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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jim Mac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Nov 2017 at 21:51
One has done very well with that one so one has Robert
I really should pop over to look at ones new one
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Oldrat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Nov 2017 at 07:34
Lovely, you just need the weather to be able to put some miles on it
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rbt1548 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Dec 2017 at 08:36
Originally posted by kateguy kateguy wrote:



That Vmaxer was a horror....I still reckon he was Londonbill off the club forum.......
 
Or, pauljenkins AKA cheesey AKA bikerbob by any chance?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rbt1548 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Dec 2017 at 09:16
I have put it on the bench to start going through it, and there are a few things that need looking at but none that I can see, why did I say that?, that look insurmountable.
Flashers are flashing a bit quickly, checked bulbs and they are 20w, so look into that.
 
Headlight on with ignition, but I knew about that before I bought it.
 
There is new lego switchgear fitted, it's nice to have but it seems very flimsy and there seems to be intermittent contact with the pass lamp and headlight flash button. I might fit different switchgear.
 
Rear brake light switch is operated mechanically as the hydraulic switch at the splitter has had its contacts broken off.
 
A lot of the connections are dirty, commensurate with age and bike usage, I'll go through the lot and give them a good clean, but I will tie a knot on the end of the wires to stop the smoke coming out, I have read Iceni's thread! 
 
Seat moves a bit from side to side, the bikes not mine!, and there's a couple of tears in it.
 
Am I happy with it, yes a big smile, the engine starts on the button!, could do with a clean, looks great just alloy, no paint, I feel comfortable dealing with stuff I can see rather than things that go into black resin boxes, I know that the modern stuff is great, it is the way to go and things are getting more reliable as time moves on, and I will more than likely get a modern bike again, but this is what I was after.
 
The Bellagio was a great bike, very pleased with it, but I hankered after an older one for a while so I didn't mess about when this came up, yes I knew there would be things to do but that's half the enjoyment of ownership. Please don't quote that last line when I come on after swearing at the bike because I can't fix somethingLOL.
 
I sold the Bellagio and it went in less than a day, so delighted with that too.
 
Anyway got grandson today so no thermals on and into the garage, it'll be nappy changing!
 
Now, can anybody tell me is it a metric nappy or imperial ? Confused
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Nappies! It’s vital that you check the material from which they’re made VERY carefully.
You need a minimum of 275 threads per inch in order to provide proper protection, insulation and comfort for the wearer. The well known practice of using a single nappy four ways, should, in this instance, be avoided until the wearer is at least two years old.
It’s possible to use either metric or imperial nappies, but best to stick with whichever is chosen. In the interest of health and safety, the person applying the nappy should be provided with the following: a pair of ear protectors, a pair of strong gloves an apron and a face mask. A hat is an optional extra, as are Wellington boots.

Congratulations, Robert - may all your troubles be little ones





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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Thorn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Dec 2017 at 10:23
Very nice. It’s got the look that Guzzi should concentrate on.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote red leader one Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Dec 2017 at 10:31
Originally posted by iceni iceni wrote:

Nappies! It’s vital that you check the material from which they’re made VERY carefully.
You need a minimum of 275 threads per inch in order to provide proper protection, insulation and comfort for the wearer. The well known practice of using a single nappy four ways, should, in this instance, be avoided until the wearer is at least two years old.
It’s possible to use either metric or imperial nappies, but best to stick with whichever is chosen. In the interest of health and safety, the person applying the nappy should be provided with the following: a pair of ear protectors, a pair of strong gloves an apron and a face mask. A hat is an optional extra, as are Wellington boots.

Congratulations, Robert - may all your troubles be little ones





You forgot the Firemans helmet.Big smile
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Originally posted by rbt1548 rbt1548 wrote:

A lot of the connections are dirty, commensurate with age and bike usage, I'll go through the lot and give them a good clean, but I will tie a knot on the end of the wires to stop the smoke coming out, I have read Iceni's thread! 
 
Be very careful here, it is mandatory to use the correct knot.
 
A Granny knot simply doesn't work.
A Sheepshank can be useful if your end is too long, but in my experience you have to use a Monkey's Fist for the final seal.
Brian.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TooJuicy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Dec 2017 at 17:12
Gorgeous.

I'd have one in a heartbeat.

I fear my long legs would result in knee - cylinder head contact, but still, I'm smitten.

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Just sit further back on the seat?
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