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Stafford Show

Postby bic_bicknell » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:59 am

Went up to Stafford show last Sunday on the 990. Good to get out on it again after quite a period where it's been neglected in the garage draining its battery and feeling unloved.

Forgot how good a bike it is and why I'll keep it.

It will be ten years in December that I've owned this bike from new and picked it up in a snowstorm for the 150 mile ride back to London. Still remember freaking out when the petrol light didn't go off after I filled up and riding back to the dealer to complain that they'd sold me a defective bike. "They all do that mate" was the amused response I got half an hour later. Why is not something I've ever found out.

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Re: Stafford Show

Postby scamb66 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:13 pm

I recall the same the first time I filled up my 990 and like you could never figure out why it would be like that.
10 years is a long time to own any bike, good to see you getting out of the storage unit and giving it a decent run.
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Re: Stafford Show

Postby Gaztwobikes » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:28 pm

Had mine 3 years now ,and every time I ride it I come off thinking this bike is fantastic , i will keep it as long as I can ride ,, ,,,

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Re: Stafford Show

Postby SuperDoopa » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:09 pm

My old 990 was my longest ownership of any of my bikes, 7 years and wished I could have afforded to keep it as a stable mate for my 1290.

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