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Difficult to say from the description. It could be a problem with the exhaust valve guide/ exhaust spring etc but it's a fairly substantial amount of work to check. If you have access to an endoscope then I'd take the spark plug out and have a look inside the cylinder and check the valves are opening and closing whilst the crank is being turned over (turned over by hand). Is the engine now running ok or is it making untoward noises/ smells?

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Help with trying to get forks to slide out of yokes seems to be held in by clipons but can not see any bolts left to back off????

@jaffa90 The forks on a 1984 CBX750 are conventional right way up forks. What that means is the sliders are at the bottom and are disassembled from the upper stanchions by being withdrawn downwards. In your images you can see the top surface of the inner slider tube, the top of the spring, the top of the damper rod and the top of the outer stanchion tubes. I can't see a circlip on any of the internal part of the tubes

There will be circlips that hold in the oil seals but they will be at other end of the stanchion tubes and fitted in to the top of the slider tubes.

As ianmc said it's possible that there are snap rings around the outer portion of the top stanchion tubes that stop the stanchions being removed from the yokes (Honda seem to be the only manufacturers I've seen that use these snap rings). These can simply be slightly splayed apart (by hand) and pulled off the stanchion tube (again by hand) to remove. It is possible that there's a slight bur on the groove that the snap rings fit in so give the grooves a check and remove any burr. Once the snap ring is removed the fork should be able to be withdrawn from the yoke however it might be a slightly tight fit so might take a bit of twisting of the stanchion to get it out.

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SHAD Side Panniers

We've used Shad panniers and top box on three different bikes. Same boxes but new fitting kits for each bike. I suppose the boxes are around 3 years old now. They've survived several European trips and a few rallies as well. The inner straps work well when someone (not me!) forgot to close a pannier properly recently. I was expecting to get the contents hurled at me, following behind, but everything stayed put.
When I first saw them I thought they looked a bit flimsy compared to some of the more expensive makes but so far they've been really good and seem to be waterproof too, as no leaks so far.

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Gloves that fit (if only)

I'd pop into the local Tandy Leather work shop
and talk to the blokes on the desk, I am sure that one of them will know someone who makes bespoke gloves .

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Motogp tickets valencia 11-13 nov

@spenceg said:

It's hard sell now the doctor is the patient 😂

Probably more demand next year if Karel Abraham makes a return to MotoGP. :wink:

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Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

@Colonial-Piglet will you please be more careful , motorsport is dangerous ( as if you didn't know ) we often have signs around our racetracks telling us motorsport is dangerous and not take copy it on the public road when you leave , spoil sports .

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Hooray! I just "won" BSB title on full factory bike

I take your point about Shakey, It's just that sometimes he runs his mouth off. In the past he scathed about the showdown format, Well after his Oulton Park "Performance" last month it sure worked out for him this year. Don't like Ducati in Production racing (and never have tbh) as they have always bent/manipulated the rules to suit themselves.

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Green Card Insurance Non-EU countries

Thought I'd share my experience of bike insurance for a trip involving non-eu countries in 2016.

Research before the trip suggested Green Cards were no longer needed/available and border insurance should be available at the borders. However I eventually purchased a green card in UK from "Tour Insure" based in Germany and my mate decided to chance it, as it wasn't cheap 208 euro for 1 month.

Our trip eventually took us though Serbia and Bosnia Herzegovina. On the first border crossing from Romania into Serbia on the E-70 directly south of Timisoara, my friend was unable to buy any insurance at the border but the border staff let him in anyway. The second non-eu border was from Serbia to Bosnia (Bosut/Velino Selo), where he was not allowed to enter Bosnia before purchasing some insurance which was possible at the border, they accepted my Green Card without question.

If you're interested in the trip, check it out here the border crossings are in part 2 and 3.

Hope this helps others like me who was a bit confused pre trip what the score was.

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@Colonial-Piglet That's the gamble!!

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London DAS Training

Hi All,

I'm hoping someone can help... I'm looking for somewhere to do a 3 day DAS course in South London (I live near Wandsworth). I can only find two schools on google with mixed reviews and was hoping someone on here might be able to recommend one?



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@hairybob thanks mate . my post in clothing [ Frank Thomas ].

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Oulton Triple Header results missing 3rd race.

My points are now correct, it would seem Outlon Park 3rd race points have been awarded.

I'll shut up now, good luck everyone.

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