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  1. Yup, for £11.499 (rather that the 1499 I was aiming for) ....no thanks.... lol
  2. Well, I'm still looking at a younger FJ with lower mileage. Don't really want to change bikes/models if I can help it. Auction came up, and threw a few bids in a few minutes before the end. Every 'kin time I was outbid. Even when going way above what I was prepared to pay so I suspected either a snipe program was at work or more suspicious shenanigans. Then I got a bit excited in the last 15 seconds and my phat fingers produced a 5 figure number. Shat myself for 2 seconds, missus declared me a lunatic ....... bang .... the other party went over the top of that, and that was the end of that. Result of all this is : 1) The other party not checking his snipe or numbers in front of him - and now bricking it because he's under a legal contract to pay. If he doesn't he'll have to answer to fleabay. 2) The seller is less than impressed because he'll be hit for ebay fees on that number knowing he'll never ever see that money and accusing me for that. Somehow the chap refuses to talk to me even after explaining what happened + apologies. Ah well, you live and learn.
  3. I believe he's got a few bikes, Kawa's & Yams? Dunno if he's on here ?
  4. Had one & drove one for a looooong time. Was a bit of 1/2 a barn find but all complete. Cleaned out the tank and the carb. For the next 10 years only threw fuel, lube oil and tires at it. (and a new stainless exhaust) Problem free little bike for the daily commute but sold it to replace it by the FJ.
  5. A Stannah one I'm sure Good luck with the upgrades.
  6. Driving on the Parkway in Plymouth, outside lane minding my own business - outside lane hoggers galore - see the red brake lights light up couple of 100 yards in front so start to back off a bit - the chap in front in a crappy Fiesta drives it right slap bang into the back of a very nice Audi in front of him ........... WTF !! Bits flying everywhere but missed most of it because I was hugging the centre anyway. While they were slowing down passed them on the inside giving the guy in the Fiesta the one handed salute Be safe out there peeps ............ AND ........... keep plenty of distance between your front mudguard and the cager in front.
  7. I'm sure some people are on crack. one fj1200 combination,sidecar outfit,fitted with an watsonian chassis. that's bin modified to suit the bike , it has 7 mounting points ,I think 3 is legal,thought I would use this many coz hay why not,when your going down the road at 70 plus it makes you less worried its going to fall off,please study photo.s.i bin all ok the uk on this bike with my family and had no problem https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/133104937787?_trksid=p11021.c100851.m5053&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20170803121420%26meid%3D9ce3bd17aada493d86b120e69a3a8d0b%26pid%3D100851%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D4%26b%3D1%26sd%3D173957925269%26itm%3D133104937787&ul_noapp=true
  8. "......... what the f8ck is that all about ?? ............." classic ...
  9. I work from home during the week and most of the times look forward to the 85 mile blast to the office. 25 miles in, while passing a few trucks in the outside lane this morning, the throttle cable in the grip decided to give the ghost. Interesting to say the least, managed to coast inbetween 2 trucks to the inside lane with the usual, as friendly as, hand signals to say the bike was toast and came to a stop on the inside of a merging slip road up ahead. Luckily it was the grip end, just broken after the little lead crimp, and not in the junction box under the tank. Still weighing up my options it looked like I was fooked where I was and leaving the bike behind where I came to a stop filled me with all kinds of horrors iwo finding back a stripped bike whenever I could retrieve it. (like leaving your car with prized rims in the middle of Liverpool) Out with the multitool, unscrew where the cable goes into the grip, pull off the L-bend and, hey presto, I had 3 inches of greasy inner cable. No way to keep a turn around my finger or any grip with my glove on so glove off and I had somewhat of a throttle control by turning it around or threading it inbetween my fingers. Off we went up the slip road, against the traffic and made it to the roundabout at the top. By that time, will all the clobber on I was sweating like a pig, and not too unhappy with my situation, so rolled a fag and contemplated if I could make it to the other side of the dual carriage way, second roundabout, merge and back home. Throttle control was a bit sketchy and trying to keep 130HP under control that way was iffy at best. I made it back home while having to re-grip, re-thread the bloody inner cable inbetween my fingers doing a steady 50/60 mph behind a truck, holding the remainder of the outer and inner cable above the middle of the tank. By the time I was home my fingers and the rest of me bloody arm were about to drop off. So how was your start of the day?
  10. Congrats on the weight loss but ffs if you want response and go fast buy a 'kin proper bike
  11. At the time there were also lads that tuned their FS1 with cheap imitation crap. That didn't last long with plenty of seized blocks. To the OP: do it properly or don't go there. You may have to look on the continent for parts, if they still exist and/or are available.
  12. Mine did .... on the clock. Only with original FS1 mods ... from memory ... FS1 cylinder & piston, 16mm carb, HP FS1 exaust, and fiddling with the cogs but what number of teeth front an back has long vanished in my merlot infused brain. Yes I was a stick then and that is 35 years ago
  13. Glad you see it that way too. If I do stick my front wheel in a potential situation there has to be a bail out plan. May not be pretty but at least I'll live. Do they have beards and wear sandals ?
  14. Ah, right in Mike's comfort zone........... lol Cheers!
  15. Falmouth ..... certainly! Pubs, pubs, pubs, eateries, Maritime Museum, Pendennis Point/Castle, day on the local Ferries to St.Mawes and/or up the Fal River to Truro and back, ......... did I mention pubs ? Edit: and plenty of grey RFA boats in the docks incl. the new supply tankers.
  16. I've had a shaft driven XJ-650 for best part of 29 years. Best clean and maintenance free final drive you could wish for.
  17. Yeah yeah yeah, for you RN boys the South coast stops at Portland Bill ..... I get it ?
  18. Anything wrong with Exmouth, Dartmouth, Plymouth, Falmouth? ?
  19. Best I can come up with is : https://www.yamaha-motor.eu/gb/en/contact/ And do a search on the site here because there are a few threads on the subject.
  20. Fault codes on a bike?? .......... f8ck I'm old ................. and my bike too ?
  21. Yup. The FJ was slightly high in revs and MPG at cruising speed. But with torque to burn on the tank I went up 1 tooth on the front. The improvement was very noticeable. Did not need to change from the standard chain.
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