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The July Triumph of the Month contest is live. Please read carefully below, as voting especially, has changed.

THIS MONTH HAS A THEME: TRAVEL. Submit your best shots from vacation or just a random day out to the country.
  • You no longer vote via LIKES. The last week of each month going forward, a poll will be added to the thread with all the entries and you will have 7 days (or 5, depending on how quick I am to get the poll up and how well the thread is moving) to cast your vote. This is a more traditional way of running things and based on feedback, will be a welcome change.
  • You must own the submitted bike.
  • You can enter 3-5 pics of your bike. I would strongly suggest submitting pics with no people in it (dogs are fine) or at the least, crop them out of it.
  • Feel free to give a little backstory on your bike. Whether that be the modifications it has, how you came to own it, or just a fun story. Don't be afraid to share your bike's story.
  • If you have won in a previous month, you can no longer enter for the rest of the year. However, if you have a second bike that meets the above criteria, you can enter that.
The winner at the end of the month will win a free 1 Year Premium Membership for the forum and a custom flair under their username. If the winner is already a premium member, their subscription will be extended an additional year.

Winners will be featured on the sites gallery, found here.

Congrats to June's Triumph of the Month winner, @Speedway Moto!

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Voting starts on the 26th. Good luck!

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Stock 2022 Cobalt Blue Street Twin with Dart Marlin flyscreen and Givi tail rack.
2200 miles (Nevada, California, Arizona & Utah) since purchase May 25.
M/C #19 since 1963.
Enjoyable rides locally to Mt Charleston, Lake Mead, Red Rock Canyon, northeast to Zion National Park, Cedar Breaks (10,350 feet elevation), west to Death Valley (Badwater Basin 282 feet below sea level).
There are so many really sharp customized bikes in the monthly submissions, I certainly would not expect to win, but wanted to share the scenery, since travel is the theme.

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This is my first bike. A 2012 Triumph Bonneville T100 (2,300 miles at purchase date). I live in Chicago and found it via FB Marketplace in SE Michigan. I'd been looking seriously for about 6 months and this was the winner. I went to view the bike and purchased it. I didn't feel completely comfortable driving it back to Chicago that day, so I drove it to my friend's garage in Detroit.

I spent the next three weeks gaining confidence watching YouTube videos (I acquired my motorcycle license last October after taking a weekend class in Chicago, otherwise no riding experience). I ended up taking a Greyhound from Chicago to Ann Arbor, MI drove it back to the city on a Sunday and have put nearly 1,000 miles on it since and drive every chance I get. Proud to be a part of this community!
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The Gypsy Cab , my 2005 Thruxton which was renamed from my wife dubbing it the Big Yellow Taxi to the Gypsy cab. I bought it with some aftermarket modifications from a Brit living here in the states, and added Keihin CR carbs last year , eliminated the rear fender , and added Renthol bars, as well as a sticker from I say Ding Dong. I built the barn it is in front of out of used materials after seeing the places Brits work on motorcycles in back yard garages. The next step is to move the wiring up , remove the side covers and expose the velocity stacks to the light of day.

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2019 Street Triple R, Triumph tail tidy (shortened), Puig windscreen, Sato frame sliders, WoodCraft rearsets & handlebars, Akra pipe, Tech Spec. pads, Ebay mirrors (not very functional anymore)... a 'wanna-be' Daytona & a very fun bike!
 

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Voting starts on the 26th. Good luck!

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Voting starts on the 26th. Good luck!

-Mike
Here's my bike, a 73 750 Tiger TR7RV, I've owned for 12 years.
Unless I need any machining done to it, I do all the work or painting to it.
It runs strong with 77.5mm pistons, electronic ignition, cams (Megacycle), high performance valve train, dry clutch and belt drive primary, Bonneville heads and a pair of 32mm Mikuni's.
It's been balanced, and it consistently gets 50 mpg.
It gets me around New England with very little trouble.
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Travel theme? Okay, I'll play this time.

2004 955i Triumph Daytona. Bought it used with what, 12,000 miles? I'm not a bike modifier. I tend to buy them (or in one glorious case, receive it as a gift) as I like them, and just ride the snot out of them. But the mods on this bike include some that are very relevant to travel; a pair of bar risers, and a good Sargent seat. It also has a TOR carbon fiber can, which I love. Looks great and sounds great. Now I may hit 70,000 this year. In that time, based out of New Mexico, it's been as far east as Missouri on an Iron Butt ride, and as far west as the lower 48 allows.

In Missouri:

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On the Pacific coast in Oregon:

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On a certain dirt switchback known as the Moki Dugway. Trust me, it's one of the specks on the top stretch of road on the right side of the picture. This photo took a bit of time and a bit of hiking.

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On the Million Dollar Highway, which is sort of Misty's home track. I have to include a photo on that road.

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And I'm going to stop there and go looking for one of my all time favorite motorcycle travel photos. Might take me a couple of days to find it. Stand by.

Found it. So I'm at a conference in Tucson, and I'm at the bar one evening. Rather nice resort; I've been back for the heck of it. The lobby is really big, and the bar was on a lower level, but you could throw a paper airplane up from the bar to the lobby. It got to be rather a late evening. Talking about stuff, and the motorcycle comes up. Bartender mentions that it's not hard to get from the parking garage to the bar, through the golf course. I think she was trying to give me an idea. The idea worked.

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The July Triumph of the Month contest is live. Please read carefully below, as voting especially, has changed.

THIS MONTH HAS A THEME: TRAVEL. Submit your best shots from vacation or just a random day out to the country.
  • You no longer vote via LIKES. The last week of each month going forward, a poll will be added to the thread with all the entries and you will have 7 days (or 5, depending on how quick I am to get the poll up and how well the thread is moving) to cast your vote. This is a more traditional way of running things and based on feedback, will be a welcome change.
  • You must own the submitted bike.
  • You can enter 3-5 pics of your bike. I would strongly suggest submitting pics with no people in it (dogs are fine) or at the least, crop them out of it.
  • Feel free to give a little backstory on your bike. Whether that be the modifications it has, how you came to own it, or just a fun story. Don't be afraid to share your bike's story.
  • If you have won in a previous month, you can no longer enter for the rest of the year. However, if you have a second bike that meets the above criteria, you can enter that.
The winner at the end of the month will win a free 1 Year Premium Membership for the forum and a custom flair under their username. If the winner is already a premium member, their subscription will be extended an additional year.

Winners will be featured on the sites gallery, found here.

Congrats to June's Triumph of the Month winner, @Speedway Moto!

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That bike is soooo cool I can't stand it.
 

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I haven’t been to pine island in awhile to Saint James City to hang out at the “Ragged AZZ Saloon“.Welcome to the site Ridefar, cool tiger! …FTG
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My wife and I rode over to the Ragged Ass Saloon about 15 years ago. Good lunch spot! Got the obligatory T-Shirt and still have it in the closet. For us, it's a decent ride south from Brooksville.
 

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Here's my bike, a 73 750 Tiger TR7RV, I've owned for 12 years.
Unless I need any machining done to it, I do all the work or painting to it.
It runs strong with 77.5mm pistons, electronic ignition, cams (Megacycle), high performance valve train, dry clutch and belt drive primary, Bonneville heads and a pair of 32mm Mikuni's.
It's been balanced, and it consistently gets 50 mpg.
It gets me around New England with very little trouble.
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never got used to that right side shift, left side brake thing. Sadly i owned an x-75 Hurricane triple and sold to fellow from New Zealand in lieu of parking it in garage in storage (now worth 25K or better, ugh) Had a nice 79 Bonneville with proper sides shifter and brake.
 

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This is my first bike. A 2012 Triumph Bonneville T100 (2,300 miles at purchase date). I live in Chicago and found it via FB Marketplace in SE Michigan. I'd been looking seriously for about 6 months and this was the winner. I went to view the bike and purchased it. I didn't feel completely comfortable driving it back to Chicago that day, so I drove it to my friend's garage in Detroit.

I spent the next three weeks gaining confidence watching YouTube videos (I acquired my motorcycle license last October after taking a weekend class in Chicago, otherwise no riding experience). I ended up taking a Greyhound from Chicago to Ann Arbor, MI drove it back to the city on a Sunday and have put nearly 1,000 miles on it since and drive every chance I get. Proud to be a part of this community!
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@swansjac, great pics but they do not fit this month's theme of "vacation or travel shots". Do you have any different pics you could submit?

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The Gypsy Cab , my 2005 Thruxton which was renamed from my wife dubbing it the Big Yellow Taxi to the Gypsy cab. I bought it with some aftermarket modifications from a Brit living here in the states, and added Keihin CR carbs last year , eliminated the rear fender , and added Renthol bars, as well as a sticker from I say Ding Dong. I built the barn it is in front of out of used materials after seeing the places Brits work on motorcycles in back yard garages. The next step is to move the wiring up , remove the side covers and expose the velocity stacks to the light of day.

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@The Gypsy Cab, great pics but they do not fit this month's theme of "vacation or travel shots". Do you have any different pics you could submit?

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