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    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.
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    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
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    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/
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    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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    Yamaha tricity starting problems

    Good to know, well done finnez, the simple things first usually works..!
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    Yamaha tricity starting problems

    Ok that's better, right, next thing to try look at the earth wires on your bike(no I don't know where they are, look it up) but it sounds like a bad earth which is causing the problem. look at the battery and undo the earth cable, follow it to where it earths to the frame and clean around and under it, big dollop of copper grease to seal it and pretty sure that should fix it, remember to clean around the earth cable and the frame both on top and underneath. Just to be clear here UNDO the cable completely and make sure it's clean on both sides.
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    Yamaha tricity starting problems

    Not much there in your question to go by but best bet is to use the info that comes with the owners manual. try here and see if this helps. https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1071083/Yamaha-Tricity-Mw125a.html?page=73
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    Just to say A merry Christmas to you all, may you all get what you want from Santa and not what you really deserve.. ! Me, I already know what SWMBO has got for me as I had to buy it..! I am now the proud owner of a Drift Ghost X + all the trimmings. Take care all of you and have fun.
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    Licence categories

    Oh nice one mate, congratulations on your news.
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    Sign in woes Again,

    Ok riddle me this batman, in "activity" section I'm online, in "online users" I'm offline (all while in the same "online" moment, ie still signed in), plus any number of combinations of these BUT I have to sign in using the top "sign in" button thingy but then have to sign in again with a different page cos it comes back as "unable to sign in? Not I hasten to add a major thing but annoying when you find you can't comment in one direction but can from another! So question is are we all having the same problem? Can someone have a quick word with Alex and get his take on what might be happening. Ooh forgot to add that in "activity" section it says "last updated" then some random date and suddenly it tells me there are "33 more updates" would you like to see them highlighted at the top of the page, at first it looks like no one has used the site for 3 or 4 days then it adds all the new messages from when it last updated (on my sign in time) which can get a bit distracting. Again is this the same for all of you?
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    FJR valve clearance..!

    So decided I am just too idle to adjust the FJR valves myself so sent it into the shop for them to do it (FJ OWNERS CLUB). It's actually a lot of work to adjust the valves on the FJR, lot's of pipe work and draining fluids and such plus remove the cam shafts and truth to tell I have other things that I wanted to do. So drag the wife out with me in the car so she can bring me home after I drop off the bike, that's about the nearest I am ever going to get her on the thing..! Said they would call me when it's ready, it takes about 3 hours to cool down before you can tackle this job as it needs to be stone cold for the actual adjustment, this is at 9.30 Friday AM. Get a call at 4.30 PM and expecting to go and pick it up and bring it home, so glad I got someone else to do it, the cross cooling pipe at the top of the head had sheared off when they tried to remove it (bugger) at £140 each this is going to sting I think but guess what they broke a bolt in the thermostat as well so it needs drilling and threading before they can fill it with coolant, (double bugger) of course none of these things have been off the bike since it was built in 2001 so I was expecting a few small problems. The bill is standing at £390 at the moment for what should (on a normal bike) be about £150 all in. The guys at the owners club are really good at what they do and I am really glad they have the problem of fixing the faults but not that many years ago I would have done this myself in the garage or on the side of the road in the rain, there comes a time in your life when it's worth getting someone else to do these things. The only thing that really smarts tho is that the bill is likely going to be closer to £500+ before I get it back, I've paid for complete bikes that were road worthy for less than that..! :(
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    FJ1200 running problem

    Yeah as Jimmy said that would have been my first port of call but your list said you had run it with the cap open so obviously not the problem, just to be sure you do have the fuel filter the right way round? some are direction specific, not saying you didn't know just it's the little things that catch you out. I had an old bike which had really soft rubber fuel lines, took me ages to work out they were too small and collapsing under the pressure of riding but fine when you were on tick over. Hunting usually implies a fuel starvation problem so it really has to be in the fuel delivery system, you seem to have covered most of the other stuff I would have thought of anyway. Is there anything in the fuel tank that's floating about? old filer or rust treatment I had a spare tank for my FJ and that had loads of stuff that had broken away after the tank had been leak proofed, just guessing now. Good luck hope some of this ramblings helps you sort it.
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    Denali Soundbomb Mini

    Got to thinking about it after reading your post Bipps, so Amazon is sending me one as we speak, should have bought it when I saw them but too focused on the bikes to really get my head round it and as I have the entire front of the bike off at the moment it seems like a good idea to junk the pathetic ones on the FJR.
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    Denali Soundbomb Mini

    Hey Bipps, I saw those at the bike show, really ear poppingly loud I thought and at £25 each a real bargain. The top of the range one actually hurt when you hit the button. Have a safe trip and lots of fun, hear from you when you get back.
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    Motorcycle show NEC

    Off to the motorcycle show at the NEC tomorrow, should be a good day out with lot's to look at, I want to try out the new FJR and see if I can make a deal (you never know!) Anyway I will take a few photos to put up later in the week. My mate is looking for a new bike as well so that's 2 wives with constipated faces.
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    YOC 2019 Meet

    Drewpy, I checked the website of the hotel/guest house at Pandy and it seems that they are not set up to take bookings that early so we might have to wait till the new year rolls over before it becomes available.
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    YOC 2019 Meet

    Brecon beacons, great place to have a run out, lots of twisty (oh god I'm gunna die!) roads there. Not too different to the one we went to last time. I'm still in.
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    Would you believe it.

    Cynic mate just thought this might help, you might already have seen it but has some good information and as I said all info will help you deal with the problem. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/type-2-diabetes/finding-help-and-support/
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    YOC 2019 Meet

    I'm in and it's not that far from me either, looking forward to it already. I will miss the ride home through Birmingham tho..!
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    Thanks for the offer Mike but I have contacted the guy from ebay that NEO put me on to, pipe on the way and cut to size as well. Again thanks oldfjman seem to have got it sorted but appreciate all of the responses you have all come up with.
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    Just a question about where can I get hold of some 3/4 inch black iron pipe, the sort that used to be used for gas or water pipe. I need to support the FJR when I remove the centre stand and the rear swing arm, this years little job ! But I'm buggered if I can find anywhere that sells the stuff in the lengths that I want and with the threads cut into it. Any of you that can help out with a suggestion I will be really grateful. Thanks peeps.
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    Would you believe it.

    That's a bugger mate, as Katie said diabetics UK or similar organisations will help enormously with your life style choices, my Dad was diabetic for years and he ate very well within the rules that you have to cover. Lots of horror stories about losing limbs and going blind out there and if you had been diagnosed in the 1950s then this might happen but 50 years of advancements in the treatment and maintenance of diabetes means that practically no-one suffers from these things today unless your a total toss pot and ignore some simple rules. First things first, suck up ALL information from good professional organisations regarding your condition then make a plan, your family have to know what's what as well so they can help you deal with the condition, it's really not that hard mate just an adjustment of lifestyle and eating habits. As Katie said stay away from so called "diabetic ranges of food" it's simpler to read the frigging label on the food you buy than paying for someone else to do it for you. You will be amazed at how well you feel when you get your diet right. Good luck Mate.
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    Thanks Cynic I will have a look at the local area and see what's there. NEO mate that's chuffing brilliant ! Never even thought to look on the bay. Nice.
  25. Sorry Sniff I have to agree with "oldfjman" here, your not being fair to the SJW's out there who will get offended in being a part of the "ball less majority". By the way I now self identify as a SPITFIRE in a non binary gender sense of the term..!