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Post  The White One on Mon Jan 16 2017, 10:56

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Right I'm looking at getting the Ace, a cheap two up as the Mrs is missing being on the back although I'm planning on getting her on one so she will be riding herself to Oxford in August.

Not overly fussed about cosmetics (if you've seen some of my posts then you'll know I like getting frisky with the paint cans) but mechanically would like it to be sound, no more than 30000 on the clocks and a max price of £1500.

1. Does anyone know of any

2. What do I need to look out for on these when looking to buy
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3. Even though I've read reviews and such peoples opinion on them as a bike in their own right.
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Re: New Steed

Post  The White One on Thu Jan 19 2017, 19:39

Radar wrote:Good bike the Ace, my brother in law had one from new in 2000 and still bangs on about more than the 2005 Blade he bought me to replace it

MrFrance went very well on his Ace on a couple of BC's too, even if it did lay down smoke like a Royal navy destroyer under air attack!

Don't say that, I don't want a bike that smokes more than I do. I will test ride them as I'm still unsure about the 5 gears on them.

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Re: New Steed

Post  Ondurin on Fri Jan 20 2017, 20:11

Noticed this on [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].

I know the mileage is higher than what you want but it's been looked after and is a good price.
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Re: New Steed

Post  The White One on Sun Jan 22 2017, 13:16

Got one, paid a little more than I wanted but when I post the pics you will all see why.

One thing I will say though is 90mph 5th gear at 5300revs wow, my R1 only does 88 in 6th @ 6000revs
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Re: New Steed

Post  Ondurin on Sun Jan 22 2017, 13:23

Look forward to seeing it!

All that low-mid end torque is good for something ^_^

Edit: I'm going to see what my Tcat does 90mph in 6th gear now Revv wise Smile
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Re: New Steed

Post  weasley on Sun Jan 22 2017, 14:57

I know mine shows 6,000 at 80 mph.
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Re: New Steed

Post  The White One on Sun Jan 22 2017, 15:48

As promised

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She is in near mint condition and has had ALL fluids, filters and brake pads replaced as well as a caliper service and rear rebuilt, a receipt for 4hrs labour plus parts. Scorpion titanium exhaust that looks brand new, Ohlins fully adjustable rear suspension with remote reservoir, Maxton fork internals and again full set up paperwork. The exup has been stripped, cleaned, regreased and rebuilt. The bike is well sorted.

Who else can say they have an Ace like this up their sleeve.
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Re: New Steed

Post  yamahamad on Sun Jan 22 2017, 19:30

Nice find. looks in excellent condition & to have had a lot of major work & upgrades like it has is simply brilliant.

Enjoy it & let us know how you get on with it.

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Re: New Steed

Post  dudeofrude on Sun Jan 22 2017, 21:22

Looks like a cracking bike. Glad you managed to get one sorted
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Re: New Steed

Post  Rosco on Mon Jan 23 2017, 08:01

Looking good mate....Enjoy!

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Re: New Steed

Post  Wooster on Mon Jan 23 2017, 10:17

What a find! It looks almost new. Cool
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Re: New Steed

Post  The White One on Mon Jan 23 2017, 11:03

Thanks guy's, got a little mark here and there but nothing you would notice if they are not pointed out. Really am pleased with her, acceleration is so smooth and effortless. If I didn't know better I would say that is was fuel injected.
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Re: New Steed

Post  Ondurin on Mon Jan 23 2017, 16:29

Hot damn she looks great! How did you find only have 5 gears?

On a side note I hate London! But my Tcat does 90mph at 7.5k RPM Smile
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Re: New Steed

Post  SteveCat on Mon Jan 23 2017, 16:49

Ondurin wrote:
On a side note I hate London!
You must be the only one Wink Terrible trying to get around the place innit!



The Ace looks erm, Ace! Looks like you have snagged a good buy there.
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Re: New Steed

Post  Wooster on Mon Jan 23 2017, 18:18

Ondurin wrote:... my Tcat does 90mph at 7.5k RPM Smile

Mine goes from 0rpm @ 0mph all the way up to 0rpm @ 145mph.

Yep...it's broken.
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Re: New Steed

Post  The White One on Mon Jan 23 2017, 18:24

I've bought a second Ace, same colours so now I have a pair of Aces. Needs work but runs and has brand new full black widow exhaust system, rebuilt front calipers, new tyres. Needs chain and sprockets and rear shock tidy up. Picked her up for £700. Worth putting on the road or better breaking. Is showing 45000 on the clocks but if I'm going to put her back on the road then I would do a full engine strip down and check everything for wear to be on the safe side.
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Re: New Steed

Post  Rosco on Mon Jan 23 2017, 21:17

The White One wrote:I've bought a second Ace, same colours so now I have a pair of Aces. Needs work but runs and has brand new full black widow exhaust system, rebuilt front calipers, new tyres. Needs chain and sprockets and rear shock tidy up. Picked her up for £700. Worth putting on the road or better breaking. Is showing 45000 on the clocks but if I'm going to put her back on the road then I would do a full engine strip down and check everything for wear to be on the safe side.

Nice...How many bikes are you at now Paul?
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Re: New Steed

Post  Wooster on Mon Jan 23 2017, 23:13

I think he's planning on opening a shop. Very Happy
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Re: New Steed

Post  The White One on Tue Jan 24 2017, 06:42

Rosco wrote:
The White One wrote:I've bought a second Ace, same colours so now I have a pair of Aces. Needs work but runs and has brand new full black widow exhaust system, rebuilt front calipers, new tyres. Needs chain and sprockets and rear shock tidy up. Picked her up for £700. Worth putting on the road or better breaking. Is showing 45000 on the clocks but if I'm going to put her back on the road then I would do a full engine strip down and check everything for wear to be on the safe side.

Nice...How many bikes are you at now Paul?

Erm, can I borrow someone's hand lol

R1, Firestorm, CatDog, 2 Ace's plus 3/4 of one in the shed and 2 push bikes. What can I say I like bikes lol. When I look for a new one I always see ones cheap that just need a bit of tlc and then can sell on for quick cash. I do a bit of buying and selling so if anyone wanted a cheap Ace in a few week's (Ray?) there will be a freshly serviced and tested ready to go one for sale.
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Re: New Steed

Post  Ondurin on Tue Jan 24 2017, 09:53

Don't you be tempting me!

Been looking at building a Tace or an R1 from scratch (I have a shed now, although it's not exactly big).

Besides the woman would kill me, I'm supposed to be saving money tongue
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Re: New Steed

Post  The White One on Tue Jan 24 2017, 10:44

You could always say it's an investment for your futures and that they are a classic bike and will only increase in value lol.
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Re: New Steed

Post  Ondurin on Tue Jan 24 2017, 19:10

She already knows that my Tcat is a classic now (21 years old!) So not sure that would fly tbh xD
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Re: New Steed

Post  0ldcat on Wed Jan 25 2017, 23:18

The White One wrote:  . . . . so if anyone wanted a cheap Ace in a few week's there will be a freshly serviced and tested ready to go one for sale.
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