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Hinckley Classic Triples 885cc Classic Styled T3's: Legend, Thunderbird, Thunderbird Sport & Adventurer.

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Old 11-08-2012, 07:58 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I also have a 1999 Legend which I dearly love. I discovered a motorcycle wrecking yard in Tennessee (graveyard for bikes), and they have two wrecked Legends there. I have bought parts from him. My Legend rolled off the kickstand, went down and broke the headlight brackets. The owner is a really nice guy and will ship the parts you need to you. The website is: http://www.autocyclers.com/ BTW, you got a helluva deal on that bike. I'm considering selling my Legend since it's so fast, it scares me. Sadly, I'm not a fast rider.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:37 AM   #22 (permalink)
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The website is: http://www.autocyclers.com/ BTW, you got a helluva deal on that bike. I'm considering selling my Legend since it's so fast, it scares me. Sadly, I'm not a fast rider.
Cool, thanks for the tip. I'll reach out and see if they happen to have any side panels in Legend black. The ones I bought are close, but aren't quite the right shade.

Sorry to hear you're uncomfortable with the power on the 900. In the cruiser (Vtwin) world a 900 is a smaller/slower bike, which I bet leads to a lot of confusion when people are shopping the used market. In sportsbike (4 cylinder) terms a 900 is wicked fast, and I guess our triple falls somewhere between the two.

Have you taken the MSF beginner/advanced riding courses? If not, they'll do wonders for your confidence and your ability to handle the power and the weight of these bikes.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:24 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Hey, Mandres, glad I could help a little. I saw one of the Legends at Autocyclers, and it is black-obsidian.

Yes, I have taken four learner courses. The 900 triple is faster than twins, but after I had my carbs rebuilt, the mechanic souped it up a bit. He and my boyfriend instructed me that I need to keep the RPMs UP to keep from lugging the bike. You can feel the engine chug in the low ranges if you shift it too soon. We ride in the twisties more than anywhere else, and I'm not real fast on tight curves.
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I'm considering selling my Legend since it's so fast, it scares me. Sadly, I'm not a fast rider.
Just cover the speedometer with duct tape; it slows the bike down.

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Now, just why didn't I think of that? If I'd at least keep the tach covered, it would make things better, wouldn't it?
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