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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-21-2019, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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My 3rd Triumph - 2018 Speedmaster

Just picked up a slightly used 18 Speedmaster and wow ... better than I imaged. Just got back from a 50 mile run and yep, Triumph's quality is very apparent.
Came with bar risers, dresser bars and that damn hard ass tan seat.
If anyone is interested in it, let me know. Will be ordering a Corbin ASAP.
Seriously, was surprised by the torque as it pulls really hard. Coming from a 17 Tiger, thought I would be disappointed in the power but nope, very happy!
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-21-2019, 01:25 PM
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CONGRATULATIONS David!

The more you ride it, the more you'll love it & be amazed at what a great bike it is.

My declaration: The Speedmaster is that rare bike THAT DOES ALL THINGS WELL!

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Only design flaw was it needs separate tach & speedo - like on the old Triumphs....

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Congratulations on the new Speedmaster.

What kind of risers are on the bike? Picture?
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Congratulations on the new Speedmaster.

What kind of risers are on the bike? Picture?
Not sure the brand, has a diamond machined on the side. Measured and is 2.5"
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post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-21-2019, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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Question..I also got some 2nd hand Olive waxed bags with the mounts but can't figure out how to mount?

Nevermind....I found it. My brackets must be for the T120 as the bobber one has different mounting points.

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Not sure the brand, has a diamond machined on the side. Measured and is 2.5"
Those are ROX risers. I have the same 2" ones on my Speedmaster. Good choice.
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Great looking bike, congratulations.
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I agree that a separate tach would be nice. But I just leave the multi-function display set to "tach", so I get a digital readout of my rpms.
Meanwhile, i installed the Triumph analog clock (as well as the thermometer) on the handlebars, so I get all the basic information I need.
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Sigh.....2 weeks for my Corbin seat

Isn't stopping me from riding...just a little painful
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