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  1. smilinjack

    Hi from Bavaria

    I think everyone has gone to Facefook. I like proven bikes too-my ZZR1200 is over 90,000 miles now.
  2. We're riding to Portsmouth tomorrow for the overnight ferry to St Malo. Then down the west side of France, stopping a night in Brittany, night in Bordeaux, over the Pyrenees to Ainsa, arrive at the flat Monday lunchtime. Leave the Sprint there and fly back. I'll try and post some pics.
  3. Top job anyway Dave. I'm very grateful for your efforts, as well as the others who helped with admin. All the best to all of you.
  4. As some may know, Thursday night is launch night for a couple of new Triumphs. I'm going up to Triumph World in Chesterfield for a gander at the Bonneville Bobber (not a great name) as I'm toying with spending some pension money this summer on a Bonneville of some description. T120 is front runner I suppose, T100 is very handsome in blue and white but may lack power for me. Don't know if anyone else will be up there.
  5. Latest to join, Ashwin0731, is clearly a spambot or similar. Admin, give him the **** off tablet please.
  6. smilinjack

    Hi from Bavaria

    Herzlich wilkommen!! I have two Triumph triples, Speed Triple and Sprint ST. Tiger is a little tall for me, really good bike though. But you already know that....I'm hoping to visit Eifel/Hunsruck next year on my S3. Stay on the forum so I can get lots of advice.
  7. Good work Dave, got me a time or two I see. The photographer has posted up BTW, http://www.stewartdavidsonphotography.com/section575998.html http://www.everybodysmile.biz/cgi-bin/public.cgi?form_status=order_image&event_id=263197&img=000_2494.jpg&anc=p2_0083&ss=211 If link doesn't work, your image is second page of Bottesford 1, image 000_2494 I was 2483 so we were close together on the actual run Nice to see you mate
  8. Replaced my VFR with this today. FSH, 10k miles, ex copper's touring toy.
  9. Didn't sell it, thank ****. Done over 1,000 miles on it since the ad, goes so well. Storming thing to use on the motorways.
  10. TBH Stan I've about given up. I suspect everyone is on Facefook or Twatter. Not on here, that's for sure.
  11. Decent enough tyre. IIRC they take a bit of warming up.
  12. I had a set of those on my ZZR once. TBH, I preferred the Road Attacks.
  13. Something you don't immediately think about with an exhaust mod, but my Speed Triple is loads easier, in slow turns in particular, since I removed the two underseat cans and fitted a single lowboy.
  14. Doesn't grab me mate I have to say.
  15. Well, I got 190 miles out of that tank, it's doing around 48 mpg despite a lot of idling and faffing about, so it's official-back to normal.
  16. Anyhow, I think I'm going to replace my VFR with this. Need to do something with the seat TBH but he's made me a decent offer, can chuck a couple of hundred at comfort etc. 10,000 miles, FSH, full mot, heated grips and Triumph panniers, Givi box mount. Think I'm going for it. You can't have too many red Triumphs.
  17. Looking at that thing, i'd probably feel ill as well
  18. Enjoy the ride Dave. I'm going to Derby to look at a Sprint ST.
  19. Just come in from Lincoln, bike went great. Looks like fuel economy is where it should be, will fill up tonight maybe and I will know. I put some fuel treatment in to try & get some of the ethanol gum out of the carbs, seems to be working. And the clonking chain has freed up-sprayed it with brake cleaner and left overnight. Things seem to work out in the end eh?
  20. My thoughts exactly. Took the long way round to the test station this morning, and that power! Kinda nice to see it back on the drive TBH, might go to my job in Lincoln on it tomorrow. Been out on my Speedy today, fun bike but that ZZR completely owns it for comfort, obviously.
  21. Chap arranged to collect it on Saturday through Gumtree, bet you know what didn't happen next!! Fucm, It's just passed another mot, taxed it, I'll get loads more use out of it yet. Might be able to get it round the clock, only goes up to 99,999
  22. Good work mate, no guilt. You should try a Tarka Masala. Like a Tikka, but a little 'otter. Bum bum, I'm here all week.
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