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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:41 pm 
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My recent purchase AT LAST!

Seat is a bit low for me any advice?
also Maz has pointed out a few jobs that need doing.
Got to decide if I can afford (or have to afford?) to have a major service.


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 Post subject: Re: x1
PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:44 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: x1
PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:47 pm 
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my thoughts exactly!
the price does allow for some work, but it can get a bit frightening,
should have bought another jap!


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 Post subject: Re: x1
PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:58 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: x1
PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:07 pm 
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Seat is a bit low for me any advice?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:21 pm 
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Look for a standard seat and get rid of the cowl. It looks tidy, a pro race system isn't essential. It would be nice but not essential. Lucky hands oil pump drive gear is more essential if it's not got one.


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 Post subject: Re: x1
PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:28 pm 
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DaveH wrote:
Look for a standard seat and get rid of the cowl. It looks tidy, a pro race system isn't essential. It would be nice but not essential. Lucky hands oil pump drive gear is more essential if it's not got one.

standard seat ?
please advise where I would find one, i have looked on ebay but do not see one.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:35 pm 
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Sit on some books or get the seat recovered with fatter foam.

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 Post subject: Re: x1
PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:02 pm 
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pash wrote:
Sit on some books or get the seat recovered with fatter foam.


how about a redundant holy book?

i will probably get it recovered with as you said thicker foam, had to do that with GPZ.


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 Post subject: Re: x1
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:48 am 
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That looks nice mate, the seller didn't do it any favours with his photography. Isn't that a standard seat with one of the leather seat covers for sale on eBay?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:59 am 
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Pan wrote:
That looks nice mate, the seller didn't do it any favours with his photography. Isn't that a standard seat with one of the leather seat covers for sale on eBay?

Mark

will have a look in morning.
as I live in the sticks Buells are in all honesty a rare sight.
I have a steep learning curve but as a qualified mechanic and have worked on many different types of machine I will get there.
I would like to get a second opinion with some of the issues.
So I need to decide how much money and how best to spend it first.
Common sense says engine first as this can be very expensive oil pump first port of call.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:28 pm 
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I agree regarding the engine and Buell's are equally rare in the city. Honestly can't recall the last time I came across one on the road. Regarding the seat have a look in the wanted section, there is a link to some covers just like your one and someone wants one ( didn't specify what colour ) possibly a swap? Maybe worth a look.

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 Post subject: Re: x1
PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:30 am 
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Pan wrote:
That looks nice mate, the seller didn't do it any favours with his photography. Isn't that a standard seat with one of the leather seat covers for sale on eBay?

Mark

Thanks for the reply.
checked the seat yesterday does appear to be a replacement cover. New staples.
i may try removing front and repacking as there is a lot of slack in cover.
My daughters boyfriend makes sails and will hopefully make me a custom cover unless I can find one elsewhere. an extra 50 mm would suffice.
will insure and tax today then give it a road test!


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 Post subject: Re: x1
PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:06 am 
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How did it go?


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 Post subject: Re: x1
PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:04 am 
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did not get a chance had to travel to brecon broken down sewage treatment plant!
so much for retirement.
looking at gel pad as temporary seat .
Most important job for wekend is remove oil pump and inspect gear.
As parts and specialist labour is expensive i have rebuilt silencer baffles checked for cracks all ok for now.
wheel bearings feel ok as well as steering.
Prioritising is essential.


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