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#458634 10/13/12 8:39 pm
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Ken Roy Offline OP
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The thing..

Bought this bike new 35 years ago. Guess I liked it too much to part with it. Have changed a few things, but it is essentially the same.
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Ken Roy #458661 10/14/12 2:57 am
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Pretty bike. I'm starting to like the triples more and more ....


"Why do you wear that thing, Dobby?" "This, sir? 'Tis a mark of the house-elf’s enslavement, sir."
Lannis #458667 10/14/12 7:15 am
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Cheers Lannis - there is a lot to like...
Been a member of Triplesonline for many years - decided to join here due to our pending tour of America to participate in the 2014 BSA International.
More on that coming...
I have had quite a few British bikes, plus a few Europeans - but the triple has turned out to be the bike that pleased me the most. There is a quality to the sound that hooks - bit like a RR Merlin.
I will admit that being the sole owner of one has flavoured my judgement a lot.. smile
We have a few triples enthusiasts here in the South Island of New Zealand. There is an annual 'triples run'...


http://homepages.vodafone.co.nz/~esheep/triples.jpg



This year's run will be on the 28th of this month.
Now that should rupture a few eardrums...

Ken Roy #458688 10/14/12 1:40 pm
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Triples are great-sounding bikes, there's no doubt about that.

And they're smooth and torquey with lots of top-end pull.

I guess I've always been intimidated by having to keep "three of everything" tuned up - three ignition systems, three sets of valves, three carburetors .....

Lannis


"Why do you wear that thing, Dobby?" "This, sir? 'Tis a mark of the house-elf’s enslavement, sir."
Lannis #461200 10/30/12 7:50 am
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Guess you'd be turning down the offer of a Laverda V6 then..

Ken Roy #461219 10/30/12 1:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Kilroy
Guess you'd be turning down the offer of a Laverda V6 then..


Haven't heard the offer yet! wink


"Why do you wear that thing, Dobby?" "This, sir? 'Tis a mark of the house-elf’s enslavement, sir."

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