Featured What you been doing with your TRIUMPH today??

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  1. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    We had two folks on our Sunday ride yesterday that hadn't been out with us for well over a year. It was great to reconnect and catch up over breakfast at one of our two go-to Covid-era breakfast places, Oracle Patio Cafe. Today we lucked out and were seated in what I call the Breakfast Cabana. Nice and shady--good thing because when we left the gas station at 7:45am to ride up there it was already nearly 90ºF! :scream:

    It really felt odd talking to the friends we'd not seen in so long. We all realized that our sense of time is somewhat warped now and it was strange to try to share all that's happened in our lives over the past year and a half over an hour's worth of breakfast time.

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    The two that hadn't been out with us wanted to check out our buddy's new H-D Pan American before we got back on the bikes after breakfast. The motorcycles represented in today's group included the Pan American, my Speed Triple RS, two BMS 1250 GS's, an H-D Road Glide Ultra, and an H-D Heritage Classic.
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    I was happy to be out on my Speed Triple today. :grinning::heart_eyes: I do think I need to put my tail bag back on, though. I thought I'd only need it during the cold(er) winter months. It's tough to stow everything I'd like to have with me in my pockets and hip bag. But I so like the simplicity of my bike with just the tail section on it. And a backpack is out for me--especially in the heat. It's bad enough having a back protector in my mesh riding jacket that blocks that nice breeze that can come through in other parts of the jacket.
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    Three of us added on what we call the Webb Road Dogleg while the others begged off and rode straight home after breakfast. They did mention that it was too hot. Hmmm, wimps. On the other hand, maybe they were on to something! :joy:
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    Interestingly the temperature on Triumph's display was quite different and quite tame compared to the reading on my iPhone's weather app. But based on other sources, the bike's gauge was the one that was off. I wish it was the other way around. 99ºF is balmy compared to 10º hotter. :cool::sun: Time to break out the cooling vest for the season!
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  2. Oldskool

    Oldskool Senior Member

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    111…..and that is measured in the shade I would imagine…what it must be in direct sunlight I can’t imagine. Here, our roads would melt. We have been up to 83-84 over the last couple of days and on the back roads I see some evidence of the tar suffering already. I bet your saddle becomes a bum burner if left in the sun….:dizzy:
     
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  3. Stephen Martin

    Stephen Martin Senior Member

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    My first bike was a C15 I also had scramble bars fitted, great bike although was always working on it. For some reason I painted the frame metallic yellow, mudguards oil tank etc metallic red, and the petrol tank metallic green. At the time I thought it was the dogs I look back now and think what the hell was I thinking. Lol
     
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  4. SpeedyR

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    Hi, getting what looks like the same mirrors from HJR products, how are you finding those mirrors? No slipping etc? Fitting to a 2015 Speed Triple
     
  5. Vulpes

    Vulpes Confused Member
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    They're excellent mate - easy fit and no vibration at all. Very sturdy, no slipping either.
     
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  6. brown mouse

    brown mouse Noble Member

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    Headed off to the seaside with Mrs Mouse today. I took a slightly quicker route than I normally ride to go that way, using lots of A roads, so 'only' 2 and a half hours each way. Mrs Mouse approved as she didn't get queezy which she sometimes does on the quiet but bumpy back roads I normally like to ride.

    The beech was very quiet and we spent several hours relaxing, listening to the sounds of the waves. Unfortunately there was a brisk sea breeze and it felt cold even with blue skies, so it was jumper wearing weather rather than the swimming weather which we came prepared for. We had a great day anyway. :)

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  7. Vulpes

    Vulpes Confused Member
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    I love that mouse! :)
     
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  8. Dawsy

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    Spin round the Lakes this evening, three Triumphs and two Kawasakis. Lovely!
    Roads were busy in places but still managed to 'make progress' at times :grinning::grinning:
    A Triumph threesome. The oil is not from the Scrambler but it was mentioned that it now looks like a proper Triumph!
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  9. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Yep, the saddle does become a real bum burner when in the sun for even a short time, @Oldskool! We here in southern AZ in the summer become what I call "Shade Buzzards". :cool::sun::joy: I put an R & G "foot" on my side stand in part because of the tar issue you mentioned so it wouldn't sink (as much anyway) into the asphalt when I park. One year awhile back it was so hot at Phoenix International Airport that they had to pull the planes off the tarmac because they were sinking in. :p

    Here's what my car dash indicated the temperature late this afternoon when I was driving home from running an errand. :scream::scream: Even I was stunned to see this reading. :eek::eek:

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  10. Ducatitotriumph

    Ducatitotriumph Crème de la Crème
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    I can 100% vouch for the givi tanklok bag as being quick and simple!
    I agree that it's never nice having a bag on the rear as it ruins the lines but the givi is definitely worth the price and is sooo easy to remove and stow stuff in.
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    Thanks for the write up taco lady!
     
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  11. Dartplayer

    Dartplayer Crème de la Crème

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    111 is emergency number in NZ and I’m sure it would be for me in a riding jacket :eek: good to reconnect while the world is healing after COVID :cool: enjoy reading your ride write ups
     
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  12. Iron

    Iron Ranty Has-been
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    As we used to say in the Army - "It was 116 degrees in the shade. - So, fuck that, we sat in the sun".

    Today I vas mostly getting down and sticky wiv ze twin carburettors on ze Bonneville. It's running quite well after getting some baffles into the Megadron zorsts - sounds miles better. It's got that deep rumble of a fast moving twin, which was undeniably fantastic watching them race passed the tea shop on Chelsea Bridge in the ye olden days. Nothing beats that sound.

    However, tick over was a bag of spanners. Twiddling with the screws didn't help much so probably pilot then. Carbs off, check float levels and pilot circuit. Right hand carb blocked. Luckily these newer carbs have the removable screw so cleaning out is made slightly easier. (I've had detatched retina - too many thumps in the head - and therefore cataracts so replaced lenses make it difficult to see close up even with the £1 specs from the local pound shop).

    All done now though and running much better. Thank you very much. Over.

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  13. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    #16133 Sandi T, Jun 16, 2021
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    Hey, there, @Ducatitotriumph. Thanks for the info on the give tanklok bag. :) If I didn't already have my Nelson-Rigg tailpack I'd give it a go. I've put the straps (modified by my seamstress friend) under the pillion seat so it's on there that way when I snap that on. When I'm not using the tail bag I put the painted plain piece on which I prefer the looks of. But sometimes functionality wins out. ;):)


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  14. Dougie D

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    Wee run up the Cairngorms this afternoon
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  15. RebelHawk

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    Took my first "real" ride on my new 2021 Rocket 3 GT today. Just rolled past 1300 miles on my way up the Blue Ridge Parkway outside of Asheville, NC. Just a picture perfect weather day here in the south and one of the last before full on summer settles in.

    I should say that I couldn't get a direct side shot of the bike as I had to squeeze in between a bunch of Harley owners that had the same idea I did today.

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  16. Dougie D

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    Great run today on the Rocket, did a loop of Aviemore, stopped off at the Mountain Café as i wanted to taste their famous Millionaires shortbread as shown on James Martins tv show, he was raving about it, if you are worried about calories this is not for you! mountains of Butter & Sugar go into it, but it is the best I've tasted :yum The café is above the shop in Aviemore
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  17. Dougie D

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  18. Vulpes

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    Nice morning, so I took mrs Vulpes' striple for a spin.
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  19. Dawsy

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  20. Vulpes

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    #16140 Vulpes, Jun 20, 2021
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    @Dawsy I'm trying, honestly! But that machine tends to summon one's inner hooligan... o_O:p
     
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