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Lightrunner
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Looking for new wheels

Postby Lightrunner » Tue Jan 03, 2006 2:51 pm

Have just agreed a figure for my mangled bike with the insurance company :)

So I'm now on the lookout for a nice second hand motor. I'm replacing a '53 plate S that had heated, grips, pannier rails and a few other bits so I've got a reasonable amount to spend - but I'm not looking to spend it all blindly.

If anyone see's a real bargain let me know :D

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Postby bmwonder » Tue Jan 03, 2006 4:01 pm

There's a BCR on eBay at the moment. Red/ white and blue if my memory serves me?

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Postby Lightrunner » Tue Jan 03, 2006 4:43 pm

yeah saw that :)
I've never ridden one or even had a really good squint at one but instinct says it's not quite what I'm after :shock:

I'm still after an S though.... just trying to figure out the right balance of money spent / bike bought

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Postby bmwonder » Tue Jan 03, 2006 5:01 pm

Sit on http://www.Biketrader.co.uk for a while. Stuff is fairly cheap at the moment. Dealers should be bitting your hand off by the end of Jan. Especially if we get some shitty weather between now and then.

winger

Postby winger » Tue Jan 03, 2006 5:03 pm

Bike Trader out on a tuesday,every two weeks look in the damaged repairables for the one that have been written because the fairings scuffed up!!!.

Just remember when buying a Cat C or D,your duty bound to disclose it when selling,and it tends to put the 'Has it got a full service history' muppets of.

Or ideally look for the add,thats says not on the register.

Chris

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Re: Looking for new wheels

Postby sandbar » Tue Jan 03, 2006 11:19 pm

Lightrunner wrote:If anyone see's a real bargain let me know :D


I've got an expensive BCR that I would sell. You know - it is the proper one. Blue/White, single spark, ABS, h/grips etc etc.

sandbar

Oh yes - I forgot - its got a carbon/fibre hugger

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Postby bmwonder » Wed Jan 04, 2006 1:14 pm

New Moto Guzzi Griso looks nice. Seem to be well screwed together as well. Or you could have the Breva for a bit more practicality.

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Re: Looking for new wheels

Postby boxerpan » Wed Jan 04, 2006 2:08 pm

sandbar wrote:
Lightrunner wrote:If anyone see's a real bargain let me know :D


You know - it is the proper one. ...... ABS,......etc.

sandbar


Ha ha ha :lol:
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Re: Looking for new wheels

Postby sandbar » Thu Jan 05, 2006 1:19 pm

boxerpan wrote:Ha ha ha :lol:


Your point is what - exactly!!!!!!!

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Re: Looking for new wheels

Postby Chamelespoon » Thu Jan 05, 2006 1:26 pm

sandbar wrote:
boxerpan wrote:Ha ha ha :lol:


Your point is what - exactly!!!!!!!

sandbar


Well, it can't be the ABS thing... he's made it quite clear he loves such electronic gadgetry. ;)

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Postby sandbar » Thu Jan 05, 2006 2:03 pm

.

You are right. I think his slip is showing :wink:

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Postby boxerpan » Fri Jan 06, 2006 3:20 pm

There's is a time and a place for everything.
ABS and the S don't mix well IMHO, especially when they go wrong out of warranty.

Luddites unite :wink:
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Postby vincentm » Tue Jan 10, 2006 8:22 am

Lightrunner,
I was thinking of selling my 2000 SS this spring. If it's the sort of thing your after I could bring that forward. I'm selling it because I don't use it enough these days anyway.
PM me if interested.

Mark

Full (and I mean full) spec :-
Black
12k miles
vanderline exhaust + chip + original,
BMW carbon belly pan,
carbon inducts,
K+N air filter
Schnitzer rearsets,
Heated grips,
BMW panniers & tankbag,
BMW underseat rucksack
Goodridge braided lines,
FBMWSH, T&T,
datatag
BMW carbon spark plug covers,
BMW carbon shock protector,
BMW carbon heel guard,
BMW carbon seat cover,
BMW power socket + optimate connector,
New rear BT012, good front BT010
rear wheel plug,
alloy frame plugs
alloy oil cap
boxer cup mirrors

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Postby Neil178 » Tue Jan 10, 2006 3:38 pm

Nice spec you have on the bike Vince.
I was wondering what you think of the Schnitzer rearsets compared to the originals? Is the foot position much different? Thanks, Neil.

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Postby vincentm » Tue Jan 10, 2006 4:53 pm

Not much different, slightly up and back but to be honest more bling than anything 8)

There's a pic here of them, well one of them.
http://www.ac-schnitzer.de/englisch/motorrad/index.html


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