Back With An Old Friend

chrisw959

All Season Rider
Aug 29, 2017
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Leicestershire
www.chriswallace959.weebly.com
I ride a
2007 Hartford HD125L, 2013 Honda CB500X
So after just sitting chained and covered up for the past couple of months I've been back with this old friend. I was going to sell it but every time I ride it I talk myself out of it. Then somthing happens and it's I'm selling then I ride it. A vicious cycle. Small bikes are just as great fun and as much as it can spit some shit it and with it's poor brakes compared to modern bike, huge amount of vibrations and it's its complete lack of refinement it makes it a character. It's a bit rough looking round the edges but it works (most of the time).

A few things have changed:
  • Removed the topbox due to it splitting
  • Removed the cheap universal rack due to the paint flaking and indicators moving around on it
  • Rewelded a mounting bracket for the indicators since the rack snapped it (Grandad did actually)
  • Refited the grab rail so I can move it around
  • Put the indicators back to the original place
  • Fixed the bad connection on a indicator
  • Replaced the front brake light switch. We now have a light when I brake
  • Fixed the rear lense cover
  • Adjusted the chain
  • Adjusted the rear brake
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A few videos coming up soon.
 

RideOnTwo

Smart Ass
Jun 14, 2019
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Massachusetts USA
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I ride a
BMW F750GS
I always regret selling bikes. I love my new bike but I also miss my red rocket! Funny I hated red until I got it, thought about getting new plastic and wrapping the tank but it started to grow on me to the point I bought my new one because it had red in it.
 

chrisw959

All Season Rider
Aug 29, 2017
692
659
93
Leicestershire
www.chriswallace959.weebly.com
I ride a
2007 Hartford HD125L, 2013 Honda CB500X
I didn't regretting get rid of the old moped but I didn't own that. The agreement was that I gave it back to my grandad when I was done with it.

Since the only other person that rides is my Grandad and he has a 2001 Yamaha Virago 250 and a 2016 Royal Enfield Bullet. Whilst they are all under to 47bhp limit for my license. But his insurance considers them both classics and won't insure me since I'm not over 25. So the Hartford is my only other option, since I don't have car license.
 
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chrisw959

All Season Rider
Aug 29, 2017
692
659
93
Leicestershire
www.chriswallace959.weebly.com
I ride a
2007 Hartford HD125L, 2013 Honda CB500X
Yh I've used all of this week since I couldn't be bothered to swap them over and it's been a hell of a bladt. In fact I've got a video on the 29th at 5pm UK time from when I first jumped back on it.
 

WheelyPerd

Everywhere @WheeliePerd
May 18, 2017
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South Africa
I ride a
Triumph Tiger 800 XCx
If we didnt have to, I'm sure most of us would have multiple bikes.

I do miss my old Honda cbx250 (2008), it just worked. Started when it was 40c+ and -1c.
 

HippoDrone

Admin
Jan 2, 2017
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West Sussex, UK
I ride a
2012 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone
I didn't regretting get rid of the old moped but I didn't own that. The agreement was that I gave it back to my grandad when I was done with it.

Since the only other person that rides is my Grandad and he has a 2001 Yamaha Virago 250 and a 2016 Royal Enfield Bullet. Whilst they are all under to 47bhp limit for my license. But his insurance considers them both classics and won't insure me since I'm not over 25. So the Hartford is my only other option, since I don't have car license.
How can they consider a bike only 3 years old to be a classic? That is crazy!
 
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