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Julf

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V1000 in Finnish classic motor magazine
« on: July 01, 2017, 03:51:35 PM »
The latest issue of "Mobilisti", a Finnish magazine devoted to older vehicles, has a test ride report (with extensive background story). Here is the teaser video they made - sorry about the language: https://youtu.be/nCBK4aXivXo

Miti

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Re: V1000 in Finnish classic motor magazine
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2017, 07:53:16 PM »
It's a wonder he didn't 'sprag' the bugger there...!!  Did you see his frantic twisting of the throttle..?

Nice to see another one out of the garage though...  How's your bike coming along Julf..?

Jeff
1975 Triumph Trident 750 (New Project)
1980 Yamaha XS1100 (Midnight Special)
1981 Yamaha XS1100 Sport (Trike Project)
1981 Yamaha XS1100 Sport (Reg'd 1985)
1982 Hesketh V1000 (Pre-Production Engine)

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Re: V1000 in Finnish classic motor magazine
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2017, 08:32:54 AM »
Well found Julf.

It still has it's UK registration, so we know it's a Daventry bike, engine number 168 with EN10 mods. Previous owner Hesketh Motorcycles, Tadworth.

It certainly needs the carbs removing and cleaning. As you say Jeff, with that starting technique something has to give.

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Re: V1000 in Finnish classic motor magazine
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2017, 12:07:31 PM »
How's your bike coming along Julf..?

Still suffering from a lack of round tuits... :(

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Re: V1000 in Finnish classic motor magazine
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2017, 09:28:03 PM »
Here's a smashing one:



Now get that Hesketh on the road before winter comes and spoils all the fun!!  ;-)

Jeff
1975 Triumph Trident 750 (New Project)
1980 Yamaha XS1100 (Midnight Special)
1981 Yamaha XS1100 Sport (Trike Project)
1981 Yamaha XS1100 Sport (Reg'd 1985)
1982 Hesketh V1000 (Pre-Production Engine)

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Re: V1000 in Finnish classic motor magazine
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2017, 10:16:48 AM »
Excellent! :)