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Re: New member in Norfolk UK
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2019, 04:34:53 PM »
*Originally Posted by Jaws [+]
Thanks for the welcome guys  :062:

And welcome from hilldweller.

The bike is a freak. 47hp A2 and it should be rubbish, but it exceeds all expectations. I'll bet you return from Italy planning your next trip.

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« Last Edit: July 17, 2019, 04:41:48 PM by hilldweller »
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Re: New member in Norfolk UK
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2019, 04:54:48 PM »
 :400:- you'll love touring on the bike.

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Re: New member in Norfolk UK
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2019, 08:47:27 PM »
Welcome from one of your old customers.  I always found you very pleasant to deal with, we have done the same as you, after riding big bikes for over fifty years we have down graded to lighter bikes because of our age, as you have found out the CB 500 is an excellent choice.  Chain oilers, the one to go for is the Cobra Nemo its much neater and easier to fit than the Scott.

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Re: New member in Norfolk UK
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2019, 11:09:11 PM »
*Originally Posted by Superplasma [+]
Welcome from one of your old customers.  I always found you very pleasant to deal with, we have done the same as you, after riding big bikes for over fifty years we have down graded to lighter bikes because of our age, as you have found out the CB 500 is an excellent choice.  Chain oilers, the one to go for is the Cobra Nemo its much neater and easier to fit than the Scott.

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Hi old customer and thank you for the welcome  :002:
I do like the Cobbra system ( https://www.cobrra.co.uk/  if you click on the contact button and look on the left you will see how much it is liked LOL!!! ), but for various reasons I decided to go for the Scottoiler.. A bit more challenging to fit on the X but that is all part of the game for me ... Yep.. I know  :112:  !!!
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Re: New member in Norfolk UK
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2019, 08:21:44 PM »
 :401: all sounds good, get some pictures of your X up when you finished farkling  :152:

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Re: New member in Norfolk UK
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2019, 10:41:45 PM »
Welcome to the forum.

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Re: New member in Norfolk UK
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2019, 10:25:20 AM »
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I do like the Cobbra system

You could do them a favour and tell them "works on the principle of compressing the oil" makes them look idiots.
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Re: New member in Norfolk UK
« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2019, 10:49:54 PM »
*Originally Posted by hilldweller [+]
You could do them a favour and tell them "works on the principle of compressing the oil" makes them look idiots.
Naaaaaa. Its been 4 years and to be really honest I am getting fed up holding their hand...
Would not be so bad if I got a retainer !
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Re: New member in Norfolk UK
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2019, 05:55:30 PM »
Great story Jaws , I admire your determination. I am also in sunny Norfolk , I have my stupid fast road bike up sale at the moment, when sold I will be on the hunt for  cb500 x and possibly rally raid it for trips abroad . maybe see you out and about  sometime ?

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Re: New member in Norfolk UK
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2019, 09:02:53 PM »
*Originally Posted by yeendy [+]
Great story Jaws , I admire your determination. I am also in sunny Norfolk , I have my stupid fast road bike up sale at the moment, when sold I will be on the hunt for  cb500 x and possibly rally raid it for trips abroad . maybe see you out and about  sometime ?
Still kept my one off Bird that I built and maybe looking for an R6 when I get shot of the MP3 :-), but even that is down to CB5 ownership.. It has completely rejuvenated my life times love of bikes. It is fun to ride, nice to work on and cheap as a cheap thing to run..
Used to work in KL in the 70's.
When I moved to Norfolk I was a grade 1 tv engineer .. Unable to get a suitable job I applied to Bensleys for a job as an aerial rigger.. They said they did not want to employ someone but would take on a contractor.. I subbed to them for several years ............. Also was a long time member of the KL amateur radio club for much of the 80's and 90's :-)
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