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Hi all! New to this Forum and know nothing about Bikes. More of a car person and decided to see what this bike lark is about. Picked the above bike through E Bay for ?189. Brand new Haynes manual thrown and Stainless fairing bolts. It starts first time and has only done 16,000 miles. It does however need some new paintwork as it looks as though Stevie Wonder was let loose with a spray can. Thinking of doing it Solid Black or a Black Metalic. What do you reckon?
 

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looks good for what you paid chap , any ideas for it
 

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At the moment i have some Fairing Indicators that arrived today with clear lenses and some mini winkers for the back. Short term plans are just to get it up together and take if for an MOT. Long term will be a new Exhaust, Wheels from a later TZR so as i can have a rear disc and whatever else that involves and finding some extra power.
 

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that aint bad, probably where i will end up going. I like the look of fairing 'cators.
Anything is better than the ones on there as standard! Plus seeing as one of mine is broken where it has fallen over, it is an excellent and cheap way of sorting the problem.

BTW i think i have found out that mine is a YPVS model, i have identified what i think is the Power valve. There seems to be a cover missing off the item. also i just took it for a little spin, and it was gutless with nothing untill 8000rpm and then it takes off like a scalded cat!
 

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sounds like the valve is pinned open a bit then.its not full power, without the servo.you will no if it has the servo kit if there is a pulley with cables on the end of the valve,going to a little black box motor(the servo) under the tank
 

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To be honest, it's not worth running the disc conversion. The back drum brake works perfectly well and will save you a fortune in replacement bits (you'll need a 3PC2/3 swinger and caliper, brake reservoir, can't remember if the 3PC2/3 had bigger wheels or not, if so, you'll want new front forks to accomodate them, and that's just the start!

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how often du use your back brake any way, personally never use mine. if you do run the drum then set it up properly and try and adjust it fairley frequently, otherwise it will do f*ck all then lock your wheel, which takes abit of getting used to lol.
 

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To be honest, it's not worth running the disc conversion. The back drum brake works perfectly well and will save you a fortune in replacement bits (you'll need a 3PC2/3 swinger and caliper, brake reservoir, can't remember if the 3PC2/3 had bigger wheels or not, if so, you'll want new front forks to accomodate them, and that's just the start!

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I see!
I just prefer the styling of the later wheels. They look more superbike like. I don't suppose like Cars you can get different Wheels can you? I would also like them to be wider as well like a lot of the new 125's. Even some 50cc's have wider wheels these days.
 

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so what if the wheels are wider now?

I havent had any problems with grip!

and I live in cornwall, and anyone who has visited will know how crap a lot of the roads are!

Put decent tyres on! I recommend Bridgestone Battalax BT39SS's!

They grip brilliantly!

and surely, the later wheels might look more sportsbikeish...but there is a bit of a thrill when you go tearing past an Aprilia RS125 or something, that you on your old bike can out do a bloody rs125? (no offense to people with rs125's!)
 

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so what if the wheels are wider now?

I havent had any problems with grip!

and I live in cornwall, and anyone who has visited will know how crap a lot of the roads are!

Put decent tyres on! I recommend Bridgestone Battalax BT39SS's!

They grip brilliantly!

and surely, the later wheels might look more sportsbikeish...but there is a bit of a thrill when you go tearing past an Aprilia RS125 or something, that you on your old bike can out do a bloody rs125? (no offense to people with rs125's!)
I'll let you know when i get it on the road and do my CBT!
 

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haha!

hurry up and get it on the road then!!!

one other problem with fitting wider wheels.....can make you go slower!

the extra weight of the wheel, coupled with the wider tyre mean a bit extra weight and extra tyre friction which results in slower bike!
 

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Either get the Bridgstone Battlaxes or get yourself a set like I did - Michelin Pilots.

I liked the Pilots because they don't have a central groove, they have a twin groove either side of the central ridge, which cuts down on tyre tread wear tremendously and doesn't result in virtually ANY loss of grip.
 

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ive got a mix on their at the moment, when one goes i'm gunna replace them both. dunno what i'll get though, will have to investigate.

i hear good things about the pilots, i would like a set of conti road attacks but i bet they dont do em in the right size.
 

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Bought the pilots after 6 months of riding the bike.

Made a HUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE difference. Even though my previous tyres were absolutely fine.

7,000 miles of tough riding later, and a good year and a half of running around on it, and they still look nearly new!
 
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