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  1. Yamaha came through! They just e-mailed me the Service Manual. I am now the happy owner of mystical torque specs
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  2. So Yamaha got in touch today and said for hard copy, contact local dealer or they'll email me a pdf. Result. Now my kid can learn how to spanner her own bike
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  3. Pronunciation...
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  4. Think brake disks from metal will work better... Could not resist, I'll get my coat.
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  5. Hello all I've just received back the very V50M I used to use when I was 16 - I'm 51 now! It was my mums before she could drive, then my dad's commuter, then I used it to do my paper round on and then my brother used it when I could drive. It sat in my dad's garage for about 25 years before giving it to a friend's son. After more years, friend's son now works for Triumph testing new bikes on track in Spain so poor V50 now a tad overlooked. Anyway, I was asked if I wanted it back as a resto project. Yippee - time to revisit my 16 year old self. So, I've been doing a bit of a "rolling restoration" on it - not much point spending too much time and money if it's knackered. Some success and it's running now, but I've got a bit of an electrical problem that is driving me nuts. Basically you can start the moped without the key and when it's running (with or without the key) the key won't turn it off. The ignition switch is working as the neutral light comes on and the key turns the running light and headlight on and all other electrics work fine. I've tried to decipher the manual wiring diagram and fumble about with my multi-meter but I'm not sure what to test or to look for. Any help from you guys would be very much appreciated. I have seen another chap has restored the exact same bike on here and it looks great. Here is a picture - it was a green version until friend's son painted it grey.
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  6. Thank you ,I will try I'm not the best with computers , I'd rather have my hands mucky
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  7. As Snakebite said go through the loom front to back, seat off tank off and check it all. It's a simple loom and usually easy to spot broken wires if the rodents have been munching on them. After 12 years also oil down the bores (just a teaspoon full) buy yourself a tin of "EASY START", makes the whole thing much easier to get running or at least fire if it's going to.
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  8. Get a cat..! But slightly more seriously, don't try to start it again until you've traced all the damaged wires, you don't wanna short anything out.
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  9. Yeah, I was really surprised, but they were really friendly and helpful. If only more manufacturers could be like that
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  10. Brilliant, well done, and kudos to Yamaha UK for their service
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  11. That's great, remember tho always check her work if she is a newb at spannering. Good luck to you both.
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  12. Well done mate, thanks for the follow up
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  13. DREWPY Ta i will give them a go.
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  14. west country windings may be able to help
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  15. Hi Bob, I thought Tomintoul was near Aviemore, not Munich, welcome to the forum bud. Good luck with your daughter on her Bike lessons, I wish her years of safe, happy fun. My boy started on an XS125 years ago and he enjoyed it up to the point he got his full licence then it was got rid of, although I suppose we all done that. I have a few Triumphs myself a T100 (Hinckley Bonnie) and a T160 (Meriden Trident), great bikes....
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  16. It looks like there may be a couple of hole options on the frame for the rear shock rocker to connect to, I'd check that out first. The other obvious option would be a lower seat. However, personally, I'd see how she goes with it first, remember, you kinda grow into bikes. As she relaxes she'll be able to get her feet down further...
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  17. Hi Bob, Always good to see the younger generation getting into bikes!
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  18. Still couldn’t get it to run. Compression seemed low and not pulling fuel. Stripped down top end and some nicks in piston ring, but no barrel scoring. Exhaust port had rough edge. That is now dressed and new piston, rings and gaskets on order. Hope this finally sorts it
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  19. Hi Neo all sorted now had to adjust spring length but all working good now. Cheers Graham
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  20. hi Graham Not sure if this helps but this is my 1978 DT175MX rear brake light set up. and the other end of the spring goes on the top part of the brake pedal the switch part points down towards the pedal, and is held on by the plastic nut. It fits in a welded ring on the frame. The long spring attaches to the 'pull out' plunger and the other end attaches to a hole in the top of the brake pedal. When you depress the rear brake , it pulls the plunger out and this makes the internal switch close and the rear light goes on. I appreciate yours may be different but it may be helpful. NE0
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