TRI­UMPH STREET TWIN

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£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 ped.baker@motorcyclenews.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

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