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Campaman

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Campaman last won the day on February 6

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About Campaman

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  • Birthday 10/31/1962

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  • Current Bike(s)
    Now: Honda ST1300A Pan European, Yamaha XVS 650 Classic Previous: FS1E, RS200, RD250, Honda 250N Super Dream, Suzuki GT380, SR500, Kawasaki GPZ550, XJ600, and others....

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    Market Harborough, UK
  • Interests
    Motorhome, Motorbikes, Guitar, Model Railways, Gardening, Home Brew, Dogs

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  1. Yep I had one, got a clout round the ear from my dad for shooting the neighbours lad on his arse.
  2. This site offers a simple explanation of tyre size and profile, worth a quick read. https://lifeatlean.com/motorcycle-tyre-sizes-and-profiles-explained/
  3. That definitely happened to me, who do I claim from
  4. Yeah, seen them on the telly, still *only* in my middle 50's so remember the larger £1 notes and the larger £5, but not the white ones :-)
  5. And I bet that £1 was green and made from paper.... Mind you I am told that fivers were white at one time as well :-)
  6. Not sure I could handle the screen image being reversed, I would worry that at a quick glance I could miss something.
  7. When you say it wont start, what are the actual symptoms of not starting, does the starter motor still spin the engine? More details of what's happening when it wont start are needed.
  8. Campaman

    engine swap!

    Anything can be done, but why would you want to? I had a 650 Dragstar Classic and to be honest with the riding position I can't see why you would want to go any quicker than what the standard engine gives you, trying to hang on at anything above legal speeds was not much fun. Probably easier to swap for a 1100 or 1300 Dragstar if you want bigger.
  9. Yes very confusing as he also says in the title that its a Dragstar = XVS So come on chado100 what have you actually got a Virago XV400 or Dragstar XVS400?
  10. As far as I am aware the XVS400 is identical to the XVS650 apart from the smaller engine bore. This site seems to confirm that. https://www.autoevolution.com/moto/yamaha-xvs-400-dragstar-1997.html#aeng_yamaha-xvs-400-dragstar-1997-400
  11. I wouldn't class 0.3ma as a big drain, as I said I have to have my bike hooked up to a charger as the alarm/immobiliser and clock will kill the battery in a few weeks otherwise. What size is your battery in Ah ? And you might want to introduce your self in the new members section as a lot wont answer if you don't, its just classed as being polite to introduce yourself first.
  12. If the immobiliser was easy to find and disconnect it would be a waste of time having one. This is the reason why if my bike with alarm and immobiliser is not being used for anything over two weeks it has to be hooked up to the Optimate charger.
  13. Its a shame we are currently without a motorhome as that looks really good and Victoria park is right next to the Caravan Club site.
  14. First get your self some proper penetrating fluid such as PlusGas, WD40 is not what you need for this. Depending on your skill level you could weld a nut onto the remains of the bolts, then once the PlusGas has been applied a few times, use heat to free them up. Alternatively google Easy Out bolt extractors. If you just try to drill them out you will more than likely damage the thread and then would have to use Helicoils or threaded inserts to repair.
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