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    2015 VFR800F Darkness Black
    1989 RC24 Italian Red in bits
    1995 CBR600F3
    2010 Gas Gas 125 trials

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  1. I’ve got one and it doesn’t seem to catch much since I’ve been gluing a neodymium dot magnet to the end of the oil filter casing They're pretty cheap for what they do …https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262409989613?epid=848032206&_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item3d18daaded:g:F~4AAOSwX9pdjirP&amdata=enc%3AAQAGAAACkPYe5NmHp%2B2JMhMi7yxGiTJkPrKr5t53CooMSQt2orsStdebXPz4ZTXCT8FI9kPBh5WYkD5ZyeBSNoXQjzhS%2Bme3N1dcPhKnAVzFtdhKD%2FxowSWYv48XCg0ybLXnMAtBhBbsxcwrk%2FJRKqjaFtqrN9VDoGsFHwr34dTJrrtnPZb3xoQ%2BADzp%2Fq293uM%2B6rNReKam5zCnrbgO1fs4kbFdqxolZtySafSiPHeFuRNHoRS%2FnBmJwfADQXn11xqsurC%2BPc9dDteuFVzhFmqJjNeGy17OFH4S6v8svH9zX%2FTXiSHxPtssYBcTw5Kj3xuZ%2Bdgiw7rjcDoUD1DJdHu1G8NkWWD1w3n1X1d0selWOx3qiJC2uowY%2FZHP4A8zAAwRINTGcnzk7OBqMM%2F9ryPc9X7aPjUOy9ZL4GemVr8kUXmSd8YZyySU5BX6EOQoOtw1HYV9GONF%2F82LBRA4dQo8NHBpEtz090KUquelvJ9iHgZ8UVugFjI0%2Fh%2FrCWaWnpz6NVbPlJfsQsZLBsj%2FI0vtkxRlVHemn4P9cis%2BjaCq8bj%2Bm8ObPHSsxWJRPiUKvgFp%2F869ibrMrJxuXnHH93i%2BdG9TQdvKw%2FxdS%2Fmow%2FVG35PHWm7noEUgSiTi%2FSrkivKEMyRLY5%2F4FjxRHkknxW79w4pgT95YU99Sbai3UKxWtQJJuk0usR1xd1ZANyq7xiYROddu0sN0XIHPBj0KLcnQEIZ1D74RcMJNIeSOHWrx5jzNuOAlZWknsGHoIWKUkUnKdP%2FAnI88GYfz2aAIZ1WdrHu9Ma%2B53KTtrekDyuFV8TT25dizZdecc3AUBGiMvuJjepejSHnlXNKAryYDnY5hcT20xsB2e9sTZNL5F9fN6t7Qa78O|ampid%3APL_CLK|clp%3A2334524
  2. Yes they’re correct Any reason you’re not unbolting the callipers and doing it that way?
  3. Call this company and ask about getting the old crank journal welded and ground https://www.mnrreconditioning.co.uk/services
  4. Photograph and video everything then put it away …. then contact the AA vehicle inspection team and book an appointment They'll give you an engineers report to use against the SBF OR just let SBF that the AA are getting involved and see where that leads I assume you have trading standards involved? AA inspection is £142 for basic and £190 for detailed if that helps https://www.theaa.com/vehicle-inspection/
  5. The Booster plug is a piece of junk …. If you want to smooth the throttle response then I can recommend Race Bike Evo
  6. The worst case would be the engine casing getting broken and that hasn’t happened, your gearbox is OK, so it’s realistically a reconditioned crank, bearings, flush out oil galleries etc possibly a new conrod A lot of work but you seem to have a decent workshop and presumably the knowledge If it was me I’d jump on this and build one decent engine https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174828079637?hash=item28b490ca15:g:X80AAOSwyzJg4ynq
  7. Not sure if there’s much difference between the VFR and the Crosstourer but here’s a complete motor and automatic gearbox https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274857159943?fits=UKM_CCM%3A1200|UKM_Make%3AHonda|UKM_Model%3AVFR&hash=item3ffec36d07:g:TWAAAOSwmwtg4yOn
  8. I had my seat reupholstered by Elite @ http://www.sussexmotorcycles.com/elite-comfort-motorcycle-seats.html They altered the location and type of foam used and raised the height by 1” exactly as I asked They’re not far from Oxford if you want to go there and they’ll do it while you wait
  9. The only thing difficult to reach are the 2 of the push pins on the inner that have to come out I ended up using a small Allen key in a pair of mole grips As VFR78 said careful with the tabs at the top
  10. Loctite SF768 is the solvent for the locking fluid, try soaking the fork bottom in that for a while, although I’m told acetone works on some types If pushing the damper rod doesn’t stop it turning I’d try getting someone strong to pull on it and use an 8mm drill (the cobalt ones piss through the bolts) and carefully drill the head down the Allen key hole until the head comes off
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