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On 5/27/2021 at 8:35 PM, Jazoli said:

I've been that way a few times, I have some amazing routes around Almeria if you fancy a longer trip, I'll put them up at some point.

It's about time I got my bike out of the shed of tooo many projects and got it sorted, it's been years since I have been wanting to get down to Spain on my ugliest bike ever made, '99 xl1000v Varadero, it's been a couple of years since I've even seen it!!! I think it looks something like this 🤔

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I'm not even sure if I can sit on it with my fkd knees 😕

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After years of industry advertorials in all your favourite websites and magazine.

I actually saw a Harley Davidson Pan America out in the wild.

It looked smaller on the road then I imagined and no worse than any other adventure bike. But I still don't get the point of it, how is a Harley rider meant to maintain dignity getting their leg over something so high while wearing chaps?

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On 6/6/2021 at 5:23 PM, hairnet said:

300 quid for a bmw sat nav

farcanal

good job im not paying :D

 

be careful if you're looking at the Nav VI - there are all sorts of horror stories about them.

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After taking the SR500 out a couple of weeks ago the garage was stinking of petrol. The tank has a small leak at 2 places, not enough to drip but enough to stink the garage out. I tried stop leak stuff but it did not work.  So phoned TAB Classics and luckily they had a  tank that was a cancelled order. Just the seat to modify , fuel lines and  lock stops to sort out now. Oh and indicators, lights etc.

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On 6/8/2021 at 9:35 PM, doug said:

After taking the SR500 out a couple of weeks ago the garage was stinking of petrol. The tank has a small leak at 2 places, not enough to drip but enough to stink the garage out. I tried stop leak stuff but it did not work.  So phoned TAB Classics and luckily they had a  tank that was a cancelled order. Just the seat to modify , fuel lines and  lock stops to sort out now. Oh and indicators, lights etc.

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I like that, really clean line to it. 👍

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Both bikes insurance is up. The bandit renewal quote made me larff:

£111.99 which sounded pretty good until I read the itemised bill:

£57 insurance premium
£25 renewal fee
£29.99 legal cover

The renewal fee takes the biscuit as I could cancel and start a new policy without having to pay that. And I don't remember having legal cover last time so that must have been snuck on.

Legal cover? Is it worth the paper it's written on? I was involved in a non fault accident years ago, any my usual solicitor claimed his costs off the other party with no hassle

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if it comp i think it makes no difference

bike was pinched bike was comp - two months later - cheque

i didnt have it

the renewal thing would be making tell them to FRO they should be lowering the premium not putting it up

i had a breakdown cover say youre due renewal i was paying 57

renewal was 73 (!) its not insurance its breakdown but go on the site put same deets in and its 57

ffs

 

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2 hours ago, They_all_do_that_sir said:

Both bikes insurance is up. The bandit renewal quote made me larff:

£111.99 which sounded pretty good until I read the itemised bill:

£57 insurance premium
£25 renewal fee
£29.99 legal cover

The renewal fee takes the biscuit as I could cancel and start a new policy without having to pay that. And I don't remember having legal cover last time so that must have been snuck on.

Legal cover? Is it worth the paper it's written on? I was involved in a non fault accident years ago, any my usual solicitor claimed his costs off the other party with no hassle

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My 4x4 insurance was £300, £100 of which was a Broker fee. Part of my decision to weigh it in for scrap.

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My 4x4 insurance was £300, £100 of which was a Broker fee. Part of my decision to weigh it in for scrap.
It's a big scam isn't it? Bit of shopping online and I can almost half the renewal price......with current insurer being the cheapest quote! Bastards......

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On 6/8/2021 at 9:35 PM, doug said:

After taking the SR500 out a couple of weeks ago the garage was stinking of petrol. The tank has a small leak at 2 places, not enough to drip but enough to stink the garage out. I tried stop leak stuff but it did not work.  So phoned TAB Classics and luckily they had a  tank that was a cancelled order. Just the seat to modify , fuel lines and  lock stops to sort out now. Oh and indicators, lights etc.

tank.thumb.jpg.25d08c9cfda9a2ad2ae0d77c56cd143b.jpg

This looks really good. I liked it before but I'm getting a slightly more modern B40 vibe from it now. Great job.

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Now I'm resident in Spain, told my insurers in the UK and they have increased the cost of insuring my Guzzi V1200 Sport very, very expensive (paid £84 last year, fully comp). Not worth it when I might only come back to the UK for a week or so each year.

Too expensive and too difficult to get it here, let alone matriculated and plated, so going to have to sell it.

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