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Event: 20th Anniversary of the Speed Triple Venue: Triumph Motorcycles Ltd
Date: May 17th & 18th, 2014 Address: Normandy Way, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 3BZ, United Kingdom
Organiser: Mot
Info: A celebration of the Speed Triple hitting two decades old.MK1 Speed Triple co-founder Mot has been a busy little bee sorting this one out for you lads.He’s been whacking ideas about on the good old triumphrat.net and triumphtorque.com forums to make sure this milestone doesn’t go by without a flash and by jingo I think he’s gown and bleedin’ well done it! The plan is this, and fuck me he’s getting better at it as the years roll on!

He has a whole sodding weekend in store for you starting at the factory on the morning of the 17th May at the factory where we gets to have a break from the ride up and meet and great the fellas who put the miles in. Then we are waddling the bikes over to the National Motorcycle Museum come the afternoon and having a good old rummage around there. Once we are sick of that place we get to get pissed and bed down at the The Vic. Then it’s nice and gentle Sunday spin onto the The National Memorial Arboretum for a brew before we all slope off home.

LATEST: The Factory have been in touch and they are worried we’ll get too many lads turn up for a nose about the factory. So the thing is The factory bit is MK1’s and Super III’s only and if you do want in on a tour we’ll need your name and address to boot. This is all in the name of health and safety peeps. Get word of your address over to us via the contact page here or on the forums at Triumph Torque or Triumphrat.net.

Don’t leave your address in the comments below please gents.

Thanks to Mot for sorting this one out… 🙂

STOP PRESS – SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
 

Meet at the visitors car park 9-9.30am, check through security and then pics etc, factory tour flexible on time to finish but expect middayish.
Ride out to NMM reduced entrance fee, food available upstairs.
Overnight at the Vic, Sunday make your own way to the Memorial for 10.30-11am for breaky\coffee\chat etc



If you missed the day then here are some shots…… enjoy! If you have some you’d like to add to this collection hit the envelope in the page titles to get in touch. Most of you must know my e-mail by now though!! 🙂


 

134 Comments
  1. Latest…factory tours will be available on the Saturday should folk have the urge..maybe even a few demos too, The Pub has camping, heated caravans and hostel room accomodation in the pub get in early to get what you want !!!

  2. Nice, great plan, I will be there.

  3. Yep I’m in!

  4. Sounds great. Plus I’m not working that weekend either!

  5. EI’m up for it.
    What Time are we meeting at Triumph

  6. I’ll be there – bike hopefully will be warmed up by the time I get to the factory !

  7. im going to try and come for the saturday i have never seen more than 2 together, and would love to look around the factory

  8. Time at the factory would be 9.30am..but aim for early rather than later 😉

    We have reduced admission of £5 to the National Motorcycle Museum for any wanting to go round< I've just booked myself in at the Pub ! Cheers Mot

  9. Started list of folk coming over at Triumph Torque and Triumph Rat forums pop your name on if you are going or let me know here and I’ll add you on 😉

    Mot

  10. I am looking to come along. Will be for the Saturday only probably.

  11. Ok mate..I’ll get you on the list…Sat will probably pan out in two halves…the way I see it is all meet at the factroy kick tyres and chat etc..those that are up the the Factory tour do and those that aren’t could ride on to the NMM for grub/look around chat etc then those that have been on tour can then have ride out part II to the NMM and catch up with the previous gang..will only know when folk express what they are up for 😉

    Cheers
    Mot

    • Add me in as well for the tour. Coming from n. Ireland, if anyone else crossing the water.

      • Ayup mate I’ll need your full name to secure your place on the factory tour…you doing the full weekend ?

        Cheers
        Mot

  12. Add me to the list, I will be there! 18th is my birthday so its my birthday treat to myself! Cheers Grip

  13. Add me too please, just for the Saturday

    • I’ll need your full name to confirm your details 😉

      Cheers
      Mot

    • Ayup mate I’ll need your full name to secure you on the list for the factory tour 😉

      Cheers
      Mot

  14. Sounds good to me, I’ll be there, please add us to the list.

    • Ayup mate..I’ll need your full name to secure you on the list for the factory tour 😉

      Cheers
      Mot

      • Me too please MOT, didn’t see my name on the list. Can only do Saturday unfortunately but would like to do factory, museum (full Saturday).

        Thanks again.

        Anyone else setting off early from the Cambridge area?

        • triple885cc, ping mot an e-mail on his site. http://www.mottleybiker.com. Your request might get lost in the see of comments here.

          I’ll be trundling up from Saffron Walden….. we could meet up and blast over. I’ll ping you an e-mail.

          • That would be great, by all means, please email me.

        • Sent you a couple of mails mate…. you have my moby in them. Feel free to call when you get a mo.

  15. Sounds good. Will be there on the Saturday at least if not the whole weekend.

  16. Cheers folks added you on 😉

  17. Great organisation Mot. I will be there. Plan to follow. Bane

  18. Vic bikerspub booked too

  19. 23 of us soo far folks and a good crowd booked in at the pub too so looking forward to a jar or two with you all 😉

    Mot

  20. Just a heads up folks…please keep an eye on this thread as I will need your full name and a contact number if you are up for the Factory tour you can contact me at Mottleybiker.com or use the contact details here to get your info sorted 😉

  21. Just found out that due to changes in my work schedule I will now have to miss this 🙁 I hope you all have a great weekend.

  22. Please include me on the factory tour, I will be at the factory at 9am. Looking forward to the day and seeing you all again.
    Many thanks
    Richard Rudling

  23. Hi Guys,
    count me in for the whole weekend. I’m in the Croydon area, is there anyone I can ride up with?

    • Aiming to go up to the Vic on the Friday from near Luton….

    • Real shame I can’t make it now. I am in Warlingham so just outside Croydon so would have been good to have a bit of company on the ride up. Maybe see you at another event. Not seen any other mk1s around the area for ages. MIike

  24. Shaping up to be a good one this!

  25. Hi Meka, I’m riding up from Fulham SW6. What time were you thinking? The earlier the better for me. Bane

  26. Just info for you all but here is the current list

    Mot (all weekend) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Silkie (all weekend) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Dave P
    SeanS (all weekend) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Rolfy Lollers (all weekend..plus guest 😉
    Koro (all weekend)
    Readmarx (all weekend) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Crankcase details confirmed for the factory tour
    Tigeralorange
    Bof2
    Harebrain
    Mike 885
    2strokesmoke (factory) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Andy Holms (Vic)
    Jono 67 (Factory/NMM) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Gripperod (all weekend)
    Whoshe (Factory/NMM.poss all weekend)
    sim_955i (Factory/NMM)
    Bane (all weekend)
    gregc1 (all weekend) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Wightrats (Factory/NMM)
    Tazly (Factory/NMM)
    Cjatwell (Factory)
    Meka (all weekend)

    Cheers
    Mot

  27. Mot,

    how do I get my details to you for the factory tour?

    Regards

    Meka

  28. Bane,

    name the time and where to meet and I’ll be there. You can email me at ceciltweet@yahoo.co.uk

    Regards

    Meka

  29. Hi all , hoping to make the Saturday , really hoping to make the whole wk end !
    Anyone riding down from sunny Yorkshire ? ( Mot I will email you about details for factory )
    Cheers

  30. Hiya. HotRod
    Travelling down from Matlock so half way down for you. Could meet up en’route if you fancy company for the remainder of the trip down. Email me: seansymons333@btinternet.com
    Regards
    Sean

  31. Hi MOT – just to confirm that I’ve dropped you a note through Motleybiker asking for a place on the factory tour. Will be with you for the Saturday. Thanks Ian Jefferies 07834 499820.

    • Hi checked mottley biker no message ? don’t know if I have a problem this end..?? you could try the thread on Trat or Triumph Torque 😉
      Mot

  32. Hi Mot.
    A big thanks for arranging all of this.
    I am planning to head up from the Luton / Hitchin area on the Friday afternoon and do the whole weekend. I would like to do the Factor visit please.
    I have dropped my details through the contact form on this site and previously contacted you via Mottleybiker. Grateful if you could confirm receipt or let me know if I need to register elsewhere.
    Thanks again
    Andy (Black Series 1 – 5 speed)

    • Hi Andy
      Checked Mottleybiker..don’t have your message ? have provisionaly listed you for the factory visit but will need a Mob number to confirm 😉

      Cheers
      Mot

      • Hi mate. I sent a second message via the form on the mottley site this weekend. Nevermind. Appreciate the reply. Apologies for my mis-spelling.
        im on andybailey three at live dot com and will send you my number through mottley. Looking forward to it.

        • Have left my number on mottley. Cheers

      • Hi. All ok with my number? Cheers. Andy

  33. Hi MOT
    You have me maked down for the factory tour but just to let you know I will also be joining you at the motor museum..
    Looking forward to it!
    Many thanks
    Richard

    • Will do Richard..ping us your Mob number 😉

      Cheers
      Mot

  34. Cheers Mot
    Here’s my mobile 07970842071.
    Many thanks
    Richard

  35. Hi Mot
    Have left my details on motley biker, will put them here as well in case you didn’t get them, please put me down for the factory visit, hoping to make the whole weekend, however awaiting the hatchet men attacking my wrists so may have to cancel if I can’t ride…
    mob: 07770407744
    Cheers Rich (harebrain)

  36. Cheers Rich keep us posted in the mean time I’ll get you on the list 😉

    Cheers
    Mot

  37. Hi Mot, tried messaging you through MottleyBiker but for some reason it wouldn’t send! Please put me down for the factory visit. George Tucker 07759315774.

  38. Right oh folks this is the list soo far….as you can see I’ve keep confirming peoples details to secure their place for the factory tour..so if this is not detailed next to your name then please contact me with your full name and Mob number so I can sort it for you !!!!

    Mot (all weekend) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Silkie (all weekend) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Dave P (factory/NMM) details confirmed for the factory tour
    SeanS (all weekend) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Rolfy Lollers (all weekend..plus guest 😉 Details confirmed for the factory tour
    Koro (all weekend) details confirmed for factory tour
    Readmarx (all weekend) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Crankcase (factory) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Tigeralorange (factory) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Bof2
    Harebrain (factory/poss all weekend) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Mike 885 (Factory) Details confirmed for the factroy tour
    2strokesmoke (factory/NMM) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Andy Holms (Vic)
    Jono 67 (Factory/NMM) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Gripperod (all weekend) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Whoshe (Factory/NMM.poss all weekend) Details confirmed for factory
    sim_955i (Factory/NMM)
    Bane (all weekend)
    gregc1 (all weekend) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Wightrats (Factory/NMM)
    Tazly (Factory/NMM)
    Cjatwell (Factory)
    Meka (all weekend) Details confirmed for the factory tour
    Simon Miller (Factory/NMM) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Damian Searby (Factory) details confirmed for factory tour
    Tony Seber (Factory) details confirmed for factory tour
    Hot Rod (factory/NMM/poss all weekend) details confirmed for tour
    Mark Knights (Factory) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Phil Buskell (Factory) Details confirmed for the factory tour
    Humandetritus (NMM/Arbertoruim/Vic)
    David Clarke (factory/NMM/Arbortorium) Details confirmed for factory tour
    Ian Jefferies (factory/NMM)Details confirmed for factory tour
    Busaboy (all weekend) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Stephan Hall (factory)
    Ivan & Sharon Walton (Factory) details confirmed for the factory tour
    T100SS (Factory) Details confirmed for the factory tour
    George Tucker (Factory) Details confirmed for thefactroy tour
    Pete Robinson (Factory) details confirmed for the tour
    Richard Turner (Factory( details confirmed for the factory tour

    Cheers
    Mot

  39. I would appear that I have had a problem with Mottleybiker contact page…!!!! I have now fixed this…appologies for any disruption 😉

    Normal service has now been resumed !!

    Mot

    • No worries. Many thanks for all your efforts. I owe you a pint! Cheers

  40. Hi there, i am new to this group but really pleased I found it. I have been waiting for years for a dedicated MK1 Speedtriple club to emerge and finally it has! Well done and thank you! I would love to attend the factory visit (having done a tour in the previous factory) but understand its bikes only. Mine are all on sorn. I have 4 T300,s in total plus a super III plus a 1200 Trophy. I fell in love with these bikes when working in Toulouse in mid nineties one over took me in my hire car. I chased it only to find out it was a british bike I had never seen before. On returning to the UK I bought my first black MK1 (1994)
    I chopped that in for a (1996) 6 month old model. This bike I still own with only 2k on the clock and is in full race trim ie sebring, dynojet, wp shock & spring & damper, 6-piston callipers, adventurer crank cases & more. I then bought a mint 1995 (orange) followed by a 1994 (yellow) So I have the full set. I also have another catD 1994 project plus a catD speed III project. Arthritis in the wrists stops me riding these days but I cant bring myself to part with them. They are a thing of beauty! So I have to see this mass collection of bikes when they converge. Please can you tell me where best to join your group to get some pics of your get together. Many thanks Paul

    • Hi Paul, I’m glad chaps like you appreciate the site. Makes it all worth while when you get a tip of the hat for all the effort. It’ll be cool to meet you at some point over that weekend so just keep an eye on the the detail at the top of this page for updated ETA’s at all the stop points. Hopefully one will work out for you.

    • Paul…the only place you are going to get the full hit as it were is at the Factory….you are such a fan mate rock up in or on whatever you want and i’ll get you on the list and you can be part of the gang 😉 Ping me your full name and contact number 😉

      Cheers
      Mot

      • Really appreciated this Mot! My name is Paul McGahan, contact 07814596907. Actually I am really lucky as we move from Hertfordshire to Rugby, Warwickshire on the 9th May so not too far to travel! It’ll be great to be part of the get together. Thank you again! Paul

    • Hiya Paulie
      Sounds like you’re as stocked as I on these bikes.
      94 Super III, 96 Speedy, a 2000 TBS and two projects on the way, the nearest to completion based upon TBS frame and Super III engine.
      Maybe get a chance to catch up at the meet.

      Regards

      Sean

  41. No worries Paul..I’ve made a couple of exceptions so far and with your love of the T3 it would be a shame if you missed out..do you reckon you’ll rundle along on a MK1 or would it be too much for the old wrists 😉

    Mot

    • Id love to but it aint gonna happen. They are currently all tucked up in Herts in one of my garages on Sorns & have not been ridden for quite a while. What with the house move & lack of mots it be too much to ask. Thats not to say I couldnt pack them in a van for a photo shoot? Have to think on that? 🙂

      • Triumph magazine Spirit will be taking pics and Triumph owners club Nacelle magazine will get some too if that sways you 😉

        Cheers
        Mot

  42. List update

    Mot (all weekend) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Silkie (all weekend) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Dave P (factory/NMM) details confirmed for the factory tour
    SeanS (all weekend) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Rolfy Lollers (all weekend..plus guest 😉 Details confirmed for the factory tour
    Koro (all weekend) details confirmed for factory tour
    Readmarx (all weekend) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Crankcase (factory) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Tigeralorange (factory) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Harebrain (factory/poss all weekend) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Mike 885 (Factory) Details confirmed for the factory tour
    2strokesmoke (factory/NMM) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Andy Holms (Vic)
    Jono 67 (Factory/NMM) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Gripperod (all weekend) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Whoshe (Factory/NMM.poss all weekend) Details confirmed for factory
    sim_955i (Factory/NMM) Details confirmed for the tour
    Bane (all weekend) Details confirmed for the factory tour
    gregc1 (all weekend) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Wightrats (Factory/NMM) Details confirmed for the tour
    Tazly (Factory/NMM)
    Cjatwell (Factory)
    Meka (all weekend) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Simon Miller (Factory/NMM) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Damian Searby (Factory) details confirmed for factory tour
    Tony Seber (Factory) details confirmed for factory tour
    Tony Hamilton (factory) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Hot Rod (factory/NMM/poss all weekend) details confirmed for tour
    Mark Knights (Factory) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Phil Buskell (Factory) Details confirmed for the factory tour
    Humandetritus (NMM/Arbertoruim/Vic)
    David Clarke (factory/NMM/Arbortorium) Details confirmed for factory tour
    Ian Jefferies (factory/NMM)Details confirmed for factory tour
    Busaboy (all weekend) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Stephan Hall (factory)
    Ivan & Sharon Walton (Factory) details confirmed for the factory tour
    T100SS (Factory) Details confirmed for the factory tour
    GeorgeTucker (Factory) Details confirmed for the factroy tour
    Pete Robinson (Factory) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Richard Turner (Factory) Details confirmed for the factory tour
    Dean Wright (factory) Details confirmed for the factory tour
    Paul Mcgahan (factory) Details confirmed for the factory tour

  43. Hi Mot,
    In reply to your request – my name is Andrew Welling, thanks

  44. Hi all. To make mine loom good for her trip out id like to get a rear seat hump. Mine’s black – is there only one black?
    Anyone got one and the little seat pad thingy? Jack Lilley lists a hump but now pad.
    I’m in north Hertfordshire. Cheers

  45. Yes one black…try Ivan at National Triumph or Sprint Manufacturing…you never know they may have a good used one complete 😉

    Cheers
    Mot

  46. Right…close to wrapping this thing up now…may I urge the last couple of folk to confirm for the tour please…I’ll get a detailed itinerary up soonish, Evening of the sat at the Vic we have a Glam Rock band..! which no matter how cheesy will be good entertainment so don’t forget to pack your spadex mettalic mankini and a purple wig ;-0 opening up the invite to any Triumph owners for a beer in the evening.
    Cheers
    Mot

  47. Mot (all weekend) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Silkie (all weekend) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Dave P (factory/NMM) details confirmed for the factory tour
    SeanS (all weekend) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Rolfy Lollers (all weekend..plus guest 😉 Details confirmed for the factory tour
    Koro (all weekend) details confirmed for factory tour
    Readmarx (all weekend) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Crankcase (factory) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Tigeralorange (factory) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Harebrain (factory/poss all weekend) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Mike 885 (Factory) Details confirmed for the factory tour
    2strokesmoke (factory/NMM) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Andy Holms (Vic)
    Jono 67 (Factory/NMM) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Gripperod (all weekend) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Whoshe (Factory/NMM.poss all weekend) Details confirmed for factory
    sim_955i (Factory/NMM) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Bane (all weekend) Details confirmed for the factory tour
    gregc1 (all weekend) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Wightrats (Factory/NMM) Details confirmed for the tour
    Tazly (Factory/NMM)
    Cjatwell (Factory) Details confirmed for the factory tour
    Meka (all weekend) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Simon Miller (Factory/NMM) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Damian Searby (Factory) details confirmed for factory tour
    Tony Seber (Factory) details confirmed for factory tour
    Tony Hamilton (factory) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Hot Rod (factory/NMM/poss all weekend) details confirmed for tour
    Mark Knights (Factory) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Phil Buskell (Factory) Details confirmed for the factory tour
    Humandetritus (NMM/Arbertoruim/Vic)
    David Clarke (factory/NMM/Arbortorium) Details confirmed for factory tour
    Ian Jefferies (factory/NMM)Details confirmed for factory tour
    Busaboy (all weekend) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Stephan Hall (factory) Details confirmed for the factory tour
    Ivan & Sharon Walton (Factory) details confirmed for the factory tour
    T100SS (Factory) Details confirmed for the factory tour
    GeorgeTucker (Factory) Details confirmed for the factroy tour
    Pete Robinson (Factory) details confirmed for the factory tour
    Richard Turner (Factory) Details confirmed for the factory tour
    Dean Wright (factory) Details confirmed for the factory tour
    Paul Mcgahan (factory) Details confirmed for the factory tour
    Darren Goodyear (all weekend) Details confirmed for the tour

  48. Hi MOT

    Although I can’t confirm attending the meet if commitments allow I shall still try to get to the factory if only so I can be on the pics!
    Paulie – you’re obviously a real T309 fan, shame about the arthritis – my wife’s riddled with it so understand.

    I have a black ’94 model and a orange ’95 one – all i need now is a yellow one!

  49. Hi Mot, can you include me in the 20th anniversary bash for the factory tour and possible all weekend, Darren Goodyear (speednipple) cheers

  50. Cheers Bof…..got you down Darren..tis all sorted 😉

    Cheers
    Mot

  51. Right then folks..list has been sent off..so I reckon it will take special begging on my part if anyone else wants in !!!! if anyone is local to the factory and knows the roads round there I’d like to contact you please..

    Cheers
    Mot

    • Hi there
      I have just joined and live in Hinckley if that is any good?
      Cheers
      Nigel

      • Hi Nigel. Any suggestions on routes? Im coming up to the Victoria on Friday afternoon. Cheers. Andy

      • Nice one Nigel….are you familiar with the route I have to the National Motorcycle Museum ?

        Mot

  52. http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=181402643070&globalID=EBAY-GB&alt=web
     I”m not sure how to start a new thread on here. Spotted one of the 1421 for sale;

    • Phew! Currently £2550 with some time to go. Is tidy.

  53. Bit late to get involved but looks like bike will be together in time. Will be making my way from Abbey wood to the Dartford crossing early morning Sat . Maybe I can ride up to the factory with some of you guys. Will just be happy to be there for the photos if I cant sneak in on the actual tour. My no is 07949 873109. Easier to arrange by text. Failing that bound to see some of you on the way up.. Regards to all . Ian Pop.

  54. Hi there
    I’m a new member to the MK1 club and I would love to do the factory tour. I know it’s very late but is there any chance of getting in? Thanks
    Nigel

    • Nigel…..ping me your full name I’ll see what I can do cheers Mot

      • Thanks for that. I have sent a txt with full name and address on. If I can be of any help being close to the factory, please let me know.
        Cheers
        Nigel

  55. Ok so here is the itinery for the weekend if you are staying over at the Vic they do grub early evening stuff like aberdeen angus burger and chips so if you are interested John at the Vic is trying to gauge how many he may be catering for so drop him a line victoriacafe2008@live.com

    Itinery is….At the visitors car park Triumph for 9-9.30am on the 17th security will check the names off the list to get us through to the factory and pics outside etc will then happen… then in for the tour, no real set time for the off after the factory tour basically when it finishes..middayish I would presume, then herd the cats for the off to NMM reduced entrance fee if you want to look around or just catch some grub upstairs or both ! Sunday make your own way to the War memorial at Alrewas for 10.30-11.00am just for breaky/coffee/ walk about more tire kicking etc ! Sat night at the Vic I think we have at least a dozen staying over plus band ale etc open to all Triumphs is they fancy a beer/ natter…so that’s the itinerary obviously for folk to pick and choose what they wish to attend 😉

    Route from the Factory to the NMM ride out will be A5, B4116,B4114,A446,A452 and A45 … ie head for Atherstone on the A5 the cross country on the Coleshill Rd before running alongside the M42 to Junc 6.

    Don’t forget if you are doing the ride out make sure you have a tank full of fuel as you won’t want to be the one stopping 30 odd bikes as you fuel up :beatup::tongueout:

    Cheers
    Mot

    • Just dropped him a line. I am booked into a caravan on friday and Saturday night. How many others are staying over each night? Cheers. Andy

  56. Hi where is the best place for me to get my address to you please. (You already have me booked in and my mobile number)
    Many thanks Richard

  57. No panic Richard..you are all sorted mate…look forward to seeing you there 😉

    All the best
    Mot

    • Cheers, looking forward to it

  58. Hi all. Getting excited now. Went to go clean mine and found that reoccurring sticking float bowl on carb 2 issue. Anyone else get that? Eventually flushed a load of fuel through and got it to behave – but I need to strip them soon. Guess my fuel filter is no good.
    I also found a creamy substance in the pipe from the clutch casing to the air filter.
    Cleaning will have to take place tomorrow / Friday am.

    Anyway – anyone travelling up to the victoria inn to stay Friday night? Im going up country lanes from near Luton on Friday afternoon.

    is Ivan from National Triumph going? Cheers. Andy

  59. Hi MOT, sorry for the very late request, but is there a chance of getting my ol man (John Seber) on the list for the Factory Tour ? Planning to pick him up on-route (pillion) to Hinckley Sat morning. Please let me know asap, as not much point picking him up if he can’t get on the Tour.

    Can you please advise Postcode for the Factory (meeting point) ?

    Me and Tony Hamilton are riding up from south Essex early Sat am (A127 – M25 – M1 – A5 ) if anybody is riding from similar location and fancies joining us, please give me call on 0795 1130 299 Thurs or Fri.

    Cheers, Tony Seber

  60. Think we are meeting at the factory (postcode provided above). I’m going up onfriday and sstaying at the Victoria on Friday night, so will see you at the factory. Cheers.

  61. Sorry Tony we are all done on numbers for the tour now so won’t be able to get John in…postcode is LE10 3BS or follow the link in the map above 😉

    Cheers
    Mot

    • My mum has broken her leg so I will have to cancel. My space is free.
      Cheers
      chris

  62. Hi Mot , can my dad take Chris’s place on the Factory Tour ?
    Any chance of changing a name on the list ? … orcan my ol man give Chris’s name at the security gate ?

    Hi Chris, what’s your surname ? …. and sorry to hear about your mum’s leg. Wishing her a speedy recovery.

    Tony Seber

  63. My name is chris atwell. Thanks for the thought.

  64. Hi Tony….as Triumph read this forum I don’t think it is a good idea to try and get your dad in under Chris’s name !? I deffo don’t want to abuse the hospitality they have so kindly shown us so it’s important to do things right !..I will however try to swop places for your dad…I’ll keep you posted.

    Mot

  65. Hi Mot, understand and fair enough. Please let me know (either way) by Fri evening so I can let my dad know if he can come along on the tour.
    You can text me if easier. CHEERS, Tony 0795 1130 299

  66. Hi all.. I whish all of you lots of fun.. and a safe ride anyway.. Whish I could be there too, but I couldn’t apply for a leave.. and.. unfortunately it’s too far away for a single weekend to come over.. 🙁 Hope some of you are taking some cool pictures.. Would like to see them here. 😉

    So again.. Enjoy and take care.

    Cheerz
    Jonas

  67. The Clockwork Orange is ready.
    I am ready.
    Nobody riding up from London then?

  68. Which way you coming out of the smoke Meka ?

    Mot

  69. Was going Wandswortt / Hammersmith / North circular via Ace Cafe / M1
    But flexible on that. I’m near Croydon.

  70. Was going Wandsworth / Hammersmith / North circular via Ace Cafe / M1
    But flexible on that. I’m near Croydon.

    • Arrived about 30mins ago. Top cross country run – avoided m1, went a5 then quiet twisty roads Daventry, Rugby, Hinckley. Ace run and it didn’t rain!

    • Ah probably too far round the clock for me I’m dartford crossing M25 M1/A5..have a good run 😉

  71. Just got back from The factory tour and wanted to sat thanks to Mot and all concerned with the organisation. Good turn out. Hope you all enjoy the NMM and the rest of the weekend.

  72. Dean – Ivan & Sharon got back fine. Hope you did. Great to meet you. Cheers.Andy

  73. Great day many thanks to organisers ,glad ivan&Sharon got back and cheers to Andy for navigating to museum and have a good evening the rest of you who went on to vic.till next one laters Dean.

  74. Hi one and all, I’m glad every thing went off well yesterday,4 (2 MK1’s) of us set of from Reading / Windsor area got to the factory around 10.30ish only not to be allowed in because we hadn’t sent off our details, As we have done the tour before we didn’t think we had to, anyway not to worry we had a good ole ride out but it would have been nice to meet like minded peeps and take a few pic’s. Always another day

  75. Cheers folks you made it what it was ;-)…..

    Anyone up for a run wot you brung drag day (discounted for 20 of us !) or maybe next year a Squires do…I believe the facilities may be more in keeping with our expectations !

    Lovely blat there with Ian..lovely blat back with Barry down the A5 and George as well for the first part…cheers guys I enjoyed the riding pretty much more than anything else 🙂

    Mot

  76. PS… anyone want a MK1 club sticker message me through Mottley Biker and I’ll send one or two or whatever..;-) did folk get the factory sticker ? ie the 20th MK1 factory jobbie if not then maybe we can collar any left and distribute them…

    Mot

  77. Hi guys. Arrived home safely at about 7.30. Nice leisurely ride home. Did just over 500 miles.
    Thanks for good weekend. Will put pictures on when sorted.
    George T

  78. Hi all. Fantastic weekend and great to put faces to names.
    Well this trip out clocked 50k on my Speedy and what better way to have done it.
    Look forward to catching up on a future run. Squires could be a good location. Great surrounding roads, pub and camping etc.

    We got 40 of us together, I wonder how many more are out there.

    Well done MOT and Silkie for arranging a fantastic, memorable event. One to not have missed out on.

  79. Evenin all I d like to second that ..A great weekend amazing to see and hear !!so many proper speed3s 🙂
    and as Sean said , to actually meet the people behind the names ,and a real good night in the Vic .. some errm ” interesting ” characters there! I really should ve gone for that curry !
    Surely this club can now only go from strength to strength .
    MOT Silkie thank you , think its time for a pint cheers all
    Phil

  80. I had an excellent time. Many thanks again. Great to meet you all. Hope you all got back ok. Look forward to seeing you again.
    cheers. Andy

  81. Just a quick note to echo the thoughts of others – thanks to everyone for making it a very memorable day – especially Mot and Jon (loved the run in from Cambridge). Will see what can be done with the GoPro footage and post it back here – quality editing may take some time.

    Safe journeys.

  82. Cheers Mot for sorting that one out, hopefully next time I’ll have the bike under me, now just to find the cause of this misfire ffs!!
    Cheers all Rich

  83. Anybody up for another get together at The Ace Cafe – Triumph Day – Sun 8th June ?

    • Yep, it’ll be casual though. Not a big deal like last Ace day…… I’ll pop an event page up tomorrow.

  84. I’m going TonyS. Hope to see you and everyone that can make it. And hear more about last weekend – missed it due to flat tyre surprise…

  85. I just want to say thank you for organizing the factory meet up I had a great time and everyone was very friendly its a shame we cant meet up more often like that I would love to know how many was made and just how many speedtriples are left on the road thanks again

  86. Twas a great event this one, thanks soley too Mot that it came to be. I was a lazy bugger this time around. Check back at this page for a few shots of the day. I’ll post them as they are sent through.

    Time to close the comments on this event….. onto the next one.

    🙂