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Offline Laverda Dave

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Re: The Covid Thread
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2020, 12:13:31 PM »
I took delivery of some pressure treated timber last Friday to build an arbour in the garden.  I also went to Wicks to get some loft boads.  The O/H has assigned me these jobs to do in case I get bored during the blackout (sorry, lockdown) although considering I'm rebuilding the Triton and thre BIL's Z400J I doubt I'll get 'bored' unless I run out of parts!
The Battle of Britain Bunker where I volunteer closed down last Tuesday, mainly because 80% of the volunteers are over 70.
The O/H is a midwife in a big London hospital, her job was stressful before all this but now it's on an different level. The NHS staff are doing an amazing job and have stayed loyal considering they didn't get a pay rise for 5 years and when they did it was a lousy 1%. I hope the goverment show some real appreciation of their efforts when all this is over.
I just wish some of the people in London would listen to the goverment advice especially about social distancing, they are still going around in big groups as though it doesn't apply to them and panic buying, the shops are empty, trying to buy food for my 86 year old mum is next to impossible because of the selfish attitude of others.
Still, looking on the bright side, the sun has been out the past few days, I should go for a ride whilst we are still allowed to!
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Re: The Covid Thread
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2020, 12:18:16 PM »
Myself and a mate of 56 years went for a ride on our Burgmans,took a stove/tea/milk/ and sarnies parked up middle of nowhere and had lunch ;D Otherwise I’m staying at home.Lots of things to do bike related and round the house.Stay safe everyone and see you when it’s all over 🤞🏽
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Re: The Covid Thread
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2020, 12:35:54 PM »
Unfortunately I think we will have plenty of time to start/finish these project.  For those that survive unscathed they will have no diy stuff left to complete and might be able to get out on the bikes without feeling guilty.  I’m 71 in June so only time will tell!  This is my project in the dining room which we haven’t been able to use for ages!  Plus the new bike.

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« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2020, 01:19:50 PM »
Unfortunately I think we will have plenty of time to start/finish these project.  For those that survive unscathed they will have no diy stuff left to complete and might be able to get out on the bikes without feeling guilty.  I’m 71 in June so only time will tell!  This is my project in the dining room which we haven’t been able to use for ages!  Plus the new bike.

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Nice cub, Ive got the Innova for commuting and love it, I thought they would have put a kick start on the new cub it would have been a nice retro touch but I suppose the extra cost was a factor......cheers Dave




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« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2020, 01:56:38 PM »
I’ll start.

I’ve had Triumphs for the last 15 years.
Daytona 900
Trident Sprint
Trophy 900 (not for long…)
Sprint ST 955 (four of them)
Tiger 1050
Tiger 800 (two)

I’ve never owned a new bike but had a bit of a tax windfall last summer (years of overpaying by a little = “free” cash from HMRC).

The Tiger 800 is probably the best of the bunch, just missing a bit of low down grunt from the 1050 and the awesome sound of the 955.

I have watched the development of the new Tiger 900 with interest. It seems that they have listened to the likes of me when designing their new model:
Less weight
More torque
Flat power curve
Backlit switches (makes a huge difference at night)
LED lights
Etc

After the London Bike Show, I went to my local dealer and ordered one.

It arrives on Wednesday

This was Saturday in the workshop:




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Steve,
I've also had loads of Triumphs over the years. T100A Tiger, T120R Bonneville, Trident 900, Speed Triple 955 and Street Triple 675. If I was going to replace the Street Triple I would seriously consider the new Tiger 900. They've got it just right I think.
I've got loads to do at the moment, the STR is in bits for the major valve clearance service. Need to get it back together ready for post-lockdown riding. Also have a spare 400f engine on the bench which needs a full check over and rebuild. The signs are not good, tappet covers have been chiselled to loosen them at some time and there is orange silicone sealant clearly visible on the crankcase joint!
Also have a young border collie to keep exercised and entertained, full time job on it's own. 🐾🔧👍
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Re: The Covid Thread
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2020, 02:52:06 PM »


Forgot the Speed Triple.

Can’t think why.

It has a very naughty can


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Re: The Covid Thread
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2020, 04:34:38 PM »
As with many of us I've been cleaning out the garden sheds finding the stuff I didn't know I'd lost.
Now where did I put that 10mm socket?

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Re: The Covid Thread
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2020, 05:32:47 PM »
I spent the day washing and polishing this, but when I finished I went out on the 550.

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Re: The Covid Thread
« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2020, 05:53:52 PM »
Thats cos its too damn clean!

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« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2020, 07:11:45 PM »
I’ll start.

I’ve had Triumphs for the last 15 years.
Daytona 900
Trident Sprint
Trophy 900 (not for long…)
Sprint ST 955 (four of them)
Tiger 1050
Tiger 800 (two)

I’ve never owned a new bike but had a bit of a tax windfall last summer (years of overpaying by a little = “free” cash from HMRC).

The Tiger 800 is probably the best of the bunch, just missing a bit of low down grunt from the 1050 and the awesome sound of the 955.

I have watched the development of the new Tiger 900 with interest. It seems that they have listened to the likes of me when designing their new model:
Less weight
More torque
Flat power curve
Backlit switches (makes a huge difference at night)
LED lights
Etc

After the London Bike Show, I went to my local dealer and ordered one.

It arrives on Wednesday

This was Saturday in the workshop:




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Look forward to finding out how you find the new Tiger 900, particularly when compared to the 800?

I currently have a 800 XRt and was looking at the new 900 but the Covid outbreak has messed things up a bit.

I still have a 69 TR6 and a 70 T120 together with my 93 900 Sprint that I bought new from Paddock Wood when Paul Smart owned and ran the business.

Also had a Thunderbird and Tiger 1050 so like yourself a bit of a diehard Triumph owner having started on the road with a Tiger Cub then a Tiger 90 followed by my first 70 T120 Bonneville. A Daytona was my daily bike whilst I was studying and in later years I had a T160 which I converted to as close as I could to a Legend when Trevor Gedal took over Les Williams business and was happy to sell the Legend parts which Les would never do.


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Re: The Covid Thread
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2020, 07:44:37 PM »
My Tiger 800 is an XRT too.

I’ve just heard from the dealer that they will be closed for everything other than appointments. So no browsing, coffee or tyre-kicking.

My appointment means I can still pick up my new bike but I will have to do it whilst staying 2m away from the staff.

Should be interesting.


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Re: The Covid Thread
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2020, 08:31:03 PM »
Hope they disinfect it between pdi and pick up oh better be after wheeling it to pick up point as well!!

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Re: The Covid Thread
« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2020, 08:40:20 PM »
F##k

No new bike for me then.

I’ve waited 47 years for my first new bike and missed it by two days…

Not that I’d have been able to ride it anywhere anyway.


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Re: The Covid Thread
« Reply #28 on: March 23, 2020, 08:59:36 PM »
Somebody wake me up when the country opens again please!

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Re: The Covid Thread
« Reply #29 on: March 23, 2020, 09:11:35 PM »
Looks like I can get firewood in for now til 2222. Glad its grown on a steep bank attached to my garden. Might get time to fix the cb500/4 sidecar too. Wont be able to ride it, further than about 300 yards on farm tracks but that would be further than it's gone in a few years. Wonder how I'll pay the bills  but be good to fix the bike. I have a few years worth of projects stacked up if theres enough parts not missing...
Got a 500/4 with rust and a sidecar and loadsa bits. nice and original and been round the clock

 

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