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Offline Ed Miller

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Re: Let's see your Triumph
« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2012, 02:23:33 PM »
Gimme a break Semper G!  Do you even have a hundred thousand miles on that thing yet?

I second the helpful people on Britbike.com, but I have to add that I'm there too so it has that drawback.

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Offline montmil

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Re: Let's see your Triumph
« Reply #31 on: January 25, 2012, 02:53:20 PM »
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Cool bikes guys

Such was BSA known..."but hey when are you going to step up to the working man's bike?" ::)

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Offline Cano

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Re: Let's see your Triumph
« Reply #32 on: August 16, 2012, 09:24:42 AM »
Hey guys, here's a pic of the newest addition to the family.  Picked up a 2012 street triple r over the weekend.  200 miles so far and I'm a happy camper.  Rode the BMW into work today though -- I've got to keep harmony in the garage, don't you know.  

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Offline Ed Miller

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Re: Let's see your Triumph
« Reply #33 on: August 25, 2012, 07:57:01 PM »
Ohh Gordon, I want to ride one.  Actually the one I fell in love with recently was a 675 Triple.  Not the Daytona, but I guess a less highly tuned and easier riding position one.  I don't remember what it was called.  That thing doesn't weigh any more than my Bonneville.  

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Re: Let's see your Triumph
« Reply #34 on: August 27, 2012, 06:55:20 PM »
Ed:

That sounds like the street triple to me.  It has basically the same engine as the daytona -- 675ccs -- but much more streetable.  Lots more low end torque than the daytona at the cost of less top end HP.  I think the daytona makes about 125 at the crank, while the street triple is rated at 105 HP.  Still plenty of power for me.  R version I have has the same engine as the regular street but adds better brakes and fully adjustable suspension.  Great riding position (more upright than my LS with Euro bars!) and the sound of the intake at WOT is intoxicating to say the least. :D
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Offline Ed Miller

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Re: Let's see your Triumph
« Reply #35 on: August 29, 2012, 01:17:01 PM »
That's the one, Gordon!  I didn't realize yours was also a 675, yeah that's what I saw, yeah I want one too.  Unless a Daytona 675 is comfortable for me, that is.  But they are several thousand dollars more expensive, too.  And yours still has over twice as much horse power as my Bonneville.  Maybe I'll see a good deal on a used one in a few years.

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Re: Let's see your Triumph
« Reply #36 on: August 29, 2012, 04:18:35 PM »
I also looked for a used one, but in my area at least they are virtually impossble  to find -- I think people either hang on to them or sell to a friend, etc. without ever hitting craigslist, cycletrader or ebay.  
Gordon

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Re: Let's see your Triumph
« Reply #37 on: September 01, 2012, 12:42:49 PM »
My Brother sacrificed his 82 R65 05 Enfield and a wedge of cash for this new Triumph T100.( i thought he was going after a T America but he did not like the riding position) any way i get to run it in and put it through its paces while he is working away and his son George gets to clean it along with the others... seems a good deal for me  [smiley=lolk.gif]





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Re: Let's see your Triumph
« Reply #38 on: September 11, 2012, 03:00:33 PM »
Here's my 2004 Sprint ST that I bought down in Florida on July 4th of this year, then rode back home..


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Re: Let's see your Triumph
« Reply #39 on: October 01, 2012, 08:55:01 AM »
A little something for all you Triumph lovers out there.

http://www.bikeexif.com/triumph-motorcycle-racing
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Offline montmil

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Re: Let's see your Triumph
« Reply #40 on: October 01, 2012, 09:58:49 AM »
Marcmax, That's a perfect touring Triumph for any weekend trip of one-quarter to five miles. Zoom-Zoom.

It's not a Triumph but a Triple Norton - the Hog Slayer- that I'll be eye-ballin' this weekend during the North Texas Norton Owners Association annual Lake O' the Pines Rally near Jefferson, Texas.

I'll will use my "John Janssen" and post some snaps next week.
Monte Miller
Denton, TEXAS
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1981 BMW R65
1983 BMW R65
1995 Triumph Trophy
1986 VW Cabriolet

Offline interiorak

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Re: Let's see your Triumph
« Reply #41 on: October 01, 2012, 12:20:18 PM »
Daytona 500 on a great basin desert roundabout in 1971 . . . right after i bought it new.  Still have it stored in Nevada . . . ride her in the winter when it froze up tight here in AK.

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Re: Let's see your Triumph
« Reply #42 on: October 02, 2012, 10:20:58 AM »
Nice bike!
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Re: Let's see your Triumph
« Reply #43 on: October 02, 2012, 10:27:02 PM »
It is that little "step" up before the mufflers that Triumph put in their new Bonnies that always irked me - the straight line pipes on that lovely Daytona 500 are The Way It Should Be  ;-)
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Offline Air4Life

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Re: Let's see your Triumph
« Reply #44 on: October 03, 2012, 07:13:10 AM »
Gotta love the looks of a full size wheel up front.  Aggressive...
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