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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. 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. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Hi just joined
    4 points
  10. 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 t
    3 points
  11. Was expecting Monty Python.
    3 points
  12. 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
    3 points
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. My mate has been drinking brake fluid, I asked him if he was addicted? he said no he could stop anytime!
    3 points
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. You can get keyless systems and isolators for anything 12v, then if you press a button on a keyfob its dead. Wont save you getting robbed and the bike could still get scratched up as they bail but you would not lose it. Had one on a suzuki i owned, ig switch did nothing it was just a dummy. Am looking at the same for my vmax, this one has a transponder you can fit into your gloves and then you put the receiver wherever you choose. Without the transponder being put in the right place nothing doin. This kind of thing, Bikermart: MotoGadget m~Lock Contactless Radio Frequenc
    2 points
  22. I'd love to meet up again. going to be a strange year though I think.
    2 points
  23. 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 whi
    2 points
  24. One of my favourite stones songs.
    2 points
  25. A v max nicely prepared is a good cruiser with more power you never need just brings you always out of danger
    2 points
  26. i got a chinese kit for an Aprillia SR50 and had to dress the rough edges, but it was great and got 40 mph from the bike
    2 points
  27. Evening all, Put some photos on the middle bike runs and is on a nova so will need an MOT to get a V5, I have rebuild the top end on this engine and driven it around a field (no brakes it was a big field) the green bike has a V5 year of manufacture 1980 looks like it was imported in 1995 The third bike is a rolling chassis i will need to apply for nova for this one the engine on the bench runs and was in the middle bike while the engine was being rebuilt I am now bogged down on the wiring none of the wiring diagrams seem to match the loom that i have on the table al
    2 points
  28. Ok" ,,its improrted from the EU. SO NO DUTY is due,,,,,go to GOV.UK. sign in or make an account, fill in the N.O.V.A form,, just make up a figure paid,,etc,, you will be issued a number, then you need a dating cert,, vjmc,,, or Aircooled RD FORUM,,,
    2 points
  29. was a brilliant weekend
    2 points
  30. 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
  31. should be ok, even though its my wedding anniversary
    2 points
  32. Hello, my name is Stuart and I'm from bonny Scotland. In 1988 I travelled across Australia on a Yamaha XJ650 and recently bought a similar one. I have the VIN number but only has 9 characters and would like to find out a bit more about the bike. If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated!
    2 points
  33. Welcomen" member jimmy has a great affection for the XS 250. maybe he can offer some Advise
    2 points
  34. Went for the Michelins, pr5's. Bit of luck though, the guy ordering the tyres said they were for a vmax while he was doing the order. After the eternal "They are not vmax sizes" talk. He said they were for a modified bike with aftermarket wheels. That's when he was told about the pilot road5 GT, same compound but stiffer construction, ie designed specifically for land tanks like the max. Well any big heavy torquey sports tourer/ muscle bike. Certainly work, a quick round the block blast had me close to catching the pegs.
    2 points
  35. My mate had difficulty applying for a job with Citroen, he had to send 2CV's
    2 points
  36. that's smoking in the gloaming
    2 points
  37. Hi all, Just got a 2nd Yamaha last weekend, an XS750 from 1979. I already own a XS400 '77. Made the 400 a cafe racer and got some electrical issues pending to fix so I'll be riding the 750 in the meantime. I live in Miami so if anyone else local, let me know if down for a weekend ride! Cheers, Ezequiel PS. This below is my latest, this is literally the posting photo.. only other photo I got is in my parking garage and it's doo doo quality.
    2 points
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