Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
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So, I'm thinking of having the bike painted, to make it more "mine". I'm going to show my laziness here, but does anyone know if the "chrome" (plastic) Triumph logos on the tank are glued on or do they have a rivet in the tank?
I say, go all the way. That's what I did. It's what I wanted and if I couldn't have it I'd burn the bike. At least
sell it. Now I'll own it for life.
New one , 2007, on left, vintage on right. I love the bike, only complaint is heavy and top-heavy and somewhat tall for a short bugger like me.
In the day-to-day real world, the power is fine. It makes useable torque down low and is faster than probably 99% of the cars you have to deal with on your commute. It should run mid-13s in a 1/4 mile and, from what I've read (sorry, looking for a source to cite), you can knock a second off with pipes and air box/filter mods.
Think of it this way it's a "classic 60's platform and would have been considered rocketship if it was actually available back then. It would have been about even with the Norton Comando 750 and 850 and would also have compared well to a stock early/mid 70 CB750.
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