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. Pegscraper

    Pegscraper Elite Member

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    Picking up your new bike, the most fun you can have with your clothes on!:grinning:
     
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  2. Mrs Visor

    Mrs Visor Noble Member

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    Me too so far; I think it's the sports person's mindset in us, always wanting to see an improvement. Satisfying to build skill.
     
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  3. TonyG

    TonyG Noble Member

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    Thanks Sandi,
    I bought it new in Dec 2018.
     
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  4. Ducatitotriumph

    Ducatitotriumph Crème de la Crème

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    That velocette website/shop is pretty popular as all of the bikes were sold!
    Oh well, I'll just have to wait then.....;):)
     
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  5. TheBeardedPunk

    TheBeardedPunk Senior Member

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    He tried a new Honda CB650R. Fell in love instantly :blush:
     
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  6. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    That’s great! Sometimes, when you know you know. :)
     
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  7. Aaron Brown

    Aaron Brown apprentice mad reclusive genius

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    I took the opportunity to switch to soft luggage with this new bike. Mounted a set of mosko moto backcountry panniers to her yesterday, and I think they compliment the bike very well.

    These bags are incredibly well designed, and the construction is top notch. Love ‘em.

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    oh, and I also took off the passenger pegs, as I have no intention of riding two-up on this bike :)
     
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  8. Wfc-james

    Wfc-james Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    Does it make much difference?
    I have the older ST675 and wondering if these type of screens are worth a try. TIA.
     
  9. RevPaul

    RevPaul Active Member

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    #17849 RevPaul, May 23, 2022
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    Thanks Sandi. I think I may just keep using that phrase, because even when bike ownership / riding is frustrating or difficult there's just something that means we wouldn't be without a bike.

    Back in the day when I was in my late teens and early twenties my bike was my daily transport and I did about >50,000 miles over four and half years and literally rode in all weathers apart from riding to work and holidays most weekends was a return journey from Malvern in Worcestershire ~ 60 miles to my parents near Bristol. The worst by far was freezing fog; the roads were icy, it was usually dark and eventually you had to open the visor because of the ice, and then your eyes would begin to sting:cold_sweat:, the things you do when you're young and confident. Now I'm in my sixties I have a much higher sense of self preservation.

    I was glad I had my bike then and I'm glad I've got my bike now:).
     
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  10. RevPaul

    RevPaul Active Member

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    So I really did go on the DGR Cheshire ride I'll put my thoughts in the 2022 DGR thread of the Rideout section.

    This was me at the end of the ride, the bike is clearly the better looking.

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    Only twenty or so of us because it was the organisers' first time coordinating a run, all the same a great bunch to ride with:).
     
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  11. Wattie

    Wattie Well-Known Member

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    Did you ever have that moment in freezing fog when visibility started getting bad, then you wiped the visor and removed the layer of ice? Suddenly, visibility wasn't that bad.... That was my first experience of it in the 70's...
     
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  12. RevPaul

    RevPaul Active Member

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    Yes, and what a relief! But sometimes it got to the point that the ice just wouldn't clear and that's when it started to hurt.
     
  13. Mrs Visor

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    #17853 Mrs Visor, May 23, 2022
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    I am obviously not @Jeff Standley @Wfc-james but have fitted a Powerbronze screen to my Street Triple R - it's slightly larger than the Triumph fly screen but not massive. I like the look of it on the bike and it does reduce the wind hitting me on my upper chest and send it up and over my head more. The change is not massive but I do enjoy the difference the screen has made and really like the look of it on the bike. I am shortish at around 167cm (5ft 5 - 6) and have a fairly forward lean on the bike due to my height in relation to the pegs and bars - I would imagine it would feel much different to a tall person who is positioned more upright on the Striple. @Helmut Visor says that he felt it on his lower - mid chest when he rode it before the screen was added and he is about 6ft 1 tall.
     
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  14. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    @Wfc-james, I agree with @Mrs Visor and have the same screen. Powerbronze, on my Speed Triple RS. I really like it. This isn't the greatest photo of it (background noise) but I think you can get the idea. I like how it looks plus, as Mrs Visor said it reduces the wind hitting my on my upper chest and does divert some of it to the sides and over my head. For me the addition of the Powerbronze screen was worth the price. I'm about the same height as Mrs Visor or about an inch or so taller.
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  15. Chris Heath798

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    I have a question for the good members, I have discovered a multi-plug at the back, there appears to be no mating plug, looked in the book of words to no avail, any ideas people

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  16. Vulpes

    Vulpes Confused Member
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    Isn't that the plug used for diagnostic purposes?
     
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  17. Chris Heath798

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    Thanks, hadn't thought of that right enough, restoring one of these machines is certainly a learning curve
     
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  18. andyc1

    andyc1 Lunarville 7, Airlock 3

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    I like how you assumed you are a "good member" :joy::kissing_heart:
     
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  19. surlyone2

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    Love that Sporty, yer gotta be a hard-arse or a fat-arse to go very far on a rigid with feet out the front !
     
  20. brown mouse

    brown mouse First Class Member

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    Last week my right-hand heated grip stopped working and as Triumph only seem to sell them as a pair I had to fork out £210 :eek: They arrived today so I proceeded to fit the right one, only to realise as I was about to tighten up all the screws that I'd put the faulty one back on, doh! Then as I was in the middle of correcting this the heavens opened up and I was scrambling to find a plastic bag to stop the insides of the switchgear from getting wet. Finally after fitting them I checked the faulty one to see what had gone wrong, turns out the conductor in one of the wires had broken at the connector end. This is unsurprising as the cable is far too short and you have to pull it taught with long nosed pliers just to connect it up, really crap design...

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    So, the grip is repairable, unfortunately I failed in getting the pins out the connector so couldn't do this now. What looks like the correct connector is out of stock everywhere (or rather the pins are) and on back order for October, so that's a project for another season.
     
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