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MR_W

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  • Birthday 07/10/1986

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  • Bike(s)
    Suzuki GSX-R750 MotoGP
  • Location
    Bristol

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  1. I checked the engine kill switch, in that it doesn’t have one :/ It’s been sat and exposed for a while so I’ll be stripping it as far back as possible and tidying and cleaning as much as I can. It’s just a case of work through the items one by one. Asked for a dremel for my birthday next month so I can do some of the jobs I want to.
  2. So I’ve finally started looking at this today for an hour or so. Initial faults identified: 1) steering lock doesn’t actually lock 2) no electrics at all 3) chain and sprockets knackered 4) front brake might need a strip and rebuild. 1 was resolved by tightening the bolts on the underside of the yoke, which needed the front fairing completely off for my hands to get to them. 2 is resolved in that I found some soldering work done on the ignition switch and the main fuse had blown. Swap the fuse and we have lights! This now leads to the starter button doesn’t work... I’m not hearing any fuel pump whine and it’s a new battery. I don’t hear a click from the relay when turning on the bike but it does click when going off. Have checked the 3 10amp fuses in the cluster next to the battery, and although I have a Haynes manual I haven’t seen if there are any more I have missed yet. I’m struggling to undo the starter relay from the motorcycle cable as it’s a bit stuck so waiting for some WD40 to penetrate it to see if it helps. I’ve stripped the starter button and cleaned it to make sure there are good contacts as well. Next step is trace through the various points of the starter system.
  3. Crap totally forgot to come back as it’s been a manic time. I hired a lwb small van and got it back fine. Only hassle was the oxford lock key missing but after half an hour or so with a paperclip and a hammer I had it picked.
  4. Hey guys, Does anyone have experience with using a van to transport a motorbike, as I need to hire one to collect my sister's current CBR 125 R off her. I know a transit would do the job, but I was wondering if something smaller like a Renault Kangoo has a large enough space to load the CBR into as it would cut the cost a bit?
  5. but how often do you use 1st on a race bike ? pulling away and that's about it Depends on the track. Macau hairpin would be a corner I’d imagine you would use 1st. Depending on bike possibly the loop section at Silverstone.
  6. Merry Christmas everyone. Just making the finishing Santa touches to the living room. 2 and 1/2 year old finally understands it.
  7. MR_W

    Stolen Items

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1251522671667571&id=551078518378660 For anyone who has Facebook.
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    Stolen Items

    "We are all devastated. The studio was broken into and pretty much cleaned out. Please be on the lookout for very unusual Shergold guitars, a Gretch Les Paul (Pip’s guitars) and a soundcraft LX7 desk. " Brief description by the sister of Lee.
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    Stolen Items

    Hi Everyone, Last night the studio my sister had her drumkit was in was broken into and they have cleared the place out. They have taken my sister's drums, a soundboard, microphones and a whole bunch of guitars. These guitars used to belong to my sister's friend (Pip) who died a month or 2 ago. My sister played in a band with this friend and the friend (Lee) who discovered the break in at about 10am this morning. The break happened over night we know this much. The gutting thing is we held my sister's 30th birthday party last night and Pips death had just begun to heal in their hearts. Lee and his sister's husband had put a lot of work into doing up the studio after Pips death and planned to continue his legacy in it. They don't care about the money of these items, nothing would ever be able to match the sentimental value. This incident happened in the Chorlton area of Manchester and was clearly organised as they cleared out so much and left the gym above the studio alone. Can anyone in and around Manchester please keep an eye out for a large amount of music equipment coming up for sale. Naturally my sister, her handmade and his brother in law are all devastated. Any help tracking this down would be appreciated. I will try get more info and descriptions on what was stolen.
  10. Sorry to hear about your bike. And sorry about the insensitive idiots.
  11. Because anything I managed to find seemed to conflict between needing it and not needing it. I would have assumed not given its running out the bottom of the boiler so logically wouldn't get hot. However there may be regulations I am not aware of.
  12. At the moment it's 5 core but no idea if heat resistant.
  13. I'm looking to wire in a Hive system to replace my crappy old thermostat and ancient manual programmer. Happy with what terminals need wiring, but can anyone with experience tell me if I do need heat resistant cable to wire in the receiver?
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