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Re: Motorbikes
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2018, 03:44:33 AM »
How's your Triumph running???

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Re: Motorbikes
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2018, 05:27:09 AM »
Well it would seem that everyone has ragged it at some point!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/clouddrive/share/ILKpgYFx0RqIGsf3LNQsndiazwYyTuatXoGt3duU1WQ

https://www.amazon.co.uk/clouddrive/share/W6W249iJHh7IZT8PLmiPOIhq5fekqzPs1xaVaSCerGn


but it is still pretty much spotless and remarkably capable bike. It will go away for the winter soon and come back out in the spring when I will need to do a little run to the Pyrenees or say Austria just to make it worth having. For what I paid I can ride it next summer and sell it on at no or a minimal loss. I have had bikes that a lot more fun but this one is more about getting there with luggage.
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Re: Motorbikes
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2018, 07:34:35 AM »
Well it would seem that everyone has ragged it at some point!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/clouddrive/share/ILKpgYFx0RqIGsf3LNQsndiazwYyTuatXoGt3duU1WQ

https://www.amazon.co.uk/clouddrive/share/W6W249iJHh7IZT8PLmiPOIhq5fekqzPs1xaVaSCerGn


but it is still pretty much spotless and remarkably capable bike. It will go away for the winter soon and come back out in the spring when I will need to do a little run to the Pyrenees or say Austria just to make it worth having. For what I paid I can ride it next summer and sell it on at no or a minimal loss. I have had bikes that a lot more fun but this one is more about getting there with luggage.

I'm super jealous! Of the bike and the fact that you can just go to the Pyrenees in the spring b/c you feel like it! Those pictures look great!!!

I miss my SV650!!!

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Re: Motorbikes
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2018, 03:25:59 PM »
I am guessing you don't follow WSB? That's Leon Haslam leaning on my bike.

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Re: Motorbikes
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2018, 11:53:54 PM »
What's WSB and who is Leon Haslam?
Are you secretly famous hobnobbing with celebrities I've never heard of?

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Re: Motorbikes
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2018, 03:54:23 PM »
https://www.motorcyclenews.com/sport/world-superbikes/

BTW This is not like the world series this is actually a worldwide competition

http://www.leonhaslam.com/news.cfm

I am not secretly famous I sometimes get to hobnob with peeps from the bike world as I know some racers and classic collectors, but these pictures were taken by the previous owner who is a blood biker.
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Re: Motorbikes
« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2019, 02:48:19 AM »
Ahh so since the end of May I have managed to make all three of my bikes unfit for the road.

My pretty triumph caught fire and is being worked on to get it back to being what it should be.
My diversion siezed its oil filter which then collapsed and has to be cut away a nerve wraking job as get it wrong and the engine is useless.
My Skorpion was run over on a roundabout yesterday by a little old lady who turned left despite being in the right hand lane and me being in her way and is being collected by the insurance agents tomorrow for repair or more likely to be written off.

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Re: Motorbikes
« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2019, 07:58:41 AM »
Oh no!
Poor you, I'm so sorry...
Are you ok, after the "being run over" bit?!
I hate drivers who don't look and do stupid things >:(

(and how can a bike catch fire? :o)
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Re: Motorbikes
« Reply #23 on: August 08, 2019, 06:18:55 PM »
I am ok if a little sore. Thanks for asking. It was all at fairly low speed and despite the minimal damage to the bike I believe they will write it off.

Some bright spark at triumph decided that building the main fuse into the starter solanoid and putting them in a plastic bucket beneath the battery was sensible design so wet electrics and the fuse burnt out destroying the starter and giving me a small fire under the battery and fuel tank. The bike stopping working  was all very sedate and could have been a lot worse.
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Re: Motorbikes
« Reply #24 on: August 09, 2019, 02:51:57 AM »
Hard luck, but you're still lucky to ride a bike. I had to trade to a car after marriage. Tried to get a Harley or a Triumph, but then, other priorities....

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Re: Motorbikes
« Reply #25 on: August 09, 2019, 03:53:14 AM »
Ahh so since the end of May I have managed to make all three of my bikes unfit for the road.

My pretty triumph caught fire and is being worked on to get it back to being what it should be.
My diversion siezed its oil filter which then collapsed and has to be cut away a nerve wraking job as get it wrong and the engine is useless.
My Skorpion was run over on a roundabout yesterday by a little old lady who turned left despite being in the right hand lane and me being in her way and is being collected by the insurance agents tomorrow for repair or more likely to be written off.

I'm very sorry for your loss.


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Re: Motorbikes
« Reply #26 on: August 09, 2019, 01:28:59 PM »
I wanna buy a chopper but my wife is scared and she doesn't allow me :(
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Re: Motorbikes
« Reply #27 on: August 09, 2019, 08:49:12 PM »
Thanks @J.R. Darewood I needed that. First decent laugh in far too long. I am pretty sure they will write it off and I will buy it back and rebuild it. I am having to make do with a brand new SV650 for the moment.


@Bender yes it is and plan for this to return to your life. You know it makes sense.

@isos81 I wish you well with resolving tht one.

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Re: Motorbikes
« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2019, 05:27:20 PM »
Update.

My MuZ Skorpion was written off by the insurers and I was low balled on the insurance for the bike. The reason is they are rare enough for none to have been sold in the 60 days prior to the accident (this is how long Ebay keeps sold information now) on Ebay, Auto Trader, GumTree et al. So I got about 2/3 of what I was expecting. As a low end Glasses guide price was used.

 My legal cover employed by my insurers are uninterested in resolving this and my insurers are saying not our problem so I guess I am out of pocket there. I have bought the bike back and will rebuild it although the bike shop that is the only supplier of parts has seen what I am after and can source about half of it. Note to self chase em up Tomorrow.

I went for a medical today relating to the crash and the doctor believes I have cracked my  right fibula, X-rays to follow. Kinda makes sense as I stopped a care with that leg.

I went for a short ride after and went back across the same roundabout I was hit at a little disconcerting but manageable. I pulled into the local Mc Donalds and had a taxi cut me up then try and back over me. Things got a little heated at that point but there were bike cops and a Police van in the garage opposite as well as two bikers taking an interest at a table 3 meters away so he got back in his taxi and went away.
This is the first time I have actually been back on a bike for no reason and it was really strange.

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Re: Motorbikes
« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2019, 05:35:20 PM »
Wow. I think 'customer support' and 'common sense' is something that doesn't exist anymore, it's always "computer says this or that, yes or not", "process is this and we can't change".
I wish we could just abandon those companies, and in enough numbers to make a difference.

I'm glad you're riding again, and nothing more serious happened.
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