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 Post subject: Old guy new member
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:16 am 
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Hi guys, just bought myself an old tatty S1W that needs a lot of love and money throwing at it , I had one around 15 years ago and sold it and a good few other bikes when I moved house .
It will join my RD400 and 350LC's in my small compact garage, I do all the work on the RD's myself but I never had to touch the last Buell so I will probably need help with basic maintenance and the obvious gormless questions I'll be asking.


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 Post subject: Re: Old guy new member
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:21 am 
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Current ride: X1 2001 White Riot
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welcome to the club Howard :yup:
if you click on the link below & scroll down there is an S1 manual

http://www.ukbeg.com/downloads.php :here: :mrgreen:

i guess it was Griff's S1 you bought
...viewtopic.php?f=10&t=22965

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 Post subject: Re: Old guy new member
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:58 am 
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No not that bike it was this one , it's a UK bike with a few mods , some nice some not so .
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 Post subject: Re: Old guy new member
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:15 am 
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Hi and welcome, nice bike, what's the swingarm?

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 Post subject: Re: Old guy new member
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:54 pm 
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:sun: nice S1 , best colour scheme too :yup:

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 Post subject: Re: Old guy new member
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:44 pm 
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Never seen one this colour before and I do like it but it's just a bit ratty , my old S1W was all white so I fitted a pair of PM wheels to break it up, it also had a mikuni like this bike but it had a different filter.
So silly question number one , do you take that sock thing off the filter when riding it ?


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 Post subject: Re: Old guy new member
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:58 pm 
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no, it keeps the rain out

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 Post subject: Re: Old guy new member
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:56 pm 
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Looks like the fuel injected filter.


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 Post subject: Re: Old guy new member
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:49 pm 
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Is this filter not suitable for a mikuni carb ? I took the bike out for a short blast today and it was awful below 2-3k and then ran good , I thought it was just the pilot jet or mixture that might need looking at .


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 Post subject: Re: Old guy new member
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:18 pm 
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HowardRD wrote:
Never seen one this colour before and I do like it but it's just a bit ratty


dunno but the same colour scheme as my X1 , so i may be a bit biased :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Old guy new member
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:32 pm 
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welcome

Nice looking bike


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 Post subject: Re: Old guy new member
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:59 pm 
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Ratty ?? Looks nice and great colour :yup:


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 Post subject: Re: Old guy new member
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:49 am 
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You have an s1w with a rainbow option ,when it was picked you could mix and match colour schemes frame , wheels ,body work , quite rare ,and a good choice of Buell ,are you going to return it to standard look . And welcome back. :yup:


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 Post subject: Re: Old guy new member
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:56 pm 
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Ideally I would like to just use it this year and then start a restoration over the winter but it's not going back to standard it will stay more or less as it is just a hell of a lot cleaner .
I do like some of the mods like the swinging arm, rear sets and mikuni but the exhaust is too load , its needs new lights and indicators and maybe a more comfy seat, the colours will be staying the same.


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 Post subject: Re: Old guy new member
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:53 am 
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Welcome Howard

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