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post #51 of 65 (permalink) Old 10-08-2011, 10:02 AM
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Definately a horror story! I probably would of bought the second triumph after all the problems with the RIII myself. I however have owned 3 Triumphs and have had the following issues:

09 Speedmaster - Tachometer failed, replaced under warranty, no other problems
10 Street Triple - Rectifier failers, replaced under warranty, no other problems
10 Thunderbird - Coolant leak, loose hose clamp, fixed under warranty no other problems

I pray I never experience those kinds of issues and so far have been happy with the reliability of my bikes.
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post #52 of 65 (permalink) Old 10-09-2011, 12:46 AM Thread Starter
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Hello all,

Yes I will never purchase another triumph and funnily enough neither will my friends. I only have 20 odd guys I normally ride with and none of them will touch one. But triumph Australia didn't seem to care.

As for triumph gold coast I am sure they have faith in the bike. I don't. As I said before these guys were very understanding and helpful so I cannot say one bad thing about them.

As I told the clowns at triumph Australia I change my bikes every 18 months or so but that did not concern them. So I will stick with what I know. I hope no one else has any of these problems with any brand of bike.

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So how is that Road King treating you? I was recently in a LARGE ride (first 750 bikes registered got a ride pin) 99% Harley riders. It ended at the local fairgrounds and part of the festivities was a raffle to benefit Breast Cancer and the prize was a 2011 Road Glide. Drooled over it for a bit, and bought $20 worth of tickets. Didn't win it, but sure wouldn't have minded having it in my garage. I've ridden, Ducati's, Kawasaki's, Honda's, Triumph's, Victory's but never a Harley - at some point I need to ride them - hard to form an opinion when I've never put a mile on one.

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If you like the handling of the T-Bird you're not going to like the HD.
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Hi all,
I am not making this statement because of my tbird issues but the Roadking sh-ts all over the triumph in quality comfort and handling. I like the tbird and it's riding position. This is my 4th hd. I had 2010 Roadking and it was brilliant. Only reason I got rid of it was because of being followed home twice. My two triumphs have been terrible so nothing will convince me otherwise.

The thunderbird storm was a nice bike but in my own humble opinion it's nothing compared to my Roadking.

This is my own opinion and that's all it is.
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So now I hate it and want to get rid of it.

Very very upset
Has anyone else had some of these issues?
This thread started more than a month ago, and you concluded your first post with the quote above. I think the dye was cast then and the outcome was predictable.
With all the issues you had that's understandable; however the irrefutable fact is that your experience is completely out of sync with the experience of the vast majority of Triumph, and especially Thunderbird owners.
I'm please you're now happy and hope you remain satisfied with your RK. You certainly go through a lot of bikes - sort of a restless shopper! Maybe the thrill for you is getting something new and different and then the excitment fades.
Anyway, now that you're delighted with this particular HD, and certain Triumph sucks, I suppose you'll move on to HD forums where you can find others who agree with you.
Me, I think Triumph makes great bikes, and I think the Thunderbird is exceptional, and that sentiment seems to resinate with the folks here. I don't mind discussing the faults of my bike - but there aren't many - so I don't spend too much time dwelling on them. Or for that matter dwelling on benefits of other brands which I don't prefer.
Good luck to you!

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post #57 of 65 (permalink) Old 10-17-2011, 03:20 AM Thread Starter
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Mate.
I have not bagged triumph as whole if you have bothered to read my posts. I only don't rate it for my two bikes. I am very well aware of triumphs reputation.

I would not have bought 2 otherwise.

What a condescending person you are, I don't use forums in general and my initial post was a question. As for my more recent posts they are in reply to other persons who have posted.

As for my buying habits they are nothing to do with excitement or boredom.
I cannot help if the rocket 3 was useless one bike got stolen the next was being followed. Etc etc. I do not enjoy forking out 10k every time.

So please keep your ill informed and condescending comments to yourself.
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Hi all,
I am not making this statement because of my tbird issues but the Roadking sh-ts all over the triumph in quality comfort and handling. I like the tbird and it's riding position. This is my 4th hd. I had 2010 Roadking and it was brilliant. Only reason I got rid of it was because of being followed home twice. My two triumphs have been terrible so nothing will convince me otherwise.

The thunderbird storm was a nice bike but in my own humble opinion it's nothing compared to my Roadking.

This is my own opinion and that's all it is.
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Ok, Graeme. I think we got the picture. You are really pissed off with Triumph. I know the feeling...had the same experience with HD. But I would buy another because I know that lemon bikes are a statistical anomaly. The bike I had should have had the entire 2006 Dyna model year recalled. But Harley Davidson decided to run from that responsibility. So, nothing different. Enjoy your Road King. Ride safe.

BTW, everyone knows a Road King carves up the twisties better than a Storm.
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With all due respect, the one thing i just have a hard time with is that you say your harley is a much better bike. As reliability goes, no doubt, as you've had the worse luck i have heard of with the triumphs. Had 2 myself and they've been dead reliable. But I just can't help but think your saying the HD is a much better bike in all other respects aside from reliability is due to your anger with the issues. I can't help but think that because i have seen uncountable HD owners come to the Tbird and every one w/o exception cites the Tbird as a far superior bike. So has every magazine article thats has done shootouts between the Tbird and other bikes which always includes a harley.By the way, my buddy's bro has the same HD as you and after riding mine he was blown away by it.

Like i said, i'm not trying to disrespect you or say you're lying, but with all i have seen regarding opinions on the bike compared to HD, you are literally the only person to say the Tbird is not only not as good but that the harley is much better. The only one that has not said the exact opposite. In fact, i can't think of ANY product ever that i recall where users unanimously have all said it's far superior. So i just have a really hard time believing you aren't saying that out of frustration or anger with the Tbird and triumph.

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Sorry if I misunderstood you, I did not mean to offend.
I simply took you literally when you said, "... the Roadking sh-ts all over the triumph in quality comfort and handling" and "My two triumphs have been terrible so nothing will convince me otherwise" and "it's (your TB) nothing compared to my Roadking". Sounds pretty definitive to me - got it, understood. Or maybe not; that's not what you meant?
However if you're going to continue to pound away on that theme, I'll continue to point out that your oppinion - which you have every right to voice - is based on experiences which are very unusual and not consistent with what the majority of other owners have reported - including myself. That's my oppinion and it's not uniformed...
But you are right, I have no idea what your motivations are, so I should have kept my thoughts about that to myself. I was just trying to rationalize some reason for your dogmatic and absolute statements.

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