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Hunter gatherer in his natural habitat, scouring The Land for some of the last 2019's white gold....

 

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Motorcycle shop nearby had "Benelli demo days" and with me never turning down a free ride..... :tongue:

Benelli, founded in 1911 and started building mc's in 1921.

 

These days though, it is probably best called Chinelli :tongue:, as the bikes are 100% Chinese. That is, if your name is Trump and/or you like staring at your belly button.

For truth be told, it is a well designed and build motorcycle. Factor in the price and you're on a winner if you donot expect eye popping perfomance from the wee twin.

I got her up to a ton and that was it :goofy:.  The engine is a peach, picking up smootlhlt from low revs, even if you are too high a gear.  Suspension, handling braking al "A" OK!

This TRK was brandnew (27km on the clock) and I reckon the gearbox could do with a proper break in period 1st....  Shifting from 2 to 3 somethimes was not happening (irrespective of lever pull full in or not). Or it was just my inexperience with riding a mc?

The shop took note and would keep an eye/ear on it with future riders taking her out. Rear brake could do with a bit more bite (bike has ABS), again it would have been wiser to ride the bike themselves first for a few 100 clicks....

 

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Rode with a group of former colleagues yesterday. Most have a Beemer, with a "Henri Ford" color scheme... :goofy:

 

 

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"My little puma" :tongue: had to rev hard to compensate for her lack in torque.... 

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15 minutes ago, Dutchy said:

"My little puma" :tongue: had to rev hard to compensate for her lack in torque.... 

Nice one Dutchy. Your "little puma" is the Best looker by far. I'd have yours over three of the others.

Cheers.

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On 6/13/2015 at 10:35 PM, Dutchy said:

IMAG1834.jpgIMAG1818.jpgIMAG1816.jpgAnd it must be contagious.......  Thank you Keny!!!   :beer:

 

 

 

44k km's/27.5K miles

 

A good 3 seasons later

 

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Yeah impressive. Just shows they don't all drop valves.

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She gets around alright... :fing02:

 

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Some 33C+ today for a little SP get together...

 

 

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Pollen levels are very high, but that's not stopping me riding..... :laugh:

 

 

 

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Nice shot Dutchy, head for the hills!

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On 6/7/2019 at 2:21 AM, Grum said:

Nice shot Dutchy, head for the hills!

Dutchy has hills?! Nice one Grum. :laugh:

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"lunch ride" :tongue:

 

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During yesterday's run, I once more experienced starting problens. Whirring sound but no starty...

Hmmm, replaced the start relais earlier, so maybe the starter brushes are worn?

 

As they say......    "pictures speak 1000's of words" :goofy:

 

 

Yes, the oil filter and Stebel are in the way...

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A PO did not use JIS...

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Clarty 2.0

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Aye Captain Kirk, she will take no more...

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Never a dull moment nor chance to learn something new eh?:tongue:

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I am sure it's repairable but you might be better off just picking up a second hand one. They seem plentiful enough on Ebay. 

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1 hour ago, jeremyr62 said:

I am sure it's repairable but you might be better off just picking up a second hand one. They seem plentiful enough on Ebay. 

Chances are I pick one up over the weekend.

 

 

Am amazed/impressed that it worked for so long despite being well past its "best before date"... :fing02:

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Some 33C+ today for a little SP get together...
 
 
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Awesome
Now we need video of all them revin together!
That would be heaven, better yet, GoPro of all goin through a tunnel together



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Some 33C+ today for a little SP get together...
 
 
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Awesome
Now we need video of all them revin together!
That would be heaven, better yet, GoPro of all goin through a tunnel together



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20 hours ago, Dutchy said:

Chances are I pick one up over the weekend.

 

 

Am amazed/impressed that it worked for so long despite being well past its "best before date"... :fing02:

Sorted!

 

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Problem with brushed staters is they have nowhere for the brush wear residue/dust to go. So the brushes start to stick which increases arcing that increases wear. If you ever need to replace a set of brushes & they are NLA then just go to a car parts place & buy a set. They are all bigger than bike ones, then cut them to shape to fit your starter motor ! Give it a full clean & degrease & all good to go like new again.

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On 6/14/2019 at 10:38 PM, duccmann said:


Awesome
Now we need video of all them revin together!
That would be heaven, better yet, GoPro of all goin through a tunnel together
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Poor mike on camera....

 

 

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Bought a MACNA cooling vest years and years ago, use a lot in summer since it really "works".

Friend asked to borrow it as he was gonna rent a bike in Dubai. Ge somehow managed to cause it to leak, maybe plain wear and tear...

So I picked up a new one today.

 

Next week we get 30C+, a good testing opportunity for this 2.0 version.

 

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After 2 seasons riding with the CASTROL vodywork, decided to revert back to OEM. Just for a change...

 

 

 

 

 

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On 6/22/2019 at 10:33 AM, Dutchy said:

Bought a MACNA cooling vest years and years ago, use a lot in summer since it really "works".

Friend asked to borrow it as he was gonna rent a bike in Dubai. Ge somehow managed to cause it to leak, maybe plain wear and tear...

So I picked up a new one today.

 

Next week we get 30C+, a good testing opportunity for this 2.0 version.

 

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Please post up a review, as this is something that intrigues me, living in AZ.....

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