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Ladies and gentleman, I give you the Ultimate City Commuter:

 

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Digital clock

Oil cooler (GR8 for thrashing along A-roads at max revs)

12V socket (plus wine cork for keeping water out when not in use)

5 litre fuel tank from an earlier 6V 90 (nearly twice as big as the original!)

110cc engine/4-speed box

Shopping hook

Windscreen for shite weather use

 

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Mahoosive air horn mounted under top box (it used to scare me!)

 

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Rickman top box with 400 Burgman battery re-sited in, so your indicators were always bright and the horn properly loud!

 

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Finished in Elephant Grey (well, OK, an approximation arrived at by mixing white and black Smoothrite) using a brush for easy touch ups.

 

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More info on the townmate please, the old man might* be interested

*Be warned, his interest rarely turns into spending actual cash money



What do you want to know? Clean mot runs well and is reliable. Really tidy for it’s age but like everything a gentle tidy would improve it and it’s value.

PM me if he wants to actually talk.

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Some more CZ shite for your approval, Help needed........what shall I do with it? Here is another one of my beauties, bought new in 1977 used until  1986 until the old boy went to live in France. Removed from it's resting place of 33 years by his son in law and used on the road twice, now registered as an historic vehicle.Bought by myself a couple of months ago  I  even have the original bill of sale and guarantee card. It runs and rides fine, the question is, do I clean it or leave it exactly as it is with  42 years of oil soaked patina? What do you think?

 

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On 5/6/2019 at 6:21 AM, Six-cylinder said:

Photographing this FS1E yesterday I noticed a scooter in the background and the more I look at it, think it looks great. Is it great?

 

It says Royal Alloy,where did it pop it from?

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thought that number plate looked familiar :) 

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(no im not apologising! :mrgreen: side note it always amused me in the advert for the above Model 70 it said "Never painted" take one look at the badge LOL)

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Despite getting s new MOT the busa had been a bit grumbly of late. Yesterday it decided it only wanted to run on three pots.

Diagnosis of cyl 2 was made by spraying water on the downpipes - number two refused to boil.

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4 new NGK items (£30) were fitted. I showed the chap who supplied them the old plug - he was curious how long they had been in as they were OE when new.

 

I gave the throttle bodies s clean as well as the air filter20190912_145539.thumb.jpg.cfc4e004c642e1a17cb7fef6df2a8e57.jpg

Bike now runs much better - they really were fucked even though they looked ok.

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6 minutes ago, RED2stroke said:

Some more CZ shite for your approval, Help needed........what shall I do with it? Here is another one of my beauties, bought new in 1977 used until  1986 until the old boy went to live in France. Removed from it's resting place of 33 years by his son in law and used on the road twice, now registered as an historic vehicle.Bought by myself a couple of months ago  I  even have the original bill of sale and guarantee card. It runs and rides fine, the question is, do I clean it or leave it exactly as it is with  42 years of oil soaked patina? What do you think?

 

 

I've nothing against washing bikes like this, so clean away I say. It's when people start talking about painting them that I complain.

 

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5 hours ago, RED2stroke said:

Some more CZ shite for your approval, Help needed........what shall I do with it? Here is another one of my beauties, bought new in 1977 used until  1986 until the old boy went to live in France. Removed from it's resting place of 33 years by his son in law and used on the road twice, now registered as an historic vehicle.Bought by myself a couple of months ago  I  even have the original bill of sale and guarantee card. It runs and rides fine, the question is, do I clean it or leave it exactly as it is with  42 years of oil soaked patina? What do you think?

 

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LOVELY 

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Some more CZ shite for your approval, Help needed........what shall I do with it? Here is another one of my beauties, bought new in 1977 used until  1986 until the old boy went to live in France. Removed from it's resting place of 33 years by his son in law and used on the road twice, now registered as an historic vehicle.Bought by myself a couple of months ago  I  even have the original bill of sale and guarantee card. It runs and rides fine, the question is, do I clean it or leave it exactly as it is with  42 years of oil soaked patina? What do you think?
 
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As already said Do not restore! How about giving it a clean then maintenance spray it to preserve the patina ehich hopefully you'll add to?

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Yep I think that's probably what I'll do , there is a lot of that been done already, I checked the id plate on the head stock when I bought it and it was already covered in the stuff, had to scrape it off with my thumbnail just to see it. The great thing is that it starts, runs and rides fine. Already been for a short run and it's areal blast to ride, as it's an early bike I had to remember one up three down, later bikes after about 1981 are one down and three up, it caught me out the first time I rode it, as it kept stalling because I was trying to pull away  in second gear on a 175.

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10 hours ago, 5speedracer said:

As already said Do not restore! How about giving it a clean then maintenance spray it to preserve the patina ehich hopefully you'll add to?
 

Hear hear. Also you won't need a maintenance spray the general aura of two smoke exhaust will help to preserve it + all the oil which will inevitably piss out of the exhaust pipe to cylinder head joint (ask me how I know...).

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Ah yes all of my CZ 's do that and some piss it out of the down pipe to silencer and also the silencer to tailpipe I only have one bike that doesn't it must be broken I reckon. Twins are best as you get the benefit of dual leakage (sounds like a nasty medical condition). I'm guessing that you were/are the owner of some CZ shite?

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Been enjoying the Transalp the past few weekends, it needs new sprocket and chain, probably end up going +2 on the rear sprocket, and treat it to new handlebars and a clutch.

If anyone can recommend nice levers, I need to change the clutch lever that got bent years ago :(

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