Featured Used bike inspections. A way to help out other forum members

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  1. Rich Bryce

    Rich Bryce Dead Eye Dick

    Sep 18, 2015
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    pm me details and I'll see what I can do.
     
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  2. Hamburg

    Hamburg Senior Member

    Dec 12, 2018
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    The problem with Street Triples is that they fall into two camps,

    1. weekend garaged and cherished toy
    2. commuter slag.

    It’s easy to wash and polish a commuter slag and make it look like a cherished toy in a couple of photos, but if the bike has been used daily throughout the year in all weathers it’s going to suffer.

    Used Street Triples especially need to be scratched and sniffed before buying, I viewed three, one looked like it had been dragged from the bottom of a lake, the second looked as if all 13000 miles had been done around Thruxton, and the third was so lovely I had to contain my excitement when trying to negotiate.
     
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  3. gazzatheyid

    gazzatheyid Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking for an honest opinion on mine if anyone is near me in Telford. I'd be more than happy to ride over or cover petrol (with tea and biscuits/bacon roll on arrival) for a second opinion before I take to a dealer.

    Have created a thread below to gather opinion. Cheers.

    https://www.thetriumphforum.com/forums/street-triple.8/
     
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  4. Sprinter

    Sprinter Kinigit

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    Mr O , Dumfries
    Modalconfusion Stafford
    Half ton ?
    The biglad France

    Dozersdad Northampton
    Dougie D Blair Gowerie
    Tez South Shields
    chiari1 Wrexham
    Tigcraft West Yorkshire
    Andypandy Royton

    Havit South east Ireland
    Bs1948 Worthing
    Sprinter Aberdeenshire
    Privateer Derbyshire
    Andy K2 Bristol
    Dilligaf NE38
    Rocker Sudbury Suffolk
    Uncorrugated Northamptonshire
    Garydiesel Bangor
    Keith Tookey Brighton
    Chough Helston
    Speedfr3ak Swindon
    Andyb57 North Devon

    Tricky-Dicky Norfolk
    Darkman Bournemouth
    Adie P mid Devon
    Deaks25 Dudly
    ken Walburn Essex

    There may be more.
     
  5. Dougie D

    Dougie D Crème de la Crème

    Jan 30, 2016
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    Mr O , Dumfries
    Modalconfusion Stafford
    Half ton ?
    The biglad France

    Dozersdad Northampton
    Dougie D Blairgowrie
    Tez South Shields
    chiari1 Wrexham
    Tigcraft West Yorkshire
    Andypandy Royton

    Havit South east Ireland
    Bs1948 Worthing
    Sprinter Aberdeenshire
    Privateer Derbyshire
    Andy K2 Bristol
    Dilligaf NE38
    Rocker Sudbury Suffolk
    Uncorrugated Northamptonshire
    Garydiesel Bangor
    Keith Tookey Brighton
    Chough Helston
    Speedfr3ak Swindon
    Andyb57 North Devon

    Tricky-Dicky Norfolk
    Darkman Bournemouth
    Adie P mid Devon
    Deaks25 Dudly
    ken Walburn Essex
     
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  6. half ton

    half ton Ave yer gotta light Buh.
    Subscriber

     
  7. Dougie D

    Dougie D Crème de la Crème

    Jan 30, 2016
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    Mr O , Dumfries
    Modalconfusion Stafford
    Half ton Bury St Edmunds,Suffolk
    The biglad France

    Dozersdad Northampton
    Dougie D Blairgowrie
    Tez South Shields
    chiari1 Wrexham
    Tigcraft West Yorkshire
    Andypandy Royton

    Havit South east Ireland
    Bs1948 Worthing
    Sprinter Aberdeenshire
    Privateer Derbyshire
    Andy K2 Bristol
    Dilligaf NE38
    Rocker Sudbury Suffolk
    Uncorrugated Northamptonshire
    Garydiesel Bangor
    Keith Tookey Brighton
    Chough Helston
    Speedfr3ak Swindon
    Andyb57 North Devon

    Tricky-Dicky Norfolk
    Darkman Bournemouth
    Adie P mid Devon
    Deaks25 Dudly
    ken Walburn Essex
     
  8. freck

    freck Elite Member
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    Is there a reason you’re all reposting the list or am I missing something? :p
     
  9. half ton

    half ton Ave yer gotta light Buh.
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    just updating it freck
     
  10. Johnjo

    Johnjo Senior Member
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    Could someone add me to the list please. I'm no bike expert but will gladly help where I can.
     
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  11. Vulpes

    Vulpes Confused Member
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    Mr O , Dumfries
    Modalconfusion Stafford
    Half ton Bury St Edmunds,Suffolk
    The biglad France

    Dozersdad Northampton
    Dougie D Blairgowrie
    Tez South Shields
    chiari1 Wrexham
    Tigcraft West Yorkshire
    Andypandy Royton

    Havit South east Ireland
    Bs1948 Worthing
    Sprinter Aberdeenshire
    Privateer Derbyshire
    Andy K2 Bristol
    Dilligaf NE38
    Rocker Sudbury Suffolk
    Uncorrugated Northamptonshire
    Garydiesel Bangor
    Keith Tookey Brighton
    Chough Helston
    Speedfr3ak Swindon
    Andyb57 North Devon

    Tricky-Dicky Norfolk
    Darkman Bournemouth
    Adie P mid Devon
    Deaks25 Dudly
    ken Walburn Essex
    Johnjo, Birmingham
     
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  12. DanielB

    DanielB Well-Known Member

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    I too am happy to be added. Again, no expert, but will happily take instructions from someone who is - what to look for where etc...

    I'm 'Abingdon' but can put me down for Oxfordshire
     
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  13. Vulpes

    Vulpes Confused Member
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    Mar 14, 2018
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    Mr O , Dumfries
    Modalconfusion Stafford
    Half ton Bury St Edmunds,Suffolk
    The biglad France

    Dozersdad Northampton
    Dougie D Blairgowrie
    Tez South Shields
    chiari1 Wrexham
    Tigcraft West Yorkshire
    Andypandy Royton

    Havit South east Ireland
    Bs1948 Worthing
    Sprinter Aberdeenshire
    Privateer Derbyshire
    Andy K2 Bristol
    Dilligaf NE38
    Rocker Sudbury Suffolk
    Uncorrugated Northamptonshire
    Garydiesel Bangor
    Keith Tookey Brighton
    Chough Helston
    Speedfr3ak Swindon
    Andyb57 North Devon

    Tricky-Dicky Norfolk
    Darkman Bournemouth
    Adie P mid Devon
    Deaks25 Dudly
    ken Walburn Essex
    Johnjo, Birmingham
    DanielB, Oxfordshire
     
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  14. Ron Ashurst

    Ron Ashurst I came into the world screaming & covered in blood
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    I'm Rochester but put me down for Rochester. ;)
     
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  15. MattGaydon

    MattGaydon Senior Member

    Jun 11, 2015
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    Hi all,

    Anyone up near Bradford at all? There’s a little 250 Herald my wife is interested in so if someone could pop in to see that we’d be very grateful!

    Matt
     
  16. Ken walburn

    Ken walburn Noble Member

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    Come on you guys up there, any one who could help?
    Bit too far for me I’m afraid :confused:
     
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  17. Englishbandit

    Englishbandit Active Member

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    #257 Englishbandit, Aug 14, 2019
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2019
    I buy about 15 bikes a year. What I always do is ask for extra photos of all the important bits. That will weed out 95% of them. One big problem you get on line is a lot of the time the photos were taken months if not years before. And trust me it’s very very common for a seller to take photos of there bike when they bought it and list bike for sale say 18 months later using them photos, I see it a lot. It’s a good Idea you have ,but what some people call good I would not touch. We all have different standards. And mine, when it comes to bikes is very high. My mates have an on going joke, they all say If going to buy a bike just take me. I am that fussy I have even told mates not to buy a bike but to them they were really good so still bought it. Better people doing there own leg work some people could get pissed off if they went to pick a bike up that someone else said was good.I have walked away from bikes after 230 mile trip to look at one that was meant to be in show room condition. 460 mile round trip. and its not the first time i have walked away from bikes after a long drive (if I find a bike with in say 100 miles of me that's close for me). Funny thing is when ever i sell a bike the first person that comes to view buys it there and then, and mine are far from the cheapest bikes of the same years. That's how good my bikes are kept. I buy the best I can find and keep them that way if not improve on them.Never lost on a bike in 10 years, well one to be honest had it 3 years then sold it for £100 less than i paid for it.the rest i have sold for a profit or broke even.But mainly a profit.As the old saying gos you make your profit when you buy a bike not when you sell it.....
     
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  18. MattGaydon

    MattGaydon Senior Member

    Jun 11, 2015
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    I agree but a 300 mile round trip is a long way. I’ve used this thread previously and think it’s great as a first port of call.
     
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  19. Sprinter

    Sprinter Kinigit

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    Is it a big supermarket, theres two around there?
     
  20. Tricky-Dicky

    Tricky-Dicky Elite Member

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    Kind of the whole point of this thread really why make a 300 mile trip and suffer disappointment when you can ask one of the guys on the list to pop around and take a look and get pics before you even consider spending the petrol money.;)
     
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