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slice last won the day on April 9

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  • Birthday 07/01/1952

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    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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  1. slice

    Yamaha xj600

    Has it been sat with fuel in the tank and carbs over a long time? cos if it has then your carbs are bunged up with old fuel and will need to come off for a through clean. Try some "Easy start" up through the air filter to see if it fires, if it does then you have a solution to the problem, lot's of cleaning. Try carb cleaner and sone fine wire through the passageways inside the carb. Remove the jets and blow them out and if you can find a carb refurb kit which will help freshen up the thing.
  2. I would check the gearbox shifter forks for wear, or even the drum shifter for wear plus the mechanism at the end of the gear shaft. Means you have to take it apart but on an old bike things do wear and if the box has been abused then thats your problem. Wheelies and some race bikes take a real tole on the gearbox. Just a suggestion but best I can come up with without seeing it. Try looking at this for an idea on the workings of the box.
  3. slice

    New helmet.

    Thanks folks, had not thought about "new old stock" very cunning mate! I will do just that assuming I'm allowed to actually try them on? As for the blue tooth thing I might just forget about that, a good excuse to say "sorry I did'nt hear you! Thanks for the heads up on the sportsbike shop but Bolton would be a bit of a treck.
  4. slice

    New helmet.

    Ok folks just looked inside my lid and realise that I am WELL over the 5 year change date! I usually chage it about every 4 years but for some reason I missed it by a loooong way. So I am thinking about the new version of the Shark Evo1 (2) not cheap but seems a good helmet and I still want the modular thing, do any of you know anything about them? Not tried one myself obviously but like the look and action of this one, also do you have any recomendations of your own that might be worth a try? Not interested in anything like an open face, odd that I know but the chin guard, even if movable, st
  5. Well it seems that I am really thinking of changing the FJR, been looking at the new Trumpet speed tripleRS, it's not officially available till April I think but it does look nice! Just asking really but are they any better than the horrible things I used to ride back in the day? My Bonnerville was great in a straight line but just god awful in bends plus the loss of oil was always a bit of a concern on long rides. I have heard as well that some of the latest trumpets have gearbox problems and that would be a bit of a bummer. I really need something a LOT lighter than the FJR as I have some pr
  6. Well done Sniff another funny post I did enjoy that, BUT I have my own story about PARKING EYE! Took the wife to the doctors in Bristol BUPA - NHS referal due to Covid, she needed a covid test for an operation she was having at the Nuffield in Bristol. Went to the place told to, waited IN the car as told to then she took the test while sat in the car. We were early so sat for 25 minutes. Now have a £60 fine for PARKING in the consultants car park as told to? just gotta believe that these folks just rely on the computer to do their work for them. As the wife said "If they want the money COME
  7. And you mate, take care and see you all on the other side. Merry Xmas to you all from Gloucestershire.
  8. Just had a mate come back from a quick break near where we are going, sorry to say but some of the hotels are charging 2 or 3 times the usual rates for just a room and even then he said that you can get bumped if someone offers more! So I am going to stand back from this years run out, I won't pay through the nose for someone to then ask for more, F**K sake you would think they would honour a contract. So if you all go then best of luck and have fun but not happening for me. Makes me cross to think that by helping out local buisnesses they then get all grabby for a short term gain. (Steps
  9. Hi and welcome to the YOC.
  10. That will do me fine mate. Just let me know what you want in the way of booking and I'm ready to go! Be nice to get together again after all this time and have a few beers. As above, shall we book a block booking, might get a discount? Always worth a try!
  11. Yep I'm in. Gotta sort out where to stay tho!
  12. slice

    Tool question.

    I have this bought it from machine mart for £30 odd quid! Will undo bolts on battleships! Gotta have a reasonable air supply tho.
  13. Hi Mick, as above I am a member of N.A.B.D and they will help if they can go here http://www.nabd.org.uk/ talk to the ladies in the office and explain what your problem might be and they will contact their suppliers and see what if anything they can do. Really nice folks and always willing to help if they can. Not sure about the costs involved but they do have loads of experience with ex-forces personnel with all sorts of missing or damaged limbs. Good luck mate. [email protected] use this for general enquiries. this is the phone number Tel: 0844 415 4849 but they prefer an email to g
  14. Hi Peter, just a few facts you need to add if you would. Where did you buy it from UK or USA or some other country? What do you actually have in the way of other documents? Bill of sale or nothing at all! Does it have matching engine and frame numbers? This because if it's a frankenbike then your going to have other problems registering it. A bit about where you are in the world as well would help as advice about UK laws will not apply if you live in another country. And was it a private sale or from a dealer. Some dealer will sell old bikes without paperwork just to gey rid of them and save t
  15. Thanks Finnerz I did not know that but will check it out now. So that said are we going to set a date or just wing it? And jump in with short notice and hope we can all make it? That's ok for me but some folks need time to sort out work and family life stuff. Whatever just shout out when your ready to pull the pin. Just looked it up and sure enough the date is the 4th of july for hotels to open (possibly not if we get a "second wave") so anytime after that and we have a winner. (well done Andrew!)
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