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  1. Welcome to the forum bud. Never been on a TDM, but have read and saw a few of Drewpys adventures on his. Sound great bikes
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  2. Well it just finished today,,,,the best and hardest rally in the world,,, across the deserts of Saudi this year For those of you that don't follow it, Sam Sunderland from the UK has won by just 3 mins from 12 days of racing. Great achievement. Pat
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  3. Oh... That's not what I was expecting at all!!! Are you 100% certain it's MEANT to come off? You may have to make a tool to fit it perfectly. Then stick it in a vice, heat up the nut so it glows then douse the exhaust (not the nut) with cold water and give it some taps while leaning on your tool... I was thinking about a nut splitter, but that's not suitable for those at all, and being chromed isn't going to help at all. Looking at this diagram: Yamaha RXS100 1983 EXHAUST supplied next day (UK only) by Fowlers Parts It appears there's a gasket under that too! Can you get the muffler out of the can? You'll need to do this if you're going to get it chromed. You'll also need to know what state it's in. And since it doesn't look like you can get one of those anymore, you may have to get one manufactured if it's not good... Yambits have one (probably have the gasket too)... Yambits : for Yamaha bikes
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  4. they are a pain to do, and there's not much room to get the cover off either. then there's taking the cams out just to change the shims and retiming the cams etc. luckily its every 20k or so i believe.
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  5. There's no substitute for a good thick chrome coat... It's not going to be cheap, but it will be a lot cheaper than getting a good one! As for the nut, you may have to consider it a sacrificial part and split it. You got a picture of it?
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  6. Hi Shade and welcome to the very friendly forum. I can only presume your XJ6N is a modern version of my old XJ600S Diversion albeit yours is a "naked" which I had from about 2004 - 2014 and never let me down in all weathers. Mike.
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  7. Hello all I’m a new member and I’ve had my XT for some years. It’s was saved from the scrap man with many parts missing or broke. Just wondering if many members have ended up with something similar from parts. Smigger
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  8. can't beat a Tdm, love mine. i'm also member of carpe tdm site
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  9. Many thanks drewpy, it's so easy when you know how !! Cheers dp
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  10. usually push in first to take the pressure off the locking spring then squeeze. come and say hello in the new members section
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  11. Hello all. I’m a newcomer to the club and I’m up for anything XT,bitsa’s like mine,projects and ideas to keep these running/improvement.At the moment I’m wanting to improve the forks and maybe the carb. I’ve had the bike for some years and it was saved from the scrapy. Any one with ideas or experience don’t hesitate to contact me,it’ll be much appreciated. Cheers Smigger
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  12. Thanks jimmy. Not to savey on the key board but I’ll have a bash
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  13. I think age has made the fluid spongy and that will increase the amount the fluid compresses which will in tern reduce the amount the clutch moves. That means more lever effort and lest movement within the clutch pack promoting clutch drag. My first step would be new fluid and maybe treat it to a braided hose.
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  14. Evening Gents, Likewise back on the site after some time away. So many things to do, so little time. HNY. The plague is still raging so nothing new there. Hope you all keeping well. Still commuting on the magnificent 3XW, weather has been very mild up till X-mas so got a lot or riding days in. I've only got 23K on the clock now so alls good. Had some shit weather last 2 weeks but tomorrow looks good so look forward to jumping on the bike again. OldFJ your 3CV looks very good and nice pics (the 3CV in the same colour was my first FJ Loved that bike) Stay safe.
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  15. Good to be a new member on the forum, so much interesting and useful stuff on here. I have recently bought an RXS100, 1993 reg with just shy 10k miles on the clock but needs a bit of work doing - bit of a nostalgia trip but I still love the look of the RXS. Passed my test on an RXS back in 1990 and have owned a couple of other Yamahas over the years (DT125R and RD350 YPVS) will be good to tinker again, have really missed the simplicity of these bikes. Going to clean out carb, get new coil etc as the revs and pick-up are a bit hit and miss and choke is very sticky- these things are always a process of elimination! Looking forward to learning more on the forum, every day's a school day.. P.S. thanks already to Jimmy who advised on where to source paint for the red tank touch-ups Cheers, James
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  16. Cheers bud, but it is a byproduct of the forum that folk will always offer help. No doubt any other advice ref the bike will be quickly sorted by the very knowledgeable folk on here. Welcome to the forum, and keep contributing
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  17. looks like Aladdin parked outside my house last night and it rained , the car pet got wet and wont start now
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  18. Hello, I've been a yammy man for a long time, since my first 350YPVS back in the very early nineties, I've built countless specials over the years and more recently I've been working through my bucket list, buying tired but low mileage cosmetically challenged bikes and restoring them back to mint original perfection, doing everything myself in my domestic garage, fabrication, plating, painting everything. I've always loved the unloved underdog, nothing better than stuffing an underpowered bike past a wobbly sunday barstool racer on his 'superbike' So I'd been half looking for a SZR660, they've always interested me, a nice single in a small light good handling chassis, the potential is there, just that Belgarda made a dogs breakfast of packaging it. Then a bike popped up on ebay, yeah the fairing was fitted all wrong and looked awkward but it already had a few desirable bits for the special I already had visualised and more importantly was much cheaper than the overpriced original bikes that dreamers on ebay seem to think are desirable. As soon as it arrived it was stripped and the project started.... First up get that fairing off and suddenly it looked much lighter The look I'm going for is naked, stripped down, lightweight - taking styling cues from the SDR200 and R-1Z, now the seat unit looked way too big as well so that came off as well, and then the engine came out and it was much lighter Few hours later and I was down to the starting point of a bare frame. I have a TIG but have never done any ally work so this was the chance to learn.....
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  19. The first photo is in from the James Webb Space Telescope.
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  20. And a few more photos - this time from the "Ride To The Wall" event, at the National Memorial Arboretum, back at the start of October - truly one of the most moving experiences of my life. Over 8,000 people, on 6,000 bikes, all joined together in remembrance of those who have lost their lives in the Armed Forces and Emergency Services (Police, Fire, Ambulance etc) since the end of WW2, and in support of their families, friends and comrades. I joined with a couple of mates at Leicester Forest Services on the M1 for one of the 11 group ride-in's.
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  21. And a couple when I'd given her a good clean up to show at the Rugby Bike Fest. I LOVE this bike !!
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  22. Now that I've sorted myself out (didn't realise I had to become a member to get the "attach" option), here's a couple of pics of me and the FJ from a ride out a couple of weeks ago.
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  23. Ever wondered why you never see photos of an SZR left hand side? Hard to believe they have a good side but the right is it. The first thing I wanted to do with the bike was to lose the horrible oil tank, and having owned a Buell I wanted to copy their idea - sort of. The plan was to use the left frame spar to hold oil, the standard tank is around 2.5 litres so I had to equal that at least. The first problem is the standard frame has a load of holes in it and as it'll be naked there's a big ugly fitting on the side of the spar that needs to go as well. First job was to weld up the holes and fit a filler neck. I didn't get any pics of the left side spar but it was the same thing, loads of holes to fill. The spars oil capacity was tiny about 1.6 litres brimmed, so I added a large capped off pipe between the spars to add an extra 0.8 litres This still wasn't ideal as the frame had to be brimmed just to get minimum capacity, so I did the obvious and opened up the joining pipe to use both spar and get the required capacity easily. After pressure testing with water at 10 psi (and welding up numerous pin holes) I just had to add a fitting to get the oil feed and return attached. Next step relocate expansion tank/battery/ecu/relays etc to keep the bike looking as clean and minimalist as possible....
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  24. Thanks for the reply mate -I'm beginning to think you're right - I'll probably keep the bike forever now so would be nice to have the exhaust looking as good as it can be. I'll keep going a bit more with the wet and dry to get it as smooth as possible. Check out the photo of the castle nut, some of the turrets are bit bent too so might take the hacksaw to it. Looks like you can still get replacements for these easily, unlike the silencers..!
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