Sunday, March 28, 2010

Ayah! Even when I try to relax for the weekend......I burn all I have.

So it was an eventful, rather alcoholic weekend with my friends.
Last weekend was dedicated to family and motorcycle repair, this one was drinking with friends and of course ogling with bikes.
Catching up with Kevin was great - and after a drop in bike drool at Geoff Trumpy and his sons new SRV. We shot out of town to go for a ride.
Lil' Miss Treeted (FZR400) behaved herself all day, so while it wasn't a super fast ride, it was great to get out and feel the green. Attached are photos of the ride.
We haven't broken Kevin's "TON Virginity" yet........but I imagine we can get that GPZ of his up there when his skills are ready.
So what do you guys think of my new KBC helmet? Gotta love the Matte Black. Is actually more comfortable than my Shoei!

Monday, March 22, 2010

80's Yamaha love

Well here is what last weekend was spent on. What initially started as my endeavor to sort out the SRX ended up being a failed attempt to clean out the big shed.
In the end I have concluded the following about the SRX400:
- Its still running a little smokey in the top end a bit, think its running rich. But alas the needles show very near factor settings.....however the carb is a Yamaha special....very annoying. Could possibly be the choke cable (which doesn't look standard). Doesn't seem to be oil which is a good sign.
- Fork seals still need replacing
- A service could do her some good, while she is only 30 something km's old.....she is from 1985......

Then I got stuck, I could not find anything in the shed, so I thought it was time to start a clean up, during the clean up, parts started going back on the XS850 - it was like I was trying to please the gods of Yamaha. You have to admit, the old XS is one sexy bike even though she is a bit bullish.....
I have concluded that the shed has become an XS850 graveyard. But one day they will be all assembled.

I got about 1/10th of the shed tidied up, I hope to continue this mission in future - and will post up some pics when I dig out the old 1950's Triumph 3TA that lingers here......

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Go motivate Yuqi to keep trying.

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