Featured 1976 One For 2022

Discussion in 'Builds & Projects' started by Iron, Dec 31, 2021.

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  1. Dawsy

    Dawsy Cumbrian half-wit
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    Absolutely cracking pal!:grinning:
     
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  2. DCS900

    DCS900 Careful, man! There’s a beverage here!
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    Don’t forget the fake carb, electronic fuel injection system... otherwise you just have a very pretty hobbyhorse. :p
     
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  3. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Oh my, @Iron. I wish we had video footage of you at work in addition to the photos--complete with a "dialogue soundtrack". ;):joy: Love your commentary. :kissing_heart: That bike is looking really good, too!
     
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  4. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    A Triumph spirit bell, @Iron! :) Amazon

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  5. Iron

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    #345 Iron, Apr 16, 2022
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    Hmmmm, yes. I've thought a lot about getting a newer one. But not for me.

    I really don't need a tilt switch as I know when the bike is upside down, I remember to put the kick stand up before I zoom off, I know what revs I should change gear at, I don't need a limiter so the engine doesn't blow up when revving the bollox off of it. I don't like to submit my beloved to some kid for inspection and a pass every year and I really don't like being ripped off massively by a dealer who has ensured that I have to take the bike to them to allow it to be maintained. I'm not really bothered about how big the TV screen is on the dash. I have a speedo just so plod don't send me bills, I rode for years without one. I open the petrol cap to see how much fuel I have. I don't have to spray some special stuff onto each part of the bike to protect it from rain, mud or salt nor do I have to clean it all with some other special stuff each time I get home. I use a map if I don't know where I'm going. I understand that when it rains the road is a bit more slippery. I don't want to do 600 miles an hour around bends on the A5 so basic suspension set up is fine with me, hardtails are better for feeling the road anyway. Nope, I'll stick to overalls, a leather, oily hands and a bike that doesn't look exactly like everyone else's except it's cost more due to a gold stripe on it and it came with a poncy watch.
    And, no, I don't ride bloody girlie Sportster bobber things with straight through exhausts, nor do I have a beard that needs waxing or a bloody stupid trendy cheesecutter hat.

    Phew, glad I got that off of my chest :D Thank you.....over...
     
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  6. Iron

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    Thanks but I already have the little ol' viking one earmarked for this build. The Admin Staff gets all mine. As you know, they are much more powerful if given as a gift.....just great aren't they?

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  7. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    That's right, I remember the photo of the little viking now, @Iron. Admin Staff has great taste! (I'm a "viking" from w-a-y back--my ancestors were from Sweden). They are definitely more powerful when given--and received--as a gift. Love 'em!
     
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