Isn't it wonderful...

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Christofire, Jun 13, 2005.

  1. Christofire

    Christofire Guest

    ....when you go to watch the TT expecting rain and come back slightly
    sunburnt, having had 7 days glorious sunshine?

    The only thing better than the weather is the attitude of the
    white-helmeted police. Fantastic week, made all the better by the bike
    being mostly[1] on song, BT014s being excellent and crowds cheering at
    creg-nee-ba for mild showboating.

    Anyone got a copy of the PS2 TT game they've got bored with?

    [1] I think the clutch is slipping when wound right on, but not every
    time and not consistently. Two Triumph dealers have sworn they've
    hardly ever replaced a clutch and never heard of one doing what mine is.
    Christofire, Jun 13, 2005
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    Ben Blaney Guest

    Haven't taken mine out of the plastic yet.
    Don't start that, you ****.
    Ben Blaney, Jun 13, 2005
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  3. Christofire

    WavyDavy Guest

    That's what mine was doing sometimes appearing to slip, sometimes feeling
    OK- I put that down to the clutch just starting to go. When it went in in
    Feb for a service I asked them to look at it and the report back was "We
    can't see anything wrong". Took it out and, next time I tried to wind it on
    at 12xxxxxx 69mph the revs rose and speed was not commensurate with revs.

    Took it back and said "It needs a new clutch". They charged me through the
    nose for a new set of plates & springs etc. Bike now pulls properly with no


    PS. Mine had done a massive 15000 miles when it went. That's 1000 miles
    more than when I had to have new front brake discs..... Kate's R6 has done
    more miles and has had no problems from either clutch or discs.
    PPS. Nothing else had better go wrong on the 955 as my nearest dealer is in
    Toulouse now and that's fucking miles(or should that be kilometres) away!
    WavyDavy, Jun 13, 2005
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    Champ Guest

    Was this your first TT? Magical place, isn't it?

    Glad you enjoyed it.
    Champ, Jun 13, 2005
  5. Doesnotcompute wrote
    Are you sure?
    There is another cylinder wot turns on at about 8k on mine. Which I did
    at first think was the beginnings of a slippy clutch. Having ridden it
    for a bit I now assume it is a carburation thing and it is just trying
    to go a bit faster a bit faster.

    Even better when the can starts singing, imho.
    steve auvache, Jun 13, 2005
  6. Christofire

    Christofire Guest

    It was, and it is. I didn't really know what to expect but the place
    was better than anything I could imagine. The atmosphere, the roads -
    everything was great. Obviously, there was a few dampners on
    proceedings, but it's hard to stay melancholy there. Some of the best
    biking roads dropped into breathtaking scenery. Some pics may follow
    this evening when I get home.
    A lap before breakfast just about every day saw to that. Over the last
    week I've fallen in love with the daytona all over again. The way it
    handles, goes and stops suits me fine and the noise is like music to me.

    The racers have my utmost respect for riding around that course. It's
    barking at what I thought was cracking on a bit. How that lot manage
    to do more than 2 laps is impressive, but 6 laps is outstanding.
    Christofire, Jun 13, 2005
  7. Christofire

    Christofire Guest

    WavyDavy wrote:


    Sounds similar. It's slipping by 500 - 1000 revs from about 8k in 5th
    and 6th. It's not a lot, but it doesn't feel right and it's made me
    wonder how much "go" I'm missing out on. Saying that, it's gone up
    through the gears a few times and been fine.
    Balls. I was rather hoping it wasn't going to be expensive. Looks
    like I'd best start looking up how to go about it. Thanks for the
    Christofire, Jun 13, 2005
  8. Christofire

    Christofire Guest

    That good is it?
    Curiously, that's pretty close to what I was thinking.
    Christofire, Jun 13, 2005
  9. Christofire

    Christofire Guest

    I did wonder if it was just where things get interesting, but the
    increase in revs is sudden whereas the increase in mph isn't. It also
    doesn't feel like it's pulling as hard as it should be, so I'm
    confident it's clutch slip. I don't think it'll be much of a problem
    back in blighty though.
    Christofire, Jun 13, 2005
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    Ace Guest

    I think he's just referring to the point at which the power comes in,
    but ICBW.
    ..'_/_|_\_'. Ace (brucedotrogers a.t rochedotcom)
    \`\ | /`/ GSX-R1000K3
    `\\ | //' BOTAFOT#3, SbS#2, UKRMMA#13, DFV#8, SKA#2
    Ace, Jun 13, 2005
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    Ben Blaney Guest

    It's a lack-of-time issue for me.
    You've caught up with UKRM already then?
    Ben Blaney, Jun 13, 2005
  12. "Me too"
    Mine and SWMBOs first time also
    An Ab Fab week - completely fallen in love with the place and the people
    and the bikes and...
    When we came down the hill and pulled off there on Mad Sunday, we were
    the only bike in sight as everyone else got held up by an accident where
    some friends of ours (nurses) assisted. Injured biker lucky to be alive
    and relatively intact - although if he was the same goon who had blatted
    through the middle of everyone else a few moments (and bends) before
    then I hope he sees it as a warning!

    Overall though, that was only one of two idiots (the other was a BMW
    rider who treated his mirrors as ornaments only :)
    We were incredibly impressed with everyone elses riding and cameraderie [1]

    Chris D
    [1] Just don't expect me to express a public opinion about the
    Germans [2] on our campsite at Glenlough...
    [2] 'stereotypes-r-us'
    Chris Deuchar (UKRM), Jun 13, 2005
  13. Ace wrote
    For once you are right on the target.

    At a needle's width over 8k with the throttle open and the engine
    already breathing there is a distinct change of tone and it starts
    pulling noticeably harder. Good it is. It doesn't happen at low values
    of beanage for the same revs though. Very noticeable in 3rd and 4th.

    As it comes on rather slowly I thought at first it might be a slippy
    clutch and was really pleasantly surprised to finds it wasn't.
    steve auvache, Jun 13, 2005
  14. Christofire

    Christofire Guest

    No, but after this post I'll take it as read there have been a few
    protesting clutches in the past week.
    Christofire, Jun 13, 2005
  15. Christofire

    Ben Blaney Guest

    You got it.
    Ben Blaney, Jun 13, 2005
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    Champ Guest

    It's a piece of piss, and, while I don't know about Triumph, a full
    set of Kawasaki plates (friction and steel) is only about 50 quid.
    Champ, Jun 13, 2005
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    SP Guest

    Chris Deuchar (UKRM) wrote:

    Glen Lough campsite is good, isn't it.

    SBS#11 (with oak-leaf cluster)
    BONY#54P BOB#18
    Real burds don't take hormones, they rage naturally
    SP, Jun 13, 2005
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    Salad Dodger Guest

    <misty water coloured memories>
    | ___ Salad Dodger
    |/ \
    _/_____\_ GL1500SEV/CBR1100XXX/KH500A8/TS250C
    |_\_____/_| ..75830../..18846.../..3214./.19406
    (>|_|_|<) TPPFATUICG#7 DIAABTCOD#9 YTC#4 PM#5
    |__|_|__| BOTAFOT #70 BOTAFOF #09 two#11 WG*
    \ |^| / IbW#0 & KotIbW# BotTOS#6 GP#4
    \|^|/ ANORAK#17 IbB#4
    '^' RBR Landmarks: 24 Pts: 400 Miles: 1589
    Salad Dodger, Jun 13, 2005
  19. He was telling you to give it bollocks.
    Grimly Curmudgeon, Jun 13, 2005
  20. Christofire

    Christofire Guest

    Bit of a shame that - I wanted to say hello. Some better planning next
    The ones in purple thongs? They put me off momentarily, I can tell you.
    Christofire, Jun 13, 2005
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