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Old 11-07-2012, 06:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Here today. Thruxton tomorrow!

Just a quick note to pass on my thanks to all & sundry whose posts I have been perusing for the last fortnight.
I'm a fan of old school cafe racers & British bikes. It's in my blood I reckon as my dad & Grandfather worked for BSA in Sheffield.

I've decided to get back on a bike for the first time in 20 years & after much deliberation, thread mining, discussion with friends who ride etc I've decided to pick up a yellow '05 Thruxton tomorrow. Insert wife's look of horror pic here.

It's a tidy bike that needs some love & a personal touch as apart from changing the stock pipes & shocks the bike is pretty much stock.

I'll post some pics when it's in the drive.

Oh, I also own a full service car/bike detailing business here in Australia that specialises in show quality polishing & smart protective coatings for things that move at speed so if you need any advice in that area or want to know what you can coat your ride with so you spend less time cleaning & more time gleaming don't hesitate to ask.

Thanks again.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice choice! I brought my Thrux home a couple weeks ago and it's been all smilles since.

"Less time cleaning and more time gleaming," Eh? I like that. Have you got a favorite product you'd like to throw out? A magic wax or wheel cleaner? There's no guarantee it'll be available stateside, but it's worth a shot. At this point, I'm so in love with my bike, I'm looking for more presents to buy her,
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sounds like a blast, Enjoy and Ride Safe!
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hi Grimsby.
There's some amazing technology coming out in terms of smart surface coatings.

Best QD I've tried out there is Permanon from Germany. Google it. Their Aircraft Supershine can be wiped on virtually any surface including paint, glass, perspex, leather, tiles, splashbacks etc & repels dirt, water oils etc & makes surface cleaning a doddle. I use it all over my house & on vehicles. Extremely hydrophobic & you can layer it. Gtechniq have a new sealant out called C1.5. You can get that in the USA. It lasts a minimum 4 months with one simple app. My 7 YO can apply it.

My polish guru guy has tried over 100 different polishes in the last few years. His testing has led us to Xpert from the USA. No fillers. minimal dusting & excellent results. The 1000 has decent cut & finish & if you want to go nuts (or have black paint) you can use their 1500 after that.

Feel free to ask me about any products you are using & how you can get the best out of them too.
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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might see you around & or on the great Adelaide hills roads...also from Adelaide & have a Thruxton as well.

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Old 11-16-2012, 11:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:28 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Here today. Thruxton tomorrow!-imageuploadedbymo-free1353216476.168590.jpg
Here's a pic of the bike after a quick clean up at work. I've done a few mods since this was taken.

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Old 11-18-2012, 12:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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