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Im not selling mine its too much of a giggle. Personally I'd just bin off the air box and lob a cheap Chinese filter on it

 

Buying moped bits is all new to me, really I expect people to hand over their old mopeds full working for free!

 

No not really, but can you help me locate the correct Chinese air filter please?

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I think the filter being referred to would be a universal "K&N style" cone filter. Simply measure the diameter of the carb flange to see which one you need. Toss old airbox to make space and then fit with a jubilee clip. 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Air-Filters/177771/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=cone+filter&_sop=15

It's not the pinnacle of filtration technology but will at least stop squirrels getting sucked into the engine so should suffice on a field bike. 

 

Buying moped bits is all new to me, really I expect people to hand over their old mopeds full working for free!

 

No not really, but can you help me locate the correct Chinese air filter please?

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I retired yesterday, so taking the exploits of Hairnet into account, I'm going to spend time riding around the warmer parts of Europe in the same vein.

 

Not having to get up for work at 4.30 this morning was very liberating. I am also very grateful that I can financially afford to go earlier than many of my colleages. 

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I retired yesterday, so taking the exploits of Hairnet into account, I'm going to spend time riding around the warmer parts of Europe in the same vein.

 

Not having to get up for work at 4.30 this morning was very liberating. I am also very grateful that I can financially afford to go earlier than many of my colleages.

Congrats! That lie in must have felt good!

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Buying moped bits is all new to me, really I expect people to hand over their old mopeds full working for free!

 

No not really, but can you help me locate the correct Chinese air filter please?

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.

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I'm going to look at a cheap firestorm tomorrow.

 

It's a 2000, full history, 38k but cat N with some cosmetic damage - clearly been up the road.

 

Anything beyond the usual bike stuff to look for on these?

 

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as long as its not been up the road at 8k rpm on its side just general fucked/bent stuff

 

a handbag :P

 

not yellow is it?

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as long as its not been up the road at 8k rpm on its side just general fucked/bent stuff

 

a handbag :P

 

not yellow is it?

In military terms that could only be this:

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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.

 

Explaining what I have in mind to my friend makes him think the after market filter will not fit. He will show me as he has the moped, but unfortunately he is not free until the end of the week.

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Explaining what I have in mind to my friend makes him think the after market filter will not fit. He will show me as he has the moped, but unfortunately he is not free until the end of the week.

Would it not be possible to effect a repair on the original seal?

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Explaining what I have in mind to my friend makes him think the after market filter will not fit. He will show me as he has the moped, but unfortunately he is not free until the end of the week.

Anything can be made to fit with enough gaffer tape

 

Would it not be possible to effect a repair on the original seal?

Sikaflex. Ive just wobbed up a post box with sikaflex. Fixes everything

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I retired yesterday, so taking the exploits of Hairnet into account, I'm going to spend time riding around the warmer parts of Europe in the same vein.

 

Not having to get up for work at 4.30 this morning was very liberating. I am also very grateful that I can financially afford to go earlier than many of my colleages. 

 

Are you going to do it on a proper bike though, unlike him? :)

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Your scooter is a 4t isn't it? And auto?

 

Am tempted by something similar again. Or keeping the gixxer...

 

Yeah, you'd defo notice the difference between that and your sports bike though!

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I'm going to look at a cheap firestorm tomorrow.

It's a 2000, full history, 38k but cat N with some cosmetic damage - clearly been up the road.

Anything beyond the usual bike stuff to look for on these?

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Pathetic range and thirst. Some have issues with camchain. Also bike can have intermittent misfire in heavy rain - not ideal on a twin.

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I retired yesterday, so taking the exploits of Hairnet into account, I'm going to spend time riding around the warmer parts of Europe in the same vein.

 

Not having to get up for work at 4.30 this morning was very liberating. I am also very grateful that I can financially afford to go earlier than many of my colleages.

 

Congratulations. Life is for living.

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Are you going to do it on a proper bike though, unlike him? :)

 

 

Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport initially, but will get something Spanish registered eventually. Getting a British registered bike re-registered in Spain is a long, tedious, and expensive process, as my mate can testify to when he re-registered his Triumph Speed Triple. He had to fit new headlights and a new, standard exhaust end can on top of all his fees before he was issued with a Spanish plate, then he had issues insuring it. 

 

Who knows what bike I'll end up buying in Spain to tour on, not that it makes any real difference engine size wise, as I'll be in no hurry to get anywhere. 

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Anything can be made to fit with enough gaffer tape

 

Sikaflex. Ive just wobbed up a post box with sikaflex. Fixes everything

Carbon fibre panels on the outside of thrust reverser / engine naccells on aircraft are glued in place with that stuff. Apparently they don't really* need the rivets.

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Bought the VTR, rode 80 miles home and bloody love it already.

 

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Observations

 

Better handling, braking and more responsive than my ZZR, to be expected as it's miles lighter.

 

Doesn't have anywhere near the same top end, but the warp speed from the ZZR just isn't usable without bursting into license losing territory anyway. And the VTR is still plenty fast enough.

 

Crucially it's quick from idle, near enough in any gear. Just that gruff big twin oomph that's bloody ridiculous.

 

It has a fruity exhaust, which sounds loud enough and pops/bangs/ crackles on the overrun which had me giggling like a schoolboy. And that's with the baffles in!

 

It's mega easy to ride.

 

Things to fix

 

It was cheap because it's been down the road on its right hand side, and is a cat N as a consequence. Front fairing on that side has some plastic missing, bit of a ding on the tank and a few scrapes here and there. I reckon for another couple of hundred I could have it looking fairly mint but this bike will get used so I'm not too bothered

 

Full MOT, full service history, plenty of receipts. It's obvious the previous owner looked after it before his off, and just let the insurance bods take it away.

 

Again cat N doesn't bother me at this price, and I'll likely hang on to it for a while

 

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Who knows what bike I'll end up buying in Spain to tour on, not that it makes any real difference engine size wise, as I'll be in no hurry to get anywhere. 

 

Could I interest Sir in a Sanglas?

 

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I've been reading a couple of old magazine articles about them and they sound interesting...

 

[Am I right in thinking they made a few half-hearted efforts to sell these in the UK back in the day?]

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Carbon fibre panels on the outside of thrust reverser / engine naccells on aircraft are glued in place with that stuff. Apparently they don't really* need the rivets.

 

Weren't Honda's Comstar wheels glued together, the rivets being there for 'consumer confidence'?

 

Sanglas - I've had a look through my Observers Books of Motorcycles covering the early 70's to early 80's and none of them list a UK distributor. I've always liked the look of them and years ago I read a fairly complimentary road test but I seem to remember they vibrate like a very vibratory thing.

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