Greetings From Texas

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  1. Walter Drane

    Walter Drane New Member

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    Hello from Dripping Springs, Texas. I recently purchased a 2015 Thunderbird Storm, my first 'cruiser' style motorcycle. I was never into cruisers much, but had a chance to ride my cousin's Storm and really liked it. I'm still not super comfortable with the forward controls, and will be looking at kits to bring them back 4 inches to make it not so extreme. Otherwise I think it's a gorgeous machine. My Storm has 900 miles on it, which is a mixed blessing - it looks like new, but the previous owner let condensation begin to rust the tank and then the fuel pump died. She then took it to a 'mechanic' who disassembled a portion of it, took her money, and then did not fix anything. I now have to figure out how it goes back together.
    My other bikes are Moto Guzzis. I've always loved Triumphs, though, and have always wanted a Bonneville T120. Eventually I hope to own one as well, but feel that for a cruiser the Storm is hard to beat for its style and overall competence.

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  2. Bikerman

    Bikerman I used to have 5500 posts.

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    Greetings from Lincolnshire.
     
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  3. Boothman

    Boothman Senior Member

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    Hi and welcome to the forum :cool:
     
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  4. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Hi and welcome….
     
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  5. Glenn2926

    Glenn2926 Senior Member
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    Eyup.
     
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  6. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    Howdy Walter :cool:
     
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  7. Markus

    Markus Crème de la Crème
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    Hi there! Welcome to the forum! ;)
    What a bike!!! Great colour.
     
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