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  1. 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.
  2. Thread is a decade old. op only checked in twice.
  3. Think brake disks from metal will work better... Could not resist, I'll get my coat.
  4. 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.
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    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.
  6. Have sent a pm, Don't like posting ignition related info in open forum.
  7. 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.
  8. 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...
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    xs 750 wheels

    ? Ebay is awash with them, some even with disc's and good tyres.
  10. 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.
  11. Done anything to the chain? Is it lubed, correctly tensioned?
  12. Was the noise there before the service?
  13. Can't do the 21st weekend either. Other than that just got to see what I can get from work. Will call that pub merv highlighted and see what they cost. For end of May.
  14. I think i have an old carb body you can have, you will need to put your parts into it and such. Let me know if you dont find anything.
  15. How would fuel leaking be down to the ignition circuit... Fuel issue is down to the carbs, something is off, with carbs it dont need to be by much.
  16. Start a clean thread of your own, much better and people will be more likely to see it. Good luck with it.
  17. Great, thanks for letting us know.
  18. If you did we would have to take it straight off. Due to copyright law only public domain can be posted or linked to. That means no manuals etc. Blame the lawyers.
  19. Cynic

    only runs on choke

    Idle jet blocked, cleaning the outside of the carb doesent clean it in a running sense. Needs half hour in an ultrasonic bath.
  20. Cynic

    Clutch let down

    Yup, bad fluid brings the lever closer to the bar as you have to compress it more to make things happen, right at the end of travel is worn plates.
  21. The battery, When you press the starter the starter motor will grab all of the electric, fuel injection gets starved and faults. Unlike a carb bike that will fire no matter the battery condition (in a lot of cases) as long as it turns over fast enough. Fuel injection is sensitive to it and it only needs to drop below maybe 12 v maybe a little less and it will not work. Mainly through self preservation, low volts increase current and electronics don't like it. Give the battery a good desulphating charge or replace it. If im right it should bump start.
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    decal colour

    Dont mean to throw you off but the 12A notation means its a restricted 12hp bike, the 21hp European/ unrestricted spec were 10W (i think).
  23. Buyer beware, you can find bargains but remember one important thing. Japanese culture drives them to take somebody else's product and make it better and more efficient so being less costly. The chinese culture takes the same product and will make it as cheaply as possible. Material and labour wise. I would think your safe with hoses but technical parts like the ever present 20quid dt175 carb i would not use as ballast.
  24. Would not trust trustpilot as far as i could spit, i used their site to try and put a 3 star rating for services from red driving school that were frankly, shite. Could not post it, it was blocked and i received an email to contact red driving school. They wont post less than perfect.
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