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Old Nov 25th 2017, 4:34 pm
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My 350 is finally ready to pick up, there has been warm temperatures and the snow has been melting. I am hoping the melting continues enough for our road to be devoid of enough snow and ice (really icy right now) so I can ride her home but it's looking like she will be delivered on a trailer though. Can't wait to have her back
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It's still not right
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Old Nov 26th 2017, 12:59 pm
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It's still not right � ����
Wow how annoying is that

Can't hubby fix it, my motto is if you want it done right do it yourself
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Old Nov 26th 2017, 6:24 pm
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We initially put it in as he didnt have time, we paid $350 and it was still the same, i.e. brake lever all the way to the handle -so no front brake. They didn't even replace the missing air filter when doing the tune up. So they had it back, waited an incredible amount of time for some parts, rebuilt the brakes and its still squishy. So they want to do the master cylinder, it's being delivered back this week, i have a master cylinder coming and OH is going to do it over the winter. I am also looking into getting a whole new bike and selling this one on as the frustration levels are now quite high. It's either that or I buy a work shop manual and learn how to restore a RZ350, which could be quite exciting!
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We initially put it in as he didnt have time, we paid $350 and it was still the same, i.e. brake lever all the way to the handle -so no front brake. They didn't even replace the missing air filter when doing the tune up. So they had it back, waited an incredible amount of time for some parts, rebuilt the brakes and its still squishy. So they want to do the master cylinder, it's being delivered back this week, i have a master cylinder coming and OH is going to do it over the winter. I am also looking into getting a whole new bike and selling this one on as the frustration levels are now quite high. It's either that or I buy a work shop manual and learn how to restore a RZ350, which could be quite exciting!
I passed on the RZ350YPVS I was offered, it needed a lot of work, which I was ok about, and I could have had it for 1500$ but upon a closer inspection I noted the drain plug and oil filler cap was drilled. Hmm, however the radiator cap was not? So I sumised that that bike had a race engine fitted to replace a broken motor.

Then I lost interest and bought some guitars. Lol
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I passed on the RZ350YPVS I was offered, it needed a lot of work, which I was ok about, and I could have had it for 1500$ but upon a closer inspection I noted the drain plug and oil filler cap was drilled. Hmm, however the radiator cap was not? So I sumised that that bike had a race engine fitted to replace a broken motor.

Then I lost interest and bought some guitars. Lol
That's really funny. I tried learning the guitar when I was a kid but the teacher was a weirdo, gave up - I'm a lefty by birth and was forced to learn everything right handed, I think that didn't help Been chatting to OH today and I think what we're gonna do is get the bike back, do the rest of the brake stuff, use it, bring it with us when we move and then I'm gonna learn some stuff
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So the old girl finally made it home yesterday, after OH went and fixed a minor problem we were waiting on that the shop had agreed on sorting but couldn't Both RZs need their tanks re sealing with is pretty annoying. We also bought the Triumph over Christmas, I think OH wanted to make sure there would be something that would work when I want to ride
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Now that's very very nice. A red daytona. Stuff the italians!!!
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Now that's very very nice. A red daytona. Stuff the italians!!!
One of only 24 red ones of that model year sold in Canada, looking forward to taking her for a spin.
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Blowing off a few cob webs today, still a little chilly tho brrrrr
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Blowing off a few cob webs today, still a little chilly tho brrrrr
You are so lucky, it's been snowing for the past two days, no real sign of spring yet and I've only seen one goose coming home so far, he's obviously sent word back saying it's not over yet lol
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Had a short ride today, forth ride this of the season. Sun and 12c to 15c this week. Last nights ride was a little fresh, OH had her heated vest on.
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I love those bikes!! I had one in the early 90's and took it all the way to a bloke called Stan Stephens and had some 'mods' installed. I think it was called a power reed or something?

Personally I would never ride a bike here where I live now, the car drivers are not bike aware like they are back in the UK.
They're not even car aware.
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