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  1. Well i had a Zed 900,, i told them it was Uk bought,, and lost Reg,,, no N.o.v.a needed they said,, i told them the price ,and last owner,
    2 points
  2. A v max nicely prepared is a good cruiser with more power you never need just brings you always out of danger
    2 points
  3. Right here... Difficult to imagine anything vmax being secret. Damn things demand more attention than teenage daughters.
    2 points
  4. I've bought an 'unfinished project' as building one from scratch was going to take too long despite my having collected most of the parts... I might start that after this one if I still have the will to live. I've got engine work to do. Have done one side, fitted side case and auto lube which was missing when I got it. On the flywheel side the stator wiring is missing a plug and I really dont want to cut the new loom so it's flywheel off to get to the stator. Flywheel came off easily and obviously wasn't torqued up. Then when I took the stator off the screws were barely hand tight
    2 points
  5. Problem solved. Lets just put it down to ….slow down and check your work. While I did replace the vacuum line/tube...I did not check the tank part of the connection. I was about to go nutty when, after put it back in one end...the other came out. Neither had a clip or retainer. Done now. Gee, I can hardly wait for the next fun test of what I do not know about this bike. I thought after messing with the Royal Enfield for 5 years I could handle most problems. I suppose if it were all easy it would lose some of the fun factor. That does not mean I need to break down in the middl
    2 points
  6. i got a chinese kit for an Aprillia SR50 and had to dress the rough edges, but it was great and got 40 mph from the bike
    2 points
  7. Job number 1 is to make sure you have ownership and no duties/debts/losses owed by the bike caused by previous owners or commitments to previous owners. Would be a real shit to get work done only to find it was a total write off a few years ago, or you get it finished register it and then the police turn up, thank you for your efforts and take it away because its stolen property. It is literally job 1, i cannot emphasize this enough.
    2 points
  8. Not missed one for years now, until this year. Had tickets World Superbikes and BSB at Donny Park too this year. Only got one trackday in because of trying to shield family members, and the bike broke down 2nd session, day over. Got one booked for this Monday though, hope the weather holds up Stay safe all
    2 points
  9. In the same vein as your tank issue, I just recently I had a bit of tentative exploration under my Thunderaces tank. Sorted everything out that I wanted to do and put it all back together, started it up, everything runs fine... Our lass comes out and says 'Is it working now? Let's go to Squires...'. So, off we pop. Need some fuel so head there first. Been on the road now for like 5mins and I can feel... Something... Like the engine is missing or something... Just occasionally. By now, we're down two steep hills and nearly into town, and I'm riding with my head to one side li
    1 point
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  11. If anyone's reading this in the future it was fixed by using a brand new NGKCR7HSA from Halford's instead of a NGKCR6HSA. No clue why as both the Haynes manual and owners manual reccomend a CR6 spark plug. Parhaps all 3 CR6 plugs off Amazon were Chinese counterfeits or the CR7 is better for when it gets colder in the UK.
    1 point
  12. 1978 yz 80, thats all you will get. Its not a vin in the modern sense, its a model code, the 2J5, followed by basically the build number. Unlikely they made 18000+ yz 80's in one model year so i would expect it to be number 220 maybe, even 8000+ in one year is a stretch for a pure race bike.
    1 point
  13. I have now had this bike 11 years from new and it has covered just over 68 thousand miles .Due to just passing my test and inexperience I fell off on leaves at about 10mph a month after buying it , put a dink in tank and scuffed some plastics so I thought I would put some crash bungs on just in case it happens again but you know what they are in unused condition, never fell off or dropped again. Still been very reliable with just the series of dodgy brake lever switches to blot the copy book , that’s not the bikes fault but I have not put one on for years since I bought a cheap one off eBa
    1 point
  14. Hi Guys – K-tech suspension recently have designed and manufactured a cost-effective suspension upgrade for the stock suspension on the Yamaha Tenere XTZ700. This was tested by Adam ‘Chad’ Child, (ex IOM TT Racer), plus Mick Extance, (Dakar Rally Veteran), and filmed for our YouTube channel on the back of this we have had many requests from Yamaha and other adventure bike owners to test this bike. Therefore we have decided to set up a couple of test days at the Mick Extance Off-road Experience. Here is a copy of the advertising flyer - https://mailchi.mp/d33d35073940/yamaha-tenere-adventure-bi
    1 point
  15. Hi Guys, Just signed up today, having just got my second Yamaha ever, since owning a brand new RD250B back in 1975. Ooops, giving my age away there. Aw, sod it, who cares. Just imported a Yam XS650 from a mate in Oz. It's a Street Scrambler custom build with a rephased motor with a 750 big bore kit. The bike was totally mint when in Oz but sadly the three month (yes, 3 months!!) sea voyage has taken its toll on the bike, not to mention some dimwit had the brainwave of strapping the bike down in the contained with a strap over the newly painred tank, which now sports a dent right ac
    1 point
  16. Today was magic- a little carb adjustments and i believe the line to the kill switch was loose so maybe that was the issue. easy kicks and up and running. hope tomorrow is as magically. I don't feel so fucking old now.
    1 point
  17. That sucks, you do realise they are and always have been an utter bastard to start if you havent learned how. Just the right choke, just the right swing, just the right everything and she will be running before the kicker hits the stop. My mate ran an xbr500 for years and that was the same, his standing reply to anybody who wanted a go was "sure, all you gotta do is start it". First time every time for him, nobody else could even when he told us how. Use the force and figure her out. Try the xt forums, or thumper talk, both of those groups are rife with big single yams.
    1 point
  18. Good find,, some one fettled the timing ,,,retard "ed ,,
    1 point
  19. we've all been there. I spent 6 months tracking an ignition fault, tested within parameters but 1 wire failed under load. there's a long thread in the site somewhere.
    1 point
  20. Just purchased a US import LS2 100. Beautiful bike, just missing history. I wondered if anyone could shed some light on production numbers and such of these 1972 models. Any info would be appreciated. Also, wondering if anyone knows this particular example. VIN: LS2005633 Thank you for your help in advance. best, Jack
    1 point
  21. Have bought a few things from the US and some of the postage is a piss take especially when you see how much cheaper and faster it is from countries just as far away. They always take so sodding long as well! I've had stuff arrive from places like Indonesia, Australia and Thailand that I ordered after, that have arrived a week or more before my US purchases have. Have had 2 deliveries so far take over a month. Managed to get some rare parts at reasonable prices though that I couldn't even find or was outbid on in the UK. The one good thing I like about buying from the US is that the
    1 point
  22. So today after over a week of trying I finally get a response from DHL that my parcel is in the hands of Parcelforce and has been for the best part of 2 weeks and is awaiting import duty to be paid. I was supposed to have been notified by them sending a postcard but once AGAIN I didn't get one. No email or text either. I recently tried importing some engine casings and the exact same thing happened, waited patiently until my patience ran out then got on to the seller whose attitude was "I got your money everything else is your problem" so I had to go chasing carriers to find out w
    1 point
  23. Yip,,,i"v stopped buying from USA ,,£-$ rate & global shipping rip off,,, good buy tho ,,
    1 point
  24. Wow . thats rough ,, aftermarket pistons for the dt175 are cheap,, Matika is common, i dont see the point in buying NO,S. For big ££ ,as its a servicable item,,,,And over sizes usually staped near front on crown,,,0.50 1.00 etc,,,
    1 point
  25. It got here safely in the finish, no thanks to me. If I'd have waited "patiently" a few days more it would have been sent back to the US and I could have lost it. Anyone who knows DT's knows these are rocking horse. It's in really good condition too.
    1 point
  26. All sorted. Dating certificate in the post
    1 point
  27. If its from the EU, thers no Vat due,,, they will issue a N,O,V,A, number, you need to do it online,, Gov.co.uk,,,,,Sign up,,,then select Nova section ,,
    1 point
  28. Read here Scott, https://yamahadtclub.proboards.com/search/results?captcha_id=captcha_search&what_at_least_one=Mx+175+barrels&who_only_made_by=0&display_as=0&search=Search
    1 point
  29. Total crap shoot, it may be fine, it may not. Quality control is the problem. I would use the 100 quid on getting a good one sorted with a decent piston, aircooled dt's can suffer with detonation from the ethanol in modern fuel and you need a decent piston to handle the temperature of the cylinder. Cheaper units with poorer ally will burn through. That will cost you a bottom end rebuild, crank, bearings etc plus the bore and piston, found that out the hard (expensive) way.
    1 point
  30. As scott says , be under tank, ,, i just used cheap repro ones ,,Yam N.O.S,, are silly money,,,
    1 point
  31. Got this through the post yesterday via ebay. Promptly told the seller what I thought of it and to his credit he's sent me a replacement straight out. Rear brake light switch and not a coat hanger if anyone's wondering
    1 point
  32. Paul Dawkins might be able to help, try the aircooled RD forum?
    1 point
  33. Scott I've sent you an email
    1 point
  34. aye, was going to buy a ticket too
    1 point
  35. Fuel injection seems to fair better than carbs regards stale fuel , , my moneys on the fuel pump, Squirt some easy start in the air box wen turning over, it should offer,
    1 point
  36. Ok" ,,its improrted from the EU. SO NO DUTY is due,,,,,go to GOV.UK. sign in or make an account, fill in the N.O.V.A form,, just make up a figure paid,,etc,, you will be issued a number, then you need a dating cert,, vjmc,,, or Aircooled RD FORUM,,,
    1 point
  37. Restoring my 1979 XS750SF to showroom condition. First time restoring a bike. Problem I'm having is electrical of course. It's been sitting indoors for over 2 years. Turn signals come on but do not flash and headlight/parking lights not coming on.. Any suggestions are gratefully welcomed.
    1 point
  38. So, an update on the whole situation. My dad rode my bike around (used to ride 30+ years ago) and had the same issue. Speaking to a friend he said to take the clutch cover off and check the internals. My theory is the bike has been dropped onto the gear lever and it's forced it down, forced the pin (right hole) through the bottom of its hole, and also broken the post for the spring - it's then been repaired with weld, but does not hold the pin tight enough. (You can see the scuffs on the bottom of the casing by my oily rag). As you move the gear lever, the pin moves
    0 points
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