Gil­era Nord­west,

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Here are a few pics of my

I’ve had it nearly two years now and it came to me in a bit of a state, with orig­i­nal gaudy 1990s graph­ics. It was run­ning but not ride­able. I gave it a full ser­vice, new belt, oil and air fil­ter. Next I had all the plas­tics vinyl­wrapped in a sub­tle matt black; not only do they look great but they help pro­tect the now brit­tle body­work. The wheels, ex­haust shield and lug­gage rack were also treated to a pow­der­coat of satin black, and red rim tape. I’m run­ning Di­ablo Su­per­cor­sas that are bloody great. It’s cer­tainly not a long dis­tance ma­chine, but it’s great for twisty roads and needs to be kept on the boil to get the best out of it.

Re­mov­ing the ter­ri­ble ’90s graph­ics was a good call Brian’s first ever resto: a damn fine job As you can see, it needed some TLC From £300 bas­ket­case to tasty Tri­umph spe­cial

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