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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-26-2011, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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Should have heeded the WARning DruAde. Sorry man! Where is the fire extinguisher! I should be a cruiser guy. Not. Still would love to see a 1600 in a enlarged SE or T100 Bonneville frame. How about another Hurricane model. Lots of torque creating "Fun Fun" in seat of pants!

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-26-2011, 02:18 PM
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I totaly agree the clocks should have been on the bars like the rocket . As to being a Harley clone I think you about to get a mouth full lol.

Despite the clock position it's the best bike Ive ever owned . Its handles very well it has loads of power and its comfortable on long treks. It also looks damn good and nothing like a HD in the flesh so there... hehehehe.

Oh and thanks for coming into the Thunderbird forum and trashing our bike I am sure we are most greatful lol

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The T-Bird hardly looks like an HD. Takes a split second to check your speed. If your looking at the speedo for any longer, you're probably gonna have future insurance problems.

There is a gauge kit offered by someone which places the instruments on the yoke. I just can't remember who at the moment. Looks stupid anyway. The yoke looks clean and custom so I wouldn't have it any other way.

Anyway, what's sad is you've posted the same thing at least 4 in other threads since 2008? Alert! Your just here to . Actually, I think you're a closet HD owner!

Pack it ole man, take your crap somewhere else.

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Dumb & Dumb?? The new Thunderbird is nothing more than another want-to-be Harley look alike in my view. Even dealers I spoke to could not understand why Triumph hired a Harley cruiser designer from the states. The tank gauge location sucks!! The original Rocket III and all others with their top of fork yoke instrumentation cluster is great. Having to look down at the dam Thunderbird or Rocket Touring tank mounted pie plate Harley gauge makes the bike look like a hog. Dealers could not understand why the original Rocket III chrome gauges were not the preferred choice. I wonder how many other prospective Thunderbird & for that matter old Rocket III buyers think the same. I owning a pair of modern Trumpets__.
Tim Prentice never worked for, or consulted for, Harley-Davidson. If you're going to come in here and bash our bikes, at least be educated enough to know what you're talking about.
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You've got an MO of this since 2008. Nobody wants to hear this crap.

Gentleman T-Bird owners, if you look at this guys post dating back to 2008, you'll see this guy is here to start a bunch of crap. Don't take the bait and let it die.

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The new Thunderbird is nothing more than another want-to-be Harley look alike in my view

Didn't know Harley was making a parallel twin.

As for the gauge cluster Harley was not the first do use that design, so I guess they ripped off someone else.

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Dumb & Dumb?? The new Thunderbird is nothing more than another want-to-be Harley look alike in my view. Even dealers I spoke to could not understand why Triumph hired a Harley cruiser designer from the states. The tank gauge location sucks!! The original Rocket III and all others with their top of fork yoke instrumentation cluster is great. Having to look down at the dam Thunderbird or Rocket Touring tank mounted pie plate Harley gauge makes the bike look like a hog. Dealers could not understand why the original Rocket III chrome gauges were not the preferred choice. I wonder how many other prospective Thunderbird & for that matter old Rocket III buyers think the same. I owning a pair of modern Trumpets__.
Is this what keeps you up at night? The gauge position on the T-Bird? Do you own one? I do, and I don't find it to be a big deal. In the great adventure that is life, gauge position on a T-Bird is pretty small potatos. Worry more about your fiber intake and stuff like this might not bother you as much.

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My apologies for confusing cafes & classics with cruisers. As far the Harley designer or stylist this came from a Triumph dealer. Word of mouth info is not always accurate and how would I have not found this fact out unless texting on this forum. I should have stated I heard? No bashing just trying understand the cruiser riders market. Style is more important than function. Sorry for the old dog applied logic from experience. I'm learning the old traditional motorcyclist must keep their thinking to themselves. Be safe!
You could do a little homework first, read a review, pick up a magazine. Hopping on the internet and posting something up as fact [when, in actuality, it's not] makes you look uninformed and, frankly, stupid.

You absolutely were bashing, and when called out on it, are now doubling-back. This makes you look unprincipled, and of weak conviction.

I see no "old-dog" logic here, just an uneducated, uninformed old man trying to stir the pot.
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GRANDPAamerica got caught with his pants down. Then tries to back up, edit and cover his tracks.

Most of us are old traditional motorcyclists, we just make better sense of what's actually going on around us. Maybe it's time for you to move on to another topic of dicussion, whatcha think Grandpa?

You just might want to review this thread to remind you when you decide to make the same post again, in the next two years;

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Dumb & Dumb?? The new Thunderbird is nothing more than another want-to-be Harley look alike in my view. Even dealers I spoke to could not understand why Triumph hired a Harley cruiser designer from the states. The tank gauge location sucks!! The original Rocket III and all others with their top of fork yoke instrumentation cluster is great. Having to look down at the dam Thunderbird or Rocket Touring tank mounted pie plate Harley gauge makes the bike look like a hog. Dealers could not understand why the original Rocket III chrome gauges were not the preferred choice. I wonder how many other prospective Thunderbird & for that matter old Rocket III buyers think the same. I owning a pair of modern Trumpets__.
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My apologies for confusing cafes & classics with cruisers. As far the Harley designer or stylist this came from a Triumph dealer. Word of mouth info is not always accurate and how would I have not found this fact out unless texting on this forum. I should have stated I heard? No bashing just trying understand the cruiser riders market. Style is more important than function. Sorry for the old dog applied logic from experience. I'm learning the old traditional motorcyclist must keep their thinking to themselves. Be safe!

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Should have heeded the WARning DruAde. Sorry man! Where is the fire extinguisher! I should be a cruiser guy. Not. Still would love to see a 1600 in a enlarged SE or T100 Bonneville frame. How about another Hurricane model. Lots of torque creating "Fun Fun" in seat of pants!
Blah blah blah blah....and blah....sounds like you are in a bad way...maybe you should call a waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaambulance and go see your doctor.

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