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 on: Today at 12:31:26 
Started by Feed Poster - Last post by Feed Poster
Troy Bayliss Returning to Racing at 48 Years of Age (News)

Three-time WSB champion Troy Bayliss is making a comeback at the age of 48. Bayliss plans to contest the 2018 Australian Superbike Championship aboard a Ducati sponsored by his own team. Bayliss won his third, and final WSB title in 2008. Bayliss also won a MotoGP race in 2006 while substituting for the injured Sete Gibernau […]
Source: Troy Bayliss Returning to Racing at 48 Years of Age (News)

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 on: Today at 12:31:26 
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Volkswagen Group Says Audi Will Keep Ducati (News)

After all the back-and-forth in the last 12 months concerning a possible sale of Ducati by the Volkswagen Group, a senior executive has stated that Ducati will be held on to by its Audi division … for reasons beyond labor group objections to a sale. Audi boss Rupert Stadler indicated VW can meet its financial […]
Source: Volkswagen Group Says Audi Will Keep Ducati (News)

Motorcycle Reviews -

 on: Today at 09:21:23 
Started by rob f - Last post by rob f
thanks for the valuable info.
Didn't know that there was a Fortnine in Calgary. Have used them extensively in the past for parts.
 If you look on your oil pan there is a small  coolant drain bolt  with a dummy hole right next to it. The dummy hole is what they call a waterpump "weep hole". It allows coolant out if the waterpump seal springs a leak. Mine is damp with a slime trail across the pan. I am hoping that it is due to hardening of the seals rubber and may fix it by changing coolant and adding a coolant conditioner so as to soften the seal.
 Going to change fluids in the next few days so may have more questions coming. So far have the seat and back fender off and these bikes seem to be built simple and easy to work on.
 Been studying up on tires as I've never had a tubed tire on a road bike ( seems like they should be on a pre 1970's machine not on a 2001)
 i found this article to be helpfull ( but long)
 My rims are marked MT so I am assuming that a bias ply tubeless used with a tube is safe.
 Also discovered from this article that I should be using "tire talk" not household talk to prevent tube to tire chaffing. and not to tighten the valve stem nut tight to the rim.
 Look at all the stuff I am learning by having a Drifter.

 on: December 12, 2017, 20:36:26 PM 
Started by rob f - Last post by CDNRatMan
Robert a good evening to you Sir;

              When I bought my first 800 back in 2012, this forum became my bible and hang out place, I followed GreenBarn's advice about the sprocket swap and have not looked back because it is a really nice mod. If you do this over the winter you will have forgotten what the bike rode like in the fall once spring has sprung. Just remember to use steel sprockets. I ride 2 up and have never noticed any detrimental effects with this mod.
   Tires: I deal with and have never had any problems with their delivery times. Also just remember that you will need a 908 bend in the rear tube air valve.  also do not have any weights on my spokes or rims as I am a huge fan of  I have been using these with huge success for the past 5 years. Also it is a Canadian product.
Coolant leak: I had a few but I found that just tightening the hose clamps a bit and it was fine. I have never noticed and leaking or weeping any other places. Neither bike has had issues with coolant leaks touch wood.
You might also want to check out and they have really treated me well and provided me with lots of good parts, they also carry lots of Kawasaki parts, if you have the parts numbers. They also have a store in Calgary.

 on: December 12, 2017, 18:52:14 PM 
Started by CDNRatMan - Last post by The Bride
Princess is a 2000, 7279

 on: December 12, 2017, 18:49:36 PM 
Started by CDNRatMan - Last post by 2beers
Blue is a 2000, 7331

 on: December 12, 2017, 17:58:29 PM 
Started by rob f - Last post by rob f
sorry guys but no pics untill spring as it will be tore down most of the winter while i pick away at it.

 on: December 12, 2017, 16:30:50 PM 
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2018 Yamaha NMax 155 gets mid-model updates

Ahead of the impending release of the 2018 Honda PCX, which now comes in a hybrid version, Yamaha Indonesia has released a mid-model update for the NMax 155, addressing some issues that user had with this scooter. Coming in both ABS and non-ABS version, the Indonesian market 2018 Yamaha NMax 155 retails for 30.2 million rupiah for the ABS version, while the sans-ABS model goes for 26.3 million rupiah .

Source: 2018 Yamaha NMax 155 gets mid-model updates

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 on: December 12, 2017, 08:59:04 AM 
Started by rob f - Last post by Old Drifter
Congrats on you're new (to you) Drifter, and as mittico68 said..."we like pics".  8)

 on: December 12, 2017, 01:44:40 AM 
Started by rob f - Last post by mittico68
Thanks to all for the welcome and input. Looks like your posts convinced me to buy. After 12 hrs of drive time this weekend I now own a 2001 red vn800 with 25,00 kms. I just got started on teardown and inspection and am coming up with some questions.
Will get off of the Introduction  segment and drift over to the tech section with them.
Guess that I am now a citizen of Planet Vulcan. What do you guys call yourselves...... Driftheads,
Well done! But now, your first aim should be posting pics. We DO LIKE PICS!  ::)
I'd call ourselves "Drifter addicted"...  ;D

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