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Campaman last won the day on September 21 2018

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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
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    Motorhome, Motorbikes, Guitar, Model Railways, Gardening, Home Brew, Dogs

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  1. Campaman

    XJ900F Tyre choice and size

    This site offers a simple explanation of tyre size and profile, worth a quick read. https://lifeatlean.com/motorcycle-tyre-sizes-and-profiles-explained/
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    ~~Daily Feed, post what made you laugh today ~~

    That definitely happened to me, who do I claim from 😀
  3. Campaman

    Hello all - YBR125 rider here

    Hi and welcome
  4. Campaman

    FJR valve clearance..!

    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 :-)
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    FJR valve clearance..!

    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 :-)
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    Sold the Virago

    Not sure I could handle the screen image being reversed, I would worry that at a quick glance I could miss something.
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    XVS950 - Starting Problem

    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.
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    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.
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    2005 XV400 Dragstar

    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?
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    2005 XV400 Dragstar

    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. Campaman

    FZ6 S2 Battery Drain

    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.
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    FZ6 S2 Battery Drain

    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.
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    woodvale rally 2018

    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. Campaman

    Snapped and rounded exhaust bolts

    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.
  15. Campaman

    What’s comfier than a BMW R1200ST?

    Interesting you recommend that as it was designed to be in direct competition to the Honda VFR800 :-)