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  1. Daytona1200Express

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    Yes, the early bikes are pretty neat...and that 1200 engine---yowza. If you get the chance, sample a 1200. Smooth, torquey, yet somehow slightly unrefined...yet it feels overbuilt at the same time. Strange contrast.

    Eventually, I will add a Triumph Triple to my collection, probably a Speed Triple as some point. I hear the Triples are really what saved Triumph and set them apart from Japan Inc.
     
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  2. Wattie

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    Not sure I'll get a chance to ride a 1200 daytona these days are there doesn't seem to be many around. I prefer the engine characteristics of my 1200 trophy to my previous 900's, great torque, but they do have the drawback of being heavier and poor fuel consumption. I spent 10 years on the 900 versions and only at the end of the production tried the 1200 trophy and as I've owned that since new in 2002 I think that speaks for itself.
    I always liked the handling of these bikes as they are well suited to me with predictable handling and fun at road speeds. I took out a T595 Daytona when they were first released (the one with the bloody great flat spot) and that handling was just too good for road speeds, to get the fun out of it I had to go well illegal on the same bends that legal was fun on mine.
     
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  3. OsteKuste

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    Never ridden a Daytona before. A mate has just bought a late model one. Are they very good in tight twisty mountain roads? It looks a bit big and heavy.
     
  4. Vulpes

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    #15804 Vulpes, Apr 25, 2021
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    Well not actually with my Triumph, but rather for the wife's Triumph, which is yet to arrive (I'm taking delivery this week). @BonnieCat kindly offered me a surplus paddock stand for the street triple, so we had a nice chat catching up, I met Cyril the campervan, and left with a hardly used paddock stand. This forum does still work! Thanks Nikki!
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  5. David Cooper

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    Went to Stanhope for a ride out.

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  6. Vulpes

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    That rocket looks well smart, David!
     
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  7. Dawsy

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    #15807 Dawsy, Apr 25, 2021
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    Glorious ride around the Lake District today:grinning:, one of the lads had Google running
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    Was actually more like 120 miles
    Stopped for a brew and a bite at The Bridge cafe in Keswick
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    Had a cheese and ham sandwich which was do thick I burned more calories eating it than it contained:grinning:
     
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  8. Vulpes

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    Familiar hunting grounds - you're so lucky to have that on your doorstep...
     
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  9. BonnieCat

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    Very welcome Wim. Was good to see you again
     
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  10. Bikerman

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    Where is this cafe. I've been looking for it on Google and I can't for the life of me find it. :(
     
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    From the sunny south of Ireland

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    A day out along the south coast with a few pics at Mudeford Quay and Poole Quay.

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  14. Dawsy

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    Shouldn't be hard to find Bikerman. It's on the main street if you drop into the town centre.
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    Thoroughly recommended. We went to The Filling Station first, which is excellent, but it was closed so dropped back there and weren't disappointed.
     
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    #15815 Bikerman, Apr 25, 2021
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    I'll have another go, I'll put stronger classes on, might get a result then. Thanks for that. I'm up that way in September, so thought I'd give it a look in. :)
     
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  16. Bikerman

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    Got it, Google maps dropped me into a bush, must have thought I'd got caught short. Just over the bridge, and there it is.
    Thanks for that @Dawsy
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  17. Dawsy

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    So true Vulpes. Same old story eh! You take things for granted. But this Covid shite should make us all appreciate things and friends more!
     
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  19. Daytona1200Express

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    I can only speak for the Daytona 1200. She doesn't handle like an R6. She's a bit heavy, but very stable, smooth, and performs best in gradual sweepers, not switchbacks. Brakes are "adequate", not as good as my 900SS's Brembos.

    I love the ergos and suspension on the 1200. Comfy. Surprisingly so.
     
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  20. brown mouse

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    Today I replaced my clutch cable on my 2018 Speedmaster. It's done 26,000 miles and for at least half of that the rubber gator over the inline adjuster has been split, so probably letting in water. I've been meaning to do this for ages, and carry old cable as a spare, and was finally prompted into action by a friend having a cable failure.

    On removing the clamp for the cables I found the protecting sheath over the indicator wires was badly cracked :(

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    That sheath isn't at all flexible and I patched it with 2 sorts of tape as I've already had to do where the cable goes into the indicator housing.

    With new cable fitted and lever pivot cleaned and greased it was time for a test ride to enjoy the sun and a silky smooth clutch :)

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