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» Motorcycle Medical Insurance
Jun 26, 2019 - 3:05 PM - by Mowag
Hi Guys Having big truble trying to contact travelinsurance direct Ireland with no joy phone are emails regarding up grading two policys for my wife and I.

Any recomendations of insurance companies doing med bike cover I tried a few UK but will not cover if not living in UK..

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» Michael Dunlop: Injury forces withdrawal
Jun 26, 2019 - 12:20 PM - by Admin
Michael Dunlop has withdrawn from the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in the US because of an injury he suffered at the Donegal International Rally.

Dunlop's team, MD Racing, say the rider will be out of action for two weeks as a result of the injury.

The 30-year-old was sitting 10th in his class when he crashed out during the Knockalla stage last Saturday.

The MD Racing statement read:
"Michael suffered serious injuries which will leave him out of action for two weeks.

"A further update of his condition will be made in the near future."
... [Read More]
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» tax disc covering reg plate
Jun 26, 2019 - 12:04 PM - by Bren
after approx. 20 years on a bike I got points for speeding.
at the time I actually noticed the speed van, but for some reason I thought I was in a 60 zone, when in fact it was a 50.

I guess I was due some points for previous karma.
anyway, I see a lot of lads that use the tax disc to partially cover the reg plate.
to the lads on here that do this, do you ever get pulled for this?
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» Bike Recalls
Jun 25, 2019 - 10:51 PM - by Ste B
Was looking up a bit of info about my own bike earlier and by chance found out it never got 2 recalls from suzuki, one over a front a master cylinder issue and one over a rectifier. Both recalls were issued over 6 years ago, been onto a local suzuki dealership and it's going in for a new master cylinder and rectifier this week

I came across the site linked below and was really surprised at the number of bikes that have recalls on them, probably plenty of owners on here that are unaware there even is a recall on their bike. I posted a second link to the european commissions site which allows you to search back as far as 2005 for a recall.

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» Sums up today's wankers
Jun 24, 2019 - 10:39 PM - by r1 sean
I know it's all yankee do dah hes right !
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» Different bike culture in mainland?
Jun 24, 2019 - 10:02 PM - by Christopher Livingstone Eubanks
Was in France for work reasons and the amount of bikes is staggering. Not only scooters though, superbikes etc. I've probably seen every type of bike there currently is in my short stay. S1000rr, mt-10, superduke, etc. I haven't been to Spain or Germany yet and wondering if it's the same. Irish prefer to clog up the roads 24/7 and rot inside their *censored*. It's pathetic really when insuring a bike and taxing it here is much cheaper. Is the only excuse the shitty weather all year round?
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» Some good news for a change
Jun 24, 2019 - 7:13 PM - by efanton

"A teenage member of a gang styling itself the Farranree Joyriders was identified when he posted pictures of himself on social media posing on two stolen motorbikes."

When the little toe rag got a little bit cheeky in court the judge instead of granting bail remanded him in custody.

Let hope this judge sends a loud and clear message when it comes to final sentencing. It's certainly a step in the right direction so far.
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» New helmet
Jun 24, 2019 - 2:53 PM - by Jack stowage
Hi guys hope someone can help me.I bought a new helmet or lid as some of you lads seem to call them..
I like bought it in cost €650, lots of you told me to try one on in bike world then buy the exact same one on line like for much less euro.
I like to support local businesses so i like decided against going on line.
I like took it out of the box thing and straight away noticed a problem..the lid was like ALSO wrapped in a cloth type bag thing..after several minutes i like managed to cut the string and got the lid time for a coffee...
So i'm like put on the lid and i'm like WTF...i cant see out through the front screen bit..i'm like MOM...MOM...I'M LIKE GONE BLIND OR SOMETHING...
Took the lid off..phew..but no time for a... [Read More]
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» Gloves
Jun 23, 2019 - 11:15 AM - by r1 sean
So it's time for a new pair of gloves for every day use,any recommendations for a pair ,waterproof is a must .
21 Replies | 437 Views
» 08 Yamaha R6
Jun 23, 2019 - 9:03 AM - by vstromken
Hi, can anyone tell me what the gearing is for a 08 yamaha r6 round Mondello... Cheers...
11 Replies | 222 Views
» New rear tyre
Jun 23, 2019 - 12:24 AM - by Kilko
Iam in need of a new rear Tyre A good all rounder that will do decent milage. Bike is a 09 mt03, the 660cc model. I have pirrelli Diablo strata tyres on it at the moment. I think these are old tyres now, looking for newer model. Any suggestions or advice, Tia
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» Haven't been on here in 24 weeks.
Jun 22, 2019 - 11:49 PM - by myfirstyamaha
Just checking was this site even still in use, and what dya know
I come across a thread from today - a couple of lads bickering over a thread file

Good to see it hasn't changed

Has anyone updated the how to upload photos side of things??
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» Hello again
Jun 22, 2019 - 9:17 PM - by Paranoid android
Havenít posted in a while and hello again , hope I havenít missed too much !
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» Oil filter
Jun 22, 2019 - 2:27 PM - by Rockster
In my continuing penny pinching efforts im doing oil and filter on the cb. Have a brand new hiflo oil filter in the shed (HF 303) which fits perfectly but according to the Wemoto website the Hf 204 is the one for the bike.
Question is, would I damage the bike in any way using a different oil filter? Its about half an inch longer but fits on fine. Cant see how it would be a problem am I right?
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» Enduro riding?
Jun 22, 2019 - 10:54 AM - by johnmxcr125
Well lads, have an itch I need to scratch, but said I'd do a bit of research first before I dove straight in. Really want to get a road reg enduro as it seems like an absolute blast. Just wondering if any lads on here have one and is there many places to use them without being bothered? Any advice would be very much appreciated.
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» Jack kennedy.....dirty b******.
Jun 21, 2019 - 8:08 PM - by roroliam
The" wee wizard " beats him fairly with a demon move and Jack the brat kicks out. Poor LOSER. We'll be watching it on WATT sports for years to come.
9 Replies | 526 Views
» Recutting threads on an axle
Jun 20, 2019 - 9:49 PM - by Quello Serio
This is part of my rear wheel axle assembly. The threads are badly worn, and only barely gripping. Whats the best way to approach fixing this? I'll assume that it could be recut if I could get hold of a suitable Die (its about 15mm). Any suggestions for someone (north Dublin city/county) who could do it for me?
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» The boys are back..😱
Jun 20, 2019 - 9:08 AM - by SUGS
Ewan and Charley Go the Long Way Up
26 Replies | 1,907 Views
» Pics: Bike Photo of the Month June 2019
Jun 18, 2019 - 10:08 AM - by Admin
Congratulations to last months winner,

Entries for the June Photo of the Month Competition Gallery are now open ;

After you upload a photo using the link above,

At the bottom it says 'Right-Click this link to Copy, then Right-Click Paste into'

so your image would appear on the forum here as ;

Click the image to open in full size.... [Read More]
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» Results: Bike Photo of the Month May 2019
Jun 18, 2019 - 10:03 AM - by Admin
With no responsibility accepted for any wrong sums while our mathamastatician hashtag metoo'er is on strike for better pay and conditions, the preliminary results for our May 2019 photo of the month competition that was as tight as a beavers gee are as follows ;

In 3rd place, no. 8 - jimrc amassing 13 votes with 'celebrating the eucharist' ;

Click the image to open in full size.

In 2nd place, no. 5 n11 express on 14 votes with 'cat since the dog died' ;

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» Yamaha Thundercat (YZF 600) parts
Jun 18, 2019 - 9:32 AM - by manbearpig
Hi All,

Took this bike as a part exchange against my own bike. Lovely machine- I was very surprised by the handling and comfort - brakes need a service and the usual oil and filter etc.

I was going to shift but such a fun bike to ride I'm going to keep it. As such she needs a few bits and bobs- anyone have parts in a box for this beauty? In particular looking for indicators and end can? Last owner had put in flush indicators that are impossible to see.
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» Kells races 2019
Jun 15, 2019 - 9:12 PM - by chopper
Its fuckin hopping here at the mo . Weather allowing it should be good racing in the mornin. Looking forward to it even with a hangover. I'm delighted to see kells races back . Anybody not busy tomorrow get to here and support it .
18 Replies | 2,069 Views
» Children pillion.
Jun 15, 2019 - 1:06 AM - by KTMkenny
Lads. Bit of advise on the legallity and morals of taking my 4 1/2 year old on a daily 5 min ride as part of my commute. Dropping him to a child minder. All 50kph zone. My only other option is to buy a car. Which would actually make me sick. He loves riding with me as it is. But it's only been around the estate.

I'm I mad for even considering this.
36 Replies | 1,076 Views
» Bazzaz tuning
Jun 14, 2019 - 1:10 PM - by r1 sean
Is there anyone in the Dublin or surrounding areas that is good at bazzaz tuning ?
3 Replies | 178 Views
» Reg Plate
Jun 14, 2019 - 11:32 AM - by doohanno1
Looking to get an old style black reg plate made up.( not pressed steel)..anywhere in Dublin doing these..The company beside Cotters are not in a position to do regs at the moment..
13 Replies | 296 Views
» Dublin is putting me off buying another bike
Jun 14, 2019 - 10:38 AM - by Luki
I've had a commuter bike pretty much since 2008. I have been living in Canada the last while. I didn't lock my bike anywhere in Vancouver. Bike crime doesn't really exist.

Just back in Dublin, 2 weeks and have been looking for a cheap 600cc plus bike between flat hunting.

There is nothing under Ä2k and less than 10 years old on donedeal. Where are all the guys who used to import bikes from USA/Japan/UK for resale gone, that the used prices are so high?

Add to this the hastle of not being able to own anything here without:
1 Some arseling sitting on it for a picture and knocking it over
2 Vandalising/robbing a part
3 Outright stealing the bike
Why are Dublin Garda fucking useless at tackling petty criminality? I'd... [Read More]
31 Replies | 1,058 Views
» Your oul honda 50.
Jun 13, 2019 - 2:16 PM - by nednedned
Great for the winter.
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» Aprilia
Jun 13, 2019 - 1:28 PM - by biosed
Where in Ireland (Dublin) would I go to get a new Aprilia?
8 Replies | 449 Views
» Classic bike fest Ireland the "goodwood" of Ireland
Jun 12, 2019 - 9:49 PM - by VJMC FYI but most people possibly know about it anyway, if interested in displaying a bike please contact the VJMC
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» Bsb brands hatch
Jun 12, 2019 - 2:21 PM - by tz350h
I have a couple of general admission weekend tickets for brands bsb this week and. If interested contact me at 07771323636. Ballymena area.
2 Replies | 1,381 Views
» Quickshifter
Jun 12, 2019 - 10:00 AM - by Unfazed
Have to ask this,
What advantage is there in having a quick shifter on a road bike?
37 Replies | 1,078 Views
» spa 2019
Jun 11, 2019 - 6:43 PM - by gerry o sullivan
Hi anybody on here heading to the bikers classic in spa first weekend in july might be able to help with passes let me know
4 Replies | 201 Views

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