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  1. Sorry haven't commented on this earlier. I've been looking at trying to get a good way of automating posts from here to Facebook, currently I haven't really found a nice way of doing it without spamming everyone. There's a new version launching int he next few weeks which should make this possible. You're right it's Facebook, our traffic significantly dropped once shortly after they launched their groups functionality. Compared to a forum it's pretty useless in regards to searching and usability etc. However it's there immediately in your hand where most people are checking all the time.
    6 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. 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 en
    4 points
  4. 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 happen
    4 points
  5. 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
  6. Just found Tommy's ride and slide photo
    4 points
  7. Hi Scott, International Rescue here.! I've also got a DT 175 MX 1978 round tube swinging arm bike. I've got a photo of the loom under the tank if that helps, and I'm more than willing to take my tank off and photo around for you. I'm familiar with the electrics of this bike, see one of my main popular posts on 12v conversion if you're interested. I can send you the photos, if you PM me if thats any help. Plus if you happen to reside on the South Coast I could simply show you.
    4 points
  8. Well its been the shittiest summer i can remember,,, But" 25 degrees forecast this weekend,, and were off to a classic rally, up North, first this year,,,,,,am on a different ride too ,,,its blue,,,,,
    4 points
  9. First post, I can't believe I have never been on this site before, I have had XS's for 17 years. Current bike XS 850 with a rebuild XS 850 just started, I bought it 12 years ago as someone's stalled project, for spares or rebuild and has been virtually untouched since. Lockdown has prompted a relook at it. This will be an 'economy' rebuild, I live in the far north of Scotland so don't get to many meetings although I did go to the Yorkshire Pudding Rally in 2017. Round trip of 930 miles, I was the only XS triple there. The highlight of my weekend was getting the bus into York for some 'c
    4 points
  10. Hi just joined
    4 points
  11. 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
  12. 550 jason " ,,Ram air,, i did 418 miles , 50mpg, and exactly 1 litre of 2T oil, 47 year old bike , elecy start, runs great,,
    3 points
  13. I’ve decided to go for the refund and find a new bike. I’ll keep an eye on that breaker for future smaller jobs.
    3 points
  14. Ok, spoke to the tyre man today, function wins out over form this time, the pirelli looks prettier but he said the latest pr5 is one of those (big step) moments. The 5 is supposedly at half worn, as good as the outgoing pr4 brand new. Time will tell. Will be fitted Thursday. 300 quid fitted and balanced to loose wheels.
    3 points
  15. My mate has been drinking brake fluid, I asked him if he was addicted? he said no he could stop anytime!
    3 points
  16. My mate drinks battery acid, I told him he'll need to watch he doesn't get charged My other mate eats black wire. I asked if he is depressed, he said no he feels really positive after eating. I asked if it is a recent habit, he said no he'd been doing it for ions
    3 points
  17. STOP DOING THIS SHIT! In your house its ok if you want or where no one sees them but not in a restaurant. It is a public place devoted to food consumption. The truth is I don't agree, I don't know what you think, but it makes me sick. I know that many will come out to defend it, and they will say a lot of things in their favor, but they won't even change my mind about this act. It's a bad habit. You can tell what's been instilled in her house and it looks like it's normal for her, as if nothings happened, but...STOP putting your dirty flipping flip flops on top of the table. It isn't
    3 points
  18. Crikey what a pain in the arse, had a leaky rocker cover gasket on the vmax, finally got to sorting it today after waiting for weeeeeeks for the damn thing to show up. What a thing to fit, officially you take off the seat, airbox, carbs, fuel pump, drain coolant, header tank......continue till dead. So like any good home mechanic I cheated. If you whip the seat off (4 bolts) you can get at everything but you have to change the gasket without taking the cover off, just lifting it maybe 15mm. Its fiddly, and a few strategic blobs of yamabond (or red hylomar) to make it behave. But it i
    3 points
  19. TDM is a bit SHORT!. Im 6"1 and I thought it was spot on. I nearly bought a 850 back in the stone age. Green one as I recall but no matter. How is the 1300 better if the tdm is small, or are we just talking numbers? You need to get him on some bikes so he realises just how fast bikes are so he realises just how slow his 535 was in the motorcycle universe. In his mind 1300 is big numbers so fast, 900 is smaller and slower. The real world difference, with the bodywork you can ride the tdm considerably faster and for longer than the 1300. My vmax has a ton of horsepower, needs a subtle exper
    3 points
  20. Aw! Thanks man! Did you miss me... and my schoolmarmy ways?
    3 points
  21. cant you drill the old nipple out? you can buy nipples with 0.5 oversize for this reason. You can also buy bleedable banjos, they replace the existing banjo but have a bleed nipple built in - i have fitted one and as long as you orientate the caliper correctly you can bleed them out. They look like this: if you must replace the caliper, do you know the bolt spacing? There are a number of yamahas with the same ~(i think) 83mm calipers.
    3 points
  22. 3 points
  23. When I have been that way in June. Yes. I would argue the toss in January. Esp with a good blow on. Christ on a stick the wind of the Clyde could cut glass this time of year.
    3 points
  24. Don't care where we go, after all the work I have done on the bike I just want to go! Give me a map reference and I will meet you there.
    3 points
  25. 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
    2 points
  26. One of my favourite stones songs.
    2 points
  27. 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
    2 points
  28. My mates told me, don't worry about bringing your motocrosser, it will all be flowing trails they said... The YZF did make it, 200km of dirt trails with rocks and river crossing all day! https://youtu.be/cD2nfZMqtlI EDIT: tried to embed the video, but no idea what the "html radial button" is.
    2 points
  29. A v max nicely prepared is a good cruiser with more power you never need just brings you always out of danger
    2 points
  30. If you like touring or just an overnighter. This vid is handy for making clothes really small for packing
    2 points
  31. I'm in. Bar anymore of this years weirdness I will be free to arrive anytime Friday. Fucking A......
    2 points
  32. Just had a mate come back from a quick break near where we are going, sorry to say but some of the hotels are charging 2 or 3 times the usual rates for just a room and even then he said that you can get bumped if someone offers more! So I am going to stand back from this years run out, I won't pay through the nose for someone to then ask for more, F**K sake you would think they would honour a contract. So if you all go then best of luck and have fun but not happening for me. Makes me cross to think that by helping out local buisnesses they then get all grabby for a short term gain. (Steps
    2 points
  33. My mate had difficulty applying for a job with Citroen, he had to send 2CV's
    2 points
  34. Just been out on the bike for the first time this year, it needed fuel and after all the suspension work over the winter I wanted to know if anything would fall off before I even thought about a longish run. Sun shining and almost empty roads was almost like being back in the 60s! Wife asked me if it was alright but I think the huge grin said it all. That said NOT ONE of the folks at the garage filling station had a mask or even a pair of gloves while using the pumps? are they just to cool to bother with this disease do you think? I had a crash helmet thick gloves and my snood on (it was chill
    2 points
  35. I never forget undoing a cam cover bolt on the FZ using a ratchet ring spanner. going great till it hit the frame with no where else to go. had to cut the spanner with an angle grinder. I feel your pain
    2 points
  36. Some pics on the pic page mate, but will put them here
    2 points
  37. Originally Dublin. Via Kerry (Right down south of the country), Leitrim (This side of the border), Armagh (T'other side of the border), Wicklow (Mountains south of Dublin) and then Dublin again.. Been this side of the water about 17 years now.. Yeah, cosmetic wise I'm not too fussy tbh, but as you said - mechanically, I can't stand an unreliable bike and rather not take the chance of getting stranded.. Reckon I'll start with overhauling the brakes and carb.. There were charging issues, so I've picked up a new stator, reg/rec and battery. Everything else (so far) see
    2 points
  38. If you have not come across this Legendary Bike builder it's well worth a couple of hours on his channel. I'll start it off with a look at the six cylinder Kawasaki https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW2YFNDjN_o&t=434s Perhaps Admin can embed the video for me
    2 points
  39. yep, don't try and keep what actual gear you are in in your head. Just go with need to gear up, or down. Then when you stop just rattle them all back to the bottom. Which should be first, after a while it will be automatic. You will stall out or bog badly, you will miss a couple, you will see the revs hit the limiter. Goes with the territory. Don't get disheartened, it wont hurt a healthy mt03, learning from your mistakes is the way with motorcycles.
    2 points
  40. So here we are my usual first day of getting out there and trying not to die. And I'm like you all stuck indoors, my MOT guy is not working so no MOT yet and it looks like I will have to get it taxed then MOT it later in the year, but it is frustrating . I hope you have all been well and not had this bloody virus, it really is not something to take lightly, I don't object to dying per-se just not drowning in my own juices in a hospital bed. I'm sure this madness will end in the not too distant future but please take care of yourselves and families. Perhaps we can have a get together much later
    2 points
  41. Hi everybody, Im the happy owner of a yamaha YBR125 planning to go out to the peak district starting from Sheffield. Is anyone interested in joining in? Might have another friend on a bandit 600 joining as well. Andrei
    2 points
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