After 9 years of ownership the time has come for a parting of the ways.
Priced reasonably to reflect age and condition.
Tax - October 2013
MOT - August 2013
Mileage - 67,000
Originally US import (hence speedo shows 35, 45, 55 etc)
Why at that price? Well, it reflects the hard life it has had. The following needs to be considered before buying:
- Two crashes about six years ago, both low speed in snow and ice, but damage to fairings and pegs on right hand side
- Apart from that all the other fairings are showing their age, all of them have a least one small crack and bits of them are held together with bits of gaffer tape
- The lugs have come off the back section of fairing just about completely, all held together with gaffer tape
- The screen fittings are fairly knackered, again held together with gaffer tape
- Chain and sprockets are nearing the end of their days, maybe a few more months depending on mileage at very best
- The spline that connects to the gear selector is fairly knackered, has been for a few years. Still works fine but the bolt holding on the gear selector has be tightened every few hundred miles
- The back wheel particularly needs a proper paint job, the front wheel is not too bad though
- It has been ridden all winter and all summer in all weathers
- The key is a bit stiff and I can only turn it without gloves on, not really an issue, but worth pointing out. Regular applications of WD40 seem to keep it okay though
The not so bad stuff:
- All pipework replaced for aftermarket stainless steel about 6 years ago
- Brand new Honda end can fitted two years ago
- Nitron rear shock fitted two years ago
- Progressive front fork springs fitted last year (the original springs and spacers are also included)
- Bagster tank cover included
- Regularly self serviced with oil, filter, coolant, brakes etc..
- Regularly cleaned and protected with ACF50 over winter and FS365 over summer
- BT23s front and rear, about 4,000 miles done on each, I ride slowly so they have plenty of wear left
- All the reg/rec issues finally sorted. New alternator fitted two years ago along with heavy duty wiring all the way to the connection with the battery along with new heavy duty reg/rec. As a final precaution a PC fan sits on top of the reg/rec
So there you go. Dont be under any illusions, this is a bike with near 70k miles on it and it feels it when you ride it. Having said that I regularly do large miles on it and have done several camping trips and Easter Tours, so it will still do it and now the electrics are sorted never seems to have any issues. If you want a cheap bike to get around on then it will do the job, if you want to get it back to top condition then think carefully as it will cost money, time and effort to get it back to that condition. Putting it on here for £500 and if it doesnt sell in a couple of weeks then will be going on ebay with a reserve of £500.
Pictures (please note, the dog and/or wheelie bin are not included):
Buy it, whip all the bodywork off it and replace with rc30 race plastics , a noisey end can and off you go to a track day on your £800 rc30 look a like.
Buy , get ferry ticket and ride away in to the distance for as long as you can and then cheap flight home after selling it to a little bike shop for what ever they give you for it.
Cheap holiday .