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    Exactly how I felt when I tried the Triumph...

    Exactly how I felt when I tried the Triumph Street Scrambler - not fast, not fancy but it reminded me of the fun I had when I had my Bantam. I can't wait to ride it again.
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    Not surprised after the 883 :-) BTW, I...

    Not surprised after the 883 :-)



    BTW, I struggle with photos too - easy from the phone using Tapatalk, but really haven't mastered it on the PC! If anyone can point me/us in the direction of a...
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    Didn't use Hue, but used something similar to...

    Didn't use Hue, but used something similar to this under our two sets of kitchen cupboards
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    Owning both at the same time I can still remember...

    Owning both at the same time I can still remember the feeling of stamping on the rear brake when I thought I was knocking it down a gear for a corner, if the pain of trying to force a brake pedal...
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    ...but a fair step up from a 90kg Bantam for a...

    ...but a fair step up from a 90kg Bantam for a scrawny 17 year old!

    And to think I was looking to buy a 320kg BMW a couple of weeks ago!
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    1 up 4 down was the racing pattern (and still is...

    1 up 4 down was the racing pattern (and still is I presume)

    The key difference was that the Brit stuff had a right foot gear change and left foot rear brake.
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    I know what you mean - I went from a 175 Bantam...

    I know what you mean - I went from a 175 Bantam to a 250 Superdream when i was 17 and the step up was enormous!
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    In and out over the last 3 years is east: Out:...

    In and out over the last 3 years is east:

    Out: nothing. Still have R1200R LC, R80RT, R65RS

    In: Triumph Street Scrambler
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    Does the translogic go both ways, so to speak? ...

    Does the translogic go both ways, so to speak?

    Love the bidirectional shifter on my boxer. I've clutchless shifted up for years, twitching the wrist, so that's taken some un-learning, but it's the...
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    Rather than staying home, that makes me want to...

    Rather than staying home, that makes me want to go to Australia!
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    Having a quick look play with the configurator...

    Having a quick look play with the configurator mine comes in at 12,836, and that's before adding the 3 Givi Trekker boxes with reassuringly expensive bespoke mounting system (about 1300 all in),...
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    I wish mine had only cost me that...

    I wish mine had only cost me that...
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    I had one identical to this. Horrid, poorly...

    I had one identical to this. Horrid, poorly handling thing that rusted the moment you looked at it



    I was just about to buy one of these, moments before lockdown



    And this would do me...
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    Could be, I suppose :-)

    Could be, I suppose :-)
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    Darn it. XJ650? Bit of a result ending up...

    Darn it.

    XJ650?

    Bit of a result ending up with the GPz Turbo.
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    No, I'm sticking with FZX With something...

    No, I'm sticking with FZX

    With something bungeed in the way of the clocks
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    I was thinking FZX750 but I don't think the...

    I was thinking FZX750 but I don't think the clocks look right
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    I think these two were out social distancing at...

    I think these two were out social distancing at the weekend.

    https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/gloucester-news/motorcyclist-dies-after-collision-another-3973104

    They did however get...
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    I've been looking at adding a K1600GT SE to the...

    I've been looking at adding a K1600GT SE to the fleet.

    Have been offered a beautiful one-owner bike at a real bargain price but, try as I might, I just can't bring myself to buy it.

    Right bike,...
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    Which is fine until, like ours, the plastic on...

    Which is fine until, like ours, the plastic on the brabantia frame ages and fails.

    At that point you discover that the current range of Brabantia washing lines all have a larger diameter pole than...
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    Very nice (or at least was) Reminds me of the...

    Very nice (or at least was)

    Reminds me of the ZXR750K we used to run in British Endurance, which on its last outing at Donington Park gained a digital gear indicator with gears being crossed out...
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    ZXR750J with replica fairing? And always good...

    ZXR750J with replica fairing?

    And always good to make space - nature abhors a vacuum!
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    I'm in the 12 weeks of isolation group, taking...

    I'm in the 12 weeks of isolation group, taking this very seriously indeed.

    Mrs Gyp is due to return from Egypt on Monday. I'll make sure I'm in a different county before she arrives
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    You haven't quite got the concept of this self...

    You haven't quite got the concept of this self isolating lark, have you?
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    Not sure the on-bike sunbed will get much use

    Not sure the on-bike sunbed will get much use
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