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Joined the dark side

Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by Alba, Apr 27, 2022.

  1. Alba

    Alba Active Member

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    After humming and haw'ing about getting a new bike for way too long, I've pulled the pin.

    So far really enjoying her, flickable, great on the motorway very positive start ....

    One point I would like to improve is the rear break which is really soft, needing (a more than I'm used to) angle to apply. Any thoughts?

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  2. RickSkye

    RickSkye Active Member Forum Supporter

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    You got the solid wheels which make road handling ,better, more flickable in my experience.
    Great bikes, the blue ones are the quickest

    Probably sorted by now but,watch for any water leakage from drain hole on side of crankcase, they said it was normal, water pump failed later and they replaced.
    Did you get 3 year warantee?
     
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  3. Steve T

    Steve T Well-Known Member

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    Eldest has had his triple black for nearly 3 years and he's had no problems with it. Heres hoping your new steed is as reliable Rob - looks reet nice that does :thumbsupanim:
     
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  4. Alba

    Alba Active Member

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    No warranty older bike on a private sale. I look out for the water leakage. cheers
     
  5. RickSkye

    RickSkye Active Member Forum Supporter

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    To be fair, I don't think its a particularly onerous repair if you have to.
     
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  6. Lowflyer

    Lowflyer Well-Known Member Forum Supporter

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    Cracking looking bike Rob. You made the right choice.
    Wishing you many miles of constant grinning :clapping:
     
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  7. DaveS

    DaveS Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    Looks fantastic
     
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  8. Hamster

    Hamster Active Member

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    Nice looking machine sir. Have fun.
     
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  9. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Well-Known Member

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    I been saying it for years:lolgroup:
    Some even last for a fair few miles
    Just had the TÜV done on mine again. Now she sits on 103000 miles
    Okay I had a fair few repairs done(Clutch:eek:) but hey its still wear and tear and she had not a easy life
    Unfortunately even in greater Germany you get fucking garages which take your money and destroy your bike:rolleyes2:
    I want my Chad back:iconmrgreen:
     
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  10. Rubberchicken

    Rubberchicken Well-Known Member

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    Eventually, everything's a wear item.

    (~215000 km, third drive shaft, third set of pistons/cylinders, heads rebuilt twice, gearbox once, second frame...)
     
  11. -XP-

    -XP- Well-Known Member Forum Supporter

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    Looks good that Rob, enjoy mate. :thumbsup:
     
  12. -XP-

    -XP- Well-Known Member Forum Supporter

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    Triggers broom! :D
     
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  13. Rubberchicken

    Rubberchicken Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I was thinking the other day, how many parts off the original bike are still on there...

    It's not a long list, mostly the engine (minus the pistons/cylinders) and gearbox and related bits like carbs, plus the subframe, final drive, rear rim, before getting into small bits like the dashboard lights and a few bits of switchgear.
     
  14. -XP-

    -XP- Well-Known Member Forum Supporter

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    I guess you'd have to replace every part for it to be considered a whole new bike. Unlike triggers broom (which obviously only had two things to replace) I very much doubt that will happen and I think you can justifiably claim it to be the same bike. :thumbsup:
     
  15. Rubberchicken

    Rubberchicken Well-Known Member

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    On paper it's a different one, because frame == title. It's an R80 now. ;)

    But yeah, in spirit it's the same bike.
     

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