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jimmy last won the day on December 28 2020

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About jimmy

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    Yam xv535 Virago (my boys), 1975 Triumph Trident T160, 2007 Triumph T100 Bonneville

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    Gourock, Scotland
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    Old Bikes,especially Triumph and Yamaha. Rugby when not on the bikes

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  1. I owned a 79 xs1100 and I would suggest the 145/150 was a fanciful idea. Even if it was tuned to that, the frame would never stand with it's virtual hinged centre. That aside, I loved my bike and still mildly regret getting rid. Never had any engine or carb issues and the only problem was a coil failure 300 miles from home. Still got me there tho
  2. I had a low speed off way back when with the girlfriend on the back. No big deal and it didn't put her off marrying me but... My biggest fright was as a puny 18yrs apprentice shipwright, I was coming home from my birds house when I saw one of my workmates staggering home drunk. I stopped and asked if he wanted a lift (always seemed to carry a spare lid then). Big Stan gets on the back. Now, I was 5'8 and about 11stone, Big Stan was about 6' 8 and around 20 stone, extremely drunk and wobbling all over the place. Never came off, but the worst 5 mile pillion ride I've ever done.
  3. Is it just when you try to turn it over, or when you turn on the ignition If it is just on the turn over via the electric foot, does it blow fuses with the kickstarter. You will have a short somewhere, so you'll need to start isolating the different circuits and going through everything bit by bit. To save fuses, you can wire in a bulb, and run each wire you're testing through that. The bulb will light up if the circuit is complete indicating the short.
  4. Happy Xmas all. Me and my oldest are Cops and my wife is a nurse, so some trying times. I knock off Xmas morn, but they start earlies on the 25th, so a shitty time ahead. Hohum, still got our health, and I've still got the bikes, so not all doom and gloom
  5. I got to know a fella who had a malaguti monti field bike when I was abut 14. We would go over the fields on. He then got a TS125 for the hills. I managed to pick up a fizzy for £20 but that too was a field bike. I didnt want a moped, so I waited until I was 17 and picked up an xs250. Im a short arse at 5.8" so I liked the bulkiness of this bike, and I had watched a neighbour on his xs1100, so it reminded me of that. Turns out it was the only thing I liked about that bike..... Passed my test on 29/12/81 and picked up a honda 4/4 which I rode about for a bit then I picked up my first
  6. Good intro, welcome to the forum Pete
  7. jimmy


    Same as here matey. Yamaha Owners Club UK
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    And did it pass, or will there be an appeal submitted
  9. Welcome to the forum bud. I like the xs650s and as Blackhat say, we like pictures "My wife passed her teat" probably belongs on a different type of forum
  10. My mate had one back in the day, and could kick it first time every time. Leap forward 40yrs, fk me where did that go, and he bought another to relive his yoof. Takes all his effort to start it now
  11. Not sure I subscribe to that. My bike usually goes in the shed about the end of October, and wont resurface until April. I don't drain the tank, I just ensure the carbs are empty (non vacuum, so switch the tap off and run the engine till it dies) and the battery goes on a charger and the bike will start again in the spring no problem. In saying that, I use the dearer fuel in the bikes, so maybe that helps.
  12. Try Paul Goff, he mainly does Brit bikes, but may have others
  13. Welcome in Jeff. A great bunch of guys and girls, so take part in chat and discussions to help keep it moving forwards
  14. Scott, I can't help you with your query, but as you're finding out, the site has gone quiet over the last while. There is a fb site with the same name, and I note that questions get answered there a bit quicker. Good luck on your search
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