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Inspirational, Tommy. 'Less bullshit, more riding' is just the way this game should be played. Sounds like you're having a hoot. You tried 'Unplugged Bar' yet, just off Calle Uruguay? Good crowd. Keep on keeping on.

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true test

Found the bar - definietly a good crowd, good people, and good tunes.

On a trip like this you manage to find a reason to celebrate everyday - be it a border crossing, an awesome days ride, you rebuilt an yamaha XT500 on the side of a road, or you spoke to a panamanian lady....in spanish.

I've gained more than I possibly imagined.

And when I wake up in the morning and take a look at my bike, I still want to ride it.
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Great to see this thread getting busy again after al this time... truly, the Bonnie is King of all bikes...

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how in the name of all that is holy did you manage thousands of miles with so little pain near the salt and sea??! I live on the coast and that combined with the road salt means a never ending battle - is your bike brand spanking new? How is it coping?
Ha. The bike has indeed spent a long year of salt and sea, and paid the price. Corrosion of rims and a handful of spokes, together with smidges elsewhere.

I'm stupid enough to have to ask: can I get away with small-ish rust deposits? What can I do to tidy them up? Or do I have to perform more major surgery?

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I noticed your brake disk went - mine was not just buckled - when checked with a guage the width was also wildly fluctuating going round the disk - made for flutter and wobble on the front brake. Hopefully the new one will manage better.
My second front disk lasted about 6,000 miles.. but started to wibble within a couple of hundred miles of an authorised service. I've just replaced it. Triumph refused to do it under warranty. *Naughty Triumph.*

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Now off to enjoy tommym's pictures.. and yes, I had a broken spoke/ rear tyre blow-out too. So add that to the list of known faults..?

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