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Speed Twin Advice.
« on: October 31, 2012, 11:36:28 AM »
I thought about calling this "sob story", but I am not seeking pity - just advice.
I have had a rather unfortunate year, with three spells in Hospital. Including one spell resulting from writing off a bike (well a 500cc Piaggio scooter really) and also almost myself. CCTV evidence places the blame squarely on the shoulders of the other (car) driver.
  Feeling O.K. now, but sadly lacking in "go". I have a 5T Triumph Speed Twin in my garage which unfortunately gave every indication of siezing up just before my first hospitalisation. Though it will turn over but not start now.
  I think I have to accept that after a lifetime of doing ALL needed repairs to my cars and motorbikes, I am unlikely to be able to tackle the Speed Twin engine.
  Can anyone recommend a reliable person or firm which would undertake the engine overhaul for me without insisting on an arm and a leg?
Obviously location might be also important. The bike is in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, U.K.

Jim.
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Re: Speed Twin Advice.
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2012, 09:04:32 PM »
Well Jim, I thought you were coming to Spain, presumably you never made it?

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Re: Speed Twin Advice.
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2012, 10:15:55 PM »
Well Jim, I thought you were coming to Spain, presumably you never made it?

That was when the bike packed up. Only five miles from home (having done over a thousand trouble free miles in the previous two weeks). I was absolutely distraught.
However, two days later I had a mini-stroke which landed me in Hospital. Perhaps a good job I did not make the ferry. Though very disappointing.
Since then I have been back in hospital with a lung infection and then again with the broken ribs. All in 3 months! The broken ribs robbed me of a weekend in Wales with The Ariel Club too. That would have been my third year with a splendid group of chaps.
Not a good year!
Thanks for the thought.
Jim.
« Last Edit: October 31, 2012, 10:20:23 PM by twolitre »
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Re: Speed Twin Advice.
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2012, 10:28:40 AM »
Thats an awefull lot of bad luck to have in one go and I hope you make a speedy recovery.

Remember; you should be due some good luck now :)

Chin up :)

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Re: Speed Twin Advice.
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2012, 10:44:58 PM »
Thanks Tun Up,
My last "trial" I hope is next Thursday when I visit a "specialist" for assessment to see what damages I may get for my (eight) broken ribs. Do I get paid PER rib? ???
Jim.
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Re: Speed Twin Advice.
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2012, 08:55:56 AM »
Thats a thought Jim: collective or individual.
Wonder what your solicitor thinks.
Good luck
Neil :)

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Re: Speed Twin Advice.
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2012, 11:38:28 AM »
Hi Jim,
Bad luck indeed.  I hope you make a full and speedy recovery!

Cheers
Nigel