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  1. tigerted

    tigerted Member

    May 9, 2016
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    Hi everyone having just found this site I decided to join. As for the sorry part of the title its an apology as I currently ride a Bmw 1200GS I know I know but I just need to be honest.
    That said I have owned numerous Triumphs over the years.
    My first one was a 69 Bonneville which was a year old when I brought it. There followed a Bloor Trident, Trophy, Daytona and I traded a 1050 Tiger in for my current bike so I have a good understanding of the reliability of Triumph motorcycles then.
    In fact it was something that Bruno T said in the conference room to a group of us on a factory visit when I brought the Trident about he wanted a Triumph to match Honda for quality that I later decided to go over to Honda bikes.

    My last Triumph the Tiger 1050 was a great bike but I liked the idea of having a shaft drive and couldn't afford an explorer so I brought the GS instead. And its worth adding that I got a good resale value on it as well.ging
    So why am I on her then !. Well I am getting that changing the bike hitch again and I really fancy buying a late Trophy.
    Sadly its not going to be easy though as I am now retired and on a fixed income and because my wife no longer comes out with me on the bike the one I own is apparently my last one. Mind you I have owned a few since she first said that to me so who knows.
    On a more personal level I have been a motorcyclist since 1967 and I should add am still learning how to ride properly and my interests are Irish Road Racing , IOM TT, Touring.
    I am also one of those silly motorcyclists that will wave at any other motorcyclist whether they are on the latest machine old hack or carrying L plates. Sadly there seem to be fewer and fewer who wave back.
    If and when I do get lucky and buy a Trophy I will let you all know.
     
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  2. thebiglad

    thebiglad Old fart, still riding !

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    H Tigerted, welcome to the Triumph Asylum - you'll soon find out why !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. Tigcraft

    Tigcraft Unheard of Member

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    Welcome tigerted from just another member.............
     
  4. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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    Welcome in ted, triumph or not you're welcome,
     
  5. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Hi Tigerted and welcome. If you are interested I traded my 2013 trophy at Bill Smiths last week for my new shiny thunderbird, might be worth giving them a call.

    Wessa
     
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  6. Havit

    Havit Admin
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    Welcome in an apology excepted:D
     
  7. Tiglet

    Tiglet Vintage Member

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    Hello Tigerted welcome to the forum.

    I've a few things in common with you, I started riding in 1966 and love my road racing especially the 'racing between the hedges'. I've got 3 trips booked to the IOM this year:cool:
    Unfortunately Mrs Tiglet doesn't venture out on the pillion much these days but never stops me from going anywhere.
    Good to see you describe yourself as a 'motorcyclist' that's what I am.
    I've not joined this 'biker' club thing;):):)
     
  8. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else

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    Welcome to the forum.
     
  9. Havit

    Havit Admin
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    Im glad i am not the only one who waves at any bike....Even BMW s !!!!
     
  10. Sceptic Al

    Sceptic Al Well-Known Member

    Hi Ted, welcome to the playground. So you don't currently own a Triumph but have previously and possibly will again, well this proves you have taste at least:)
     
  11. tigerted

    tigerted Member

    May 9, 2016
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    Thanks everyone you really have made me feel welcome.
     
  12. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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    It only lasts for a week then all hell is let loose!
     
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  13. PETER CLARKE

    PETER CLARKE Senior Member

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    Hi Tigerted and welcome a very good intro you have given us even though you don't support British industry:( I hope you have a good sense of humour you will need it on here:rolleyes: we have a good bunch on here and I hav'nt upset anyone yet:p hope you find a Triumph soon and ride safe.
     
  14. PETER CLARKE

    PETER CLARKE Senior Member

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    I feel like a nodding dog sometimes, I do so many to others bikers and 90% do the same in return.
     
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  15. Havit

    Havit Admin
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    Thats why i joined :D:D:D:D
     
  16. Tigcraft

    Tigcraft Unheard of Member

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    But what is it with Bmw riders? I live near an independent parts supplier in Meltham and often see lads on various aged bmws going to and fro but never ever let on! Are they just not bikers??
     
  17. Havit

    Havit Admin
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    #17 Havit, May 11, 2016
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    Is it a Yuppie thing? or because Da police Use/Used Them..... Or are they like the Germans and have no humour ..... or are they so far up there own **** That us mere mortals on "OTHER" bikes are not good enough. ( No offence Tigerted) Or are we being too hard on them and should just except their bad choice of bike ? You Decide :confused::oops::(;):D
     
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  18. Tigcraft

    Tigcraft Unheard of Member

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    I do notice that the Bm riders forum is very unfriendly compared to our 'family'!!
     
  19. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else

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    I nod at every bike - even scooters :eek:.
    I figure that if you're on two wheels then we're all taking the same risks.
    Not sure I could signal out one group (ie. BMW riders) as not being friendly - I've been ignored by Triumph riders in the past!
     
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  20. thebiglad

    thebiglad Old fart, still riding !

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    I'm a waver as well, sometimes I get waved back other times no.

    I work on the basis that maybe they - the non wavers - weren't loved enough as children.
     
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