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  1. Spoke with Andy (elvis fan) yesterday. As of 3pm yesterday his green SR, yes the 80mph plus SR was nicked and left burned out. Wished him well but still sucks. He had just given it the works too. Chain, fork seals, oil and filters. Even had a full tank of gas. I hope the scum die of something painful.
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    Mot done. All clear. Season begins. I was in the garage fixing the ruddy indicators that decided to stop working till after 10 last night when I was double checking. All I could find in my spares box was a relay from a mk2 escort. Worked would you believe it, older than the tdr same connections etc. Now you can hear the plink plik as they work.
  3. It is exactly that. But adding to several old threads is confusing and may well lead to confused answers that will be no help. You should start fresh.
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    Ear protection

    An AGV KV3. Amazing. Without question the most comfortable and quietest helmet I have ever had. Its as loud without plugs as my old shoe was WITH. Although blackhat has the same and thinks its shite. Depends on you and your bike maybe?
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    Ear protection

    I tried all sorts. Could not get on with any. Did not try the custom ones. Ended up buying a lid based very much about noise. Much better.
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    YOC Ride 3000

    Sounds like an idea. Don't use my bike for work much at all. It's 16 mile each way along a dead straight road. With unlocking the garage, the bike and putting on leathers it takes 15min longer. And the bike does 10mpg less plus oil than the car. The 3k miles thing sounds fun though. Esp with landmarks.
  7. Warm days it won't happen. I have taken the heater circuit of my tdr with no issues unless there is really cold air. I had a 350 that was sensitive to ice. My DT is too but only when it's really cold.
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    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.
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    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.
  10. 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.
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    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.
  12. 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.
  13. (youthful eye roll) I suppose that proves I'm not 'an auld yin' yet then eh.
  14. It was Wolfie. Not foxxy. May the Tooting Popular Front live on...
  15. 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.
  16. Engine and chassis numbers on yamaha's are the same. The engine number will do fine.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
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    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.
  21. 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.
  22. And frustration, expense, etc. I warn you now. You will hate it at times and love it all the more. Keep an eye on the coolant and change the plugs if you even slightly think there may be something off. Keep at least a pair of proven plugs for testing too. Enjoy.
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    Would you believe it.

    Me! Running, only if their giving away rd500's
  24. Sounds like the battery may be toasted.
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