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by XJRJohn
Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: greetings from foggy London
Replies: 10
Views: 3351

Try these.....jandsclothing.co.uk They do some good deals.The bmf show is on before long,a bit expensive to get in(£16)but if you buy a few bits you can soon make that back.You can pick a pair of boots up for £15.xjrjohn
by XJRJohn
Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Help 20 year old Nighthawk S
Replies: 15
Views: 5835

A trick we use to get superdreams to fire.....Use a hypodermic syringe to inject a drop of fuel into two cylinders ,replace plugs and give it a go.Superdreams were terrible for not sucking fuel through,but after we put a drop of fuel in they started easy.xjrjohn
by XJRJohn
Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: Performance and Mods
Topic: Baffles....leave 'em, remove 'em or other options
Replies: 5
Views: 5410

Had nearly the same thing as sv,But my baffle fell out all together.Tried it without baffles and it sounds fantastic,Not too loud ,But real deep and throaty.Get a bit of a spit back through the carbs, But nothing serious.Maybe one day ill get round to getting another baffle,Maybe not.Think id rather...
by XJRJohn
Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings from Midlands, England, UK!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3860

Hi Marx,Good luck on thursday.Im just outside Nottingham,Dont get much more midlands than that.xjrjohn
by XJRJohn
Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: Local - Motorcycle Rides, Events and Rallies
Topic: Landing in London - what to see?
Replies: 12
Views: 10215

Whatever you do,Get out of London.Its dirty,noisy,crowded and a total rip off.The sight seeing aint worth the hassle.You want to see england head up north.Wales is gorgeous,Scotland is fantastic and you can pass through the Midlands(Robin Hood country)Yorkshire(the dales,the lake district).Decent ac...
by XJRJohn
Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: fuel stops flowing
Replies: 14
Views: 5778

Just a thought,but are you sure theres somthing wrong with the fuel lines?When the carbs are full the fuel will flow slowly and through an in line filter will appear to have stopped flowing.Run the bike till it cuts out and fuel stops flowing ,then open the overflow on the bottom of one of the carbs...
by XJRJohn
Sat Jan 13, 2007 12:11 pm
Forum: Local - Motorcycle Rides, Events and Rallies
Topic: UK People
Replies: 43
Views: 38064

hi rocket.i got the xjr1200.a few of us will be doing the bulldog this year as its going to be my sons stag event.give us a shout and we can meet up for a pint or three.im often on here,xjrjohn
by XJRJohn
Sat Dec 02, 2006 1:38 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Who has a custom HOUSE? "Guy Space" for HGTV and L
Replies: 34
Views: 8858

My garageis my space,Its a total tip,Theres 5 motorcyles in there,In various states of repair.Spare parts off bikes going back years,Tools,metal and lord knows what else is lurking in there,But its mine.The dear wife often goes on about cleaning it out,Not a chance,it just would,nt be the same.xjrjohn
by XJRJohn
Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:08 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Need a bike wheel boot - any help?
Replies: 12
Views: 3026

Thats real bad,Good luck with your claim and hope youre back on the road quickly.As for the locks you want,i think you mean ground anchors.These are made in the uk by quite a few firms.I dont know if any of these export to the us but some of the bigger ones are.....Oxford....Abus.....Kryptonite.Good...
by XJRJohn
Wed Nov 15, 2006 5:54 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: Do I...
Replies: 40
Views: 9884

Very nice Kal mate.When do we get to see it for real?I still got them parts for the trike,And if that dont tempt to into visiting,The rat is now ridable ,In a take your life in your hands kind of a way.A chance not to be missed.Might even get Maz to cook up some thing nice if you give us advance not...
by XJRJohn
Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:12 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Fair Weather Riders
Replies: 76
Views: 29515

I ride in any weather all year round.I cant say i enjoy it,In fact i hate it.I dont possess a car licence and have to travel 15 miles to work.Give me the chance to be a fair weather rider and id jump at it.Im building a bike just to use in winter just to save my other bike from the ravages of uk roa...
by XJRJohn
Sat Nov 11, 2006 3:09 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: WTF kids
Replies: 35
Views: 15025

Want to see a biker film?Get "The Worlds Fastest Indian".Fantastic film .xjrjohn
by XJRJohn
Sat Nov 11, 2006 3:02 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Few questions for a young beginner
Replies: 8
Views: 2504

I have had countless 250/400 superdreams (Thats what theyre called in the uk).I still have boxs of parts scattered around the garage.We have started using all the parts to build a ratter,Just for winter.Its more for fun than anything,Just to see if we can get it road legal.It started life as a 250 b...
by XJRJohn
Sun Oct 22, 2006 10:43 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Work has begun
Replies: 20
Views: 5102

I am seriously considering leaving that motor as it is,Just work on the internals and get it running.It turns over quite nicely.xjrjohn
by XJRJohn
Sun Oct 22, 2006 4:53 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Work has begun
Replies: 20
Views: 5102

Shock horror,The beast lives.We have actually ridden the thing.Not far as its a long way from being finished.It still has the 250 motor in it and the original exhaust.,But these might stay till we m.o.t it.Just a few jobs to do,Like brakes would be useful,rear lights and indicators.We might get it o...
by XJRJohn
Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:44 am
Forum: Local - Motorcycle Rides, Events and Rallies
Topic: insurance costs for foreigners??
Replies: 2
Views: 4879

Depends on age,experiance,age of bikes,convictions,etc,etc,the list goes on and on.Best would be to email some uk firms(They can cover you for europe).If you want some names,e mail address let me know but you should find them easy through google.xjrjohn
by XJRJohn
Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:35 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: TATTOOS
Replies: 177
Views: 66228

Various tats on both arms,eagle on one arm properly done...liverpool......nottingham....same arm ,self inflicted.Other arm,two black panthers covering up previous self inflicted work.heart of barbed wire with "brothers in arms"in it.had that done when i met by bro for the first time in 30+ years in ...
by XJRJohn
Wed Oct 11, 2006 2:16 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Royal Enfield
Replies: 12
Views: 2929

Its an old english firm.Very popular at one time.They are now built in india.Still quite popular as a cheap bike.They run a tour india thing on enfield bullets.Always wanted to do it.Go to www,royalenfield.com to find out more.xjrjohn
by XJRJohn
Wed Oct 11, 2006 4:25 am
Forum: Racers
Topic: New Champions
Replies: 16
Views: 15214

+not a problem kal,i have it on tape.well to be honest keyoke does.im picking it up today.ill save it if you want.xjrjohn
by XJRJohn
Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:08 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Work has begun
Replies: 20
Views: 5102

Thats sound by me,If you could call at mine first(Anytime)and pick these bits up for Kal.That would be absolutely spiffing.You can peruse the awesome beast in the flesh(Or metal as the case may be).xjrjohn