How Many Bikes ??

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  1. Eldon

    Eldon Elite Member

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    This will be my winter "winter bike" but currently awaiting mot.
    This will be 40 years old in 3 years time so can become tax and mot free :blush:

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  2. Mini

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  3. Mini

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  4. Mini

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    Well done, it looks in great condition for nearly 40 years old :)
     
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  5. Eldon

    Eldon Elite Member

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    Very clean and tidy, is that an uprated rear shock I see?
     
  6. Eldon

    Eldon Elite Member

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    Just spent about £600 getting it ready for use and making it a more reliable starter, kick only and its a 500 single : unamused: who needs gym membership :joy:.
    Theres more detail on the " what you been doing with your none Triumph" thread or some such title.
     
  7. Mini

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    What a keen eye you have !
    Correct it's a Nitron street with a pree load, softens up the back end. Just changed the fork seals and put 5 weight oil, now she rides very nice.
     
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  8. Eldon

    Eldon Elite Member

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    A lot of people underestimate the value of good suspension, nice upgrades.
    Off road in particular it's worth far more than another 10 bhp or whatever sticking on the top.

    Surprising how a little careful spanner time and personalisation makes the bike so much better for yourself.
    Here's my youngest taking the clutch pack out ready for me to fettle and reduce drag, it makes finding neutral a lot easier.

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  9. TRIPLE X

    TRIPLE X Well-Known Member

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    17 so far (including 2 sixties scooters o_O) :
    Triumph Tiger Cub
    Vespa 150
    Vespa 180
    Triumph T100
    Triumph T150 Trident
    Honda CB200
    Triumph T160 Trident
    Honda CG125
    Honda CB900F
    Kawasaki Z1000J
    Triumph Thunderbird 900 1996
    Triumph Speed Triple 955 1999
    Triumph Speed Triple 955 2002
    Triumph Speed Triple 1050 2005
    Triumph Tiger 1050 2007
    Triumph Speed Triple 1050 2011
    Triumph Speed Triple 1050 RS 2019

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  10. Mini

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    Good reply, nice choice of bikes (maybe not the scooters)
    Love the speedy, looks like a lot of work put in to that one
     
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  11. Geoff Butler

    Geoff Butler Never too old for Biking!
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    This one really made me think after 40 years of bike ownership so here goes with my circa 20 bikes because I've almost certainly forgotten one or two. :)

    Honda SS50
    Suzuki ZR50 (derestricted)
    Yamaha RD125 air cooled
    Kawasaki KH 250
    Yamaha RD400 air cooled
    Suzuki GS550
    3 x Yamaha RD350LC
    Honda CB900F
    Honda XL500
    Yamaha WR426
    Kawasaki GPZ900R
    Triumph Trophy 900
    Triumph Street Cup 900
    BMW F900XR
    Triumph Daytona T595
    Yamaha XSR700
     
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  12. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Yep, you mastered the art of the response, @Mini!
     
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  13. Iceman

    Iceman Crème de la Crème

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    I have owned just over over 80 machines, started off on an ex WW2 Despatch Riders bike (I did a previous post some while back with details), although I am getting on a little now. Ride safe all from an ageing Rocker
     
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  14. Flay

    Flay Well-Known Member

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    I'd love an Armstrong. Who do you go to for spares ? CCM , Rotax , or Harley Davidson ?
     
  15. Eldon

    Eldon Elite Member

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    Being an Armstrong and ex army means there are still quite a few specialist suppliers who can provide just about everything even despite a production run of only around 3000 initially. Obviously 37 years on the number of remaining units will be severely depleted.
    One of the issues is that due to them being from a military contract and value for money coming into it then certain aspects now seem at odds. No electric start was fitted, no doubt to cheapen it off, yet the rear carrier apparently is strong enough to carry the bike from an helicopter :p..... hey that's handy now in civvy life isn't it?
     
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  16. Mini

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  17. Mini

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    Good effort Geoff, this subject seems to have got people thinking
     
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  18. C. Dolan

    C. Dolan Member

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    The collection peaked at 395 bikes in 2008. :scream:
    Sold a bunch and bought houses back then and
    have been selling off the houses the past 4 years,
    Currently have 160 + bikes. :cool:
    Some listed and / or pictured in The Skunk Werkz thread.
    Most recent:
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  19. Eldon

    Eldon Elite Member

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    @C. Dolan Wow you must have some space available to home 395 bikes :blush: even 50 bikes is a fair warehouse.
     
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  20. Mini

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