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« Reply #90 on: April 28, 2019, 08:54:16 AM »

Smiley I was at Archie's house last night. He now has several XS chops on the go. I think they'll always be my favourite bikes, but I must admit I feel no compulsion to get back on one at all. I've done my time with bikes now.
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« Reply #91 on: May 10, 2019, 07:22:59 PM »

. Running well  Grin
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« Reply #92 on: May 10, 2019, 07:23:34 PM »

recaptured my yuff !!
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« Reply #93 on: May 11, 2019, 06:16:27 PM »

Lookin' good my friend! Smiley
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« Reply #94 on: May 13, 2019, 07:44:17 AM »

At least you have still got your hair 😁
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« Reply #95 on: June 10, 2019, 11:39:28 PM »

Don't want to steal your thunder Steve, but lovely shot of you & the bike Smiley
Lookin' good.
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« Reply #96 on: June 11, 2019, 07:17:32 PM »

OH SIR, i'M BLUSHING.  Shocked
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« Reply #97 on: June 11, 2019, 07:20:25 PM »

I was getting ready to pull it apart, get this head oil leak thing sorted. And the wife popped in a took this. I still havent pulled it apart. Seems a shame too, but that bloody leak is getting more as the bike gets used and gets hotter
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« Reply #98 on: June 11, 2019, 08:24:59 PM »

It definitely got rattlier on the top end in the 6 months I was riding it, so I guess it needs to be sorted, but it'll be a bugger to get the motor out without destroying the paintwork. XS motors weigh a bloomin' ton too.
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« Reply #99 on: November 12, 2019, 12:54:13 PM »

The frog is put away for the cold months, I'm to old to be sat on my arse in the middle of a slippery road. So, at last I'm going to sort this trouble some clutch once and for all, says I in an authoritive tone! Someone on another site has done a hydraulic conversion, it looks very nice, waiting for a reply on parts used. But why? I've used cable clutches for years. I'm sure there is a daft reason why this clutch fails to disengage, drags, whatever. Andy has passed his gremlin on to me  Grin Grin 
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« Reply #100 on: November 12, 2019, 04:22:54 PM »

I fitted a hydraulic clutch arm to my last Reliant trike. Not true hydraulic clutch, just a Mini slave cylinder to push the operating arm, but it made the clutch operation much smoother & less effort.
I'm impressed you haven't set fire to it yet! Smiley
Occasionally I miss this bike & think it'd be fun to ride again -but not enough to want it back Smiley
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« Reply #101 on: November 12, 2019, 08:11:49 PM »

Steve, I can't believe that it's a Bowden prob. more like 60's Triumphs, you have to adjust the plates to lift spot on equally, and the difference between "dragging" and "slipping", as you are probably aware, is minuscule!! I have run Velocettes for many years, and they are infinitely harder to set up, the buggers will slip and drag at the same time Huh Huh Huh.. so persevere, it will come right, can you leave the primary case off whilst investigating? it will do no harm as long as your 'kind' to the clutch, not wishing to "..teach you to.....etc" but sometimes a little reminder can help! Regards, Morrag.
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« Reply #102 on: November 13, 2019, 06:53:59 PM »

Hit it with a stick.
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« Reply #103 on: November 13, 2019, 08:22:57 PM »

Now, now Mr. M we will have none of that! you just go over there and play with your axle, while the bigger boys sort this out............................... Shocked Shocked
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« Reply #104 on: November 14, 2019, 12:08:32 PM »

sat by the A38, collecting up little springs of my Velocette clutch, happy memories Morrag. That is why I went Japanese all those years back, despite the wrath of all those in our "gang". And now this Yamaha is giving me heartburn  Cheesy
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