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Old 11-19-2012, 05:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Take everything with a grain of salt as YMMV. I generally take in a collective of what everyone is saying and piece together the important parts that are going to work best for me. Always take into account you and your environment as those are always the biggest factors. Advice on winterizing your bike in Calgary is going to be different then that in Florida.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:34 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:10 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Your local dealer is also a great resource! Talk to the service manager and get some advice.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:14 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:59 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Simple solution to winterizing your bike.

Move from Cleveland to Atlanta. I did and the riding season is year round. No need for winterizing !
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:11 PM   #16 (permalink)
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You can do it!

All of that internal noise in your head is your anxiety over the things that you have yet to experience. Omne Ignotem Pro Magnifico! Buddy up and get with a local Triumph rider and spend some quality time to know your own ride... because there is no other like it! Perfection is an illusion, so don't try so hard to get everything just right. We learn when we make mistakes and the outcome is usually not as bad as we make it out to be beforehand. Besides, these bikes are very forgiving. Ride on!
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:35 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Give me a call or at least an email, I live in Mentor, probably not far from you - glad to give you a hand any time.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:43 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Advice on winterizing your bike in Calgary is going to be different then that in Florida.
Winterizing in Florida is easy. Fill gas tank with premium fuel, don wool/cotton/thermal riding gear, put on leathers, ride bike till you hit reserve on tank.... repeat till spring.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:52 AM   #19 (permalink)
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You can do it!

All of that internal noise in your head is your anxiety over the things that you have yet to experience. Omne Ignotem Pro Magnifico! Buddy up and get with a local Triumph rider and spend some quality time to know your own ride... because there is no other like it! Perfection is an illusion, so don't try so hard to get everything just right. We learn when we make mistakes and the outcome is usually not as bad as we make it out to be beforehand. Besides, these bikes are very forgiving. Ride on!
+1 , very good post, you will not go far wrong following the above.

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Old 11-20-2012, 12:47 PM   #20 (permalink)
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All of that internal noise in your head is your anxiety over the things that you have yet to experience. Omne Ignotem Pro Magnifico! Perfection is an illusion, so don't try so hard to get everything just right.
+2. The paradox of the internet: Never before has it been so difficult to remain ignorant, and never before has it been easier for stupid ideas to flourish. Except mine. My ideas are good. Sometimes.
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