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» McGee prepares for Tandragee 100 assault
Apr 10, 2019 - 5:12 PM - by Admin
Derek McGee is hoping to follow up his man of the meeting performance at last yearís Around a Pound Tandragee 100 by claiming more silverware next month.

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Details of the 59th running of the famous old Irish national road race were officially announced on Monday night at Craigavon Civic Centre.

McGee is among a host of leading Irish riders confirmed, including fellow southern Irishmen... [Read More]
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» 2019 tokyo motorcycle show
Apr 09, 2019 - 10:35 PM - by CodeJACK
Now this is what a show should be like

Some savage bikes. Love the custom Ducati's @$180k
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» Custom leathers Made to Measure....Any Recommendations
Apr 09, 2019 - 5:06 PM - by The Road Runner
Hi Guys, Anyone here had a good experience ordering a new set of leathers from the U.K. or anywhere really.. I could do with getting some new gear and not having any luck with anything off the peg here.... I had a negative experience with Scott Leathers in the past.... so not keen to go that route....admittedly a number of years ago....maybe they have improved since...
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» Automatic bikes,or are they just big mopeds
Apr 07, 2019 - 9:38 PM - by DavyH
Iím sure thereís split opinions on these,Iím a bit undecided myself interesting to hear peopleís thoughts on them,particularly those living with them long term.

Having just gotten a proper spin on a Africa Twin DCT....well itís bloody impressive, but Iím still not sure Iíd have one over a manual,and I canít really see why I wouldnít, with the obvious lack of a clutch lever and gear pedal put aside you can pretty much do anything the manual offers,but in a much more efficient way.Seamless up and downshifts with the paddles,can drop a gear or upshift while in auto mode etc. which I think is great that you donít have to switch over to semi or fully auto for that to be an option. Itís a damn good bike,and if I was getting one I think Iíd be having a difficult time... [Read More]
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» Back in the saddle
Apr 07, 2019 - 8:11 PM - by fr4nz
Back in the saddle after 4 years, picked up a bike last week. Couldn't stop grinning, god I missed this!

Great to see so many bikes out too.
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» Helmet choice
Apr 07, 2019 - 8:54 AM - by Rockster
Have a voucher winging its way to me in the post (bday pressie) and have decided to treat myself to a new lid. Have narrowed the choice down to 3 - HJC RPHA 70 and Shark Spartan or mavbe Skwal.
Anyone any experience of these 3 lids. Have had Shoei in the past but the lack of a drop down sun visor is a deal breaker for me.
Main bugbear of my current lid is noise (Caberg Duke 2). Flip ups are fine but I find they tend to be much noiser than a traditional full face.
Which of the above is quitest or is there another choice I have overlooked....
45 Replies | 1,620 Views
» Adventure Motorcycles / Open Day this weekend
Apr 05, 2019 - 9:47 AM - by Admin
Don’t miss what’s shaping up to be an excellent weekend with plenty of demo motorcycles available for test rides, special offers on clothing and accessories, clearance sales on selected end of line items, updated Overlanders calendars including Munich as a new shipping destination and new guided tours for 2020 including the Canary Islands , Picos & Pyrenees, Romania…. the list goes on!

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Where: Overlanders & AMI Shop, Gorey... [Read More]
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» Leather care
Apr 05, 2019 - 9:30 AM - by Southern Rider
I have a leather jacket that I haven't worn in a few years, got it out last night and it's gone dry I guess, it feels cardboardy.

What can I use to bring it back to condition?
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» Voting: Bike Pic of the Month March 2019
Apr 05, 2019 - 8:39 AM - 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

This month's winner will again receive a Ä50 voucher for Cotters - thanks lads
30 Replies | 3,574 Views
» Few pics from Portimao track weekend
Apr 04, 2019 - 7:29 PM - by Japcati
What a savage week away.
Rollercoaster of a race track and 22 degree heat too.
The elevation changes around the track are deadly and the last corner onto the start/finish straight goes on forever.
Flat out in 4th and 5th gear knee down through the dipping last corner, and then banging up into 6th as you get onto the straight.
Jupiter Hotel won't forget us lot too easily...
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» Bike rain cover
Apr 04, 2019 - 4:23 PM - by Technician
Anyone got any recommendations? Looking for a sturdy heavy duty all-weather type cover. Sick of replacing the cheap LIDL/ALDI covers after they leak, tear, or blow away. Must be durable and proven to work in our kind of weather.

Looking for opinions from owners - what do ye use and why?

Can't tell the difference between Oxford Protex vs Stormex for example - and both are pricey!
15 Replies | 639 Views
» Anyone brought a bike back from the London area recently?
Apr 04, 2019 - 3:14 PM - by jeo77974
Just wondering what you paid roughly, wanna have my sums right before I start making offers on a machine.

Will probably use Teds Trucking or someone just as good.
7 Replies | 925 Views
» transalp
Apr 04, 2019 - 2:11 PM - by gerry o sullivan
anybody got a transalp 94 ish sitting up i would like to borrow a cdi to see if thats whats wrong with mine before i go wasting money mine goes onto 1 every now and then thanks gerry o sullivan
13 Replies | 696 Views
» Need bits for a Z650
Apr 03, 2019 - 11:55 PM - by allsorts&oddjobs
I've a 1977 Z650 that im rebuilding, got it in boxes so theres a few bits missing, looking for coils, leads and the cdi , if any of you have one scrapped or any of them bits chucked under a bench or a hedge please let me know so i can swap a few beer tokens for them, cheers lads.
5 Replies | 344 Views
» Tried one of those new fangled electric motorcycles!
Apr 03, 2019 - 5:54 PM - by RobbieBeGood

Zero S model. 180kg with 80ft lbs of torque available from the get go. Zippy little thing I must say and a very fun bike to ride. Not quite so apprehensive about the electrically powered future of motorcycling now.
44 Replies | 7,908 Views
» Cylinder Leak down Tester
Apr 03, 2019 - 2:37 PM - by scudster
Im in the market to buy a leak down tester.
Are the budget option ones any addition like this

I see a serious variability in price for what look like they are all similar.

I will gladly take recommendations for one too!
6 Replies | 530 Views
» Guy Martin returns to Cookstown
Apr 03, 2019 - 11:37 AM - by Admin
Guy Martin is poised to make his Irish road racing return after entering this month’s KDM Hire Cookstown 100.

The TV celebrity and former leading international road racer plans to compete in the Classic Senior race on his home-built 750cc BSA Rocket 3.

Martin intended to ride the machine at the Cookstown 100 and Tandragee 100 meetings in 2018 but had to withdraw after running into problems with gearboxes he attempted to improve at his workshop.

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» Buriram Thailand Motogp
Apr 02, 2019 - 5:39 PM - by schlonger
Thinking of heading over for the race in Oct.Has anyone been to Buriram for the Wsbk? Wondering if its teeming with brazzers and bars or just a quiet little backwater?
3 Replies | 546 Views
» Boxer desimo helmets
Apr 02, 2019 - 3:11 PM - by menapia dude
well folks anyone got any of the new boxer helmets i am thinking of buying one are they still heavy like the old ones,and whats ur opinion on them ?
2 Replies | 500 Views
» Phillip McCallen announces plans to stage worlds biggest display of Joey Dunlop bikes
Apr 01, 2019 - 1:57 PM - by Admin
Irish road racing legend Phillip McCallen is on a mission to stage the world’s biggest collection of Joey Dunlop race bikes at the inaugural Classic Bike Festival Ireland in August.

The event, showcasing classic racing motorcycles and starring some of the top riders past and present, will be held at Bishopscourt in County Down on August 4.

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Multiple North West 200, Isle of Man TT and Ulster Grand Prix winner... [Read More]
6 Replies | 6,465 Views
» XV535 foot controls
Apr 01, 2019 - 1:14 PM - by RTV

The missus got herself a XV535 (Vir.ago) and bike came with some custom forward controls which she's not a big fan plus one of the pegs is fucked.

Any recommendations other than ebay that I could look for the original supports, pegs and controls?

8 Replies | 606 Views
» Fork seals price ?
Apr 01, 2019 - 12:27 PM - by pudzey
Hi all , noticed after a long spin yesterday there was fluid all over my front left calliper , coming from the front left fork a greeny liquid , about what price would u be looking at replacing the seals about...

Bike is a 2003 gsxr1000.
36 Replies | 1,304 Views
» V Strom 650
Apr 01, 2019 - 9:33 AM - by DUKEDAN

Bought a 2011 Vstrom for the commute, my back just couldnt take the cbr anymore on a daily basis, having purchased the V Strom I thought I was in for miles and miles of riding in comfort but once i got it out onto the motorway the wind noise and buffeting was so bad I thought my ears were going to start bleeding. Feel like a bobble head driving down the road. Have tried multiple different lids but made no difference.

So anyone had the same issue and if so any recommendations for reducing the wind noise, thinking new screen but dont want to spend the sheckles if its not going to fix the issue ?
5 Replies | 643 Views
» Best garage in Cork?
Mar 31, 2019 - 3:13 PM - by fast3r
So, my CBR has a tiny oil leak from one of the engine gaskets.
Already looked at a Honda shop in Italy while travelling, they recommended leaving it as it was because I was travelling. Now it's time to get it properly fixed but, to be honest, I still haven't found (needed?) a reliable garage around here.

I did go to Honda in Little Island but I wasn't 100% satisfied (asked them to adjust the chain slack during a service, they returned the bike with the back wheel misaligned).
I was wondering if you guys know any other garages to which you'd rely on for engine work? Possibly one that deals with sport bikes (track setting up and tyre storage a plus!).

Thank you! ... [Read More]
10 Replies | 966 Views
» Intercom thingy
Mar 30, 2019 - 4:00 PM - by mid life crises
Searched forum, didn't see what I need
Doing a Europe run with a pillion. Pillion company new to me, so, wondering about a basic intercom, any one recommend something. NOT interested in satnav connectivity, or playing music or chatting on the phone. Just a bog standard chat and hear chat from the pillion. Anybody help out? once off use so not too dear
10 Replies | 823 Views
» Shoulder probs/operation
Mar 30, 2019 - 1:01 AM - by kad
Right lads having serious shoulder probs.lookin at an op as certain (tore tendon).lookin at 6/8months outa work..anyone been there
23 Replies | 1,261 Views
» Half-face lid request
Mar 29, 2019 - 9:46 PM - by ars
I'm after getting face surgery. I drove to the hospital on the bike and now find I can't get the full-face lid down over my nose to get home. I can get a lift but don't want to leave the bike behind. I was wondering if there was anyone around the south Dublin south city area with an old half face lid lying around that they'd lend me for around a week?
8 Replies | 829 Views
» 1979 Honda CB650
Mar 29, 2019 - 7:04 PM - by Technician
See below
16 Replies | 1,092 Views
» Suzuki GSX1400 Fork Rebuild Questions.
Mar 29, 2019 - 3:07 PM - by pedrosixfour
Hi all.

Well my buddy ended up getting the GSX1400 after.

Damn good value at the end of the day I think. Runs and goes well, brakes are all in good order and doesn't look to have been utterly fucked with. It just seems to have been forgotten about, but corrosion doesn't seem to have taken hold of the tank, or the bones of it either.

He has a fresh set of Metzelers for it when the oily bits are finished with and, being a self-employed crash repair specialist, he has all the equipment & know-how he needs to get the bike looking just how he wants it.

He's pleased with himself, to say the least!

The only real issue the bike had was a sorry front end. Pitted stanchions, leaking seals and obvious signs that the... [Read More]
9 Replies | 342 Views
» Insurance Scam or Not?
Mar 29, 2019 - 12:14 PM - by TrueBlue_

Last year my renewal policy from Carole Nash said my bike was garaged. I had previously clearly told them it was locked on the front driveway. They apologised and said it was an error.

For this year's renewal, I updated them to say it is now garaged. This time they have noted the bike as having and Spyball 6507 alarm. I never heard of such alarm and the bike definitely does not have one.

Has anybody else experienced them slipping things into the policy? Things that might void the policy if the bike was stolen!!
22 Replies | 1,454 Views
» Lightning Strike, new electric bike unveiled!
Mar 28, 2019 - 10:59 PM - by positron
Price is the best part about it - $13000 for the 'Standard' version. Close to $20k for the top end model. Looks nice too.

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... [Read More]
48 Replies | 1,446 Views
» 2000 zx6r carbs
Mar 28, 2019 - 5:54 PM - by Billym
howya lads can anyone tell the settings for the poilt jet and poilt screw. I've a k+n filter and a chopped exhaust.thanks
18 Replies | 632 Views
» Hayabusa Transmission Rebuild
Mar 28, 2019 - 2:46 PM - by rebelBusa
Hi lads,
Just thought I'd share the pics of the gearbox rebuild the I completed over the winter. Who knows, if someone else has the problem in the future maybe a search will help them with this post.

Last summer my K1 Busa started to skip in second gear on heavy acceleration and I diagnosed it as being the dreaded 2nd gear transmission problem. There's about 90k Km on her. And apparently they all go eventually cos 2nd gear in the Busa is the only gear that isn't undercut.

It took about a week of evenings to get the engine out and disassembled. I got the father-in-law to weld up a stand for me, so I could work on the engine upsidedown (easiest way to get at the transmission). Investigation showed that 2nd gear cog was infact worn, and that caused it... [Read More]
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