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New Member in Britain with 1984 T80

Post  fender on Fri 27 Sep - 2:32

I decided I wanted a Townmate after having had brilliant Yamaha QT50s, a 1982 and 1986. I still have the 1986 model.

I asked around and got an amazing deal: A 1984 T80 for £100 with all paperwork, only 12,500 miles, bill of sale, manual, the lot! Bought from a retired policeman in West Sussex.

So far, put new oil in it and fitted a new plug. Not tried to start it yet but it all looks good for its age. It has the usual rust around the rear/under mudguard which I must treat sometime but it has not gone deep at all. It should pass an MOT I would think.

Looking forward to going faster now and in more comfort!

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Re: New Member in Britain with 1984 T80

Post  Admin drgaz on Fri 27 Sep - 3:10

Welcome to the board sounds like a bargain:-) regards Gaz
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Re: New Member in Britain with 1984 T80

Post  JohnW on Fri 27 Sep - 3:58

Admin drgaz wrote:Welcome to the board sounds like a bargain:-)  regards Gaz
Just goes to show there are still bargains about if you can find them, a Wanted ad in you local paper is probably a good way of finding one. There must still be lots around in sheds where elderly owners have packed up riding. Many of them will not be on eBay so will be 'imune' to current eBay prices & would be glad to get rid of them particularly if they are moving to a smaller house or retirement flat.

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Photo of my Townmate:

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Re: New Member in Britain with 1984 T80

Post  Admin drgaz on Sat 28 Sep - 19:13

That looks fine from here let us know how you progress with it. :-)
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Re: New Member in Britain with 1984 T80

Post  barker on Fri 11 Oct - 3:15

what asmall world I was talking to a chap who said he had sold a t80 for £100 and was a ex cop I met him in the bike repair shop in eastergate did your ex cop have a blackbird

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Re: New Member in Britain with 1984 T80

Post  fender on Fri 18 Oct - 18:51

Yes indeed, that sounds like John who sold me it. He lives in Westergate.

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Re: New Member in Britain with 1984 T80

Post  barker on Tue 26 Nov - 9:24

john has a bad back now so he.s for selling his black bird

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