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Took a Triumph Street Twin out for a Test ride yesterday.................

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Rocker66
13 minutes ago, cazmal said:

Took a Triumph Street Twin out for a Test ride yesterday.................

And your picking the new one up when??? 😀😀😀

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macamx
13 minutes ago, cazmal said:

Took a Triumph Street Twin out for a Test ride yesterday.................

 

 

Take the T100 out next, could be really, really dangerous (I presume you mean to your finances)

 

Geoff.

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cazmal
40 minutes ago, Rocker66 said:

And your picking the new one up when??? 😀😀😀

 

Not just yet.............😎

 

40 minutes ago, macamx said:

 

 

Take the T100 out next, could be really, really dangerous (I presume you mean to your finances)

 

Geoff.

 

Chrome spokes to clean.....I don't think so!  Finances are safe for now!

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macamx
1 hour ago, cazmal said:

 

Not just yet.............😎

 

 

Chrome spokes to clean.....I don't think so!  Finances are safe for now!

 

I followed Tex's example and with his help fitted Street Twin wheels, perfick!

 

Geoff.

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Wanderer
On 14/09/2018 at 09:30, cazmal said:

Took a Triumph Street Twin out for a Test ride yesterday.................

Are you still grinning? :D

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klrman
On 14/09/2018 at 10:10, cazmal said:

 

Not just yet.............😎

 

 

Chrome spokes to clean.....I don't think so!  Finances are safe for now!

Street twins don't have spokes as I recall. One of the main reasons I chose one

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Wanderer

They’re a faff to clean but ‘ACF50’ the thing all over (not the brakes!!) and off you go! 

 

Anyone tried the scrambler? There’s a new 1200 coming out.... :hyper:

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Tex
On 19/09/2018 at 07:43, Wanderer said:

They’re a faff to clean but ‘ACF50’ the thing all over (not the brakes!!) and off you go! 

 

Anyone tried the scrambler? There’s a new 1200 coming out.... :hyper:

 

I had a go on the (current) Street Scrambler. The 900cc one. Loads of fun! As soon as it barks into life you feel like Steve McQueen :D 

 

I eventually bought the T100 because, well, it looks like the bikes I grew up with. And then I promptly modernised it with alloy wheels.. ;) 

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alhendo1
1 hour ago, Tex said:

 

I had a go on the (current) Street Scrambler. The 900cc one. Loads of fun! As soon as it barks into life you feel like Steve McQueen :D 

 

I eventually bought the T100 because, well, it looks like the bikes I grew up with. And then I promptly modernised it with alloy wheels.. ;) 

I saw the street scrambler in the Triumph showroom and loved the look of it....cracking looking machine...the only downside was it had a kind of alcantara/suede saddle and that would have been a non starter for me in the good old wet west of Scotland. ...I can't help wondering if they did a waterproof saddle as an option...to be fair I should have asked at the time.

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1 hour ago, alhendo1 said:

I saw the street scrambler in the Triumph showroom and loved the look of it....cracking looking machine...the only downside was it had a kind of alcantara/suede saddle and that would have been a non starter for me in the good old wet west of Scotland. ...I can't help wondering if they did a waterproof saddle as an option...to be fair I should have asked at the time.

You could go really retro and have a home made plastic waterproof cover for the seat😀😀

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Tex
3 minutes ago, Rocker66 said:

You could go really retro and have a home made plastic waterproof cover for the seat😀😀

 

Or bin the seat and fit a nice, sprung saddle.. :) 

 

The CB1100RS has a, sort of, suede seat. It wouldn’t put me off, but I (mostly) avoid rain if I can. 

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alhendo1
36 minutes ago, Rocker66 said:

You could go really retro and have a home made plastic waterproof cover for the seat😀😀

Yes that would work but the alcantara saddle is a work of art👍

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Wanderer
On 23/09/2018 at 08:39, Tex said:

 

I had a go on the (current) Street Scrambler. The 900cc one. Loads of fun! As soon as it barks into life you feel like Steve McQueen :D 

 

I eventually bought the T100 because, well, it looks like the bikes I grew up with. And then I promptly modernised it with alloy wheels.. ;) 

Very good choice, I just had a blast on my t100, new screen which saves my neck and makes it even more comfy, if that’s at all possible. 

 

Alloys sound interesting....

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klrman

I was all set to buy the scrambler before settling on the Street Twin. It looked awesome from the side...... And then I saw the other side, the side with the pipes. 

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larryblag

We looked at one too. 

Those pipes are a bit form-over-function especially that the pillion footrest mount is about twice as long on the right to clear them. Looks very odd. 

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macamx
On 9/24/2018 at 22:16, Wanderer said:

Very good choice, I just had a blast on my t100, new screen which saves my neck and makes it even more comfy, if that’s at all possible. 

 

Alloys sound interesting....

 

Would you be kind enough to tell me which screen you went for, I have been looking at the "touring screen" and it looks to be a quality bit of kit but a tad pricey at £274 especially if its functionality is somewhat lacking.

 

Geoff.

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larryblag

I read somewhere that the smaller screen is better on the T100. The full "Touring screen" is reported to cause a lot buffeting. 

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Andy m

Never had any trouble with the tourer screen on my Bonneville, but I'm generally short enough for just about any screen to work. I've still got it, covered in stickers from a lot of places the Bonneville and later the Guzzi V7 went to (made my own mounts) , so I kept it as a souvenir. 

 

I had a test ride on a Scrambler and can confirm the silencer is indeed in a really stupid place. Only good for burning your waterproofs and BBQing your **** when filtering through summer bank holiday traffic. Changing the bars and tyres on a road model also worked out cheaper back then and with the current range you could get tubeless going that route. Having put K60's on a standard 790 and ridden it in the desert/goat tracks etc. I can confirm either solution will work. The one pannier luggage on the Scrambler was just silly. Question then, is do you want to look like Steve McQueen or ride places he'd have liked? 

 

Andy

 

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Wanderer
5 hours ago, macamx said:

 

Would you be kind enough to tell me which screen you went for, I have been looking at the "touring screen" and it looks to be a quality bit of kit but a tad pricey at £274 especially if its functionality is somewhat lacking.

 

Geoff.

 

Its called a longhaul screen, it’s the priciest I’m afraid but I got it chucked in with the bike when I bought it, had to go back to get it fitted as it was oos. Can’t believe the difference, and I think it looks good, black brackets which aren’t that noticeable and no black edge around the screen. It’s like sitting on the Deauville and I just feel a slight breeze on my shoulders.

It’s code is a9708305 in current accessories brochure. No idea of price, bet it’s loads... 

 

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It’s code is a9708305 in current accessories brochure. No idea of price, bet it’s loads... :cry:

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macamx

Thank you for that, much appreciated.

 

Geoff.

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Tex
On 24/09/2018 at 22:16, Wanderer said:

Alloys sound interesting....

 

Absolutely the best single thing you can do to the T100! Fitting those and radial Avon tyres saves you a massive 14 lbs of unsprung (and rotational) mass. Handles like a Grand Prix 250 now (and the inner tubes are where they should be - the history books).

 

Geoff will bear me out on the desirability of doing this mod, I think.

 

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Sorry about the crappy photo but it gives you the idea. 

 

I have ‘new bike twitch’ again at the moment - if the T100 gets chopped in I can bear you in mind for the wheels if you like? 

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Wanderer
9 hours ago, Tex said:

I have ‘new bike twitch’ again at the moment - if the T100 gets chopped in I can bear you in mind for the wheels if you like? 

 

Great pic! Looks very good. I’d be very tempted by that offer, and I’ve only ‘properly’ cleaned mine twice! :( And the new bike would be......?

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Trev

Tex, may be interestd in your Triumph if you do decide to punt it on ..... and no I don't want the cast wheels either :whistle:

 

BTW, where is the silencer in the pic, you haven't got some sort of weird 2 into 1 going on have you ?

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