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  1. Oh. Dofus. Yoc remember. Should say 600 fazer. No gold star for you...
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  2. Yeah Mike, it seemed impossible until I realised you have to take up a paid membership to get the Attach Files option. I actually didn't even realise there was such a thing as the paid membership until this - maybe it was just me not paying attention, or maybe I missed something. TBH I really don't mind this, it's much better than paying a hosting service and it costs little enough that I think it's very worthwhile. Now I find posting photo's a piece of cake - hence I've put a few up There were people from all sides of the Armed Forces there, as well as Police, Fire and Ambulance personnel. It was a really moving day. I thought this was a stunning piece of work for a jacket and just had to get a decent photo of it. It's a really visual reminder of the Falklands conflict.
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  3. Now that I've sorted myself out (didn't realise I had to become a member to get the "attach" option), here's a couple of pics of me and the FJ from a ride out a couple of weeks ago.
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  4. That's mine sorted for this year
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  5. Well, the fat lady sang, but she didn't make the grade. Carb kit came. New o-ring on main jet and spang into life on 2nd kick. It's been an ordeal.....for me....pushed and tested me. But at my age I've got used to how it can be. I am very grateful for the support here and rex's for the coils rewind. Life certainly throws 'em at a person. I'm drained, haha. Thanks everyone.
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  6. Hi merv,, good to see your Back,,,, be good to hear from others, se if theyre still alive,
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  7. And a few more photos - this time from the "Ride To The Wall" event, at the National Memorial Arboretum, back at the start of October - truly one of the most moving experiences of my life. Over 8,000 people, on 6,000 bikes, all joined together in remembrance of those who have lost their lives in the Armed Forces and Emergency Services (Police, Fire, Ambulance etc) since the end of WW2, and in support of their families, friends and comrades. I joined with a couple of mates at Leicester Forest Services on the M1 for one of the 11 group ride-in's.
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  8. And a couple when I'd given her a good clean up to show at the Rugby Bike Fest. I LOVE this bike !!
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  9. Just a quick post to put this thread to bed. So the stator got rewound, the three coils and all cleaned up and re-wired and tested. A superb job by Rexs Speed Shop. I also purchased a new old stock flywheel magneto ( My old flywheel was stamped F-140, as is this new one, which means, according to the manual, that my bike is a UK series DT175. If it wasn't UK series it would be a CT175 and be stamped F-130) because i needed a new advance/retard which sits in the bottom of the flywheel. I wired it up and put it all together. Very difficult as always to set the points because so awkward and at the highest point the contact gap can be seen but the adjustment screw can't be got to! Anyway, I took a stab at it and kicked over for a spark.........which I got.....hooray. So it should work, BUT, with the plug in I kicked it over and eventually determined that no fuel is getting through at all, so I am having to service the carb before I can start the engine. But it should work. The stator coils rewind and re-wire is a good job and i'm sure it is right, just like new and all tested with the results.
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  10. Another update. I began to get my wiring head on by reading the manual and just looking at the loom and the components. What a mess. looming tape falling off, odd wires here n there, dirty connectors, ancient repairs, tangles, and all oily dirty, the type of grime where badness resides. So I set about cleaning all the wiring, venturing into places never ventured ever before since day zero. It looked a bit iffy here n there. Other owners had clearly left their home made repair hacks over 50 years. But gradually I found this component and that component and got my head into it. The big shock was under the seat where the main trunk of wires runs, it threads under the frame, ie right onto the top of the exhaust!, and under this frame cross member 8 of the 15 or so wires had melted into a solid block and many had corroded through........a real mess. Amazing anything had ever worked. I'd never noticed because It was just too dark and dirty under that bit. So I had to chop that section out and rewire that 4 inch section. By this time my parts had arrived. I replaced the rectifier which was just a little one inch square bit of plastic which had 'blown', blistered open. I fitted a new battery. I used many new connectors. The whole thing started looking orderly and tidy, none of that grimy badness, just now happy goodness. Eventually it was time to turn on the ignition and see what didn't work, but it did work.....indicators, stop lamp, horn, and neutral light. Fantastic. At last some reward and a weight off me. Now there is just the head and tail light and however the battery gets charged. I realized this will need me to have the engine running, which means outside in the winter cold. I plan to try it, but if it needs some time on problems then I may have to wait till warmer weather. But for now I will take it outside and try the lights. One other thing i did discover: I knew the two-stroke oil tank was showing low in its little window, so I topped it up; then for some reason i decided to just have a quick look at the oil pump and so took the cover off. As soon as i did all the oil spilled out all over the floor in one big flood...a mug full. I cleaned the oil pump and casing dry and went to top up again so i could see the leak....BUT nothing, no leak, tank still full. Bone dry. Not a drip! I left it for two days and still the same. So I think it must only leak when the engine is running. Anyway, I have bought new oil pump oil seals and gaskets and this is next weeks job. Saved a fortune in beer haha
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  11. after being blocked out for years I am back good new or bad ? thanks for sorting it Alex
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  12. Andrew elvis is still around. Kev got married (didn't know he wasn't) Tommy still OK but not heard from him in a while. see the rest on FB
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  13. I use one as well and it's fine. If you really want you can put PTFE tape on the bleed nipple threads to stop it from pulling air in that way
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  14. What you have is fine, i use the same thing. Just accept the bit of side bleed as a means to get the lines/system full of fluid. Then do the last little bit the old fashioned way. Don't forget your pulling vacuum at the bleed nipple so no air actually gets into the system its just going in the threads then out. Not up into the pipework.
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  15. Paul, as Cynic said. All the signs of a bad battery, possibly a dead cell so it has voltage but as soon as it comes under load, nothing. I've had a similar situation and literally you can start the bike and everything seems normal, turn the bike off, come back in 30 mins and the battery is dead. Why did they ever get rid of kickstarts? Mike.
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  16. Brilliant pics Blackie. Mike.
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  17. How does a Mod get locked out??? lol Welcome back by the way...
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  18. Decompressors can control engine braking on a decent to stop wheels locking, or a stall. As well as making an engine very docile. The twin plugs on small bikes comes from having 2 plugs in the head, they typically have different heat ratings so the engine can be used without switching plugs all the time. Some competitive vehicles have 2 plugs for reliability, my land rover i used to compete with had external condensers, (2 off) and 2 ignition coils (coils would fail often in off road overheating covered in shite)and associated wiring. Quick swap of the king lead and i would be running again.
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  19. I'm sure you've all been there but I had a sleepless night last night, mainly with my brain popping up random thoughts that i couldn't get rid of....and it kept me awake! One of them though was "Why DID early Yams have twin spark plug holes!!?" I came to the conclusion that it was either for 'Performance' or 'Diagnostic'...... "Performance" to make it better or worse! or "Diagnostic" to see what was making it better or worse! yup not the best discussion to have with yourself at 4 am....but.... It also got me thinking about what was available back in the 70's to do either of them...As regards to 'Diagnostic', there was Colortune sparkplugs, which were a popular 'accessory' that found their way into many a christmas stocking for dad who had everything. It was a plug with a glass inspection construction so you could 'see' the colour of your spark!.....oh joy!....come on... it was 4am!! but would Yamaha construct cylinder heads just for this purpose?....unlikely I thought!...unless it was a high performance engine......not your run of the mill Trial bike... it was probably 04.15 by now! Which made me think of 'Performance'. Was there really a need to equip their cylinder heads with dual spark plug holes to run twin plugs? Presumably that would mean twin HT Coils and maybe twin contact breakers? makes you think doesn't it? it was probably at least 04.30 by now! I don't recall my mate who had twin plugs on his AT ever having twin coils, true he had both spark plugs inserted but only one was ever connected at a time. He would change the HT lead over to the other plug if it got too fouled up...but thinking about that today (04.40) the chances are the carbon fouling was probably all over THAT spark plug too!!....but heh we were just 16!...it seemed to be the 'right thing' to do, swapping HT leads.....wow...the performance change...Not!! Anyway, (04.45) I came to the conclusion that dual plug holes was probably related to performance more than anything else......mass produced?...domestic market vs sports market?.......then just blank off the hole that's not in use and make use of the twin holes for the sports related performance. Seemed logical, and probably not untypical of 70's thinking. No I didn't drop off ...I still had Quantum and String theory to discuss with myself along with what am i going to do today?, what I'm going to be ABLE to do today with so little sleep!!.... what's that ringing?...it's the alarm......time to get up! Then I thought "Why don't I google it? " Twin spark plugs on Cylinder heads.... I was right after all....its performance related... https://www.rediff.com/getahead/report/slide-show-1-biking-and-motoring-why-twin-spark-is-superior-to-single-spark-tech/20140104.htm So I just have to answer one final question.... Why didn't i get up at 4am and look it up? ...would have saved myself all that 'deep thinking"! Gee ...i'm tired!!!
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  20. Okay, heres another thing to rule out..... What about the exhaust? if its choked it won't run. Try disconnecting the silencer, it will be noisy....but unchoked. 2 strokes rely on a bit of back pressure to run successfully, so you won't be able to ride without it, but it would give you an idea if it's choked up too much. if it doesn't start you know its not that.
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  21. and oddly enough...I answered a similiar post a few years ago on the very same subject. I also gave the process of how I got mine reclassed as HISTORIC. Have a gander, it may help.... P.s. I have a multibike insurance with CIA for my two classic bikes DT and Honda, limited to 2000k miles per year. It was £120 fully comp this year for both.
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  22. I'll be starting work on my 1981 RD200 soon after Christmas and it hasn't been started since around 1990. Has anyone any top tips for getting it to start without damaging anything? The only engine prep so far has been to drop half a capful of Marvel Mystery Oil into the cylinders to free the rings. The insides of the fuel tank were atrocious. The fuel hadn't been drained and there was a lot of rust in there. The tank was filled with white vinegar and left for 10 days and now its looking pretty clean and no leaks, but the first start will be using a portable tank. The bike was garaged and is in pretty good condition, accept for some light rusting in a few places on the frame. The other concern I also have is the condition that rubber seals will be in after this length of time. Any advice would be much appreciated.
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  23. The first thing you should know about this class of bikes is that they are made to be exactly what you need them to be. If you're looking for a bike that can climb or cruise, then the SR125 is great at that. It perfectly balances power and efficiency, yet doesn't sacrifice weight on either end. What it does sacrifice is handling, but given the fact that most of these bikes will be used aggressively all around town or on light trails make this more than an acceptable compromise. Seating position on this bike improves comfort dramatically over other similar offerings considering the size and power the engine provides regardless of your weight distribution amongst riders (more if there's more) given its compact proportions
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  24. Looks like I won't be posting any photo's then. I'm not having a Flickr account, got my fingers burned twice before with these things losing everything once they decided to start charging you for using their "services", which included receiving incessant adverts I suppose that's why I migrated over to other FB user groups and forums, they're just so much easier to share stuff with, but at least I'll still hang out here though.
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  25. Handle bar arrangement has changed from the ace bar idea after a mock up. It just did not suite the bike. So i have a pair of SRAD 750 clip-ons on the way after being sent the wrong one first time round. They have a one inch rise so maybe the perfect bars maybe. Meantime i now have matching wheels, I was going to take the rim tape off the front wheel but then found out it is lacquered over so had to fit the other SZR rear wheel. Fitted my original power RS tyres. Painted the chain guard gold to match the gold highlights on the forks and bottom yoke.
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  26. Damnit..! Momentary lapse of reason...
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  27. Thanks guys il give it a look over appreciate it
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  28. Hi there, As Blackhat says "loose connection!".....in view that you've lost everything, then it's likely that the main earth connection is either loose or corroded. Somewhere on the frame will be a metal tag with the earth wire attached. It tends to be in safe place in the central part of the bike, under the seat.(or in the vicinity of it). The negative terminal on the battery is NOT the same as the main earth of the wiring harness. NE0
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  29. Loose connection,, try unplugging and clean them also,,
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  30. thanks for your various replies, much appreciated, yes I can see now the first letter is a C and not an O, a fine margin between the two even when you zoom in ! And I will try to put my posts in the right place in future...
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  31. Wow "200 note for a head,,, and its a CT1 right enuff.
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  32. Well, after a bit of detective work on the bay....I've found the cylinder head!! The pattern of the fins is identical and the central plug hole with offset hole position are a perfect match. It's definitely from a dual shock 1974 DT175. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/324876641280?_trkparms=amclksrc%3DITM%26aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3Df980f97296284269b5abe196a98fd057%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D324876641280%26itm%3D324876641280%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057%26brand%3DYamaha&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A79750975-4221-11ec-a706-ae56a761f765|parentrq%3A09d0a33017d0ab846808caf5fff351d8|iid%3A1 and a brand new one! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/334146920758?_trkparms=amclksrc%3DITM%26aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3Df980f97296284269b5abe196a98fd057%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D324876641280%26itm%3D334146920758%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057%26brand%3DYamaha&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A79750975-4221-11ec-a706-ae56a761f765|parentrq%3A09d0a33017d0ab846808caf5fff351d8|iid%3A I'll remove the ebay links once everyone has seen them.
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  33. Same for me, riding to work and he kill switch wire had touched the exhaust and melted to it. Long push for something i could fix at the side of the road, didn't even need tools as it was obvious as soon as i pulled off the lh side panel. pulled the wire off the exhaust and she lit right up.
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  34. Nope, nil points. Somebody loves it though.
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  35. Cheers pal. It's on its way. What a good do. I really appreciate your help. Nice one. It does pass quick. Was all chatting the other day at my daughter's. Age came up. I looked at her and casually said, 'Well you're knocking on a bit now. what are you, 34'. Her face. Stunned. First time she'd ever heard anything like that about her. She said 'Yes'. I said, so your are only five and a bit years off forty!'. Suddenly she was almost 40! Ha ha. I did use this to make an important point, saying 'If there is anything you want to do, do it, don't hang about'.
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