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You can get a decent Garmin or TomTom that will do the job but its handy having it on the screen. I would guess the Nav or Travel Pilot whatever its called for the mk1 will be expensive from the scrap stealers.
 

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Hi smartguy, yeah I've looked at the original satnav for a MK1 and they are expensive, even from a scrap yard, I was thinking more of a Chinese android which would slot straight in (more or less), I don't know of anybody trying them though and wondered if they are any good? I already have a tom tom but it's past its "best before date "
 

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I think the android options all have a wait for a boot up which would not be for me. I am not too familiar with the mk1 but assume you could fit a double din unit in there. That's a much better option than going the chinese route unless you can get one that is recommended. Expensive though to get something like a Kenwood, Sony etc. I put a Kenwood in our mk6 Fiesta in place of the awful looking Ford unit. I just checked on that little car and it's nearly 20 years old and done 156k at last MOT.
 

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I've read a post in this forum (I think) about running a permanent live to the unit therefore eliminating booting time, I'm not sure that's a good idea. After the MK1 Ka I can't think of a bad Ford if you look after them, there's some I don't like the look of but it doesn't mean there bad auto, Ford's have come along way since the Cortinas and Escorts of yesteryear, also I can't believe how much they are worth these days, I had a MK2 RS2000 ( one of the first) which went rotten (inner sills etc) today would fetch a king's ransom!!! I don't know how there's still some left!! Dagenham dustbins etc.
 

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Minor update on bike, started first touch of button but only front cylinder then picked up on rear after 2-3 minutes , mildly happy bunny, seems to be getting there just as kiethmac predicted, so big thanks to him
 

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I've read a post in this forum (I think) about running a permanent live to the unit therefore eliminating booting time, I'm not sure that's a good idea. After the MK1 Ka I can't think of a bad Ford if you look after them, there's some I don't like the look of but it doesn't mean there bad auto, Ford's have come along way since the Cortinas and Escorts of yesteryear, also I can't believe how much they are worth these days, I had a MK2 RS2000 ( one of the first) which went rotten (inner sills etc) today would fetch a king's ransom!!! I don't know how there's still some left!! Dagenham dustbins etc.
My mkI Escort 1100 L would only do 29 mpg, no matter how I drove it... all for 48 bhp
 

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Minor update, I had an old neighbor and friend around for coffee this morning, while showing him the bike I said "it's a bugger to start" obviously it started at the first touch !!!!!! I will say no more ( I don't want to tempt fate)
 

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Ha !!! I bet you thought I'd gone away, no such luck!!! Been in Portugal just as it went amber so now isolating for 10 days but it has given me the chance to paint tank and even though I say it myself, for an amateur, looking very good. Watch this space for more exciting updates!! Remember use sunscreen, best regards to all Ian
 

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Too warm to be in the garage today, so I've not tried starting bike yet, but here's a couple of pictures of nice shiny(ish) repainted tank. Does anyone know what Berrymans fuel additives are, it's American and I guess maybe like redex? If I knew what it was I might try it ,thanks
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I have used Berrymans B12 in the past. It's a bit like Seafoam or WD40 carb cleaner but on steroids. Used it on a Seat Ibiza throttle body and whatever it shifted it ran sweetly thereafter.
 

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Hi nigel, thanks for reply, how do you use it? Is it a fuel additive like redex or is it a spray on/in solvent ?
 

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Just like Redex, I didn't think that something so well diluted in the fuel would have any effect but having tried everything else apart from stripping the body I had nothing to lose by trying. Seemed to work very quickly, certainly within 30 miles of adding it, but I did, I admit, 'double the dose'.
 

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Thanks again, if you've followed this thread you will know what troubles I've had (some of my own making) I was only thinking, try something else as well, just to be sure, I've listened to kiethmacs advice and I know he's right about going for a run on it will do it the power of good, just thinking "belt and braces" when it's all together
 

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I've followed it and learnt a lot since my days of striping and rebuilding SUs
 

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Thanks for following, I bet I've exasperated a lot of people with my incompetence but hey ho we live and learn. Big thanks to kiethmac for his knowledge and patience with me , thanks to all for following I hope I've given people a bit of a laugh at my bungling, probably better than Boris, but not as deadly
 

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Hey nigel thanks for that, it warms the cockles of my heart that not everyone thinks I'm a dunce, when you come to my hood I'll buy you a pint!!
 

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I think this thread has been followed by quite a few and we are all just waiting for the success story. That's a decent job on the tank. It will be a while before I start refurbish work on the CBR but may do what you did a start a thread on the project. If I can't get mine started I will put it on a trailer and drop it off at keithmac's lol.
 

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Yep smartguy, kiethmac is definitely the man, we all go the way that suits us, personally for me it's DIY ,the learning curve can be steep and uneven, but the satisfaction IMO is second to none, its horses for courses, having never met kiethmac I feel he must be an all round good guy, giving sound advice and patience, same as you and many more, the very least you could do is listen to him, if you start your own thread for your bike I would keenly follow, I know lots about carbs, just ask kiethmac, he's taught me all I know LOL, seriously go for it
 
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