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Cynic last won the day on September 16

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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

    Time has come...

    Lol. You think there isn't a buzz. Ever ridden one. They should be illegal.
  2. Cynic

    Time has come...

    I let it be known to the tdr forum and within 24 hrs there is a list of people wanting to see it. Hand on heart. Wales actually sealed the deal. It was bloody hard work keeping it on the boil. My ankle and knee were killing me by the time I got home. Also I have always said. Leaving a bike to die a slow death as an investment is not me. I had it, enjoyed it and now it's time to change and let somebody else loose with it. Like your 750 John.
  3. Cynic

    Time has come...

    Well. not quite its a 96 lol. Need to put pics up. It's de chromed apart from the tailpipes with flat black bodywork. Done nice and looks meaner than telling the wife her sister is a better shag.
  4. Cynic

    Time has come...

    Yep, blue spots and wavey disks up front so it stops. De chromed (ace) and yes full power 1500 mile motor in it. Pics when I pick it up.
  5. Cynic

    Time has come...

    Pulled the trigger on a vmax this evening. Practically stole the damn thing. She is lightly modded to exactly how I would tweak a max. Motorcycle bucket list complete. So if anybody wants a tdr......
  6. Like this. https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=1981+Yamaha+DT+175+MX&FORM=IDINTS
  7. Chinese fuel pump that doesn't work on the battery. Bin it before you ruin something really expensive.
  8. Need more than that. Ct1 covers most things. You need to put the whole number except the last 3 digits. Ct1 is just a model code. The first 3 or 4 numbers give you more info.
  9. Not sure what to say. That pump has in essence been fitted to everything 2Stroke made by yamaha. The priming wheel disappeared over time and different bikes have different gear ratio's and pump stroke but the unit is the same. I have never come across any hang ups apart from gearing issues. Sorry.
  10. That's how they sit on the stand, more lean is better than less. As to the steering lock its security value is zero. If you really really must have the key try your Yamaha dealer. As long as you have the key number and the v5 to prove its yours (and provide the vin) they should be able to get you a key.
  11. Slice, try it. I spent 20 minutes going through the usual villans for an xvs carb. It only fits the 125 and a 25hp yamaha outboard and they just ain't for sale, service parts are easy, the body isn't. I assume this kind of issue is pretty much non existent and the carbs never give real trouble so they get chucked with the carcass as worthless when a bike is wrecked. That's why I went with repair.
  12. Your not telling much, you should really kick of with a bit of an into. General where you are what your into, bike history and such. What do you have, yzfr125 don't mean much. 2 months old, 6 years old, 2000mls, 30000 mls. Loved like your life is empty without it or used as a commuter hack. We cannot see the bike, the only knowledge we have of the bike is what you tell us. Miss fires, has it ever not started, using oil.....? From what you have said it could have just run out of fuel.
  13. That might be fixable with some of the modern adhesives out now, long ago I used something called Belzona (I think) it was a 2 part metallic resin compound you could use to fill/repair ally with. Used it to fix a crankcase on my old GP100.
  14. You basically say you have some problems and have done stuff. When you tested the charging voltage, what were the numbers? £k revs, 6k revs lights on or off. What did you do to check the draw, in line meter? There is normally something leaking current, nothing is perfect on a 60k bike. Ultimately your first suspect will ALWAYS be the rec unit on a 600 yam.
  15. Wont help, the ally of the engine absorbs the heat. unless you really heat it with mixed gas or some such. You should try a proper penetrating oil, even diesel is better than wd40. I have had some luck in the past with the torque setting on my drill in the past, setting it to the max torque and letting the drill rattle like its fully tightened it but not. Bit like a rattle gun, even better if you can borrow or steal one of those. (I have the socket adapters so I can use sockets on my drill). The vibrations and the twisting action seem to work sometimes.
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