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» Milage
Aug 13, 2020 - 9:37 AM - by johnny1
Thinking of buying a new CBR1000RR Blade
Is 30,000 Miles considered high for that bike and what major maintenance am i looking at in the near future ?
Two bike, one is a 2009 and one is a 2014 both with the same kind of milage
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» vapour blasting
Aug 12, 2020 - 7:09 AM - by menapia dude
folks i was thinking of buying a vapour blasting cabinet, some prices are huge , any of ye have experience with this stuff, and was going to buy a ultrasonic bath too and help please
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» GSX 600F Mileage
Aug 12, 2020 - 5:31 AM - by efanton
Lads, was doing a bit of work on the bike today and noticed the mileage on the clock. It is now at 39,000 miles.

Recently the ECU was changed at a workshop, they could not get it started with the old one apparently even though the bike was running perfectly ok a week or so before. I'm not arguing as to whether that was required or not, if it needed replacing then it needed replacing. It was replaced with a second hand ECU.

I find it hard to believe that I have done 16,000+ miles in three years, especially when it was parked up for almost 8 months as I was unable to ride due to a injury. I could have sworn it was around the 32,000 mile mark a few months ago before the ECU was change, but its possible I just read it wrong. I also find it hard to... [Read More]
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» Ads on Eurosport premium player
Aug 11, 2020 - 10:58 AM - by Admin
So you pay eurosport for their 'app' and annual subscription, then get bombarded with 10mins of adverts trying to stream the WSBK highlights ?

Had to turn it off and cancel my renewal as while thats fine for terrestrial & free view television, I don't really care much for the privilege of paying for directed dogshit adverts on premium apps.

It's hard enough trying to stay awake with a boring procession of rea and redding and snore-a-minute commentary, so maybe eurosport are trying to kill of the viewership and ratings completely, then buy the whole series on the cheap from Dorna ( who wouldn't know how to manage a wet dream and are inevitably headed towards bankruptcy ).

What are the best torrent sites for the likes of BSB &... [Read More]
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» Exhaust Springs
Aug 10, 2020 - 6:39 AM - by Billy84
Anybody happen to have 5 No. swivel end 40mm exhaust springs.

I'd order them on the internet but I'm stuck for time. Bike is going in for a bit of work tomorrow and I got left short a few.

I can collect any where in Dublin after work today if anyone has.

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» Donington BSB: Irwin disqualified after Brookes crash
Aug 10, 2020 - 6:29 AM - by Admin
Honda Racing’s Andrew Irwin was deleted from the results of yesterday’s third Bennetts British Superbike encounter at Donington.

The Irishman was judged to have made ‘avoidable and unfair contact causing a collision’ with Josh Brookes, according to race stewards.

Irwin had crossed the line in second place behind winner Tommy Bridewell but his interface with Brookes at Hollywood meant he was thrown out of the final standings.

He was also given six points on his racing licence which means he starts race one at Snetertton from last position on the grid.
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» Ireland's O'Gorman victorious in a close-fought first race at Donington Park
Aug 09, 2020 - 6:30 AM - by Admin

Dubbed as the next Valentino Rossi, Portlaoise sensation Casey O’Gorman has stormed to victory at the season opener of the Honda British Talent Cup at Donington Park, with the Microlise Cresswell Racing rider fighting off a late charge from Franco Bourne and Charlie Farrer to take top step of the podium.

Bourne and Farrer had to settle for runner up positions after the Laois Lockdown Sensation kept his powder dry until the very end and blasted number 17 to victory at the final chicane on the last lap snatching a tantalizing win from the outclassed riders.

... [Read More]
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» Double Irish at Donnington
Aug 08, 2020 - 10:34 PM - by Admin

Andrew Irwin got the better of brother Glenn in the opening Bennetts British Superbike Championship race at Donington Park to give Honda Racing and the 2020 Fireblade a dream one-two Irish victory on its debut at the British circuit.

They saw off the spirited challenge of VisionTrack duo Josh Brookes and Christian Iddon with only 1.5s covering the quartet at the end of the 22 laps but it was a disaster for polesitter Jason O’Halloran who could only manage eighth after running off track to avoid the fallen Danny Buchan.

Kyle Ryde who grabbed the holeshot on the Buildbase Suzuki and he led at the end of the opening lap from... [Read More]
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» 2000 yamaha r6 any good?
Aug 07, 2020 - 10:03 PM - by sub zero
Hows it going lads

I have my eye on a 00 yamaha r6 at the minute - I'm going to see it in a couple of days and was just wondering if anyone has one or had one at some point if ye could give me a run down on them. Are they a good bike - any issues to look out for etc.

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» BSB Donnington This weekend
Aug 07, 2020 - 7:40 AM - by Admin
Race weekend schedule and TV times for the opening Bennetts British Superbike round of 2020


Saturday - British Eurosport 2 13:00
Sunday - British Eurosport 2 13:30

On Track
10.00 – 10.30 Honda British Talent Cup Free Practice 1
10.40 – 11.05 Quattro Group British Supersport/British GP2 Cup Free Practice 1
11.15 – 11.40 Pirelli National Superstock 600 in association with Black Horse Free Practice 1
11.50 – 12.15 Pirelli National Superstock 1000 in association with Black Horse Free Practice 1
12.25 – 12.50 // Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup Free Practice
13.35 – 14.05 Honda British Talent Cup Free Practice 2
14.15 – 14.40 Quattro Group British... [Read More]
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» Women in motorsports
Aug 06, 2020 - 11:29 AM - by oretom
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» Streetfighter Fabricators in Ireland
Aug 05, 2020 - 7:21 PM - by Dymag
Who are the main Streetfighter Fabricators in Ireland?
i wanted to pick the brains of some of them for Streetfighter mods.
Everything from fitting a tyre to frame build/welding/machining/exhaust modifications. a kind of one stop shop if possible? a one man band who can do most/all this type of stuff.

i tried searches, but nothing showing up.

Any and all info greatly appreciated.
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» Classic Bike Insurance
Aug 04, 2020 - 8:55 PM - by Robbie N
Who is good for Classic Bike Insurance?
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» Pol Tarres, the man can ride
Aug 04, 2020 - 8:43 AM - by oretom
its a bit long, and a bit dodgy at times, but he can ride a bike

38 Replies | 619 Views
» Bike racing on telly....
Aug 03, 2020 - 8:48 AM - by Jack stowage
..does anyone bother anymore....??
I've been more than suprised at the lack of interest on here lately..is it an age thing or has it just become boring..i.e JR and Marquez winning all the time....?

Majority of the guys i meet or hang around with dont bother...not now or ever......I'll watch all the racing, even the Aussie and American superbikes....

Any thoughts or opinions lads....??
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» Tank sealer for plastic fuel tanks?
Aug 02, 2020 - 10:58 PM - by Japcati
Does anybody know of or can anybody recommend a good tank sealing kit for lining the insides of plastic fuel tanks?
16 Replies | 362 Views
» Michelin Power 5
Aug 01, 2020 - 7:31 PM - by R.M
Anyone any experience of these? Nearly time for new tyres.

Have Angel GT's on & have to say well impressed with these. Have 7k on rear & probably another 1k left, compared to 3.2k from previous tyres.

Might just replace with same, but always curious as to what's out there.
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» Alpinestars Super Touring GoreTex Boots AS NEW
Aug 01, 2020 - 7:04 PM - by pedrosixfour
Have a pair of these available in size 11

They're about the best you can get in a sport/touring boot.

I wore them around the house for an hour the day I got them.

The only reason I never used them properly was because I ended up with a pair of Doc Maarten motorcycle boots that better suited my needs. (Standing in a field with a flagon of Linden Village in hand)

... [Read More]
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» DB Motos...New Bike Shop in Finglas.
Aug 01, 2020 - 10:21 AM - by Japcati
DB Motos is now open in Finglas.
Used to be GP Motos,which closed down 2 weeks ago,but Dave has decided to go out on his own now.
Great mechanic,especially with 2 stroke engines ,and has good deals on service parts for all types of bikes..
Best of luck with the new shop Dave.

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» MotoGP 2020: Three remaining races outside of Europe cancelled
Jul 31, 2020 - 2:00 PM - by Admin
MotoGP has cancelled the remaining 2020 races scheduled to take place outside of Europe because of Covid-19.

The three races in Argentina, Thailand and Malaysia had initially been postponed, but MotoGP confirmed on Friday that they will now be scrapped.

Instead, a season-ending race in Europe on 2 November has been announced, at a location to be revealed next month.

It means the championship will include a total of 15 races all taking place in Europe, instead of the 20 planned.

Both races held at the Jerez circuit in Andalusia since the season began in July have been won by... [Read More]
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» New pipes
Jul 31, 2020 - 1:21 PM - by Pumbaa the warthog
Well I decided to treat myself and bought a delkevic system for the 650, I have to say that they don't scrimp on anything, well impressed so far, I'll try fit them this weekend.
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» Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2020
Jul 31, 2020 - 10:28 AM - by Scythe
It’s that time of year again.

Going to be strange this year due to all the restrictions but the charities still need support - COVID doesn’t change that.

Please donate / share / send around where appropriate!

And for anyone that wants to join in, you can register here- https://www.gentlemansride.com/register
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» Cheap track bike for Mondello
Jul 30, 2020 - 4:23 PM - by Japcati
........I'd love to see them noise test this.......and then turn the owner away.....
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» Mondello Training Day
Jul 30, 2020 - 4:16 PM - by pedrosixfour
Had the Rex up at Mondello yesterday for our first track (training) day.

All in all, a great day. I didn't shower myself in glory during most of the morning's paddock-based drill exercises (slow circles, figure of eights and slaloms) but I managed to wobble through most of it. Paddy's day was the last time I was out on the damn thing so it was all a bit strange to me after the kicked-back Raider I'd been favouring since it landed in March. I kept throwing my legs forward in search of the foot pegs on the ZRX, I must've looked like a prat!

The braking exercise was less of a chore, just bring the big girl to a smart stop, within the outlined area, to proceed to the next round. I'd flushed out the brake fluid in the Tokico sixes the night before and had... [Read More]
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» The IMA Demands Inclusion Of Motorcycles In Irish Transport Policy
Jul 30, 2020 - 3:53 PM - by tankas
The IMA Demands Inclusion Of Motorcycles In Irish Transport Policy

"To convince the authorities they ask Irish motorcyclists to write to their local Teachta Dála (member of the Irish Parliament) requesting support for the demands. With this campaign, The Irish Motorcyclist’s Association wants to start reshaping the Government’s thinking about motorcycles."

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» 07 Yamaha R1 - Rough Idle
Jul 30, 2020 - 2:02 PM - by dukeboy2
I have a 2007 Yamaha R1 and the idle has gone pretty crappy after a recent track day.

The bike runs perfectly above about 3,000 RPM.

At idle though it's pretty rough. When it's cold the idle is a little higher and sounds perfect. Then when it warms up a bit it starts to idle low and rough to the point of nearly stalling. Also, it's a little sluggish in 1st gear up to about 3,000 RPM. After that it's perfect.

It has an akrapovic exhaust, exup valve is removed, 02 sensor still in. I've had this bike for years with the same setup and the idle has always been fine up until now. It just developed this problem in the last month.

Stuff I've tried.

1. I changed all the plugs. No change.
2. I changed the O2... [Read More]
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» Got my hands on Aaron slights wsbk seat unit
Jul 30, 2020 - 12:19 AM - by N11 EXPRESS
Recently got my hands on this seat unit which was used on Aaron slights Factory hrc Honda sp1 in the 2000 season wsbk.
It was also the bike which Honda took the motor from for Joey to win the 2000 TT
This thing is feather weight There is some slight damage from a slide into the gravel trap but that just gives it more character

... [Read More]
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» New bike
Jul 29, 2020 - 10:13 PM - by goose81
Got rid of the Ducati and picking this new bad boy up on Friday, can't wait 🙂

New Austin racing exhaust ordered and tail today to get rid of the factory rubbish, will post pics when they come.
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» Bike Insurance
Jul 29, 2020 - 9:25 PM - by Robbie N
Hi there,
I have a couple of bikes in Belgium and insure and run them there. I just bought a 42 year old DT 175 here in Ireland, to mess around on here in Ireland when I am here. Who should I try for Insurance? Carole Nash has quoted €323 for Comprehensive, €272 for thiird party fire and theft and €280 third party? There is no option to suspend for when I am not here. Is this the best going, are there other options for vintage bikes, or options to suspend as in reality, I will be using it very little over here?

Thanks for any advise,

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» Isle of Wight racing from Oct 2021
Jul 29, 2020 - 8:21 PM - by R.M
Another excuse to hop on the boat
Will probably be an expensive travel option. 2 ferries, Rosslare to Pembroke, ride down to Portsmouth & ferry over to IOW.

4 Replies | 106 Views
» My gpz900r and my newly bought zzr1100
Jul 28, 2020 - 7:54 PM - by david beadle
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» Recommendations for textile jacket
Jul 28, 2020 - 9:09 AM - by eirehead
Hey guys, I currently wear an RST Paragon jacket (the original one, so it's about 10 years old). Still a nice jacket which fits well and is well featured but after getting the waterproof zip replaced, it's leaking like a colander. Ps, don't bring bike gear to The ZipYard!

I'm looking for recommendations for a new jacket. Something around the 150-200 mark preferably as the now discontinued Paragon 5 is going for around this and I'll probably pick one of those up if available. I'd be looking for decent waterproofing and a removable thermal liner and venting for all year round use. Thanks.
34 Replies | 595 Views
» 1988 slingshot decals
Jul 28, 2020 - 8:20 AM - by menapia dude
folks can seem to find the full decal kit for my 1988 suzuki gsxr 750 any help be great thanks
2 Replies | 91 Views


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