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Everything posted by neversaydie

  1. Easily available. Google for 6304 bearing with snap ring, then take your pick
  2. The problem with buying used is that you cant know the condition. Likely to be at least 20 years old. I suspect having the existing reconditioned may cost 50% of a new Hagon
  3. Wow, thas tough. Chin up Jimmy, hope you fully recover
  4. Cant help you, but remote start? Is there a point to that?
  5. You could try bike breakers yards too
  6. Buy cruiser specific tyres, you wont be spending much time on the side walls. They tend to be harder wearing in the centre so are good for longer mileage
  7. Try this then. https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/39922211/yamaha-ybr-125-service-manual Pages 4-7, 7-4, 7-15. It looks to me like the switch is directly adjacent to the gear shift shaft, on the left side of the bike as you sit
  8. Go to Fowlersparts.co.uk website, search your bike by filling in the boxes, its in Electrical 2, then look in that position on the bike
  9. How about the stuff the dissolves bathroom sealant?
  10. Hope things get better for you
  11. If you cant get the nut to unscrew, in the past ive successfully cut similar things off. Used a thin cutting disc (1mm) in a grinder and carefully cut down the length of the nut until I could just see the tops of the thread, no more. Sometimes, the tension in the metal will spring the threads apart, sometimes Ive had to cut down the opposite side too. Done carefully, youll not cause any damage
  12. Thats still a gamble with your money, cos you wont know its in working order till its on the ace. If its an original one, its likely to be 20+ years old and will require a service (if it is serviceable). The Z series YSS for the ace (MZ506-345TR-11) is adjustable for preload and rebound. I believe the originals were also adjustable for compression. I haven't looked, but I suspect you could have a replacement Nitron, adjustable for all three, for 3 times the price of the Yss. Unless you're raggin the Ace on track, that may not be cost effective.
  13. Trouble is buying a used item is it may be as bad as the one you currently have, so thats money down the pan. As for servicing a 23 year old shock, you might struggle to find takers and that may cost as much as a new replacement. A quick web search revealed a YSS new one for £250
  14. Have a good Christmas all
  15. Yes. The Classic has a longer front mudguard/fender with a flared end, the custom is much shorter.
  16. I had a similar problem a few years back. Fractured my lower spine, and found that I could no longer ride the Virago750, as I felt every bump up through the spine. Sadly, I sold it and bought a bike with a more forward riding position, which solved the problem for me as the spine was no longer straight upright and the "load" could be taken through the hips.
  17. Those nations with oil under their land will continue to extract it. Can you ever imagine the middle eastern nations not doing so? It is there only source of finance, without which, the Sheiks wont be able to keep the lid on the various historical hatreds within their borders. Same for those with coal reserves. Its all smoke and mirrors. We'll continue to burn fossil fuels, but be taxed into poverty to due so, with the revenue raised going into carbon sink/cleanup/tree planting etc etc, just to stay where we are now. Lets melt the southern ice cap, theres an island underneath bigger than Australia, almost unlimited supplies of coal and oil just waiting to be dug out and we own a slice of it
  18. The info following is for the XVS Dragstar 125, cant think it would be dissimilar to the 97 Virago, but thE choice is yours to make CAMSHAFT SPROCKET BOLT: 2 OFF: M8: 26NM
  19. This any good? https://www.scribd.com/doc/95729057/Repair-XT250-Yamaha-1980-1983 Get any part nos you need from Fowlers, then search for those on the web if you dont want new
  20. Hmmm. Im a little sceptical too. Trying to tax us to stop using fossil fuels just as its all starting to run out anyway, cutting down the very forests that we need to absorb CO2 to plant palm oil trees to make ethanol, still building houses without solar panels, no plans to capture the water that falls from the sky to ensure consistent supplies in the anticipated hotter climate.
  21. Mines not a cruiser, but Ive a Power Commander 5 on mine 5 years, set up on a dyno. Not had a scrap of bother
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