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46 year wait…

Home Forums Which Triple do you ride? 46 year wait…

This topic contains 4 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by Ian Weslake-Hill Ian Weslake-Hill 2 months ago.

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  • #14330
    Ian Weslake-Hill
    Ian Weslake-Hill
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    In 1976, I promised myself the best looking British bike on the market for my 21st birthday. Forty-six years later… …box ticked…

    This is not one for the originality purist, having 32mm CV Mikunis in place of the dear old Amals, peashooter exhausts, Boyer ignition, alloy wheels and a (oh dear) vinyl wrapped tank in the less fashionable burgundy/black, my obsession is no longer unrequited and my new(?) love, HK5653, fully meets my personal longing – ahem, sorry, requirements.

    The picture shows that I am indeed an unashamed old rocker nearing my 70th year, with my original 1970s biker jacket, Harris boots, Kiwi open face, gauntlets and the obligatory silk scarf. No midlife crisis for me – I never grew up beyond 21…

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  • #14332

    Michael Prentice
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    Nice one mate…. never be in a hurry to grow up 🙂

     

    • #14335
      Ian Weslake-Hill
      Ian Weslake-Hill
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      Fully concur! Now… …should I buy a Yam FS1E next…?!

  • #14333
    nigel wheatley
    nigel wheatley
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    excellent – now you need to get out and get it dirty!

    Pea-shooters do suit the T160s in both looks and extra mid-range pull.

    • #14334
      Ian Weslake-Hill
      Ian Weslake-Hill
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      Already done, buddy. Caught for three minutes in a downpour on Tuesday meant three hours of polishing the alloy to remove water stains.

      And yes, peashooters suit both the T160 proportions and the mid range pull (just like a beautiful woman can wear a bikini or a suit of armour – the aesthetics will always shine through).

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