Hello The Forum, From Arkansas, Usa!

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  1. M1Tommy

    M1Tommy Member

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    Hello to the forum!
    I am just a guy who recently bought my first Triumph. My bike is a 2009 Triumph Speedmaster with all of 477 miles on it. <grin> It looks factory new, completely stock, except for a battery trickle charger lead.
    I know I have a few matters to attend to, ordering new tires today, changing oil this weekend, battery is not the factory one and seems good.
    I will likely read and learn more than a little now.
    My prev. bikes were a Kawasaki VN800B rode her until I sold her to a friend at 94k good miles, and a 2008 HD ElectraGlide. My commute went from 55 miles each way to 5 miles and long rides are not in my plans. The HD was great but way more bike and WAY heavier than I want.
    Looking forward to enjoying this Speedmaster!
    Tommy
     
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  2. joe mc donald

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    Welcome to the family. Privateer has said it what a find. Just think of the years of fun you will have on that baby. Yes do aswel drop some pictures for the inmates to ogle. Just hit the upload a file button bottom right corner and hey presto. And as many bike pictures as you can cram on there.
    Regards & Enjoy.
    Joe.
     
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  3. M1Tommy

    M1Tommy Member

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    Well, if you insist.... <grin>
    Here, as she arrived recently. I hope my photos "took"
    Tommy


    Speedy 1.jpg

    Speedy 2.jpg
     
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  4. M1Tommy

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    Thank you kindly for the welcome. I am pretty excited about her!
    Tommy
     
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  5. joe mc donald

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    Woh what a find and you are so right it's brand new. You lucky man. And all black you will get talked about tonight here in the asylum as that is one of the favourite colours for the inmates. Bet you got a great grin on your face. You now want to get some of the Diamondbrite from Dozers Dad then do those wheels as they did suffer from corrosion even in good conditions and it really did spoil the overall beauty of such an iconic motorcycle. Strangely they don't seem to turn up as often these day as owners won't part with them.
    Joe
     
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  6. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    Howdy Tommy, and welcome in :cool::cool:
     
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  7. M1Tommy

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    Thanks for the welcome!
    I have no clue about, "....Diamondbrite from Dozers Dad..." but will learn.
    I am pretty much anti-polishing... prefer low low low maintenance and RIDING, LOL... yeah, this one may require polishing occasionally.
    Tommy
     
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  8. joe mc donald

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    Yes speak to Him or Ron from your neck of the woods. You got something special there and please don't let those wheel rims spoil it. I don't push polishing as everyone is different but when I had my speedmaster the wheels corroded quite quickly and well lets say I was disappointed I had let it go that way.
    Joe.
     
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  9. M1Tommy

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    Thank you kindly!
    Tommy
     
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  10. JtC

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    Hello and welcome from a new Triumph owner in New Mexico (though my heart is still in Texas). Enjoy that awesome bike!

    I think the reason we find good, low mileage, used Triumphs here in the states is because the secret isn't out yet. :p
     
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  11. M1Tommy

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    Thank you kindly. I want to find an active, but sane, forum!

    "QC" work, better others than me!... just an curmudgeonly old pump/piping design engr. here!
    Tommy
     
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  12. M1Tommy

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    We lived in SE Texas (League City) while I worked in a refinery in Texas City, '01-'05.... lots of good folks there, yeah. This bike was listed for some while. I think the lack of Triumph dealers in Arkansas scared folks. I will be my own wrench except for tire mount/balancing.

    Thank you for the welcome.
    Tommy
     
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  13. JtC

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    Same here. I'll leave the major stuff to the professionals, but I'll do most of the other maintenance.
     
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  14. M1Tommy

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    I m gathering I .... see... LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Tommy
     
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  15. joe mc donald

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    Think what Dozers Dad is hinting at is you have joined an asylum full of nutters like me. You don't know what you have got your self into with this lot. But I do love it.
    Regards
    Joe.
     
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  16. M1Tommy

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    I was capital projects engineer at a refinery, had about half the refinery, up to $10MM projects. Then I had to utilize a corp. proj. mangler.
    One of my favorite but hardest jobs was a few years as a maintenance planner/foreman in a large chemical plant in SW Louisiana. I took care of my guys, kept stuff running, butted heads w/ management, of course! LOL!
    Tommy
     
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  17. M1Tommy

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    I am "gathering that"! .... as long as it's fun!
    Tommy
     
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  18. JtC

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    One of my uncles worked in a chemical plant near Conroe/Houston years ago. I lost touch with him after my dad passed way back in '68. I don't even know what he did, but I know he was an educated man.
     
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  19. M1Tommy

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    I make no claim to any great intelligence, just hard headed at times.
    My Pa Buck told me, "There's lots of folks educated far, far beyond their own intelligence, Tom...." He went through 3rd grade, but he knew much.
    Tommy
     
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  20. Dartplayer

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    #20 Dartplayer, May 30, 2020
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    Hi Tommy and welcome to the forum :cool: I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Arkansas, just have to get used to signing up the “drinking” membership at many restaurants. You have a great example of a magic ride, enjoy.
     
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