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French police at it again
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Training day
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Carl Foggy Visor
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Newbie-style questions re helmet...
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Yesterday 10:38 AM
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Yesterday 01:54 AM
Suzuki Bandit build
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17th January 2020 05:22 PM
Cager Jailed For Hitting Biker at...
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17th January 2020 08:03 AM
Aldi Compressor
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17th January 2020 07:36 AM
Sheils and Burrows part ways !
by Admin
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17th January 2020 06:16 AM
Chopper mechanic?
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16th January 2020 06:33 PM
New lid
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16th January 2020 03:56 PM
Bmw boxer oil filter wrench
by Duke 78
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16th January 2020 01:56 PM
blowing like a motherf*cker
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16th January 2020 12:47 PM
One for the fazer owners.
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16th January 2020 10:51 AM
Harley Davidson's new electric...
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16th January 2020 10:01 AM
Ultrasonic carb cleaning....who...
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16th January 2020 08:46 AM
Cool ould yoke
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15th January 2020 12:58 PM
Suspension on Street Triple R
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15th January 2020 10:24 AM
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14th January 2020 12:20 PM
Delboy and his liquid weld.
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14th January 2020 10:38 AM
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14th January 2020 10:23 AM
Weed is my speed
by Gixxer
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13th January 2020 07:57 PM
transport a bike
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13th January 2020 01:51 PM
Results: Bike Photo of the Month...
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12th January 2020 08:26 PM
Speed is my need..👍
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12th January 2020 07:48 PM
by phut
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11th January 2020 08:56 PM
Result - stolen bike to be returned
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11th January 2020 10:09 AM
McGuinness to ride Kawasaki at...
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11th January 2020 03:02 AM
Difference between novice and pro
by efanton
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10th January 2020 06:18 PM
Voting: Bike Pic of the Month...
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10th January 2020 12:45 PM
One woman, two jobs: from RSA to...
by phut
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9th January 2020 10:57 PM
Bike shipping from Cyprus
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9th January 2020 04:19 PM
bike racing in ireland
by oretom
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8th January 2020 11:23 PM
R1 cross plane crank failure....
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8th January 2020 11:09 PM
by Pelagic
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8th January 2020 09:02 PM
Ohlins damper sticking
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7th January 2020 03:32 PM
Gsx 1400. Opinions please
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7th January 2020 11:55 AM
Splitting engine
by thecelt
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6th January 2020 04:22 PM
Tl1000r vs hayabusa
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4th January 2020 11:08 PM
Containers full of bikes...
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4th January 2020 06:46 PM
Pics: Entries for December Bike...
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4th January 2020 12:23 PM
Nervous NOOB Alert
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4th January 2020 10:06 AM
trading irish reg bike against uk...
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3rd January 2020 11:31 AM
Yamaha MT07 Tracer
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3rd January 2020 11:18 AM
Modest mod and its effect on...
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3rd January 2020 10:29 AM
Few photos from Xmas trial
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2nd January 2020 05:57 PM
Vrt what's required
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1st January 2020 04:45 PM
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1st January 2020 12:41 AM
Bit of fun yesterday
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Brave way to check out a CDI unit
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Richa goretex glove which one?
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Stickers or paint?
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29th December 2019 08:45 PM
Different engine numbers than on...
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29th December 2019 12:28 PM
Supermoto wanted
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Rider Training
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Dear Santy.............
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» French police at it again
Jan 19, 2020 - 7:40 PM - by seano
Turn on captions if you don't speak French. Long video, but worth watching.
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» Carl Foggy Visor
Jan 17, 2020 - 6:43 PM - by marktspud
Have a Shark RSR2 helmet

This is my second one.. Normally there's anti fog magic dust on the inside of the visor which prevents them fogging up..

However this visor is fogging up.

So is there a pin lock for this helmet.. Can't find one.. Anyone recommend one which will fit?

Failing that what product is best to prevent fogging up... Preferably one I don't have to apply every week
2 Replies | 183 Views
» Kirkistown Track Days 2020
Jan 17, 2020 - 4:17 PM - by Kirkistown Track Days

DATES FOR 2020 :-

March 8th
April 5th
April 19th
May 10th
May 31st
June 21st
July 4th (Saturday)
July 19th
Aug 9th
Aug 30th
Sept 20th
Oct 4th
Oct 25th

Same timings as last year and still only 3 groups price remains at 80.

Further info available via face book and the website , Kirkistown Track Days.

+44 (0)7780668383
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» Newbie-style questions re helmet size
Jan 16, 2020 - 3:19 PM - by phut
I'm looking at buying a HJC I70 to replace my Bell Qualifier, size medium, which after a couple of month is still a bit too tight for me and my 58cm head.

Several reviews mention that the helmet is available across the usual range, S to XL etc, in two shell sizes. I've no idea what that means -- I'm and oldie, not a newbie -- and there is no explanation anywhere. Can anyone dispel my ignorance?

I'm also wondering if anyone out there knows from experience if HJC fit tighter or looser than Bell.
21 Replies | 619 Views
» Sheils and Burrows part ways !
Jan 16, 2020 - 1:10 PM - by Admin
Derek Sheils has split with Burrows Engineering after four years with the outfit.

Together with John Burrows' independent team, Sheils posted a fourth-place finish in the Superbike race at May's North West 200.

The Dubliner also won the Ulster and Irish Superbike titles last season.

Sheils' last race with the team was at November's Macau Grand Prix, where the 37-year-old crashed out unhurt after a multi-bike pile-up.

Going up against the impressive Derek McGee, Sheils and Burrows proved to be a strong combination on the Irish national road race scene with over 30 victories in their time together.

Team owner Burrows told the News Letter the split was 'completely amicable' and said he wished Sheils the best of luck for the... [Read More]
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» IBT Instructor recommendation
Jan 16, 2020 - 11:20 AM - by budgerman
Howdy folks, Any recommendations for an IBT instructor in the Dublin area, preferably on the north side. Learner bike and gear required also.

My younger brother is considering doing the IBT and he is based in Skerries.
3 Replies | 164 Views
» blowing like a motherf*cker
Jan 16, 2020 - 10:58 AM - by dufferman
Lads i fitted an after market can to my bike about a year ago. I sealed the joint with Exhaust sealant and all was good.

It recently started blowing in the area of the joint. The diameter of the aftermarket exhaust and the pipe at the end of the headers are not a tight fit. The exhaust paste did the trick but i would prefer not to be redoing this again next year.

Can anyone recommend a product that might help. Is there a metal gauze that you can get or a better solution out there?

Thanks lads
5 Replies | 331 Views
» Bmw boxer oil filter wrench
Jan 15, 2020 - 8:41 PM - by Duke 78
Hi Folks,
Has any of you can land me (or if you have one for sale) an oil filter wrench for a bmw r1150 rockster?

Any help appriciated!
6 Replies | 263 Views
» Ultrasonic carb cleaning....who does it?
Jan 15, 2020 - 5:46 PM - by Japcati
Would anyone know where or who does ultrasonic carb cleaning?

Looking to get a set of VTR Firestorm carbs stripped and cleaned.
11 Replies | 292 Views
» VRT rates & NOX
Jan 14, 2020 - 3:51 PM - by Southern Rider
Will the new NOX rating for imported private vehicles, be applied to bikes now.
7 Replies | 3,305 Views
» One for the fazer owners.
Jan 14, 2020 - 3:27 PM - by kickstart
Hi lads. I recently picked up a set of crash bars for the old type box eye fazer 600.my problem is on the left hand of the bike the radiator hose completely blocks the bolt hole that lines up the crash bar. I can not move the hose out of the way and if I put a spacer in, the crash bar extends out from the engine. Was just wondering if any fazer owners had encountered this problem. The hose is 23mm inside diameter, 31mm outside diameter with a 4or5mm wall thickness. Does anyone know if a length of this hoseing can be bought in Ireland or is it UK only. Hose would also have to have a bend put in it. I had problems locateing hoseing for the r1 in the past. So any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thanks lads
8 Replies | 299 Views
» Harley Davidson's new electric scooter
Jan 13, 2020 - 11:51 PM - by Gixxer

I'm not even taking the piss. This is Harley's revolutionary design for the new decade

38 Replies | 1,133 Views
» Suspension on Street Triple R
Jan 13, 2020 - 12:34 PM - by Bon Scott
So I recently purchased a 15 Street Triple R form the UK
& would like to get my suspension setup. Now my idea
is to go out to NDM & get them to do it but I would like
any advice on the figures i got. (see pic) I seem to have
40mm on front & 38mm on back. By most accounts the
recommend sag is 25 - 30 mm for road use.
Why is mine so far off. The manual says pre-load
adjustment is not possible on the back so how do I change that.
I know I can adjust the front but but I am correct in saying they need
to be the same?
Any help or suggestions would be welcome.

... [Read More]
5 Replies | 301 Views
» padlocks
Jan 13, 2020 - 11:25 AM - by suarridge
lads is there such a thing as a padlock that cant be cut through with a 4 1/2 inch angle grinder? failing that whats the most resistant to a cutting disc ?
13 Replies | 549 Views
» transport a bike
Jan 13, 2020 - 11:06 AM - by menapia dude
folks looking for someone to take a zzr14 from portarlington to Wexford this week ?
3 Replies | 185 Views
» Suzuki Bandit build
Jan 12, 2020 - 4:27 PM - by Pumbaa the warthog
Well lads I'm back playing in the workshop again, this time it's a Suzuki Bandit 1200 mk1 frame to start with, everything will be cleaned, freshened, painted, fixed, adjusted, changed...you get the picture, I have no final plan yet only it's not going to be a streetfighter, have patience with me as I aim to take my time as I don't have all the jigsaw yet.

... [Read More]
30 Replies | 3,972 Views
» Cager Jailed For Hitting Biker at 70mph
Jan 11, 2020 - 6:03 PM - by Gixxer
A cager has been jailed for 16 months in the UK, and banned from driving for 3 years for taking a left hand bend at 70mph, drifting into the opposite lane and hitting a biker head on.
The biker suffered a broken back, a broken sternum and a broken wrist in the crash, but he survived, probably because he was wearing an airbag suit at the time,

Addressing the Nottingham man as he passed the sentence, Judge David Dixon said: “Anyone in control of a high-powered sports type cage needs to be aware of the vehicle’s capability and their own capability.

“You failed to take any account of the bend that led to this incident. The message must go out loud and clear. If you drive any
... [Read More]
49 Replies | 2,883 Views
» Oil
Jan 11, 2020 - 10:37 AM - by galway86
Can you go back to semi synthetic after using fully synthetic. Im going to go with fully synthetic because i know thats whats in it but what if i didnt know what the previous owner used. Would it cause any bother?
20 Replies | 571 Views
» Delboy and his liquid weld.
Jan 11, 2020 - 12:46 AM - by nednedned
19 Replies | 817 Views
» McGuinness to ride Kawasaki at NW200 and TT
Jan 10, 2020 - 2:21 PM - by Admin
John McGuinness is to ride for the Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki team at this year's North West 200 and Isle of Man TT international road races.

McGuinness, a 23-time TT winner, will ride the team's bikes in the Superbike and Superstock classes at both events.

The Morecambe rider suffered extensive injuries in a crash at the North West in 2017 but rode for Norton last year.

Alastair Seeley will be McGuinness's team-mate at the NW200, having signed for the team in November.

McGuinness, who boasts six NW200 successes and 21 podiums over the Triangle circuit, will... [Read More]
2 Replies | 217 Views
» Results: Bike Photo of the Month December 2019
Jan 10, 2020 - 1:02 PM - by Admin
In 3rd place I polished one off to a dude ;

In 2nd place toledo7 ;

and 1st place biker.flakey ;

Congrats all, great pics
8 Replies | 281 Views
» Result - stolen bike to be returned
Jan 10, 2020 - 12:20 PM - by SUGS

someones P&J is coming home ...
10 Replies | 437 Views
» New lid
Jan 09, 2020 - 11:14 PM - by CodeJACK
Im looking to replace my Arai RX7 with something a lot more quiet and with a few more features. Arai always fit me perfect and much of the other lids I've tried on, just didn't fit right.
I'm leaning towards either the HJC RPHA70 or the Shoei GT Air 2.
I know you folks here hate Arai but honestly, I'll miss the comfort. Not the noise level though.
HJC is the right price but thankfully I got some cash for christmas to put towards whatever helmet I'd like.
I know ye all love the Shoei but anyone living with the GT Air 2 and have anything bad to say about it?

Crossans is cheapest I can find at the mo and have the color scheme I want too but anyone seen either lid at an unbeatable price elsewhere?

Any other lid I should be looking at??
29 Replies | 654 Views
» Naas NDLS
Jan 08, 2020 - 9:34 AM - by Pelagic
I'm going to do a walk-in this morning in NDLS Naas and heading out from Dublin.
I can see how to navigate there if I exit E20 at Exit 8 Johnstown.
However I see another exit on Google Maps under construction on M7 at Western end of Naas, beside the Kerry Group offices https://www.google.com/maps/@53.2351.../data=!3m1!1e3 which would be closer to NDLS office.

Can anyone confirm if it is still under construction (Google view is from May 2019) or maybe open now?
I think this exit is 9A Naas South

3 Replies | 253 Views
» bike racing in ireland
Jan 07, 2020 - 5:59 PM - by oretom
14 Replies | 815 Views
» One woman, two jobs: from RSA to insurer propaganda
Jan 07, 2020 - 9:39 AM - by phut
Moyagh Murdock, the current CEO of the Road Safety Authority, is to step down from her role and take up a new job as head of the insurance industry lobby group Insurance Ireland...https://www.independent.ie/business/...-38838171.html

26 Replies | 700 Views
» Ohlins damper sticking
Jan 06, 2020 - 8:19 PM - by dukeNblade
I picked up a used Ohlins steering damper for the RSV Mille. I have not put it on the bike yet.
Movement is normal as expected and adjusts between soft and hard no trouble.
If I leave it sitting for about 5 or 10 minutes, it kind of locks up and is hard to get in motion again, it takes a good shove with the hand to get it moving again; once moving all is normal again.

Is this unusual?
Anyone there got an Ohlins on the shelf could try see if it behaves the same way.
8 Replies | 301 Views
» Splitting engine
Jan 05, 2020 - 4:37 PM - by thecelt

Hi lads .just a quick question if I can split the bottom end of the engine without taking the head off first see in pics all bolts removed but smaller 10 mm backed out and loose but wont come apart with a rubber mallet and I'm afraid to dog it .any help appreciated .
7 Replies | 265 Views
» Voting: Bike Pic of the Month December 2019
Jan 05, 2020 - 11:18 AM - by Admin
Voting: Bike Pic of the Month December 2019

Choose your 5 favourite pics (does not have to be in any order) for the Nov 2019 entries, hit reply below and list them like so :

Do not vote for your own picture !

Decembers's winner will again receive a 50 voucher for Cotter Motorcycles - thanks lads !

25 Replies | 384 Views
» How to register bike no paperwork
Jan 04, 2020 - 11:23 PM - by allsorts&oddjobs
Not agin i hear you say, well i done searched and searched but i cant find a definite answer.
Story is that ive recently come into possesion of a bike with no papers and no keys.

NO its not nicked bike was left behind when a person left the country, been laid up for a bit, anyway, hes not coming back and i got the bike for a song but papers, keys etc are gone, i have the reg number just not sure about how to go about it, i have the vague idea that i have to go to a justice of the peace or something, help !
Bike not worth a lot either but id rather put it back on the road than split it up and sell parts.
9 Replies | 317 Views
» Solidarity
Jan 04, 2020 - 8:28 PM - by phut
Thanks to the biker, who pulled in to check that I was ok when I was stopped in shit weather on the road from Blessington this pm.

I was just putting on a hi-vis appropriate to the conditions, but it was nice to be reminded of that decent streak in most of us!
11 Replies | 510 Views
» Gsx 1400. Opinions please
Jan 03, 2020 - 2:57 PM - by blackduck
Hi lads.

Leaning towards a gsx 1400 for my next bike. Its big and comfy with power there should i need it. I need a more upright bike and dont like the adventure style. My back is getting sore after short spins on the blade in the last year.

As all of my previous bikes have been hondas i know nothing really about the gsx so i am looking for advice from people who own or owned a gsx 1400.Things to look out for. Or are the a good solid bike like mr google said.

All i can afford is up to an 04 so info on the older models would be great. Looking forward to your imput. Thanks lads.
20 Replies | 526 Views


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