A CBT and a scooter is all I need ...

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  1. Thruccy Sean

    Thruccy Sean Well-Known Member

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    Yep that's the original.

    The newer RV125 still has the balloon tyres, although mine looks a little different as I'm using non OEM tyres.

    Suzuki have actually also just released a 200cc of the Van Van. Great fun little bikes and good for going off road too!
     
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  2. MattGaydon

    MattGaydon Noble Member

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    Looks like it's sold already!!!!!
     
  3. Thruccy Sean

    Thruccy Sean Well-Known Member

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  5. Thruccy Sean

    Thruccy Sean Well-Known Member

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    I know. It's more than £500 cheaper than the other cheapest/potential buy I saw (now gone though) and that one was all the way in Hull!

    This one ticks all the boxes other than the colour I'm after. I've been there before with re-sprays. It's always a nervous anxious wait and doesn't always turn out how you'd hoped.

    Not sure.
     
  6. MrOrange

    MrOrange Guest

    Hi and welcome.

    Change of colour will affect resale. I wouldn't look at a resprayed bike, unless seriously cheap. Makes you think its been cat D' or similar.

    When buying second hand, buy the best one, not the colour choice. Please don't be offended, but it's usually girlie's that go for colour rather than price, mileage, spec , etc.

    IMHO black is a pain in the arse - shows up muck terrible and the swirl marks are annoying as hell, not sure I would buy black again. Tank contact with jacket, tank bags, gloves etc, leave marks and horrible to get out.

    Buy the lowest mileage, best condition, newest bike you can find, with a decent set of tyres and looks like it has been cared for.

    If you want a 'perfect' bike, buy new and suffer the depreciation !
     
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  7. Thruccy Sean

    Thruccy Sean Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the honesty Mr Orange. Can't say I disagree with any of that. I can't see myself spending 5k+ and then end up spraying the bike another colour. Just doesn't make sense. I'm ok with doing it to the 'little' bikes I've owned as they're not pricey, but not with something like this.

    My 'preferred' colour choice is still black. It's just what I've had my heart set on. But the red one I posted from auto trader looks very good and the more I look the more I feel like getting in touch with the seller to take a look.

    Plus looks like he's open to offers. Would leave me enough money to pick up the few other bits I wanted.
     
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  8. Winglad

    Winglad Crème de la Crème

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    Well Sean, if it is this red, I would have already made a deposit :p

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  9. Thruccy Sean

    Thruccy Sean Well-Known Member

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    Now THAT'S a good looking bike. I like it!

    Same as the one in the auto trader ad isn't it?
     
  10. Winglad

    Winglad Crème de la Crème

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    It is from the original Triumph ad.
    Sorry, I couldn't open the auto-trader link, but as far as I know, it is the only red they coated the 900 EFI in.
    At least in continental Europe...

    ;)
     
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  11. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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    well mine's a 2012 and she's done over 14000 now and thats not much use, so that's fairly low mileage. Red isnt as bad as you think, in the flesh its not that bad @Thruccyboy s is red and is pleasing to the eye. Those photos were taken just down Battersea way by the looks of things so easy to get to. They are talking offers so bear in mind the 12000 service isnt that far away.
     
  12. Thruccy Sean

    Thruccy Sean Well-Known Member

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    I know the spot Crispey. I do a couple days work in SW1 and ride just past where it looks like those pics were taken. That's what I had in mind (the service) when they said they were open to offers.
     
  13. Thruccy Sean

    Thruccy Sean Well-Known Member

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    Those are some nice pictures too from ThruccyBoy!
     
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  14. Thruccyboy

    Thruccyboy Senior Member

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    This Red thruccy you mean?

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  15. MattGaydon

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    Personally I think the red looks really smart but I know where you're coming from with the colour!

    For a long time I had my heart set on a Bonneville Spirit as I loved the finish but as one never came up I got the Scrambler and have been more than happy!
     
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  16. Thruccy Sean

    Thruccy Sean Well-Known Member

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    Yep that's the one.
     
  17. Thruccy Sean

    Thruccy Sean Well-Known Member

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    I'd just always assumed I'd get a black one. Hadn't even opened myself up to the idea of anything else. But the more I look at pictures of the red thruccy the more I like it :)

    I'm going to msg the seller.
     
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  18. MrOrange

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    Nice looking bike, not keen on the towel rail on the back, that would soon be on Ebay! :D
     
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  19. Thruccy Sean

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    Oh yeah the towel rail will be the first thing to go :D

    Message sent ....
     
  20. MattGaydon

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    Amazing fingers crossed!
     

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