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  1. The standard engine was fine once it got up to speed but was really lacking low down power. Kept bogging if you snapped the throttle back at anything more than gradual rotation. Purchased a spare carb from China and it really made not difference at all. Tried adjusting the fuel/air mixture, all to no avail. Bought 70cc kit from China and it now runs perfectly...😇 No bogging down, pulls away cleanly etc.
  2. It's on the GF's policy but I have a rider multi bike policy as well, which allows me to ride it. The PDI from CBRuS must be non-existent.... Found loose engine mount bolts today, the front end wasn't tightened up properly either. It's a smooth enough little thing, once it's on the boil.
  3. Well I'm pleased to report that the Nanfang is definitely not restricted by any stretch of the imagination. It will pull an indicated 45MPH on the flat and has shown 55MPH down a slight gradient without much effort. The only complaints were slight bogging at lower revs and some minor carburation issues. I tried fiddling about with raising and lowering the needle and adjusting the fuel/air mixture. Changing the tappet clearances made the biggest difference but the bogging remained. Ended up getting another carb for £8.99 which didn't really make any difference. While shopping for a spare carb, came across a CRF 70cc piston, barrel and head kit with all the required gaskets for £35.99. Just fitted that today and I'm pleased to note that there's a roughly 10MPH improvement on the flat and much better torque going up hills. The 70cc kit appears to have cured the bogging as well.... Next stage will be to source a 110/125 engine in the future but for now, it's perfectly adequate.
  4. gtd2000

    Hyundai coupe

    That looks very decent for the money!
  5. gtd2000

    Hyundai coupe

    Those Scoupe's rusted like hell up this way. Knew a lass with a white one which was mainly brown rust up to the windows .... Was the turbo charged one as well. I had the 1.5L Pony GLS at the time
  6. gtd2000

    Hyundai coupe

    I would never buy a car or vehicle unseen after that fiasco. It took an awful lot of resolve not to resort to "alternative" methods of redress, if I'm honest. Lost £50 and a tank of fuel selling it to a pal that was looking for a car, I was more pissed off that I'd been "mugged" really. I did think eBay or PayPal would get it sorted out but they didn't cover cars etc under a certain category of advert or suchlike. It was actually a very decent low mileage example but not close to the immaculate and pristine condition car that was advertised....all water under the bridge now of course.
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    Hyundai coupe

    Spot the difference...
  8. gtd2000

    Hyundai coupe

    Yeah those were the obvious differences between the advertised car and the purchased car. There were a number of other photos. I was gutted, as the advert used different images of a truly immaculate car.
  9. gtd2000

    Hyundai coupe

    The interiors were vastly improved on the facelift but did find the exterior of the MK1 better looking, from certain angles.
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    Hyundai coupe

    3. 2003 2.7L V6 as a company car while working in Alberta. Fun car to drive but nothing special really. Liked my 1.6L SE to be honest, cost £650 with a couple of dents and replaced the front wing - see mismatched colour in first post. Would not say no to one of the last versions now but I'm more into MPG (read diesel) and cheap tax bands these days to be honest....
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    Hyundai coupe

    2. Another 2001 in 2.0L size but this was a total and utter eBay fuck up, which taught me a lesson. Car advertised and car purchased were completely different. Thought I was covered by eBay and PayPal but not the case... Sold car to a mate and he put on about 100,000 miles onto it and eventually wrote it off in an accident...
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    Hyundai coupe

    I've had 3 in total. 1. 1.6 SE 2001 model
  13. If I was to hazard a guess, I'd suspect this was somewhere around Tsim Sha Tsui on the Kowloon side of HK. My old '86 Suzuki GSX-R750 was registered in Hong Kong in 1990 and was ET3285, so the taxi (DW1610) might be later 80's?
  14. Jialing 50 anybody? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HONDA-SS50-RETRO-CLASSIC-JIALING-50CC-MOPED-MOTORBIKE-WITH-KEYS-AND-V5C/153443178836?hash=item23b9ed1954:g:2ZUAAOSwDKBcmPyL
  15. I see the seller of the Nanfang has reduced it by £50 now.
  16. I'm sure I was getting quotes that were double the price of my super cub. The cub usually insures for around £70 (TPF&T)
  17. CheapBikesRUs had a listing of a company to call for insurance. Just give them a ring, don't see their advert on eBay that had it listed now...Tel 01908 319889 Perhaps they've stopped selling due to the change to fuel injection etc.? Edit: Here you go...
  18. The price is right? Seems like it's negotiable. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-SS50-Replica-Nanfang-Nf50/113697351216?hash=item1a78e3e630:g:XvYAAOSwbzxcmL64
  19. I just go for whatever common sense option is available. I've run "part worns" (normally as new) without trouble, I've run no name Chinese tyres and had no issues and conversely I've run premium brand tyres that had zero grip in the wet. Recently I put two new tyres on my KIA Cee'd SW. They are Genesys XP1 tyres (205/55-16) and cost me around £36 each fitted and balanced. You get 10% off on a Monday and then TopCashBack give 3% cashback or some malarky for ATS purchases. So far they've been great in the snow and wet conditions, wear seems to be decent after 1000 miles with no sign of any wear. Tyres seem to wear out ridiculously quickly these days too! Only got 10,000 miles out of my last set of front tyres! In the good old days, I'd pick up an as new tyre from the local scrap yard (usually a spare wheel) for a tenner and get it fitted for a fiver. These days, they'll want 20 quid most likely, then it'll be 15 quid to have it fitted and balanced - might as well get the brand new Chinese tyres with a warranty at ATS! Times have changed, it's like the local scrappy wanting more for old used parts than brand new warranted stuff on eBay... Last time I mentioned that to them they gave the feeble excuse that they couldn't compete with those prices...
  20. Would it not be possible to effect a repair on the original seal?
  21. In military terms that could only be this:
  22. Don't forget to do a plug check after fitting the more free flowing filter. Might need to raise the needle or fit a larger main jet, if the fuel mixture is running leaner. Might make no difference at all of course but better to verify than have a melt down.
  23. gtd2000

    What

    I have a nice compact set of Koken sockets that I've had for about 20 years now.
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