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Forum: Equipment 03-02-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 21,585
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
Thanks, Zortose :thumb

Thanks, Zortose :thumb
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-02-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1,292
Views: 458,549
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
May you and yours stay safe, man!

May you and yours stay safe, man!
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-02-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5,142
Views: 997,036
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
Ah c'est du propre tout ça ! :D That's a...

Ah c'est du propre tout ça ! :D

That's a bloody stupid place to hide with a speed gun. If a car misses the exit lane and hits the lane marker, the stupid cop is toast! That said, the bike parked...
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 21,585
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
I live in Spain, so it might cost me a small...

I live in Spain, so it might cost me a small fortune just in postage! :D That's why I'm looking for an explanation on how to re-wax my Belstaff myself :wink:
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 21,585
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
Can anybody tell me how to re-wax a Belstaff...

Can anybody tell me how to re-wax a Belstaff jacket? Mine definitely needs it.
Forum: Beasts 02-21-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,503,041
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
Lovely machine! :tb

Lovely machine! :tb
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-18-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5,142
Views: 997,036
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
I suppose that having spent a fair amount of time...

I suppose that having spent a fair amount of time in the company of northerners does leave its mark!
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-18-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5,142
Views: 997,036
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
I suppose so: this here "Catalan" grew up in the...

I suppose so: this here "Catalan" grew up in the shadow of the Epsom Downs! :D

And yeah, the temps were a smidgeon higher...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-16-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5,142
Views: 997,036
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
By 'eck Kam, you've got better weather in Glasgow...

By 'eck Kam, you've got better weather in Glasgow than we had here in Barcelona today! I only managed to do 20 miles on the Thruxton before the skies opened and I turned for home (was doing a "photo...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-08-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5,142
Views: 997,036
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
Must be a bit of a tight squeeze during the rush...

Must be a bit of a tight squeeze during the rush hour!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,977
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
:oscar

:oscar
Forum: Beasts 02-06-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,503,041
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
You can change tyres as long as you keep the same...

You can change tyres as long as you keep the same dimensions. But the problems begin if you want to put wider tyres on a Thruxie, or full knobblies on a Scram, for instance.
Forum: Beasts 02-06-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,503,041
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
I'm not aiming at causing controversy, just read...

I'm not aiming at causing controversy, just read my comment to Bugchewer. :wink:

It is true that I haven't had the pleasure of road-testing a bike as extensively tuned as yours: here in Spain...
Forum: Road warriors 02-06-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,364
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
As far as "bubbly tank syndrome" is concerned, I...

As far as "bubbly tank syndrome" is concerned, I believe it has something to do with the ethanol content in some types of petrol. For example when I'm across the border in France I always fill up...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4,164
Views: 687,443
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
I'd go even further: Dat ass! :tb

I'd go even further:

Dat ass! :tb
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,337
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
After a good long look at the photos, I reckon...

After a good long look at the photos, I reckon that it's perhaps one of those bikes that looks better in the flesh than on a computer screen. I'll have to shuffle down to my nearest MV dealership to ...
Forum: Beasts 02-05-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,503,041
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
Hey Bug, don't get your knickers in a twist mate,...

Hey Bug, don't get your knickers in a twist mate, I'm not Scrambler-bashing! I just asked if anybody had turned a Thruxie into a Scrambler and when somebody asked why, I gave my reasons. If I really...
Forum: Beasts 02-05-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,503,041
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
Apart from having owned a Thruxie for the past...

Apart from having owned a Thruxie for the past nine years, I also have extensive experience of various bikes running the 270º Hinckley twin and it seems to me that the power delivery is a bit...
Forum: Beasts 02-04-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,503,041
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
Well I wouldn't mind having a Scrambler, but I...

Well I wouldn't mind having a Scrambler, but I find that the stock Scrambler engine with the 270º crank is gutless and underpowered, compared to the Thruxton engine (360º crank).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,977
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
During my first visit to Corsica, on the road...

During my first visit to Corsica, on the road between Auddè (Aullène) and Zìcavu (Zicavo), I was on the Thruxton, tanking along in formation with a bloke on a Multistrada 1100 (the red rag in front...
Forum: Beasts 02-04-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,503,041
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
Looks great!

Looks great!
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,337
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
Ah! Another of my pet hates: fully digital...

Ah! Another of my pet hates: fully digital dashboards. They might look very swank on MotoGP/SBK machines, but in the real world they all have a tendency to be totally illegible in full daylight.
Forum: Beasts 02-04-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,503,041
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
Has anybody "Scramblerised" a Thruxton?

Has anybody "Scramblerised" a Thruxton?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 470,526
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
:lol3:lol3 Most excellent, gunissan! But I'll...

:lol3:lol3 Most excellent, gunissan! But I'll raise you some Tony Capstick:

http://youtu.be/WUql6PRW18Y

Ee by 'eck, lad, they don't know they're born, today! :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,167
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
:D Actually the engine runs pretty smooth (I...

:D

Actually the engine runs pretty smooth (I mean it's only got 26,000-odd km on the clock; bear in mind this is a 2002 bike), although I might soon update the fuelling map and make sure the...
Forum: Beasts 01-31-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,503,041
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
What's the difference with/advantage over a...

What's the difference with/advantage over a "classic" steering damper?
Forum: Road warriors 01-31-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,303
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
Looks quite nice. Will there be an unfaired...

Looks quite nice. Will there be an unfaired version with flat 'bars?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,167
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
A SpeedTona (with an "o" :wink:) is a Triumph...

A SpeedTona (with an "o" :wink:) is a Triumph Daytona that's been turned into a Speed Triple (usually as a result of a SMIDSY moment). :deal
Forum: Road warriors 01-31-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,337
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
I don't consider myself as an "old fart" but I...

I don't consider myself as an "old fart" but I really don't like those truncated rear ends. I don't think much of the hideous reg plate support either - it looks like it was tacked on as an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,167
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
I recently fitted (OK, for "fitted" read "bodged"...

I recently fitted (OK, for "fitted" read "bodged" :D) some KTM handguards on my SpeedTona, which entailed junking the bar weights. So far, I haven't noticed any uncomfortable vibes and buzzes in the...
Forum: Beasts 01-29-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,372
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
That looks great! What tyres are they (brand,...

That looks great! What tyres are they (brand, sizes, etc.) And what's it like to ride on the road and off-road? I might be taking my SpeedTona down to Morocco in the Spring and I'm thinking of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,981
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
I've lived in a Mediterranean country (Spain) for...

I've lived in a Mediterranean country (Spain) for some 19 years now, and every day I am still dumbfounded by the scant disregard that I get from a great number of the local cagers. Their view is that...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,257
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
In my experience, cordura gear is only as good as...

In my experience, cordura gear is only as good as the way in which it has been waterproofed. And sooner or later it will lose its waterproofing anyway. So I have a two-piece rain suit that I picked...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,844
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
+1 for the Kriega. All my bike luggage is Kriega...

+1 for the Kriega. All my bike luggage is Kriega and I wouldn't spend my money anywhere else.
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,159
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
I have the Soubirac Klipper boots as my go-to...

I have the Soubirac Klipper boots as my go-to riding footgear. They're the "civilian" version of the boots supplied to the French Gendarmerie and fire brigade. They're tough, comfortable, pretty...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-25-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5,142
Views: 997,036
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
That's good news, fraser: I'm getting a bit weary...

That's good news, fraser: I'm getting a bit weary of my French passport! :rofl
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-25-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5,142
Views: 997,036
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
There are some fantastic photos on this thread,...

There are some fantastic photos on this thread, Kamchat! I haven't been to Scotland since I was a "wee bairn" and I'm seriously thinking about taking one of the Trumpets up there this summer...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,547
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
My current helmet is a Biltwell Gringo full-face...

My current helmet is a Biltwell Gringo full-face that doesn't have a visor, so I wear it with a pair of Biltwell Moto goggles for which I have both clear and smoked lenses, and an old sock is just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 19,020
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
Yesterday I bought a Triumph hi-viz rain jacket....

Yesterday I bought a Triumph hi-viz rain jacket. I must be getting old and sensible... :gerg

However I resisted the urge to buy the matching hi-viz rain trousers - so it looks as if I'm not ready...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-24-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 746
Views: 299,713
Posted By FrogAndTrumpet
No wonder it looks like it's straight out of the...

No wonder it looks like it's straight out of the showroom! I still miss my '91 400; it was red and one of the first - if not the first - in France, and it was a great first bike for me. Ah,...
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