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» Taxing in advance
Feb 19, 2020 - 5:06 PM - by jic44
Is it possible to tax a bike before its due. tax is due end of march but i have money now. Can I tax it now or do I have to wait?
6 Replies | 135 Views
» Courier England To here
Feb 18, 2020 - 8:10 PM - by hedzball
Sorry lads bit out of touch and the search engine is a bit muddled.

Who would be the right crowd to bring a bike for me London to Cork

8 Replies | 151 Views
» Battery's
Feb 18, 2020 - 12:25 PM - by jp biker
Where are you buying your battery's ?
I'm looking for a yausa YTZ10s

13 Replies | 249 Views
» Yeah 2014 + VFR800 - who's got one ?
Feb 18, 2020 - 12:15 PM - by Duke RR
Anyone in Dublin got a year 2014+ vfr800 ?

none about (locally) and looking to size one up as such.

will throw ya money for a coffee to chew the fat for a few minutes

5 Replies | 175 Views
» Bus oil on Griffith Avenue
Feb 18, 2020 - 10:51 AM - by phut
Bus oil all along a stretch of Griffith Ave (Dublin) this morning. A big, fat slick showing where the offending jalopy has been pulling in to stops. So take care.

Any bets on whether Dublin Bus or TFI clean it up?
1 Reply | 51 Views
» Good News!
Feb 17, 2020 - 6:29 PM - by faz1
Next thing they'll be telling us is they can see round corners.....

12 Replies | 301 Views
» FFS - it's only Ä88
Feb 17, 2020 - 5:01 PM - by Big H
Click HERE - there are some awful miserable huors out there !

22 Replies | 573 Views
» Norton. bloody mess
Feb 17, 2020 - 2:33 PM - by sharpbikes
10 Replies | 281 Views
» Slipping clutch only when the bike is cold
Feb 17, 2020 - 1:25 PM - by Chipped rim
Wasn't happening before. Now it slips under more than 50% acceleration until it fully warms up around 75~c. Bike is k1 gsxr 1000. Clutch plates were replaced recently with EBC. Was fine for about 4k miles but now it is slipping but only when the bike is cold.
6 Replies | 229 Views
» Twin viper cans, anyone?
Feb 17, 2020 - 1:33 AM - by Rh4000
Anybody running twin viper cans, in particular twin micro cans, the 20cm stubby ones? Cheers
0 Replies | 26 Views
» Wanted Yamaha r1 2001 fork cap
Feb 16, 2020 - 9:51 PM - by yama3
Looking for a yamaha r1 2001 fork cap in good working condition.
0 Replies | 18 Views
» Fork end movement sorted
Feb 16, 2020 - 9:48 PM - by yama3
Hi lads I was on hear a while ago about bushe removal so I got it sorted just this weekend. I made a few bits up to do the job and everything is sweet now. One forrk perfect but my fork cap the damping adjuster is not doing its job. So if anyone has a fork cap for 2001 Yam R1 I would buy it
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» Dick mcconville r.i.p
Feb 16, 2020 - 4:37 PM - by chopper
Thought I'd just put up a post as many on here knew him . He was a sound lad and always trying to help out anywhere he could .I spent many a night messaging with him when going through tough times ,many from revuep4dsi will remember him too.
I'll post funeral details when I find them out .
6 Replies | 275 Views
» Tool Chests?
Feb 14, 2020 - 6:30 PM - by CodeJACK
Whats yer thoughts on this tool chest and how usefull the drawers are for depth etc? Are less drawers but deeper better than more drawers with more surface area?
Ive a significant birthday on the way and family are all chipping in a little to help me invest in a decent tool chest.

This is the one I think Im after:

The seller doesn't have much of a presence and orders them in from the UK on request. Im a little nervous paying for something so expensive without any come back. All I have is a mobile number really. Will I risk it?
33 Replies | 597 Views
» need a paint job done
Feb 13, 2020 - 7:39 PM - by gerry o sullivan
can anybody recommend a bike painter need to get some work do ie tank seat etc
must be reliable
5 Replies | 188 Views
» Anyone about this sunday, stillorgan,3pm for bike viewing??
Feb 13, 2020 - 2:47 PM - by ajhampto
Hi folks,

Going to look at a vfr on Sunday in stillorgan, 3pm. I know a bit about bikes but not confident enough to base a purchase on my knowledge alone. Is anyone about Sunday 16th @ 3pm (Stillorgan village secondary car park) to give it a once over?


52 Replies | 1,193 Views
» bike spraying
Feb 13, 2020 - 2:11 PM - by gerry o sullivan
can anybody recommend a paint sprayer need to get some work done tank fairings etc
2 Replies | 121 Views
» Broken ankle and biking
Feb 13, 2020 - 10:35 AM - by Frankkilty
So I'm getting my cast off today. After seven weeks, four plates, fourteen screws/pins and a dislocation with three fractures, I'm going to be free! On the positive, I've no ligament damage. I know I'm going to be stiff and it going to take time but has anyone else had something like this and how long until you were well enough to get back on the bike? Thanks.
26 Replies | 403 Views
» Cork/Vigo big time update
Feb 12, 2020 - 11:04 PM - by bogman
Good news on the Cork Vigo route it seems.

The "Brexit Buster" ferry route will link Cork with Plymouth in the UK and Vigo in Spain.

10 Replies | 244 Views
» ST1100 pan
Feb 12, 2020 - 9:02 PM - by HEATZ
anyone know the valve clearances for a 93 pan off the top of there heads?
3 Replies | 87 Views
» Triumph sprint gt - any good?
Feb 12, 2020 - 8:57 PM - by ajhampto
Found this on DD, what are they like?

Luggage looks a bit fooking massive. Wondering would the engine hold up to commuting?

7 Replies | 194 Views
» Never sornd my bike
Feb 12, 2020 - 5:01 PM - by N11 EXPRESS
Iíve a yoke there that I never declared it off the road and gonna need to tax it soon.
Far too much to just pay the back tax on it so is selling the bike to a friend to tax it for me and me buying it back still work?
I know they did say eventually they will find a way to stop people doing that.
9 Replies | 335 Views
» spraying
Feb 12, 2020 - 12:14 PM - by gerry o sullivan
Hi Can anybody help contact details for sd designs need some paint work done
3 Replies | 106 Views
» Prick at the pumps
Feb 10, 2020 - 9:03 PM - by PADDYOT
What a fucking dickhead......

60 Replies | 1,478 Views
» DLM Danny dyno Santry
Feb 09, 2020 - 11:54 AM - by I polished one off to a dude
Is Danny still operating, anyone know?

10 Replies | 431 Views
» Write off...Can I sell my bike?
Feb 08, 2020 - 5:34 PM - by jic44
At the end of last summer I was selling a cage and took a bike as a straight swap. Dent on tank but otherwise fine.

I got the log book no hassle and the bike came taxed till middle of this year.

I advertised it for sale having only ever driven it home. Got a bite on it yesterday. The lad rang liberty to check insurance today and was told the bike is down as a write off beyond economical repair.

He is still interested but my question is, can i sell this to be used on the road or will the next owner have issues.

A potential lemon.
35 Replies | 732 Views
» Carbon wheels ,hmmmm
Feb 07, 2020 - 10:26 PM - by DavyH
A bit concerning

17 Replies | 552 Views
» Changing mileage on insurance
Feb 07, 2020 - 5:32 PM - by phut
What's the story, does anyone know, on upping the mileage limit on my insurance policy?

Six months in and I've done more than I expected and risk overshooting the 5,000 miles I said I'd be riding. I really don't want to be rationing it just as the weather is (supposed to be) improving. (The mileage estimate is just another of the nasty surprises that I got when I came back to biking. )

Has anyone done this? Do they crucify you if you do? As in
Hi, I'd like to inquire about extending the mileage on my policy? Certainly sir, that's no problem. We can offer you 10,000 for the same premium
... [Read More]
8 Replies | 255 Views
» Torque wrench calibrations?
Feb 07, 2020 - 7:57 AM - by PADDYOT

Does anyone here ever bother to get their torque wrenches calibrated?
I mean just home DIY'ers and not professional mechanics (I assume the pros do get them checked annually?). In my workplace we use them and they're cal'd and certified every year but I think that's just for ISO compliance.

Like Japcati, I've two wrenches in the shed, one that covers the lower end of the scale and the second one which is made for higher torque settings.
The wrench that covers the smaller torques is quite old now and I've never had it checked or anything so I'm starting to doubt if it's very accurate now.

Where would/do you get them calibrated? Is it expensive or worth doing?
18 Replies | 451 Views
» Low miles or later year when buying second hand.
Feb 06, 2020 - 11:52 AM - by strontium_dog
Which do you reckon is more important when buying second hand, lower miles or a newer bike? I'm assuming that both are in decent nick.
29 Replies | 521 Views
» Small numbers plates outside Ireland
Feb 05, 2020 - 6:09 PM - by Chipped rim
When I bought the bike, it came with these small I think 2" x 7" plates you can buy online. Never had any trouble here but planning to go to the UK on the bike and at some point later to south of France. Would you get away with it? Could just use an excuse that it is what we use in Ireland. I know that everyone uses these enormous plates in UK to ensure they get caught by speed cameras. I think this could also be used to an advantage outside Ireland. Would they really do you do for not having correct size plates? What if there are different laws in each country or am I not aware of some international EU motorcycle plate size standard?
20 Replies | 522 Views
» Speeding fixed penalty
Feb 05, 2020 - 1:20 PM - by allsorts&oddjobs
Just got a fixed penalty notice for speeding, only fucking 90 in an 80kmh, if it was more id be less pissed off, anyway question is how do you know if its a gopro van or a garda van, is there any way of telling from the notice?

Also can you still claim in court not to have recieved it and get away with it?

Ok ye can laugh now
63 Replies | 1,375 Views


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