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Let us all know what they are like (quality, battery life, etc). Could be useful for me when I go up through Pyrenees.

I can't be arsed to fit heated grips when they could only be used a couple of days a year.

Had wired heated gloves a few years ago, but connecting them up when setting off for a ride was a long process. Their waterproof plugs were difficult to connect one handed, and too much of a faff to connect up for short rides.
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Not sure if anyone on here might be interested but this just turned up on the local selling page. £1950 no idea if thats good or bad.
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Is a hard decision but am putting my Ducati 600ss up for sale, this is a great starter classic sports Ducati and really cheap to insure so ideal for a young rider or as a cheap classic, is in fully working condition runs very sweet, since I have had it done oil and filter change, belts done, clutch and new battery, has a genuine termigoni end can that is rare to find, good tyres, MoT, is mostly in really good condition for a bike if it’s age, does have some old repair to the right fairing that would look a lot better redone, the usual paint flake on the engine as they all suffer from.
Also has very rare factory twin brake disk option as Most are single front disk.
Priced to sale and the cheapest 600ss in the uk that is fully working
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Just got back from the Car and Bike show at Alicante. Very busy, and odd in that you can buy a car there-there were loads of people sat at desks with sales staff buying.

Zero had their full range of EV bikes there, but weren't getting much attention, especially when people saw the price. Lots of EV scooters for sale at big discounts, but still way more that any petrol engined scooter.

Saw a couple of brands I had not seen before, Marbor and QJ. Not 125's either, 400, 500, 700 and 900 cc's. Most seemed to use the engines already seen in the likes of Benelli, and of course, made by that great bunch of lads. They did look well finished and quality looked decent (but time will tell).
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Took advantage of double figure temps to have a wee blast on the XJ. The bugger is only running on 3 cylinders. Took the lead off and got a wee tingle so hoping it's just the plug. Guess I should have swapped plugs to check.

Saw the ton on the speedo even on three so it's maybe not as ponderous as first feared.
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Still running on three when revved up? Hardly unknown for carbs to be so far out of balance one shuts off at idle. Or a blocked idle jet etc ...
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Drum wrote: Sun Nov 19, 2023 4:52 pm Took advantage of double figure temps
You should take advantage of the double figure temps to do some of these AWESOME mods. :lol:

https://www.advrider.com/f/threads/look ... ap.586241/

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My FZ600 used to protest being left out in the rain by hydrolocking one of the centre cylinders, luckily you could get easy access to the plugs.
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Hooli wrote: Sun Nov 19, 2023 7:14 pm Still running on three when revved up? Hardly unknown for carbs to be so far out of balance one shuts off at idle. Or a blocked idle jet etc ...
Think so. The exhaust pipe was still cold when I got home after a 30 mike run.
You've got me wondering now though if it cooled down in the last couple of miles
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Drum wrote: Sun Nov 19, 2023 4:52 pm Took advantage of double figure temps to have a wee blast on the XJ. The bugger is only running on 3 cylinders. Took the lead off and got a wee tingle so hoping it's just the plug. Guess I should have swapped plugs to check.

Saw the ton on the speedo even on three so it's maybe not as ponderous as first feared.

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If it's the left cylinder then it could be a blocked carb caused by being kept on the sidestand for ages.
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When I sold my 600 divvie it conked out in the next village about five minutes later.
The new owner phoned me and I went down there, it would fire but not rev, I realised it had sat outside and there was a massive storm a couple of days previously.
I nipped back home, got some WD40 and sprayed it down the plug wells, it then slowly started running on 2, 3 and then all four cylinders.
My old GPZ900 used to be cantankerous if left in the rain, especially the left cylinder, water used to run down into that plug well.
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