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Offline Asmith61

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Finally picked it up
« on: July 15, 2020, 18:58:36 »
I actually bought this bike in January and because of the lockdown and one thing and another I finally picked it up today  :happydance:

The chap has had it 11 years and haven’t used it for at least 2 years so I have booked it in for an mot on Friday.
The carbs need a balance I think cause once you come of the throttle it runs on three cylinders for a second then soon clears and pulls like a train.
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Offline tallpaul

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Re: Finally picked it up
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2020, 20:02:44 »
That blue is intense. On my phone it is on its way to being purple! Looks superb, I hope you enjoy it.
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Offline Asmith61

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Re: Finally picked it up
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2020, 20:38:07 »
@tallpaul  it is purple  lol

The colour is called nightshade it is a great colour  :thumb:

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Re: Finally picked it up
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2020, 20:51:08 »
That looks fab  :thumb:
Enjoy  :auto-dirtbike:

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Re: Finally picked it up
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2020, 21:00:40 »
@ uk_Vstrom650  Thank you

I rode it back today only 27 miles But looking forward to riding it properly  :thumb:

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Re: Finally picked it up
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2020, 22:37:30 »
Very striking colour. Shouldn't this be in Traitors Corner?  :grin:

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Re: Finally picked it up
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2020, 06:49:56 »
I spy with my little eye, something beginning with fuel tap...

That looks ace, enjoy. :thumb:
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Re: Finally picked it up
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2020, 07:10:28 »
@mep yes I suppose it should be  :grin:

@Tlpower yes it is good spot there  :thumb:
The built quality of this bike is excellent and for a 21 year old bike it is in lovely condition  :thumb:

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Re: Finally picked it up
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2020, 10:57:07 »
The build quality does seem to extremely good. I had a 1200 Trophy in green. It had one owner before me, a friend's dad, and it was like new. Nothing went wrong with it, nothing. I met with the Plymouth Triumph owners club a couple of times. Some of their bikes had extreme miles on the clock and I heard not one complaint. Enjoy  :thumb:

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Re: Finally picked it up
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2020, 15:09:58 »
@ the doctor 46 thank you for that encouraging news
I have had the mot on Friday (passed with flying colours) the mot tester was very impressed with the bike, I have booked it in with a mechanic friend of mine to have a service and the carbs balanced and cleaned out.
I took it to him the other day to book it in he took a quick look and noticed that the rubbers in between the airbox and the carbs had perished where it has been standing so that doesn’t help with the running of it.