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Post  Spaniard on Wed Apr 16 2014, 13:04

Afternoon folks, not been on (either forum or bike) for a while, but had a lucky escape when the local scummer got away with the Cat over the weekend, luckily the lack of use resulted in him not being able to start the bike, alerting a resident who rang the old bill and scared him off!

Bike is now back safe, although with damage to the ignition barrell and wiring, is it a relatively easy job to replace if I can get the part? (bearing in mind I followed the guide on here to replace an instrument bulb...and it took me an hour!)
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Post  SteveCat on Wed Apr 16 2014, 14:13

Hi, glad you have been able to logon  left thumb up 

Not so about the attempted theft of your bike, for once not being able to start a bike is a good thing!

Sorry don't know how much work is involved with changing the barrel and switchgear.
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Post  prime on Wed Apr 16 2014, 18:00

Very lucky mate. Get a big chain and lock for it is all I can suggest.
where abouts in manchester are you mate, im from midd live in oldham now though. Few lads round this way on the forum
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Post  ellie on Wed Apr 16 2014, 18:31

Low life! Pleased he got caught.
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Post  Rosco on Wed Apr 16 2014, 18:32

Mixed news....sorry to hear that.
Glad you've got it back without too much damage.
No idea about replacement barrel / wiring I'm afraid.

Cover & Chain / lock round an immovable object if possible in the future I'd suggest if you can't hide her away.

Cheers
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Post  terry lees on Wed Apr 16 2014, 18:42

Bet you wish some lowlife would come and nick that old nail of yours eh Rosco. Just park it in greater Manchester. Job done!
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Post  HEHORE on Thu Apr 17 2014, 00:45

Sorry to hear about the attempted theft, ignition barrel is quite easy to swap, easy way round is to remove you bars from top yolk, remover the yolk and disconnect the wires, take a hack saw to the side of the barrel housing (throw the safety bolts, as you won't be able to undo them) make sure there's enough bolt to grip with mole grips once you've cut them the barrel housing should come away, remove remaining bolt, put new ones in and put the bile back together, job done
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