Hello From Newbie In Rotterdam

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  1. Alan1983

    Alan1983 New Member

    Jan 26, 2024
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    Hello everyone ,
    Newbie from Rotterdam the Netherlands, a proud owner of a 2004 Daytona 600 (the fun bike).
    and also own a 2018 Suzuki SV650xa (daily bike).
    Still a junior driver (although I'm 40) got my license in November 2021.
     
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  2. Rob the Scott

    Rob the Scott Active Member

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    Those are some agile bikes, well suited to urban as well as rural road riding. Do you spend much time riding in the city (daily commute)?
     
  3. MICK LEONARD

    MICK LEONARD Well-Known Member

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    welcome from the south coast UK
     
  4. Markus

    Markus Crème de la Crème
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    Hi there! Welcome to the forum! ;)
     
  5. RickM46

    RickM46 Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum!
    Forty!! You are still a youth.
    I bought by Triumph in October: 2023 T120 Bonneville; it is my 9th cycle spread over my life; can't say enough about its build quality and performance; only have 170 miles on it due to winter weather; have fun!!

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  6. Helmut Visor

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  8. Boothman

    Boothman Senior Member

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    Hi and welcome to the forum :cool:
     
  9. Bikerman

    Bikerman I used to have 5500 posts.

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    Greetings from Lincolnshire.
     
  10. Rob the Scott

    Rob the Scott Active Member

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    Huh, I'm not the only one to carry a Triumph in a [red] pickup. But, since I was towing a travel trailer, I had to close the tailgate (tight fit!). Sprint in Pickup.jpg
     
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  11. RickM46

    RickM46 Active Member

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    Yep, mine was a tight fit but was able to close the tailgate; Frontier with an extended cab; day 1 of purchase in October from a dealer 60 miles away from home and was looking at storm clouds; made it home before the heavens opened up.
     
  12. RickM46

    RickM46 Active Member

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    Yep, mine was a tight fit but was able to close the tailgate; Frontier with an extended cab; day 1 of purchase in October from a dealer 60 miles away from home and was looking at storm clouds; made it home before the heavens opened up.
     
  13. R_1000

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    Welcome buddy :)
     
  14. Rob the Scott

    Rob the Scott Active Member

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    My Chev Silverado has the 6'-5'" (77"), but the Sprint GT and Trophy SE are 88" long! Hence the need to shimmy the rear tire into the corner of the bed. I use a Titan ramp (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O4D4BRM?tag=mototourtips-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1) to ride the 600# or 662# bike up into the bed, and back it down. It's 39" wide to allow room to put my feet down as I back up. It works well, although a bit pricey ($700).
    How did you get your bike up into or down from the truck? It's a bit lighter, so if you have a few friends... :)
    How did you stabilize your front tire in the bed? I found that, no matter how much I compressed the front shocks, the tire tended to move around, at worst, threatening to have the bike diagonally in the bed! So I screwed two perpendicular pieces of 2x4, about 18" long, to a longer 2x4 that fit perfectly across the front of the truck bed. The front tire fits between the 18" arms and the front tire stays put!

    PS. I also have a 5x8 utility trailer with a ramp that I use when I don't tow the travel trailer.
     
  15. Tigcraft

    Tigcraft Unheard of Member

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    Another late welcome!
     
  16. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Hi and welcome….
     
  17. Tim Gibbs

    Tim Gibbs Member

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    Welcome from Dorset, can you post a photo, (or two)
    Regards, Tim
     
  18. TaffD

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    Hi Alan welcome to the forum
     
  19. jackyma09

    jackyma09 Member

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    Hey! Welcome to this forum

    Make yourself comfortable and I hope you enjoy it!
     
  20. Alan1983

    Alan1983 New Member

    Jan 26, 2024
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    Thanks guys for the warm welcome on the forum.
    The bike comes with a little story, it started with a silent love of seeing it years ago in the neighborhood and the thought of ever owning the bike.
    After getting my license started actively searching for it and found only one on the other end of the country, off course bought it with the pink glasses on.
    At home found out that it needed the necessary TLC to get it nice and smooth again.
    So last year it made more miles in my workshop then on the road.
    Entering the final bits , getting the fairing done in a paint shop and let it getting tuned.
    My intention with the bike is to keep it at least another twenty years on the road to enjoy.
    Regarding daily commuting, I work on a ship.
    So basically I have halve the year free time, in blocks of six weeks.
    In that way I can choose my time for riding and avoiding rush hour.:yum
     
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