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» My first Suzuki....
Apr 19, 2019 - 12:22 PM - by johnny b
...It's been sunny for 4 hours and the fucker hasn't put up pictures that I'm Jelous of yet... is he ok???
5 Replies | 714 Views
» Motorcycle Trackers
Apr 19, 2019 - 9:36 AM - by vinniecopenhagen
Hi lads, I was thinking of getting a Tracker for my 2014 gsxr 750,I don't want an alarm as they are s pain in the arse, so I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good tracking device or if they are worth bothering with,any info would be appreciated.
37 Replies | 1,262 Views
» Motorcycle Dolly
Apr 19, 2019 - 8:43 AM - by GONKO
Hey guys and gals

I'm moving house soon and the new back garden is quite small and flipping the bike around will be a pain in the bollocks.
Is there anywhere in dublin that sells dollies?
Also, if anyone has other ideas on how to spin a bike around just shout (not the side stand method &#128514.
16 Replies | 857 Views
» Skyteam ST125-Y
Apr 18, 2019 - 11:52 PM - by Ianik
Hello.Recently I got my hand on a Skyteam ST 125-y from 2005.The chain was snapped on it and i fixed it now it works pretty well.I was just wondering is there any possible way of finding out where to get the plastics from or what size would fit because I couldnt find any information on it and I cant measure it myself as the plastics are just too dead.Thanks
(I know people will comment that these bikes are bad but considering this is my first bike and I got it for free It seems to work pretty nicely)
9 Replies | 438 Views
» Kawasaki z1000sx thoughts?
Apr 18, 2019 - 8:40 PM - by ajhampto
Hi folks, been off here a while as had to sell the bike to help with the house. You know yourselves. I'm looking to get going again and looking at the z1000sx. Something for commuting but also a bit of pull. No claims is gone as I've been off bikes for 3 years so that means no busas!!

Anyone have one and what are they like? Cheers, Alex.
23 Replies | 1,086 Views
» cotters open Friday ??
Apr 18, 2019 - 6:44 PM - by gl1100
anybody know is cotters open tomorrow ???
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» Paint
Apr 18, 2019 - 5:37 PM - by efanton
I want to respray the right side panel on my bike. There's a scuff mark where the bike was dropped (low speed or stationary).

Will probably mean respraying the entire panel, but my concern is making sure the paint matches the rest of the bike.

Its a suzuki GSX 600F, paint code Y4E


The question is how accurate are paint colour matches? Will the colour be a good match from which ever suppliers I choose or could anyone recommended a supplier.

Looking at a couple of options

https://www.colorrite.com/product/su...-1703.cfm#null
Seems a bit expensive £80, but comes with primer and clearcoat

... [Read More]
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» Competitor Info for Easter Monday
Apr 18, 2019 - 2:29 PM - by yvo6
The circuit owners 500Club have kindly allowed Easter Monday competitors access to the circuit from Saturday 20th April Ė Gates open 7.00pm

There is an event on during the day on Saturday and access will not be available until then, so competitors coming from Bishopscourt can take it handy and relax.

We have a large number of competitors and cars are not to be parked in the paddock - this is taking up room for competitors bikes.

http://www.belfastanddistrictmotorcl...7w_DckY1UwFrX8
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» Dakar 2020
Apr 18, 2019 - 1:20 PM - by Southern Rider
Announced that Dakar is moving to Saudia Arabia, must have paid handsomely. Plenty desert there for'em
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» Keanu reeves motorcycle company
Apr 17, 2019 - 12:46 PM - by nednedned
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» Is it expensive to 'silence' an exhaust?
Apr 16, 2019 - 2:51 PM - by Dub Duke
Have a Micron on the R6 - sounds good IMO, but I'm nervous it is going to attract attention from the 5-0.

Is there a simple way to put baffles in it? Not sure the pic will work, but it's loosely a triangular end to the exhaust.

Click the image to open in full size.
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» 636 b1h oil change filter 'burp'
Apr 16, 2019 - 1:15 PM - by jake361
I recently bought an 04 636 b1h

Rode from Cork back home to Wexford and bike ran perfect!

Just gave it a full service and done the "Kleen air mod"

After changing the oil the pressure light came on and after searching I found out about "burping the filter" on these bikes as they can get air stuck in the system.

Filter needs to be twisted off to let the air out with the bike running and supposedly that fixes it, I have tried this numerous times now with no luck, light still on. Tried leaning the bike side to side, tried filling the filter with oil and nothing is working, getting worried it's gonna get damaged now from running it to try get pressure

Any help much appreciated! 👍
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» Mobile puncture repair service in Dublin?
Apr 16, 2019 - 9:40 AM - by SandR
I'm waiting for the DART at the moment, on the way to work ....

Found a screw in my rear tyre this morning and I'd like to use the bike tomorrow morning.

I need a solution that's available on evenings.

What's the fastest way out of this?

Mobile puncture repair? Any recommendations? (specific to motorcycles - I can't have my brake disc or ABS messed up by a generic car minded worker)

Plan B: Any recommendations for a place that's open during evenings and I could take my tyre there?

Thanks for any advice.
28 Replies | 841 Views
» Electric
Apr 15, 2019 - 1:37 PM - by The comb over kid
When it takes over will our bikes become worthless, what do you think...
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» Any good fabricator/welders Midlands?
Apr 15, 2019 - 1:16 PM - by sharpbikes
Got a new bike during the weekend with a tail swap done on a custom subframe but the tail is a little low as in seat height, looking for someone who can modify the subframe to raise the tail or would I be better off just putting a taller seat on?
1 Reply | 318 Views
» Track Days
Apr 15, 2019 - 1:13 PM - by GONKO
When is the next one, and what are they like with relatively inexperienced riders?

I am looking for somewhere to explore the bike a little bit in a safe manner.
Are track days full of knobs acting the prick or are they friendly with newbies.

Also, would a track day be much wear and tear on the bike?
10 Replies | 729 Views
» How old is too old.
Apr 15, 2019 - 9:43 AM - by mike lydon
How old were you when you started biking.
Were members brought up with bikes, or did you get into it later in life. If so roughly what age did you start off.
Just out of interest.
54 Replies | 2,242 Views
» Rat, survival bikes.
Apr 15, 2019 - 9:39 AM - by mike lydon
Hi all.
Any members have any rat or survival bikes.
Would be nice to see some pics and how they evolved over time for you.
Tia.
29 Replies | 1,036 Views
» Grand soft day!
Apr 15, 2019 - 8:56 AM - by ascalon
5 degrees, driving rain, heavy spray and gusts of 70kph!

Not ideal biking weather, I'll admit.

A lot of standing water on roads too, with debris blocking drains and stuff.

Be careful out there today, lads and lasses.

It is to get warm and dry by the weekend.
6 Replies | 430 Views
» Need help with Skyteam 125 ts
Apr 14, 2019 - 11:51 PM - by Ianik
Hello guys.Today I had visited my uncle and he gave me this bike he had in his garage for a while.He told me its a Skyteam 125 from 2005 and that its not really working.I took it as a small easter project.So I got the bike starting.But when I went online I couldnt find a single thing wrote about the bike or a manual which would be very handy.And this might sound stupid but I am not really good at riding bike but I know that when a bike is in gear it souldnt move freely.I went through all the gears to find the bike is moving freely.Any help with the problem or a user manual would be great.Thank you
14 Replies | 606 Views
» Tyre size?
Apr 13, 2019 - 4:42 PM - by PADDYOT
Lads,

Well after what seems like a very short number of miles, I need to get a new back tyre for the bike. (2016 KTM Superduke R).

OEM tyres are Dunlop Sportsmax Sportsmart 2's. I've no experience of these.

The bike currently has Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SPs fitted and I like 'em. No issue with grip or feel. They warm up nicely. Typically, but not always, I go for a ride in dry weather conditions so not too bothered about how a tyre performs in the pissing rain.

My question is, OEM size for the rear is 190/55/Z17 but what's on it at the minute is a 200/55/Z17.

Why fit a fatter tyre? What advantage if any is a 200 section over a 190? Should I go back to the recommended size? I haven't really noticed... [Read More]
6 Replies | 619 Views
» 51mm slip on
Apr 13, 2019 - 3:30 PM - by pudzey
Hi anyone on here know or where to get a 51mm slip on can for the k3 ? Currently have a moto gp yoke on it dinted to fcuk looking for a change.
16 Replies | 571 Views
» Womens leggings where to get
Apr 12, 2019 - 9:50 PM - by pudzey
Lads herself wont wear the textiles or leather pants insists on the leggings or jeggings or what ever there called . Anyone know where I could start looking for them preferably with kevlar and protection in them ?
20 Replies | 1,218 Views
» Pulling the box out of a yank!
Apr 12, 2019 - 8:07 PM - by Aidanm
Been meaning to put this up for a while.
Picked up this baby off a very nice guy on here last year for a great price...
Always had a soft spot for the, unusual cool yokes
With a few issues.

It's a 08 firebolt XB12R with the newer stronger spec engine.
And a 25th anniversary model for what that's worth.

Click the image to open in full size.
35 Replies | 1,168 Views
» Gsxr fuel pump sometimes doesn't prime
Apr 12, 2019 - 3:23 PM - by pudzey
Hello All, Short version, 2003 gsxr1000 will not start sometimes, intermittent fuel pump will not prime. Takes a few minutes fiddling with the ignition to hear the fuel pump priming like it should before she starts up.


What could be the problem any suggestions ?
5 Replies | 358 Views
» Bike programmes on the net.
Apr 12, 2019 - 1:43 PM - by mike lydon
Hi all.
Anyone know of a worth while programmes to watch on tv, or net.
Tia.
23 Replies | 1,110 Views
» Getting keys cut
Apr 12, 2019 - 12:10 PM - by elmo
I have a Honda key from a 90's CB400.

I wanted to get a key cut but my local key cutting place says they wouldn't have a blank which will work.

Any suggestions, Dublin area?
9 Replies | 394 Views
» Good deals on gear (not that kind of gear)
Apr 11, 2019 - 10:50 PM - by elmo
Lads I need to buy a new jacket and trousers. Been in and out of bikeworld and Iím not giving them my money nor am I sure on what I even want.

Keen to get a jacket and trouser combo, waterproof, street wear style. Been looking at the RST stuff and the dainese gear but honestly donít know where to be getting a bargain nowadays

Any ideas on good offers going right now?
19 Replies | 898 Views
» Rear tyre - where in north county dublin
Apr 11, 2019 - 9:37 PM - by Dub Duke
Rear tyre is worse than I thought. Have to replace asap; Saturday. Where would you go in north counry dublin?
5 Replies | 454 Views
» Pics: Bike Pic of the Month April 2019
Apr 11, 2019 - 8:31 PM - by #metoo
Please upload entries to the Photo of the Month Competition Gallery

https://www.biker.ie/gallery/upload.php?album=578

After you upload a photo using the link above,

At the bottom it says 'Right-Click this link to Copy, then Right-Click Paste into biker.ie'

so your image would appear on the forum here as ;

[img] http://www.biker.ie/gallery/albums/u...3070_28229.JPG [/img]

watch the vid:
https://youtu.be/WQmRP4AvfOw

This is to avoid the issue of broken links... [Read More]
32 Replies | 1,879 Views
» Results: Bike Photo of the Month March 2019
Apr 11, 2019 - 8:25 PM - by #metoo
In 3rd Place with 11 votes:
(c)-(c)

Click the image to open in full size.

In 2nd Place with 12 votes:
Japcati

Click the image to open in full size.
... [Read More]
5 Replies | 610 Views
» Fold in mirrors?
Apr 11, 2019 - 12:20 AM - by GONKO
So my old sv650s had mirrors that folded back. My current zx6r 636 (2005) seems to have fixed mirror stalks. I'll be likely moving house with a tight side entrance so will likely need mirrors pulled in or something similar.

Any reccomedations?
7 Replies | 504 Views
» Mondello on the 15th April
Apr 10, 2019 - 5:28 PM - by cb400sf
Lads,
Anyone planning on heading up on Monday? Looks like it might be dry but will be pretty cold 5 to 9 degrees. How do supercorsas get on in the cold???
3 Replies | 514 Views

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