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Forum: Biker Chat 09-05-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By John Doe
Never owned a Virago and it's been a while since...

Never owned a Virago and it's been a while since I did any work on them but... if I remember right engines and most of the running gear is pretty good. Early ones suffer from dodgy starter motors...
Forum: Biker Chat 03-05-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By John Doe
Must try and get into town for a pint some...

Must try and get into town for a pint some time... evenings are getting longer and the weather's getting better so might actually get around to it. Seem to spend all my time working...
Forum: Biker Chat 03-05-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By John Doe
Triker local to Calne...

I regularly see a proper old fashioned long hair on a Reliant(?) trike when I'm out and about. Whether on the Bonnie or in the hot rod I always acknowledge - any of you lot? Just wondered as he...
Forum: The Showroom 15-03-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,624
Posted By John Doe
Back when we were young uns my mate had a Gipsy,...

Back when we were young uns my mate had a Gipsy, we removed the roof, doors and windscreen and bundled about seven or eight of us in it. At the end of the estate we went straight over the big wooded...
Forum: Classifieds 15-03-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 308
Posted By John Doe
For sale Z1000ST bike/trike

My 1979 23,000 mile Z1000ST shafty is up for grabs. I've owned it for the best part of ten years - bought with 18,000 on it - but it has barely been out of the garage for the last three.
It's been...
Forum: Trike Magazine 13-12-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,475
Posted By John Doe
Jap 'bike fuel pumps tend to be stupidly...

Jap 'bike fuel pumps tend to be stupidly expensive - I'd use a stand alone car type with a seperate regulator. We did this when the one on my mate's 1400 Intruder failed for the second time - worked...
Forum: Biker Chat 25-04-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,566
Posted By John Doe
Yeah... agree with that. Can I just stand about...

Yeah... agree with that. Can I just stand about and make coffee...
Forum: Biker Chat 25-04-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By John Doe
Did exactly the same thing with my first japper...

Did exactly the same thing with my first japper many moons ago. Wasn't aware of such things. My previous Brit' stuff didn't have killswitches - they used an automatic pre-emptive system i.e. they...
Forum: Down The Pub 24-04-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By John Doe
Sorry, I lost it when they started on "ahead of...

Sorry, I lost it when they started on "ahead of the curve" and "brand awareness"...
Don't suppose what engine you use matters when you can "tap into that new money in the hands of the forward...
Forum: Down The Pub 20-04-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By John Doe
Don't really mind being considered a "fair...

Don't really mind being considered a "fair weather rider" - nowadays I only enjoy riding in jeans, leather jacket and open face. Been riding for thirty years and never really had any "proper" kit...
Forum: Biker Chat 20-04-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,059
Posted By John Doe
This was featured in many magazines back in the...

This was featured in many magazines back in the '90s. Heavy Duty, BSH and AWOL to name a few. Incredible piece of kit with masses of one off bits and reputedly cost something like a hundred grand...
Forum: Down The Pub 19-04-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By John Doe
Forgot you were in Calne Shep... I promise that's...

Forgot you were in Calne Shep... I promise that's the last time I compare it to California.:D
Forum: The Workshop 19-04-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 10,158
Posted By John Doe
Basically there are two types with a few...

Basically there are two types with a few different ratios.
If the diff' casing is in three parts, i.e. two similarish side plates and a central casing then it is an early Regal/Supervan type.
If...
Forum: Down The Pub 19-04-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By John Doe
Oh yeah? Shouldn't the streets be lined with...

Oh yeah? Shouldn't the streets be lined with lithe and lovely bronzed beauties in revealing summer outfits then?
Or is that just California, not Calne...
Forum: The Workshop 19-04-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,133
Posted By John Doe
Sorry that sounded a little harsh. I agree with...

Sorry that sounded a little harsh.
I agree with you Megawatt about expensive stretchy bolts but I wouldn't advise folk to substitute whatever they can get unless they know what they are doing as a...
Forum: The Workshop 19-04-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,133
Posted By John Doe
No. You are completely misunderstanding my...

No.
You are completely misunderstanding my post. The bolts are not "crap" - far from it. They are an engineering item, they are designed to stretch once only. Due to the characteristics of the...
Forum: Down The Pub 19-04-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By John Doe
So did I miss summer then?

Well it's been cold wet and horrible for the last few days. I've been out chopping wood and the logburner is back in use...
'Only ridden mates' 'bikes a few times and mine's not sorted yet, have I...
Forum: The Workshop 18-04-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,133
Posted By John Doe
Gotta agree with "Harry" - sounds expensive...

Gotta agree with "Harry" - sounds expensive (that's cos it is!) but they are not just bolts anymore. In the old days of cast iron heads etc. a bolt was a bolt and you'd reuse it over again. ...
Forum: Biker Chat 18-04-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,668
Posted By John Doe
Well I hope you wipe it off before anyone wants...

Well I hope you wipe it off before anyone wants to ride it...
Forum: Biker Chat 16-04-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,668
Posted By John Doe
Harleys of any sort are definitely an acquired...

Harleys of any sort are definitely an acquired taste. I hated my 883 when I picked it up, rode it home from London down the M4 in snow and sleet and all I noticed was how gutless, rough and...
Forum: Down The Pub 11-04-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,180
Posted By John Doe
A few years back we had to keep moving (and no...

A few years back we had to keep moving (and no I'm not saying why!) - each time C.N. wanted to charge us 60 for updating our details. Finally managed to get an agreement with a senior exec. of...
Forum: Biker Chat 11-04-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,156
Posted By John Doe
I've had three Sportys so far and would recommend...

I've had three Sportys so far and would recommend them. Yes they do vibe a bit, and yes mine did suffer a few blown bulbs as a result. Harley frame paint varies something terrible in its quality -...
Forum: The Workshop 29-03-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By John Doe
Sounds to me like it just needs using, maybe a...

Sounds to me like it just needs using, maybe a dose of cleaner in the fuel occasionally if it needs it.
Good timing - ready for the summer...
Forum: Classifieds 29-03-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,663
Posted By John Doe
No, but it did shrink in the wash...

No, but it did shrink in the wash...
Forum: The Workshop 28-03-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By John Doe
If you've got fuel leaking from the airbox it is...

If you've got fuel leaking from the airbox it is likely to be straight from the carb' because the level is too high. Chances are if it has been sat a float valve could be sticking or a bit of...
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