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. Boothman

    Boothman Senior Member

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    One of the most amazing and fun bikes ever to come out of the Honda factory. Alas at 6’ 3” I’m way too tall for one, but if I had that I’d bin the TV and put that in its place. Brilliant
     
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  2. Mrs Visor

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    Not MY non - Triumph, just mine for a week for the tour we did in Gran Canaria last week (https://www.thetriumphforum.com/threads/a-week-in-gran-canaria.40917/).....a Honda NC750X. It was possibly the least characterful bike I have ever ridden and I don't think I'd go into the garage before I go to bed every day to look at it like I do mine (I know....:rolleyes:) or look back at it when I park it somewhere BUT it was more than enough for the challenging riding that we were doing all week. I didn't have any buffeting at all on the few faster roads we did, the seat and riding position were comfortable for all - day riding and it was a very easy bike to ride - I had the non - DCT model. I could just tiptoe it but it was really stable and well - balanced so it wasn't an issue although I very much had to be aware of where I was stopping.

    I can see why they're becoming really popular first bikes as there are literally no surprises with this bike and it feels very safe and dependable. For my tastes I found it very capable but bland, from the throttle response to the looks. Would I buy one? If I had it as an additional bike solely for a commute and fuel economy and the ability to carry "stuff" was my sole reason to own it, yes. As my only bike for fun - no.

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  3. littleade

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    So with a bit of paranoia creeping in I bought this Chigee TPMS as my RS doesn't have Tyre Pressure Monitoring. I could have added it to the build and probably should have but the BMW one isn't cheap and doesn't work until you reach a certain speed so if you want to check them before you ride you have to do that manually. On my GS it gave you pressures that were "corrected" to what they'd be at 20 degrees c which I could never get my head round which I assumed would be the same on the RS too.

    Anyhoooo. It was easy to fit and shows both tyre pressures in real time. Set up was easy as it's wireless and the control unit has a nice natty magnetic charging cable and it shows current battery status and also notifies you when the sensor batteries get low which are easy to change. If you get a low pressure reading the tyre concerned flashes and you get a warning beep but you'd struggle to hear it on the bike. The nice things are it switches on and off based on vibration so in that respect it's fit and forget and you only have to tap the unit to wake it up so you can check your tyre pressures before going out for a ridecwithout having to mess about with a gauge
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  4. Boothman

    Boothman Senior Member

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    Will you now not need to get the wheels rebalanced @littleade?
     
  5. littleade

    littleade The only sane one here
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    I don't know to be honest. Now doubt I'll find out when I go for a ride tomorrow.
     
  6. Pegscraper

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    Being of similar stature myself, imagine my disappointment back in the early 90's when I was tempted by a 6 month old RC30 with very low road miles and got to sit on it only to discover just how shall it was! Arguably the best 750cc sports machine ever made but they're tiny compared to the contemporary litre plus machines I was used to. They were expensive, premium machines back in their day and I was stretching my pockets to buy it and I sometimes wished I'd bought and kept it because good original examples are worth a small fortune now. I seriously doubt I could have lived with it for long though as an only bike.
     
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  7. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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    Got a bit hairy on a blood delivery to a Surrey Hospital the other night.
    On an electric bike as well. The 2 should never mix!!

     
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  8. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Sounds like an adventurous day all around,@johne. :) Glad you had a great ride AND that you made it home safe and sound and figured out the problem.
     
  9. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    :eek:
    Yikes!!
     
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  10. Mrs Visor

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    MUCH EXCITEMENT :party::party::party:.

    May I present the Blade in its even more lovely form. It is a shame it’s not a sunny day as the red paint has a lovely gold shimmer in it and the black a metallic shimmer too which really makes it look special. The quality of the work is incredible. We have taken some artistic license by using the font from previous blades as I like it better and the tail piece, but other than that I have stayed pretty true to the original look. Just the tank protectors to fit and it’s good to go :cool:.

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  11. Boothman

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    :heart_eyes: Very nicely presented indeed. What year/mileage is it? I have a a 2016 Black Edition with just under 10k on the clock and it’s my motorcycling love :cool:
     
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  12. Pegscraper

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    Yes, very nice indeed Mrs V!:) Can't really go wrong with a 'Blade, up against some very stiff opposition these days and maybe not the benchmark sports bike they used to be but still very capable machines backed up by Honda's legendary reliability. Quite versatile too. I've had 3 in the past, here's my '95 Foxeye with some light luggage and, erm...other essentials!:joy:

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  13. Mrs Visor

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    Oh, the Urban Tiger :heart:. I've never seen a bucket and umbrella strapped to a bike before :laughing:.
     
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  14. Mrs Visor

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    It's a 2004 and is now on about 18700 miles; it had barely been ridden for the past few years until I bought it in January 2023. The previous owners had really looked after it I think.
     
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  15. Pegscraper

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    We were at the TT so an umbrella was a must. I bought the bucket there as the bike got dirty and I just had to wash it. When it came time to pack for the return journey I thought, "that bucket cost me £1.50, I'm not leaving it"!
     
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  16. Eldon

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    That looks well, nice one :blush:
     
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  17. littleade

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    I'll see your Urban Tiger and Raise it with a RW&B also with bespoke luggage :p

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  18. Pegscraper

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    That looks very similar to my RRV from '97. I still think the best looking one's are the first RRN/RRP models of '92-93 but the UST colours come very close.
     
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  19. johne

    johne Standing on the shoulders of dwarves.

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    i love the Urban Tiger, unusual colour scheme really, but it works for me.
     
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  20. Mrs Visor

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    I found this tank protector; think it goes well.

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