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Offline reasty

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What are...............
on: November 03, 2015, 05:45:40 PM
.............you treating yours to for the festive season

The cr that is!

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Re: What are...............
Reply #1 on: November 03, 2015, 06:55:46 PM
A 16k service including valve check  :003:

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Reply #2 on: November 03, 2015, 07:47:37 PM
Sadly it just gets ridden to work over the festive season.

Then back home so I can have my turkey and Christmas pud at about 10 pm.

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Reply #3 on: November 03, 2015, 08:45:24 PM
 Possibly ..an All Year Biker ..ACf50 treatment ....keep the salt at bay!

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Reply #4 on: November 04, 2015, 02:48:00 PM
That stuff looks good.

I have been using Scottoiler fs365 which seems ok so far but seems to wash off quick so needs regular application.

Does the acf50 work as well as they say and do you apply it yourself or use those All year biker people?

I have heard it attracts dirt like a magnet so the bike looks filthy but it leaves a nice clean rust free bike when rinsed off after the winter.

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Reply #5 on: November 04, 2015, 03:45:47 PM
I used it (ACF50) myself on my last bike - aerosol applied... smells lovely esp on exhaust when first applied  , yes it works well at keeping corrosion at bay .. needs regular re application of thin layer .. saw it done professionally by all year biker local franchisee recently and was v impressed both with full valet bike and then application by misting ..costs about 65 £ whole job ..takes 2 hrs ..
I have a 0.95 litre bottle ( cost 32£) so will probably apply myself once I clean the bike ... but this weather its getting grubby quick so might get it done by the boyz! ...
yes it can b tacky but shouldn't be on too thickly ..wipe off and polish ( keep cloth dedicated as it is expensive )
apparently developed by Canadian navy/airforce for aircraft on ships ..sold by lear chemical ..as in lear jets ...so pretty impressive pedigree..and yes if done the muck comes off easier ...

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Reply #6 on: November 05, 2015, 08:13:52 AM
ACF50 is excellent stuff.  If you are not convinced, buy a small amount (will still be expensive, but you will use it) and take an iron or steel object, coat one half and leave it outside in the garden for a month.  The comparison between the halves will convince you.

I think my CR is getting some hand guards to help with the cold mornings, but not decided which to go for.  Barkbusters or Acerbis?
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Reply #7 on: November 05, 2015, 10:14:31 AM
Ok I am convinced acf50 is on my shopping list for next payday.

I heard good things about the Barkbusters but sadly their site said they were incompatible with the 2015 model so I went with the Kobras.

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Reply #8 on: December 27, 2015, 10:31:39 PM
Sadly, I got mine nothing this Christmas. But I've got a present myself - I realized the insurance policy has a condition that reads roughly something like this " - limited to 10.000kms per year".

So now, with 10.500kms I guess I'm out of insurance. I'll give them a call tomorrow morning to solve it, but it came as a surprise to me (I got the insurance over the internet and they didn't stated such limitation on the website..but shame's on me 'cuz I only saw it yesterday, after almost 9 months).

I guess the hand-guards are a good treat, especially for the cold mornings. I find the hand warmers good, but they only warm the inside of the hand and that makes my hands feel funny, hot and cold at the same time.

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Reply #9 on: December 27, 2015, 11:00:14 PM
Gerbing heated gloves