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Pining for the open road

Post by frecklechops » Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:27 pm

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Anyone else ready for this weather to bugger off? I'm dying to get back on the road again!
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Re: Pining for the open road

Post by FallingDown » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:18 am

frecklechops wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:27 pm
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Anyone else ready for this weather to bugger off? I'm dying to get back on the road again!
As a namby pamby fairweather cruiser rider this year I decided it was time to eliminate the winter blues.

Problem solved 😁
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Re: Pining for the open road

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:16 am

This is why I have an old Honda as well as the Triumph. It gets ridden in all weathers. Always comes home covered in mud, a quick hosing down is all it needs.

It has rained more or less constantly since last September. Even when it isn't raining the run off from fields means the roads are filthy. Never seen a winter like it.

A good old winter hack is well worth having.
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Re: Pining for the open road

Post by Mr Fro » Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:35 am

Mississippi Bullfrog wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:16 am
This is why I have an old Honda as well as the Triumph. It gets ridden in all weathers. Always comes home covered in mud, a quick hosing down is all it needs.

It has rained more or less constantly since last September. Even when it isn't raining the run off from fields means the roads are filthy. Never seen a winter like it.

A good old winter hack is well worth having.
I absolutely agree! I also have an old Honda for non sunny weather. I don't bother cleaning it though - the shit off the fields can stay on it as it helps hide the rust. :-)

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Re: Pining for the open road

Post by XTreme » Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:17 am

I'm absolutely fine with the weather! 8-)

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Re: Pining for the open road

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:05 am

XTreme wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:17 am
I'm absolutely fine with the weather! 8-)
You don't count in this conversation.
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Re: Pining for the open road

Post by XTreme » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:14 am

Mississippi Bullfrog wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:05 am
XTreme wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:17 am
I'm absolutely fine with the weather! 8-)
You don't count in this conversation.
Not going to be easy this weekend......seems like a few fluffy clouds might detract from my pics!
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Re: Pining for the open road

Post by FallingDown » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:07 am

Mississippi Bullfrog wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:16 am
This is why I have an old Honda as well as the Triumph. It gets ridden in all weathers. Always comes home covered in mud, a quick hosing down is all it needs.

It has rained more or less constantly since last September. Even when it isn't raining the run off from fields means the roads are filthy. Never seen a winter like it.

A good old winter hack is well worth having.
My brother and brother in law both have Triumph Bobbers. Great bikes
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Re: Pining for the open road

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:44 am

FallingDown wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:07 am
Mississippi Bullfrog wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:16 am
This is why I have an old Honda as well as the Triumph. It gets ridden in all weathers. Always comes home covered in mud, a quick hosing down is all it needs.

It has rained more or less constantly since last September. Even when it isn't raining the run off from fields means the roads are filthy. Never seen a winter like it.

A good old winter hack is well worth having.
My brother and brother in law both have Triumph Bobbers. Great bikes
I recognise that Bobber. Is he on the Bobber forum?
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Re: Pining for the open road

Post by FallingDown » Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:12 pm

Mississippi Bullfrog wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:44 am
FallingDown wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:07 am
Mississippi Bullfrog wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:16 am
This is why I have an old Honda as well as the Triumph. It gets ridden in all weathers. Always comes home covered in mud, a quick hosing down is all it needs.

It has rained more or less constantly since last September. Even when it isn't raining the run off from fields means the roads are filthy. Never seen a winter like it.

A good old winter hack is well worth having.
My brother and brother in law both have Triumph Bobbers. Great bikes
I recognise that Bobber. Is he on the Bobber forum?
Quite possibly. Hopefully he isn't to bobber forums what I was to Harley forums πŸ˜•

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Re: Pining for the open road

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:24 pm

FallingDown wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:12 pm
Mississippi Bullfrog wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:44 am
FallingDown wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:07 am

My brother and brother in law both have Triumph Bobbers. Great bikes
I recognise that Bobber. Is he on the Bobber forum?
Quite possibly. Hopefully he isn't to bobber forums what I was to Harley forums πŸ˜•
It's hosted in the US and most members are American so they have some pretty weird ideas. I just ignore that side of things.
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Re: Pining for the open road

Post by boboneleg » Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:44 pm

FallingDown wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:18 am


As a namby pamby fairweather cruiser rider this year I decided it was time to eliminate the winter blues.

Problem solved 😁
Ace bike to do it on mate, I've got one of those :thumb:

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We can rebuild him

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Re: Pining for the open road

Post by FallingDown » Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:54 pm

boboneleg wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:44 pm
FallingDown wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:18 am


As a namby pamby fairweather cruiser rider this year I decided it was time to eliminate the winter blues.

Problem solved 😁
Ace bike to do it on mate, I've got one of those :thumb:

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Definately. I've been constantly surprised what it will do off-road considering many of the reviews complain about suspension and power. Are you running standard gearing? I'm thinking of going to 13/42

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Re: Pining for the open road

Post by boboneleg » Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:49 pm

FallingDown wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:54 pm


Definately. I've been constantly surprised what it will do off-road considering many of the reviews complain about suspension and power. Are you running standard gearing? I'm thinking of going to 13/42
Yes, standard gearing on mine. The main change I made was a YSS rear shock, made a helluva difference. Been to France on it twice already , great bike despite the naysayers :D
We can rebuild him

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Re: Pining for the open road

Post by elwon20 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:43 am

I'm an all-weather rider, but I still want the bad weather to piss off. Two reasons.

I ride for convenience more often than fun when the weather sucks.
I'm sick of cleaning the bloody bikes! :crybaby:

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