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  1. RoadSprocket

    RoadSprocket Active Member

    May 24, 2016
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    So I've recently got hold of a 05' Triumph Speed Triple in the last month or so, really love the bike but having a few techie issues with it at the moment which hopefully will be back running with zero faults soon! I'm looking at things that people have done to their own bikes here for ideas, at the moment mine has all the plastics in carbon and twin beowulf carbon cans. I also make and upload motovlogs on YouTube, which has become a new hobby for me.
     
  2. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else

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    Hi Roadsprocket and welcome to the forum.
    Nice bike - being black in colour will make some people very happy on this forum!
     
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  3. thebiglad

    thebiglad Old fart, still riding !

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    #3 thebiglad, May 24, 2016
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    Welcome in Roadsprocket.
     
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  4. Dougie D

    Dougie D Crème de la Crème

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    welcome roadsprocket nice bike and yes black IS the best colour!
     
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  5. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else

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    Told you!
     
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  6. Shamus13

    Shamus13 Well-Known Member

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    Hello & welcome
     
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  7. RoadSprocket

    RoadSprocket Active Member

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    Thanks all! Gold flat bars also make that black paint job that much better too ;)
     
  8. Sceptic Al

    Sceptic Al Well-Known Member

    Hi Roadsprocket, welcome to the playground:)
     
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  9. Colonel Custard

    Colonel Custard New Member

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    Welcome roadsprocket and congratulations on choosing a great bike even if the colours not quite right. Hope you've got to the bottom of your technical gremlins now, stranded at the roadside is never good however great the bike looks! I'd be interested to see how you get on with a quickshifter if you go that route, it all sounds a bit complicated to me but I hear they're great to use. Good luck, I'll look out for your progress.
     
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  10. RoadSprocket

    RoadSprocket Active Member

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    Thanks for the warm welcome! What colour should it be? ;) unfortunately the gremlins are still here, the bikes been in a workshop for past 9 days so should hopefully come out in good health! I'm still 50/50 with the quickshifter, but if I do go down the route I'll let you know! :)
     
  11. RoadSprocket

    RoadSprocket Active Member

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    Unfortunately your not wrong! Thanks for the welcome :)
     
  12. Havit

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    HI and welcome roadsprocket, hope you have the right amount of teeth :D
     
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  13. Colonel Custard

    Colonel Custard New Member

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    A great many think black is the way to go but for me I needed a bit of colour in my life, so blazing orange it was, and just for the record I did have a black bike in the past and this one is definitely faster! (It was a Honda CX500 in 1978 but not sure that has any bearing).o_O
     
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  14. Wasp

    Wasp Well-Known Member

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    Black IS nice and no mistake, but if speed, handling, character are your thing, then it HAS to be racing yellow. ;)

    Apparently, the yellow ones make you irresistible to the opposite sex too:)

    This still has to be confirmed tho...:D

    Welcome roadsprocket, good place this.

    ATB

    Bob
     
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  15. PETER CLARKE

    PETER CLARKE Senior Member

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    You are very welcome here Roadsprocket and thanks again for the recent information about the quick shift :)I like your new hobby ;)
     
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  16. Havit

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    Never said a word.......But i thought it :D:D
     
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  17. GaryM

    GaryM It's him, you know who. Him from you know ....

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    Now would we :) more likely to be but it's a tractor type response :D
    Welcome RS. Black is definately the best colour.
     
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  18. RoadSprocket

    RoadSprocket Active Member

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    @Wayne Taylor Thankyou! I did last time I checked :D

    @Wasp I've green bikes in my life.. flies used to 'mate' on it, I'm sure that's the same for those yellow ones ;)

    @PETER CLARKE Not a problem and thanks man!

    @littleade Haha, I bet they are! But then again the GS wouldn't like right all clean and shiny!

    @Gary McKelvie Thank you, I agree black certainly is!
     
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  19. PETER CLARKE

    PETER CLARKE Senior Member

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    There you go ade you have been wasting your time cleaning that old german:) they look better under ground:D:D
     
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