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Old 07-10-2007, 07:58 PM
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You have some very pretty bits on that Trip. It is a early S3 with a 955i motor retro fitted. Like i said scalded cat springs to mind, looking forward to tinkering with it over the winter now.
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Nice looking bike there Speedtrip, cant wait to get mine back on the road, just stuck the new 4th gear kit in and now looking for clutch springs, 370 for a new clutch basket................ sod that drilled out the rivets and when we get the springs or the like we'll whack some nice neat bolts in....fingers crossed it works...
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Well got it home, nice ride back up from Somerset in the drizzle, Fly's well I think Dracken you might be spot on with throttle sensor thingy, will have a look at them seal's Runs well pulls like a train , but occasionally it just wont fire up. Then it will, also lunpy on tickover, Mapping may be needing doing too.


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Interesting chat with the man from Triumph, apparently what I got here is a 98 model T509 shoul've originally had the 885i engine but the engine no, is a 99 model Daytona 955i which means.......... 147bhp instead of the 955 speed trip of 110bhp ........... cool new the fucker was quick riding it home, it lifts the front wheel in first 2 gears off the throttle, and that with my weight on the poor lil thing. and goes 0-blurry eyes as fast if not faster than the Max. Ohh I'm having fun with this.
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Old 17-10-2007, 10:30 PM
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Ohh yea mate and then some, needs some bits doin but it is cool. And BRITISH
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British eh, best not tell shaggy about the kawasaki designed engine, italian electrics and mikuni carbs then eh......


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Fucking hope not its INJECTION
And hey cant we learn from the rivals, isnt that how they got better than us in the first place, sneaky lil yello buggers while our staunch british workforce were on STRIKE circa 1970-74
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Same as trying not to point out to Hardly riders that most of their "Americain Motorsickle" was manufactured and assembled in China
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And hey cant we learn from the rivals, isnt that how they got better than us in the first place, sneaky lil yello buggers while our staunch british workforce were on STRIKE circa 1970-74
Mr Bloor adopted Kawasaki's modular design philosophy so, if your fuel injection ever goes tits up and you cant afford a new one, normal carbs go straight on. In fact, most Triumph parts are interchangeable. Tis a good thing.
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Old 17-10-2007, 11:00 PM
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Well I aint had it long but its mate a fuking good impression on me. I like the interchangeabillity of bits thats the best part, hence the 147bhp Daytona engine instead of the weaker 885i standard lump.
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Well I aint had it long but its mate a fuking good impression on me. I like the interchangeabillity of bits thats the best part, hence the 147bhp Daytona engine instead of the weaker 885i standard lump.

your gonna thrash the granny outta it aint ya....admit it
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Old 17-10-2007, 11:05 PM
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Nah Im a old bastard now, but its nice to no it can cain a lot of things, its not quicker than a lot of modern sports bikes but the power is very useable and torquey, more so than the fours. Its just amazing grin factor, and it was cheap.
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Nah Im a old bastard now, but its nice to no it can cain a lot of things, its not quicker than a lot of modern sports bikes but the power is very useable and torquey, more so than the fours. Its just amazing grin factor, and it was cheap.
bought my bike, a kwacka from a triumph dealer and seriously considered getting a speed triple for the same money as i paid for my armchair(vn800 classic) but after selling an obscenely fast fightered bandit as px i wanted to live a little longer so having my sensible old head on i went the cruiser route,dont regret it, miss the speed but i for one at my age should not be allowed anything that fast...Fav triumph of all time tho has to be the america especially matt black and cut down, C.B's hubby has the nicest i have seen and gonna steal it one day(long as dogs never finds out)..lot of bike for little money....The triple tho comes fightered as standard as we all know, fucking bargain
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bought my bike, a kwacka from a triumph dealer and seriously considered getting a speed triple for the same money as i paid for my armchair(vn800 classic) but after selling an obscenely fast fightered bandit as px i wanted to live a little longer so having my sensible old head on i went the cruiser route,dont regret it, miss the speed but i for one at my age should not be allowed anything that fast...Fav triumph of all time tho has to be the america especially matt black and cut down, C.B's hubby has the nicest i have seen and gonna steal it one day(long as dogs never finds out)..lot of bike for little money....The triple tho comes fightered as standard as we all know, fucking bargain

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Old 18-10-2007, 12:18 PM
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British eh, best not tell shaggy about the kawasaki designed engine, italian electrics and mikuni carbs then eh......


As Kawasaki started out making copies of BSA 650s, I don't feel bad about Triumph being "inspired" by Kawasaki.

What's more: Triumph make more of their bikes in-house than any of the Jap "Big Four", or did until very recently (there is no longer any component infrastructure in the UK).
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It's more than inspiration, mate. Its a GPZ 900 with a pot sliced off.

True that.

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I never have any trouble getting parts.
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Stripping the rear end off as it all suspension linkages where seized as a seized thing - talk about piss poor design, and the finish on the swing arm is pants, so anyone in Derby know of a good powder coaters/shot blasters ??

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