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j0hn last won the day on July 20 2015

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    Yamaha XT 125 X 2008 Yamaha WR 250 F 2003

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  1. I have an XT 125X (2008) that has been locked away for the past 5 years after it failed its MOT. It required about £400 worth work to replace steering head bearings, rear wheel bearings and front fork oil seals but I never got around to it. Before I put it away, the engine was working fine with no issues, however, having sat there for all this time, I doubt it would simply tick over without some maintenance (oil/fuel change, new battery etc.). I'm probably going to get nothing in its current condition but could it be worth anything if I spent some time getting the engine running again at
  2. Thanks jimmy and NE0, I'm going to look at sorting it out this week so will keep posted.
  3. Not sure what happened but my post disappeared when the Workshop sub-forum was restructured so posting this again. So I'm trying to bring my WR250F (2003) back to life again which has been stashed away for over three years now. It was working great before then and I even wrote up a project about it on here around 5 years ago (https://yamahaclub.com/forums/topic/37457-2003-wr250f-legalize-it-project/). Is there anything I should be doing first and foremost before I try to start it? I just want to make sure I'm doing everything right in case something gets messed up in the process. The
  4. So I'm trying to bring my WR250F (2003) back to life again which has been stashed away for over three years now. It was working great before then and I even wrote up a project about it on here around 5 years ago (https://yamahaclub.com/forums/topic/37457-2003-wr250f-legalize-it-project/). Is there anything I should be doing first and foremost before I try to start it? I just want to make sure I'm doing everything right in case something gets messed up in the process. The bike is stored in a locked building so there is no worry of the elements getting to it. (1) There was almost a ful
  5. The // actually makes the URL protocol relative, meaning that it will use whatever protocol you are currently using to browse the site, unlikely to be the source of the issue.
  6. Yea totally agree, just a shame he lost the bike. The driver not slowing down does play a pretty big part in this. It seems more like he was a bit inpatient and didn't wait for the buses/traffic to clear. If he had, it would have allowed him to crossover into oncoming traffic on the major road before turning into the minor. This would have meant his vehicle would be in a position similar to the illustration above where he might have only crossed over half the lane the rider was in, putting him in a better position to see the rider. I always ride under the assumption that they don't see y
  7. Without being too controversial, could this situation have been avoided? I know it's easy for me to type this without actually being there and knowing the factors that would affect your decision so this all just an analytical breakdown of the video. Could a bit of defensive riding have saved his bike? I don't condone what the driver did after the collision and as captf has already mentioned, the blind spots definitely didn't help the situation. Also, the way the driver reacted to the whole thing might just be the fact that he is in shock, but again, not the point I'm trying to make here. It's
  8. So only two bolts in and already having issues. No matter how much pressure I put on the hex key, I just don't think there is enough torque to slacken the axle. I also don't have an 8mm hex bit so I'll probably have to order a 3/8" hex bit set that has an 8mm bit. Even if I hack my way into getting it lose, I'll need the bit for my torque wrench anyway when I have to tighten it back up again. This set should be good I think: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Silverline-225127-Hex-Drive-7pce/dp/B00IV1SBV0/
  9. Thanks for the tips so far. I've watched a few YouTube videos and some did suggest using the old bearing to push the new ones down. Hopefully I won't have to battle too long getting the old ones out, I'll see how I get on.
  10. Hey KevtheRev, I'm planning to start this either on Monday or Tuesday. I was even contemplating taking Cynic's advice and have the forks alone done by a mechanic but will see how I get on once I actually manage to get the forks off. Congrats on getting all that done in an afternoon! I'm thinking this might be a job over two days for me and I also need to do the rear wheel bearings as well. Last time I did that, the difficult part was getting the race out and ended up having to take it to the mechanic to have it pulled.
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    Martin Mars

    Yea must be a hell of a lot of trust. I remember watching this Boeing video where it was almost a vertical take-off, imagine the power out from those engines .
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    Rape Alarms

    Didn't you use to keep the bike inside Grouch? That would count as a locked building contributing to a much lower premium.
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    Rape Alarms

    Just curious how you're planning to rig one up, is it to the bike or somewhere in your garden (door)? From what I can remember, you need to pull a pin for it to activate. I take it you'll attach it to the garden entrance like some sort of trip wire? Trying to think if there would be any legal workaround for the appropriate use of steel jaw-traps, wouldn't even need an alarm to hear anything then .
  14. Just to add to what slice has already mentioned. This could also happen when you have either disconnected the battery or if it's low. You might have to look into getting a new battery if it's old. What you are currently seeing on the dashboard is the options to select from after a reset. Since the same dashboard is used on the R and the X model, you need to set it to the correct one. Since you have the XT 125 X, you need to wait until it displays ntrd then turn on the ignition and after the second flash of ntrd, press the blue button on the left handlebar (at the front).
  15. I think that might just be the case lol, mine is still running great *knock on wood* .
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