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Biggo,s Covid XJ900f Rebuild

Discussion in 'Hangout Lounge' started by biggo, Nov 10, 2020.

  1. Franz

    Franz Well-Known Member

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    It is great seeing these old Yamaha's put back on the road.
     
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    Got her all running been for some good long runs . Clutch is breaking away at high speed in top gear thought it may have been because it was frozen when I first got it running but know so new Clutch to be done next :)
     
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    That is beautiful! NICE JOB!!!
     
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    New Clutch fitted sorted out perfectly with new cable as well.
    Have been using as my main bike really enjoying riding her.
    I made up a mudflap try and keep front of engine clean but this ended up after a couple of thousand KM,s cracking the mudguard . Had a spare one to use while I repaired white one but now decided not to worry about keeping engine clean ! The motto for this bike is definitely " Ridden not Hidden "
    I have now done about 5000 kms since rebuild and she is running sweet :) 20201002_112645.jpg 20201002_112653.jpg 20201002_112730.jpg 20201029_104432.jpg 20201113_134139.jpg 20201220_163728.jpg
     
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    That is a sweet setup. Well done sir! I do like the fairing stays that sweep around the side of the tank. I can see where in a drop they would bugger the tank but the answer to that is don't drop it. Very nice. I like.
    John
     
  6. Franz

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    Nice machine what make are the engine bars?
     
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    Fennick I think they are called. I got them in the UK late 1980s
    Very well made and good protection
     
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    Sorry Renntech is the make
     
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    Cheers l will try and get a set.
     
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    Done a few more thousand kms. and worn out my tyres. Fitted set of BT46. Very pleased with them so off on a motorcycle rally later in the week to South Island of New Zealand. Should do 4 to 5000 kms.

    https://www.tt2000.org/index.html
     
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    If you can do 5k in a week you're tougher than I am!
    For those not familiar with nz roads, we don't have many straight bits. The roads are narrow & windy with patches of gravel here & there to keep you awake. So after 6-700 kms you feel like you've been put through the wringer, but if you know where to ride the traffic's not bad and they are great m/c roads. I went for a high speed run around the back roads of Rotorua on Sunday, was worn out after only 200km. Anyway good luck with the rally.
     
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    Hi Brent.

    Always found the XJ comfortable on long rides . My plan for Rally at the end of the week is about 500 kms on Friday then 1100 kms on Saturday finally about 400 Sunday Morning . I will then do another 2 - 3000 plus getting to and back from Oamaru for TT2000 Rally . I will be getting ferry to south island in the morning .

    I will have a spotwalla tracker on tomorrow if anyone is interested :)

    https://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.ph...9hFi35_xPrARXFN0u_H798mNwf6MzgHK0LsRZ7GuZk0Tg
     
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    I am sold!
    How does a 60 yo frozen Canadian ready for retirement immigrate to this enchanted land?
     
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    I kept an eye on your tracker, what an epic trip!
     
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    3000 kms so far. Epic roads lots of curves gravel roads too. XJ has been flawless.
    500kms today then home the following day. Bike needs to a good clean. 20210221_164453.jpg 20210221_164513.jpg
     
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    A question for when you are finished - what was the best road? Queenstown to Glenorchy?
     
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    Hard to choose.
    Great ride through haast pass this morning and I love Arthur's pass but Glenorcy rd always good.

    The south island is all motorcycling heaven
     
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    Bach home now after 4600 Km,s of great riding . A few pics from the Rally

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    Excellent, New Zealand on my bucket list. What's with all the ladies underwear on that fence?
     
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