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etch
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Joined: Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:51 pm
Region or State: Suffolk, UK
Motorcycles Owned Currently: 1999 Yamaha XJ600 Diversion
Location: Suffolk, UK

Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:14 pm

Man I am loving your ignition infills - sweet work! Clean and simple solutions like that always remind me of the industrial/military compressors my father built, just bombproof and no pretence. The red decals on the tank polish it off nicely. :clap: Was the seat hard to recover? I got some vinyl in the post today to do mine. Did you glue it at all or just go to town with the staple gun?
'If you get stuck, always use your spanner muscle - strongest muscle in your body, that'un. Where's that, eh?' *taps forehead* 'Tis up 'ere, you plonker'

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Dustyblackwell
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Joined: Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:41 pm
Region or State: Oklahoma
Motorcycles Owned Currently: 1993 Yamaha seca ii
Location: Tulsa, Ok

Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:42 pm

etch wrote:
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:14 pm
Man I am loving your ignition infills - sweet work! Clean and simple solutions like that always remind me of the industrial/military compressors my father built, just bombproof and no pretence. The red decals on the tank polish it off nicely. :clap: Was the seat hard to recover? I got some vinyl in the post today to do mine. Did you glue it at all or just go to town with the staple gun?
Thanks! I haven't recovered the seat yet, I actually just took saddle soap to the one that was on it to clean it up a little until I get some new fabric. I ordered some off of amazon and then the company emailed me and said they couldn't fill my order! :huh: but when I do it I plan to hear up the fabric in the drier, spray adhesive the foam then wrap it over and staple it down.

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Dustyblackwell
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Joined: Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:41 pm
Region or State: Oklahoma
Motorcycles Owned Currently: 1993 Yamaha seca ii
Location: Tulsa, Ok

Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:47 pm

Ok guys I posted a video of a short walk around of my bike running, I know I have a small exhaust leak at one of the headers (I need to replace an exhaust stud) but I think my valves sound normal I'm new to all of this?? However I've noticed it seems to be missing while firing and I can feel it on the road... I'm not sure if this is a timing issue, a carb sync problem, or something else??? Any ideas???

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vkIjVR ... ture=share

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buckinghamjf68
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Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:51 pm
Region or State: UK
Motorcycles Owned Currently: Honda XL 125CC, XJ6 diversion

Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:12 pm

Looks great, I am thinking about wrapping the pipes, now I have seen how they look on yours.

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webman94
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Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:35 pm
Region or State: arizona
Motorcycles Owned Currently: 1997 Yamaha Seca II

Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:24 pm

Very cool gauge and headlight solution. I like your color combination, too. Are you thinking of painting the triangular infill panels?

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