well what a day ,
decided to dig the old sei out of the garage .pushed out side .now this has not been run 4 at least 5yrs
im not a mechanic
so yep oil in it
yep battery dry so filled with tap water as no will be knackerd anyway
checked fuel in it yep def min 4yrs old
undid nut on carbs ran fuel through .
turned key pressed starter and guess what ,
didnt even turnover .
jump leads to my car
ignition on 5esconds of turn over
and whoosh into lfe .
what a sound honestly forgot what a six sounds like . rode it for 4 miles or so max . parked it up and said see you in 4yrs .
Benellis who said there unreliable.
er was buried in garage and is now buried again for another long time but will try and find one . never been a piture taker that much or shall i say also a bike cleaner .
Go-on! We got to see her. Everyone's nellis are restored now we miss a real period machine.
Presume you mot'd, taxed and insured it just for the occasion Just like I would?? Not.
of course was all legal
How was the clutch?
the clutch is very very light totaly diferent to modern day ones no slip and gear select was smooth . brakes a little dry as to say but better after a bit of usage . just before laid up i had a set of areoquip steel hoses fitted and new front suspension rebuild so these parts were like new if not just wanting to be woken up . tyres were also new when parked up . what was amazing they were not flat or below pressure .
shes just looking old and needs a clean but no rust and all solid
I drove next to a chap with a 70,000 Mile 900 Cornetto slipping the recalcitrant clutch as we approached a junction. Rattle bang snatch rattle it's amazing how these bikes will still work even when quite worn out and he being a professional bike mechanic and all!
If it isn't broke, don't fix it!!