Featured What you been doing with your TRIUMPH today??

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  1. johne

    johne Standing on the shoulders of dwarves.

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    Yesterday was probably the hottest day of the year in our area. Living on the coast, it often happens that whilst the rest of the country is basking in 30 degree heat, we have sea fret (mist/fog) which rolls in off the sea itself and can cover the area for days at a time. :( Temperatures being up to 10 degrees C lower than just a few miles inland. Yesterday was not one of those days. I went out for a ride on the Street Triple and hopefully you can see the recorded temp on the TFT dash. OK, I stopped in full sunshine to take the photo, but it was recording 27.5 degrees for quite a while as I rode along. I have a hoody with back, shoulder and elbow protection and a pair of draggin jeans with Kevlar inserts, for riding on warmer days such as that,but it was still quite sticky riding around with that apparel, I'm glad I didn't have to wear leathers. Today looks very nice too albeit the weather reports say it will be 4 or 5 degrees cooler overall. Sounds like its time for another ride. :) 20230909_124920.jpg
     
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  2. learningtofly

    learningtofly He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy!
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    A mesh jacket is the way to go!
     
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  3. johne

    johne Standing on the shoulders of dwarves.

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    One would've been nice yesterday Tony, but for perhaps 3 or 4 days a year that it would be needed around these parts, I think it would spend the majority of the time hanging up in the wardrobe. ;)
     
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  4. learningtofly

    learningtofly He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy!
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    Decided that I actually like the contrasting brown of the stock seat more than the black with white trim of the comfort seat. Anyway, I switched them and went out for a ride, and didn't feel uncomfortable after about an hour. I'm therefore going to use the stock seat for shorter bimbles, and switch to the comfort seat for longer rides, weekend trips, etc (fingers crossed I get to do some before too much longer).

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  5. Dawsy

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    Could do with a clean :joy:
     
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  6. Woodtickgreg

    Woodtickgreg Well-Known Member

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    Well after a nice Sunday ride I did a chain maintenance and cleaned my spoke wheels on the Bonnie. She looks better.
     
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  7. Wishbone

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    Spent 2hrs yesterday Cleaning my T120 chrome wheels, boy was it needed, but they are gleaming now, ready for some ACF50.
     
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  8. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    #19608 Sandi T, Sep 13, 2023
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    I looked hard at the Matte Black version of my 2019 Speed Triple RS, @Dawsy, but in the end went with the white. It was the right choice for me. I agree that the gloss is easier to care for having had two matte bikes (both black). On the other hand, it does seem like gloss black paint shows the tiniest little itty bitty scratches even with the softest of cleaning cloths. :(
     
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  9. learningtofly

    learningtofly He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy!
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    You're absolutely right, @Sandi T - in fact, Freddy (your future hairdresser) said that Triumph paint is particularly "soft" and their gloss black tanks pick up minor scratches "just by looking at them".

    He used a specific ceramic coating on the tank that's apparently self-healing (so should make the finish more robust). Time will tell.
     
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  10. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Had the tiger 660 in the dealers for its recall today. Took about an hour for the job. It was only 7c this morning when I set off so for the first time I have used the heated grips. Warm hands all the way. The ride home was much warmer lol:)
     
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  11. Traveler

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    'Soft Paint' seems to be the result of making 'Environmentally Friendly' paint by all producers. Was a common complaint with my last 2 bikes, an Indian and my current Honda
     
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  12. Eldon

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    My last Honda definitely had soft paint and would chip or rub off easily with next to no effort.
    I used a single hex impact socket when undoing the engine bolts, single hex giving less chance of marking the corners of the bolts..... :(umm!
    The socket outer diameter rubbed against the counterbored bolt holes and marked the outer edge corner :confused:
    I might as well have rubbed the inside of the hole with some coarse sandpaper.
     
  13. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Unless something has changed recently? You have never been able to delete a photo from a post once it has been posted.
     
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  14. Eldon

    Eldon Elite Member

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    #19614 Eldon, Sep 13, 2023
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    Done :joy:

    @Havit deleting a previously submitted picture in a post still doesn't work but deleting the whole : unamused: "double post" keeps the system happy and willing ;)

    What problem :cool:
     
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  15. Eldon

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    #19615 Eldon, Sep 13, 2023
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    So today was a run out with an intial purpose and then the time after was for fun.
    Weather looked good, but chilly to start with and so a spare jumper was put in my Qbag tail pack plus a first for this year of using the heated grips; effective solution and recommended.
    The in-laws grass needed cutting and with it being a two acre plot then it isn't a 2 minute job, here's the smaller front bit.

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    So, once completed and a few cups of tea later, its onwards for a run out.

    Cross the Humber bridge and into North Lincolnshire.
    Destination, Donna Nook.

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    Red flags flying today but unfortunately no planes or bombs in sight.

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    Time was now getting on so an effort to head homewards was needed.
    Willingham woods seemed an obvious choice for coffee.

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    Pulling out before me was a black Harley, I'll soon pass him I thought although he did get the best of the traffic. It was quite a few miles further on before I caught him up and he could ride.
    I sat and watched him as he appeared to have his right hand fishing for something in his pocket. He then pulled out and overtook some cars. Umm the throttle never moved :worried:
    I sat on his left shoulder to see what was going on. :idea: The throttle had to be on the left with the clutch lever.
    At a set of lights I pulled up alongside, " are you running dual brakes off the foot pedal?"
    " no, I haven't got around to doing that yet!"
    :eek::neutral:
    " what happened to your right arm?"
    "Oh I lost that in a bike accident."
    o_O
    "Respect as you can certainly ride, even just one handed."

    To really take the biscuit, he even waved as he turned off :joy::joy::joy:

    Where there's a will, there's a way :heart_eyes:

    And so to home, 220 mile or so round trip to cut the grass :cool::joy:
     
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  16. Traveler

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    The lad has a very positive attitude.
     
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  17. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Wow, that's an amazing and inspiring guy and a great reminder that, yes, where there's a will there's a way. Thanks for sharing the ride report and photos...and that great story about the Harley rider, @Eldon!
     
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  18. learningtofly

    learningtofly He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy!
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    Just been out and about...

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  19. Bikerman

    Bikerman I used to have 5500 posts.

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    That's a very nice picture, of a very nice bike.:)
     
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  20. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    V-e-r-y nice, Tony! You must be so happy to be back in business with the new bike and being able to ride :)
     
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