New guy here from Kansas City. In fact new guy here to the motorcycle world. I am not a tall guy and have been looking for a motorcycle for quite some time. I was looking to rebuild a salvage bike, but came across a great buy and jumped at the deal. I thoroughly did my research and have been a fan of triumphs for a long time. I like the classic look. I really wanted the green and white stripe, however I am just as happy with the tangerine orange.
Overall I have had the bike 2 weeks now and Winter is setting in so my days of riding are numbered. I am in the process of getting the bike legal (tags, title, etc) for my state. In the spring I am going to take the motorcycle class to get more familiar with motorcycling. If the winter holds up here I will have my license before and just take the class as a refresher and get a better rate on my insurance. I live out in the country and can ride up and down the street fairly easily. I have a gravel driveway and have been riding the motorcycle on the gravel to get a better feel for the bike. Don't laugh this has help my balance out quite a bit. The thing I notice going 55 to 65 mph on the motorcycle is the wind Resistance. It feel like you are trying to be pulled of the motorcycle. I will ride the country roads and interstate for awhile before i try to attempt riding in the city.
I purchase a 2006 Bonneville T100. It was in mint condition and just needs a few items check. I purchase the motorcycle and the pipes were not stock. I know the pipes were Off-road pipes and the Triumph version of the TORS. The had an AXXXXXXX part number on them. The reason why I am mentioning this is the fact the silencers were crap. The Chrome job was rusting on both sides and one silencer was rusted all the way through. Most of the time this is from bad chrome jobs from the factory. Since it had the original filter and oil I changed that right away with the Mobil 1 v twin synthetic. The rear rotor and brake pads are worn. I think the persons who had the bike before me road with the back break on. I have EBC rotor and break pads on the way. Also have a motorcycle lift on the way. I need this to work on my ATV anyway. As long as I don't have to get into the electronics I plan on doing the work myself as a winter project.
Well I just wanted to let everyone know a new guy has joined the forum.
2006 Triumph T100