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struan80
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PostPosted: 17:57 - 09 Sep 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

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the shoulder pads on that jacket reminded me of Dynasty Mr. Green


Laughing Laughing I agree.. At least my shoulders will be good in a crash.

Love Joan Collins

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PostPosted: 22:18 - 20 Sep 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got to say that I'm really enjoying the Street Triple. First Triumph. Can corner with a lot of confidence. Light for manoeuvring, for my small self. Goes like nobodies business it does.

Of course I had to get myself one of these from a, no doubt, Chinese source. Will likely fall to bits in a crash! Actually the jacket is well made and looks very secure, including the stitching and the protection. £130 quid went for it.

Struggling to raise one these days, becoming a nightmare. The more I think about it the more it doesn't work. Fuck sake, tried Viagra and that doesn't work. Don't actually care about sex, prefer a wee ride on my bike.

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PostPosted: 09:45 - 21 Sep 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

struan80 wrote:
I've got to say that I'm really enjoying the Street Triple. First Triumph. Can corner with a lot of confidence. Light for manoeuvring, for my small self. Goes like nobody's business it does.

Of crourse I had to get myself one of these from a, no doubt, Chinese source. Will likely fall to bits in a crash! Actually the jacket is well made and looks very secure, including the stitching and the protection. £130 quid went for it.


You handsome bastard. Glad you're enjoying the Street Triple. I like the jacket, but one of my mates bought an official one from the factory shop for £200 (with minor haggling) a couple of months ago.

I bought my proper Triumph jacket second hand off ebay (years before I even had a Triumph) for £30, and it's been fantastic, but it was badly listed with no size mentioned, and I just took a punt on it because it was so cheap.
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PostPosted: 18:24 - 21 Sep 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

its worth keeping an eye on the triumph factory outlet. some real bargains to be had occasionally-
https://triumphfactoryoutlet.com/
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PostPosted: 22:36 - 30 Sep 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

New helmet for me or new earrings for her? Chose the earrings ffs. Shoot me now.

Not been out on the bike for a while. She (Dionne) wants to come out on the back with me. I've never carried a pillion since doing 130 with my young nephew on the back when I first passed my test, had a moment of madness. My sister went mental. Dionne is not exactly small. She's a tall and curved lady, would need to adjust the pre-load quite a bit to compensate if you know what I mean. My confidence is usually shoot to pieces on a bike sometimes so won't take anyone on the back. It's weird forgetting how to take a corner sometimes, not good.

Hope you all manage out on your bikes this weekend. I will be Very Happy
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PostPosted: 18:29 - 02 Nov 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought a bottle of Scotch when I was passing a local distillery recently.
I loaded it into my top-box but then realised I don't normally carry fragile items and that if I were to crash on the way home, the bottle had a good chance of breaking.
So I drank the bottle before I set off.
Turned out to be a wise decision as I crashed the bike 6 tiimes on the way back down the road!
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PostPosted: 21:03 - 12 Mar 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

anyone know how Struan is doing? not heard from him in a while.
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PostPosted: 15:17 - 13 Mar 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I've been wondering where he's gone too, anyone heard from the mad bugger?
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PostPosted: 15:53 - 13 Mar 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done in by a 'tall curved lady' for not being able to get a stiffy by the sounds of it...

.. it'll come to us all, probably.
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PostPosted: 01:01 - 14 Apr 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I've lost the nut at the back of the battery terminal. I need a vice and a file to bodge standard 4mm that I have. Wonder if the garage will charge me for borrowing theirs.

At least it's back to biking weather, thank fuck.
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PostPosted: 18:40 - 14 Apr 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

mole grips can sometimes pass as a poor mans vice. i picked up a set of three for under a tenner in my local Lidl. (using English note, not that funny Jock stuff).
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PostPosted: 22:41 - 28 Apr 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

My mates won't go out with me looking like this on the red white and blue 400.....bah, they don't know cool if it hit them in the face...

Not really, I look like mutton dressed as lamb or a dick depending on how you look at it. At least no one knows it's me when I'm scooting about with my helmet on and to be frank I don't care, I'm at the latter stages of mid-life crisis, the point just before dementia.

I was tempted by a new flip up helmet and saw this HJC I90 modular/flip front. I liked the livery and it was relatively inexpensive so I thought I'd try it out as it was on sale.

I am very impressed with it. I was quite surprised when I first opened the package and it really looked quality. The paint is good quality, it's relatively light, Solid and good design. I'll check the wind noise tomorrow, but no doubt it''ll be loud like every other damned helmet in the world.

I have another HJC that was way more expensive and you'd be hard pushed to tell which one was the value helmet. Really not often I praise things but I'm very happy with it. I am a medium usually so I ordered a medium. It is quite snug. If you swithering between medium and large get the large. It even comes with a pinlock insert and two naked ladies. HJC have sent me a check for saying this.

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PostPosted: 14:29 - 13 Jul 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most fun out of any bike I've owned. Lovely day for a ride round the coast.
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PostPosted: 19:37 - 13 Jul 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

id love to have a go on that bike, it looks like a real grin inducer.

are you still loving the street triple?
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PostPosted: 22:26 - 13 Jul 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

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id love to have a go on that bike, it looks like a real grin inducer.

are you still loving the street triple?


Street Triple is the better bike in every way. It is also parked up in the garage Laughing . 400RR is really fun for blasting about the country roads locally which is what I've been doing. If I was travelling I'd use the Street Triple. Both great bikes. 400 fits my minature frame perfectly and makes me feel like Barry Sheene while staying at reasonable speeds. Actually love this bike.
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PostPosted: 20:18 - 05 Sep 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm seriously thinking about going for a CMX 500 Rebel. My recent love of small bikes has got me thinking about a lightweight cruiser for some strange reason. I've been looking at the Royal Enfield Twin 650 as well.

Does anyone have experience with these bikes?

I've given up weed so am saving myself over £240 per month at the moment. Spending it on another bike seems the only proper and responsible thing to do.
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PostPosted: 22:41 - 05 Sep 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 18:41 - 06 Sep 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

the Super Meteor 650 is certainly a nice looking bike.
im more tempted by the new 750 hornet for the same price though.
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PostPosted: 17:37 - 09 Sep 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

A five hour run around the Scottish borders on the 400 and my neck and shoulders are about to fall off, infact I'm fucked. Think I'll be taking the Striple next time I'm out for a longer ride.

Some riders are definitely pushing it too hard on public roads. I'm not that slow and they're passing me like I wasn't there. I'm too paranoid and careful for that these days.

Took a CL500 out for a test ride as they didn't have a Rebel demo. It has the same engine as the Rebel. Not a chance I'll be buying one. It's a pretty good engine that is surprisingly nippy, Just not enough power and I would get bored of 47hp pretty quickly. If I lived in an Urban area then it would have been ok.

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PostPosted: 21:50 - 09 Sep 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fair enough, they call it the Rebel but it's an absolute hooligan in town; do you need any more than 60mph though Wandsworth? Laughing

The alternative to moar powa, baby! is to add lightness which is why I'm giving the svelte Vitpilen a fair shake. (Rebel 47bhp ~191kg, Vitpilen 44bhp ~151kg)
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PostPosted: 22:34 - 09 Sep 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Fair enough, they call it the Rebel but it's an absolute hooligan in town; do you need any more than 60mph though Wandsworth? Laughing

The alternative to moar powa, baby! is to add lightness which is why I'm giving the svelte Vitpilen a fair shake. (Rebel 47bhp ~191kg, Vitpilen 44bhp ~151kg)


Had to google what Vitpilen was. That would be good fun.

CBR400RR 60hp, weight 162kg (Dry) Much fun, shite around town. It doesn't like low revs. Unfortunately all newer small capacity bikes are made for A2.
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PostPosted: 23:43 - 09 Sep 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 373cc engine in the Svart/Vitpilen/Duke isn't renowned for being great a low revs but that's nothing a retune and/or trying different sprockets wouldn't sort out.

Hopefully I can take the wee beastie out to the Surrey Hills tomorrow and really see what it's about Smile
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PostPosted: 18:48 - 10 Sep 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The 373cc engine in the Svart/Vitpilen/Duke isn't renowned for being great a low revs but that's nothing a retune and/or trying different sprockets wouldn't sort out.

Hopefully I can take the wee beastie out to the Surrey Hills tomorrow and really see what it's about Smile


Surrey Hills looks like a beautiful part of the world. Just far enough from London. Can't say I've ridden down there. Is it not very busy?

Need some photos Smile
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PostPosted: 19:04 - 10 Sep 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not a hectic part of the world. The obvious spots are Newlands Corner at one end and Box Hill at the other with a myriad of little roads you can take from one to t'other.

Had some work to do so only made it to Tadworth today, I'll try and remember to take some snaps next time.
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PostPosted: 20:17 - 10 Sep 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Managed a whole weekend of biking Cool . I'm biked out. Still find myself on the internet looking at bike specs. Is that sad?

My now-called girlfriend as it's been two years has been left by the wayside.

I'm really not feeling it. I would rather be with my dogs in bed. Sex has gone so it's only conversation and cuddles.

I'm a bad person but don't know how to end it with her. She is a lovely person, well crazy but lovely. More crazy than lovely Laughing
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