Hello From New Triumph Owner In Maine Usa

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  1. chobers

    chobers New Member

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    I just picked up a 2020 Bonneville T120 with around a thousand miles on it. I drove it home from the dealer in Augusta, sitting behind a postage-stamp-sized windscreen in 36°F weather. My Gerbing heated jacket and gloves didn't work for some reason. After about 45 minutes I arrived home and found there was no fuse in the holder for the battery tender. Now I'm all set and good to about 20°F. I might put a bigger screen on it but I'll not be converting it to a tourer or a cruiser.

    The bike exhaust produces much lower sound frequencies than the Japanese bikes I've been riding. Much more like other large-capacity twins: Harley, BMW, Moto Guzzi, much more emotional and visceral. Lotsa character. I haven't wrung it out much because the shocks are in the factory position, there's sand on the roads, and the tires were cold, so I can't comment on handling. The engine is terrific, however.
    Looking forward to getting to know the bike and the crew here on the forum.
     
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  2. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    Howdy chobers :cool:
     
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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. Glenn2926

    Glenn2926 Senior Member
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    Eyup.
     
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  5. Markus

    Markus Crème de la Crème
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    Hi there! Welcome to the forum! ;)
    Enjoy your bike! ;)
     
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  6. Bikerman

    Bikerman I used to have 5500 posts.

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    Greetings from Lincolnshire.
     
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  7. Rob the Scott

    Rob the Scott Active Member

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    Welcome Chobers! I grew up in Biddeford, so I'm not that familiar with Augusta. I would think that the coast would present some lovely scenery from the bike, although, I'm certain that you know better than to go there in tourist season. Where else will you ride?
    I spend a week or so each year in Acton, ME. From there, a ride along the Kancamagus is great! Enjoy the new steed!
     
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  8. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Hi and welcome…
     
  9. chobers

    chobers New Member

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    Hi, Rob:

    I've done the Kanc a bunch of times; it's a world-class collection of twisties and breathtaking scenery. And you're right: Rt. 1 is the world's busiest highway during the summer months.
     
  10. RichieV

    RichieV New Member

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    Hi from Buckinghamshire England. Lovely part of the world you live in. The way Stephen King describes it, there’s all sorts of weird stuff going on there. Watch out for clowns giving out balloons!
     
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  11. chobers

    chobers New Member

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    King is one of the most prolific scary writers on Earth. I'm from Philadelphia PA originally (cradle 'o liberty) so I'll never be considered a local by the locals, but I've been in ME and NH for most of my adult life.
    It is beautiful.
    One of my Bucket List trips is a ride around the British Isles, including Wales, which really grabs me. I'm impressed with the Welsh ability to adapt and survive in a land with no vowels. But seriously, I would love to do England one day.
     
  12. RichieV

    RichieV New Member

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    If you do check out Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
    Just ask a local how to get there…
     
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  13. R_1000

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    Welcome buddy :)
     

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