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About gremlin1988

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  • Birthday 02/13/1988

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  • Current Bike(s)
    Yamaha XVS650A Dragstar Classic (owned 2012 - Current)
  • Previous Bike(s)
    Suzuki GZ125HS; Yamaha XVS125 Dragstar

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    Bromley, Kent
  1. Hi Guys I've been (very) slowly stripping my 2001 XVS650A Dragstar Classic down to component parts and re-building her. Everything's coming off, being cleaned, polished, repainted, or replaced - now only engine and final drive left on the frame. On taking the air box apart this evening, I noticed that the 2 rubber elbows that sit inside the air box and attach to the top of the carbs have a semi-solid brownish "seal" around them, underneath the green metal retaining plate. (Turn your air box over, and you'll see the plate). Doesn't look to me like a proper seal - more like something's
  2. Name: Suzuki GZ125HS (2010) Date Added: 02 August 2014 - 10:15 PM Owner: gremlin1988 Short Description: None Provided View Vehicle
  3. Name: Yamaha XVS 650A Dragstar Classic (2000) Date Added: 02 August 2014 - 10:13 PM Owner: gremlin1988 Short Description: None Provided View Vehicle
  4. FINALLY got round to sorting this out this weekend. Got the caliper off, old pistons and seals out, good clean, new seals and pistons installed, caliper re-installed onto the bike, brake lines connected. But... When I bleed the brake lines there's absolutely no pressure in the system. I can pump the brake lever for 10 minutes, but every time it goes straight back to the throttle grip, no pressure build-up felt at all at the lever. I've removed the caliper from the disc to check that the pistons were extending, but they're not. When I pump the brake lever both pistons extend about 1
  5. Thanks for the advice Campaman and Noise. New pistons ordered, hopefully back on the road next week.
  6. Thanks for the advice Noise. Noob question coming up ... Is it necessary / recommended to drain the brake fluid out of the system before removing the old pistons? I know it makes it easier to compress the pistons if you remove some of the fluid from the master cylinder, and assume that in order to remove the pistons and seals I'd have to completely drain the system? Thanks Tom
  7. Hi I haven't had as much chance to ride my Dragstar Classic recently, and unfortunately found the front brake had siezed when I went to take her out the other day. Taken the caliper off, cleaned the pads and caliper up (fair amount of corrosion / dirt around the caliper as she'd been sitting out uncovered) without any issues. But when I went to replace the pads, I was only able to compress one of the pistons. The other just starts pissing grease / fluid when I squeeze it, and doesn't actually compress. So I think I need to rebuild the caliper, or at least take it apart for a more thoro
  8. Hey guys and gals I've tried to fit a heel-toe shifter several times to my XVS650A Dragstar Classic (2000) but each one I buy doesn't fit. They bolt on, but you can't shift as the heel part hits as you try and change. All the shifters I've bought are genuine Yamaha shifters, all advertised as 2001+, which leads me to believe that the mounts / frame / something was altered for the 2001 onwards models. Can anyone confirm? Has any-one successfully fitted a heel-toe shifter to a 2000 Classic? Thanks Tom
  9. Cheers for the replies guys - had a go at them at the weekend. Realised the rails I have are no good as they are angled to help the soft throw-over luggage to site right, but means that these hard panniers hang at the wrong angle. So first things first, some new rails!
  10. Hi guys I've just got hold of some "used" panniers for my XVS650A Dragstar Classic. Bargain at around £80 and don't look like they've ever been used. I've got pannier supports fitted to the bike from the previous panniers, but they were throw-over and these are not. Looks like they require mounting directly to the bike, possibly using a specific plate or rail mount. I can't find anything using Google, so thought I'd ask you guys before fabricating something myself. Anyone know what sort of hardware is required for these? (I've not posted this in "wanted" as I'm not wanting
  11. Hi Guys OK, basic question which 9 times out of 10 means drilling out the bolt head - but just in case someone has dealt with this specific instance before... I've been attempting to remove the tank off of my 2000 model XVS650A but the front left hand bolt securing the instrument cluster to the tank is spinning. You can clearly feel the rubber spinning underneath the cluster. Tried putting upward pressure on the cluster whilst turning the bolt, wiggling and putting as much force on it as I dared - but it won't release. Has anyone come across this before and been able to remove the bol
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