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Sad days ahead
« on: 10 August 2016, 06:05:35 PM »
Due to a reasonable  lack of TLC and funds I find myself in a position where I'm going to have to let my trusty 02 foxeye go :(
It doesn't need a huge amount, but I need it every day and without a garage to work in I cannot do the work to properly prepare it for winter. I'm torn between selling it as a going concern/ project bike or maybe trying to break it as spares?........as stated I don't have a garage or shed, so breaking it will involve me filling the spare bedroom with most of the bike whilst the wife nags  me is it gone yet!!! :(

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Re: Sad days ahead
« Reply #1 on: 11 August 2016, 08:36:30 AM »
What does it need doing?
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Re: Sad days ahead
« Reply #2 on: 11 August 2016, 01:30:07 PM »
Brake pads all round, both tyres at legal limit, excessive corrosion on both stanchions, steering head bearing. Advisories on rear disk scored and swing arm bearing. The rest is just cosmetic, engine and radiator  could do with repainting. The front fairing is cracked. If I had a garage and a couple of free weeks I would be able to tackle it :(

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Re: Sad days ahead
« Reply #3 on: 11 August 2016, 05:24:03 PM »
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Re: Sad days ahead
« Reply #4 on: 11 August 2016, 07:44:39 PM »
You'll get more for the parts than you will as selling it as a going concern fella, either way I'll think you'll regret the decision to get rid.
It's not great having to work on a bike at the roadside but now's the time to do it!  :thumbup  I reckon a few good weekends should crack it!
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Re: Sad days ahead
« Reply #5 on: 11 August 2016, 09:46:11 PM »
Due to a reasonable  lack of TLC and funds I find myself in a position where I'm going to have to let my trusty 02 foxeye go :(
It doesn't need a huge amount, but I need it every day and without a garage to work in I cannot do the work to properly prepare it for winter. I'm torn between selling it as a going concern/ project bike or maybe trying to break it as spares?........as stated I don't have a garage or shed, so breaking it will involve me filling the spare bedroom with most of the bike whilst the wife nags  me is it gone yet!!! :(


Hiya fella,


Lack of funds is always a bitch and comes to us all at some time so just wondering


1) Do you ride the bike every day to get to work? If so then how far to work?
2) If you out/break the bike then with no funds what options do you have?
3) Agree with Celtic that a few good weekends should crack it.
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Re: Sad days ahead
« Reply #6 on: 12 August 2016, 08:38:01 PM »
Unfortunately I pretty much need the bike every day. My commute to work is a 30 mile round trip, buses do not allow for me to get to work nor leave on time.......I can call in favours and get lifts occasionally but it's a bit hit n miss!

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Re: Sad days ahead
« Reply #7 on: 19 August 2016, 03:47:01 PM »
Sadly I have reached the descision to try and pass my fazer off as a going concern. I cannot afford the time with the bike of the road to do the work before winter sets in :(
I will get some pics and the full details of the mot failures and advisories and will be posting it soon in the for sale section, prob around £900