It is with great annoyance that I realise I don't actually NEED a big bike any more, so the Tiger is up for grabs.
Swapsies considered, cash either way, if Couchie is reading this, I like your CB500
I'll start with Good bits.
It's only £1900
It's cleaner now than it was when I tok the pics, I took a day going over it.
34,000 miles, 10 months tax, 10 months MOT (1x advisory on missing rear peg)
Tappets checked by some magic machine which deemed them to be fine and not in need of adjustment.
Forks stripped, cleaned out and new oil put in.
New rubber boots on mirrors (mirrors are now tip top after being resprayed)
New rear brake light boot.
New chain and sprox (lower gearing for better mpg)
New Scottoiler touring chain oiler (£100 and 3 hours of my life in that)
About 3mm on front tyre, 4-5 on rear.
2 rider seats, the standard one and a super padded touring seat done by Motorcycleseatworks. This adds a good 2 inches to the height, so if you are vertically challenged, bear this in mind.
While the tank was off for the Scottoiler fitment, the whole engine and bike was sprayed with ACF50 via a high pressure paint gun, the whole bike is covered.
Rear shock fine, no leaks, works well.
Paintwork perfect, no scratches.
Comes with Tank cover and bag, I forget the name of it, it's a good one.
Panniers not shown in pictures but two Triumph panniers will be included.
Engine bars and fender extender fitted.
Heated grips fitted.
The frame paint is tip tip, no flaking or damage.
Ditto the wheels, no rust on spokes, spoke nipples or rims (arf).
The engine is a peach, feels like it will easily do another 37,000 no problem, big gobs of torque everywhere, easy starter, no smoke, no oil usage.
Right, now the bad stuff that people think you won't notice if it's not mentioned in the ad.
As you will see, the mirror stems have rusted, this has been utterly remedied by rubbing down and air brushing with pukka black paint. New weather boots have been fitted as well.
The rear passenger peg snapped off when the bike fell off a paddock stand, this is the only damage that ocurred in this incident.
There has been some bubbling of paint on one engine casing, this had been rubbed back and airbrushed in multiple layers with black re-coat, this is a lovely deep black paint that goes on nice and thick.
There is some damage to the swingarm where a sprocket nut came loose and machined away 2mm of metal. It has passed two MOT's like this and I will include a replacement swingarm in the sale.
The front discs probably have 15-20,000 miles left in them.
The panniers have some light marks on the plastic section and some stone chips to the laquer on the painted section. They could also be more waterproof than they are.
Lastly, the crud catcher that's welded to the down pipes has popped a weld, this will need securing with some lockwire in the short term, or tack welding back on in the long term. Typically I only noticed this after I'd sold my TIG welder and all the stainless rods.
All in, if I were in the market for one, I'd happily pay the £2000 that I'm after for it, it's a lot of bike for the money and if you're thinking of doing some miles, I can't think of a better bike to do it on for the money.
Currently in Ilford but can be brought to Wisbech if someone is seriously interested.