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post #31 of 39 (permalink) Old 03-19-2012, 07:45 PM
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I have had many bikes since 1967 and rhe last was a 1996 Kawasaki 1500c with the dual carbs and 4 speed. The 1700 Thunderbird is stable and has the power to pass when you need it, I got the touring seat and crash bars. The first Triumph, before the Kawasaki was a 1976 Bonnie 750 and it was a great bike. The new Triumph WILL BY-PASS the HDs. The Thunderbird is a bike I will keep for a while since I am now 62 and ride to work every day, {But down to only 18 F degrees and no snow} Get it .................... Brent 6'0 195
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post #32 of 39 (permalink) Old 04-01-2012, 04:45 AM
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Hey, guys. I just posted my intro in the welcome thread but I want to introduce myself in this forum too since this is where I will be hanging out most of the time.

I am 26, 6'1", 175lbs, and just getting my first bike this spring. I have only ridden mopeds back in the day and I was looking at getting a 600cc somethin or nother but destiny has chosen my bike for me and I will be getting a 2011 Thunderbird Storm probably around the first week of May.

It's a lot more than what I wanted to spend but a friend has it sitting in the garage and hasn't been touched for a year. So I am going to help out and start making the payments. It's got about 3k miles on it and fully loaded.

I am taking my temps test this week and signing up for MOBC classes right after I pass. Can't wait to be on the road and adventuring with this bike!

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post #33 of 39 (permalink) Old 04-01-2012, 05:15 AM
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Hey, guys. I just posted my intro in the welcome thread but I want to introduce myself in this forum too since this is where I will be hanging out most of the time.

I am 26, 6'1", 175lbs, and just getting my first bike this spring. I have only ridden mopeds back in the day and I was looking at getting a 600cc somethin or nother but destiny has chosen my bike for me and I will be getting a 2010 Thunderbird Storm probably around the first week of May.

It's a lot more than what I wanted to spend but a friend has it sitting in the garage and hasn't been touched for a year. So I am going to help out and start making the payments. It's got about 3k miles on it and fully loaded.

I am taking my temps test this week and signing up for MOBC classes right after I pass. Can't wait to be on the road and adventuring with this bike!
Welcome and bike chice Must be a 2011 Storm since they were first introduced then.


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post #34 of 39 (permalink) Old 04-01-2012, 09:26 AM
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Good luck with the class. I am biased when I say like your choice as its the bike I have.


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post #35 of 39 (permalink) Old 04-01-2012, 01:28 PM
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Correct. It's a 2011. It was pretty late last night when I typed that up.....
I must admit; my intentions were to start with something smaller. I have read the arguments back and forth on beginner bikes, but this bike is just too cool to pass up. It's exactly the style/image I had in mind of the bike I wanted before I even knew what a Triumph Thunderbird Storm even was. Like I said, it is destiny.
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post #36 of 39 (permalink) Old 04-02-2012, 11:56 PM
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Taking the T.I.P.I.C test tomorrow!!! Can't wait!!!
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post #37 of 39 (permalink) Old 04-03-2012, 12:10 AM
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Charlie,
Welcome to the wonderful world of Triumphs. By all accounts, professional and hobbyists, the TBird is a wonderful bike. I neither own one nor am planning on purchasing one since I'm very happy with my Bonnie. Prior to purchasing my Bonnie, I had no experience riding a bike. I took the MSF course before purchasing the Bonnie. And for the first two thousand miles, I took it easy. Every time I was tempted to push the limits, I pulled over and took a break. After the first 2k, I started experimenting and started expanding my skill set. My point is, the better you learn your bike and how it behaves, the safer you're going to be on it. Everyone here who's suggested that the first bike should be a small displacement, light and easy to maneuver is right. However, it seems that is not an option for you. Just be careful and take your time.
I'd sure you're going to enjoy the TBird.


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post #38 of 39 (permalink) Old 04-03-2012, 07:42 PM
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My question is would the ThunderBird be too much bike for me and my novice skills (I'm going to take a safety course, btw). So what do you guys think. Get the T-Bird or look for another 800-900 cc bike?

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post #39 of 39 (permalink) Old 04-04-2012, 01:46 AM
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hey guys. i got my temps today. still havent been on the storm. im going to borrow a friends 600 for a few weeks. the storm is in a garage on a hill and theres no way im riding the thing down the hill with 0 experience.

i signed up for the MSF class right after i got my temps but the first available class isnt until the end of June! so many people learning to ride this summer!
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