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As a Hinkley triple owner (don't hate me guys!) I sometimes also read the threads on that section of the Triumph Rat forum and they have a long running thread "what I did to my classic triple today" or something very similar. Posters put up a few lines about what they did with their 'bikes that day..... polished it, rode it, rebuilt it, crashed it, etc etc you get the idea, anything goes really.

Anyway, thought it might be worth starting a similar thread here as I'm selling the "modern" 'bike and concentrating on my classics.
I'll start it off....

Today I got back my speedo which I'd sent to the UK for repair. It was working but had a lot of needle "flutter". Looks like new (still) and can't wait to try it out....

OK who's next?

Richard
 

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Spray painted bottom fork yoke and front brake caliper.

Cleaned up handlebar switches and polished up a few other bits and bobs.

Going to take the top yoke for shot blasting and powder coating, then will put the front all back together.

I just love tinkering with the old girl while listening to the radio - it's sooooooo relaxing.
 

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Vitamin G = Guinness??? ;)
Hi Rath, how much is a pint of the black stuff in Ireland these days ? its 7.50 euros a pint here,it is cheaper to drink pints of red wine!!! oh,today I worked on the old BSA side panels which will be replacing the airbox on me Tiger,
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Hi Rath, how much is a pint of the black stuff in Ireland these days ? its 7.50 euros a pint here,it is cheaper to drink pints of red wine!!! oh,today I worked on the old BSA side panels which will be replacing the airbox on me Tiger,
Bill.
Bill, depending where you buy it about £3.00 ish here in N.Ireland and around €4.50-€5.00 in ROI.... not as bad as "la belle France!"

Of course we keep all the best Guinness for ourselves ;) only joking!

Might have one tonight, with a bag of Tayto Cheese 'n Onion crisps....

Cheers, Richard
 

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As a Hinkley triple owner (don't hate me guys!) I sometimes also read the threads on that section of the Triumph Rat forum and they have a long running thread "what I did to my classic triple today" or something very similar. Posters put up a few lines about what they did with their 'bikes that day..... polished it, rode it, rebuilt it, crashed it, etc etc you get the idea, anything goes really.
Last night while in the garage on some errand I stopped and stroked her smooth, rounded parts and told her she was beautiful.
 

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(68 T120) Checked the battery voltage. Went out to the shed to find a set of #190 mains. The plugs seem a bit sooty with the 200's I've been running. Found the 190's and got side tracked updating and rearranging my Amal inventory. Now I can't find the 190's.
 

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I mounted my new license tags; they expire in 2016 and cost me $133. Then I drank a Spaten Octoberfest, which cost me $1.25. It's a white-out blizzard here. It's a good day do break out the luge and scream all the way down to the mailbox. I gotta have my speed rush. I spent $73 without leaving my house. The machinist called and my 650 crank is done 30 under, the last grind on that one. Bob
 

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in search of 190's or "Lost in Space"

Well, after checking my pockets 100 times I went through the Amal box 3 or 4 times checking every little box, nothing. Retraced the paths from the shed to the house several times, nothing, looked aroud the computer, nothing. Checked the garage, bathroom, kitchen table, work bench, washing machine top, nothing. Went out and did a complete sweep of the entire back yard thinking I might have had them in my hand and dropped them during a spontaneous game of chase with the dog that occurred between finding and loosing the jets. Three pounds of dog poop later (figured I might as well accomplish something while I was walking back and forth staring at the ground), nothing. Check the shed, garage, bathroom, kitchen, computer (again), and everywhere else I thought I might have ventured, nothing. I concede defeat. I went to the bathroom to take care of some business and remember throwing away some scraps of cardboard I had removed from the Amal box. Checked the bottom of the trash, Eureka!!!!! Sure wish I would have remembered doing that first.
 

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Originally posted by Coloradobob:
I mounted my new license tags; they expire in 2016 and cost me $133.

But, if the world ends in 2012, as the Mayans are supposed to have predicted, look at the money you've wasted!!

The mind of the "village idiot" works in these ways, you know: Jim
 
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