Featured What you been doing with your TRIUMPH today??

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  1. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    Managed to find and buy this pile of rocking horse :poop::poop: A chrome single seat luggage rack for the Nightstorm :cool::cool:

    He has a couple of other Thunderbird items which I'll post in the Thunderbird section (he doesn't really do social media stuff) ;);)
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  2. Wire-Wheels

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    We got the new battery for "Lola" coming by FedEx this week. I had to wait until the next credit card cycle to order it. [Keep all my credit card.balances at zero every month]. Cannot complain about that old battery. It was stone dead and had to be recharged before I could test ride this thing back in 20013. Been running that same battery all this time :) . Amazing to me ! ...J.D.
     
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  3. Wessa

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    Got home from a family day out at 15:00hs and thought the sun is shining, the roads are dry so out came the tiger. It was a bit cool buy great riding conditions. Great to be able to get a dry ride in the current spat of wet weather.
     
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  4. Old phart phred

    Old phart phred Noble Member

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    Gave my triumph baby it's first bath, sunny and 68 f. today, tomorrow is supposed to be the same unusual weather. Was out and about riding for 3 hours, stopped at a petrol station, and a guy on a thruxton r was there, informed him about this forum.
     
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  5. Ducatitotriumph

    Ducatitotriumph Crème de la Crème

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    Went for a ride in rural Leicestershire and had a great time! A bit cold and herds of mamils about but cobwebs off!
    Mamil's are Middle Aged Men In Lycra (cyclists!) btw in case you were wondering!?

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  6. OldNick

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    First decent day for weeks, took the Thruxton out for a good thrash and put the new suspension set up through its paces and moving to maximum preload on the stock suspension units is a big improvement, not great but I can live with it now:cool:
    Back home now for wash and brush up:)
     
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  7. Brian Jilley

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    What sundays are designed for, we went for a ride... Bring on the sunshine.

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  8. TonyG

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    I had to get out on my Thruxton today as well. I've been out on my 865 Bonnie now and then over winter but the Thruxton was such a blast. The 1200 motors are so good. First ride on my new K-Tech shocks, they felt great but to be honest it is so long since I rode it on the stock shocks that I can't really point at any clear improvement. Low clip ons were a bit unsettling after the Bonnie, which has low superbike bars, but soon got used to them again.

    Roll on spring.
     
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  9. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    I'm jealous of all you that have managed a ride today, my bikes have stayed in the garage today, maybe tomorrow....
     
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  10. OldNick

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    Good shout Tony, it was a lovely day for a run today, I think the thing with decent shocks is you don’t notice them! So you’re KTechs are probably a major improvement
    I’ll be very interested in your experience with them because that upgrade is top of my list before Summer:) following by the lower bars, and the other gazillion things I’d like to do...
     
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  11. OldNick

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    Good shout Tony, it was a lovely day for a run today, I think the thing with decent shocks is you don’t notice them! So you’re KTechs are probably a major improvement
    I’ll be very interested in your experience with them because that upgrade is top of my list before Summer:) following by the lower bars, and the other gazillion things I’d like to do...
     
  12. Old phart phred

    Old phart phred Noble Member

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    Got my clean bike dirty be going where are the Buffalo Roam

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  13. Wessa

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  14. TonyG

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    Suspension has always mystified me. My 865 Bonnie stock suspension was pretty bad and I noticed a clear difference with the YSS shocks I put on. Over time I've become unhappy with them and am going to put on some Hagon 2810 shocks - some very cheap YSS shocks going if anyone's interested. I think the stock 1200s shocks were ok, but I can't help tinkering, and I'm sure the K-techs are much better, am I a good enough rider to really exploit any difference, probably not. I think the placebo effect has as much impact as I just felt more confident. I had a Monster 1100s before my Thruxton with fully adjustable Ohlins. I messed around and to be honest didn't know what I was doing. In the end I put it back to standard, but I'm just under 11 stone and don't think I'm heavy enough to really upset the suspension anyway.

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  15. OsteKuste

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    Weather was warm and dry for the first time in weeks, but the roads are covered in salt and mud. So I opted for a bit of tinkering today. Test fit a flat seat onto my Street Cup along with a set of Lomo panniers. The goal is to do some light overnight camping this season but the stock bullet seat will stay on most of the time.
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    Also tidied up the garage and put up some wall hangers. I know I don’t have a Daytona (yet) but that one was a freebie from a dealer.
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  16. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    Well according to this text message I'll be selling the Nightstorm for a Rocket 3 TFC amount of money very soon :joy::joy:

    Mr Visor, due to a hugely successful event, we're seeking to purchase quality used motorcycles & according to our records, yours is in demand & we would pay over the current market value for it. Please click bit.ly/WWY_MC to request a valuation today. To optout visit https://tx.vc/o/74f74 : unamused:: unamused:
     
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  17. Ducatitotriumph

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    They could have at least said "Mr H visor?" :)
     
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  18. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    I might have changed the surname but there was definitely no first initial :p:p
     
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  19. J S Chappell

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    Nice looking Speedy, I'm not a fan of the twin high level cans ( please be kind all Speed owners) I think your example looks less cluttered.
     
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  20. OsteKuste

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    Working on my packing for weekend camping. The Lomo bags are sorted, now working on my Goose tent roll. It sits well but the tension straps I have don’t tighten well enough. I may use a set of ratcheting straps instead.
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