Featured What you been doing with your TRIUMPH today??

Discussion in 'Triumph General Discussion' started by flapinflares, Mar 7, 2013.

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  1. Mrs Visor

    Mrs Visor Noble Member

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    I really love the helmet thanks @Sandi T - it's a great fit, very comfortable, quieter and less buffeting too :).
     
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  2. Pegscraper

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    I also noticed a lot of bugs out tonight, especially round crop fields. When it's reasonably warm I like riding (at low speeds) with the front flipped and the sun visor down on the Shoei Neotec but the damn bugs get in your teeth and they don't taste nice!
    I'd never use tearoffs for road use but I've ridden with one of these on the all the bikes I've owned for years with a damp cloth stuffed inside. Quick and easy to use while on the move.
    It 's an old racing trick some used years ago before tearoffs were invented, usually a piece of wet sponge on a string so you couldn't lose it. Wiping bug splat with anything other than a damp cloth/sponge is pretty pointless.

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  3. GU 955i

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    Blind!!! I'm tempted to get some tearoffs for next time. That's a lot of bugs!
     
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  4. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    That's a great idea and solution, @Pegscraper! I'd like to try it. That is a tennis ball, right? So you cut the top off but then how do you have it attached to your bike?
     
  5. GU 955i

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    Great tip! Will give this a try.
     
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  6. Pegscraper

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    Yes, it's a tennis ball with the top cut off and fastened with a zip tie round the bars. Just cut two small holes/slits in the bottom. It's cheap and works well.
     
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  7. Baza

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    Be very careful what you put on your visors. The visor on my first RX7 started to develop very fine cracks radiating around the Pinlock post holes and eyebrow vent fixing holes. Arai reported back that the visor had come into contact with some form of solvent which had attacked the cut or drilled edge of the visor which Arai didn’t seal.

    What I hadn’t told them was that I had sprayed it with some foam cleaner that, back in the day, we were given to clean our VDU screens. So now the only thing I put on my visor is water.
     
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  8. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    Years ago I went to the old Squires Milk Bar at Sherburn-in-Elmet, they had a large dispenser of industrial wipes at the door for people to clean their visors. I used one on my visor and it took the iridium coating off, had to go and tell Harry to get rid of it before he got loads of complaints :(
     
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  9. DanielB

    DanielB Noble Member

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    I spended a very lovely morning at TVAM (Thames Valley Advanced Motorcyclists) monthly meetup... (Thanks to 'Santa' for getting me there on time :cool:)

    Being new, it was all a little daunting, but I was made thoroughly welcome and feel I have found a new community.

    Had a really productive taster ride out with Graham. I felt very looked after and hope to have my membership paid for imminently - especial as the current MrsB suggested I just join and pay from the joint account.:grinning:
     
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  10. Mrs Visor

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    Good to hear it went well.
     
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  11. DanielB

    DanielB Noble Member

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    ...and you use that to wipe your teeth!? o_O
     
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  12. Fork Lock

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    What did I do with my Triumph Today?

    Well, I'll tell you. I looked at it every time I walked into the damned garage to get another piece of lawn care equipment or tool. If, when I was eighteen, someone had told me I'd be spending hundreds of dollars and countless man-hours on my lawn one day, I would have told them they were out of their freaking mind and that I'd never even have a lawn. I can't imagine that when I'm on my death bed I'll be thinking "Gee, I wish I'd spent more time tending to my lawn." We just had sod put down in the back yard (wife's idea - not mine). You HAVE to tend to it, otherwise you'll just flush a couple grand down the toilet when it dies. I was happy with the dandelions, clover and plantain. They didn't require much attention and you could actually eat two of them. All three if you are a rabbit. But, noooo...she wanted a nice, green, carpet-like lawn. I'd make her take care of it, but she'd kill it. She is the worst gardener since Agent Orange. When we walk into the garden center, plants hide from her. So, at least for a couple weeks, until the sod roots, I'll be watering a couple times a day and playing guardian of the grass.
     
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  13. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Hmmm, this seems like it might solve both your problem (time and energy) and your wife's (Worst Gardener of the Year), @Fork Lock. ;):joy: And it might get you back out on your bike, too.

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  14. Oldskool

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    My wife’s not green fingers either…” how do you know if it’s a weed?” she asked me one day. My answer….” Pull it out and if it’s got white roots, that’s a weed”
    I didn’t think she would take me seriously…..
    Two hours later half the flowering plants that we’d planted the day before were pulled back out and examined to check my theory…. She doesn’t work in the garden much now…:sob::sob:
     
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  16. Eldon

    Eldon Elite Member

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    A short ride out (57 miles) with the wife pillion yesterday through the lanes at a nice sedate pace. Good to explore all the local lanes, you know the "wonder where that goes" sort of thing. Dead ends a plenty but still a pleasant experience.
    All finished off with a nice fish and chip ( big portions) tea at Selby, North Yorkshire.... recommended.

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  17. Pegscraper

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    We finally did this last year, should've done it years ago. No mowing, no watering issues, no weeds, no pet or sex stains and none of that uber tedious trimming round the edges. Just give it a hoover now and again. Leaves more time for bikey activities. Win win win!! :grinning:
     
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  18. Iron

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    Started finishing off painting the tank badges but then abandoned new build as it's bloody wet sumping! Fluids are my nemisis....

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    So trotted off on the chop instead. Couple of 70s Ironhead chops there but couldn't be arsed to get the camera out cause I was miles away thinking about wet sumping. Hopefully it's an easy fix.....
     
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  19. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Looking forward to seeing pics of those 70s Ironheads when you figure out the wet sumping puzzle, @Iron.
     
  20. Chris Heath798

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    Been mega busy, un-siezed the back brake, took the cam cover off to rub down and paint, and discovered head has been done, new cams and associated parts, think I'll pick 6 numbers

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