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About cpbrad

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    bedfordshire

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  • Car type
    robin hood 2b
  • Full name
    Craig Bradley
  1. cpbrad

    Collecting My Rh2B This Week...but..

    Yeah, good thing about this bike is I am purchasing from my father who has had it for almost 10 years (955i engine), its mint and a beauty. Loads of extras including high rise Triumph race can and remap with carbon goodies too. Ill be picking her up as soon as we get some sunshine. Already dug out the leathers and buffed them up I think the guy with the RH i was looking at is signing up to this forum and will be advertising shortly - Please be kind lol.
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    Collecting My Rh2B This Week...but..

    Went to view on Friday afternoon after reading through the link i posted about the IVA and getting through. I could see a few minor things that needed doing in the engine bay such as the terminals needed covering and some more clips and conduit that would be required in and around the cabling in the engine bay. I thought about it long and hard over the weekend... I have decided to take all of you guys advice and leave it. When I initially saw the vehicle I was under the impression it was fully road legal and I could have just hopped in and had a blast, and thats what I want, I dont want to be fiddling and spending extra cash (probs alot of extra cash and time) and then probs not even have it on the road for this summer! So I was going to view an Honda S2000 yesterday at 2PM, the guy calls me at 1PM saying some blokes from Birmingham have turned up early and have the asking price in their hand, so I said to let them have it as I was only going to put a deposit down and return to check the bodywork next weekend in the dry weather. Ashame as that had a huge spec and a hardtop. So im back to the first option which this kitcar pulled me away from in the first place... Trimuph Speed triple Cannot wait to pick her up! Thank you to everyone that has given me advice and helped out with questions, you have all been a huge help. I may come along to a meet in the spring/summer on the speed triple. The kit car may go through easily (it APPEARS to be an absolute cracker and has had a fortune spent on it as previously said). Ill ask the guy if he is happy for me to pass on his contact details - If anyone is interested then please DM me. He has said to me £2750 - but added there maybe a tiny amount of movement on that, make of that what you will. Pics - I have a few if anyone interested wants me to send them to them, not great ones though..
  3. cpbrad

    Collecting My Rh2B This Week...but..

    So today I am going to see it. Thanks Dave R, i have had another member also offer me their opinion, extremely kind of you guys. Ill see it with the old man and if he thinks it has potential then I may take you guys up on that offer Ill update you all later this evening.
  4. cpbrad

    Collecting My Rh2B This Week...but..

    Sorry guys had a mental day at work and probs going to be again tomorrow. Ill get some pics Friday and post up for you all to see. Must sleep now..
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    Collecting My Rh2B This Week...but..

    What is it thats required? P.S. I will be a paying member when i do finally get one.... IF!
  6. cpbrad

    Collecting My Rh2B This Week...but..

    No photos unfortunately, from memory and looking at the guide Id say it was an S7 mk1, 2 or 3. I have asked the guy but he isn't sure. Something else ill look for on Friday I guess. He has lowered the price to £2750. Im going to go along with my dad as he is a lot more mechanically minded than myself and in the meantime read through these IVA notes. Again I really appreciate everyones advice. It looks like more of you think I should leave it but i think its worth paying a visit with my dad and having a detailed look at all the paperwork before giving him my final answer as its not far from where I live.
  7. cpbrad

    Collecting My Rh2B This Week...but..

    Is there any typical issues I should look for on Friday? Ihave found this which looks very helpful.. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/individual-vehicle-approval-iva-for-cars-help-to-get-a-pass/individual-vehicle-approval-iva-for-cars-help-to-get-a-pass
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    Collecting My Rh2B This Week...but..

    The plan is to go and take another look with my old man and make a decision. Im going to look up some info on the test and also pay the centre that does the test a visit as its very local to me, see if I can speak to someone who does them. If i do decide to go ahead with the purchase and it did fail, I could just use it as a track toy I guess/break it for parts and possibly not loose any money.. Quick question: If i book the car in and it fails on two points, they tell me what the points are, I rectify them, surely it it cannot then fail on something else, I would have thought they only re tested the items that failed?
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    Collecting My Rh2B This Week...but..

    So i have informed the guy I will not be making the purchase. He has dropped the price as he needs the space.. I may go for it and risk it. He tells me he has gone over the car with a fine tooth comb and that he honestly believes it will go straight through! I have a week to decide. Watch this space.
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    Collecting My Rh2B This Week...but..

    flitwick
  11. cpbrad

    Collecting My Rh2B This Week...but..

    Thanks for your advice. I have spoke with them already and his advice was much the same as you guys. Steve from NMS was so helpful (top bloke) he found all the info he could for me and gave it all to me within a matter of hours. He explained the potential complications with the year of the build and if i were to try and get in tested this year and how they do it for a living and sometimes miss bits. He said it certainly isn't worth what the seller believes it is and that that it is likely to be more hassle than its worth. Im going to try out option 2 and ill let you guys know how i get on. I've been on a lot of car and bike forums over the years and you guys are by far the best!
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    Collecting My Rh2B This Week...but..

    He has lost interest over the years and just wants rid (hence the so called low price) I do trust him, but its a lot of money for me when I am trusting in someone else
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    Collecting My Rh2B This Week...but..

    Thanks for your advice guys, its greatly received. So i have been on the phone to the DVLA and a place that do the IVA and they have confirmed it will definitely need one (thought id check incase it had actually been done and he wasn't aware). The reason why I am still thinking of buying this is because it has had a fortune spent on it at Northampton Motorsport. Receipts for over £8k worth of work, £4.8k of which was on the engine. This is why I'm thinking it could be worth the gamble of me putting it through the IVA. My friend (old work colleague) seems to think its worth £8k if it had the IVA, now im thinking he could be a little out of touch with the robin hoods from what i have read, I cant honestly imagine it being worth that kind of money now, yesterday I thought he could be right. What to do..
  14. cpbrad

    Collecting My Rh2B This Week...but..

    Right, just spoke with the seller and he did actually tell me this yesterday but I was being quite naive I think as I did not fully understand. He informed me that he himself spent months preparing it for the test and thinks the only thing it needs to pass is the indicators to be relocated from the body of the vehicle to somewhere close to the edge of the vehicle, i.e. mud flaps I guess. I really don't know what to do now! I really want the car! The guy I am buying from is an old friend so wouldn't be trying to rip me off.. Decisions decisions..
  15. cpbrad

    Collecting My Rh2B This Week...but..

    Not even in my garage yet and its already been a rollercoaster of a ride the past 24hrs! Okay, maybe i need to speak with him again, see if i can get some money off or possibly walk away as you say.
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