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  1. No problem mate, right my best bet would be to look for some where that the wire passes through or is tight against the bike or frame, then feel and look all round the wire to see what if anything has rubbed or pinched the thing. Again your making it difficult for yourself, don't think about where you think it might be ignore any sort of guess work just keep it simple, the wire is the most likely cause of the fault and until you have ruled that out stay simple. if your sure that's not the fault then start with your next best guess otherwise your going to be dancing all over the place and never get a handle on it. Do you have a multi meter? if you do then check the continuity of the wire from front to back, that will tell you if the wire is still good if nothing else. A wiring diagram will help you immensely with this sort of fault, dig around the net for one and use that to follow the route it takes around the bike.
  2. That's a nice piece of kit Dutch, just need to delve down the back of the sofa for the money mate.
  3. Hi, well I know nothing about your particular bike but from others I have worked on I suspect you have a dead short somewhere, try taking the connector off of the ignition switch and see if the brake light goes out, if it does then it's the ign switch, if not then it's the brake light wire shorting across the frame some where. You say that the ign coil and brake light use the same wire! ok then try following that wire back as far as you can and see what it attaches to and unplug that and see what happens, it's always a problem trying to find a fault when you can't see the bike so where are you in the world? someone on here might be nearby and able to lend a hand. One other thing, always go for the simple things never start from the ECU or some other complicated piece of kit. it's usually the daft things that catch you out.?
  4. HI, Sorry I don't squat about your R6 but I did find the R6 forum if that's any use? Here's the web address. https://www.r6-forum.com/
  5. Hi Folks, well I'm not sure if I can make it to the meet I'm afraid. Spent most of yesterday in the hospital with my wife. Seems she has breast cancer and we are waiting on the results, so it looks like something of a long old road in front of us, it might turn out ok but just letting you all know that although the meet is a long way's off we could be knee deep in chemo and operating theaters. If I can make it I will but she comes first obviously. Stay safe out there folks.
  6. Hi Ronnie, well I don't see why not, back in the day I swapped out a Triumph crank case just to keep the original engine number still leaked like a right bastard but then they came out of the factory like that! Just make sure they are straight, a large piece of glass helps with that, then at worst use a "SMALL" amount of gasket seal as a belt and braces approach.
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    ABBA Superbike lift?

    Just wait and see Bips, their like vultures!
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    ABBA Superbike lift?

    Thanks Peeps, yes Tommy when your retired you can finally afford the things you need just in time to drop dead and leave it to your children! ?
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    ABBA Superbike lift?

    Thanks Finnerz, just been on to them and they can do the whole kit for £120, not bad and I will be able to use it on other bikes when I finally let this one go, just need to change the adapter kit at about£18.
  10. Ok well done with the bolts, just keep looking you never know stranger things have happened, as to the oil filter spinner, I think that they do one for the FJ model, it's a 1100 or 1200 cc bike but pretty sure the oil filter and spinner are the same? I used one on my FJ and it really made it much easier to fit new ones. Found this on another site fj1200 oil filter conversion kit. Might not fit but surely worth a look!
  11. As per the title, has anyone used or owns the ABBA superbike lift? I only ask as with the FJR it's a frigging nightmare every 2 years greasing the centre stand and pivot points on the suspension as the only way to do this is take the centre stand off and then dismantle the suspension, which as you can imagine with no centre stand and no suspension means that balancing the bike upright can be a little iffy! last time it cost me a new screen when it fell over (bollocks!!!) The FJ club are using one and they sell them but like everything it's nice to ask those that use an item rather than those that sell them! It's not cheap at just over a £100 plus fitting kit but as the cost of getting it done by a mechanic comes in at £120+ vat and it needs doing every 2 years it should pay for itself after the first use! Thanks for any input .
  12. Well that's a good idea, all threaded rod might work all depends on the tensile strength of the original steel used in them. As to the old block on ebay I sent you, my idea was to just chop the old cases away from the studs and scrap it, after all you only need the studs! Plus a lot less time and money spent faffing around with lathes and postage from far flung lands. Good luck anyway mate.
  13. Found this in Nth Dakota? seems to have all the bolts https://www.ebay.com/itm/1981-Yamaha-XJ-550-Maxim-engine-cases-block-crankcase/172256816248?hash=item281b4e6c78:g:UAQAAMXQWzNSc7uZ As to them being available in the UK new I could not find them, seems that they are "discontinued" here as well, not surprising really it's a long way back, you might find a man with a shed who has some on a shelf that he never used but between you and me I think your flogging a dead horse on "NEW".
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    FJR Dave

    Hi David, well truth be told it would be best if you took your bike to the FJ owners club, I bet they can fix it! there is not much they can't do to your FJR and as for main dealers well let's just say they can on occasion be a little unhelpful if there is no money in it,. It costs about £12 to join the FJ club and Ernie or Peg will be only to willing to offer free advice or fix it for you at considerably less than a main dealer. This is the web address http://www.fjclub.co.uk/ Plus look up the prices on the FJR catalogue page, you will be surprised at the savings on servicing and parts. Really depends where you are in the UK but they can even offer overnight accommodation at local B+Bs. Try it, at worst your out 12 quid!
  15. That's great mate, but not getting anything on the nearest B+B I'm afraid, any way you could let me have a link to the nearest. Thanks.
  16. As usual Samaels the vids are brilliant, you put the rest of us to shame. Thanks for sharing mate.
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    Don't really matter what bike it is to tell the truth we like them all. My only experience of a decompression bike was an old BSA and that had the lever on the bars with a cable attached, I think they all had that as it would be a bugger to try and start the bike and find a lever on the head at the same time, might be wrong! been known to happen:) If your bike has a lever on the head then maybe it also have had a lever and cable at some time, folks were known to take them off.
  18. No problem mate glad you got it sorted.
  19. I think the answer is NO!!! or F**K NO.
  20. 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!
  21. 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/
  22. 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/
  23. 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.
  24. 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!
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