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    sofarsogood got a reaction from LightBulbFun in The Bikeshite Thread   
    Yes, I have. I am about 5'10" and fit fine. The seat is like a big marshmallow! I would say it accelerates faster than mine and cruises best at about 55 although capable of 65 when really pushed. This is probably down to the 4 speed and smaller wheels giving lower gearing. Turning circle is amazing! My mate is shorter but a bigger build than me and it carries him no problem. He loves it and says he intends to keep forever, it lives in his front room!. His other steed is now a GSXR1000 and he always says how much fun he has on the monkey. He had the original 50cc version when we were teenagers. He uprated the rear shocks as this is said to be a bit of a weak point especially for heavier riders. Apparently a de-cat is supposed to open them up nicely.

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    sofarsogood got a reaction from CreepingJesus in The Bikeshite Thread   
    Yes, I have. I am about 5'10" and fit fine. The seat is like a big marshmallow! I would say it accelerates faster than mine and cruises best at about 55 although capable of 65 when really pushed. This is probably down to the 4 speed and smaller wheels giving lower gearing. Turning circle is amazing! My mate is shorter but a bigger build than me and it carries him no problem. He loves it and says he intends to keep forever, it lives in his front room!. His other steed is now a GSXR1000 and he always says how much fun he has on the monkey. He had the original 50cc version when we were teenagers. He uprated the rear shocks as this is said to be a bit of a weak point especially for heavier riders. Apparently a de-cat is supposed to open them up nicely.

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    sofarsogood got a reaction from sutty2006 in Early Mondeo Saloon Saved From The Scrapman.   
    Works great on reviving faded plastic trim and cricket bats. Puts the oils back in allegedly but not too greasy. Available for about a fiver down the DIY shop. Just rub it in with an old rag. Top thread by the way @Slowsilver, just read from start to finish.
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    sofarsogood got a reaction from Fat_Pirate in The Bikeshite Thread   
    Yes, I have. I am about 5'10" and fit fine. The seat is like a big marshmallow! I would say it accelerates faster than mine and cruises best at about 55 although capable of 65 when really pushed. This is probably down to the 4 speed and smaller wheels giving lower gearing. Turning circle is amazing! My mate is shorter but a bigger build than me and it carries him no problem. He loves it and says he intends to keep forever, it lives in his front room!. His other steed is now a GSXR1000 and he always says how much fun he has on the monkey. He had the original 50cc version when we were teenagers. He uprated the rear shocks as this is said to be a bit of a weak point especially for heavier riders. Apparently a de-cat is supposed to open them up nicely.

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    sofarsogood got a reaction from Heidel_Kakao in The Bikeshite Thread   
    Hi, In November I "passed" my CBT. Taking some advice from you guys I got a Chinesium bike in the style of a scrambler. Its called a WK Scrambler 125 and I am really pleased with it. 5 speed, great on fuel, can hit 70 but is happier at 65. Had no problems at all in 900 miles so far. Serviced it myself once already. Here's a pic.

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    sofarsogood got a reaction from Bren in The Bikeshite Thread   
    Hi, In November I "passed" my CBT. Taking some advice from you guys I got a Chinesium bike in the style of a scrambler. Its called a WK Scrambler 125 and I am really pleased with it. 5 speed, great on fuel, can hit 70 but is happier at 65. Had no problems at all in 900 miles so far. Serviced it myself once already. Here's a pic.

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    sofarsogood got a reaction from Vince70 in Just Bought a new Ka for £150   
    Cracking cars. Mother had one which I threw around a bit great fun. Sold in 45mins on mongtree.
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    sofarsogood reacted to gtd2000 in The Bikeshite Thread   
    I bought a couple of Chinese bikes just to test the waters.
    The little Lexmoto ZSB more than surpassed my expectations, especially when it was a budget offering.
    My own outlook is that if you are mechanically sympathetic, they should last a long time and prove reliable.
    I never had any issues with rust or bits falling off just a headlamp blowing bulbs and one LED on the rear light went somewhat dimmer than the rest.
    It was 3 years old by the time I sold it and it still looked like new but it was only generally taken out on sunny/fair weather days.
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    sofarsogood got a reaction from Bag'O'Spanners in The Bikeshite Thread   
    Hi, In November I "passed" my CBT. Taking some advice from you guys I got a Chinesium bike in the style of a scrambler. Its called a WK Scrambler 125 and I am really pleased with it. 5 speed, great on fuel, can hit 70 but is happier at 65. Had no problems at all in 900 miles so far. Serviced it myself once already. Here's a pic.

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    sofarsogood got a reaction from They_all_do_that_sir in The Bikeshite Thread   
    Hi, In November I "passed" my CBT. Taking some advice from you guys I got a Chinesium bike in the style of a scrambler. Its called a WK Scrambler 125 and I am really pleased with it. 5 speed, great on fuel, can hit 70 but is happier at 65. Had no problems at all in 900 miles so far. Serviced it myself once already. Here's a pic.

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    sofarsogood got a reaction from CreepingJesus in The Bikeshite Thread   
    Hi, In November I "passed" my CBT. Taking some advice from you guys I got a Chinesium bike in the style of a scrambler. Its called a WK Scrambler 125 and I am really pleased with it. 5 speed, great on fuel, can hit 70 but is happier at 65. Had no problems at all in 900 miles so far. Serviced it myself once already. Here's a pic.

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    sofarsogood got a reaction from Fat_Pirate in The Bikeshite Thread   
    Hi, In November I "passed" my CBT. Taking some advice from you guys I got a Chinesium bike in the style of a scrambler. Its called a WK Scrambler 125 and I am really pleased with it. 5 speed, great on fuel, can hit 70 but is happier at 65. Had no problems at all in 900 miles so far. Serviced it myself once already. Here's a pic.

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    sofarsogood got a reaction from LightBulbFun in The Bikeshite Thread   
    Hi, In November I "passed" my CBT. Taking some advice from you guys I got a Chinesium bike in the style of a scrambler. Its called a WK Scrambler 125 and I am really pleased with it. 5 speed, great on fuel, can hit 70 but is happier at 65. Had no problems at all in 900 miles so far. Serviced it myself once already. Here's a pic.

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    sofarsogood got a reaction from andyberg in The Bikeshite Thread   
    Hi, In November I "passed" my CBT. Taking some advice from you guys I got a Chinesium bike in the style of a scrambler. Its called a WK Scrambler 125 and I am really pleased with it. 5 speed, great on fuel, can hit 70 but is happier at 65. Had no problems at all in 900 miles so far. Serviced it myself once already. Here's a pic.

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    sofarsogood got a reaction from pilninggas in The Bikeshite Thread   
    Hi, In November I "passed" my CBT. Taking some advice from you guys I got a Chinesium bike in the style of a scrambler. Its called a WK Scrambler 125 and I am really pleased with it. 5 speed, great on fuel, can hit 70 but is happier at 65. Had no problems at all in 900 miles so far. Serviced it myself once already. Here's a pic.

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    sofarsogood got a reaction from Jerzy Woking in The Bikeshite Thread   
    Hi, In November I "passed" my CBT. Taking some advice from you guys I got a Chinesium bike in the style of a scrambler. Its called a WK Scrambler 125 and I am really pleased with it. 5 speed, great on fuel, can hit 70 but is happier at 65. Had no problems at all in 900 miles so far. Serviced it myself once already. Here's a pic.

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    sofarsogood got a reaction from warch in The Bikeshite Thread   
    Hi, In November I "passed" my CBT. Taking some advice from you guys I got a Chinesium bike in the style of a scrambler. Its called a WK Scrambler 125 and I am really pleased with it. 5 speed, great on fuel, can hit 70 but is happier at 65. Had no problems at all in 900 miles so far. Serviced it myself once already. Here's a pic.

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    sofarsogood got a reaction from junkyarddog in JYD's 1990 Mk2 Golf Gti.   
    Mines a MK1. I use these guys quite a bit. Good quality stuff at fair prices https://www.classic-vw.co.uk/
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    sofarsogood got a reaction from junkyarddog in JYD's 1990 Mk2 Golf Gti.   
    Really nice work. Nice to see a bit of Vag on here too. I might even be brave enough to do a thread on my G**f
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    sofarsogood reacted to junkyarddog in JYD's 1990 Mk2 Golf Gti.   
    Picked out the best doors from my stock,all have issues,but some less than others.


    Happy with the panel fit now,some needed a bit of persuasion.
    The right rear door needed the most work.




    The double skin aera here always seems to rot out.Thankfully it's a simple enough shape.
    More rot by the lower hinge.


    Finally was this channel that the window runs in,gone quite crispy. 

    I had a door on my donor car that is really rusty,but this section is pretty much perfect!! So it was duly chopped out.


    I'm hoping that the welding is now at an end!!
    Time to start prepping the shell for a coat of primer.
    TBC.......
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    sofarsogood reacted to Peter C in Quiz - guess what car by dashboard photo   
    As per the title.
    Whoever guesses correctly first must post the next photo. Only post 1980 cars allowed.
    Me first.

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    sofarsogood reacted to Dick Longbridge in Rover 800 Group save   
    This.
    Those who are spouting about how 'it's fucked' and would 'cost too much to sort' really need to have a word with themselves. There are various threads on here where members readily talk about their ticked-up modern, which is undoubtedly costing £200+ per month, and where they have nothing to show for their spend at the end of it. Yet £1000 spent on a rare, unloved Rover 'is mental mate'. 
    Sometimes I wish there was a forum for unusual, shonky, unloved old cars which deserve saving by people who aren't in it for the money. 
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    sofarsogood reacted to Cavcraft in eBay tat volume 3.   
    In fairness it is very difficult to forget. Forget that you've just seen some images of Frank Spencer going paint balling and Jim from 'Friday Night Dinner' walking Wilson 
     

     
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-Pan-European-motor-bike-1100cc-in-great-condition-health-forces-sale/153850199616?hash=item23d22fbe40:g:OEwAAOSwHnpeSTEk
     
    Nice tribute though. On a Japanese motorbike.
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    sofarsogood reacted to DodgyBastard in 2019 Stan Woods Memorial - A GGG Climate Improvement Appeal (CIA)   
    One of the guys from our yard is going down in this.
     
    RJC_7885 by srblythe, on Flickr
     
     
    It's all been sign written since I took the photo, he reckons he's spent close to £2k getting this ready for the meeting.
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    sofarsogood got a reaction from puddlethumper in AS in the Community - The Association of Associated MASSIVS 07/09/19   
    What about the Range Rover with the extra indicator in the rear quarter? £2000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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