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  1. 14 points
  2. 14 points
    A bit different, but over the last three weeks I’ve been restoring one of the old Hand built Raleigh Racers from their Special Bicycle Development Unit in Ilkeston. It came to me in a bit of a state having spent the last 20+ Years in someone’s shed in the next village. As you can see it was in a bit of a state. I’d already removed the wheels etc.😁 Anyway after three weeks work and a lot of rubbing down and repainting, the finished article has been painted to replicate the Raleigh TI Team racers world championship livery. It’s one of the Reynolds 753 frames for those that know about such things. I like to retain some of the patina when I restore stuff, rather than just replace everything, so it’s got it’s original Mavic GP4 wheels, Campagnolo crank and headset and Shimano derailleurs with Simplex shifters. I can’t believe they could build a steel bike so light, and they were are built to order, sadly I don’t know who ordered it. Kept me off the streets for a bit. So here it is
  3. 13 points
    My dear old Yamaha Fazer has been off the road since last October, sitting out the winter under its cover with just a charger to keep it company. Today was the first chance this year to get out on it and check it all function as it should. I’ve not been far, but my word I’ve forgotten just how much fun near 100hp can be, it’s been such a long time. Anyway, I can report that it’s all present and correct and the performance envelope is much better for the opening and of course it always helps if the weather is lovely.
  4. 13 points
    It looks like, with a fair wind, we can at last get back to the serious business of travel, at least a little further afield, at the end of this month. With this in mind I’ve been getting the Slowboy (tm) fleet read to once more set sail on her majesty’s highway. The Fazer has had a brake clean and check, is getting an oil change once I’m able to take it for a short run with some engine flush in it. It has already had a trial start and warm up to make sure all the stuff inside the pipes is staying there after the winter works of new carb rubbers, air filter and coolant change. I took the covers off it for the first time since October and it still looks stunning. The Super Cub has had some light use and remains fully functional as you’d expect from a year old Honda with just under 3000 miles. It will get its oil changed at 4000 miles later in the year. The Suzuki “that must not be ridden” 😎 is getting a new battery which is “in the post” from Wemoto hopefully. Apart from that it needs for nothing. I am conflicted by this bike, because it really ought to be in a museum, having covered only 617 miles from new and being in near perfect condition. Goodness knows if it’s worth anything, but we might try to sell it as is later this year. Either that or I sell the Fazer and the C90 and keep the Suzuki for sunny days (daze?) out. The C90 had already had an oil change and a quick check over ready for its MOT in April. Like any 35 year old Honda that’s not been run for 6 months, it started second kick and sat there ticking over lovely while I checked the lights, battery charging, etc. The new battery it has over the winter has definitely improved it, as has the fortnightly top up charging they’ve all had. Except the Suzuki, for some reason the battery from 2004 won’t hold a charge....😂 So that’s the bikes nearly ready, all we need now is a chance to get out, the weather and a place to go. Woohoo (nearly) Brian
  5. 11 points
    Picked up me Bullet Tribute yesterday, one of the last ones (allegedly), forgot how different these big singles are, slow but fun.
  6. 10 points
    Saw this pair out for a run today. Looked perfect, even had an oil drip. Brought back memories of my own so long ago.
  7. 9 points
    I don't care for me the bike has to look appealing and 'pretty'. I am not bothered about the noise that comes out of the exhaust. If they were to ban ALL motorcycles then I might throw a tantrum. For me it's the freedom of riding, whether that be horse or motorcycle, both get those endorphins going, although admittedly there is more fear factor with the horse I rode, never quite knew what Nell Dean was going to do next if she was in a stubborn mood, went over her shoulder a number of times) . My tally so far has been 2 scooters and 2 motorcycles, so twist and go or gears, clearly either works for me, I am not that fussy as long as (in my head) I look good on it! I just need a decent range, and the TE-1 on paper seems to have that, these days I rarely do over 120 miles in a day so I would be open to having one. Besides if there is no charge the scroates can't nick it can they...
  8. 9 points
    Oki Doki. The update. Only managed a few runs out on the bike since delivery. Observations so far. The seat is fine, particularly given the limited range of the bike. I did notice the chill in my old bones, riding a bike with no screen or fairing. Additions to the bike since delivery have been hand guards, a rear luggage rack and an MRA speed screen fitted. The few miles covered, probably about 130, indicate a real world riding range of about 60-70 miles on a mixture of roads. Most roads around here are 60 NSL. The bike handles like a dream. It changes direction with the tiniest of input and holds a line well. It is proving ideal for the roads around my home location. I'm right on the doorstep of the Yorkshire Dales. Consumption per charge equates to approx' 1/2p per mile. A petrol equivalent of 240 mpg. The only real negative is pairing my Android phone to the bike has proved impossible. Research shows this to be universal. Zero and Android don't like each other.
  9. 8 points
    The cheap option is to tiewrap a lolly stick to the frame so that it rattles off the spokes ...
  10. 7 points
    Ok some interesting posts I didn't expect from my 'isn't this futuristic thing a beautiful beacon of hope' post.... It was showing around 220KGS the weight of it, am hoping stabilsers and step ladders will also be included...oh wait, that's a trike isn't it....
  11. 7 points
    Recently had a issue with a Loobman oiler than I had fitted about 14 months ago , button kept sticking down Emailed Dennis @ Loobman who posted free of charge 2 replacement caps , fitted today and now working prefect again 20k miles on the "not the best quality from factory" chain so far so good so Loobman has definitely paid for itself Nice to get great service from a company Cheers Steve
  12. 7 points
    Her foot or the side cover?
  13. 7 points
    Right, I’ve found the problem looking at the wiring loom on the off side, I spotted this unused 3 pin plug.... So I had a good poke around under the bike and by the swing arm and found this little chap caught between the swing arm and the rear of the crankcase... So I plugged it in and hey presto it starts. I must have dislodged it when I took the old battery out....... I wonder if that’s standard or a left over from an old alarm system that’s been removed? Now I get a fun afternoon rebuilding the bike. You do live and learn, if only slowly and with difficulty.....🤡 Thanks for your help every one, actual proof that mechanical engineers should not be let loose on electrickery 😁
  14. 6 points
    I don't think in the 9 years since I passed my test (give or take a month or two) I've ever found myself in a situation where a bike genuinely didn't have enough performance to get me out of trouble. More speed may mean more comfortable overtaking and therefore feel safer - but I personally don't feel the need for it. 50-60bhp seems about right for my riding - reasonably proactive though i'll admit I am cautious on the overtake and essentially never exceed indicated 72 on the motorway.
  15. 6 points
    What a blinkered mindset, in reality 988cc is fine
  16. 6 points
    Bit of both. I have a 25 minute walk to reach my train station, then at Waterloo I usually hire a Santander bike and cycle to Moorgate, because it's both quicker and cheeper then using the Tube. I also have plans for weekend cycling, it goes in my tiny car boot happily so I can get further a field, so I am not restricted to only as far my legs can take me! I do have a mountain bike, but it was my husbands, so not only is it too big for me, it's also too heavy for me to lift over the top of his car to get it out if he isn't home. It's not my first folder, I had a very cheap one some years ago it literally disintegrated in the rain. This feels surprisingly sturdy, not as heavy when folded. It is the basic version so no bells and whistles like mudguards, and I have had to order the folding pedal and I put my own gel saddle cover on the top. I have just taken it for a spin to the station, wow it's fast, I can now see why I was being overtaken by them! Set the FitBit to track it on the way back (uphill) 8 minutes to cover 1.2 miles. Right where can I travel tomorrow!
  17. 6 points
    I watch the Air/Helicopter Ambulance rescue programs as I see our brilliant emergency services doing their very best under some very challenging circumstances that many years ago would have meant curtains for those involved? What those doctors and paramedics do is nothing short of amazing, the 'copter pilots are brilliant too, getting the crews where they need to be, when they need to be there. What this kind of 'rings' with me is why isn't this, the Helicopter Ambulance Service funded like the rest of the Ambulance and NHS services are and the Life Boat service (RNLI) too, when you look at all the other things that our tax's pay for, it would make very little difference to everyone overall. Personally I'd happily pay an addition 1p/£ on my income tax to get these services funded properly, for everyone in need of these services.
  18. 6 points
    The lifeboat crews every now and then do big fund raising drives in supermarkets and for corporate sponsorship. Every penny helps if you’ve got that spare one to put in the little token box - and a lot of fund raisers have little hand held card machines now if you’re not a cash user. It’s a crying shame that these services are not funded properly with public money but doing so would just invite heaps of red tape and procurement trouble. Double edged sword. I note SERV was mentioned - it’s a long term ambition to do my IAM and volunteer for these guys. I’m lucky enough to be alive today because of a group of blood bikers who brought gamma globulin to St Mary’s hospital here in Southampton in 1999/2000 - my parents get all misty eyed whenever you talk about the blood bikers. When life allows I would like to give back.
  19. 6 points
    +1 ..... Personally the means of propulsion don't matter as long as it has an engine and some decent range, it's what motorcycling delivers in terms of the feeling of freedom and fun that is important to me, once the prices drop from the stratospheric levels they seem to be at at the moment then I can envisage one parked on my drive....
  20. 6 points
    I remember being up in Scotland in an area where I hadn't seen another vehicle for probably over an hour when a truck came the other way. The one thing I noticed about it wasn't the sound but the smell due to the air being so fresh. It illustrated to me just how much we had become used to exhaust smells.
  21. 6 points
    Someone told McGuinness (after one of his TT Zero wins) “that’s not even a real motorcycle” to which he replied “Well, you wouldn’t want to have been sat on the back of it..” I for one have been much appreciative of the cleaner air that the reduction in traffic recently has achieved. And have, literally, been disgusted at the stink some of those remaining cars make. You (I) don’t notice it so much normally, but when you’re enjoying a a bit of fresh air you can actually taste(!) it when some old diesel chugs by. I find I am changing my mind..
  22. 6 points
    As I understand it, that Triumph is an Electric bike, thus it's looks are somewhat academic. As electric motorcycles, like cars, are soulless transportation systems, brand names will not count. Where is the delight from a L twin against the 'potato potato' sound from a 45 degree v twin? The deranged howl of a 600 cc four cylinder sportbike against the fart noise from a commuter bike with half a Civic engine down below. The very obvious difference between a 180 degree parallel twin verses the totally different noise coming from a 270 degree twin. So, when the time comes to ditch the internal combustion engine and replacing them by electric motorcycles, there will be no need for 250 or 1000cc bikes, as essentially they will all be the same. You will be able to dial up the performance of your machine as you wish on a day by day basis, one day turning your machine into a track day warrior (as long as no more than 4 laps are attempted) and the other into a long distance cruiser limiting the top speed to 55mph. So you buy a sort of universal motorcycle that is silent and with the same drive train for every bike, will it matter if it is a Honda, a Ducati or a Keyway? There will be a slight variation in shape according to make and the purchaser will create just what he or she wants as 3D printing online will become normal. The controls being an twist grip for go and stop, leaving your other hand to operate your phone that tells you the speed of the bike, a map and how much charge is left. Built in China, naturally! Luckily, I, and many other writers on this forum, will be too old to ride when these rules come into force, our future is to sit in an upright armchair, drool running from the side of our mouths and tell loudly (for our hearing is shot from not wearing earplugs)to anybody that is within earshot (eyesight f**ked as well) that they once rode a Honda or a Kawasaki on the real roads, before all vehicles were centrally computer controlled. Naturally we will be called 'silly old fools' by our care assistants who regard us as lucky socially irresponsible dreamers who were so self centred not to wrap ourselves up in a car, thus costing the NHS when we crashed. However, since these care assistants still haven't innoculated themselves against **** 33 1/3 , we can have our last laugh and gob into their Red Bull. How I do wish to grow old disgracefully!
  23. 6 points
    Well this drifted a bit.😂 We the British are obsessed with class and the weather. My considered view is that neither matter greatly. One because there’s nothing you can do about it and the other because it’s a social construct that many use to define themselves as better or more worthy than those from the other, perceived and entirely invented, social classes. We like to segregate ourselves. I believe the worst service we can do ourselves and others is to cling to our tight little box we use to define ourselves while at the same time jamming others into a tight little box we define for them. The fact is we are part of a society that need each member of it to do something, ideally what they do best, for it all to function. We should value all contributions, however humble or large, because they all contribute to the whole. When we start to believe we’re better than or more worthy than the “others” that is when the divisions start and they are always exploited by the unscrupulous. The other danger is to look back on a past that never existed to a rose tinted time when we all pulled together. It didn’t happen in the blitz, it isn’t happening now, despite the worst medical threat to our society in 100 years. Most are very good and do help out their neighbours and others. Generally people rub along pretty well, helping where they can or at least not hindering while keeping out of the way. We hear more of the negative side today, because our access to media is extraordinary and negative sells. During the blitz in London, there were murders, rapes, thefts small and large, beatings and stabbings. They were in the small minority, just as they are today, but they went unreported in a society that didn’t like to talk about it, treating it as a shameful act if you did. Today we are more open, some will see that as good, others will not. Now it’s the acts of decency and kindness that are rarely widely reported, but they do go on, just as much as they ever did. My point, if I have any point at all, is that I would and do not define myself or others by their perceived social status, I have known decent people on every level, from the highest level of aristocracy to the other end of the perceived scale. They were all decent people that it was my privilege to know, both in the past, the present and I’m sure in the future. I have also known complete muppets* from every social strata. People are people, while most are decent, a few are muppets*. It doesn’t matter whether they are the ones who sweeps the factory floor or the ones that own the factory. Even the ones that own most of the land the factory sits on. My best advice I can give is avoid the muppets* and enjoy the company of the decent people you meet, whoever they are and from wherever they come. Your life will be better for it, and so will theirs. By goodness I do go on don’t I 😁 Muppets* - because I’m to polite to call them a****oles.
  24. 6 points
    Helicopter gunships are getting close to the solution I'd propose 😈 I don't actually believe this is an EV problem, yellow lycra seems to clog their ears to 500cc's of Thai twin powered soundbomb. Andy
  25. 6 points
    Patted mine both on the tank.....
  26. 6 points
    "March 29 on the horizon. When we should be allowed to ride again for the sheer joy of being on two wheels. Not just for commuting or essential journeys." The above quote lifted from the MCN. Freeeeeeedom!!!! (fingers crossed!)
  27. 5 points
    It seems to me to be a marketing ploy to divide bikes up into styles. Tourers, sports tourers, adventure, street, naked etc etc. Back when I was a lad if you wanted a sports bike to race on you put clip ons and rear sets on, home tuned the motor (easy in pre electronic days) and off you went. I recall the big divides were two versus four stroke and trials versus road bikes - which were understandable and logical divisions. My pal still races his Daytona 500 and Tiger Cub and does tours on the Daytona as well - two up with luggage. He rides it to race meetings too on occasion. These days I want a bike that is comfortable, powerful enough to be safe and not tiring and with a decent range and that does not weigh the same as four fat Bavarians. I do not want a 7 inch TV screen and a bucket load of electronics either. It's a bike, not a penis extension. Hmm, I seem a bit ranty this afternoon. Better take some drugs.
  28. 5 points
    ‘Twas I sir. You can buy a dual seat from Thailand that takes the place of the original single seat. I would say though that at 6’1” I’m comfortable enough on the single seat, but at least there’s an answer if one is not. About £80.00 plus postage. I have the details if needed.😉 That’s not my bike by the way. Email this guy for details thaiko1205@gmail.com
  29. 5 points
    Excellent tyre choice. Not sure about the spokes though.
  30. 5 points
    What a load of twaddle, I didn't reprint the rest of your post because most of it is just as erroneous as the line above. Just exactly how many electric bikes and cars have you ridden / driven to reach this conclusion? Moving to electric is progress, perhaps similar to moving from just horses to horses and carts, I can imagine the cynic of the day berating the loss of invigorating wind and rain in the face and hair whilst ignoring any possible benefits. Each to their own and I believe there are many benefits with electric propulsion and many new experiences that can bring different levels of fun and enjoyment to those solely experienced with IC. We have a small collection of motorcycles (all currently IC) and 3 cars including a basic run around, an electric Corsa and a wind in the hair soft top. Our transport also includes solo cycles a couple of tandem's, and we are just about to go electric with mountain bikes. Progress cannot be stopped and its the youth and younger of the day that quite rightfully will be taking us forward, in the meantime whist I am still healthy and able I will if the opportunity arises continue to try new things and formulate opinions based on my experience. In business I learned many times that pride can come before a fall and the same is true in many walks of life. Through life I have changed my mind and opinion many times and most of these changes have been as a result of education or experience, I suggest many will change their minds on EV as the revolution grows and the benefits and options to enjoy become more apparant. There will always be a place for IC and for as long as I can I will enjoy it, but come on describing EV as soulless transportation, I don't think so. Give it a try Hickky, who knows you might even change your mind? Rant over, "beam me up Scotty".
  31. 5 points
    I have a pet theory, often borne out by experience, that something must issue forth from Lycra upsetting some essential balance in the mind, turning both otherwise reasonable and decent people both hard of hearing and unreasonably grumpy. I believe more research is required 🤓
  32. 5 points
    At last! DVSA has just revised its attitude to HID/LED conversions. So from the 22nd March bikes fitted with either of these conversions will pass the MOT IF they meet all the other lighting regs, such as beam patterns. I'm so impressed that my 'old' organisation has reacted with such commonsense as admitting they got it wrong isn't a common practice in government departments!
  33. 5 points
    Ride of the Valkyries surely ......
  34. 5 points
    I have changed the front indicators to switchback LED bulbs with clear lenses, changed the rear bulbs to amber LED's with clear lenses, added Denali LED DRL's to the lower fork tubes, and added a Whelen TIR3 auxiliary LED brake light. Here's the link to the youtube video:
  35. 5 points
    Very nice, just the engine to go in!
  36. 5 points
    If it rains on the 30th, there will be a lot of upset bikers....!!! I might wait for traffic to get used to the roads again before I venture out on 2 wheels, I sense there is going to be a lot of SMIDSY's and other usually avoidable accidents due to people forgetting how to drive / ride....
  37. 4 points
    I’m really sorry, but I don’t get all the fuss about ethanol in fuel. Here in the Southwest we were the lead area in the uk for 5% ethanol years ago and none of my bikes have ever had a problem with it. The Yam was put away with half a tank last October and was filled up this morning after 10 miles or so at our local Sainsbury’s pay at pump in Dartmouth. It started first time at home with no issues, ran fine on the way there and for the 30 or so miles afterwards. My C90 is the same, my Super Cub is the same, my old Norton Dominator 99 was the same. Never had an issue with any of my bikes, that’s how I’ve found it over the last 8 to 10 years in every bike I’ve ever had. 😁 Never had a problem with 10% either. (Or is that ether) 😂
  38. 4 points
    I've owned two, one in black and one blue. Great bikes but nothing like a Blackbird [which I also owned]. Different gearing and engine internals and totally different to ride. Vastly underated bikes in my opinion, they were killed by numpty magazine roadtesters who didn't know what they were riding and misinformed their readers. Sensible money now too; £2500 to £3500 gets you a fast and comfortable and able bike!
  39. 4 points
    I’m glad that many of the old lines have been put to good use but even happier that some are now being returned to their original use.
  40. 4 points
    Just one thing missing - a battery powered motor to help you on your way....
  41. 4 points
    Blood bikes (all are volunteers) cover most of England, Scotland and North Ireland. Each group is a charity and is responsible for raising its own funds. They need bikes and cars depending on size of deliveries and weather (samples and bikes don't like cold weather!) Our branch (Cumbria Blood bikes) costs anywhere between £120,000 to £200,000 a year to run. Bikes and cars are sometimes donated from National Charities, and from local charities, bit some are purchased from the funds we raise. In 2020 we did over 2,000 runs to support the NHS and Air Ambulance, all free of charge. We regularly link up with our friends on the West coast as many samples are analysed in facilities we don't have in Cumbria. We occasionally link in with neighbouring groups for 'relay' runs, eg one from Scotland to London Tropical Diseases Laboratory. All riders and drivers must have an advanced driving/riding qualification from IAM Roadsmart or Rospa. (Police riders are exempt!) I say 'we' but sadly getting me insured when I got to 80 would have have bankrupted Blood Bikes so I had to stop. However I am still a member (having been in it almost from day one) and when we are allowed out of our hutches I'll resume helping out at shows and fund raising (In 2020 we raised just over £120,000 in spite of lock downs.) I doubt we could survive if we fell under the dead hand of government. While most of our bikes are Kawasaki 13,000 (some of ours were were recalled). We do have two BMW F800GT (Pubic Service versions) for smaller riders and those who find a Kawasaki too heavy. I wonder how many lives Blood Bikes country saved over the Pandemic - so far? Go for it, you won't regret it.
  42. 4 points
    With neither Sue or I having car licences when working we tended to have two bikes each one as daily transport the other purely for leisure. Now we have retired we still have 4 bikes those being as below My CB500X for leisure Sue's CB650R for leisure Our CB125Ffor local transport for shopping and soforth [ Our Z125 Monkey for FUN both insured for it but due to bars playing up Sue's wrist mainly ridden by me
  43. 4 points
    Your one already exists:
  44. 4 points
    So, the TE 1. That looks like a big step in the right direction, with really clever integration of battery, speed control, charger and bike components. Let’s hope we see something like it on the roads in the next year or two. I definitely think Triumph are going about it the right way and including onboard fast charging rather than swappable batteries. Good work that. And now back to the van fetishists........😁
  45. 4 points
    I actually think that Trev has hit the nail on the head. Very few of our larger corporations are owned by the family of those who founded them, ourselves and the USA are similar, whilst continental Europe and the East still adhere to a mainly family structure. Thus senior management are on a career structure that probably means switching companies a few times as well as ridiculously high pay without taking high personal risk. I do not mind someone who started a company getting stupidly rich if his or her's hard work and market insight proved correct. There are shed loads more that lose their house, shirt and everything chasing a dream. Those lawyers, accountants and executive ass wipers who think they are worth £15 million per annum just to run a company as an employee where their tenure is measured as a few years, have no loyalty, or any personal stake in the company, apart from shares they have been given, need taking down, but they have produced the perfect scam. They have instituted the external pay and benefits board to recommend a pay rise (or not) for the executives. This pay enquiry needs to be authorised by the board, exactly the same people whose pay is being looked at, and the board approves the (outrageous) fee for the pay recommendations. Say the review found the whole board were a load of incompetent idiots and deserved a pay cut, would the pay review company have the job next year? No. Would any other company hire them in the future once the report had been made public? No. So any pay review will find obscure information in order to recommend the biggest pay rise for the board whilst keeping wages of the workforce low in order to save money. Most CEOs of larger corporate firms in the UK and USA are vastly overpaid, whilst taking no risk. Come the revolution..................
  46. 4 points
    It gets confusing at times Brian. Norton, like Jaguar Land Rover are Indian. They all see the future of their brand as being built in the UK for their flagship models, China or India for their lesser models. Norton will not build the Nomad in the UK, why should they when the unit cost of making a bike is far cheaper in India? R&D seems best left in the UK, those Brummie engineers that built Land Rover into an iconic brand using whatever parts they could salvage from other vehicles and no money, are probably some of the best real world engineers in the world. Likewise for Triumph and others. Give the Brummies a motor from a spin dryer and a few dozen PP3 batteries, they could probably out do Tesla. Motorcycles? Well Royal Enfield, Triumph and now Norton will further enhance the solid global British Brands, by being engineered in the UK, but does this really benefit the country? If the brands are UK owned, then the eventual profits will remit here, but if foreign owned, the profits will benefit offshore owners. So much of our intellectual property has been sold off over the past 25 years, there is little left, but our worldwide reputation for good engineering and design has never been better. Do we sell to the highest bidder or develop the concept internally in the UK? That's above my pay grade, but others may have some thoughts.
  47. 4 points
    Just done mine, CN () wanted nearly £180 for the C90 on its own 😂😂😂😂😂, I got my C90, Suzuki SV650s and Yamaha FZS600 for just over £175 with Footman James. Jobs a Good ‘un. 😁
  48. 4 points
    Excellent, try going into an auto parts store and asking for a head lamp lamp. Or a tail lamp lamp. When bulb manufacturers clearly mark their packaging with the term bulb I think it’s safe to assume that they know a touch more than a college lecturer. YMMV.
  49. 4 points
    I'll bring a hammer to the June meet and reprofile it for you Sam 🔨👍
  50. 4 points
    Nice one Brian, a reminder that I need to get my finger out and give a few bikes the once over. I've kept all of mine insured (a group policy covers most of them anyway), most have been serviced over the last six months and two no longer require MOT or road fund licence (or at least paying for road fund) but I'm determined to use some of them a bit more and, as only the Himmy has seen any real use since about October, then I need to run a check over all of them for the basics. I should have the X7 back on the road in April, for the first time in over two years; full respray of tank, panels, frame, powder coat & diamond cut wheels, loads of NOS parts with others rechomed, new seat cover, mudguard, Hagon shocks, Hiigspeed zorts and even new tyre and chain & sprockets. It's cost a small fortune with still a bit to spend and do, the motor is still in parts on the workbench, and will only be used on bone dry roads but I am hoping to get some day long rides on it. The XS has had the tank lined which should stop the carbs fouling occasionally with debris, new fuel taps and lines, all oil filters stripped and cleaned, lighter oil, a couple of new indicator lenses to replace the cracked ones and replacement fuel cap rubbers so I fill it up without breathing in petrol fumes. I plan to do a few overnight trips on the old thing so hopefully the fettling will keep it mobile for some decent Summer miles. Even the poor AT might get a clean, it's been put away with the mud of it's last pre-Crimbo ride still hanging of it and looks even more of a state than usual Let happy days begin peeps, watch out for those camper vans though
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