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April 08, 2017, 08:28:30 PM on

Offline Timbox2 (OP)

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So, up with the larks and Drove myself down to the station, then 3 and a bit hours later arrived at Staffordshire Triumph, Bob the owner actually picked me up from the local Station.

** Dont Forget to click the pics for a bigger version**


Nice showroom



Lots of Tigers



Here she comes



Pretty cool, I think



Jeez, Ann Margaret was pretty hot in her day.

I then rode down to Chris C's place in Brum and got fed and watered, lovely Bacon Butty by the way June, thanks. Then Chris led me out of Brum to the motorway, with a slight heart stopping moment when his Tiger cut out and refused to start for a minute or so, I then slid off down the M5 and got off at the Kidderminster junction and just let Mr Tom Tom do the rest, think I went through Worcester and then off towards Hereford. My she flies, and feels like a very nimble tall sportsbike compared to the old 955, Im gonna have to watch out, 3 figure speeds in 3rd arrive very quickly.



Quick stop for refreshment, cant remember exactly where this was, maybe some one recognises it



Very picturesque wherever it was. Sorry I didnt get any more pics of the route, I was too busy Grinning like an idiot

And there we are, another chapter begins, and again a big thanks to Chris for all his hard work helping this to happen.
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April 08, 2017, 11:14:23 PMReply #1 on

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Congratulations! Nice color... but I like a black ones. :occasion14
I'll miss having you fix our 955's for us... and Mustang will have to make a special bracket for the "Sport" version. :icon_scratch:

April 09, 2017, 05:14:46 AMReply #2 on

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Congratulations! Nice color... but I like a black ones. :occasion14
I'll miss having you fix our 955's for us... and Mustang will have to make a special bracket for the "Sport" version. :icon_scratch:

Thanks mate, I'll still keep an eye out, there are good folks on this board
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April 09, 2017, 05:02:56 PMReply #3 on

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Certainly the start of another era  :icon_biggrin:

As for my old girl she is becoming a law unto herself just lately so switched  to a plan B today and see how she goes,I'm working on the 955 and my other half is packing the XR for Wednesday to go to Le-Mans for the 24 hour.

As for the detour jeeze forgot that Southampton were playing WestBrom and with the local motorway junction being closed of a weekend certainly took some local knowledge and then some  :icon_rolleyes:

Hope you didn't encounter too many lunatics today.

April 09, 2017, 07:42:24 PMReply #4 on

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Fancy popping in for a coffee Chris, I'm presently just outside Alencon, you have my number if you do give me a call.
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April 09, 2017, 08:20:28 PMReply #5 on

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Hi John

We ride an odd route off the boat at Caen then down to Domfront and then to Sees just north of Alencon so we'll call in Thursday late afternoon.

April 10, 2017, 01:32:41 PMReply #6 on

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Excellent! see you then. Sees, via the forest is twenty minutes from the house, give me a call I'll come get you.
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April 13, 2017, 07:48:00 PMReply #7 on

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You meet Tiger owners in strangest of places!!! Even if one is in a Porche and the other on a BMW thanks for the coffee and help  :icon_lol:

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You meet Tiger owners in strangest of places!!! Even if one is in a Porche and the other on a BMW thanks for the coffee and help  :icon_lol:

Where you now then Chris?
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April 13, 2017, 08:14:45 PMReply #9 on

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In the Ibis at Le-Mans mulling over our first decent trip on the XR with my Klim Jacket neither of which are a straight forward assement  :icon_rolleyes:

April 13, 2017, 08:23:38 PMReply #10 on

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In the Ibis at Le-Mans mulling over our first decent trip on the XR with my Klim Jacket neither of which are a straight forward assement  :icon_rolleyes:

Never is, trip ok though?
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April 13, 2017, 08:33:58 PMReply #11 on

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Yes apart from a slightly longer stop than planned for coffee and a natter with odd folk you meet in rural France
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And neither of us took photos either
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The card work a treat John boy  :icon_wink: another grand weekend at Le-Mans,my secretary will send it back to you in the post :rrr

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Glad you had a good un, no rush mate.
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