another perfectly good motorcycle ruined.......

Saturday, 1 February 2014

airbox, snorkels and baffles........






the first of february, blimey, it's almost spring, better get my finger out and get something done on the bike rather than trying to flog 'merch', [must admit, i'm a bit disappointed with the response people, no orders recieved yet, fifty quid, [ or 75 dollar's american for a sticker] is great value, come on, send us some money for fuck's sake, fifteen hundred pounds for a piece of one-off artwork is small change, what's a matter with you? get those cheques, cash and year old  ducati's sent to us for a chance to own a truly iconic piece of, erh, something,,,,,, anyway, let's talk false triumph's, went up to my local dealer's to get a couple of  'consumable' part's, [ a front sprocket tab washer and a clutch cable] 'sorry dude, haven't got those in stock' squeeze me? baking powder?' 'i want a tab washer and a clutch cable for a two-double-oh-five bonneville' 'no, sorry dude, you have to order those, we don't have them in stock' i'm stunned, a couple of basic, service item's? not in stock? call me 'dude' again and i'm going to give you ippon-ken to your cheek-bone you cunt, i'm stunned, dangerous can get bit's for his forty year old, original bonneville off the shelf, in a little town like derby and yet i can't get basic stuff for a nine year old bike? what the fuck? anyway, triumph have to meet all the emission's, they are stifled, baffled and neutered, the induction noise has to be baffled to meet the reg's, we don't give a toss about that, reading stuff on the 'tinterweb reveals that removing the baffles and restrictons in the airbox is a right job, but. the results are well worth it, yeah, it's a bit fiddly, but, not beyond the average shed dweller, i must admit, i gave the parts bloke a hard time, i'm not proud of that, but, i hate being fucked over, i say it like it is, i'm not proud of that but that's the way i am, it's great to have a big, shiny, dealership, but, not stocking service item's? not acceptable to me i'm afraid, i'd expect to wait a couple of day's for fairing panel's painted in the year correct colour but a clutch cable? is it me or what?......