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Discussion in 'Triumph General Discussion' started by David Cooper, Jan 9, 2020.

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  1. David Cooper

    David Cooper Triumph Rocketeer.
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    When you are desperate and broke.

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  2. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    I don't know whether to be horrified or impressed by the ingenuity of this one Dave? :neutral:
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    This one I think is genuinely cool. No reason why it won't work & it's different.
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  3. JerryBB

    JerryBB Senior Member

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    I have seen the wooden wheel with disc and cable operated pincers before but not the others.

    Ingenuity at work.

    I drilled two holes and bolted a block of wood to the sidestand on my yam 200 to make it more upright, needs must
     
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  4. David Cooper

    David Cooper Triumph Rocketeer.
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    A bit of both I think.:)
     
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  5. Eldon

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    That last front sprocket is a real pearl. Not only is the welding shite but what happens now the teeth are shot :rolleyes:
     
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  6. Old phart phred

    Old phart phred Senior Member
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    I reckon with some of those fixes, soon to be broker.
     
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  7. Tricky-Dicky

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    Used to see lot of that sort of fix with mole grips and spanners in the sixties....but some of those are styling choices and some look like good old keep it running whatever form India and far east.
     
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  8. fripnchips

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    I always carried a pair of mole grips when out in the woods on my mountain bike after snapping a pedal and borrowing some from a friend to use for the 5 mile pedal back.
     
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  9. Foxy1

    Foxy1 Senior Member

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    Craftsmanship at its finest...................o_O
     
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  10. Don the Don

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    Necessity is the mother of invention
     
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  11. half ton

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    A guy I knew several years ago, bought a car from Scotland and drove it back to Suffolk with a pair of molegrips instead of the steering wheel.
     
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  12. Old phart phred

    Old phart phred Senior Member
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    OK being a Yank I had no idea what a mole grip was had to google it

    mole grip = vise grip knock-off
     
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  13. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Is a vise grip a vice grip knock-off? ;)
     
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  14. Old phart phred

    Old phart phred Senior Member
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    vice grip is for wankers I think

    you made me look DD
     
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  15. Ron Ashurst

    Ron Ashurst I came into the world screaming & covered in blood
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    I had to use kite string to tie my shift linkage together once. :p
     
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  16. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Made by US.Pro, measurements in inches & called Mole Grips :cool:
     
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  17. Tricky-Dicky

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    This is the modern equivalent of bailing twine or wire.....

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  18. MrOrange

    MrOrange There is no good cop!
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    There is a difference. Vice grips don't take a chunk out of your palm when you snap them open / closed !!!
    I can't recall, as the last pair of mole grips I owned got thrown 100 yds into the field next to my house after the feckin thing 'got' me :mad:

    :p:laughing::joy:

    Vice grips only in my tool chest now:cool:
     
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  19. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Shall we agree to call them locking pliers?
    That should avoid an international incident?
    All it would take is for President Trump to find out about this disagreement &...
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    o_O :cool: :p
     
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  20. MrOrange

    MrOrange There is no good cop!
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    And here was me thinking this was another DC 'cut & paste' thread !!! :confused:

    Derail successful, well done chaps :p:cool:
     
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