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  1. Doesent have valve seats, what it does, or rather did! was have crank seals, they are long dead. I would bet just about every seal on that motor is split or has shrunk to the point of failure. Would be a VERY smart move to fit new crank bearings at the same time as having sat that long they may well be toast so while your there for an extra tenner. Check the other significant bearings too. They can sometimes rust if they have been left without a covering of oil. Depends on where you are but as you haven't given us ANY real information to work with I'm guessing. You can get full seal
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  2. I'd love to meet up again. going to be a strange year though I think.
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  3. Well it seems that I am really thinking of changing the FJR, been looking at the new Trumpet speed tripleRS, it's not officially available till April I think but it does look nice! Just asking really but are they any better than the horrible things I used to ride back in the day? My Bonnerville was great in a straight line but just god awful in bends plus the loss of oil was always a bit of a concern on long rides. I have heard as well that some of the latest trumpets have gearbox problems and that would be a bit of a bummer. I really need something a LOT lighter than the FJR as I have some pr
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  4. no good mate, nowhere to anchor the drum brake stator, and besides he'll no douubt want to keep to standard @Scott what's wrong with your original forks?
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  5. Possibly more than you'd want to pay, but comes with extras and look in good condition! Ebay link And coming from the UK..!
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  6. Put 4.5 gram rollers in instead of the 5 grams I had before and it’s all a lot faster I think I got about 60mph out of it. It dies a bit from 33-38 but I can live with that for a little bit. Getting a new air filter for it so going to get it all setup perfect then
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  7. A 500cc race bike, a v8 muscle car with a charger maybe. A scoot. No. Unless you have built a 98cc 25hp racer it won't need all that guff. Get it hot a couple of times. Ride it 5 or 10 miles to make sure nothing leaks or boils up and your good. All I have ever done in (shit) 35 years of riding 2 strokes. That single ring bigbore may only have 6 thousand miles in it if you work it hard. Maybe stay away from long stretches of wide open throttle. Also if it's anything like my daughters bike use spring washers on anything related to the exhaust. Keep an eye on
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  8. You could put it together and test the rotor with a dti ( dial test indicator) any local engineering firm may be able to do this for you? How did it get bent?
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  9. It's hard to tell but actually the rotor site on the tapered part so if that's not bent it might be ok?
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  10. Two wives decided on a girlie night out. On the way home they needed a pee and nipped into a graveyard. Then they realised that they didn't have any wipes to finish up, so the first one used her knickers, and the second one found a wreath and used that. The next day one husband rang the other and said 'No more girlie nights out, mine came home with no knickers on'. The other said, 'Well if you think that's bad mine came home with a card in her crack that said 'From all of us at the fire station - we'll never forget you.''
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  11. Art! wouldn't go that far. Nik naks Maybe. Clutter my missus calls it.
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  12. random ornaments made from crap Oh, you mean art
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  13. Hi Jimmy, used to be in the gas industry so it was all heavy gauge pressure vessels and structural steel, now it's a bit of all sorts. Cars, bikes, random ornaments made from crap.
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  14. Welcome to the forum Welder/fabricator? Lightweight or heavy gauge metals? Back in the day I was a plater in the shipyards and I see that's sometimes called a fabricator nowadays
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  15. 1/ Unless the two fork stanchions are connected by an equaliser, then yes, they should be the same. 2/ I think the error was that you took it to a cowboy for a service...
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  16. have you googled the part number? Yam always use parts bins of the era so googling will bring up what your looking for (but check photos)
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  17. A campsite i know well in Bude is taking bookings with a lockdown guarantee. So if you cannot go because of this covid crap you don't lose out. Must be others around the country. Just pick a weekend and keep your fingers crossed i guess.
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  18. Might wanna reword your title. I thought it was some sort of dating service for bikers! lol
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  19. Should HAVE TAKEN IT back to him,, 600 bucks ,.. now youve messed with it, he wont believe you,
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  20. very simply, a diode is a bit like an electrical valve, it lets electricity flow one way and blocks it going the other way. stops damaging feedback to other electrical systems
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  21. Yip " that short will rear its ugly head again,
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  22. I've been the pillion in a situation. Was at a friend of a friends at about age 15 and he offered to take me home on his RD350LC, but like most things, it had to be NOW! So there I am, climbing on the back whilst trying to zip my leather up and his girlfriend had kicked one peg up but not the other... So now I'm trying to zip my jacket up AND kick the peg down at the same time. Him, thinking I was on, takes off. I don't... Next thing I know, I'm laying on my back in the middle of the road and everyone comes to to see if I'm ok. I'm fine, just slightly confused about what happen
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  23. So its been a while, we haven't actually touched the bike since we got back from motorcycle social. garage repairs and life in general have been priority, the show went really well and the bike got a very good response! Here's a couple of pictures of the bikes in the limelight Got a very good response a lot of people loved it! Really enjoyed chatting to everyone we had a real good time! A lot of amazing machines! Here's another picture of my good friend who welded the bike getting a feel for it! Baring in mind hes a lot shorter than me and can only just r
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