1998-2002 Yamaha R1

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  1. nigelrb

    nigelrb Well-Known Member

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    Hey Paul. Any further activities in your bike hunting project?
     
  2. PauloHRC

    PauloHRC Active Member

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    Hmmmm unfortunately not.......I've had to put the funds into a new car. VW Tiguan Allspace R line. (7 seater)

    And why do I need a 7 seater I here you say?? Well in the not too distant future there is a mini PauloHRC on the horizon!!!

    Or a PaulaHRC......we're not sure yet haha :D

    P.s. I had had permission to get a second bike even with the new arrival imminent....but the price of new cars it's quite ridiculous so I need to be a sensible person about this!:rolleyes:
     
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  3. nigelrb

    nigelrb Well-Known Member

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    My brother's had 2 Tiguans in the past few years. Full of compliments for them.

    Congrats on the 'other' addition too!
     
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  4. Lozzy

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    Congrats to you both Paul :)
     
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    I've had both the 4xv and the 5jj and they were both cracking bikes! .....as everyone says.... "wish I'd kept it"
     
  6. steve750

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    I still have a brand new Arrow carbon can for this baby too
     
  7. exuptoy

    exuptoy Senior Member

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    I owned a low mileage 2001 5JJ about 12 years ago in Red/White and loved it then I bought this 98 4XV a year last January for £1000. Been laid up 4 years and started regularly. Guy had 4 bikes and didn't use it. Admittedly there arent many out there for £1000 but this had 41k on it with 3 owners (I think) and was fine. Spent a further £1150 on it (thereabouts) and went through it all, original can, indicators, powder coating the wheels, new suspension link bearings, 12k shock, new genuine fork seals and oil, 2015/16 CBR1000RR stick coils and loom, mopped the paint, bought a Chinese seat cowl for £21 and spent £65 painting it with quality colour matched 2 stage rattles cans then 2 pack lacquer which was then mopped and it was perfect.

    Used it for around 8 months and sold the bike for £2500 after putting another 1500 miles on it.

    The guy is still using it and loves it.

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  8. nigelrb

    nigelrb Well-Known Member

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    Looks magnificent. I'd find it hard to part with a bike that I'd invested so much time in.

    But then again, I find it hard to part with bikes, period!
     
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  9. Boothman

    Boothman New Member

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    We’ve noticed @nigelrb
     
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  10. exuptoy

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    Also bought this for £200 found in a field as pictured below,

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    and turned it into this and sold it for £1300.

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    Never made any beans (probably just about £150?) but enjoyed the project and saved another from the scrappers and got to use the finished bike. Not too bad either for a big girl. The big girls sometimes surprise you when you climb onboard! :D :p
     
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  11. exuptoy

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    Sorry to spam your thread by the way!
     
  12. PauloHRC

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    No worries .......It's just making me want to get a project bike even more now!!:D

    As mentioned in earlier post though, I've had to put the idea on the back burner while the new car arrives, extension is built and baby is delivered....all In that order! :eek:;)
     
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  13. exuptoy

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    Haha. I also did an SV650, the first of the pointy ones. Paid £750, spent £300 and sold it for £1350. It felt like a right nail when I got it! Engine cases peeling, rusty subframe bearings feeling tired etc. Turned out nice too and was a right laugh to ride. 46000 miles and turned out quite nice. Easy sellers them too for A2 riders.
    I like having a project on the go. Need to look for one myself again I think.
    Haha, no more I promise.

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  14. nigelrb

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    I don't even know who's thread it is any longer.

    Bloody hell, that CBR find is one of those stories you hear and then say to the guy, 'Yeah sure?' Of course I can see that that is a legitimate find and have to ask: 'How the frig?' Did you just happen to wander through farmer Joe's paddock collecting friggin' daises and then, 'Holy shit, I just found a bike'?:rolleyes:

    I'm out to Argos to buy wellies first up in the morning.:)

    The finished job is amazing. Fortunate (for me) I wasn't on the forum at that time!!:D
     
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  15. PauloHRC

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    Serial bike fixer upperer!!! o_O:D
     
  16. exuptoy

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    The CBR was one of my work mates when I was at the last offshore position. He lived in Plymouth but had an old house in Pembroke and that is where my van is sited, so I went down for a mooch and agreed to buy it.
    It had been sat in the field without a cover for 2 years. Within an hour of getting it home it was running, on the same battery and fuel in the tank. :D
    Pretty fortunate really. Been asked to restore a Laverda for a guy and we’d split the profits since but the logistics of getting it from the IOM to South Wales and the rarity of the parts I declined. I do it as I enjoy it in my off time. I think if I had someone relying on me it’d not be so much fun.
     
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  17. PauloHRC

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    That's Honda reliability right there for you!!
     
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  18. Boothman

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    Yes strong reliability from Honda (back in 1989 :)) but not so much nowadays :(
     
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