Sat Oct 09, 2021 8:25 pm

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fuoco 500
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fuoco 500
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Location: edinburgh
Sat Oct 09, 2021 8:25 pm linkquote
Hi I used to be an all weather biker
but my rebuilt GPz 750 doesnt llike the snow
How does an MP3 work in the snow?
What tyre would you suggest?
After my first 150m (wet) trip as a 6ft newbie just ordered an Airhawk
My Fuoco is ten yrs old but only 2,000 miles
any suggestions on stopping the alarm going off?
Starting and riding it for the first 5 metres with the alarm going off doesnt seem fair on the neighbours for my Sunday morning outing
First rode the "North Coast 500" in 1968 when I got "overtaken" by a Harrier from a nearby field not far from
RAF Kinloss - (where I was based many years later)
The Triumph Tina rebuilt from a box of parts was the first "Twist and Go"scooter I ever owned, except it was not a reliable starter and you cant bump start a CVT
Sat Oct 09, 2021 10:53 pm

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2015 MP3 500 ie Business
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Location: Belgium
 
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2015 MP3 500 ie Business
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Location: Belgium
Sat Oct 09, 2021 10:53 pm linkquote
I am about to mount a Metzeler Wintec winter tire in a few weeks. I can report back after the tire has been run in and the cold stuff starts to come in.

If the bike has an alarm, it is likely to be an aftermarket item. Usually best to remove those things, and use a good quality chain (like Abus) with a padlock. See link below.

If you must have a alarm, then I suggest this.

https://www.abus.com/uk/Mobile-Security/Motorbike-Scooter/Lock-Chain-Combinations/GRANIT-Detecto-XPlus-8077-yellow-12KS-Black-Loop


I use these locks on other bikes.
https://www.abus.com/uk/Mobile-Security/Motorbike-Scooter/Lock-Chain-Combinations/GRANIT-CityChain-XPlus-1060

https://www.abus.com/uk/Mobile-Security/Motorbike-Scooter/Lock-Chain-Combinations/GRANIT-Extreme-Plus-59


On my MP3, I just use the Piaggio bar end to seat frame lock. It is what came with the bike. If they really want to steal the bike, they can have it.

In the end, nothing is theftproof. But using a good deterrent that says "sod off" is the best message to a 10finger discount shopper.



Sat Oct 09, 2021 11:57 pm

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2008 fuoco
Joined: 19 Jul 2015
Posts: 400
Location: United Kingdom.
 
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2008 fuoco
Joined: 19 Jul 2015
Posts: 400
Location: United Kingdom.
Sat Oct 09, 2021 11:57 pm linkquote
How on earth did you manage a 150ml ride on the fuoco you must have cast iron bum The airhawk may help but your best bet would be to remodel your seat so you can sit lower and further back which will give you a better riding position. Have you got a after market alarm fitted? as my thoughts are that the horn sounding relates to the tilt lock. I'm assuming you fitted a brand new battery. No ideas on a winter tyres as i would no long ride in the snow not that we get much down here. I'm 75 mls south of you may be we could meet up one sunday for a thrash/chat. Abington/Bigger?
Sun Oct 10, 2021 4:37 am

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2015 MP3 500 ie Business
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Location: Belgium
 
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Location: Belgium
Sun Oct 10, 2021 4:37 am linkquote
Ah, ok. I misinterpreted "alarm" for anti theft alarm.

IF it is the horn from the tilt lock going off, then you need to check the state of the fluid level, fluid condition, pressure switch, etc, etc, etc. The tilt lock the older bikes are problematic and showing serious signs of aging.
Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:50 pm

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fuoco 500
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Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:50 pm linkquote
Brilliant - i really appreciate any reviews of the Metzeler winter tyre - please keep me posted

yes its obviously the tilt lock - will do the fluid checks as suggested

just ordered a graphite gasket for the silencer

i must say I quite liked the little backfires - reminded me of my 3TA with its single baffle Thruxton "silencers" oh it had a 4 leading shoe front brake and a Cibie headlight
survived a a coach bolt through the back tyre at 65 mph on Ace handlebars
the backfires were due to a burnt out valve - that was my first minor engine overhaul half a century ago. Was heartened to discover that the prvious Fuoco owner hung up his helmet at 91

I will follow up the lock suggestions as recently had my eMTB stolen

Was out with the Biggar Ramblers yesterday, happy to meet up at the wee cafe in Broughton or at Wiston Lodge

(took my walking gear and folding poles in the Fuoco -it really is a good load carrier)
Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:20 am

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2008 fuoco
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Posts: 400
Location: United Kingdom.
 
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Posts: 400
Location: United Kingdom.
Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:20 am linkquote
Wiston Lodge never been there, possibly this coming sunday or the sunday after but not 100% .
Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:44 am

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fuoco 500
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fuoco 500
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Location: edinburgh
Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:44 am linkquote
Hi Wiston Lodge
take the entrance on the right by "School sign" 300m up the hill beyond the Village hall
200m red glaze "drive"
car park on your left at rear of building by the gas tank

suggested meet one pm Sunday

Cheers Andy
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Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:38 am

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2008 fuoco
Joined: 19 Jul 2015
Posts: 400
Location: United Kingdom.
 
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2008 fuoco
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Posts: 400
Location: United Kingdom.
Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:38 am linkquote
Hi Andy I have tried to phone but your phone is switched off .Will have a ride up to wiston lodge for 1pm regardless.
triumph tina wrote:
Hi Wiston Lodge
take the entrance on the right by "School sign" 300m up the hill beyond the Village hall
200m red glaze "drive"
car park on your left at rear of building by the gas tank

suggested meet one pm Sunday

Cheers Andy
07950000813
Sun Oct 17, 2021 2:27 am

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fuoco 500
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fuoco 500
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Sun Oct 17, 2021 2:27 am linkquote
phone switched on now my car burnt to the ground
a bit distracting


heading off to Wiston Lodge soon
Sun Oct 17, 2021 2:29 am

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2008 fuoco
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Location: United Kingdom.
 
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Posts: 400
Location: United Kingdom.
Sun Oct 17, 2021 2:29 am linkquote
See you there.
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