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Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Big Sandy, Nov 18, 2020.
When the righteous triumph, there is great glory
if its good enough for the big man
To be fair, that's typically because the Triumph Outlet bombards you with offers for babygrows reduced from £85 to £3.50 with a further 40% off Black Friday deal and you know that even if your grandson is now 12 and is too big for them you can use them to clean the bike
When you pay no attention to your engine ticking, thumping ,and rattling but get worried when it starts to run nice and quiet
You own an SIII. You're certifiable and I pay no heed to anything you say about machines.
When you find yourself looking for extra tank badges to wear with pride as a belt buckle or to put up on your wall. Sorry but I have never wanted to wear or display any other tank badge from any other brand of bike the way I would with the Triumph one. The Triumph badges in 'gate' or 'grille' style are a design masterpiece and I actually find myself taking points off my score for any Triumph that doesn't bear a Grille or Eyebrow style badge.
I am actually thinking of painting one of my brown leather jackets with
Iacross the back like a Black Sabbath style cross in white outlined in gold. With gold and white sun rays coming out from it. I figure that will come in handy to show whose side I am on when the Apocalypse begins.
But for a witty thing to say.
After riding the Triumph all the day.
Ask me not for advice
For I will give it thee twice
Humble British steel
For those of us who kneel
Adjusting valves all night
Maybe then it will light
Accursed oil drops, stain the floor so dear.
Just stopped the leak on top. Maybe it's from the rear?
A bike that changes oil, while riding to the store
Buy me an another quart, I need a little more.
The sound of twin or triple, whatever suits you best
Give the grip a twist and put it to the test.
Meeting up with friends, there is always a knowing smile.
I would rather ride my Triumph, than push it for a mile.
When you are besotted by it every time you see or ride her.
when you stop and grown men compliment “nice bike”
when all your gear AND casual clothes have the logos on
when you get defensive if anyone has a bad thing to say about the brand (even the 70s oil sieves)
Yep, your transfer box has a bit of a whine on it...
I SAID YOUR TRANSFER BOX HAS A BIT....
That is a great thing about The mark. Can't remember the times I stood outside my garage polishing my Bonnies when an old chap comes along and looks it over then says you had it from new had one almost identical back in the day o'h what year is it as I have private plates.
At least *my* (was a longterm loan thing that the machinations of which i couldn't explain in five pages) was a 2 and a quarter petrol. So I could rejoice in the transfer box whine getting 18mpg down the M2 to Dover from Faversham.
Like I've said elsewhere about Laverdas, I've much famililiarity and affection with the breed but never the lack of whatever it is that makes you buy the bastard things to own one
I'll buy you a drink any day of the week.
Just one, mind
Never owned a Landy, never wanted one although I know a few boys, ex-police and ex-RAF who are Landy nuts, now, if anyone has a Unimog that they don't want and need to give away for free I'll be all over it. That is one of the few four wheeled things I can really get on board with!
When your sat on ebay looking at more reliable japanese bikes!
Mate of mine (we're in our late fifties) had a mongrel Dominator (fifties wideline frame, early sixties lump) that he bought when we were in our late teens and was just 'Chris' bike'. A constant in the universe. Got a call out of the blue maybe three years ago with a dread confession..
'I've sold the Dommie'
His justification was that he was time poor and just wanted something to sling a leg over and ride when he got a few precious hours to do so.
He's now got a couple of Enfields (a 500 and a Himalayan) and is considering a Hinkley Bonnie so he can try to keep up on rideouts.
I'll whisper it but I don't connect the Hinkley Triumphs with the Meriden ones much. I love my triple and it's a brilliant bike, suits me down to the ground but I'll never see it as a 'proper Triumph'
Hmmm.... I consider my Hinckley Bonnie's and even my 955i Sprints as carrying the Spirit and DNA of the Triumph of old but I don't feel quite the same about my Thai built one. It feels like a sell-out.
You know you own a Triumph when you keep getting spammed by these guys
when you have a track day at Cadwell and the man behind the counter says"you come from Sheffield on a Triumph,i hope you got AA to get you home again"
When you start typing "triumph" in google and it no longer auto suggests "triumph lingerie".
You have an intimate relationship with Joe Lucas....prince of darkness,
You have great night vision.
All your jacket pockets are out of shape due to the amount of tools you carry.
You have shares in Castrol.
You have your best mate with a van on speed dial.