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  1. The Thundercat has self diagnosis. 0 to 8,000 rpm every 3 seconds is the fuel level warning system fault code. Check the level sender/wiring/bulb etc for bad connections. Also, 12 volts isnt a particularly healthy battery, needs to be up over 12.5 to 13

  2. Im determined to ride winters whenever the rain relents, and keep topping up with fresh. I noticed a few eeks ago that the pumps at my local filling station now have the new Ethanol stickers on them. Previously, I was assured that the super unleaded did not contain ethanol, now the sticker says E5 which means it may (or not) contain it. Its rather confused the issue again, as Id rather not have it in the fuel I buy, but Ive been unable to find find out whether or not the sticker is simply a legal requirement, or the fuel actually contains ethanol

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  3. Gotta take any chance to get out on two wheels. Looks like a lovely sunny day. I got about 30 miles in today, plenty of layers on so didnt get too cold, but water everywhere running down the hills and onto the roads

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  4. Know how you feel. Our youngest left school and went straight to uni. Lived on the campus for the first two years, then house shared for the next four, then travelled every day for another two years. Worth it all for her, as shes doing exactly what she wanted to do from an early age. I've always reckoned that if you put the work and effort in with children when they're younger, they should do ok on their own.

  5. Im not familiar with the SR125, does it have a fuel on/tap? if yes, are you switching it off when you get to work? if not, the bike might be flooding while parked. Also check that the seal is good around the filler cap, and I would suggest that the bike may run better if you use ethanol free petrol

  6. Had a good day out at Donny Park a couple of weeks ago, Ive really been lucky with the weather the last 3 to 4 years. Put myself up into inters this year, reckon Im pretty close to the limit of this bike/rider combination. If I lean any more, the bottom of the fairing lifts the contact off the rear I reckon. The sliders I made to cover the hole I wore through last year need changing, but they did the job



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  7. On 6/16/2019 at 8:41 PM, Mickyc94 said:

    I have a 2003 Yamaha XVS125 and I have got it up and running but everytime I go to click it into 1st gear it will just stall. I have tried bypassing clutch switch and the side stand switch and I have also stripped down and cleaned the clutch plates and put it back together with fresh oil and still having the same problem. Any suggestions?

    Get a jack and a piece of reasonably stout timber, place the timber under the frame rails beneath the engine, put the jack under the timber and carefully raise the rear wheel of the ground. Start the bike, clutch in, into first, watch what the rear wheel does, report back

  8. The Chunderace is a big old heavy bike, cant think for a minute the R1 would have the same clutch. If the springs are the correct ones and not heavy duty, then you might want to try lubricating the cable, and checking that the cable is routed correctly from the bars to the housing. Conversion to hydraulic is a possible solution if a kit is available

  9. Had a blast. Bit apprehensive in the first couple of sessions, but settled down ok after that. Definitely rode faster than novice group, like Finnerz says theres a good range of abilities and I was towards the slower end of the group but by no means embarrassed. The higher overall speed meant I could keep flowing better. Missed the final session as absolutely knackered and didnt want to risk it. It was packed full, and on track were Dean Harrison and Ron Haslam in the fast group. I could count road bikes on one hand, all the others were trailered/vanned in, along with all of the gear that goes with em, race bike/track bikes, some wonderful machines there. And me on the humble fazer. Next up is an evening trackday session sometime in June July, probably another in August, the the Road Bike only day in early Sept.

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  10. No point going for a used one, likely to be in similar shape. High end ones are likely to be £400-£600, budget ones £200-£400. How about having the existing one rebuilt?

    Part number is 4TV2221030, original equipment is likely to be hard to come by

  11. Whats the mileage? I think that'll be fuel injected, not carbs. Easy enough to do if youve got the equipment. Always start with the simple stuff first though, plugs/filters etc, make sure the chain tension is correct and lubricated, if the fuel is more than a couple of months old, dump it and put fresh in

  12. Wemoto are as good as any, also M&P, then Yambits, Fowlers. No shortage of suppliers. Mudguards/fenders, try going to the Stafford Bike Show at the end of April, youll find all sorts of stuff there. Solid struts (hardtail), its your choice, but on Englands roads !!! Its like theyve been carpet bombed

  13. On 3/14/2019 at 5:02 AM, Alex said:

    I've had enough carrying a backpack just to carry my waterproofs and disc lock, can anyone recommend a smallish tail bag I can leave permanently on the bike?

    I was having similar problems a while back, didnt want a tailpack as I struggled to get my leg over the added height, tank bag stops access to the filler, so I bought a largeish leg holster, it takes all the daily stuff, phone/cash/discklock/keys. Depends how small you can roll up the waterproofs

  14. Hope so. 3 rideouts this last week, out for 4 hours today, got back home just after 4pm. Ashbourne, then the B5056, mile after mile of lovely B roads, and no traffic

  15. 3,000? I'll be lucky. Only rode 1,500 last year on the fazer, and 300 on the virago. Sold the virago last summer cos it just wasn't being used, and i'd really rather let someone have it that would. Since I retired, ive found that I have even less time to ride. Odd, really. First grandchild on the way too, ill struggle again this year. Didn't help when my youngest broke her leg and I had the four horses and dog to look after though

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