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Old 07-14-2012, 12:37 PM   #1
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Why you should NOT buy a Triumph motorcycle!

Despite the addition of a Ural hack, my Bonneville just can't keep up with my wife's Ural on washed out dirt roads in the Virginia mountains!

No matter what I do, I can't get the 2WD to engage! Thus far, the manufacturer has been no help in fixing this.

After 3" of rain last night, my Triumph was still wet this morning, and the pegs were slippery. I expect more from a new motorcycle!

I have to work to keep it slow on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This darn Triumph just wants to fly through the curves at ungodly speeds!

The list goes on. This Triumph is crap, and anybody who has ever bought a Triumph is an idiot!

Bottom line, just buy a Big Wheels, those things never break, and they give the most bang for the buck in the three wheel community.


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Old 07-14-2012, 01:25 PM   #2
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Old 07-14-2012, 01:54 PM   #3
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Despite the addition of a Ural hack, my Bonneville just can't keep up with my wife's Ural on washed out dirt roads in the Virginia mountains!

No matter what I do, I can't get the 2WD to engage! Thus far, the manufacturer has been no help in fixing this.

After 3" of rain last night, my Triumph was still wet this morning, and the pegs were slippery. I expect more from a new motorcycle!

I have to work to keep it slow on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This darn Triumph just wants to fly through the curves at ungodly speeds!

The list goes on. This Triumph is crap, and anybody who has ever bought a Triumph is an idiot!

Bottom line, just buy a Big Wheels, those things never break, and the give the most bang for the buck in the three wheel community.


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Of course, that was back in about '70, before helmets and pads and common sense...lol! It's a wonder we're still alive. Then again, he never has been quite right since then...
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Old 07-14-2012, 01:54 PM   #4
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Awesome, another why you should or shouldn't buy a bike thread.
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Old 07-14-2012, 02:25 PM   #5
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Dammit, all this crap with the Triumph and now I get hit in the face with a bug while riding. This is clearly due to poor quality control on the part of Triumph's windshield manufacturing plant!

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Old 07-14-2012, 03:13 PM   #6
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Dammit, all this crap with the Triumph and now I get hit in the face with a bug while riding. This is clearly due to poor quality control on the part of Triumph's windshield manufacturing plant!

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Old 07-14-2012, 04:10 PM   #7
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I know who's fault this is.....

Donít ever ride a motorcycle.

Because your wife ends up riding, then you have to buy her a Ural.

When you buy a Ural, you decide you like it and steal it from your wife.

When you steal a Ural from your wife, she gets a little upset and tells you to buy your own.

When you buy your own, it turns out to be a Triumph with a bad windshield that slings bugs on you.


See, itís still Uralís fault.
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Old 07-14-2012, 04:44 PM   #8
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Dammit, all this crap with the Triumph and now I get hit in the face with a bug while riding.
At least if you were on the Ural you wouldn't be going fast enough to kill the bug! See? Urals are safe for the environment!
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:47 PM   #9
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At least if you were on the Ural you wouldn't be going fast enough to kill the bug! See? Urals are safe for the environment!
EXACTLY! I should have bought a second Ural....and drank a few less Baltica's!

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Old 07-15-2012, 06:19 AM   #10
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:06 AM   #11
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If you really want 2wd bring the bike back to the shop and we can add it.
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:19 AM   #12
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Pictures....it didn't happen
He got six feet of air off that ramp, swear to God....
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:41 AM   #13
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$500 cash for your Triumph....I'll pick it up......ps. you can keep the Ural sidecar.....If you want to sell the unit, you need to give me the $500 in cash......
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:13 PM   #14
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Jay, I damn near needed it today. I got in a rough spot grabbing the NC Tag, bottomed it out quite a few times. I definitely need a skid plate. The bonnie is low!

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Old 07-16-2012, 05:18 PM   #15
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Them Triumphs are sucky.

All cept the Steve McQueen bike. I swear its not the Steve McQueen fetish I have. The seat and paint and that exhaust are the bomb.

But if I took it to southeast asia and tried to jump a barbed wire fence, I bet it would break.
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