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The X Files ~ The Piaggio X Series => X7 & X8 Specific Stuff => Topic started by: polecat on May 01, 2021, 17:00:20



Title: polecat rides again
Post by: polecat on May 01, 2021, 17:00:20
i'm back on the road again x7 125 sailed through the MOT no advisories so happy days runs nice at 50 so sticking close to home and doing laps to check it ok  2008 model  and had it's first mot today only 6571km on the clock 13years old handy for nipping about local
polecat


Title: Re: polecat rides again
Post by: fred on May 01, 2021, 17:02:12
🛵👍.....be even better riding when/if the weather cheers up!🌞


Title: Re: polecat rides again
Post by: polecat on May 16, 2021, 17:30:35
little update not been warm since the little scoot hit the road but been out on it local not been far but it runs nice at 50mph top speed about 65 mph i do like the under seat storage and the back box to carry shopping missed it really i'll keep the kawasaki 600 for runs but the 125 x7 is handy for local popping about can't understand people's reaction when you tell them you have a scooter most of them have never been on a one  question why are nearly all bikers/ scooter riders old youngest i recon are about 40  just look at the ages on the birhdays section keep it going lads
polecat


Title: Re: polecat rides again
Post by: Brubaker on May 16, 2021, 21:41:02
It's mid May not mid Winter, just get the right gear on and get out there. I was out on the Forza today in West Yorkshire and it rained at least half the time, I still enjoyed the ride.


Title: Re: polecat rides again
Post by: Peter T on May 22, 2021, 08:39:12
question why are nearly all bikers/ scooter riders old

My guess is that all the youngsters are posting 15 sec videos of their Speedfights and NRGs on Tik Tok  ::lol::


Title: Re: polecat rides again
Post by: Mike H on May 23, 2021, 18:20:49
question why are nearly all bikers/ scooter riders old youngest i recon are about 40  just look at the ages on the birhdays section keep it going lads
polecat

The young ones do not have the disposable income to spend on motorbikes and scooters. Yours may be the same sort of situation but the only reason I started riding bikes at all was for cheap transport, cheaper than the train anyway, I had no interest in bikes otherwise, I had been trying to pass a car test. This would be 1975. There were lots of youths (and some gals) tootling about on small bikes with just a provisional and L-plates, it was much cheaper and easier than trying to get a car. For most of us on the bottom rungs of the wages ladder at that time a car was just unatainable. Nowadays the CBT etc. are a massive hurdle and the courses are hugely expensive! So it's probably cheaper and easier to go for a car licence now. But then there's the insurance, stupid amounts of money for young riders and drivers.





Title: Re: polecat rides again
Post by: polecat on July 01, 2021, 14:12:59
new belt and 2 gram lighter rollers just arrived get them on at the weekend thats it about done
polecat


Title: Re: polecat rides again
Post by: Mike H on July 01, 2021, 21:37:51
 :thumbup:


Title: Re: polecat rides again
Post by: polecat on July 06, 2021, 18:00:32
belt and rollers fitted does pick up better well pleased i think thats about it done the front and rear brakes have been sorted can lock the wheels never been like that used to take abit to bite so happy now
polecat


Title: Re: polecat rides again
Post by: Dave Milnes on July 07, 2021, 07:28:10
Good stuff. Need to do my X9 brakes, definitely not as good as they should be.


Title: Re: polecat rides again
Post by: polecat on July 19, 2021, 18:11:50
brakes are well sorted now cleaned the disc's with brake cleaner poked the holes clear gave them a good cleaning then while i was doing this i put the pads in some muck off and elbow grease cleaner in the ultrasonic cleaner bought this to clean the carb and found it great for cleaning all sorts of things well after a couple of cleans let the pads dry and rubbed them on some wet n dry never had brakes like this on a scoot i can scream the tyres front and back nearly as good as the zzr 600
polecat