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Post  StevieH on Tue Sep 28 2010, 21:13

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Post  StevieH on Tue Sep 28 2010, 21:14

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Post  StevieH on Tue Sep 28 2010, 21:15

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Post  StevieH on Tue Sep 28 2010, 21:17

And another!!!!!
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Post  StevieH on Tue Sep 28 2010, 21:19

And another!!!!
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Post  JDM on Wed Sep 29 2010, 15:13

Very nice!!!!! great great great

Was never too sure about colour scheme originally but more i see them the more they grow on me, clean one there, ding, dong!!
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Post  StevieH on Wed Sep 29 2010, 15:46

Thanks JDM
I was the same myself with the colour scheme it,s a bit like marmite LOL Very Happy Very Happy
I always liked the red,white&black ones
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Post  StevieH on Thu Nov 11 2010, 17:16

Hi All
Just had the fairings off mine for the first time. Engine is a bit stained,but there again it is 12 years old. I took the downpipes (headers) off give them a good clean with a wire wheel and then resprayed them matt black. Have had a good go at the front of the motor,but it's not as clean as I would like,but you cant see much of it when the fairings are on. I tried everthing to clean it including soap powder mixed with washing up liquid and leave it on for a couple of hours,engine cleaner,caustic soda,but that was a waste of time,just burnt my fingers lol! lol! but the thing is ,it's cleaner than it was. I'm going to put some of that grid/mesh stuff that you use to cook oven chips on,in the front infill pane,just to set it off.
I will post some pic's tomorrow.
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Post  Rosco on Thu Nov 11 2010, 17:58

Hi Steve

I did something similar to mine and covered the gaps you mentioned and also the two gaps on each the rear fairing.

The mesh stuff I bought was from an autopart place but feel free to use a chip dish.
If it does the job at half the price then why not.

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Post  weasley on Thu Nov 11 2010, 18:40

Looks a lot better without that gash oil sticker. Wink
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Post  StevieH on Thu Nov 11 2010, 20:23

@weasley wrote:Looks a lot better without that gash oil sticker. Wink
Yeh I know what you mean,its just that it covers the little crack in the fairing LOL
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Post  StevieH on Thu Nov 11 2010, 20:29

@Rosco wrote:Hi Steve

I did something similar to mine and covered the gaps you mentioned and also the two gaps on each the rear fairing.

The mesh stuff I bought was from an autopart place but feel free to use a chip dish.
If it does the job at half the price then why not.

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Thanks Rosco
I just had this mad idea when I first saw that high temp meshing that you can get from the pound shops and thought yes I gotta try it and then i went into Aldi and they had some in black,but bugger me they have sold out of the black one,so I will have to use the gold coloured one instead.
Only gonna do the v-panel at the front,for the time being.
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Post  Rosco on Thu Nov 11 2010, 20:30

Weasley will sell you one of his companies stickers.
They cover the cracks just as well.
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Post  StevieH on Thu Nov 11 2010, 20:44

He can send me some and I will put them on!!
No Prob's as long as they are not too big LOL
It's only a small crack,(at the moment) LOL
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Post  yamahamad on Thu Nov 11 2010, 20:45

How did the exhaust manifold come off & go back on? did you use new gaskets & nuts? i want to do mine this winter as the two middle pipes are going very discoloured.
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Post  StevieH on Fri Nov 12 2010, 18:30

Hi Yamahamad
Had no probs getting the pipes off,they came undone real easy. I was worried that they were going to be pigs to undo so I WD-40'd them the night before.
My downpipes were well rusty so I got one of those wire brush attachments for the electric drill,I think it came from Poundland or somewhere cheap,but it did the job. I managed to re-use the old O-rings as they looked OK and they dont blow,I put a bit of grease on them to hold them in place and when I fired her up it smelt like Castrol R luvvly!!!. I used a tin of that High Temperature Exhaust paint from the local car shop and it cost me £6. Front of the engines on Yammies seem a bit of a pig to clean,mine did'nt come up as good as I would have liked,but not to bad. I engine cleaned it and then got a wheel brush and mixed some soap powder and washing up liquid together into a paste then daubed it on the front of the engine,left it for about an hour then scrubbed it and then washed it off.
Here are some pic's.

It's not the best job in the world,but it's cleaner than it was.
I just got to get the fairings back on now.
I was going to take all the little brackets off for the fairings,but it seems a lot of hassle as they are bolted into the sump and if I break one of those off,I am really in the SH*T lol! lol!
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Post  yamahamad on Fri Nov 12 2010, 18:45

Looks real good steve i think you have the same bike ocd as me.

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Post  StevieH on Sat Nov 13 2010, 10:49

Hey Yamahamad we could be related lol! lol!
I cant beleive we have the same pictures LOL
Yours still looks better though,It's that Matt Black that really does it for me.
I find it very theraputic,cleaning bikes lachen lachen lachen The shrink said I was'nt quite right lachen lachen so I told him I would clean his bike if he had one! lachen lachen
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Post  yamahamad on Sat Nov 13 2010, 11:50

LOL take care mate.
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Post  JDM on Sat Nov 13 2010, 13:42

OCD anyone??? whistle ponder whistle

Seriously can we have fairings on, cleaners away and then go flying round some dirt tracks or country lanes, my poor little Yazmeen is feeling bad and i'm a little embarrassed by state of her after looking at these pics!!!! Very Happy

Dirt rocks...... at least until slightly warmer day with nothing better to do than strip her down and see if can clean to somewhere near standards!!!

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Post  StevieH on Sat Nov 13 2010, 16:44

@JDM wrote:OCD anyone??? whistle ponder whistle

Seriously can we have fairings on, cleaners away and then go flying round some dirt tracks or country lanes, my poor little Yazmeen is feeling bad and i'm a little embarrassed by state of her after looking at these pics!!!! Very Happy

Dirt rocks...... at least until slightly warmer day with nothing better to do than strip her down and see if can clean to somewhere near standards!!!


Your right !!
I have got wet,cold,dirty,got aching arms and legs and back,from cleaning my yam old old old and I havent even been for a ride on it lol2 lol2 lol2 and it's been lovely and sunny today wall wall wall lachen lachen lachen
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