I forgot to mention in my earlier update that whilst parked at our friends’ house, some seagulls had decided to show their appreciation and crap on the RT. Nice…
So as it needed a wash anyway, I filled a bucket – it was too cold to reenable the outside tap and get the pressure washer set up – and gave the RT a half-arsed attempt at a clean.
Still, the results weren’t tooooo shabby:
When I wheeled it back into the garage I was horrified to see that the lacquer on the tank had peeled on one patch … except it hadn’t: it was just a small dot of bird crap that I’d missed. Phew!
I’ve also booked the RT in for its initial service towards the end of February, so I’ll try to add some more miles to the 396 currently showing. I’ve asked Bahnstormer to look at the non-functioning SOS system and to check the seat heating whilst it’s in.