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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 2:07 pm 
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Arrived in the post yesterday was a nice new Scottoiler! That will be going on Gita soon. Has anyone got any experience as to the best way/place to mount one on a GT380?
I notice the kit seems to be geared up to fitting to square section swing-arms and not round ones like mine.


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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 2:34 pm 
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Fit a Dresda swing arm to the 380 - like the one I have on my GT750! :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 4:47 pm 
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Now you're talkin! I'd love to have a Dresda one. No doubt it is a great quality item but, I think they may be a little on the expensive side when compared to what I can currently afford. Of course, if you happen to have a spare one gathering dust in a corner of your garage that you want to send me... :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 9:34 am 
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Great looking bike, Sportston! You've got a great eye for detail...very sano project!
Can't wait to see it fitted with the tank and remaining pipes!


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 9:56 am 
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Thank you. Neither can I. If only I didn't have so many other things to fix...cars, bikes, wheelchairs, shed....Now if only I could clone myself.


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 4:27 pm 
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sportston wrote:
Thanks Alan, but I meant it might not have the other bits done in time too. I have a lot to juggle at the moment, including house hunting in Scotland. Spoke to wife about it and she wasn't over-keen on taking the financial hit of a weekend away either. But I definitely want to come next year, with or without the wife's approval. It sounds like a great weekend and I know I'd love it, especially if steam trains are involved!


Where in Scotland are you thinking of getting a place?


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 12:20 pm 
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Maybe within commuting distance of Grangemouth. But we would prefer to live in the highlands when I make a career change.


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 1:31 pm 
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Hmmm. Diet's a bit limited unless you're a veggie. There's plenty of grass, otherwise...... :roll:
Worked near Grangemouth a few times, lots of nice places not too far away tho'.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:11 pm 
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Yes. Had a look at a few places near there. Looks very nice.
Scottoiler now fitted to bike. Drilled and tapped a 5mm hole in gusseted part of the swingarm to make it fit neat and tidy. Picture to follow.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:05 am 
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I have relatives in Falkirk and Grangemouth area. Did you check out the Falkirk Wheel? It's an amazing piece of engineering. Quite a nice place to live.

A buddy of mine here in the Sates is from the Arbroath area and he really wants to move back to Scotland and he plans on getting a place way up the north east coast away from everyone. The pictures look great, but too far from civilization for me.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:17 pm 
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Has anyone ever noticed how if you don't line up the dropper on your scottoiler perfectly, when you move your bike backwards it rips the nozzle off?
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