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» Tuned bikes & insurance
Jun 10, 2019 - 10:57 AM - by Dominus Obsequious Sororium
I'm looking at a bike with an exhaust and power commander tune, anyone got any experience with the impact on the insurance?
2 Replies | 202 Views
» Getting back on the road
Jun 09, 2019 - 10:31 PM - by Road warrior
Mortgage sorted, have the green light to get a bike again. The commute to work is about a 70 mile round trip and the hips arent what they used to be. Im thinking about something upright for the commute to work like a tracer or a versys any other options I should consider? Budget is 7-8k
25 Replies | 587 Views
» Zx6r clicking,clunking, noise
Jun 09, 2019 - 9:19 PM - by Born2Survive
Hey all. Got a zx6r couple weeks ago and everything going well until this evening.
Coming home and suddenly heard a noise like say bellypan came loose and was scratching along ground...pulled over checked all plastics and all ok. Started off again and same noise,was just around from house so got home and gave all a good look over,no plastics loose so went to wheel bike backwards and heard a noise from around back brake caliber area like a clicking noise every couple of seconds. Checked all there but cant see anything loose,need ideas of what to look at. Chain is fine. Cant afford to bring bike shop at moment and dont want it to be something simple only to have them spoof me and say its something big. Any help be appreciated thanks.
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» Project with no Book, Advice/Suggestions appreciated!!
Jun 09, 2019 - 8:06 PM - by Stabby
Howdy All,

Long time since I've been rolling but I have this week bought a few bikes in a lot. The main bike was the one I was after but in the stuff is a XLH Harley 1200. I have papers for everything except the Harley and wanted to start a build with what I have of her, maybe bobber hardtail or similar.

I wanted to ask everyone if they had any experience in retrieving a Log Book for a bike when the book has been lost. I did it years and years ago but it was in my name and was very straight forward.

In this case I do not have any of the details of the previous owner. All I have is the engine/frame numbers. The number plate and thats it ... [Read More]
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» Rea..dirty bastard
Jun 08, 2019 - 2:07 PM - by Jack stowage
Fucker should have got a ban....absolutely gutted for Alex....
14 Replies | 815 Views
» Big brother gone mad
Jun 08, 2019 - 1:04 PM - by blk150
I wonder what's next for the UK in terms of big brother technology. Maybe it will soon be illegal to fart in case the toxic gases destroy the environment and render us all obsolete. Invariably eventually we will follow suit here and soon everything will sound like a standard Honda Deauville
110 Replies | 2,081 Views
» Harrison scores Senior TT victory as Hickman falters
Jun 07, 2019 - 12:30 PM - by Admin
Dean Harrison secured his third TT win and a first in the blue riband Senior event when he took victory in Friday's six-lapper on the Isle of Man.

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Harrison, 30, assumed the lead on lap five after long-time leader Peter Hickman suffered mechanical problems.

The Bradford rider finished 53 seconds ahead of Hickman, with Manx rider Conor Cummins third, a further five seconds... [Read More]
9 Replies | 519 Views
» IOM Senior TT Coverage Today
Jun 07, 2019 - 8:16 AM - by Admin
There's been a lot of confusion over coverage for this years TT.

Even though Duke Marketing have registered and hold the trademark to 'iomtt', the official website for coverage and live feeds are as follows ;

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With commentary & Live Data here ;
... [Read More]
Attached Files
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» Isle of Man TT 2019: Mugen mounted Michael Rutter wins TT Zero
Jun 06, 2019 - 8:30 PM - by Admin
Michael Rutter clinched the seventh win of his TT career by taking victory in the one-lap TT Zero race for electric bikes.

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The Midlands rider recorded the fastest ever lap in the class with an average speed of 121.909mph.

Rutter, 47, finished 8.5 seconds ahead of Bathams Mugen team-mate John McGuinness.

Welshman Ian Lougher completed the rostrum, three minutes 19 seconds behind... [Read More]
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» Isle of Man TT: Dunlop edges Coward to win Supertwins race
Jun 06, 2019 - 7:40 PM - by Admin
Michael Dunlop took his 19th Isle of Man TT win by repeating last year's victory in the Lightweight race for Supertwins.

In a race reduced to two laps from four, the Ballymoney rider pipped Jamie Coward by 1.3 seconds after a race-long battle, with Lee Johnston third.

Dunlop's final lap of 122.46mph was marginally outside his own lap record.

The 30-year-old had endured a disappointing TT, having failed to finish on the podium in four races.

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» Irish Road Racing TT 2019: Terrific treble for unstoppable Peter Hickman after domina
Jun 06, 2019 - 5:10 PM - by Admin
Peter Hickman made it a hat-trick of Isle of Man TT victories with a dominant win in the RL360 Superstock race on Thursday.

The Smiths Racing BMW rider was celebrating his second win in a day after he won the earlier Monster Energy Supersport race. It was the 32-year-old’s fifth career TT triumph.

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Hickman, who won the corresponding race last year, led from the off and was never headed throughout the three-lap race, which was held over a... [Read More]
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» Hayabusa k1 Fuel pressure regulator
Jun 05, 2019 - 10:25 PM - by DavyH
Anyone aware of a replacement part for these,Suzuki only sell it as part of a service kit for the pump and itís extortionate. I know I can dick about with it to raise the pressure but I would rather swap it it out with a new part while Iím doing the pump, itís falling slightly short only holding 2.7 bar as opposed to 3 bar specíd,pump flow rate is also down so between the pair itís causing hesitations,any info much appreciated
37 Replies | 516 Views
» Honda CBF1000 - 2011 Onwards
Jun 05, 2019 - 2:24 PM - by Duke RR
Long shot, ive never seen one here.

looking at cbf 1000 in uk , anyone in Dublin got one i can have a gawk at for a few mins any evening ?

( its a bike to stop gap me for a few months til i decide what i want to get long term in this category )

they werent really too popular due to price and a measily 100 bhp, but it will do me for the moment.

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» Triumph Key Found
Jun 05, 2019 - 1:53 PM - by dsob80
Did anyone happen to lose a Triumph motorcycle key in the Harcourt Street Luas Stop area of Dublin? (found on the pedestrian traffic island next to the Luas stop where bikes are often parked) PM if it's you and I can meet you back there, no Triumphs parked there at the moment so no point leaving a note. Distinctive fob attached.
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» 02 Honda CBR600F injection cutting out
Jun 05, 2019 - 1:45 PM - by mazzano4
Hi one and all its been a while since i posted here, Good to be back.

My problem, ( well i've lots of those) but the main one, I bought i 02 CBR600F injection a few weeks ago, Now its been laid up since 2013 in a barn, So it was dry, Apart from the normal corrosion and a bit of rust here and there its in good shape. The battery was flat when i got i so charged it and happy days after 6 years laid up it started, Now, The issue, Nothing is every going to be right after not running for that length of time for sure. The bike was smoking like fook and when it got to 50 degrees or so temp after idling for a few mins it just cut out and was very difficult to start, when i did start it i had to keep it at 5 to 6000 revs to keep it running , as soon as i let off the accellerator it... [Read More]
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» Classic Bike Trackday?
Jun 04, 2019 - 12:06 PM - by ascalon
In much the same vein as the classic superbike racing series, I wonder would there be any interest in a classic bike track day?

There are lots of old machines about that still have a fair turn of speed, with riders who are still up for twisting the loud handle.

Restricted to road bikes only, you could do a classification system to allow for varying degrees of capability, both for machine and rider.

You could use something of the classic superbike rules and say have a cut off of 1999, but go back to pre1950s, 60s and 70s, 80s and 90s, and then a modern era from, say, 1992 to 1999, as that would incorporate everything from RC30s to R1s.

Or, depending on what turns up, you could just blend capability of rider and machine to... [Read More]
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» Fireblade over heating
Jun 03, 2019 - 8:54 PM - by Mickysquint
Hi folks, looking for a bit of help.

I have a 2006 CBR1000RR Fireblade. I've had it a couple of years, and in fairness its been pretty trouble free.
Towards the end of last summer, I noticed that in slow moving traffic, it was starting to get to the temp where the fan would kick in (103c) a lot quicker than normal, but quicker speeds the temp would stay around 89-90c so it didn't worry me too much.
The bike was put away for winter, and after using the bike again for a few weeks, the temp just seems to be getting worse, even at motorway speeds the temp will rise to 101-102c and any stopping or slow speeds see the temp fly up, the highest temp I saw when all was good was 106c, but now its gone way past that, I saw 113c, and panicked so pulled over for 20 minutes... [Read More]
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» Daley Mathison
Jun 03, 2019 - 7:45 PM - by Jack stowage
R.I.P lad..

So sad
12 Replies | 1,016 Views
» Kells road races to be televised live.
Jun 03, 2019 - 1:47 PM - by nednedned
We have just confirmed that The CCs Unlimited Kells Road Races 2019 will be televised and streamed live by Greenlight.TV

We will be one if not the only Southern Race to be televised this year . It will be a fantastic way to show case the Historical town of Kells across Europe and the world.
Now every one can see us at Kells
15th and 16th OF JUNE 🏍🏍🏍🏍

#discoverboynevalley #kellsisback
22 Replies | 843 Views
» Bazzaz qs4 problem
Jun 02, 2019 - 9:57 PM - by kawasixxer
Any go to bazzaz dealers on this isle. Have one thatís not working. Box is lighting up all wired correctly. Switch working. Must be the control unit. Probably just be told itís as cheap to buy a new one anyway but no harm finding out
10 Replies | 337 Views
» Kells camping
Jun 02, 2019 - 8:27 PM - by black pudding
Lads what's the story with camping for kells is there anywhere or is that all gone now or what?
1 Reply | 261 Views
» Isle of Man TT: Cummins quickest as qualifying finally resumes
Jun 02, 2019 - 6:10 PM - by Admin
Manxman Conor Cummins set the fastest Superbike speed in Sunday's qualifying session for the Isle of Man TT.

Despite strong winds and damp patches around the Mountain Course, the Honda rider lapped at 128.92mph.

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Peter Hickman topped the Superstocks at 128.50mph, closely followed by Cummins with 127.17, while Lee Johnston was the quickest Supersport on 122.93

The practice session was the first held since Tuesday and only the third... [Read More]
7 Replies | 344 Views
» Voting: Bike Pic of the Month May 2019
Jun 02, 2019 - 3:44 PM - by #metoo
Choose your 5 favourite pics (does not have to be in any order) and list them like so:
Do not vote for your own picture !

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May's winner will again receive a €50 voucher for Cotters - thanks lads

... [Read More]
38 Replies | 889 Views
» OIL SEALS -replacement parts
Jun 02, 2019 - 9:49 AM - by Budthewiser
Gents, Is there anywhere in Dublin /Leinster area where i can buy replacement oil seals over the counter. The Water pump oil/water seal on my bike is weeping slightly and i dont want to wait for for the delivery if i order on line. I presume there a standard/regular size or do i have to order and wait for the parts.
3 Replies | 233 Views
» Automatic renewal
Jun 01, 2019 - 10:40 PM - by mope_head
So I rang on the day my insurance was due to run out and was told it had already been auto-renewed. Grand, I was a bit lazy about ringing etc.. but now I'm thinking... how can they keep my bank details from the previous year? I only ever pay for the year by debit card. Do they not need permission to keep your details? Whats your thoughts? Is this the norm?
9 Replies | 514 Views
» Selling tips 1at time to sell a motorbike
Jun 01, 2019 - 2:44 PM - by daveygoravey
Hi lads just looking to get some information about selling a motorbike. I can't seem to access the buy and sell part to look and see the tips. But just wondering in your experiences best place to meet things to look out for best to bring someone with me etc. By all means the bike is only a kawasaki ER 500 01 not a top of the range sports bike. Just don't want to be caught out like a thick. Cheers lads.
18 Replies | 736 Views
» Guy Martin
Jun 01, 2019 - 1:37 PM - by faz1
Guy Martin at it again on the pushbike...?
2 Replies | 383 Views
» Travel insurance
Jun 01, 2019 - 11:00 AM - by Kilko
Lads, heading to spain in two weeks for a bike tour. I am hiring a motorcycle out there. Trying to sort travel insurance, can only find insurance for UK residents, or riding your own bike. There is others that will cover you but only up to 125cc, which is no use. The bike will be from a 600 to a 1200, I have a full bike license.
Any ideas/ tips would be great??
5 Replies | 272 Views
» Shop recommendations for performance upgrades
Jun 01, 2019 - 9:33 AM - by Meepmeep
Anyone have shop / mechanic recommendations (Dublin ideally, but not necessarily) specifically for performance upgrades on a litre sports bike?

Things like:

* Suspension set up
* Upgrading brakes
* PC tuning / ECU mapping

I know any good garage can do it all, but I figured there may be some specialists of note.

5 Replies | 324 Views
» Tank Respray
May 31, 2019 - 9:30 PM - by Ste B
Recently bought myself a k6 gsxr 750, the bike in general is very clean, having only had one previous owner and being an Irish bike with low miles. The issue is the previous owner seems to have been quite fond of clipping the fuel nozzle off the tank and has taken 4 or 5 small paint chips out of it.

The bike is yky blue which rules out touching up as its a 3 stage paint process on top of primer. Looking for recommendations for a professional job to be done respraying the tank. I've sourced the oem tank decals from suzuki which I'm told are put on before lacquer, just to make it more of a pain in the ass job to do.
11 Replies | 466 Views
» Who's insuring bikes these days
May 31, 2019 - 8:30 PM - by Tonio50
Just got my CN quote

Who's insuring bikes in Ireland these days so I can do my call around
6 Replies | 503 Views
» Buying English reg bike quick question
May 31, 2019 - 1:06 PM - by Born2Survive
Did a Google search but quick question and any help be great.
Brother is going to look at a Ducati Monday morning in wexford. Its english reg,English guy living here using his English address is selling it....a mate of a mate of the brothers. Tried to reason brother but he is its coming back on a trailer but question is what paperwork does he need??? V5? Receipt? Anything else?
15 Replies | 474 Views
» Presidents Cup B&D Races 1st June 19 information
May 30, 2019 - 10:37 AM - by yvo6
Full details here and Practice Order

Please note: Qualifying Practice only - dont miss it.

Thank you muchy :)
0 Replies | 121 Views

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