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  1. if you pay peanuts...
    3 points
  2. Well they let me book the Friday off so will run up then.
    3 points
  3. 1 I wouldn't. 2 Best to speak to them. From the tdr forums I use the zeeltronics units are the goto upgrade as cdi's for TDR's and TZR'S are getting harder to find and more expensive not to mention guaranteeing its working. 3 Yes. The earlier bikes have different cdi's that won't swap. Whatever bike you have will dictate the cdi you use. Often the cdi needs the corresponding flywheel and mag combination too so beware of what your changing and why. You could end up chasing down very rare parts. That's why the zeeltronics is such a tempting option.
    2 points
  4. They are 2 different systems, the servos may be the same, they actually use the servos in tdr250, the rd's all the way up to 500 as well as the vmax believe it or not. As to the control, they are 2 different systems, you either have the cdi and the control box that lives in the tail (early) or the later unit where it is all in the cdi, shooters choice on that one, or, junk the whole sorry unreliable mess and upgrade to a zeeltronic ZEELTRONIC - HOME unit that controls ignition and allows you to set up the powervalve to your preference. As to the bigbore, yes an athena big bore makes these into serious 100+mph motorcycles but the gearbox cannot handle the torque, lacking thrust bearings and positive lubrication so it dies. Considering how good and well rounded a sweet tzr motor is you don't need a bigbore. One thing that is utterly unescapable on yam liquid cooled 2 strokes, genuine or athena head gaskets ONLY, anything else WILL fail.
    2 points
  5. i go out after 7:30pm to avoid traffic, or before 9:30am on weekend mornings. taking it easy preserves your licence and allows you to enjoy the scenery my last ride i decided to treat the bike to some salt air. stopped at Barton on sea to enjoy the view across the Solent to the isle if Wight. the car parks had cleared out a lot by the time i got there. its always nice to avoid other people when your a miserable old git like me
    2 points
  6. Says the file is unavailable You'd think a moderator would be able to upload them properly
    2 points
  7. Just booked myself onto a track day at blyton Park on the 9th so making a long weekend of it I think
    2 points
  8. Is this the hole it left,,
    2 points
  9. Have you seen his age
    2 points
  10. So short story, I was in a local village and they had a set of temp traffic lights set up which meant that there was quite a queue of cars waiting to move on, I love filtering to be honest, and so I wandered down the outside of these cars to get to the front, just my luck but someone was coming the other way and I dived into a gap between a car and a huge lorry, little did I know that the road dipped away to my left and was really steep suffice to say that when I tried to put my left foot down to balance the bike there was no road under my foot! the bike just tipped over like a felled tree with me going with it and then to add insult to injury my left foot got trapped by the rear footrest, so there I am laying in the road and I really can't move cos of the weight of the thing. I kid you not I felt like a right twat just laying there and remember thinking "fuck that hurts!" When out of nowhere around a dozen folks appeared as if by magic and helped me not only get the bike off my foot but then helped get it upright. Unfortunately thats not the worst part, I climed back onboard and got ready to move off and I had not realised how bad my foot had been squashed, so when I tried to take the weight on my left foot to move off it just would not take the weight so there I am AGAIN laying in the road, Oh FFS! this is getting embarasing so once again I had folks run out and lift it again, needless to say this time I took my time to get sorted out before I tried again to go home but this is a THANK YOU to all those folks and a reminder that although we might at times hate car drivers and pedestrians most people are kind and caring if you make a complete hash of things and end up laying in the road. I got away quite lightly tho, just the biggest bruise on my left foot and a reminder every time I walk that no matter how long you have been riding and waving at car drivers to get out ot the way that they really come through when you need help. And yes I'm and idiot!
    1 point
  11. So... It's raining... I've got rain wear, but it would appear that there's pinhole leaks in the trousers (probably from putting them on and taking them off) around the crotch somewhere. I'm going to put this down as being one of the problems of rubberised clothing. So, the question is: Does anyone make non rubberised wet wear? Gortex or just simply better quality maybe?
    1 point
  12. Slice, as per your original post, believe me and as you and everybody on here knows there is a lot of nice people about. I have been helped by total strangers and myself have helped total strangers. I've even knelt down on the pavement and helped an injured dog and carried to it to a vet in a strange town whilst visiting in an RN vessel. It's always nice to know that if something happens there's always someone that will stop and help. I could bore everyone about when coming back from a football match with my son on the back who decided to feint but won't. Mike.
    1 point
  13. I'll be there all being well
    1 point
  14. went out with a mate to Southport carousel Took it really easy as too warm and the car drivers just CBA driving sensibly. Avoided a few situations if I'd been a bit faster. Lots of harvesters and tractors out too ATM
    1 point
  15. put the gpx files in drop box https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qa6p9a9s6q3hokb/AAAOB8gx36JErJTunerbirZra?dl=0
    1 point
  16. Still unavailable
    1 point
  17. PDF copies for the spoon fed populous Clapham.pdf Flamboroughhead.pdf pickeringsteam.pdf Scarborough.pdf wray.pdf York daytrip.pdf
    1 point
  18. finally managed to get out for a ride Saturday evening. my route took me through Hants, Wilts and Dorset. the traffic was light and the temperature dropped to a comfortable level about 8:30. i took some pics by Fovant badges. a landmark between Salisbury and Shaftsbury.
    1 point
  19. On my wiring diagram (for a 2005 YBR), the solid blue wire I think you're talking about runs to the neutral switch - it then connects to ground. The wire appears to run to the generator side of the engine, by the front sprocket. Test the switch directly at it's contacts (should ground likely when in neutral), the wire may also be broken at some point between the front and rear of the bike.
    1 point
  20. Whatever they are they don't work
    1 point
  21. i've done a few routes as I'm there for the week. pickering tuesday and wray bike night thursday Clapham.gpx Flamborough head.gpx pickering steam .gpx Scarborough.gpx wray.gpx
    1 point
  22. Taking the bus or going actually on the bike?
    1 point
  23. I'm working till 2 so will be there late afternoon/evening
    1 point
  24. The actions that caused the damage in that picture changed the world
    1 point
  25. my tdm850 pulls from 1500 rpm, max torque at 5k and power 6.5. it'll rev up past the red line at 8k but nothing happens power wise. It also has a 270' crank.
    1 point
  26. That may well have been a very expensive mistake, electrics are quite often polarity sensitive. I made the same mistake on our caravan and had to replace the tv and the electrical circuit board in the fridge. Five hundred quidsworth for the sake of not checking.
    1 point
  27. As a 2 stroke man john you should ride a propperly sorted vmax, crazy. Needs to be a good one though, lot more posers than do ers out there.
    1 point
  28. Yeah it was the TANK and yes it went down with a wallop, no hole in the road as it was cushioned with my foot!!!
    1 point
  29. Was it the Tank that toppled " thay"l be a hole in the road now,,
    1 point
  30. 16 years older than me, still no news on the health of the bike though!!!
    1 point
  31. Oh, they're definitely smooth.. I just can't identify all the little noises. I could have a big end going, and I wouldn't have a clue! lol
    1 point
  32. You have gone from peak torque/peak revs to peak torque no revs. You need to watch the taco for a bit, revving a v twin hard will just send your fingers numb. Peak power is around 8 and peak torque around 7k rpm so in theory your sweet spot for gear changing will be around 7 to 8k. Your ears will argue with you because they are used to 20 valves and 4 pistons rattling around (figuratively they do make noise). Now you have 8 valves and 2 pistons so half the noise and exhaust note. Your head will be telling you to change at ? probably 16k. Not being sarky your waiting for the normal resonance of the ace at maybe 8 or 9k if your pushing. Dont worry about big handfuls of low rpm throttle either its where a v twin thrives, from as low as 3 k wang the throttle open and she will drive, the chunder ace would likely bog till it gets its stride. Short answer you need to turn your riding upside down, low rpm drive is the key. Your all finished and ready to have a cuppa before the ace would be getting on the cam properly. And, i have seen it first hand, those v twin suzuki's are a looooong way from slow, once you sus the riding style you will rip the commute apart.
    1 point
  33. Ok the foot aches! but other than a mighty bruise it's fine. The bike however is not, I had just spent quite a time on fitting 2 new mirrors with built in LEDs and was quite proud of the fact that they looked cool with having to make up 2 small looms to connect them to the bike so I could use the existing wiring with out cutting the wires on the bike, had been on the bike for about 3 days and the fall snapped the left hand one off like a carrot! So today I fitted the old ones back on and it's back to standard. Some scrapes to the exhaust mount and the left engine casing plus the fairing protector was gouged up a bit. All in all I got away light.
    0 points
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