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The State of Some Bikes!!!

Drinking and riding!

Me and R-bert have bought several bikes in the last couple of years and some of them have been in woeful condition, even though they had, in some cases, a current MOT.

I thought I would write about the worse cases to give you a heads up so that you can keep an eye out for this sort of thing when you are buying your next bike!

Flick through the below horror stories and see how many you’ve come across yourself. The sad thing is that with a little bit of TLC even rough bikes can be made to work well again, it’s not just about the money!

Yamaha R1

This bike only had some mild problems,…

Current Garage Update

I thought I would give an update on what is in the garage and what I am doing with them.

Hayabusa

I am thinking that I will update the Hayabusa and make it a better bike for me personally. So I am thinking, and as R-burt will tell you my thoughts change quicker than a very quick thing, about the following:

Tyres: I have put new tyres on the Busa. Previously I had a Bridgestone S20 on the front and a Bridgestone T30 on the rear, so that was a Fast Road Tyre on the front and a touring tyre on the rear, lots of front end grip and better wear at the rear. However after over 6000miles they need replacing, the front is very…

Suzuki SV650S K5

So I was looking through Facebook and on one of the Groups I am subscribed to I see a K5 SV650 for sale at a very cheap price. No photos and it says the forks are leaking, the head bearings are shot and the rear tyre is knackered. I get in touch and sort out a deal for a cracking price for the bike in the condition that he described.

As part of the deal he delivered it and when it turned up (he rode it here) I was pleasantly surprised to see that the forks were in fact fine. Here is a list of the points that need looking at or is a problem and my solution:

Rear tyre knackered:¬†Yep it is virtually bald in the centre, also…