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  1. #1 New member for uk 
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    Hi all I'm Joe from the Uk a mature 68 yrs old , I have just go my Skyteam VRaptor 250 2014 model with 600 miles from new , so far top speed 65 mph .
    So Modifacations so far : Airbox gone ,K&N fitted, Exhaust 38m free flow decat, front sprocket 15t , rpm meter installed, I have not test with these modifaction yet, I have changed a lot of the wiring & connection, my intensional is to make this into an Adventure bike for travel in Europe .
    Any suggestion on mild tuning would help ?? Racing CDI, Coil etc.
    My othe bike is aBMW R850r with sidecar for wild camping ,
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    Welcome to the forum. A nice bike you have :)
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    Hi Joe
    And welcome to MCM. My advice would be to take your BMW bike for your travels in the EU, that way at least you will get home?
    "Arguing on the Internet is like running in the Special Olympics, even if you win you're still retarded"
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    Hi Prince666 I like a challenge the BMW gets boring , maybe carry the Raptor on the BM instead of the box, but let's face it a reliable bike is a well prepared & maintained bike, Tell me what are the main issues with a Lochin engine or the bike regards Joe
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    Well Joe
    The Lochin are not bad engines, but there is more to a motorbike than just the engine.
    I am sure if you are hands on type with motorbikes then you will be fine, I am sure.
    Keeps us all posted here at MCM.
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    Hi Joe

    Welcome, your bike has brought back fond memories. I had the V-Raptor for 125 for 5 years, and the good news for you is, even though it was stored outside, and ridden in the bad uk winter weather, it didn't deteriorate to dust. The only real niggles I got landed with on occasion, the side stand switch (I disconnected it), the HT cable (only a problem in the very wet - so I replaced it) and finally some of the connections didn't hold up too well in the really wet weather, but, as you've been looking at your electrical connections anyhow, hopefully, you're all sorted on that front anyhow :-)
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    Thanks to all for the info , it's helped me cover frame welds, wiring , and any source of most issues, all I have to do now is ride the thing to death & try and enjoy the country lanes ,
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