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  1. #281
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    You kickstart an 860? You must have cast iron shins When I had the GTS any attempt to kickstart it always ended with me painfully cracking my shin off the footrest.
    I look forward to your progress over the next year, or two or maybe three

    Old enough to know better, young enough not to care

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    Thanks Derek, look forward to your input.

    Yup, I prefer kick starting to the electric foot no matter what the bike. All part of being an old git. TBH the ol girl is easy to start and I learnt a long time ago with my other 860s how avoid the constant bruised shins lol!

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    Default 860

    Carrying on the winter theme my restored 860gt a few winters back and also one of my current projects a 860gts, electric start . Big thanks to Paddy for the carbs.

    Scott
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    Cool, those are two beautiful bikes you've got there Scott, I'm insanely jealous and I hope I can match up to your high standards!

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    Winter project on the go here..
    Nice big easy to handle parts. Like Duplo compared to Ducati Mecanno!

    DSC_3780 by Derek Wardell, on Flickr

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    Nice one Derek!

    I really do miss having a Guzzi around, always wanted a T3 for long distance easy cruising. Had a 750 Targa about 7 years ago, wish I never sold it. I do have an old Suzi VX800 (also a V twin shaftie) which does a really good job but it will never have the soul of a Guzzi.

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    20th of May today so the historic vehicle MOT exemption comes into play.

    Bike's been on SORN for quite a while now. Went online to the DVLA, ticked all the right boxes and was very surprised to see that she is now taxed and not requiring the electronic proof of MOT. Had heard that a form needs filling in but, from what I can see, that appears to be only if the tax is being applied through the post office. On the website it's only a ticked box.

    Right, into the garage, unlock the bike, fit the battery, fuel on, half choke, kill switch off, ignition on and four kicks later she's happily rumbling away. Brilliant! A few spins around the block to get everything moving and she's a much happier little bunny!

    Next need to service her up, replace some gaskets, find a better RR (original's working ok but won't be as efficient as a modern RR) and take a good look at the long list of things that I want to do to her.

    Great feeling being on the old Ducati again! :-)

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    Perfect day for trundling around Errwood Reservoir in the Goyt Valley, sun is shining and not many people about, fantastic. Normally do this 10 mile round trip on the push bike but far more enjoyable on the 860. Can't wait for those bilberries to come out again on the side of the road, blackberries too, delicious!

    Should be working on the bike but keep taking her out for rides instead...






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    Great looking bike and great scenery, just my sort of day.

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