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the bike has passed the MOT test!!
We’ve replaced wheel bearings, changed the front disc, repaired wiring and brackets.
The exhaust was cut and shut to fit, more later about that…
Engine oil replaced, way overfilled previously
Bodywork repaired, engine repaired.
New parts fitted, indicators made to fit.
2 advisories: chain too tight and rear tyre wear (no shit, it was obviously low)
Failed due to fouling tyre on exhaust. This was because we replaced the rear damper with a replacement from a breakers. Turns out it was not the right damper and it fitted but was shorter and allowed the tyre to rub.
The easy fix was to “adjust” the fit of the exhaust until it no longer touched.
We used a 10lb sledge to squash the exhaust in the right place and eventually a clearance was obtained and a test certificate given.
A new tyre has been ordered because there really isn’t much left in that old carcass.
Now, the young lad is happy riding about, it does over 70 (eventually) and has better performance than the Aprilia RS4 50 it replaces.