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Back in the U.K. this morning via Portsmouth, riding up the m4x and stopped for fuel and realised with about 150 miles to go that BOTH fork seals had gone. It’s one job I’ve never had to do on a bike. Great.

Probably should’ve called the breakdown as looking at the amount of oil on the front wheel and tyre I dodged a bullet.

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58 minutes ago, bangernomics said:

Back in the U.K. this morning via Portsmouth, riding up the m4x and stopped for fuel and realised with about 150 miles to go that BOTH fork seals had gone. It’s one job I’ve never had to do on a bike. Great.

Probably should’ve called the breakdown as looking at the amount of oil on the front wheel and tyre I dodged a bullet.

Yeah I realised my fork seal had blown when I was rapidly approaching a corner pulled the brakes as usual and only had 50% stopping power, fork seal had blown and oil had pissed all over the pads, it can be very dodgy :D

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On 11/14/2021 at 2:23 PM, doug said:

Cheap enough to sucker me in.emoji1787.png
Plan is just to get it running and on the road. Cosmetically leave it.

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I used to buy bikes like your Guzzi, and just the same as you plan. I became a dab hand at reshaping broken screens with a Dremel.

Cable ties and melted cable ties will keep that togrther no problem.

Best of luck, love seeing bikes in this condition on the road.

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On 11/23/2021 at 12:37 PM, martc said:

Fantic... well spotted, I thought it could have been a Maico for the same finny reasons, but of course I would have been wrong -

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Oh Shit

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Umm - anyone wanna buy a Fantic - will be about £300 with auction buyer fees

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2 hours ago, Minimad5 said:

Blimey, this thread has me thinking when I last used the bike 😪

Crap weather & local scrotes on the Rob, have put me off quite a lot. Bloody expensive ornament though 🤦‍♂️

14th Sept for me, and its still costing me £150 a month plus insurance and tax sat in the garage, it'll probably be April before it gets used, buying outright next time methinks.

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3 hours ago, Minimad5 said:

Blimey, this thread has me thinking when I last used the bike 😪

🤦‍♂️

Did 28 miles on Saturday. Another planned outing this Saturday assuming its not pissing it down.

Would have used it for work this week but ended up on dad taxi duty.

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On 11/22/2021 at 9:29 PM, UltraWomble said:

DAFUQ is this?

Its in my local house clearance auction for this week listed as a non running pit bike.

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You know when you buy something unseen from a Sunday colour  and it turns up & its nowt like the photo...

 

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I can say without a shadow of a doubt its a good 200cc less than the 250cc.....

Possibly a baby Fantic, possibly not.

Good compression & trying to start & catch on easy start.

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Engine looks more like Minarelli Brivara 50cc

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Annnnnnnd Identified - its an Italjet JC50

Seems these came with 2 flavours of engine and mine has the slightly more desirable Minarelli engine, I mean, slightly more as in its slightly more desirable to trap your dick in your zipper than it is to get a dose of crabs.

 

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On 11/25/2021 at 10:33 AM, UltraWomble said:

You know when you buy something unseen from a Sunday colour  and it turns up & its nowt like the photo...

 

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I can say without a shadow of a doubt its a good 200cc less than the 250cc.....

Possibly a baby Fantic, possibly not.

Good compression & trying to start & catch on easy start.

EDIT
Engine looks more like Minarelli Brivara 50cc

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That paint!! Why???

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me 9 rolled around to 91k this month and it's started ailing slightly - an intermittent clacking noise when lugging around in second. Is it a CCT? A piece of clutch getting flicked around? Or something yet more sinister? Whatever it is, the bike sounds lovely at idle, suggesting it's a gearbox and/or clutch thing.

I bought it in 2017 for £1800 w/ 18k on it. It did need a bit of work inc. a re-shimming, fork oil, some replaced perished pipes and hoses (which saw me stranded in South Dalton one night). But it was soon sorted and I set about piling the miles on in earnest. Lovely bikes. Fast, handle okay (esp. on fresh tyres), and they're roomy, comfy and with a decent suspension set up can be pretty damn plush. Going to have to retire it though, I reckon.

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Ps those six pot tokicos went this spring (the photo's from last year), and got replaced w/ 4 pot nissins (Bandit 12 callipers bolt straight on!!) - improved the anchorage by about 80% - should've done it much earlier

 

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, twosmoke300 said:

Bloody solid real world sports bike they were . A mate had one and got GT Motorcycles to send up the jetting on the dyno . It made 143hp at the rear wheel and the fuelling was like silk . Grunt everywhere . I loved it .

they're a bit overlooked as well, and tend to be pretty affordable - and yeah, they're solid. I've thrown everything at this bar track days - I live in the middle of the yorkshire wolds and thousands of those 91k miles have been on back lanes with grass growing up the middle, and not hanging around either. Does want headstock bearings every 20k mind you. And that's not just mine - they've got a rep for it. But everything else about them is properly strong.

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