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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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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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#4023 OFFLINE   DodgeRover

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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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#4025 OFFLINE   Hooli

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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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#4027 OFFLINE   gtd2000

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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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#4028 OFFLINE   Dave_Q

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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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#4029 OFFLINE   Jerzy Woking

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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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#4030 OFFLINE   hairnet

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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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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 Today, 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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#4038 OFFLINE   Jazoli

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Posted Today, 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.

sigs are shit, wgaf?


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Posted Today, 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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#4040 OFFLINE   Jazoli

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Posted Today, 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.

sigs are shit, wgaf?





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