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Post  yamahamad on Tue Mar 28 2017, 21:24

Took last week off work to get a bit of riding in & the first 2 days were rubbish as i woke up to snow so took the opportunity to clean the benelli a bit more & paint an italian flag on the fairing lowers inspired by a ducati moto gp bike from a few years ago.







I did get out on the cat for an hour tuesday afternoon as the sun came out & still love the thing to bits reminding me why i will keep it.

Friday went out for the day on the benelli around the lakes & called at devils bridge for a bit of lunch as you do, im getting used to it although after 150 miles im aching, dont think i will be bringing to a thundercat weekend tbh.

It is using coolant & the engine is noisier than i feel is normal so its going in to the dealer for looking at as its under warranty.

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Post  Rosco on Tue Mar 28 2017, 21:57

She's still bootyful.....most of the noisy ones are.
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Post  terry lees on Wed Mar 29 2017, 13:37

Oooh Rosco, you're such a flirt. You'll say anything in the hope of a little ride.
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Post  Rosco on Fri Mar 31 2017, 17:13

I'm one of the best tarts you know Terry......and you know a few Wink
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Post  yamahamad on Sat Apr 22 2017, 09:24

Robinsons have had the bike just over 2 weeks now as parts are on order from benelli italy, usually 3 weeks to come they say. New water pump sealing ring for the coolant loss & new timing chain tensioner for the noisy engine. Hope to get it back for next weekend but we will see, good job ive got the cat to get out on.

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Post  Radar on Sat Apr 22 2017, 17:17

Lovely looking bike, there was one at Presscott
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Post  yamahamad on Sat Apr 22 2017, 19:55

Thanks tony.

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Post  yamahamad on Tue Jun 06 2017, 20:52

My troubled start to benelli ownership. The dealer had the bike for 2 months in the end as they stripped & rebuilt the engine, all cooling system gaskets in the engine as well as head gasket. I got it back a week last saturday & went straight out for a ride, nice steady 20 mile run to check all was well & it seemed to run fine. Wednesday last week went out in the evening & went further affield, just over 100 miles & to my annoyance the coolant had dropped again, its going in to the oil & creating a lovely emulsion in the oil sight glass & filler cap.

The dealer picked it up again today so i will wait to see what they say, im hoping they can sort it out & get it back to me in a reasonable time, hopefully before autumn is here.

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Post  dudeofrude on Sat Jun 17 2017, 19:20

The joys of exotic vehicles eh
hope you get it sorted soon
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Post  yamahamad on Fri Jun 23 2017, 22:06

The fun continues. I got the bike re delivered to me wednesday morning & was looking forward to going for a tootle in the evening, it managed to go about 2 miles before cutting out & refusing to re start & needing to be recovered home.

Starting to get a little annoyed with the thing now & thinking about either asking for my money back or putting it my front room on a stand as an expensive but beautiful ornament.

The dealer is coming to get it for the 3rd time on monday.

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Post  Rosco on Fri Jun 23 2017, 22:19

Aw crap. Sorry to hear this Paul.

Hope it gets sorted soon.

Good Luck.
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Post  yamahamad on Sat Jun 24 2017, 07:41

Thanks ross me too, im just so glad i didnt give up the thundercat to help fund it or i would be kicking myself.

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