Whats The Last Thing You Bought?

Discussion in 'Triumph General Discussion' started by speedrattle, Oct 25, 2021.

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  1. Sir Trev

    Sir Trev Senior Member

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    Blackvue DR750X-2CH Plus in the end. Mid range front/back model as I'd seen a lot of footage from them on Aussie YouTube video compilations* which looked very clear. I viewed a few clips from my drive back from the fitters and it's excellent, plus pro fitting means no dangling wires anywhere.

    *Dashcam Owners of Australia is a great way to while away some time, plus it's one of the most concentrated forms of swearing on The Tube you'll find. So many bad drivers it's amazing there aren't more deaths on their roads! With so many incomers from countries that drive on the wrong side of the road it's not surprising really.
     
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  2. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Thanks for that. :)
     
  3. speedrattle

    speedrattle Senior Member

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    lol

    you guys do cuss a lot
     
  4. Chainbiter

    Chainbiter Well-Known Member

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    Treated myself to a new lid, (yeh, another one).

    An AGV Legends open face in silver to match the Bonnie.

    And apparently I'm extravagant because I've got plenty of lids already, oh well...
     
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  5. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    @Mrs V, I'm sorry to know you have Raynaud's and understand that a bit as I have a couple of friends with it. I hope that the heated vest from eBay works out well for you. I have a heated vest and it works great. Have you heard of HotHands? It's a cheap and pretty darned effective way to keep your hands warm(er). Here's a screen shot from Amazon if you're interested in checking them out. I used to use them regularly in the winter when riding my bicycle and they worked quite well.

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  6. Mrs Visor

    Mrs Visor Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @Sandi T it's a pain!! I have heard of them and tried them before, but not for many years - maybe a revisit is in order. I have tried all manner of things as I used to be outdoors a great deal for work (although work in an office now...) and still am for sport / pleasure. What is actually pretty effective is a pair of silk inner liner gloves if that is any help for your friends?
     
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  7. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    I think there are a couple of different brands of those "hot hands" type of things, @Mrs Visor. But I haven't used them for awhile either. I used to use them a lot while cycling but haven't tried them on a motorcycle. I do like silk inner liner gloves and I also use them regularly. They seem perfect for motorcycling as they are warm but thin and my leather gloves slip on easily over them.
     
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  8. speedrattle

    speedrattle Senior Member

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    #88 speedrattle, Dec 3, 2021
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    if you have a british machine from the 60s or 70s, youre aware of the bad idle that results when the pilot jet in the amal concentrric carburetters get plugged with mung. its a hole in a bush underneath the idle air adjusting screw, and the bush cant be removed. when it gets blocked, no fuel goes into the little mixing chamber under the venturi, and the carb wont idle.

    the solution is to clean it out. but if you just poke a wire or a guitar string through, you just push the crap into the mixing chamber, where it then goes downstream and plugs up the idle feed and idle bypass ports in the floor of the venturi.

    the answer is clean it out with a no. 78 drill bit. i just bought a pack of 20 for US$5.99

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    litle buggers they are

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    you take em and glue them into a little tube or something because they re too small to hold. like a spray tube from an aerosol can.

    the no. 78 bit is 0.016 inches in diameter, which is the correct size of the original orifice that you're cleaning. because its a drill bit, you spin it and the mung gets removed instead of getting pushed in.

    i had a bunch of these from a while back, but then i lost them. i will undoubtedly lose these too, but theyre cheap, titanium and all.
     
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  9. Mrs Visor

    Mrs Visor Well-Known Member

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    A new helmet, my first turned out to be slightly too large; having not had one before I did all the checks for fitting, went to a shop in person etc but still got it wrong. So now I am the owner of a size XS to fit on my pinhead :laughing: and will be looking to sell the size S.
     
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  10. Fork Lock

    Fork Lock Noble Member

    I too, just bought a new helmet, on-line...and sent it back, straightaway. I haven't bought a helmet in twenty years, so I thought I'd buy a new one to replace the old pot I've been wearing since I got a new bike (Nov. 2020). It wasn't overly expensive - an HJC half-helmet in "anthracite" color. Beautiful helmet. Fit was fine but, it was big as a beach ball! It looked ridiculous. It was absolutely planetary!
    I guess they've changed the way they manufacture helmets? Thicker shells, more padding? Anyway, back it went. I'll keep the old brain bucket, thanks.
     
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  11. TheBeardedPunk

    TheBeardedPunk Senior Member

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    It’s not the thickness of the shell. It depends on the size of your head and the amount of Shell-sizes they use for the type of helmet you bought. If they just do two shell sizes for example, they add padding on the inside to make it fit, but this results in larger looking helmet if your head is on the smaller end of the sizing table.

    A 20 year old helmet isn’t doing much for protecting your head anymore. The energy absorption capabilities of the eps will have worn out, my advise would be to go out and get a new helmet.

    Unless you are sticking with a brand that you have had for years and that know exactly what size helmet you need, I would advise against buying a helmet online. Everybody’s head is a different shape and every helmet manufacturer has a slightly different shell shape. A particularly round head won’t fit properly in a Shoei for instance, while a rather oval head would never really fit a Shuberth.

    Sorry for the long reply, not my intention to nag.
     
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  12. Fork Lock

    Fork Lock Noble Member

    No, my head is big. It has its own weather system.

    It's OK to nag... I'm used to it. I'm married.

    Thanks!
     
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  13. learningtofly

    learningtofly He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy!
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    Managed to pick up £1100's worth of Triumph jackets for £220... both look good, fit well and came fully-armoured so I'm absolutely delighted with them.

    That makes 8 jackets now, so probably time to stop :confused:
     
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  14. PatW

    PatW Active Member

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    A set of left handed cooking knives, yes there is such a thing
     
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  15. Tallpaul

    Tallpaul Senior Member

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    Pyramid fenda-extenda for my GT Pro.
     
  16. andypandy

    andypandy Elite Member

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    Just the other day I bought a new F Dick sharpening steel.
    Stop sniggering you lot at the back.
     
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  17. PatW

    PatW Active Member

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    We're in the top 10%... sort of:no_mouth:
     
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  18. Charles P Vanacore

    Charles P Vanacore New Member

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    X pipe for my Street Cup. Now just don't ask when I will get to put the damn thing on.....
     
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  19. PubLandlord

    PubLandlord New Member

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    3880090T03

    A not very exciting fork tool, haven't used it yet.
     
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  20. FellZebra

    FellZebra Well-Known Member

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    New helmet, a Shoei Hornet for when riding the Explorer.
    Got a good deal in Black Friday offers from Sportsbikeshop, delivered within a couple of days but the vent on the front didn’t move. Sent it back and replacement was here within a week of the original order. Great service from Sportsbikeshop.
    Next thing is to get it booked in with local custom helmet painter.

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    Here’s previous work he did for me, new helmet will be same theme but different layout.
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