aug 11, 2019 - 7:04 PM - by ajhampto

Am looking at getting a steel shed for a bike next month, saw steeltech and adman are supposed to be good, but expensive. Found a website called shedsdirect.ie and sheds are starting about 400 there but can't find reviews.

6' wide x 8' long I was thinking. If anyone has any suggestions or good experiences let me know!! Could do with the advice!

Ta, A.
23 Replies | 845 Views
» Instrument cluster/ clocks repair
Aug 10, 2019 - 5:32 PM - by Honda boi
Have an 02 gsx 1400.
The Speedo and rev counter not working, and the odometer doesn't show anything,just flashing lines.
The fuel gauge,back lights,all lights(neutral ,oil,full beam) work.
Clocks do a sweep when turning the key.
Pulled the wiring harness out thinking one of the cables got spliced while it was sitting out but nope all good.
Then got in touch with the previous owner and he said it didn't work for him when he used it last .
So I need to replace or fix.
Replace is hard as not many of them around breaking.
Repairing these hard? Thinking of trying it myself, if all goes wrong where could repair these?
14 Replies | 457 Views
» Working on the bike
Aug 10, 2019 - 1:56 AM - by Syllabus
Even though I'm a mechanic by trade (not hands on for a good while) the sense of accomplishment from working on the bike is amazing.
New rear shock done! Popping noise from the engine sorted(turned out to be a loose plug and plug lead. New plugs done. New grips, new mirrors, fix sticking rear brake, done. Repair damaged panels and repaint, done.

I never get sick of this!!!!!
17 Replies | 660 Views
» Kawasaki clutch basket holder - Load of please :-)
Aug 09, 2019 - 9:32 PM - by CodeJACK
Wondering if anyone has one I can borrow?

I have the "vice grips" universal thing but the bolt is so tight, its starting to cause a little wear on the basket.
Im fitting the slipper clutch off the newer model so dont care too much about the damage but the correct tool for the job is always better. Im worried the basket will break altogether and then im screwed.

9 Replies | 278 Views
» Diesel spill Tulsk 9 August 2019
Aug 09, 2019 - 8:56 PM - by 2shea
As above diesel spill in Tulsk main street. Be careful approaching Tulsk either way.
10 Replies | 317 Views
» Ulster Grand Prix: 136.415mph! Watch Hickman's record-breaking lap
Aug 09, 2019 - 5:00 PM - by Admin
The Ulster Grand Prix reclaims the title as the world's fastest road race after Peter Hickman sets an average speed of 136.415mph on his way to winning the opening Superbike race at Dundrod.

Watch the onboard lap here
6 Replies | 294 Views
» Looking for a new headlight...
Aug 09, 2019 - 4:32 PM - by myfirstyamaha
I'm thinking of changing the front light on my naked trophy 900, as I think it looks very bare. Has anyone got any ideas or pictures of a nice light that would look good, I was thinking a something with a little fly screen maybe? Thanks

1 Reply | 179 Views
» Anyone around with an 08 blade
Aug 09, 2019 - 2:11 PM - by Billy84

Anyone with a 2008 blade around the Tallaght area able to call over at some stage over the weekend so I can compare foot rests. I have OEM ones and purchased an exhaust but its not lining up. Ive sent the exhaust back and the manufacturer seems sure the problem lies with my bike. It appears fine to me.

... [Read More]
8 Replies | 311 Views
» Bike paint
Aug 08, 2019 - 4:41 PM - by Jaskin71
Hi all. Can someone point me to place where I can get the bike paint job done please?
Also its there any VIN check page worth/trusted to try? To see some history of the machine?

1 Reply | 251 Views
» Zzr1400
Aug 08, 2019 - 3:17 PM - by johnny b
1st generation Kawasaki zzr1400 any owner reviews?

Not much on the net about these 2006 to 2012 models.

Anyone have good, bad or indifferent to say about these?

Looking for a comfy mile muncher and these seem to fit the bill.
I'm built like a Jockey so any small lads have a run on one?
12 Replies | 695 Views

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