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76  Motorcycle Stuff / Other Bikes / Re: New Techno Honda (1st ride impressions) on: March 29, 2016, 11:50:56 AM
Sounds like a great machine. Looks cool too! Kind of scary changing gears in a corner though..
77  General Category / Events / Re: March beer night! on: March 27, 2016, 06:02:23 AM
I will be there!
78  General Category / General Discussion / Re: New Wheels on: February 22, 2016, 02:30:47 PM
Well, this is an excellent news Chris! So happy to hear!

79  General Category / General Discussion / Re: 3 on a match? on: December 15, 2015, 12:28:11 PM
Gee Mike, Andy, Peter, and Alan, thanks! I was expecting significant ridicule and criticism, but you guys have been nothing but supportive. I am awed!

Common, Ben! You know me better than that. You know very well that I meant whine, not wine Grin
80  General Category / General Discussion / Re: 3 on a match? on: December 14, 2015, 12:05:11 PM
Wine is the way to go!
81  General Category / Events / Re: Nov beer night next week? on: November 19, 2015, 07:44:53 PM
Sorry gents!

Happy Thanksgiving and here is to Mike and all of us!

82  General Category / Events / Re: Nov beer night next week? on: November 19, 2015, 12:25:02 PM
Sorry folks, I'll not be joining you tonight.
83  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Mr Reick in Hospital on: November 19, 2015, 08:32:14 AM
Speedy recovery, Mike!

Peter, I agree, he is likely thinking of porting now:-)

We will have a brew for his health tonight!

Cheers to all!
84  General Category / General Discussion / Re: You know that feeling.... on: November 17, 2015, 11:14:40 AM
Beautifully written!

Here is to many more of those evenings! Cheers!
85  Motorcycle Stuff / Other Bikes / Re: 2002 Triumph Daytona 955i on: November 16, 2015, 01:34:04 PM
Thanks, Ben!
86  Motorcycle Stuff / Other Bikes / Re: 2002 Triumph Daytona 955i on: November 16, 2015, 11:16:49 AM
Thanks, Andy. I will get the Triumph into my shed at the end of the season when I winterize the CB750.

Here are a few pictures of the XRX from yesterday.

First with the CB750 :-)

And here is a cropped image

87  General Category / Ride Planning / Re: From St. Louis to LA on: November 15, 2015, 09:32:39 AM
Excellent eye, Andy! It was JetBlue and I wasn't at all blue with their services. This was only the third time I flew with them and I believe they are the best US airline.

Thanks, Bethanie! Glad you had fun reading and looking at the photos. Now, go there!;-)

88  General Category / Ride Planning / Re: From St. Louis to LA on: November 13, 2015, 02:41:45 PM
Just a few last photos:

Vlad leaving in early in the morning:

Then it was Ben's turn:

And then it was mine:


89  General Category / Ride Planning / Re: From St. Louis to LA on: November 13, 2015, 02:34:25 PM
I totally agree, Ben! Thanks for the picture!

90  Motorcycle Stuff / Other Bikes / 2002 Triumph Daytona 955i on: November 12, 2015, 05:02:53 PM
Some of you might have heard it through the vines that I have acquired a 2002 Triumph Daytona 955i - Centennial Edition. I have known this particular bike for a few years now. It belonged to my friend Mark, who owned it for I think 5 years or so and has maintain it very, very well. However, his true love is ZRX1200. He used to own one years ago, but sold it to get an ZZR. He regretted it very much and every time we talked about motorcycles, which is every time we see each other, he would sob after his ZRX. He sold the ZZR and got Versys. Yes, the same Versys as mine. It was funny riding together. Anyway, at beginning of last year he found one ZRX in pristine condition and he bought it. Since then, the Triumph just sat in his garage, missing the attention and love it needed. He has offered it to me a few times, but for one reason or another I didn’t buy it. Well, he made me an offer I couldn’t refuse and now it is mine! Since the gas in it was over a year old, even though it was treated, we decided to pump it out and replace it with new one. We did so, but to make sure that we ran the new gas through the jets, we needed to start the bike. Now, everyone knows, you can’t just start an engine without properly heat it up. What is one to do but take it for a spin! And what a better place than the Blue Hills reservation and Chickatawbut road!
Here are a few pictures. Yes, I know - it doesn’t have fairings!

And here is how it used to look:

Impressions? Scary! I love the triple! The power is certainly plentiful, but yet sooo smooth! It accelerates faster than one realizes, but it handles effortlessly even in the scary speeds, the suspension is a bit hard, but very assuring and the brakes are simply amazing! If I ever had the slightest doubt about the purchase, it disappeared very quickly! I love it!
Now, I just have to get rid of the ridiculous headlights and make a proper street fighter;-0

Here are the specification:
- 2002 Triumph Centennial Edition Daytona 955i
Triumph Centennial Edition Daytona 955i
It is only fitting that the flagship model of Triumph's modern success story should receive the centenary treatment too. The power-packed Centennial Edition Daytona keeps the 2002 engine and chassis modifications but reverts to a single-sided swing-arm for this special edition. A colour-matched seat cowl and carbon fibre side panels and cockpit infills set-off the sensational one-off Aston Green paint scheme. A special milestone centenary badge completes the look.
Colour - Aston Green
Weight - 191kg (420lb)
Wheelbase - 1426mm (56.1in)
Rake/Trail - 22.5º / 78.7mm
Swingwarm - Single-sided, aluminium alloy with eccentric chain adjuster
Rear Wheel - 17 x 6.0in, 190 / 50 ZR17 tyre
Rear Brake - Single 320mm disc, 2 piston caliper
Front Brake - Twin 320mm floating discs, 4 piston calipers
Frame Tubular, fabricated aluminium alloy perimeter
Swingarm single-sided, aluminium alloy
Wheels FrontRear Alloy 3 spoke, 17 x 3.5inAlloy 3 spoke, 17 x 5.5in
Tyres FrontRear 120/70 ZR 17180/55 ZR 17
Suspension FrontRear 45mm forks with dual rate springs and adjustable pre-load, compression and rebound dampingMonoshock with adjustable pre-load, compression and rebound damping

Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Capacity 955cc
Bore/Stroke 79 x 65mm
Compression Ratio 12.0:1
Fuel System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Ignition Digital - inductive type - via electronic engine management system
Primary Drive Gear
Final Drive X ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 6-speed
Length 2072mm (81.6in)
Width (handlebars) 725mm (28.5in)
Height 1165mm (45.9in)
Seat Height 815mm (32.1in)
Wheelbase 1417mm (55.8in)
Rake / Trail 22.8º / 81mm
Weight (Dry) 188kg (414lb)
Fuel Tank Capacity 21 litres (5.5 gal US)
(measured at crankshaft to DIN 70020)
Maximum Power 149PS (147bhp) at 10,700 rpm
Maximum Torque 100Nm (74ft.lbf) at 8,200 rpm

See you on the road!
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