What Have You Being Doing With Your Non-triumph Today?

Discussion in 'Triumph General Discussion' started by MrOrange, Sep 16, 2019.

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  1. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Well my Royal Enfield Interceptor went to new home today. Bit sad to see it go, but pleased that it will now be loved and ridden by its new owner.
     
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  2. Bikerman

    Bikerman I used to have 5500 posts.
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    If I hadn't got my Thunderbird, I'd have had that off you in a heartbeat. :sob::sob:
     
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  3. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Yep lovely bike…. The guy who bought it was made up. I gave him the enfield badged official interceptor cover and the mug I got when I bought the bike.
     
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  4. Bikerman

    Bikerman I used to have 5500 posts.
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    Go on rub it in. :weary_face::weary_face:
     
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  5. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Glad you were able to sell your Interceptor fairly quickly, @Wessa, and to a good home where it will be loved and ridden. :heart: It is always a bit sad to see a bike we've known and loved go off to live with someone else. But you have your beautiful green Thruxton to comfort you. :)
     
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  6. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Relatedly, I'm still a bit mixed about whether I'd rather know what happens to my former bikes with their new owners or not. Case in point... I figured at some point I'd see my Low Rider S at the local dealership. Sure enough, when I was there last Saturday one of the salesmen pointed out that there was a Low Rider S in the parking lot with the same paint job as mine. Seeing as only a few bikes had that paint job, I figured it could be "my" (well, used to be my) bike. So I went out to look at it. It looked quite a lot different but there were enough parts that I'd put on that I was about 99% sure I'd been the previous owner. When I talked to another of the salesmen, the one who'd sold my Low Rider S after I traded it for El Gordo, he did indeed confirm that it was the bike that had been mine and he introduced me to the new owner, Matt. The three of us went out to look at the bike and the two of them discussed something that Matt wanted to do to the bike. We chatted a bit then parted ways.

    Here are four photos--two of the bike as I had it set up and two of the bike with the new owners mods. I'd love to get thoughts from some of you comparing the two versions of this Low Rider S. I have my own thoughts and will share them after hearing from you guys.

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  7. Dougie D

    Dougie D Crème de la Crème

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    He has ruined a lovely bike! that seat and fairing looks awful imo. when a used bike is sold in the US do they change the number plate, or did he have a personal plate?
     
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  8. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    I'm also not a fan of that front footrest(?) bar, the exhaust and the bags (I'll fit mine if I really have to take luggage but never liked permanent fitted ones)

    Edit: nor the hand guards
     
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  9. Dawsy

    Dawsy Cumbrian half-wit
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    As others have already said, he has ruined the flowing (for a Harley:grinning:) looks.
    Some folk just have no taste!
     
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  10. Dougie D

    Dougie D Crème de la Crème

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    whats that weird plastic tube behind the windshield @Sandi T ?
     
  11. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    Tool roll?
     
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  12. Johnjo

    Johnjo Senior Member
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    Agreed. A thing of beauty turned into an ugly duckling. And why remove the mirrors ???
     
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  13. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    @Sandi T truly I can't see a single modification on there that I think is better than what was on there (apart from the seat colour :p)
     
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  14. Neal H

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    He’s not done it any favours has he!?
     
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  15. sprintdave

    sprintdave Nurse,he's out of bed again

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    Turned a Hog into a frog.
     
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  16. Wessa

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    I’m with what the others have commented on @Sandi T . But to be fair to the guy he has turned your original roadster into a touring bike with luggage and screen for highway cruising, rather than how you had the bike.
     
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  17. LEZ90

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    The old paint was chipping around the tank and there was some rust appearing on the rear fender (originally a 1930 Ford Model A wheel-cover), so it was time for a refresh.
    I thought I'd make a change to the colour this year, and I was in a 70's mood so I went for this.
    It took 13 coats of paint.
    First was a black base coat followed by 3 layers of heavy gold flakes, then 4 coats of cherry candy before the graphics were added and finished with 5 coats of lacquer (each coat hand sanded).

    What do you guys think?
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  18. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    I like it :)
     
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  19. sprintdave

    sprintdave Nurse,he's out of bed again

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    Woop woop. Love it.
     
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  20. Eldon

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    Nice paint and petrol gauge :p
     
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