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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by gatling, Nov 22, 2007.
I weigh 280 and the Bonnie has absolutely NO trouble scooting my big fat butt.
That's what I figured, now I just need a big fat butt on a Scrambler to chime in.
I started this post...the response has been great. Lots of Triumph riders out there, I guess...
Im about 204, 6'1" on a 06 Scrambler... no problems hauling ass. I do 70-80 down I-185 and have no problems what so ever. Love my Bike!!!
Perfect, thanks. That's what I weigh. I honestly didn't think it was going to be a problem, but just wanted to check after my experience on the Honda's.
I FINALLY was able to bolt down to Vegas with my truck last week and pick up my 03 silver Speed Triple that I purchased from one of Celine Dion's dancers awhile back. We've had some decent (i.e. dry) weather here for riding lately and I just can't say enough good things about this great all around bike. Between the looks, sound, ergos, and that fabulous barking 3 cylinder motor, I am one happy rider. Great bike.
Never owned a Triumph before. But, as if I didn't already have enough in the garage to entertain me, I picked up a slightly wrecked (you know, totalled) 955 Daytona today. The overall strategy is for it to replace the 900SS/NCR clone as my working track bike and maybe get that one out of the stable.
Motor sounds good. Ergos are good. Damage is confined to the nose fairing area and dash - all of it is gone. Oddly enough, the hard parts up front survived almost unscathed. So it's fixable as a decent track mule.
This should be interesting.
Nice brakes! I bought a set of those myself yesterday. Are you using the stock MC? If so, is it the 14mm or the 5/8?
Great page Gatling. I'm a big fan of Triumph having owned a Trophy for 10 years now. I had been riding everything out there looking for that perfect bike. Took a buddy to pick up his Tiger, walked in and fell in love with the Trophy. Have owned her since 1998, have about 80,000 miles on her and have no concerns about doing 80,000 more. I have had several other bikes since buying the Trophy, but she remains.
RAT night in Auckland
Great shot, I like the way you see just the bikes, the cars have come and gone.
I'd love to hear those bikes starting up all at once
I want a street triple so badly. That roulette green is amazing!
I recently picked up a '01 955 Daytona that was a write-off with the intention of using it as a track mule. The worst part of the damage was the loss of the entire dash. The cracked-open ignition switch ain't no fun either, but it's a simple fix with a toggle switch or two.
I don't particularly need the instruments for what I do on track. But I'm wondering if the ECU Malfunction Warning Light on the dash is necessary to keep the ECU from going into "limp home" mode as the owners manual calls it. Once I get a wiring diagram I can fab my own little panel with the required idiot lights. But in the meantime, I'm curious about the missing ECU warning light and if its needed to complete the ECU circuits for normal function.
Does anyone know for sure on this one?
A buddy of mine runs his Daytona 955 without the instrument cluster. No problems.
A shop I used to work for sponsored a WERA/CMRA endurance team with a 955 Daytona back in '98/'99. They didn't run an instrument cluster, either.
Thanks Rocker. If you get the chance to ask your buddy if he's done anything other than unplug the connectors (as in having to add any jumper wires anywhere), I'd appreciate it if you could pass it on to me via PM.
Looking at your former screen identity, did we ever pit next to each other on the upper level at Barber a few years back? I would have been on a yellow Monster 900. The small group I'm thinking of had a red Monster in it that got slightly wadded up before the weekend was over.
I know what you mean.
Yes. That was us. Brian low-sided his Monster in turn 15 attempting an outside pass on a 916. That can be a tricky turn, but I think the BT-020 tires were the culprit. He's running Pilot Power 2CT now.
Here I am on my Sport 1100 in turn 15:
That was October 2004. Man I love that track !!!
My buddy with the Daytona just has a plug hanging where the instrument pod should be. I'll have to contact him and ask if he did anything special. I'm 99% sure he didn't... I'll let you know...
Cool. I thought that was you. Yep, Barber is a great track. I didn't make it up there or to TGPR at all last season. Thanks in advance for checking with your friend on the dash issue. I've read a couple of things that indicate it doesn't affect the performance. But more corroboration never hurts.
Great pics everyone!