Monthly Archives: May 2011

Ross Noble’s Sit Down Tour

I don’t suppose for a minute it was my Tweet to Ross Noble that resulted in his visit to Bulldog Triumph in Winnersh on Wednesday evening. He was riding the VIN 500k Triump Speed Triple from Hertfordshire to Bournemouth. @realrossnoble
Steve & Ros Noble at Bulldog 25-05-11

He looks a bit tired – not surprised with the riding and having to read 400+ Tweets that day (and only 5pm).

Good photo oportunity for the shop though!

The Bulldog Team with Ross Noble 25-05-11

Left to Right:

Chris, Steve, Andy, Ross, Ian, Mike

Now the other boot zip has broken!

My 4-year old Alpinstars finally gave up last October and I had to replace one of the zips.

This time the other (right) one snapped in the same place.

Although the repair I carried out is fine and standing up to abuse well, I find the puller a little small as the force required to zip up motorcycle boots is fairly substantial (well, more than other zip that one has about one’s clothing…)

Many years ago, I was a corporate person (company car, fuel card, healthcare,     … pension…) and in the 80s we were big on time management and all had those fancy leather folders that contained a fraction of what my iPhone contains. I still have the leather folder and it has a rather nice leather puller:

motorcycle boot zip repair

These boots are good for another few years (watch this space)

MOT Test Toolkit (Bikes)

Bulldog Triumph are moving to new premises in Winnersh. They have a massive new showroom and 5x the service area, including a new motorcycle MOT bay.

Here it is at the moment (T minus 3 days):

Bulldog Triumph Winnersh MOT Bay

I’m most of you are familiar with the layout – but WTF is that toolkit hanging on the wall?

WTF Toolkit?

Not one but TWO huge crowbars!

Answers on a postcard please.

Triple Ripple Burble ‘n’ Pop T-Shirt

It is generally accepted that one of the best things about Triumph motorcycle engines is the “triple ripple burble ‘n’ pop” that you get on the overrun.

Some of us have decided to make our own t-shirt.

This is the Sprint 955 version (I wanted Tornado Red to match my bikes)

Triple ripple burble 'n' pop

This is now known as my “321_Dib” t-shirt in honour of the designer and manufacturer.

My wife wanted to know what a “Ripple Nipple” was, and then suggested that she should try on my new t-shirt.


The “Ripple Nipple” line points to the exact spot tha…..

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