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  1. slice

    Finners iPhone fix

    Well what do you know! Just looked at my own phone and sure enough there is stuff in there that should not be. Thanks mate and Finnerz of course.
  2. Well I don't know this particular bike but this sounds like it's fuel related, I would look at the fuel pump and lines, on my XJ I found that one of the pipes from the tank was really soft and would close itself off when under pressure, another thing is the fuel pump itself, that can fail under pressure as well if it's an original part then you might look to replace it. Just one minor point but it has been known to put the fuel filter on the wrong way round, they are direction specific, not saying you have done this but check to see just in case. Ignition wiring can also fail under load tho truth be told this does not sound like your problem, it might be worth checking to see if your electrics are not failing, new plug caps and HT leads might be worth a shot if the problem persists after you have gone through the fueling. Good luck anyway as it sounds like your gremlins are going to test your patience!
  3. Well I sort of got this video uploaded and hope you all enjoy it, it's only a flavour of the day but it was fun out there never the less. I'm sorry about the language on the video if you show it to your kids or partners please turn the volume down! Well here goes nothing. Also it seems I have had my camera set on 480p not the 1080p it should have been so the quality is well to be honest crap, I will see if I can upload an better version later. https://youtu.be/wLROAaQliVo
  4. OK how did you get hold of my ECG readings ?
  5. So sorry to hear your news Simon, a real bugger when these thigs happen. Only time will make it seem better but for now you have to live through the hard part. Just think when it's all sorted you can now buy the bike you really want without needing to ask permission from anyone and fuck the landlord he wants your money so as long as the rent is paid most will turn a blind eye to the odd 999 Ducati in the living room! Take care mate, we are always here if you need a shoulder to cry on or just to take the piss if needed.
  6. Does not sound like you have a problem with the battery as such cos if it turned the engine over then most likely it would have started, it can happen that when you get a hot engine and you then try to start it that it can have a "moment" where it refuses to start, unless this starts to happen all the time I would just put it down to one of those things that plague your every day motorcyclist and move on. Do the usual checks make sure the plug cap is secure and that fuel is flowing through to the engine see if the filler cap might need a clean, if the cap is blocked then it can starve the engine through vapour lock but I bet you find it's nothing to worry about.
  7. Ok Obi that I'm afraid does not sound good. Exactly how much oil did you put in? I mean was it just your "best guess" as to the amount or did you in fact do what it say's in the manual? If as you say there was oil on the end of the dip stick when you had finished refilling it was this before or after you ran the bike to check if it was at the proper level? because you can get oil on the stick if you don't circulate the oil before you check it, do you have an oil filter and did you change that as well? cos most filters take at least 1/2 to 3/4 of a litre of oil NOT including what it takes to fill just the engine. This being said it's not impossible for there to be a completely different reason for the noise you describe but I would suggest you take your bike (DO NOT RUN IT) down to another local mechanic and have them look at it and don't rely on opinions of those who don't really have any more idea of what's wrong than you do! I'm not saying they are wrong but if I need brain surgery I don't ask advice from a bus driver! We all have our skills but it's best to ask those who do this every day than those who just have an opinion. Good luck mate and come back if your in need of any more help or advice.
  8. Before I say anything else "Thank you" to pilninggas for yesterday, just brilliant mate tho some of those roads were terrifying! but the views at the end were worth the terror. The "stop and wait" system worked great with just the one glitch, soon sorted out. It was fun to see you all again and I'm just sorry I could only make it for the Saturday, I really needed to end the day with a pint or three with you all. got home around 7PM so just under 2 hours from when I left you all on the mountain top. I have a good lot of videos from the ride out and will stitch something together in the next few days and upload it when I can, hope you all made it home safe and sound and see you next year wherever that might be? Oh and I have some of Pat trying to climb the mountain on his fazer! yep I'm still laughing.
  9. Thanks folks, got your numbers and will only call you if it goes tit's up on the way "Pulled by the bobbies or I break down" Stay safe.
  10. Ok folks, my wife is home after the op safe and sound tho a bit sore but coping reasonably well. She said she will be ok for Saturday as my boys will be visiting and their girlfriends will be along as well so I am going to do my best to turn up like the proverbial bad penny somewhere along your route. If I leave home at around 7o/c I should be with you around 9ish? It's about 80 miles from me so a couple of hours should see me there. Can someone be kind enough to send me a contact number so I can let you know how I'm doing in case I get delayed. Thanks.
  11. Well done Bips, just looked up the map you supplied and it seems you have achieved the mission! Hope you managed to get it done without too much trouble? Credit where credit is due one bike one woman and one numb arse is what it should have said. You now have bragging rights over us old farts
  12. Well done Bips, sent you a contribution and hope it helps, Ride safe.
  13. Well done with the weight loss mate, really hard when your driving all day and the pies are calling Seriously 12 stone is a great weigh to be, not that you were a fat git before! Last time I was 12 stone I was in my 20s.
  14. slice


    Chroming is never going to be cheap cos of the time and labour it takes to get it on. Why not try one of these chrome spray on paints? it's not like real chrome but can be really good results from what I see on the net. Some stuff like " ALSA" easy chrome is wayyyy out there when it comes to price but the cheaper stuff can cost as little as £4 a tin. What's to lose really if it don't work or you don't like it go the chrome route!
  15. Well I've done the "sand and paint" thing and also the "powder coat" thing and to be honest paint is not the fun thing to do while giving it to someone else is not nice on the wallet, so at my age! I go for the powder coat but as your just a "boy" you should have the pleasure of saying to any one that askes " no I did by hand" , not only will they be impressed (for about 30 seconds) but you can feel smug about all the old farts that can't or won't do it themselves.
  16. Well folks, finally got the date for my wife's op, it is the 19th of June so let's just say the chance of my being there are slim! I will try but it all depends on how she copes with the bloody thing. If I don't make it have fun and take some photos please. Stay safe.
  17. Handy for when they sneak up behind you! ?
  18. Well peeps it seems that SWMBO has been booked in for her OP in just over a month from now! So pretty sure that I'm fubard for the weekend but just looking at the map I "might" be able to make it just for the day on the Saturday? It's only about an hour and a half from me so weather permitting and hoping I can get away for the day I hope to see you all then.
  19. Hi and welcome to the YOC. ?
  20. Hi, well the PRIME is used only when you have emptied the carbs ie had them apart or run out of fuel. the rest of the time just ignore it. You might need it if the bike has not been used for a long while and the carbs have drained down but that can take months to happen.
  21. I had a look here https://www.supermotojunkie.com/showthread.php?114777-wr450f-oil-capacity and they said 1.3 litres. But another guy puts a QUART in so gives you a good margin of error!
  22. slice

    New ride....

    Well it's very pretty and all but now there is no chance whatever of keeping up with you! My only Triumph had 2 speeds, warp factor WTF! and dead still with various ugly fluids dripping on the floor, but I was only 17 at the time and had no idea. (Before you say anything Jimmy yes it's the rider not the bike!!!) ?
  23. Well that's not the first time I have heard this and I can assure you it's utter nonsense. Old wives tales never seem to die do they? There is little to no difference between a chain and a drive sprocket when it comes to bikes. Ask whoever told you this how they know and I bet it was that someone told them! I have ridden both chain and shafties there is not a jot of difference.
  24. 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.
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