Another Uk (unlikely) New Owner....

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  1. Pegscraper

    Pegscraper Elite Member

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    Greetings to all existing forum members. After most of my 39 year riding life on cutting edge Jap machinery I’ve finally gone and bought a “classic” British twin. Well OK, not quite, now made in Thailand and all that but not overly concerned about that TBH. Found myself really admiring (fancying) a Street Scrambler and a test ride convinced me I needed one so I pick one up tomorrow as a little retirement present to self. It’ll join my road bike and dirt bike and will fit in nicely I reckon. Lovely bike to ride despite being nearly 140hp down on the road bike and the looks have really grown on me. Got a great deal on the bike plus a heavily discounted “enduro kit” of bolt on accessories, most of which I like with perhaps a couple of exceptions. No doubt, as with the other two rides, mods will follow!
    Ride safe and enjoy.
     
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  2. dilligaf

    dilligaf Guest

    Hi mate and welcome
     
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  3. Rocker

    Rocker Elite Member

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    We need pictures on here Pegs :)
     
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  4. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Hi and welcome.....
     
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  5. Don the Don

    Don the Don Bigger Than The Average Bear

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    Hi and welcome
     
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  6. Pegscraper

    Pegscraper Elite Member

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    Well, I guess it’ll be just another SS with a few bits on but I’ll post up a couple of pics. Haven’t bought a new bike for a few years now and had forgotten what that lovely, warm fuzzy “new bike on it’s way“ feeling was like. Roll on tomorrow morning!
     
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  7. MadMrB

    MadMrB Elite Member

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    Hi and welcome in :)
     
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  8. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Yep no better feeling ...... well maybe there are some others that come to mind, but getting a new bike is one good one. Now where is that babes and bikes thread :cool::cool:
     
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  9. johne

    johne Standing on the shoulders of dwarves.

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    Welcome mate. What are the other two bikes in your garage?
     
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  10. Steve Hill

    Steve Hill Senior Member

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    Welcome to the forum Pegscraper.
     
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  11. David Cooper

    David Cooper Triumph Rocketeer.
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    Hello and welcome to the forum Pegscraper.

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  12. Pegscraper

    Pegscraper Elite Member

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    I currently have a ZZR1400 (ZX14R) and a Husaberg FE570. The big Z is a brilliant long distance bike with serious performance on the right roads but a bit out of it’s depth on tight, bumpy back roads of which we have plenty round here. The Berg is phenominal off road but a real PITA on tarmac with the knobblies on. Enter the Scrambler!
     
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  13. Gyp

    Gyp Well-Known Member

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    Welcome onboard.

    I've worked down from Hayabusa to Street Scrambler so understand the move. The SS reminded me of why I started riding in the first place.

    I've bored people with this before but you're new so I can say it again...

    With most bikes I've bought I've been comparing how the new one handled, or accelerated, or steered, or braked or whatever. When I tested the SS, none of those things mattered, I was purely and simply enjoying riding again.

    It was the least expensive and least capable bike that I test rode. And like you, once I'd ridden it I just had to buy it.

    Go easy with the accessories as it's easy to get carried away.
     
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  14. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    Hi Pegscraper, and welcome in :cool::cool:
     
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  15. Rachel

    Rachel Member

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    Ha ha! I also got triumph ambushed this week. Went from being a never Triumpher to a Triumph owner in just a few days.

    They sure are understated bikes :)

    Welcome!
     
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  16. Ducatitotriumph

    Ducatitotriumph Crème de la Crème

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    Hope you enjoy getting your bike today and as the sun gods are out, going home the loooonnnggg way!!!
    Safe riding!
     
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  17. Tigcraft

    Tigcraft Unheard of Member

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    Welcome in to the madhouse
     
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  18. Pegscraper

    Pegscraper Elite Member

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    #18 Pegscraper, Jun 13, 2020
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2020
    9A9FB201-3168-4870-98E9-67586B7BFC3D.jpeg Picked up the new steed today and all good. I intended to upload a photo but can’t figure out how? The dealer is just over 12 miles away, the journey home was 106:). I could ride this all day. An absolute hoot on roads where you just can’t use 100+bhp. Running in of course for the first 500 miles or so but that’ll soon come up. I’ve heard and read of some riders complaining of heat from the exhaust but can’t say it bothered me that much. With my leg pressed against the heat shield it did feel slightly warm but not uncomfortably so. Those nice looking headers obviously do get stinking hot and would definitely ruin your nylons!

    Edit.....thanks to Helmut’s upload advice below!
     
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  19. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    https://www.thetriumphforum.com/threads/newbie-advice-for-pictures-and-avatars.23720/
     
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  20. Thripster

    Thripster Elite Member

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    Welcome from a fellow newbie
     
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