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Discussion in 'Triumph General Discussion' started by Dozers Dad, Sep 10, 2016.

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  1. Uncorrugated

    Uncorrugated Senior Member

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    My reputation precedes me! :p:)
     
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  2. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    It's your avatar mate.
    Just say you're not willing to ride the bike you're inspecting! o_O :p
     
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  3. Sprinter

    Sprinter Elite Member
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    Don't know how that happened
     
  4. Uncorrugated

    Uncorrugated Senior Member

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    I think I have a picture of me somewhere with both wheels on the floor! ;-)
     
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  5. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Excellent!
    That should instill a little more confidence? :kissing: o_O :cool: :p
     
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  6. Uncorrugated

    Uncorrugated Senior Member

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    There you go - both wheels on the floor on a gentle Sunday afternoon ride...

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  7. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Thought I'd bump this thread for any new forum members.
    The more volunteers we get. The better this free service will work.
     
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  8. Dominic Jones

    Dominic Jones New Member

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    Hello all,

    Newbie here, just brought my first big bike, a 2011 Triumph Street triple R.

    I wish I’d of known about people doing inspections for other members a few weeks ago, that would of been awesome, and very kind.

    The bike was too far away for me to view so went off pictures, videos and the history. It looked to be all good and he seemed like an honest bloke, it had full Triumph service and MOT history, more than enough stamps, and his garage looked top notch, fully carpeted and heated etc, with quality tools visible in the background.

    I’d been looking for quite a while and it seemed like a good deal, so I took the plunge and brought it without seeing it.

    When it arrived I wasn’t over the moon, doesn’t look like its been treated well, alot of paint flaking off the engine behind the radiator, very rusty exhaust manifold bolts and pins.

    Definateley needs a clean, for all I know it could be fine mechanically but just doesn’t look like its been cared for.

    Needs new tyres for sure which he said were fine.

    If I posted a load of pics and videos would you guys give your opinions on it?

    I’ll make a new thread for this, which section should I put it in?

    Cheers folks
     
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  9. MrOrange

    MrOrange The Lunatics have definitely taken over !!!!
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    Hi Dom, and welcome in.

    Go to your model specific are to ask questions / get opinions. LINK

    If you want, go to newbie section and intro yourself as well, but save the question for the ST section, you'll get better responses than asking in newbie section (as lots do :mad:)
     
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  10. Richard Neale

    Richard Neale Active Member

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    Hi welcome Dom, that's a real shame ! Heart breaking when you get ripped off on an emotional purchase. As you say its probably cosmetic, may be the PO used it all year and considered it to be in good condition for a year round bike. At least you have lots of knowledge and support on here from now forward..
     
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  11. Dominic Jones

    Dominic Jones New Member

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    Cheers folks,

    I may be over reacting, not even had chance to go over the bike in daylight yet because of work, I'll get her out at the weekend, give it a good scrub and see what I have to work with. I went over it with a torch as best I could at the time, at least it doesn't look like its been dropped or crashed.

    Will post a new thread with pics etc at the weekend.

    Nice one ;)
     
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  12. MrOrange

    MrOrange The Lunatics have definitely taken over !!!!
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    It'll get you started, you can tidy it up as you go along. I bought a brand new bike as my first big bike. Wish I'd bought older and learnt how to do stuff quicker.

    Any help needed, just ask. Someone will know how.

    Once your out riding for the first time, you'll forget all about minor blemishes and rusty bits. First big bike you fall in love very quickly, faults and all.
     
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  13. DanielB

    DanielB Member

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    I'm certainly no mechanic, but I'm learning my way around and am happy to be added to the list. What do I need to do or let you know!?

    I'm based in Oxford.
     
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  14. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Cheers Daniel, much appreciated mate.

    Forum member @om15 put a list together but I've not seen him on here for quite some time. Hopefully he's ok?
     
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  15. TEZ 217

    TEZ 217 Crème de la Crème

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    That link to member aint working DD
     
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  16. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    I know mate. I did it in the normal way but it won't pop up as a link?
    Maybe he's left the forum?

    My mistake. There's no gap between om & 15. The link now works Tez.
     
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  17. TEZ 217

    TEZ 217 Crème de la Crème

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    Maybe - Seem's to be a lot of that about :rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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  18. DCS222

    DCS222 First Class Member

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    Can I recruit anyone from the Bedfordshire area? Barton-le-Clay specifically??? There’s a sweet looking sprint st I would like checking out, and being from the lakes, it’s a long haul!

    More than happy to repay the favour to the forum!
     
  19. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Hi DCS,

    @Rich Bryce isn't too far away but I'm not sure if he's signed up for this?
     
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  20. Sprinter

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    Dozersdad Northampton
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    There may be more.
     
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