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About jimmy

  • Birthday 04/21/1964

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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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    Can't help you there as I'm about 500miles from Kent, but best of luck with the resto. I ran an xs11 from 89 until about 2002 and loved that beast Mind and open a new thread posting loads of pics please
  2. Hi Davie. Droopy is the xs expert. He knows everything about them. Oh wait ignore that Welcome to the forum bud. Whereabouts in the West are you. I'm in Gourock
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    high beam dt 50

    Go into the headlamp shell. Identify the hi beam wire and trace it back. There should be a junction where a wire will lead to a switch
  4. Champion post nsd. Great work
  5. Welcome to the forum bud XS250 you say, spare yourself the hassle and burn it now
  6. Welcome to the forum bud. I believe you are just a nervous rider on your new, to you, bike. Once you have put some miles on it, you'll not notice the weight and indeed you'll automatically know what gear you're in. You'll get used to the engine braking which will help you know your gears. I'm only 5'8" and used to cut about on an xs1100 then an xjr1200, both big heavy bikes. Once I was used to them, the size and weight issues disappeared. Enjoy your bike matey and ride safe
  7. Adjust the tickover, either on carbs or throttle cable
  8. I can understand the reluctance to refit points (that's what I believe caused my issues) but fitting them to see it the bike runs again, then you have a datum. Ref the carbs. When you're turning it over with no results, have you pulled the plugs to see if they're wet? Have you tried with the petcock on prime, maybe they are blocked Keep at it, but as you said lots of changes at one time, so you'll need to reverse your work on each stage until you get it running again
  9. Hello! Good intro and great pic. Welcome to the forum
  10. When turning the engine over and no spark, is the plug wet. Is there fuel getting into the combustion chamber I had one back in the day and it was always a bugger to start. but would do so eventually. I would regularly fit new points, plugs etc and it would be fine for a week or so then back to normal If it was running on points then you changed it to electronic ignition, I would suggest its something you have done when fitting that. Try refitting the points and see what happens, then you know,
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