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Old 12-07-2013, 09:55 AM   #31
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Very entertaining! Thanks!
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:48 AM   #32
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Absolutely brilliant. Somebody should be paying you to do those.
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:13 AM   #33
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Excellent! I'd like to see more reviews like this.
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Old 12-08-2013, 10:28 AM   #34
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'pork pies and dogging'
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Old 12-08-2013, 10:31 AM   #35
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You got some real fcking temerity! Slap some Shinkos on it.
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Old 12-08-2013, 03:11 PM   #36
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Hilarious review, AND comments!!!
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Old 12-08-2013, 03:44 PM   #37
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So what is the thing REALLY like........
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Old 12-08-2013, 04:00 PM   #38
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Well done. Spot on.

Had an 06 T100 and 07 Scrammy. Now I'm wondering if either of them had that green engine mount, and I never noticed.
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:08 AM   #39
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:35 AM   #40
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The suspension comments are priceless,loved the whole thing
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:27 PM   #41
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very well done.

Only suggestion, pic of baboon butt when mentioning the lack of cushion in the stock seat, for us 'larger' guys.
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:32 PM   #42
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The gent is spot on and basically echoes my own thoughts about these glorified scooter, price point bikes. How some think the stock suspension, brakes, and fueling are "good" if not "great" on these types of bikes simply puzzles me. Do I love their looks? Absolutely. And could even see myself owning one again in the future.

All about the looks and the price in my book.
Yah,I got sucked in on an 07 Scrambler.

As a functional actually go somewhere sort of bike,I cant imagine what they were thinking. Copying Harley on the Sportster I guess.

Lacking in every function is a polite way to put it.

They do look cool.
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Oh,Now Ive watched the revue,very nicely done and to the point.

I did put a centerstand on mine,326.00 or in other words more then BMW charges,after looking at some more of Triumph's pricing I realized that's just
how they price things,the centerstand was a cheaply made thing that didnt really fit right and rattled.

I have an issue with winging around corners at what ever speed seems good,impossible on a Scrambler as the pegs drag hard instantly just entering a corner,then more stuff drags and its obviously not the bike for such things. Hitting the brakes hard would twist the forks and I would have to stop and find a tree to knock the forks straight again.

Again,nice chrome and the paint is shiny as well.
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:14 PM   #43
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Wonderful review!! You need to buy some more motorcycles and do more reviews please.

I started riding in the early 1960s when the Meriden Triumphs, BSA's, Norton's, Royal Enfield's were prominent here in the USA . Rode an old BSA 500 twin scrambler in high school. As soon as I heard the new Triumph Bonnevilles were coming out, I rode my Ninja 500 about 40 miles to the dealer for a test ride. I thought they looked great. Riding it was not a letdown for me, but I never did buy one. Much later the Thruxton and Scrambler came out. I like these and the standard Bonneville just fine. Maybe some day....
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:26 PM   #44
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Fantastic! Thanks.
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:22 PM   #45
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Hey all!

A bit of shameless self-promotion here. I picked up a Bonneville a while ago and was a little confused with what I bought - it was a great bike but it wasn't this amazing thing that everyone was raving about. So, like all good people in the modern digital age, I decided to hop online and launch into a huge self-righteous rant and rave about it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsKFsce5phw

Opinions/hate mail/criticism is all welcome!

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Nicely done! I liked the riders POV videos. Very funny, too.

I can't comment on the accuracy of the EFI comments since my Scrambler was an '08 (which was the last year of the carbureted bikes in the US) but it validated my decision to deliberately get a carb'd bike.

I honestly didn't think the suspension was that bad. I hear suspension complaints all the time, though, which leads me to believe that either (a) you guys who complain about the suspension are riding a lot harder than I do or (b) I've ridden old bikes for so many years I'm just used to a crap suspension or (c) your all a bunch of sissies.

Personally I'd like to think it's (c) but I'll concede it's more likely to be a combination of (a) and (b.)

Anyway, I think the review was accurate, but a lot of the criticism directed at the Triumph classics is based on what the bike isn't, and what it was never intended to be.

In fact, the reason I finally sold my Scrambler was that I realized after 5 years that it was never going to be the kind of "all around" bike that I need. If I was the kind of rider who had 3 or 4 bikes in the garage, I would probably have kept it. But I'm pretty much a one-bike guy, so my one motorcycle has to do everything I need a bike to do.
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