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Discussion in 'Triumph General Discussion' started by flapinflares, Mar 7, 2013.

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  1. ChasChas

    ChasChas Marxist Scum
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    I was just making it very clear that I *can* exhibit restraint.

    Karma for when I don't ;)
     
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  2. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

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    A simple bar going from the bottom of your boxes up to the frame creating a triangle would stop that.
     
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  3. crane operator

    crane operator Well-Known Member

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    Um... have you seen the pictures of the welds? I'm not sure more bracing is going to fix the problem, it may just mean more scattered pieces on the roadway.

    I'm sorry Duckadiledundee, but it seems your grinder skills are much more advanced than your welding skills?

    Getting all the paint off the boxes and bracing before you start would help, but it mostly looks like you have heat and /or shielding gas issues. Are you using a shielding gas bottle or innershield wire with no gas?

    The pictures show a combination of not enough heat on some of the piled up welds on the frame and bracing, and then some burn through issues on the cans. Any paint in the area leads to burn off and contamination of the weld.

    If the cans are that thin, you may have better luck with bolts holding them to the braces instead of welding. If you have to weld the cans to the braces, try concentrating the heat and weld on your bracing, and then just barely flow it onto the can.
     
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  4. feckless

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    moved em all to a new house further up North. now have a double garage :)
     
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  5. Dartplayer

    Dartplayer Crème de la Crème

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    Short test ride for the new helmet after a bike wash. :cool:
    Plenty of people around for labour day holiday :party:and weather is stunning:sun:

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  6. littleade

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    Weather here is going downhill so there's no need to rub it in:laughing:
     
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  7. ChrisJHuff

    ChrisJHuff Well-Known Member

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    what have i done on my Triumph today.... nothing... the weather is SHITE
    filming for today has been cancelled too - so that's shite as well

    the only thing I have done today is order a set of progressive wound fork springs...time to upgrade the 2001 RS a little more over the winter months..
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    may redo the headstock bearings and overhaul the calipers while i'm at it - finances allowing
     
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  8. OldNick

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    Expectantly waiting, boy, girl, pass, or fail:confounded:

    Just dropped bike in for its MoT I hate the waiting:tired_face:
     
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  9. ChrisJHuff

    ChrisJHuff Well-Known Member

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    my regards to your good lady - hoping for a trouble free time for her
     
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  10. Iamtheonlyone

    Iamtheonlyone Senior Member

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    "What you been doing with your TRIUMPH today??"

    Adding two additional high-powered LED brake lights to my striple, just due to being bored.
     
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  11. OldNick

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    Yeah the old girl gave birth to a pass certificate and only two adviseries which will get sorted on the service

    Back home with feet up and a cuppa :grinning:
     
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  12. ChrisJHuff

    ChrisJHuff Well-Known Member

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    two advisories - twins then 8)
     
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  13. Tiglet

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    Dilli did you ever move the main fuse from under the battery box to somewhere more accessible and drier (less corrosion)
     
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  14. dilligaf

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    Not yet mate but it’s the next thing to do when I get the time :)
    Having a bit more shoulder pain at the moment so I’m not gonna push it :confused:
    Doing admin this week :p
     
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  15. ChrisJHuff

    ChrisJHuff Well-Known Member

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    an Ebay shop.... the ones I have on at the moment are definitely so last year....sagging a bit... new oil would probably take care of it... but while stripped off the bike and emptied of oily water - as I am sure it will be by now - I thought why not bung in some new springs while at it....

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  16. ChrisJHuff

    ChrisJHuff Well-Known Member

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    so swapping shoulder pain for headaches...... I do not envy you in the slightest and promise to be good..... Ok mostly good 8)
     
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  17. Oldskool

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    Well.... I actually managed to get a quick 80 mile ride out in the Chiltern Hills and Vale of Aylesbury this morning. Partially wet roads and fairly cool but , wow , did I need that. Not been out too much lately due to various reasons and it felt wonderful to be back on a bike again. Quick ride out for breakfast at the Super Sausage. Only one other bike there when I arrived. Usually the car park is rammed at the weekend but today it was mostly builders and car drivers. The food was very good as usual , scrambled eggs and mushrooms on toast with good quality coffee. Then a ride home just before the rain came again... Went home via Aston Hill. This is the hill just outside Tring that was used for hill climbs back in the 1920’s and gave its name to the first part of Aston Martin cars. Today it was covered in leaves, push bikes and 4x4’s as it was half term and mummies were running their little kids up to the play area at the top... Feckin slippery, the leaves that was not the kids.. I parked up for a photo and when I pulled away I got some serious wheelspin. Is there a “wet leaf mode” on the RS traction control..?,

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  18. ChrisJHuff

    ChrisJHuff Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely nothing... windy and wet and horrible

    but this just arrived in the post..... oooooeeerrrrrr motorcycle porn 8)

    just waiting for the weather to let me do them... don't have a garage to work in

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  19. ChrisJHuff

    ChrisJHuff Well-Known Member

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    blimey... you're not that far south of us up here...and it's sunny there...... i want my money back...its wet and shite here in the NE......8(
     
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  20. chiari1

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    Did you need to change your undies ?
     
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