Time for an update on my earlier review, in the past 2 weeks i’ve covered over 250km’s on my Model 30, this includes a couple of 17 mile single trips with plenty of hills, and the bike has coped admirably.
The only issue i’ve had up to now was when the bike was accidently knocked over whilst parked by someone not paying attention, would you believe a youth on a mountain bike reversed into it and tipped it off its side stand whilst chatting to his friends grrr!!, this caused some minor scratching to the side panels and bent the front brake lever, nothing major, but later that day the indicators also stopped working, I traced the fault to the indicator relay, this may have have been a result of the fall, anyway I obtained a replacment generic 2 pin relay for £4.99 from a local motorcycle dealer and it took 10 minutes to replace, job sorted.
I have just been involved in a really busy local sporting event here, the Classic TT & Manx Grand Prix, and as a result the roads have been crazy around town, the Model 30 has therefore been worth its weight in gold for nipping through all the traffic to get parts for the race bikes etc.
Last Friday it really saved the day, when 30 minutes before the start of the Senior Manx Grand Prix my mate who was about to compete in the race and was up at the pits getting changed into his riding kit, suddenly discovered that he only had one racing boot in his kit bag, after a couple of minutes of panic, some words not repeatable here, and frantic searching, it was decided the other boot must still be down town in the apartment he’d rented!!
With time ticking away, and no chance of shoehorning the van out of the paddock, then squeezing through the traffic through town to the apartment, and then getting back in time, he jumped on the Model 30 and whizzed away, returning 10 minutes later with the missing boot and a big grin before taking his place on the startline!!
Watch this space as we head for 500km, which will hopefully be before it gets too cold out there.