Thu, 06 August 2020 12:46

So, how are the present Yamaha made? think
Good quality materials, bad quality materials? Are they typical Japanese designs, designed for being assembled and never touched, or did they give some thought to the poor chap who will carry out maintenance down the road? Are spare parts as obscenely priced as Honda's? Is there a good aftermarket diagnostic system available as there is with BMW?

Inquisitive minds want to know.

General Discussion | 7 comments

So sometimes

Fri, 31 July 2020 21:10

After i boot up my PC, BING appears and sometimes it does'nt think

And sometimes when i click on Firefox it goes straight to my Sky News homepage,and sometimes its just a blank page think

And sometimes when i boot up my PC,before BING appears or before i clicked on the Firefox icon,for i split second antoher page tries to appear think

Also were's the spell checker gone think

So i know Kermit would have a look but i must be getting on his $%&^&in nerves by now,is there anything
i could sort myself d'you think think

Technical Help | 6 comments


Tue, 28 July 2020 22:53

Bit of an odd one this,im tying to connect to Cardos Home Page,
to update my unit,the problem is when i click on Cardo Community,
it boots up for a spilt second,correctly ie its all white then it goes to grey eek
Any ideas,ive done the Cardo updater till i'm blue in the face.


General Discussion | 9 comments

New House

Tue, 21 July 2020 21:17

/forum/index.php?t=getfile&id=22586&private=0 Thumbs Up

General Discussion | 6 comments

Maybe a strange request

Thu, 16 July 2020 10:16

I am back on a Honda after many years of "other bikes"

I am about to change the cam chain tensioner in my XBR500 and stop the weeps from the base gasket and head gasket, no problems in that.
What i would like to know is does the cylinder base gasket need some type of sealer. I am from the Red Hermatite era, two tubes of it (because you always trod on one).
I did progress the the silvery stuff Honda recommended when i worked in a bike shop in the 70's, but these days there are all kinds of exotic sealants, probably one for every size of bolt, and day of the week.
Same for the head gasket though i know head gaskets may not need then because of their make up.

Workshop | 2 comments


Tue, 07 July 2020 21:36

And not the kids cartoon one eek
So how do i get shut, as it keeps popping up,when i fire up firefox,
ive ,think i've deleted it from FF,and now i tried this...
Open Internet Explorer and click on the Gear icon.
Click on the 'Manage add-ons' option.
Click on 'Search Providers' which is on left pane.
Right click on 'Bing' where is listed under the 'Name:' column.
Click on 'Remove' from the drop-down menu.
But the remove is light grey and you cant click on it Confused
Also i found this,it seems to heavy for me,what d'you think,can i break anythink rking-windows-10

Technical Help | 20 comments

MOT Today

Mon, 06 July 2020 22:15

Grin Thumbs Up

General Discussion | 3 comments


Mon, 06 July 2020 21:27


Humour and Jokes | 1 comment

Dad's Army Opening Theme

Thu, 25 June 2020 12:06

Just out of curiosity: does anyone know if a high quality mp3 file of Who Do you Think You Are Kidding Mr Hitler? exists?
I've been looking on both iTunes and Amazon with no luck.


General Discussion | 7 comments

Honda CJ250T restoration project

Advice/help; Mon, 22 June 2020 13:08

Hi All,

I've had an old 70s Honda CJ250T that I adopted about 6 years ago sat in my garage that I'm just getting around to attempting to restore, preferably in a café racer style.

The bike was last taxed in 1980 and was sat in a garage since then before I adopted it approximately 6 years ago and it has sat in my garage since.

So far I've removed the battery that looks like it's knackered with one cell about half full and the rest completely dry, so I'm guessing it'll need replacing and cannot be refurbished.

I pulled the carbs off and they look amazingly clean considering, the fuel tank is empty and no jelly inside so I'm hoping it's recoverable.

The engine won't turn over but I think it's just seized from sitting there so once I get the plugs off I'm gonna try some lubrication and see if that loosens it up ?!?

As you can see from the photo's there's plenty of surface rust and it's certainly seen better days.

It has no registration according to DVLA but as it was given to me by a friend after his Dad passed away the paperwork's been lost so I'll need to register it if I ever get it going.

As far as my mate knows there where no issues with it before his Dad stopped using it, so hopefully with a bit of tlc and some help I can at the least get it running.

I've found a shop manual online and have a limited mechanical knowledge from tinkering with bikes as a kid and have had motorbikes in the last ten years although not right now.

Any advice or directions to any websites etc would be greatly appreciated.




Restores, Rebuilds and Tart ups. | 10 comments

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