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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 932
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: 907
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: 509
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: 4,393
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: 1,265
Views: 304,625
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: 4,718
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: 11,894
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: 52
Views: 3,610
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: 2,318
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: 6,844
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: 1,265
Views: 304,625
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: 754
Views: 130,703
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: 754
Views: 130,703
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: 11,088
Views: 3,754,137
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: 1,265
Views: 304,625
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: 5,228
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: 3,418
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: 7,409
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: 7,409
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: 3,303
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: 4,353
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: 1,210
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: 1,210
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: 1,588
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: 10,734
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: 2,704
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: 6,278
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: 12,515
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: 395
Views: 46,431
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: 27
Views: 3,274
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: 1,486
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...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,228
Posted By CharlesLathe
One of the reasons a company like Triumph has...

One of the reasons a company like Triumph has such a nice warranty is that they figure that most of their bikes will not develop warranty issues.

A lot of the vintage bike guys have no dealer...
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,215
Posted By CharlesLathe
I love riding my Bonneville. I hate that my job...

I love riding my Bonneville. I hate that my job interferes with riding my Bonneville. I'm strongly considering early retirement.
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,278
Posted By CharlesLathe
I have a Bonneville T100 with 78,000 miles on the...

I have a Bonneville T100 with 78,000 miles on the clock and Alpina, tubeless, spoke wheels. My bike came stock with a combination of radial and bias ply tires, but I have since run bias front and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-11-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 58,062
Posted By CharlesLathe
I've found lots of stuff including Channelock...

I've found lots of stuff including Channelock pliers, but a few years ago in Florida, I saw a twenty on the side of the road and clamped the binders. When I went back for it, I saw more of them. I...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,024
Posted By CharlesLathe
I showed this post to my 2010 Bonneville T100 and...

I showed this post to my 2010 Bonneville T100 and he laughed until oil began weeping from his cam cover.
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,024
Posted By CharlesLathe
One good thing about old bikes is that they...

One good thing about old bikes is that they pretty much all had good fenders while many new bikes have very little in the way of fenders.
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,024
Posted By CharlesLathe
I've had my 2010 modern bike for 77,000+ miles....

I've had my 2010 modern bike for 77,000+ miles. I'm the only one who has touched it with a wrench since it was new. It has required less maintenance than my bikes that would now be vintage, but were...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,311
Posted By CharlesLathe
The bullwhips are not for cars. They're for cows....

The bullwhips are not for cars. They're for cows.

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Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2,063
Views: 618,697
Posted By CharlesLathe
He absolutely has to get the stick out before...

He absolutely has to get the stick out before starting the engine. Bross is at least partly right. Wood fibers will plug oil passages. But, it might not get chewed up. Instead, it very well might jam...
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