Featured What you been doing with your TRIUMPH today??

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  1. Mrs Visor

    Mrs Visor Noble Member

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    Thanks; it's new, I have very few pictures but got one of me riding (slowly, in a car park!) into the bike meet I went to the other week so cropped it for my avatar. I really need to get some photos - I don't like my picture taken but equally would like some of me on the bike. I am sure I'll get some at some point :laughing:.
     
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  2. TheBeardedPunk

    TheBeardedPunk Senior Member

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    Went to another bike meet and ride today. A short 130km ride. Lovely views, but was riding with some mates, so no picture stops along the way. The ride went through the local fruit region, lots of trees currently in full bloom, always a lovely sight. I spotted this lovely Indian at the start of the ride and took one picture when we stopped for drinks. There was also this WWI monument right next door, so I just had to take a picture.

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  3. DanielB

    DanielB Noble Member

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    Out with boy1 on 'new' ride... Both enjoyed it thoroughly!

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  4. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Snap I was out with my grandson today on my tiger. Went over to the Ponderosa in North Wales. It was very quiet. I won't be going back any time soon. The road from Llangollen all the way up the pass to the cafe has been restricted to 40mph and then right up to the roundabout where the 50mph average speed cameras kick on the Denbigh / Chester road. What a complete fcuk up, it has ruined a good ride.:mad::mad:
     
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  5. Johnjo

    Johnjo Senior Member
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    Were you in Stratford upon Avon by any chance @DanielB ? I saw an outfit just like that this afternoon.
     
  6. Iron

    Iron First Class Member

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    Well, I'd only get bored....

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  7. DanielB

    DanielB Noble Member

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    @Wessa , what a shame to ruin a good ride ( I don't know it); alas I fear the internal combustion engine and all those that use them will slowly, gradually, like the dinosaurs we are told we are, will soon be marginalized by the current agenda...

    Not me @Johnjo ...maybe one day though!
     
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  8. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    I wouldn't bother to ride it now. It is a real shame as it is a cracking road, with lovely scenery.
     
  9. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    That's a shame to hear, @Wessa. We've had some good rides ruined over the years, too, and it's always a sad day and major disappointment. Hopefully you'll be able to find a suitable replacement. Hope you at least had fun with your grandson!
     
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  10. Dougie D

    Dougie D Crème de la Crème

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    Run to a local bike meet, met the guy who bought my old Fat Boy, he's put new bars, new screen, new seat, personal number plate and quite a few other changes to it, i was hoping to see him as when i was sorting out my garage i came across the adjuster for the upgraded rear shocks that i had fitted, he says the handlings great so will probably leave the suspension as it is
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    Quite a few bikes turned up after i had taken this photo

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  11. joe mc donald

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    Well today i got the Bonnie back on the road and headed for my two favourite cafe's. And wouldn't you know it got soaked coming home. I know these pictures are still blurry but i am stuck with them. Believe now sorted the phone camera she said i had it to close up well something like that thumbnail (3).jpg thumbnail (5).jpg thumbnail (3).jpg thumbnail (5).jpg thumbnail (6).jpg
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  12. Eldon

    Eldon Elite Member

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    So despite some reluctance from my riding buddies due to the weather forecast, the three of us got out quite early today. One on a 675R, one on a Honda Crossrunner and myself on my 765.
    I lead the way to breakfast at the Zoom cafe, South Cave. Despite the damp road conditions we arrived dry and hopeful for the rest of the day.


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  13. Eldon

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    From there we were hoping to go into Lincolnshire but the smartphone app was suggesting weather wise that was a poor choice. A quick bit of research and Bridlington looked attractive ... really! :worried:
    A quick fill up of juice at Morrisons (£1.63/ltr :eek:) and then on to Scarborough for the Harbour Bar :yum

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  14. Eldon

    Eldon Elite Member

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    Where now?
    Who's up for a "steady" lap of Olivers Mount ( road race circuit on public roads, Englands only one I think). By the look on some people's faces "steady" may have more than one interpretation :joy::joy::joy:

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  15. Eldon

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    Sky's were looking blue and promising but we had the forecast looming over our heads and so pushed on to Seaways.
    Arriving dry and warm, the black skies coming over looked ominous :rolleyes: In the time duration of consuming a can of pop, the carpark turned from bone dry into a river coming our way, directly into the car port area.
    A member of staff came out to remove the drain cover to allow our new water feature an escape route; very reassuring :worried:

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  16. Eldon

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    #17636 Eldon, May 4, 2022
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    With an extended pause and a chat to some other bikers the rain stopped and we were on our way again, roads soaked and puddles here and there but otherwise good...... that is, except I'd left my gloves on the clocks and they were now soaking from the downpour :weary_face::sob:
     
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  17. Dartplayer

    Dartplayer Crème de la Crème

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    Condolences visor family, I didn’t realise her passing was recent :broken_heart:
     
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  18. andyc1

    andyc1 Lunarville 7, Airlock 3

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    Got my first service done today (racked up my 600 miles in 3 days). I got this to play on for an hour or so
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    Its a fast bike, no doubt about that! But it didn't feel fast, it felt dull. Its only the numbers on the dash that say otherwise. Quite underwhelmed to be honest. I had a far bigger smile when I was back on the 765. The RR is not a spot on the superduke but it would probably do a faster lap time on a track. The electronic suspension is good, had it in dynamic and standard modes both of which I had set soft. Also a comfort mode. But the 765's setup is still plusher on bumpy roads.
    Anyway, got home and swapped the supercorsas for a set of rosso 4's. A pig of a job, never struggled so much to get the rear off a rim for some reason, lots of puffing, grunting and some swear words got the job done though :grinning:
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    So thats me all ready for Scotland now :) bike is run in, all accessories on, new rubber that should last the trip. Happy days. I can't wait now :cool:
     
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  19. Dartplayer

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    Looking good @andyc1, enjoy your trip and safe travels:sun::party:
     
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  20. Eldon

    Eldon Elite Member

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    Funny @andyc1 back in the day, around 1990, I had a GPZ 750 and took out the new, then, ZZR 1100..... WOW what a rocket ship motor it had in it but, and its a big but, down some country lanes that I knew well the 750 FELT loads faster yet the clocks on the ZZR were miles in front but it didn't excite me the same at all, in fact it was all too civilised - dull!
    Your description here for the 1200 mirrors exactly my memories of my ZZR day out ;)
     
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