i had a 98 blade went through two salt infested winters virtually unwashed throughout , but when give its eventual spruce up it was nigh on un touched by any of it, try that now on newer stuff it would probably be knackered beyond repair, build quality on many has gone in line with pricing .
Technical and tyres
Yes the exhaust does have ex/up value, according to the hayes manual it needs readjusting by the triumph diagnostic tool which I have had done.
I have got some old pictures from a couple of years when I was doing some other work on it.
On the exhaust the chrome/stainless steel thing in the middle, the ex/up value is under that, just above to the right is the oxygen sensor. I am confident I plugged them all back in, but if I get chance tomorrow I will have another look.
When the ex/up get jammed ( known fault ) the engine management light does come on.
@davewillc have you tried ebay
This is it - there are less than 24 hours before the World Superbike weekend at Phillip Island and the start of MCN's 2015 Fantasy Road Race! Be there at the beginning by competing in the "Two Wheels Good" league (PIN #19394), and in addition to bragging rights, maybe you'll win a little somethin' else. Enjoy the season, and see you at the chequered flag!
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At the time the VFR was the machine that I toured on. It hauled my arse all over Spain faithfully and with out any breakdowns or issues every summer for many years. When planning my 2013 jaunt my girlfriend decided that she would like to come with me. Now the VFR is good but its not made for two up touring. So I replaced it with an R1200RT
I would upload a photo but can't figure our how to do so on the new crappy website.
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MCN Fantasy Road Race 2015 - in association with Bennetts.co.uk
Just two so might not be hard to be top of the table lol