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  • Birthday 12/07/1955

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    2005 Ballabio
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    Malvern UK

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  1. Hi Steve

    I came across your post about paddock stand bobbins, and was interested to see that you have done what I was thinking about doing to my 2003 Cafe Sport. I've had to do quite a bit of work on the way to replacing the rear shock absorber, so have the swing arm out, and now ready for re-assembly.

    I'd thought about using/enlarging the hole provided for fixing the hugger/mud-gaurd, but when I look closely I see that this is a bit close to the upper edge of the swing arm. Your pic looks like you've drilled nearer the middle, perhaps closer to the wheel spindle? I'm also wondering if there are any clearance issues on the inside. I'm assuming you used a nut on the inside, or did you find enough metal to tap a thread? 

    Just hoping I can benefit from your experience to avoid mucking it up. Any advice would be much appreciated.

    Best wishes





  2. This has been amongst my spares for years, is it the last one in existence?
  3. I’m riding with a guy on one today same colour, he’s upgraded the engine and it’s still slow but as you say good value at £5000 here in the uk
  4. Price reduced due to lack of interest
  5. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/255066844523?mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid=710-53481-19255-0&campid=5338273189&customid=&toolid=10001&pub=5575378759&icep_ff3=1&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229508&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg
  6. Steve S

    V11 UK values

    Just listed the Ballabio on eBay to test the water
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    V11 UK values

    Paradiso the supply of bikes has dried up as people are hanging on to them or trying to get high prices, I’ve bought tatty ones for £1500 and ohlins bikes for £6k, the highest price I’ve sold for is £6.5k, a nice cafe sport sold for £7k last week as the buyer called me for parts and he confirmed it your tenni is a fair price maybe the insurance history isn’t helping but that’s nonsense really, it just takes time due to so few buyers in the uk
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    V11 UK values

    Yes I saw your bike Paradiso, I’ve bought restored and sold 15 V11s over the last 10 years and they are never easy to sell, never many for sale in the uk but not many buyers either
  9. Steve S

    V11 UK values

    I'm thinking about replacing my Ballabio with a new V85TT and wondering if people are actually paying the high asking prices for V11s in the UK 05 red Ballabio with 14k miles and loads of C/F upgrades and a new shock last week
  10. I have a factory stand but find this one easier to use, drilled the swingarm and bolted on bobbins
  11. Steve S

    Shock wanted UK

    Ordered a new Hagon now
  12. No just 2 rustier ones I’ve found them on eBay in the past, if it’s not too bad clean it up and paint it
  13. I had a spare hugger so I cut the centre piece out and cable tied it to the inside of the swingarm, you can just see it in the pic i think it’s important not to cover the swingarm as I’ve seen a few rusty ones here in the uk due to never being cleaned
  14. The bolt can’t be bent too much or it wouldn’t go through, can’t you straighten it? The shock doesn’t rotate on the bolt, the shock bush is clamped by the swingarm when you tighten the bolt and the shock rotates on the bush as the inner part it clamped
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