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  • Mr.Mow
    Mr.Mow
    7 months
    Well, I bought the BM Rninet Racer in May, with restrictions lifted I finally got it out and about, 30 mins was the longest I could last, pain would start in my wrists, then numbness then it would spread up my forearms. I’d pull over and spent the next 10 mins with tingling hands. Beautiful bike but just not useable for me. Sold several days after I advertised it.

    I’ve never looked at triumphs before, had no interest, was at Harley city (none of the new harleys interested me) and wandered into triumph next door and instantly fell in love with a 1200 scrambler, took it for a ride and goddamn, punchy as fck motor, handling was light, brakes were amazing and it had a really nice old school vibe to the motor. Just really well built. Comes home with me this weekend.


  • Far Canal
    Far Canal
    7 months
    Mrs Far Canal has a 1200 Bobber.
    It is a very nice bike.
    Fast, nimble, low to ground stops well, needs minimum maintenance.
    I remember you bagged them out about the fake carbies and something else Mow a few years ago when she got it but they are a great machine straight out of the box. No need to spend an extra fortune on them to get them breathing, exhausting, and tuned.
    Good luck with your Scrambler.
  • FBUser87
    FBUser87
    7 months
    Hey man, looked and bid on one of those mothers as like the history, and well look. But a simple one without all the E jazz sounds the go.
    Me I just got some stinking Jap/Wog Belgarda TT600 kicker only, I know . But My idea is if can't organise for easy kick in guts use by time gone. Tough must be tuned to an inch of her life....
  • carbon fibre
    carbon fibre
    7 months
    Replaced my 2010 Streetglide with this

  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    7 months
    Quoting carbon fibre on 16 Dec 2020 04:56 AM

    Replaced my 2010 Streetglide with this


    They are a good thing.
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    7 months
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    Hey i had a modified version of the previous version....only bike i have ever had that you could light up the back tire by cracking the throttle. Put it in top gear at 60kph and open the throttle...they do go!
  • keith
    keith
    7 months
    Quoting carbon fibre on 16 Dec 2020 04:56 AM

    Replaced my 2010 Streetglide with this


    Good to see Stix, SG traded ? I joined the Indian riders a couple of months ago buying this old girl at auction,its just back in WA this week, slow shipping due to CV 19 etc, needs a rear tyre and new front brake cable to get her registered.
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    7 months
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    Two reasons....it ran very very hot even with a power commander on board and the lovely Mrs did not enjoy the comfort of it. Oh and there was a minor thing about the appetite for rear tyres...i even went to the dark side and mounted a car tyre on the back! Made it very difficult to turn but great for stopping at lights and not putting your feet down
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    7 months
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    There is a very simple modification you can do to them to give you full tq in the first three gears rather than the restriction the factory imposes
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    7 months
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    How did the test ride go....
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    7 months
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    Yes sadly not a true representation of the performance. As indicated they are tq limited from the factory in the first three gears.....but there is a way around that...LOL
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    7 months
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    Thats pretty shit...!
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    27 days ago
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    Well after dicking around for a bit i bought a Bmw 1200GS with 5k on it. Stock std other than a skid plate. Setting it up for a lap of the map on the brown stuff with minimal black stuff planned. You think that HD stuff is expensive...price a few BMW bits!
    I nearly bought a Guzzi 85TT travel but due to the lack of dealers in Aust decided against it.
  • steelo
    steelo
    27 days ago
    You bastard!!
  • Wideglider
    Wideglider
    27 days ago
    Quoting paulybronco on 26 Jun 2021 09:18 AM

    Well after dicking around for a bit i bought a Bmw 1200GS with 5k on it. Stock std other than a skid plate. Setting it up for a lap of the map on the brown stuff with minimal black stuff planned. You think that HD stuff is expensive...price a few BMW bits!
    I nearly bought a Guzzi 85TT travel but due to the lack of dealers in Aust decided against it.

    Well done PB - welcome to the GS club. 
    Had mine coming up to two years now, the off-road adventures have really given me some really great experiences.
    Yes, the BMW bits are too expensive - but you can be reassured those Germans make quality stuff.

  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    27 days ago
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    I just put on some wunderlich tank protectors, looking for some wunerlich engine bars. Being cheap and looking for s/hand stainless.
  • Hoodeng
    Hoodeng
    26 days ago
    Latest project, taking ages though.
  • Baloffski
    Baloffski
    25 days ago
    Quoting Hoodeng on 27 Jun 2021 05:09 AM

    Latest project, taking ages though.

    Looks like a worthwhile project.
    May have mentioned it before, like a hundred times.
    In the early 70's was the Invoice jerk for J.N.Taylors motorcycle shop.  Lunch hour, (those were the days) I'd peruse all the old motorcycle shops which were very old houses in the heart of Adelaide with like two dozen bikes in side. Came across many bikes that I wish I had now. Anyway I was looking for another bike, a road upgrade, as had bought the brand new Honda XL250 new in 73 0r 74 for $678.00.Would change from dirt to road, back to dirt, until could afford both.
    Came across a BSA triple the same colour as you have, for $800, went back to work lookeed in my ledgfer to see what parts we had for it, only in stock was ONE VALVE, and delivery of any parts were at least 6 weeks. So I passed on that BSA and bought an XS1 650 kicker.
  • Hoodeng
    Hoodeng
    24 days ago
    Ah yes,,, the dreaded J N Taylor's, every Saturday morning a conga line of British bike owners being told that a Telex would be sent ordering all the parts that were never held in stock...Six weeks?? luxury,,, there were a couple of guys around town back then that had good stock of pretty much anything. 
    Guys like Mr Dadow and Mr Berry for triples and twins were a god send in those days among a number of others. I had a 73 Bonnie at that time, $1400 new, luckily pretty reliable so not a regular at the big windows.
    I got that 69 Rocket of BJ's in Brisbane in 83, it was originally delivered new to Wood's in Sydney. It was my second road bike for a number of years during the eighties whilst i was doing XR projects. It's going back to completely stock now, even the 'Flamboyant Aircraft Blue' paint has been applied in the method that was used pre iridescent paints.
  • Ratbob
    Ratbob
    9 days ago
    Finally bought one of these today.
    Yeah, 
    I’ve taken up smoking again 😎
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