Posts Tagged ‘Triumph’

Rabbit Rally 2017…

Posted: May 4, 2017 in Just Me
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Rabbit Rally 2017

Damn Unreliable Triumph, part 2…

Posted: December 27, 2016 in Just Me
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Incase any of you guys are interested, I came up with two answers to the starting problem.

1. I bought a small power pack assembly, about the size of two mobile phones, that comes with a set of jump leads, and has enough power to start a car. it was just £34 and also has a USB port for charging a phone if needed. I will take a picture later, so you can see.

Here is a video I found on the Tube…

2. When I got the bike back in June, I fitted a new MotoBatt battery, I always fit new batteries to any bike I buy, as it takes the guesswork out of the equation. But when talking to a friend about this, he told me to change the battery again, to a Varta maintenance free type battery, as these have a higher storage voltage, not a lot higher, but over 12.6V. So that is what I did, and even during this cold weather, I have had no further problems so far.

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Triumph Bonnie SE

 

Seasons Greetings…

Posted: December 15, 2016 in Just Me
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First I would like to thank all you guys from around the world who have visited, and subscribed to my blog, and I hope you find the time to check in from time to time in 2017. And you never know, maybe we will meet somewhere out on the road.

My first trip out on a bike will be to The Phoenix, at Hartley Wintney on new years day.

Kevin.

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Seasons Greetings

As some of you know I have an 09 865cc Bonneville SE, I got it earlier this year, and as of today I am on my third battery! apparently there is nothing wrong with the batteries, but using the bike around town does not charge them to the required level, and if like me you are unable to put your bike on a battery tender when it is not used, the battery voltage will fall to below 12.6v and then the bike will shut down.

So today I fitted another new battery, and put the older one on charge, and went for a ride and all was good. but I was annoyed about the battery issue, and now carry jump leads with me whenever I take the bike out. So this evening when I had a chance I decided to google surf to try to find a fix for this most annoying problem, that Triumph really should sort out. And I found this……

So maybe this will help one or two of you, I am certainly going to try this next time I get the click of death

Clocks Back Rally…

Posted: October 31, 2016 in Just Me
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I headed out to the Moto Guzzi clocks back rally all on me lonesome. So being a Moto Guzzi rally, I grabbed the Triumph Bonnie SE, loaded it it up with my camping stuff in the warmth of an autumn Friday, and headed out with a loose plan to be at Upton upon Severn, eighty or so miles west of me, by lunch time, and a date with with a traditional British lunch in the shape of a steamed, steak and kidney pudding! For I had found out that hidden in the backstreets of Upton was the world famous Pudding Shop & cafe.

Eighty country lane miles later, and I was pulled up outside that very purveyor of savoury goodness, and they were open for lunch…

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The Pudding Shop

 

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Steamed Steak and Kidney pudding

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The camp site

That was pretty much it for the first day, just time meet a few people, drink a beer or five, and get settled in for the evening in the warmth of a country pub.
The next morning started damp with heavy grey cloud and light drizzle, although it did get a bit heavier during the day, it was not too cold or unpleasant. so after a full english breakfast, I decided to take a walk into town, and have a bit of a mooch about, first then was the river Severn, from where the town gets it’s name. Once a thriving market style town, now though overwhelmed with antique shops, but it does still have a few decent pubs to keep the thirsty traveller quenched.

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Mmm

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V7 750 Special in Upton

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The Anchor Inn

Out On The Weekend….

Posted: October 30, 2016 in Just Me
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The clocks back Guzzi Rally

I spent the weekend over at Upton upon Severn, at the Moto Guzzi club, clocks back rally. I took my Triumph of course, no need to be predictable in this world. I shall post some rally pictures later, but first I shall post a picture I took at Marlborough on my way home…

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Street Art, Marlborough

Netley Marsh Eurojumble…

Posted: September 3, 2016 in Just Me
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One of my high spots of the motorcycle year is the Netley marsh Eurojumble, held down on the edge of the New Forest in Hampshire. There are always lots of visitors from across Europe and further afield, both buying public and sellers, so the event always has a good “buzz”

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Nice old OEC

I managed to buy a few bits for my Moto Guzzi that I had on my list, which was worth the trip in itself. Roll on next year…

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Greeves

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