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The things you find

Postby mouseslapper » Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:48 pm

The bike was bought around 2 years ago from around the Mancester area. I had it delivered to me as it had no MOT and the front brakes were knackered.
The chap said that it had not been on the road for the last three years and it had sat in his garage being banged into my his kids and that it was time for it to go. By the time I had gone to see it he had pushed it out onto the drive. Having a R100rs before I thought that I sort of know what to look for. mmmm He had had the battery on charge all night so we could check that the lights and horn etc worked It looked okay to me, but will it start?
The owner was not giving me any promises and managed to find some petrol that he had for his strimmer. "Don't worry its not the two stroke mix." he said , so we put some in the tank. Turned the key, turned on the petrol and pressed the starter. Well she's turning over I thought, then cough and another and then she spluttered into life, Smiles all around then I noticed petrol cascading from the carb's! Bugger, well thats just another fix, she's worth a punt. Money changed hands.
The next weekend the bike was dropped off, and on my drive stood my nice and quite shiny BMW1981 R100RS.
Time for a closer look.
A more level headed person would have taken the opportunity for "the closer look" before parting with the hard earned cash, but I've done it now, so get on with it and get the old girl back on the road I thought.
I gave the floats a bit of a clean , that stopped the leak for the moment. Started the bike up again, she was running , but not very well. So I turned it off and thought that the best thing to do was to make a list of the things that I would need to get the bike on the road and running sweet.
After the list making, sitting down! I decided go easy and have a look at the air filter.
It looked like a mouse had made a home of it.
Anyone else found anything making a home in their bike.
Take it easy
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Re: The things you find

Postby Tango » Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:17 pm

Ha ha don't you just love nature, and maybe you've found the answer to the mystery objects :-k
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Re: The things you find

Postby boxerman » Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:33 pm

Mice nests are fairly common with bikes that have stood for a while.
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