Garage

Triumph Speed Four – Previous Owner was a Muppet

I have been working on the Speed Four getting it ready for the track……… if that is going to happen (watch this space) and I have found several issues that needed addressing. To be honest I haven’t seen such a long list of dodgy stuff on a visually OK bike before. The list is as follows: • Tyres well under inflated when I picked the bike up – I must remember to start taking a tyre pressure gauge with me when I pick up bikes.

• Front Axle Clamp Bolts only finger tight – Only there to stop the axle moving, which is unlikely but they are there for a reason

• One brake caliper bolt was not like the others…

Buell 1125CR

So I have had my Buell 1125CR a little while and I am very happy with it, but it is a little different from when it rolled out the Buell factory so I thought I would describe some of the things that make it a little special. Starting from the back and moving forward.

Tail Piece – The standard plastic tail piece has been removed and replaced with a much more simple number plate holder.

Rear Indicators – The standard rear indicators have been replaced with some very simple incandescent indicators, they had to be incandescent to to make them to flash at the correct rate. Buell does not do anything…

New Member of the Garage – Triumph Speed Four

After the ten minutes with the Gen 1 SV650S as my track bike I was struggling to  think of something to replace it. I was looking for a naked middle weight bike with a little more power than a SV650 and adjustable suspension (if possible) Difficult question isn’t it? Well I sort of reduced it down to a list of one, the Triumph Speed Four. The speed four is basically a TT600 without the fairing, bug eyes and a re-tuned engine. I kept an eye out for one for several months and even halfheartedly bid on one or two. I sort of gave up on the idea for a while and I noticed one on Gumtree just round the corner from…