Featured What you been doing with your TRIUMPH today??

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  1. Martine

    Martine Well-Known Member

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    #15881 Martine, May 9, 2021
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    Some brilliant ride write-ups posted recently. Enjoyed them all and the pictures. I'm not good about stopping to take pictures so only a few to share from last weekend.

    HH treated me to a get-away weekend at a motorcycle lodge in the foothills of the Appalachians. This place is only 75 miles from home but we took about 200 miles getting there last Friday and again on the way home last Sunday, with a great ride in the twisties on Saturday.

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    The lodge is positioned smack in the middle of great mountain roads for both street and off-road riding. The lodge itself has only three guest rooms and a modest restaurant but the beautiful grounds are open for camping and offer spartan cabins for those who prefer a solid roof.
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    The lodge serves as a gathering spot for riders of all kind and the parking lot turns into an ogler's dream as bikes of all makes and manner pass through. On Saturday morning the parking lot filled with dual sports as the North Georgia Adventure Riders group gathered before a group ride out. On Sunday morning the lot had several Harleys mostly with pillion riders as they dropped in for breakfast.

    There are riders of all kinds who converge on these hills every weekend. I have no problem when some of them blow past me since I don't need to find my limit on every curve. Also the cops patrol pretty heavily and I've no desire to adorn my weekend with a ticket.

    Weekends like this come few and far between for us. Had to farm out the three kids to two of my sisters for peace of mind. Not leaving the 12, 14 and 16-yos at home with each other for two nights and days...Goodness only knows what we'd come home to. It was much more relaxing having removed that concern. Thankful for them, especially given they don't have children but are great aunts.
     
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  2. Martine

    Martine Well-Known Member

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    Where are you parked? Looks like a roadless, parking spotless plaza that you cleared of anyone else for the Stripple showcase...love it!
     
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  3. Martine

    Martine Well-Known Member

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    A few more pics from last weekend. The parking lot is in the evening with only the bikes of those staying in the lodge while the camp ground was full of bikes parked next to tents and cabins.
     
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  4. Vulpes

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    :joy: it's the town hall of nearby city Zeist - I thought it was a good photo opp... :)
     
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  5. Martine

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    Beautiful! HH says he knows Zeist because it was a hop, skip and a jump from Soesterberg where he lived for a few years.
     
  6. Vulpes

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    Absolutely! We live in Soest, which is even closer!
     
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  7. Sprinter1050uk

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    Ducatitotriumph, looked at these, Litelocks,where do you store it when riding?
     
  8. Ducatitotriumph

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    Hi there,
    It folds (coils) down to half size and it fits into a tailpack I have (or rucksack etc)
    it comes with a bag and strap for that purpose.
    It's a really light and good lock tbh.
     
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  9. Pegscraper

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    #15889 Pegscraper, May 9, 2021
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    Not exactly an exotic or well known venue but a place I have some fond memories of fishing with my Dad back in the 70's. Must be nearly 50 years since I was last there and it suddenly came to mind riding home through Worksop after a run out this evening. No where near as big as I remember it as a kid and lots of new housing has appeared lake side.

    Sandhill Lake, Worksop.


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  10. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    That is a terrific photo of wife's Stripple, Vulpes! Poster-worthy. :):heart_eyes:
     
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  11. Aaron Brown

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    Put some new shoes on the Tiger and took it on some trails to test them out.

    Texas wildflowers were in abundance, and you can see tonight's thunderstorm building off in the distance.

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  12. Martine

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    This arrived in the mail yesterday so can't wait to plug it in and go for a ride to try it out.:):cool: Booster Plug.jpg

    But this is what it looks like here today :( and forecasted to go on all day.:worried:
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    So I guess this is a post of what I'm not doing with my Triumph today: unamused:.
     
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  13. Ducatitotriumph

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    Interested to see what your thoughts are on that when you get to use it please?
    Enjoy the swim!
     
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  14. Vulpes

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    I took the wife's street triple to work today - boy that thing brings out the inner hooligan... o_O
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  15. Koko55

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    20210512_145715.jpg Gave the trumpet a spring clean,ready for the DGR,hopefully the weather will be good on the 23rd.
     
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  16. andyc1

    andyc1 Lunarville 7, Airlock 3
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    I love the street triples, still reckon its triumphs best offering!
     
  17. Vulpes

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    I do like my speed - a lot. But this thing is so light and nimble, and soooo quick when pushed a bit!
     
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  18. andyc1

    andyc1 Lunarville 7, Airlock 3
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    I like you speed too, its a gorgeous example :cool: if I were buying a new triumph today, hands down I'd be getting a street triple, all things considered.
     
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  19. OsteKuste

    OsteKuste Intergalactic Warlord
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    Have one on mine, after running open exhaust and high flow filter without a retune. The most noticeable difference I had was a bit smoother throttle at slow speeds/parking lots, which was just a bit annoying. I figure if it forces the bike to run a bit richer that’s not bad on its own. With all the ethanol in all the fuel (10% here) it would run hot if it was running lean. Before the booster plug my pipes had bronzed up really well from the exhaust temp. Cleaned/rebrushed tthe finish after and now they have barely recolored near the top. Not a scientific measurement, but shows a good drop in temp, I’m guessing from going from running lean to running a bit richer.
     
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  20. Ducatitotriumph

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    @OsteKuste Thanks for your input on this!
    E10 is heading to be more popular and it’s great to know what to look out for tbh.
    I say “popular “ but it’s really “a forced” option for all. it’s coming.
    I’ll certainly be getting one and I agree, if it’s a bit rich, so be it.
     
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