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  1. Just found Tommy's ride and slide photo
    5 points
  2. I had a low speed off way back when with the girlfriend on the back. No big deal and it didn't put her off marrying me but... My biggest fright was as a puny 18yrs apprentice shipwright, I was coming home from my birds house when I saw one of my workmates staggering home drunk. I stopped and asked if he wanted a lift (always seemed to carry a spare lid then). Big Stan gets on the back. Now, I was 5'8 and about 11stone, Big Stan was about 6' 8 and around 20 stone, extremely drunk and wobbling all over the place. Never came off, but the worst 5 mile pillion ride I've ever done.
    5 points
  3. ponderosa was quiet and found a great new cafe too wasn't till i got on the m6 that it was busy
    4 points
  4. About twenty years ago coming back from Clevedon in Somerset on the M5 Northbound after watching our local football team play away to Clevedon with my son on the back of my Divvy 600 he decided to fall asleep going across the Avonmouth bridge in Bristol. My mistake was to shout his name and ask him if he was OK. What I should have done was to pull into the emergency lane and woke him up. But since that experience I've learned that is a common occurrence. (frightening) But the most frightening time was coming back from Poole in Dorset again watching our local team play and as luck had it I entered a 40mph speed limit just before Warminster on the A350 and he decided to feint. I felt him slipping off the back of the bike towards the middle of the road so I had to hold him in a headlock to stop him falling into the road, literally stall the bike into the side of the road. Believe it or not about four cars passed us before finally a car stopped to help me get him off the bike and sit him onto the grass verge. And the car that stopped was a woman on her own and gave my son some water from a bottle she had been drinking from. She did leave without giving me her details but to this day I really do thank her and will never forget her good deed where as others just drove past. But the good news was just after she left a car with Chippenham supporters pulled up thinking that we had broken down but after explaining what happened they put my son in their car and took him all the way home with me following behind. There is good people about thankfully. Mike.
    4 points
  5. 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 happened. But this isn't the worst part! We thought he'd get to the end of the street and turn around for me, but we don't see him for the next 20mins... By the time he gets back, I've taken my helmet off and had a fag and a cuppa. And here he is and we walk out to meet him and he says: "I didn't realise you weren't on the back till I got to your house, so rode back slowly to see where I'd lost you. What happened?"!!! I was only 10 stone at the time and hadn't put all my weight on the bike when he took off. So he just never noticed the change in weight. He thought I was the best pillion ever!!!
    4 points
  6. I was riding through Copenhagen with the Mrs on the back, and there were these huge tabletop speed bumps all down this road. The kind that wouldn't be out of place on a bmx track. So I had the bright idea of standing up on the pegs and hitting one at ramming speed forgetting she was there. As we came down off it she slid forward onto the riders seat as I simultaneously went to sit back down on her lap. I stood straight back up and got punched in the arse for my trouble
    4 points
  7. Thanks, Iv give the carbs another full clean today, found a bit of wear on one of the slides and the slides seem to be sticking so not sure if that’s linked. I’ll pop them back on and see if it makes any difference.
    3 points
  8. 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
    3 points
  9. if you pay peanuts...
    3 points
  10. Well they let me book the Friday off so will run up then.
    3 points
  11. No booze last night so a wee 105 mile jaunt on my 1975 Trident. Stopped in Largs for a photo and tea Edit, eventually sorted
    3 points
  12. Nice picture bud. Unfortunately I was hungover today so the only bike action was 3hrs cleaning one
    3 points
  13. I've been on earlies last two days so roads dead on the way in (0400hrs) and chok a blok on the way home. Some crazy filtering yesterday by a load of bikes and scooters, which I let myself get caught up in. When I finally got through it all I was fkn angry with myself as there were some stupid risks taken No harm done tho (other than pissing off a load of car drivers) and a much better run into work today
    3 points
  14. Same up here , mobbed ,,first warm day,,,
    3 points
  15. Totally concur jcr, but as there was three of us going out to National Trust today I had no choice but to take the car. Seen so many bikers on the roads (motorways included) was very envious. But, and a very BIG BUT. the weather was so hot I don't think I would have coped too well in my full leathers being in my seventies. Mike.
    3 points
  16. For those into engine porn. My 1975 T160 Trident was burning a bit of oil, so having missed out on a few weekend aways due to lockdown, I saved my money and gave the bike through to Grin Triumph in Kennoway, Fife. He is a one man operation with a great rep for auld Triumphs. I dropped it off in March and picked it up a couple of days ago. He stripped the top end and rebored the barrels out to +20 and fitted new pistons. He also fitted new valves, guides, springs etc and vapour blasted all components. Apologies it's not a Yam, but hey...the sharp eyed will note that the vacuum covers on the carb gantry are actually Yam parts, so qualifies
    3 points
  17. Out today, 15 degreees ,,,hottest yet,, i was on the 550.. mates on Yds7
    3 points
  18. Hi Lorraine welcome in. Is this any good? https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjszLiA6cvwAhVxThUIHVc-CecQFjAAegQICRAD&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffichasmotor.com%2Fen%2Fyamaha%2Fyamaha-fzs-600-fazer-1999%2F&usg=AOvVaw0BPcomdB6NdPs0n_02DxER Link above will take you to the page below or just type in "FZS600 1999 spec sheet" and follow your nose to something that might help. Good luck. FichasMotor Brands Search YAMAHA FZS 600 FAZER 1999 YAMAHA YAMAHA FZS 600 FAZER 1999 DESCRIPTION The motorcycle Yamaha fzs 600 fazer of 1999 was manufactured by the company Yamaha and corresponds to the series of Yamaha fzs 1000 that encompasses motorcycles of different displacements. This bike enters into the category of naked and the first model of the Yamaha fzs 1000 generation began to be sold to the general public in the year 1997, that's why we are talking about a a motorcycle generation that already has 24 years. To give you a little more information about the characteristics of this bike, it has an engine displacement of 599.00 cc (36.55 ci) and a total power of 95.00 hp (69.3 kw) at 11500 rpm with an inline four-cylinder, 4-stroke engine with electric starter. When this model marketed to the general public, had an incredible starting price of 1.170,00 €. Take a look at the information of this awesome motorcycle. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS YAMAHA FZS 600 FAZER 1999 GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS Make Yamaha Model fzs 600 fazer 1999 Year 1999 Category Naked ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION Displacement 599.00 cc (36.55 ci) Engine type Inline four-cylinder, 4-stroke engine Power 95.00 hp (69.3 kw) at 11500 rpm Torque 61.00 nm (6.2 kgf-m or 45.0 ft.lbs) at 9500 rpm Engine compression 12.0:1 Bore x stroke 62.0 x 49.6 mm (2.4 x 2.0 inches) Valves per cylinder 4 valves Cooling Liquid cooled Transmission 6 gears Final drive chain DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITIES Full weight 217.0 kg (478.4 lb.) Front weight ratio 49.0 Height to seat 790 mm (31.1 inches) CONSUMPTION AND EMISSIONS Average consumption 0.64 liters/100 km (156.3 km/l or 367.53 mpg) Greenhouse gases 14.8 CO2 g/km. (CO2 - carbon dioxide emissions) 14.8 CO2 g/km (CO2 - carbon dioxide emissions) SPEED AND ACCELERATION Maximum speed 133.0 mph (214.0 km/h) Acceleration 0 to 100 km/h 3.500 seconds Acceleration 60 to 140 km/h in top gear 11.800 seconds CHASSIS, SUSPENSION AND WHEELS Front wheel travel 120 mm (4.7 inches) Rear wheel travel 120 mm (4.7 inches) Front tire 110/70-zr17 Rear tire 160/60-zr17 Front brakes Dual disc Front brake diameter 298 mm (11.7 in.) Rear brakes Monodisc Rear brake diameter 245 mm (9.6 in.) OTHER SPECIFICATIONS Starter Electric starter QUESTIONS AND DOUBTS ABOUT YAMAHA FZS 600 FAZER 1999 When was the first model of this motorcycle manufactured? 🏍 What is the fuel consumption of this motorcycle? How much power does this motorcycle have? What is the maximum speed of this motorcycle? How long does it take to accelerate to 100kmh from standstill? SPECIFICATIONS OF SIMILAR VEHICLES Ktm 990 supermoto r 2012 Honda sl 125 1973 Bultaco tss 1966 Triumph Bonneville T100 2020 Bimota sb8k santamonica 2007 Kreidler street 125 2009 Legal Notice | Privacy Notice | Cookies SpanishItalianGermanFrenchJapaneseDutchPolishPortugueseRussianChinese Copyright © 2021 FichasMotor
    3 points
  19. 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 them being cheap, for dymags, i sent a message on the off chance. Well f me, he still had them, he was waiting for the lockdown to end to ebay them. Sold. Bugger me if i didn't sell the old wheels the same day for 300 quid, flogging some other bits that came with the wheels (short shocks and such). Made total cost to me for a pair of carbon dymags around £600. Bloody amazing to ride on, it really is something of an experience, the lack of rotating mass and the difference it makes to the bike. Took it for a proper 100 mile blat yesterday and it was only just as i was getting home that my head was starting to figure out how to ride with them. Pegs dragging the roundabouts heading back to the village, plenty of tyre left so frame bolts are next . Look killer too.
    3 points
  20. Was expecting Monty Python.
    3 points
  21. 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 and gaskets from fowlers. Bike has been in production as far as the engine goes for donkeys years, parts are readily available. Cycle parts not so much.
    3 points
  22. I've wandered the desert for many years Currently back in Berkshire due to this Corona stuff, so I've finally started making more progress on some of the neglected projects. Still have a Mk1 DT125LC and a Suzuki TS50X in boxes... But for now I'm just wanting to get the turbo up and running.
    3 points
  23. enjoying the good weather. had a bimble along the roads in the New Forest this morning. lovely scenery and some nice twisty bits. light traffic before 9:30 too where have you been on yours?
    2 points
  24. All you need is fresh petrol. Pour it over the fkr, drop a match, walk away and do not look back 40yrs and the hurt is still there
    2 points
  25. Might still be early days but should we get some dates in the calendar? Any suggestions for location? Kielder would be mine
    2 points
  26. Says the file is unavailable You'd think a moderator would be able to upload them properly
    2 points
  27. Just booked myself onto a track day at blyton Park on the 9th so making a long weekend of it I think
    2 points
  28. Is this the hole it left,,
    2 points
  29. Have you seen his age
    2 points
  30. 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
    2 points
  31. If you want to venture farther north and end up in North Wiltshire there are plenty of quiet rural roads and loads of quiet A roads as well as Motorways i.e., M4/M5. My favourite trek is on the A429 from Chippenham(where I live) to Cirencester(where I grew up) on the way just before Ciren is the old Kemble airfield which used to be the original home of the RAF's Red Arrows which is now a private "Commercial estate?" anyway, now it is open to the public with a fantastic cafe overlooking the runways being used by private small aircraft. Not sure if the cafe which is called AV8 is open at the moment due to the present pandemic. Mike.
    2 points
  32. Woah, woah, woah, woah..! Chances are that if you had a cracked calliper, you'd know about it! It sounds to me like your bleed nipple is blocked. It's fairly normal for air/fluid to come out of the threads... 1/ Don't crack it open quite as far, it's only supposed to be cracked enough to let air out then nipped up again quick. 2/ Buy a new bleed nipple (I'm pretty sure they all have the same threads on them...). Out of curiosity, how are you bleeding the brakes? Are you: a/ Doing it the old fashioned way and using the lever? b/ Using a vacuum bleeder? c/ Using a pressure bleeder?
    2 points
  33. 2 points
  34. Hey folks, my name's ditchkid and I'm new here. I've come to join the party because I just got my second Yamaha bike and I've already found a lot of very valuable advice on this forum and figured it was time to make it official. I currently have a '97 DragStar 650 which is pretty heavily customised, kind of an old school chopper, and a relatively new acquisition which is an '83 TT600 with most of the original bits still on it! But not all, most notably the tank, and good lord they seem rare! I found one on German fleabay and its on it's way, so fingers crossed. I've currently got a random tank and seat on it just for bombing around the lanes but it'll be going back to original factory spec at some point. I hale from sunny Dartmoor, south side, by the river Dart. I'm very lucky as we have some killer riding round here and some right nice pubs and greasy cafs to head for. We also have an amazing bike night in Paignton, the BMAD Bike Night, which is a fantastic fundraising, volunteer run, fun, friendly, well attended event, Wednesday nights through the summer. I look forward to chatting with y'all on here, thanks for having me along and thanks in advance for all your advice, if there's anything I can do to help just ask away. Cheers
    2 points
  35. Dash looks the same as my FZ6 S2. On mine, code ER-1 is "no communication or unreadable communication between ECU and instrument cluster - engine will not run". Causes are " faulty wiring or wiring connector - damaged instrument cluster - damaged ECU". As your instrument cluster appears to have several cracks in the screen, I suggest you start at the cluster.
    2 points
  36. I've bought an 'unfinished project' as building one from scratch was going to take too long despite my having collected most of the parts... I might start that after this one if I still have the will to live. I've got engine work to do. Have done one side, fitted side case and auto lube which was missing when I got it. On the flywheel side the stator wiring is missing a plug and I really dont want to cut the new loom so it's flywheel off to get to the stator. Flywheel came off easily and obviously wasn't torqued up. Then when I took the stator off the screws were barely hand tight, every single casing screw is loose with many of the heads chewed. Thankfully I have a set of new casing screws for it. Got me worried what the inside of the engine is like though as it's obviously been apart... That's how the stator was fitted, there's a line on the stator plate and engine casing. Am assuming they're timing marks? They weren't even lined up. So glad I haven't tried to start this without doing much to it. Onwards to victory...
    2 points
  37. Luckily a now upgraded to 'bestest friend ever' from from plain old good mate has let me have long term loan of a 17" rear for the cost of the tyre. Its coming with a new tyre and he just wants it back at the end of the season when im def sorted, with a new tyre. No way am i going to knock that back. Calls are all via answerphone and call back or email contact and I'm not getting any call back from the people supposedly fixing the wheel. I'm not holding my breath. He is posting on fb so he will have seen that i have messaged him asking for the wheel hub back last week and have heard nothing. It did not cost me much of nothing for the wheel so im not actually out of pocket, the wheel is just as fucked as it was and people were quoting 700 to fix it without 100 per cent guarantees it would hold if used in extreme. As said the only real damage is to remove the last traces of my faith of any of the robbing bastards that permeate the aftermarket industry.
    2 points
  38. South west Wales. So poping is a stretch. I have asked him to send it back. Every other time I have messaged I have got a reply within maybe an hour tops. This time zip. Will try again office hours on Monday.
    2 points
  39. I'll be having a test ride on the 1200 when it comes out. I've not really heard of any gearbox issues on the triples except the 1215 tiger, but that's an old model now. My speed twin is great but might feel a bit underpowered compared to the FJR when you get up towards 3 figures. The new speed triple will be a beast I'm sure.
    2 points
  40. All fixed... Not sure when, but after a little smoke, the main fuse on the side of the starter relay had fried. Cleaned up the various terminals on the starter relay and replaced the fuse. It works, instantly... NO idea WHY the fuse has gone, so this may not be over, but for now, everything's good!
    2 points
  41. There are some decent good people about Mike and glad it turned out alright. Has anybody had any pillion 'mishaps'? well yes, only the once, fortunately it all turned out 'ok' albiet a very frightening experience. it was also about twenty years ago, when I offered to take a nurse colleague out on my 400/4, as she'd never been on a bike before and admired my bike parked outside. I took the bike out through the countryside of West Sussex and ended up about to join a straight stretch of dual carriageway along towards Chichester. It's a T junction and the road is clear both ways save for a left hand drive gutter sweeper parked in a layby down the road. There was no showing off but i pulled out and opened up the throttles as the road was clear. Then to my horror, that street sweeper pulled out across the road heading for the gap in the central reservation. It was a 90 degree turn and the driver was in the left seat! If i'd braked there was insufficient distance to stop so it was a split second decision to aim the bike at the decreasing gap and to lay the bike down which grounded the off side peg and we shot under the raised cab of the street cleaner. I've no idea how I came out unscathed as I righted the bike on the other side and went over to the side of the road. The guy got out of his cleaner and exclaimed he just didn't see me pull out of the side road. My nurse colleague said it was so exciting and didn't see the danger in the situation. Personally I was white as a sheet and never took another pillion again!
    2 points
  42. bloody hell, all we need now is AndrewElvis to make an appearance
    2 points
  43. I'm not massively confident that I won't be posting here again however the issue has once again subsided. I had previously checked the side stand switch in the method mentioned by neversaydie however the input and advice is still greatly appreciated. Per snakebites advice I checked the fuel filter, examining the quality of fuel pumped out of the tank (all seemed fine). I also checked the wires mentioned and there seemed no issue there also. We admittedly did not check the fuel injectors. What we did do is remove the battery overnight, scrubbing the contacts with a wire brush to clean them up a little. This supposedly resets a computing element in the motorcycle, I'm not sure the correct name. A sort of motorcycle mentor also suggested removing a piece of rubber leading into the air box (an air duct). This supposedly increases airflow to the engine at higher revs. Regardless the ybr has performed perfectly over the past 2 days, I'll be sure to update in the likely event that the issue resurfaces. If it does not resurface thank you greatly to all who provided advice (especially snakebite) and I hope this forum serves as a useful tool for anyone else who may encounter this problem.
    2 points
  44. Well i had a Zed 900,, i told them it was Uk bought,, and lost Reg,,, no N.o.v.a needed they said,, i told them the price ,and last owner,
    2 points
  45. Right here... Difficult to imagine anything vmax being secret. Damn things demand more attention than teenage daughters.
    2 points
  46. Job number 1 is to make sure you have ownership and no duties/debts/losses owed by the bike caused by previous owners or commitments to previous owners. Would be a real shit to get work done only to find it was a total write off a few years ago, or you get it finished register it and then the police turn up, thank you for your efforts and take it away because its stolen property. It is literally job 1, i cannot emphasize this enough.
    2 points
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