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TaxiDriver
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Newbie here

Post by TaxiDriver » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:47 pm

Hi folks,I just bought a Storm a couple of days ago,23000 ml,renthals,remus cans,pretty sweet.
Advertised as clean example and it was in the photos.When I got there it was a different story.
It had been ridden in shite weather and left to stand so its started to fur up in places.
No service history just MOT's and V5.Anyways its in my care now and will receive a good clean and strip down.
Sounded mad as owt when he fired it up :lol: :lol: :lol: .
I've not had a bike for around 10 yrs so should be a laugh,last was a sorted Bandit 12.
Probably gonna need some help and advice in the coming months while I work on it.
Starting with a good clean and then will fit some mcct's and check everything over.
Pictures to follow when clean.
Regards TD

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MacV2
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Re: Newbie here

Post by MacV2 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:07 pm

Welcome in...

Let us know whearabouts you reside someone local will probably be able to help out or just take the piss...

Lets see the beast, get some pics posted up...

https://www.vtr1000.org/phpBB3/viewtopi ... 62#p449062
Lowering the tone since 2007...

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AMCQ46
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Location: Worcestershire / Warwickshire border

Re: Newbie here

Post by AMCQ46 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:20 pm

welcome to the forum
AMcQ

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lloydie
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Re: Newbie here

Post by lloydie » Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:28 pm

Hello and welcome

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alanfjones1411
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Re: Newbie here

Post by alanfjones1411 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:50 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum :wave: :thumbup:
SO WHEN DOES THIS OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER KICK IN

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Kev L
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Re: Newbie here

Post by Kev L » Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:05 pm

Welcome to the club mate
Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero
F3, 954 USD front, K Tech springs, Braced swinger, Penske shock, Six spoke Mockesini wheels, Harris rearsets, QaT, Flywheel diet!, A&L stacks, stick coils, K&N, FP Ti jets, lashings of Ti & CF

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Saintsman27
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Re: Newbie here

Post by Saintsman27 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:38 am

Hi M8tey .. and welcome to the forum .. I note you give the " Red Rose " as your location ...
that is a big clue ...There's a few "Lanky lads " about here up North .. knowledgeable and
help in abundance and advice from stormologists ... may see you giving it loads on the highways and
byways .. good luck
Alb in Tellins ... :thumbup:

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TaxiDriver
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Re: Newbie here

Post by TaxiDriver » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:42 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome guys,indeed I come from where the puddings are black but not Bury.
V5 sent off today and taxed and insured,just waiting to clean off the crap and then the real work starts.

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podman
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Re: Newbie here

Post by podman » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:48 pm

Welcome in mate, at least your not cleaning and fettling it in the Summer.

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TaxiDriver
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Re: Newbie here

Post by TaxiDriver » Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:54 pm

Here's a pic of the beast......
https://i.imgur.com/P7Wd9ZA.jpg
If anyone recognises it please chip in with feedback.

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AMCQ46
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Re: Newbie here

Post by AMCQ46 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:12 pm

Image

good news is that the previous owner has added some good mods;
a) 6 spoke wheels to make it look newer,
b) better brake callipers off a CBR600 or blade [so don't order new pads for a firestorm!], also need to check if he also uprated the master cylinder to match the bigger piston callipers.
c) the rear shock is either a Hagon or a new spring fitted to the standard one ... this will be better as teh std one is over sprung. ... need to find out if PO also put stiffer springs in the front as that end is under sprung!
AMcQ

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TaxiDriver
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Re: Newbie here

Post by TaxiDriver » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:30 pm

AMCQ46 wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:12 pm
Image

good news is that the previous owner has added some good mods;
a) 6 spoke wheels to make it look newer,
b) better brake callipers off a CBR600 or blade [so don't order new pads for a firestorm!], also need to check if he also uprated the master cylinder to match the bigger piston callipers.
c) the rear shock is either a Hagon or a new spring fitted to the standard one ... this will be better as teh std one is over sprung. ... need to find out if PO also put stiffer springs in the front as that end is under sprung!
Cheers my friend,thats good to know,I will look into it...

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Re: Newbie here

Post by hallie » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:39 pm

Welcome to the madness.
Nice bike........ Shame about the colour :lol: :lol:
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Re: Newbie here

Post by MacV2 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:39 pm

hallie wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:39 pm
Welcome to the madness.
Nice bike........ Shame about the colour :lol: :lol:
You beat me to it !

Oh god not another blue one...You'll have to have your hair done with a blue rinse to fit in with the bluebrother hood... :biker:

On a serrious note YSS shocks also have a red spring but looking at it it's quite narrow so is prob a Hagon, the YSS spring is a bit beefier than the Hagon.
Lowering the tone since 2007...

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TaxiDriver
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Re: Newbie here

Post by TaxiDriver » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:14 pm

[quote=hallie post_id=455440 time=1514918398 user_id=13468]
Welcome to the madness.
Nice bike........ Shame about the colour :lol: :lol:


You beat me to it !

Oh god not another blue one...You'll have to have your hair done with a blue rinse to fit in with the bluebrother hood... :biker:



Hey man.....don't knock it until you've caressed it!!! :biggrin

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