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Old 12-Feb-2021, 23:15
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Its up and running again

After a very long rest in the garage the 998 paid a visit to BVT to get it serviced and up and running.

Had to splash out on a new lid as well, the newest I had was 14 years old
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Old 13-Feb-2021, 14:43
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Looking good Sir - glad you have been able to get to Johns and sorted in these awful times.

I think we need a big Ducati get together, when lockdown lifts.

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After a very long rest in the garage the 998 paid a visit to BVT to get it serviced and up and running.

Had to splash out on a new lid as well, the newest I had was 14 years old
what is BVT (something V twins?). I only ask as I am looking for someone competent and reliable to do my belts and valve clearances (998R)
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Oops only just seen this.

BVT is https://www.facebook.com/CellierBVT/

Very thorough and leaves no stone unturned when looking after my bike. I get a valve/shim report every service.

We have a chat about how what is getting close to needing replacement.

Been the only person other than me to look after my bike for about 15 years or so.

My bike has 28k on it so it wasn't a garage queen unless you count the last 9 years, even then it was buried under stuff and not treated like the object d'art that it is
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Went for the first decent length ride for year and years on Saturday, about 70 miles. Soon got back into watching out for other road users who weren't looking what they were doing more than ever it appears some think they are landing an aircraft and need to be lined up with the centre line markings

Stopped for break up at Helmsley, had a chat with another couple of Ducati riders and some old boy who thought my bike was some sort of new model Ducati, I dont't think he believed me when I told him it was nearly 20 years old.

I didn't wear ear plugs in an attempt to make me keep the speed down, it almost worked

Usual aches and pain that I'd get after a winter of no biking so to be expected after a 8 or 9 year break. Clutch hand was worn out completely.
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