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Picked up my T160 from GrinTriumph today following the top end overhaul. Engine looks and sounds great, but bucketing of rain here, so straight in the shed with it. Video and photos to follow
 

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Hi Dave,

Well, I have to confess that I've not ridden the T100 at night yet, so I'd assumed it was OK as it has an H4 bulb.

Maybe I'm barking up the wrong red herring.

I was going to go to the other Cheshire VMCC Section meeting tomorrow night, on the T100, but having seen tomorrow's weather forecast, it's more likely to be a large Laphroaig and and early night.....

Or the car.
 

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Wow, that sounds fantastic, you must be really pleased! What's the deal when you have this much work done, is there a warranty or is it down to goodwill if something goes wrong? And I guess you have to take it back to Grin for head re-torquing? Sorry for the questions, just wondering whether it's better to give the bike to a trusted specialist if you can afford to or DIY.

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The lack of holidays during lockdown gave me the cash for it. Each year me and a few pals go to Spain for 5 days. Missed last year and this one so that covered a large chunk and I'm hoping for some cash back from the taxman, so no impact on family funds.

If it blows up within a week or so, I'd be knocking on his door, but can't see it happening.
I'll retorque and set valve clearances myself

I only have basic spanner skills and reading the various Triple sites scared me off trying it myself. I bought it a couple of years ago with the attitude of "I'm alright on twins, so this won't be much harder" but as I say the scaremongering elsewhere frightened me off.
 

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Hi Jimmy,
There is a wonderful growl when our change gear and accelerate near the bottom of the hill, sounds and looks great.
There was a panic in Scotland about a year ago that Grin was retiring, but it seems that it was a false alarm.

regards
Peg.
 

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I got a computer correct title (my original was typewritten) and plates for my 72 TR6 leaf-spring 4-speed and rode to town to fill the gas tank for the 1st time in decades. The bike was so totally worn out that it just sat while I built several others. Then covid gave me year to work on the fleet. After riding 50 miles, I rotated the gearshift lever up 1 spline, adjusted the clutch cable at the tranny 1 full turn, and tightened the carb mounting nuts 1/2 turn. I Then took pictures at each end of my street. The real Dunstall pipes sound like a Triumph 650 twin is supposed to. I richened the carb on the fly (love the extended air screw)
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At last. A warm sunny day worthy of being associated what we hope will be the summer of 2021.
A simple 56 mile potter around the south Cheshire lanes on my Daytona. Had an early diversion when the road bridge over the Llangollen branch canal off the Shropshire Union was being raised as I arrived, with a queue of canal boats waiting to pass so it was going to be a 10 minute wait. Not wanting to risk sitting at idle for that long, or stopping the engine and having to kick it back to life, I diverted and went the other way around my usual loop. Arriving back at the bridge some 10 miles later it was just coming down again so was able to cross straight over.

The fields at this time of year are either lush green with grass awaiting either making into hay, or making into silage for winter cattle feed, contrasting with the bright yellow seas of oil seed r*pe. The English Oaks are all in leaf and the ash trees are not far behind. Oak before the ash, we are in for a splash. Ash before the oak, we are in for a soak. So, hopefully, not to be a wet summer.

On to Farndon and the old sandstone bridge over the river Dee, dating from 1339.
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Parked up for a photo to entertain you all and was engaged in conversation by a chap in a car, who turned out to be the owner of a number of Hinckley Triumphs, but no real ones. Had a long conversation about the restoration, reliability etc. Said it had made his day! Was stationary for about 40 minutes and the warm re-start was easy.

Had to have a photo:
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The river here has eroded a small cliff in our local Permian sandstone (about 275 million years old). These sands were laid down in a desert, or a shallow sea, a bit like the present day Arabian Gulf. The curved shapes and sloping lines in the rocks were formed by moving dunes, or sand waves in the sea:

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From Farndon, on another 10 miles upstream along the river to Bangor on Dee and other old sandstone bridge, from about 1660.

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This time only stopped for about 10 minutes as was very warm in my new Speedwear wax jacket and the re-start was more tricky. Needed 2 sets of tickles before it would run smoothly and then idle, so although I was hoping for an ice cream in the village shop, the thought of a third hot start put me off and saved my waistline from further abuse.

On to home, 56 miles and out for 2hrs 30. Quite tiring keeping the Daytona on the boil, up and down the gears and the rev range, and had a nap in the sun once home.
 

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At last. A warm sunny day worthy of being associated what we hope will be the summer of 2021.
A simple 56 mile potter around the south Cheshire lanes on my Daytona. Had an early diversion when the road bridge over the Llangollen branch canal off the Shropshire Union was being raised as I arrived, with a queue of canal boats waiting to pass so it was going to be a 10 minute wait. Not wanting to risk sitting at idle for that long, or stopping the engine and having to kick it back to life, I diverted and went the other way around my usual loop. Arriving back at the bridge some 10 miles later it was just coming down again so was able to cross straight over.

The fields at this time of year are either lush green with grass awaiting either making into hay, or making into silage for winter cattle feed, contrasting with the bright yellow seas of oil seed r*pe. The English Oaks are all in leaf and the ash trees are not far behind. Oak before the ash, we are in for a splash. Ash before the oak, we are in for a soak. So, hopefully, not to be a wet summer.

On to Farndon and the old sandstone bridge over the river Dee, dating from 1339.
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Parked up for a photo to entertain you all and was engaged in conversation by a chap in a car, who turned out to be the owner of a number of Hinckley Triumphs, but no real ones. Had a long conversation about the restoration, reliability etc. Said it had made his day! Was stationary for about 40 minutes and the warm re-start was easy.

Had to have a photo:
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The river here has eroded a small cliff in our local Permian sandstone (about 275 million years old). These sands were laid down in a desert, or a shallow sea, a bit like the present day Arabian Gulf. The curved shapes and sloping lines in the rocks were formed by moving dunes, or sand waves in the sea:

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From Farndon, on another 10 miles upstream along the river to Bangor on Dee and other old sandstone bridge, from about 1660.

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This time only stopped for about 10 minutes as was very warm in my new Speedwear wax jacket and the re-start was more tricky. Needed 2 sets of tickles before it would run smoothly and then idle, so although I was hoping for an ice cream in the village shop, the thought of a third hot start put me off and saved my waistline from further abuse.

On to home, 56 miles and out for 2hrs 30. Quite tiring keeping the Daytona on the boil, up and down the gears and the rev range, and had a nap in the sun once home.
I shall be in North Wales next Wednesday for 3 nights staying at Wrexham. A brief car tour with my wife, boy and partner. Probably take a ride up Snowdon on the train if its running.
 

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I shall be in North Wales next Wednesday for 3 nights staying at Wrexham. A brief car tour with my wife, boy and partner. Probably take a ride up Snowdon on the train if its running.
If you feel like saying hi and want to drop by, I'm only 10 mins from Bangor on Dee. Send me a conversation message and I'll tell you where live.
 

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If you feel like saying hi and want to drop by, I'm only 10 mins from Bangor on Dee. Send me a conversation message and I'll tell you where live.
I appreciate the invitation Andy, but due to the 4 of us having only 2 days for a brief tour, it will be a rush. I would also welcome a visit if you were ever coming to Exmouth area. This year, our annual rides are going to be running again. I expect the journey might be to far for a comfortable ride down this way. I will be on some and put up a few pictures of the excellent local bikes. Cheers Andy.
 

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No problem. Hope the weather is as good as forecast, Snowdonia should look good at this time of year. My youngest daughter lives between Beddgelert and Caernarfon and loves the cycling and the climbing that gives her.
 

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You might want to book your ride on the Snowdon mountain railway. Last time I was there (admittedly a few years ago), it wasnt possible to get on the train 'on the day', it was very busy. The power station in the mountain is good though.
 

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MOT'd. Passed, no problem other than it was nice when I went out and pishing down on my way back. Bike is now 42years old, so doesnt actually need an MOT any more.
 

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No problem. Hope the weather is as good as forecast, Snowdonia should look good at this time of year. My youngest daughter lives between Beddgelert and Caernarfon and loves the cycling and the climbing that gives her.
Might look down to Aberfan on the way home Saturday. I was there when that coal heap slid and it was on my Birthday 21.October. On holiday with my parents as a teenager. Remember seeing all the vehicles attending. Been there about 3 times since and always visit that cemetery where the child victims are buried. 3 years ago, i read all the stories and the enquiry report.
 
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