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Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By sfc1k
ebay is fine for ordinary bikes, rarer ones not...

ebay is fine for ordinary bikes, rarer ones not so good - I kept a search going for my bike for over a year without a completed ebay UK sale: the only one listed had a starting price of 12k and, not...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-09-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,007
Posted By sfc1k
for some reason I thought it looked a bit chunky...

for some reason I thought it looked a bit chunky for the K&A - I'm used to walking along the Kennet from Berkeley Avenue to near the Oracle. I didn't realise it was the river there rather than the...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-08-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,007
Posted By sfc1k
Nice. And here was me expecting a narrow boat, or...

Nice. And here was me expecting a narrow boat, or at least something that would fit up the Kennet & Avon...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2,478
Views: 635,217
Posted By sfc1k
weren't the first generation BMF650s actually...

weren't the first generation BMF650s actually built by Aprilia?

Mind you, the Pegaso was prettier and faster... :rofl

Shame that it was easier buying spares from BM than my local 'prilly...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-04-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,606
Posted By sfc1k
very nice. Looks like it's outside MTC on...

very nice.

Looks like it's outside MTC on the Oxford Road.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-22-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By sfc1k
might try and get along to the tootle this...

might try and get along to the tootle this weekend for some pictures. Not got an eligible bike so can't join in.

If I'd remembered the demob was on we'd have come along for a gawp.

Should...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-06-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1,772
Views: 250,928
Posted By sfc1k
cheapo fuel level indicator?

cheapo fuel level indicator?
Forum: Old's Cool 01-23-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,350
Posted By sfc1k
I've replaced the PHFs on the SFC with Mikuni RSs...

I've replaced the PHFs on the SFC with Mikuni RSs

Haven't had it on the dyno so I've no idea if it's making more power but I don't really care about that.

So if not for a power increase, why...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-20-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,335
Posted By sfc1k
that little MV is just so gorgeous.

that little MV is just so gorgeous.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-05-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,734
Posted By sfc1k
What we want now is pics of your corsa & POP...

What we want now is pics of your corsa & POP :D
Forum: Old's Cool 11-22-2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,734
Posted By sfc1k
that MV is lovely and should sound utterly...

that MV is lovely and should sound utterly fabulous.

I must get a picture of my new (to me) VFR - as an '89 bike it qualifies for this thread and, as a 350 bike, it falls neatly into the cheap...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-28-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,410
Posted By sfc1k
This winter? ride the scabby 300 quid...

This winter?


ride the scabby 300 quid VFR750 I bought for a winter hack
finish rebuilding herself's bonnevile so it can go out of the house thus making room to bring in
her MV 350 which I'm...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-02-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2,807
Views: 840,531
Posted By sfc1k
just bought an '89 VFR750, MOTed (annual...

just bought an '89 VFR750, MOTed (annual roadworthiness certificate) till December - 340.

It's a heap, but it's a cheap heap. :D

Pictures soon
Forum: Old's Cool 05-13-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,021
Posted By sfc1k
It's certainly pretty - I'd love to see better...

It's certainly pretty - I'd love to see better pictures & hear more about it.

I suspect that the British MV owners club magazine would be love to have a picture or 2 of it to feature in a future...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-13-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,021
Posted By sfc1k
sounds far, far, far too cheap. If it's a...

sounds far, far, far too cheap.

If it's a genuine race bike it's likely to be nearer 70000...

I'm not familiar with the 250cc race MVs of the era but it looks to me like a converted road MV, in...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2,478
Views: 635,217
Posted By sfc1k
Dan, are those pics up by Woodhead reservoir? ...

Dan, are those pics up by Woodhead reservoir?

looks familiar but I don't really know the area well enough to be certain...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-06-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 30,605
Posted By sfc1k
hmm, Vincent Black Knight / Prince? Or, for...

hmm, Vincent Black Knight / Prince?

Or, for the more prosaic, the Ariel Leader.
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 2,478
Views: 635,217
Posted By sfc1k
There've been a few right growlers. If...

There've been a few right growlers.

If you've got a strong stomach, google the Laverda Hidalgo.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-12-2012, 03:43 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,427
Posted By sfc1k
doesn't look too messed about with. Nice...

doesn't look too messed about with.

Nice find.

Laverdamania.net has lots of useful resources on these things (paint codes, bearing numbers etc) & also has a registry of them
Forum: Old's Cool 12-11-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,673
Posted By sfc1k
As I recall, the CB250RS, as you said, had pretty...

As I recall, the CB250RS, as you said, had pretty much the same motor as the XL250 but the CBX had a DOHC version of the engine.

I've never actually seen a CBX250 in the flesh as they weren't a...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-11-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,673
Posted By sfc1k
Is the GN250 (& its replacement, the TU250) not...

Is the GN250 (& its replacement, the TU250) not really a cruiser? If not, there was an SR250 from Yamaha that was remarkably similar

There's probably some Japanese market only stuff I'm...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-10-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,673
Posted By sfc1k
Honda did the CB250RS & then the CBX250RS I...

Honda did the CB250RS & then the CBX250RS

I think Kawa did a single cylinder Z250, though I think it was pretty much just a bigger Z200
Forum: Old's Cool 11-21-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,427
Posted By sfc1k
3CL? Lovely, lovely, lovely contraption. I'd...

3CL?

Lovely, lovely, lovely contraption. I'd love an early 3CL to go with my late SFC1000

There's every chance it'll find interesting new ways to frustrate, irritate & bankrupt you but you'll...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-17-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 35,985
Posted By sfc1k
My XLV750R. AKA "Chuffa" because of the noises it...

My XLV750R. AKA "Chuffa" because of the noises it made first time I persuaded it to run.

http://www.bobandaileen.co.uk/images/cb9/xlv750.jpg

Bought this one as a parts bike for another XLV that...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2,478
Views: 635,217
Posted By sfc1k
Very nice - the oscam wheels from an SFC1000 suit...

Very nice - the oscam wheels from an SFC1000 suit the bike but I'm not sure they suit the smaller discs...
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2,478
Views: 635,217
Posted By sfc1k
She didn't live in Oxfordshire for a bit before...

She didn't live in Oxfordshire for a bit before emigrating, did she?

the lady I bought my XLV from had previously owned a bevel 900 & a monty - there can't be that many women around who've owned...
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2,478
Views: 635,217
Posted By sfc1k
nah, wrong side of the pond for that. 10+...

nah, wrong side of the pond for that.

10+ years on Michael Moore's Laverda list (& an annoyingly retentive memory*) does tend to give you a feel for who has got the interesting bikes

Bob

*...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2,478
Views: 635,217
Posted By sfc1k
Nods. It's the spectacular one next, isn't...

Nods.

It's the spectacular one next, isn't it? :D
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 101,433
Posted By sfc1k
Ooh, I like that. An old friend of mine did...

Ooh, I like that.

An old friend of mine did something very similar with his FZX750 - we spent weeks poring over Yamaha parts books & breakers price lists.
His bike ended up with, if my memory...
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2,478
Views: 635,217
Posted By sfc1k
I'm hoping there's a Motodd in there but I'd...

I'm hoping there's a Motodd in there but I'd happily settle for a Monty.

I'm still only on my first Laverda.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-09-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,898
Posted By sfc1k
Nods. When my wife was moaning about all my...

Nods.

When my wife was moaning about all my junk her mother's advice was that she should just chuck it sometime when I wasn't around. The mother-in-law looked extremely unhappy when I promptly...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-17-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 994
Posted By sfc1k
I had an '89 VFR that had similar symptoms - I...

I had an '89 VFR that had similar symptoms - I stripped & rebuilt the calipers a couple of times over the course of the year & the problem never re-occurred.

Points that stick in my memory are...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-16-2011, 05:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,868
Posted By sfc1k
Make sure that your professional aqua blaster...

Make sure that your professional aqua blaster does actually, really, thoroughly clean the parts afterwards.

I recently dropped in on a restorer who was rebuilding an engine for a customer: it had...
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 981
Posted By sfc1k
Works for us as well - usual sequence is left...

Works for us as well - usual sequence is left hand on my upper left arm, left foot on peg, weight onto left foot, right hand onto right shoulder & swing leg over.

We also got really good at...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-05-2011, 05:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,453
Posted By sfc1k
test. test. And then test it some more. Make...

test. test. And then test it some more.

Make sure the damn site works properly with different flavours of windows & mac and with more browsers than just the latest version of IE.

Personal...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-13-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2,807
Views: 840,531
Posted By sfc1k
My entry: Skorpion Sport - 1 owner from new,...

My entry:

Skorpion Sport - 1 owner from new, 7k Km on the clock, FSH (okay, 2 stamps in the book). Last tax disc expired 06/00 so it's sat for 10 years....

Reckon it owes me about 500 which...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-25-2010, 03:57 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,724
Posted By sfc1k
Indeed, it's very funny how rose-tinted specs can...

Indeed, it's very funny how rose-tinted specs can get with age.

I'll happily agree with you that the DOHC honda 4s were the best handling jap bikes of their era (I've had 3 CB9s) but "corners as...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,236
Posted By sfc1k
hmmm, what do I want that no one is going to make...

hmmm, what do I want that no one is going to make me?

triple, preferably air-cooled - around 120bhp, oodles of midrange, long service intervals & reliable as a rock. Twin shock with decent...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 23,741
Posted By sfc1k
for hard luggage on the 500 kawa (gpz, ex, ninja,...

for hard luggage on the 500 kawa (gpz, ex, ninja, whatever it's called wherever you are) there seems to be a kit available from Hepco & Becker.

From what I've seen of their stuff it's good kit. ...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2010, 03:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,851
Posted By sfc1k
I'm not a lady so I may not be the best person to...

I'm not a lady so I may not be the best person to answer but I do know what my wife wears on the bike...

Fist off, I must admit that she's never done more than a long weekend away on the bike so...
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