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  1. jimmy

    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
  2. Champion post nsd. Great work
  3. Welcome to the forum bud XS250 you say, spare yourself the hassle and burn it now
  4. 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
  5. Adjust the tickover, either on carbs or throttle cable
  6. 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
  7. Hello! Good intro and great pic. Welcome to the forum
  8. 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,
  9. All you need is fresh petrol. Pour it over the fkr, drop a match, walk away and do not look back 40yrs and the hurt is still there
  10. The 80s or you're in your 80s Either way, welcome to the forum matey.
  11. My wife would usually sort of nod off if we had a long motorway journey. I would feel her loosening the zips on my pockets, then her hands sliding in the pockets (I was a bit slimmer then, so a bit more room in my jacket ) soon after I would feel her weight against my back. Nowadays she is a very wary passenger who tries to "lean" the other way, or nudges me when she thinks I'm moving too fast. So much so I have told her that her days on the bike are over
  12. The actions that caused the damage in that picture changed the world
  13. Have you seen his age
  14. Has the new fuse blown? If not I would be looking at the connections, not only at the fuse box, but at the switches. Do you have a multi meter to check 'earthing' If one of the fuse connectors 'cracked from corrosion' then the others will be of a similar condition and this is just a series of breakdowns waiting to happen. I would plan for fitting a new fuse box. If you have a proper crimping tool and the correct connections then it will be a straight forward job, once you have access. You don't say where in the world you are (use of grounding, possible US/Canada?) so unable to provide any recommended retailers
  15. A cautionary tale. Thanks for sharing I remember the first time I was out with my boy and as we crossed the Erskine Bridge we hit the traffic jam. I pulled over and asked if he had ever filtered before "no" was his reply "Ok, here are my rules, follow them if you want" says I Don't just go for a gap because I got through it Don't trust any gap will remain there Always look ahead Always plan ahead Be patient and do not get agitated Enjoy the experience We had to filter from Erskine Bride to Balloch, so about 10 miles, and once through and a few miles behind us we stopped for a cuppa....He was still buzzing and was chirping away like a canary Yours is a wee reminder that we always need to be cautious and that it is not always the fault of others, or indeed anyones fault Oh and how is the foot?
  16. RS Bike Paints list it as Brandy Red Metallic @ £8.50 for 25ml They also recommend you buy their lacquer at the same price, then there is their p&p
  17. Hey Snakebite, you can't drop titbits like that and not give us the full story (unless of course you were/are a terrorist or OCG in which case stay hushed)
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