Grand Prix 250
Main Motorcycle: 2009 Triumph Speed Triple
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Northern Utah
Hi from Northern Uath
Hello everyone. I just picked up a Black 2009 S3 with a few mods and low miles.
I have been lurking around the forums for a little while and have read/learned a ton of useful info. Thanks to all that have contributed!
My last bike was a 2004 Victory Vegas that was a dream to ride on the open highway, but it was a little too much bike for everyday around town riding. Alas, it was taken away from me in 2012 when a distracted cager decided that he needed to pass the SUV that was in front of him (SUV was yielding to me as I had right of way) and t-boned me in an intersection. It had 60k miles on it at that time. I loved that bike.
Ffwd 2 1/2 years and and a few surgeries later, it is time for another ride. I have really been evaluating my needs the last couple of years. I came across a decent deal on the S3 and pulled the trigger. It puts a big grin on my face just looking at it. And when I get on it?! WOW!
Anyway, it is very cold here in my neck of the woods. I only have about 5 miles of riding on it due to the weather and the fact that I don't have the proper riding gear for this type of bike/time of year. Some of my cruiser gear will work, but most of it will not be appropriate for this style of riding.
I have already dropped a big chunk of cash for some sport gear and am waiting for it to get delivered. It may get above freezing here this weekend!
I just wanted to check in and say hello. I'm not usually a big forum poster. I prefer to read more than write.
Hope to see some of you on the road one day!