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  2. Hello y'all, just purchased my second Yamaha, first one was a 2003 FJR1300 that some idiot decided I didn't need anymore. Hoping to have this one for a long time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  4. Sounds like your stator and or RR has fried. Are you able to access the stator connection plug if so a quick test is to use a multimeter "Resistance setting and then any pin from plug to ground. This should not read ANYTHING if it does give you a output reading your stator is fried.. Sent from my SM-N910G using Tapatalk
  5. OK, so my bike ( 2006 tzr 50 ) is being a real cow. The battery isn't charging on the bike, tested it with a multimeter ( even when reved, it stays at 12v ). It is quite hard to get started sometimes, and doesn't ride well at anything less than 7000rpm. The head and tail lights aren't working but the the signals are. Plus it likes to cut out every now and then I'm starting to think the stator plate needs replacing ; any advice or help appreciated
  6. I saw one on bonis hall lane on my way to macc about 3/4 yrs ago. Was a couple of riders with him. Thats the only one ive ever seen
  7. wonder how many there are in our area, I know of only 3 yours mine and one in Dukinfield
  8. I first saw an R7 in 1999 (year of launch) at Castle Coombe, 17 years later I see another one Parts are now rarer than hens teeth as is finding an original bike.
  9. Cool simon. post up pics,,,
  10. Hi Mandi",,
  11. HI THERE I HAVE BEEN GIVEN A FABULOUS XS250 '78 WITH A 400 LUMP IN IT. IT RUNS WELL BUT WHEN MOT'D IT FAILED ON THE REAR DRUM BRAKE. THE CHAP SAID THE LINING MAY HAVE GONE SLIGHTLY OVAL AS IT HAS NOT BEEN USED FOR SOME YEARS. I WASN'T SURE ABOUT THIS SO TESTED IT AND SURE ENOUGH THE BRAKE PEDAL HAS AN INCH OF MOVEMENT UP AND DOWN DURING BRAKING. ON INSPECTION THE DRUM DOESN'T LOOK THAT BAD JUST A LITTLE RUST AND A VERY SMALL CRACK. WOULD IT BE SENSIBLE TO HAVE IT SKIMMED OR IS IT POSSIBLE TO RELINE AN ALLY WHEEL OR AM I MISSING SOMETHING ELSE?
  12. its all munition for the Stag do Foams
  13. Didn't you missus tell you to use your own compact when you tried that slice......
  14. Don't mention electrics, there is no definitive diagram for it. There are 3 possible as well as some rs50 models there all close(ish) but wrong. So its electrical/bike experience and straight up wire tracing to make sense of the loom, which is missing stuff too. It seems to be heavily based on the MX version which is mainly motocross/enduro based. Meaning minimal switchgear, minimum everything except wire, every component has its own earth wire. Of which some genius decided to use blue and dark blue, one is live the other earth, that causes all kinds of fun. It is running, yay. Cant turn it off with the ig sw though which is odd. But hey with everything else, I don't care it runs, quite nicely too save a couple of water leaks. Easy fixed.
  15. After years of commuting on bikes including a TDM900, retirement and an arthritic thumb dictates a twist and go. Waiting for the new Tmax so bought a Xmax 400 in the meantime. Very impressed after a two and a half hour ride home. Very comfortable and to be honest I don't need to go more than 70mph, which it is very capable of.
  16. I dont know where you get this notion that i'm some sort of rampant pervert!, im supposed to be a family man now i sure hope future Mrs Foamy doesnt find this forum... I make do with some paracord and a sock
  17. This is the problem with most small bikes during their life as they pass through the many hands of the young and hopeless, i think my old DT50 had more twisted wire and masking tape electrical "connections" than proper bullets at the end of its life.
  18. I have seen that this is like rubber and really tough, took ages to get off
  19. HG are not known for failing. It's more likely to be the valve cover O-ring.
  20. I feel for you. The crack in my 175mx gear lever side crankcase was bodged with silicon sealant
  21. Yes mate, you really need to make sure there are no teeth missing first, the starter clutch on these bikes is a type of "sprag clutch" ie it spins free in one direction and locks tight in the other direction, they can wear and just slip causing the engine to refuse to turn over usually cos they are badly worn. It looks like this when it's apart and the little rollers are the ones that do all the work, that's what needs replacing if yours is fubard the thing is you can't know for sure if it's fucked till you get it out. In your Video the motor sounds ok and seems to be spinning the clutch ok but the only other thing I can think of that might cause this is deeper in the engine and not sure you want to go there yet! These clutches are pretty robust but when they go you have no choice other than to repair or replace them I'm afraid. Can you get the side panel off of the engine and look directly at the clutch? this would make it much easier to diagnose any fault you have and then you would be halfway to a solution. P.S. You don't need to purchase a mirror any mirror will do as long as you can get it in the space where the starter motor came out of, find a bit of broken mirror or even one of your wife/girlfriends compacts, if they still use that sort of thing?
  22. Yeah, it will be good, just needed a sound off. Just at that low point that's in every build. The light at the end of the tunnel is not quite in sight yet. Soon I think. Was hoping to be done by now and fiddling with the CB175. One thing for sure, the quick once over on the CB will be a formality next to this.
  23. Thanks Slice.. Well i removed the starter motor to check the idler gear teeth and no teeth are missing. The starter motor teeth look ok to me and works. The idler gear spins freely 1 way but the otherway feels like it catches the starter gear, is this correct? So is the next step to try and inspect the starter clutch gear teeth? Sent from my SM-N910G using Tapatalk
  24. First ride out today. I did tension chain to 50 mm when fitted new as of Haynes manual (Sorry thinking of the bandit 1200n) Its the rear sprocket that has worn teeth. Tensioned again sprockets not arrived yet. I expect tomorrow Oh it broke down at sainsburys cheadle on the roundabout. Luckily it was out of super unleaded! Fuel tap on reserve setting now leaks as well. It was fine in November when I last rode it! Good to be on him again.
  25. Don't worry mate it will be fine in the end as Drewpy said, plus you'll have no problems with repairs once she's on it and breaks something! Found an engine mounting on the FJ once that had been glued in cos the PO had stripped the thread and obviously couldn't use a tap and die set!
  26. Self amalgamating tape mate
  27. stick with it, it'll come right in the end. I found bare wire wrapped around a snapped connector yesterday and expertly wrapped in some rubbery stuff (it was good rubbery stuff too, wish I knew what it was) that was on the TDM
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