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StormyRob
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Hoping this is not much of a project. Anyway found this bike in NI and when I gave her a test ride it felt like like the timing was 180 out. Handed over 700 for her safe in the knowledge that if the engine is shafted that there are a few parts to sell. The Leo Vince cans are being sold regardless soon enough.
I was advised the bike was previously owned by Richard Britten but that could be absolute nonsense. On top of that the previous owner testified that there was a stage 2 inside her Image but only time will tell. Once I got the old fuel through she ran very smoothly (up to 6.5k Image) so quite happy there as it was about 55 miles. From a distance she looks quite good but there is the usual corrosion around the front header and some rust around subframe. All in all not too bad really, especially at that money

Red. I always thought folks with red ones were losers 🤣 but now that I have one I think they are all winners.

Maybe I am finally onto a winner with this one. I estimate the possibility of there being a stage 2 inside to be around 5 percent. I just think it is too good to be true. The fella I bought it from didn't even really seemto understand how important that would be, it was just something he was told and he just rode it.

Update to follow. Expect no announcement of a stage 2 engine

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As you say, your on the right side at that money. it looks like a project that wouldnt become a money pit depending on how far you want to go with it. If the Stage two potential becomes genuine it takes you down a real project route of getting the rest of the bike to match the performance.Good luck. :thumbup:
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Good luck with the stage 2 engine but i would ask myself,why go to the expense of fitting a stage 2 engine and keeping the frame,rear shock etc.standard.At that price though you can't wrong.
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Poss just a stage 2 jet kit... Lost in translation...The PO told me... No doubt you'll find out in the ride...
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Looks a very nice bike Rob.
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Well. Went out this morning before work to get the airbox off (which is entirely standard) so I could look through the carbs into the heads. Heads didn't seem any more shiny than my other storm so that's probably that 😂
Will get the cam covers off on monday or Tuesday jusy to make sure there arent any nice cams in there (I am quite sure there won't be)
Ah well. Sure if there were stage 2 engines popping up all over the place that wouldn't make Fabio's as special 😂
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You did very well there at that price Rob, stage 2 engine or not,

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sirch345 wrote: Sat May 26, 2018 10:21 am You did very well there at that price Rob, stage 2 engine or not,

Chris.
Yes mate. Can't complain. The cans are undamaged so will fetch a fair bit and someone already wants the rear hugger which is different from any I have seen (metal bracing at sides)

Then I will likely sort the timing and sell for more than I paid. Will just confirm what cams she is running beforeI commit to that. Wish I could just keep her as a second bike but moving house in the next week or so, so it is not a possibility even at the low price
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That looks good value for money Rob


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MacV2 wrote: Sat May 26, 2018 7:56 am Poss just a stage 2 jet kit... Lost in translation...The PO told me... No doubt you'll find out in the ride...
that was same as I was thinking ... plenty of people think putting a dynojet kit and pipes is stage 2
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AMCQ46 wrote: Sat May 26, 2018 1:45 pm
MacV2 wrote: Sat May 26, 2018 7:56 am Poss just a stage 2 jet kit... Lost in translation...The PO told me... No doubt you'll find out in the ride...
that was same as I was thinking ... plenty of people think putting a dynojet kit and pipes is stage 2
I assumed that was what he meant initially but he stated it was definitely the engine and had been dynod at 133 rear wheel.

Maybe had an engine replacement. Who knows.
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