Davie's french attraction.

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206 sold for full asking price, double what I paid 10 days ago. I did 250 miles and never even put in petrol[emoji3] I shall be picking up the fiesta tomorrow, the extra money from the 206 just about covers the bill. I just hope the fiesta is ok now, the first sign of problems with it and it's off. I have to give it a chance, as a cheap to run motor it's a good driving position for me, and all that I need.

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Yay! Well done.
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daviemck2006 wrote:206 sold for full asking price, double what I paid 10 days ago. I did 250 miles and never even put in petrol[emoji3] I shall be picking up the fiesta tomorrow, the extra money from the 206 just about covers the bill. I just hope the fiesta is ok now, the first sign of problems with it and it's off. I have to give it a chance, as a cheap to run motor it's a good driving position for me, and all that I need.

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Good news Davie!

Don't go buying anything that needs a Lexia :O

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So ill buy a 1968 Morris minor then [emoji48] [emoji83] [emoji12] [emoji23] [emoji23] [emoji23]

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daviemck2006 wrote:So ill buy a 1968 Morris minor then [emoji48] [emoji83] [emoji12] [emoji23] [emoji23] [emoji23]
You could do worse.

Actually, thinking about it, not much worse.

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I could do worse, and have done relatively recently, C2 VTR sensodrive

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Result on the 206 Davie.

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I used to do that for fun, buy an old car cheap, do any jobs it needed and sell it. That's my hobby. It was ok until some ignorant woman bought a car then looked back through 6 months of papers when it wasn't perfect and got me investigated by some official body for fraud, tax evasion, trading standards etc. Just because I sold 4 of my own cars my wife's and my dad's within 6 months. That's hardly being a dealer! I have a different address and different phone numbers now so I'll maybe buy another 200 quid car and try again!

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Davie, good result on the 206 :-D
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The continuing rebuild of the 205 has to take an enforced break. This is due to accidental damage to the chief engineer and my son in law who came off his brand new kawasaki 600 at 80 mph on Thursday night. He is so glad when he bought the new bike he bought a complete new set of decent protective gear. A broken collar bone and bumped and bruised all over, otherwise ok. He's very lucky that's all. Gravel on the road 1/2 way round a corner. Think the bike will be a write off, it's less than a month old, and his gear a write off, but they can be replaced. That is what insurance is for. He will recover, and my 2nd grandchild due in August will know it's dad. It's been a bit of a sombre, but relieved day or two, Espically as there was a biker killed locally the same day.

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Any witnesses Davy?
Similar thing happened to my son - sand and gravel left from roadworks.
He claimed against the responsible authority and was fully compensated for all the damage to his bike and leathers.
He was uninjured but fixed that a month later, blinded by low sun ran off the road and broke his leg.
Elder sun broke his collarbone + a few others in a similar situation after roadworks. A BMW Z4 following him just drove on but another BMW stopped to help.
I think the Z4 acquired some shopping trolley damage some time after the event.

Pleased your son is (relatively) OK. As you have seen, it can go very badly.
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Ohhh Lord././....I think we are all experienced enough to understand how very lucky he has been................wish him well and a speedy recovery.
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I came off my CBR600 many years ago after hitting gravel just after a bend at about 65. When the chaos had stopped, I was amazed to find I was completely unharmed, sitting in a shallow ditch. A couple of other accidents I wasn't quite so lucky. Cracked a vertebrae in one, broke my ankle in another. I count myself lucky that's all that happened to me in 12 years!

I wish him a speedy recovery.

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He didn't think anything was broken, apart from the bike and phoned his mate to come get him in a van. He lifted the bike into the van and out again and into his garage then thought his shoulder/neck was really sore. He got in his car, went to Val's work as she was just finished and told her and she said get to A&E to get checked. He has been told no driving or work or even much movement of any sort for 6 weeks. He is a young man that never sits still. I have no idea how he is going to manage! The 205 is occupying the other side of his garage. I'm willing to bet he is out doing stuff to it in a couple of weeks lol

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He is a young man that never sits still. I have no idea how he is going to manage
I would think he will spend a lot of that recovery time contemplating many things, I know after my first big off ( another ditch headbutter here !)I was frightened as hell inside....bravado aside, I @@@@ myself thinking about it for some time after, still hate bikes in the wet and never did get over it, the reason I sold out in the end. Dust gravel being way worse !...not a chance