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Fall ride

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Related Discussions' started by worntorn, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. worntorn


    Dec 22, 2006
    Farmers Almanac is predicting an early and harsh winter for the Northwest, so I put a dayplate on the Daytona last week and got in a 400 mile ride.
    This week I purchased a day plate for the Thruxton ( regular insurance ran out Sept1) and rode it 550 miles yesterday. Just rolled thru 20,000 kms on this bike yesterday.
    Both are red Hinckley Triumphs, but the two bikes are night and day. The Thruxton comfortable, quiet, easy to handle at low speed or high speed and has wonderful acceleration from almost any gear, any rev point.
    The Daytona is not as comfortable, has mediocre acceleration at lower rpm, insane acceleration from 8-12 k, handling not so great a low speed, handles well when ridden fast, makes a huge and terrific sounding noise.

    The Thruxton wins, but I'm hanging onto both. Variety is fun.


    Last edited: Sep 12, 2019
  2. ashman


    Jul 11, 2010
    Glen I feel for you we just come off our Winter and able to ride all Winter as really its our best time of the year to be on the bikes, we have just got into Spring and we are already hitting 30c today and we have another 2 1/2 months before Summer hits us, we need rain so badly at the moment and out west the country is cooking, the dry spell is hitting our country hard and our wet season is so far away, I am going to buy a new ventilated jacket this summer as the leather is way to hot.
    Anyway enjoy your riding season on what ever bike you take out, as I do lucky all year round.

  3. worntorn


    Dec 22, 2006
    Ashley, it's not so bad, I managed to ride in every month last year except February.
    The mountains are off limits in Winter though, so I stick to the lowlands.
    I keep the old bikes licensed year round so they do winter time duty. Just have to really pay attention to salt and make sure to clean it off completely after an encounter.
    Most of the time I just wait for rain to wash the salt away from the roads then ride in the mild weather afterward, when it comes. Very little salt went on last winter as it was so mild here.

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