Harley Dublin

Harley Dublin

Anyone had any experience dealing with these guys. I thought they were a very professional outfit but found them very poor to deal with. I was looking to trade in my BMW R1200c for a Diavel or maybe a Harley. I love my bike but have had it for long time so was looking for something different. The guy was very helpful and told me he would have to call me back with trade in value. After calling him twice for answer I gave up. Had money to spend but no luck!!! Are the so busy they don’t need the business or just not interested? This happened before Xmas but I was reminded when I saw all the new ads they have put up on DD! Strange or no?
Source: Harley Dublin

Wryst Timepieces becomes official sponsor of Isle of Man TT Races 2015

Wryst Timepieces becomes official sponsor of Isle of Man TT Races 2015

The Isle of Man Government Department of Economic Development has confirmed an agreement with adrenaline sport watch brand Wryst to become an official sponsor of the 2015 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy. Wryst Timepieces will be the official timing partner in a two-year deal.

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The luxury Swiss Watch manufacturer has an extensive range of Extreme Sport inspired limited edition designer watches that combine ultra resistant performance with perfect craftsmanship and reliability.

The company offers five collections; the ultimate Sport Watch, the Shoreline Gold Watch, the Wryst Automatic, the Airborne Extreme Sports and the Motors Racing Sports collection.

Wryst Timepieces will receive a number of high profile sponsorship benefits and branding rights to promote their a**ociation with the world’s leading road race including programme and race guide advertising, trackside branding and a presence on the Isle of Man TT’s official website.

Wryst Timepieces will present the winners of each of the race categories with an exclusive limited edition Wryst Swiss sport watch. Reinforcing this collaboration the brand is already considering the release of an exclusive watch paying tribute to the Isle of Man TT Race and its incredible history next year.

Wryst Timepieces brand owner and designer Jacques Fournier commented:

"Our collaboration with the legendary and historic Isle of Man TT races is a fantastic opportunity. The partnership is incredibly inspiring and a perfect match. We are thrilled and feel privileged to sponsor the Isle of Man TT event, which fits perfectly with our enthusiastic a**ociation with Motorsport. The TT race has a huge deal of history starting early 20th century and this is of course inspiring for our future sports watch design creations".

David Cretney, Isle of Man Government’s Tourism and Motorsport representative commented :

"We are delighted to welcome Wryst Timepieces to our growing portfolio of TT Race sponsors and commercial partners. Our commercial programme continues to go from strength to strength and Wryst’s endors****t by becoming an official partner will also further help us to promote the event to new audiences."

Source: Wryst Timepieces becomes official sponsor of Isle of Man TT Races 2015

For Sale : 1999 Yamaha Viirago 125 (project)

For Sale : 1999 Yamaha Viirago 125 (project)

Bike Make : yamaha

Bike Model : Viirago 125

Year : 1999

Price : €500 or offers in that region

Mileage : 30k miles

Colour : black/maroon

Extras : none

Overall Bike Condition : fair

Tyre/Chain/Sprocket Condition : needs tyres, battery, C+S and general tidy up

Service History/Receipts/Recent Service work : has a new fuel filler cap, new ignition and new helmet lock all working off the same key. Previous ignition was so worn you could start it with a screwdriver.

Non Restricted/Shop Restricted/Factory Restricted : nope

Bike Location : North Cork

Irish/English Registered : irish, 99-LK reg

Any Other Relevant Info : needs a bit of work but it’s a grand project bike for someone who wants to give it a go. Mudguards front and back could do with being painted, small relay cover at right hand side is missing, needs two tyres and needs a chain and sprocket. One fork seal is weeping. Starts and runs fine.

Contact details: on here.

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Source: For Sale : 1999 Yamaha Viirago 125 (project)

Brookes ups the pace ahead of Easton in second test session

Brookes ups the pace ahead of Easton in second test session

Milwaukee Yamaha’s Josh Brookes hit the top of the timesheets in the second MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship test session at Oulton Park this afternoon (Friday), closing in on last year’s pole position time by 0.015s to head off Stuart Easton.

Defending champion Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne started the session by setting the initial pace, but soon his team-mate Stuart Easton nudged him back down the order as he took command at the top of the timesheets.

Easton continued to make steps forward to hold on to second place at the end of the session but the Milwaukee Yamaha of Brookes stormed ahead to set the benchmark at the chequered flag.

Brookes said:

“It is a positive and negative at the moment because when you go fast straight away its harder to find more speed – the closer you get to the limit, the harder it is to make improvements. But the good thing is we have come from pre-season testing, then to Donington and Brands Hatch and now to here, and the bike has worked consistently at all three which are really different tracks.

“Here it is like a rollercoaster because it has ups and downs and undulations, off and on camber corners, so to stay consistent is the first of many good signs, so from there we are steadily adjusting spring and preload to see how that felt.

“We are doing a really typical day at work really and we are leading the times after the second session and that is a good sign and it will be hard to improve without sacrificing something else but we are confident we can tailor some more areas, but it is up to me to put in a smooth, fast lap. If I put all my best sectors together it is faster than my best lap so that is down to me not matching up so it is down to me now.”

Ryuichi Kiyonari had a stronger session as he climbed the order to third in the closing stages ahead of Byrne who dropped to fourth. The pair had pushed James Ellison back to fifth after he had topped the opening morning session for the JG Speedfit Kawasaki team ahead of Tommy Bridewell and Honda Racing’s Jason O’Halloran.

Michael Laverty made it two Tyco BMWs in the top ten in eighth ahead of Peter Hickman and James Westmoreland with Broc Parkes narrowly missing out in eleventh.

MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship, Oulton Park, Official Test:

Josh Brookes (Milwaukee Yamaha) 1m:35.478s
Stuart Easton (PBM Kawasaki) +0.051s
Ryuichi Kiyonari (Buildbase BMW) +0.169s
Shane Byrne (PBM Kawasaki) +0.253s
James Ellison (JG Speedfit Kawasaki) +0.343s
Tommy Bridewell (Tyco BMW) +0.786s
Jason O’Halloran (Honda Racing) +0.987s
Michael Laverty (Tyco BMW) +1.197s
Peter Hickman (RAF Reserves BMW) +1.223s
James Westmoreland (JG Speedfit Kawasaki) +1.397s

Source: Brookes ups the pace ahead of Easton in second test session

Warning about Axa insurance

Warning about Axa insurance

Just a quick warning about Axa, I was with them for the last year and when renewal time came I got a better quote from Carole Nash so went with it. Two weeks later i notice 220 euro gone out of my account to Axa so ring them up wondering wtf, They said you must tell them that you are not renewing with them and that it will take 5 days to get the money back. FFS some neck on them to just take the money without consulting me first, is it even legal?
Source: Warning about Axa insurance

How long a helmet lasts

How long a helmet lasts

I have a full face arai rx7 corsair bought 8 years ago, used for a bit less than 1 year and never used anymore since I sold my bike and moved to Ireland.
Would it be safe to use the helmet or it is recommended to buy a new one?
Source: How long a helmet lasts