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Screw Guernsey

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About Screw Guernsey

  • Birthday 08/12/1974

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    '77 Kawasaki Z200 '79 XS750 Rat '91 Virago 535 Hardtail Chop '91 Kawasaki GT550 with Dnepr Sidecar '97 TDM850

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    Sunny Guernsey, Channel Islands

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  1. Name: Yamaha XS750 (1979) Date Added: 09 April 2013 - 11:07 PM Owner: Screw Guernsey Short Description: None Provided View Vehicle
  2. Name: Yamaha TDM850 (2001) Date Added: 09 April 2013 - 10:55 PM Owner: Screw Guernsey Short Description: None Provided View Vehicle
  3. I'm just about to start my 3rd brew. The first one (a Pilsner) was a bit flat, but I don't think I primed it enough before bottling it. The second brew - an Australian Pale Ale - has got plenty of life in it. Hopefully I've got it sussed now! I'll find out when the next brew is ready! FYI, I bought a starter kit, and invested in some 1 litre bottles. I find 2 litre bottles a bit too much, especially as my brews come out between 9 and 11 % abv!
  4. I recently had a Virago 750 that ran intermittently on one cylinder. I replaced the plugs with NGK Iridium plugs, and never had a problem after that. Give it a try - it's worth a go for the sake of the cost of a couple of plugs.
  5. Hiya Mark. Welcome from another TDM owner!!
  6. Well, she's finally up and running. Alarm/immobiliser removed, exhaust and new battery fitted. New fuel in, and started almost straight away, having not run for over a year! I need to get some rubber under the silencer exhaust brackets, and do final alignments on the pipes, but she's ready to roll. I definitely need to get smaller indicators now though, so they miss the silencers!! I know the setup won't be to everyone's liking, but I like it, as it's different!!
  7. I think that's an interesting question. Looking back at bikes that are now considered classics, one of the main things that stands out is performance. For example, the Brough Superior SS100 (incidentally, that's one bike that would be in my garage, if money was no object!!) was the fact that each bike was guaranteed to exceed 100mph, (not bad for 1924!) and in fact, set a world record of 130.6mph. These bikes now fetch £200k plus! With that in mind, I would guess maybe a mint Blackbird or Busa would be good to keep in a velvet lined box for the next 50+ years! Either that or a Harley, as in 50 years' time there won't be many left - they will all have rattled themselves to pieces or rusted away!!
  8. I took custom to the extreme with my 535: Motor, forks and wheels are about all that's left as standard!!
  9. Screw Guernsey

    The new beast

    TDM850 - work in progress
  10. To be honest, I came across the effect by accident when painting a previous bike. Basically, I just wiped the existing paintwork down with a dry cloth, then sprayed straight over it with GraviGuard stone chip paint. As it dries, it separates and cracks. I then just sprayed over it with primer and then matt black top coat.
  11. Well that's the beast sprayed in her new livery. I went with something a little different - leather effect! I haven't seen any other bikes sprayed like this - it's definitely a one off original!! A couple of close ups of the paint effect: The photos don't do it full justice - I reckon it looks better in the flesh.
  12. Well, it's been a while since I've been on here. But I have acquired a new project bike, picked up at a very VERY reasonable price! It was a runner, but hasn't been started for a while. Needs an exhaust system, as there isn't one on it at all! New battery also required, and a screen. Might even treat it to some fresh fuel!!! Then I'll see if it starts and runs. Not sure quite what I'll do to it. Maybe just a fresh coat of paint in my fave colour! But I'm always open to suggestions as to what I can or should do with it!
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