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MrCardboardDave last won the day on February 22

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  1. We all battle on waiting for better things. It'll be good to get behind the bars again be even better to get get back behind the wheel of a wagon again or other way around either way can't afford one without other. Be nice to just throw tent on a head off somewhere you know. Freedom. Good to catch up with you guys.
  2. How's it going every one? I've not ridden bar a couple of hire mopeds on holiday since I brought my tiger to squires and we went on ride out to Scarborough. That's got to be atleast 5 years. Sold on and left without a bike was a big difference in life cause I used to ride me, far and wide in all weather's and all hours. Met some great people attended some great days out. How I never got any points or anything I'll never know cause I rode that TDR singing all the way. It's still around. I kept it for a long time but unfortunately I couldn't keep it anymore and it's not with a lad I know in boxes. I've managed to track down my Tiger last month and delt for it back unfortunately it's in a bad way having done one European then parked in a leaking garage with a full tank since 2017. Wouldn't be a problem but these steamer tigers have plastic tanks. It's well oxidized as well. It's all doable. I've been homeless for a while well living in a car for a year. Thing's have changed and I've now found affordable housing so that's good. I had me hgv licence revoked and my car for a bit but that's back now and I'm due my hgv back anytime soon. Tip here is never tell a doctor anything. That help you asking for could cost you everything. You can't drive a wagon if you low so they take it off you and you've just got to deal with it and some how stay afloat. Well I hope you all still around and doing well. I've just the two bikes now. Neither currently on the road. My old Triumph Tiger and a Triumph Sprint I bought on the way home from picking up the tiger. Not many people seem to want them, shame cause these 900 (885cc) triples are great bikes with a lovely bark Davy
  3. well in spirit of saving a bob i figure it was worth asking. If it was one part then never but has banjo and bolt so it was 50/50. A triumph one is morgage money but have seen a couple of brands ive heard off still carry aftermarket ones 3 through 6 hundred. If it fubar its fubar and no point buying just the reservoir. Tbf i could hear a fast hissy noise like in out in out, even over my bike the wind and the road at 80mph. but could not replicate it at home to see where it comes from Will see what payday brings. Cheers
  4. Massive warning in the workshop manual section for the rear shock and remote reservoir saying must not sepertate from one another. Risk of accident etc But why? Its not built on it, Just linked from rear shock to side of head via a banjo ended pipe. Its ment to be gas filled and under 120psi Problem is that the end with the valve in has failed ie valve snapped of in my hand so now has a bolt in. No gas came out when it snapped either but i am sure thats my jack hammer death bounce swingarm is about.. took i while but gas leaked out with use etc. Why cant i just buy a new remote reservoir ? or am i missing the point here and even with a de presurised unit the spring alone would be enough to make for a good ride ergo spring/whole shock unit must be dead?
  5. Great to catch up with some old face an meet some new. That very bouncy swing arm on the triumph turned into a jack hammer by the time i got to wetherby and the just legal square rear tyre is now random flat. Front saturday morning rear sunday afternoon Ride out was great on the open but hard work for me on them tight twisties. TDR a must next time, old stiff tall Tiger is not ment for cranking hard over but i knew what to expect so tried to stay at the back not to get in the way Snug as bug by second night of tent minus bedding. Hope you all got back ok see you in six years/miles or before
  6. in typical leave it last min style i am just rebuilding front calipers and plan to head off bout five ish after ive thrown tent on.
  7. better take me of food list too. I cant stay over so will have to head back saturday night as dog not going cumbria with her so have to arrange sitter.
  8. Traffic jams. smile every time. Did Leeming Bar to Scotch Corner and back 3 times in row couple saturdays back just to play in it.
  9. Learning in a car wont help you. You get a far greater respect for the danger (a good thing btw) from behind the bars. Better to just plant yourself in the middle of your lane and take your time. This one thing should be a mantra for every rider. "every one else on the road wants to kill you" Ride with that though and you should stay safe. Dont take risks, its not a race its a journey Welcome btw
  10. Dont sound good. Full strip down to find the witness marks and go from there or if you only paid pennies buy a second hand engine. Its a case of how far you want to go and how much you are willing to spend. Migh even be worth dropping a cheap clone engine in if all you want is steady a way hacking
  11. For me and her? Nah she will be in Cumbria.
  12. Did the Triumph world record attempt 2016 Sunday an bike seems to be running ok. her indoors not very happy as we ment to be £9.50 sun holiday in Silloth this weekend even have friday and monday off work. She will have great time. See you at the weekend
  13. Not touched the TDR so hope to come on the tiger
  14. news paper has saved me from freezing a few times on long rides that started out nice. half down one thigh half down other
  15. The stock porting on the Athena kit is very tame but I think they did that for a reason so you have plenty of options to tune as you like for your needs. Quality wise I can't fault my. After some light porting work and only twenty or so miles of run it. Bike was ridden hard up an down the land. Never missed a beat. Gear box gave out first.
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