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  1. Brilliant work Drewps. That's what's great about this forum
  2. to Yamaha ownership. I just sold my auld Triumph and now I have some money burning a hole in my pocket I am happy to go £3k on a bike and would be looking at something like an XS650. This is based on my mate owning one back in the early 80s when I had my 1st Triumph. I liked the look of them then, and still do Any thoughts or opinions
  3. Whereabouts in the Country are you bud. There is a pinned post at the top of this section titled "are you willing to help" If you post your area folk nearby may be able to offer hands on assistance Thinking to where you saw the white flashes, fair enough there is no burn marks, but any loose wires/connections in that area. Once the battery is charged, see if the bike will fire up and if so and ticking over, try moving wires or components from that area to see if you can replicate the flashes. If you have a multimeter put that across the battery terminals (reading volts) and see what it says, then rev it up a bit to see if this figure raises. If no multimeter, a simpler way if to switch on main beam at tick over then rev up to see if the lights get brighter. This will help indicate whether the alternator is charging the battery
  4. I would look to find out what the 2 or 3 white flashes were. Sounds like electrical arcing somewhere. Look around the area the flashes were and see if you can find any evidence of short circuiting (black sooty marks, melted wires, etc) When the bike died, was it everything or just the engine. Do you have any power at all now. If not find the fuse box and check all fuses, then still find the short circuit and fix that. The plugs would not cause the white flashes, although dodgy HT Leads or Caps can. Was it raining
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    Forum update

    Seems Ok today Bud, fingers crossed
  6. Brilliant contrast and compare on helicoil vs timesert, and certainly something to digest. Thanks very much for that. I used helicoil for no reason other than I had done it before, but using your experience, I used the correct method as the thread I replaced was the fixing point for a cam cover, so will be off and on (the last gasket only lasted about 2k miles)
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    Forum update

    My computer is now showing me logged on as Toutsuite
  8. Hey Bud, I just helicoiled a thread for my 07 plate Bonnie. I thought about timesert but was unsure of the process. Is the prep and procedure any different
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    Forum update

    Alex, Was there another tweek over the weekend. I notice I drop in and out of registration, and some posts show on the index, but when I go on the thread the post does not show
  10. Welcome Lenny, did you get your minor problem solved then
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    New ride....

    Don't ever be sorry for owning a Triumph. Great looking bike bud. I've got its granda, a 1959 Speed Twin Yea, cmon bipps, you know it makes sense
  12. Welcome to the madhouse mate
  13. I rode an XS1100 for about 8 years and if there was a difference, I never noticed. I happily jumped from that to my Bonnie (chain driven) with no alteration of riding (chain v shaft wise anyway)
  14. Probably better not asking the same question in different sections bud
  15. To counter that, I sent a letter to Yamaha UK with a Q plate XS1100 I bought. They sent me a letter informing me it was a 1979 model manufactured for sale in Europe. This was enough to get me a T plate registration for it. This was about 1991/2 so most likely things have moved on since then
  16. Uploading pictures is easy Log into postimage.org Upload your pictures into postimage Once you have uploaded pictures click on hotlink for forums and copy url paste in here On the link there are 2 x https text. You may need to delete the s at the end of each, you may not
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    Haha Blackie

    Brilliant mate. We'll need to meet up with my auld Speed Twin and get pics
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    Haha Blackie

    I looked at that one, £12000 phew, and the Street Scrambler (no price on it). Both looked good
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    Haha Blackie

    Following on from our wee chat about Triumph leaking straight from the factory I ordered a new cam cover gasket, 4 new stretch bolts and 4 seals and got a call today to collect them. Up to Glasgow I went and the guy tells me £76, "whit for a gasket and 4 bolts" "Oh wait" says the guy, "they have sent up 4 gaskets and 1 bolt" They must know it's a leaky bike ?? Anyway a nice wee run over the moors on the way home
  20. As above mate. My thoughts and prayers are with you both Positive Attitude seems to be a good thing for some sufferers
  21. Uh uh mister In saying that my new(ish) Bonnie leaks but none of my auld yins did
  22. jimmy

    ABBA Superbike lift?

    Welcome back Tommy
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