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Yesterday, 08:51 PMSo with people complaining about a lack of bike chat I thought I would put up this pic of a bike I just bought and figured it would cause quite a few comments :thumbsu:
18 September 2014 - 11:36 AMJust a usual day going about my business but I have seen two unusual bike sights today:
1) Guy on a tricked out SV with his number plate strapped to the back of his jacket rather than fixed on his bike. Obviously thought it would spoil the "look" of the bike...... but didn't mind having a number plate taped on his back :rolleyes:
2) Just seen a bike pass me looking like something from Asia. Guy riding it with his woman on the back, holding in front of her a large-ish (probably 36" or something) flat screen TV. Would hate to think what she would do if the rider had to suddenly brake or hit s pot hole, or anything really, and she had to grab hold as she needed both arms opened wide to hold the TV :nea:
30 August 2014 - 02:11 PMThought I would do a separate advert for this item just to see if it actually gets any interest compared to adding it to the list of bankrupt shop stock that I have listed.
As agreed with the forum Admin, anything that you good people buy from me through the advertisement on the forum, will have 5% of the sale price donated to the forum to help keep this place up and running. On top of that we always aim to be the cheapest so will probably already be the cheapest price available for the stock that we have, even cheaper than ebay.
Scottoiler Touring Kit - Universal Motorcycle Chain Lube Kit
BRAND NEW IN SEALED BOX
Lubricates your bike chain as you ride
Reduces chain maintenance.
Increases life of the chain and sprockets.
Extra oil capacity ideal for the long distance rider.
Uses the same technology as the market leading vSystem.
HASP PRICE VIA THE FORUM: £93.99 + £4.99 P&P
06 August 2014 - 07:10 PMJust got my KTM 200 EXC back from the garage. It went in originally for a suspected headgasket failure and for a service, but turned in to much much more.
After stripping it down a little it turned out it also needed bearings in the bottom end so had a full bottom end rebuild. Then they put all new gaskets in and inspected the head. Due to the design of the head it cant be put on a flat surface to see if its warped at all, but on giving it a close look it didnt look good, so a new head was then purchased. They went to put this on only to find the bolts didn't fit. In fact the previous owner at some point had drilled out ALL the holes in the barrel and head (guess they snapped one or two bolts so drilled them all out) which then made the head very weak as the holes were so close to the oil seal and that is what seemed to have weakened and warped the head and caused it to fail. So...... re drilling the new head to fit the current bolts wasn't an option as it would just weaken the new head, so it was then a new barrel and piston needed.
All-in-all the bill ended up at £1,018 for the repairs and they only put 2 hours labour on the bill as I complained at how long it had taken them (3 months), but thats another story.
So the questions is; other than repairs needed due to a crash, what is the biggest bill you have ever been faced with for repairs on your bike?
01 July 2014 - 09:32 AM2002 SUZUKI SV650
12 MONTH MOT
Bought this as a project a few months ago. I have had all the mechanicals done and got a top quality brand new chain and sprockets fitted and it now has a full MOT.
Was going to rattle can black paint it to give it a rat / survival look as I bought it looking just like this with panels already rubbed down and a dint in the tank filled. The bike had been knocked off its stand previously and got a dint in the tank and broke the left side front fairing. So the previous owner bought a new fairing panel (not the same colour) and started to fill the dent in the tank, started to rub all the panels down to get it ready for paint, but then bought a new bike to ride and never got back to this one. So I bought it.
Unfortunately other commitments (my business) mean I don't really have the time to spend doing this now so looking to see if anyone would be interested in it so they can paint / dip / wrap it to their tastes. If no interest then I guess I will paint it myself, but thought someone else might want a good solid bike as a base to create their own incarnation whether that be a rat / survival look like I was going to do, or whether you go for something a little more unusual and get it wrapped (I got a quote for £300 to have it wrapped if I took all the panels off the bike ready for them). Or you could run it perfectly well as it is as a cheap commuter / hack.
Bike has got Scorpion exhaust (sounds great), Goodridge braided brake lines, iridium screen, aftermarket mirrors (inbuilt indicators not wired in at present), rear hugger, single seal cowl, and also a blanking panel on the tail of the bike which gets rid of the hideous looking rear grab rail these had.
Bike does also come with the original grab rail and rear seat though, along with clear screen and a fender extender.
29,939 miles on clocks
ANY QUESTIONS THEN PLEASE ASK
Can deliver if needed
PRICE: £995 ono