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  1. ponderosa was quiet and found a great new cafe too wasn't till i got on the m6 that it was busy
    4 points
  2. 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
  3. Nice picture bud. Unfortunately I was hungover today so the only bike action was 3hrs cleaning one
    3 points
  4. 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
  5. Same up here , mobbed ,,first warm day,,,
    3 points
  6. 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
  7. 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 vacu
    3 points
  8. That's the most sensible answer I've seen for a long time, Excellent.. I like the way you think! Although in his case, he mentioned it's already snapped. So as Finnerz says:- just buy one with a rivet link.
    2 points
  9. That's a new one on me. I'd just cut the old one off with a grinder and fit new with a rivet link
    2 points
  10. 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
  11. Same here, did 380 miles last weekend,, not going out this one, ,as tourists a plenty ,
    2 points
  12. Did an evening track session at Donington Wednesday 9th, nice and ry, first since last Sept. Rusty riding at first, disturbed the gravel a little, but smoother in the later sessions.
    2 points
  13. 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 mom
    2 points
  14. definitely a clutch pusher ball. I smashed grease around it and stuck it back into the hole where it contacts the throw bearing pushrod. dummy. i should have seen that one coming. but she runs like a champ mostly now. especially after i removed the old cigarette butts and woolen bits of rats nest out of the air box. might have to enrichen things a little now. gonna ride it for a day and decide later.
    2 points
  15. Great evening at Wray bike night. Over from Slaidburn it was very foggy so had to ride very carefully. I even saw an owl perched on the Misty moor. Spooky Ride back via Quernmore, Dunsop bridge and Walley into Sabden. Sun was out then and very pleasant through the country lanes
    2 points
  16. the only times i seem to be able to avoid heavy traffic in daylight are early mornings at the weekend (pre 9am) and late on Sunday evenings. i took the Ace down the country lanes between Hampshire and Wiltshire, just to get away from all the cars. i got lost for about an Hour and ended up in Salisbury. to be honest, i think the bike is just too big and heavy for those types of roads though. i think a Royal Enfield might be in my future.
    2 points
  17. Cylinder is off. Turns out I had torqued it down so much I squeezed the cylinder down into the threads of the bolts. Needless to say this cylinder is shot. I had to rip some fins off to get to the nut so I could get it off. The fins came off surprisingly easy which I thought was weird. anyways, time for a new torque wrench.
    2 points
  18. how am i supposed to enjoy a ride out when there are so many cars on the roads
    1 point
  19. 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.
    1 point
  20. 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.
    1 point
  21. 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.
    1 point
  22. That just seems a recent issue, for me anyway. I got around it by putting the pic on fb and copying it there
    1 point
  23. THUNDERACE!!! I've not been out on mine all week, I'm waiting for bearings for my swingarm to turn up (I currently have a hardtail Thunderace! lol). Sadness...
    1 point
  24. Two groups, novice/inter and inter/advanced. Seemed to work fine, because it was evening, I got the impression more riders rode there than van/trailered. I was in novice/inters, there were some very fast lads in it too, and a couple of instances of dodgy over/undertakes, but all in all just about right for me. Inters/fast tended to be litre plus/track type bikes. Only one red flag in our group, and the marshalls had the black flag out to a couple of riders early on. Plenty of room in the paddock too. One group on, one group off, so only 20 minutes between the sessions, four sessions each group
    1 point
  25. Turn your footpegs upside down and then use axle stands
    1 point
  26. As finnerz said I would help but I'm a long way from you, look at the manual and it will talk you through the sequence for dismantling it and rebuild, most of the time you don't even have to replace the bearings just wash them out with paraffin and then regrease, use a good quality grease tho as some can turn to liquid when they get hot. It's not hard to do and if you take your time and walk away when you want to set fire to it in frustration you should be fine. Time and patience are you friends , good luck and you can always ask us if you do get stuck, remember photos make it easier to rebuil
    1 point
  27. if it was last week i could have, but back at work now
    1 point
  28. No actually, when I'm looking for parts, I tend to use that type of site just for reference purposes and to grab the part codes. The fact that you can check other bikes that use that particular part is an extra! Oh, and don't call me Shirley!!!
    1 point
  29. I think you missed a letter... https://www.cmsnl.com/ Looks like an interesting website! Cheers!
    1 point
  30. Fraid not me this year :( Just had my defib fitted last week and I can't drive or ride for a month. But as always have fun those who do go. Had 2 outings on the bike last year! and only one this year so far but as soon as I can I'm heading out to get some miles in. See you all soon I hope and stay safe.
    1 point
  31. I think he means have you stripped the threads out the hole your stud was screwed into
    1 point
  32. Well it obviously had to happen, tightening down the last nut the stud started turning in the alloy cush drive. It felt wrong tightening to the specified torque settings, but I stupidly continued. Anyone know what helicoils I need to refit a stud?
    1 point
  33. Welcome to the forum bud
    1 point
  34. Champion reply bud. Great effort
    1 point
  35. Welcome ,,another DT fan then
    1 point
  36. https://vid.pr0gramm.com/2021/05/26/73a954a30c69a25e.mp4
    1 point
  37. How you getting on with the Helicoil quest Alex? Based on the assumption that its a standard metric thread then the socket size should give you an idea of the stud. the general rule for standard sockets for metric threads are as follows: m5 nut/bolt/screw = 8mm socket m6 = 10mm socket m8 = 13mm socket m10 = 17mm socket m12 = 19mm socket I've done a bit of googling and found the stud on the parts diagram for the MT-09 cush drive of the rear wheel. https://www.motorcyclespareparts.eu/en/yamaha-parts/2016-mt09-tracer-abs-motorcycles/rear-wheel (regardeless of ye
    1 point
  38. Armour appear to be more about classic bikes rather than performance bikes. But they do look nice.
    1 point
  39. That's awesome!
    1 point
  40. The quallity is good on new pipes ..i"v only ever bought Dormai repro pipes [ japan] i like stock,, as expassion [ 2t] or 4 stroke after market [ arrow etc,, alter the fueling,,
    1 point
  41. very nice Jimmy, sounds amazing too
    1 point
  42. i will probably put new springs in if i do it again
    1 point
  43. https://www.dueruote.it/moto-scooter/yamaha/yamaha-fzs-600-fazer-s-472-2/
    1 point
  44. 1 point
  45. best to coat the bike (not the brakes) acf50 or i have scott oil 365 it'll keep corrosion away and protect electrics too. If corrosion has got under the all coating, then it needs to come off, no other way. just use peeks or if its really bad, solvo autosol
    1 point
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