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    Very tidy Dave nice work.
  2. Go to the Yamaha website and download the user manual for free.
  3. Mild winter weather, Snow & Ice rules.
  4. Elliott. Wouldn't a set of RD spannies be close? ps. the bikes looking good.
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    xvs950 rebuild

    Yet again another on how too....Love it.
  6. I looked at the 1300 but its water cooled like the 1800M Suzi so not interested it had to be Aircooled. Yeah the cleaning will be a pissa but I have all the gear to do it as my 350B probably has more chrome.
  7. If you are interested in a 1900 get in there as Yamaha are not selling them next year due emission regs and thats why the prices are so good. No. I got mine from Tamworth Yamaha which was a Yamaha display bike its actually an ACFD without the Batwing which is why it was so cheap. I rode one in California 5 years ago up the PH1 and through part of Death Valley with a pillion and its a doddle to ride. Yes it's fairly heavy but it's all low down and seams lighter than my old FJR.
  8. Not familiar with this bike so I'll assume its a wet sump! If you have only ridden it for 400km and it thinks its a 2 stroke! and no signs of a leak. I'd be looking at the piston rings 1st and hopefully they are only gummed up.
  9. Check the foot brake pivot they can seize up and hold on the brake slightly which wears the pads.
  10. +1 using this method the pistons are pushed back square and the bores don't get damaged. Tip. Squeeze the pistons out a bit further to clean any muck off before pushing back.
  11. Thanks for the link Lallasro that is a good price. I have gone for an A version which is £5100 off list plus I'm having Panniers, Blade screen and Sissy bar fitted. I got a good trade-in as well all I can say is. If you are looking for a new bike the dealers are willing to deal. So get out there and do it.
  12. Update. After quite a bit of searching for info, I'm afraid the Victory's are out as there are a few things that can pack up for no reason and the parts are dam pricey. So its going to be the XV1900 not raider though as long as I can get a good deal mind.
  13. Hell if they managed to follow me home I wouldn't be a happy bunny, at lest I would have them on camera if I had any trouble. You are very trusting which isn't a bad thing. Snakes not my favorite!
  14. I thought the Raider would go down well, I like it as well.
  15. Cheers guys for the input. I like the Hammer however the Jackpot is winning at the mo probably because there are not so many about also the frame is painted the same colour as the bodywork plus has more chrome as standard. I have rode the XVS1900 I quite like the 50's look, its really comfy and easier to ride than the Victory's probably due to the rear tyre which by the way are over 200 quid. The Suzuki 1800 a bargain but its water cooled and shaft drive so that's not in the running. There is a Yam1900 custom called a Raider which I quite like but they are imports.
  16. 1 out of 5 is better than I expected. I looked at the new Indians and I like the Scout.
  17. Well I was just about to leave school and had a thing for fixing engines and my Dad got me a Capri for which I was very grateful but I have never been into cars. Anyhow a good mate had 2 FS1E and 1 SS Yamaha which I had been helping him fix over the years and I had a hankering to have one, so a new FS1E-DX was purchased after I sold the Capri which really upset Mom as cars are safer apparently! You'll like this bit! 2 weeks later I was riding along and what happen an Old Asian man pulled out in front of me and bang the bike was a write off, the car was a Ford Capri but not the same one. The day was Friday 13th!
  18. I'm going to trade in my FJR as I dont really use it, for a cruiser. I would prefer an un-bias answer. Its between: Victory Hammer Victory Jackpot Yamaha XVS1900 what do you think?
  19. I see Scott it was a separate issue.
  20. Hi Taffy. I'm a fan of the XS11 any chance of a picture?
  21. Why did you rejet for idle! It works off a different part of the carb. Check the air screw is set too the correct amount of turns and then the tickover knob, after that look for air leaks also make sure the spark plug is tight. That should keep you going for a while. PS. If you open the choke on a hot engine it should cut out its only for cold starting.
  22. Thats the latest Watsionion side car.
  23. Open pipes all tend to pop on the over run as air gets sucked in when decelerating, getting the fueling better will help but unless you have a baffle they all pop a bit. I would have a look and see what has been done to carbs and check against the standard settings, most people think they have to fit a larger main jet which isn't the case, as said before just moving the needle is enough.
  24. Dropping the swingarm is the best way as links are weak and the chain wears quicker at that point. Once you have the swingarm spindle out you just lower the pivot slip the chain over and refit. I find its quicker as well.
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