Triumph Blazer – Click above to watch video after the jump

If you have no interest in motorcycles, mechanics or old machinery, it's probably best you skip this post. You see, the short film after the jump is perhaps the best depiction of the highs and lows associated with those three horsemen that we've ever seen on screen. The video features plenty of lengthy shots of a Triumph motorcycle single dashing across the open country side. It's exactly what every motorcyclist thinks of when the words "perfect" and "ride" worm their way into conversation. There's no traffic and no foul weather – just miles of meandering asphalt and nowhere to be.

But our hero rider runs into a bit of a mechanical hiccup when he stops for a spell. Fuel floods the cylinder, and despite his best efforts, he's reduced to a raving ball of frustration after frantically trying to get the bike to start. As the crew at Visordown accurately point out, the scene is the visual embodiment of Robert M Pirsig's famous line, "If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed."

We won't spoil the ending for you, but if you've ever found yourself in a similar situation, you know the elation of victory all too well. Hit the jump to check out Blazer for yourself.

Note: Language makes this one Not Safe For Work.

[Source: Visordown]

Blazer from Daniel Crouch on Vimeo.



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      CH
      • 3 Years Ago
      Been there, done that. Precisely what happened to me on several occasions with my '97 KTM, she runs like a dream but had no throttle tolerance which caused the fuel mix to be wrong while idling. Nothing better then kicking for what seem aeons in full gear, slowly taking it off to give up in frustration to then try just once more and it starts. Well the fact that it would drown again while I was putting on my gear, was the icing on the cake but then it was usually easier to kick it on again. It never happened again since I removed a shim from the carburetor.
      WRX20L
      • 3 Years Ago
      I love my bikes, but I can't see myself ever owning a kicker! Gotta love that scenery though.
      Kvnboyd
      • 3 Years Ago
      All I could think about after watching that was, "he just rolled all over the ground in the same spot he pissed in moments earlier..."
      Logan Wild
      • 3 Years Ago
      I love my 2008 Triumph Daytona 675 but I can't wait to own an older Triumph my dad had a Bonne back in the day! I LOVE LOVE TRIUMPH
      Silly Pickle
      • 3 Years Ago
      Gotta love the Brits...layin' down a perfect go cart track/motorcycle road...without any regard to anything....curve here, curve there...just let the machine do the walking. Who needs a ditch!? Run-off? (whether that be room or rain) What's that? What I wouldn't give to ride that...without oncoming traffic thank you.
      JayP
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm not a motorcycle guy, but I could stand to own a Triumph.
      d2mini
      • 3 Years Ago
      Love my modern Bonneville.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Fyrewerx
      • 3 Years Ago
      That was my 1968 Triumph Daytona 500 all over again. I recall using that same script of words on a regular basis.
      Esteban 愛 Franchina
      • 3 Years Ago
      When he stared, and then it started on the first try I almost cried!!!
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