Just dragging this back at the top, not at all to catch Mr Wombles eye of course.... It does now have a new MOT with no advisories this time, I've detailed below what I've done and what I haven't IE I haven't touched the fork seal but the fact it's disappeared as an advisory will let you know why I haven't bothered to replace the seals.
Now, no fighting over this please, I know it's both ultra desirable* and a bargain* at my ebay fuelled over estimate of it's worth.
Do you fancy learning to ride a motorbike but don't fancy looking like giraffe riding a pony?
Do you have space for a second bike and long for the nostalgic world of 2 stroke but without the premium of the letters RD?
Do you fancy a small CC bimble machine that can comfortably sit at a real world 60mph?
Then today is your lucky day.
It's a French import, that I have converted, Speedo shows MPH, UK headlight installed not just taped to get through the MOT. It has just under 50k (km) on the clocks, with no way of verifying that at all.
There is a thread on the getting it an MOT / registering it below. It has done several hundred miles on a long commute to and from work since the running issues, so that side of it is better than the thread suggests.
Always starts 1st time now, I'd genuinely have no issues riding this anywhere.
Gearbox is nice and smooth.
New tyres fitted a few months ago with years left given the power of the bike (they were mainly changed due to old tyres being over 10 years old).
Massively comfortable, I did a 5 hour day on it as my first proper ride and got off without aches, the same can't be said of the CB650 I did my training on...
MOT till December
Fork seal misting advisory that I've never dealt with, it really doesn't seem an issue to me at this moment in time but leaks don't fix themselves so it will need doing at some point. It also has advisories for a notchy headset bearing / bent handlebars but I'd be a liar if I said I could tell. You may well be more zen whilst riding and notice.
Back brake pedal has more travel than a gap yaaaaar student.
Front pads are low, new ones will come with the bike for the new competent owner to fit. New pads now fitted
It's a bit tatty, seat has the odd rip, scratches on the plastic, one part of the fairing is ziptied on as the recessed bolt holder thing fell through. Tad bit of rust on the handlebar etc.... At some point tomorrow I'll try and take some photos showing the worst bits. It's not concourse, just a proper 'well loved' bike.
It's hard to value as there aren't many around, there's an unregistered import with no Carb for 900 quid on ebay and that's about it. As a Japanese manufactured 2 stroke learner legal bike that isn't a complete project I'd be aiming to see how close to a grand I could get through the usual channels, so I'm going to guess at £650 as a shiters price.
The reason it is off to pastures new is that I've just passed my test and therefore 'need' a big bike, but have explicitly been informed there is no chance of me being allowed to keep it and buy a new bike (and apparently I can't just flog a push bike as apparently they aren't equivalent...)
So, does anyone fancy a swap with appropriate money involved? I change my mind daily on what big bike I fancy, so if there's anything anyone isn't riding any more let me know!