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» Lidl shrink tube and wiring connectors
Jun 05, 2020 - 8:35 AM - by Japcati
3 euro in Lidl at the moment.
They also have boxes of mini cable ties and various bullet and spade end connectors too.
Might be handy to have in your garage for any wiring mods or repair work you may want to do to your bike or other machines.

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» Tyres
Jun 04, 2020 - 6:20 PM - by jp biker
Where can I get a tyre fitted in Dublin
I have the tyre myself,just need it fitted.
My usual spot is still closed for now
9 Replies | 425 Views
» Fork seals driver?
Jun 04, 2020 - 5:01 PM - by CodeJACK
The one I ordered has not shown up and I'm sick waiting.

Anyone got any cool tricks to drive em home?

PVC pipe I have is all too small. Forks are 41mm shows.

Alternativly, would anyone is Dublin have a driver you could lend me? I'll return in as I got it with a few beers
8 Replies | 382 Views
» Fresh air,bikes and coffee.........
Jun 04, 2020 - 4:41 PM - by Japcati
Not a bad day for it at all..........

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» Ferries
Jun 04, 2020 - 2:58 PM - by blackdog
If and when the Ferries start going again, would you travel around Europe this year, I'm giving it serious thought myself.
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» Reunited with bike after 60yrs
Jun 03, 2020 - 8:46 PM - by bandit0
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» Lidl/Aldi rubber o-rings....petrol resistant??
Jun 03, 2020 - 4:36 PM - by Japcati
Just wondering if the rubber o rings from Lidl and Aldi are viton/petrol resistant?
They be handy for carbs and fuel connections if they were to that standard.
Might be handy to take on a biking holiday,for unforeseen repairs,just incase
47 Replies | 1,332 Views
» Looks like all streets will be limited to 30kph
Jun 03, 2020 - 12:23 PM - by sprockets
So it looks like all streets in Dublin will be limited to 30kph.


That's understandable on narrow side streets & residential streets, or during rush hour, but on main thoroughfares all the time. C'mon ???

Lycra louts will be flying past bikes/cars/vans/lorries/buses etc. No chance of them sticking to the 30kph speed limit.

The authorities are slipping all kinds of new laws in under the Covid-19 banner.
You can be sure all other cities (and maybe towns too) in Ireland will follow suit. Easy to catch speeders... [Read More]
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» Two wheels wrecked on a pothole
Jun 02, 2020 - 10:45 PM - by martell
Just wondering has anybody experienced dealing with a local Authority where there was serious wheel damage done to a motorcycle from a pothole .the road sign said 80kph even though since measuring the pothole its actually 9 weet wide and 3 feet in lenght ,its hard to believe but yes this is true.it appeared on a good stretch of road and since the measure up today i have found out its 4 inches deep .Are the licensing authority liable and should they pay .?this happened last tues nite and the hole is still there and not one danger sign has been put up .i was lucky i wasnt killed .i have lots of pictures of the offending Crater
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» Engine Build Help - ZX6R C6F 06
Jun 02, 2020 - 3:09 PM - by shango
Hi all,

Just finished rebuilding my first engine (zx6r 06) everything is replaced and running somehow! On the second run however the crankcase has somehow lifted and is spilling (not dripping) oil everywhere.....

I torqued all bolts in the rebuild with calibrated torque wrenches as per manual tightening order and used well-seal for the case faces. The only thing I didn't do was replace the bolts, they were not marked as replaceable items. Maybe they stretched and bottomed out before pulling the cases together fully, but it all looked ok before install.

Anyways its lifted around the front sprocket driveshaft area, not sure if thats significant, maybe it... [Read More]
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» Looking for Honda Dominator 250 parts
Jun 02, 2020 - 9:39 AM - by pokermac
As the title says I recently picked up one of these little 1992 250's as a bit of a restoration project mainly looking for plastics and wheels, or if anyone has ever converted to alloy wheels?
0 Replies | 148 Views
» Any Tuono Pro's?
Jun 01, 2020 - 2:25 PM - by BigDiggity
Hi lads,

I'm living down in France, looking at buying a Tuono 1000R for the mountain roads... the one I'm currently considering is up for 4,250. Also considering going for a Speed Triple 1050 in the same price range (06-10 model)

Here's the link. https://www.leboncoin.fr/motos/1785783836.htm/

Google should translate the page.

First of all I'm trying to figure out if it is definitely the R model?

Any advice on what to look for with this one?

Do you think its worth driving 5 hours each way to check out!?

There's a few chips and cosmetic bits here and there, and I reckon it's had a slide at some point, as... [Read More]
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» Dropped Helmet
Jun 01, 2020 - 12:16 PM - by baseplate
So I dropped my helmet on to a wooden floor from about waist height. No apparent damage, not even a scratch. I planned to replace it this month anyway. But just out of curiosity would it still be usable.
19 Replies | 822 Views
» Load Capacity.
Jun 01, 2020 - 8:00 AM - by woodsman
The weathers hot , the bbqs are out everywhere and we all need to get the essentials. So how much beer can you get on your bike and get home the 5km safely?
10 Replies | 512 Views
» Fuk yu go
Jun 01, 2020 - 12:03 AM - by allsorts&oddjobs
Look what they called kawasakis back in the day ' fuk yu go ' they musta been troublesome bastards, early brand of kwackers.
16 Replies | 695 Views
» rossi on bt sport
May 31, 2020 - 9:35 AM - by owen101
rossi interview now on bt sport 1
2 Replies | 267 Views
» Secure outdoor storage?
May 30, 2020 - 11:25 PM - by dt125x-supermoto
In the middle of moving house at the minute, unfortunately the new house doesnt have access to the rear so the bike will be stored out the front.

Looking for suggestions on what's best to store it in. Have seen a few different options but looking for first hand experience with them in terms of quality and dampness when the winter kicks in
23 Replies | 766 Views
» Crazy e rockit Pedal Motorcycle
May 30, 2020 - 8:46 PM - by The Road Runner
Maybe you have already seen this e motorcycle , but its a first for me, crazy ...i dont think bikers will go with this format.....pedal pedal pedal..


4 Replies | 289 Views
» FZ1 fork
May 30, 2020 - 5:29 PM - by Budthewiser
Gents, I'm looking for a complete left fork for 2007 to 2015 yamaha FZ1. If anyone knows of one being broken for parts let me know .
2 Replies | 215 Views
» The usual bike insurance crap....
May 29, 2020 - 12:31 PM - by Harley Riders Love A Reacharound
Who's any good? Carole Nash just quoted me double what i was paying last years for reasons unknown, couldn't be arsed even ringing them at the minute. Who's using who at the mo? Like to have open drive so I dont have to worry if I hop on another yoke, and breakdown assist is handy.

I hate insurance companies....
18 Replies | 797 Views
» Germany Leads, Europe follows
May 28, 2020 - 1:12 PM - by Simba
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» Spray painter
May 27, 2020 - 6:34 AM - by PADDYOT

Does anyone have a number for Stephane Doherty (SD Designs)?
I was in touch with him via FB before Christmas and he said he'd be back up and running in March. Tried to get in touch again last April to arrange getting a small bit of work done but no reply. Anyone know the craic or failing that can anyone recommend a good and reliable spray painter?
4 Replies | 382 Views
» Front wheel for a 2006 BMW R1200RT
May 26, 2020 - 10:48 PM - by martell
Hi lads just back from a spin his eve and hit a bad pothole and damaged rim on my fron wheel of 2006 R1200RT, and its losing air badly,.Wondering can i heat it and if its safe to repair or should i get a used wheel somewhere .Any help advice would be Appreciated
2 Replies | 317 Views
» Help/advice needed on transport
May 26, 2020 - 7:06 PM - by Snurger
Howye lads,

Long time no post. I hope you are all doing well.

Quick question, what is the most cost effective way of transporting a bike down to Montenegro? It is a bit of a quirky place as its just outside the EU but I can even collect the bike in Dubrovnik, Croatia for example.

Anyone with any help, advice or experience, it would be sound for a finger in the right direction.

Sound as a pound,

2 Replies | 325 Views
» Itchy Boots Chat
May 25, 2020 - 11:51 PM - by Alabama Whitman

Interesting chat between The Missenden Flyer and Itchy Boots, pass away an hour or so, enjoy
0 Replies | 242 Views
» The Demise of Harley Davidson
May 25, 2020 - 11:47 PM - by vifferman
I think most bikers would agree Harley's future isn't bright. Is there any hope for slow and heavy over priced American iron?

Good Video summarising why they're fucked.

33 Replies | 992 Views
» Nice little spin.
May 25, 2020 - 8:33 PM - by Japcati
Weather is great for it too.
Few nice coffee shops open doing takeaway coffee only.
Good for the mind and body too.........

2 Replies | 360 Views
» PodCasts
May 25, 2020 - 4:39 PM - by evok
Started to listen to a a lot of PodCasts during lockdown. Front End Chatter on podbean with Simon Hargreves (ex PB Journo)and Martin Fitzgibbon of MCN is quire good.

Any other recommendations out there for bike podcasts?
5 Replies | 261 Views
» Gsx 1400 bad running
May 25, 2020 - 9:27 AM - by bandit blue
Have had a lot fueling problems with gsx 1400 got them sorted but now have noticed sometimes it won't start or runs awful then opened fuel cap close it and it runs fine any ideas why this is happening cheers
4 Replies | 262 Views
» Fuck covid...
May 24, 2020 - 6:17 PM - by iano
Im oot!!!

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25 Replies | 1,316 Views
» Kwacker H1 500
May 24, 2020 - 5:39 PM - by speedy joe
Hi all , with the shut down of work etc it has given me time to pull a few old classics out of hibernation and the first one I have given a bit of a spruce up to is the H1, it needed a new seat cover and a respray but I couldn't believe my luck last October at the Stafford show I found a tank side panel and oil tank ready for fitting all resprayed with graphics etc . They didn't come cheap but respraying my own and with graphics I thought buy these and sell my own. I have it almost finished bar a set of points the centre set of points are a bit iffy at times. Also to see another one here in a recent post its nice to see a few survivors fairly intact

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» Billy McCosh
May 24, 2020 - 2:23 PM - by NSU_SportMax
So sad to hear of the passing of Billy on 5th April. Prior to competing in the sport myself, I always loved to see Billy racing whether it be at the TT (he was entered from 1960 to 1974 - some record !!) or at the Irish national meetings. He obviously held Dunboyne among his favourites - he frequently attended the Spirit Of Dunboyne revival events in recent years riding his beautiful Matchless G50. We will greatly miss him - a great Irish racer !
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