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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-19-2010, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
Rob96Sprint
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Talking 1st time Triumph owner

A quick view of my 50 years. I grew up with my father having Harleys in the garage when I was a kid and have clocked 10's of thousands of miles on the full dressers with him and his friends as a youth. Until now I have owned nothing but Honda's, Kawasaki's and Suzuki's my entire life. I have always wanted a Triumph and just bought one last month. I went a long time without a bike after I got married, wife staying home to raise our daughter while I spent my life stuck in a office 6 to 7 days a week. She has done a great job with our daughter and has recently begun school to get a nursing degree. This told me it was time to start riding again. Over the last year I have been dropping the hints that I really wanted to get back out riding again so in June 2010 she said OK to me buying an old bike to fix up. I purchased a 86 Suzuki Intruder for $125 and started tearing it down to the frame the afternoon I unloaded it at home. I restored it back to a bobber style, Finished product in my pictures, and had a great time riding it this past fall. I sold it in November (I know I should of waited till this spring to get a better price) and have purchase my first Triumph, bout time after all this time. I now have a 96 Triumph Sprint and it has become my favorite bike ever. I have some work to do but I couldnt pass it up with only 18,000 miles on it. Worse thing wrong is the paint and that isnt a real hard fix. I do good prep work and a buddy does great paint work. I am hoping to be able to pick the brains of the more expeirenced Triumph owners on this sight for some directions. I am finding aftermarket parts are not the easiest to find as for the other bikes I have owned. I am looking forward to the education and what I hope to be years of riding on this bike and other Triumphs in the future. Happy Riding and hope to see you out on the road.
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