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Title: The Ireland Trip
Post by: Nick Calne on June 13, 2018, 01:35:00 PM
No one has posted up the ride report of our Ireland trip yet... All still recovering probably.  Here are a few photo's though, needless to say, we had a lot of fun.  Yes, I cheated and went on my Honda.  I have been suitably punished. :pottytrain2

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Title: Re: The Ireland Trip
Post by: London_Phil on June 13, 2018, 02:14:01 PM
And before anyone asks, that's me, London_Phil, with the broken Tiger..
Check your chain guys.....

BTW Holiday was a blast
Title: Re: The Ireland Trip
Post by: bemusedinsojo on June 17, 2018, 11:00:58 PM
I was going to ask if any chains were broken.  :*&*
Title: Re: The Ireland Trip
Post by: London_Phil on June 17, 2018, 11:44:30 PM
It would seem I bought a bike from a Triumph dealer fitted with a split link chain......
Title: Re: The Ireland Trip
Post by: bemusedinsojo on June 17, 2018, 11:50:33 PM
I'm glad you didn't lose a leg, Phil. It's hard to shift with a peg leg.
Title: Re: The Ireland Trip
Post by: GavD on June 18, 2018, 08:21:20 PM
Looks like you had the weather chaps, shame I couldn't get away to join you this year.
Title: Re: The Ireland Trip
Post by: Timbox2 on June 19, 2018, 08:56:56 AM
Nice report, Thanks for sharing, so come on London Phil, spill the beans, not enough slack??
Title: Re: The Ireland Trip
Post by: London_Phil on June 19, 2018, 09:27:39 AM
Nice report, Thanks for sharing, so come on London Phil, spill the beans, not enough slack??

Long story short, I bought my bike from Carl Rosner Triumph in Croydon, with 12K on the clock. It had what looked like a good condition chain and sprockets, but had a split link in it.
My assumption was that although it probably would be better to have a riveted chain, it was from a dealer, and so it was OK.
It would appear that was wrong, and I either had a poor quality chain on it, or it had been abused in the past.
I didn't get a photo, but it wasn't the split link that failed, but one link a bit further round the chain. One of the side plates failed, and sheared.
Although I had been paranoid about slack and lubrication, I would say the chain was either inadequate, cheap, or had not been lubricated properly in the past.
I think I was lucky that it failed when it did, at the very low speed it did, and the only damage was the plastic front sprocket cover, that got cracked.

Looking for an ebay scottoiler now, but the chain is now a DID quality one, and both sprockets are in good condition, so who knows....

Title: Re: The Ireland Trip
Post by: Timbox2 on June 19, 2018, 09:48:53 AM
Blimey, fair enough, fortunate indeed, split link? Havent seen one of them since god knows, anyway glad it was a happy ending  :thumbsup
Title: Re: The Ireland Trip
Post by: mat-tiger1 on July 08, 2018, 02:14:39 PM
The majority of the group stayed by Phil's side to give moral support/encouragement/point & laugh. (insert as appropriate) whilst Sin went on a mercy mission to appropriate a chain & tools :icon_salut:
However, one of the group (mentioning no names) forged on ahead (in true Top Gear style) to "inform the hotel of the circumstances"!  :icon_rolleyes: :ImaPoser
Title: Re: The Ireland Trip
Post by: Nick Calne on July 09, 2018, 05:05:37 PM
He was off like a shot too!
Title: Re: The Ireland Trip
Post by: London_Phil on July 09, 2018, 06:17:24 PM
Teamwork...Without everybody doing what they did, I'd have had half a holiday.....

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