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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.
  4. 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!
  5. 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 .
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  12. No problem mate glad you got it sorted.
  13. I think the answer is NO!!! or F**K NO.
  14. 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!
  15. 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/
  16. 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/
  17. 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.
  18. 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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    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.
  20. Hi Toni, welcome to the YOC.
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. 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?
  24. 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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