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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote motopete Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jan 2019 at 10:45
Reminds me of my old CZ Johnno, causing havoc around Trent Meadows Smile 
Bet you wouldn't do that with a brand new V85TT...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote johnno Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jan 2019 at 11:18
Originally posted by motopete motopete wrote:

Reminds me of my old CZ Johnno, causing havoc around Trent Meadows Smile 
Bet you wouldn't do that with a brand new V85TT...
well I would ride in wet weather on a v85tt but I would not be crossing Ford's that are so deep you can't see your petrol tank when bike is upright lol or on snow covered roads . That v85tt is beau but the pricing puts me off abit.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote motopete Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jan 2019 at 18:16
It's the price of bikes that puts me off riding my V7 during the salt season Johnno, and the fact I'm a bit obsessive about keeping it in showroom nick... It feels like a bike that deserves to be looked after if you know what I mean.
I actually quite enjoy winter riding but I get that particular pleasure on my pushbike; got to keep fit somehow!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote johnno Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jan 2019 at 18:38
I want to stop riding me sport Corsa and GSXR in winter months I got enough bikes to start looking after those two . 
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Put the Stelvio in the lockup (it's a delicate flower so it is)and brought the G5 out for the salty slushy roads we're about to get. Lovely 2C riding today. Full sun, dry roads. Happy days


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jim Mac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Feb 2019 at 11:02
nothing, left it in the garage, too bloody icy to even think of taking it out on ungritted roads so revert to using bus and watching a guy who recently had taken a hit of something stagger all around the front of the bus before the driver put him off 'for his own safety'

roll on a thaw !!
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Originally posted by theone&onlymin theone&onlymin wrote:

Put the Stelvio in the lockup (it's a delicate flower so it is)and brought the G5 out for the salty slushy roads we're about to get. Lovely 2C riding today. Full sun, dry roads. Happy days


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I have to agree.
I have a XSR700 Yam as a daily driver and it is a great bike, but such a fragile finish ! If I carry on using it in the winter it'll be a 3 year old wreck in the spring.
And the G5 is so much more durable, and easier to clean, and dammit, I enjoy the G5 so much more that I'm thinking of selling the Yam.
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My 1100 sport needed throttle cables oiling so sorted that this morning and took her for a run as the icey roads melted , top bike Thumbs Up
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Working on 1000SP it’s showing it’s age re parts affected by rust.
Even the headlight rim is rough. I’ll have a go at filling and painting it.  Gutsibits came good with the breather valve and a few other bits.  Am going to paint downpipes, as they have a poor but solid finish, but I may get price for chrome plating. Centre stand had a crack in it so that’s been welded.  Still need to tackle the warning light wiring and connections, but keep avoiding it!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Feb 2019 at 18:55
Yes you reminded me of Hammeriting under the rear mudguard and behind the sidepanels, and the seat base. Later it all got professionally resprayed. Was only 6 years old by then too. Confused



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The condition of the frame on this one is reasonably good, apart from a number of dents in the top tube and SA area that indicate its been hit with a ball pein hammer. Dont think Hammerite paint will sort it though!!
Heart is telling me to strip it and do it properly: head is telling me to sort it and ride it. Head is in front at the mo.
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Originally posted by iceni iceni wrote:

The condition of the frame on this one is reasonably good, apart from a number of dents in the top tube and SA area that indicate its been hit with a ball pein hammer. Dont think Hammerite paint will sort it though!!
Heart is telling me to strip it and do it properly: head is telling me to sort it and ride it. Head is in front at the mo.
I have a 650 tt , 750 xpa .T5 , 1100 sport all bought as projects 10 years later all still in project form but all now done good mileage since buying as I can't stop riding them lol. 
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Originally posted by iceni iceni wrote:

Am going to paint downpipes, as they have a poor but solid finish, but I may get price for chrome plating.


I've used these people: http://www.chromefix.co.uk/ a couple of times, most recently for plating for the Norton. They do an excellent job at a reasonable price in their rather Dickensian factory in Balsall Heath. Unlike many platers, they're happy to tackle exhausts / silencers and wheel rims.
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I was hoping that the service kit from Gutsibits would have arrived as I had a free day to fettle my B750.  I had the front wheel off to take a look at things but I needed to move the bike in the garage first. I carelessly piled the Leeds of my Oxford charger on top the bike when still connected to the battery . I thought I smelled smokeDead and found myself wreathed in it. I must of inadvertently shorted the charger and melted the leads of the charger. Bike electrics seem ok. What an idiot! I need a new charger now - it was about 20 years old 
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I meant "leads"! 
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