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Greetings all. I have consulted this site for research and information regularly over the course of the years and have finally decided to join - thanks for that - and take part as a member.

I live in NW Washington DC, and have for many years now been without a car. My bike is perhaps my one possession that brings me any real joy - I am not really attached to things, but I do love this bike. I bought it from a lawyer type here in DC about seven years ago. He had modified it somewhat from stock with racing suspension and other cafe cosmetics. A true thing of beauty. Ran great then and throughout (generally) my period of ownership. I have only general and limited amateur mechanical experience, but I would nonetheless rate myself as more than competent from a general mechanical perspective, and have always worked on my own cars and bikes, within the confines of my ability, space, tools, and Haynes manuals. I ride within the city to get around, and generally within 50-100 miles of DC for pleasure, weather dependent.

Unfortunately, my Thruxton lives outside - sometimes covered, sometimes not - and as such is subject to the elements. I have also been down on it once - insurance wrote it off completely, but I had it put back together as the damage was largely cosmetic. I am back on the bike after three years of near-total abstention from riding due to multiple injuries - sustained both from the crash, and several other life antics thereafter - and am ready to get back in the Spring of things :)

Sadly, but unsurprisingly, I have encountered a few mechanical obstacles to getting back on the road. I have loads of questions to ask eventually, and I have been making sure that I am taking a considered and structured approach to my diagnostics, thinking, and background reading prior to coming to you all with my griefs, concerns, and yes even joys. So I hope and trust that you will bear with me as I adjust to the community, and I give you my word I will endeavor to contribute at least as much as I query.

Regards,

PETE.

 

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