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  1. 5 points
    drewpy

    Another new toy, with a twist.

    my front forks don't charge the battery either
  2. 4 points
    Tommy xs

    Cool summer

    Well guys I know some will scoff at these but I've worn them the past couple of days and have to say I'm impressed I did find they were better fitted under the wrist as apposed to on top as in the add, they felt a little restricted and can feel them when you turn back the throttle if fitted on top but I forgot they where there when underneath and tried with and without and was a lot cooler with them fitted. I don't think they would work with a fully faired bike but for naked bikes they really do work well. I can't wait to try them in Spain.
  3. 4 points
    Tommy xs

    Caught 4 scrotes trying to nick bike

    Grouch stay away from paint guns or any guns for that matter, with your luck you'll end up shooting yourself or yer missus.
  4. 4 points
    slice

    Caught 4 scrotes trying to nick bike

    As above Grouch, once they know where it is they will be back, tell the Police about your problem they will, if your lucky, add your street to their patrol and at least scare the sods away for a while. Get a paint ball gun, don't need a licence for one of them and those little ball thingys HURT..!
  5. 3 points
    Cynic

    There in (almost)

    Ok you orrible lot, I know you get all frothy with pictures so here you go. Apart from the incredibly frustrating fact that the caliper bolts I ordered are m10x 1.5 and the actual caliper bolts needed are m10x1.25 the wheels are in, the radius on the front muddy maybe looks a little odd. (have dropped it an inch already. And everything on the rear is close but fits. Need to shorten the chain too as the prillia sprocket is 40t not 44, I could have got a 44 but fancied stretching the gearing a little. I may regret it but hey, a lot of my best ideas have been an 'I wonder if.............?'. Here you go I think they look killer. And before....
  6. 3 points
    KevtheRev

    Me Too ! I'm back too Up Yours .

    Hi guys , I got lost in the ether there for a bit . The google machine wouldn't hook me up at all . Tried that Firefox yoke . In like Flynn !! Missed you guys , lol !! Oh , the LC's come on a bit . Chassis' pretty much sorted , new swingarm kit etc . She's on her wheels . Time to spend some cold hard cash . Gonna order a crank and gearbox bearings from the RDLCcrasy site . Can't wait !!
  7. 3 points
    Sacha

    Bloody hell..!

    I want one so the dog can ride with me. LOL
  8. 3 points
    slice

    New question for me old question for you

    Learn to ride before you fork out on a bike, if this is your first one, go on a training course first. As above really for the rest of it don't matter if it's big or small they will all, if not properly ridden, kill you in a second. But this will be the most fun thing you ever do with your clothes on in your life.
  9. 3 points
    drewpy

    Tommy called round

    Tommy called round tonight. He wanted to balance the carbs on his XJR It took longer to take the tank off than balance the carbs, although I have done it quite a few times. Anyway, we went out for a little bimble to Lymn Dam just coz it was a nice evening and we could next time you see these together will be in Spain, 4 weeks to go woo hoo
  10. 3 points
    Cynic

    Caught 4 scrotes trying to nick bike

    I'm assuming you have a couple of big fk off chains/padlocks and a ground anchor. That's more than enough to put off wankers like that. Long ago I had 2 lads attempt to nick my DT from outside the now wife, then girlfriends, ha no shoes, I ran after them in my shreddies with a inch half thick piece of armoured cable. They dropped the bike and ran, they were trying to carry it though as they could not get the big fuck off chain and lock off. Bolted a big loop to the floor and didn't have hassle again.
  11. 3 points
    DutchFJ1200

    Caught 4 scrotes trying to nick bike

    Since it's pretty wet can't you leave a live 220V lead lying around the bike ...... 440V 3 phase would be better If nothing else it'll improve their hair style ..... lol
  12. 3 points
    drewpy

    show with go 2017 25th June

    here's the photo's, unless they go back to the old format, there's no point in going. I also noted there were a lot less classic bikes this year, mostly track bikes painted on waiting to go on the track Oil can
  13. 2 points
    nayruf

    DT failed MOT, Doh!

    HI So My 1977 DT 175 1g1 is up for its annual MOT, it’s done almost 100 miles since last year, It has a new battery and new bulbs, well 100 miles old, It’s failed for having a head light aim too high, (‘tilt it down then’? I said) It does not have a discernible beam pattern, (they never did??) Oh and the indicators are dim and when they flash other lights are affected, (They always did that it’s only a 6 volt system) Nothing has changed since last year, that was my local Honda bike shop, the older guy who normally does it is on holiday so the youngster did it, Oh and he tried to start it like it was a 1960s 500 cc four stroke single! nearly ripped the kick start off the motor!!!!! So five miles down the road I took it to another tester who, checked it and passed it in the complete understanding that 40 year old bikes even in good safe overall condition won’t stand up to modern inspection criteria, It’s just cost me £27 to find out that the Honda tester needs more experience, Rant over! thoughts comments
  14. 2 points
    meatloaf

    EU rode trip with my daughter

    I've just got back from my 1st bike trip to Europe, it wasn't without incident but was a brilliant trip. Really enjoyed riding with my daughter who did most of the organizing. When we disembarked at Dunkirk my sat nav had a hissing fit and we got totally lost but somehow ended up on the right road, eventually the sat nav got sorted and we headed for Bruges. I had a few more issues with the sat nav but got to the B&B in Bruges a bit later than planned. On Monday after switching to google maps we headed to Vianden in Luxemburg, about a 200 mile journey, after getting past the road works in Bruges the traffic thinned out and we had quite a fast ride to Luxemburg. We left the gloomy weather behind and were now riding in 27 degrees.The roads in Luxemburg are quite spectacular and on my bike which is long and low proved to be quite interesting, The twisty roads were a welcome relief after the long straights we had been on but there were a couple of really sharp hairpins that proved a challenge, I found myself dropping down to 1st and even had to slip the clutch to get round and even then my pegs and boots left marks on the newly surfaced roads. Our B&B for the night at the Hientz hotel, we even got our own personal parking. It was nice to get out of my leathers and have a shower and break out the shorts. Time for a drink and a treat, this went down really well. Went on the chairlift and had a nice cold beer at the top and just chilled for a while taking in the views. We found a nice restaurant on the river bank, and ordered "Judd mat Gaardebounen" which is a traditional dish of the area, and of course a cold beer . Not many bikes here but apparently in a few weeks it will be heaving with bikes, not surprising that this place is so biker friendly. Google maps is quite good but not perfect, when we left the hotel it took us on a twenty minute trip only to pass the hotel again before heading for Neuerbuge in Germany, no worries it gave us chance to ride the twisters before heading for the straighter roads,absolutely no reason to go to Neuerbuge but we were so close to the border and I think Shelly wanted to tick a box to say she had ridden in Germany. Just checking, I don't think Shelly trusted me to get us to Lorraine in France where we were booked in Two wheel moorings a bikers B&B run by an lovely English couple. I don't WTF happened but while doing a u turn to get in the overnight parking at the B&B I managed to drop my bike pinning my leg between the road and over 300Kg of bike, luckily the owner of the B&B was there to get my bike off me, It could have been a lot worse, the angle my foot was at I thought I must have snapped something but it was just badly bruised and very swollen from just below the knee to my toes. After resting for a while with a cold compress I found that I hobble about and more importantly take the weight of my bike without too much trouble but I had to break one of my golden rules and ride in trainers as there was no way I could get my boot on. Supporting the bike when stopped wasn't a problem but changing up was a bit slow and painful and I found myself changing down with my heal. On Wednesday we headed for Mailly - Mailet in France for our last overnight stop before heading for home, once again the sat nav played up and when we got to about 1 km from the B&B it just took us round in circles but eventually found the place more by luck than judgement. I didn't really fancy the 20 mile to the nearest town with some restaurants for food but after a shower a couple of hours rest and some more painkillers we set off. I think sat navs are brilliant but sometimes they can take you down roads like this, WTF has the tarmac gone, fortunately the tarmac reappeared about a mile down the road. After a nice meal and some cold cokes we headed back in the dark, a pleasant ride in the warm night until we hit the country lanes where we were bombarded by bugs of every size. Our final ride in the EU, a stop in Boulogne where we encountered our first heavy traffic, as well as an ice cream and cold drinks it was a much needed piss stop. Then off to Calais for our ferry home. All in all a bloody good trip with my daughter, mainly good roads, friendly people, no nods from other bikers but plenty of waves, salutes and leg kicks with the exception of a couple of HD's who had that typical stony stare that we are all probably used to. Then it was back to reality, fuck I hate UK motorways the M25 in particular. Finally back home 940 miles door to door absolute magic ( well most of it)
  15. 2 points
    Ollie666

    Xvs650 something a bit different!

    Right we have spent 2 evenings this week working the pipes out and getting them all tacked together, and the carb manifold is all tacked, now sent off to my mate at work too buzz them up, been building our own cables too and other little crappy bits cleaning and polishing fitting lights and number plate etc., little humorous bit of tank writing (if you've seen the videos you'll get it) Really chuffed with this thing and how its turned out! Show is next weekend, she wont be running and riding but she will still be there in all of her glory Cant wait too get her out on the road now and rack up some miles! Lets hope the engines good as we've not had it running yet lol. cheers for looking guys
  16. 2 points
    meatloaf

    EU rode trip with my daughter

    Yes buddy it was. Luckily Mrs meat was a bit of a biker back in the day so there was never a problem, in fact when my daughter and youngest son first started riding it was Mrs meat that encouraged them and if I remember rightly insisted that we paid for their first bikes. She also encouraged me to get back on bikes after a few years of just driving cages.
  17. 2 points
    lallasro

    rz500/r6

  18. 2 points
    Sacha

    EU rode trip with my daughter

    Lovely! What fun! Hope to get my dad back out on a bike soon so we can do similar. He's gotta get something with a swing arm first though... the old rigid frame is too rough for long rides.
  19. 2 points
    up.yours

    im back.

    I'm glad its not just me then kev, I started to think maybe I'm just a thick cut
  20. 2 points
    Cynic

    Squires 2017 2nd and 3rd September

    I'm not sure that even something as indestructible as the squires sausage could cope squeezed between kev and murph.
  21. 2 points
    Ttaskmaster

    Got a rattle..!

    You should always listen to Tasky anyway, though... because in the end, when all is said and done, it will turn out he is correct after all. Even the Ttaskmistress has come to understand this... and as a result, not only does she have a shiny new job to smile about, but she has also escaped two speeding fines!
  22. 2 points
    Tommy xs

    show with go 2017 25th June

    just found this on my phone triumph hurricane hey Drew any official pics yet doubt if we were on any mind as we only went out once
  23. 2 points
    Nutler

    Newbie saying hi

    I give them a run out every now and then just to keep everything lubed up but my real enjoyment comes from the restoration side of things. Most of my bikes started as real basket cases that should have been broke long ago but I like the challenge and satisfaction of bringing them back to their former glory. Ps. I have a lot of time on my hands.
  24. 2 points
    Tommy xs

    Drewpy's

    Went to Drews house last night after work to get my carbs balanced as I don't own a set of vac gauges, didn't take long so we went for a bimble to Lymm thanks Drew
  25. 2 points
    slice

    yamaha virago wont start

    Hello !!! Anything? No, OK fuck it..!
  26. 2 points
    mike1949

    yamaha virago wont start

    Hi Jake, and welcome to the forum. As Slicey boy said. Also it might help if you say hello in the New members section cos one hit wonders usually don't get much in the way of replies. Just sayin..! Oh and see about filling in your profile while your at it as there might be someone nearby who could help out. So, are we going to hear from you again? I hope so but I doubt it. Mike.
  27. 2 points
    Cynic

    Good enginers.

    Just wanted to give a big thanks to the firm in Northampton that made my spacers. Fitted perfectly with my apalling draftmanship and didnt charge for fixing my 7mm cock up. Stephil (pronounced stefil) Engineering. Dunster street. Northampton 01604 630508 Old skool turners. Costs around £20/h plus material for any one off parts. 4 one off top hat spacers and some minor remachining of my sprocket carrier cost me 35quid. Real nice pair of blokes in a tiny unit that could talk the balls of a brass elephant. Reccomended.
  28. 2 points
    Tommy xs

    4 Yams,

    Aye like getting tomato sause from a potato.
  29. 2 points
    nayruf

    Caught 4 scrotes trying to nick bike

    I was thinking, a water hose out of the window, the contents of a dirty cat litter tray, or a childrens heavy duty water gun, anything more and the Feds won't be interested in the scum doing the stealing
  30. 2 points
    Tommy xs

    Squires 2017 2nd and 3rd September

    I don't know if he ever got it back on the road after his head on.
  31. 2 points
    Tommy xs

    show with go 2017 25th June

    Good ride out with Drew today surprise appearance from Paul aka airhead at the oilcan cafe in Holmfirth, We all then went on to Wombwell, we were a little bit disappointed with the organization this year not the same structure as previous years we've been, which mean't we were on track with the looneys who ride beat up old track bikes and put what's left them in the back of a van to get home (bit like the two stroke rideout at Squires) only worse! Anyway had good day out and luckily it didn't cost an arm or a leg, and we all stopped off a Paul's on the way back for a coffee Thanks Paul see you at Squires later in the year
  32. 2 points
    slice

    Got a rattle..!

    Ok folks quick update, well it seems I'm an idiot..! I fitted a USB and an auxiliary power supply to the middle of the handle bars, it is made of aluminium and rests quite close to the bars themselves, guess where this is going? Yep it was hitting the bars and only rattled at 4.5K revs, felt like a right wassock when it was sorted by the guys at the FJ owners club in about 4 seconds, hung my head in shame all the way home.. ! Still it didn't cost me the £200 I was expecting and they only laughed when I had my back turned. Should have listened to Tasky. CYNIC !!!
  33. 1 point
    jimmy

    Wheel spacers/bushing.

    Yea but it will be in knots per hour 1.1knt per land mile
  34. 1 point
    Booked the Friday off work earlier, so I can do the whole weekend this year!
  35. 1 point
    Cynic

    New Yamaha Venture thoughts????

    Yuk, but it probably weighs more than all of my bikes put together, same with the cc too so my view is pretty much mute.
  36. 1 point
    blackhat250

    Me Too ! I'm back too Up Yours .

    Good to see you back kev,,
  37. 1 point
    Cynic

    im back.

    Never used it, well ok that's a fib, used it once. Compared to using my phone normally it was a prize pain in the arse so I have ignored it ever since.
  38. 1 point
    Tommy xs

    Squires 2017 2nd and 3rd September

    Feck he's alive nice to have you back Kev, I'm not volunteering though! You're not looking for real sausage though more a faux sausage or even a foamy sausage
  39. 1 point
    finnerz89

    Excessive oil coming from tail pipe

    That's why I ride a new triumph
  40. 1 point
    Cynic

    XJ6 Diversion F gear indicator

    That's the only time it IS useful. Saving a learner worrying about a million things in a test situation arriving at their hill start in second. In the real world after a few miles your brain will do it for you. On an overtake after dragging behind 40mph traffic I can sometimes drop 2 even 3 gears (I'm one of the 2t crowd), I don't need to see an indicator to know. You only need to try the overtake in a gear too tall once, seems to stick. Your xj will have plenty enough go to make that worry unimportant.
  41. 1 point
    Cynic

    XJ6 Diversion F gear indicator

    Pointless gimmick, you have a sequential box. Revs too high lift foot, revs too low down foot. The time you spend looking at the number and then thinking about which gear in particular, which will only be 1 up or down generally most people will have finished with changing gear. Ignore the tech and get the feel for the bike.
  42. 1 point
    Covers say Special 400. Bike is 1980 Regulator and rectifier separate. Replaced regulator with automotive vf125. Now I get 12 v from BOTH brown and green wire. Help? Thanks for reading. I found a Vetter Quicksilver windshield from riderdiscount.com for 59 bucks including tax and shipping.
  43. 1 point
    Grouch

    Caught 4 scrotes trying to nick bike

    There's plenty of security on the bike to deter them or even slow them down until I go out but I haven't slept a wink since it happened and I feel shit. I just can't switch off, every little noise I hear and every time the security light goes on I'm up like a shot. I suppose I will get back to normal in a week or so but last time they tried nicking it and caused loads of damage etc it was off the road for months and I had to get buses to work etc. It was a complete nightmare.
  44. 1 point
    Cynic

    Bloody hell..!

    You wait till these Aprilia wheels are in, no more wobbly spokes and tyres from this millennium.
  45. 1 point
    I know you know the police cannot and never will prevent crime. Add an alarm, perhaps with an old school mercury switch. Good Luck!
  46. 1 point
    jimmy

    4 Yams,

    Yer on a roll this avvy Tommy
  47. 1 point
    Tommy xs

    4 Yams,

    Probably village bike porn knowing John
  48. 1 point
    jimmy

    4 Yams,

    foatiebucket testing testing
  49. 1 point
    drewpy

    Squires 2017 2nd and 3rd September

    Kev's around, I think he's had some personal issues to sort and his Tank is being repainted (sherman, wrong olive drab)
  50. 1 point
    drewpy

    Squires 2017 2nd and 3rd September

    try the air beds from decathlon I got one which weighs 1.5 lb and about the size of my hand. dead comfy too
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