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  1. sorry i meant 297mm and yes according to my Haynes manual the 97 year onwards Ace has 287mm length and use 30cc more oil. ive had my springs out last year when changing the oil and measured them, one was at the service limit of 294mm the other a couple of mm longer so i know the sizing is correct. im doubtful about buying YSS springs when they are 15mm shorter. couldnt find any specs for Hagon springs so have contacted the company. the new forks you posted would be nice but way beyond my budget!
  2. has anyone replaced theirs? mine have reached their service limit so looking for some new springs. looking at YSS offering their spring is 15mm shorter than my stock spring, 82mm compared to 97mm. and my year model(1996) is 10mm longer than the rest of the Aces which are 87mm. its all a bit confusing. will YSS be a straight swap even though they are shorter and do i follow the instructions for the 97 year onwards models regarding oil quantities etc?
  3. the bobbins tighten up fully on my swingarm?
  4. 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.
  5. i have an original exhaust and i like it
  6. dont know if this is any help to you?- http://www.cartestsoftware.com/fz1/exupmaintenance.html
  7. have you tried emailing Yamaha with your query?
  8. a Thunderace. i went with oem from Yamaha in the end. folks on exup forum have reported problems with EBC stuff.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. check the chain and clutch adjustment. my bike struggles finding neutral if the chain is slack.
  13. that bike in the pic is only 125cc's?
  14. we welcome, ang heed jimmys advice.
  15. 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.
  16. you have far too many nice bikes, i hate you already welcome aboard.
  17. 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...
  18. 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.
  19. pics or it didnt happen
  20. you can thank bike magazine journalists for its reputation. they can be a bit prattish. much like Top gear, if its not a super fast track machine, its a boring old farts ride enjoy your ride and take pleasure in knowing you bagged a hidden gem.
  21. my last jaunt found me leaving the A/B roads and exploring some country lanes. one of the great things about biking in the UK, is all the lovely places waiting to be discovered once you leave the beaten track. passed through a scenic little village called Wherwell at one point. my pics dont do it justice-
  22. hello and welcome. some of my best biking experiences were on a 125.
  23. i lowered the rear on my Thunderace. just had to change the dog bone on the rear suspension linkage. it dropped the seat height 25mm and made a big difference for me. i only have a 28 inch inside leg its an easy enough job to do. another thing that really improved the handling of the bike was changing the fork oil. or you could wear thick souled boots. there are some motorcycle boots designed for shorties, that have an extra thick souls. unfortunately they cost hundreds! i wear Dr Martens, which i find help.
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