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#3931 OFFLINE   Arthur Foxhake

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 03:23 PM

Bike dragged out, checked over and fuelled up ready for my first trip to the MX track this season.
Of course, the float stuck open and flooded the thing straight away,which was fun.

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 03:27 PM

Oil brands: how much should I care?

 

Looking to change the oil and filter on my new SV, I can get the following off of the ebay:

 

A brand I've never heard of for £25.40

Motul for £25.49

Putoline for £26.99

Silkolene for £28.50

Motorex or Shell for £29.99

 

Are any of these nearly £5 better than the others?

I reckon I will go with Motul as I've heard of it and it's only a few pence more than the cheapest no-brand.

Just buy the cheapest 10w40 JASO-MA oil. It's all much of a muchness.

 

I buy the 20L cans from ebay for £52ish. Never had a problem with it. Does 5-6 changes for cheap.


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#3933 OFFLINE   Arthur Foxhake

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 10:53 AM

I'm at the MX track. I have already fallen off in spectacular fashion and my bike is probably muddier than it has ever been.
And it looks like rain...
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Posted 01 April 2018 - 01:38 PM

Latest Bikeshite on the ramp, sympathetic restoration of a '93 Yamaha YZF750R.

Pretty fresh import from the land of Schmoke and dreams.....

 

 


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Posted 01 April 2018 - 03:23 PM

I stick with halfrauds oil as all other others cause more rattles & the gearbox seems rougher. I guess it suits my bike.


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#3936 OFFLINE   Jerzy Woking

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 03:40 PM

Latest Bikeshite on the ramp, sympathetic restoration of a '93 Yamaha YZF750R.
Pretty fresh import from the land of Schmoke and dreams.....


That looks remarkably unbuggered. Not often I've seen these without a load of tat thrown at it.

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#3937 OFFLINE   They_all_do_that_sir

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 04:10 PM

Cheers all, ordered the motul.

I did check Halfords but their own brand stuff is £30 for 4l without the filter, even on trade.

Ive used Motul for years on loads of bikes and never had any issues

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 04:12 PM

Had a nice ride out this morning on the bike, it was a bit chilly and my new helmet is draughty as fuck but I'm liking the old FZ1, its comfy and goes like fuck, it even handles fairly well but needs setting up as I've not touched the suspension since buying it, also fitted a loudener for a bit more noise and to remove about 20kg of weight as the old bazooka standard can weighed a ton, in doing so its also got rid of one of the cats and the exup valve, there is another one in the down pipes which I'll remove next week.

 

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 04:25 PM

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 07:02 PM

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 10:24 PM

Managed to get a Ventura luggage system sorted for the RC8 from 3 different sellers (brackets and sports rack from one, grab rail from another and pack rack from a third) for well under 30% of the new price. I like the system as i can remove it in 2 minutes, and luggage wont move like it would bungee'd on. Just need the 51 litre bag to go with it now

A secondhand one on ebay with storm cover sold for £110 plus £12.00 postage. I can get a brand new bag for £112 and £24 for the storm cover with free postage. People are weird at times.

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 10:46 PM

today

fuck

apart from petrol in kings lynn and 20 mins for food

one go

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 08:47 AM

That looks remarkably unbuggered. Not often I've seen these without a load of tat thrown at it.

 

It comes from the Netherlands, they dont tend to invest in the tat like Blighty (Thank the lord) and they dont use any salt on the roads! - Its going back to '93 spec, have a bit of paintwork to tidy it up and strip clean. It will take a few weeks but worth it :)  


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 08:49 AM

I stick with halfrauds oil as all other others cause more rattles & the gearbox seems rougher. I guess it suits my bike.

I use the halfords oil in all my bikes including trackday racer, its good stuff.

I only stray if I get a better deal on a branded oil like Petronas which is a little cheaper with a Halfords trade card atm


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#3945 OFFLINE   Jerzy Woking

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 12:28 PM

today

fuck

apart from petrol in kings lynn and 20 mins for food

one go

 

Bloody Hell-you started off this morning 4 miles from where I live. Enjoy your ride!


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 12:48 PM

It comes from the Netherlands, they dont tend to invest in the tat like Blighty (Thank the lord) and they dont use any salt on the roads! - Its going back to '93 spec, have a bit of paintwork to tidy it up and strip clean. It will take a few weeks but worth it :)

 

My mate has a paint shop and has had an increasing number of bikes to do as a few of his friends have made a business out of buying 80's Jap bikes from Belgium, Holland and Central Italy for just this reason. Most they buy just need a little bit of paintwork doing to the main parts of the bikes (tank, fairings, seat panels,) as the frames are usually rust free and need no work. Most of those I've seen that he has had there still have the original exhaust systems on them (including the three Honda CX650 Turbo's he has done).


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 04:16 PM

Took my NC for a lap of Glamorgan. Generally really nice and much warmer than the weekend, with the odd heavy shower. Need to put a new front tyre on, so ordered a maxxis ST (£40 del). Will fit once it arrives. Need to service the NC soon, i buy oil and filters bulk, so no expense incurred, just need to do it when I do the tyre.

 

Awaiting a new shock for my FZR1000, it failed the mot last week, on sod all rear damping [counldnt argue with my local mot guy]. Also ordered the lower linkage rose-joint, as that is sloppy - the oem yamaha part is £45! so managed to find a generic bearing that will fit on ebay for 1/5 price. Will be good to get it back on the road and actually handling this time.

 

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 07:15 PM

My mate has a paint shop and has had an increasing number of bikes to do as a few of his friends have made a business out of buying 80's Jap bikes from Belgium, Holland and Central Italy for just this reason. Most they buy just need a little bit of paintwork doing to the main parts of the bikes (tank, fairings, seat panels,) as the frames are usually rust free and need no work. Most of those I've seen that he has had there still have the original exhaust systems on them (including the three Honda CX650 Turbo's he has done).

Totally,

We usually restore early Honda Fireblades but the home markets have cottoned on to the values and they are increasing there too much to find at a decent price, hence looking at YZF750's, same period and I think the values will be on the up.

Jim Moore from Practical Sportsbikes has just bought the pink/white one that came over with this one and anything featured tends to get folk looking for them!   


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Posted 04 April 2018 - 07:51 PM

Off with the kids this week so decided to finally fire the carbs back together, and with no one to say otherwise I done it in the warmth of the dining room

Credit to Wifey she didn't complain about the petrol smell when she came home, keeper!

Float levels all in tolerance, set pilots to slightly richer than stock and then had a look at how the rubber trumpets are mounted.... Seems they weren't on properly with some air gaps especially on no. 4 carb.
I've always struggled with problems around the pilot end of the rev range, could never get it nailed down so hoping this is it....

Left the rubbers to soak in Nice hot water and I'll use the hair dryer to soften them tomorrow before refitting properly.

Ill get them back on, balanced, and then ill have a play with the pilot screws. Bit of a faff with 4 carbs but weaken them till they run badly, richen till they run badly the other way and go for somewhere in the middle. We shall see..... 5f4e1774d8726b9f1552398c7aea9a4c.jpg8828917dda217afefa04626f424230f0.jpge3a1a18694565cb1871c618f755eb7c7.jpg

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 08:16 PM

slag ye :D

 

petrol always a better smell than feart (bai)


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Posted 05 April 2018 - 08:44 PM

400 mile day today on the FZ1, had a ride into N Wales with a mate, had a go on his 11k mile 18 year old thundercat, its alright apart from having shit brakes (which it shouldn't have),  mega sore arse now though, is there a bike out there with a comfy seat? I've not had one yet and I've had a few bikes :(

 

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 08:46 PM

My 14 has a comfy seat, but I seem to recall you think they are like riding a bus?


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#3953 OFFLINE   Jerzy Woking

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 08:53 PM

RC8 has a comfortable seat - little in the way of padding, so nothing to compress, and just the right shape, at least for a 300 mile run I did.

Riding it to Slovakia next month so will find out if it is as good after 2,500 miles.

The new Kawasaki Z1000SX I rode for 150 miles today was uncomfortable after the first 100, no fun at all.
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Posted 05 April 2018 - 09:14 PM

My 14 has a comfy seat, but I seem to recall you think they are like riding a bus?

 

Nope never said that as I've never ridden one so I can't comment, I have had dozens of bikes over the last 10 years and I can safely say apart from the old ZZR1100 I've not had one that does not become uncomfortable after an hour, I even have an airhawk cushion thing and that doesn't help much at all for a full days riding, I think I just have an awkward arse.


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Posted 05 April 2018 - 11:25 PM

My bollocks get slightly squashed when riding the CBX750F at legal speeds. Officer.


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Posted 06 April 2018 - 07:05 AM

My most comfy bike so far
Nice upright position,wide bars for easy handling and went like a stabbed rat..
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#3957 OFFLINE   Jerzy Woking

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 07:53 AM

^^^Nice-not seen one of those for a long time.

My Guzzi 1200 Sport is comfortable for distances-sit in it rather than on it, and it suits my arm/body/leg sizes.

I also use sheepskin on my seats when doing any distance. Makes a huge difference to comfort, not that many people believe me.

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 08:44 AM

Sheepskin and a gel pad seat if you can get one really help

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 08:54 AM

Sheepskin and a gel pad seat if you can get one really help

 

I have one of the super duper airhawk seat pads that cost £lots and which are supposed to be the best but my arse still suffers after a couple of hours, anyway enough about my arse, I went into the garage and the bike was white with salt, so I have just cleaned it again, is winter going to end??


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Posted 06 April 2018 - 09:07 AM

My ZZR1100 seat is knackered after over 50,000 miles, but still comfy.

It's raining again today, which is shit because I really wanted to refit my carbs now they are rebuilt......

To make matters worse I left the bike cover off so its getting a bath now....

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