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by nickst4
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Virtual Bar
Topic: Thanks
Replies: 7
Views: 56

Re: Thanks

Lol57 wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:22 am
Norfolk and Suffolk have some great biking roads we are dead lucky! :D
Welcome, Lol,

I'm to the west of Diss, Norfolk, so also close to you. I agree about biking roads, but the surfaces could be a lot better!

Nick
by nickst4
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Raptor 1000
Topic: Chassis Number Location?
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Re: Chassis Number Location?

I'm sure my mechanic/guru Carl Harrison in Harleston said something about Raptors often being given new frames, presumably under warranty, when he was at a major dealer here. He didn't mention stamping numbers though.

Nick
by nickst4
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Vespa gt125 for sale.
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: Vespa gt125 for sale.

Very fetching colour and seriously curvaceous! Otherwise, thanks but no thanks... :blink:

Nick
by nickst4
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Virtual Bar
Topic: High mileage raptors
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Re: High mileage raptors

If we are about evens on gender here, then that is amazing! Not seen that before on any biking forum, or at least the non-male people keep very very quiet. Personally, the two things that make life worth living for me are motorbikes and ladies, in no particular order. I mean; blokes are OK but... I'...
by nickst4
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Virtual Bar
Topic: High mileage raptors
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Re: High mileage raptors

More respect! And yet another enthusiastic distaff owner! Do we have a breakdown of gender for this group, or is that not a PC thing to record or, indeed, ask about? Still fascinates me, but I'm just an old and increasingly-crusty geezer who associates bikes with flat caps, roll-ups and dirty finger...
by nickst4
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Virtual Bar
Topic: Nowt to do with raptors
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: Nowt to do with raptors

Just sold my audi a3 1.9tdie. ..which tbh was an absolute great little car. 30 a year to tax, about 55 average mpg..lovely thing!😓 Now have a silver 5 door A5 3.0tdi....only 115 a year to tax..pretty good good mpg....8 speed auto box....after working all week driving a van here there and everywhere...
by nickst4
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Raptor 1000
Topic: Stutter and no smooth drive
Replies: 19
Views: 254

Re: Stutter and no smooth drive

I've never bothered with (the price of) iridium plugs and have always used plain old NGK CR8EKs with no hassle what so ever. Even well beyond the recommended swap out mileage. In my experience, there just isn't a swap-out mileage for (Denso) iridium plugs. They work brilliantly out of the box, with...
by nickst4
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: new battery
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: new battery

That is scarily-cheap! What brand is it? I go for MotoBatt AGM and have only ever had one go down. Probably nine in use at the moment, with an average price close to £60.

Nick
by nickst4
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Raptor 1000
Topic: Stutter and no smooth drive
Replies: 19
Views: 254

Re: Stutter and no smooth drive

Your findings certainly demonstrate the presence of plenty of moisture in the tank in the past. Might it have got in around the filler cap? If I was you, I'd brush the rust off, treat those bits with phosphoric acid and put them back, taking care to keep water out of the tank. You'd be hard-pressed ...
by nickst4
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Raptor 1000
Topic: Stutter and no smooth drive
Replies: 19
Views: 254

Re: Stutter and no smooth drive

All of these replies are important, but I note your suggestion that injector cleaner had a beneficial but short-lived effect. I'm wondering if this could be the first instance I've heard of where cheapo fuel has messed-up the inside of a nylon tank? It certainly happens with carburated bikes, the di...
by nickst4
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Virtual Bar
Topic: Nowt to do with raptors
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: Nowt to do with raptors

Hmmm; a certain resonance with that situation! I recently sold my Mk1 Yamaha TR1 on ebay and, because I thought there was a good chance it would be butchered into yet another 'cafe racer', I accepted an offer of fractionally over my reserve several days before the end from a chap who convinced me he...
by nickst4
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: There's a lot about!
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: There's a lot about!

Dapper dan wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:01 am
They are a cracking buy! Can't see how you can possibly lose really in purchasing one!
They do have one draw back....they can turn you a little Jeckyl and Hyde when riding..🙂 :ride: :revrev: :evil:
Ain't dat de troof... :nod:

Nick
by nickst4
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: new member
Replies: 7
Views: 63

Re: new member

Welcome!

How could you neglect your Raptor for so long? :shock: Especially since it was part of the family...

Nick
by nickst4
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: There's a lot about!
Replies: 4
Views: 72

There's a lot about!

Has anyone else noticed how Raptors are coming out of the woodwork and showing up, on ebay at least? Substantial prices too. Glad I got a very good deal on mine a few years ago. The owner couldn't sell a pristine 10k mile example for £2300, so dropped his price to £2050! :thumbsup: One of my better ...
by nickst4
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: General Technical
Topic: Rear exhaust header
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Re: Rear exhaust header

Andy, A thought occurs: while stainless studs and brass nuts on the rear exhaust port sounds like a good idea, I think you might find it impossible to get the system offered-up with studs sticking out. I know I struggled with getting it all back in place after having it polished. It might be easier ...