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My Bikes

I have decided to write the definitive history with the help of a recently-discovered photo album from the 70’s and some of my old mates at the time.

1978 - Brighton & Hove Albion Scarf!

You can read it here (opens in a new page)

The bikes described include:

Raleigh Runabout RM6

Honda CB125S

Honda CB175K4

Honda CB500/4 (four of them)

Honda CB550K3 (three of them)

VFR800 Fi-1

Triumph Sprint ST 955 (4 of them)

Triumph Tiger 1050

Honda CB900FZ



Motorcycle Tyres – Should you be able to see the canvas?

Bit of a surprise this afternoon when I was cleaning my bike (first time since Christmas). I knew that my rear tyre was down to the wear marks and had been asking around for prices on a set of Michelin Pilot Road 2s as I’ve heard good things about them. I’ve had BT020, BT021 and BT023 up to now.

Fancy a change.


Rear BT020

This is what they call "Part Worn" on eBay...

BT020 Rear

Is that canvas? Do they have canvas nowadays?

Triumph Sprint ST 955 Heel Guard

The rear brake light switch on a Sprint 955 is “protected” by a rubber cover that sits right next to the rider’s right heel. After a while, constant movement of the rider’s boot destroys the rubber cover – check next time you see a 955 – there won’t be many that aren’t trashed!

I had seen some bikes fitted with what looked like a carbon heel guard or protector but have failed to track down where these came from.

Then I bought my black Sprint STealth

First thing I noticed was that it had one of these phantom heel guards fitted!

Even better – the previous owner had kept the fitting instructions and they were included in the documentation pack.

So, if you are looking for one of these:

The good news: It’s a Triumph part.

The bad news: It’s obsolete.

Here are the part numbers:

Heel Guard Kit Part number: A9728003
Heel Guard: A9720007
Spacer: A9750109 (2)
Flat Washer: 3550180-T03 (2)
Instructions: A99000093