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What did you do to your Yamaha today?

Discussion in 'XJ Technical Chat' started by Cutlass84, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. dowski68

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    I too have a bike like yours although mine is the X model of 1986 and I to wear all black-only due to a motorcycle outlet store was going out of business and everything was 1/2 half and it was in the midst of winter. Didn't think about the 90+ degrees for at least three months of summer :rolleyes:

    Redardless of what we are wearing people still don't see motorcyclists. Something to do with how our brain stores images in little blocks of information rather than a continious or constant viewing of images. I happened to catch a documentary on how the brain stores images and it really made sense to me.

    I think that the best gear or lack of proper gear to be seen is a youtuber who wears a chicken suit while riding. Definitely gets noticed and that is what is important!

    RIDE SAFE MY FRIENDS
     
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    Overcast and raining today-covered yamaha with her rain coat lol maybe tomorrow I get to ride a bit more.
     
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    Temps were 57 degrees but it was raining and humid , pulled in garage and thought I'd try to start bike....No joy kept backfiring , Wife comes out "Why are you trying to start it you can't ride " My answer because I want to hear it run , I had winterized it so probably should not have tried . Today temp is 22 degrees :( and Saturday 8 degrees , I guess it is time to pull carbs and clean fuel enrichment circuit , but this will wait till temps go up 60 days and counting till spring .
     
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    Tore brake calipers apart while I wait for my carb parts.
    Id say they never been rebuilt before.. .....
    Wowwws
     

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    New headlight and tank paint.

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    Installed some cb750 bars that I modified on the 82, and installed a passenger backrest on the 81
     
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    Ordered my colortune plug today.
    Can't wait to get the carbs back from church.
     
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    MattiThundrrr Not a guru

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    Black over black logo and stripe looks awesome. I like!
     
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    I agree. I will be switching to those gauges at some point in the future when I do some other mods. The tach in your link is cable driven? Mine is electronic, I'll have to find one of those. Does the ratio they list on link of the one you used matter for an electronic one?
     
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    Yes, it does - look for an Electronic Tach's that has an adjustable ratio and also one that can take both positive and negative pulses - it depends on where you're taking the pulse from whether it's +/-


    I've not seen ratio's for digital setups vary much though cos it's about getting electrical pulses from the bike per engine rotation or per 2 etc etc - think it only goes out by 3 in either side - so like between 1:3 and 3:1 as opposed to the mechanical gear ratio changes where you need a much wider scope.


     
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    60 degrees today.... good 90 minute ride :-0
     
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    Uncovered my girl, took her out for a ride. Was rough for a bit - I've started her up and run her for 10 minutes or so here and there over the last two months, but we've been encased in a sea of ice.

    Was a bit sketchy getting going, as this is what our side roads look like: 20180121_131004.jpg
    But she ran like a champ. There's enough gravel in the ice that gave it enough grip to only be moderately terrifying. Main roads where clear, though, so I could wind her up without fear for life and limb.

    Good ride though, ran a bit rough for a couple minutes then smoothed right out. Ran through half a tank of gas and topped her back up.
     
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    Nice Hudson !!!!!
     
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    Just paid off paypal....and was on eBay just bought the left and right side covers probably paid more than I should have , already have a right side cover , but now will have a spare so much for paying off paypal :D
     
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    Its my neighbor's. Beautiful car, got it running(poorly, but running) last fall, body is in surprisingly solid condition. I'm deeply jealous :)
     
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    Fitted seat stay and new clip, thought I would thread the bar and put a nyloc nut on for a bit of extra security IMG_20180120_150733674.jpg
     

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