Featured Back In The Saddle Again!!!!

Discussion in 'Triumph General Discussion' started by Mongoose, Apr 2, 2023.

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  1. Mongoose

    Mongoose Well-Known Member

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    I've spent a very frustrating two weeks, looking out the window at my new Speed Master, while recovering from a whopping case of Covid! Even after passage of the Covid, I've been left without energy and a really weak feeling overall. The good news, for me, is that I'll be going for a spin tomorrow!! Hopefully, I can remember where the gears are located......Cheers, from the North Georgia mountains! The Mad Mongoose.....OUT!!!
     
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  2. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    Enjoy bud ;)
     
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  3. Mrs Visor

    Mrs Visor Elite Member

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    Fantastic - hope you had a good one!!!
     
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  4. Mongoose

    Mongoose Well-Known Member

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    After Church this morning, I jumped on the Bonne for a quick 100 mile spin, the 1st in 2 weeks. Bikes all over the road!!! Up here, the big dresser Harleys are the thing, except for a very cultured group, who ride Triumphs. It was great to be back on the road again! Cheers to y'all. Keep the rubber side down. The Mad Mongoose.....OUT!!
     
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  5. Markus

    Markus Crème de la Crème
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    Enjoy your bike!!!
     
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  6. RJinTX

    RJinTX Member

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    If there is one nearby you are just in time for the Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride.
    Glad to hear that your return to the road was pleasant.
     
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  7. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Glad you're getting out on your new Speedmaster, @Mongoose. Hope you're back to good health again, too.
     
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  8. Woodtickgreg

    Woodtickgreg Well-Known Member

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    I had the covid last summer, man it really knocked me down. It took over a month for my strength to start to come back. Glad your feeling better and able to ride again. I had my new Bonnie out for a 100 mile ride a couple of weeks ago. Weather is about to break here.
     
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  9. Mongoose

    Mongoose Well-Known Member

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    The best laid plans of mice and men......yesterday, we mounted the new saddlebags, excuse me, panniers, and the windshield, oops flyscreen. We were doing well, until we installed the crash bars/engine guards. This requires removing the tank, and, in the process, the fuel line broke!!! We were able to splice the line together, so I could get home, but Triumph advised having the bike towed to them for repair, as, if the line broke on the way to the shop, it would spew hot gas onto the engine head, possibly resulting in a large ball of flame!!! The good news is that Triumph will cover the cost of towing, under warranty. The bad news is that it will take 4-5 weeks to get a new fuel line from England! I love my bike, but am disappointed that parts are so slow in coming. Summer is here, and I'm a pedestrian!!!
     
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  10. Mongoose

    Mongoose Well-Known Member

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    Note on covid...I'm over the illness, but am left with absolutely no energy. Even the smallest tasks wear me out. The Dr. advised that, had I not gotten the vaccinations and booster, this likely would have been much worse. I'm totally confused as to what the govt. is telling us about covid, but I guess I'll continue to follow our CDC warnings?
     
  11. Woodtickgreg

    Woodtickgreg Well-Known Member

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    #11 Woodtickgreg, Apr 5, 2023
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    I was never vaccinated and never will be, it took almost 3 years to catch it. It was rough but I survived. Now my body has a little better immunity for it. I never get the flu shot either, I just don't trust any of them. That's just me. Im not trying to be political here just stating the facts in my case. But it was a horrible 2 weeks+
     
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  12. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Wow, what a bummer, @Mongoose. Sorry to hear about your woes and hope everything is resolved soon so you can get riding!
     
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  13. learningtofly

    learningtofly He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy!
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    When you say “we” do you mean that Triumph did the work for you? If so, I’d be insisting on a loaner whilst your bike is away.
     
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  14. Wire-Wheels

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    I never understood how a elective medical treatment bacame a political issue, but do to some chronic health problems, I took every Covid shot I could get my hands on [5]. I don't like the medical profession much, but Covid would have been a death sentence in my case. Never got it, thank God. I am 77 and trying to live forever. Hoping to get out there and get some riding in this summer. Be safe. ...J.D.
     
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  15. Mongoose

    Mongoose Well-Known Member

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    J.D., I hope you make it to 107, at least!! Keep riding. Cheers from North Georgia. The Mad Mongoose.....OUT~!!!!
     
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