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Cynic last won the day on January 18

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About Cynic

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    Modern + Motorcycle= zzzzzzz
  • Birthday 02/10/1971

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    Yamaha Dt175mx (81) owned 32yrs TDR250 (88) CB175T (71)

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    Middle of middle England
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    Anything mechanical, from static steam engines to Rc helicopters......

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  1. Cynic

    Fuel Tank Leak

    It's not going to be quick fixed with sealant. A gasket or o ring has gone and you will need to replace it. Fuel is too expensive and dangerous to waste.
  2. Cynic

    DT 125

    Done mine several times. You want to be more specific on which dt125. They run from, pretty much 1975, earlier if you include CT stuff. Right through to the late naughties.
  3. Cynic

    how do i re-register an old bike

    Ah. Forgot about that. Did mean to delete it. For some reason some threads dump me out to guest status on the forum if I try to post and then I have to reset the browser/cache clearout to log back in. Have been trying to find out if there are more that do it.
  4. Cynic


    Seasons greetings. Off myself from 21 right through to the 3rd. Been really busy up to the holiday. Time to enjoy. Eat drink and be merry.
  5. Cynic

    Licence categories

    Yep, my test in 88 was little different difficulty wise, trip round an obstacle course for your part 1, which to someone who had spent 2 years on a 125 and a year on a 50 was laughably easy. " 2 weekends 'training' which in truth was kicking the bikes into suitable test bikes without the associated broken, bodged, illegal parts of 17yr old ownership (tyres and exhaust being favourite). Then the part 2 test. Which was little more than an observed ride, again to someone who had been running 125, (actually a 175) for 2 years was again. Easy.
  6. Cynic


    (youthful eye roll) I suppose that proves I'm not 'an auld yin' yet then eh. 😋
  7. Cynic


    It was Wolfie. Not foxxy. May the Tooting Popular Front live on...
  8. Honestly, in this day and riding is getting more hazardous I think the camera element is good. Battery and camera tech nowadays could be added to helmets for a tiny weight penalty. No screens, no hud, just the camera element linked to your phone would be worthwhile in any helmet.
  9. Cynic

    Need Parts for Dt Engine

    Engine and chassis numbers on yamaha's are the same. The engine number will do fine.
  10. Cynic

    RD 250 1976

    I have heard lots of variations on cleaning carbs, right up to giving them a good brushing with carb cleaner. If that bike has been stood for a while you need to get in there with some copper wire (think flex) the twisted copper strands act as a brush without hurting brass or ally and use it to clear out ALL the airways and fuel galleys. How did you balance the carbs? coffee stirrers work as a base set up, (put coffee stirrers under the slides then open the throttle slowly and the stirrers should move at the same time, didn't say it was technical) then ideally you need it running to tune it exactly as you fine tune the right cylinder to the left.
  11. Cynic

    new member

    Fowler. Easy. Brace yourself though. The orange seals are 7 quid a pop. The o rings are around a fiver a pop too. It's around 70 quid to overall the pv. Worth it if the bike is nice as the power valve and carb balance are THE critical points to a nice motor. You will never have one without the other. Pv affects the carb and vice versa.
  12. Cynic

    Licence categories

    It's not cc its a power to weight figure. My TDR250 I believe would be out of bounds till your 21. There is plenty of info re licence classes online and with the risk to your licence the best info is to go to the dvla Web site. Anything else could get you in bother.
  13. Cynic

    Wheel noise

    Check your chain first. Either tension or you could have a couple of dry links. To me it sounds like the chain isn't running well over the front sprocket which would cause vibes in your left foot.
  14. Cynic

    new member

    Why on earth are you messing with that. Is there something wrong. That pump is as reliable as the sun coming up. They so rarely fail without owner help you should not worry about it.