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Tiger 800 12k valve service

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Tiger 800 12k valve service

Anyone know where to go in Dublin for a 12k valve service for a 2012 tiger 800? Usually do services myself but never done a valve check and dont want to chance it. Also anyone know appox how much it should cost for the valve check and a full service ?


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Classic Bike

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Classic Bike

This bullshit started in the late 80s when everybody was earning a few bob. All of a sudden mediocre shite from the 70s was big money and a classic. Fair enough a Honda 400/4, CBX1000 went up in price but a lot of cheap muck from the 70s followed, especially 2 strokes…ffsake Suzuki GT 750 kettle :ninja::bikerie:


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Renewal insurance query

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Renewal insurance query

Hey guys, just got my renewal from Carole Nash and under my current bike, ’87 535 V.irago, full comp, 2yrs no claims, I’m being quoted €570. I also checked Principal, but there’s only €40 difference. Is this the norm for everyone.

Would you recommend Principal over Carole Nash, or am I better off sticking where I am.


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Yamaha TDM 850/900s ?

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Yamaha TDM 850/900s ?

Been thinking about getting an older (ie cheap) more all-round type bike for scooting around the place and maybe even a bit of touring. (No way in hell I’m ever going anywhere further afield than 2 hours ride on a 675 :talktohand:) )


Brother suggested one of the bigger TDMs. On first glance, seems to fit the bill as it’s one of the original tall tourers – and importantly – not one of those teutonic piece of crap. Seen pics of the odd TDM out on trackways too, so guess they probably steer and handle not too badly into the bargain.


Anybody any knowledge or experience of them – good bad or indifferent ?


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Picos de Europa

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Picos de Europa

Just back from a week in Northern Spain…


Used the direct ferry from Cork to Santander…


The outward sailing was a bit of a disaster – hit a storm in the Bay of Biscay and had to divert around the worst of it…

Added 6 hours to the journey and gave me a right dose of seasickness…


Landed in Santander at 8.00pm and had a miserable 100Km ride to the hotel in driving rain…


That was the only rain I saw on the trip so can’t complain too much…


Great weather for the rest of the week – got up to 28 degrees at one point…


The Picos are awesome – lovely s.cenery, very little traffic (in May at least), loads of bikes around and a great variety of roads…

Lots of really tight, twisting mountain roads but some lovely sweeping bends too…


Saw a lot of police in the towns and villages but none on the roads:devil:


Waters were calm for the return trip so no problem there but it departed 6 hours later than planned – got off the boat in Cork at 2.00am…


Can’t recommend the Picos enough as a destination – it’s an awesome place…


Got lucky with the weather though – the week before was dreadful and the forecast for the few days after I left didn’t look great…


Not sure how I feel about the ferry – its a long time on the boat, especially when it doesn’t go to plan…

Still, its quicker than riding down through France and cheaper than getting the bike shipped…

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R6 oil filler cap

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R6 oil filler cap

Lads anyone on here have an oil filler cap?

Or where can u get one today around Dublin?

Cheers


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Riding in England …

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Riding in England …

Alright lads! Looking to see if anyone has some info on the topic..


Looking at moving to the UK for a year in September to study a Masters. Anybody got an idea if I can bring my own bike with me and insure/ride it legally over? Would I have to get a UK reg? Would Irish insurance policy cover me, etc, etc.


Brexit and all that boll*x aside, what’s the story with it?


:bikerie:


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Ulster Grand Prix

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Ulster Grand Prix

looking for info for camping at the Ulster gp, might take a caravan and dig in for the week as im not going to TT this year, thanks


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