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About littlej

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    Previous Honda 50 Honda C90 Puch 125 Honda 125 Twin Honda CB250N Honda CBX550F Children Midlife Crisis Current Yamaha XJ750R

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    Chester UK
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    British Military Aircraft
  1. Good point, my apologies. I don't really want anything for it, just someone with a chance of getting it going again. Job lot though. Fairing mount bracket, rear grab rails have already been powder coated. I did post some picks a couple of years ago. Feel free to pm me,
  2. It is with a heavy heart that I have decided not to push on with the rebuild of my XJ750. (American Import) I simply don't have the time to get on to it. It is half stripped and pretty much all there but the rust has taken its toll on the obvious parts. If any one wants it please let me know, collection only (Chester), or it is going to bike heaven. Once I have caught up with everything else and my grand daughter is easier on me I will have another bike. Till then, its how it was when my own kids arrived.
  3. Thanks Drewpy. Looks like my problem isnt my coils then. The HT leads were heavily oxidised where the cap screwed in. Cutting them back did help a little.
  4. I have a problem with my XJ 750. The plugs are all totally sooted up in 100 miles. I got to thinking that it is the coils. The manual says that I should get about 13K ohms across the secondary winding (plugs 1&4 2&3). I am gettng 22K ohms but 13 without the caps. so my question is, although the diagram in the manual shows with caps, should I measure with or with out them? I am getting 4K ohms through each cap alone. Should I try to get non-resistored caps or are my coils breaking down or am I barking up the wrong tree?
  5. You've got to feel sorry for the North Koreans http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-26747649
  6. Always have, Always will. They gave a lot more than we ever will. Lest we forget.
  7. Looking at the size of the feet that is no Sheila.
  8. littlej

    Freecycle.

    Freecycle can be hit and miss. We took some stuff straight to the skip. Lived at Cosford 68-71 then again 82-85ish when my dad retired. Spider Web cafe was always a good place to hang out
  9. Chester are now using unmarked Police bikes. This morning I saw a red Honda. Its blues are built into the rear light and the indicators on the fairing.
  10. littlej

    stopped smoking

    Yesterday saw 5 years since i quit smoking. I did it by hypnotherapy. Missus still smokes so everything i buy myself is convered to fag prices. Bought a drill, she moaned. My reply was that it cost 12 days fags. Fair does though, she only smokes out side rain or shine. But she still stinks from them
  11. Thanks for the replies, I will get it off and give it a good coat of looking at before deciding. Polishing does sound good though.
  12. Now that the summer (questionable) has been and gone I am about to start the renovation of my bike. Other than the appauling electrics that are held together with tape and smurf snot, my concern is for renovating the swining arm. What is the best way to refurbish the driveshaft section and gear housing? I cannot sandblast it and powder coat it. Hammerite? Nah, too tacky. Obviuosly i would like to do the best job possible for my liited skills but i dont want it ruined by a crap driveshaft. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
  13. So when it comes to spare parts would this guy on ebay be worth a call. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/xj900-carbs-stuart-123456-/221144530310?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item337d3dbd86
  14. littlej

    CDI Units

    I was wandering if it was the carbs causing my problems, but would all four go the same? Also, i get no flooding when idling or with the engine off. I do think that a carb overhaul woould be useful but this will leave me with the conundrum of which gasket sets/jets should i get. Would i be wise to get the same as our 750 SECA?
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