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post #31 of 36 (permalink) Old 08-01-2011, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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About six weeks ago I helped the dealer out with demo days. I helped take groups out on demo rides, and each time I got to pick a bike to ride. I rode the Tbird on one of the rides. I just really enjoy riding cruisers. The ride home on my RT was definitely the most comfortable ride of the day, but to me motorcycle riding isn't necessarily supposed to be overly comfortable.
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post #32 of 36 (permalink) Old 08-03-2011, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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Told the dealer to get the blue and white 2011 TBird ready to go. Will pick it up a week from this Friday. Just couldn't resist.
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I'm spending some time on the forum and came across this thread that I started. I figure I'll give an update. I sold the RT and got the Thunderbird ABS. I absolutely love it. I added the longhaul seat, Rivco risers, floorboards, tall and medium shields, bags and quick release brackets, moto lites, passenger floorboards, rider and passenger backrest. I just ordered hogslayers to give it a little more sound. I couldn't be happier. As it starts to turn cold I know I'll miss the adjustable shield, fairing, heated grips and heated seat of the RT. But then again, as much as I enjoy riding I really don't ride when it gets cold. The guy I sold my RT loves it but the last I heard he was having electrical problems with it. It's disappointing that a bike like that is so trouble prone.
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post #34 of 36 (permalink) Old 10-28-2011, 02:46 PM
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Trying to choose between the two bikes, I would trade the Bonnie in and keep the BMW. I think the Bonnie and T-Bird are too similar in nature to have both,keeping in mind your two-bike thinking. Having the BMW and the T-Bird would make for a more useful and enjoyable pairing.
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post #35 of 36 (permalink) Old 10-28-2011, 03:12 PM
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Trying to choose between the two bikes, I would trade the Bonnie in and keep the BMW. I think the Bonnie and T-Bird are too similar in nature to have both,keeping in mind your two-bike thinking. Having the BMW and the T-Bird would make for a more useful and enjoyable pairing.
NO doubt. The Beemer will out handle the Bonnie easily and in much more comfort.
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post #36 of 36 (permalink) Old 10-28-2011, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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Trying to choose between the two bikes, I would trade the Bonnie in and keep the BMW. I think the Bonnie and T-Bird are too similar in nature to have both,keeping in mind your two-bike thinking. Having the BMW and the T-Bird would make for a more useful and enjoyable pairing.
Actually, now that I have the Tbird and enjoy it so much, I probably will sell the Bonnie. I really love the Bonnie but as you said, the two are very similar in nature. I just happen to like the nature of the Triumphs more than I liked the nature of the BMW. Not that the BMW isn't a great bike, it's just not the kind of bike that I enjoy for the kind of riding I do (2-3 hour cruising).
So if anybody out there wants a 2011 Cream/Brown T100, let me know.
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