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About chrisadams810

  • Birthday 10/08/1987

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    Previous- Honda CG125, Kawasaki KMX125, Derbi GPR125, Suzuki Bandit600,Suzuki GSX750, Yamaha XJR, Yamaha FZR400, Suzuki SV650, Ducati Monster 620. Present- Yamaha XS250

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    Belton between Doncaster and Scunthorpe
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    Cars, Motorbikes, things with engines.

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  1. Resurrecting an old post. Finally after putting new rings in? Cam sprocket, electronic ignition, stripping and cleaning carbs etc etc. Getting past mot, three weeks later of running, then putting up for sale, the tensioner has collapsed! How this happened I do not know. Has this bent valves...we will see. Back to the drawing board? Anybody have an xs400 engine kicking about?
  2. Got the original filters back in their housings. Still very slow so I think these carbs need properly setting up or new jets.
  3. Yep I have the air filters just missing the air boxes. The PO had them cable tied on. I've just bought a set from e bay. Thanks for the help. Fingers crossed I get some improvement.
  4. Ah unfortunately in his wisdom the PO threw out the air boxes and had the original filters exposed linked up to the H pipe. I in my infinite wisdom decided to fit cones. I'll try the cones on the H and then the originals to see if there's a difference. That is once I've sorted the birds nest I've found hiding behind the headlight.
  5. Ah well on this occasion I'd say it's the bike not me (it's been a few weeks since Christmas). Anybody know to source some new jets? And in particular what size with my cone filters?
  6. Erm...do you mean I could be too fat for my bike? Lol. I weigh about 13.5-14 stone.
  7. Timings been checked with strobe. I'm happy with that. Carbs have been stripped. Jets look a little worn but I imagine that'll allow more fuel in. I guess it could be giving it to rich a mixture. Might purchase a jet kit. I am now running fine filters which won't help matters. Any recommendations?
  8. So today I decided to make a ride to work the bikes maiden voyage. I made it but not without problems. The bike will top out at 60mph. Is this normal? And the bike cuts out at idle.
  9. Hello again, Promise one day I'll post something selfless and useful. So I'm still waiting on this replacement part from Newtronics. It's in the post they say. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt. It's allowed me to ponder something. When setting the timing on the crank for timing on the points. The notch on the cam for your advance timing mechanism should be parallel to the ground shouldn't it (9 o clock)? My notch is sitting at 10 o clock. And I know the crank is set right at R/F Is it possible the cam sprocket is out a tooth?
  10. Newtronics claim it is part of the motorcycle but state it's so thin that it won't make a difference in the operation. I beg to differ. In hindsight I wish I'd bought the Pamco kit. It looks more robust. But I'll have to work with what I've got. I'm hoping they'll send me a replacement rotor.
  11. I tried posting the diagram that I have last night. It shows a shim. The rotor won't clear the triggers. I turned the engine with a spanner and it broke the locating legs on the rotor.
  12. There's a shim on the Newtronics diagram but none present on the actual bike. I thought this might be fishy. Newtronics claim it is on the bike already.
  13. Looks like I'm missing the shim from the advance mechanism Which is odd... Does anybody know the dimensions of the shim?
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