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» Bike test mallow
May 30, 2019 - 9:35 AM - by shauncreed
Hi Folks,
Looking to do my test in Mallow. I'm based in Fermoy so Cork city is an option too. Any reason not to go for it in Mallow?
Any recommended instructors?

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» Video: Laverty targets Misano for return
May 30, 2019 - 8:02 AM - by Admin
Eugene Laverty hopes to make his World Superbike comeback it Italy next month as he continues his recovery from a wrist injury.

The Toomebridge rider sustained injuries to both wrists during practice at Imola on 10 May.

Laverty also missed three rounds of the WSBK Championship last year through injury after an accident in Thailand.
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» Getting a dirt bike road legal
May 29, 2019 - 6:30 PM - by fzr.rider
After doing a bit of research i couldn't find any consecutive answers,

what is involved in getting something like a yz125 or a yzf 250 road legal?

1) can this only be done if the bike is bought new, or can it be done to a 10 year old bike?

2) is there any exemptions for bikes older than 93 (like there is for getting a log book for a road bike)

4) in England you can get a daytime MOT, is there anything similar here to avoid adding lights, indicators etc

5) do you need to get signed off by the commissioner of oaths to swear the bike isn't stolen? (needed for getting a log book for a pre 93 bike)

6) does it need to undergo a road worthiness test of any description?

7) If i got a road... [Read More]
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» Turbo fitting on a busa
May 29, 2019 - 8:17 AM - by menapia dude
Well folks thinking of buying a busa and getting her naked and and fitting a turbo,so where to send bike for a turbo fit,or is there a kit you can buy, i see plenty of kits in the states for 4 to 5 k,anyone on here get one done b4 ?
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» TT 2019: Dean Harrison tops Tuesday Superbike and Superstock times
May 28, 2019 - 8:50 PM - by Admin
Dean Harrison picked up where he left off as the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki rider headed the Superbike and Superstock times during the second Isle of Man TT qualifying session on Tuesday evening.

In dry but cold and windy conditions, Harrison – who recorded the fastest Supersport lap of practice week so far on Sunday at 126.09mph – jumped to the top of the Superbike leader-board with his final lap of the evening, clocking a speed of 129.53mph.

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The 30-year-old... [Read More]
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» Cork - Roscoff ferry cancelled for net two weeks
May 28, 2019 - 6:05 PM - by efanton
Hope none of you have planned to use the ferry to France or Spain in the next few weeks. Brittany ferry's have canceled all sailing for at least two weeks.

Was planning on using them next year myself, but that ferry has hardly sailed at all this year. Will have to rethink my plans I think.
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» Anyone missing a Bandit in Finglas?
May 28, 2019 - 11:30 AM - by ascalon
The 5O has recovered a blue Bandit with dual headlights from the lovely chaps up in Tolka Valley.

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Anyone recognise it?

Stolen from the Finglas area, says the rozzers.
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» TT 2019: Practice Session Cancelled due to poor weather
May 27, 2019 - 4:20 PM - by Admin
Monday’s Isle of Man TT qualifying session has been cancelled due to poor weather.

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The planned schedule will now be transferred over to Tuesday.

Clerk of the Course, Gary Thompson, said:
'Tonight’s practice/qualifying session has been cancelled due to inclement weather ie. it’s raining heavily. Tomorrow night's session will run to tonight’s
... [Read More]
27 Replies | 1,658 Views
» Helmet noise
May 27, 2019 - 12:58 AM - by rubble
Besides the usual ear plugs and neck rolls to block wind noise anyone got any insights on how to improve noise on motorway/ long spins


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» Donington BSB: Fores on the Fireblade is smiling again after triple podium
May 26, 2019 - 8:50 PM - by Admin
Spaniard Xavi Fores has revealed that he’s smiling again after racking up three Bennetts British Superbike podiums, despite wheel spin woes that he admits limited his pace.

And Honda Racing’s leading man believes this weekend’s round, where he bagged three podiums on the trot, could be a turning point for his season.

Fores led both of today’s races before being deposed by winner Scott Redding as the Fireblade pilot fell into a three-way battle with Tarran Mackenzie and double third-place man Tommy Bridewell.

And while he feels the factory Honda squad made significant progress this weekend, he knows he now needs to keep the momentum going.

“I expect some tough fights this weekend because I didn’t feel quite good on the bike when... [Read More]
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» Planning a Euro trip
May 26, 2019 - 5:22 PM - by Trotter Independent Trading
Myself and a mate are planning a Euro trip in September and this is what we have so far.

The total distance is 3,300km over 2 weeks. It’s still rough and we’re looking at areas to shave off and places to spend an extra night or so and to chill out. Anyone any input, perhaps places we should consider etc.

The times and mileage are taken from Google Maps and don’t include rests or lunch stops. Again this is just rough. I do wonder if we are trying to fit too much in

Sunday 8th - Day 1
Dublin - Cherbourg

Monday 9th - Day 2
Vierville - Versailles (overnight)
271km - 4hrs 34

Tuesday 10th - Day 3
Versailles - Strasbourg (overnight)
485km - 8hrs

Wednesday 11th - Day... [Read More]
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» TT practice live now
May 26, 2019 - 2:27 PM - by featherduster
TT practice cancelled last night . low cloud on mountain

rescheduled and live today on manx rdio
listen on AM
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» Isle of Man TT: 'The perception is we're crazy, maybe we are' - Hickman
May 26, 2019 - 12:30 PM - by Admin
Isle of Man TT lap record holder Peter Hickman says riding the Mountain Course is "all calculated" despite the perception that "it's all a bit crazy".

Hickman set a new circuit benchmark of 135.542mph in winning the Senior TT last year, having triumphed in the Superstock class earlier in the week.

"You're in your zone - you know what you're doing," said the 32-year-old.

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"From the outside it looks... [Read More]
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» ktm 690 smcr engine rattle.
May 26, 2019 - 10:48 AM - by jeo77974
Noticed a rattle the other day on the bottom end sounds like crank bearing has shat itself.

checked the cam chain tensioner and looked at the valves ,all seems ok that side

who would be handy with ktms and well able to split open the engine and see whats going on for me?

8 Replies | 586 Views
» Any garage that can replace wheel bearings over the weekend?
May 25, 2019 - 4:28 PM - by SandR
I bought a Koyo wheel bearing kit, but it turns out I can't remove the old bearings myself. I'm looking for a garage that can take the old ones out and install the new ones.

I'm in Dublin, but would travel to surrounding places.
27 Replies | 1,082 Views
» XT660X Wont start, no spark
May 25, 2019 - 3:27 PM - by GaryMunster
Drove the bike yesterday, no problems.

Went to go for a spin this morning but wont start.

Has petrol, in neutral, kill switch is off, side stand up.

Took the spark plug out, there is no spark.

Any ideas?

Change spark plug?
15 Replies | 789 Views
» Insurance full disclosure?
May 24, 2019 - 4:52 PM - by Hunty
Alright lads, Just wondering when getting an insurance quote and you get asked "does your bike have any mods" how do you answer? and has it affected the quote/price? I've always said "No" to the question even though every bike I've had has had at least an after market exhaust.
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» Donington BSB: times and results
May 24, 2019 - 10:40 AM - by Admin
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Bennetts British Superbike free practice one - conditions dry

1 45 Scott REDDING GBR Ducati - Be Wiser Ducati 1:06.527 30 30 107.09
2 25 Josh BROOKES AUS Ducati - Be Wiser Ducati 1:06.550 23 28 0.023 0.023 107.05
3 12 Luke MOSSEY GBR Suzuki - OMG Racing Suzuki 1:06.725 23 23 0.198 0.175 106.77
4 33 Keith FARMER GBR BMW - Tyco BMW Motorrad 1:06.810 31 31 0.283 0.085 106.64
5 60 Peter HICKMAN GBR BMW - Smiths Racing 1:06.912 20 26 0.385 0.102... [Read More]
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» James Cowton Inquest
May 23, 2019 - 9:33 PM - by ENGLISH
So it was all. down to an electrical connection coming loose going to the kill switch. .Power was switched off coming into a bend.
Kawasaki stated that they had never heard of such.a thing happening before.

What a tragic accident to a young man who was on the up before this tragedy at last year's Southern 100 .

I had just left the area myself .moments before the crash. to be honest'I found that section of the course hard to watch.
8 Replies | 816 Views
» 2.5L Rocket III Stroker
May 23, 2019 - 8:12 PM - by I polished one off to a dude
Thought ye lads might like a bit of hardcore pornography

After 8 months lead time, my stroker billet crank with welded on gears, and Carrillo H beam rods landed today.

This will be the 1st increased displacement Rocket III engine in the world.

The new Rocket 3 is 2457cc, but that's a new stock engine. This will be 2472cc, up from the stock 2294cc.

It's so nice i don't want to put it in an engine

... [Read More]
9 Replies | 535 Views
» I'm having some trouble getting it nice and firm..
May 23, 2019 - 5:16 PM - by RobbieBeGood
So much so that the wife complains that her hand is sore from pulling on it. In fact, despite our best efforts we have only managed to get it half as hard as it was before. You can imagine our frustration, having pumped repeatedly while simultaneously tweaking both the right and then left hand nipples, it still refuses to become fully rigid!

I am of course referring to the front brake lever of the Busa (tokico 4 pots, not the much maligned 6 pots of yore) Having rebuilt the calipers and spending over an hour bleeding the brakes it still isn't close to what it was. I did bleed the banjo bolt at the master cylinder but to no avail. I'm about to leave it overnight with the lever pulled in and secured with a cable tie. Is there anything else I mighy try that doesn't require... [Read More]
12 Replies | 584 Views
» Opinions; best Aux lamps/foglamps under €150
May 23, 2019 - 12:20 AM - by Alesi27
1; does such a thing exist?

2; if so, best place to get?

3; if not, under €200?
6 Replies | 417 Views
» Anyone hear that bike ad on rte radio.
May 22, 2019 - 7:53 PM - by nednedned
Jist. Lad saying I don't to spend all my time in a steel coffin. I want to drive a bike. Bla bla bla . Then the punch line. Half of biker deaths are due to speeding. Slow down. Lad again . I don't want to end up in a wooden coffin.

Lad get yourself a fooking bicycle then.
20 Replies | 937 Views
» Who stocks sidi boots
May 22, 2019 - 1:26 PM - by kawasixxer
As above folks any shops have a decent stock of sidi boots anymore. Been to a few places with no sign of anything other than boots I don’t want would rather shop locally than online but not much of a choice.
7 Replies | 452 Views
» What mileage should I sell bike at?
May 21, 2019 - 9:58 PM - by goose81
So I have a 2014 Ducati panigale that I commute to work on, I think I bought it with about 13k km and it now has 17k on it after about a year, wondering what sort of mileage I should be offloading it at so I don't lose a bomb on it and struggle to sell..

If it was a different make I probably wouldn't have as much concern but I think people looking for a bike like it will want low mileage , don't want to sell it but don't want to lose my bollox either
35 Replies | 1,693 Views
» Tiger 800 12k valve service
May 21, 2019 - 8:12 AM - by buster22
Anyone know where to go in Dublin for a 12k valve service for a 2012 tiger 800? Usually do services myself but never done a valve check and dont want to chance it. Also anyone know appox how much it should cost for the valve check and a full service ?
5 Replies | 549 Views
» Classic Bike
May 20, 2019 - 11:48 PM - by The comb over kid
This bullshit started in the late 80s when everybody was earning a few bob. All of a sudden mediocre shite from the 70s was big money and a classic. Fair enough a Honda 400/4, CBX1000 went up in price but a lot of cheap muck from the 70s followed, especially 2 strokes...ffsake Suzuki GT 750 kettle
8 Replies | 623 Views

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