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  • Birthday 02/10/1971

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    Yamaha Dt175mx (81) owned 32yrs TDR250 (88) CB175T (71) 1200Vmax (98)

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    Anything mechanical, from static steam engines to Rc helicopters......

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  1. Agreed, but many people do go gorilla on plugs for some unknown reason, or worse put them in dry, we all know thats a bad idea from our own personal spark plug. The first time on my v max i could not get enough force on the box spanner in the toolkit so had to get a bit serious. They came out but cracking them off was scary. Who does plugs up that tight?
  2. On my vmax i have a socket i have ground down to fit better. There are only a few plug sizes, check on the bench that the plug fits the inside of the socket you have then grind it down till it fits. Not scientific but works. There must be a socket that fits, not wanting to cast doubt on the nay sayers that called for a new head. The blindingly obvious fact is, someone put the plugs IN. They would not have done that without a socket.
  3. 250 is bigger than you get in a tdr 250, way too much. We were only using 220 maybe 230 in fully de restricted 30hp tzr's back in the day.
  4. You cannot look at it from a numbers game, the bike as is, its a boat anchor. All its good for. If the rest of the bike is good and has years in it and you plan on keeping it for a couple of seasons then selling, 300 quid (plus can) is not the end of the world. You will get some back in improved resale by being able to prove no exup issues. If you were undecided on spending that on a new fairing panel against mending the old one, fair do's. But an exhaust, i would have bought it already.
  5. Getting some greek sun then, have fun. Planning on nipping down to the Southern Comfort rally in a couple of weeks. Prob just for the Saturday.
  6. Thread is a decade old. op only checked in twice.
  7. Think brake disks from metal will work better... Could not resist, I'll get my coat.
  8. Cynic

    R3 vs R6

    Yes ride them both, although it will be skewed by the fact the r6 will feel like a ferrari back to back so probably ride the r3 first.
  9. Cynic

    R3 vs R6

    Commuting to london i think i would take the r3 of the two. The r6 will be a very frustrating bike to ride in built up areas with heavy traffic. Constantly resisting the bikes need for speed as they come alive as it were quite high in the rpm. The r3 being a twin will give you a more relaxed trip and being able to use much more of the engine will be a better ride. Real world on real roads unless your being a complete arse neither bike will be any quicker outside of a trackday. Depends if you can cope with all the "oh you should have bought....." from the spectator gallery. In my opinion, for a city commute, an old divvy600 or fazer for 500 quid would be my choice for city/commuting work. Putting miles on it wont matter, will scrape 50mpg and if you fall off on a slippy roundabout in the rain. Who cares.
  10. Have sent a pm, Don't like posting ignition related info in open forum.
  11. What about the high output, did you check the lead and the cap/plug. Coil dont normally 'just die'. especially being a single it would be gradually worse intil it died. Something simpler, check the wiring, earths to the engine in particular. Ig switch too.
  12. Noise is faster than the rear wheel. Don't like saying it but if the carrier bearing had destroyed its self but the wheel bearings were good. You could be looking at an output shaft bearing...
  13. Cynic

    xs 750 wheels

    ? Ebay is awash with them, some even with disc's and good tyres.
  14. Cynic

    Yamaha XT 350

    Motorcycle clutch plates can stick together when left, something called stiction. Like pressing 2 pieces of glass together with a drop of water between. If your pretty sure the mech is working, first put it in gear and rock the bike back and forth holding the clutch lever, engine off. This may free things up. From here i would go with spanners from now, others will say to start it against a wall or bang it into gear etc, all recipes for hospitals or parts bills, maybe both if you ask me. Take off the clutch cover (after draining the oil) Undo the small pressure plate bolts, careful they are very soft (very much recommend some jis screwdrivers). Then take out the clutch pack, sperate it and put it back, that simple. As to the carb, one of the more model specific forums might be able to give some info on that, don't know myself so cannot comment.
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