Triumph Motorcycles

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by gatling, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. Orpheus

    Orpheus more like fool sport

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    My obligatory gravel road shot.

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  2. gatling

    gatling Long timer

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    Love that tank...
  3. boze_man

    boze_man Adventurer

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    sweet ride...where was photo taken?
  4. Orpheus

    Orpheus more like fool sport

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    Thanks, guys. It was taken on the road to Racetrack Playa in Death Valley. We never made it, unfortunately; my riding partner's F650 GS Dakar's chain and sprocket were wrecked and the chain kept getting thrown. :cry
  5. NEVERLOST

    NEVERLOST Banned

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  6. Tetched

    Tetched Local Village idiot

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  7. danger_dave

    danger_dave Home again

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    My friend Chris's T350a race bike is ready for the classics festival next month.

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  8. Tetched

    Tetched Local Village idiot

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    One of Eddie Fishers Daytona racing bikes

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    Meeting Eddie fisher

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    Another of his racing bikes of an era gone by

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  9. Optimus Prime

    Optimus Prime Been here awhile

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    What's the info on the wheels? I'd be interested in running tubless tires on a bonnie.
  10. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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  11. pinecone

    pinecone 任意人

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    I like it! :thumbup
  12. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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  13. magnus

    magnus Duke of Hazzard

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    Dagnabbit, now I have to go to the Triumph dealership this week and check out a black Bonneville.
  14. NCGS

    NCGS De Oppresso Liber

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    Kewl.. ask for Bob Domino.. tell him Chris sentcha.. :evil
  15. magnus

    magnus Duke of Hazzard

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    OK I went to the Triumph dealership today.

    They have something for me:
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    Now we just need to get squared up on the terms of the deal. I could have it as early as tomorrow afternoon. They're not far off of my happy place so hopefully this will have a happy ending.
  16. Cos

    Cos Re-Greekified

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    Nice. That's my favorite T100 color scheme.
  17. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Congrats, it's beautiful!
  18. magnus

    magnus Duke of Hazzard

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    It's a done deal now. The bike is in my driveway.

    While I was there, they had a Scrambler that was sold sitting right next to my T100. I'll tell you what, that Scrambler was a GORGEOUS bike. I took a picture with my phone, will post it later if it turns out ok.
  19. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    I have a question about the Bonneville vs Scrambler. The Scrambler is down about 10hp from the Bonneville isn't it? It's "tuned" for torque. Can anyone who rides both regularly give their thoughts. Is the Bonneville noticeably stronger? I'm 200+ lbs, would a Scrambler be feeling it lugging my overweight arse around?

    The reason for my question is we both used to ride 750 Honda Shadows. Jodie a Spirit and me the Ace. The Ace had slightly taller gearing than the Spirit, but on level ground both bikes were pretty even. But get into the hills and Jodie would be pulling away from me handily at 70MPH, while I was WFO and loosing ground. The only real difference being my Ace having to move an additional 70lbs.

    Just curious, if it would be a similar scenario with the Bonnie and Scrambler. Jodie is still waiting for delivery of her Bonneville and I've been eyeing the Scrambler, thinking the two would go well together. :deal
  20. abruzzi

    abruzzi Long timer

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    The bonnie has the 360 degree firing order and the scrambler has the 270 from the twin cruisers. A lot of what I've heard from people is that they seem to prefer the 270. My only experience is the 360 on my bonnie and the 270 on my brothers speedmaster. They're not too far apart, but the 270 is (imo) smoother and more forgiving. The 360 gets happy around 3k but the 270 seems happy as low as 2.1k.

    Geof