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Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by WorkTOG, Oct 30, 2003.

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    WorkTOG Guest

    WorkTOG, Oct 30, 2003
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    Hog Guest

    ....and it was shite from new.
    Hog, Oct 30, 2003
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    WorkTOG Guest

    Well, true. Very. very slow (about 60 flat out) and with that odd
    "all-down" gear pattern. Reliable and economical, though.
    WorkTOG, Oct 30, 2003
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    Guest Guest

    Quite so - why on earth do it in black ??!?

    What's more, it's an awkward size - can't be used for the test (too
    small), and really also too small for someone who's passed. Insurance
    ought to be cheap though.


    Guest, Oct 30, 2003
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    Guest Guest

    Forgot to mention - was it 'pozi-force' or 2-stroke mix?


    Guest, Oct 30, 2003
  6. Posi-force: it had an oil pump.
    The Older Gentleman, Oct 30, 2003
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    Lozzo Guest

    The Older Gentleman wibbled like a little girl....
    I've got one of the original Pozi-force button badges that Suzuki gave
    away circa 1967.

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  8. A bit expensive IMHO but I have no doubt you didn't lose on the deal:)

    FOUR HUNDRED QUID!??! For one of those old pieces of shite? WTF kind of
    show would one exhibit one of those at anyway, even if it had been
    restored to original? Apart from the colour, which would be correct for
    the earlier and prettier B100, which it isn't, the chainguard shouldn't
    be painted should it? And shouldn't it have a heel+toe gearchange too,
    or did they vary or had someone actually removed a proper lever to fit
    one of these to the one I had?

    I learnt on one of these, it cost 60 quid. Was I glad to pass my test
    and get rid of the bastard[1]. Absolutely no way would I want one for
    nostalgia reasons.

    This is truly a Shite old Bike in the literal, not affectionate, sense.
    I really cannot understand why someone would want to restore one. Knock
    it into good enough shape to get an MoT and use it as a hack perhaps.

    Well, there are a lot of idiots around and many bid on ebay. It'll be
    interesting to see if anyone actually buys it.

    You reckoned 60mph BTW. Mine never managed that, not even downhill with
    a following wind.

    Regards, Ian

    [1] Well it sat in the shed for a bit, then someone exploded it, then
    IIRC the scrappie gave us a fiver for it and something else similar.
    Ian Northeast, Oct 30, 2003
  9. Nor should the rear mudguard.
    The Older Gentleman, Oct 30, 2003
  10. "invalid item", this morning.
    Austin Shackles, Oct 31, 2003
  11. So it is. I wonder what that means, exactly.
    The Older Gentleman, Oct 31, 2003
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    fred Guest

    Probably, someone has had the decency to remove the ad after spotting what a
    hoax it was. And if there's any real justice left in this fucked up ailing
    world [1], the scamming git responsible[2] has been taken round the back of
    his shed and shot.

    [1] Had any post this week?
    [2] Bet he's a Postman!
    fred, Oct 31, 2003
  13. Actually, yes:)
    I've known some very decent postmen. Some of them rode bikes too. It's
    not an easy job you know, getting up and the crack of dawn and trudging
    round with a heavy sack. And not over well paid. I havn't looked into
    the issue in detail but I expect they have good reason for taking
    industrial action.

    But back to the point. That's a bit strong I think. An overpriced piece
    of junk yes, and not 100% accurately described, but not a hoax. He
    *says* it's a B120. It certainly appears to be one FWIW. It looks like a
    good one, if it can be said that there is any such thing. He's set an
    unrealistic price, probably reflecting what it cost him to get the thing
    into that state, but that means he's an idiot not a conman IMO. He
    doesn't deserve to *sell* it, no, not unless he comes down a lot but he
    hasn't claimed it's a rare classic or anything. He probably doesn't even
    know he's got things wrong and may even believe it's worth what he's
    asking. After all, he thought it was worthwhile restoring it:) And apart
    from the details he got wrong, he did a good job. I've never seen a
    cleaner one since they came out. Again, FWIW. I never fancied one when
    they were new (ISTR seeing one in the showroom next to a GS1000, it did
    suffer a tad by comparison) and only bought one because I needed
    something to pass my test on and it was 60 quid. The RD400 burning a
    hole an my garage door and the fundamental crapness of the B120 combined
    to make me pass my test first time too. I couldn't afford to fail.

    I am pleased to report that my garage currently contains one GS1000 (not
    mine) and absolutely no B120s or anything vaguely resembling one at all.
    No RD400s either, but that's because of its nitro-glycerine tendencies
    and not because I don't like them.

    Regards, Ian
    Ian Northeast, Oct 31, 2003
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    Nigel Eaton Guest

    Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, Ian Northeast
    So why is it, if you work during an official union strike, you're a
    scab, but if you strike when there's no official strike, that's fine?
    Nigel Eaton, Oct 31, 2003
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    Simon. Guest

    Huh ?!? You probably lost more time doing the de-coke than you saved
    getting that *extra* 5mph :=)


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