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  3. I have a 1990 535 Virago i was sold a wiring loom which i was told is for this model but it's not i have cut open the loom and running a wire from a to b matching the diagram as much as i can But i don't know what the control's are under the right side chrome cover other than the turn signal relay. Can any body help[.?
  4. How did you test your battery? measuring the voltage across the terminals only tells a small part of the story.
  5. Guys any assistance would be appreciated. My 600 Thundercat started ok this morning but I switch it off then tried to restart and the neutral light went very faint and it would not start off the button after a bit of checking the battery is ok and fully changed but the fuel pump relay in making a clicking noise. I bump started it but it was spluttering like mad and Rev counter was flying up and down any ideas
  6. started working on my moms old bike cleaned everything up and started with pulling the carb to clean it however the more we worked on it the more issues happened the carb is cracked and we are missing a needle valve wich finding parts for this thing is very hard or in are case impossible so i was wondering if there are any carburetor listings for this model anyone knows of OR if there is a good alternative carb that would work with it.
  7. Sucks for you. Still like Andy said should be sorted soon. Lol. The max I bought needs Coils, plugs, spedo drive ate its self on the first decent ride and the battery wouldn't hold charge. All pretty standard vmax faults. Swap you a carb clean... Have to say none of it unexpected. She was cheap, 6months ago she was a pile of bits in a van. Last ridden 2014.
  8. don't beat yourself up too much. Once the carbs are sorted it'll be fine
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  10. Hi, recently signed up as a new member. Desperately seeking advice replaced ignition barrel on a ybr, but after connecting it blew a fuse, realised that it was due to the shop ordering me the carburettor type. I’ve modified the wires and bike now lights up, horn, indicators etc, but will now not turn over on the button or kick start. What’s the difference between the 2 different types of barrels and can I adapt the wrong one to make it work. Really appreciate any help, it’s driving me nuts.
  11. Howdy, I always liked the low front fenders on the DT1 (and other older models). I have seen several DT100 photos from Europe that have this fender, but was unable to find a used one in the US. So, I took a chance and ordered a used Honda Trail 90 (CT90) fender (it was only $40). Got it today, and it is a perfect fit...the mounting bolts line up with no modification. I am in heaven! It is even a yellow that is fairly close to the rest of my bike. Still can't figure out how to attach photos. I am old, how do you attach something from a URL? I just want to attach a PDF or GIF like you do in Facebook.
  12. Hi, recently signed up as a new member. Desperately seeking advice replaced ignition barrel on a ybr, but after connecting it blew a fuse, realised that it was due to the shop ordering me the carburettor type. I’ve modified the wires and bike now lights up, horn, indicators etc, but will now not turn over on the button or kick start. What’s the difference between the 2 different types of barrels and can I adapt the wrong one to make it work. Really appreciate any help, it’s driving me nuts.
  13. Aye " cudna post or reply , modern tech and all that Eh ,,
  14. Getting there. The chain is WAY too long. Going to have to cut it. So much for model-specific fitment.
  15. That and I'm questioning my thought process. If I had spent less than a third of the outlay on my 3CV with 80K it would have probably outlasted me but in my mind I was a bit dazzled by the bling bling. You (still) live & learn (nearly every day)
  16. Ah that's a bugger mate! It seems most folks like to think a low mileage bike is better than an often ridden one but the truth is if you make anything a trailer queen or garage junkie then it will have problems just from lack of use. I'm sure once you get the carbs sorted it will be fine but still a sodding nuisance.
  17. Well chaps, the love affair hasn't lasted that long ......... I'm at pains to admit. To be honest I'm a bit hacked off with the whole thing. The issue is that when the bike is at operating temperature a couple of miles in it will not idle so that's a bit of a biatch if you have to stop for a traffic light. If you let the grip go it would splutter, misfire and die. Also the carbs are flooding and fuel p*sses out of the overflow pipes at the back of the engine block .............. where a couple of very hot exhausts reside. At speed the bike drove like a new one and it was very pleasant and even managed to pick up my first speeding ticket, go figuire. After my first 80 mile and back commute 2 weeks ago I booked it into my bike shop to have a look at the carbs and that is where it still sits. Early indication is that, in its life, it has been standing too long on the side stand and the 2 lhs carb channels, nooks and crannies must be full of crud, gum and solidified fuel. Last news was that the carbs were sent away for cleaning and the shop was waiting on delivery of new idle jets, needles and some other gear. When negociating with the PO I did have a mate of mine check the bike out, and he in turn brought his 'advanced motor bike driver' friend who took it up and down the street. When still cold and on choke it idles fine and none of these symptoms were found........ I wish he had driven it for approx 10 miles and we wouldn't have this exchange. PO maintains that he had the bike serviced and carbs cleaned in sonic bath less than 3 months ago. I think the PO has been taken for a ride by his garage to the tune of 500 quid because I have the invoice. (my bike shop had very strong doubts if the carbs were done properly (if at all) for they certainly did not look it) Fortunately the weather was a bit hydraulic last 2 weeks for I would have happily jumped on my 3CV that I bought unseen, untried & untested via Ebay in Brussels 6 years ago - and that one hasn't missed a beat since day 1! Yup I hear you thinking - sold as seen - buyer beware. Guilty as charged. Bugger
  18. Hi please can one of you bike gurus tell me what bulbs I need to buy for my instrument lights as at the moment I can not see my speedo at night and I dont think local police would accept this as an excuse and my perception of what speed I am doing is not good lol thanks in advance
  19. Well I’m back home now, safe and sound - after 16 nights camping, I’m looking forward to a proper bed (and decent shower...!) I’ll sort through some photos / footage over the next week or so and share a general update with you all.
  20. Not too bad and everything seems to be there looks a good project
  21. And Elvis, not heard of him in a while, even quiet on Facebook
  22. I swapped out my 80 for a lifan 125 4 speed 4 up. Had to make some engine mount mods and space the.motor over 4 mil to line it up on the sprocket. First time I did t have tolerances tight enough and it shook the mounts off the frame, wore the rear sprocket and wore some mount holes. . 2nd time increased bolt size to m10 on bottom mount and drilled out mount to 10. This time got everything super tight... Any slop and the 125 is just too much and shakes her. Thought about dampeners but after getting her tight, she is running great. Also threw on the nitro injection straight into the air cleaner for sh#& and giggles. Oh... So the top mount we built a leaf that shot 2 studs up thru the existing mount holes. The leaf held the motor with a tab on each side of the bolt hole. Cheers
  23. Hi and welcome to the start of my project. I found my little beauty leaning up against a shed in my mates Dads back garden. She looks a little worse for wear after being there for about 4 years, but is coming on slowly. I have got the engine running and will post photos and/or videos if I can as times goes on. Here is the XJ as I first found her after pulling the canvas cover off. I then got her home and found a mouse nest under the seat, but no mouse lol! Most things are dried out and seized up but are cleaning up nicely. The carburettors were well dried out and full of that lovely tar like substance which took some cleaning out. I have had a very quick clean up of the back wheel to see how bad things are and it's not too bad underneath
  24. It's a much respect and in awe of the things you get up to kind of blimey Nina, what a backdrop to show off your new ride
  25. Probably succumbed to some sort of stress related disease by now
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