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  2. Malky

    What’s comfier than a BMW R1200ST?

    Oh wow, many thanks for that pearl of wisdom slice! I think at that price you'd just have to break the bike rather than repair it! Crazy!
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  5. blackhat250

    Anyone else having problems with Club Site?

    Me too.. big blank for 4 seconds, between posts ,, 🗨️
  6. DutchFJ1200

    Anyone else having problems with Club Site?

    Yup, same here
  7. I seem to be having a problem with the site and wondered if anything has been changed? The problem is the slow loading of pages with a 'white' page (i.e nothing) between each selection. The same happens when I go back to the Forums List to change to a different forum. The newly selected forum appears - then disappears for about 15/20 seconds before returning. I'm not sure I have explained it too well, but best I can do.
  8. Campaman

    Advice on paying VAT on imported bike frame

    I do not have any experience of this form, just had a quick look and you only have to fill in pages 1 & 2 which seems simple enough. Your query with HMRC though is the fact that you are not importing a complete vehicle just the frame, I would give them a call and speak to them about it.
  9. slice

    What’s comfier than a BMW R1200ST?

    Malky don't buy the auto adjusted rear suspension version of the FJR if it goes wrong the bill starts at £5 grand.
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  11. blackhat250

    Hi New member here!

    Hi skywalker " my friend has 2 YB"s the now, and working on them , so fire in the questions,,,😎
  12. Malky

    What’s comfier than a BMW R1200ST?

    Brilliant, thanks for all your help. I always lusted after the 'new' FJ1100 in the 80s so I'll have a shot on one of those even newer more fangled FJ1300 too if I can.
  13. Parker13

    Advice on paying VAT on imported bike frame

    Getting an MOT is no problem I’ve just heard from HMRC telling me I need to do a C&E 109 form before I do anything and now my heads fell off 😂 I’ve just had a quick look at one and it looks quite confusing, have you ever had any experience with one of those forms?
  14. slice

    Yamaha Niken

    You been living on the moon Alex? thing has been around for a while now, at least it doesn't have a fat arse like a trike..!
  15. slice

    Hi New member here!

    Hi Luke, welcome to the YOC.
  16. jimmy

    Hi New member here!

    Welcome to the nuthouse bud
  17. Campaman

    What’s comfier than a BMW R1200ST?

    I was in a similar position when I changed from the XVS650, I tried a lot of different touring bikes, BMW & Triumph just didn't feel right, It came down to either the Yamaha FJR1300 or the Honda ST1300, I ended up with the Honda as my budget wouldn't run to the newer FJR which I preferred to the older one. At some point I may swap the Honda for the newer FJR once the prices come down, but at this point the Honda does everything I need it to and a 2 hour non stop trip to the coast is not a problem for me or the wife.
  18. Campaman

    Advice on paying VAT on imported bike frame

    You will have to get a MOT first before you can register it with DVLA
  19. GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team's Lucas Mahias leaves Round 4 of the 2018 Supersport World Championship at Assen still leading the overall standings after a strong ride to fourth, although he was disappointed not to be able to fight for the race win on Sunday. His teammate Federico Caricasulo was pushing as hard as he could during the race before contact with another rider saw him crash out while battling in the leading group. In the European Supersport Cup, Alfonso Coppola made a strong start but faded towards the end of the race to finish in 20th place. Mahias struggled to find the perfect setup in Aragon and, unfortunately, he suffered from a similar issue throughout the weekend in Assen. Starting from the middle of the front row, the reigning WorldSSP Champion led in the early stages of the race but was riding on the absolute limit for the entire 18 laps. He fought hard in the leading group and battled all the way to the line with some sensational riding. In a dramatic finish, it looked like he might be on the podium but he ended up missing out in the sprint to the line and finished in fourth, just 0.341s behind the winner. Despite being disappointed on missing out on the podium for the second consecutive race, the 29-year-old French rider leaves the TT Circuit Assen still leading the overall championship with 71 points, although his lead has now been reduced to one point heading into Round 5 at Imola. Caricasulo also found it hard to get the perfect setup with his GRT Yamaha R6. Despite this, he fought valiantly all weekend and during the race, he had made his way up to fifth from seventh on the grid and was battling with his teammate in the leading group. That is when disaster struck, as there was contact with another rider on lap 13 at Turn 6 and his race ended prematurely. Luckily, despite it being a very fast crash, he walked away battered and bruised but without any serious injury. After his DNF, the 22-year-old Italian is now fifth in the championship standings with 49 points, trailing his teammate at the top by 21 points but confident he can fight back at Imola. Coppola once again showed great progress throughout the race weekend, as the inaugural Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Challenge winner continues to adjust to the WorldSSP championship. Lining up on the grid in 25th place, he enjoyed a number of good battles with other riders before the extra weight of the R6 and the longer duration of the race started to tell. Battling all the way to the line, he finished in 20th place and is now determined to work hard on his strength and stamina before the next round at Imola. The GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team now head to a private test at Brno later in the week, before it is time to set their sights on Round 4 of the WorldSSP Championship at Imola on the 11th-13th May. Check out the full WorldSSP race results from Assen. Source: yamaha-racing.com View full news
  20. GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team's Lucas Mahias leaves Round 4 of the 2018 Supersport World Championship at Assen still leading the overall standings after a strong ride to fourth, although he was disappointed not to be able to fight for the race win on Sunday. His teammate Federico Caricasulo was pushing as hard as he could during the race before contact with another rider saw him crash out while battling in the leading group. In the European Supersport Cup, Alfonso Coppola made a strong start but faded towards the end of the race to finish in 20th place. Mahias struggled to find the perfect setup in Aragon and, unfortunately, he suffered from a similar issue throughout the weekend in Assen. Starting from the middle of the front row, the reigning WorldSSP Champion led in the early stages of the race but was riding on the absolute limit for the entire 18 laps. He fought hard in the leading group and battled all the way to the line with some sensational riding. In a dramatic finish, it looked like he might be on the podium but he ended up missing out in the sprint to the line and finished in fourth, just 0.341s behind the winner. Despite being disappointed on missing out on the podium for the second consecutive race, the 29-year-old French rider leaves the TT Circuit Assen still leading the overall championship with 71 points, although his lead has now been reduced to one point heading into Round 5 at Imola. Caricasulo also found it hard to get the perfect setup with his GRT Yamaha R6. Despite this, he fought valiantly all weekend and during the race, he had made his way up to fifth from seventh on the grid and was battling with his teammate in the leading group. That is when disaster struck, as there was contact with another rider on lap 13 at Turn 6 and his race ended prematurely. Luckily, despite it being a very fast crash, he walked away battered and bruised but without any serious injury. After his DNF, the 22-year-old Italian is now fifth in the championship standings with 49 points, trailing his teammate at the top by 21 points but confident he can fight back at Imola. Coppola once again showed great progress throughout the race weekend, as the inaugural Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Challenge winner continues to adjust to the WorldSSP championship. Lining up on the grid in 25th place, he enjoyed a number of good battles with other riders before the extra weight of the R6 and the longer duration of the race started to tell. Battling all the way to the line, he finished in 20th place and is now determined to work hard on his strength and stamina before the next round at Imola. The GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team now head to a private test at Brno later in the week, before it is time to set their sights on Round 4 of the WorldSSP Championship at Imola on the 11th-13th May. Check out the full WorldSSP race results from Assen. Source: yamaha-racing.com
  21. alexasigno

    Yamaha Niken

    OMFG how've I only just seen this!
  22. Rj Maan

    An unplanned shower

    OMG, it is really difficult for me to ride in such conditions because the spark plug of my bike gets wet and engine stops. So, i prefer to stay home on rainy day. But I hope you enjoyed such ride because heavy bikes have a perfect body and they are capable to perform well under such conditions.
  23. Rj Maan

    new triumph moto2 test

    Wow man incredible video. They really have a powerful engine, their noise indicates it.
  24. Rj Maan

    Yamaha YBR 2010 - 10k

    Great man. Congrats on selling of your bike.
  25. finnerz89

    What’s comfier than a BMW R1200ST?

    My experience of the FJ is not great for pillion. My Mrs is 5'8 and felt really cramped on mine. I'd say you need something with a flattish seat so your pillion isn't sticking up high in the wind (as blackie said)
  26. Cynic

    What’s comfier than a BMW R1200ST?

    Being a bit dim here maybe but? The chunder ace has got to be up there as a sports tourer these days. Anything sporty come modern will be harder and less supple than the ace. I think your looking for what you have, unless you feel like going chrome, the BEST distance riding i did round Derbyshire a few years back was on my dads Suzuki intruder. Miles and miles, straight back, comfy seat it just eat the miles. I wasn't breaking into hairpins but i could have rode from dawn till dusk without trouble. No silly crap on it like noisy exhausts etc, just a stock 750 V twin. Shocking front brake and shite in corners but it was comfy. Or go old, FJ will take some beating as a mile eater, or one of the old gs shafties. 5k gives you a lot of choice, i would ignore the newer stuff. But hey, i have been known to do over 700 miles in a weekend on my TDR 250, probably THE most non distance bike in creation. Yes i was hurting afterwards.
  27. Cynic

    DT125MX big end bearing

    If it were me, stay with the 22, until the very least you get it running. It works, you can trust it. A new mikuni will be money that's wasted in my humble view. The 22mm will not really restrict the engine in any way as they don't rev well, it may even improve low/midrange rpm performance. You need revs to make use of the bigger carb venturi.
  28. drewpy

    Hi New member here!

    to the YOC
  29. Benjersey

    DT125MX big end bearing

    Quick update from me, not much has happened i'm still waiting on a piston to come down but have all the other parts ready. I'm still torn on whether to buy a new VM24 Mikuni rather than try to use the VM22(4J300) currently on the bike, this will involve drilling on oil injection port as it seems modern reincarnations do not come with them and originals are rare as hens teeth. Fingers crossed the postman comes this week so I can get cracking this weekend and give you an update with more substance. Ben
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