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About Altum

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  • Birthday 02/07/1990

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    XVS 125 Dragstar

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    South London
  1. A new perspective! http://youtu.be/I5sbpVerIvI
  2. Awesome man, Good to know! Foundations of an xvs club?! Lol
  3. Cheers man, ahhh don't make me say it! *ahem croydon *ahem.... THE SHAME!
  4. Cheers for all the warm welcomes gents!
  5. Hey man, welcome! I'm a newbie too. You came to the right place, these guys have given me loads of helpful advice already. Never be afraid to ask questions!
  6. Thanks for the input guys, gonna run her down to a mechanic today to get some more advice and ideas on cost. I'll stick another post up when I get back as an update. Cheers!
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    Washing a bike!

    Awesome, thanks for all the replies. Yeah ended up just getting stuck in with some brushes, tonnes of water and an all in one car wash liquid. Also got a bit of of wd40 motorbike wash from Halfords, which was ok but probably wouldn't get again. She came up looking pretty nice in the end. Cheers guys!
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    Washing a bike!

    Well here comes a true newbie question. What's the best way to clean a filthy bike? I recently bought an xvs125 and the owner obviously didn't take the best care of if cosmetically. I've cleaned it up the best I can but the underneath of the bike and the wheels are completely coated in black grease and road dirt, obviously a sponge and water isn't going to do the job. Would a pressure washer be a good idea? And also what are the areas to avoid when washing a bike? Cheers!
  9. Well I've had my first bit of trouble with the bike. I was coming back from a longish journey, pulling up a hill I heard a bang, the the back wheel locked up completely, fishtailing the bike, then a grinding noise... I managed to yank the bike onto the pavement(not an easy task with the wheel still completely locked up) and saw that the chain had come off and caused quite a bit of damage to the chain guard and the general area around the back sprocket. I then removed some of the covers to get to the front sprocket and the chain had wrapped around three times completely jamming itself up agains
  10. Wondering if anyone can help me out with this. I'm looking at buying these twin lamps for my baby dragstar. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOTORCYCLE-TWIN-BLACK-DOMINATOR-HEADLIGHT-SET-HALOGEN-/320507291943?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item4a9fb92927 I basically wanted to know how tough it's going to be to fit them? Will I need to buy special brackets, do any custom wiring etc? Any help or advice would be awesome. Cheers!
  11. Hi everyone, Just introducing myself really... as the title reads I'm a total newbie, I live in South London and I recently bought an '04 XVS125 Dragstar('L' Plates and all). Thought i would join because I've got a bunch of stupid questions about bike stuff that I want answered for free. (Might as well be honest). I'll do my best to contribute what little i can as i go along. Cheers!
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