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by podman
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: Stafford Show Saturday
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: Stafford Show Saturday

There was a mint "S" on the Staffs VJMC stand , at the very back left of the hall and I did spot an engine for sale!

havent been for a few years but I quite enjoyed it, shame it rained so much on the Sunday.
by podman
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: KR250 Chat
Topic: Bad Starting - Time to bight the Bullet
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Bad Starting - Time to bight the Bullet

Not a KR I appreciate but my LC required to be bump started after being sat for a very short period of time a couple of years back, the cause for that was two fold. Firstly the fuel tap "letting go" and allowing fuel into the carbs and the carb float valves not stopping the fuel flow , a replacement...
by podman
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Head gasket failure causes
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Head gasket failure causes

I can remember an article in Performance Bikes from back in the day where they tuned a KR1 and said how poor the manufacturing tolerances where on the engine, noting the differing heights of the barrels and IIRC something around the KIPS valves sometimes being tight to move in their housings for sim...
by podman
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: KR250 Chat
Topic: Recommended grey importers for a KR250
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: Recommended grey importers for a KR250

From speaking to Fastline in Preston and Unit 5 motos (Romford) a few months ago, it would seem we have got to a tipping point where(according to them and in some of the biking press) a lot of 250s are now heading back to japan or the japs are holding on to what they have as their market now also ha...
by podman
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Trackdays and Meets
Topic: Blue Haze Ace Cafe
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: Blue Haze Ace Cafe

Good to have met up with you Pookie, there was an "S" there when we arrived but the owner went before we got chance to speak to him, good day out was had by all I think, your bike is a beaut, I think its amazing the engine has never been touched and that original alarm still works! Camera on my phon...
by podman
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Trackdays and Meets
Topic: Blue Haze Ace Cafe
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: Blue Haze Ace Cafe

Had a chat with a bloke who owns a 350 lc at Newlands corner at the weekend, he said he was going, might try to get there a little earlier (11am) it's such a crap journey from where I live and the hanger lane gyratory system scares the s**t out of me. :shock: Depending on which way we go, its betwe...
by podman
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Trackdays and Meets
Topic: Blue Haze Ace Cafe
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: Blue Haze Ace Cafe

Weather forecast looking good so far... 8)
by podman
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Trackdays and Meets
Topic: Blue Haze Ace Cafe
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: Blue Haze Ace Cafe

Was there Sunday just gone for the VJMC meet but I hope to be down for this too, as you say, weather permitting..
by podman
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: KR1S tyres
Replies: 13
Views: 618

Re: KR1S tyres

I'm pretty sure I used to use the BT50 on my FZR600 and it was a standard road tyre so would be ok for high mileage wear. It was not a particularly grippy tyre more of a touring tyre. When the BT90 series came out they were a much softer and grippier compound trye and a great improvement over the B...
by podman
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The special one ...
Replies: 14
Views: 502

Re: The special one ...

Id agree!....glad your largely OK thou mate and your Mrs has my sympathy too!

Remind me NOT to go for a ride out with you when we get over to Belgium next year... :wink:
by podman
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Hybrid project
Replies: 34
Views: 2372

Re: Hybrid project

Interesting write up and pics, I wish you well with the project, I wonder how many of us are riding around with cracked frames hidden under paint n powdercoat? Very sloopy of Kawasaki that...Great to hear the legendary name of Nico Bakker is still going!
by podman
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: KR250 Chat
Topic: Team Green
Replies: 4
Views: 951

Re: Team Green

Smart!Great photo. Ps How come the KR is still for sale at Jems, it looks really nice. The 1s with the wrong fairing / graphics and cosmetically rough looking engine sold in about a week. Is it because the KR is rarer so people don't remember them? Steve I think your right in part, as we all know t...
by podman
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Show Me Yours
Topic: KMX 125 new pipe.
Replies: 4
Views: 833

Re: KMX 125 new pipe.

Thanks Podman. Yeah your right the white KMX's were only 86&87 models and the last white one I saw in the flesh was in 94 as I used to walk to school. An older lad who lived near my mate used to ride past us on his way to work. I've had 4 KMX's since 98, two were 200's and they were great fun on or...
by podman
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Show Me Yours
Topic: Unfortunately not my KR-1R
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Re: Unfortunately not my KR-1R

That is Mikes, we was there...Thats his LC which I rode for some of time, when his wrists caved in, i was lucky enough to ride his "R" then but the LC was the comfy seat! We did manage to sneak into the circuit and spotted someone on a KR1S who waved at us, you? Your right to say he took his van wit...
by podman
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Show Me Yours
Topic: KMX 125 new pipe.
Replies: 4
Views: 833

Re: KMX 125 new pipe.

Thats lovely mate...still miss my old KMX200, the white was quite a rare colour IIRC?

Any more pics.

Who did the pipe for you?