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post #21 of 65 (permalink) Old 02-21-2012, 08:42 PM
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I'm about to sell my 2010 America so that I can afford to buy a TB Storm. I'm starting to miss the America even before it's sold. Do any of you TB riders think I'll regret selling my America for a Storm?

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post #22 of 65 (permalink) Old 02-22-2012, 02:02 AM
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I'm about to sell my 2010 America so that I can afford to buy a TB Storm. I'm starting to miss the America even before it's sold. Do any of you TB riders think I'll regret selling my America for a Storm?

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Go test ride one at your local dealer. I'd say after 5 minutes you will be ready to sign the papers.
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Had mine 2 years now, last year I did a 4,500 kilometer trip and in July I will be doing a 6,500 kilometer trip. I usually change my bike every year but I'm keeping this one. It's so easy to ride and very comfortable even 2 up.
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Just got back from a 3,800 km (2,360 miles) 10 day trip 2-up to the top end of NZ (I live near the other end) - unbelievable bike!!! Mile-eater, and extremely capable at almost everything. I fussed around tyre pressures and checked a few nuts and the oil, but nothing really to worry about; needed a new rear tyre in Auckland, that's all.
Now I'm back at work I'm withdrawing from TBird riding (as is my wife!!) - commuting on my weeny Bonnie or Scrambler just doesn't feel the same - what the hell..!!?? Yeah the TBird is something else, 14,000 km in 11 months and she's JUST feeling loose and quiet. I met a bloke up nrh with one and we exchanged notes - he had 63,000km (c. 38,000 miles) up on a 2010 1700 with no problems - a good omen, and I know some of you guys in the States have some big miles already. Regret? not on your life! Must be one of the best bikes I've bought in 41 years of riding - cheers, Pat

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I'm about to sell my 2010 America so that I can afford to buy a TB Storm. I'm starting to miss the America even before it's sold. Do any of you TB riders think I'll regret selling my America for a Storm?

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I've taken three test drives, one with the 1600 and two with the Storm. No doubt that I was sold immediately. Just wondering if I'll miss the America once I have the Storm. Can't wait to have one!


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It's minus 15 outside and I am sitting on the bike making vroom vroom noises.

What do you think?

No regrets here.

Seriously 40 years of riding and countless different bikes and I love this one best.

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post #27 of 65 (permalink) Old 02-22-2012, 02:44 PM
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I've taken three test drives, one with the 1600 and two with the Storm. No doubt that I was sold immediately. Just wondering if I'll miss the America once I have the Storm. Can't wait to have one!


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I traded my America in for a Bird about 14 months ago and have no regrets although I do miss the America and would love to have kept it.

Really like the Bird (particularly after a BB kit install) and would probably buy one again if the need arose. I do have few niggles but I am sure there are no perfect bikes

Here are my niggles

I have a pretty consistent tapping noise at low revs when the bike is warm - have had valves done but it did not fix the problem.

I wish the bike had an external frame so it could be easily and safely lifted on a scissor jack.

The paint job is not great and scratches and marks easily

I would be nice if the bike was a bit lighter - its a bit of pig to push or "paddle" and if you make a mistake and park it nose in with sloping curb you might need assistance (as I did) to push it back on to the road - very embarrassing

I don't like the position of the speedo etc on the tank - you have to take your eyes off the road to check it and in certain conditions the reflective glare can be very distracting.

It would be nice to have a bike with a wider choice of aftermarket accessories - the downside of this is the bike wouldn't be as "exclusive"

All in all these are pretty minor niggles and it's a damn good bike
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Hebkell, Clearly you are pleased with the Storm. But what do you miss about your America?


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I have to say there are two things I have issues with...

1. The blinding chrome of the front end. It reeks havoc during the midday sun.
2. The snobbishness of some Triumph owners. Yes, it is a great bike but there are many other great bikes out there and our being Triumph owners does not make us a better breed.

Just my humble opinion.

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Hebkell, Clearly you are pleased with the Storm. But what do you miss about your America?


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My is a standard TBird with the Big bore kit fitted so it's not a Storm.

It may be sacrilegious to say it on this forum but I prefer the America looks to the TBird. My America was black and I had spent some money and time to customize the look which I was really liked. The TBird (mine is blue and white) has never appealed to me looks wise like the America. Here is a pic of my old America

There is not much else to miss about the America in my viewpoint. It was a very good bike but the TBird is better. The torque and overall "grunt" of the bike is very addicting. It's also comfortable at 75 to 85 mph on the highway without any of the "buzz" that I used to feel on my America
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