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WooooooooooHHHooooo!! I am still sick and on the mend............but I can barely keep the smile off of my face..........after posting pics I think I'll go and sit on it again. *BS* Our ride up there this past weekend was .........well very tiring. Back Roads Triumph is indeed "Back Roads". All in all the guys were great at the shop and the America is just awesome. Rich took it for a test ride. He said I am going to love it...........it rides so smooth, handles so easy, turns, etc. I was slightly jealous when he got to ride it without me. But I was happy when he got back. It looks so hot..........even with Rich on it *wink*. My hubby being Mr. Anal clean man..........1st thing we just had to do when we unloaded it was wash and wax it. Then we stripped off the pillion pad and back pegs. If you are used to loud bikes..........and I am..........The Triumphs are VERY quiet. We researched pipes and removing the baffles even before we got the bike. In the end they had these perfect for me "Fish Tail" pipes for just $150. for both. So we got those too. We can't put them on until the bike is broke in and one other thing that I just can't think of right now. But while I was at the grocery store yesterday. Rich just couldn't stand it and had to try the Fish Tails on the Trimuph. Man...........do they look good. And LOUD...........WOW! But now he has to take them off and put the originals back on. I can wait. What I can't wait for is the class (10 days!) and then lots of practice and bonding time with my new baby. Thanks for all of your support and information! ~*~ Painted Lady

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**** ps..........when I feel better and am not sick and running on 3 hrs. sleep ......I will post a better pic of me on the bike............I felt almost hungover when we took the pics yesterday. ****
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[ This message was edited by: PaintedLady on 2007-01-16 14:46 ]
 

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PL, nice bike! Congratulations. Good luck with the class. You'll learn a lot of great stuff that will make you a better rider.
 

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Congratulations! I'm happy for you! Will be looking forward to when you start putting miles on it. Tell us all about it. I enjoy hearing from new riders. It can be like looking at at old picture with fresh new eyes.
Tali :)
 

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On 2007-01-08 13:15, sweatmachine wrote:
Rich just couldn't stand it and had to try the Fish Tails on the Trimph. Man...........do they look good. And LOUD...........WOW!
I bet they are!
I am wondering if we can quiet them a little when we do have them on permanantly? I will have to look into that. Hubby wants people to hear me..........I just don't want hearing loss. *G* ~*~ Painted Lady
 

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welcome to the club painted lady. you'll find this site a brilliant place to ask questions about just about anything and everything. I personally have been very thankful to all the people who have given me great advice to help me learn about my bike. Also there are some great links to various sites which also gives great info. Congratulations on picking a great bike.
 

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Congrats!!!!! Nice bike! Get well soon, I'm sure you're gonna do great in the class.

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Sweeeeeeeeeet!!!!!! Some folks have had luck using universal baffles available from places like J.C.Whitney for just a few bucks. Allows you to get a quality tone with a little back pressure for tuning and hearing lol.

The A.I. (air injection) removal kit is a common mod and there is a wealth of info on re jetting if you decide the pipes and any other mods require some tweaking.

She is a beauty. You will feel her smoothing out each mile and after a few K it will amaze you that it can and does keep improving.

Final thought, keep an eye on that man of yours, he has an awful lot of "reasons" he's using to keep getting in all this saddle time on your baby. You may have him converted before you get your break-in miles done at this rate! :lollol: :lollol: :lollol: :lollol:

Cheers to you both! Take time to get up to speed after your classes and ENJOY!

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Very nice Painted Lady, the fishtails look bitchin!
Are those JC Whitney?
I suppose you'll be coming to the BA.COM Rally in Georgia May 3-6 2007?
Ride safe,
Mike
 

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On 2007-01-09 18:20, mikemm03 wrote:
Very nice Painted Lady, the fishtails look bitchin!
Are those JC Whitney?
I suppose you'll be coming to the BA.COM Rally in Georgia May 3-6 2007?
Ride safe,
Mike
the pipes are Paughco... I am not sure about the rally........it would be cool. Only Bike events I have ever attended have been here in Florida. I will have to broaden my horizons.......especially if they are Triumph rallies. ~*~ Painted Lady
 

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I am excited I just rolled my bike out in the drive and started it up! Yay! Welllllll..............it's a start. *wink* I got my MSF packet in the mail and it inspired me to do more that just go sit on my bike. So I backed it out of the garage..........tricky with our drive declining out of the garage. I did good remembering how to start it. I just did what I read and what Rich has told me. I was a little nervous at 1st trying to figure how to start it and NOT roll backwards. Then I got it.........hold the rear break and start. Yay! So then I turned it off and then on all over again. Exciting. Seems like nothing I am sure.........but I feel accomplished. My daughter was out with me ........as support.......I thought. Man! is she tough. The hardish part was duckwalking it back up into the garage and up an over this hump/edge to get it in. But...........I did it! 7 more days til MSF!! ~*~ Painted Lady
 

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hey painted lady and family, just a suggestion and you probably are anyway but I hope you are taking photos along the way. I have had my bike (Blue) for over 3 months and given we all end up sort of having a relationship with our bikes (some don't look at it that way), when you look back I can assure you there will be some great stories to be told by told. good luck with your course

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I'm wondering that you don't practice some basic riding before the MSF. Do you have to have that in FL. before you can ride? In Oh we get a learners permit that allows you to ride with restrictions - no night, no highways & no passengers. This allows you to get used to the bike & riding which would seem helpful when you take the class. I ended up riding about 7 months with the learners before getting the MC licence. I've wanted to take the MSF but it books fast & I have a limited time frame. The class is 3 days long (Fri., Sat.& Sun.) but I am going to fit it in this spring. Anyways Good Luck.

I'm wondering because I don't no how you could have a Triumph in the garage with nice weather & not Ride
 

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...a little nervous at 1st trying to figure how to start it and NOT roll backwards. Then I got it.........hold the rear break and start.
you'll find the front brake is the main one...on that slope, I'd either coast it back at a 90 degree to the slope...and have it on the level front to back with the slope left to right, or use the front brake to clamp it with both feet in total control of the weight. the danger of using the rear brake like that on the slope is if you lose the balance, the bike starts backwards and you find yourself in emergency mode needlessly....but I don't want to put a dampener on your fun and ambition.

I don't discount courses, but I wouldn't put all the eggs in that basket...the best thing you can do is find an isolated parking lot or similar, and experiment with the controls, shifting, brakes, balance, and all the rest where no one will cause confusion. you'll soon find the front brake is 95% and the rear is 5% use-wise, and mechanically, the front is 70% of the stopping power in a hunker.

I firmly believe folks should get a small dirt bike, learn all the ballet moves, including rear wheel slide sideways stops, and get good, so that when the surprises happen in traffic (and they most certainly will) you have some trustworthy reflexes to kick in when the mind goes blank. I had a deer almost take me out Sept. 02...and I've been riding for 45+ years. That was an eye-opener for me.

go find a secluded practice area and get confident. I sense fire here...but you scare me. there's always the ShannonNunleys who boast and bravado, then get drunk and stupid, but the majority of the time it's someone/thing else that gets you. not saying it's the cure all, but the best defense is the well honed reflexes that take the skill level past the mind's ability to think.

every plateau of confidence gets met with another pale faced lesson and "I can't believe I lived thru that...that one should have killed me".

...so be careful...more than you want to or think you have to.
get your skills up there as soon as possible. I really don't want to read "Painted Lady got scraped up off the pavement today...they're still looking for the lips" and all the "that's too bad" replies.
 
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PaintedLady-welcome, you're going to love your TBA. Where did you get those wonderful pipes? All I can find for Paughco online is harley pipes.
 

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On 2007-01-14 00:14, KaiserSoze wrote:
PaintedLady-welcome, you're going to love your TBA. Where did you get those wonderful pipes? All I can find for Paughco online is harley pipes.
Yep..those are the pipes. I didn't have the link....thanks. ~* ~ Painted Lady
 

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On 2007-01-11 18:16, firie9 wrote:
hey painted lady and family, just a suggestion and you probably are anyway but I hope you are taking photos along the way. I have had my bike (Blue) for over 3 months and given we all end up sort of having a relationship with our bikes (some don't look at it that way), when you look back I can assure you there will be some great stories to be told by told. good luck with your course
Oh yes....rest assured.....I am documenting all along the journey. Someday I may share. ~*~ Painted Lady
 
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