Hello From Across The Channel

Discussion in 'Newbies Hangout' started by Hubaxe, Mar 25, 2020 at 7:42 AM.

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  1. Hubaxe

    Hubaxe Member

    Hi all,
    I"m Hubert, 50 years old french guy living in Savoie, french Alps.
    I was younger, grown up in Le Mans, and had the chance to watch lots of races as a teenager.

    Younger, with my wife we travelled on our trusty BMW K100 LT, then life goes on, kids, etc..
    It's now time to ride again, I bought a Yamaha FZX 2 years ago, and my wife and I would like to travel again.
    The FZX is perfect to ride again after a long period without bike, but it's not a traveller.

    I will not buy a BMW again, too expensive, not sexy at all, and I already rode 200 000 kilometres on those.
    I don' t have a big budget for the bike, and browsing the second hand bikes, I bumped on the ST 955 that are in my prices. The bike looks stunning, and the sport touring balance is appealing. The side cases are aesthetic, and the weight is ok.
    I never had a 3 cylinders bike, and I've heard a lot about. It's time to cross the path and buy one.
    I exclude Tigers, I'm too short. I exclude the Trophy 1200, too heavy, If I can see a 900 I could check, but the ST looks way better to me. And I suppose some bar raiser can improve the position confort.

    So, as the lockdown stops, I'll chase my first Triumph !

    Sorry if my english writing is somehow erratic, it's not my native language.

    Cheers
     
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  2. dilligaf

    dilligaf GrrrR3Rrrr
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    Hi mate and welcome
    Good luck with your search
     
  3. Tigcraft

    Tigcraft Not Well Known Member
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    Your language is very good and quite easy to understand. Welcome in to the madhouse!!
     
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  4. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else
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    Welcome to the forum :cool:
     
  5. David Cooper

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

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  6. alfie

    alfie Getting older but still going for it
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    Welcome

    I wish I could speak French as well as your English

    Alfie
     
  7. Duckadiledundee

    Duckadiledundee Peasant First Class
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    Welcome aboard mate

    I have a 2001 sprint st 955i....it was a great bike until I crashed it..if you get a good one that as been looked after you will enjoy it :)
     
  8. Don the Don

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  9. Bad Billy

    Bad Billy Baddest Member
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    Bonjour et bienvenue sur le forum, ne vous inquiétez pas de la langue, voici à quoi sert Google Translate!

    Le 955 ST est un très bon vélo, il est capable de s'amuser sur la route mais aussi pour faire du tourisme avec des bagages et un passager. Je suis monté en France sur le mien avec ma femme dans le dos et assez de bagages pour une semaine.

    For the English;
    Hello and welcome to the forum, Don't worry about language, this is what Google Translate is for!

    The 955 ST is a very good bike, it is capable of back road fun but also for touring with luggage and a passenger. I rode to France on mine with my wife on the back and enough luggage for a week.
     
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  10. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising
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    Hi and welcome.....
     
  11. Hubaxe

    Hubaxe Member

    Thanks for the warm welcome!

    Well google translate will not help me to improve my english skills, so I'll go on searching in my school memories to share with you.

    I guess for specific questions on the ST 955 I have to go and post them in the appropriate area.
     
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  12. Tiglet

    Tiglet Vintage Member
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    Hello Hubert and welcome to the forum :)
     
  13. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Put on your big boy pants and man up
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    Bonjour Hubert, and welcome in :cool::cool:
     
  14. Ron Ashurst

    Ron Ashurst I came into the world screaming & covered in blood
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    Welcome to the forum
     
  15. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Hi Mate,

    A very warm welcome to the best vehicle forum on the net! :)
     
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  16. Easy Tiger

    Easy Tiger Senior Member
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    Welcome Hubert, you'll love it here. :cool:
     
  17. Hubaxe

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    I've spotted a nice 2004 ST 955 with a little 40 000 km (25 000 Miles), with a clear history.
    As this lockdown is over I'll go and see the bike.

    I guess 2004 was the last year of production?
     
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  18. Tom Gillam

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    Bonjours et bien venu Hubert.
     
  19. thebiglad

    thebiglad Old fart, still riding !

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    Salut Hubert et bienvenue au Asile de Triumph, l'infirmière arrive bientôt avec les "médicaments".

    J'ai eu un 2006 Tiger 955i et le moteur était formidable - puissant, coupleux, et lisse. J'ai fait un tour d'Italie nord, mais quand j'ai rentrée chez moi elle était vendu. Elle a porté son poids trop haut et le position de conduite était un peu 'perché'.

    Bon courage ici, c'est comme la famille...........................
     
  20. dilligaf

    dilligaf GrrrR3Rrrr
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    :mad:Bloody Welsh :mad:
     
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