Triumph Motorcycles

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

  1. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    It is indeed :lol3

    Boy they were fun times - do you have a copy of the picture with about 30 Triumphs all in a row ? Not sure who took that one.

    Just notice Adam's Daytona far right... :cry

    OT: I was up at Camp Meade a couple months ago and the swimming pool is filled in, the cabins are all there but in a bad way. Sad to see the old place as it is...
  2. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    Oh Man... I just noticed the CF bellypan that he got from Ian Noble...:cry 'Kinell.. Keith and I stayed up there, I think it was'07, and they were honoring the reservations for the season, then doing the bakery thing. We found a great place in Barton, called the Pinecrest Motel and Cabins. Same kitchy kind of place, with no Reville at 0 Dark Thirty!!!:lol3 I will look for that pic. Lost a ton of pics a couple of years ago when my hard drive died...

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    This one is from Bub's BBQ, probably '04

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    This one is outside a bar in colchester, CT. 1st year Adam Memorial ride...

    Don't have that cool lineup pic any more...
  3. Max L

    Max L Duct Tape

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    Almost talked myself out of getting the Triumph. Thank my wife for always telling me you work hard get what you want... She also got me to buy a MINI Countryman Justa I had always been a Chevy guy. Love both and would do it again in a hartbeat...
  4. Roadscum

    Roadscum Long timer

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    You're a lucky man to have a wife like that. :clap

    Does she have a sister? :lol3

    Regards, Paul
  5. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    I got a good one as well. She'd be telling me for the past couple years "Sell that POS Honda and buy a REAL bike." Meaning a Triumph as she loved her Street Triple. Went and bought my Tiger. :deal She told me more than a few times over the years "You need a new bike, go buy one." I tend to be more content with my bikes than her, she's owned more bikes than I have over the years. Yes she's a keeper and I am blessed.

    PS Yes she does have a sister, but she's into horses :puke1 , I got the good one. :deal

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  6. Roadscum

    Roadscum Long timer

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    Not only did you get a good one, you got a very purdy one. :evil

    Regards, Paul
  7. Max L

    Max L Duct Tape

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    You're a lucky man to have a wife like that.

    Does she have a sister?

    Regards, Paul

    Thanxs Paul, I think gals who have brothers understand guys a little more, having grown up with boys !

    I'm still a boy, the Peter Pan syndrome...

    We have a lot of fun...

    Stay young as you grow old together...
  8. Gryphon12

    Gryphon12 Long timer

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    I respect your opinion, and lot's of folks have done what your wife has done. It works for a naked with a screen. However, I live in Seattle, WA USA. Think British "gentle rain" 9 months of the year. For me, a naked with a screen just doesn't cut it.

    If you've read any of my other posts on light-weight sport-tourers, you know that I do, indeed, know of where I speak. A Daytona 955i weighs 478 lbs. wet. A STR with a full Daytona 955i fairing could weigh 435 lbs. wet (ok, maybe 445 lbs). A Daytona 675 with a full fairing weighs less than 415 lbs. now. I need a wider fairing, a taller fairing, but it won't weigh more than an additional 25-30 lbs.

    The STR is more tractable on the street than the Daytona 675, which is essentially a track bike with lights. The seat and subframe are much more comfortable and useful. Just modify the rear subframe with attachment points for luggage (no weight increase) and I'm done. No longer wheelbase; no chassis changes. Just the FULL fairing.

    As for the Sprint GT being more SPORT, I'll give you that because we all have different dividing lines along that continuum. My reference points for a SPORT tourer are a Honda VFR800 (Gen 5) and a Ducati ST4s (2005). By these standards, the Sprint GT (at 590 lbs wet) is "in the middle". The C14 and FJR are on the other end as sport TOURERS. :lol3
  9. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    I sure hope Triumph come out with a baby Trophy in the 6-800cc range. Or maybe Yamaha will beat them to the punch with their new 900 triple. As for protection, I've never ridden a bike that protected it's rider better than our R1200RT. I could ride that thing through pounding rain and stay dry, except for my boots, until you stopped of course. They look huge but are actually very manageable around town running errands etc., nothing like the "large" sport tourers, ST1300s, Goldwings, or Concours etc. As long as you have the inseam then they're OK but short of inseam they're hard to stop once they start going over, especially when the tank is full.

    I really want to like the BMW F800GT but just can't get past the motor compared to our triples.
  10. DeepSeaMonkey

    DeepSeaMonkey n00b

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    Hey all new member, looks like I found my crew on here. Current bike '05 S3 with alot of goodies.

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  11. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    Hello and welcome ADVn00b DeepSeaMonkey.

    And a continuing "thank you" to everyone for sharing all the lovely photos. :brow

    I had the good fortune of taking a lovely little lady for couple rides on the back of my Daytona. She keeps saying how much she "LOVES" the Triumph! She also passed the MSF class, has her endorsement, AND has all the gear. Great gal. :D Mark H.

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  12. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    Welcome to the forum brah! I haven't ridden a Speed Triple, but I have ridden a Tiger 1050 and that is one sweet engine!
  13. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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  14. Lifes2short

    Lifes2short Been here awhile

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    "She's a Beaut Clark" :tb
  15. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    Shot my cousins Thunderbird Sport today on the mountain, great bike.

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  16. Yostwerks

    Yostwerks Been here awhile

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    Today .... Down by the river :1drink
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  17. FadedGenes

    FadedGenes n00b

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    Beautiful pix Werkes. The Sprint in many ways reminds me of a Futura. BTW- Do you still ride the Falco?
  18. Yostwerks

    Yostwerks Been here awhile

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    Thanks ! I'd say the Sprint and Futura are similar. I was looking for a Futura in 2008 when a 02 Falco appeared on Craigslist in Houston.
    I drove there and trailered it home. Great bike !

    I ride three days a week... one day for each bike. Tomorrow is an Aprilia day.

    I don't have Falco pics from last Sunday's ride, but here's an older one of Aprilia's "other" sport tourer :1drink
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    Last Tuesday ..... Loveland Pass area
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    Last Thursday ... Near Evergreen at my personal Laguna Seca corkscrew :D
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  19. plodalong

    plodalong Now if we just.....

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  20. rudolf35

    rudolf35 Warped & Twisted Mind

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    Having sold my Scrambler some years ago I was missing the simple bike in my heard. So, after lusting for some time for a Thruxton, I bit the bullet in June and got this fine example of English craftmanship.

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    2013 Thruxton

    After getting the girl home the first modification was the removal of the air injection sysem. That not only saved my headers from total blueness but also got rid of some nasty decel popping. The plan now is to ride it for a few thousand miles and see what "fixes" it needs and what farkles I want; the never ending stroy.

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