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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-06-2011, 09:54 AM
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If you live in london u cant get anything other than a scooter or a 125 everything else is pointless. Hence why I would never live in London or indeed any city , ever , ever ,ever.
You trying to claim my Tbird is pointless

Ok, OK I admit it's not the best choice for a commuting bike. But...well....er... it's still a lot better than the Tube . Best excuse I can come up with, just couldn't resist buying one.
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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-06-2011, 03:30 PM
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Lol , mate I did a commute from Chelmsford to the Liverpool street at 6am in the morning and then home at 5pm down whitechaple road and then stratford . Never again , ever . The whole journey was full of ***** on bikes, scooters and idiots driving busses stopping me in jams of irate irational cage drivers. I was totaly knackered .

Bet you use your Z for comuting dont you ? Come on you cant pretend to me you use your beautiful TBird . hehehe
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post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-06-2011, 06:37 PM
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No the Z's in Newcastle awaiting a major overhaul. Anyway a hardtailed raked extended forks chop is probably an even worse commuting bike given the state of the roads around here. The turning arc on the chop is less than the Tbird.

So yep the Tbird commutes.

I'm looking at a place outside the M25 which comes with a garage so I might eventually be able to get some work done on the z.
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post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-07-2011, 09:24 AM
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post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-15-2011, 09:17 PM
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cocoselect - you're in Bristol, CT, not NYC. You're only about 10min from some great roads N and S along the NY border. Shoot a bit north of you and you got great reasons to visit the mountains. My girlfriend's from New Britain, so I know your area. Couple hectic city spots, but nothing more than what I have in the Albany, NY area. I think I've taken my truck to work ONCE in 3 weeks, the rest...on my STORM! Like others have posted, gives you a reason to take the long way home, or just get out and ride on the weekend. Bunch of other T'birders in New England and NY...you won't regret it.
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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-16-2011, 04:04 AM
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I just traded my America in on a beautiful Cranberry Red / Black Thunderbird and I have to tell you the "bird" is sensational. The America was terrific to ride but the Thunderbird seems easier and more responsive in terms of handling. Early days yet but I am very impressed!
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post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-18-2011, 11:45 AM
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I just traded my America in on a beautiful Cranberry Red / Black Thunderbird and I have to tell you the "bird" is sensational. The America was terrific to ride but the Thunderbird seems easier and more responsive in terms of handling. Early days yet but I am very impressed!

Absolutely correct - been there, done it.

More poke, better balance, smoother ride.

Only complaint, after about 100 miles, sore arse. That's with the long haul seat.
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post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-19-2011, 08:02 AM
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Went in last year to have a test ride of 1600 Thunderbird, it was raining so didn't get to take it for a ride, put a deposit on it anyway, picked it up a few days later and by the time I had ridden it from the service department to the front of the building I felt at home on it a magic bike.
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