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About slice

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  • Birthday 07/01/1952

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  • Current Bike(s)
    FJR1300.FJ1200 UK specSold. Previous Bikes,Yamaha XJ750 (UK)Spec. SOLD (Oh bugger!)Suzuki GSF400Bandit Sold them both & made a profit, first time for everything.Triumph Bonnerville T120 650(Hagen frame)750 MAXIM (US) spec. SOLD. Yippee!!!AJS 250 CSR14 Crashed it.JAWA 250(gone thank god) Fanny B 200 singleSuzuki 250 thing, rusty rattly piece of crap.& various other odds and sods that were to horrible to mention.

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    Gloucestershire.
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    I'm retired so NOT interested in anything.

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  1. slice

    Year of engine

    No problem mate glad you got it sorted.
  2. I think the answer is NO!!! or F**K NO.
  3. slice

    New member from France

    Hi and welcome to the YOC. At least you have the weather for bike riding not like in the UK where it's cold and wet!
  4. slice

    1982 XJ550 Maxim Rebirth

    If your going to keep the YICS then I suggest you make your own YICS system tool, they are outrageously expensive if you try and buy one, even if you can find one that is, I used a YICS system eliminator to tune the carbs, easy to use and much cheaper, there is one for sale on EBAY in Oregon I spotted a while ago. https://www.ebay.com/itm/The-YICS-Eliminator-Its-the-Ultimate-Tuning-Tool-for-Yamaha-XJ-motorcycles-/303014887105 Wish you luck cos my XJ was a right bastard to tune. There are loads of diagrams of YICS tools on the net so you can make your own with a few bit's of pipe and a bunch of rubber grommets. Here's a site I used to look up the dimensions for the "make your own tool" unfortunately it's in metric so your going to have to convert it to imperial if you go down this road. https://xjbikes.com/forums/threads/home-made-yics-tool-diagrams.72713/
  5. slice

    Year of engine

    Ok I found this, you might have already seen it but you never know, anyway try here http://www.thisoldtractor.com/mg_manuals/book_motorcycle_identification.pdf It's really long winded and it's the only site that I can see that "MIGHT" have what your looking for? The next best place to ask is Yamaha UK who will look it up for you. they are usually extremely helpful. Try here https://www.yamaha-motor.eu/gb/en/contact/
  6. slice

    1982 XJ550 Maxim Rebirth

    That's brilliant, a really nice bike when you get it all back together, I had the XJ750 version great little workhorse. Also had the Maxim midnight 750 which I think is the big brother to yours? Nice to see old bikes being looked after and appreciated. As Jimmy said keep the photos coming.
  7. slice

    dt 125 engine numbers?

    This post is 7 years old try a new thread of your own! Don't just ask the same question all over the site it get's confusing and annoying. If you read the date of the last post in a thread, usually at the top near left of the name, then it will tell you the last date someone posted, resurrecting old threads is not helpful!
  8. slice

    YOC Ride 3000

    I'll give it a go mate, should not be to hard as I visit my Mum every fortnight and at 300 miles a pop I should be done in about 6 months, plus of course the YOC weekend usually gets about 5 or 600 miles all in. Oh and yeah with my whizzy new camera you can come along as well.
  9. slice

    new member

    Hi Toni, welcome to the YOC.
  10. slice

    Fzs600 carb jetting and rad hoses

    Carb icing can occur at any time regardless of the outside temp, if you have the fittings for it then use it as it is usually only fitted to bikes that have been prone to it. This can also operate as an extra kind of preheater to help the bike run in cold morning starts, reduces the need for long runs on choke.
  11. slice

    How to get a dating letter

    No you don't get a dating letter from us on here. we are just an owners club/site. you need to go to a .GOV site. Try here https://www.gov.uk/importing-vehicles-into-the-uk/registering-an-imported-vehicle And you will need a NOVA certificate to get the ball rolling, all explained on the site above. Good luck. NOVA site here https://www.gov.uk/nova-log-in
  12. slice

    YOC 2019 Meet

    Well depends who your follow, Finnerz- then it's bye and see you at the pub, if it's Tommy then it's- which way is the road going, OH that way! oops. For the rest of us it's OOOH ice cream truck/tea van or oh look that's interesting?
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    1980 Yamaha RX125 fork oil

    Well if you have the correct amount of oil in the forks then it can only be the oil weight that makes a difference, if you used a standard 10 weigh then empty it out and use a 5 weight oil, if that's too soft then your into mixing half and half with 10W and 5W oil to get about 7 weight. Also remember if you have ridden anything bigger than this then the forks on little bikes can seem harsh just due to the fact that they weigh bugger all! Hope that helps? Just one more thing, if your going to stick around then please say hello in the "New members section", you get more feedback if your a regular visitor and not a one hit wonder, Just sayin! Read this if you really want the low down on fork oil, it should really be graded in Centistokes. https://transmoto.com.au/comparative-oil-weights-table/
  14. slice

    Should you buy a Yamaha Extended Warranty?

    Right first off Hi and welcome to the YOC, next did you read the warranty front to back? I only ask as in most cases these things are written in such a way that any and all claims can be refused due to one clause or another, I would however suggest that you contact a good general claims lawyer to see what he might make of the wording of the warranty, most are not worth the paper they are written on and usually only cover stuff that rarely if ever goes wrong in the first few years. Other than that tell them you will never buy another bike from then, it won't do any good but makes you feel better to swear at someone about your problem. Sorry if this doesn't answer the question in the way you wanted but these things are just a way to add to the sales bill.
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