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Blindaussie, apologies... I did not see where you are from...

And I would debate the "Gods Country"...

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I have been to the USA about 10 times I guess and have enjoyed it immensely (once I got past the damn immigration and customs that is!)
However, Australia is truly god"s country, no contest. Happy to show you around any time mate!!
And I still think the TBird is the best thing on two wheels by a huge margin>
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I have been to the USA about 10 times I guess and have enjoyed it immensely (once I got past the damn immigration and customs that is!)
However, Australia is truly god"s country, no contest. Happy to show you around any time mate!!
And I still think the TBird is the best thing on two wheels by a huge margin>
cheers
Blindaussie
Had a friend that lived in Canada - got a work VISA and worked here in California for about 5 years. His wife was from Australia. They were well traveled in all 3 countries, and one day I asked him which he preferred. For his work, computer programmer, he said he preferred US - but for living in, he said Australia. We all love our home country but I will reserve judgement until I see it - I do want to see Australia some day - but consider this.

Just in the State of California we have Death Valley - over 200 feet below sea level. A couple hundred miles to the north we have Mt. Whitney, over 14,400 feet high. You can top out on Hwy 80 out of Vallejo and on a clear day see the San Francisco Bay behind you and the snow capped Sierra in front of you. You can snow ski at say Sqwall Valley USA, drive 3 hours, put on a wet suit and be surfing in the ocean on the same day. We have the redwoods - the Mojave Desert - Palm Springs - Hollywood - 9 lane freeways - single lane tracks high in the mountains to deserted mining ghost towns. This place is hard to beat and it's only one state of 50 - but I'd still take you up on a tour of Australia with an open mind. No matter where you are - it's better on 2 wheels!
 

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Naw his pillion is that guys sister

Buddy of mine saw this picture and said her nickname must be "handjob". I have no idea what he means. Must be something to do with handlebars on the bike, eh? :confused: ;)
 

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I'm thinking the factory Triumph alarm is the way to go. Why? Well first off, saying that your insurance covers the theft is great, EXCEPT there's that pesky deductible and then they depreciate your insured bike for wear/tear/age. So, by the time you're done, you're at least a couple of grand out of pocket. Second, if your bike is stolen, what if the cops recover it? Do you really want a motorcycle that's been beat to death by some punk? Third, if you do install the factory alarm, you get a reduction in your insurance rate. Not huge, but still a savings.

Of course the alarm won't stop the all the pros. But, any cop will tell you that both pro and amateur have a tendency to walk away from the alarmed property and move on to the easier targets. If you're spending $10 -$20 large on a ride, I don't see why spending about $350 is even a question. $350 is cheap, installation is easy and at the very least, you'll know that you did everything possible to prevent some weasel from taking what you worked so hard for.
 
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