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

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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-28-2019, 01:52 AM
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When I bought the new Speed Twin recently I put the TBS up for sale and one of our group agreed to buy it. Oh **** I thought.......... Anyway I had to apologize and said I would buy him lunch next time weíre out for any inconvenience. He was very sound about it but I just couldnít let it go.
The TBS is part of the family.
Difficult choice for you then.......nice day, open garage door and faced with the TBS and Speed Twin.....hard choice!!! Love the new Speed Twin, best looking Bonneville Triumph have made IMO.
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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-28-2019, 11:30 AM
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Difficult choice for you then.......nice day, open garage door and faced with the TBS and Speed Twin.....hard choice!!! Love the new Speed Twin, best looking Bonneville Triumph have made IMO.
True, but if Iím heading home to Scotland they would both stay in the garage. The old Daytona is the only job.........
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True, but if Iím heading home to Scotland they would both stay in the garage. The old Daytona is the only job.........
Now that's just showing off.....
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I love my T-bird SPORT because its BEEEYOOOTEEEFULLLLL. I make every effort to not only make my bikes run as new, with all the niggles worked out ( Temp lights, and coils, and suspension settings
correct for my body), but to have them be ergonomically perfect for me individually, and, very importantly..aesthetically pleasing to ME. If those three things are accomplished, its very hard to stop staring. Stop riding, or ever sell it. The only shortcoming is the Horsepower. After riding a Tiger 1050 and a speed triple, I sometimes come up wanting for more power during or after a ride. (Now if I could just figure a way to get a speed triple 1050 engine to work in this frame, I'd be totally satisfied)

But the short answer is.......she's just too pretty.
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I love my T-bird SPORT because its BEEEYOOOTEEEFULLLLL. I make every effort to not only make my bikes run as new, with all the niggles worked out ( Temp lights, and coils, and suspension settings
correct for my body), but to have them be ergonomically perfect for me individually, and, very importantly..aesthetically pleasing to ME. If those three things are accomplished, its very hard to stop staring. Stop riding, or ever sell it. The only shortcoming is the Horsepower. After riding a Tiger 1050 and a speed triple, I sometimes come up wanting for more power during or after a ride. (Now if I could just figure a way to get a speed triple 1050 engine to work in this frame, I'd be totally satisfied)

But the short answer is.......she's just too pretty.
Does look damn good!

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What headlight is that pb?
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Heres mine. Also bought from a bloke who bought it brand new and kept it in show room condition for a song. When I saw it I had to have it and I like it more than my 2011 bonne which I have modofied to my taste.
The only thing I would have liked is for it to have been black rather that silver/maroon.
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JW Speaker EVO II. Used on EBay for $140. Best purchase ever. Blows away the OEM Bulb.

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The tbirds were made by enthusiastic and romantic triumph engineers as if they were making a bike for themselves.
In an era when this type of bike was not hip nor popular but for a few nostalgic rocker geeks. It was like "we make modern bikes but there's some classic options if you are over 50". Infact, they were modern modular bikes with only classic looks but had nothing classically 60's triumph. Like the trident had nothing to do with the old trident except for 3 cylinders.


By contrast, the bonnie was made by the marketing department to give people what they wanted. It was engineered to please.

In my theory tbirds are quintessentially triumph and representative of the hinkley rebirth.

They are the ****.
And it shows.
And you can feel it.

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