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  1. joe mc donald

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    Peeps had a great day out today. Rode up to Wallingford and the H café. It was swamped at times. Everyone loved the TSX. I rode all the way there not a hiccup and around the single track roads around there. And on the way home the old girl kept cutting out. I know they say not to work at the carbs but one thinks they may need a clean. However I did get home and have just now applied for my 70 mile ride certificate from the TOMCC. It was a spur of the moment thing so didn't have time to tell you all I was out and about. Did meet some great peeps however. Also treated myself to a sena earpiece which the infinity staff fitted for me. And a new pair of trousers so really sorted now.
    Ride Safe.
    Joe IMG_1039.JPG IMG_1038 (2).JPG
     
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  2. Privateer

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    Nice one Joe. Bike looks great.
     
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  3. joe mc donald

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    Thanks for that. Want to get up your neck of the woods soon. Just for a spin out.
    Regards
    Joe
     
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  4. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Hi Joe,

    Before you start stripping the carbs to clean them.
    Try some of this mate...
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/283478095060
    You can buy a small 155ml bottle for approx £6 but the 1ltr bottle at £15 is much better value for money (I buy it 4 US gallons at a time)
    Add approx 100ml to a full tank of fuel & you might find it sorts the fueling? If not, you'll have 900ml left to treat 9 other vehicles. It can be used in petrol, diesel, carbs or fuel injection.
    I've had amazing results from it & it's saved me a fortune in parts & hours of stripping/reassembly time.
     
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  5. joe mc donald

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    Thanks for that and I certainly will give it a go first. Hopefully it will do the trick as most people say not to go stripping those Bings as they tend to be very temperamental. I will pop down Halford tomorrow and pick some up. Thanks again.
    Regards
    Joe.
     
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  6. Dozers Dad

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    Not sure if Halfords sell it mate?
    It's an American product but widely available on UK EBay.
    My local auto factors used to sell the 155ml bottles but they charged £8 & consequently didn't sell many. When they decided not to restock it. I purchased approx 20 bottles at £4.50 each.
    I actually only wanted the bottles. As they made measuring out a 155ml dose for a car much easier.
    I kept all the 155ml bottles & refill them from US gallon bottles.
     
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  7. Privateer

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    If you decide to do that, let me know and I'll be happy to join you. Or at least provide you with a free refreshment stop!
     
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  8. darkman

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    Nice one Joe, bike looks great and as well as using the cleaner fluid Lucas also do a Ethanol conditioner in a green bottle that i use in all my old bikes 10ml to each tank fill has stopped all the issues i used to have.
     
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    Bike does look very, very nice.
    Stands right out from the crowd, lovely
     
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    I quit using ethanol gas in my lawn equipment with carburetors due to extremely short shelf life, less than 30 days. I can buy real gas so much cheaper than the last repair bill. Ok for cars that go through a tank a week or two. But to have it go bad in a can in the garage is just insane.
     
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    I do like the colors, a really stunning scheme!
     
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  12. Dozers Dad

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    What method did you use to sort the graphics out on the tank Joe?
    Last time I saw a photo of the tank it was looking very sorry for itself.
    You were talking to tigcraft about painting it & recreating the graphics.
     
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  13. thebiglad

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    Stunning looking bike that Joe, really like it !!!!
     
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  14. Big Sandy

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    Bikes looking good @joe mc donald good day for a run out. Thunderstorms and downpours here :(

    Could you post the name of the product you use please @Dozers Dad the software on my tablet won't let me follow links to ebay!
     
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  15. joe mc donald

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    Don't use ebay since they robbed me of a set of t140 cranks. Will check amazon.
    Regards
    Joe.
     
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  16. joe mc donald

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    Sure will do and a nice cuppa always goes down great after a ride out. Thanks.
    Regards
    Joe.
     
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  17. joe mc donald

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    Yes I have some of that. But I like to get up to Marlow here. I can't remember the name but he sells leaded petrol. Real nice chap stocks it for the canal boats. Not as nice as yours though.
    Regards
    Joe.
     
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  18. joe mc donald

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    Thanks for that you know I am getting a big head now. But yes you are right it is individual. Can't believe how many people wanted to take pictures and talk about it.
    Regards
    Joe.
     
  19. joe mc donald

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    Yes do agree with you.
    Regards
    Joe.
     
  20. joe mc donald

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    Thanks I to like the colour scheme. It was one of the models Meriden though would save the company but was not good enough and to late.
    Regards
    Joe
     
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