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Post  johnelcoat Sun Nov 04 2012, 22:09

Hi everyone,

I was just looking through the usual sites, spotted this and wondered what people thought.

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On first viewing I thought it identical to the bike that Snowcat sold the other week, but with nearly 21000 miles on it. The only reason I know this is because I really wanted his :(

Anyway, thoughts on the bike, dealer or in general are much appreciated.

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Post  ScoldedCat Sun Nov 04 2012, 22:15

Looks like a good bike for good money.

To put it into perspective, I paid £1800 for a very similar bike in March (private sale).

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Post  johnelcoat Sun Nov 04 2012, 22:20

The only thing that I'm a bit wary of is the sold as seen part of the ad, with no mechanical assurances given etc..

Think I'll maybe pop over and take a look.

Cheers for the input though, that gives a bit of perspective.
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Post  ellie Sun Nov 04 2012, 22:24

Love you're avatar.....I'm always pointing out the 'octopus on the bar that wants a fight' but the OH just doesn't see it and thinks I'm loony
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Post  weasley Sun Nov 04 2012, 22:56

That can will be LOUD (and illegal)! Also, regardless of what they say, they can not completely absolve themselves of a limited warranty.
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Post  bobh Sun Nov 04 2012, 23:33

It certainly looks very clean and a good price for that year and mileage.

It's difficult to be sure from the photos, but if the downpipes are original it would be best to budget for a stainless set (and a legal can, as Weasley says). Also, with that can it may have been re-jetted - if it has, then putting a more restrictive can on would mean jetting back to standard, and it it hasn't then it may have been running lean which doesn't do a lot of good.

From the tax disc it looks as if it's been off the road through the summer, so I'd want to know why.

But definitely worth a closer look.

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Post  MrNutt Sun Nov 04 2012, 23:43

I have a feeling that is actually steves (snowcat) bike, it looks identical and he traded it in this weekend, maybe check with him on here if its his bike?
If it is that'll be a cracker of a bike!
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Post  johnelcoat Mon Nov 05 2012, 00:04

I hope it is Steve's, as I wanted it anyway :-)

That'll give me piece of mind too. Think I'll ring them tomorrow and pop over.
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Post  ellie Mon Nov 05 2012, 07:17

I don't think it's Steve's but it looks in good condition.


£1500 is about right I would have thought as they're not fetching a huge amount.

I agree with the no warranty thing? But if you HPI it and thoroughly check it over its a lot of motoring for not a lot of money.
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Post  Snowcat Mon Nov 05 2012, 08:17

My word they got that on quick, yes it is my bike..... Now where do I start, the tax disc is brand new because I took my private plate off it and its been ridden (a lot) this year.

End can is fierce looking but it is road legal having gone through 2 MOT's without advisory and a bikesafe course, it has baffles in, it's not stamped road legal but futhermore not stamped otherwise. It has been re jetted and runs like a dream.

Still original headers on it but they are in good condition.

Ref the mileage it's actually done 12000 miles or there abouts , the figure they have quoted doesn't take into account the clock counts in KMs due to it being a bike made for the Dutch market. It's still a UK original bike and has an overlay for reading miles per hour.

Let me know how you get on when you go to see it.

She is a great bike and HPI clear from when I bought it. No worries with the engine, gearbox etc, runs really sweet and I'd be happy to see it stick around on here.

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Post  0ldcat Mon Nov 05 2012, 09:03

Snowy wrote:My word they got that on quick, yes it is my bike.....
There you go then, keep it in the family Smile

Plus you'll be able to get an exact history from the pervious owner (well as far as he had it), on here.
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Post  0ldcat Mon Nov 05 2012, 11:32

Well . . . ???

Did you phone up / go see ???

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Post  Snowcat Mon Nov 05 2012, 12:01

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:If it is that'll be a cracker of a bike!
Cheers Dave, made me feel all warm inside that did, you angling for a go on the blade?? Wink
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Post  Snowcat Mon Nov 05 2012, 12:04

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Well . . . ???

Did you phone up / go see ???

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I hope he buys it and keeps it in the family I was gutted yesterday as I dropped her off, be good to be able to keep in touch with her and maybe see her on the of ride out.
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Post  johnelcoat Mon Nov 05 2012, 12:31

Drumroll.......SOLD TO ME £1500! green smile

Didn't bother going down. I had a chat with Steve and the guy at Jordan's and I was more than happy.

Put a deposit down this morning. Cheers for the chat Steve, its good to know your not buying a lemon and you can rest assured that she is going to a good home.

I've got the night before xmas feeling now and a massive grin green smile

Thanks for the help everyone.

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Post  MrNutt Mon Nov 05 2012, 12:42

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:If it is that'll be a cracker of a bike!
Cheers Dave, made me feel all warm inside that did, you angling for a go on the blade?? Wink

maybe.........

glad to see the bike has stayed within the forum though, will be good to see it on some rideouts! great
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Post  0ldcat Mon Nov 05 2012, 13:07

Nice one John,

I'm sure you'll love her, a right propper welcome to the family green smile hope and look forward to seeing you both on a ride out sometime left thumb up

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Post  YZFJohn Mon Nov 05 2012, 13:14

It's Blue, good man. Clap
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Post  weasley Mon Nov 05 2012, 13:22

For £1,500 you basically stole that! Great buy, nicely done.
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Post  Snowcat Mon Nov 05 2012, 13:38

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Drumroll.......SOLD TO ME £1500! green smile

Didn't bother going down. I had a chat with Steve and the guy at Jordan's and I was more than happy.

Put a deposit down this morning. Cheers for the chat Steve, its good to know your not buying a lemon and you can rest assured that she is going to a good home.

I've got the night before xmas feeling now and a massive grin green smile

Thanks for the help everyone.

I didn't want to steal your thunder John as after our comversation I knew you'd bought it but felt the news was yours to broadcast.

Congrats on the purchase mate, I promise you won't be disappointed, she was good to me on some pretty challenging ride outs and a trip to Assen, she was sure footed and never missed a beat, even after laying her up for a month when the weather turned crap she still fired up first time.

A great first big bike to me and I'm sure she will be for you too.

Oh and unless they've had it away I left her matching blue stand puc under the seat as a little pressie for the next owner! Enjoy Smile
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Post  MrNutt Mon Nov 05 2012, 14:32

on a note on the bike, it sound great tearing away from you with the pipe on it, at S&T this year really though it was a race bike, got a lovely growl to it deal
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Post  Snowcat Mon Nov 05 2012, 15:27

I know and it's good I'll get to hear it again hopefully Smile
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Post  ellie Mon Nov 05 2012, 16:42

Well done and not a bad buy.

Ride safe & enjoy! left thumb up
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Post  Goxethee Mon Nov 12 2012, 10:43

Aaaawww... I love a happy ending Very Happy
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