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Use "Nev'r Dull" or "Flitz" metal polish. The finish lasts a very, very long time. Nev'r Dull is usually available at Truck Stops, it's a cotton wadding type polish. I think it's finish lasts the longest, just harder to find around here.
Actually, I still have a can of Nev'r Dull from a long time ago.
Mostly full and still works.
(I never was one for that sort of thing, if it's nice enough for polishing, it's nice enough for riding.)

Right now I have them shined with Kit wax.
I was thinking of doing the edge of the rims and pully too but that would just be another thing to keep up with. (Along with the engine that needs touched up ).
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"Patina" is my new favorite word. My Sporty had it when I got it and I plan to keep it that way. I call it, "character". If you're old enough to remember getting a new pair of leather shoes or boots and you couldn't wait to break them in, to get that "new" look off of them, then you understand where I'm comin' from.
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Took it for a new battery and an MoT
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Compulsory annual vehicle inspection for anything over three years old. Stands for Ministry of Transport, although the dept in question hasn’t been called that for years.

Oddly enough our Construction and Use Regs aren’t fully consistent with our Road Traffic Act; C&U don’t require a speedometer, although it must work if fitted; RTA does require one, so you can get an MoT on a bike which isn’t fully road legal
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