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Old 08-09-2012, 01:03 PM   #1546
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Thanks for sharing your thoughts. What is up with the spokes? Tightening, corrosion?
They have a tendency to break due to the design. My son and I both rode '06 Scramblers for a couple of years. His bike broke three spokes on the rear wheel, mine had none. I'm pretty sure his were abused a little more than mine. It's not a big problem as long as the broken ones don't snag a brake line or something. If you wire them together where they cross each other, then they can't flail about even if they do break. It doesn't happen real often, but it is more common than most wire wheels.
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:05 PM   #1547
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:26 AM   #1548
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Old 09-01-2012, 03:21 PM   #1549
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I bought this Legend back in May of 2012. The bike had been sitting for a while and the for sale ad read "needs a tune up". Well, I cleaned the carburetors and figured out new coils were needed and now it runs like a charm. I have never had a motorcycle before with such bottom end power and a nice sound from the triple cylinder engine as well. I have already purchased a seat from a 1995 Thunderbird model and plan to put a set of super bike handlebars on for a more standard riding position. I am in need of the latch for the seat to convert over to the Thunderbird seat so if any of you guys have one for sale please send me a PM.


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Old 09-02-2012, 06:00 PM   #1550
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Wife and I both rode to work today...

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Old 09-02-2012, 09:05 PM   #1551
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:35 AM   #1552
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Wife and I both rode to work today...

I'd take either one of those bikes. Actually, both would be even better.
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:01 AM   #1553
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They have a tendency to break due to the design. My son and I both rode '06 Scramblers for a couple of years. His bike broke three spokes on the rear wheel, mine had none. I'm pretty sure his were abused a little more than mine. It's not a big problem as long as the broken ones don't snag a brake line or something. If you wire them together where they cross each other, then they can't flail about even if they do break. It doesn't happen real often, but it is more common than most wire wheels.
This was a problem with 2001 and 2002 Bonnevilles that had odd angles on a couple of spokes. This weird myth persists that spokes on Bonnevilles have a tendency to break even when the person making the statement has none such to report. Mine has 68,500 miles and in five years I have found two loose spokes which I tightened. I clean the bike from time to time and check for such things and find none. But on a motorcycle that has a tendency to break nothing it is to be expected that myths will arise. Another form of "operator error."

Don't worry about Bonneville spokes.
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:59 AM   #1554
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Don't worry about Bonneville spokes.
You're not kidding; if only the wheels were as tough as the spokes- my rear stock wheel has numerous flat spots on both sides after 15,600 miles...love to get tubeless black Alpina wheels but over $2k/pair keeps them on wish list
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:16 AM   #1555
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I'd take either one of those bikes. Actually, both would be even better.
Just installed a set of Michelin Pilot Road 2's on Jodie's Street Triple. She doesn't like scrubbing in new tires so that's one of the crappy jobs I get. I have to ride up and down this damn mountain a few times. It sucks I tell ya.



I love the sound of the triple at 8000rpm.
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:39 AM   #1556
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Just installed a set of Michelin Pilot Road 2's on Jodie's Street Triple. She doesn't like scrubbing in new tires so that's one of the crappy jobs I get. I have to ride up and down this damn mountain a few times. It sucks I tell ya.



I love the sound of the triple at 8000rpm.
I test rode a Street R last year and loved it. But the Tiger is awfully tempting, too. What to do? What to do?
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:19 PM   #1557
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Just installed a set of Michelin Pilot Road 2's on Jodie's Street Triple. She doesn't like scrubbing in new tires so that's one of the crappy jobs I get. I have to ride up and down this damn mountain a few times. It sucks I tell ya.



I love the sound of the triple at 8000rpm.
Last time I was on this road they had just sealed the surface with way too many of those nasty tar snakes. I think it was the spring of '07?
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:52 PM   #1558
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Last time I was on this road they had just sealed the surface with way too many of those nasty tar snakes. I think it was the spring of '07?
You mean like this?



Yeah they're a lot of fun when it's 100 degrees. Being this is my daily commute to work I have several paths memorized through the tar snakes so don't even think about them anymore.
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:59 PM   #1559
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I test road a Street R last year and loved it. But the Tiger is awfully tempting, too. What to do? What to do?
Jodie loves her Street Triple R and will be keeping it but she's currently looking at, sitting on, trying to decide whether she'll buy a Tiger 800 roadie or the BMW F700GS. Mainly because we ride pretty much 50/50 street/dirt and sometimes a street ride will turn into a dirt ride etc. She loves her DR200 off road but it sucks on the highway. And she does OK on forestry roads on her Street Triple but would rather have a bike with a bit more suspension.

We ended up riding 11 miles of this and two creek crossings on our way to Montana this summer. After the first few expletives directed at me over the intercom, she relaxed and said it wasn't that bad.





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Old 09-20-2012, 11:45 PM   #1560
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Got back from vacationing in Southeast Alaska about a month ago. Rode my lovely Daytona on what I'm pretty sure is THE finest paved road in all of AK! A brand new road on Annette Island near Ketchikan that's 14mi long with 75 curves through the hills and mountains along the ocean. Oh, and NO traffic and no law enforcement! Here's a ride report with a bunch of photos I did in 'Day Trippin': http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=816666 Good times, Mark H.


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