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by bobbler
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Pimp Your Ride
Topic: a bit of spondoness.
Replies: 1086
Views: 76393

Re: a bit of spondoness.

I know it's probably clutching at straws but have you checked the fuel lines Fabio? Only reason I ask is because I took a deal on a GSXR recently that seemed to have a similar issue. After driving for a while it would lose power yet start and rev ok without load. My lines, filter etc all looked good...
by bobbler
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: New Honda project bike...
Replies: 18
Views: 1112

Re: New Honda project bike...

Looks like you did well out of the bike deal budd. I had one a few years ago and was surprised how well they rode, mine was an earlier 1988 model with the 140 rear tyre that seemed a bit sketchy in the wet but the weather protection was really good (I once rode down the a1m at around 70 - 80 not rea...
by bobbler
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Stormless - for now!
Replies: 8
Views: 582

Re: Stormless - for now!

Cheers Chris / Fabio. I really think part of me took this bike with rose tinted glasses remembering the days as a teenager reading about these in one of the bike magazines. Been on with the MOT prep this week. So far I've only had to fit some chinese indicators that I had lying around as the front p...
by bobbler
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Stormless - for now!
Replies: 8
Views: 582

Re: Stormless - for now!

Cheers folks, I haven't yet ridden it as it doesn't go for MOT until later this week. First impressions are it's definitely not going to be as comfortable (similar seating position to my old 1995 Duc SS) and rolling it around it's quite a heavy lump even compared to the top heavy NX650. There's no r...
by bobbler
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Stormless - for now!
Replies: 8
Views: 582

Stormless - for now!

I've been quietly moping since I sold my storm back to its previous owner a while ago (long story but felt it was the right thing to do). I tried the dual sport route with a Honda NX650/XR650L project and although it was fun it probably wasn't day to day practical and I still missed having a storm. ...
by bobbler
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy Birthday Bobbler.
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Re: Happy Birthday Bobbler.

Thanks guys :thumbup:

Had a late birthday present to myself and went to the Barry Sheene classic at Olivers Mount. Great weekend although the weather and standing water on saturday meant leaving the bike at home.
by bobbler
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: The Welcome Inn
Topic: New member
Replies: 13
Views: 1284

Re: New member

Good job. Love it
by bobbler
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sad news
Replies: 44
Views: 2596

Re: Sad news

So sorry for your loss
by bobbler
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Ok so I cheated today and paid a garage to do my mcct's
Replies: 16
Views: 1215

Re: Ok so I cheated today and paid a garage to do my mcct's

Those who have suffered the timing being 180 out have found the bike runs beautifully bellow 5k, even better than when the timings correct. However above that the air box can’t cope with the narrower firing order and the bike falters. Hope it’s good fella. It's been a while since I managed to get t...
by bobbler
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: MCC adjusters v Honda OE?
Replies: 18
Views: 1633

Re: MCC adjusters v Honda OE?

I may well be wrong but as I understand it the MCCT'S are the better more reliable option and dont need constant adjustment. The ACCT'S have a good chance to ruin your engine if they go so for me it was worth it just for that alone.
by bobbler
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Items For Sale
Topic: Ebay Finds (unusal/cheap/rare/or just good value)
Replies: 5524
Views: 291669

Re: Ebay Finds (unusal/cheap/rare/or just good value)

Found while browsing Gumtree. Probably death by ACCT but might be able to barter a bargain. https://www.gumtree.com/p/honda-motorbikes/honda-firestorm-vtr-1000/1336347922 having a laugh at that price. cheap tacky addon's, a rear view camera that blocks some of the dash. and a foreign import with no...
by bobbler
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Pimp Your Ride
Topic: Polishing the Turd
Replies: 88
Views: 11854

Re: Polishing the Turd

funny you say blue , i was thinking about Red but then it would look like a pseudo Ducati then i thought about black , but i have two bikes that are black then silver , but to much of that on the frame and engine so it will be blue ,a dark candy blue :beer: http://i.imgur.com/f1RT8OUh.jpg That is a...
by bobbler
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Items For Sale
Topic: Ebay Finds (unusal/cheap/rare/or just good value)
Replies: 5524
Views: 291669

Re: Ebay Finds (unusal/cheap/rare/or just good value)

Found while browsing Gumtree. Probably death by ACCT but might be able to barter a bargain.

https://www.gumtree.com/p/honda-motorbi ... 1336347922
by bobbler
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Ok so I cheated today and paid a garage to do my mcct's
Replies: 16
Views: 1215

Re: Ok so I cheated today and paid a garage to do my mcct's

Thanks for all the positive replies folks. Those that recognize they don't have the time or skill to do the job right are smarter to find a qualified mechanic to do the job rather then rush it or bumble though the job. Point is, nothing wrong with putting a job in hands you trust... I completely agr...
by bobbler
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Ok so I cheated today and paid a garage to do my mcct's
Replies: 16
Views: 1215

Re: Ok so I cheated today and paid a garage to do my mcct's

I had ran a bottle of silkolene through the bike for carb icing but it didn't make a great deal of difference. There really is no carb icing issues with this bike. The whole thing has come from a misunderstanding of the carb heat lines. Two things shoot down the icing theory. First the lines shut o...