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Hi Everyone, I'm Farron out of Nashville TN. (actually White House) and I took the MSF course in August (1st time on a bike) and bought the red/black T100 three weeks later. I noticed the Triumph's at a local store but I continued to look at every bike under the sun but keep coming back to the Triumph. The store didn't have any Bonnie's until my 3rd pass. Walked in, saw the T100 and heard the angels singing. Feel in love and haven't stopped grinning yet. Old and young have approached asking what it was and I even had a nod or two from the Harley dudes. I'm already looking at doing some mods; fly screen, engine guards, and exhausts. This forum has already helped me quiet a bit and look forward to hooking up with some of you on some rides...I"ll post a pic when I figure this out... never been in a chat room before
 

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cheers Farron. great bike. i really like that red and black. i've seen only one of the newer Triumphs in my town besides my Speedie and it was the red/black T100. it's just an eye catching machine. looking forward to your pics. ride safe.
 

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Farron, congratulations and welcome. You'll love the bike and you'll learn a lot here. For example, did you know red & black is the fastest color? :-D

Ride safe.
 
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Congratulations Farron the Bonnie is a great bike. I'm new rider too and just took the MSF course back in July and have had my 06 Bonnie for I guess about a month or so. It's a real sweet bike and I'm sure your gonna love it.
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Hey, Farron:
I'm a neighbor!! Well, almost. I live in Greenbrier.
I saw a red & black T-100 up the street from my house the other day (Franklin Farms)
Was that you? Lets get together and look 'em over.
You'll want to check mine out, I've done a lot of mods to it.
P.M. me and I'll give you phone numbers.

Watch out for them stoopid deer.

David
 

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Farron, very good choice. It is true that they call to you. Every time I go out to the garage or see one on the road, they just look right. I am deciding on another bike (ST/Tiger) but the Bonneville's set the standard on appeal and pure fun for the money.

You will love her more and more each mile you ride her.

Enjoy!
BobW.
 

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Welcome aboard! Nice choice for your first ride. I've been thru a bunch of bikes both larger and smaller, with more power or less power, makes no difference, my T100 is at the top of my all-time favorites list. You just don't outgrow these bikes.

Bob
 

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Welcome aboard , you made a great decision.
If you head towards Knoxville drop me a line.
Mike


[ This message was edited by: mikemm03 on 2006-11-16 17:55 ]
 

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I crashed my old Honda CB450 over 20 years ago, and decided, with a one-year-old daughter, that I'd better give it up for a while. A couple years ago, daughter grown up, I decided to get back into it.

My friend and riding buddy, who has had all kinds of bikes, kept on trying to convince me to look at Yamahas, Hondas, Suzukis, etc and none of them appealed to me. They didn't look like motorcycles. I'm giving away my (middle) age here. BTW, he now rides a Ducati Monster.

We were in one of the multi-brand dealers one day when I saw the Bonnevilles in the Triumph corner, and I knew immediately that my search was over, it was just a matter of working out the details.

It was love at first sight, and nearly two years later, I still really like this motorcycle, and so apparently do many of the people who see it on the street. The most common refrain is "I used to have one of those (in 1970)". Even my girlfriend, no fan of motorcycles, admits its a handsome bike.

I agree that the red/black is a very nice-looking color scheme. I saw one of them ride by in Annapolis a few weeks ago. Many happy rides to you!
 

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On 2006-11-16 16:01, ohiorider wrote:
Welcome aboard! Nice choice for your first ride. I've been thru a bunch of bikes both larger and smaller, with more power or less power, makes no difference, my T100 is at the top of my all-time favorites list. You just don't outgrow these bikes.

Bob
Farron... ditto what Bob said. And you have excellent taste!!! :chug:
 

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Ok... I'll ask.

Farron... derivation of this moniker/name?
 

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Good choice. I did the same thing. I was riding a CB450 & a CL350 Honda. I kept going to the Triumph store & looking at the red & black Bonnie they had. I looked at it for 2 months or so. Then my stock went up so I sold the stock at $42.00 & bought the Bonnie. A month later my stock was at $65.00. Ooops. I lost enough to buy 2 Scramblers. Plus parts. Oh well, I got my Bonnie. It gets a lot of looks. Something happened once that has never happened to me before. I was riding & a jeep load of teens was slowly passing me. The 2 blonde teeny boppers in the rear seat turned completely around looking & pointing at my bike. I can only assume (ass-u-me) that they liked the red & black & the chrome engine. I thought the engine was on fire or I had a flat.
You will get this too. You will be at a stop light & will hear someone yelling at you to see if you like your bike. It happens all the time. Life is rough riding a new Bonneville.
 

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"Ok... I'll ask.

Farron... derivation of this moniker/name?"

Hey tba-golfer,
this is my real name. parents were big fans of the Grand Ole Opry on WSM on Saturday nights in the late fifies and hence I was named after Faron Young. Specifically because of one his songs called "Hello Walls".

Everyone else. WOW! What a great bunch of folks... I'm looking forward to future rides. Someone commented on deers... I almost got intimate with one last month. ;)
Again, thanks for the hearty welcome.
Also, for any former Marines... Happy belated birthday. Semper Fi!!!
 

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Hey Gpsy-56.
I just found out the hard way that I can't PM unless I have 10 postings. I'll get that out of the by tomorrow and PM you.
 
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