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

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  1. Pegscraper

    Pegscraper Elite Member

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    These last few posts have had me looking at the prices of Trials bikes. The latest machines, some of which I haven't even heard of, are quite expensive. I can't remembe4 exactly how much I paid for my 250R but it was under £1k.
    Mind you, that's over 30 years ago now and, as with many older machines, people are asking daft money for them.
     
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    RD500LC/ RG500LC?
     
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  3. Eldon

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    #2183 Eldon, Jun 20, 2022
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    Yep @Pegscraper an RD500LC:blush:

    A friend of mine, Paul Gummerson, bought a couple of restoration projects in the form of a NSR400 and an RD500LC.

    The NSR was tackled first including frame, tank, exhaust etc welding repairs (me) and a full nut and bolt rebuild (him).
    Once this was completed and on the road the Yamaha was targeted. Fully stripped and I mean fully stripped then carefully stored in plastic baskets in his garage. We were in my garage honing the x4 cylinders out to lightly rehatch the bores when he announced he was struggling with ceilings (plasterer) these days due to heart valve issue but, he was getting a new one in a fortnights time :worried:

    Sadly, despite making it through the operation he only lasted a week.

    RIP Paul 1967 - 2016
    A cracking lad and the most competent and cleanest plasterer you could ever meet.

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  4. Eldon

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    #2184 Eldon, Jun 20, 2022
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    One lad out yesterday with our party of 4 was on a brand new Vertigo Nitro ( think they're about £8k :neutral:).

    My youngest on real rocks...
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    And me on the same step,

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  5. Dougie D

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    my mate had never been to Pennan (where local hero was filmed) so we left early so we could have lunch in the Pennan inn on our way up we stopped off for a coffee at the Cambus o'may cheese co which is just a few miles east of Ballater, we were speaking to the owner when her son came in for work on his little bike. it turns out it was Michael Dunlops old pit bike!
    we got to Pennan at lunch time but the inn is only open between 6pm and 10pm! so we got something to eat elsewhere. lovely weather today and it was a brilliant run on cracking roads
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    Scottish Cheese, handmade cheese from Royal Deeside - Cambus O'May Cheese Co. (cambusomay.com)

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  6. Georgez

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    #2186 Georgez, Jun 24, 2022
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    Update, grabby clutch. I had forgotten BMWs "narrow" friction zone with the clutch, takes some muscle memory to get it rite.
    The "wandering" was the hydraulic steering damper {old age}. Removed it and we are good. Saved myself some wrenching for sure.
     
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  7. STIFFLER

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    Took CBX to VJMC meet at RAF Cosford. 1st time meet there & weather was iffy so stopped a lot of bikes turning up for a guess. Still about 40+ appeared. Museum well worth a look too. Meeting on again tomorrow so might pop back as its free to VJMC members.

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    @STIFFLER: The red Honda looks great!
     
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  9. Dougie D

    Dougie D Crème de la Crème

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    Stopped of at [email protected] for a doughnut and a chocolate covered shortcake:yum
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    Lovely little spot (beside the carpark at the end of "Jocks" Rd a few miles south of Braemar)
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  13. Eldon

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    #2193 Eldon, Jul 4, 2022
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    Presumably @Dougie D "jocks road" is the old military road?
    Never done that one but thanks for the idea.

    Last time I was up that way I had coffee in Braemar then went to the Linn O Dee falls which is also a nice spot. The roads a dead end and on my return saw a one piece oversuit " just like mine" sat on a wall :worried:
    When I stopped for coffee I'd undone the bungy strap to get a jumper out. Obviously some kind soul saw it in the road and moved it to one side, no harm done :)
     
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  14. evilsim

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    Made my Red Ninja ... Green

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  15. Dougie D

    Dougie D Crème de la Crème

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    Cheers Steve, i got a new headlight protector last week which hides the GSs wonky eyes!
     
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  16. Dougie D

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    It's not the old military Rd, but a tough walking route of about 14 miles from Glen Clova & Glen Doll , it takes you out a couple of miles south of Braemar at a car park at the side of the main road (A93) thats where i took the photo.
    i found this old video on Youtube although he starts at the Braemar side
     
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  17. Eldon

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    Oh thanks for that @Dougie D a proper revisit the past as I cycled that route on road bikes as a 14 year old :p
    We stopped at Glen Clova youth hostel then ended the day at Ballater youth hostel.
     
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    parts off it would have been tough going on a bycycle! so well done,mind you when your'e 14 everythings easy! it's popular with mountain bikes as well as hill walkers
     
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  19. Eldon

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    I'll see if I can find some old pictures out, must have been around 1981.
     
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  20. Wattie

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    I got to play with A royal enfield continental GT 650 today when my bike was in for a service. Had it for nearly 4 hours, 3 of them riding.
    My creaking bones took a bit of adjustment to fit it, and after a few cramps in the hips and quads I settled down. It was a great ride, although I could have done without the pains in my wrists, thumbs and neck, I enjoyed every second. The engine is wonderful and the power delivery is just perfect for my type of riding these days. Brakes were excellent. Had a smile from start to finish although I don't think my body is designed to fit it as my knees were below the tank against the engine and it made it difficult to brace my legs against the tank when braking, especially downhill, putting more weight on my wrists. I can see an 650 in my future, maybe not a GT but who knows....

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