Cold new year ride levers,pipes,lights & mirrors test

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  1. RacerX74

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    Hi

    first ride of 2018 and first time the Rockets been out of the Garage for about a month roads were almost dry but filthy dirty on a cold 5 degree (centigrade that is) but sunny winter afternoon here in the Uk .

    Was wanting a ride as I have fitted a couple of bit and pieces

    1, Gone from a black sports screen to a clear one liking this look much more

    2, Finally fitted V-Trek levers and I can report they are great fit and feel good with lots of adjustment either way and of course look much better than stock ones very happy with these

    3, To go with the levers I replaced the front brake pipes with Hel pipes
    instead of one pipe split to the callipers these are two stainless pipes from the master cylinder straight to each calliper and a vast improvement in lever feel .
    It would appear the trick to bleeding these brakes is pump and bleed as normal getting it as good as you can then force the pistons back as far as they go I think this has the effect of forcing any trapped air back up to the master cylinder pump repeat a couple of times ...solid lever that I can no longer force back to the bar much better

    3, Replaced headlights with LED items no idea if there better in the dark but they do look good were cheap and easy to fit

    4, Triumph satin black oval mirrors nice and wide very useful for changing lane on motorway's / freeways
    and look way better than stock

    5, Gone back to original Triumph single seat removed rear pegs and blanked off

    6, Painted headers and heat shields black VHT paint happy with this look

    7, Enjoy noise from slightly wonky fitment ( this apparently is standard but they were used so I'm kind of OK with this as I didn't pay full ££££££ price ) Dave Platt short exhaust ....they do sound good

    8, Oil / filter change to Motul 5100 4T maybe a little smother on the down change

    The roads were awful and my tyres were cold but enjoyed a 45 minute ride around town all the same
    Roll on summer
     
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    I did the same thing this afternoon. Got the bike out and gave it another run since the 'fine tuning' episode. Ran like a dream again so really pleased efforts lasted more than a few days. Roads were pretty filthy, remnants of grit. salt and damp patches everywhere. Still, nice to get out even if was only 3 degrees C and wind gusting to 35mph. Am now looking at heated gloves, jacket etc..froze me blinkin' saggy bits!
     
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    Cold enough for a fire ........bbbbbrrrrrr
     
  4. BillyIndiana

    BillyIndianaRoad rash heals-Freckles grow back-Ride

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    Been way to cold and 10 inches of snow on the ground here. My silver jeep looks white it has so much salt on it. Supposed to get above 30 degrees this week for a few days so I will finally be able to hit a car wash.
     
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    A men to that !! But snow is so pretty ... Before it turns so sludge and you go sliding down the hill when your trying to walk up a hill and may i add a big hill at that... good grief .
    I do like jeeps though :D very cute :rolleyes:
     
  6. RacerX74

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    Guys I'm confused Nat69's girl who's Nat69 ? there a Nat67 is this the same member or is there a Nat69 ? sorry for being a bit slow if its obvious I am from Essex
     
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    Haha bless ya... I was trying to be clever .... (69) :whitstling:;):sneaky: yes tis true i am in 67 s chains :rolleyes: welcome to my crazy little world o_O
     
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    Ahem blushing now :rolleyes:

    Got it

    cheers ;)
     
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    Anytime Mr Essex :p:)
     
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    @RacerX74, I too have a clear sports screen and chose it because it’s discreet and barely noticeable. Changed my mirrors too but have black Triumph teardrop one’s and as you say better vision.
    Did the headlights too.
    Nice tip re bleeding the brakes. Will bear it in mind.
    Take it easy.
     
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