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Old 14-06-20, 06:33 PM   #1741
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I aint' got time to deliver curry. Too busy doing skidz round Tesco carpark.
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Old 14-06-20, 06:42 PM   #1742
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New plugs and air filter, don't you just love how the bike feels with fresh sparkers and a clean filter?
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Old 14-06-20, 07:01 PM   #1743
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Successfully erected a beach shelter (in the garden) to help keep young nephew in the shade. Lidl special but it's a great job!

Installed a very chinese looking 3 point seatbelt in above nephews trike
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Old 16-06-20, 06:20 AM   #1744
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Trying to sort out fork sticktion on the CRF250L. I'm not sure if it's just the long travel suspension and the way the forks sit, but it definitely feels like sticktion, packing down braking into corners and not coming back up affecting the handling. Adding grease and pumping the forks to regrease the seals hasn't helped much. Got a feeling it might be new seals time. Hoping it's that and nothing more serious.

Seen similar when forks are slightly bent. Do you know its full history. Has it had a little prang?
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Old 16-06-20, 02:56 PM   #1745
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Bought from a dealer. One previous owner. Has road biased tyres and used as a commuter by an older chap.
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Old 16-06-20, 08:15 PM   #1746
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Seen similar when forks are slightly bent. Do you know its full history. Has it had a little prang?

This has got me worried now. Not sure how I can tell without taking them apart and don't want to take them apart if it is a problem as I'm not sure I have any comeback with the dealer if I start doing my own work on it? Emailed them to check to see how to progress. I don't want to overhaul the forks with new bushings and seals (possibly springs too while I'm at it) and then find the problem is still there.
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Old 17-06-20, 10:35 AM   #1747
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Wish me luck - I need to look at Hugh's indicators this afternoon as the lefties do not work. Got home from a nice ride out yesterday to notice the repeater on the dash blinking like it was trying to induce an epileptic episode with no action on the stalks themselves. Do hope it is nothing more than a bulb/lamp*.


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Old 17-06-20, 11:05 AM   #1748
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This has got me worried now. Not sure how I can tell without taking them apart and don't want to take them apart if it is a problem as I'm not sure I have any comeback with the dealer if I start doing my own work on it? Emailed them to check to see how to progress. I don't want to overhaul the forks with new bushings and seals (possibly springs too while I'm at it) and then find the problem is still there.
Log the observation with them and ask if it was HPi'd

Did they offer any warranty with it? They might look into it for you if so. Surely you buy from dealers and pay the premium to cover this exact sort thing.
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Old 17-06-20, 01:23 PM   #1749
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The dealer has replied to me saying they think it very unlikley anything is wrong and I have to take it back to them to inspect.. which they know is a 200 mile round trip for me.
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