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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-21-2014, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
Main Motorcycle: 98 Sprint Executive 900
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New-to-me Sprint - Chicago, USA

I've been a member here for a number of years but I just purchased my first Triumph - a 1998 Sprint Executive in blue. High miles was the only issue and I got it for a song.

This Sprint replaces my venerable 1982 Yamaha XJ650 Maxim which is sadly pending sale as I post this. I hope to get as much enjoyment of my Triumph.

About me - I'm a Rounder - commuting every day I can, 12 months as long as the road conditions allow and the bike starts. No ice: no problem!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-21-2014, 05:05 PM
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Nice, welcome. What part of the country do you live in? I'm near Buffalo, NY, I get at least one day every month right through the winter, but it's a challenge here some years, especially last year.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-29-2014, 04:43 AM
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12 months as long as the road conditions allow and the bike starts.
Any tips for keeping it starting in the cold? My Speedy wasn't a fan of starting last winter in Chicago.
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Welcome to the forum and enjoy your Sprint!

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