Triumph Motorcycles

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

  1. OldBMWMaster

    OldBMWMaster Banned

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    I had a 1968 Triumph Bonneville. damn thing was bullet proof, but vibrated the crap out of me. After a long ride my ass was numb.

    Are they still that way?
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  2. gatling

    gatling Long timer

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    Not at all. I think you would be very pleasantly surprised if you took one out for a ride.
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  3. Lighteningup

    Lighteningup Adventurer

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    Just this summer I tracked down the 1967 BSA Lightning I sold when I was 20 years old. I'm 58 now and I had a blast this summer putting 2,000 miles on the old girl. It had several homes thru the years but they were all good ones. The bike looks great at thirty feet or thirty miles an hour and that's good enough.

    Great job. Thanks!
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  4. eoR

    eoR Thanks For Noticing Me

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    2007 Bonneville...it vibrates a little more than a boxer but less than a good thumper mill. I don't consider it excessive nor annoying.
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  5. eoR

    eoR Thanks For Noticing Me

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    BTW...that is a very nice website you've put together.
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  6. HamoAus

    HamoAus Springfield Lakes

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    Good job on the website, thoroughly enjoyed it.

    cheers
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  7. out of gas

    out of gas Adventurer

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    Great page! Keep up the good work!

    :clap
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  8. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    Super web site and incredible photos - thanks for sharing!! :clap

    I've had nearly 40 bikes, and my Triumph Scrambler is the funnest one yet!
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  9. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Gatling, before you spend another dime farkling your Speed Triple, ditch the stock handlebars for a set of Renthal's or Pro-Taper bars. In the unfortunate event that you have even a low speed fall, those stock handlebars will fold up like a cheap lawn chair and impact the gas tank. Oh, and get some frame sliders; those engine covers are damned expensive to replace. Ask me how I know. :cry
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  10. Cos

    Cos Re-Greekified

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    S'aright. We read it. Twice. :lol3 :hide

    Good work Gatling. :thumb
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  11. _Tuf_

    _Tuf_ Been here awhile

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    So did you have them on your Duc?
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  12. JustAL

    JustAL Armchair Adventurer

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    Don't hold out for it. Although Triumph are working on a Cub there isn't a release planned yet. Let's just say that 2009 builds don't have it listed.
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  13. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    No place to mount them on the Duc. :dunno
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  14. mike.g

    mike.g Agnostic

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    Nice site, I too have an affinity for Triumphs.

    I got hooked on Avrider in my quest to find an all-around bike (and a bicycle rack for a motorcycle). I was looking into a KLR or DR650. Then I figured I had one in the garage. Bought a set of racks for a spring tour like these:

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    and replaced the clip-ons for a little more comfort on long days:

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    Still want to get back to a cafe look so still would like a second bike. If Triumph doesn't come out with a Tiger Cub (based on the 675) then there are a few choices; BMW 800GS, DR650 or... a KTM 650/690 Adventure...
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  15. Dmarino

    Dmarino Been here awhile

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    Love my Street Triple. :clap

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  16. MIUC

    MIUC From Dirt To Pavement

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    Gatling, nice “fascination with the greatest motorcycles in the world”.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    Your page is very informative and enjoyable.
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    I share your love for the Tiger 955i. I own a black 2006. I’m hooked!

    “…another great trip. Great roads, great weather, great bikes, great food, and great traveling companions. The roads are easily the most impressive set of twisties I've ever encountered". <o:p></o:p>
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    What else can we ask for?



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  17. gatling

    gatling Long timer

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    Thank you and everyone else who responded. I'm glad you enjoyed the page.

    I have another much shorter one coming up that's an e-mail exchange between me and a friend on our reaction to the Suzuki B-King.
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  18. GeoDiablo

    GeoDiablo compulsive troublemaker

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    Quoted from your site:

    "I'm convinced that Triumph makes the best modern bikes in the world, with performance, panache, and personality."


    Couldn't agree more. Beautiful bikes.

    I'll take a Speed Triple, a Tiger and a Street Triple to go with my Bonneville please.

    Nicely done. :clap :clap
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  19. gatling

    gatling Long timer

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    Thanks again for your kind words. You've probably already seen the photos I posted over on a thread I started about the Bud Ekins memorial service, but here they are again. This is a new model of the Scrambler coming out in 2009, the Bud Ekins model....

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    And this is the 1962 Tiger that Bud Ekins used for the jump scene in "The Great Escape..."
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    Triumph has a lot of momentum right now, which I think is a good thing. And here's a shameless plug for the folks who have taken good care of me.. over at www.douglasmotorcycles.com in San Bernardino. When you are out this way you gotta stop in and see these guys.
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  20. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    "Windy Corner" the Triumph dealer closest to the factory has done a range of Bonnies based on the original 60s colour schemes. they look great and are selling well :- http://www.windycorner.co.uk/shop/section.php?xSec=53 if I can sell my 77 Guzzi I will be looking for a Bonnie.

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