TRIUMPH STREET TWIN
£7350 FUEL 12 litres @63mpg = 164 miles WEIGHT 198kg (dry) SEAT HEIGHT 750mm POWER 54bhp TORQUE 59ftlb THE RIDER Ped Baker. Enjoys tinkering nearly as much as riding. HEIGHT 6ft 4in WEIGHT 90kg email@example.com
I’m a big fan of chain oilers. On all the bikes I’ve owned and most long-term test bikes (although not on the belt drive Indian and Harleys!) an automatic oiler is usually high on the list of mods. At the recent Classic Bike Live show in Peterborough I spotted a leftfield alternative to a shop-bought chain oiler in the bike park. It was fitted to a Triumph Tiger and consisted of a workshop oil can attached to the bike’s subframe with the nozzle aimed at the top row of the chain. The can’s push button was activated via a brake lever from a bicycle mounted on the bars, so whenever the rider felt the need he could squeeze the lever. OK, so it’s not automatic but top marks for ingenuity!
Mr Heath Robinson would be proud