Thanks XJ550H good idea I will try that.
Try the acetone automatic transmission fluid 50/50 mix a tiny amount in each cylinder to ease off the piston rings.
I just got a micrometer l will try that mlew cheers.
Not sure Polock I was wondering if there were a list of sizes as I can get ones that are suitable.
Is there a list of the sizes of all the engine o rings available? They will be Butyl nitrate l assume?
In the UK now the Fire Brigade run courses for motorcyclists called 'Biker Down' plenty of videos on YouTube if you want to have a look guys.
Yes indeed Mike the Bike what a racer he was. I liked the Jotas and Mirages too.
I would want another bike lol.
So do l there were hard to sell a motorcycle dealer near me had a few on them on display. I prefer the bikes from my youth but to be fair about it...
Time passes so quickly I remember when those GT 750's were in the dealers showrooms. That is a nice 750 all the same.
700 miles more than me Jetfixer my bike is in bits, hopefully it will be on the road in 2020. All the best.
Kerriskandiesinc I have never see an XJ like your 750 in the UK either. If they sold them here they did not have the factory touring panniers and box.
Good you got it running well.
Smashing bike you got Wayne.
Here is a right angled one? Depends on how often you will use it I suppose....
Same here my mixture screws are damaged so I need to get some but no rush I will get the bike rebuilt over winter.
I thought so but once you get it sorted it will be fine. A friend of mine rebuilt a Honda 250 Dream years ago to replace the cam chain and got the...
Was your clutch slipping?
They are expensive and cumbersome looking, better bikes out there for less money, cheers for the site info.
Are the Boss machines rolling chassis you fit your own engine to?
Yes Simmy the V10
The Kawasaki V8 is great too. What an engineer he is.
So have I a KH 250 decades ago. That engine looks wild with the cylinders sticking way out to the side of the fuel tank. More of his bikes on You...
I am lucky only got Nessy to watch out for lol.
Great just watch for Nessy people think its a myth but l think its real lol.
It is great to see old bikes being put back on the road where they belong.
Good you like life in the USA. Someday I think I will be going for a biking holiday.
The Fizzy a few of my mates had them. Forty odd years ago how time flies. I was a bit more frugal with the MZ lol. I had that then a GT250 Suzuki...
In the UK the Fire Service run day courses called Biker Down which I have done and gives the basics on accident management etc.
Did you change the sidepanels for Rd 250 ones lol just kidding. In 1977 I got my first bike an MZ TS 150 it was no eyecatcher but it was cheap...
Yes there was a bit of work to get through the test in the UK in the 90's I passed mine in 1980 on my Suzuki GT 250, my car licence covering the...
Yes guys it is a nice machine be interesting to see what it sells for. Looks like the 900f Hogfiddles has well the paint work and the anti dive...
I took the bike apart to clean the frame and repaint it. It all started when a careless driver hit me at 2mph picking away at a roundabout and the...
Yes it's a 1991 bike currently in bits until l get the time to rebuild it. Got a cousin in Kirkcaldy he has a Yamaha too.
Yes dangerous job you did l am the construction industry had a few dangerous instances. Shame about you mate. I am near Glasgow. I used to go up...
Welcome to the forum. You don't need to remove the engine from the frame. But l am not sure if you need to remove the cylinders to get the cam...
Yes l know it didn't die because of the design of the cam chain etc. The fact it did all of the running you refer to just demonstrates how tough...
Is that the one that did around 140 K miles? Great setup with the chain on the end of the engine.
On the newer machines with the cam chain on the end of the crankshaft I assume the chain can be changed with minimum work and with an endless chain?
Yes I fitted a Gates timing belt kit on a Vauxhall Astra recently. There is a opening betweeen the grarbox and flywheel so I could fit a locking...
American Machine and Foundry (AMF) l did not know about them.
I remember a two stroke Harley trail bike which l believe was manufactured in the 1970s looked good. Not sure if it was a 250.
I liked the 850 Le Mans but I have never ridden one but I liked the look of them.
CMSNL may have one.
My bike is in the house in bits. Be busy building it for next year hopefully.
I am going to buy ignition from the above company. I used to see the Hyperpac units on E bay but l have not seen any for a while now.
That is where l get difficulties with the electronic issues l am fine with the spanners but
So the Hitachi HA1825P IC which l assume is part of...
Just wondering how this works. I thought 1 &4 pickup would be linked to ignition on cylinders 1 & 4. Just interested can you explain in more depth...
I don't have one so I will try it next time I do my brakes.