Bike or not to bike?

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Re: Bike or not to bike?

Post by wannars125 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:39 am

Bender wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:19 pm
What stops you using it for more than the odd Sunday, can you use it to commute at all
I don't really have a commute anymore, predominantly work from home and I'd have to go on the M3 where I got hit by a car a few years back. Since then I said I'd never use the bike for a commute again if it was heading on motorways as some people just don't pay enough attention. Also found that doing the best part of 500 miles a week killed my joy for the bike back then too!



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Re: Bike or not to bike?

Post by wannars125 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:46 am

So an update to the situation. I went to go have a look at the bike and it was pretty much in the same condition as my bike just with a lot less miles on it which made me a bit suspicious. 15k on the clock but condition of the bike looked more like 60k. Rust all over the place and paint flaking off everywhere.

Anyway, I've had another look at my bike and the work that needs doing (that I can see) and I've put a budget of £1500 against it for getting it back to road worthiness. Got a garage close by who I really liked using before. Proper honest old bloke and his wife that just loved talking about bikes so going to take it there to get it back on the road. Will spend some time over the winter getting the engine block and wheels repainted to see if I can get it looking good again too.

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Re: Bike or not to bike?

Post by XTreme » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:55 am

wannars125 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:46 am
Proper honest old bloke and his wife that just loved talking about bikes so going to take it there to get it back on the road.
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Re: Bike or not to bike?

Post by skyrider » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:21 am

thats right XT what we usually have now is the get em in charge a wedge and get em out brigade :evil:
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Re: Bike or not to bike?

Post by Bender » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:03 am

That sounds a much better idea than taking a risk on a cheap un known 👍
Bite my shiny, metal ass!

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Re: Bike or not to bike?

Post by XTreme » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:43 am

skyrider wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:21 am
thats right XT what we usually have now is the get em in charge a wedge and get em out brigade :evil:
And all their knowledge was in their heads!

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