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#2881 ONLINE   twosmoke300

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 03:55 PM

Chopped my 18 month old dirt bike in for a new one of exactly the same bike . Sounds v dull but it's a cracking bike and my spare wheels /tools and parts will all swap over. The old one had 130 hard racing hours on it so was due piston , clutch , chassis bearings etc so I decided on a shiny new one again .
Ran it in today and all oils changed ready for two days trail riding on the iom next week - can't wait
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#2882 OFFLINE   yellowperil

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 04:58 PM

Dear Mumsnet    Filth!  oh the Filth      green? waxcotton last worn attempting to ride an ex WD B40 from near Hamburg to Morocco many years ago so a mix of incontinent engine oil, road filth, wax and dead insects.  Is there some way to drastically clean waxed cotton without destroying a washing machine?
 
 
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Does it really need washing?

#2883 OFFLINE   castros_bro

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 05:24 PM

Upon wearing the garment where the slime coating on the slimecotton has seeped into the woollen lining all my clothes are slowly being waterproofed and have the wonderful rancid dead mouse / wet cardboard aroma which envelops me for the rest of the day. 


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#2884 OFFLINE   yellowperil

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 05:26 PM

Upon wearing the garment where the slime coating on the slimecotton has seeped into the woollen lining all my clothes are slowly being waterproofed and have the wonderful rancid dead mouse / wet cardboard aroma which envelops me for the rest of the day.


It should be OK for a while yet.
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#2885 OFFLINE   castros_bro

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 05:56 PM

They have always been waterproof since I bought them from Fred Knight's emporium of grot  Beach Road, Clacton with my first wages from working on the Pier in 1971.

 

 



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#2886 OFFLINE   hairnet

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 10:44 PM

Oh shit

It's started :lol:

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#2887 OFFLINE   Arthur Foxhake

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 06:41 PM

I've got a complete, but completely broken, 1989 Yamaha YZ250WR.
It is free.
It's in bits but I can put it back to a rolling chassis if wanted.
Engine and numbers match, it has the blue seat and stuff a WR should have.
Engine is in bits, in a box, in no order and is FUBAR.
Little end needles let go and got everywhere, scored crankcase and all.
Worth something to someone, probably a few quid off a bike breaker but it's in my way and I want it gone.
A different engine and it's good to go, forks and rear end seem fine, all plastics, apart from one side panel are there but most are either battle scarred or cracked and quite brittle, tank ( yellowed a bit)and seat are not brittle.
Carb all there.
I don't want to throw it away and I don't do eBay so either take it and break it or try and find another engine and ride it.


Err, no postage.

Located in Chesham. Hp5.

#2888 OFFLINE   andy18s

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 06:48 PM

How soon do you need it gone?
Fancy it as a winter project but if have to sort a man in a van to pick up
2x Vivaro vans.....for now amyway

#2889 OFFLINE   Arthur Foxhake

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 07:00 PM

It's been sat for ages, not immediately but soon will be fine.
Be nice if you did restore it, I intended to break it myself but couldn't do it.

#2890 OFFLINE   hairnet

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 07:04 PM

Rutroh

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 07:20 PM

I've got a complete, but completely broken, 1989 Yamaha YZ250WR.
It is free.
It's in bits but I can put it back to a rolling chassis if wanted.
Engine and numbers match, it has the blue seat and stuff a WR should have.
Engine is in bits, in a box, in no order and is FUBAR.
Little end needles let go and got everywhere, scored crankcase and all.
Worth something to someone, probably a few quid off a bike breaker but it's in my way and I want it gone.
A different engine and it's good to go, forks and rear end seem fine, all plastics, apart from one side panel are there but most are either battle scarred or cracked and quite brittle, tank ( yellowed a bit)and seat are not brittle.
Carb all there.
I don't want to throw it away and I don't do eBay so either take it and break it or try and find another engine and ride it.


Err, no postage.

Located in Chesham. Hp5.


Yes please if not gone already

#2892 OFFLINE   andy18s

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 07:29 PM

Pmd you Arthur
2x Vivaro vans.....for now amyway

#2893 OFFLINE   andy18s

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:07 AM

Been in touch with my guy and he can pick up this trip
more details in pm
2x Vivaro vans.....for now amyway

#2894 OFFLINE   Arthur Foxhake

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 09:15 AM

Cool, P.M replied to.

#2895 OFFLINE   andy18s

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 10:30 AM

Cool, P.M replied to.


And grumpily replied to...
Feckin arsey van drivers...lol
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#2896 OFFLINE   Arthur Foxhake

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:27 PM

The bike has now been claimed.
Being picked up this weekend.
Cheers all.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 02:25 PM

My mate rocked up earlier on his C90, so we just went for a 30 odd mile blast with a café stop...

 

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...had a great laugh, blew a few cobwebs away. 


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#2898 OFFLINE   strangeangel

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 09:52 AM

FLEET REDUCTION FAIL

 

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:oops:


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 10:16 AM

From my bro's spotting, a Honda Zook.

 

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Shite because:

 

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Yes

 

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Fooking footprints tread.  :mrgreen:

 

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#2900 OFFLINE   jackytwoshoes

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 10:34 AM

FLEET REDUCTION FAIL

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:oops:


Yas! A Caren! Love these.. have come close on many occasions..
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#2901 OFFLINE   3VOM

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 11:08 AM

I'd say that Zook is also shite because of the instruments - a speedo and a warning lamp - total.


What's the retail on one of those plumbed in fire extinguisher systems?


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 11:21 AM

I'd say that Zook is also shite because of the instruments - a speedo and a warning lamp - total.

 

Way too many!

 

I rode my bonnie for years with just two warning lights.



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 11:43 AM

I'd say that Zook is also shite because of "Funky Brown"


FTFY. (I'm still baffled by how any type of brown was "Funky" in 1990.)

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 04:41 PM

tell bro to put zook in an envelope pls

 

quickly

 

arigato


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#2905 OFFLINE   Cavcraft

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 05:02 PM

The bloke next to the white Zook looks like he's just trapped his finger in the back wheel.


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 05:03 PM

The throttle cable has finally turned up for my GSX14, that'll be getting fitted tomorrow.


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 06:46 PM

The throttle cable has finally turned up for my GSX14, that'll be getting fitted tomorrow.

 

That long? 

 

Top tip, use www.fowlersparts.co.uk they are fab :)


sigs are shit, wgaf?


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 07:30 PM

Fowlers also supply at lot of dealers with parts and hold a decent amount of stock themselves rather than coming from the manufacturer to them then to you.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 07:51 PM

That long? 

 

Top tip, use www.fowlersparts.co.uk they are fab :)

 

Robsinsons are normally pretty good.

 

However, I set up a new account to order with as every time I update the delivery address to the correct one on my old account it doesn't save it. So they spotted matching accounts & merged them, making sure to keep the wrong delivery address so the first cable went to a house I've not lived in for four years.



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 08:09 PM

FLEET REDUCTION FAIL

 

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:oops:

Jesus wept.
Why? Its like a Honda Express, but with an extra 20cc.


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