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Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 5,391
Views: 1,101,548
Posted By Mark.F
Yup that's pretty similar style to what I want to...

Yup that's pretty similar style to what I want to do,but with a lower front mudguard.
I'm wondering what tank to go with.
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 5,391
Views: 1,101,548
Posted By Mark.F
I like the styling of the XT600 in the...

I like the styling of the XT600 in the foreground,looking to do something similar to mine,round tank different seat round chrome headlight & clocks.
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5,391
Views: 1,101,548
Posted By Mark.F
Zeeltronic CDI

Snarfin, I fitted a Zeeltronic CDI unit last winter,as Steve pointed out the bike feels better with more torque,can't remember what the unit cost but it wasn't extortionate.
Bikes a 1985 43F
MarkF
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2013, 02:28 AM
Replies: 5,391
Views: 1,101,548
Posted By Mark.F
Renhalt,I just bought the basic CDI unit,approx...

Renhalt,I just bought the basic CDI unit,approx 200 euros.
If you go back down this thread & also on the hub Steve Loomis posted about buying one,I think his post is more relevant for you regarding...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 5,391
Views: 1,101,548
Posted By Mark.F
43F CDI units

Hi all,
Been having electrical problems with my XT recently,the problem was that the original CDI unit died.I had a spare pattern unit to plug in,bike fired up but had a missfire,I was sure the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5,391
Views: 1,101,548
Posted By Mark.F
Oil cooler

The first generation tenere's model code 34L had oilcoolers fitted.
If you find a photo of one I think the cooler is situated behind the engine on the left side.
Hope that helps.
MarkF
Forum: Old's Cool 10-25-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,936
Posted By Mark.F
I've just moved house so finally I'll be working...

I've just moved house so finally I'll be working out of a garage instead of struggling in a 10x8 shed,it was hard work doing maintainace & rebuilds with a XT600 & 2 fz750's in there:deal
When the...
Forum: Racing 10-23-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 27,205
Posted By Mark.F
King Ted

who is King Ted
Eddie Lawson multiple 500 world champ.
Motodisiac, thanks for the heads up about the clutch
Forum: Racing 10-22-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 27,205
Posted By Mark.F
Hijack alert

Regarding the cable clutch.
My 1985 FZ750 runs a hydraulic clutch but the Yamaha race bikes ran cable clutch's,King Ted won at Daytona on one so they've been converting them to cable operation for...
Forum: Racing 10-21-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 923
Posted By Mark.F
I think Josh would be the first to accept that...

I think Josh would be the first to accept that the outcomes would have been different,certainly the gap would have been closer had Shakey & Alex been riding to win the race instead of the...
Forum: Racing 10-21-2013, 02:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 923
Posted By Mark.F
As a spectacle I think BSB is as good if not...

As a spectacle I think BSB is as good if not better than any race series out there.
I don't know how much this is down to the rule changes from the other year,& the showdown over the last few rounds...
Forum: Racing 10-20-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,728
Posted By Mark.F
Seeing as the BBC have lost the contract to show...

Seeing as the BBC have lost the contract to show next seasons MotoGP I hope they fill the void & show the WSB series,maybe the Yorkshire grinner being world champ will give them the incentive:D.
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5,391
Views: 1,101,548
Posted By Mark.F
Generator?

Generator?
Forum: Racing 10-20-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 923
Posted By Mark.F
Once again the series goes down to the last lap...

Once again the series goes down to the last lap of the season.
It must stress all those involved but as a spectator I can't ask for more than that! :D
Forum: Racing 10-20-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 27,205
Posted By Mark.F
What a fiasco, at least no one got hurt. Surely...

What a fiasco, at least no one got hurt.
Surely they knew the WSB boys were having tyre issues at PI months ago?
Maybe Brigestone & the teams got arrogant thinking it was a Pirrelli issue?
Piss...
Forum: Racing 10-19-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 27,205
Posted By Mark.F
As it's deemed to dangerous to run a full length...

As it's deemed to dangerous to run a full length race,why can't they run a reduced length race or take a leaf out of the superbike boys book & have 2 races with 1/2 points for each leg? Surely...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4,413
Views: 1,051,855
Posted By Mark.F
Hi John,I only discovered this RR the other week...

Hi John,I only discovered this RR the other week I hadn't been on here for a while as I got a bit bored reading about people hooning around the planet on teutonic bling buses [the RR's all start to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2013, 04:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,364
Posted By Mark.F
XT600 Forums

There's a lot of information about XT600's here
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=198261
& here
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/yamaha-tech/
Hope that helps
Forum: Old's Cool 10-12-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 135,290
Posted By Mark.F
I want to do something with my old XT600 so I've...

I want to do something with my old XT600 so I've been looking for inspiration,this Italian XT600 looks good...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 149,659
Posted By Mark.F
Great RR

GA,I've been reading this RR over the last few days.As a pom it's an eye opener.When we see stuff about Oz it's almost always about the urban areas so it's great to see something about the small...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,173,247
Posted By Mark.F
Excellent RR

Excellent RR. You should be sponsored by tourist boards in various former soviet states!
I only discovered this RR a couple of weeks ago but having read your account of the BAM road the other...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-26-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2,613
Views: 3,311,246
Posted By Mark.F
Picos D'Europa Spain

http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu38/MarkF-XT/PICOS%202010/PICOS-XT15-WEB.jpg (http://s631.photobucket.com/user/MarkF-XT/media/PICOS%202010/PICOS-XT15-WEB.jpg.html)
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-23-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By Mark.F
If we get a dry day I'll be up there later this...

If we get a dry day I'll be up there later this week on my OldSkool XT600:D!
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-23-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,498
Posted By Mark.F
Nice journey,thanks for posting it's a nice part...

Nice journey,thanks for posting it's a nice part of the world!
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5,391
Views: 1,101,548
Posted By Mark.F
A-wind Thanks for the information.I never...

A-wind Thanks for the information.I never realised these tanks were available in Germany,I look on Ebay UK most days & this tank was the only one I've seen for sale in 3 years! :eek1.I even sourced a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2012, 02:01 AM
Replies: 5,391
Views: 1,101,548
Posted By Mark.F
Eh?Acerbis mounts,I didn't know the tank used...

Eh?Acerbis mounts,I didn't know the tank used different mounts.Fraid not just tank & fuel cap.
Tank looks like it uses standard mounts.
Thanks for the tip about leaving it out in the sun.No wonder...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5,391
Views: 1,101,548
Posted By Mark.F
Early XT Acerbis tank

Finally tracked down a Acerbis tank for my 43F model.They're a rare sight over here.I've been looking for one since I rebuilt the bike 3 years ago:evil,...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2011, 03:40 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 24,154
Posted By Mark.F
Excellent report

Excellent ride report.I was in Delhi & Agra on a months backpack tour in 1999,I thought it was a crazy place,so busy:eek1!
A couple of years ago one of my friends did a journey on a Enfield with...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,161
Posted By Mark.F
Thanks for the compliment sonnyboy,I'll drink to...

Thanks for the compliment sonnyboy,I'll drink to that later:1drink.
For the toolkit holder etc. try both UK & German Ebay.
Even if you do'nt see the part advertised if someones breaking one it...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,161
Posted By Mark.F
On mine the studs came out easily,I just used...

On mine the studs came out easily,I just used molegrips on them.
If they're really tight try soaking them in some penetrating oil.
MarkF
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,161
Posted By Mark.F
Laminarflowone,One of my mates races a Honda 125...

Laminarflowone,One of my mates races a Honda 125 GP bike & the cylinder head studs for that bike are the same thread so we used those.
I've forgotten if Yamaha do the studs as spare parts,you...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,233
Posted By Mark.F
Olirider,thanks for posting. I neither owned a...

Olirider,thanks for posting.
I neither owned a Transalp nor did the Transalp rally,looking at your photos I missed out:cry.
Maybe I should build a time machine & go back to 1989!
Have you still...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,546
Posted By Mark.F
Nice photos, you dropped on with the weather,did...

Nice photos, you dropped on with the weather,did you go up there last week?
Seems strange looking at the lakes & not seeing rain!
Which campsite did you use?
I'm in West Lancs so it's only up the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-30-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,504
Posted By Mark.F
Phil,I do'nt do as many miles over here as I used...

Phil,I do'nt do as many miles over here as I used to.I just use the XT for nipping around on, but if I'm going out for a proper ride it usually involves the Trough & Dales:wink:.
I think the last...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-28-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,504
Posted By Mark.F
E-man,I just used a compact camera, a Panasonic...

E-man,I just used a compact camera, a Panasonic Lumix LX5.
MarkF
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-28-2011, 12:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,504
Posted By Mark.F
I got back on the XT & headed up to the...

I got back on the XT & headed up to the "trough".The trough is a valley between the fells,looks like this
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu38/MarkF-XT/P1000636-XT-Trough.jpg
I was heading...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-27-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,504
Posted By Mark.F
I got talking to the fella with the Triumph,it's...

I got talking to the fella with the Triumph,it's a 1600 twin with a 270 degree crank,he reckons it's very torquey but eats tyres & theyre a bit of a oddball size so there's not much choice.They were...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-27-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,504
Posted By Mark.F
Day out in N/W England

Hi all,here's a report from yesterdays ride over here in Northwest England.
I'm on holiday at home for a fortnight doing the house up,I should have been fitting a kitchen but as the sun was shining...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2011, 02:22 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 17,508
Posted By Mark.F
Well that's swung it

Tarka,Thats swung it,next years summer holiday is at the Stella Alpina
Great RR thanks for posting,the Mr Cobb thread was good as well.
The other month I was in the pub talking to someone who'd...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,722
Posted By Mark.F
Christian, Thanks for the reply,sorry to hear...

Christian,
Thanks for the reply,sorry to hear you caught the rain but I guess with Norway no-one can guarantee you good weather:evil.
Being English I'm used to the rain, it's the ice that I want to...
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