Whats The Last Thing You Bought?

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  1. Baza

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    Sounds like hay fever, the pollen count has been pretty high lately
     
  2. Wire-Wheels

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    Yeh...I have had some issues that way for years....The weeds are gigantic here this year. ...J.D.
     
  3. Mrs Visor

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    Today I have worked from home, but Helmut and I are hoping to get out tomorrow for the day on the bikes. I have been spending my birthday pennies on some headlight protectors for the Blade from Powerbronze and some adjustable levers too for it (the stock are adjustable, but the ones I have ordered come in closer to the grips, so will be more comfortable for my small hands).

    I took ages playing with the configurator for the colour combo o_O.

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  4. Sandi T

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    I like those new levers, @Mrs Visor! Let us know what you think of them when you start using them. I'm really liking the Oberon adjustable levers that I put on my Street Glide and my Fat Boy.
     
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  5. Mrs Visor

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    Will do! I was partly prompted to start looking for some after your posts actually - mine are fine, but at the limit of my hand span, so why not make the bike fit me a little better if I can?
     
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  6. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    My recent purchases are both for traveling. I got a Nelson-Riggs 3/4 cover for my touring bike. I learned my lesson on a previous trip where the bikes got rained on multiple nights leading to a rather damp bottom! (Mine, not the bike's) :joy:

    My other purchase was a Tour Master bag. It holds more than the bag I've been using and the configuration means I don't have to dig around as much to get my hands on what I need.

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  7. Mrs Visor

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    Looks like you could fit a huge amount in that bag.
     
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  8. Sandi T

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    Yep, I can! And I'm still using (and loving!) my Eagle Creek rip-stop nylon packing cubes so I can not only pack quite a lot but also keep it pretty organized. I'm very impressed with the quality of Tour Master products which I've never had before this bag.

    I would like to find a rack that will fit low over my seat pillion (which is already pretty low profile) so the bag can sit flat on a metal surface rather than on the seat. But after much research, so far no such item is to be found. The solo racks are all designed to be used with solo seats where the rack sits over the bare fender. and I have no interest in buying another motorcycle seat. But I did have a bit of an "aha" experience this morning! One of my brothers is a mechanical engineer so I talked to him about some ideas. If we can't make it happen, the bag does work well and I'd be ok with keeping the install as is. It would just be a bit simpler and more solid with a flat metal surface for the bag to rest on.
     
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  9. Mrs Visor

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    Fingers crossed your brother solves the problem.
     
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  10. learningtofly

    learningtofly He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy!
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    Bought these today. Love them.

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  12. Baza

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    #532 Baza, Jun 16, 2023
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    Finally got round to unpacking the Evotech tail tidy for my Street Triple. The quality is outstanding. Their packaging of the item is also most impressive. Will post some photos when it’s fitted.

    I have also upgraded my comms from a Cardo Freecom 4 to a PackTalk Bold. I regularly ride with three other guys. Two of us have Freecom 4s and the other two have PackTalk Bolds. The Freecoms are straight Bluetooth whereas the PackTalks are Mesh. In order for us all to talk the pairing routine is a real hassle, even though the PackTalks do need to switch from Mesh to Bluetooth, thereby loosing the advantages of Mesh.
     
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  13. Baza

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    The way this luggage sits on your machine is very similar to the Ventura system I originally bought for my Ducati and have now modified to fit the Street Triple as well.

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    As well as being able to turn them round you may have noticed the zip which allows two of these bags to be fitted on the “A” frame rack. The bags also function as a back pack. Damn clever these Kiwis.
     
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  14. Eldon

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    Totally agree with the idea of making the bike fit you rather than the other way round. It will enhance your comfort and so inevitably give better control leading to improved safety.
    Ensure the Levers are a perfect fit, and free play at the lever still exists, otherwise other issues will be created.
     
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  15. Baza

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    Definitely. As you probably know, Ducati are notorious for requiring more force than usual to operate the clutch. It wasn’t until the other day, probably on here, did I read that the distance between the lever and the bar has a lot to do with the perceived force required to operate the clutch. I guess the same goes for the front brake as well.

    I tackled the problem in a different way, I just removed two of the six clutch pressure plate springs. :joy:
     
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  16. Sandi T

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    V-e-r-y stylish, @learningtofly! I like-ee a lot. :) Where did you get them? I'm wondering if there's a woman's version??
     
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    Very nice, @Baza! Looks like a very slick system.
     
  18. learningtofly

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    They’re Triumph’s own, Sandi. Just a question of checking the sizing, I guess.
     
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  19. Eldon

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    A common fix on off road bikes, especially trials, where the clutch is used continuously.
    I'm yet to have any failings on this idea and it helped my lad when he was aged about 8 with small hand span and power. The difference to his level of control was quite amazing.
     
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  20. Baza

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    My reasoning was my SS kicks out about 85 bhp. It has exactly the same clutch as the superbikes which produce more than double that. No problem was encountered during a long weekend in Luxembourg, two up with all our kit.
     
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