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  1. Dawsy

    Dawsy Cumbrian half-wit
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    They must have been city sheep. They didn't know the rules that sheep should be on the 'other' side of the fences not jaywalking on the roads :joy:
     
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  2. Stephen Martin

    Stephen Martin Senior Member

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    Well technically not what I have done with my triumph today. But it sort of involves it, today I am a very lucky man. Came downstairs after my S,S,S and the wife said are these yours, holding a set of keys, on chaining up and covering up the bike I had left my keys on the bin at the front of the house. They were there all night and a guy saw them this morning and knocked the door to see if they were mine. It's nice to know that there are some good people around. I was going to blame old age and the weather but I was just stupid.
     
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  3. Cyborgbot

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    Was the tank empty and 300 unaccounted miles on the clock?
     
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  4. Stephen Martin

    Stephen Martin Senior Member

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    lol no, and actually unless they had put more petrol in its only around 150 miles for a tank full maybe 140 till the low light comes on.
     
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  5. brown mouse

    brown mouse Noble Member

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    I've not being doing anything with my Triumph today because it's too effin hot, as it has been for a week. So I've bought myself a new suit which just arrived :)

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    Hopefully the light colour and those mesh panels will do their job.
     
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  6. littleade

    littleade The only sane one here
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    The force is strong in you .......
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  7. andyc1

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    Did you get the matching helmet :p
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  8. brown mouse

    brown mouse Noble Member

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  9. brown mouse

    brown mouse Noble Member

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    Or another Alec Guinness reference, The Man In The White Suit.

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    Or the man from del monte... he say yes
     
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  11. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    That should help, @brown mouse! Have you ever tried a cooling vest? That's something that I pull out when the temperatures really rise. I wear it under my mesh riding jacket and it acts like a swamp cooler of sorts. It's more effective when the humidity is lower and when you're moving along. If the humidity is very high and you're in a lot of stop and go traffic it doesn't work quite as well. I've found that my vest will stay damp and continue to work as designed for about an hour or so depending on speed. It dries out faster on the freeways at 80mph than back roads at 50-60mph. But then I just stop off as a gas station and give it another soaking in the sink in the bathroom. On many occasions it have figuratively (and perhaps even literally) been a life saver in the summer! There are a number of cooling vest brands these days. Here's one that's simple and inexpensive.

    https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle...MIvLSwgbT08QIVGvfjBx0fIQe4EAQYASABEgL2A_D_BwE

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  12. brown mouse

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    I haven't, but thanks for the recommendation.

    Normally we only get a week or two a year of really hot (for UK) weather, e.g. around 30C. What I think makes things bad on 'normal' summer days is the sun itself, and the usual black/dark bike gear just heats the rider up because of that.

    I'll find out how things go tomorrow, forecast says sunny all day, 25C in morning 30C in afternoon. So I'll do a couple of hours bike riding both before and after lunch, all in the interest of science of course :)
     
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  13. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Looking forward to the results of your scientific research, brown mouse. ;) Have fun experimenting! :)

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  14. Cyborgbot

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    Er… To paraphrase Dr Witty - next post please.
     
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  15. brown mouse

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    Tried out my stormtrooper/beekeeper outfit today. By the time I had bike prepared and loaded for an all day outing I was already sweating but as soon as I pulled off, doing less than 30mph, I could feel the cooling breeze coming through the mesh, aaaah :cool:

    Unfortunately, I'd barely gone a mile before I realised bike was running poorly, it was lacking all oomph and struggling at idle, bugger. I kept going for another 5 minutes but it didn't seem to want to fix itself so I headed back home.

    After unloading bike and de-clobbering I connected TuneECU. There were no error codes (didn't expect any as no warning light had come on). The throttle balance was out by about 3%, same as when I first got TuneECU, so that shouldn't be causing a new problem. Only thing left was to 'reset adaption' and got for a short test ride.

    Bike seemed to be running OK, so I kept going, doing a mix of roads, eventually having fun in some twisty country lanes to give bike a workout and a chance to learn again :grinning: All told I was out 90 minutes before I had to head home for lunch as I hadn't put panniers back on which had water and grub in.

    The mesh jacket and trousers worked well. Felt warm, but not too hot when stationary in traffic, and when moving I was a comfortable neutral temperature (except under gloves and helmet). Weather was clear blue skies and air temperature 25C. The clothes were rather flappy, as you'd expect, but I didn't feel this. However, I could hear shoulder fabric and pads 'thrumming' away, which at first had me worried that there was an engine problem. That noise could start to get annoying so I may see if I can do something about it.

    The plan was to go out again this afternoon to try hotter temperatures, but for some reason may back was hurting in a place it doesn't normally, so took that as a sign to stay home with a cold drink, and sit in the room I have a portable aircon set up in. Cheers :)
     
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  16. Dawsy

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    Your sore back maybe frostbite:grinning:
     
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  17. TomMarshall

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    X-pipe is on. Watched a few videos online of how to do it, and one who was particularly blunt about how fiddly it is. I've been blessed by whatever heavenly being is out there with the antithesis of piano fingers, which made things difficult to say the least. However, all done and dusted and what a difference. Mainly in decibels on full open throttle. With the V&H pipes it makes one hell of a noise. Not ride-ruining when cruising steadily but an unreal 'bwap' when opening up.

    The weight of the stock cat is unbelievable. George at TEC put it about 2kg heavier than their x-pipe, and whilst this is a small total of the bike's weight, it seems to be noticeable. Whether that's my mind playing games with me, I'm not sure...it does it quite a lot...I think...:grinning:

    Again, happy boy in the sunshine!
     
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  19. brown mouse

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    Not today but yesterday, I went to the Peak District. What a difference from the past week's weather, around 7C cooler and totally cloudy which is a relief. So no mesh gear, it was leather jacket and riding jeans. :)

    Right near the start of one of my regular loops I got stuck behind a herd of cows a farmer was moving down the road, so after 5 minutes at cow walking pace I turned off at the next junction onto a road I don't normally take. This made me think to explore a bit more off my planned loop over the coming couple of hours and found some different roads. Must do that more often rather than just following SatNav.

    A couple of pics from my 'new' roads...

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  20. brown mouse

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    #16300 brown mouse, Jul 24, 2021 at 3:53 PM
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    And for today, starting making use of all the parts and tools I bought to do 3 year / 30,000 mile service, plus tyres and brake pads change. According to Fowlers website Triumph hybrid OAT coolant has been replaced by an OAT type so I went with that, will do a thorough flush when it comes time.

    For today, I balanced the throttle bodies. What a faff dismantling to get access (bling and airbox off) followed by fiddly access to adjuster whilst looking at MAPs in TuneECU. Then 'Reset Adaption' followed by error code P1575 (quick google = cruise control disable, why?), more googling to discover Reset Adaption can disable cruise control and there's a magic handshake involving handlebar controls to re-enable it. Then bike back together, put in new airfilters (trivial) and open a cold beer. Probably 3 hours total, I guess one hour if I did it again.

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