Real Classic - - Letters -

Last Au­gust I test rode and or­dered a new wa­ter-cooled Tri­umph Bon­neville T120. I want fair ser­vice and hon­est deal­ing and so far I have got this from my near­est Tri­umph agent, On­gar Mo­tor­cy­cles. The first ser­vice was half the price of my pre­vi­ous BMW. To fit some ac­ces­sories they charged for half the time Tri­umph quote. The bike it­self needed a re­call to re­place some wiring to the fuel pump, and I had a friendly chat with the tech­ni­cian who help­fully ex­plained things while he worked.

The Tri­umph it­self is amaz­ing. The fin­ish is qual­ity, plenty of paint; smooth, smooth welds. The qual­ity con­trol must be top notch. I think John Bloor must be proud of his team. The en­gine map­ping is ex­cel­lent and it has a V-twin type rum­ble. I made a con­scious de­ci­sion to down­size slightly and the T120 fits the bill bril­liantly with­out giv­ing away too much per­for­mance and han­dling. John Jor­dan, mem­ber

I would like to nom­i­nate Hal­cyon Clas­sic Parts for an RC Ser­vice Star. I bought a bar end mir­ror di­rect from Hal­cyon that will fit stan­dard 7/8” and 1” bars. Un­for­tu­nately the mir­ror would not fit my bars as the in­ter­nal di­am­e­ter of my AJS bars is smalle er, more like 5/8”. Of course be­ing in­ept I didd not think to mea­sure be­fore pur­chas­ing.

I emailed Hal­cyon and asked if they could help. ‘No prob­lem’ they promptly replied, ‘we will make a fit­ting that suits your bars’.

These have now ar­rived (hav­ing been whisked up on a lathe) at no charge and my prob­lem is solved. The photo shows the be­spoke ex­pand­ing spacer/bolt thing gy suit­able for 5/8” bars. Dave Sim­mons, mem­ber

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