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  1. 3 points
    Well peeps it seems that SWMBO has been booked in for her OP in just over a month from now! So pretty sure that I'm fubard for the weekend but just looking at the map I "might" be able to make it just for the day on the Saturday? It's only about an hour and a half from me so weather permitting and hoping I can get away for the day I hope to see you all then.
  2. 3 points
    If you’re at home tomorrow afternoon I could nip over and have a look pm me your address and phone number
  3. 3 points
    If you cba why would anybody else spend the time. This forum is for the benefit of every member. Not a free fixit for the lazy.
  4. 2 points
    Well the bike got delivered today. £150 Gillingham to Gourock. About 420 miles. John Adams, I have his number if anyone is looking, Well recommended
  5. 2 points
    Had a blast. Bit apprehensive in the first couple of sessions, but settled down ok after that. Definitely rode faster than novice group, like Finnerz says theres a good range of abilities and I was towards the slower end of the group but by no means embarrassed. The higher overall speed meant I could keep flowing better. Missed the final session as absolutely knackered and didnt want to risk it. It was packed full, and on track were Dean Harrison and Ron Haslam in the fast group. I could count road bikes on one hand, all the others were trailered/vanned in, along with all of the gear that goes with em, race bike/track bikes, some wonderful machines there. And me on the humble fazer. Next up is an evening trackday session sometime in June July, probably another in August, the the Road Bike only day in early Sept.
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    Get a tape measure and measure your bars. Compare that to some measurements on the renthal website. Make your own decision from there. Is that beneficial for you? Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    Not responded as I was called into work so apologies on my behalf, I didn’t read your message until late last and was going to reply this morning but was called in to work to cover sickness. That was a very kind and generous offer by the way. The mechanic I’ve used in the past managed to call this afternoon on his was home and he’s had a quick look and said it’s the ‘rectifier’ I ain’t a clue but he shown me it when he removed it from under the tank. Hr said that it’s a newish unit but when the old one broke they didn’t check the wiring connector to the unit and he shown me that 2 of the connectors that had previous burnt plastic on them had not been swapped hence causing the new unit to not connect fully causing a loose connection that’s causing it to misfire and for the bike to be only running on it’s battery and that’s why it lost all power Thanks again and please don’t think I was being ignorant and not getting back to you Drewp
  8. 2 points
    Mate.. 3k. You like the 650 looks. Lighter, sweeter handling and still not stuuuuupid money. A 350b would do it. Get a Propper good one for 3k. A better bike than the 400 if I had to say or be shot. Then it's a smokey and I'm biased.
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  10. 1 point
    Have you checked that the battery is accepting a charge? Make sure it's actually not putting out voltage. It could also be that the stator has given out, also check for bad grounds, lose wires, all the usual stuff
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    Lower displacement Yamahas are kinda known for having this issue, sometimes if you leave them in the sun for a long time on a hot day the fuel pump starts acting up, opinions vary on the solution online, but when this happened to mine last year I replaced the pump and it worked fine. You should be able to find a replacement pump on ebay relatively cheaply, and they're pretty simple to change yourself.
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    Not that I'm aware of. Uban myth from the UK restrictions maybe. LC models had washers but don't think they went to the US. More likely on a 78 is your high speed coil is failing. Check the stator resistances. The 78 cdi uses 2 Coils one for low rpm the other for high. Known as a 7 wire system amongst owners. Yep 7 wires between the cdi and the mag. The approx point where the system switches over between Coils is 6k.
  14. 1 point
    Yeah this is the problem. Who to trust.
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    sUPERB JIM,, i"v ridden one of these, ,same style and colour, ,, lovely ,, i also rode piliion on the 650 bonnie back in 1977 , as i broke my leg,,,[ bike crash[],,
  16. 1 point
    Well all my talk of scratching itches opened up a deep itch. When I was 18 I bought my first Triumph. A T140D, and it was fekking beautiful. I rode down to Shipley on the back of my pals Bonnie and when I saw it in the shop I was delighted. Speaking with the salesman he points to another bike and says, the owner traded in his bike for that there. I looked over and saw this thing of raw beauty and vowed there and then I had to get one. Well 37 years later I took the plunge. Suffice to say the 3 grand I got for my auld bike ended up as a deposit for this These pics were ones the PO sent me and no doubt I will get lots of my own as soon as I am off work
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    Dirt bikes are hassle, a minter may have been left and used when it was dry. One that looks unloved could have been serviced every race. Buyer be very aware.
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    Looking forward to finding out what you’ve got, Jimmy...
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    I am supposed to be working this weekend so I'll have to pull some sort of excuse. Finish at 3 on Friday so maybe leave from there. LD3 7YJ ,,,,,,, is the post code for you satnav 'ers All going well I will see yous there. Head Count : How many going ?
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    It seems to be, but the guy I'm buying the bike from is a serial buyer and seller so gives this fella a lot of business. When I told my mate he called him as he needs a bike taken up from Fleetwood so he will pick that up on the way and charged him £120. He is picking my bike up tomorrow so hopefully I'll have it in a few days....then the big reveal
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    That's astonishingly cheap.
  23. 1 point
    I had a car shipped using Shiply.com Dead good price and it's no enquiring for you, just post the job and details and people come back to you with prices. They're all verified and reviewed and insured. Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  24. 1 point
    The bike Bus jim" , google em ,, scots firm ,,run down south weekly ,.
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    I managed to get the Friday off work. I just need to sort a kennel for the dog and then I’m all good. I’ll be camping - do I need to give them a buzz to book a spot, or is your tentative reservation enough? I’m back up in Glossop so will happily meet and convoy with anyone else travelling on the Friday? Glad the op is booked at least. It would be lovely to meet you in person, Slice - I’ve not had the honour [emoji846] but totally understand if you can’t make it!
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    I managed to get 3 of the 4 carbs rebuilt. One needs to have the bowl painted still. Dunno how I ended up with 3 rights and 1 left. #4 has paint curing. Hope to have the rack reassembled this weekend. The engine rebuild is on hold until funds allow for new rings and cylinder O-rings.
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    I'll be arriving at some point Friday evening. Finish work at 2 so will aim to leave soon after Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  29. 1 point
    Just bumping this thread... I’m going to sort my annual leave this week or next. Who’s looking at coming along, and is there a plan for the days?
  30. 1 point
    Thanks I will have a look
  31. 1 point
    Ilike the XS650 Too, RD"s are way too pricy now, the 350b is more vibey than the 400,[ not rubber mounted engine mounts,] , the old z1000 is cheaper than the Z900
  32. 1 point
    To further Slices' answer, you have vacuum carbs on your bike so petrol feed should only occur when the engine is running, therefore no requirement for an off position
  33. 1 point
    Like I said I’m only 10 mile away so if I have time, happy to help
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    noted and edited
  35. 1 point
    I did think about a stroker, as I still have my modern Triumph, so the other one would be for short runs, but I've always had a kinda hankering for the xs650, so it's an itch I may need to scratch
  36. 1 point
    I do like the xs650 not sure on prices now. have you thought about w800 ? i know it’s a kwacker
  37. 1 point
    Thanks for the replies. all fuses present and correct non blown and no visible black scorch marks nothing Plug leads maybe I'm stuck as nothing visible so plugs leads at the weekend and the battery is now on trickle charge, battery was fully charged as I had it charging before he had a melt down so something has flattened it Theres a mobile bike mechanic who I’ve used in the past but he’s booked up till June now Thanks
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    Thanks Jimmy ill have a look on Saturday. No rain just a nice dry night, it was just the engine that went to sleep so still had lights. i tried to start the bike but it was as if it had a flat battery and wouldn’t even attempt a turn for the ignition. I’m guessing its fairings off to get and plugs and leads thanks
  39. 1 point
    Thanks I managed to find a great condition full system
  40. 1 point
    Don't laugh, its hilarious. Sorry Alex,
  41. 1 point
    Don't laugh Cynic....., I was logged on as you!!!
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    HAHA, i was you for a while earlier in the week.
  44. 1 point
    Seems Ok today Bud, fingers crossed
  45. 1 point
    Brilliant contrast and compare on helicoil vs timesert, and certainly something to digest. Thanks very much for that. I used helicoil for no reason other than I had done it before, but using your experience, I used the correct method as the thread I replaced was the fixing point for a cam cover, so will be off and on (the last gasket only lasted about 2k miles)
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    Similar, except you must counter-sink the hole for the insert flange to sit flush. Drill, counter-sink, tap and screw in with the install tool. Use a little anti-seize on the install tool to prevent it from grabbing. The plain steel inserts are phos coated. The stainless steel inserts are pricey but on critical, external mounts, I always use those instead of the cheaper plain steel. For a an internal engine thread repair, the steel is fine. After installing a bunch of both I have extremely biased opinion that differs from others. The FAA in the US considers the Heli-Coil an approved thread repair for aircraft engines. Time-Sert is not listed. That said, I've pulled plenty of them out of the metal torquing down bolts and had to go up a size to repair with a Time-Sert. I have never had a Time-Sert fail and when I install with red Loctite threadlocker they always withstand repeated removal and re-torques. Use anti-seize on the new bolt you install, though. I exclusively use the stainless steel M10 x 20mm in 6061 subframe sway bar adapters I designed and produced for swapping the Genesis Sedan rear subframe into the Coupe for drag racing. I've seen axles snap but never one of my adapters fail. Everyone has a preference and most people prefer Heli-Coil. Thinking about it, I suspect one of the main reasons Time-Sert is not on the approval list by FAA is that they are a solid insert. The Heli-Coil can be easily removed if it wears or is damaged. If the the Time-Sert bonded to the parent metal via galvanic binding then it may have to be milled out. Heli-Coil can be grabbed and ripped out without too much damage to the retaining threads. Again, personal preference and application. I know builders that swear by the them and won't use a Time-Sert. Personally, I've had them pull out threads due to un-even thread pressure. What i would recommend is to use a Time-Sert where the install is considered permanent and won't likely be touched again except for a major component repair. If the fastener is going to be removed and reinstalled a lot I would consider a Heli-Coil since you can easily replace it if it wears or gets damaged. For the valve cover I only had 6mm Time-Serts in the shop so that's what I used. I have plenty of 10mm Heli-Coils that I rarely use. Looks like it'll be a full piston kit on this caliper now. After multiple torchings and beatings the piston came out. Was hoping to salvage the piston, but after measuring the seal depths and piston there is too much pitting and tool damage near the pressure seal. boo.. Looks like I will be ordering a BrakeMasters complete kit. At least it will be good for another 40 years after this.
  47. 1 point
    I thought it was the same, but a better system.
  48. 1 point
    Waiting on some new cap nuts for the head studs and then it'll be ready for install. One valve cover hole had no threads, so had to repair with a time-sert. It felt like the opposite, diagonal corner screw wanted to pull out too when I installed the cover. I may be doing it again on that one. The replacement tank is almost rust-free. A few spots here or there. The donor front rim is done. New bearings and seals installed, ready for the tire. The front caliper is not so good. If I can actually get the piston out I may rebuild it. Otherwise, used donor will be located soon.
  49. 1 point
    Just done a biker down course and learned a great deal about first aid for bikers and scene management. they also showed a vid on why we have smidsey just thought I’d share it
  50. 1 point
    I wish they had something like Bikerdown out here, all the training that I've found so far is track based. Which sort of defeats the object for me. They don't teach SMIDSY out here, not sure why. Anyone who doesn't know of it.
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