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Peter Hickman claims provisional...
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Sheared Kickstarter shaft
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Mt10 vs Tuono vs Superduke 1290 vs...
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no seat motorcycles ,old military...
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Where does it stop?
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Toy run?
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Track day fundraiser for Philip...
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RIP Gay Byrne
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What a great week for testing the...
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Ulster Grand Prix: Future of...
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VRT Inspection
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» Tesla summon
Sep 30, 2019 - 11:25 PM - by Caffeine
Tesla has updated their self driving software so that people can "summon" their cars parked in parking lots. It works as good as you think it does, so do keep an extra eye open becuase I'm sure people will abuse this "feature"
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» Harley arseholes
Sep 30, 2019 - 10:12 PM - by custom900
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» Alternative Running-in Technique
Sep 29, 2019 - 1:17 PM - by BigDiggity
How'ya lads.

I'm looking at buying an MT10 in the next week or two and if I do, it will be my first ever brand new bike.

I was reading the FZ10/MT10 forum to try find out in advance what the running in period is like on it... I came across this post which criticizes manufacturer running in techniques and promotes another. I'm hoping some of the more mechanically experienced lads might give their opinion on it. So hear it is....

There are many opinions and methods. I use a version of the motoman break in method. You can read about it here www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm

The theory is that factories recommend soft break in procedures for
... [Read More]
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» Shite Tyre right angled valves
Sep 28, 2019 - 9:27 PM - by Jonjo
Mate of mine got two of these right angled valves fitted to his FJR 1300. Rear one split at the rim. It nearly fucked him off the bike due to loss of air. Very bad design as the can easily break off at the edge of the rim. If you have these fitted to you bike change them. He was lucky to be able to tell the story.

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» Valve Removal......anyone here do it?
Sep 28, 2019 - 9:06 PM - by Japcati
Anyone here able to pop 2 inlet valves out of a cylinder head for me?

I'm in North Dublin.
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» Log book for import
Sep 28, 2019 - 7:40 PM - by vman
Hi all.
I bought a very rough non runner tzr 3xv of a local bikevdealer in 2016 .
I didn't get a log book just a Japanese cert with the particulars of the bike and a English form with a translation .
I Also got a sad number.
I wasn't bothered about no book at the time as i was buying it for the track .
I tracked it a bit and did race it for a few years but now I want to put it on the road .
I have made it road legal and
I am now trying to get a tax book for it .
I was in contact with revenue and apparently the bike was imported into Ireland in 2009 but never registered and I am liable for the vrt from 2009 up to 2019 .
It would run into big books .
Anyone any ideas how to get around this ?
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» Racing Helmet...
Sep 27, 2019 - 1:04 AM - by vstromken
Was looking at a new helmets for racing...
Does anyone know if I can use a helmet with a clip on the strap or does it have to be the double d ring set up?
Thanks in advance !!
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» Mileage
Sep 26, 2019 - 10:24 PM - by buster22
Who has the highest milage bike here that they still use regulary ? Currently doing about 30k kms a year on my 12 tiger 800 commuting daily and weekend spins. 100% reliable but im meticulous with maintenance. Seems most bikes on donedeal have very low miles and my is going to be worth nothing in another 12 months
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» JOG Tuning
Sep 26, 2019 - 9:09 PM - by R.M
Got a QS fitted by John during the week & I have to recommend him for his service & value for job done.

TBH, he under valued his time. I'll leave it at that!

For anyone that doesn't know him, he's based near Tralee/Castleisland (Limk/Kerry area). An ex road racer (sons still track race)
Proper Dyno set up.

100% recommend.

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» Pics: Bike Pic of the Month September 2019
Sep 26, 2019 - 7:05 PM - by #metoo
Entries are now being accepted for this months Photo of the Month Competition.

Upload a picture (taken in September) using the 'add image to post' link in the reply area below.

Photos must contain your own bike (can be taken by you or by someone else of you on your bike).

One entry per member only.

No B&W, no Photoshopping or enhancements of any kind.

Thanks once again to Cotters Motorcycles for their continued sponsorship, this months winning entry will receive a Ä50 voucher.
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» Results: Bike Photo of the Month August 2019
Sep 26, 2019 - 7:00 PM - by #metoo
Three-way tie for third place with 8 votes each:


Kwaka Rules


In second place with 12 votes: scunnin17

August's winner with 14 votes: doctorchopper
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» Squire Locks Great Service
Sep 25, 2019 - 9:30 PM - by dukeNblade
I has an issue with the shackle falling out of the Squire lock on my Almax lock/chain set.
Contacted Squire by email, no problem they said send us the lock they will repair it or they could send me the parts to DIY, 2 days later I has replacement parts in my hands. New Boron shackle (that's an upgrade) and new lock bearings. 10 minutes to disassemble and rebuild the lock; all sorted.
And all free of charge under their guarantee.
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» 2020 Honda Africa Twin 1100, and the Scorpion
Sep 25, 2019 - 3:46 PM - by MJK
These reviews cover bikes that are way, way outside my league, but might be of interest to some folks here...


[...As we enter the introductory year of the new Euro 5 norms, Honda updated the Africa Twinís engine extensively. Stroked out to 1084 cc, it now produces 100.6 hp (75 kW) at 7,500 rpm and 105 Nm (77.5 lb.ft) at 6,250 rpm. Gaining some 6.7 hp (5 kW) and 6 Nm (4.4 lb-ft) over the previous 998-cc version doesnít seem to be much, yet stretching the piston stroke from 75.1 mm (2.96 in) up to 81.5 mm (3.21 in) should make for a considerably beefier midrange.]

... [Read More]
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» Motorcycle Live 2019
Sep 25, 2019 - 3:46 PM - by The Fitz
As most of ye will know Motorcycle Live 2019 (aka the Birmingham Bike Show) is on 16-24 November 2019 at the NEC Birmingham. There's a change this year ref FREE for overseas visitors....see below. Pity but still a great day out.

"Do you offer any reductions to overseas visitors?

Yes, visitors with a non GB passport and proof of their travel details to the show can gain access for £10.00 per person. Visit the ticket kiosks with your travel documents and passport to receive discounted entry".

29 Replies | 2,778 Views
» Fabricator South Dublin
Sep 25, 2019 - 10:19 AM - by sinster
Anyone know of someone in South Dublin or Wicklow.

Need to get a couple of pieces made up to drop the exhausts on a Street Triple R by an inch to fit a rack.
4 Replies | 179 Views
» Yamaha Thundercat - jerky at midrange
Sep 24, 2019 - 11:04 PM - by manbearpig
Hi All,

As the title suggests I have a thundercat (yes its and actual bike lol). Its jerky in the midrange for most gears (1-4) and wont accelerate properly in 5th and 6th.

Running from 1-5k rpms is perfect, great bike around town but once Im on the motorway its a pig.

I've to drive in 4th at 11,000 rpm or else in 5th/6th at approx 7/8 rpm but jerky as fuck. I took the bike as a part trade against my X11 so I've very little history of the bike.

I have changed the oil and filter and the coolant -something I always do on any bike i get. I will be going at this on the weekend just want to get a direction on where to start and if there has been anyone with the same issue.

Oh and shes at 65,000 kms

[... [Read More]
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» Cylinder Head Porting
Sep 24, 2019 - 3:59 PM - by Japcati
Anyone know who does Cylinder Head Porting?
23 Replies | 445 Views
» Transfer of business from Principal Insurance Limited to Principal Insurance Ireland
Sep 24, 2019 - 2:32 PM - by ©-©
This morning, received the following e-mail from Principal.

"Principal Insurance Limited is a UK based insurance broker with a branch in Ireland. Principal Insuranceís Irish branch arranges and administers general insurance policies for customers in the Republic of Ireland via a passport permission through the United Kingdomís regulator; the Financial Conduct Authority.

In the event of a hard Brexit Principal Insurance Limited will no longer be permitted to trade in Ireland through a branch, therefore we have established a new Irish entity, Principal Insurance Ireland DAC, which is currently going through the authorisation process with the Central Bank of Ireland.

Once Principal Insurance Ireland DAC is authorised, we will transfer
... [Read More]
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» Honda Vision 50 derestrict
Sep 24, 2019 - 12:16 PM - by Kavo
A mate of mine lives in Bray can anyone recommend someone in that area to derestrict his Honda Vision 50. He's only getting max speed 50kph and wants to go a bit faster

Wouldn't say any official Honda dealers would do it because I don't know how legal or insurance company friendly this will be but that's his problem I suppose
7 Replies | 160 Views
» Part interchangability
Sep 24, 2019 - 11:28 AM - by scorpy
So I'm working on a TDR125 and was finding it hard to find some bits to replace banjaxed stuff like the ignition switch. The seat lock was also missing and was proving hard to find.

I opted to chance a triple set (seat lock, ignition switch and tank cap) from a TDM850 from China. Seat and tank parts were identical. The ignition just needed the lower plate and wiring harness swapped from the old one to the new.

The fork bushes, seals and dust caps were all identical to the XJ600 and were a lot cheaper than TDR parts.

Anyone find other cheap or useful commonalities with other bikes over the years?
5 Replies | 157 Views
» Bikes that break your balls
Sep 23, 2019 - 11:18 AM - by DavyH
This is like an AA meeting for bikes,in the sense that you need to call the services of the AA regularly,or just reach for that bottle of whiskey.

I own a husaberg ....who else is a stupid bastard,what have you bought that you know you should have saved your money for something useful likes prostitutes and cocaine!
60 Replies | 1,587 Views
» Assen BSB: Kennedy snatches last-corner Supersport victory
Sep 22, 2019 - 4:20 PM - by Admin
Reigning Dickies British Supersport Champion Jack Kennedy snatched his 16th class win on the brakes into the last corner of the 600cc BSB encounter at Assen on Sunday.

Kennedy launched a last-ditch pass on Sprint race winner Kyle Ryde into Geert Timmer even though second place overall still netted him 25 points to extend his championship lead.

Kennedy and Ryde were again the class of the field in Holland but they were joined in the opening laps by Emelie Lahti, on a million-year-old Suzuki, Brad Jones and Mason Law on the ABM GP2.

Lahti made some audacious moves early doors to take the lead but was slowly... [Read More]
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