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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-18-2019, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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From Harley to Triumph

I have finally decided. Im going to sell the 883 Sportster so I can buy a Triumph. But its difficult to choose when there so many amazing machines. Street Scrambler, T120 or the Street Triple. Decisions decisions.....
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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-18-2019, 06:20 PM
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I feel like my Speedmaster is a lot like lay old Sportster 1200. But I prefer the exhaust on each side, and the overall looks a little more on the Speedmaster. It gets more compliments than any bike Iíve owned.

Good luck with the decision, and welcome.

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I have finally decided. Im going to sell the 883 Sportster so I can buy a Triumph. But its difficult to choose when there so many amazing machines. Street Scrambler, T120 or the Street Triple. Decisions decisions.....
You will miss the SOUND, self-cancelling turn signals, and belt drive.
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post #4 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-19-2019, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
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You will miss the SOUND, self-cancelling turn signals, and belt drive.
I actually really liked the sound on the street scrambler, precise and throaty, better than the stock pipes on my sporty. Self-cancelling turn signals is a minor perk. I've driven many other bikes without it, can't see myself missing it. But you are right about the belt drive. Makes life so much easier.
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I actually really liked the sound on the street scrambler, precise and throaty, better than the stock pipes on my sporty. Self-cancelling turn signals is a minor perk. I've driven many other bikes without it, can't see myself missing it. But you are right about the belt drive. Makes life so much easier.
The Street Scrambler has a 270 degree crank so it sounds a bit like a V Twin with a bit of a lope to its getalong.
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All the best for your new bike man.
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post #7 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-19-2019, 12:09 PM
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What a fun choice to have right? Agree with the above...the belt drive is the only thing I really miss from my Harley. Unless you're racing them, can't really see why Triumph doesn't move to belts unless it's the cost. I don't know if you buy a lot of gear but if you thought Harley was high priced on their stuff, Triumph is even more proud of their gear. Haven't bought my first Triumph T-shirt yet because the cheapo in me won't turn loose of $35..:O Welcome to the family!
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I don't know if you buy a lot of gear but if you thought Harley was high priced on their stuff, Triumph is even more proud of their gear.

Triumph gear pricing high for sure but HD parts pricing looks like a deal compared to Triumph parts pricing. Don't fall down or break anything and you'll love a Triumph.
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post #9 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-19-2019, 03:05 PM
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I started out on this site with the intent of never saying anything negative about Triumph but am thinking a bit more critically lately.

I have found that owning only one bike becomes boring after about five years and if that is your situation it would be refreshing to buy a Triumph (Bonneville?) for relief but:

Consider available dealer support both local and during travel. Triumph these days seems to be on a downhill trend regarding dealer count seemingly with no concern from the company. I see comments on this site about Triumph imposing stringent new requirements on dealers. We just lost our one and only Triumph dealer here in SE Wisconsin but there are at five HD dealers within a half hour of my house plus three more within an hour.
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post #10 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-19-2019, 03:38 PM
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Harley-Davidson dealers in Wisconsin... who'd have thunk it?

Wonder if there are a lot of Triumph dealers in Thailand and Brazil?
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