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#4021 OFFLINE   Dave_Q

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 04:33 PM

I'm sure the speedo on the Lexmoto is very optimistic!

Have you not been scouring the internet for a smashed up Burgman and then just bang that engine in?

Just did a quick google and this article came up:

https://www.pressrea...283519386349933

Had a quick scan and that really doesn't sound like just banging it in! Looks like quite a lot of fabrication required, although a carb version may have been easier?

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#4022 ONLINE   twosmoke300

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 05:21 PM

Motobat batteries are junk . Great crank amps when new but don’t last 5 mins . Don’t think you can go too far wrong with a Yuasa

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:41 PM

Yuasa bike batteries seem a completely different kettle of fish to the car versions, never had one come back faulty when the shop used to sell them, mind we always filled and did the initial charge for the customer when they were sold.
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#4024 OFFLINE   They_all_do_that_sir

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:15 PM

Motobat batteries are junk . Great crank amps when new but don’t last 5 mins . Don’t think you can go too far wrong with a Yuasa

Agreed, the motobat from my ZZR died over winter even with a trickle charger on.

Yuasa I had in my XJ lasted me years and was still going strong when I sold the bike.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:29 PM

My 14 came with a 2nd hand Yuasa, it lasted ten years & about 90k without ever seeing a charger.

 

 

In running issues news, it's about 80% fixed. bogs down a touch at high throttle & low revs but that's all. Yes I know I shouldn't, but with the secondary butterflies etc it's always behaved perfectly when doing so. Once I get some new pipes for my vacuum gauges I'll balance the throttles & reset both TPS. That along with the injector cleaner I've put in it should solve things.


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:31 PM

I'll just leave this here...
And a cheap project for someone

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:50 PM

Had a quick scan and that really doesn't sound like just banging it in! Looks like quite a lot of fabrication required, although a carb version may have been easier?

 

Yeah, I agree it's not the simple drop in option, by any stretch of the imagination!


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 07:47 AM

Any tips for the best (cheapest) place to buy chain and sprocket kits?

Need one for my SV, ebay has kits with either JT or Choho(?) chains for about 67 quid, that's not bad really but I always want things cheaper because mingebag.

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 07:51 AM

I've used JT kits before, and they have been fine. 


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 08:13 AM

Did with JT sprockets

Not used anything else for at least 15 years

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 09:38 AM

JT sprockets are the industry standard really, everybody uses their part numbers as a reference, not sure about chains really, I always tend to use whatever o ring chain was on special. Fit a Scott oiler if you are doing distances and pretty much anything will last ages.

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 08:24 PM

I normally look for Hunters Motorcycles in Nooooocasssellike (that's how they all say it anyway) as their deals are good & I've had great service sorting an issue.


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 08:56 PM

Ebay just seems to be cheapest for C&S kits.

 

Funny really o-ring chain and sprox sets were more expensive 15/20 years ago than they are now.


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Posted 20 April 2018 - 03:43 PM

Well I got the little zephyr 550 MoT'd today. First MoT I've had since around 1995...
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Posted 20 April 2018 - 03:45 PM

Was hoping to get my GSX-R 750 in for an MoT next week but the hydraulic clutch had lost pressure. Initial investigation showed it was almost dry. Have been pumping through some fresh fluid but still not got pressure. Probably need to remove the sprocket cover to investigate.
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Posted 20 April 2018 - 06:31 PM

Progress is progressing on the SRX...
I have cleaned the carbs out, replaced a few bits inside and refitted them.
In the best spirit of cunning i generously allowed a friend to learn how to operate a kick start on a motorbike.
This took about thirty kicks, although to be fair, once he discovered how to operate an ignition switch on a motorbike it got easier for him. ????
Genuine mistake on my part.
So now she will start fairly easy from cold, although to be fair it wasn't exactly Cold today.

Now I have got to sort out some new fuel lines, get a new throttle cable, oil the clutch cable, sort the chain out and got a new number plate.

And try and get it a bit cleaner.
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Posted 21 April 2018 - 07:08 AM

How good (or otherwise) are the 'new' Bonnevilles? I quite fancy one when I retire, there seems to be a lot of low mileage ones about that appear to hold their value well. It'd just be a toy, none of that riding across France sort of malarkey, but do they buzz/vibrate to an annoying level? 


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Posted 21 April 2018 - 08:15 AM

How good (or otherwise) are the 'new' Bonnevilles? I quite fancy one when I retire, there seems to be a lot of low mileage ones about that appear to hold their value well. It'd just be a toy, none of that riding across France sort of malarkey, but do they buzz/vibrate to an annoying level?

They are good enough, I've liked the ones I've ridden, see also W650/800 my dad's W650 was a better bike than the triumph it replaced.
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Posted 21 April 2018 - 10:55 AM

How good (or otherwise) are the 'new' Bonnevilles?

 

 see also W650/800

 

The thing with the new Bonnevilles and W650/800 (and Ducati Scrambler) is that they are a bit 'ersatz'. I'd go for a Moto Guzzi V7 - you have a very clear lineage, it's not a copy, it's the real thing. And Moto Guzzi's are ace.

 

Could argue the same point about Royal Enfeilds, Hardly Dangerouses and maybe, at a stretch, a BMW nine T.


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Posted 21 April 2018 - 11:26 AM

The thing with the new Bonnevilles and W650/800 (and Ducati Scrambler) is that they are a bit 'ersatz'. I'd go for a Moto Guzzi V7 - you have a very clear lineage, it's not a copy, it's the real thing. And Moto Guzzi's are ace.

Could argue the same point about Royal Enfeilds, Hardly Dangerouses and maybe, at a stretch, a BMW nine T.

Yeah the Guzzi V7's are nice and that's what my Dad's last bike was after the W650, it was a lovely thing when it worked, it needed 2 sets of clocks and a new ecu in the 2 years he had it, which is why I never mentioned them.
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Posted 21 April 2018 - 06:21 PM

Yay! The battery in my CBX750 didn't go flat over winter :-)


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Posted 21 April 2018 - 10:54 PM

I'm liking the look of the soon to be released Royal Enfield 650 twin - and the price too. Lots of investment in RE in the UK with their big engineering and development centre near Bruntingthorpe, and their purchase of Harris Performance.

 

Never been that interested in Triumph - never enough to take one for a test ride,  so maybe I should try one.


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Posted 22 April 2018 - 10:51 AM

Anyone had an Yam ZT660, are they a reasonable bet for 12 mile "local"commuting and the occasional long distance blatt?  A mate has two - which don't work - and I have a bike sized space in a garage.



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Posted 22 April 2018 - 01:23 PM

I have replaced the left handlebar, because it was bent and taken the chain off, to try and revive it.

This sounds like not a lot work, but the split link was so rusty that it took 24 hours of dousing in Plusgas to free it.

Almost a third of the links in the chain were seized, because it hadn't been oiled.
The chain itself isn't very old and hasn't had a lot of use.

No bloody excuse for this, TBH and it got my hackles rising, so much I have given up for the day.

I will heat the chain up in some grease during the week and see if I can rescue it, if not i will have to buy a new one.

I may actually get to ride this bike in September...

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 03:33 PM

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Winter project finished. What to do now?.....why get another one of course.

 

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 03:37 PM

Ebay just seems to be cheapest for C&S kits.

 

Funny really o-ring chain and sprox sets were more expensive 15/20 years ago than they are now.

 

'cause its all about the x ring thesedays!


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Posted 22 April 2018 - 04:28 PM

Did vx2 or don’t bother I reckon
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Posted 22 April 2018 - 10:13 PM

Anyone had an Yam ZT660, are they a reasonable bet for 12 mile "local"commuting and the occasional long distance blatt?  A mate has two - which don't work - and I have a bike sized space in a garage.

 

 

Not specifically the ZT but had a number of bikes with the five valve Yamaha 660 engine in them (all MZ's, Skorpians and Baghira's). Commuted on an MZ Baghira with this engine in, and did 13,000 miles in six months, never missed a beat. Well loved engine for the Supermoto racers as easy to tune and remains reliable.

 

Had a Derbi Mulhachen with the later four valve 660 motor - didn't feel as smooth as the five valve, but has a bit more power. As big singles go, they are good engines.

 

Not sure what the chassis and electrics are like on a ZT but it's a Yamaha so should be good.


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Posted 23 April 2018 - 12:59 PM

How good (or otherwise) are the 'new' Bonnevilles? I quite fancy one when I retire, there seems to be a lot of low mileage ones about that appear to hold their value well. It'd just be a toy, none of that riding across France sort of malarkey, but do they buzz/vibrate to an annoying level? 

 

I last rode one a couple of years back in Florida.

 

It was a nice enough machine and felt pretty solid, was the Steve McQueen edition of it.

 

Did have some electrical gremlins going on with the neutral light and was very low mileage.


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Posted 23 April 2018 - 01:03 PM

Yeah the Guzzi V7's are nice and that's what my Dad's last bike was after the W650, it was a lovely thing when it worked, it needed 2 sets of clocks and a new ecu in the 2 years he had it, which is why I never mentioned them.

 

Haha, my German mate Reiner had one a couple of years back (Cafe Racer) , said it was the biggest pile of shit he ever owned, whatever could go wrong with it, went wrong with it! Spent more time back at the dealer getting repaired than out on the road. It might have been inspired by the British bike industry as it had a number of total loss lubrication systems...

 

He replaced it with the Yamaha XJR Cafe racer and is over the moon with it.


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