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How's it going.....

PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:12 am
by Dr Mabuse
Hi Folks

Dr Mabuse here, just saying hello from a damp Cork City.

Probably think of something to say which may be of interest later. Using my moby to register so squinting - need to find my tablet and ask a few questions from those with wisdom on fiddling with DRs......

Re: How's it going.....

PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:11 pm
by spendango
How's it going :tup:

Re: How's it going.....

PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:12 am
by H_Lime
Howdy Mabuse, put up some pictures of the 800;)

Re: How's it going.....

PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:40 am
by Dr Mabuse

Re: How's it going.....

PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:02 am
by off-the-planet
Looks like my old DR.... :tup:

Re: How's it going.....

PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:03 am
by Dr Mabuse
Hi again

Well, OTp it may well be your old bike as I noticed you're located in the vicinity where I bought it in Barnstaple. Seems well minded less than 1k miles per year covered.

I rode it back home to Cork via Fishguard but journey turned into misery on approach to Bristol. Front brake got spongey (and worse later) and developed fuel leak from carb overflow and got worse when I stopped at Cardiff. Bad enough to look for bike shop for emergency repair. I happened upon Riders BMW/Ducati arriving near closing time. Big shinny showroom and I expected the worst showing up on a 26y/old bike with fuel leaking onto their forecourt et al.

Well, I walked into the showroom, explained my dilemma and the guys couldn't have been more helpful. Took my details, printed job card (Me thinking I'm at their mercy and going to get screwed!) and wheeled it into workshop. Shortly thereafter panels stripped off and technician correctly diagnosed float needles etc. He made a temporary repair to get me home. They obviously didn't have the parts to repair but offered to try and sort it next morning but, I'd ferry to catch that eve.

A BIG thanks to the after-sales guys at Riders Cardiff, for they showed complete empathy and concern for my predicament and wouldn't take a cent or penny for the work undertaken - I was taken aback with their sincere kindness. :tup: :clap:

I'll continue update under Chatter

Re: How's it going.....

PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:09 am
by BigBob
You were lucky the bike shop was run by decent human beings as most of them try and take your trousers down as soon as you enter the premises.
The SR43 has much less complicated plumbing the the earlier models but replacing the fuel lines with genuine would be the safest option.
I guess the carbs are gummed up from standing for so long and could do with cleaning out properly.
It would also be best to replace the caliper seals with genuine as the piston is probably seized in. Have fun!