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by 2wheelover51
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Motorbike Chat
Topic: Time for a bike change.
Replies: 10
Views: 2181

Re: Time for a bike change.

Well I've been riding the Vulcan for a week or so now (between storms) and enjoying it. I've been thinking about putting the Cobras back on, and have ordered some gaskets for the exhausts (plus a spare set in case the bike doesn't run right) I'll do the cold reset and see how things turn out. The re...
by 2wheelover51
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Motorbike Chat
Topic: Time for a bike change.
Replies: 10
Views: 2181

Re: Time for a bike change.

Capitano, thanks for all the useful information. I've just unpacked a box which came with the Cobra pipes and it is indeed a couple of bosses, copper washers and the plug-in resistors which you've mentioned. I'm hoping that they fitted them but didn't try the cold reset which you describe. I have to...
by 2wheelover51
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Motorbike Chat
Topic: Time for a bike change.
Replies: 10
Views: 2181

Re: Time for a bike change.

Well the dealer (Hawk Motorcycles at Melton Abbas) delivered it today and it looks like a nice bike. I only managed to ride it for about half an hour tonight but will be out with my tools and ACF50 etc tomorrow if the weather lets up. (storm Freda) Scootypuff snr. Build quality looks good on the bik...
by 2wheelover51
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Motorbike Chat
Topic: Time for a bike change.
Replies: 10
Views: 2181

Time for a bike change.

I've been looking at a very nice Kawasaki Vulcan VN900 Classic (2012) at a local dealer.
Has anyone had one of these and if so how did they find it?
by 2wheelover51
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Maxi Scooter Chat
Topic: Sym spares
Replies: 45
Views: 3957

Re: Sym spares

I've got a SYM dealer near me in Poole, Roger Barrett. They also do Royal Enfield etc. They used to be Yamaha agents a few years ago. I've never dealt with them but not heard any bad reports either. If they have to go through Motogb though I suppose they'll be just as bad as any other. :? I do quite...
by 2wheelover51
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Motorbike Chat
Topic: Oh Dear I seem to have bought....
Replies: 14
Views: 2531

Re: Oh Dear I seem to have bought....

Lovely bike. I looked at a T100 a year or so back in 3 cross motorcycles and was suprised that the seat height/seat width on it made it usuitable for my duck-like leg dimensions (without lowering). Maybe one for the future though.
by 2wheelover51
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Maxi Scooter Chat
Topic: Stolen TMax
Replies: 45
Views: 4607

Re: Stolen TMax

Sorry to hear Stephen, glad you're going to get it back, hopefully without too much damage. As others have said it's the paranoia which has you checking and listening to every sound etc. which is the unseen price of having a bike stolen. If the courts handed down relevant sentences (like flogging) i...
by 2wheelover51
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Motorbike Chat
Topic: Track Days
Replies: 13
Views: 1588

Re: Track Days

Personally I think they're meant to be ridden. Although I could sit and look at that one for a long time.... :) Where I live all my favourite roads have recently been ruined by some b-----d with a paint can painting out the old national limits and reducing them to 40 or 50mph, there aren't many now ...
by 2wheelover51
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Motorbike Chat
Topic: Two smokers
Replies: 4
Views: 987

Re: Two smokers

I've looked but can't find any reference to the YB125, only the YB100. I know a four stroke would make more sense, better economy etc. It's probably just nostalgia but I just like the look of this little bike.
by 2wheelover51
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Motorbike Chat
Topic: Two smokers
Replies: 4
Views: 987

Two smokers

I've been looking on the Dorset "Bughad" classic bike site and there's a nice little YB125 there for £1350 which is tempting me. Nice and light, autolube etc. Needing a little fettling but basically sound. Has anyone had one of these? I had a little 50 many years ago with the same sort of motor - ho...