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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 en
    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 happen
    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. 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. 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
  11. Nice picture bud. Unfortunately I was hungover today so the only bike action was 3hrs cleaning one
    3 points
  12. 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
  13. Same up here , mobbed ,,first warm day,,,
    3 points
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Out today, 15 degreees ,,,hottest yet,, i was on the 550.. mates on Yds7
    3 points
  17. 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 YAM
    3 points
  18. 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
  19. Was expecting Monty Python.
    3 points
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. My mate has been drinking brake fluid, I asked him if he was addicted? he said no he could stop anytime!
    3 points
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. Luckily a now upgraded to 'bestest friend ever' from from plain old good mate has let me have long term loan of a 17" rear for the cost of the tyre. Its coming with a new tyre and he just wants it back at the end of the season when im def sorted, with a new tyre. No way am i going to knock that back. Calls are all via answerphone and call back or email contact and I'm not getting any call back from the people supposedly fixing the wheel. I'm not holding my breath. He is posting on fb so he will have seen that i have messaged him asking for the wheel hub back last week and have hear
    2 points
  31. Well it seems that I am really thinking of changing the FJR, been looking at the new Trumpet speed tripleRS, it's not officially available till April I think but it does look nice! Just asking really but are they any better than the horrible things I used to ride back in the day? My Bonnerville was great in a straight line but just god awful in bends plus the loss of oil was always a bit of a concern on long rides. I have heard as well that some of the latest trumpets have gearbox problems and that would be a bit of a bummer. I really need something a LOT lighter than the FJR as I have some pr
    2 points
  32. Welp, after almost a decade in bits, I've finally got the engine back in the frame, and started to hang bits back on to try and figure out how it all goes back together. Current workshop is a mess, still digging parts out of random boxes and trying to figure out what's there and what isnt. Thankfully, younger-foamy had the foresite to bag and label the bits as they came off. https://ibb.co/j3JKmsB https://ibb.co/k65FtjZ https://ibb.co/3ks3yK1
    2 points
  33. A v max nicely prepared is a good cruiser with more power you never need just brings you always out of danger
    2 points
  34. Right here... Difficult to imagine anything vmax being secret. Damn things demand more attention than teenage daughters.
    2 points
  35. Job number 1 is to make sure you have ownership and no duties/debts/losses owed by the bike caused by previous owners or commitments to previous owners. Would be a real shit to get work done only to find it was a total write off a few years ago, or you get it finished register it and then the police turn up, thank you for your efforts and take it away because its stolen property. It is literally job 1, i cannot emphasize this enough.
    2 points
  36. If you like touring or just an overnighter. This vid is handy for making clothes really small for packing
    2 points
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. My mate had difficulty applying for a job with Citroen, he had to send 2CV's
    2 points
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