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 Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:43 pm 
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Hello all,

NOW ON OTHER SITES

The old girl might* now be up for sale.
*- I say might but this is more of an 'is' - As much as I'd love to keep her as a bike for track days or weekends, I can't justify it now.

I need to load pictures but in the meantime:
EDIT - pictures link is 3 posts down this page.

>>Is it running?
Currently it is off-road, taken off-road 2 weeks ago and was my daily commute come rain or shine up until then, so yes, it is running and would still be on the road ferrying me around were it not for other arrangements.
MOT is at least until next year, I have to check paperwork but it's around February 2018.
EDIT - January 2018

>>How many miles?
Just shy of 75,000; yes; 75,000!
(I have owned her since 2007 when that was around 28,000)

>>Why are you selling?
Like I said, other arrangements.

>>Why sell it?
Because she'll sit and I won't ride her. Plus, she needs a new home to go to and be loved some more.

>>What's been done to her?
New chain and sprocket (~1 month).
New rear brake pads (literally, brand new).
New aftermarket radiator (~1 month). New rad fluid, of course.
Heated grips (~1 year).
New rear tyre (~1 year).
New (Honda) front disks (~3 years)
Samco Pipes (~4 years)
Black widow collectors and end can (~2 years)
K&N filter (~2 years)
CCT (~2 months)
Louder horns (~2 years)
Scott Oiler (was on the bike already)
USB under the seat (~2 years)
EDIT - Fitted with a monokey rack when purchased.

>>Servicing?
I do it myself, at least yearly, sometimes sooner (such as oil cooler seals replaced or more miles than normal) and it would normally be around this time of the year. I'd say it is due but the oil is still a good colour.
I've checked the valve shims roughly every 18-24 months. Last time I did this, I changed the cover gasket and used the recommended black gunk but overlooked the need to let it dry a little before tightening (see below).
EDIT - I have the Haynes manual to go with the bike

>>Got all the paperwork?
Lots, there is a folder of the stuff. Much in the original Tippetts Honda pack and a lot more with it.

>>Got 2 keys?
3 actually - having had a key snap in the petrol cap meant I had 1 live, 1 in my pocket spare, and one at home just in case.

>>Bad bits?
As above, the rocker cover gasket needs reseating to stop the seeping of oil.
She has marks, dings and scratches as you might expect for a 19 year old bike. (she lived outside)
EDIT - Surface Rust is in various places, but like I say, she lived outside and was ridden year round (except ice/snow).
She has been dropped but the crash bungs and pannier frame protected the bike well. These were not high speed hedge visits, more like not kicking the sidestand hard enough and toppling when getting off :Bang .
Most of the tool kit is there, the pouch is bursting and has all the main spanners and screw drivers.

>>Price?
I know what I'd like, but I also know I have to be realistic. She was my first "big" bike so sentimentally priceless.
Realistically? I'm looking at ~£650 (considering she just had nearly £300 of bits, and will go for a good few years yet).

>>So where are these pictures?
Coming soon, Saturday even.

If you've read this far, thanks for looking and any interest shown.

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 Post Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:25 pm 
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If you weren't so far away, I'd have had a serious look.
Good luck mate!


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 Post Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:45 pm 
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At the risk of being a nosey fecker....

What other arrangements? :angel

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 Post Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:34 am 
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Hornet Lord

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*Whispering so she won't hear*

She's been replaced with a younger model....

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 Post Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:15 pm 
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 Post Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:04 pm 
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Where abouts in Surrey are You?


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 Post Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:18 pm 
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Lank wrote:
Where abouts in Surrey are You?


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