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  1. 4 points
    blackhat250

    North Coast 500

    Deffo Drewps... Perth- Blairgowrie A93 - Then up the scenic Glenshee - to Braemar - then on to Tomintoul , brilliant road, ,then to Grantown on spey.. from there, you have a choice - back over to the A9 [ only 15miles to inverness left on that bastard road,] .or, to Aviemore, then under the A9,,,,[ staying on b class roads, to Lagan ,[ spectacular views] to Spean Bridge, then a choice, north to Skye or south to Fort william,. take a right to Malaig [ ferry to Skye ] £7.00 for a bike, .then over the island , then over the bridge to mainland again, then north to Apple Cross,, this is back on the NC500,,,, heres us Halfway up the cattle pass, to applecross, , amazing,,
  2. 3 points
    drewpy

    Y.O.C. 2018 meet,

    the money's on a new stannah stair lift
  3. 3 points
    slice

    Y.O.C. 2018 meet,

    Ok I'm in, her indoors has just spend 12 grand on new fucking staircase so I think I might need a break..! YES 12K..!! That's my new FJR out the sodding window $%^&.
  4. 3 points
    slice

    Y.O.C. 2018 meet,

    Just a thought but I belong to the N.A.B.D or National association for bikers with disabilities, they hold a rally every year lots of beer large tented area usually a stage or two and LOUD bands. This is the website address if your interested, http://www.nabd.org.uk/ it does cost £30 for the 3 days though. this year it's at Knutsford WA160HJ south of Manchester. Oh and it is in May 11th -13th. Otherwise go to the www.thebikerguide.co.uk they have most of the rallies in the UK listed with info and prices.
  5. 3 points
    Tommy xs

    XS in distress.

  6. 2 points
    Tommy xs

    Back to black

    What's wrong with that
  7. 2 points
    jimmy

    Back to black

    That'll be because you use your 4" brush or a roller
  8. 2 points
    finnerz89

    Back to black

    Go away with your logic and sound thinking
  9. 2 points
    jimmy

    Y.O.C. 2018 meet,

    Luckily I have never needed NABD, but over 20yrs ago a friend of mine had a very serious accident where he lost his right arm and right leg. He fought back from this and with the help of NABD he still rides daily (obs with a sidecar fitted). I feel like a right prick when I see him out on his bike in the middle of winter whilst I'm cosied up in my motor
  10. 2 points
    Campaman

    Fork oil

    # is the number sign which according to Wikipedia quote below could be something to do with weight/quantity. Not much help but it seems to point to some form of quantity. 'It is often claimed that the symbol traces its origins to the symbol ℔, an abbreviation of the Roman term libra pondo, which translates as "pound weight".' Mainstream use in the United States is as follows: when it prefixes a number, it is read as "number", as in "a #2 pencil" (indicating "a number-two pencil"). When the symbol follows a number, the symbol indicates weight in pounds. (Five pounds are indicated as 5#.) This traditional usage still finds handwritten use, and may be seen on some signs in markets and groceries. It is also commonly known as the "pound sign".
  11. 2 points
    Tommy xs

    Hi from Scottish Borders.

    Hi welcome Ian there's a few xs250 threads on here, good luck and don't listen to a word Jimmy says
  12. 2 points
    jimmy

    Back to black

    Maybe accessing the forum through the radio isn't so good after all
  13. 2 points
    Tommy10bikes

    1981 Xt250 exhaust muffler

    God it's been so long and I have to admit I have had a big life change over the last 6 month due to a house move and renovation. Xt250 I'm ok with but only just by memory as I have only restored my lads xt 250 which he has sold on but I can but try and help . Do you have any pictures of the exhaust. TTB
  14. 2 points
    nayruf

    Down pipe disaster - I'm a noob

    Hi When you fit stuff like pipes, or any item with multiple fasteners, it’s a good idea to only tighten the nuts/studs up by hand and to leave them loose so that the items can be jostled into place, then when tightening them fasten them in sequence slowly sharing the closing forces amongst each nut/stud as you reach the required torque, If the pipe clamps are too bent extra twisting forces on the studs could cause damage so whilst doing this keep a close look as what is happening, You may find that even with the collars being a bit bent they will still fit, after all they probably came off bent due to previous over tightening, If you already do this then feel free to tell me to wind my neck in,
  15. 1 point
    blackhat250

    Y.O.C. 2018 meet,

    Am in ,,, june 11th my birthday too,,, drinks all round..
  16. 1 point
    Cynic

    Y.O.C. 2018 meet,

    That's probably the only weekend I'm stuffed. Hiring a MK2 Jag for the weekend, wedding pressie for my sister (cos she is tight as) officially but it has made my parents year as dad can go crazy with pics and mum will be run about in a car 'fit for getting married in'.
  17. 1 point
    up.yours

    Y.O.C. 2018 meet,

    I know my own way to Blackpool, when I get there which way do I turn to get to the peak district
  18. 1 point
    Mike here, from Tucson Arizona. Life-long biker type, both on and off road. Harleys mostly, but a few years ago I had a very serious accident and am now limited to riding something smaller and lighter. When you fall of the horse, you get right back on... especially if you get knocked off. I found this forum researching an issue I'm having with a 2009 V-Star 650 I purchased bout a month ago. As you can see, the bike is highly modified, and it runs like a raped ape. The issue I'm having is that after riding just a few miles, the bike just dies. But as soon as I roll to a stop, I hit the starter button and it's running just fine again. It also seems to only happen one time per ride. Sometimes not at all. If feels like a fuel delivery problem but was hoping someone here might give me an idea of where to begin. I've already replaced the gas cap, so I know it's not that. If you look at the photo you can see the carbs have been rerouted up and under the tank. The bike starts and runs perfect except for this one little glitch. There is no rhyme or reason to when it happens. Sometimes the bike is still fairly cool. Sometimes it's hot. Sometimes when I'm getting on the throttle. Sometimes when I'm just coasting. Sometimes I'm a block away, and sometimes I'm 6-7 miles down the road. The only pattern is that once it happens, the biker starts right back up again, running fine... and I have to say I'm miffed. My next course of action is to check the fuel lines and replace the fuel filter... and run a little Sea Foam through it. Just hoping someone here may have experiences a similar problem and can offer some advise. Thanks for reading, and for any advise I can get. -Mike
  19. 1 point
    drewpy

    MT-09 Hot start issue

    like we always said, do it yourself as no other can be arsed. I spent 6 months chasing a spark problem on my FZ600 and refused to take it anywhere. I got a long thread on here about that
  20. 1 point
    drewpy

    Y.O.C. 2018 meet,

    I think that's the key, going for a ride out. If we go to a rally, isn't just eating ang boozing? The ride out's are the one of the best bits and then the craic afterwards regailing our near death experiences on the said ride out
  21. 1 point
    Malleus

    MT-09 Hot start issue

    Just an update in case anyone else comes across this thread with a similar issue. Finally got round to getting the fuel tank and air box off this weekend. Synced and cleaned the throttle bodies. Issue resolved immediately - so after 8 months or so and having been in checked by two seperate mechanics (one holding it for over 2 weeks and unable to fix) it was as simple as that. Pretty unbelieveable and slightly peeved as at the second garage, I said on the phone 'have you synced and cleaned the throttle bodies' and was told this would not be the issue and if it was it would have been picked up by the diagnostics (no idea what diagnostic there is outside actually stripping the bike down and attaching a manometer to the throttle body - but hey I am no expert.)
  22. 1 point
    Tommy xs

    Y.O.C. 2018 meet,

    Ah the old ones are the best!
  23. 1 point
    up.yours

    Y.O.C. 2018 meet,

    t-shirts !
  24. 1 point
    It were the fastest in the West
  25. 1 point
    Cynic

    Hello from Cardiff

    Sniffing too much 2 stroke John..
  26. 1 point
    Tommy xs

    Back to black

    I always paint it my self usually turns out crap but more or less the colour I wanted
  27. 1 point
    2 Wheels

    Back to black

    Love how it floats in thin air. Nice job done to it.
  28. 1 point
    drewpy

    Back to black

    I always put masking tape on and write whose it is and what colour. I even print pictures to give the painter idea. can't expect busy eeps to remember what you said months ago.
  29. 1 point
    drewpy

    North Coast 500

    taking John's advice re:A9, whats the best route from Perth via Kirriemuir ( going to see Bon scott statue)? maybe back over the cairngorms on the C class roads?
  30. 1 point
    I had this with a s/h XJ6 I bought and I used two vices one each side to bend them back,
  31. 1 point
    Cynic

    Y.O.C. 2018 meet,

    I think the aircooled rally has to be worth a look. Its more yamaha centred too.
  32. 1 point
    blackhat250

    Back to black

    It was Yeller last year tommo, , i built one for my mate, and the painter,, painted the tanks yellow instead of black, So i took the black off my bike and put it on mates, i ended up wi the yellow,, that bugger is the black tank i gave away was a minter, no dents or rust,, most are toast now, [40years old], i stll have the yellow, [ i have a plan for it, ;
  33. 1 point
    Tommy xs

    Back to black

    Should have gone to specsavers paul
  34. 1 point
    pilninggas

    Fork oil

    i see what you mean, but as 130cm is 1.3m they would have to be some seriously long forks to have that sort of fill point or air gap! almost certainly 130cc as stated above.
  35. 1 point
    finnerz89

    Back to black

    Looks good John, nicely done
  36. 1 point
    Campaman

    How do from Sheffield

    Welcome. I can stand the cold with heated grips and the heat from the engine, I just don't trust the road surface this time of year, ice, loose grit, greasy patches etc. So roll on the warmer weather and Tit Monday...
  37. 1 point
    Alan.Tdm

    Pipe

    I did buy the recommended part from Yambits but the 4mm bore is to big. 3mm works okay. Maybe I can ring them to see if they have the correct listing ?
  38. 1 point
    slice

    YBR 125 (2010) centre stand

    Your not alone mate, we've all been there, I find LOT'S of swearing and throwing tools makes me feel better. PLUS who the fuck hides an allen key socket hole behind a bolt?
  39. 1 point
    slice

    Down pipe disaster - I'm a noob

    Yeah me to, as Finnerz said, that is the gorilla method of tightening up bolts.
  40. 1 point
    blackhat250

    Yamaha XS250

    Ffs" dont do that, you"l faint at the Rear wheel BHP figures---------------------------
  41. 1 point
    Cynic

    Yamaha XS250

    Yep, but you got the 400 tommy, the 250 was.... well...not. Had the same hp as a dt175 (17). you have the 16v 400, that's 45hp. Tdr is little more than that but weighs nowt. Not wanting to rub salt in......... well..... just realised reading TDR forum that my bike being unrestored original(ish) is prob worth around 4k now. Ropey ones are up for 2 and a half. That got you a minter 2 years ago.
  42. 1 point
    Tommy xs

    Yamaha XS250

    Well I bought the xs400 dohc more than twice the mpg of the rd and only fractionally slower, never had any trouble keeping up anyway, will do a constant 80+ on the motorway and still going strong 36 years later, but must admit when I see the prices of Rd's now I realize I fucked up big time
  43. 1 point
    mike1949

    XJ6S Diversion

    Hi Jolly Roger. Welcome to the very friendly forum.
  44. 1 point
    drewpy

    XJ6S Diversion

    some great roads in NI
  45. 1 point
    https://www.boredpanda.com/pump-your-own-gas-stations-laws-oregon/
  46. 1 point
  47. 1 point
  48. 1 point
    friend of mine, draws a penis via her GPS watch when running. Its her dick run
  49. 1 point
  50. 1 point
    Okay, I figured this one out guys. Years ago, when I was getting this bike ready for the road, Pennsylvania had a law that stated the Headlight had to function without the engine running... A Jumper wire had to be installed between the Parking Light (Tail Light) and Headlight, inside the Headlight Switch, so that the headlight would draw power from the battery, and work without the engine running. After testing, hair pulling, swearing, and threatening the bike, I narrowed it down in a process of elimination that something in the headlight circuit was shorted and drawing down the rest of the system. Then I remembered the Jumper Wire, removed it and everything on the bike is perfect again. Also, Penndot has changed that law in Pennsylvania (so my bike no longer requires that jumper wire). Any bike manufactured before January 1st 1978 does not require the lights to function with the engine off (my DT was built in 1977)
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