New to C90 - first adventure...

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New to C90 - first adventure...

Post by Foeux » Thu Aug 04, 2022 9:13 am

I was sulking in Devizes....

I had gone into Devizes with one aim: get a roll of B&W film developed. Both places able to help wanted huge amounts of money and a minimum of a 2 week wait. This brought my sulk level up from post-holiday-nowhere-to-develop-film-blues to piss-almost-boiling. I came with purpose, I failed my one objective, I wanted to leave with purpose. This was not possible.

In Devizes there is a pedestrian area with shops called 'The Brittox'. There is a smaller pedestrian walkway T'd off of it called 'The Little Brittox'. At this confluence of regular size and little Brittox, there is a Timpsons on one side and a small news agents called 'Brittox News' where a person could buy fags, sweets and a copy of the local paper, The Gusset & Harold. To further intensify my sulk, there was a knot of purposeless, dawdling tourists right at the confluence, considering the merits of a brand new pewter tankard from Timsons (there are none, especially when Devizes has 4,756.5 charity shops full of them). I had to slow down. I had to be less purposeful and I was ready to have a tantrum.

This is when I looked about, forlorn and noticed something in the window of Brittox News. Back in 1458, people used to hand write classified ads and leave them in the window of Brittox news. I though this tradition had died yet there it was; a hand written ad for a C90 (blue and white) from the very year of my birth (1988). Immediately, I was able to quell my power-sulk with a bit of retail therapy. 4 hours later, I was at the house of Philip Roderick, the National Rail bridge engineer. I transferred the money and wibbled off.

On the way home I ran out of fuel and had a chum rescue me. Even in that short and somewhat fraught journey, I felt like I got it. I felt like I understood why I had been half-wanting one for ages.

Today, at 0950 (shit, better go) it is in for MOT with Spaceshuttle Bob on Hopton and shortly thereafter I plan to be 'going around' on it.

Let's see what happens.

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Re: New to C90 - first adventure...

Post by kayz1 » Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:22 pm

Weldone that man.. :D

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Re: New to C90 - first adventure...

Post by Capitano » Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:21 am

The start of big adventures. 8-)

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Re: New to C90 - first adventure...

Post by barker » Fri Aug 05, 2022 4:13 pm

how did you manage to buy a c90 just like that ,people have been searching for ages, well done foeux ,and wellcome to the forum

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Re: New to C90 - first adventure...

Post by Devon general andy » Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:38 am

Wow, a card ad in a window. I think soon people will forget how to use pens and pencils. Will have to have a college course on how to use them! Are you going to use 2** (2 star) petrol???
Anyway, good luck, you and your new steed.
And welcome to the forum.
Cheers Andy.

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Re: New to C90 - first adventure...

Post by knapdog » Sat Aug 06, 2022 11:44 am

Foeux your write up was a joy to read.
A warm welcome.

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Re: New to C90 - first adventure...

Post by wightegi » Sat Aug 06, 2022 1:52 pm

Here`s an adventure for you . viewtopic.php?f=18&t=37696

Only 50 odd miles as well

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Re: New to C90 - first adventure...

Post by Foeux » Sat Aug 06, 2022 6:11 pm

wightegi wrote:
Sat Aug 06, 2022 1:52 pm
Here`s an adventure for you . viewtopic.php?f=18&t=37696

Only 50 odd miles as well
Thanks for this. I assume the initiation and branding ceremonies are included with pitch cost?

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Re: New to C90 - first adventure...

Post by Foeux » Sat Aug 06, 2022 6:12 pm

knapdog wrote:
Sat Aug 06, 2022 11:44 am
Foeux your write up was a joy to read.
A warm welcome.
The things is a joy to use. I've cleaned it, had the carb off and resealed it, adjusted everything to be just so, gapped the plug, but most important of all... I'VE RIDDEN IT.

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Re: New to C90 - first adventure...

Post by Foeux » Sat Aug 06, 2022 6:24 pm

A lovely first day after passing its MOT. N9 advisories per se but "that carb looks a bit sweaty and you will want a rear tyre if it ever rains again..." was the reasonable advice.

I went to JHS Racing in Bristol (from Devizes)where, for a laugh and £44 we rolling roaded it.

It has.....drumroll please........5.13hp. Theybwere so impressed they gave me a sticker. Their dyno is a notoriously miserly one so I am pleased with that. Someone at JHS offered to buy it there and then. I declined.

I then visited upon my mate in Bath who began to chuckle and took photos. We looked at his new garage and some of his bikes.

I absolutely love this machine. The rest of yesterday and the wee small hours of the morning were spent in a very new, very swish car that isn't quite being delivered to customers yet and whilst it was cool, very cool, it didn't do what this new toy if a C90 does.

I've changed the oil, I've ordered a rear rack to affix the top box it came with. I will choose a rear tyre soon and I will get searching for a good on-road but also green lanes type. The sticks it came with are probably original. They are very happy to do stuff but I don't think they damp much, they just bob up and down, sometimes violently.

Having 'done' the carb, it now lifts its head from 1st to 2nd flat out which is unduly thrilling. Once this has luggage capacity I may not come inside until it snows.

Thank you all for the warm welcome. I have found my people.

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