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Trace,don’t be too hasty, I’m of the opinion that you can’t have too many bikes!
To be honest she isn't being ridden much at all these days as I leave very early and don't like disturbing the peace of my beautiful "hidden valley" neighborhood, so I tend to take TBob out on the mornings I'm not on my Rayvolt. But Nyx is too much fun to sit unloved. Think it's time for her to find the next person to truly appreciate everything she offers.
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Good to hear Trace. Don't worry about selling a bike. There is always another on the horizon. What did you end up doing on the Honda?
I've taken her in a cafe racer kind of direction. Have a Ducati style 900SS half fairing being made up. Trimmed some of the side covers and tidied the tail. She's back in pieces again at the moment with bits being painted. But getting closer.

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Trace , good to hear your Health improving!!
Old Triumph Owner's only have two good day's in there life!! the day they buy it, & the day they sell it ( ask the seller of that 59 LOL ) cheers


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Great to hear you are well!
I had to laugh at the old Triumph joke...my first bike was a 1969 Trophy 250, I was 16 and in high school, believe me when i say that bike made a pretty good mechanic out of me lol!
All the best Trace,
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Indeed! Lucky she'll be more my showpony than my daily commuter.

Thanks guys for all the kind words.
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Yes, loving my job. Eight months now at Queensland's new Motor museum. Started as "Something to do" while I couldn't travel due to border closures and I'm just really thriving; so many plans and projects. It's exciting.



I am well! Still living with regular bloods and scans to keep an eye on the cancer, but it's been two years now off treatment and life is good. My energy levels are back, the pain's manageable and the brain fog has faded: the immunotherapy appears to have done it's job! (Science is a wonderful thing!) The lymphoedema still prevents me from enjoying full days on the bikes the way I used to; a couple of hours is my limit now, but I'm alive and kicking and enjoying life. Can't ask for more than that

I am thinking of selling Nyx though. Muse is getting closer to being done and I have my eye on a 59 Triumph Bonneville T120, but that's going to require selling something
Congrats on the job and glad to hear you are doing well.

What is this bike selling thing you speak of?

Actually, I managed to sell a bike this summer, a 2005 BMW F650GS that I acquired a year ago. Only rode it two or three times so I was not attached to it. It was replaced with a 2016 BMW R1200GSA which I have several thousand miles on since late August
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