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Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 730
Posted By plodalong
Triumph Bonneville should suit but finding one...

Triumph Bonneville should suit but finding one in your price range may be difficult. I managed to pick up a low k 2008 one for $6500 but that was right place and time. They are reliable and can...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-10-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 45,541
Posted By plodalong
Mirrool royal hotel, good watering hole on a hot...

Mirrool royal hotel, good watering hole on a hot day


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Forum: The Garage 05-07-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 467,414
Posted By plodalong
I guess 80 kg (200lb) it's a 3 litre turbo diesel...

I guess 80 kg (200lb) it's a 3 litre turbo diesel so the weight dosn't effect fuel economy very much. Not exactly my cup of tea but it takes all sorts. All up weighed a bit over 2000kg.
Forum: The Garage 05-07-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 467,414
Posted By plodalong
Installed this, For a Customer Believe...

Installed this,

For a Customer

Believe there's a new Mad Max Movie due.

http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/2013-08-20/i-XGxMdgb/0/L/003-L.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 78,940
Posted By plodalong
Have both an Efi Bonneville and a carb Thruxton....

Have both an Efi Bonneville and a carb Thruxton. Differences aren't huge, both start well and never had any problems with either.

Both bikes have opened up air boxes and tors with corresponding...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 78,940
Posted By plodalong
You can't see the seat when your on the bike, but...

You can't see the seat when your on the bike, but you can sure feel it.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-21-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 22,913
Views: 6,993,381
Posted By plodalong
I really like the Burton seat, best looking in my...

I really like the Burton seat, best looking in my opinion.
They are a bit narrower than the stock seat and about 1" taller.

The extra height is quite noticable when riding, puts more windblast...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10,155
Views: 1,729,840
Posted By plodalong
The 599 (hornet) was a hooligan bike, the 650 not...

The 599 (hornet) was a hooligan bike, the 650 not so much.

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt260/plodalong/2004_1013hornet0005-1.jpg...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-15-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 22,913
Views: 6,993,381
Posted By plodalong
Think he's talking about the rear brake caliper.

Think he's talking about the rear brake caliper.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-15-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,672
Views: 1,213,385
Posted By plodalong
The pig, OK on anything classiffied as a "road",...

The pig, OK on anything classiffied as a "road", and that's a loose term locally


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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-15-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,162
Posted By plodalong
You guys have it as flat as we do. We just...

You guys have it as flat as we do.

We just have a lot more of it.

http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/thruxton/i-FJLHtGD/1/L/002-L.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-10-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 32,140
Posted By plodalong
The evolving Bonneville ...

The evolving Bonneville

http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/Scramvile/i-bZRmHsw/0/L/008-L.jpg (http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/Scramvile/37046725_XmjG5x#!i=3983917776&k=bZRmHsw&lb=1&s=A)
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-05-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 22,913
Views: 6,993,381
Posted By plodalong
A bit harsh, Still they provide a good supply of...

A bit harsh, Still they provide a good supply of low milage lightly damaged bikes going cheap.

My Bonneville hasn't spat me off, but it did eject the previous owner. No real damage and a lot less...
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By plodalong
3 amp fuse should cover it. Normally have it as...

3 amp fuse should cover it. Normally have it as close to the battery as practical to protect the wiring.
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 467,414
Posted By plodalong
made a flyscreen ...

made a flyscreen

http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/Scramvile/i-mVK8zmW/0/L/002-L.jpg (http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/Scramvile/37046725_XmjG5x#!i=3956958066&k=mVK8zmW&lb=1&s=A)
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-19-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 22,913
Views: 6,993,381
Posted By plodalong
Dealer trick when servicing, Take the throttle...

Dealer trick when servicing, Take the throttle slack to minimum. Customer thinks it's a performance gain when it's realy just the throttles open a bit more than usual.
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,145
Posted By plodalong
Toured once with and SLR and lenses in a back...

Toured once with and SLR and lenses in a back pack, Stuffed my back with all that weight bouncing up and down. Now just use and Olympus TG-2, slips in my pocket and for me does 90% of what a SLR can....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-13-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,692
Posted By plodalong
Twins but growing apart ...

Twins but growing apart

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...
Forum: The Garage 02-27-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,162
Posted By plodalong
Used to work at an aircraft major servicing...

Used to work at an aircraft major servicing facility. For the price of a 6 pack of beer I had my old Benelli fork tubes rechromed by the machine shop. They grind the chrome surface off, rechrome and...
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 627,373
Posted By plodalong
great idea ...

great idea

http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/Scramvile/i-68rnQHr/0/L/014-L.jpg (http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/Scramvile/37046725_XmjG5x#!i=3332870426&k=68rnQHr&lb=1&s=A)
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 627,373
Posted By plodalong
Stripped all the touring gear off the old girl. ...

Stripped all the touring gear off the old girl.

http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/Scramvile/i-XHHZrPd/0/L/013-L.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 78,940
Posted By plodalong
Trouble with Bonnevilles is they're twins ...

Trouble with Bonnevilles is they're twins

And if they're twins there has to be two of them, right?

At least that's what I told the wife.
...
Forum: Australia 12-07-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,502
Posted By plodalong
Comfy? your memory is failing, seat wasn't any...

Comfy? your memory is failing, seat wasn't any better than a DR650. Don't think I ever managed a tank full without a break. Still it was a good bike, pity most are worn out by now.
Forum: Australia 12-07-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,502
Posted By plodalong
30 years ago before all the yuppies decided to...

30 years ago before all the yuppies decided to they must have a 4x4 and a SUV it was a nice quiet ride, lucky to see another car over the length. These days bulletproof 4x4 drivers take all the fun...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 55,264
Posted By plodalong
Last Honda I had was a new year 2000 Hornet 600....

Last Honda I had was a new year 2000 Hornet 600. Honda NZ saw fit to take the franchise off the dealer a week later. next closest dealer was 70 miles away.

Then when the front fender cracked up...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 11-17-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 22,913
Views: 6,993,381
Posted By plodalong
Of course this is on a Bonneville but a Scrambler...

Of course this is on a Bonneville but a Scrambler wouldn't be too much different except dash and headlight.

Used longer headlight mounting bolts and a spacer for clearance. Lost the left right...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 11-13-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 22,913
Views: 6,993,381
Posted By plodalong
Put some usefull lights on. These 10w led spots...

Put some usefull lights on. These 10w led spots (ebay cheap ones) work better than I thought they would. Far more light output than the stock headlight. Small enough to have plenty of mounting...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,630
Posted By plodalong
Had a 2000 model Hornet 600 aka 599 with the 16...

Had a 2000 model Hornet 600 aka 599 with the 16 inch front wheel. Most fun bike I've had.

Needed the suspension sorting, went with Ohlins shock and emulators and springs in the forks and she...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-11-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 45,541
Posted By plodalong
Reefton pub on the Reefton spur road, an...

Reefton pub on the Reefton spur road, an excellent stop when the bends get too much.


http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/thruxton/i-TP8pPrz/0/L/038-L.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,694
Posted By plodalong
+1 on the Thruxton mirrors. They are made by...

+1 on the Thruxton mirrors. They are made by Napoleon and are very good for visibility. There's also Halcyon made from Brass and stainless.

I personally only like the look with clipons or M bars...
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 78,940
Posted By plodalong
It suits my abilities, as Dirty Harry said "mans...

It suits my abilities, as Dirty Harry said "mans got to know his limitations"
Had faster bikes but they will likely get me into trouble these days. Good bike for the person who likes to set it up to...
Forum: The Garage 11-01-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,311
Posted By plodalong
I work at a Honda, Mitsubishi, Kia, Isuzu...

I work at a Honda, Mitsubishi, Kia, Isuzu dealership. Just bought a Suzuki Swift sport although I did consider the Honda Jazz (fit) and the Civic.. Allways liked small cars, seems a waste to be...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-13-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 150,630
Posted By plodalong
snow gums ...

snow gums
http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/Scramvile/i-RrPZV9L/0/L/031-L.jpg (http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/Scramvile/37046725_XmjG5x#!i=3608994871&k=RrPZV9L&lb=1&s=A)
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 10-10-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 22,913
Views: 6,993,381
Posted By plodalong
With the shocks You should consider Progressive...

With the shocks You should consider Progressive 412. Put them on my Bonneville in Scrambler length and standard weight, they have HD ones for lard arses. The Bonnie is set up for touring and they...
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,267
Posted By plodalong
DR650, should cope with the road and cheap to own...

DR650, should cope with the road and cheap to own and run.
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 40,157
Posted By plodalong
Wife won't let me sell the thruxton, as it's so...

Wife won't let me sell the thruxton, as it's so pretty.

Not too much of a hardship, last year of carbs and clipons so it might be a classic in the making.

Allowed other bikes and because I have...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-01-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 150,630
Posted By plodalong
Spring down under ...

Spring down under


http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/thruxton/i-JdG6P5k/0/L/017-L.jpg (http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/thruxton/24985120_HqQcN5#!i=3534001437&k=JdG6P5k&lb=1&s=A)
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 627,373
Posted By plodalong
Stop being silly, He needs to fill it up with...

Stop being silly, He needs to fill it up with water and the wood will float to the top.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-26-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,500
Posted By plodalong
For when the camps hungry. Take 1 whale and...

For when the camps hungry.

Take 1 whale and fillet.....


http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt260/plodalong/acaroa011s.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/plodalong/media/acaroa011s.jpg.html)
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,384
Posted By plodalong
Don't Smoke, Other side of the world, But that...

Don't Smoke, Other side of the world, But that seems strangely familiar

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