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» Peter Hickman takes Superstock pole in red-flagged Ulster GP qualifying session
Aug 08, 2019 - 12:10 PM - by Admin
Imperious Peter Hickman dipped under the absolute lap record at Dundrod to take pole in the Superbike class with a near 135mph lap at the Ulster Grand Prix.

The Burton-on-Trent man, who also topped the Superstock time sheets, had clear track ahead of him as he fired in a succession of quick laps, setting a blistering benchmark of 134.969mph.

Hickman’s time was unofficially the fastest ever lap around the 7.4-mile course, with the record held by Dean Harrison at 134.614mph, which he established in the 2017 Superbike race.

... [Read More]
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» Wanted....VTR Firestorm carbs,cams/cylinder heads
Aug 07, 2019 - 11:17 PM - by Japcati
Anyone got VTR Firestorm Cams or complete cylinder heads for sale?
Also looking for Firestorm Airbox and carbs too.
6 Replies | 390 Views
» Loaner: 4 way manometers
Aug 07, 2019 - 8:36 PM - by ascalon
I'm trying to sort out some vibes with the VF and need to balance the carbs to eliminate that possibility.

Anyone have a loan of a set of 4 x vacuum gauges?

Don't have the brass to spring for a set right now.

Payment in beer, crisps, biscuits, etc.

Dublin area, but can collect further afield.

Can return the favour for fork seal drivers (41 and 43mm), clutch holding tool, Ducati steering head socket, Honda single side swing arm eccentric adjuster, fork seal tickler.

Cheers,

A
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» A License 79.03 ( Trike )
Aug 07, 2019 - 1:42 PM - by pugtk
I'm looking to get a bike license, I already have an A License for a trike.

Do I have to start my bike license from scratch, such as theory test or can I apply for a restricted bike license?
1 Reply | 267 Views
» Want a new alarm fob
Aug 06, 2019 - 5:39 PM - by iano
Bought a bike with only one alarm key fob
Is there any place i can get a copy of it done.
I dont know the make of it
9 Replies | 435 Views
» Aldi Torque Wrench
Aug 06, 2019 - 4:26 PM - by Return of the Kwack
1/2" dr. torque wrenches back in Aldi:

https://www.aldi.ie/autoxs-torque-wr...98573282743700

Picked myself up one for 18eur on Sunday and it includes a 3 year warranty... surely can't be too bad for the money
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» re registering a 32 year old bike
Aug 06, 2019 - 2:12 PM - by menapia dude
folks i know there is no vrt on the bike but what is the fee for changing over to an irish plate from an english one,and can i use a zv plate ?
10 Replies | 511 Views
» Brainless wanktards on facebook organise protest
Aug 06, 2019 - 12:28 PM - by Alesi27
I think (actually, I hope) I may have been a victim of a massive practical joke on the book of faces.

More so because I haven't seen anything on here about it, maybe there is a reason for that and I'm about to get destroyed, but I won't know unless I try, so here goes...

Lots of links were being posted to a proposed biker protest on the M50/Red Cow Roundabout (does that even still exist?) on Sept 8th, urging bikers to attend in huge numbers to protest.

I foolishly asked what the protest was for, and got a longwinded answer that went from TV licenses and water charges, through to lack of funding for health services in the south east, referencing "ethnic minorities" and lots of other stuff, most of which contradicted each other, but... [Read More]
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» Cracked Centre Stand
Aug 06, 2019 - 10:46 AM - by Rockster
Centre stand on my 90 viffer 750 cracked at the tab that sticks out to press down with your foot (best way I can describe it). Second hand ones are hard to come by on such an old bike and new ones are crazy money, if you can find one.
Would a weld hold, bearing in mind a lot of force goes trhough that part when you put it up on the stand. Structurally the rest of it is fine with just some dirt and surface rust.
If its a goer can anyone recommend a place to get it welded?
Tia
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» Michael Dunlop: Tyco BMW rider passed fit for Ulster GP
Aug 06, 2019 - 8:00 AM - by Admin
Michael Dunlop has been passed fit to compete in this year's Ulster Grand Prix after passing a medical.

The Tyco BMW rider's right arm had been in plaster after aggravating a wrist injury at his home event, the Armoy Road Races, on 27 July.

Just weeks earlier, the 30-year-old fractured his pelvis in a crash at the Southern 100 on the Isle of Man.

The Ballymoney rider won both Superbike races at Armoy, despite walking with the aid of crutches.



"After he sustained injuries in a crash at the Southern 100 on 11 July, the UGP organisers... [Read More]
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» Voting: Bike Pic of the Month July 2019
Aug 05, 2019 - 8:26 PM - by Admin
Congratulations to last months winner,

Choose your 5 favourite pics (does not have to be in any order) for the July 2019 entries, hit reply below and list them like so :

Quote:
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Do not vote for your own picture !

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» Kurviger / Scenic
Aug 05, 2019 - 7:45 PM - by Frankkilty
I heard about Kurviger about a year ago, with some people totally raving about it's curvy roads feature.

https://kurviger.de/en

Only available on android and as an iphone fanboy, it wasn't and isn't available on iphone.

Anyway, spent two fun days going to limerick and back to dublin using an app called SCENIC that works on the iphone. Uses the same algorithms as Kurviger and is a fully working GPS with highway curvy/curvy and very curvy road settings.

It is really good! Brought me places I've never been before. Now, I'm on a GS, so not too bothered by road surface but the roads it brought me on were suitable for all bikes.

Anyway, just sharing. Try either of them if... [Read More]
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» Ulster Grand Prix - four big talking points surrounding the international road race
Aug 05, 2019 - 5:01 PM - by Admin
The Ulster Grand Prix's record as 'the world's fastest road race' came to an end in June 2018 when Lincolnshire's Peter Hickman lapped the Isle of Man TT Mountain Course at 135.452 mph on his way to winning a dramatic and memorable Senior TT.



That compares with Yorkshireman Dean Harrison's benchmark for the Dundrod circuit of 134.614 set in 2017 on his Silicone Engineering Kawasaki.

Given favourable weather, a dry track and close racing in the Superbike class the County Antrim circuit could well regain its status as the quickest on the planet, although it is worth bearing in mind that every rider's... [Read More]
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» Thruxton BSB: 'Frustrated' Fores loses Showdown spot to Irish team-mate Irwin
Aug 05, 2019 - 12:40 PM - by Admin
onda Racing’s Xavier Fores lost his Bennetts British Superbike Showdown spot to none other than team-mate Andrew Irwin at Thruxton after the young Irishman recorded his maiden win.

Fores had been sitting in sixth place with a small advantage over Irwin but the Carrickfergus man’s win in race one and second in race two was enough to dethrone the former WorldSBK star who had to be content with two sevenths at a track that was new to him.



To be honest I feel frustrated this weekend, I had good pace to be on the podium, but starting towards the back of the grid was hard to manage,” said Fores.

[Read More]
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» Irish Road Racing Derek Sheils clinches Irish Superbike title after double at Munster
Aug 04, 2019 - 4:00 PM - by Admin


Derek Sheils warmed up for the Ulster Grand Prix with a Superbike double at the Munster 100 Road Races on Sunday to clinch the Irish Superbike title.

The event returned to Glanmire in Co Cork for the first time since 2013 and although wet weather threatened to put a dampener on the event, conditions improved as the day wore on.

The feature Grand Final was successfully completed at the second attempt after rain thwarted the initial race.

Sheils won the headline event of the day on the Burrows Engineering/RK Racing Suzuki after Skerries man Michael Sweeney led the way in the early stages on the MJR BMW.
... [Read More]
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» Thruxton BSB: First win for Irwin in dramatic race one
Aug 04, 2019 - 2:10 PM - by Admin


Andrew Irwin powered to his maiden Bennetts British Superbike victory after a dramatic race-long battle in this afternoon’s first scrap.

The Honda Racing rider was the shock winner after overhauling Peter Hickman and Jason O’Halloran before fending off a late charge from Be Wiser Ducati’s Scott Redding.

From the inside of the front row, Smith’s BMW’s Hickman shot into the lead ahead of Tommy Bridewell and Irwin, but the Honda Racing man soon snatched second from the local ace while pole-sitter Redding fell back down to sixth.

Heading into the Club Chicane for the first of 20 laps,... [Read More]
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» AC welder recommendations
Aug 04, 2019 - 12:46 PM - by Marts-125
Can anyone recommend a good AC/DC welder for some light aluminium welding? Ill be working with around 3mm plate.
8 Replies | 375 Views
» Another cool find GS1100E
Aug 03, 2019 - 1:29 AM - by choppermann
So following on from finding the nice GS1000
I stumbled across this big Suzuki GS1100 and snagged it as ya do.
pulled it outta long term storage
very clean and runs sweet as a nut after
the usual carb clean and oil change.
I've always prefered these to the big kwackers.
6 Replies | 380 Views
» Brands BSB final round, thinking of going ,need tips
Aug 02, 2019 - 6:08 PM - by Dymag
was thinking of early flight into Gatwick sat morn, home Monday

So, hire a car maybe?? where do you suggest staying?

any/all advice appreciated
10 Replies | 244 Views
» UK Driving License ? - re " Brisket "
Aug 02, 2019 - 1:13 PM - by Duke RR
Source:

http://www.rsa.ie/en/RSA/Brexit/



Quote:

Brexit and Driving Licences

Anyone living in Ireland who holds a UK (including Northern Ireland) driving licence must exchange it for an Irish driving licence, before the 31 October 2019, in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. If there is a no-deal Brexit, then after this date, if you are living in Ireland, your UK driving licence will no
... [Read More]
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» Thruxton BSB: Friday practice times and results
Aug 02, 2019 - 9:50 AM - by Admin

Bennetts British Superbike free practice one - conditions dry


1 60 Peter HICKMAN GBR BMW - Smiths Racing 1:15.234 23 25 112.73
2 22 Jason O’HALLORAN AUS Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha 1:15.999 18 19 0.765 0.765 111.60
3 21 Christian IDDON GBR BMW - Tyco BMW Motorrad 1:16.100 21 25 0.866 0.101 111.45
4 4 Dan LINFOOT GBR Yamaha - Santander Salt TAG Yamaha 1:16.258 13 23 1.024 0.158 111.22
5 25 Josh BROOKES AUS Ducati - Be Wiser Ducati 1:16.298 24 25 1.064 0.040 111.16
6 12 Luke MOSSEY GBR Suzuki - OMG Racing Suzuki 1:16.420 20 21 1.186 0.122 110.98
7 77 James ELLISON GBR BMW - Smiths Racing 1:16.495 10 12 1.261 0.075 110.87
8 46 Tommy BRIDEWELL GBR Ducati - Oxford Racing 1:16.546 5 20 1.312 0.051 110.80
9 81 Luke... [Read More]
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» time capsule gs1000
Aug 02, 2019 - 12:55 AM - by choppermann
Found this hiding in a basement with a sheet over it.
8k original miles.
ridden one year and put away.
stunning original bike and one of my personal favorites
from this era.
I rebuilt the carbs and threw new tires on, oil and plugs and thats about it
10 Replies | 429 Views
» Mupo Suspension
Aug 01, 2019 - 4:11 PM - by CodeJACK
Anyone here got an experience with Mupo suspension?

I'm interested in the Caliber 22 cartridge kit for forks and maybe a rear shock too.
http://www.mupo.it/product/18/0/282/...dge-caliber-22

The 22 kit can be got for €450 delivered so seems a good price if it turns your forks into fully adjustable on both legs. You get springs to suit your weight too I suppose.

They offer a 911 kit too for a lot more money that has an adjustable spring rate and although that sounds great, I cant see me needing it as me and gear will not be getting heavier (I hope). Might be good for a bike used by a number of different riders and weights?

I dont want to... [Read More]
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» Bike from Dublin to Kerry.
Jul 31, 2019 - 8:17 PM - by IndianVictory
Any suggestions on good company fully insured to move 125 to Kerry from Dublin ?
1 Reply | 262 Views
» Thruxton BSB: Its about being the smartest, not the fastest – Redding
Jul 31, 2019 - 1:00 PM - by Admin
Be Wiser Ducati’s Scott Redding goes to another new Bennetts British Superbike track this weekend as the series rolls into Thruxton - a circuit that is high on speed but equally high on tyre wear.

With this in mind, the championship leader believes the winner will not necessarily be the fastest rider over the weekend, but the one who manages his tyres the best - at which team-mate Josh Brookes is a master at the Hampshire venue.

“Thruxton is another new track for me coming up this weekend, which is a regular occurrence but Thruxton is one of the more different tracks on the calendar,” said Redding.

From what I have heard from other riders its fast, it’s quite open and the approach to the race will be different as I hear many... [Read More]
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» Glenn Irwin joins Tyco BMW
Jul 29, 2019 - 5:40 PM - by Admin
Glenn Irwin has joined Northern Irelandís Tyco BMW team to contest the rest of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship this season.

The Carrick man parted company from the Quattro Plant Kawasaki team by mutual consent last week after struggling with the ZX-10RR this year.

Irwin, 16th in the standings, takes over from fellow Ulsterman Keith Farmer, who was injured in a crash at Knockhill at the beginning of July.

The 29-year-old said: ďFirst of all, Iíd like to thank TAS Racing, Tyco and BMW for this opportunity to ride the Tyco BMW S1000RR for the remainder of the season. They are a team Iíve always looked up to and aspired to race for, so to now get that opportunity Iím absolutely delighted.

ďIíve raced against the new BMW... [Read More]
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» Yamaha Vmax
Jul 28, 2019 - 5:04 PM - by iano
Got an interest in an old vmax
Maybe im getting old lol but wot shud i be wary of with them
Any advice welcome
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» Michael Dunlop won both Superbike races at the Armoy
Jul 27, 2019 - 9:54 PM - by featherduster
Michael Dunlop won both Superbike races at the Armoy Road Races Today Saturday just 16 days after breaking his pelvis at the Southern 100.

Dunlop, who is walking with the aid of crutches, beat Derek Sheils and Derek McGee to secure his eighth successive 'Race of Legends' win.

The Tyco BMW rider earlier beat Sheils and Sweeney to win the Open Superbike race.


https://www.bbc.com/sport/northern-ireland/49134426
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» What did the Brexit change?
Jul 27, 2019 - 6:04 PM - by JonnyBoy
Hiya all,
Considering buying 2nd hand bike in the UK, did it in the past a few times and it was quite straight forward.
What's the deal now with all the Brexit mess? Must admit I don't follow the news so not sure what's going on.
Would appreciate 1st hand experiences and official IRL/UK links that clarify it...

Thanks in advance
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» Sheils claims Superbike pole as Dunlop returns from injury at Armoy
Jul 26, 2019 - 8:29 PM - by Admin


Derek Sheils maintained his terrific run of form as he clinched pole in the Superbike class at the Bayview Hotel Armoy Road Races on Friday, where Michael Dunlop made his return from injury.

Riding the Burrows Engineering/RK Racing Suzuki, Sheils set the pace with a speed of 104.572mph to head fellow Republic of Ireland rider Derek McGee (NJ Doyne Kawasaki) by 1.2 seconds.


... [Read More]
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» Derek McGee pips Paul Jordan in Supersport thriller at Armoy
Jul 26, 2019 - 7:51 PM - by Admin
Derek McGee edged out Paul Jordan in a photo finish after a fiery opening Supersport encounter at the Armoy Road Races on Friday evening.

The pair collided after the race had ended, resulting in a red flag. Jordan was initially called the winner but it was McGee who got the official verdict by only 0.012 seconds.



Race winner Derek McGee (left) and Paul Jordan exchanged words at the end of the opening Supersport race at Armoy on Friday evening and Jordan did not take his place on the rostrum afterwards.

McGee led for most of the race with Jordan breathing down his neck as they battled it out around... [Read More]
5 Replies | 350 Views
» Film speed is my need
Jul 26, 2019 - 7:34 PM - by kad
Tue 30th odeon limerick
7 Replies | 321 Views
» Insurance renewal
Jul 25, 2019 - 6:45 PM - by Fazerama
I just got my insurance renewal and it has gone up by more than 100%. Anyone else received similar?
25 Replies | 741 Views

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