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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. 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.....
    3 points
  8. It just means you chat the most and on a regular basis
    3 points
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. if you pay peanuts...
    3 points
  12. Well they let me book the Friday off so will run up then.
    3 points
  13. 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
  14. Nice picture bud. Unfortunately I was hungover today so the only bike action was 3hrs cleaning one
    3 points
  15. 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
  16. Same up here , mobbed ,,first warm day,,,
    3 points
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Out today, 15 degreees ,,,hottest yet,, i was on the 550.. mates on Yds7
    3 points
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Was expecting Monty Python.
    3 points
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. ignore Jimm's reply when he chimes in
    2 points
  26. 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
  27. my last jaunt found me leaving the A/B roads and exploring some country lanes. one of the great things about biking in the UK, is all the lovely places waiting to be discovered once you leave the beaten track. passed through a scenic little village called Wherwell at one point. my pics dont do it justice-
    2 points
  28. They are 2 different systems, the servos may be the same, they actually use the servos in tdr250, the rd's all the way up to 500 as well as the vmax believe it or not. As to the control, they are 2 different systems, you either have the cdi and the control box that lives in the tail (early) or the later unit where it is all in the cdi, shooters choice on that one, or, junk the whole sorry unreliable mess and upgrade to a zeeltronic ZEELTRONIC - HOME unit that controls ignition and allows you to set up the powervalve to your preference. As to the bigbore, yes an athena big bore makes these into serious 100+mph motorcycles but the gearbox cannot handle the torque, lacking thrust bearings and positive lubrication so it dies. Considering how good and well rounded a sweet tzr motor is you don't need a bigbore. One thing that is utterly unescapable on yam liquid cooled 2 strokes, genuine or athena head gaskets ONLY, anything else WILL fail.
    2 points
  29. Says the file is unavailable You'd think a moderator would be able to upload them properly
    2 points
  30. Just booked myself onto a track day at blyton Park on the 9th so making a long weekend of it I think
    2 points
  31. 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
  32. 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)
    2 points
  33. 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 joining in on the training operations the Army ran out there like mountain rescue... We were woken up at 02:30 (after having gone to bed about 01:00 lol), taken out silently in a Land Rover into the middle of frigging nowhere. We got out, and in the dim light of pre-dawn, I was pointed at a line of hills about 3 miles from where we'd stopped. Given a water bottle and told to 'Find a good place to rest up and break a leg!' The story was, 2 hikers were missing on the hills, the Army was going to assist the mountain rescue. I was one of those missing hikers. I wasn't allowed to attract the attention of the searchers, but I wasn't to actively hide. It took them about 5 and a half hours to find me, they were in my general vicinity more than once (I'd found a ledge half way down a 20' cliff face lol). I got carried down the mountain strapped to two of the old frame burgens... Anyway, we used to have a bomb fire every night with fallen wood we collected in the surrounding forests. Big ring of stones, big pile of wood, half a gallon of petrol and a match. It was my job to light the bomb fire each night. Well, this night, apparently, someone had had the bright idea to help me out and put half a gallon of petrol on the fire for me! Unfortunately, he wasn't the only one... At best guess after the following investigation, There was about 9 gallons of fuel on there when I waddled up with my jerry can..! The ensuing fireball was seen from 20 miles away! Went higher than the surrounding trees (about 120'). It lifted me from my standing point on the ring of stones, and deposited me (strangely unharmed) on my back some 15-20 feet away! Still holding my box of matches and a surprised look..!!! As I say, I was relatively unharmed other than a rather dazed 10mins following the explosion, however, everyone else around me (up to about 30 feet) had singed hair and were not in possession of all their eyebrows!!! Well, that's kind of a snippet of the strange life I've lead... I wouldn't swap any of it, but quite a bit of it has left injuries! lol
    2 points
  34. 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
  35. Same here, did 380 miles last weekend,, not going out this one, ,as tourists a plenty ,
    2 points
  36. 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
  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 year they all seem to share the same nuts and studs) The stud (15) is part number 90116-10048-00 and the nut (16) is part number 95602-10200-00 Putting those in Google I managed to find that the nut takes a 17mm socket therefore its likely its an M10 stud. I then stumbled across the break down of the Yamaha part numbers 90116 = are indeed studs and all self lock nuts start = 95602 the next two numbers are the M size= 10. That confirms that then! Unfortunately none of the rest of the code indicates the thread pitch! However, i did manage to find a close up photo of the stud part number : https://www.bts24.co.uk/en/transmission/chaindrive/rearsprocket/mountingbolt/screwsprocketoriginalsparepart901161004800.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook Although the photo could be a generic photo I found one for sale on ebay that someone was selling showing the actual packet and the stud with it and this shows that it has the same thread on both ends. The reason I mention this is studs that fit exhausts, which are also double ended, have a much coarser thread for the stud part that screws into the engine block. However, in this case the ebay photo confirms it is the same thread on both ends of the stud. Using the first chart shows M10 being available in three pitches, 1.0, 1.25 and 1.5mm, unfortunatley I couldn't find any confirmation of the pitch size for the nut or stud other than the standard metric thread for an M10 appears to be 1.0mm. The other two are finer and I don't think you can decipher which it is just by the photo, unless someone knows any different. Hope this helps you Alex. NE0
    2 points
  38. 2 points
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. Had this taking a mate of mine to Margate to pick his bike up from his in laws. Dopey bastard fell asleep, that in its self wasn't the issue the issue was him waking up mid roundabout and leaning in like he was pilot. Waiting for the punchline??? I was 11 stone sopping wet and he was chasing 20 so you can imagine the scene, we decked everything, my knee (with sliders, that stopped us going down i think) pegs, exhaust, centre stand, it must have looked like the forth of July. He then realises his sleepy mistake and decides as I'm fighting to lift the bike..... To lean the other way at which point it stands up like a teens first hardon and aims for the barrier. After nearly high siding me in the process i get the bike back under control and have to pull over in the layby for a smoke (i did at the time) and to call him 3 kinds of cnt but we ended up laughing like idiots in front of a tea van.
    2 points
  43. One of my favourite stones songs.
    2 points
  44. 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
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