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clarke last won the day on February 7 2016

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    2012 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom (previously: Peugeot Ludix Blaster, Yamaha XVS125 Dragstar, Yamaha FZS 600 Fazer, Suzuki RV125 Van Van, Honda SH300i, Yamaha XVS950 Midnight Star, Yamaha XVS1300A Midnight Star)

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  1. clarke

    Should you buy a Yamaha Extended Warranty?

    If the rest of the bike is in excellent condition then I'd dispute any environmental factors and supply appropriate pictures of other parts of the bike to show that it is a manufacturing defect rather than any storage issues. I had some webbing on the front forks of my XVS/V-Star 1300 but the dealer took photos of the rest of the bike and close-ups of the chrome etc which was perfect so Yamaha replaced the forks under warranty.
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    I really need to get out more this year. My bike hasn't moved over Christmas, and most of my riding this year was up and down the motorways for work I'm going to see if I can sneak out on Saturday...
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    Hope all had a great Christmas & may 2019 give plenty of great riding weather
  4. clarke

    Sept Northern Ireland Trip (FJ shake-down ride)

    Great read. Pleased the bikes performed flawlessly and you had a great time. Makes me want to head to Ireland...
  5. clarke

    Is this the 2018 model?

    Yamaha UK seem to show that colour as a 2018 model only (not on the 2016 & they don't list 2017 to compare)
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    Thinking of changing my user name

    If it was me, I'd end up replacing the lot only to find it was none of the above, and eventually be just a loose connection somewhere in the loom 😭 Fortunately you don't have my luck, so am sure you'll be sorted soon 👍
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    Ross Noble Off Road

    It is good. He looks absolutely knackered & his mate is really sympathetic to him struggling
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    As above the TPS tells the ECU the throttle position. The ECU uses this info to change fuelling etc. Here's two videos of the TPS on my V-Strom. In the first the TPS was slightly out, the bar next to the C00 was in this _ position at idle whereas it should have been in this position - These positions are linked to rev range and your workshop manual will tell you these. The second video shows the TPS adjusted to the correct position. The sensor is very sensitive and only requires the slightest touch to change it. (On the Strom the TPS is held with a Torx security bolt).
  9. I'm sorry I missed this again... been meaning to make it for years but something always seems to come up. If you do come back to Squires I'll happily guide you around some different routes in the area. Of course I'm likely to be on the Suzuki V-Strom but don't hold that against me... (Will try harder to make next year's even if elsewhere)
  10. clarke

    Rossie leg break,

    MotoGP.com says he had surgery to fix it... http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2017/09/01/rossi-on-racing-in-2017-before-the-injury/238703 Not looking good for the rest of the season.
  11. clarke

    Daughter is now released.

    Great news . Well done
  12. clarke

    Customised Drag Star 125

    Best looking xvs125 I've seen
  13. clarke

    XVS 950 - Dead/Help diagnosing issue

    Did this get fixed?
  14. clarke

    Set Up Account Verification

    It's taken me two days to get passed that authentication screen (Android not-so-smartphone) as it didn't display correctly, so couldn't view it properly. As above I assumed it was a hack and ignored it...