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I just Got my 01 RS 2 days ago. I Have heard many owners reccommend a center stand if you don't already have one.

Oh yes indeed, I have one, very useful for lubing the chain, servicing and so on.

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Thanx for asking, oh yes, having big fun. I love it
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Just come back from tour of the Alps (Grand Tour des Alps) with a few RAT members. One was two up on a RS and the Bike performed well, only comment was of aching wrists ( constant braking into hair-pins etc)
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Benton Madeley

HELLO,
I WAS AMAZED TO READ YOUR FOOTNOTE ON YOUR GREAT UNCLE PTE BENTON MADELEY KINGS LIVERPOOL REG,I HAVE BEEN A WAR MEDAL COLLECTOR OVER 35 YEARS AND RECENTLY PURCHASED PTE MADELEY'S MEDALS ALONG WITH PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM AND OTHER PERSONAL ITEMS.IS THERE ANY OTHER INFORMATION YOU COULD LET ME KNOW PLEASE.
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hi pheobelala i got a 955i ST, so same bike as yours virtually. this is a long one so dont say you never get any replies!!

if you get oil mist on your left boot you probably have a crankcase breather leak and you need to replace the crappy wire clip on the bottom of the hose with a proper british jubilee clip, not a catastrophe but do it before you lose any more of that very expensive mobil1. (this is a fine MIST, anything more and have a look, NOW)

you may notice your left leg gets pretty warm. hot even, although without fairing lowers you might not get this. this is normal, "they all do that, sir". it means the rad is doing its job.

if you only got one headlight on dipped beam and one light on full then buy two of the correct relays and put them back in where triumph took them out. this will give you both lights on all the time like it was designed to be, up yours brussells.

if you find the clutch lever span is too far then get a dogleg lever from a bonneville or a whole lever and clamp from a kawasaki sports bike, both cheaper than the dogleg lever from triumph.

get a rear hugger, that shock is fragile and expensive.

get a fender extenda, because so is you oil cooler.

when you get back check your headrace bearings, they are specially designed by triumph to shag up just when the warranty runs out so after 16000mi i hope your top set has already been replaced with honda tapered bearings.

scottoilers work very well on these bikes, they have a lot of torque and are hard on chains and tyres. BT020s are excellent all round tyres, azaro STs are good too. go for a dual compound for good motorway miles. when adjusting your chain make sure your wheels are aligned properly.

ENJOY YOURSELF!!! these bikes are perfect for french roads, especially if you have the little union flag stickers on the seat unit. join T595net - The independent site for Triumph owners forum for loads of great honest tips and advice, and also the triumphUS run Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums for accessories and reviews

if you go to tyne cot say hi to my great uncle, private benton madeley of the kings liverpool regt, hes one of the ones named up on the dais because they couldnt find enough of him to have his own grave, along with thousands of his mates. etaples has a lovely cemetary too and there are some good ones around the belgian village of passendale, especially the irish tower. its good to see the locals treat the cemetaries with great respect and care, they are immaculate.

have a good trip
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Benton Madeley

Hello,
I realise my reply may not be to do with bikes but i thought i would ask about your great uncle benton madeley,my interest being that as a war medal collector i have recently purchased his ww1 medals and other personal items;would you be able to let me know any other information you may have please.
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hi pheobelala i got a 955i ST, so same bike as yours virtually. this is a long one so dont say you never get any replies!!

if you get oil mist on your left boot you probably have a crankcase breather leak and you need to replace the crappy wire clip on the bottom of the hose with a proper british jubilee clip, not a catastrophe but do it before you lose any more of that very expensive mobil1. (this is a fine MIST, anything more and have a look, NOW)

you may notice your left leg gets pretty warm. hot even, although without fairing lowers you might not get this. this is normal, "they all do that, sir". it means the rad is doing its job.

if you only got one headlight on dipped beam and one light on full then buy two of the correct relays and put them back in where triumph took them out. this will give you both lights on all the time like it was designed to be, up yours brussells.

if you find the clutch lever span is too far then get a dogleg lever from a bonneville or a whole lever and clamp from a kawasaki sports bike, both cheaper than the dogleg lever from triumph.

get a rear hugger, that shock is fragile and expensive.

get a fender extenda, because so is you oil cooler.

when you get back check your headrace bearings, they are specially designed by triumph to shag up just when the warranty runs out so after 16000mi i hope your top set has already been replaced with honda tapered bearings.

scottoilers work very well on these bikes, they have a lot of torque and are hard on chains and tyres. BT020s are excellent all round tyres, azaro STs are good too. go for a dual compound for good motorway miles. when adjusting your chain make sure your wheels are aligned properly.

ENJOY YOURSELF!!! these bikes are perfect for french roads, especially if you have the little union flag stickers on the seat unit. join T595net - The independent site for Triumph owners forum for loads of great honest tips and advice, and also the triumphUS run Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums for accessories and reviews

if you go to tyne cot say hi to my great uncle, private benton madeley of the kings liverpool regt, hes one of the ones named up on the dais because they couldnt find enough of him to have his own grave, along with thousands of his mates. etaples has a lovely cemetary too and there are some good ones around the belgian village of passendale, especially the irish tower. its good to see the locals treat the cemetaries with great respect and care, they are immaculate.

have a good trip

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if you go to tyne cot say hi to my great uncle, private benton madeley of the kings liverpool regt, hes one of the ones named up on the dais because they couldnt find enough of him to have his own grave, along with thousands of his mates. etaples has a lovely cemetary too and there are some good ones around the belgian village of passendale, especially the irish tower. its good to see the locals treat the cemetaries with great respect and care, they are immaculate.

Spot on shipmate: often forgotten in the humdrum of every day life, but we all have to go sometime - do you want to live forever?? Well, do you?
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