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» Anthony West quits
Jan 24, 2020 - 4:30 PM - by PADDYOT
From his official FB page:

"I quit. Iím done. These corrupt people are out of control and out to destroy me. I raced in Brazil a championship That was a NOT FIM affiliated. Now they invent there own rules like they have control over me racing there. They already stopped me from racing there by going to Kawasaki japan and making them stop my sponsorship in Brazil. I hate life as it is and I was trying to do my best to come back broke. Kicked out of home from my dad. I have no money. And canít get a decent job as all I have done in my life was waste my time racing motorcycles. What a loser I am! Here is some advice to everyone dont think you will ever make it racing by working hard. If you want win. Pay for it $
They let Marc Marquez win a Moto2 championship buy... [Read More]
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» Modern Naked Bikes
Jan 23, 2020 - 10:46 AM - by CatchMe
Looking to move to a Cb1000r / Z1000 / GSX 1000 etc for riding position, but looking for views re wind resistance, do the newer nakeds have better aerodynamics via tank shape / deflection from smaller plastic trim etc ( even without screens ) ?

dont want to act as a parachute !
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» Look who I met on the way to the Gap...
Jan 22, 2020 - 5:17 PM - by phut
Took a sneaky afternoon run today to trial the new helmet, and by complete coincidence bumped (not literally) into this brand new GT near the Gap. Cue mutual rave reviews...
5 Replies | 371 Views
» Z750 or GS650f for commuter
Jan 22, 2020 - 3:33 PM - by ajhampto
Hi folks,

Getting a bike in Feb, needed for 500 miles a week commute. No claims has lapsed so can only afford to insure the above. Leaning towards the kwacker for build quality.

Which should I go for??



Was looking at a fazer 1000 but insurance is 870 fully comp. Other two are less than 500.


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» Recomend any good quality usable torx/hex socket sets?
Jan 22, 2020 - 1:53 PM - by Frankkilty
I have a problem with my rear shocks lower bolt. My tools just are not up to the job. I have some ok torx sockets. I have some ok allen keys. Everything is a bit of a bodge and I'd like to buy myself some new tools. The ratchet handle is quite short and none of the kit I have has any finesse. I was looking in halfords and saw this.


Pure scutter or would you recommend it? I need better tools to firmly and snugly remove that lower shock bolt. I'm open to other suggestions but it does seem to have most of what i want.
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» Vrt after brexit ?
Jan 21, 2020 - 5:59 PM - by baz
Hi all ,after some excellent answers from the more knowledgeable on here ,looking for more,have rang both revenue and ncts vrt with no real answers,
So ,buying a Yamaha 750 ,from uk ,small problem with v5 matching chassis ,
Everything matches on bike chassis ,engine ,vin plate on frame all period correct for a 1985 bike ,1fn but logbook says Lfn ,seller has submitted necessary paperwork just waiting on if they need to see bike or not,as I am aware there is zero vrt payable as over 30years old ,but I may not get bike in before 31st Jan ,So brexit kicks in Feb does anything change in regards to bringing bike in,only thing I can find on revenue is vehicle brought in before feb 1st can be registered as normal up until march 1st,I may not get bike in till mid February,if anyone... [Read More]
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» Recommendations for an odd tyre size
Jan 21, 2020 - 3:53 PM - by Technician
So I have a 160/60-18 rear wheel on a heavier older bike. Not going to be a huge selection of tyres I know, but from what's out there are there any standout options?

Most of what I see is fairly old - Bridgestone T30, Michelin PR3, BT-023s, Pirelli Angel GT etc?

What is the pound-for-pound best tyre in this size? Bike is 240kgs 1000cc Four.
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» Need help about importing a bike
Jan 20, 2020 - 4:29 PM - by Ianik
Hello,I was thinking about buying a bike from an auction in the UK,does anyone knows the steps of importing the bike here and what sort of documentation do you need to do so,the bike that I am looking at has no V5 and I dont really know if you need it to import it here.I know the basic stuff like the certificate of the bikes arival and VRT but I am still a little bit confused on what to do with the V5,any help would be greatly appreciated.Thank you
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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.
63 Replies | 1,487 Views
» 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
6 Replies | 290 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.
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» 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.
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» 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 | 355 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 | 274 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 | 301 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.
11 Replies | 3,423 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
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» 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 | 1,146 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]
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» 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 | 573 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 | 190 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]
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» 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
... [Read More]
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» 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 | 585 Views
» Delboy and his liquid weld.
Jan 11, 2020 - 12:46 AM - by nednedned
19 Replies | 837 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]
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» 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
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» Result - stolen bike to be returned
Jan 10, 2020 - 12:20 PM - by SUGS

someones P&J is coming home ...
10 Replies | 445 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??
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» 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

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» bike racing in ireland
Jan 07, 2020 - 5:59 PM - by oretom
14 Replies | 830 Views


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