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by Beast
Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Sold the Storm...
Replies: 7
Views: 260

Re: Sold the Storm...

Ok, no worries Mike. No different to the oem ones then really. :) Timbo, its a 1998 model last of the carbs but late registered on a 99 plate. Only just done over 20k. :) Loving every moment on it and to be honest cant remember why i sold my old one years ago. Just fancied a change i suppose. But i ...
by Beast
Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:12 am
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Sold the Storm...
Replies: 7
Views: 260

Re: Sold the Storm...

I forgot how good these machines are, and your right Jonesy you just can not fault them! Aww your joking Mike... and there i am looking for some pipes... If i buy some link pipes i think i can make my old VTR Vipers fit. Benny, Well being on the bike everyday i was filling up every day and a half. J...
by Beast
Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Sold the Storm...
Replies: 7
Views: 260

Sold the Storm...

Well after having two different Storms over the last 5 years i finally said goodbye last week. :(
Miss her, but i have a different bird now...

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Yup gone back to a Blackbird... phew at least im not not filling up with fuel every other day! :)
by Beast
Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Another Storm bites the dust... accident!
Replies: 14
Views: 419

Re: Another Storm bites the dust... accident!

Thanks for the replies peeps. Steveb not a bad idea, will have to make another visit to the police station. Have also heard that there is a witness but something the Police have details off. Were on the mend, but the Mrs came off a little worse, over the last couple of days were not been told that s...
by Beast
Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Another Storm bites the dust... accident!
Replies: 14
Views: 419

Re: Another Storm bites the dust... accident!

Many thanks for all the replies peeps. Taken alot of advice onboard... all this claiming business is a nightmare! :crazy: Will limp down the road and take some photos tomorrow, managed to recover the bike today as well from the fire station's compound yard. Doesnt look too bad very cosmetic but the ...
by Beast
Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Another Storm bites the dust... accident!
Replies: 14
Views: 419

Another Storm bites the dust... accident!

Well chaps looks like my Storm is in a little mess after an accident last night. :( Basically 2 mins away from my front door step and an older driver pulls out from a junction when im basically right in front of him. How the hell he didnt see me makes me boil! Bike is so loud even the Fireman told m...
by Beast
Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:56 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Exhaust Gasket?
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: Exhaust Gasket?

Cheers Timbo, thats cheap enough. :)
by Beast
Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Exhaust Gasket?
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Exhaust Gasket?

Yes that hidden link behind the swingarm from the rear header.
Wheres the best place to get a replacement gasket, believe it looks like a silver wire type gasket?
Or is there a better fix?

Cheers peeps.
by Beast
Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Vtr Starting problems
Replies: 21
Views: 721

Re: Vtr Starting problems

Well over the last 48hrs 'ish all is well. :)
Left the bike out last nite in -2c temps.
Started straight away on the button! 8)
by Beast
Sat Feb 20, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Vtr Starting problems
Replies: 21
Views: 721

Re: Vtr Starting problems

Yup the copper grease is just a smudge to protect it from the elements until i get a rubber boot. I will have to have a look at the rubber boots for the banjo connections, cheers. Can never remember my storms having them. Yes sure am relieved, was doing my head in for a while. And the starter motor ...
by Beast
Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Vtr Starting problems
Replies: 21
Views: 721

Re: Vtr Starting problems

Thanks for the reply Tony. Well the starter motor terminal wasn't in good shape, so off it come! Stripped it apart and cleaned it up and checked that all was well. Fitted all back together with a new bolt and a few nuts, insulating washers were in good shape so re-used them. Fitted back to the bike,...
by Beast
Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Vtr Starting problems
Replies: 21
Views: 721

Re: Vtr Starting problems

Yes, fitted replacement R/R and tried one other. When the bike runs, it charges fine. Battery is fully charged and wont even turn over with a booster. The strange thing is the voltage drop dramitically when the button is pressed. Take your finger off the button and the voltage returns to normal. Jus...
by Beast
Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Vtr Starting problems
Replies: 21
Views: 721

Re: Vtr Starting problems

Well after it behaving itself for the last few days on the bike, i thought all was well as i couldnt find anything wrong. Got a mile away from my home and the bike died! Tried starting but all i got was a good click from the starter relay. Walked home, got another battery, booster and test meter... ...
by Beast
Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Front Cylinder Drain Hole?
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Front Cylinder Drain Hole?

Never had this problem before as well and im always in heavy rain at times.
Think it was just purely down to the drifting snow which collected in the front.
Cheers chaps.
by Beast
Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Vtr Starting problems
Replies: 21
Views: 721

Re: Vtr Starting problems

Many thanks for the link and info, will look into it. Thought about the starter idle gear as i can bump and start her on a steep hill but when i add a boost starter to the battery she fires up with no problems. So really wondering if its a corroded wire somewhere thats not getting enough power throu...