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Re: New Year, New Bike!

« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2019, 09:43:36 PM »
Well?
I postponed collection due to the weather, I actually set off with all intentions of riding it home, as the main roads were clear. But the road into the industrial estate was covered in snow and slush. And it got worse the further into the Estate i got. The parking area in front of the shop was about 2-3inches deep and hard packed where vehicles had been over it. I really didn't fancy dropping it on day 1.

I have sorted all the paperwork though and paid the road tax from today, so it's ready to go when I am. Maybe tomorrow or sunday.
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Re: New Year, New Bike!

« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2019, 09:51:25 PM »
You'll fall in love with the triple cylinder engine.
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Re: New Year, New Bike!

« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2019, 09:59:10 PM »
You'll fall in love with the triple cylinder engine.

It certainly felt good on the test ride, and I love the sound of them too.

Just looking forward to some better weather. And a summer with far less DIY and decorating 😂
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Re: New Year, New Bike!

« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2019, 09:58:26 AM »
Wow. Look at todays weather.
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Re: New Year, New Bike!

« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2019, 11:11:27 AM »
Wow. Look at todays weather.

Yep, Just waiting for the mrs to sort herself out and she can take me on for it.
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Re: New Year, New Bike!

« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2019, 07:43:24 PM »
Bollox!!!
That didn't exactly to go to plan, slid the back wheel pulling out of the industrial estate and dropped the bike. Broken brake lever and a scuffed side fairing panel.

Looking at the road afterwards it looked like there may have been some oil/diesel or other contaminant right where I pulled out. As I certainly wasn't gunning it...

Got it back to them where it's staying while a new brake lever arrives (and they're gonna give it a quick look over, to make sure there's nothing else). The fairing I'll sort mysely, as it doesn't look to have cracked. I'll get a couple of quotes for a respray when I do get it home.

Not a great start, but it'll get sorted.
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Re: New Year, New Bike!

« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2019, 07:57:30 PM »
I hope you suffered no injury?

If , being weekend, the order for a replacement brake lever has yet to be placed, I have the Triumph original from my Tiger 800.
From initial research, it indicates it as compatible with the 955. You are welcome to take it and try it.
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Re: New Year, New Bike!

« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2019, 08:32:19 PM »
I hope you suffered no injury?

If , being weekend, the order for a replacement brake lever has yet to be placed, I have the Triumph original from my Tiger 800.
From initial research, it indicates it as compatible with the 955. You are welcome to take it and try it.

2 bruised knuckles, are the only injuries i sustained. I have already ordered a replacement, but cheers for the offer George.
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Re: New Year, New Bike!

« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2019, 03:10:40 PM »
Pop into Rusty Spoke and have a word with Paul, he'll have a new good contacts for quality spraying.
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Re: New Year, New Bike!

« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2019, 07:12:12 PM »
Pop into Rusty Spoke and have a word with Paul, he'll have a new good contacts for quality spraying.

He's retired and closed up shop.
There is a paint shop in barlick called Spray FX that gets a lot of mentions on facebook for car paint repairs. So I might go have a word and see.
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Re: New Year, New Bike!

« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2019, 09:16:00 PM »
So after Saturday's whoopsie moment, I finally brought the Triumph home tonight after work.

The new Brake lever arrived yesterday, and the shop fit it for me at no charge, unfortunately I didn't have time yesterday to pick it up. And the weather wasn't great.

I've got a new pair of mirrors on their way, and the side fairing doesn't look quite as bad as it seemed. Obviously it will want sorting at some point, but I think I'll get a few miles under my wheels first.

I was a bit tense when I first left the shop, but started to relax a bit after a brief brew stop, at a friends. And I had a big grin when I got home.

Its certainly a step up from the 28 year old CBR600, bring on the summer 😀
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Re: New Year, New Bike!

« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2019, 12:17:02 PM »
There's a guy near the Lord Rodney pub in Colne who's done some nice stuff with bike painting.
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Re: New Year, New Bike!

« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2019, 03:10:29 PM »
There is an excellent motorcycle repair/sprayer on Lonsdale Street at Nelson. Not cheap, but his work is top quality.
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Re: New Year, New Bike!

« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2019, 06:45:39 PM »
Cheers guys, a couple of places to hear in mind for when I'm ready 😀

I've already got somebody lined up to make me a new Daytona decal for the side, for 10 Inc postage. Graphics2GO he has a Facebook page, and regularly attends the Route 59 face bike nights..
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Re: New Year, New Bike!

« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2019, 09:16:19 PM »
A little unfortunate.

You have my sympathy, but don't let one small event tarnish your ownership. Just ignore the scratch and enjoy the ride. life is too short to be hung up on cosmetics. 

I'm glad you've finally collected it. The market square in Settle is starting to get busy again now, so you're just in time.

Give it some stick lad!
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