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  1. Thanks for the welcomes, as of yet I'm not on the road but I'm working on it - my CBT is next month and the project bike I got is gradually getting to road worthy (1998 virago 125)
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  2. There's really not a great deal to tell lol. Most of it (being run over several times, falling from height (I used to free climb), various impact injuries (we used to go mountain biking in the woods (on racers, before mountain bikes were invented!) was just a mix between a youthful flagrant disregard of personal safety crossed with the indestructible-ness of youth. The rest, well, I had a friend whose dad ran an Army adventure training camp in the Lake District. We used to go over for the summer holidays. 5-6 weeks of orienteering, climbing, abseiling, cycling, canoeing, un-officially
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  4. Thanks! Small update - the new carb is delayed so I spent today stripping the old one, cleaning and rebuilding and double checking the vacuum system is sealed and she's now started again! I still need the new carb as the siezed screws ain't budging, and one cylinder is a bit tempermental. I need to sort the neutral switch too
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  5. So, since I bought my Thunderace 2.5 years ago, my poor old Vauxhall Vectra has had hardly any use. For the last Year and a half it's just sat sadly outside the house (on the drive) SORNed. It's beyond my personal skillset to put right, so I am donating it free of charge to Wakefield Technical College (Automotive Department), where it will spend the next 2-3 years being taken apart and put back together and so on by the Mechanic Students... But we've run into a snag... They have someone that can come and pick it up on one of his own trailers, but they've got a couple of peop
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  6. I will tag along Andy, might get one or two to come up with me. Prob best to keep it informal.
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  7. Whether that would cause the problems you've been having, I don't know, but if nothing else, it will stop the leak which is one fewer problems you have to deal with. It's possible that the effects you are seeing are a result of several things... I've never done it personally, but lapping your valves looks straight forward enough. Might be worth doing while you have it open again. Also while you have it open... Get an engineers straight edge and make sure the head is completely flat! No point putting it back together again if it isn't.
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  8. Due to lack of movement I'm going to book camping at Squires 2nd August till saturday coming back Sunday. meeting a mate there and a few others mates coming down thursday (so they say) Anyone most welcome to join me or take in one of the local B&B's in the area. There is a rock and bike night in the field across the road so it maybe a bit noisy
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  9. And are they all the same now? We could really do with a video of what it's doing WITH sound... lol
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  10. Hey guys! My name is Justin and I am new to the forum. I've tried a few forums but haven't really found much/help support so I am hopeful to be here with y'all on this forum. Any who, a quick about me, then I'm gonna get my post up for help on my xs750. So I am currently living in CO and I'll be headed back to the east coast soon, originally from GA. In my time out here I've picked up riding motorcycles and I love it. I've also been one to do the work on my vehicles in the past and that has definitley followed me into my time with my bikes! My first bike was a 01 Ninja 500. It was a good littl
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  11. Drivetrain, everything that is involved with the direct drive of a vehicle from engine to rubber... Chain is just one of them! Guys here are either knowledgeable or just bright, you should get most questions answered to a good degree.
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  12. I'll keep my eyes open for you jcr as it'd be nice to see another Ace in Hampshire - a dying breed sadly.
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  13. Great intro bud. Ìve owned a few xs' but not the 750 The forum ticks along nicely, sometimes fast, sometimes not so fast
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  14. Yes, there will be plenty of help on here for you, about twenty years ago I had a couple of XS250's which were fantastic but have progressed up the cc scale since then. Am now on a 1250cc now, but not a Yamaha though.
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  15. Hi smitty_jc7 Welcome to the fantastic forum and what a brilliant intro. As NEO says, A lot of the members (the regular ones who respond) are all UK based and I assume CO and GA are in the US? Myself are thinking along the same lines. I presume CO is Colorado and the obvious one GA is Georgia. Anyway, It's always nice to have a member from a different country and post photos of their bikes. Mike.
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  16. Welcome Justin, nice intro, well done for taking the time and effort to write one. Nice bike you got there, I like the 3 into one exhaust, not disimilar to my Honda 400/4 with 4 its snake pipes into one. I guess being a 77 its one of the first bikes to see mag Wheels as it was probably around that time they were introduced. My 75 is wire spoked and i don't recall seeing mag wheels anytime before 77. A lot of the members (the regular ones who respond) are all UK based and I assume CO and GA are in the US? At present the forum is a quiet place compared to a few years ago when it certa
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  17. this month (July issue) is featuring a special on Yamaha motorcycles.
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  18. Jimmy and jcr have given me an idea, the other day I was out on the bike to drop it off for a bit of maintenance and had to walk/bus it home in full leathers in a massive heatwave which was a nightmare then had to walk/bus it back again to collect it later. So, as I'm a retired earlybird and usually up around 04:00 will seriously think about going out for a ride in the Wiltshire country roads then as I've always said that's the best time of the day. Will plan a route then hopefully do it. Mike.
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  19. Try that? You're probably wondering how i did that? I hacked the Main frame using a Trace program after I went down the rabbit hole......hang on!.....back to the Real World.....it wasn't as exciting as that!!..... I initially clicked on the dropbox link which took me to the dropbox photos then right clicking over the image I picked "Copy image link" from the menu and inserted that link into my post and the photo came up within my post. Hope that helps.
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  20. For the last 2 or 3 months have been commuting the 28 miles to work and back on the FJ here in Kernow. Mornings are not too bad but late afternoon rush hour between Falmouth & Truro and through Truro is a killer. Cagers all over the place and Truro is at a standstill on double lanes. High beam and blinkers on and gently force your way through the middle. Generally people are alert, helpful and make space. Some however should be shot on sight.
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