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  1. #1171
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    My preference would be for a 'real' Triumph. A Meriden model, say a TR6 like this 1961 example. Avoiding the rather more highly strung Bonneville.




    Modern Triumphs may borrow styling cues from the classic older models, but otherwise there is no similarity. In thirty years the current ones will be unwanted wrecks or have been torn down for parts. The real Triumphs will just continue to be appreciated and be appreciating.

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    Yeah, I agree, but I'd want something with a nice big engine (1000cc minimum), so when I 'pooter about' the place, it's all nice and smooth and effortless (not too revvy), and accompanied by deep, growling engine noise!

    That's one of the reasons why I love the Brabster, and why I often don't listen to music in the car: so I can enjoy the sound of that lovely 'grumbling' from its fat quad sports pipes!!

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    Trust me, that old 650 twin engine has more than enough grunt for pootling about. A nice, broad, punchy midrange and a solid, traditional bark from the exhaust. You do get some vibration from parallel twins, but it's only really intrusive on the higher revving models. It's just their character. I quite like it. Like the thump from a big single. A big Velo being thrashed is one of the all time great sounds from motorbiking!

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    Perhaps it would be fine, but I'd probably rather have use of modern engineering techniques, incorporated with classic styling, to obtain the benefits of the former, rather than something 100% vintage - and I don't think Triumph currently do engines any smaller than 1000cc.

    Anyway, it's all pie in the sky, as I've no intention of buying another motor bike. Those days for me are over, especially with the weather here in the UK (I was always more of a fair weather biker). I'm more into my creature comforts now, so I prefer my mode of transportation having four doors, four wheels and a roof!

    Marco.
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  5. #1175
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Ah yes, now that's *much* more interesting, although I'm not into gold things, so the shocks would have to be changed or painted black!

    This is where it's at for me, in terms of something new (the street twin): http://www.triumphmotorcycles.co.uk/...18/street-twin or perhaps a nice cafe racer: http://www.triumphmotorcycles.co.uk/.../2018/thruxton

    ...and all I'd do is cruise around the town or countryside, at no more than 80mph, just enjoying the scenery and/or the noise of the engine...

    I'd also mod it to the max, and fit the extras available, which I liked (perhaps also do a custom paint job), to make it more personal/bespoke, as I like to be different!

    Marco.
    I know what you mean.

    Regarding cars, was hoping to swap an Audi S8 (V10 D3) for the wifes Focus ST but he wants a soot chucker...
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    Lol... Nothing wrong with a "soot chucker" (done well) - my Brabster's one!

    I just hate having the same thing as other folks, whether it comes to cars, bikes, houses, hi-fi or whatever. I *need* to be different!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Lol... Nothing wrong with a "soot chucker" (done well) - my Brabster's one!

    I just hate having the same thing as other folks, whether it comes to cars, bikes, houses, hi-fi or whatever. I *need* to be different!!

    Marco [unique and original].
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    Any bike riders had trouble with heated grips? I was just doing a reccy to find a hospital where I have an appointment later and as I was approaching a junction I let off the throttle to let the engine do the braking and quickly realised I wasn't slowing down,the throttle was stuck I wasn't going fast so was easily able to close the throttle and brake safely. For next mile or so the throttle kept sticking ,anyhoo on the way back I turned off the heated grips as my hands were quite toasty and almost immediately the throttle became nice and loose as it should be? Could the heat be causing something inside the throttle grip to expand? Jim
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    if they are cables then they could do, yes. best getting them checked out or replaced.(the cables most likely)
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  10. #1180
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    if they are cables then they could do, yes. best getting them checked out or replaced.(the cables most likely)
    Ta Grant, a quick Google search and it seems a common issue with heated grips, many different answers!! I'll have a look at it at the weekend, if I do it now I'll no doubt balls things up and miss my appointment
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