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Offline E.T.

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Re: ET's Dullsville
« Reply #35 on: 19:33 - 13 August, 2019 »
Keep the shocks. Take a view on the zorst, but it's been remapped too.

And it has black n silver 60s style numberplate which I'll probably change back to the original...I can't see it from where I sit, but the bill can

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Re: ET's Dullsville
« Reply #34 on: 19:02 - 13 August, 2019 »
I think I pay about £150

Interesting that someone has kept the OE shocks and zorsts after replacing them with aftermarket kit. If you get it will you convert it back to standard road trim from its current race set up?
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Re: ET's Dullsville
« Reply #33 on: 18:54 - 13 August, 2019 »
Just checked insurance out.

5999 miles fully comp
Business use, pillion, £150 excess

£90.10

£130 with breakdown cover, legal aid.

Can't complain.

That one I'm looking at has hagon shocks and changed form springs, after market exhausts rack and panniers and the original zaust and shocks thrown in, oh and baglux thing :puke

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Re: ET's Dullsville
« Reply #32 on: 18:48 - 13 August, 2019 »
Get a Honda branded cover for the Guzzi, she'll never know..

You're right about the Monster values, I was looking at S4R's before the Strumpet and was finding silly dealer prices and private bikes with little uncertain service records. So I went for a very clean low mileage and cheaper Triumph with a missing service history and spent the difference (and some extra) on sorting it out to a well serviced standard bike. The last bit is really just me finding an excuse to meddle with the machine as I've always found I find reasons to ride and retain the desire to do so when I'm also thinking about some job that has to be done
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Re: ET's Dullsville
« Reply #31 on: 10:06 - 13 August, 2019 »
+1 for the guzzi, that is cool.
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Re: ET's Dullsville
« Reply #30 on: 09:38 - 13 August, 2019 »
Might as well go for something different, and like you say, the V7 meets that criteria.

Also, a plain old commuter that doesn't inspire you to ride it isn't going to help with the fact you hardly use them anymore.

If the V7 gets a little of the old juices moving again, maybe you'll start simply going on the odd ride just for the hell of it again.

I've always fancied an old Ducati Monster but the buggers hold their value for any that are in good nick.

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Re: ET's Dullsville
« Reply #29 on: 09:15 - 13 August, 2019 »
I need to become Mick with a choice. Some days are putt putt days... Mitch's Bullet.... Other days are very sensible days to the station.. scooter days ( dullsville gives an extension)

Reality is I hardly ride these days, why not go down the back to a B road enjoy the scenery bike.. V7... looks pretty cool CV too (in my opinion, which is the one that counts on this occasion)

And I've owned other types of bike, something different v7 is why I'm looking .. and I can ride that to the station

So that's the dilemma. Wifey say no. So that's another factor.

I think I'm gonna go down the v7 route ..always fancied a guzzi, and this generation is allegedly more reliable than their old reputation.

We'll see.

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Re: ET's Dullsville
« Reply #28 on: 22:32 - 12 August, 2019 »
The Dohville  and the Guzzi are such different bikes - is there not a way in which a machine must be ridden and therefore the character It must have to help guide your thinking toward your choice? Or are you floating along uninhibited and allowing yourself to choose whatever seems right? So long as it is Japanese origin?
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Re: ET's Dullsville
« Reply #27 on: 16:37 - 12 August, 2019 »
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Moto-Guzzi-V7-Special-II-2013-Black-Silver-Extras/173979282850?_trkparms=aid%3D888008%26algo%3DDISC.CARDS%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131227121020%26meid%3D6712ff6a1e2b4872a71c05175d1d388a%26pid%3D100009%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D2%26sd%3D303225214628%26itm%3D173979282850%26pg%3D2047675&_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982
Yah. I'm speaking to the seller this evening


Rob.  Hasn't got to be anything. There is absolutely no reason why I need a bike. at all. nothing.


But. I like to polish and rub my things until they glow, so needs to have enough potential  SWMBO says no to Italian...buy Japanese (I think she's biased)  :wife  But she does remember the Tenere that kept blowing up Rectifiers and producing rust puddle if I left in the rain. That was made in Italy.

That's my concern.

But I think I fancy something a bit different and so far the guzzi wins my heart  :ten for entirely no reasonable reason  :dontknow:
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Re: ET's Dullsville
« Reply #26 on: 14:54 - 12 August, 2019 »
I've got a Dullville, which is why I didn't go to SJ (well that & my shift pattern). It's been a good solid commuter but there's absolutely no excitement in riding it.
If it's just for getting to the station on how about looking for an older, cheaper one?

NTV's were favoured by a lot of couriers :)

Not a bad price and not too far away either
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2009-09-HONDA-NT700V-DEAUVILLE-680CC-NT-700-VA-8/273880384218?hash=item3fc48b02da:g:UWAAAOSwpPpdSsQs

Does it have to be the 700, the 650's are pretty cheap too:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-Deauville-NT650V-2-2003-model/303245398165?hash=item469ad59095:g:CPQAAOSwSwVdSKTp


Food for thought - an FJR1300 - hell of a lot of bike for £1750 - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Yamaha-Fjr1300/153589966505?hash=item23c2ace6a9:g:8PcAAOSwycldRfhC



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Re: ET's Dullsville
« Reply #24 on: 14:29 - 12 August, 2019 »
I've got a Dullville, which is why I didn't go to SJ (well that & my shift pattern). It's been a good solid commuter but there's absolutely no excitement in riding it.
If it's just for getting to the station on how about looking for an older, cheaper one?

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Re: ET's Dullsville
« Reply #21 on: 11:04 - 12 August, 2019 »
V7 over a Dullsville any day but yeah, small claims court, they clearly are lying and messed you up. Tell them either they make good on what they promised, on time, or you go small claims and tell everyone you know on every forum you know about what cocks they are and how they tried to fleece you. The MOT people saved you there m8 :)
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