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cavey's P5 DeskTop - x4 themes
« on: November 12, 2014, 06:22:40 pm »
 Please click link to view, constructive and critiques welcomed.

:D   https://sites.google.com/site/peppermintfivedesktop/   :D

I have posted my final theme (today Sunday 16 November), The LoveTon, partly inspired by PCNetSpec off topic remark along with other members reminiscing about their halcyon days  8)

The bike specs are race tuned 850 Norton Commando engine inside modified Laverda 650 trellis frame, built by a French Violinist.  :)
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Re: cavey's P5 DeskTop
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2014, 09:54:58 am »
Lookin good :)

I think the "constructive and critiques welcomed" part scared everyone off...

No critique from me .. there3 are a coupla things I'd probably change but that's just personal taste.
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Re: cavey's P5 DeskTop
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2014, 09:22:12 pm »
looks good i like the simplicity of it a flat dock theme may look nice just a flat panel at the bottom or even making it transparent other than that cool
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Re: cavey's P5 DeskTop
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2014, 04:17:41 am »
Now that's a bike I'd really like to have!  .... uhh ... I mean Desktop!!  8)

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Re: cavey's P5 DeskTop
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2014, 06:48:41 am »
You'd expect for every Triton you'd see some poor sod on a Norumph, and yet you don't  :-\
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Re: cavey's P5 DeskTop
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2014, 10:20:38 am »
added the Bonny look, can't find a Norumph  8)
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Re: cavey's P5 DeskTop
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2014, 01:08:05 pm »
Bonny (particularly 650 pre-unit) was a nice engine, but the trident should always have been the engine of choice .. I'm still baffled why Triumph brought out the T140 instead of an updated Trident  :-\
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Re: cavey's P5 DeskTop
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2014, 05:30:24 pm »
 :-*  The Duke Look   :-* now posted, hopefully my Peppermint doesn't get temperamental and throws a wobbler by suffering from orange peel paintwork and dodgy electrics.

Myopia and tooling costs is why the Trident wasn't bought in quicker. When they did, it too little too late, Slippery Sam with its a peanut style petrol tank, err how far, maybe 45 to 50 miles, aimed purely at the American market, roughly the same time Honda bought out their Gold Wing, who were still enjoying several years of success with their CB750-4. Game over.   :'(
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Re: cavey's P5 DeskTop
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2014, 05:55:18 pm »
Bonny (particularly 650 pre-unit) was a nice engine, but the trident should always have been the engine of choice .. I'm still baffled why Triumph brought out the T140 instead of an updated Trident  :-\

I owned a Triumph Trident -- loved it!  It had 'long legs' and preferred to run @ 100-130 MPH, but hated going from stoplight-to-stoplight in traffic.  I was lucky to get 5,000 miles on a rear tire.  It was a biach to tune, too -- 3 sets of everything to keep in sync.  Actually, that's the reason I sold it -- even normal maintenance was a pain in the arse.

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Re: cavey's P5 DeskTop
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2014, 07:08:08 pm »
Myopia and tooling costs is why the Trident wasn't bought in quicker. When they did, it too little too late, Slippery Sam with its a peanut style petrol tank, err how far, maybe 45 to 50 miles, aimed purely at the American market, roughly the same time Honda bought out their Gold Wing, who were still enjoying several years of success with their CB750-4. Game over.

The Trident was a good looking machine.  I almost bought a BSA Rocket 3, but I couldn't stomach its styling (only BSA I owned, that I liked, was a B33).  The Trident was right on IMO.

I was doing a lot of desert racing, at the time, but also rode daily on the street.  During this period of time, I was racing a Norton P11 scrambler, which had a Norton 750 engine shoehorned into a Matchless G85 frame.  It was so ungodly fast in the dirt (and hard to slow down) the only place I could race it was in open desert races.  For everything else I used a custom made Triumph 500 twin engine in a Triumph 250 scrambler frame.  That bike wasn't nearly as fast, but was totally controllable in normal desert racing.

The Trident was really made for balls-to-the-wall street racing.  It was great for canyon racing, for instance, but rather ill-mannered for everyday commutes.  You spent most of your time trying to hold it back -- it wanted to go-go-go, period.  Exclamation point!  It wasn't a smooth, enjoyable experience at all.

Speaking of the Honda CB750... that's the other reason I sold the Trident.  A friend of mine was a mechanic at a Kawasaki shop.  His 'thing' was drag racing.  Because of his job (and drag racing reputation) he got the first Kawasaki 900 Z1 in Arizona.  He had less than a month to prep it for the NHRA Winternationals.  And, I watched him eliminate every Honda 750, one-by-one, at the Winternationals (must have been 100 of them) over the weekend.  First day, everyone sneered at him.  By Sunday, he put had them all back on the trailer and won the Championship (Super Street Bike or whatevs -- can't remember the exact class).

Anyway, that did it for me.  I went home, took my Trident down to the frame, spit-shined everything, put it back together, started it up, rode it straight to the shop and traded it on a brand new Kawasaki Z1.  8) 

I didn't need to spend a lot of out-of-pocket money -- $200-$300 bucks, maybe.  They gave me a good deal.  The Trident was an oddity in Arizona.  You didn't see many.  And, I *think* the salesman wanted it for himself.  It WAS, after all, a very nice looking machine -- even exotic.

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Re: cavey's P5 DeskTop
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2014, 10:31:40 am »
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There's something about the sound of a triple though (Italian engines aside, which always sound like they're trying to eat themselves from the inside out), 2 or 4 stroke .. Trident, KH's, Kettle, Jota.....
(In fact a Suzuki GT750 Kettle with expansion chambers once made the nicest sound ever generated, spontaneously causing the most pregnancies in a single day and nearly bringing about world peace .. it's a well documented and scientifically proven fact)

How about a "Lavton"

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We really should move the "bike" babble to general discussion  :-[

Oh, and cavy .. I don't care, your dog is still in trouble C:-)
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Re: cavey's P5 DeskTop
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2014, 12:29:04 pm »
We really should move the "bike" babble to general discussion  :-[


WoW!  Laverda.  There's a flash from the past.


Who knows?!?!?  Might be some interest in bike talk.  I still own several machines...


'46 Indian Chief - Suzuki GS 1150 ESF - Honda XL 500, Honda ATC w/300 Mugen, Maico 450, SWM 320, et cetera.

Or, we could just let it be.  ;D

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Re: cavey's P5 DeskTop
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2014, 12:38:14 pm »
BTW, speaking of Italian engines...   8)


WATCH THIS SWISS CYCLIST ABSOLUTELY CRUSH A FERRARI ON A ROCKET-POWERED BICYCLE



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Re: cavey's P5 DeskTop
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2014, 01:08:29 pm »
and yet you still want the Ferrari :)

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Re: cavey's P5 DeskTop
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2014, 02:04:54 pm »
and yet you still want the Ferrari


I want Deadmau5's 'Purrari': 


http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/cat-and-mouse-deadmau5-selling-purrari-car-for-380-000-20140618


Ferrari sued Deadmau5 over this, BTW.  You can't change the original paint job -- it's in the contract agreement.


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