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1996 California Biker - Northern Sweden

Discussion in 'T4 California Introductions' started by berg86, Dec 6, 2018 at 7:42 PM.

  1. berg86
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    Hi all!

    New to the forums and to Westys, but after a year with a 6.05m Dethleffs RV it was time to downsize to something that suits our travel more.
    I have long wanted a van, and when I got the opportunity to trade the RV for one I jumped on it.

    So let me introduce you to Doomy the 1996 California Biker.

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    She is about to turn over to a hefty 35.000km, so we will see how much resistance we run into.

    For now everything seems to work, the clutch and turbo is changed quite recently.
    It came with a binder almost 7cm thick with all the papers from receipts from day 1 and a full service book.

    Originally bought and used in Germany and imported to Sweden in 2016.

    Since we just came into full winter mode here with -10 and roughly 10cm of snow I have some time to get her ready for spring travels and climbing season.

    Cheers
    Fredrik
     
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    hotel california 18 'till i die.... Moderator Top Poster Lifetime VIP Member

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    Welcome allong !
     
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    Välkommen hit
     
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    WelshGas Retired after 42 yrs and enjoying Life. Top Poster Lifetime VIP Member

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    Excellent, hope you have many happy adventures in the future.

    But a clutch and turbo in 35,000 Km - is that correct?
     
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    i bet he corrects it to 350000 gaspants
     
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    Yes! I was about to, but did not manage to find the edit button :talktothehand
     
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    WelshGas Retired after 42 yrs and enjoying Life. Top Poster Lifetime VIP Member

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    That's more like it.:thumb :cheers
     
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    It will be an exciting spring, I drove 1200km to get it home, and spent 1 night. All was well, the 1.9td did allow for only a handfull of overtakes but I enjoyed every km. :D

    Now I am waiting for ordering a ARB awning to mount on the Brandrup rail, new speakers are ordered and I will try to find a used Fiamma carry bike to start with.
     

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