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by XJRJohn
Wed Aug 30, 2006 11:22 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Top tip for the day
Replies: 23
Views: 4593

hi kal,sorry to hear you been done again.i still got that old cx in the garage if you need anything,did you sort a sissy bar out?i got a proper honda chrome thing you can look at.i did post a reply when you asked .xjrjohn
by XJRJohn
Thu Jun 29, 2006 10:02 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Sissybar - CX500 custom
Replies: 21
Views: 5169

hwheelie bars are fitted to the back of drag bikes to stop them flipping,sissy bars are fitted to the back of seat so you dont lose your pillion passenger.totally differant things. kal,dont know if youre intrested but i got a custom honda sissy bar in garage.all chrome and got the honda eagle thing ...
by XJRJohn
Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:09 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: a big hello
Replies: 2
Views: 1122

a big hello

bout time i got back into this site,seems like ages since i had time .anyway to all new guys and gals welcome.xjrjohn
by XJRJohn
Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:55 am
Forum: Racers
Topic: anybody have vids for the 2006 isle mann TT?
Replies: 1
Views: 4194

go to www.dukevideo.com they do hundreds of bike vids and have got tt vids going back years.xjrjohn
by XJRJohn
Sun May 28, 2006 2:31 am
Forum: Racers
Topic: TT racing looks more fun!
Replies: 8
Views: 6853

During TT fortnight the whole of the isle of man goes bike crazy.Think of it as englands answer to daytona or sturgis.Theres often more than one death.Theres no speed limits outside the towns , So as you can imagine the bikers turn the whole island into a race track ,Iwhen the racing isnt on, As the...
by XJRJohn
Sat May 27, 2006 6:37 am
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: Your Bike & Why You Love It
Replies: 84
Views: 40748

yamaha xjr1200. its big,its black.its fast and its loud. would i swap it?yes........for an xjr1300.Had a naked goldwing(dont like fairings,top boxes etc.)Had a bit of a spill and got it wrote off.Spent my time in hospital going through countless bike mags looking for me next bike. The xjr took the v...
by XJRJohn
Tue May 23, 2006 8:37 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: finally got them
Replies: 5
Views: 1287

nopecantbebovveredwivnospacebarmatetoomuchtrouble.snigger.you can hear them any time you like kal. and its blows keyoke into the weeds before i got the new cans.now wait for it . he wont like that.xjrjohn
by XJRJohn
Mon May 22, 2006 1:48 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: finally got them
Replies: 5
Views: 1287

finally got them

i been saving as hard as poss for some new end cans.had my heart set on a pair of beowulf shortie stainless.£270 (uk)delivered.went to the bmf show at the weekend(biggest bike show in europe)beowulf had a stand at the show.got my cans at show price£200.what a bargin.keyoke helped me fit them on sund...
by XJRJohn
Sat May 06, 2006 1:48 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: missed the best day of the year
Replies: 1
Views: 978

missed the best day of the year

well the best day so far.it was fantastic today,but the bikes been running rough for a while so i pulled the carbs when i got home from work,stripped and cleaned them,emptied the tank and cleaned the petcock.thats where i found the problem,water.how i got water in the tank i dont know but i did.star...
by XJRJohn
Sat May 06, 2006 10:41 am
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: carb cleaning
Replies: 3
Views: 1559

get plenty of clean rags,small tools,screw drivers,long nosed pliers etc .a compessors handy if youve got one.do one carb at a time,strip ,clean ,rebuild and then move to the next.if you can get to a compressor,blow the jets through,do not be tempted to use a strand off a wire brush or similar,you c...
by XJRJohn
Sat May 06, 2006 10:22 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: metric system
Replies: 5
Views: 1820

saw a question in motorcycle mechanics some years back from a young guy,had just bought his first bike but was a little conused,as when he bought it ,he was told it was 100cc but on the engine it was stamped 2000cc.would have loved to have seen his face when it was explained the 2000cc referred to t...
by XJRJohn
Wed May 03, 2006 2:23 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: I call Bullsh**!
Replies: 38
Views: 7335

real tea is only served in a greasy spoon(thats road side diner or some such to you lot "over there")in a thick pot mug that weighs as much as an harley engine and be thick enough to stand a spoon in.`10 sugars and the thick cream off the top of the milk.served along with a full english(fried eggs,s...
by XJRJohn
Wed May 03, 2006 10:35 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: New hybrid motorcycle
Replies: 11
Views: 1738

its a honda c50/c70/c90.the guy belongs to a group called the purple helmets.they do stunt shows all over the place,often appear at the isle of man tt races.they are stark raving bonkers.its not your usual stunt show.xjrjohn
by XJRJohn
Wed May 03, 2006 10:31 am
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Gidday from 'the land of the Long White Cloud'
Replies: 18
Views: 4895

welcome to the site.gotta say i love your country.spent some time there a few years back,awesome.my son lived in nz for a year.i got quite a lotta family out there.cant wait to go back.again welcome.xjrjohn
by XJRJohn
Fri Apr 14, 2006 1:42 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: clutchless shifting?
Replies: 39
Views: 17179

some advanced riding causes teach the clutchless shift.it makes for a simple,seamless shift.it does not damage the gear box.remember im talking,changing up not down.change down without the clutch and you will damage the gearbox.way i was taught......foot under gear change....light upward pressure......
by XJRJohn
Fri Apr 14, 2006 3:17 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: clutchless shifting?
Replies: 39
Views: 17179

i ve used clucthless shifting for years,but only up the box,never down.foot under gear lever,light pressure and blip the throttle.job done.get into the habit and gear changes are hell of a lot smoother.xjrjohn
by XJRJohn
Fri Apr 14, 2006 2:57 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: I just went down but am OK bike has minor damage
Replies: 52
Views: 9311

campthepyro is right,these people need educating,by throwing their cars off a cliff,revoking their liecence and having their genitals given a good kicking.that,ll teach em.xjrjohn
by XJRJohn
Fri Apr 14, 2006 2:47 am
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: New from NW Ark
Replies: 5
Views: 1599

only problem ive heard of with the kwak 1000s is ,theyre tiny.thats according to my son(keyoke)mind you he is 6 3 or there abouts.xjrjohnsorry i forgot,welcome aboard.
by XJRJohn
Fri Apr 14, 2006 2:35 am
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: New here from New York
Replies: 6
Views: 2099

welcome aboard,youre right ,its a great site.xjrjohn
by XJRJohn
Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:03 am
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Just joined from UK
Replies: 5
Views: 1532

hi gromag,from another uk rider.been on these boards for a while but this is my first post in quite awhile.you ever get to the ace?been on about getting there for some time.might make it this summer.xjrjohn