The Ride

Well I have completed 400 miles on the machine my biggest mistake was the ‘rubber’ trials seat it was poor quality and is already splitting. Its very uncomfortable as well so I shall have to look for a small more padded version.

The gearbox is typical Triumph especially when getting into bottom gear (“crunch”) , the side stand doesn’t come forward enough and I note the ammeter is reading no charge -the battery doesn’t seem to be fading so it may not be as serious as it looks.

But these are minor moans its a great ride as the engine loosens up it gives a nice surge of acceleration and sounds wonderful .A low compression Triumph engine is a very evocative and enjoyable thing.

There is a special long distance MCC Trial next year and I think I know what I shall ride...

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