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  1. Some know already but , well sometimes things feel like there is a higher order. On the vmax forum there was a fellow selling a set of carbon dymag wheels, i saw the advert September last year time but had neither the money or the need at the time. Fast forward, months of covid lock up, (i keep a little slush fund to pay for my biking which has just gone up through last year). Then the drive hub shat its self and the crap that followed. Well i stumbled back across the wheel add, no comments on the post, wheels had low miles, maybe a couple of thou. With tyres and such and with t
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  2. Was expecting Monty Python.
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  3. OK, just a quick update. I did indeed get a cable from Wemoto, and it is now fitted!!! I chose the Yamaha RD multi fit as it has a gently curved fitment at the instrument end. Part no.AC 4245. The other option was for a DT 125 RD 350. Part no. AC 3665. This one has a straight fitting but does have a heat shield spring. I happened to have some springs from a XS 650 restoration I did a few years back, and fitted one to the cable i bought. Many thanks to everyone who helped.
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  4. With the kind assistance from Neo I did contact Wemoto and found a suitable tacho cable which is only 25mm shorter than standard, so I am pretty sure it will fit ok. I will post when fitted. Only down side is that it is black and not gray, but you can't have everything on a bike from the 70s.
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  5. I would check the gearbox shifter forks for wear, or even the drum shifter for wear plus the mechanism at the end of the gear shaft. Means you have to take it apart but on an old bike things do wear and if the box has been abused then thats your problem. Wheelies and some race bikes take a real tole on the gearbox. Just a suggestion but best I can come up with without seeing it. Try looking at this for an idea on the workings of the box.
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  6. Okay quick update: Yesterday i refilled the battery and charged it up again. Still holds about 6,5V so seems quite allright. Fired the bike up an measured the voltage while the battery was still connected to the bike (the 25V were coming out because the Volt-Meter had no ground to the bike because of the removed battery, i know rookie mistake) and the measured voltage was 8,5V as the manual suggested. Tomorrow im going for a ride and will update if something has changed. Could the damaged battery be the problem for the rough running after a while? Anyway thank
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  7. With the miles you ride you will notice a difference, though if i may? from my neighbours experience, there is a mileage limit on those carbon wheels. He trained on alloy rims and raced on carbons.
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  8. What?, no you cannot do without it. it takes the tightening torque of the spindle, without it you put a massive load directly onto the bearings and the wheel will never tighten properly. Dangerous, nigh on suicidal. Its in a lot more than the thunderace, the yzf 750, fzr600 xjr1300, its a good list. 35 quid new from fowlers.
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  9. Just be careful, people buying quickshifters often as not end up asking why their bike is jumping out of gear after a while. They do stress the gearbox. On a race bike the tenths of a second matter and replacing gearboxes is accepted, road bikes, not so much.
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  10. {Posted a request for information a few days ago, no answers! Just to let you know I found the answer trying to remove the main switch. G
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  11. Thanks for your reply. I have now removed the master switch which was not that difficult but the cost of replacement parts you can not be too careful. I am new to this site and find the system a little bit difficult to navigate, call me stupid if you like.
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  12. Hi Guys, I have recently had problems with my XV 125 and through the help of this forum and a lot of testing with a multimeter i have finally solved my issue. Turns out that the CDI unit was faulty and i have repaired it now and i thought it would be a good idea to get it up on the forum for future use. The problem i had was that only 1 cylinder was firing. I only had the front cylinder firing on my bike. I did the usual, checked plugs, checked coils and all seemed ok. So from there i worked from the Iginition electrical diagram If you look on the diagram the command to
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  13. It's the only place he doesn't get lost
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  14. Thanks folks, had not thought about "new old stock" very cunning mate! I will do just that assuming I'm allowed to actually try them on? As for the blue tooth thing I might just forget about that, a good excuse to say "sorry I did'nt hear you! Thanks for the heads up on the sportsbike shop but Bolton would be a bit of a treck.
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  15. The only way i have found buying helmets is to go to a shop, tricky i know, and go through them till you find one (if they actually let you try on helmets any more), that fits right. Every time i have gone helmet shopping i have not come back with what i had set out to buy. I would hang on a bit longer, once the bike shops open they will have 12mth old stock they will be desperate to be rid of.
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  17. Sure did and within 24 hours of the question....or perhaps you didn't realise you posted twice!
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  18. Actually you posted the same question twice and neo provided an answer on the other post
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  19. You can get keyless systems and isolators for anything 12v, then if you press a button on a keyfob its dead. Wont save you getting robbed and the bike could still get scratched up as they bail but you would not lose it. Had one on a suzuki i owned, ig switch did nothing it was just a dummy. Am looking at the same for my vmax, this one has a transponder you can fit into your gloves and then you put the receiver wherever you choose. Without the transponder being put in the right place nothing doin. This kind of thing, Bikermart: MotoGadget m~Lock Contactless Radio Frequenc
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  20. 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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  21. Domyou think,we"l get out this year,,
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  22. Just found Tommy's ride and slide photo
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  23. It's fine, Tommy - I'm "forgetting" the fact that I would have dropped my bike, if you weren't there to catch it...! I sort of have that on video, but conveniently enough it didn't make the final cut...
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  24. Bipp you know the rules, no pics it didn’t happen well apart the fact I said it did nice vid
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  25. Pulled a short video together now that I'm back from my work travels. I tried to throw some music over the top (by a Welsh band, naturally) but after upload to YouTube the audio quality became distorted - so you may wish to mute. UPDATE: I've now sorted the music quality, and it'll default to 1080p if viewed via YouTube, rather than the embed below. In truth I had actually managed to film probably about 70-80% of the entire ride out on both days, so this video barely scratches the surface! Tommy is lucky, on the ride home I had put the cameras away so didn't get to capture my leaving
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  26. Thanks for this Neo. I found the cable in USA at KDI Reproductions for about £12, but with £50 postage!!!
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  27. Hi Edmonds, good old dry sump engines !!! I would guess the extra oil was lost to the gearbox but as long as it is sorted .... cool Regards Jim
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