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by jchesshyre
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Speedo weirdness
Replies: 13
Views: 518

Re: Speedo weirdness

Hmmm, this issue is still ongoing. I've checked the points mentioned above. The odd thing is it's very intermittent. A lot of the time it's not there, then my speedo will decide to start going crazy. But it only seems funny above about 60 mph. The other day I was sitting at 80 and it was waving betw...
by jchesshyre
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Side stand touching exhaust
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Side stand touching exhaust

Thankfully I've sorted it, and I was being silly and not looking hard enough, just making an assumption. It wasn't banging the pipe itself, but rather the screw for the clamp for the left link pipe. I've rotated the clamp round to a different position and it's fine now!
by jchesshyre
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Side stand touching exhaust
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Side stand touching exhaust

I can't see any other posts about this problem. I've just changed my exhaust headers and now my side stand touches the link pipe when retracted. The silencers are totally symmetrical when viewed from behind and there was no fiddling whatsoever needed to achieve this, so I don't think the header pipe...
by jchesshyre
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Carb; fine tuning question
Replies: 10
Views: 190

Re: Carb; fine tuning question

It's quite common to have slight oval wear to the needle jet, causing a 'wet' mixture just as the slide starts to lift, i.e. at 3–4k rpm. If cruising in this range for a while this could cause the symptoms you mention. http://www.factorypro.com/tech/needle_jet_wear.html and see the bullet-point just...
by jchesshyre
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Exhaust headers
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Exhaust headers

Have found some on eBay for £40 so no worries anymore!
by jchesshyre
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Exhaust headers
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Exhaust headers

I've managed to crack my exhaust headers again (took a shortcut through a car park where an artic had got stuck and caught them on a high kerb).

Does anyone have a spare set going?
by jchesshyre
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Was It You?
Topic: Yellow on A55 near Rhyl
Replies: 0
Views: 116

Yellow on A55 near Rhyl

...on Sunday late morning, heading towards Chester?
by jchesshyre
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Replacing cush drive rubbers
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Re: Replacing cush drive rubbers

Well, there's a lesson learnt. The drive felt just as bad as it did pre-replacement with the new £15 eBay cush rubbers. I've just had the wheel out and the sprocket coupling has over 5 mm of rotational play. I've shimmed it with inner tube and will get a better set in a few pay checks' time!
by jchesshyre
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Vtr fuel consumption
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: Vtr fuel consumption

The XLV1000 Varadero (same engine if you're not aware) had 42 mm carbs instead of our 48 mm ones. It made 92 bhp. There may be threads on here about people using a pair of these on a Firestorm? I've no idea how do-able it would be.
by jchesshyre
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Vacuum gauge readings
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Vacuum gauge readings

I did a carb synch earlier and thought this time I'd do a bit of looking at how the gauges behave when opening the throttle etc. and what actual figure of cm Hg the reading was, and refer to some of the info online about what some of these figures mean. Mine sit steadily at 26 cm Hg at idle, but eve...
by jchesshyre
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Shout-out for D.I.D. ZVM chains
Replies: 12
Views: 482

Re: Shout-out for D.I.D. ZVM chains

Confession time: I bought a Scottoiler two years ago and have yet to get round to fitting it :shh: I don't mind manually lubing the chain, and like the fact that it means you check the condition frequently. I know however that I'm a bit stupid not to have installed it yet, since it's undisputed that...
by jchesshyre
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Shout-out for D.I.D. ZVM chains
Replies: 12
Views: 482

Re: Shout-out for D.I.D. ZVM chains

tony.mon wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:15 pm
Fit a cheap x ring, then spend the saving on a scottoiler.
...or fit a scottoiler and a ZVM-X chain and never change the chain again?
by jchesshyre
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Replacing cush drive rubbers
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Re: Replacing cush drive rubbers

Cheers! I think I'll go for the cheap ones then.

Sometimes I see people write things like "they're just circles of rubber at the end of the day" about tyres, or "oil is oil", and I cringe, but with these I think this probably is true!
by jchesshyre
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Replacing cush drive rubbers
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Replacing cush drive rubbers

I've asked this question on the fb forum but so far no one's actually answered my question – lots of opinions with very little seeming to be based on actual experience (what did I expect? :lol: ). I need to replace my cush drive rubbers and can't see why it's necessary to splash out £56 on Honda one...
by jchesshyre
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Shout-out for D.I.D. ZVM chains
Replies: 12
Views: 482

Shout-out for D.I.D. ZVM chains

I understand that the D.I.D. ZVM chain is actually the OEM fitment to the Firestorm, but I think many (myself included) use the less hefty VM one.* However last time I decided to use one of the ZVM-X ones which are obviously more expensive, but I reckon it's worth the extra cash. It's now got 23,000...