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    Quote Originally Posted by chris2982 View Post
    So my dad seen online about the Triumph 1200 scrambler Steve McQueen edition on Sunday so we called into Triumph today to order one for him but unfortunately they took there last order on Saturday.

    Shame as it looks rather tasty.
    Interestingly (or not depending on what interests people, I suppose), I read this and thought 'nice enough bike but what's the link between Triumph and the bike in the Great Escape which would be German' so I did a bit of reading only to find out that the bike in the film was a Triumph disguised as a BMW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MakeColdplayHistory View Post
    Interestingly (or not depending on what interests people, I suppose), I read this and thought 'nice enough bike but what's the link between Triumph and the bike in the Great Escape which would be German' so I did a bit of reading only to find out that the bike in the film was a Triumph disguised as a BMW.
    I thought that it was common knowledge that it was a triumph of 1960s vintage that McQueen rode as he refused to rids anything else.

    Thatís also the reason that Guy Martin recreated the jump on the 1200 scrambler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp View Post
    Is there an allowance per dealer, or has Triumph sold them all?
    I would never have thought of this!!
    Thanks to you I have spoken to a not so local dealer, who only was allocated 1.

    Deposit now paid and one happy father.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris2982 View Post
    I would never have thought of this!!
    Thanks to you I have spoken to a not so local dealer, who only was allocated 1.

    Deposit now paid and one happy father.
    Brilliant news! Nice to know that I occasionally have good ideas :-)

    I emailed Blade (Swindon/Oxford/Worcester/Cheltenham) to ask them as I wanted to also enquire about an Africa Twin, but hadn't heard back

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    A tea and bacon butty break while testing the bar risers I fitted yesterday:
    p.s. the risers have made a much bigger (better) than expected difference to the handling (mine not the bike):

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    Keep the posts and pictures going guys. I was rushed into hospital last Saturday with pneumonia and the beginnings of heart failure 😞.

    What I thought of as a little cough and a tight chest a few days previously has turned out to be a bit of a drama...

    Chin up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Keep the posts and pictures going guys. I was rushed into hospital last Saturday with pneumonia and the beginnings of heart failure .

    What I thought of as a little cough and a tight chest a few days previously has turned out to be a bit of a drama...

    Chin up...
    Eek, take care, hope to see you back on two-wheels soon.

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    Sh..ugar mate, get well soon.
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    Get well soon mate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Keep the posts and pictures going guys. I was rushed into hospital last Saturday with pneumonia and the beginnings of heart failure .

    What I thought of as a little cough and a tight chest a few days previously has turned out to be a bit of a drama...

    Chin up...
    That's not good but glad it was spotted and being treated.

    Do you need anyone to look after the bikes while you're laid up?

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    Hope your recovery goes well, Enoch.

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    Quick question for you guys, do you have more than one bike and if so what do you look for?

    I’m thinking is there scope for say a day to day bike and rides out for the day, and then something nice for touring (BMW perhaps)?


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    I have 2 exactly as you describe (tourer and a fun bike), the only challenge is that I feel I should try and alternate riding them anyway, irrespective of journey length. Otherwise the GS would only get used a few times a year!

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    More bike related stuff

    https://shop.motogb.co.uk/item/rev-i...thracite-black

    Not sure if this is any good for someone, but if anyone is in the market for a new Revíit Horizon 2 Textile Jacket (these go for £340 - £360 everywhere) then this link may be of interest to you but only if you need a XL. For some reason the XL size is £199.99 but all other sizes are full price, most places are sold out of these and not getting any stock for a good while.

    Iíve ordered one and itís getting delivered tomorrow.


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    Yep fixed it nowÖ


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    Wishing you a full and swift recovery, Enoch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Keep the posts and pictures going guys. I was rushed into hospital last Saturday with pneumonia and the beginnings of heart failure .

    What I thought of as a little cough and a tight chest a few days previously has turned out to be a bit of a drama...

    Chin up...
    Wishing you a speedy recovery
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martylaa View Post
    Quick question for you guys, do you have more than one bike and if so what do you look for?
    I’m thinking I’d there scope for say a day to day bike and rides out for the day, and then something nice for touring (BMW perhaps)?
    Well as it happens I've just picked up a second this evening, the Kawasaki ER6F that was on SC. Mrs MCH is hoping to get her bike licence over the summer, liked the look of it and I reckon it will be a good first bike for her.

    So for now it's mine and when she passes her test, it's hers.

    I took a slightly longer route home and it was interesting riding it home contrasting it with my Caballero. I need to ride it a few times to get used to it but one thing I found most odd (first time with a fairing) was the clocks etc not moving with the steering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt8500 View Post
    I have 2 exactly as you describe (tourer and a fun bike), the only challenge is that I feel I should try and alternate riding them anyway, irrespective of journey length. Otherwise the GS would only get used a few times a year!
    Yeah i can imagine you have to do that to ensure both get used equally, never thought of that, thanksÖ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Keep the posts and pictures going guys. I was rushed into hospital last Saturday with pneumonia and the beginnings of heart failure .

    What I thought of as a little cough and a tight chest a few days previously has turned out to be a bit of a drama...

    Chin up...
    Andrew man up there are far to many jobs outstanding on the Ducati, plus that Rocket exhaust is getting some cobwebs on it. Get well soon and I hope to meet up with you at either the Ponderosa, Old Stores Pontybodkin or A& D Denbigh.

    Steve

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    Get well soon Enoch- plenty more miles still to ride!

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    Blimey, hope you feel better soon Enoch.

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    Get well soon Enoch!

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    Enoch, wishing you a speedy and full recovery. Barmouth is beckoning us, we need to be there soon pal.

    See you soon,

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    Andrew! Get well soon, mate.

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    Get well soon Enoch.

    Hereís some filth to keep you distracted :)


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    Thanks guys.. just read your kind comments and got me upset..genuinely thought last Sunday was my last day, but slowly recovering now..

    Canít believe I went from this..



    To this in a week.

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    Get well soon Enoch, Iím looking forward to seeing more of your Speedmaster now the weather is improving, thatís exactly the bike that I would have liked to put together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadeOfCheese View Post
    Get well soon Enoch.

    Hereís some filth to keep you distracted :)

    Pete. You know Iím first dibs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Thanks guys.. just read your kind comments and got me upset..genuinely thought last Sunday was my last day, but slowly recovering now..

    Canít believe I went from this..



    To this in a week.
    Get well soon mate. Thereís a lesson to all right there to enjoy life as you never j ow whatís coming next. Dont dilly dally. Get on with it.
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    Get well soon Enoch!

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    So sorry to hear of your troubles Enoch,. Get well soon buddy!!

    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp View Post
    Mod 1 on Thursday

    Best of luck to your boy for today!

    Chris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lammylee View Post
    My 93 year old Grandad now back as a pillion after a year off the saddle.

    Great to see this,, he looks well chuffed!

    Chris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris2982 View Post
    Best of luck to your boy for today!
    Thanks Chris - current panic is that he can't find the legal visor for his helmet. Whilst he likely wouldn't be penalised for a dark visor, as it might well be peeing down he'd rather have one he can see through.

    Looks like he's wearing his "old" helmet which is a bit of squeeze but legal

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    ^^^ I don't blame you, neither could I!

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    The boy's just headed off to do his Mod 1


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    Good luck to him, forgot his helmet though

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    Love the glimpse of personal plate
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    Well itís not going to take him long to get there!

    Is it your H2 Gyp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave+63 View Post
    Well itís not going to take him long to get there!
    He took a more sedate vehicle today




    Quote Originally Posted by Dave+63 View Post
    Is it your H2 Gyp?
    No, it was bought by a mate of mine when they were first released back in 2015. I rode it for a few miles though and, whilst it was truly astonishing, it wasn't right for me. Blisteringly fast from tick over, and the throttle response was so stupidly immediate that the slightest wrist movement from a ripple on the road would send you half way into next week. Riding it slow about town was very hard and the moment the throttle was opened out of town you were through a telling off and ban territory into prison term before there was time to blink.

    I'm glad I tried it, but it had none of the relaxed approach to ballistic travel that my Hayabusa had, it was all or nothing.

    I believe that they adjusted the fuelling and throttle response to calm things down for the following year, but that first year bike was truly mental.

    I might be tempted to try an H2 SX or Z H2 though...

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    Mod 1 pass. 3 minors.

    Stall, slight wobby on straight line and not fast enough through speed trap on first attempt.

    ok, let's get Mod 2 booked.

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    A pass is a pass. Well done!
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    Theyíve since upped the peer to 230bhp on the road legal H2 so that the lower powered SX and Z counsel remain at 200bhp.

    Ive a friend who works for immigration (rapid response bike division) who tells me that the ZZR1400 is a much more accomplished rocket ship!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    A pass is a pass. Well done!
    +1.

    Thatís the second hurdle under his belt.

    I think this is going to get expensive for you Gyp, best keep him away from track days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp View Post
    Mod 1 pass. 3 minors.

    Stall, slight wobby on straight line and not fast enough through speed trap on first attempt.

    ok, let's get Mod 2 booked.
    Great news , well done to that man!!


    Did you get a date for the mod 2 yet or is he going get a few lessons in first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave+63 View Post
    +1.

    Thatís the second hurdle under his belt.

    I think this is going to get expensive for you Gyp, best keep him away from track days!
    Nah, track days are essential. Not only are they good fun, they allow you to seek the combined limits of the bike and the pilot in relative safety, thus avoiding the temptation to try the same on an open road.
    It can also show them the best place to "get it out of their system"...
    'Against stupidity, the gods themselves struggle in vain' - Schiller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave+63 View Post
    Theyíve since upped the peer to 230bhp on the road legal H2 so that the lower powered SX and Z counsel remain at 200bhp.

    Ive a friend who works for immigration (rapid response bike division) who tells me that the ZZR1400 is a much more accomplished rocket ship!
    I'm not surprised, but the supercharger chirp is quite addictive

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris2982 View Post
    Great news , well done to that man!!


    Did you get a date for the mod 2 yet or is he going get a few lessons in first?

    Chris.

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    According to the booking tool he could do his mod 2 tomorrow, but needs to get leave from work agreed. If only he'd done it before he moved jobs as his previous employer was doing Furlough Fridays.

    As the training for mod 1 was me shouting as he rode around a deserted pub car park, I'm wondering if bike to bike intercom and me following and yelling as he rides about might work.

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