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ROD¹ said :-
Jim, Yes I like the 900 Triumph and it is on the short (hobbit) list.

If they made the low version with a main stand, and shaft drive like the 1200 then it would go towards the top of the list.

The bike looks great in Red.
Have you had any ground clearance / lean angle problems with the low suspension?

09/09/2021 19:57:47 UTC
Jim said :-
None at all, Rod - though I’m 99% riding on tarmac and not looking to get the knee down, so I wouldn’t be testing the limits of ground clearance or lean angle. Even with me, TI and full luggage it’s just happy. Red is the fastest colour.

09/09/2021 20:34:31 UTC
ROD¹ said :-
Thanks for the info Jim.

09/09/2021 21:21:16 UTC
Keith m said :-
Nice to see Triumph doing bike in a colour other than black or grey. My gripe is the current trend to end the rear sub frame have way up the bike. Triumph Trident and Honda cb650r and prime candidates.


11/09/2021 09:23:07 UTC
Snod said :-
Tour-A-Plank? More like Tour-A-W.. Aaanyway, I was faced with the prospect of using the Z250SL for a week in Ireland, so had a bit of a think. And after a while, I made this out of some wood that was left in the garage!
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13/09/2021 21:06:50 UTC
Snod said :-
And here it is in action on an Irish campsite last week. With the weight so low down the handling was barely affected and the right pannier never managed to touch the exhaust so I consider it a major win. If you want something done properly you have to do it yourself..
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13/09/2021 21:09:34 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
I'm admiring your work Snod, well done. Have you patented this technology yet because I may use some of your ideas in future developments.

14/09/2021 23:25:55 UTC
Snod said :-
In true BATty style I'm too tight to pay for the patent so fill your boots! Only problem with this design is that not all the SLs have a captive nut on the underside of the numberplate hanger - my original hanger didn't, but the replacement I had to fit to get a working plate light has it. It's a standard coarse M6 just in front of the round bungee bracket loop things, very handy!

15/09/2021 17:24:26 UTC
nab301 said :-
I can see a caption in MCN in the future " Motorcycle fails MOT due to woodworm concerns"
Nigel

16/09/2021 11:22:39 UTC
Snod said :-
Oh no, not you lot as well - I've spent the last week hearing Ronseal jokes!

16/09/2021 15:11:39 UTC
Bill said :-
Snod I wooden take the comments to heart,stick at it,from your designs they will twig you're not barking mad.

17/09/2021 22:18:54 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
Snod - don't listen to the detractors, wood is the future its just you and I are ahead of our time.

18/09/2021 21:07:20 UTC
Snod said :-
Come on Bill you could've used knot, can't believe you'd leaf it out you old sap. Anyway I'm just branching out, trying to get to the root of the problem..

By the way, if anyone lives in the Midlands, Rugby Bikefest is on this Sunday! I'm considering travelling the 90 minutes down the motorway to get there, it's usually proper good.

19/09/2021 21:14:12 UTC
Bill said :-
Snod I bough to your arborist termiteoligy, composting such a fruitful brambling reply. Leafing aside your trunk carrying joinery you moss keep a log of your root and fertilise others who pine to travel but no copse or felling.




20/09/2021 11:00:05 UTC
Upt'North ¹ said :-
Bill, were you once the policeman actor on Allo Allo.
Very wooden performance.
Upt'North.


20/09/2021 12:45:23 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
...I have created a monster...

20/09/2021 20:26:43 UTC
Snod said :-
And now you're lumbered with it! This site always went against the grain though..

Today I have fitted a 110/70-R17 tyre to the front of the Z250SL and it has slowed the steering a lot, but made it more stable. I'm not sure if I like the trade off yet, will have more of a play with the pressure before I decide. Not that it'll change anything, the tyre will be on there until it wears out of course. But worth bearing in mind it fits easily, still lots of room both sides, in case you end up at a tyre shop with a catastrophic puncture and they don't have any 100/80-17s to put on.

20/09/2021 22:56:32 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
I wonder if real life lumberjacks have to endure the same torture.

Useful info on the tyre Snod, cheers. Here's the thing I ponder though. If, as previously mentioned, until recently you could not fit LED bulbs to motorcycles type approved with incandescent bulbs, then what about fitting non standard tyres? Obviously most law officials will not be familiar with the correct tyre size of a Z250SL and as long as the tyre is not BLATANTLY ridiculous looking on the rim - so what.

21/09/2021 08:43:14 UTC
Bill said :-
Ren I don't believe tyres are restricted by TA, only by mot check or tread depth by police. You can fit any brand, tread pattern or size as long as its a road legal approved tyre(not race or MX) Front and rear specific or directional must be correctly orientated. The biggest issue may arise from a keen insurance assessor as different than OE size maybe considered an undeclared modification.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/mot-inspection-manual-for-motorcycles/5-wheels-tyres...

22/09/2021 10:43:11 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
Useful stuff Bill and straight from the donkey's mouth. Thanks.

23/09/2021 19:39:57 UTC

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