After a few weeks of fiddling with the bike (2003 sp2) whilst not patiently waiting, I got my tags tonight, the weather breaks tomorrow so just had to get the first few miles in, unfortunatley evening commuter traffic was a bit of a spoiler.
Running in new tyres, bike still lowered by PO (next job to reset height& fork rebuild with new racetec weight specific springs) managed to stall it twice,
but soon got the hang of the clutch bite and revs, think idle needs lifting, running stock sprockets - first gear seems tall. Initial thoughts suspension was too firm but lowering probably does not help, only one blip into higher speeds.
Within the brief first 20 mins whilst trying to find a bit of the bikes groove - two bambis had a go, one missing me by less than a couple of feet. Nice big wide eyes, no worries the pants will wash, brakes were good!
Worst bit, got home and those damn chikkenstrips waaaaaaaaay to wide for a Brit!.. Hangs head in shame, rain in forecast tomorrows, even if tempted to ride in the rain, really not good idea with fresh rubber!
Small work in (past month) since purchase: new tyres, new rear turn signals, led custom relay simple fix - easy task! Rewired undertail lighting as PO made a hash of wiring in LED taillights. Bike booked for suspension and basic fliuds service in next couple of weeks.....
Big thanks to all on here for the friendly help and experienced RC advice, the bike is progressing steadily towards my 'new owner baseline' ...hopefully complete this very soon..
Recent previous 2 wheel steeds:
1999 Triumph Daytona - miss the triple.
2003 VFR VTEC....hmmm
1999 VFR - Proper V4, no VTEC!
Location: Northampton UK, if you passing by-PM me!
RC51 -SP2 -2003, learning more and more about it!...... FAST!
Mustang Mach 1 2003 - also as now in UK ..... two 'dieselly' things, 'cos its sensible, both are Volvo's - just to embarrass the kids!