Today I didn't take a Street twin for a test ride. I have been reading reviews and liked the sound of it so today Mr B and I headed for the Triumph dealer for me to look at and possibly test ride one and also the T120 for Mr B to take out.
He had a great time on the bigger bike and although he won't be selling the Honda and replacing it I reckon he was tempted to look at the figures and see if he could manage it.
Meanwhile I was having a sit it's built for hbon the 900 and realising there was no point even starting the engine (although I did hear it running and it was almost worth buying for the sound. Lovely!) but it's built for bigger people then me. The seat height was perfect but the distance between the footpegs and the brake and gear levers is huge and my knees came nowhere near the tank but fitted very snugly onto the engine, so hopeless for me. Mr B took it out instead and said it has really nice low down grunt but starts to run out of steam at 60 mph, so a little disappointing. We enjoyed the visit anyway and saw lots of people we knew there so spent a happy afternoon talking rubbish and drinking coffee. One of the best bits of not working for someone else means you can catch up on work later if you need to
Technical and tyres
Answered by Andy Beckett, Bahnstormer
The kit should have come with a relay and independent switch and the
I think the instructions say to take the switch live feed from the main beam wire. However, due to the canbus system I’d advise taking the switch live feed (for the relay) from the power socket. This will also allow you to run the additional lights on either dipped beam or high beam without any conflicts.
Velour t-shirts? Velour? Like a seventies lounge suit? Do you do crimplene?....Cause I'm running low on underpants.
Legal and insurance
Hey guys, so unfortunately today some woman reversed into me whilst I pulled in behind her (On the main road, she wasn't parking up) at the lights and was about to move into the bus lane. Anyway, it caught me by surprise but it was caught on camera. Very little to no damage was done as this was around 10 mph. None the less, it put me off balance and I was able to settle the bike down onto the ground rather gently.
We pulled over, she seemed rather concerned but then when I said shall we exchange details she kept saying don't worry about it. "It's only a scratch", "I'd rather know you're okay". Anyway, I made several more suggestions at exchanging details and she was courteous but continued to say don't worry about it.
Anyway long story short. I've managed to fit the parts that came lose (indicator / hand guard) back on, with a 1mm scuff on the fairing. She had a small scuff along the bumper as well where my crash guard protected me.
I'm a little confused as to what I should do now?
Touring & travel
Just finished writing the third and final part of my Blog Post following this years European Trip (Spain etc).
If its the sort of thing you're interested in then there are words and pictures here:
Buying and selling
@Beelady Yep got it yesterday and spent the afternoon practicing figure of 8's in the car park. Done training for my mod1 today on a honda nc700. Nice weather for it except when stationary taking instructions off the instructor, bit hot in my armoured kit.