A post I dread to write, but would welcome thoughts/advice.
I have been a Triumph fan my whole biking life and got my 1st Bonnie in 1983 aged 18. I have had a Triumph in my garage ever since. I much prefer the Classic Triumphs and I enjoy the tinkering as much as the riding of these auld bikes. That said I have had Hinckley Triumphs since y2k when I bought my one and only brand new bike a Triumph Legend TT Deluxe 900.
Anyway to my dilemma, as those on here will know I suffered a brain injury/illness back in early December and one of the implications was I had to surrender my licence, no great deal as the Docs are confident I will make a good enough recovery to get my licence back, just not this side of Autumn.
Back in October I took both bikes off the road and removed as number of parts from my Hinckley T100 to get them painted/coated and give the bike a refresh. All very basic stuff which would have taken me an hour or so to replace when I wanted to get it back on the road. But, a major side effect of my injury is my cognitive recall which the neurologist have said may not recover to the levels it was at pre condition. I have realised just what this means as over the last week or so I have been unable to remember how and where most of the small parts I removed should go. This has caused me a lot of stress and soul searching and I realise that whilst I may get my licence back, I may not get to the levels of fettling that I was at, which was quite good (relatively speaking) if I say so myself.
So, the point of my post, whilst I am happy keeping my Hinckley, I have realised that my abilities to own and maintain a Classic Triumph may be coming to an end and that would mean selling my beloved T160, which as anyone who knows these bikes, does require regular fettling and use to keep them in tip top condition. Any thoughts from the Team?