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Author Topic: Yes Please  (Read 344 times)

dginfw

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Re: Yes Please
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2014, 03:24:52 AM »
If I was gonna buy a Triumph, it would be one of the originals from the Meriden factory.
I have no interest in the Hinckley retro models.

Buried somewhere in my mom's garage is my brother's '79 Bonneville special. its been sitting there for almost 30yrs....same gas, oil, deteriorated rubber... 
Sad to think about.
Dave in TX:   '01  W650
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                    '06 Iron Barrel Bullet

motorman2whel

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Re: Yes Please
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2014, 04:44:52 AM »
79 Special.... was that the black & gold with mag wheels one? .

dginfw

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Re: Yes Please
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2014, 05:49:07 PM »
79 Special.... was that the black & gold with mag wheels one? .

Yep. Thats it.   Came with factory 2-1 exhaust
Dave in TX:   '01  W650
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barenekd

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Re: Yes Please
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2014, 07:11:32 PM »
The Thruxton does have more horsepower than the scrambler, but the frames of the bikes are essentially the same. They are both higher than the regular Bonnies. Different bars, seats, and exhausts. Too heavy and didn't care for the handling. The original Thruxtons, before the injected were miserably uncomfortable, to me, at least. The later ones were better but still too tall. The carbed ones were a PITA to work on. To work on the carbs required removing the oil cooler and pipes just to reach them. Then pulling the float bowl to change jets, required a very skinny fingered person. I had a hell of a time with it. It as such a pain, that even tough I got mine a bit rich on the first change, it stayed that way because I didn't want to have to tackle the carbs again!  My Speed Triple and Sprint RS were easier to work on!
At any rate, I didn't care for the way they handled either. I never really got comfortable on the scrambler. And no soul whatsoever.
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AussieDave

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Re: Yes Please
« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2014, 09:21:18 PM »
Bare, how was the speed triple ? Was it a good daily rider?
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Re: Yes Please
« Reply #20 on: October 18, 2014, 09:28:38 PM »
Bare , it sounds like we have some of the same priorities in bikes. #1 Handling, #2 Comfort # 3 Power #4 looks. Sounds like I would have made the same choice you did. Although in my younger days Id probably flip 2 & 3. :D