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Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1,311
Views: 316,010
Posted By CharlesLathe
I won't even try doing that on my Street Triple.

I won't even try doing that on my Street Triple.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,023
Posted By CharlesLathe
She just might not be able to do it or she might...

She just might not be able to do it or she might not be able to do it well enough to be safe.

I am eleven years older than your girlfriend and I started a new line of work almost five years ago....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-13-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 74,373
Posted By CharlesLathe
Man, that is a cool helmet.

Man, that is a cool helmet.
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,609
Posted By CharlesLathe
I bought a new bike in January. It is a 2013...

I bought a new bike in January. It is a 2013 Street Triple. Weekend before last, I did a 1251 mile camping trip on it and every mile was fun. Local rides are fun, too.
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,311
Views: 316,010
Posted By CharlesLathe
Very ambitious.

Very ambitious.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-03-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 57,578
Posted By CharlesLathe
Some motorcycles don't like the rain. This one...

Some motorcycles don't like the rain. This one did not.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Yg5f-OIeku8/VUaZKOOTW8I/AAAAAAAABAU/FsU6eBrL4NU/s800/Rain.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-03-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 33,231
Posted By CharlesLathe
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7509I76sAOU/VUa...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7509I76sAOU/VUaPb064-rI/AAAAAAAAA_8/1EDqCyUN7tk/s912/Enterprise.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,540
Posted By CharlesLathe
I definitely agree with your Street Triple pick....

I definitely agree with your Street Triple pick. I bought a Street Triple in January and I am very impressed. It is a thrilling engine.

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-26-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 188,768
Posted By CharlesLathe
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-UsVYowmGSxs/VT0...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-UsVYowmGSxs/VT0Uk0oWYMI/AAAAAAAAA_g/NABkjt8TOos/s912/Colquitt.jpg

I saw a photo of this mural in the "Another Reason to Ride" section of the Spring 2015 issue of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,070
Posted By CharlesLathe
Thank you for posting the link. I found the...

Thank you for posting the link. I found the podcast very interesting.
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,143
Posted By CharlesLathe
I bought a new motorcycle in January: a white...

I bought a new motorcycle in January: a white Street Triple -- not an R. In the city, I can leave it in 1st most of the time. I am very happy with it.
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By CharlesLathe
I see you have experience with the Roadcrafter. I...

I see you have experience with the Roadcrafter. I made a coast to coast to coast trip in my Roadcrafter in 2012. One leg was through the South with a high temperature of 113°F. We came back along the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,559
Posted By CharlesLathe
In December, something like this happened where I...

In December, something like this happened where I live. If you are interested, here is a link to the story.

...
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1,311
Views: 316,010
Posted By CharlesLathe
I have a Bonneville I am very happy with. I've...

I have a Bonneville I am very happy with. I've wanted a Street Triple ever since my wife decided she is too old to ride on the back of a motorcycle anymore. Still, there is no real reason to get the...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,246
Posted By CharlesLathe
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-NyL-4zPoRNM/UHl...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-NyL-4zPoRNM/UHlpqs55tcI/AAAAAAAAAmw/px5nE_R_Kx4/s800/kp%25204.jpg

I made a RayWay tarp and Ray advises using sticks as poles. I have traveled extensively with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,372
Posted By CharlesLathe
"Do you have a name for your bike, Stretch?" ...

"Do you have a name for your bike, Stretch?"

"No, it's a motorcycle. Wait. Yeah. It's name is Nightmare and if it was alive, I'd stab it."

The bike had been giving him trouble.
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,356
Posted By CharlesLathe
I have a one piece Roadcrafter that is lined. I...

I have a one piece Roadcrafter that is lined. I like that I don't have to think much about it. I put it on and ride. If it rains or gets hotter or colder, I only have to zip or unzip; maybe don my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-15-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,477
Posted By CharlesLathe
I like the drop down sun shield in my Shoei...

I like the drop down sun shield in my Shoei GT-Air. It goes up and down and up and down all day long as the situation warrants.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-15-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,195
Posted By CharlesLathe
I'm 61 and never owned a sport bike, but I did...

I'm 61 and never owned a sport bike, but I did buy a BMWK100RS in 1985 so I've had a sport tourer. My newest bike is a small naked and it is very comfy. Maybe that is something to consider.

I'm 6'...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 1,311
Views: 316,010
Posted By CharlesLathe
Hey Neduro, this might not help because it is for...

Hey Neduro, this might not help because it is for VIN number 560477 and up, but maybe that includes your bike. Triumph tank bag A9510104 comes with a rain cover, a map case, two straps to make it a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-15-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 134,161
Posted By CharlesLathe
I might be hogging space on this thread, but I'm...

I might be hogging space on this thread, but I'm so happy with my new Street Triple I can't resist another post.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-08-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 134,161
Posted By CharlesLathe
We stopped at the Baptist church in Mount...

We stopped at the Baptist church in Mount Croghan, South Carolina yesterday so that I could eat my sandwich and move the flashing shift lights from 8000 rpm to redline because we just passed the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-01-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 11,242
Views: 3,841,396
Posted By CharlesLathe
My new buddy, Wolf. ...

My new buddy, Wolf.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-g_W083SxvAs/VM4hppRExvI/AAAAAAAAA9E/MqbeIR63w2Q/s912/Wolf.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1,311
Views: 316,010
Posted By CharlesLathe
I asked a bunch of questions about Street Triples...

I asked a bunch of questions about Street Triples about a year ago -- I think -- and kept riding my Bonneville. But today, I bought a Street Triple and managed to get 160 miles on it this afternoon....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-28-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,344
Posted By CharlesLathe
11,400+ miles two-up on a Bonneville in 2012. It...

11,400+ miles two-up on a Bonneville in 2012. It was a seven week trip from North Carolina, across the South, then up into Colorado, over to the California coast, up to Cape Flattery in Washington,...
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,561
Posted By CharlesLathe
Isn't the Rocket III the biggest stock engine out...

Isn't the Rocket III the biggest stock engine out there? Why doesn't Triumph just skip these intermediate steps and put the Rocket engine in all their bikes?
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,688
Posted By CharlesLathe
That's a good looking bike that should be toured...

That's a good looking bike that should be toured on; and it sure doesn't want a fairing.
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,688
Posted By CharlesLathe
I'm 61 years old and I've toured though 48 states...

I'm 61 years old and I've toured though 48 states and across one Canadian Provence. Seventy thousand miles were done on a BMW K100RS with its fairing/windshield. I also ran a Parabellum Scout fairing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-16-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,455
Posted By CharlesLathe
My motorcycle and I are not big on personal...

My motorcycle and I are not big on personal hygiene so a bath -- infrequent as they are -- doesn't impress him, but he appreciates new oil and always rewards me with an extra turn of speed and...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,477
Posted By CharlesLathe
All that effort and he forgot a rear fender.

All that effort and he forgot a rear fender.
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,236
Posted By CharlesLathe
Some of the newest tires on the market -- Metzler...

Some of the newest tires on the market -- Metzler Tourance, Michelin Anakee 3, Pirelli Scorpion -- are bias ply for the narrower fronts. For example, my Bonneville likes a 100/90/19 front and this is...
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,236
Posted By CharlesLathe
My bike is one that normally runs a radial in...

My bike is one that normally runs a radial in back and a bias ply in front. At one tire change, I put a matching bias ply on the rear and liked it, but it wore out faster than the radials. I am back...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,644
Posted By CharlesLathe
Traditionally, Italian riders have the front...

Traditionally, Italian riders have the front brake lever on the right. Even though I built my own bikes, I like Italian style and have run the front brake lever on the right for longer than I can...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-30-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,995
Posted By CharlesLathe
I don't know what you guys are talking about. I'm...

I don't know what you guys are talking about. I'm 61and there ain't no kid in here with me.

I was out in the woods with my youngest, grown son. We took a pee break and while he blew bark off a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,789
Posted By CharlesLathe
This is what I got from it: Carter Evans did the...

This is what I got from it: Carter Evans did the story and included three crashes. We don't see enough of the third to know if it was lane splitting related or not. And we are not told where these...
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,651
Posted By CharlesLathe
The first year Triumph offered mag wheels on a...

The first year Triumph offered mag wheels on a Bonneville was 1979. They were Morris mags and it was a special addition. Spoked wheels on Bonnevilles remained popular and Triumph kept selling them...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,009
Posted By CharlesLathe
Would a Triumph Bonneville count? I know they...

Would a Triumph Bonneville count? I know they have a lot less body work than most naked bikes, but they have good ergonomics, almost no vibration, and enough power and handling to be fun. I've ridden...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 50,766
Posted By CharlesLathe
I'm 61 today and I can ride further, faster, and...

I'm 61 today and I can ride further, faster, and better than any of y'all who are even twice my age.
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,560
Posted By CharlesLathe
I ride a Bonneville T100 and after 78,000 miles...

I ride a Bonneville T100 and after 78,000 miles in almost 4.5 years, I am very happy with it. But, every time I am at a triumph dealer or Triumph event, I am all over the Street Triple. My wife says,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,549
Posted By CharlesLathe
A guy named, Siegfried Bettmann -- a German,...

A guy named, Siegfried Bettmann -- a German, started Triumph in England. He feared his name might hinder sales in England and maybe the rest of Europe so chose Triumph as the company name. Triumph is...
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