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jcr last won the day on September 23 2021

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    Thunderace
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    Suzuki gsx550, Yamaha tzr125

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    Hampshire

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  1. back in the day i had a Tzr125. it was restricted to the 12hp learner limit by pegging the powervalve closed. other manufacturers used washers in the exhaust system i believe. to be honest, you are better off leaving the power valve closed. the bikes are a lot more reliable in that state.
  2. i have an original exhaust and i like it
  3. dont know if this is any help to you?- http://www.cartestsoftware.com/fz1/exupmaintenance.html
  4. have you tried emailing Yamaha with your query?
  5. a Thunderace. i went with oem from Yamaha in the end. folks on exup forum have reported problems with EBC stuff.
  6. i have just started to get clutch slip when the bike hits the powerband. the engine is on 34500 miles. so im guessing new friction plates and springs. are the EBC rebuild kits on Ebay good to use or should i go to for oem? not near a Yamaha deal which is annoying.
  7. another ace owner here. just starting to suffer clutch slip in the powerband at 35000 miles. bike is in original condition apart from a longer dogbone to lower the rear end a bit. i suffer from short legs its a black/silver model from 1996. its a comfortable bike i find, apart from the vibes through the handlebars. which are no worse than any other bike ive owned. i can ride for several hours with no issues. the speed is stupid quick to be honest. its fun, but its also a problem when it means very illegal speeds if you want to cane it. seriously thinking of downgrading to a plodder. Royal Enfield continental/classic, is high on my list. i guess my age has a lot to do with it(51). i do love walking into the garage and smelling the fuel/oil bike smell after coming back from a ride.
  8. jcr

    Clutch let down

    check the pushrod isnt covered in muck from the chain on the sprocket side. i have heard of this causing an headache for people.
  9. check the chain and clutch adjustment. my bike struggles finding neutral if the chain is slack.
  10. that bike in the pic is only 125cc's?
  11. we welcome, ang heed jimmys advice.
  12. thanks Mike, its just what i take with my old mobile phone. will you be going past Bath on your ride out? i like it out that way coming back from that way in the spring, i went through a little village called Midford, just south of Bath. there was an impressive looking property there called Midford castle which caught my eye. i googled it when i got home and it turns out the actor Nicholas Cage used to own it.
  13. you have far too many nice bikes, i hate you already welcome aboard.
  14. now that the nights are drawing in, im getting caught out after dark. summer never seems to last long. went out on a run to cool down more than anything! somewhere near Salisbury...
  15. jcr

    DT50 2007

    it has always been a switch on my Yams, much like the light switch you will find in a house, on the left hand handlebar. down for dipped and up for main beam.
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