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  1. I can't help with mechanics down your way, but have a look on the bay or breakers yards to price a replacement engine. If you can't fit it, factor the cost to have it changed. Does that match any discount from the dealer? Sometimes it's better to walk away
  2. Clean the tank as well if that has been lying I assume there will be rust inside. I've used a length of light chain, but others use nuts and bolts or small stones. Fit an inline fuel filter as well
  3. Is that not a zed1..........Sorry, I'll get my coat
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    Can't help bud. I got rid of my xjr a few yrs ago and my Triumphs don't have the torque to shred tyres.
  5. Not just ebay. I was looking for a 25ml bottle of touch up paint from a well known supplier. £7.50....Not bad thinks I, but another £7.50 pnp
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    My mate drinks battery acid, I told him he'll need to watch he doesn't get charged My other mate eats black wire. I asked if he is depressed, he said no he feels really positive after eating. I asked if it is a recent habit, he said no he'd been doing it for ions
  7. Welcome to the forum arsey,
  8. Welcome to the forum matey. I used to run an xs1100, and loved it
  9. Welcome to the forum matey
  10. As above, and I would still spray carb cleaner or similar around all the hoses and connections just to positively rule out any leaks
  11. Welcome to the forum bud. Tons of advice on here. Some great some not so, but we all try
  12. Banjos will be standard and you can get braided lines made up to suit. Search Google for the various suppliers If you go on the Goodrich site you can buy kit to make your own.
  13. Welcome to the forum matey
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    First time out!

    I've been working as normal and as we have had a sustained spell of good weather, I have put 1800 miles on my bike since I got it MOT'd at the end of March. All work commutting tho so takes edge off it a bit
  15. Just flicking through fb and there was an advert from Visit Germany "Can't visit? We'll bring Germany to you" I thought, "it didn't work so well the last time you tried that "
  16. Welcome to the forum matey
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    XJ600 scrambler

    Stiv, you and drewps have got the tci sussed, so here's how I add pictures. Open up postimages.com Click on upload From your gallery, click on desired pic, press upload Once uploaded click on hotlink for forums Copy link and paste in your post Check preview, and if it just shows the link, delete the "s" from the two https
  18. Welcome to the forum matey. Start a thread in projects and put lots of pictures... We like pictures
  19. Welcome matey Spent many a happy hour trying to play the bodhran, without success as all around me will testify
  20. See, I was thinking of yours drewps and thought it was tall enough for him, but never realised you had a higher shock on it. I was thinking that the tdm, whilst fast enough, would maybe not encourage him to gun around as much as the xjr would. I totally agree with your comments ref how slow his xv is. He is reasonably sensible, so I'm probably worrying too much. When this lockdown is finished I'll take him round a few places to have a look in the flesh so to speak
  21. My boy has told me he's looking for a new bike. He has had his xv535 since passing his test about 8yrs ago, although the last two years he's done the sum total of nowt. Last year he joined my job and a few guys on his shift are riding modern bikes so that's what he's after. Seems to have his mind on an xjr1300 (coz he liked my 1200) but I'm thinking maybe a bit too fast (protective father time) I showed him a tdm900 but he thinks it a bit small in height. He is 6'1" I don't think it is. Any other recommendations or should I just stfu and get a few shots of the xjr
  22. Yea welcome back Sacha, please stay
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