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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-14-2018, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah I know what you mean. When I sat on the Triumph it really felt special. The main reason for upgrading my FZ07 is the fact that I would like to take the wife with me on trips. She is 'petite' but it is tight on the Yamaha and it becomes a challenge on longer trips. The Bonneville seems a better fit (this can also be said for the Z900RS I suppose). I also looked at the Thruxton, awesome machine but also more for solo ride I think.

I've owned a couple of Kawasaki's in the past (GPZ750, Z650, ZR7), also Honda and more then one Yamaha and I blindly rely on Japanese tech for all my cars and tech toys. I still have to develop trust for English engineering but from what I read it seems that they have come a long way.

The wrench symbol blinking at me would drive me crazy to be honest. I am pretty handy with computers and I read here that you can use TuneECU to access and reset the light. But only on Windows or Android, which would be a serious problem for me. I've dabbled with Windows on a MacBook but it was a horrible experience and I doubt that it will be simple with my MacBook Pro with USB-C ports. And I really do not want to go down the path of an Android ow Windows, just because Triumph decides to nag me with useless indicators on MY dashboard.

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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-17-2018, 06:56 AM
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I have been reading on the forum about the maintenance light and it is bothering quite a few people. It seems you can work around it and the liquid cooled bonnies are reliable too. I hope you don't let an idiot light sway you away from Triumph.
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post #13 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-25-2018, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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I am happy to report that I pulled the trigger on a new T120B. Couldn't be happier. I am going to pick it up on Monday if all goes well.

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I am happy to report that I pulled the trigger on a new T120B. Couldn't be happier. I am going to pick it up on Monday if all goes well.


Awesome, Congrats, WTG, all that stuff. Where did you pull the trigger?
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post #15 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-26-2018, 06:15 AM Thread Starter
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I ended up going to GPbikes in Whitby. They had one in stock and made me an offer I couldn't refuse.

Props for Sturgess in Hamilton and especially Derek. He was a great help. Too bad Hamilton is just too far away from me.
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I am glad it worked out and Triumph triumphed on your bike decision. I will be seeing you around here and maybe on the road as I go to Kingston regularly. Enjoy your new bike.
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First, congrats on the new bike! Second, I hear ya about the dealer options in Ottawa. I live in Ottawa and I'm currently looking to purchase a Triumph and will likely end up getting one out of Quebec or NB rather than Ottawa.

I'd take a look at Richmond Motorsports. Just outside Ottawa and my understanding is the owner is a Triumph guy.

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post #18 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-09-2018, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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Great, thank you. I saved http://www.richmondmotorsports.ca it might come in handy for sure.

I currently frequent a bike shop in Brockville. He is a good and dependable guy, knows his stuff. They are Suzuki, Beta and Husky dealer and moving towards independent.
I have the Dealertool so I have access to the bike if necessary.
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I live north of Toronto, in Barrie. There is only 2 Triumph shops anywhere close to me... and neither are close.
I bought my 2014 T100 from GP Bikes about 150km away.... the sales guy left me very underwhelmed, but they have been great to deal with for everything else.
the only other dealer "close" is Hamilton slightly more that GP Bikes, and in the other direction and harder to get to using non freeway roads.
I change my own oil and that service light is an interesting consideration. I'll have to look into that.

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Gord Inglis at Inglis Cycles knows his stuff and he's a good guy. The days of the Internet, ebatly, YouTube, etc make a local dealer less necessary. If you need parts, find a dealer you like and get em shipped.
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