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  1. Well that's what it says in the Daily Mail today. LINKY I always knew the RD's were rapid!
  2. My 2p's worth. I always said I would never buy a bike with ABS. My main bike now only comes with ABS so I bit the bullet. I can't say I really think about the fact it has ABS. I did have an issue with the brakes, they kept going spongy. I just tied an elastic band around the break lever and throttle to keep the brake on for a couple of days and it has been fine since. Mind you, all of that technology didn't stop me from getting caught by a mobile speed camera 3 days after picking the bike up - I should have chosen the "radar" option! My car has keyless opening, push start, electric handbrake and a whole host of other err..... stuff that I don't know how to operate. I love the keyless bit, My key just sits in my pocket and I can lock, unlock, start and drive it. I wasn't sure of the electric handbrake at first. I have left the handbrake off and got out of the car once but it operates automatically when the car is switched off. and disconnects when I pull away. All a far cry from bikes with cable disk brakes or cars with no servo and only one brake circuit. All that said, you can't beat oldskool.
  3. I am still around John, I just don't tend to post. Sold the FZ-8, sold all the RD400's even sold the Suzi TS250. Still have the YA-6 and brought a new Duke Scrambler Full Throttle last year - it had it's first annual service last week. Just pushed for time at the moment.
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    Liked this

    Me riding my unfaired one in France - back in the day
  5. From the album: DDT new ride

    PX'ed the FZ8 for this. Unfortunately I have discovered that it likes speed camera's already.
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    DDT new ride

    The FZ8 has gone and has been replaced with a Ducati Full Throttle. Just hear that exhaust howl.
  7. There is a Victoria Cross winner and a victim of Jack the Ripper both buried there.
  8. Wantsead Flats is in East London (Manor Park E12) Slice. I guess the City of London Cemetery? Down to London then hit the North Circ. Easiest is come off at the Redbridge roundabout, It is only a few minutes from there.
  9. 1.3 Ltrs of Yamaha Gear oil B. I have one of these too.
  10. Another beautiful restoration. Love it.
  11. Not until June, John. I can't wait until we get real global warming haha. The workshop is half full of firewood for the fire.
  12. I went for Sealy's (on the right of the picture). Can't fault them.
  13. "Unfortunately with this I personally become liable for the protection of all the data, even though it's all just mostly shite"........ I didn't know anyone read my posts.
  14. They are not with me Paul. I have just been busy.recently.
  15. You should be able to get someone to cut some foam to make a seat. My YA-6 project came from Milwaukee.
  16. DirtyDT

    RIP Oldtimer

    Squires last year. Paul and I chewing the fat.
  17. DirtyDT

    RIP Oldtimer

    It was always a pleasure to talk to you.
  18. You say "...I do not subscribe to Government or any of the statues/acts they try and impose on me...." so I guess you ride a bike with no licence, insurance tax or MOT then? You are entitled your your opinion but here is mine: what a load of old B0110cks. Without the fabric of the law, and rules, we would all have to survive in a lawless world.
  19. It said competition closed Alex!
  20. You may struggle to register it given the info, there is/was a plug in road kit available for these that is plug and play. No disrespect to your Yammie mate but call Yamaha UK head office. They have a team who may be able to shed some light on the bike and VIN. They may even be able to give you a dating letter (at a cost) which you will need to register it if you haven't got a reg number. Expect to pay import duty if you have no NOVA and need to re register it.
  21. Not sure if these links help but call yamaha UK (They are quite helpful). Looks like the VIN should start with JYAC LINKY1 LINKY2
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