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» Carbon wheels ,hmmmm
Feb 07, 2020 - 9:26 PM - by DavyH
A bit concerning

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» Changing mileage on insurance
Feb 07, 2020 - 4:32 PM - by phut
What's the story, does anyone know, on upping the mileage limit on my insurance policy?

Six months in and I've done more than I expected and risk overshooting the 5,000 miles I said I'd be riding. I really don't want to be rationing it just as the weather is (supposed to be) improving. (The mileage estimate is just another of the nasty surprises that I got when I came back to biking. )

Has anyone done this? Do they crucify you if you do? As in
Hi, I'd like to inquire about extending the mileage on my policy? Certainly sir, that's no problem. We can offer you 10,000 for the same premium
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» Torque wrench calibrations?
Feb 07, 2020 - 6:57 AM - by PADDYOT

Does anyone here ever bother to get their torque wrenches calibrated?
I mean just home DIY'ers and not professional mechanics (I assume the pros do get them checked annually?). In my workplace we use them and they're cal'd and certified every year but I think that's just for ISO compliance.

Like Japcati, I've two wrenches in the shed, one that covers the lower end of the scale and the second one which is made for higher torque settings.
The wrench that covers the smaller torques is quite old now and I've never had it checked or anything so I'm starting to doubt if it's very accurate now.

Where would/do you get them calibrated? Is it expensive or worth doing?
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» Low miles or later year when buying second hand.
Feb 06, 2020 - 10:52 AM - by strontium_dog
Which do you reckon is more important when buying second hand, lower miles or a newer bike? I'm assuming that both are in decent nick.
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» Small numbers plates outside Ireland
Feb 05, 2020 - 5:09 PM - by Chipped rim
When I bought the bike, it came with these small I think 2" x 7" plates you can buy online. Never had any trouble here but planning to go to the UK on the bike and at some point later to south of France. Would you get away with it? Could just use an excuse that it is what we use in Ireland. I know that everyone uses these enormous plates in UK to ensure they get caught by speed cameras. I think this could also be used to an advantage outside Ireland. Would they really do you do for not having correct size plates? What if there are different laws in each country or am I not aware of some international EU motorcycle plate size standard?
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» Speeding fixed penalty
Feb 05, 2020 - 12:20 PM - by allsorts&oddjobs
Just got a fixed penalty notice for speeding, only fucking 90 in an 80kmh, if it was more id be less pissed off, anyway question is how do you know if its a gopro van or a garda van, is there any way of telling from the notice?

Also can you still claim in court not to have recieved it and get away with it?

Ok ye can laugh now
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» Sidecar Passengers wanted
Feb 05, 2020 - 2:08 AM - by Clewb
Hi All

the sidecar supporters club are holding an assessment day in Mondello. They're looking for anyone who wants to go out racing as a passenger. Instruction will be provided. Good craic and something totally different. It's on the 1st of March and anyone wanting to go down to it is asked to contact Mark Gash.
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» sew on patches for leathers
Feb 04, 2020 - 11:28 AM - by Dymag
is flexipatch.co.uk gone?? cannot find this website anymore.

Where does a body find a one stop website for racing sew on patches,
particularily the Road Racing Ireland patch.

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» ktm 990 SMT
Feb 04, 2020 - 7:47 AM - by sean61
Anyone here had a 990 SMT? I'm looking to get a bike on the road again shortly and it seems like a good all rounder. I need to be able mount a top box and commute on it but still have a good blast on a Sunday.
Was looking at Multistrada's first but don't know if I could trust Ducati reliability. Are KTM's any better in this regard?
18 Replies | 543 Views
» Why are the nice bikes so far away!!!
Feb 04, 2020 - 6:23 AM - by ajhampto
Anyone know this bike, though it is at the top of the country!!!?

When are valve services due on vfrs, it's about 24k kms is it?


Looks clean enough this.
27 Replies | 535 Views


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