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. FezUSA

    FezUSA Member

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    You do have to carefully insert a 20 (or note of choice), but that also means you don't break in to it unless you really have to!! I used mine Monday night, not long after my other post! I have a 13 mile commute, so when the light comes on with 3 bars (about 60 miles) to go, I all but ignore it. All I do is think in my head about which day/trip to or from work I'll fill up. Monday I knew I was filling up after leaving work, getting to work having used up some of the last bar. Except as I left work I realised my wallet was still in my coat pocket from the night before, and not my bike jacket. And most of the close-by stations do not have tap/pay so I couldn't use my phone. Got on the bike and got to the first light, computer said 11 miles left to E, and 12 miles home. Time to turn the other way, to the station, and break out the emergency 20! 17.62 and 4.1 (US gallons) to fill. Got home and first job was to take the 20 from my wallet and roll it into the capsule. Next will be to replace the one in my wallet!
     
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  2. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Happy (belated) Thanksgiving! Well, it hasn't yet hit midnight here in Arizona so I'm in just under the wire.

    Steve and I continued our holiday tradition today. On Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter morning we (weather permitting) ride our motorcycles to either Denny's or Waffle House, bastions of fine dining each. ;):joy: We love 'em both. Once there we aim for the breakfast bar if available or a table if not. We have an awesome American breakfast and then leave our server a whopping big tip. We've both been servers in the day and know what it's like to be working on a holiday, particular those that are family and tradition-focused. After breakfast we add on some miles before heading back home. Today's ride was a bit shorter than usual because we had to get home and cook our assigned dishes to bring to Thanksgiving dinner at some friends' home.

    This morning we opted to go to our favorite Waffle House and were waited on by a delightful young woman named Willow. The place was packed and the kitchen was hoppin'. Just a few pics...

    I chose Speedy today and Steve was on his trusty Road Glide.

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    That's Willow in her yellow Waffle House visor.

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    I almost forgot to take a food photo! Based on what this looks like that might have been better. :joy::joy: But it was delicious! I had two eggs over medium, hash browns, ham, and a pecan waffle. Nothing like a light breakfast before a big Thanksgiving feast! :)

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  3. johne

    johne Standing on the shoulders of dwarves.

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    Happy Thanksgiving Sandi. :)
     
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  4. Pegscraper

    Pegscraper Elite Member

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    I made my total contribution to the electrification of motorcycling today and used my heated gloves for the first sub zero (almost) ride of the Winter. Some other extremities were also feeling the chill but were able to retreat into my abdomen! :p:joy::joy:.
     
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  5. Boothman

    Boothman Senior Member

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    Had the Tiger out today as despite it getting down to zero overnight (and they will have had the gritters out no doubt) it had been so dry yesterday there wasn’t even a frost of the ground or cars when I looked out at breakfast. Had a decent run round the area to blow the cobwebs away but it was getting a little nippy by they time I got home at 14:00

    Used the heated grips for the first time (not just on this bike but ever) and was more than happy with them. I think the hand guards go a long way on their own keeping your hands (I wouldn’t say warm but) from getting chilled by the wind.

    Bike was free from any salt when I got back, but gave it a clean over anyway before putting it away. Expect/hope to get out again through the winter, but the Fireblade got SORN’d as that will be in hibernation now till March I expect.
     
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  6. TRIPLE X

    TRIPLE X Well-Known Member

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    Not exactly today, but approximately 17500 days ago I cobbled this together :joy: T150.jpg
     
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  7. TRIPLE X

    TRIPLE X Well-Known Member

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    Not exactly today, but approximately 16500 days ago I cobbled this together.
    Now I am just too old to be a cobbler :joy:

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  8. Eldon

    Eldon Elite Member

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    Well, ok its not a Triumph but......and getting into the current jist.... approximately 14000, yes fourteen thousand days ago :eek: here's me lining up to be the next world champion in a club trial :cool:

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  9. Steve T.

    Steve T. Active Member

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    ...ah, 2020 T120, Bud Ekins plus mods, 42k kms , hibernating, changed oil, brake fluid, etc (still has the wrench icon LOL). October 23, purchased a new 2023 Moto Guzzi V7 853cc Special Edition... glossy black etc... gorgeous . Can't get an old 850 Le Man...$$$
    Managed 300+ kms before "winter" and I love it. However, to keep a long story short, the T120 is a far superior bike (apart from the tubed tyres and chain drive). The couple of days I managed to get out were a dream come true. What I expected from a Moto Guzzi V7 was true. Yes, it is a bit, agricultural, but everything I expected.
    The problem I have is what to ride when the snow melts away in late March?
    A two bike problem.... at least it's better than having three bikes.
    Bottom line... two "classics" in the garage..,and it's snowing!
     
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  10. Steve T.

    Steve T. Active Member

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    Apparently the HD riders carry a leather whip with lead weights to frack nasty cars!
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  11. Steve T.

    Steve T. Active Member

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    #19771 Steve T., Dec 6, 2023
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2023
    Sorry folks.... got in a mixed up mess with the last couple of posts... :confused:
    Here's the T120...

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  12. Dartplayer

    Dartplayer Crème de la Crème

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    Early Xmas party with the Waikato chapter:party:

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  13. STIFFLER

    STIFFLER Senior Member

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    Started her up. I have to say shame on me for not starting her up since August:eek:.
    Bless her she started 1st prod. Ran her till she got stinking hot did all the gears,prodded the rear brake back into life etc. My lights still all work yippeee. Cant wait for spring. IMG_4160.JPG
     
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  14. Boothman

    Boothman Senior Member

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    Not raining today (Boxing Day) so got out for a couple of hours to test the newly fitted Gear Indicator and blow the cobwebs away.
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  15. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    The bike is looking good and so is that weather, @Boothman! Happy day after Boxing Day. :)
     
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  16. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    I treated myself to a new helmet today, another Neotec II to go with my white one. Just need to fit my comms kit and I will be good to go.

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  17. STIFFLER

    STIFFLER Senior Member

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    Just fired her up for the 1st time of 2024. 1st prod yet again so chuffed.......mind there is a rather nice Tiger in a bike shop near me so tempted to have a change of scenery :cool:
     
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  18. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    That is one good looking helmet, @Wessa! What is that color called? I have a riding buddy who loves the Neotec and he also has two of them. I'm not completely sold on modulars (yet...) but I am starting to gravitate towards this particular helmet. What do you most like about it??
     
  19. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Hi @Sandi T the colour is Anthracite.
    My likes are that the helmet is comfortable, easy to use and quiet for a flip front helmet. It has a dark/sun inner visor and in addition it is certified for riding both open and closed.
     
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  20. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Thanks for the feedback, @Wessa. I definitely like Shoei's and they fit my noggin well. I've also found the inner visors to be very helpful living in the land of the blazing sun. Enjoy your new purchase! :)
     
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