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» Can you even enjoy bikes anymore?
May 24, 2020 - 9:22 AM - by Christopher Livingstone Eubanks
Gestapo cunts everywhere now, they love to camp in speed changing zones such as 80 to 60 and are everywhere now solving the biggest problem the world has ever seen: speeding.

It takes the smallest twist of throttle in the lower gears to end up in court with a possible ban for "dangerous driving"

Fuck that life, I'd imagine the 90s and early 2000s were much better time. As the time goes on, there are more and more restrictions and control which the population is happy to oblige with as it "saves lives"

Everyone on the bike speeds and I guess it is not as bad as UK yet though where they spend massive amount of resources trying to catch someone doing 100mph+ from a video posted online but it is getting there.

Look at... [Read More]
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» Shout out for local mechanics
May 23, 2020 - 8:22 PM - by Irish Mav
Been a while since I was on here but said I'd give a shout out to some local mechanics in Wicklow (Kilcoole) called depo moto. Was a bit stuck getting the bike running and they came and collected it, fixed it and were great about keeping me posted, videos etc. So I got them to do a Full service too on the basis they had been great to deal with up to then and had it all done in no time. Bike runs like new and in fairness they were good value. I'm only posting as they are good lads to deal with and don't seem to be very well known so I'd love to see them do well.
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» GS550 Head Wrecker
May 23, 2020 - 3:05 PM - by pryrates
After a long time in storage working on bringing a 1983 Suzuki GS550 back to life. Carbs have been fully cleaned, a few times now.

Bike starts but as soon as it heats up climbs in revs and sits about 5k. Cylinder 4 seems to be cold and not firing. It has two carbs feeding 4 cylinders and the other cylinder from this carb seems to be getting fuel and firing. Similarly it has two coil packs and the other cylinder with the same coil pack is firing.

When out of the cylinder plug appears to be sparking. All other plugs have slight purplish coloration on electrode which I assume is causing by spark and not cylinder temp. Is it possible that a coil could still give enough to cause a spark but break down as it heats up in operation? I'm at my wit's end with it. Any... [Read More]
23 Replies | 636 Views
» Thankfucj
May 23, 2020 - 10:39 AM - by Pat rabbit obn
Something worth watching on a sat night
World's greatest motorcycle rides quest at 10
19 Replies | 684 Views
» Classic 1994 TT sidecar
May 22, 2020 - 6:51 PM - by nednedned
3 Replies | 255 Views
» Brokers Fee
May 21, 2020 - 2:03 PM - by Unfazed
How many have noticed this brokers fee on their renewal.
Gone from zero last year to over Ä80 this year.
Are they taking the piss or what
15 Replies | 836 Views
» About 30% of all bikes on the road in Ireland are Honda's
May 20, 2020 - 8:27 AM - by rhinos
2019 vehicle stats

42,292 taxed bikes in 2019. Up over 4,000 from 2015.

Over 12,000 of them are Honda's. BMW in second with about 5,000.

Didn't think the number of bikes on the road was going up

51 Replies | 1,342 Views
» Riding back from UK legality
May 19, 2020 - 12:08 PM - by Chipped rim
Will go to UK soon to collect a bike. Around 200 mile journey. Insurance is not a problem. The bike is taxed and has MOT, however I was reading one of the unmentionable forums and found this:

"Sellers insurance is immaterial from a cover point of view. But, as all vehicles are tracked by ANPR, if you pass an ANPR camera car it will flag as uninsured and you'll be pulled over on the spot. You produce your own (Irish) insurance (and they're still in the EU, so it is valid) and you should be OK except for. ..........once you do a change of ownership is done in the UK, the tax automatically lapses. So you (might) get pulled for tax. Which, in the UK, they can seize the vehicle for...."

I honestly would prefer to ride the bike back myself if possible but... [Read More]
49 Replies | 1,541 Views
» h2 zxr 750
May 18, 2020 - 2:29 PM - by menapia dude
well folks hope ye all keeping safe and well,

i am about to buy a 1990 zxr 750 h2 model from england, she is not starting,

the owner has replaced plugs leads,cd1

there is no spark all lights work just no spark what do ye think it is ?

clean bike with 50k miles only off the road 8 weeks,he says a wiring issue not mechanical ,what to try ?
24 Replies | 782 Views
» 180 tyre on a 6x17 rear wheel
May 18, 2020 - 2:16 PM - by Japcati
Fitting a 180/55/17 tyre onto a 6x17 rear wheel.
Safe or not safe?

18 Replies | 687 Views
» NorthWest 200 BBC2
May 17, 2020 - 1:52 PM - by bushman
NW200 [email protected] 8.15 Sunday 17th
1 Reply | 279 Views
» Road (Dunlop documentry)
May 16, 2020 - 8:00 PM - by bushman
BBC One Sunday May 17th @10.30pm
10 Replies | 623 Views
» New Deauville?
May 16, 2020 - 1:37 AM - by 2shea
What you think?

Meant to be using the African Twin engine so about 100bhp with shaft drive and DCT.

They should have just made the CTX 700 shaft drive and that would have been a great replacement for the Deauville.

It's a segment that has an opening, mid-sized, shaft driven machine for commuting and a bit of touring.
27 Replies | 752 Views
» Paddock stand for lifters!
May 15, 2020 - 2:57 PM - by N11 EXPRESS
I have preordered a set of chain adjusters with lifters for the sp1 from racetorx and cannot see online where to get a paddock stand to suit.
Looks like I need a stand with spools like lads would have on swingarms . Any advice ?
14 Replies | 431 Views
» Best sounding bikes vid
May 15, 2020 - 1:56 PM - by proto
Great quality and great bikes

11 Replies | 503 Views
» Kawasaki gt 750 bits wanted
May 15, 2020 - 12:27 PM - by joe mc gonagle
Hi. Looking for a mid 1980s kawasaki 750 4 cylinder bike as a doner for project. Doesnt have to run just really need wiring loom and other bits an pieces.
What ye got?
11 Replies | 552 Views
» Carburetor help
May 14, 2020 - 6:47 PM - by charlieIRL
Lads, quick question, Iíve refitted the carbs to the baby Gixxer and Iím not sure where two pipes go.
On the carbs thereís a pipe in the centre of them up at the top (connects to a T piece which is joining the carbs) and the second is below it (same is connected to a T piece connecting the bottom of the carbs) What pipes connect to these? I presume one is fuel feed and second is a breather pipe?

Also from the fuel tap on the tank - small pipe goes to top of carb- where does the main thicker pipe go on the carbs?

I can get the bike to start but it was revving to 7k which I presume is an air leak. If I put enough juice in the carbs it will start and idle normally

I didnít pull these apart so not sure where they go and I canít find the... [Read More]
24 Replies | 913 Views
» Got the bike on Dyno today
May 14, 2020 - 2:19 PM - by R.M
Took the blade to JOG today to see what the crack was. I knew there was a flat spot around 3k. Bike is standard except for slip on Racefit can.

Was thinking if it has 175hp at crank, then I would see around 155hp at rear wheel.
Was pleasantly surprised to see it put out just shy of 167.

Definitely at flat spot & fuelling it out, so a powercommander is being ordered by John & will be fitted next week.

Reckon 170+ at rear wheel & smooth power delivery.
My first time seen a dyno in action in person. Nice set up he has.

... [Read More]
27 Replies | 919 Views
» Suicidal Birds
May 13, 2020 - 7:05 PM - by R.M
poor fecker

19 Replies | 706 Views
» Back to Biking
May 13, 2020 - 8:21 AM - by evok
So bikers in England (not Scotland or Wales) can get out from today onwards provided you maintain your social distancing with no limit on miles.

While I agree with the lockdown completely (missus is a front line nurse)and tragically people have lost family members over this covid19, I would love to see some light at the end of the tunnel

When do you think realistically we'll be able to get some spins in?
17 Replies | 917 Views
» Shipping a CX500 from Dublin to the US
May 11, 2020 - 9:44 PM - by FJRLEE

Has anyone shipped a bike to the US, and if so, would you have the name of a shipping company to start enquiries with please.

The owner passed away recently, and the family are looking at maybe shipping the bike to the US (for sentimental reasons).

17 Replies | 802 Views
» Lead or dead
May 11, 2020 - 7:20 PM - by MadMac
Hi guys,
Quick question I assume 🤣 do you do or do you dont add lead or an additive to a 1986 honda rebel cmx 450 us import? No info on hanes manual or the net.
Good luck with this.
6 Replies | 453 Views
» Vintage / Classic Bike Insuance
May 11, 2020 - 2:28 PM - by charlieIRL
Well lads / lassies,
Have been off the bikes for a few years and now have a track bike and small old road bike to play with.

It's been a few years since i had a bike on the road and now have something that might get brought out every now and then when its finished. Who's the best for classic / vintage policies and any idea what they are like? Who does them? Minimal mileage and TPO will be grand.

Are CN still in Ireland?
15 Replies | 718 Views
» IBT Motorcycle training recommencing?
May 11, 2020 - 11:04 AM - by RobbieBeGood
Anyone know if there has been clarification as to when the IBT and motorcycle training can recommence?
Looking at the guidelines I'm assuming it's the 18th.
I'm making inquiries for a friend keen to get started!
Have rang a couple of schools but haven't received any reply thus far.
3 Replies | 511 Views
» Kells 2009 races
May 11, 2020 - 3:11 AM - by NODSTER
3 Replies | 334 Views
» Buying a track bike
May 10, 2020 - 10:26 PM - by sub zero
Hows it going lads? When these restrictions have eased up a bit I'm considering buying a track bike. I want to start doing a few track days and dont really want to use my road bike in case I end up dropping it. Just want to get peoples opinions on what would be a decent bike to start off with - something reliable with good parts availability. I was looking at 600s but theres loads of bikes to choose from - K2 Gsxr, Cbr 600 f4, early R6 maybe an SV 650. Anybody have any opinions on those? What would be my best bet for a beginners track bike? Thanks lads
18 Replies | 1,037 Views
» How noisy is too noisy?
May 10, 2020 - 4:22 PM - by patod02703
Okaaay, time to maybe open a very large can of worms...

The local German discount store (not Aldi) was selling dB meters a few weeks back, and there were a few didn't sell, so they dropped the price down to where curiosity got the better of me and I bought one, just for laughs or scientific investigation......

Note: Most of my bikes have aftermarket exhausts and they're somewhat...anti-social, in that filtering in city traffic generally causes car windows to shut pretty quickly....

On to The "Sound Test"!

So, I fired up the KLR650,( DG "Race" series pipe, with "quiet" insert!), held it at 4000rpm, so a little more than half the redline, and got the son to operate the dB meter. from about 1.5 meters... [Read More]
15 Replies | 772 Views
» Anyone been ? Sights sounds smells ..
May 09, 2020 - 7:09 PM - by FlatOut
Just dug up a video I shot back in 2010 , Isle of Man , Manx GP ..

A few clips put together of the the old Manx format ..

I hope you enjoy watching this , because I really enjoyed being there and recording it ..

10 Replies | 490 Views
» An old school gem
May 09, 2020 - 6:29 PM - by FlatOut
A favourite of mine .. Enjoy..

7 Replies | 570 Views


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