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About time too!

Postby Froglodyte » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:26 pm

Hi folks
Having been a forum member for over 5 years, I have finally got round to becoming a fully paid up member.
Having previously owned an F650ST for 4 years and an R1100RS for 5 years, I came to the conclusion about 18 months ago that the RS was not the ideal bike for the sort of riding I do these days. I live on the edge of the Peak District and the back lanes of Derbyshire, I felt, were more suited to an adventure style bike. Not having vast amounts of cash I could not justify a GS so bought a Suzuki VStrom 650 and I have to say, it has been a really good choice. However, I soon began to miss the old Boxer and wished I had never parted with it.
So 18 months on, I succumbed and bought a 97 plate R850R from a bloke in the BMW club. He has arthritis and can't ride it anymore so it had sat in his garage for 2 years. I bought it unridden, no MOT and SORNed. Foolish?? - Probably. Fortunately, I trailered it home, took it for MOT next day and it sailed through with no advisories. Relief!
I am now adding a few essential tweeks to make it my own and the only problems I have so far discovered are
1. The fuel low level warning light doesn't work and
2. The idle mixture needs a bit of a tweak - a bit snatchy at low speed/throttle openings. Jobs for the winter I think.
BTW, I'm keeping the VStrom! \:D/

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Re: About time too!

Postby windmill john » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:50 pm

Hi Froglodyte,

Your idle can be corrected with the zero zero method.
I now wait for Jaythro to appear angrily and say he doesn’t like that method :grin:

Anyway, this is the introduction page, not technical, so welcome.

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Re: About time too!

Postby george baker » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:18 am

welcome to the club.

In 2018 I hope to come down to meet up with some mates for lunch in Whalley Bridge/ Buxton area, so watch the "Anyone want to join me" and "Official events"-- it will depend if it is a club event or freestyle one-- sub-sections.

Suggested locations welcome

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Re: About time too!

Postby P-K » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:10 am

Hi there,

Welcome to the Club :smile:
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