Featured What you been doing with your TRIUMPH today??

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  1. Doc Strange

    Doc Strange Senior Member

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    Day off so early blast down Melton way and then a fry-up at Buttercups Café :)

    Sun shining, so even giving 'er a clean!

    Lovely :)

    DS
     
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  2. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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    No photos! Didn’t happen
     
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  3. Doc Strange

    Doc Strange Senior Member

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    Well I'm not usually a one for taking pictures, and thank my lucky stars everyday that the practice was not as common as these days during my youth!

    But you're in luck!

    As I had the GS ACF 50-ed the previous weekend, today was a rare as hen's teeth occasion in that both bikes were clean on the same day AND it was sunny!

    DS

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  4. andypandy

    andypandy Crème de la Crème

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    Took my Triumph to Robinson's in Rochdale as the sun was shining. Had a test ride on this :-
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    Well what crap photographs they turned out to be.
    Well the bike wasn't crap that's for sure. Kawasaki Z900RS in metallic grey with a green and black stripe on tank,front mudguard and tail. Ran beautifully. Much better than the T120 I rode last week I thought. Lighter and feels it, faster, better handling and in my opinion better looking. Throttle seemed a bit snatchy at low speeds at first but seemed to disappear once the engine warmed up. Nice and light on the steering, easy to flip around pot holes. The one I tested had the low seat which meant I could get my feet flat on the ground but the standard seat has the extra padding and I could near as dammit get my feet flat on the ground. Compared with the T120 the clock(time) and gear indicator were easily readable. The only advantage the T120 has as I can see is the it comes with heated grips as standard.
    However, in my opinion, this bike is way ahead of the T120.
     
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  5. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Nice one Andy, good looking bike and well finished making it a really good package. :):):) Dare I ask?
     
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  6. andypandy

    andypandy Crème de la Crème

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    Yes. They gave me a PX i had hoped for rather than expected and I also got a set of heated grips thrown in. Pick it up early September.:D:D:party::party:
     
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  7. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Lucky you. I love the colour and can't wait to see the bike in the flesh :):):)
     
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  8. andypandy

    andypandy Crème de la Crème

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    Yes, hoping for a nice sunny autumn.:cool::)
     
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  9. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Definitely......
     
  10. Tim Stich

    Tim Stich Well-Known Member

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    As some of you know, I just got my newly acquired 1998 Daytona running for the first time in three years last Saturday. I have ridden it around the inside of the storage unit a few times and tried to get it titled and registered today. I was successful getting it insured, as that is done with private companies and not state governments. :D

    I have an appointment now to do the title and plate Wednesday, but oh, I was planning on a ride today. So, I let the sun go down a bit for it to cool off and I got the tire pressure all sorted out front and rear. I rode around into my neighborhood with the old, expired Texas plate. No police to be seen. I think I already have a feel for the throttle and it's not surprising me. I treat it very differently than my old KLR-650. I could twist that one all the way with abandon. This throttle I treat with respect and admiration.

    Darkness was never my favorite time to ride, but it was still nice. I loved how the engine braking immediately slowed the bike when you let off the throttle. This is a new experience for me and I like the control it gives you. I struggled a little to find the shift foot lever, but expect I will get used to that and other things. After Wednesday, I'll take it for a proper ride. :):sun:
     
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  11. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Looking forward to hearing more about your Daytona, Tim, and seeing some photos of it as well. Enjoy! :)
     
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  12. Dartplayer

    Dartplayer Crème de la Crème

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    Painted the cobras :p looking forward to riding :cool:

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  13. Baldrick174

    Baldrick174 Active Member

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    When I bought my T595 it was ok but needed new rear tyre, battery and a little TLC. Finally took her for a spin Sunday having completed said work (just wheels and bodywork to be sprayed now), nearly ended up on my arse as been a while since I rode a sports bike :laughing: The exhaust was mega loud and a mate stated it's a race pipe. Second hand pipe and link pipe on it's way before neighbours rat me out. Went to get on t this morning only to hear a shout from the bedroom 'you better not thinking about taking that yellow bike to work, it's blowing a gale and I haven't sorted your life insurance yet'. Oh how I adore her :joy::joy:
     
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  14. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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    For all you desert dwellers out there, another tree tunnel



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  15. JtC

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    Very nice! I'll bet the sensation of speed is multiplied riding through a section like that!
     
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  16. JtC

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    If they are like idiots around here, Duck, they don't need a faulty sensor, they jump 'em anyway.
     
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  17. Thripster

    Thripster Elite Member

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    Took Snowflake out for a spin to test the sliding carriage assembly in 35 mph gusts - no tangible problems apart from standard blusteryness.........no rattle......lovely. Don't like having the top box aboard but handy for collecting stuff.

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  18. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Lovely bike and photos, Thripster. I like the little ray of sunshine coming down to gently kiss your bike. ;):)

    Have you ever considered replacing the top box with panniers or soft ADV luggage? I have a friend who had a KTM ADV bike--he did that because it was so difficult for him to get on and off his bike with the top box.
     
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  19. Thripster

    Thripster Elite Member

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    #13519 Thripster, Aug 26, 2020
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    Thanks Sandi. I have the panniers too but hadn't fitted/needed them for this ride. You can see the carrier's if you zoom in a little. Know what you mean about difficulty of getting on with top box but get around that by stepping on foot peg which makes it much easier. Hope to travel and tent in the near future, hence all three boxes.
     
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  20. MadMrB

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    Often ridden past this lion monument, thought I'd have a quick look today...

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