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an old friend becomes a new member of the family :-)
« on: November 27, 2018, 21:13:27 »
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Re: an old friend becomes a new member of the family :-)
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2018, 23:51:51 »
Nice to see it's gone to a good home. :thumb:
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Re: an old friend becomes a new member of the family :-)
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2018, 10:56:28 »
 :)  :bow-blue:

Looking forward to this as the Nail is a forum legend.
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Re: an old friend becomes a new member of the family :-)
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2018, 11:31:22 »
 :grin: :thumb:
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Re: an old friend becomes a new member of the family :-)
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2018, 16:15:58 »
Watch him Earthcore, he'll have your legs....viscous bast*rd. :lala:
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Re: an old friend becomes a new member of the family :-)
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2018, 17:11:57 »
 :clap: great to see it is in good hands.  :thumb:
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Re: an old friend becomes a new member of the family :-)
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2018, 17:32:11 »
    Good to hear from you earthcore, the nail looks good!

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Re: an old friend becomes a new member of the family :-)
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2018, 17:59:25 »
its MOTed now, just waiting for tax to start 1st :grin:
looking forward to giving it a good ragging :-)
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Re: an old friend becomes a new member of the family :-)
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2018, 21:11:01 »
First day out with the old girl :)
there will be some tweaking to get it right for me but looking forward to getting to know her :)

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Re: an old friend becomes a new member of the family :-)
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2018, 05:38:13 »
Looking good mate, let me guess. Bars and screen? You obviously remembered the starting sequence, fast idle on, cold fuel map selected, ride for a bit select hot map....Don't forget though reset the trip every time you fill him up and look for fuel at around 250 kms. The fuel light is there to tell you you're too late.... :icon_no:

He does look well though for a one careful owner bike, the other owner..... well words fail me. :)
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Re: an old friend becomes a new member of the family :-)
« Reply #10 on: Today at 14:58:25 »
slight peg shift and or gear lever movement to sort,
and my shifting too quick for the TRE so I've Got to brave going into the menu on that, then screen, poss bars although a slight adjustment of them may do, got a proper givi top box plate but can't use your holes so I've Got to sort that at some point before the gorgeous one feels comfy on the back too :-)
Anl ill probably raise the forks again for clearance and to calm its steering down a bit :-)
got a damper but I'd rather not, and reckon raising them will sort it out
just feels a bit skittish, especially on white lines
and been flat out busy so not got far, was hoping to do some today but a TShirt run took over lol
be good to catch up
what was front and rear you used eventually, F3?
are discs on it the original Cagiva ones or did they get ditched?
I am going to polish the original rims and put them back on again in time

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Re: an old friend becomes a new member of the family :-)
« Reply #11 on: Today at 18:37:10 »
Yes they are the Cagiva discs, though Cagiva used the same front discs as the VFR 750 and early 800's. The rear CBR discs are smaller than the Navigator.

A catch up would be good if we get a break in the weather and the salt has been washed away. :icon_no:
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