I couldn't be happier, we hit
it off right away the two of us, I call her
Even though she was cheap to come by (£395), she's a Tigress. I'll take care of her now, make her purr, It's my first bike, I can't stop smiling. A big step from a full tuned FS1 50cc, sorry if you find my English a bit untrimmed. I think she's untouched telling from the paint and all, a well preserved 28 year virgin if you ask me. I'm twelve years older and look a lot worse!!
I started out looking for a Yamaha RD350LC/YPVS but they were a tad expensive here in Sweden, yes I'm Swedish by the way. Then I read about the X7, which seems to have been forgotten over here and in many cases underestimated. Read more and couldn't stop once I started "..hooligan bike of the 80´s.." appealed to me since I kind of missed out on me own salad days. I'm in it now though with a vengeance, disguised as a humble law-abiding citizen, muahahaaa !
It says 28500km on the meter, probably correct !? A small play in the swing, little spot of rust on the front fender, few scratches on the tank, but that's it. Rest looks and feels right as rain. No funny sounds from engine as far as I can tell, neither clutch nor small ends etc. Not that I have any comparison yet though...Vehicle test report was clean anyway. Need a new front tyre, putting on original handlebar when the new cables arrive (expensive!). Tried to put stock bar on with those very long cables - see picture, awful handlebar on there now - but the throttles locked, quite scary actually. Started with full throttle and wouldn't turn off with neither ignition switch nor kill switch, had to put in gear and pop the clutch.
I'm very interested in tuning in general, but need to know more about the X7 in this regard so I am reading all I can find on this subject on the X7.
I would really want to thank the admins here and anyone else that contributes to this Super forum, THANK YOU VERY MUCH !!