Hello Everyone. Greetings From Eastbourne, Uk.

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  1. Triumphal385

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    Hi All,

    Just introducing myself. I've just purchased a 2005 Triumph Sprint ST 1050. Unfortunately, it broke down, on my way home from the dealer, so they have it for repair. Hope to get it back soon.

    I've not ridden for about 6 years. Story goes, that following a break from riding of about 12 years, I got a Sprint ST 955. One day, on commute, it broke down & wouldn't even turn over. Recovery needed, fault turned out to be ECU. That prompted a change, to a Honda ST1300. Whilst that was road parked in a designated bike bay, a white van reversed into the bay and knocked over my bike, causing almost £2k in damage. Two months after repair, another white van did exactly the same, causing £2.3k in damage. I gave up, sold the bike, but the bike-bug came back. This time, bought an old BMW R1150 RT. It was ok, but not as good as the Pan. One morning, on winter commute, at busy roundabout, waiting to emerge, car behind hit my rear end. Bike was written off & I gave up again. Bug came back, bought the Sprint 1050. Hopefully, I'll get to ride it soon! Lockdown may make me wait until winter!
     
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  2. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Hi Mate,

    A very warm welcome to the best vehicle forum on the net! :)
     
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  3. dilligaf

    dilligaf GrrrR3Rrrr
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    Hi mate and welcome :)
    Bloody hell you’ve had some bad luck :(
     
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  4. Triumphal385

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    Tell me about it! When this one died on my way home from the dealer, I kept looking around for the Candid Camera crew!
     
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  5. Don the Don

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    Hi and welcome
     
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  6. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

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    Hello n welcome :)
     
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  7. MyEvilTwin

    MyEvilTwin Member

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    Bike pics or it didn't happen...:scream:.....and of course welcome aboard.
     
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  8. Triumphal385

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    All true. Sadly no pics, other than some pre-hit ones of the Pan I'll dig them out. When I get the Sprint back, I'll shine her up & take pics.
     
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  9. Tigcraft

    Tigcraft Not Well Known Member
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    Welcome in to the madhouse
     
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  10. Bad Billy

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    Hi Mate and welcome to the Forum
     
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  11. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising
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    Hi and welcome....
     
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  12. David Cooper

    David Cooper Triumph Rocketeer.
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    Hello and welcome to the forum Alan.

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  13. Dawsy

    Dawsy Cumbrian half-wit
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    Welcome Al.
    Don't buy a duck, with your luck it would sink :eek:
     
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  14. Tiglet

    Tiglet Vintage Member
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    Hello Al and welcome to the forum :)
     
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  15. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else
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    Welcome to the forum :cool:
     
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  16. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Put on your big boy pants and man up
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    Hi Al, and welcome in :cool::cool:
     
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  17. Ron Ashurst

    Ron Ashurst I came into the world screaming & covered in blood
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    Welcome to the forum
     
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  18. Easy Tiger

    Easy Tiger Senior Member
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    Hi Mate, welcome to the forum, I wouldn't bother doing the lottery with that luck.
     
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  19. Duckadiledundee

    Duckadiledundee Peasant First Class
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    Welcome aboard mate...

    Cor blimey you've had more bad luck and bumps than me by the look of it...
    I can empathise...
    Never give up and get back on your bike ASAP I say...
     
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  20. joe mc donald

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    Welcome to the family. You are going to fit right in here in the asylum. Thoughts are maybe you need a tank at least. But here you will find those positive vibes. If you want to share photos then hit the upload a file button bottom right corner and hey presto.
    Regards & Be Safe
    Joe
     
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