Another nice set of pictures @stevelovatt .
I noticed that you have fitted your disc lock when you parked up. Do you always do this when stopped on a ride out? I must admit I never do and wondered if other forum members do or don’t use a disc lock when out on a ride?
Cheers mate, I always carry a disc lock and use it if I leave the bike and go on walkabout.
I don’t bother if it’s parked outside the cafe or I can see it.
Mind you, it’s not a bad habit to get into I suppose.
I wouldn’t follow it too closely mate, I once didn’t bother to use the disc lock and when I got back after at least 3 hours, I couldn’t find my keys.
Went through my jacket and trouser pockets at least twice then spotted the keys where I’d left them - in the ignition
I think I put this in a confession thread on TTF, but I once parked my bike overnight in a multi-story in the middle of Birmingham and left the keys in the ignition. Discovered them when I came back the following afternoon. Fortunatley it was a Yamaha Thunderace so no one wanted to nick it.
I was in whitby a couple of weeks back, it was sunny and warm then! but I was in the car! Going back north over the moors and there were 3 barn owls and a short eared owl hunting. An excellent day and the batter on the fish at sneaton castle was the best I’ve ever had.
I nearly always use either a disc lock or two, sometimes three or my u-lock when parking. Plus the trophy has an alarm on it.
I have left a key in the ignition though not with my triumphs but on my old airhead BMW’s. They had keys where the top folded down and was sleek against the bike so I often forgot them! The bike and keys were always there when I returned…
I used to use a disc lock, until it jammed up on me and wouldn’t unlock. I was at Assen racetrack at the time luckily after much effort and a fair bit of sphincter clenching, I got it undone. Scared me though
The good thing about the trophy is the under seat storage, I can fit 3 disc locks under there plus a puncture repair kit along with the toolkit. Then a cable lock in the fairing cubbyhole for locking the helmet on with.