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On 2/1/2020 at 3:20 PM, Cavcraft said:

The story behind it is, the vendor said loads of Eastern Europeans turned up together to view it, 'put oil up the exhaust' then went for a test drive, said it went into limp mode and they couldn't see behind for the smoke. They offered him a paltry fee for the car and started getting nasty when he fucked them off, to the point he threatened them with the police.

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=23&t=1727957

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https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=23&t=1675777&p=1

Etc

Well known scam. There is low life from all countries and communities. Just scamming people different ways. 

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My z4 would flash it’s indicators but not show on the dash when I pulled the airbag fuse as I was carrying cort jnr in the car . Might be worth checking the fuses in it .

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8 hours ago, SiC said:

 

Oh aye, it's a well known scam, but the oil and water look clear in the car and the vendor said they'd 'poured oil up the exhaust' which must be pretty much impossible.

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On 12/19/2019 at 10:33 AM, Cavcraft said:

Only done a couple of miles but very impressed. Was worried it'd be a bit 'vibey' to ride as it first appears when you rev it at tick over, but it's actually ok. 1st and 2nd seem quite leggy, but that's ideal for low speeds and saves gear changes. Haven't been quite forceful enough going into 2nd at times, so found neutral more times than I would have liked.

Goes very nicely if you open it up and doesn't feel as cumbersome at low speeds as the Goldwing did. Still a heavy bastard of a thing to push out of the garage though.

Minor gripe so far is that the indicators are Vectra levels of stupid. Why not have one l/r switch like a normal bike?

 

Those boxers are one of the bikes I've always wondered about, not being of the CONSIDERABLY FASTER THAN YOW persuasion. They are, so I'm told, an acquired taste; something that you grow into. All I have ever read on them generally goes on about the shaft drive reaction and the agricultural gearbox, and the people I know who have owned them all loved them to bits.

 

Have you still got it? If so, can't believe no-one's snatched your hand off at the price you were asking.

 

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41 minutes ago, strangeangel said:

 

Those boxers are one of the bikes I've always wondered about, not being of the CONSIDERABLY FASTER THAN YOW persuasion. They are, so I'm told, an acquired taste; something that you grow into. All I have ever read on them generally goes on about the shaft drive reaction and the agricultural gearbox, and the people I know who have owned them all loved them to bits.

 

Have you still got it? If so, can't believe no-one's snatched your hand off at the price you were asking.

 

Only been out on it twice, but aside from the indicators, there's nothing not to like about it, tbh. Possibly (probably) because I'm used to awful two wheelers, this actually seems quite nice. Provisionally sold now, it's a time thing at the moment.

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14 hours ago, Cavcraft said:

 

Oh aye, it's a well known scam, but the oil and water look clear in the car and the vendor said they'd 'poured oil up the exhaust' which must be pretty much impossible.

Dunno - 10mil syringe of oil and water squirted up the pipe would smoke like a beagle once hot

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Probably totes jinxed it now, but went out in Saturday and 'accidentally' thrashed the tits off it, didn't see any smoke.

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16 hours ago, strangeangel said:

 

Those boxers are one of the bikes I've always wondered about, not being of the CONSIDERABLY FASTER THAN YOW persuasion. They are, so I'm told, an acquired taste; something that you grow into. All I have ever read on them generally goes on about the shaft drive reaction and the agricultural gearbox, and the people I know who have owned them all loved them to bits.

 

Have you still got it? If so, can't believe no-one's snatched your hand off at the price you were asking.

 

I hated the 1150GS I had, one of those bikes you ride away form purchase thinking uh oh.... (replaced it with an Africa Twin that was ace and that with a KTM 990 Adventure that was even more acerer).  On a BikeSafe course all the PCs referred to the BMWs as tractors and sprinted for the Fazer that Yamaha had lent them! 

 

Of course I'm an way off the mark here, everyone - EVERYONE loves the BMW flat twin.

 

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Today:

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(Red herring, I didn't get bus just walking past station on way back to car)

Transport and fuel thus for:

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Next stop somewhere near Warrington:

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One of them is mine now:

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Boring story:

When I was about 15, my sister's fella 'sold' me one of these for £20. Spent weeks earning the money and saving it up, then promise after promise from the twat who never delivered it. Day after day after day (for weeks on end) I'd be looking out of the window waiting for the bike and it never arrived. Got my money back eventually and my sister fucked him right off. Anyhow, fast forward 40 years and I finally bought one.

 

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Much cheaper than an FS1E or AP50, but probably much less desirable too. Got it a bit cheaper than I expected. Not totally original (would love to find some pedals for it) but nicely worn, imho.

Number plate letters would suggest it originally came from a bike shop just over a mile from my house.

 

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9 hours ago, Cavcraft said:

 

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Much cheaper than an FS1E or AP50, but probably much less desirable too. Got it a bit cheaper than I expected. Not totally original (would love to find some pedals for it) but nicely worn, imho.

Number plate letters would suggest it originally came from a bike shop just over a mile from my house.

 

Passed my bike test on one of these-an Nreg one in gold. Whipped out the pedals and bolted on some C50 footpegs (they are on a bar that bolted to the bottom of the engine). Got back, put the pedal set back on and returned the 'ped to my brother

Much underrated compared to the AP50 and FSIE and far more reliable (as I remember it at the time) as unburstable for mechanically unsympathetic 16 year olds

Totally ruined when Honda put the cable operated front disc on it and higher bars with horrible rubber mounts.

Enjoy!

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Thanks!

 

The maiden ride was a laugh, needed a fair bit of choke to start with then settled down. It's been re-bored so I didn't hammer it, but it made it to 30mph here and there without struggling. The indicators packed up shortly after the speedo did, though the latter came back to life here and there. I'll take the cable off at the wheel end and have a look. Indicators probably the relay, as revving the bike didn't magically make them appear, ala flat battery. Stalled at tick-over a few times, but always re-started, not too arsed about that for the minute.  My mate has a 125 semi automatic Lifan engine that should drop straight in, and have to say that's quite tempting. 

 

The rear tyre is perished pretty badly (another reason not to thrash it) but C90 ones are the same, so my mate kindly donated his good spare. Looks like there's a couple of C50/70/90 shared parts on these, including switch gear and wheels, which means if I decide to 'do it up' parts will be readily available and cheap. Oh, the horn is probably knackered, so there's another job! 

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1 hour ago, Cavcraft said:

One (technically 3, as two shit Chinese mopeds were lobbed into the deal) out...

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...and one in...

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OLLI, M8.

 

I always enjoy discrepancies between running wheels and spare wheels. 

 

Looks canny that man!

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On 2/8/2020 at 11:27 AM, Cavcraft said:

Today:

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(Red herring, I didn't get bus just walking past station on way back to car)

Transport and fuel thus for:

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Next stop somewhere near Warrington:

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One of them is mine now:

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Boring story:

When I was about 15, my sister's fella 'sold' me one of these for £20. Spent weeks earning the money and saving it up, then promise after promise from the twat who never delivered it. Day after day after day (for weeks on end) I'd be looking out of the window waiting for the bike and it never arrived. Got my money back eventually and my sister fucked him right off. Anyhow, fast forward 40 years and I finally bought one.

 

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Screenshot_20200208_112401.thumb.jpg.c511dbac27c3a2093209dcb0de67b443.jpg

Much cheaper than an FS1E or AP50, but probably much less desirable too. Got it a bit cheaper than I expected. Not totally original (would love to find some pedals for it) but nicely worn, imho.

Number plate letters would suggest it originally came from a bike shop just over a mile from my house.

 

My first road legal bike at 16 was a SS50 four speed on a N plate that could mostly keep up with the AP50's and FS1E's no problem.

The game changer came when a neighbour gave me his rusty,neglected C70 from the end of his garden,once it's piston,barrel and carb were swapped onto the Honda  it blew the two stroke boys into the weeds.

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, loserone said:

What's the story with the black Suzy, Billy?

 

It won't be here forever, do fancy a blast round a local off-road site in it at least once though.

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Right, time to turn to the Merc. The top part of the dash board (yellow warning triangle and indicator direction lights) didn't work, plus the seatbelt warning light stayed on.  Some research suggested the dash needed to come out and be re-programmed, though luckily asking the question on a CLK owners page revealed a partially flat battery can cause it, as usually if the dash goes then the whole kit and kaboodle piss off with it, including the speedo.

Anyhow, battery was flat this morning so put a fully charged, known good one on and crossed my fingers: it's only bleeding well worked! A celebratory fucking good hammering up the bypass was next, no sign of the smoke coming back, so all being well it was just because it'd stood for a while.  Needs a few other things, front flexi pipe, couple of brake lines and a rear ARB, I think.

 

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On 2/8/2020 at 1:59 PM, The Mighty Quinn said:

Just so you know, E46 318i cat converters are worth 350 quid to cat buyers.

 

The car isn't worth a toss of course.

The reg on the BMW should have been sold to a geordie.

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Uh oh, two days off to get over weekend and got a 'phone call. 'Do you want to buy a motorbike, it's a GSX750?'

 

Erm, one nano second to think about it, then arranged to view. It wasn't a GSX though, it was this...

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The lads where it was gave me a shove up the 'ramp' and I used the winch too, which was pretty hopeless getting it on, but a God send taking the bike back out on my own...

 

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Tyres pumped up to help it push about...

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Sadly this is unlikely to be true, think bike imported as saying March 1994...

 

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No petrol tank or side panels, but the engine is spinning over which is hopefully a good sign.

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Today has thus far been fabulous. After dropping this off to its new home (with a 'shiter) on Monday...

 

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...which, of course, meant valuable garage space was gained. How long did that last? FFWD to this morning, and time to fire up the van...

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...and off across the border...

 

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(The above picture was coming home) ...and collected this from a 'shiter..

 

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20 minutes after arriving home and another 'shiter is here to collect the Yam...

 

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...so I took the dog for a walk and grabbed a brew.  An hour later, and another 'shiter arrives, this leaves...

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...and some space juggling is done for its replacement. Namely, this...

 

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Can't even begin to describe how happy it's made me meeting the 'shiters involved and ending up with the DMW. A short test ride (for the LOLZ) on the Deemster was great fun, next proper day off work I get will make a start looking at various things on it.

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