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post #941 of 1608 (permalink) Old 12-08-2012, 04:29 AM
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Welcome and Hey up , candave650 and marauder2" ta" this bit ( West Yorks , nice one ) .

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post #942 of 1608 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 08:27 PM
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Greetings, long time fan, first time purchaser..

I have been a Triumph fan for as long as I can recall. My dad kinda got me interested in Brit bikes, he had an old Norton Commando. He kept it in my Grandfather's barn and never did anything with it until I was 8 or 9. He pulled the cover off and there it was. We washed it and he changed the oil and lubes. He put some oil in the top. Drained the fuel tank and carbs. Checked the plugs. Put fresh gas from an old red can in the tank. Did some stuff with a screwdriver to the carbs. He kicked it and fiddled with it for about an hour then suddenly it came to life for a moment. Kicked it again and it ran. He checked the tires letting it warm up a bit and off he went. I watched him for a while riding around the barnyard and house. I was hooked. Not on just any bike but an old British one. He sold the bike a few weeks later to some guy in a blue pickup. I was crushed as I thought it would be mine someday. Well I will be 38 next year and this year I bought a Triumph. It is a 1972 T120V. It needs a little work through the winter and it will be out on the road by next spring. I have been riding dirt bikes and sport bikes for years. This is my first what I consider "real" motorcycle. Modern bikes from Japan, the US and Europe just dont appeal to me anymore. I want something I can take apart and put together with minimal tools. A few manuals, a video or two and a lot of elbow grease is what I want. I also plan on using a lot of advice from the MASSIVE knowledge base on this forum. Hope to see some of you on the road this spring.

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post #943 of 1608 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 11:38 AM
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I really loved this story. I could see the barn and the bike. It stayed in your bones. You have to wonder all the places that Norton went and all the places your T120 had to travel to end up with you and how many kids along the way got struck by the same lightning you did 30 years ago.

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post #944 of 1608 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 06:47 AM
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Yeah,, I will definately get some pictures up when it is done. Shouldering the brunt of my labors on the engine and gear box this winter, nothing better to do when the weather goes to crap. The frame, controls, carbs, and sheet metal are all in great shape. The engine just mostly needs some tweaking and a few new seals.
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post #945 of 1608 (permalink) Old 12-17-2012, 08:44 PM
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Glad to be back!

Sold my first 02 Bonnie in 2007 with 18k miles on it. I then bought/used/sold various other bikes. Then...rode my friend's Bonnie a couple month ago and this ride brought back memories a plenty. Had to have one again!! Lucky me, found it in Bakersfield, CA thanks to a member of this forum. Pristine 2001 w/ 2 k miles. Perfect condition. Right out of the cradle. Still cant believe it. Waiting for a pair of Hagon Road shocks from Dave Quinn and I am good to go. So glad to be back guys!!

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post #946 of 1608 (permalink) Old 12-18-2012, 03:32 PM
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i finally picked up a bike ive always wanted to own a couple weeks back. a 2011 bonneville t100 black. im doing a cafe build on it and have added a lot of thruxton parts. its been fun to own so far even though i havent ridden it much because of the weather. spring couldnt be here soon enough. i enjoy reading this forum and its a great source for info.
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post #947 of 1608 (permalink) Old 12-26-2012, 07:54 PM
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Welcome to a growing movement. I bought a 2003 T100 in October and it was my first bike in nearly 30 years. I always wanted a Trumpet but the reliability in the 60's and 70's was legendary for the wrong reasons. some mods were made before I got it and I'm still sorting some things through. One thing I know, people walk by Harleys to look over my Bonneville. And the sound with my new BC Sleeper silencers is truly the voice of the angels.

19t, BC Sleepers, 42 pilots, Thrux needles & springs, 132 mains, K&N, Dart screen, air box bafflectomy, Barnett greens, TEC shocks
Wonderous apparitions - provided by magicians. J Fogerty
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post #948 of 1608 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 07:57 PM
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Nice to have these forums -- great resource. One topic I've found helpful: summer screen. I like the summer screen. I'm riding in subzero temperatures and it keeps the wind off pretty well without being so big it is intrusive or obvious. The one thing bugging me about the screen is that I had to rig something up to secure the screen to the wire harness, which would normally be removed and replaced by yoke brackets. In lieu of having no yoke brackets, which would replace the wire harness under the triple T, having bought a used screen on eBay that didn't come with the brackets, I'm thinking of buying a second screen just for the yoke brackets (if I am so lucky). Just installed some fork gaiters from Bella Course yesterday.

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post #949 of 1608 (permalink) Old 01-24-2013, 05:56 AM
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New Scrambler owner here, I've wanted one for years but kept buying other bikes (T100 , a few Buells ,955i Tiger ,and a Super Tenere) Went by the dealer to see what they had yesterday , and they just had to offer me a test ride. Lol , how do you not buy one of these after you test ride it? Here's some bike porn.

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post #950 of 1608 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 03:28 PM
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Very nice. I wish my legs were long enough for one.
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